On Thursday evening, October 2nd at 6:00 pm the Bates County Museum will hold a very special dedication service prior to the annual Heritage Dinner and program. One year ago, Butler and Bates County said goodbye to a woman who was and is irreplaceable. George Ann Fisher lost her battle with cancer after a long courageous fight with the disease. George Ann, husband Jim and mother-in-law, Louise Fisher, always supported the museum with their time, talents and gifts.
Lots of hard work and practice paid off on August 23, 2014, for the Bates County 4-H trap shooting teams. Ten participants, two coaches and a host of family members arrived at the annual State 4-H Trap Shooting event in Linn Creek, Missouri. The 4-H members shot very well, bringing home lots of blue ribbons and a handful of reds. Participants were: Front: Gaven Hale, Austin Nold, and Case Doody. Center: Blake Doody, Caleb Morris, Anson Johnson, Victoria Sears, and Ty Underwood. Back: Luke Crawford, Steven Doody, Coach, Conrad Walley, Jay Walley, Coach.