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What if the Federal Government and the United Nations made it illegal for your children to help you on your family farm and told you how many hours a day you could work?
Well, that's what a new plan from the United Nations and the Obama Administration is all about. But it doesn't stop there!
Fee's permits, fines, taxation, new licenses and much, much more you will be forced to partake in if you want to run your farm!
Welcome to the New World Order for Farmers ... Agenda 21, they call it!
Oh, you say, but they can't do that; we live in America.... Well, we didn't think they could tell us what kind of light bulbs we had to buy either or how much water your toilet can use or just what kind of vehicles you are allowed to drive.
Now the UN and the Obama Administration want to classify all your farm vehicles and farm equipment as commercial vehicles! That's right a little thing called Agenda 21, is being pushed hard while the UN can rely on Obama to do their bidding. Agenda 21 is a United Nations “comprehensive plan for action to be taken globally, nationally, and locally by organizations of the United Nations system, governments and major groups in every area in which humans impact the environment.”
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a component of the Department of Transportation, has proposed implementing new standards that require farmers and all those who work on a farm to obtain a license to operate farming machinery. To do this, the agency will be reclassifying all farm vehicles and equipment as Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs).
The New American’s William Jasper wrote of Agenda 21 in February, explaining that the plan is virtually all encompassing:
The UN’s Agenda 21 is definitely comprehensive and global — breathtakingly so. Agenda 21 proposes a global regime that will monitor, oversee, and strictly regulate our planet’s oceans, lakes, streams, rivers, aquifers, sea beds, coastlands, wetlands, forests, jungles, grasslands, farmland, deserts, tundra, and mountains. It even has a whole section on regulating and “protecting” the atmosphere. It proposes plans for cities, towns, suburbs, villages, and rural areas. It envisions a global scheme for healthcare, education, nutrition, agriculture, labor, production, and consumption — in short, everything; there is nothing on, in, over, or under the Earth that doesn’t fall within the purview of some part of Agenda 21.
Family Farms will be roped into the coming new world order and regulated out of existence.
What would this mean for our local farmers? The move by the DOT appears to be “legislation through regulation.” By reclassifying all farm vehicles and implements as Commercial Vehicles, the federal government will now be able to claim regulatory control over the estimated 800,000 farm workers in America, at the same time, overriding the rights of the states.
So you would be required to have a commercial drivers, license keep hourly logs, keep up those logs on all equipment and farm workers. You would have to pay fees, have inspection and be allowed by the government to operate your farm equipment.
Your farm equipment would likely be required to display a DOT number and be subject to additional fees, taxes and mountains of regulations and red tape.
From - The Blaze, “if this allowed to take effect, it will place significant regulatory pressure on small farms and family farms all across America — costing them thousands of dollars and possibly forcing many of them out of business.”
Many of our family farmers have seen the large corporate farms push them out and government regulate them out. Between 1974 and 2002, the number of corporate-owned U.S. farms increased by more than 46 percent. (Farm Aid)
In addition thee new rules would make it illegal for your teenage children to work or assist at all on the farm because they could not be licensed to operate the commercial vehicle. Thereby eliminating an American tradition and one of the most important sources of labor for most FAMILY Farms!
They have nearly destroyed the small local banks, now they are setting their sites on family and small farmers. This group wants control and they will stop at nothing to obtain it!
BUTLER, Mo. (AP) — Bates County authorities say a western Missouri woman wanted her ex-husband dead and asked for gruesome proof of the crime.
Thirty-two-year-old Joann R. Stepp of Rich Hill is charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder after trying to hire a hitman to kill her ex-husband and bring her his tongue.
The Kansas City Star reported Thursday that Stepp pleaded not guilty and is being held on $300,000 bond.
Court documents indicate that Stepp offered to pay a man $4,000 to commit the crime. The man was an undercover Bates County detective.
Stepp also allegedly asked the man to bring her pictures of the dead body so she could show her son that she had arranged the murder.
Online court records do not indicate if Stepp has an attorney.
Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com
Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Mo-woman-charged-with-trying-to-have-ex-killed-1527817.php#ixzz1SmQk1AO6
Saturday I was down near Passaic, MO showing one of our listings. A home for sale on 10 acres, since we lowered the price we've been getting a lot of interest!
I had gotten pretty hungry and didn't want to roll on over the the 2011 Bates County Fair without filling up first. The Filling Station had only been open for about 4 weeks so I was pretty eager to check it out! Man, did I ever make the right choice!
The Filling Station serves locally raised corn-fed beef that is melt-in-your-mouth GOOD! They've got quite a menu from great steaks, burgers and broasted chicken to sandwiches, burn ends and more kinds of fries than you can name!
I was a little short on cash so I kept to the sandwich portion of the menu and ordered up the prime rib sandwich and some good iced tea! I was so impressed I darn near ordered another one to go! Tender, flavorful, juicy and just about perfect! It was so good I called up a buddy I heard was headed to the Bates County Fair to see the Rodeo and told him to stop in too!
The Feedlot sits at the corner of Business 71 and F Hwy, you can reach them at 660-679-4363.
I'd really like to see this business thrive, the service was great, the food was fantastic and they got pictures of John Wayne on the wall! Can't get much better than that!
My buddy stopped in on his way to the Bates County Fair and had the same thing I did, he said "I think I inhaled it, that was good"! He also ordered the sweet potato fries which were also amazing!
Bates County Fairgrounds
Saturday night was pretty exciting in Butler, it was quite hot and so was the competition. The Bates County Fair Queen and Princes selection was filled with lovely contestants from all over the county. A friend of ours Samantha Dawson, of Adrian was entered in the Princess competition.
2010 Bates County Fair Princess; Tara Chandler, 2011 Princess; Haley Triebel, 2010's Queen; Whitney Bagby and 2011 Bates County Fair Queen; Maggie Massey were all on hand for the awards ceremony.
The rodeo was exciting with what was billed as a Redneck Bull Extravaganza, bringing out bull riding contestants from all over. As always the no alcohol rules were posted so most everyone just kept their drinks in a covered cup and had a good time.
I know we're good God fearin' folks but for goodness sakes... rodeo and beer are like biscuits and gravy; one just ain't right without the other! A stop in at the Phillips 66 confirmed that plenty of folks were stocking up on beer and alcohol specifically to take to the rodeo. While the sales were great at the liquor stores, there would have been a lot more revenue generated if the beer sales were taking place at the fairgrounds.
The Money the hard way finally got underway with several brave young men willing to put themselves up against a big ugly Brahma bull for the chance to collect $100 off his head. A few folks had some minor injuries and one young fella mighta decreased his chances of fatherhood from the looks of where he took a horn from that bull.
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HUME FAIR AUGUST 2ND - 6TH THE 69TH ANNUAL HUME FAIR AND RODEO IS THE BIGGEST LITTLE FAIR IN BATES COUNTY. THE 5 DAY CELEBRATION STARTS TUESDAY AUGUST 2ND WITH A HAM AND BEAN FEED IN THE HUME ARENA AT 6:30 FOLLOWED BY THE DRAFT HORSE PULL AT 7:30. THE HUME FAIR CONTINUES WEDNESDAY AUGUST 3RD WITH THE ICE CREAM SOCIAL IN THE CITY PARK AT 6:30 WITH THE GOSPEL SING AT THE HUME BANDSTAND AT 7 PM. OTHER WEEKLY EVENTS ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE KIDS GAMES, A PET CONTEST THE TALENT SHOW AND RODEO FRIDAY AUGUST 5TH, WITH THE SWIMSUIT CONTEST ON SATURDAY, THE BABY CONTEST,AND THE HORSESHOE PITCHING CONTEST THE HUME PARADE AT 11 AM ON SATURDAY AUGUST 6TH, THE OPRY HOUSE THEATER PERFORMERS OF EL DORADO SPRINGS, THE CROWNING OF THE HUME PRINCE AND PRINCESS AT 2 PM AND THE SATURDAY NIGHT HUME RODEO AT 8 PM . THE FAIR WILL WRAP UP WITH A FREE DANCE FOR THE PUBLIC IN HUME WITH THE LIVE BAND “ MUDDY CREEK” IN THE CITY PARK. THE CALL IN NUMBER FOR RODEO CONTESTANTS IS 816-331-1792 AND TO RENT ARTS AND CRAFT BOOTHS YOU NEED TO CALL 660-643-7637.
Butler, MO, Jun 23, 2011 -- In a ceremony on Thursday, June 23, 2011, Pam Anglin, USDA Rural Development Missouri Housing Program Director, presented a certificate of congratulations to the Board of Directors of Butler Rural Housing Corporation to celebrate the reamortization of their loans. The property, which consists of 80 one bedroom apartments, was originally constructed with funds from the United States Department of Agriculture. The apartments were originally constructed in two phases, from 1976 to 1978. The interest rates of the original loans ranged from 8.125% to 8.5%
The board requested approval to reamortize their unpaid balances specifically to reduce the interest rate and to reduce their loan payments. Their request was approved by USDA and the loans were reamortized.
The reamortization resulted in a reduced payment to Rural Development (savings of $13,249 per year) and reduced government subsidy to the property due to the decreased interest rate. The note rents were reduced which caused the rent amount to decrease for many of the tenants. The maximum note rent now is $365 with utilities included.
“I am happy to celebrate the reamortization of the loans for the Butler Rural Housing Corporation,“ said Anita J. Dunning, Missouri State Director for USDA Rural Development. “The lower interest rates will help keep the rental rates affordable for our tenants by reducing the mortgage payments on the rental complex.” Earl Van Slyke, Board President of Butler Rural Housing Corporation, was presented a door mat for the front door and a certificate of congratulations from USDA Rural Development. Also present was Mike Landers, Vice President of Bell Management, who manages the day-to-day operations of the complex.
Affordable rental property in rural areas is an important part of any rural area. Apartment living can be an alternative for many people who cannot afford the purchase price of a home or may not be able to maintain a house. The USDA Rural Development, through the Rural Rental Housing (RRH) program, provides assistance to rural communities in meeting the needs of adequate, safe and affordable housing.
Since the beginning of the RRH program in Missouri in the late 1960’s, Rural Development (formerly Farmers Home Administration) has financed over 900 rental projects in 113 of the 114 Missouri counties. Through the hard work of dedicated citizens that volunteered their time working through a non-profit corporation, such as Butler Rural Housing Corporation, this federal program has benefited many rural communities.
For those interested in rental projects funded by USDA Rural Development in a particular county, you can access information by visiting http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/mo/mfhpage.htm and follow the instructions. The name of the complex, type of apartments (elderly or family), number of apartment units and the contact person are available online.
Anyone seeking more information about the Rural Rental Housing program or any other USDA Rural Development program may visit the homepage at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/mo/, or contact Carol Platt, Area Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org, 625 West Nursery, Butler, MO 64730 at (660)679-6112 x4.
“Committed to the future of rural communities.”
“USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.”
To file a complaint of discrimination write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave., S.W.,
Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).
BUTLER, Mo. - The Missouri State Highway Patrol says an autopsy has been scheduled for a Texas man who apparently shot and killed himself while being pursued by police in western Missouri.
The patrol said troopers were called to help Butler police with a vehicle pursuit in Bates County on Wednesday afternoon. The patrol said the suspect was being pursued after he reportedly left a convenience store without paying for gasoline.
The patrol said that during the pursuit the suspect displayed a handgun, and then died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.
Patrol spokesman Collin Stosberg said the suspect was identified as 42-year-old Forrest Scott Smith of Houston, Texas. The autopsy is planned for Thursday in Jackson County.
Read more: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/chronicle/7642891.html#ixzz1RQn33GE6
Bates County Elks Lodge Car Show
I stopped in at the 5th annual Bates County Elks Lodge Car, Truck and Bike Show and decided to snap a few pictures to share with you here.
My favorite car was a 1925 Chevy Series K brought by Harley Harvey.
See the slide show at the end to see more photographs of all the vehicles.
1946 Chevy Pick Up Truck
Austin Douty brought a very cool 1946 Chevy Truck Rat Rod project. I really liked the potential I saw in this tricked ride! Can't wait to see it done!
Gerald Griffin brought out a nice ol' 1964 Chevelle.
Johnnie Hough brought out a couple vehicles this one is a 1929 Ford he's been working on.
1940 Ford Truck
Johnnie Hough also showed off his very cool 1940 Ford Truck!
1966 Chevy Truck
Kevin Keener's 1966 Chevy Truck was a big hit with the truck enthusiasts!
1963 Ford Falcon
Gerald Griffin brought out his primer coated 1963 Ford Falcon.
1961 Cadillac Convertable
Another one of my favorites was the beautiful 1961 Cadillac convertible brought out by Lawrence Bayless. I've always wanted one of these babies, especially in white! Growing up watching the Dukes of Hazard I always wanted a Boss Hogg Car. I was fortunate back then to have had a 1968 Charger that we called the General Lee as we ran the backroads of Central Missouri yelling Yee-Haw! But deep down it was Boss Hoggs old Caddy I always wanted to drive.
This weekend I was in Butler helping a Dentist find a new location for a dentist office in Butler, MO. Since I had a bit of time to kill between showings I decided to visit the Bates County Car Show at the VFW.
I was pretty impressed, although I didn't stick around for the final results, the show winner was pretty obvious to me. How the heck can you beat an all ( or mostly ) Original 1925 Chevrolet!
This thing was beautiful! I've seen hundreds of old 1920's Fords, but to find a nearly perfect series K 1925 Chevy is really a treat. Only 519,229 of them were built and very few remain.
The 1925 Chevrolet Series K Superior was a much-improved new model for Chevy, which it needed after making do with a little-changed model in 1924 Series F Superior.
Still on a 103-inch wheelbase, the 1925 Chevrolet Series K carried an nicely modified version of Chevy's familiar 171-cubic-inch four-cylinder engine. It developed 26 horsepower, and a single dry plate clutch replaced the obsolete cone clutch. Chevy engineers also replaced the car's quarter-elliptic rear springs with modern semi-elliptic units.
Chevrolet axles had always been notoriously weak, and customers knew it. So a new semi-floating rear axle with one-piece "banjo" casing was installed. It was borrowed from the abandoned Copper-Cooled model. Brakes were new 11-inch-diameter pieces, but still operated only on the rear wheels.
Finished with Duco paint in different colors depending on model, Series K bodies were a little roomier than those of the Series F. Five body styles went on sale: roadster, touring, coupe, coach, and sedan.
The Series K Superior touring car cost $525, versus a mere $290 for a Ford Model T.
To counter that difference, Chevrolet promoted the idea that its cars really were "Superior," well worth the extra dollars. Touring cars and roadsters wore wood-spoke wheels. Coupes and sedans got steel-disc wheels with 29x4.40 balloon tires, for a lower look.
With the introduction of the Superior, sales rose nearly 70 percent. Chevrolet now sat firmly in the number two spot in U.S. auto sales, behind Ford and ahead of Hudson.