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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Puppy Found on FF Highway

Found puppy on FF HWY please call Brian at 816-564-9864 to claim or adopt. Cute female!

UPDATE: Missing Man Found

Scott Becker
The missing man that was missing out of Butler since around 3 pm has been located and he is safe. Special thanks to The Butler Fire Department, Bates County Sheriffs Office, Bates County Live and Butler Police Department for great efforts in finding this missing man.

Butler Police Attempting to locate a Missing Man With Down Syndrome

Scott Becker
The Butler Police Department along with The Bates County Sheriffs Office is attempting to locate a missing 50 year old man with down syndrome. The man is named Scott Becker he was last seen at 3:00pm on North Business 49 at the Butler City Limits sign North of town. He was wearing blue jeans, blue shirt and a red ball cap and also wearing a knapsack.

Mr. Becker could possibly be walking to Lacygne, Kansas. If you see this man please contact the Butler Police Department 660-679-6131 or The Bates County Sheriffs Office at 660-679-3232.


Electrical Line Down In Butler

The Butler Fire Department along with The city of Butler Electric Department is in route to a Electrical Line that is down and is on fire in the street. The location of this is in the alley behind 204 West Chestnut Street in Butler. Bates County Live will update when more information becomes available.

Stuff The Bus

The Adrian Bank has partnered with the Archie United Methodist Church and they are collecting new school supplies for area students.

If you would like to make a donation take it to the Archie Branch of the Adrian Bank located at 302 SW Outer Road. Donations will be accepted until Thursday, August 12th.

The distribution of the supplies will be on August 14th from 6:30 – 8 pm at the Archie Methodist Church. If you have any questions contact the Archie Branch of the Adrian Bank at 816-293-5837.

UPDATE: Police Pursuit In Adrian

On August 5th at 9:20 p.m. an Adrian Police Officer tried to conduct a traffic stop on a white in color Ford Thunderbird on 8th street for failure to maintain right half of Roadway.

The vehicle took off traveling West on 8th street failing to yield.
When it came to the T intersection at 8th and Cemetery Road it slid
through the intersection, up through the ditch into a yard.

The driver fled the scene on foot traveling West. The passenger
was questioned and later released. The car was towed from the
scene by Adrian Tow.

The investigation is ongoing and we will update when more on
the suspects information becomes available.

New Telephone Scam Going Around Bates County

Mid America Live was contacted by a resident in the Adrian area in regards to a possible phone scam that is going around. The scam is from supposedly someone with IRS telling you that you have been audited and you owe the IRS so much money. 

The scam then states that if you couldn't take care of the amount that you owe the cops will come to your  house within the hour to seize everything you own and arrest you. The scammers also stated that She had a court date in South Dakota and she could send her own lawyer or get a court appointed one.

If you have received this phone call or anyone like it please hang up immediately and call your local law enforcement agency. Never give any personal information over the phone to ANYONE.

Job Opening In Butler

The City of Butler is now accepting applications for a full - time position in the Public Works Department ( Water Distribution Maintenance Worker) Starting/Probationary wage is $9.00 a hour with pay adjustment after a successful completion of a 6 month probationary period then to $10.00 a hour. Employer paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance provided. The position is covered by the Lagers retirement system.

A successful candidate for this position you MUST have a High School Diploma or GED, A Valid Drivers License and be able to obtain a CDL within six months of employment. Also pre - employment and random post - employment drug testing is REQUIRED!!!

You can pick up a Application at City Hall in Butler 22 W. Ohio Street, Butler, Missouri 64730, phone number 660-679-4182 or on the website The deadline to apply for this position is Friday August 8th.

Obituary - Gary Allen Parks

Graveside memorial services for Gary Parks will be announced at a later time. Cremation under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home in Butler, Missouri (660) 679-0009. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at
Gary Allen Parks, 70 of Butler, Missouri passed away August 6, 2014 at Heartland of Willow Lane in Butler. Gary was born October 7, 1943 in Kansas City, Missouri, son of Roy and Rosemary (Kavanaugh) Parks. Gary was employed 46 years by the United States Postal Service, working most of that time at the Shawnee Mission post office.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by two sons: Tracy Parks of Kansas City, Kansas, and Roger Parks, Sr., of Butler; one daughter, Janet Wason and husband James of Butler; grandchildren Aaron Smith, Matthew Garr, Britney Parks, Roger Parks, Jr., Logan Parks, and Cassie Wason; and great-grandchildren Jacob Smith, Jack Winkler, and Gabrielle Garr.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Arrest Report 8/6/14

On 8/6/14 around 7:04a.m. The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 57 year old Victor E. Baldwin of Drexel, Missouri. He was arrested on 1.) Felony Driving while intoxicated - Chronic Offender 2.) Careless and imprudent driving resulting in a accident. He was booked into jail and later released to seek medical attention.

Drexel Man Injured In Early Morning Rollover Accident

Around 6:00 a.m. this morning The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Bates County Sheriffs Office, Bates County EMS and Drexel Fire Department all responded to a 1 vehicle rollover accident on County Road 14001 just South of Missouri 18 Highway East of Drexel.

The accident occurred when the 1989 Jeep Cherokee driven by 57 year old Victor E. Baldwin of Drexel, Missouri traveled off the East side of the road and over corrected causing the vehicle to go off the West side of the roadway and overturn.

Mr. Baldwin was transported to Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler with minor injuries. The vehicle was totaled and towed by a private vehicle.

McGennis Youth Center Play‏ "Murder is in the Heir"

The McGennis Youth Center Old Barn Theater Under the 
Stars presents  "Murder is in the Heir" on Thursday, Friday 
and Saturday, August 7-9, beginning at 8 p.m. each evening.
Bring your lawn chairs for this fun, family-friendly murder
mystery featuring local talent and lots of laughs. 
Tickets are $5.00 for adults and $2.50 for students. Everyone
is invited to bring a dish for the community smorgasbord on  
Saturday, August 9 at 7 p.m. 
The McGennis Youth Center is located five miles west of Rich Hill on A Highway, then 4 miles south on WW. 

Car Crashes Into Building Just off Butler Square

Butler Police on Scene

Vehicle into building on Ohio 
Street in Butler

Damage to the building
Just after 11:00 a.m. this morning the Butler Police Department responded to a vehicle that had crashed into a building on Ohio Street just across the street from the Butler Post Office.

According to The Butler Police Department the accident occurred when a elderly female driver accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake. She wasn't hurt and refused medical treatment at the scene. The building and vehicle both received minor damage.

Weather Update: Unsettled weather on its way

A stalling frontal boundary combined with passing upper disturbances aloft will lead to several rounds of showers and storms through the weekend. With clouds and precipitation in the area...temps will again fall below normal for this time of year beginning tomorrow.