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Monday, September 15, 2014

Obituary - Martha Norene Pieratt

Martha Norene Pieratt

Graveside services for Martha Pieratt will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Sharon Cemetery in Drexel, Missouri with Pastor Eldon Allen officiating. There is no visitation. Contributions to Heartland Hospice. Services under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. 

Martha Norene Pieratt, age 100 of Butler, Missouri, formerly of Amoret, Missouri died Monday, September 15, 2014 at Willow Lane Nursing Center in Butler. She was born January 18, 1914 to William Daniel and Olivia Carrie Shoemaker Carp in Drexel, Missouri. 

Martha is survived by one son, Phillip Pieratt and wife Etha Pearl Black of Butler, Missouri; one daughter, Dorothy Marilyn Payne and husband Junior of Amsterdam, Missouri; one half-brother, W.D. Carp of Highland, California; and two stepsisters, Lillis Boyles and husband Joe of Bakersfield, California and Lois Parks of Shafter, California; five grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and 18 great great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband E.C.; one sister, Mary Graves; and one granddaughter, Paula Payne.

Results from BBQ Championship are in....

The results are in- From Friday's competition:

BBQ Sauce
1st: Dunn Up BBQ.....................................95
2nd: Burnt Finger BBQ.............................93
3rd: Gettinn’ Sauced ..................................86
4th: Team Pricechopper............................80
5th: In Deep Sauce.....................................79
6th: Smokin’ Roys......................................79
7th: BBQ Bromance...................................74
8th: Burnin Down The Hog......................74
9th: Phat Guyz BBQ ..................................71
10th: K-Cass BBQ......................................68
11th: Big Show BBQ..................................62
12th: Uncle Bo’s BBQ ................................57
13th: Two Guys & A Smoker....................56

News follow up: Not getting the whole story?

The editors at Mid America Live get questioned from time to time as to why don't we follow up on some news stories.... it's a valid question, and we'd like to take a moment to explain further:

Most stories that don't get follow up are accidents or other minor incidents. As soon as possible, we post that authorities have been dispatched to the scene; then our readers eagerly await to find out who it was and what happened. However, the Missouri Highway Patrol, for example, doesn't make public the accident record unless there was injury or death. Likewise, our local police often do the same, and hence, no follow up information to publish. With that said, we would like to say a hearty 'thank you' to our local police who do often go above and beyond the call of duty to provide us with information whenever possible.

When we report an accident, such as the rollover involving a white SUV south of Butler recently, there were no injuries and the highway patrol did not release a report. We called MSHP and nicely asked for the info but it simply was not available. So, in that case and many like it, we initially report the accident as a public service so that anyone traveling through the area will be aware of possible delays/detours.

To help alleviate confusion in the future, we will amend the initial post to say that no report was made available and provide any additional information we may have at that time.

On a related note, we sometimes attend events where we get pictures and highlights that are happening during the event- then follow later with a full story that recaps the day's activities. Sometimes, it may be several days before we get the final results- in any case, we will always post it as soon as we get it.

Our continuing goal is to provide you with news and other important items as soon as possible!
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Butler Bears v Warrensburg Jr High Football Summary- 9/9/14


On Tuesday, Sept 9, the Butler Bears junior high football team traveled to take on the Warrensburg Tigers for their first game of the season. The Bears lost a tough game 6-32. The Bears fumbled their first play from scrimmage on offense, setting up the first of three Warrensburg touchdowns scored in the first half. The Bear offense found some success in the passing game but couldn’t sustain a full scoring drive in the first half. Defensively, the Bears struggled against both a strong Warrensburg offense and a terrific punter for the Tigers, trailing 24-0 at halftime. The second half was a back and forth battle, with the Bears finding the end zone late in the fourth quarter. QB Cody Gabriel found several good targets in the air throughout the game, completing 9 of 18 passes. WR Kale Jacobs pulled down 5 catches for 67 total yards. RB Derek Shobe led the Bears’ rushing attack with 14 yards on 8 carries, including a touchdown in the 4th quarter. The Bears defense struggled to slow down the Tigers in the first half but did produce two turnovers in the game, an interception by LB Kirby Connell and a fumble recovery by LB Zack Wicks. Connell also led the team with 9 tackles.

The Bears return home to face the University Academy Gryphons on Tuesday, 9/23, at 5:30 pm.

  • OFFENSIVE STATS

RUSHING
Derrick Shobe 8 carries, 14 yards, TD
Colton Hobbs 3 carries, 19 yards
Jonathon Coatney 3 carries, 7 yards
Kirby Connell 5 carries, 4 yards

PASSING
Cody Gabriel 18 passes, 9 completions, 74 total yards

RECEPTIONS
Kale Jacobs 5 receptions, 67 yards
Colton Hobbs 1 reception, 5 yards
Drake Stephens 1 reception, 2 yards
Tyler Hough 2 receptions, 0 yards

  • DEFENSIVE STATS

Solo Tackles/ Assisted Tackles/ Total Tackles

Kirby Connell 5/4 9 total
Colton Hobbs 4/3 7 total
Derrick Shobe 2/4 6 total
Jonathon Coatney 2/4 6 total
Andres Heiman 3/2 5 total
Cody Gabriel 3/1 4 total
Zack Wicks 0/3 3 total
Wain Walker 1/2 3 total
Zeke Martin 1/1 2 total
Coy Piland 0/2 2 total
Hunter Dickerson 1/0 1 total
Clayton Johnson 1/0 1 total

Kale Jacobs 1/0 1 total

Nevada Speedway: 2014 Fall Shoot - Out


Bates County 4-H Council Meeting – September 2014


 
(BUTLER, MO – September 15, 2014)  - On Monday, Sept. 8, the Bates County 4-H Council met to kick-off the start of the new 4-H year.  The meeting was held at the First Community Bank in Butler, MO.  Four clubs were represented at the meeting.  Member enrollment for the 2014/2015 year begins Oct. 1, and will be done on-line this year.   
 
National 4-H week is Oct. 5-11, and the theme for the window displays is “#iam4H”.  Window displays need to be in placed by Friday, Oct. 3 and will be judged that night.  All 4-H award/scholarship applications need to be submitted to the Extension office by Sept. 15.  The awards will be announced at the Recognition Celebration on Sunday, Nov. 2 at First Christian Church at 2:00 pm.
 
New Council Officers were elected:  President – Morgan Bradley, Vice-President – Ella Armentrout, Secretary - Allison Jenkins, Treasurer – Reba Colin, Reporter – Harrison Wepener, Adult Advisors – Susan Anderson and Carla Armentrout.
 
The next Bates County 4-H Council meeting will be Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 at Community First Bank Basement. 
 

Bates County Sheriff's Office Activity Report 9/8 - 9/14 2014


  • September 8, 2014

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – ADRIAN
ANIMAL AT LARGE – BUTLER
NOISE – RICH HILL
MVA – DREXEL
BRUSH FIRE – BUTLER
CHECK WELL BEING – RICH HILL
CIVIL STANDBY – ADRIAN
ANIMAL AT LARGE – BUTLER
BURGLAR ALARM – ADRIAN
MVA – HUME
DFS ASSIST – HUME
ANIMAL AT LARGE – BUTLER
CHECK WELL BEING – RICH HILL
SUICIDAL THREATS – AMORET
BRUSH FIRE – BUTLER
CIVIL STANDBY – ADRIAN
ANIMAL AT LARGE – BUTLER
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – RICH HILL

  • September 9, 2014

DEBRIS ON ROADWAY – BUTLER
CIVIL STANDBY – ADRIAN
MVA – BUTLER
FIRE – RICH HILL
AMBULANCE REQUEST – BUTLER
NOISE – AMORET
ANIMAL AT LARGE – BUTLER
CALL FOR SERVICE – HUME
MVA – ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – RICH HILL
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – AMSTERDAM

  • September 10, 2014

CALL FOR SERVICE– RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER – ADRIAN
AMBULANCE REQUEST – RICH HILL
MVA – PASSAIC
AMBULANCE REQUEST – HUME
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – RICH HILL
ANIMAL AT LARGE – BUTLER
CHECK WELL BEING – ADRIAN
CIVIL SITUATION – RICH HILL
THREATS – RICH HILL
AMBULANCE REQUEST – ADRIAN
CHECK WELL BEING – PASSAIC
ANIMAL AT LARGE – BUTLER
FAIL TO YIELD – ADRIAN

  • September 11, 2014

CHECK WELL BEING – RICH HILL
AGENCY ASSIST – BUTLER
HARASSMENT – DREXEL
CALL FOR SERVICE – RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER – MERWIN
CIVIL SITUATION – BUTLER
EXTRA PATROL – RICH HILL
CHILD CUSTODY ISSUE – RICH HILL
CIVIL SITUATION – BUTLER
WARRANT EXECUTION – BUTLER
WRONG WAY DRIVER – ADRIAN
WARRANT EXECUTION – BUTLER

  • September 12, 2014

AGENCY ASSIST – ROCKVILLE
TRAFFIC STOP – RICH HILL
STRANDED MOTORIST – RICH HILL
ANIMAL BITE – DREXEL
ANIMAL AT LARGE – DREXEL
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN

  • September 13, 2014

THREATS – ADRIAN
GUN SHOTS HEARD – BUTLER
CALL FOR SERVICE – DREXEL
AGENCY ASSIST – BUTLER
MVA – ADRIAN
BURGLAR ALARM – BUTLER
AGENCY ASSIST – BUTLER
FIRE ALARM – RICH HILL
CHECK WELL BEING – ARCHIE
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – BALLARD

  • September 14, 2014

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP – BUTLER
MVA – ADRIAN
DISTURBANCE – BUTLER
MVA – BUTLER
WANTED SUBJECT – ADRIAN
THEFT – DREXEL
CHECK WELL BEING – BUTLER
AMBULANCE REQUEST – RICH HILL
AGENCY ASSIST – ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST – RICH HILL


Rich Hill Activity Report
 September 8, 2014 to September 14, 2014


  • September 8, 2014

NOISE
CHECK WELL BEING
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY
CHECK WELL BEING

  • September 9, 2014

FIRE
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

  • September 10, 2014

AMBULANCE REQUEST
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY
CIVIL SITUATION
THREATS

  • September 11, 2014

CHECK WELL BEING
AUTO THEFT
CHILD CUSTODY ISSUE
EXTRA PATROL

  • September 12, 2014

TRAFFIC STOP
STRANDED MOTORIST
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

  • September 13, 2014

FIRE ALARM

  • September 14, 2014

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY
AMBULANCE REQUEST

AGENCY ASSIST

Henry County Sheriff's Office: Drug Investigations Continue


James V. Cooper

On Sunday, September 14, 2014 just after 9:30 p.m. a search warrant was executed at 559 NW 4th Street (Garland area) in regards to drug activity.

During the search of the residence a quantity of methamphetamine as well as methamphetamine paraphernalia was seized and taken into evidence. Arrested on 24 hour investigation of distribution of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia was James V. Cooper, age 57, of the residence.

Sheriff Oberkrom, Sgt. Aaron Brown, Cpl. Jason Gillespie along with deputies Chase Jackson and Aaron Richardson were involved in the service of the search warrant. Sheriff Oberkrom said, "This is a continuing investigation into drug sales in Henry County and surrounding areas. If you have information about drug activity in your area, contact Sgt. Aaron Brown at the Sheriff's Office 660-885-7300."



REMINDER: Butler City Wide Clean Up


  • Week of September 15 – September 19 – All houses North of Ft Scott Street
  • Week of September 22 – September 26 – All houses South of Ft Scott Street

Bates County Disposal will pick up old furniture, appliances, paint, batteries and miscellaneous junk. The City of Butler will pick up your brush and limbs placed at the curb. You need to have your clean-up items or trash separate from your regular weekly trash but should still be at the curbside. Brush needs to be in a pile separate from the rest of your trash and also placed at the curbside.

  • PLEASE have your trash or brush ready at the curbside by 6:00AM on Monday of your clean-up week. They will not make return trips after they have completed a street.

Butler Police Department Activity Report 9/8 - 9/14 2014

  • 09/08/2014 
Disturbance 400 block of N Main
Missing vehicle report
Speak to officer
Theft report
Keep the peace 200 block of S Delaware

  • 09/09/2014 
Warrant service Wal Mart
Assist BCSO 
Disturbance 400 block of N Main
Well being check pine and Prospect W/DFS
Speak to Officer
Check Phone line in roadway Delaware and Nursery
Medical assist EMS 800W Mill
Speak to Officer 700 block of N Delaware
Animal complaint Ft Scott Havanna
Disturbance Ft Scott and Broadway

  • 09/10/2014 
Assist BCSO 
Kids playing the street report 
Speak to Officer 
Animal complaint S High

  • 09/11/2014 
Assist BCMH in ER
Disturbance 600 block of Meadow Lane
C and I Driver S Parkview 
Animal complaint S Broadway

  • 09/12/2014
Speak to Officer Trespassing call Wal Mart Noise complaint 800 block of S Birch Animal complaint 400 block of S Mechanic Stolen bike call Well being check 400 block of S Fulton Animal complaint 800 block of S Birch Credit card theft report
  • 09/13/2014 
Trespassing call Fran Apts
Report of gun shots E Mill
Disturbance call Meadow Lane
Alarm 600 block of E Jefferson
Animal complaint 400 block of S Main

  • 09/14/2014 
Walk in theft report
Walk-in speak to Officer
Assist BCSO
Stolen property call
Theft report Super 8
Vehicle in ditch N Main
Animal complaint 500 block of E Ft Scott