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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Narcotics investigation leads to 30 arrests in Ft. Scott Kansas

FORT SCOTT, KANSAS -On 5/12/15 the Fort Scott Police Department, Bourbon County Sheriff Department and KBI Southeast Kansas Drug Task Force were involved in a narcotics investigation that resulted in thirty arrests.

The persons arrested were charged with a violation of Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance Using a Communication Facility.

As this is an ongoing investigation and more arrests are likely.

Mid America Live will update when more information becomes available.

Have you seen this man wanted out of Vernon County?

Gabriel Goss

The Nevada Police Department and the Vernon County Sheriff's Office is still looking for a wanted subject identified as, Gabriel Goss, of Nevada, Missouri.
Mr.Goss has multiple warrants for his arrest at this time for receiving stolen property, theft, tampering, and possession of a controlled substance. Goss is suspect of multiple theft from automobile cases in the City of Nevada, and Vernon County.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Goss please contact the dispatch center at 417-448-2710 or you can call the TIPS Hotline at 417-448-5117. (Note-The TIPS Hotline isn't monitored 24/7)
Mr. Goss Photo #2
Attached are 3 photos of Gabriel Goss If you see him please call the police.
Mr Goss Photo #3

Ballard R-II School District Middle Level Student of the Month

Brice Eidson
The Ballard R-II School District is pleased to be working in conjunction with the Ballard Parent-Teacher Organization to honor a Middle Level (grades 5-8) Student of the Month for the 2014-2015 school year.

Student of the Month is selected by the staff of the Ballard R-II School District using the following criteria: attendance; attitude towards others and towards school; behavior; leadership; and improvement in or maintenance of good grades.

The Middle Level Student of the Month for May is 7th grader Brice Eidson, son of Richie and Tina Eidson. Instructor, Nardene Wiskur claims “Brice takes the extra time and effort to do the best job he can on his assignments. He has never given up and done a careless job even though the end of the year is getting close—a time when students tend to get lazy. Because of his hard work and extra effort, his writing is terrific. If he keeps working hard in high school, just as he has this year in junior high, he will be testing out of freshman composition in college.”

For Brice’s hard work in school he is receiving a certificate of recognition from the Ballard PTO and a $15 gift certificate to the Ballard Grill. Pictured: Brice Eidson and Principal Jimmie Barton.

Miami CTA Retirement Reception for Marian Cummings TODAY!

Today's the day!! Hope to see everyone come by and wish Marion well in her retirement

Butler Elementary 2nd grade classes tour Butler Public Library

Butler Elementary 2nd grade classes toured the library today and learned about our summer reading program. This is a great group of students and teachers. Please encourage them to sign up and read this summer.

Miami R-1 Preschool Graduation

Miami R-1 Class of 2028 Preschool Graduation!!


The Butler Fire Department is deeply committed to the fire safety program called “FIREPUP, which specifically targets children.

The program provides fire safety education materials for children, distributed in schools, safety fairs, public safety presentation and fire stations. These materials have been designed exclusively by the National Fire Safety Council, Inc. which is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization.
The Butler Fire Department is asking for charitable contributions to pay for the materials that are distributed in our area. The program offers age-specific 24 page activity manuals, pamphlets on smoke detectors, fire escapes, baby sitter, badges, stickers and many other items used to teach the fundamentals of fire safety and burn prevention.
The Butler Fire Department is asking people to help sponsor the materials for students in our community. All tax-deductible checks should be made payable to:
“National Fire Safety Council, Inc.” (federal Tax ID #38-2292422 and mail it to:
Butler Fire Department
701 Roberta
Butler, MO 64730
They also accept credit cards, for more information contact Bonnie Taylor at 800-255-1082. Fire Chief Jim Henry and the Butler Fire Department thank you in advance for your generous support of this program. Please respond by June 8, 2015.

Adrian man arrested on outstanding warrants

On 5/12/15 The Adrian Police Department arrested 37 year old Rodney Stacey at his residence in Adrian.

Mr. Stacey was arrested on outstanding Adrian City warrants for Failure to appear  and pay fines on tampering /property damage 3rd degree.

Mr Stacey was transported by the Adrian Police Department to The Bates County Sheriffs Office.

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Weather Update: Increasing Rain Chances

Get that lawn mowed if you can!
Today will mark the last dry day for awhile as rain is set to move back into the region tonight. Rain and storm chances will then continue right into the upcoming weekend with strong storms possible both days. 

Still a little early to determine specifics at this point so keep an eye out for future updates.

MoDOT Mowing Activity Begins This Week Watch for Slow-Mowing Operations‏

SOUTHWEST  MO - Drivers across southwest Missouri can expect to start seeing MoDOT crews out mowing roadsides over the next few weeks, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.
Crews will focus first on local communities, addressing visibility concerns at intersections, and touching some of the highest volume traffic routes ahead of Memorial Day.
Crews set bush hog mowers to a height of 7-8 inches to minimize the risk of throwing rocks or large debris. Mowers will make one pass, or shoulder cut, at least six-feet wide on each side of the roadway.
MoDOT crews will mow 14,700 miles of vegetation in the 21-counties of the Southwest District to address safety concerns including high grass that obstructs visibility. The first phase of mowing for 2015 should be completed by June 11.
Drivers are urged to use caution around slow-moving operations such as mowers, as crews and equipment will be working in and near the roadways.
Weather delays could alter the work schedule.
Michael Middleton, Southwest District Maintenance Engineer stated, "We appreciate customer concerns about the vegetation height. We are currently running all of our mowing operations to address these concerns. We will have all routes mowed with this one pass by June 11."

ACT Spring Production "Harvey" by Mary Chase‏

More Pictures: Mountain lion that died after car hit it in Missouri

A car hit and badly injured a mountain lion on Interstate 44 in eastern Laclede County, Missouri early Tuesday Morning. 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers started hearing about the injured mountain lion around 4 a.m., but couldn't find it then.

The Troopers went back to the scene about 6:30 and found it still alive, and then killed it to stop its suffering; its legs were paralyzed. It was just east of the Gasconade River bridge on I-44.

This is the 54th mountain lion confirmation in Missouri since 2002. We encourage you to report any mountain lion sightings at --Heather@MDC

From the MDC:

MOUNTAIN LION NEWS: Mountain lion news travels fast! A mountain lion was hit by a car on I-44 yesterday with severe injuries and had to be put down. It was an adult male and weighed 131 pounds. Tissue samples and teeth were collected to send off for genetic testing to determine origin and age of the mountain lion. This is the 54th mountain lion confirmation in Missouri since 2002. We encourage you to report any mountain lion sightings at --Heather@MDC

(Pictures courtesy of Missouri Department of Conservation)

Boil Water Order District # 7

A boil Water Order has been issued for Public Water District #7 from Tuesday May 12th till the end of day Friday May 15th.

This means you should empty all ice trays, boil all drinking water and add 1 tablespoon of Clorox to all dishwashing water.

This area includes O Highway West to Happy Hill South in the Papinville area.

Courtesy of FM 92.1 News