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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Briscoe Lodge BBQ Ribs and Sandwiches this Saturday

The Briscoe Masonic Lodge will be selling their famous BBQ Sandwiches and Ribs this Saturday May 23rd at the O'Rielly Auto Parking Lot here in Butler.

Time: 10am til 2pm. Stop By And Enjoy!

Possible Natural Gas Leak In Butler

The Butler Fire Department along with Liberty Utilities is in route to a residence at 210 N. Prospect Street in Butler on a report of a Natural Gas leak outside of a home.

Mid America Live will update this when and if more information becomes available.

Nevada Police Department: Be on the lookout

The Nevada Police Department is currently working a burglary case that involved the theft of multiple high end baseball cards. If anyone is seen selling or having the following cards please contact us.

  • Jackie Robinson
  • Carry Doby
  • Roy Campanella
  • Willie Mays
  • Joe Black
  • Satchel Paige

You can contact Det. Westerhold at 417-448-5153 or at

Farmers play the waiting game while more rain is expected over the weekend

Rain over Memorial Day weekend likely means that Missouri farmers will shed planting equipment again for the third weekend in a row. Delays in corn planting have pushed soybean planting progress well below the five-year average. Soybean planting generally does not begin until corn planting is complete

Eighteen percent of the state’s corn crop remains to be planted, according to the May 18 USDA crop progress report. Soybean planting is 16 percent complete in Missouri, woefully behind this time last year and the five-year average of 27 percent. Last year, 30 percent of the state’s 5 million acres of soybean was in the ground.

Row crop planting slowed last week as storms moved through the state. Rain averaged 2.43 inches statewide, with some parts getting up to 5 inches.
Studies show that earlier planting and higher yields go hand in hand most years. Soybean yields decrease 4 percent when not planted by mid-May. By the end of May, yields drop by 10 percent. That is significant, but not as important as the long-term damage to soil that working wet fields can cause. Soil conditions, rather than calendar date, dictate when to plant.

Planting date of soybean affects yield less than environmental conditions in August, he says. Conditions during the first two weeks of August govern soybean pod and seed development, which are determinants of yield.

Conditions across the state vary greatly. Fewer soybeans have been planted in the western part of the state where heavy rains have hit. Only 7 percent of the soybean crop is planted in northwestern Missouri and only 56 percent of the corn crop there is in the ground.

Your weekend planner

40% chance of rain, high of 71
Butler Chamber of Commerce Cruise Night at Sonic 6-8 pm

70% chance of scattered thunderstorms, high of 72
Butler Alumni Parade 11 am
Butler Alumni meeting 2:30 pm at BHS auditorium
Rich Hill Alumni 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the high school
Hume Alumni 7 to 10 pm in Larry Berry gym

90% chance of thunderstorms, high of 79
Butler Bear Backer Golf Tournament at the Butler Country Club
Appleton City Alumni 11:30 am to 2 pm

Have a safe Memorial Day weekend!

If you would like something added to the calendar, please email to

Date for CLOSING Bates County Route B Bridge Now Week of June 29‏th

MoDOT, Southwest District - The Bates County Route B bridge at Mission Branch Creek near Rich Hill will CLOSE to traffic starting Monday, June 29, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

This is a new date for the closing of this bridge.

A second bridge, Bates County Route H at Mound Branch Creek east of Butler remains scheduled to CLOSE beginning Tuesday, May 26.

Both bridges will be closed until mid-August as contractor crews tear down the deteriorating structures and replace them.

Drivers are urged to find alternate routes to get around the bridge closings. No signed detours are planned.

Signs and message boards will alert drivers to the bridge closings.

Weather and/or construction delays will alter the work schedule.

Project background:
Prime Contractor: Lehman Construction, California
Completion Date: August 14, 2015
Total cost: $1.7 million

St. Clair County Sheriffs Office: Five warrant arrests served

Zachary Vanholt
  • On May 19, Zachary Vanholt, 25, Collins, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with three class C felony charges of burglary-second degree and three class A misdemeanor charges of stealing motor fuel. The bond is set at $20,000 cash or surety. The warrant was issued on May 14 and stems from three separate incidents in November 2014 when motor fuel was stolen from a Collins Special Road District vehicle.

Anthony Carter
  • On May 19, Anthony Carter, 43, Lathrop, was arrested in St. Clair County on a Clinton County warrant charging him with a class C felony of possessing a controlled substance. The bond is set at $2,500 cash only. The warrant was issued on May 11 and stems from an incident on April 22.

Zachary Bean
  • On May 19, Zachary Bean, 25, Appleton City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class C felony of distributing marijuana. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety. The warrant was issued on Jan. 21 and stems from an incident with Appleton City Police Department on Dec. 16, 2014.

 Edward Haywood
  • On May 19, Edward Haywood, 31, Lee’s Summit, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for failing to appear in court on a misdemeanor charge of non support. The warrant was issued on Aug. 20, 2014 and stems from an incident in August 2009.

Travis Butler

  • On May 18, Travis Butler, 24, Springfield, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for failing to appear in court on a class A misdemeanor charge of possessing marijuana. Bond is set at $500 cash only. The warrant was issued on Jan. 23 and stems from an incident in January 2014.

Bates County Sheriffs Office Dispatcher Position Available

The Bates County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for a dispatcher position. You will be required to work in sometimes highly stressful situations, be able multi-task to include talking on the phone and radio while typing. You need to have good communication skills. You must be able to work nights, weekends and holidays. The hourly rate is $10.00 per hour. 

You will be required to pass a criminal background check and a drug screen. If you have any questions, please contact Major Lawrence at 660-679-3232. 

You can also email your resume to him at

Summer Reading Program at Butler Public Library

The Butler Public Library Summer Reading Program for K-6th grade and is a great way to read and get prizes and see your friends.

Our theme this year is "Every hero has a story" and you can sign up now. Come by the library and receive your packet of activities or call us at 660-679-4321 for more information.

Nevada Police Department needing help on a theft case

A few days ago the Nevada Police Department posted photos of a theft case with a subject and his vehicle. We have obtained more photos on this case and they are attached to this post.

We are trying to identify both the female and male subject below. If you have any information please contact Detective Westerhold at 417-448-5153 or at Thank you for your assistance!

We greatly appreciate our communities help in trying to combat crime.

Relay for Life Luminaries

Now is the time to purchase your Relay for Life Luminaries. Each sand bag luminary will sell for $5 and may be purchased from Vicki Kershner at the West Central Missouri Community Action Agency.

The Relay for Life will be held on the Butler Square on Saturday, June 6th and will be from 11am until 11pm, a full day of activities and fellowship.

Contact Vicki at 660-679-4108 or 660-200-5761 to order your luminaries. They may also be purchased on June 6th.

Courtesy of Marla Kash FM 92.1

Weather Update: Looking at a wet holiday weekend

Enjoy today and Friday, as the potential for rain will begin to increase Friday night through the weekend. Expect scattered showers and thunderstorms to bubble up late Friday night through the day Saturday, with widespread storms expected to develop Saturday night through Sunday, with more stormy activity possible Memorial Day and going into the rest of the work week. 

The severe potential does not look very good with this weekends expected storms, but there is more than sufficient moisture out there to cause problems with flooding late in the Holiday Weekend as rainfall totals pile up.