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Monday, July 13, 2015

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Cancelled for Bates County

The National Weather Service has cancelled the Severe Thunderstorm for Bates County that was suppose to last until 1 am Tuesday morning.

Mid America Live will continue to update any and all weather updates.

Significant Weather Advisory for SW Bates County

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill has issued a Significant weather advisory for NE Linn and South Western Bates County. 

The storm is capable of producing nickle size hail and wind gusts up to 40 MPH.

Towns that are impacted in this storm include: Amoret,Pleasanton, Hume, Rich Hill, Worland, Foster. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect until 1am Tuesday.

Mid America Live will update with any and all weather ale

Bates County is under an Excessive Heat Warning until 9:00 p.m. tomorrow night

Bates County is under an Excessive Heat Warning until 9:00 p.m. tomorrow night. If you have to be outside, schedule frequent breaks in the shade or an air conditioned environment. 

If it is possible, reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or late evening hours. You should try to wear light weight and loose fitting clothing. 

Drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated.

New Pharmacy set to open in Butler soon

The recent, unexpected closure of a popular pharmacy left many folks in quite a predicament - while in contrast the Butler Walmart stepped up and has been running full tilt to help out.

Some good news? Ryan Summers of Clinton Mo. has been working steadfastly to ready a new location of Summer's Pharmacy on the Butler square.

While renovations to the building are well underway, the finishing touches of stocking and some final paperwork are the only things standing between the new pharmacy and the ever patient public...

The new store should be open within a month or so, pending delays.We will provide more information on an exact opening date with additional details soon.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch For Bates County

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Missouri has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch effective until 1:00 a.m.Tuesday for Bates and surrounding counties. 

Mid America Live will update with any and all weather updates.

Job Opening in Rich Hill

The Rich Hill Meat Processing is looking for a full time employee. Anyone interested must be able to lift 100 pounds. 

Apply in person.
Rich Hill Meat Processing
Rich Hill MO

St. Clair County Sheriffs Office: Warrant arrests

Reuben Tompkins
On July 12, a St. Clair County deputy arrested Reuben Tompkins, 21, Quincy, on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with three class A misdemeanors, possessing up to 35 grams of marijuana and two counts of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia Bond is set at $2,500.00 cash or surety. The warrant was issued on July 6 and stems from an incident with the Osceola Police Department on June 19.

Jerry Eaton
On July 8, a St. Clair County deputy arrested Jerry Eaton, 43, Osceola, on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class C felony of removal of manufacturer's number from a motor vehicle. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety. The charge stems from an incident on May 8 when a St. Clair County deputy was attempting to locate and recover a possible stolen license plate that was on Eaton's black 1989 Chevrolet pickup truck. A license plate on the front of the truck checked back as stolen from Henry County. While checking the VIN number on the dash of the truck, the deputy observed the metal VIN tag had been tampered with. The metal rivets holding it were loose and the tag was laying loose on the dash. A check of the secondary VIN number location did not match the VIN tag on the dash.

Anita Shelton
On July 10, a St. Clair County deputy arrested Anita Shelton, 36, Lowry City, on two St. Clair County warrants for failing to pay fines on original charges of fail to register vehicle and defective equipment. Total bond was set at $ $379 cash only. The charges stem from an incident with the Osceola Police Department on March 12, 2014.

Work Will Cause Lane Closures on Southbound I-49 in Cass County

CASS COUNTY – Crews will close the right or left lanes of southbound I-49 between Route 7 and Archie, Mo. from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17 for full depth pavement repair work. All work is weather dependent.

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Butler Police Department Activity Report 7-7 - 7-13 - 2015

  • 07/06/2015 
Animal complaint Pine and Orange 
Keep the peace 800 block of N Maple 
Traffic assist Schowengert 
Theft report 200 block of N Main 
Animal complaint Wal-Mart
911 hang up 1000 block of W Ft Scott

  • 07/07/2015
Theft report 900 block of E Pine
Traffic assist Stalled vehicle Ft Scott and Orange
Animal complaint Adams and Maple
C and I driver Sunset
911 hang up 800 block of N Delaware

  • 07/08/2015
Walk in theft report
Disturbance 400 block of S Fran
Warrant service
Harassment report
Animal complaint 400 block of N Main
Warrant service
Keep the peace
Theft report 300 block of S Mechanic
911 hang up 800 block of N Delaware
Disturbance 500 block of E Dakota
Medical assist 400 block of S Delaware

Obituary - Charles Harold “Chuck" Blaylock

Charles Harold “Chuck" Blaylock was born January 27, 1923 in Emmet (Pottowatomie County) Kansas to Charles R and Lena (Page) Blaylock. He grew up in eastern Kansas and graduated from Onaga Kansas High School.

After a short time as a salesman, he signed up for the Merchant Marine in 1943 and took the train to New York to enlist. Chuck was very proud of his military service. As a Merchant Mariner he traveled all over the world during World War II delivering wartime supplies including boats and horses. He brought home souvenirs of his travels from ports including Scandinavia, Europe, Africa, and the South Pacific. During his World War II service he earned Service Bars for the Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean-Middle East War Zones. He enjoyed sharing stories of his escapades around the world. In 1946, after the war, Chuck returned to his life as a salesman across Missouri and Kansas. When the Korean War began he was again called to serve in 1948 -- this time as a member of the U.S. Army rising to the rank of Sergeant First Class and serving in some of the hardest fought battles of the war. He earned a Combat Infantry Badge and Korean Service Medals with 3 bronze Service Stars. He was awarded a Purple Heart for his service in the 1st Cavalry Division, 8th Cavalry Regiment on February 24, 1951 at Kwongton-ni, Korea. In November 1951, he again returned home to Kansas and his sales career.

In 1965 he met Norene Wilburn Mawson, they were married in Archie, Missouri on July 12, 1969 and settled in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1973 they moved to Harrisonville where they lived until 2014 when they moved to Marshall Missouri to live closer to family.

Chuck worked in sales his entire life, his last job was as salesman for Midwest Glove. Chuck spent his free time doing what he and Norene enjoyed—woodworking, crafting and building interesting collections to display in their home. In the 1970s and 1980s they traveled all over the US, although he was not interested in flying or cruising after his military service. He and Norene spent time fishing at local ponds and Truman Lake until very recently. Chuck was also an avid golfer, active in the Harrisonville City Golf association.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents Charles R. and Lena (Page) Blaylock of Onaga Ks and his sister and brother-in-law Blanche and Dewey DeGraw of Topkea KS. Chuck is survived by his wife Norene of Marshall and her children Gary and Debby Mawson of Marshall MO and Janice Mawson of Long Beach CA. His grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive: Kim (Mawson) and Jeff Ullmann and daughter Lillie of Bossier City LA and Brett and Ashley (Phillips) Mawson and children Alicia, Kaulin, and Brodie of Columbia Missouri.

Memorial services will be posted when the information becomes available. In lieu of flowers, the family recommends memorials to their charity of choice.

Circuit Court News

Diana L Rich , Clerk
                                                                   July 1 – 10, 2015
Gwendlyn C Loomis v Ronald K Loomis, Petition for Dissolution of Marriage granted.

Tasha D Neely v Thomas C Neely, Petition for Dissolution of Marriage granted.

Billy W Hudson v Krystal N Hudson, Petition for Dissolution of Marriage granted.

St v. Jonathan Dongin Jung, Felony resisting arrest/detention/fleeing, guilty plea, given SIS, placed on 5 years supervised probation, to perform 200 hours community service, pay court costs.

St v. Evan M Ward, probation revoked, treatment ordered.

St v. Evan M Ward, probation revoked, treatment ordered.

St v. Kenneth L Howe, probation order amended, to serve 30 days in Bates Co Jail w/credit for time served.

St v. Natasha D Perkins, probation revoked, sentenced to 5 years in MDOC, given SES, placed on 5 years supervised probation, standard conditions.

St v. Natasha D Perkins, probation revoked on this case also, sentenced to 5 years in MDOC, given SES, placed on probation for 5 years, standard conditions.

Cass County Sheriffs Office seeking publics help

Authorities with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office said they are asking the public’s help to identify a person of interest in connection with a stolen truck.

Officials said they recovered a stolen trailer in Belton, Missouri. They said a witness reported seeing a man in possession of the stolen truck associated with the trailer.

Authorities in Kansas said they recovered the truck Sunday afternoon, but said the man has not been identified. Those with information on the man can contact the Cass County Sheriff’s Office at 816-380-5200.