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Friday, September 30, 2016

Week 7 Missouri State High School Football Scores

Adrian 35, Osceola 12
Appleton City 33, Archie 26
Ash Grove 55, Pleasant Hope 0
Ava 34, Thayer 19
Battle 44, Truman 36 OT
Benton 36, Bishop LeBlond 15
Blair Oaks 40, Osage 16
Blue Springs 52, Lee's Summit North 21
Bolivar 55, Buffalo 0
Branson 21, Republic 14
Brentwood 64, Lift for Life Academy 12
Butler 39, Stockton 8
Camdenton 50, Waynesville 6
Carl Junction 24, Willard 20
Carthage 25, Nixa 7
Cass Midway 44, Rich Hill 21
Cassville 59, Seneca 26
CBC 65, Jefferson City 59
Center 59, Warrensburg 0
Central (New Madrid County) 54, Kelly 7
Central (St. Joseph) 24, Liberty North 12
Chaffee 50, Principia 15
Chaminade 56, DeSmet 7
Clark County 42, Louisiana 12
Clinton 43, Smith Cotton 36
Crest Ridge 36, Sweet Springs 7
Cole Camp 49, Tipton 14
DeSoto KS 35, Nevada 0
Diamond 47, Miller 8
Duchesne 28, Christian (O'Fallon) 26
East Buchanan 40, North Platte 6
East Newton 31, El Dorado Springs 30
East Prairie 50, Portageville 48
Eldon 38, Versailles 12
Farmington 47, Potosi 26
Fayette 52, Harrisburg 6
Festus 43, Pacific 20
Fort Zumwalt South 49, Holt 35
Francis Howell 34, Timberland 13
Francis Howell North 49, Troy 20
Fulton 22, Boonville 20
Gallatin 21, Princeton 6
Glendale 56, Rolla 21
Greenfield 88, Northwest (Hughesville) 20
Hallsville 61, Warsaw 6
Hamilton 34, Lawson 33
Hannibal 54, Moberly 32
Hayti 48, Scott City 28
Hazelwood Central 54, Pattonville 18
Herculaneum 38, Crystal City 0
Hermann 25, St. Clair 21
Hickman 29, Central Academy 24
Higginsville 49, Knob Noster 0
Hillview 31, Parkview 24
Hillsboro 46, DeSoto 22
Hogan Prep 50, Marshall 17
Jackson 55, Central (Cape Girardeau) 21
Jasper 27, Liberal 16
Kearney 42, Raytown 7
Kennett 36, Dexter 22
Kickapoo 42, West Plains 21
King City 78, Braymer 28
Kirkwood 42, Parkway South 7
Lafayette (St. Joseph) 35, Cameron 8
Lafayette (Wildwood) 17, Webster Groves 14
Lathrop 56, Plattsburg 21
Lebanon 42, Joplin 35
Lee's Summit 49, Blue Springs South 29
Lee's Summit West 42, Fort Osage 17
Lighthouse 48, Central 32
Lincoln 60, Slater 6
Lockwood 28, Sarcoxie 16
Macon 17, Brookfield 14
Malden 54, Charleston 22
Mark Twain 64, Montgomery County 6
Marquette 42, Mehlville 14
Maysville 36, Putnam County 22
Mexico 25, Kirksville 6
Midway 44, Rich Hill 21
Monett 35, McDonald County 0
Monroe City 46, Paris 6
Mount Vernon 42, Aurora 28
Moutain Grove 55, Salem 0
Mountain View Liberty 50, Cabool 0
Neosho 53, Logan Rogersville 0
North Callaway 64, Van Far 2
North County 39, Windsor (Imperial) 12
Northwest (Cedar Hill) 35, McCluer 12
Oak Grove 27, Excelsior Springs 26
Odessa 44, Grain Valley 14
Orchard Farm 45, St. Charles 8
Owensville 47, Union 6
Ozark 17, Webb City 12
Palmyra 16, Centralia 0
Park Hill 31, Raymore Peculiar 26
Park Hill South 26, Liberty 19
Parkway Central 55, Jennings 8
Pembroke Hill 13, University Academy 12
Platte County 30, Raytown South 9
Poplar Bluff 48, Sikeston 30
Reeds Spring 36, Marshfield 8
Richmond 53, Holden 27
Rock Bridge 46, Helias 33
St. Dominic 51, St. Mary's 13
St. Francis Borgia 17, St. Charles West 14
St. Pius X (KC) 21, O'Hara 0
St. Vincent 42, St. Pius X (Festus) 0
Ste. Genevieve 25, Perryville 10
Scotland County 20, Knox County 14
Skyline 35, Strafford 28
South Callaway 69, Bowling Green 0
South Shelby 48, Highland 0
Springfield Catholic 45, Hollister 7
Sullivan 20, St. James 14 OT
Tolton Catholic 48, Northwest Transportation & Law 22
Trenton 27, Polo 26
Vianney 42, St. Louis U. High 32
Washington 42, Fort Zumwalt East 21
Westran 35, Schuyler County 30
William Chrisman 39, North Kansas City 21
Willow Springs 40, Houston 18

A walk across America includes a stop in Archie

James Anania is like most of us- concerned about racial relations, civil unrest and political issues.

But instead of stewing about it, James decided to do something constructive- so he is currently walking from Washington D.C. back to his home in Los Angeles carrying a large cross. 

As fate would have it, Anania was making his way through Archie today and was greeted by Sonjia McGuire of Butler who got a few minutes of his time to discuss his mission.

Anania is hoping his crusade will help promote peace and understanding among fellow Americans. McGuire says she enjoyed the short visit before he began making his way west out of town.

From the Vernon County Sheriff's Office

We have been getting calls about rumors of people dressed as clowns assaulting people. There have been no valid reports or any issues with clowns in the Vernon County area, and no confirmed incidents involving clowns in the surrounding areas. 

All incidents reported to the Sheriff's Office have been followed up on and turned out to be false.

Arrest made in El Dorado shooting

Today the Cedar county prosecutor filed charges against Richard Sailors, 53, in connection to a shooting yesterday in El Dorado Springs that sent the victim to a Kansas City area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Sailors was arrested at a home at 509 S. Forrest St without incident. During the arrest, police found a gun that may have shot the other man.

Currently Sailors is being held on $50,000 bond; if convicted he could be facing 10 to 30 years for first degree assault, three or more years for armed criminal action and up to four years for the unlawful use of a weapon.

Updated Obituary - Katherine Lenore Robertson Howard Young

Katherine Lenore Robertson Howard Young
Katherine Lenore Robertson Howard Young, age 84, died September 29, 2016 at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada.

Katherine was born in a small farmhouse three miles east of Richards, Missouri, on August 26, 1932. Her parents were The Reverend Jeter Arthur Robertson, Sr. and Mary Katherine (Harmon) Robertson. When she was six, her family moved to Nevada, Missouri, and she attended first grade at Benton Elementary School. The next five years were spent in Warrensburg, Missouri. After that, she lived in New York and attended Public School Number 7. Returning to Nevada after a year, she attended Nevada High School, graduating in 1949. She graduated from Cottey College in 1951. She received her B.S. in Education from Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Missouri in 1953. Later, she received her Master’s in Education from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas in 1980.

Katherine married George Melbourne Howard on June 6, 1953, and to this union, two daughters were born. He preceded her in death in 1978. She married Harold J. Young in 1981 and he preceded her in death in 2001.

She is survived by her daughters, Teresa Ann Howard Wolfe and husband Steven, and Katherine Lynn Howard and friend Wesley Campbell. Two grandchildren, Zachary Howard Wolfe and wife Courtney, and Stephanie Alicia Hackman and husband Kenneth. Five great-grandchildren also survive, as well as her brother, Robert Millard Robertson and his wife Maxine, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, J. Arthur Robertson, Jr. and her parents. She is survived by many, many friends and hundreds of “favorite students.”

Katherine loved her organizations and she belonged to several: PEO Chapter KK, AAUW, Alpha Delta Kappa Retired Teachers, and Thalias MFWC. She had recently been honored for sixty years as a member of the various chapters of the Nevada Beta Sigma Phi organization. At the 2016 Cottey College Founder’s Day, she received special alumnae recognition. Katherine also enjoyed traveling and had visited the Netherlands, Ireland, Japan, China, India, and Africa, along with almost all fifty states. She was also a member of the United Methodist Church, Master Gardeners, Lunch Bunch, and Nevada Country Club.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 3, 2016 at Ferry Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 2nd, from 5 to 6:00 p.m.

Those who wish may contribute in Katherine's memory to the Nevada High School Scholarship fund in care of the Nevada R-5 Foundation.

One injured in Cass County rollover accident

On 9/30/16 around 11:40am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County along with Cass County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a one vehicle rollover accident on Missouri 7 Highway just South of 197th Street in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2001 Ford driven by 45 year old Tracy J. Rogers of Pleasant Hill, Missouri traveled off the right side of the roadway. Driver over corrected causing the vehicle to travel off the left side of the roadway before overturning. 
 

Tracy J. Rogers sustained moderate injuries in this accident and she was transported to Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri for treatment.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by Stevers Tow.


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13th annual community wide Senior Fall Festival


Looking for some fun tomorrow morning?


CTC's Cool Cars For Kids

CTC Transportation in Butler is having a car show on the square co sponsored by Butler Chamber and Electric City Downtown. All proceeds will go to Coats for Kids and Toys for Tykes, these are local charities to help kids around our area. We have a lot of vendors and some events for kids, hopefully we have a good turnout.. Everyone is welcome to attend!!

Things to do this weekend...

Today
DeAnn Craft benefit rummage sale, parking lot of west Community First Bank in Butler

Archie Gun and Knife show, Archie Community Center 5-9 pm

Harrisonville Burnt District Festival, on the square

FB Sherwood at Drexel 7 pm
FB Midway at Rich Hill 7 pm
FB Archie at Appleton City 7 pm
FB Stockton at Butler 7 pm
FB Adrian at Osceola 7 pm

Saturday
DeAnn Craft benefit rummage sale, parking lot of west Community First Bank in Butler

Archie Gun and Knife show, Archie Community Center 9-5 pm

Harrisonville Burnt District Festival, on the square

Sunday
Archie Gun and Knife show, Archie Community Center 9-3 pm

Updated Obituary - Charles Phillips

 Charles Phillips
Charles Phillips, age 77, Mound City, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at his home. He was born in Linn County, Kansas on January 6, 1939 the son of Edward and Anna Lee Walrod Phillips. He graduated from Prescott High School. 

He attended Pittsburg State University, Texas AandI and eventually earned a Bachelor''s Degree in Business and Economics from Friends University. 

In 1961 Charles married Shirley Belle Hamilton and they had one son, Craig. Charles and Shirley were later divorced. Charles was a Vietnam War Veteran serving his country in the United States Navy as an electronics technician wiring F9 and F11 fighter planes. He later worked for Cessna and King Radio. Charles married Kathleen Brownback in 2006. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Carl Phillips. He is survived by his wife Kathleen; son, Craig Phillips; two sisters, Joan Foster and husband Larry, and Sharon Urban and husband Rick; extended family; and friends.

Funeral service will be held 6 pm Monday, October 3, 2016 at the Schneider Mound City Chapel. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 pm at the chapel. Private family burial will be in the Prescott Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to Prescott Country View, Prescott Cemetery or Avalon Hospice. On line condolences for the family can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel.

Obituary - Theodore Lee DeLozier

Theodore Lee DeLozier, age 73 years, passed away Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Brunswick Nursing Home, Brunswick, Missouri. 

Fond memories and condolences may be left online at www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, Missouri and are pending at this time.

McBee's Brats night at the Butler Football Game

Project Prom is having it's 2nd Annual McBee's Brat night at the Butler Football game tonight which is also Senior night and the last regular season home game. 

We will have Jalepeno, Pineapple and German Brats. Thank you!!

Fatal Fire in Rural Peculiar - Victim Identified

09/29/2016 Cass Co. -  The victim of a fatal house fire in rural Peculiar on Monday has been identified as Charles Scott Ensor, 57.  Mr. Ensor who lived at the residence, was the only occupant in the house at the time of the fire.  

The Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office made the positive identification today.  

An official cause of death will take several weeks to determine.  The Missouri State Fire Marshall’s Office is also investigating the fire. A cause has not been determined.

Obituary - Marie Plasmyer

Funeral services for Marie will be 2 p.m. Monday, October 3, 2016 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. 

Visitation will be prior to services from 1-2 p.m. at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions to American Cancer Society.

Marie Plasmyer, age 78 of Butler, Missouri died Thursday, September 29, 2016 at University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. She was born June 23, 1938 to Curry and Mary Ellen Scanlan Barnes.

Marie is survived by three sons, Curry Massey and wife Linda of Butler, Missouri, David Massey and wife Donna of Olathe, Kansas and Mike Massey and wife Melissa of Butler, Missouri; one daughter, Cindy Weiss and husband Robert of Liberty, Missouri; one stepdaughter, Stephanie Obert and husband Fred of Lockwood, Missouri; one brother, Kenny Barnes of Kansas City, Missouri; and seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Fred in March of 2014; and one brother, Earl Barnes in 2000.

Bumper crop may cause storage issues

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Sept. 12 crop production report estimates corn production up by 11 percent over last year. USDA predicts 3 percent more soybean this year.

Crop producers will have more grain to sell at lower prices in 2016. Storage might become tight after this year’s excellent wheat yields, says University of Missouri Extension agricultural engineer Charlie Ellis. Although not as big as 2014, this year’s bumper crop will take longer to haul, dry and store than in past years, Ellis says.

Crop cash receipts—the cash income from crop sales—are expected to fall 3.7 percent in 2016 as prices for cash crops continue to decline. Since hitting a record high in 2012, corn receipts are forecast to fall 37.7 percent over the four years through 2016.

That motivates farmers to hold grain for feeding or a later sale.

MU Extension offers guides and customized spreadsheets to help farmers make good decisions about storage, says Joe Zulovich, MU Extension agricultural engineering specialist. Charts, spreadsheets and guides are available atbit.ly/2cKXhuI.

In previous years, some agronomists and economists called for leaving corn in the field as a way to store it. That is unlikely in 2016 due to crop conditions in parts of the state.

Moisture-related problems make storage even more challenging this year, says MU Extension agronomist Bill Wiebold. Excessive rain, coupled with high dew points, makes corn and soybean ripe for disease in much of the state. Scattered cases of diplodia, corn ear rot, stalk rot and seed sprouting call for affected crops to be harvested and dried quickly.

MU economist Ray Massey recommends MU Extension’s “Grain Bin & Storage Cost” decision tool to look at the cost of commercial storage and drying when corn prices are low. Users input information from their operation to help with decision-making in changing agricultural markets. Download the free spreadsheet at bit.ly/2cRbaoK.

Contact the agronomist or agricultural engineer in your region for more information. Go toextension.missouri.edu/directory/People.aspx for a list of regional specialists.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

A friend in need: Fundraising for DeAnn Craft

Rural Butlerite DeAnn Craft is currently undergoing treatment for cancer, and again our community bands together to support someone in need.

With 100% of money raised going to the Craft family to offset expenses, there will be a rummage sale at the Butler Community Bank (west location) parking lot Friday Sept. 30th 4 to 7 pm; and Saturday Oct. 1st 8 am to 4 pm. You'll find all kinds of quality donated items and food donated by Medicalodges with all food proceeds going to the Craft family as well.

A benefit auction is planned for Oct. 22, with location and more details to be announced soon.

As an added note, nearly $550 was donated to the Craft family during the Amsterdam Jubilee and during Huckster's Day. Many thanks to all who have already donated.

Obituary - Katherine Lenore Robertson Howard Young

Katherine Lenore Robertson Howard Young, age 84, Nevada, MO died on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada.

Services times and additional family information will be announced by Ferry Funeral Home at a later time.

Butler Country Mart set to close the doors...

In case you haven't heard, the Butler Country Mart store is slated to close on October 1st and reopen as another store (to be announced) in a few weeks. 

As part of the closeout, Country Mart will be offering a 20% discount for purchases (on most items) now through closing time on October 1st.

Mid America Live would like to thank Mike Massey and his staff for their undying commitment to providing the very best service with a hometown touch. Good luck to all in future endeavors.  

Perfect for a Thursday evening...

The Bates County Museum is proud to present "Families In and Around Island Mound" tonight at 6 pm at the shelter house at the Battle of Island Mound site. New research about the subject is guaranteed to provide never before heard information and insight about these families.

The program is free. Take 52 highway west of Butler and follow signs to the historic Battle of Island Mound site.

Harwood woman injured in Vernon County Crash

On 9/29/16 around 7:50am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Vernon County responded to a one vehicle accident on Route EE around 4 miles Northwest of Eldorado Springs, Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2006 Ford Taurus driven by 72 year old Winfred J. Masten of Eldorado Springs, Missouri ran off the left side of the roadway and struck some trees.

She sustained minor injuries in this accident and was transported to Nevada Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The vehicle received moderate damages in this accident and was towed from the scene by TCB Towing of Nevada, Missouri.



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More Missourians are buckling up! Statewide survey shows a 1.5 percent increase

Results of a recent statewide survey reveal that Missouri drivers and passengers are buckling up more in 2016, but still have much room to improve.

Based on 123,678 observations of Missouri drivers and passengers in this year's statewide survey, the safety belt use rate is 81.4 percent, up 1.5 percent from 2015. This is still far behind the national average, which was 88.5 percent in 2015.

Safety belt usage ranged from a low of 63 percent in Jackson County to a high of 95 percent in Montgomery County. The survey also indicated that females tend to buckle up more than males with 85 and 78.6 percent respectively. Pickup truck drivers are only 69.7 percent likely to buckle up, while drivers of sport utility vehicles buckle up at 86.7 percent.

"It's vital that the driver and all passengers are buckled up every trip, every one, every time, day and night," said Bill Whitfield, chair of the executive committee for the coalition. "Ninety-four percent of the time driver error is responsible for a crash, and your safety belt is your best defense if a crash occurs."

Modern vehicles are safer than they have ever been. Integrated safety systems such as airbags and crumple zones have drastically increased chances of crash survival. However, all of these safety improvements are designed with the assumption that the occupants of a vehicle are properly restrained with a safety belt. Not wearing a safety belt severely undermines a vehicle's ability to keep its passengers safe in a crash.

As of Sept. 29, 669 people have died in Missouri traffic crashes this year, an 8% increase over this time last year. Of those deaths, 439 were vehicle occupants who had a seat belt available, but 60 percent chose not to wear a safety belt and were killed. Many of these people might be alive today if they had simply buckled up.

For more information on highway safety, visit saveMOlives.com. You can also follow Save MO Lives on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

OATS celebrates 45 years serving Missourians

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, Missouri OATS, Inc. celebrated its 45th year serving the citizens of Missouri.

Originally founded in 1971 by a group of individuals who saw a need for transportation, especially in rural areas, OATS has grown to be one of the largest systems of its kind in the country.

As a public transportation provider, OATS buses traveled 14.8 million miles last year in MO and was utilized by more than 32,000 Missourians. Last year, 1,594,584 one-way trips were provided with a staff of 700.

The mission of OATS, Inc. is to provide reliable transportation for transportation disadvantaged Missourians so they can live independently in their own communities. MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna and Multimodal Division Director Michelle Teel participated in the celebration event along with more than 1,000 transit riders.

"The high quality service OATS provides to Missourians across the state is tremendous," Teel said. "They are a national leader in providing essential transportation services, and we are proud and delighted to congratulate them on their 45th anniversary."

St. Clair County Warrant Arrests

On Sept. 26, Kyle Breshears, 19, Kansas City, was arrested on two St. Clair County warrants for failing to appear in court on class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana and an infraction of no seatbelt.  Total bond is set at $2,510 with $10 cash only. The charge stems from a Missouri State Highway Patrol investigation in January.
On Sept. 27, Madison Smith, 19, Lees’s Summit, was arrested on two St. Clair County warrants for failing to appear in court on class C misdemeanor exceeding the speed limit by 11-15 miles per hour and an infraction of no seat belt. Total bond is set at $230 cash only. The original charges stem from a Missouri State Highway Patrol investigation in November 2015.            
        

Shooting near school spurs concerns

The El Dorado Springs Sun Newspaper is reporting that police have confirmed there was a shooting near the school, but wanted to emphasize the shooting did not happen AT the school. 

Mid America Live is working to get more on this story and will publish an update when information is available.

Bicentennial license plates- your vote counts...

All Missourians can celebrate 200 years of statehood with a new automobile license plate that will be out in time for the Show-Me State’s bicentennial in 2021, and the public is invited to vote on the design options presented below.

On July 1, 2016, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed House Bill 2380, authorizing the bicentennial plate. The legislation was sponsored by Glen Kolkmeyer, Missouri state representative from the 53rd District. Dave Schatz, senator from the 26th District, helped ensure the effort progressed on the senate floor.

The plate will be issued to Missouri drivers starting in January 1, 2019. More information about the process for selecting Missouri’s next license plate can be found on the Department of Revenue’s website.

The Bicentennial License Plate Advisory Committee, created by HB 2380, and the State Historical Society of Missouri’s Bicentennial Committee thank you for taking part in this historic process. If you would like to share comments or feedback about the designs, please email contact@shsmo.org.

Obituary - Douglas Harold Carver

Funeral services for Doug Carver will be 2 p.m. Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler. Visitation will be prior to services from 1-2 p.m. at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Salem Cemetery, Foster, Missouri. Contributions to Butler First Christian Church, American Heart Association or House of Hound.

Douglas Harold Carver, age 86 of Butler, Missouri died Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. He was born January 6, 1930 to Everett and Josephine Shelton Carver in Butler.

Doug is survived by his wife, Nora Carver of Butler, Missouri; five daughters, Debra Peterson and husband Gary of Salt Lake City, Utah, Beverly Foulger and husband Stephen of Ogden, Utah, Janet Kinghorn and husband Ken and Diana Bosley, all of Clearfield, Utah and Vickie Gale and husband Randy of Mayfield, Utah; one brother, Donald Carver of Greenville, Kentucky; and 18 granchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, one great grandchild on the way, one great great-granddaughter and one great great-grandchild on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Everett Carver Jr. and Joe Lee Carver.

Mediacom offering scholarships now

Just like most American families, the Mediacom family believes in the importance of higher education. As a corporation with strong community roots, we wanted to support, in some way, the higher education of our customers.

For this reason, we formed World Class – The Mediacom Scholarship Program to help graduating high school students with their college expenses, such as tuition and books.

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Updated Obituary - Martha Lou Evins

 Martha Lou Evins
Martha Lou Evins, 86, Belton, Missouri, died Monday, September 26, 2016 at Beautiful Savior Home in Belton. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 29 at the First Baptist Church in Cleveland, Missouri with burial in Glenwild Cemetery, Cleveland. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Missouri.

Martha was born May 10, 1930 in Trail, Missouri, the daughter of Cara and Elizabeth Rose Poe. She was a 1953 graduate of Willow Springs, Missouri High School and married Cleve O. Evins on December 13, 1953 in Pomona, Missouri.

Martha moved to Kansas City, Missouri in 1953 until moving to Cleveland, Missouri in 1960. She moved to Drexel, Missouri in 2005 to take care of her daughter, returning to Cleveland in 2008. Martha was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cleveland, the Cleveland Lions Club, and she was a long-time election judge in Cleveland. She also worked at the Cleveland Corner Convenience Store for many years.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, five brothers, one son, Glen, one daughter, Sue Harris, and her husband of 47 years, Cleve, on April 18, 2000. She is survived by one son, James (Nora) Evins, Belton, Missouri; one brother, James Weatherwax, Willard, Missouri; son-in-law, Tim Harris, Drexel, Missouri; 4 grandchildren, Anthony Evins, Andrew Evins (Jesse), Stephanie Harris, Timothy Harris, II; 8 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Obituary - Bill Uhlenbock

Bill Uhlenbock
Bill Uhlenbock, age 83 years, passed away Monday, September 26, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital on the Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 29, 11:00am at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Calhoun, MO. Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 28, from 6:30-8:00pm at the Vansant Mills funeral home. Burial will be at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Calhoun, MO. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Calhoun, Missouri and can be left in care of the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences may be left online at www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com.

William Eugene "Bill" Uhlenbock was born July 1, 1933 to William Frederick Uhlenbock and Pearl Leora Freeman Uhlenbock in Roseland, MO. Bill attended Roseland Grade School and graduated from Calhoun High School in 1951. On October 12, 1968 Bill married Karen Lee Borum. Bill served honorably in the US Army 59th Field Artillery Battalion, was a member of the Calhoun American Legion, and served as the Mt. Olivet Baptist Treasurer and Church Deacon. Bill worked for Williams Rock Co and retired as a Rural Mail Carrier for the USPS. He enjoyed raising cattle on his Missouri Century farm.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents.

Among survivors are his wife, Karen of the home, one sister; Frances Wright (Wilbur) of Lincoln, MO., Nephews; Steven (Delania) Wright and Stanley (Judy) Wright of Lincoln, Niece; Sheree (Darren) Eckhoff of Lincoln, as well as several Great Nephews and Nieces and other family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton.

Adrian Optimists announce September Students of the Month

The Adrian Optimist Club is pleased to honor Students of the Month from the Miami, Ballard, and Adrian schools. Criteria for this honor center on outstanding academic and civic achievement and school spirit. Staff at each of the schools make the selection, and their decision is based on expansion of these criteria. Selection is based on the criteria, but a student stepping up to a particular task will come to play in it. Each student is honored with a certificate of recognition from the Adrian Optimist Club and $20.00 in Adrian Chamber of Commerce “Chamber Bucks”.

The Miami Student of the Month for September is Merissa Talley a junior. Merissa is the daughter of JD and Pam Talley. In school she is active in FBLA, Student Council, basketball, volleyball, and softball. Merissa still finds time to be with friends and family. Staff at Miami say “Merissa has really taken a step forward in becoming a positive influence and a vocal leader. She is extremely helpful and considerate to others.” Merissa says “The sports that I do help me to stay on task during school.” As for her future, she plans a college career studying to be a doctor or athletic trainer.
Pictured: Adrian Optimist Member Mike Peterson, Merissa Talley, and Miami Principal Dr Daniel Johnson

The Ballard Student of the Month is senior Holly Tate, daughter of Troy and Jana Tate. Mrs. Bauman, Special Education teacher, states “I find Holly to be an extraordinary student. She works incredibly hard to keep her grades as high as possible. Holly is not ashamed to ask for help when it is needed. She goes to tutoring sessions after school and still participates in sports, while maintaining her grades. Holly is a loving and caring person. She helps others when she can. She is an excellent teacher’s assistant. She is calm and patient with other students.

I believe Holy is an extraordinary person. I admire all that she does, which would overwhelm many people. Holly is the type of person who will be able to achieve any goal she sets.

Keith Smith, English Teacher, states “Holly is ALWAYS willing to help any student with problems. Very respectful of teachers. Never derogatory and always compassionate.”

Brad Dunkin, History Teacher, states “Holly is dedicated, inquisitive, and reliable, Her contributions to our school are unmatched and highly valued.
Pictured: Adrian Optimist Member Josh Nieder, Holly Tate, and Ballard Principal Eric Hahn

The Adrian Student of the Month is Tanner Pitts, senior son of Jerry and Bobbie Pitts. In school Tanner is active in FBLA, Student Council, National Honor Society, football, basketball, and baseball. He also finds time and encouragement through competitive baseball, church, and Adrian Little League Football. Tanner is inspired by this statement by Kevin Durent, “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.” Tanner plans to attend Pittsburg State University majoring in Biology.

Pictured:  Adrian Principal Abe Lewis, Tanner Pitts, and Adrian Optimist Member Cary Six

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Obituary - Charles Phillips

Charles Phillips, age 77, Mound City, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at his home. He was born in Linn County, Kansas on January 6, 1939 the son of Edward and Anna Lee Walrod Phillips. He graduated from Prescott High School. He attended Pittsburg State University, Texas AandI and eventually earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business and Economics from Friends University. He was a Vietnam War Veteran serving his country in the United States Navy as an electronics technician wiring F9 and F11 fighter planes. He later worked for Cessna and King Radio. Charles married Kathleen Brownback in 2006. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Carl Phillips. He is survived by his wife Kathleen, a son, Craig Phillips, and two sisters, Joan Foster and husband Larry, and Sharon Urban and husband Rick.

Funeral service will be held 6 pm Monday, October 3, 2016 at the Schneider Mound City Chapel. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 pm at the chapel. Private family burial will be in the Prescott Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to Prescott Country View, Prescott Cemetery or Avalon Hospice. On line condolences for the family can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel.

Clinton woman injured in Henry County crash

On 9/28/16 around 6:25pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Henry County responded to a two vehicle accident on Missouri 7 Highway just North of  County Road NW 501 in rural Henry County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 1996 Toyota Tacoma driven by 52 year old Bradford M. Williams of Warsaw, Missouri struck the 2000 Chevrolet S-10 driven by 18 year old Nathan B. Elliott in the rear.

A passenger in Mr. Elliott's vehicle 29 year old Angell Smith of Clinton, Missouri sustained minor injuries in this accident and she was transported by ambulance to Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri for treatment.

Both sustained minor damages in this accident and both were driven from the scene.


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Obituary - Scott Ensor

Scott Ensor, age 57 of Peculiar, MO formerly of Rich Hill, passed away September 26th 2016. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday October 1 at 11:30 a.m. at the Heuser Funeral Home in Rich Hill. Family will receive friends Saturday beginning at 10:00 a.m. until service time. 

The family suggest Memorial Contributions to the Friends of Green Lawn Cemetery or the Rich Hill 4th of July Fund c/o Heuser Funeral Home. 

Scott is survived by his two sons, Corey and Cody Ensor, Kansas City MO. mother of his children, Tricia Robb, Belton MO four sisters, Cheri Ensor, Lebanon MO Wendy Bradley, Butler MO Marlene Pickering, Lebanon MO and Valerie Kithcart, Rich Hill MO

A big thank you

The Creighton Fire Protection District would like to say thanks to the Mutual Aid fire crews from Urich Fire. Garden City Fire Central Cass Fire Dolan Fire and Pleasant Hill Fire for the help on the fire Saturday night at the Golden Valley Motor Sports

Obituary - Christopher Joseph Bridges

Christopher Joseph Bridges
Christopher Joseph Bridges, of Harrisonville, Missouri was born June 2, 1949 in St. Joseph, Missouri the son of Robert Leonard Sr. and Carolyn Elizabeth (Sterling) Bridges. He departed this life on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at the ABC Health Center, Harrisonville at the age of 67 years, 3 months and 25 days.

Christopher was employed as an assembler at the Cassco Area Workshop in Harrisonville. He was a Special Olympic Champion in basketball, swimming, baseball, track and bowling. Christopher was a longtime fan of the KC Royals, KC Chiefs and the KU basketball team. He delighted in watching all their games on television. Christopher collected baseball cards and autographs and could always be seen with one of his numerous baseball hats on. He loved to drink his Diet Coke. 

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Leonard Bridges Jr; a sister and brother-in-law, Lynne Marie Bridges-Booker and Robert Booker and a nephew, Robert Leonard Bridges III. 

Christopher is survived by his sister, Jennifer A. Bridges-Newman and husband, Jeb Stuart H. Newman Sr.; a brother, Patrick Arthur Bridges; nieces, Kristy Pope, Angie Partridge, Alison Straley, Blaire Booker-Craven, Cara Lynne Newman, Erin Roberts; nephews, Andrew Bridges, Nick Bridges, Jeb Stuart H. Newman Jr., Robert Caleb Newman and Aaron Dunning; other relatives and friends. 

Cremation. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. 

Final arrangements entrusted to Cass County Cremation Service, Harrisonville, Missouri.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Obituary - James Edward Otter

James Edward Otter
James Edward Otter, 62, El Dorado Springs, MO passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at a hospital in Overland Park, KS.  James was born March 4, 1954 in Norton, KS to Arthur Thomas Otter and Cecelia Katherine (Moos) Otter. On Sept 5, 1975 he was united in marriage to his former wife, Nancy (Davis) Otter at Calvary Baptist Church in Nevada, MO.

James was raised in the Norton, KS area. His family moved to Missouri as a young child and lived in Milford, Sheldon and Deerfield Mo areas. James worked for Lawrence and Sons in Deerfield, Midwest Coal Mine, Bronaugh, MO., retired from Wadsworth
Construction Co., Phoenix, AZ.

James loved to hunt and fish, play cards and enjoyed taking pictures of the places he visited while working for Wadsworth.

James is survived by one son, Corey Edward Otter and his wife Stephanie, Deerfield;


4 Grandchildren, Haley, CJ, Braxton and Brady Otter all of the Deerfield area; his mother, Cecelia; 3 sisters, Anne, Delores, Rose; 2 brothers, Mark, Quentin; along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by father, Arthur, 3 brothers, Richard, Jerry and Leon and 1 son Christopher Earl Otter.

Arrangements were under direction of Ferry Funeral Home, the family received friends between one and two o'clock Friday afternoon, September 23, at the funeral home and burial followed in Nevada's Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Transformer fire leaves most of Eldorado Springs without power

A spectacular fire erupted at a substation in Eldorado Springs today that resulted in a loss of power for most of the city. It is being reported that the heavy smoke, arcing and buzzing continued for quite some time before crews got the power turned off.

It is unknown how long before repairs are made. Consequently, the Butler  jr. high football game scheduled in Eldorado Springs has been postponed.

Absentee voting available through Nov 7th

Bates County Clerk Marlene Wainscott has announced that absentee voting may be done now through November 7th at the clerk's office in the Bates County courthouse.

The Bates County clerks office will be open weekdays, plus two Saturdays (Oct 29th and Nov 5th) for your convenience.

You will need to present a voter ID card or drivers license. For more information call 660-679-3371.

Obituary - Todd Christopher Diemer

Todd Christopher Diemer, 47, of Kansas City, KS. passed away Sept. 22, 2016 at KU Medical Center.

Memorial Services will be Sat. Oct 1, 2016 at 1 PM at Highland Park Funeral Home, 4101 State Ave. Kansas City, KS. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Todd’s name at the funeral home.

Todd was born Sept. 2, 1969 in Kansas City, KS and was a lifelong area resident. He was a Cabinet Maker and Volunteer Fire Fighter in Drexel, Mo. He preceded in death by Grandfathers: Billy Nedrow and George H. Diemer. Survivors include: Father; Scott (Vicki) Diemer, Mother: Dorita Diemer, Son: Alex Diemer, Daughter: Brianna Greene, Sister: Sabrina Diemer, Grandmothers: Maude Nedrow and Jodie Diemer.

Butler Municipal Court news

BUTLER MUNICIPAL COURT 

Debra A. Hopkins, Judge 
Trish Thomas, Court Administrator 
September 16, 2016 
W = warrant issued
City of Butler v.

James Anderson Fail to register vehicle GP $75 + CC
Mark J. Bartlett Possession of Marijuana W
Leah Benedick-Cervantes Driving while revoked GP $200 + cc
Tyler Bennett Fail to register vehicle GP $100 ic
Tyler Bennett Fail to register vehicle GP $100 ic
Brandon Boch Domestic Assault GP Found Guilty at Trial $200 + cc
Cynthia Born Speeding GP $125 ic
Kaitlan S. Boyles Minor in possession W
Krista D. Bradley Animal running loose W
Sarah E. Bradley No proof of insurance W
Carl C. Burch Trespassing GP $300 ic
Benjamin Burgess Exhibition of Speed GP $200 + cc
Benjamin Burgess Possession of Marijuana GP $300 + cc
Adrian Burton Defective Equipment GP $250 ic
Adrian Burton Fail to register vehicle GP $50 ic
John C. Calhoun Trespassing W
John C. Calhoun Stealing W
Daniel T. Chastain, II Property Damage W
Phillip A. Clement Speeding W
Phillip A. Clement Fail to register vehicle W
Stephanie M. Clinesmith Driving while suspended W
Kayle Cooper Driving while revoked W
Kayle Cooper Tampering W
Kayle Cooper Property Damage W
Kayle Cooper Driving while revoked W
Kayle Cooper Stealing W
Angela R. Cranford Obstructing an officer W
Jerry Doyle Fail to register vehicle GP $100 ic
Jordon Doyal Minor in possession by consumption GP $75 + cc
Jordon Doyal Disorderly Conduct GP $200 + cc
David Eaton Driving while suspended GP $200 + cc

Jacob R. Epperson Seat Belt W
Douglas S. Fitzgerald Fail to register vehicle W
Douglas S. Fitzgerald Fail to register vehicle W
Nancy J. Flinn Failure to keep right W
Nancy J. Flinn Fail to register vehicle W
Nancy J. Flinn No proof of insurance W
Nancy J. Flinn DWI W
Kendall D. Foster Domestic Assault W
Kendall D. Foster Vicious dog running loose W
Christina Friend Fail to register vehicle GP $75 + cc
Samantha Fuller Defective Equipment W
Robert C. Gabriel Driving while suspended W
Robert C. Gabriel Seat Belt W
Robert C. Gabriel Fail to register vehicle W
Jeremy D. Grayer Fail to register vehicle W
Jeremy D. Grayer No proof of insurance W
Jeremy D. Grayer No valid driver's license W
Tyler Harris No proof of insurance GP $75 + cc
Taylor C. Heffernon Public Nuisance W
Joseph L. Hubbard Driving while suspended W
Lindsay K. Hubbard Speeding W
Tjarren James Fail to register vehicle GP $100 ic
James G. Johnson Seat Belt GP $10
Kayla R. Johnson Speeding GP $125 ic
Jeffrey Johnston Defective Equipment GP $175 ic
Wayne A. Keirsey Fail to register vehicle W
Donna M. Knoll Fail to register vehicle GP $100 ic
Arizona Kobel Speeding GP $150 ic
Christian W. Lewis No valid driver's license W
Derek Lile Possession of Drug Paraphernalia GP 4 days jail - credit for time served; pay cc
Michael Lynch Peace Disturbance GP $400 ic
Michael Lynch Peace Disturbance GP $250 ic
Brandy J. Mayfield Public Nuisance W
Shilenda M. Melton Trespassing W
Bonnie Miller Obstructing an officer GP $350 + cc
Jeffrey A. Miller, Jr Assault W
Jeremy L. Nash Failure to keep right W
Myrelia R. Nichols Fail to register vehicle W
Geraldo L. Payan No proof of insurance W
Nicole Phelan Seat Belt GP $10
Dustin D. Phelps Driving while suspended W
Dustin D. Phelps No proof of insurance W
Christopher Pickens Fail to register vehicle GP 5 days jail - credit for time served; pay cc
Christopher Pickens Expired Driviers License GP 5 days jail - credit for time served; pay cc
Christopher Pickens No vaild drivers license GP 5 days jail - credit for time served; pay cc
Roger W. Potter Driving while revoked W
Roger W. Potter No proof of insurance W
Roger W. Potter Fail to register vehicle W
Michael K. Quinn Expired Driviers License GP $125 ic
Brandon G. Radar No proof of insurance W
Cameron L. Ransom No valid driver's license W
James W. Ratliff Fail to register vehicle GP $100 ic
Joey Schmidt Seat Belt GP $10
Joey Schmidt Fail to register vehicle GP $100 + cc
Joey Schmidt Fail to register vehicle GP $125 + cc
Robert Shull No proof of insurance GP $75 + cc
Robert Shull No motorcylce endorsment GP $100 + cc
Emilie Slover Driving while suspended GP $300 +cc
Emilie Slover No proof of insurance GP $200 +cc
Douglas K. Stone Fail to register vehicle W
Douglas K. Stone Driving while suspended W
Douglas K. Stone No proof of insurance W
Michael R. Strup Speeding W
Michael R. Strup Fail to register vehicle W
Michael R. Strup No proof of insurance W
Michael R. Strup Driving while revoked W
Talana Sullins DWI GP SIS; 1 yr pb; pay cc; SATOP already completed
Talana Sullins Disturbing the peace GP $250 ic
Talana Sullins Possession of Drug Paraphernalia GP SIS; 1 yr pb; pay cc;
Kristina M. Swanson Stealing W
Kelly Taylor/Darr No vaild drivers license GP SIS; 6 months pb; show proof of license; pay cc
Kelly Taylor/Darr No proof of insurance GP $125 + cc
Kenton Taylor Seat Belt GP $10
Eric D. Tholin No valid driver's license W
Chasiety Thomas/Wisdom Driving while suspended W
William Thompson Speeding GP $100 ic
Zackery R. Vannattan/Green Stealing W
Darren S. Venneman Trespassing W
Darren S. Venneman Stealing W
Darren S. Venneman Resisting Arrest W
Darren S. Venneman Possession of Marijuana W
Darren S. Venneman Possession of Drug Paraphernalia W
Darren S. Venneman Open container W
Darren S. Venneman Receive/Possess stolen property W
Darren S. Venneman Driving while revoked W
Allison M. Ward Fail to register vehicle GP $100 ic
Courtine Warren Driving while suspended GP SIS; 1 yr pb; cc; obtain & show proof of reinstatement of license
Andrew L. Willet Fail to register vehicle W
Andrew L. Willet Seat Belt W
Andrew L. Willet Speeding W
Carl R. Wisdom Fail to register vehicle W
Tiffany L. Wisdom/Phillips Domestic Assault W
Carolyn J. Wright Trespassing W
Scottie D. Yaw Defective Equipment GP $250 ic
Billy Yost Fail to register vehicle GP $75 + cc