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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Obituary - David VanDeberg

David Charles VanDeBerg, 53, of Eldon, Missouri died Tuesday, August 2, 2016 as the result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Deepwater, Mo.

He was born February 27, 1963 in Sioux Center, Iowa, the son of Howard Lee VanDeBerg and Mary Virginia (Ebel) VanDeBerg.

David was employed with Smith Paper in Eldon, Mo., as a delivery driver for 10 years.

He is survived by one son, Shane Michael VanDeBerg of Jefferson City, Mo.; three grandsons, Bentley Michael VanDeBerg, Abel Jaxen VanDeBerg, and Judd August VanDeBerg, all of Jefferson City, Mo.; parents, Howard and Mary VanDeBerg , Eldon, Mo.; and one brother, John Lee VanDeBerg, Eldon, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Charles Earl Ebel and Meredith Helen Ebel; and paternal grandparents, William Ralph VanDeBerg and Lavonne JoAnn VanDeBerg.

Memorial services are planned for a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton, Mo.

New sex offender registered in Rich Hill

Eddie Lee Pogue
The Bates County Sheriff's Office has registered a new sex offender today. 

 His information is below:
  • Name: Eddie Lee Pogue
  • DOB: 6/8/1982
  • Address: 1201 E Olive, Rich Hill, MO 64779
  • Offense: Sexual Misconduct
  • Date of Offense: 6/28/08
  • City, County & State of Offense and Conviction: Nevada, Vernon, MO

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New sex offender registered in Vernon County

Kenneth G. Peppinger
The Vernon County Sheriffs Office would like to advise the public of a new sex offender that has been registered in the county.

The subject is Kenneth G. Peppinger (11/24/90) who has moved into to a address located at 1974 E. Canton Road in Hume, Missouri.

Mr. Peppinger was convicted of 1.) Contributing to a child's misconduct in 2011 in Olathe, Kansas.

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Obituary - Mary Virginia Miller

Graveside services for Mary Virginia Miller will be 11 a.m. Monday, August 8, 2016 at Westpoint Cemetery in Amsterdam, Missouri. There is no visitation. Services under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri.

Mary Virginia Miller, age 89 of Sedalia, Missouri, formerly of Butler, Missouri died Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. She was born June 15, 1927 to Jerry Marion Donelly and Cora Maria Alexander Stitt in Rockville, Kansas.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Mary Lynn Aleshire and husband Mark Baker of Warrensburg, Missouri; one son-in-law, Gerald Seelinger of Warrensburg, Missouri; and two grandchildren, Chloe Bigger and Hailey Forence. She was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Patricia Marie Seelinger and Caroline Aleshire; and one brother, Melvin Arthur Stitt.

Updated Obituary - James E. Dykes

Funeral services for James E. Dykes will be 4 p.m. Saturday, August 6, 2016 at East View Baptist Church in Kilgore, Texas. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore. 

Burial in Kilgore Cemetery, Kilgore, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations to Texas Baptist Men Disaster Relief, Attention Mickey Lenamon, 5351 Catron, Dallas, TX 75227

Today we celebrate James Dykes homecoming. He is celebrating his 86th birthday in heaven today. James Eldridge Dykes was born August 5, 1930 to HL and Rena Dykes in Rusk, Texas. He was the fourth child in a family of eight. James grew up with Daniel, Irene, Dorothy, Wayne, Kenneth, Delvin and Evelyn in East Texas. He worked in the East Texas oil fields and lumber camps before he joined the Air Force in 1948 when he was 17. He proudly served his country for 20 years.

James met and married Joanne Nash and together they traveled across the country and overseas. They raised two children, James Frank and Linda Anne. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked as a carrier for the US Postal Service for 20 years. After that retirement, James and Joanne went on several home mission trips and also worked with Texas Baptist Men's Disaster Relief.

After Joanne's death in 2004, he married Sandra Moore in 2009, and added her two children to the family, Kim and Kevin. James was a farmer and cattle man, a Baptist deacon, a Disaster Relief cook and dishwasher, a proud veteran, a fix-it-guy. James was a pillar in his community and was well loved and respected. He supported his family and gave whole-heartedly his whole life. He loved to play dominoes, eat good food, and laugh.

He died on August 2nd, surrounded by family and friends in Kansas City. James is survived by his wife, Sandra, and his children, James and his wife Margaret, Linda, Kim and her husband Ed, Kevin and his wife Deana and their children, Ken, Liz, Travis, Luke, Julie, Sandy, Sarah, Trey, Breanna, and Maddi, plus numerous nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and his sister Evelyn.

Obituary - Helen May Johnson

Helen May Johnson
Helen May Johnson, age 87, Pleasanton, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the Residencies of Pleasanton. She was born on July 17, 1929 in Pueblo, Colorado the daughter of Thomas Benton and Lucy J. Wyland Kramer. Helen spent her early years in Colorado until moving with her family to Pleasanton, Kansas where she graduated from Pleasanton High School in the Class of 1948. 

She married Perry Johnson on October 24, 1948 in Pleasanton, Kansas. The two resided in the Green Valley area of Linn County where their children were born. She worked for a time at Braemoor's Sewing Factory, was a member of the Pleasanton First Christian Church, and the ILGWU. Her family and church continued to give her joy and strength through the years. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Thomas Kramer, a sister, Dorothy Kramer Williamson Gurney and a son in law Bill Morrisey. Helen is survived by her four children: Judy Patterson and husband Jim, Larry Johnson and wife Cindy, Dorothy Stuart and husband Tom, and Janet Morrisey, eight grand and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday, August 8, 2106 at the Pleasanton First Christian Church. Burial will be in the Pleasanton Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 am to service time at the church. Contributions are suggested to the Residencies, Christian Church or Crossroads Hospice. 

On line condolences can be left at Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton, Kansas.

Gas leak in Adrian

The Adrian Fire Department along with Liberty Utilities are on scene of a gas line that is damaged in Adrian.

The location of this damaged gas line is on the corner of Edith and Pinoak Streets.

Please find a alternate route around this area. 

Mid America Live News will update this when more information becomes available to us.

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Motorcycle accident in Cass County sends Belton man to hospital

Around 9:10am this morning the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County responded to a once vehicle motorcycle accident on Route W just East of Shaler Road in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2015 Triumph Motorcycle driven by 47 year old Brian W. Vernon of Belton, Missouri was traveling eastbound when he struck a patch of gravel while negotiating a corner causing him to lose control and travel off the right side of the roadway ejecting the driver.

Mr. Vernon sustained moderate injuries in this accident and he was transported by Harrisonville EMS to Research Main Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.

The bike was totaled and towed from the scene by Eckert Tow.

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Osceola man arrested on Vernon County warrants

Timothy Root
On Aug. 3, Timothy Root, 24, Osceola, was arrested in St. Clair County on two Vernon County warrants for failing to appear in court on misdemeanor charges of operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner involving an accident, no insurance and an infraction of no seat belt. 

Total bond is $510 cash only. The warrants were issued on May 24 and stem from a Missouri State Highway Patrol investigation on April 2.

Appleton City man arrested on Class C Felony

Terry Sieleman
On Aug. 2, Terry Sieleman, 38, Appleton City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with failing to appear in court on class C felony possession of a controlled substance. 

Bond is set at $5,000 cash only. The original charge stems from an Appleton City Police Department investigation in October 2013.

Two taken into custody on felony drug charges

Charles Gillan
On Aug. 3, Victor Bruce, 39, El Dorado Springs, and Charles Gillan, 35, Collins, were taken into custody after a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation at the Pilot Truck Stop in Collins, Missouri.

During the investigation a black key box with four plastic bags containing a crystal like substance was located. 

The substance field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Victor Bruce
A hypodermic needle that appeared to have been used was also located on Bruce’s person. 

Formal charges are pending and we will update when more information is made available to us from the St. Clair County Sheriffs Office.

Ford recalls 830K vehicles to fix faulty door latches

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling about 830,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Mexico because parts in the side door latches can break and the doors can open while the vehicles are moving.

The recall announced Thursday covers certain 2013 to 2015 Ford Escape SUVs and C-Max cars, and 2012 to 2015 Focus cars. Also included are 2014 to 2016 Ford Transit Connect vans, and Ford Mustang sports cars and Lincoln MKC SUVs from 2015.

Ford says a faulty spring part can break, stopping the doors from latching. The company says the rate of problems is higher in states with high temperatures and sunlight exposure, so the recall is focused on all of Mexico and 16 states mainly in the south and west. States included are Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Oregon and Washington.

States were included even if only parts met the criteria for high temperatures and sunlight exposure, the company said.

Dealers will replace all latches in the recall states and Mexico. In other states they will replace the latches if they break.

The company says it knows of one crash and one injury that could have been caused by the problem.

The recall will cost Ford about $270 million, and that figure will be included in the company's third-quarter pretax results, Ford said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Door latches have been problematic for Ford during the past two years. In May of 2015 the company had to recall 692,000 small and midsize cars for a similar latch problem. At the time, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration warned owners of the cars to get them repaired as soon as they get a notice from Ford
Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

MoDOT hiring for winter weather

MoDOT employs 2,400 maintenance employees across the state to maintain its 33,891 miles of state routes. 

If you're looking for diverse opportunities, challenging work and a friendly environment, come join a dynamic team working to support the finest Department of Transportation in America. 

There are three different types of workers in our maintenance department - full time maintenance workers, seasonal maintenance workers and emergency operators.

Visit the website for more information and to complete an online application - MoDOT Maintenance Workers.

Anyone in the Butler area need a massage?

Good morning everyone! It's a great day to take care of yourself with a relaxing massage!
Appointments are filling so call soon to get yours.

$25 for 30 minutes
$50 for 60 minutes
$70 for 90 minutes

These rates apply to relaxation massage, deep tissue, sports, and pregnancy massage.

For appointments call/text
Melanie: 541-914-3764 or 660-679-8107
Like me on Facebook under Fortunate Soul Massage

I'm located at 7 W Dakota on the Butler square next door to Summers pharmacy.

I accept cash, local checks, debit/credit cards.

From the Bates County Health Center

Bates County Health Center is pleased to announce that we are partnering with a company to provide vaccine to us which will allow us to provide immunizations to infants, children, teens and adults. 
We can now bill your private insurance if it covers immunizations.

Make sure your child has all their back to school immunizations!
Call us at 660-679-6108 for more information.
Bates County Health Center
501 N. Orange St.
Butler, MO  64730

Update: Rockville man arrested after police chase in Cass County ends in Johnson County

Vehicle pursuit initiated in Cass County ends in Johnson County with the arrest of a 46 year old Mark E. Prater from Rockville, MO. 

Johnson County deputies entered the pursuit near TT and T highway, just south of Kingsville at 3:00am yesterday morning. 

The vehicle failed to yield for Johnson County deputies and travelled east on SW 500 road to 131 highway. The vehicle continued south on 131 highway and left the roadway at the intersection of 131 highway and SW 2 highway. 

The vehicle drove through a field and entered back onto 2 highway and traveled east on 2 highway. The vehicle came to a stop near Chilhowee as the vehicle departed the roadway as it turned south onto SW 151 road from 2 highway. 

Mr. Prater was arrested for Probation Violation out of Bates County for possession of a controlled substance, Probation Violation out of Platte County for Fraud, Failure to Appear out of Henry County for possession of dangerous drugs. 

Johnson County deputies placed Mr. Prater on a twenty four hour hold for possession of a controlled substance, failure to yield for emergency vehicle and felony driving while revoked. The male subject is being held at the Johnson County Jail.

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House of Hounds one year anniversary

One year ago Allen Brooks went in front of the Butler City Council... Roger Cecil with Butler, Missouri Animal Control and Genevieve Burk with Bates County, Missouri Pet Placement also spoke on his behalf and on the need for our shelter in Butler and Bates County.

Thanks to MANY amazing people... over 200 animals lives have been saved to date. Today we celebrate with ALL OF YOU in your efforts of saving lives, one dog at a time.

We would not be where we are today without the determination of the Owner (Allen Brooks) and ALL the people who have been with us from the start and joined with us along the way <3 br="">

<3 br="">THANK YOU!!!!

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