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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Obituary - Caleb Ryan Pulliam

Caleb Ryan Pulliam, 23, Belton, Missouri, departed this life on August 11, 2016 in Dunning, Nebraska. 

Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri. 

A complete obituary and service time will be posted when the information becomes available.

School Appreciation Day at The Carpenters Cup In Butler

Local area teachers, Carpenters Cup is having a school appreciation day on Saturday! Stop by, check it out, and support this new local business! attached is a flyer!

Ford says it will have a fully autonomous car by 2021

DETROIT (AP) - Ford Motor Company says it will have a fully autonomous vehicle ready to provide ride-hailing or ride-sharing services by 2021.

Ford CEO Mark Fields announced the new goal Tuesday at the company's Silicon Valley campus in Palo Alto, California.

Ford says its new vehicle won't need a steering wheel or gas and brake pedals. That's a break from many other companies, who plan to gradually add self-driving capability to traditional cars.

Ford's vehicle will be specifically designed for commercial mobility services, like taxi companies, and will be available in high volumes. Ford says personal ownership of self-driving cars will come later. The company also says it plans to double the staff at its Palo Alto research center by the end of next year to nearly 300 people

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Death Investigation in Pittsburg Kansas

Raymond Cleffman
On Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 5:46 pm, officers responded to a wooded area south of Caruthers Auto Salvage, 702 E. 4th street, for a deceased male adult being found. 

The body has been transported to Frontier Forensics in Kansas City, KS for an autopsy. Authorities have identified the body of Raymond Cleffman. 

The cause of Mr. Cleffman's death has yet to be determined at this time.

A death investigation is currently underway, with additional information being released later. 

Anyone having information related to this incident is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231-1700.

Callers may remain anonymous.

Courtesy of Major Brent Narges Pittsburg Police Department

Updated Obituary - Doris J. Allen

Doris J. Allen
Doris J. Allen, 85 of Drexel, Missouri passed away August 14, 2016 at Olathe Hospice House in Olathe, Kansas. A visitation will be held Friday, August 19th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (660-679-0009). 

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 20th at 10:00 am at the Drexel United Methodist Church, Drexel, Missouri. Burial will follow in New Lancaster Cemetery, New Lancaster, Kansas. Memorial Contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Miami County Fair Association or the Drexel United Methodist Church. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Doris Jean Allen was born November 28, 1930 in New Lancaster, Kansas to Harold and Ruth Graham Hoover. She grew up in the New Lancaster area attending grade school and then graduating from La Cygne High School in 1948. Doris then attended the Ursuline Academy in Paola, Kansas. She taught school for a short time, until she was united in marriage to George William Allen on February 27, 1949. 

Doris began her work as a homemaker and later worked as a Federal Civil Service Manager until her retirement. Doris’s greatest love in life was her family. She and her husband Bill were dedicated to supporting and attending every event their children and grandchildren were involved in. A lot of times being the first to arrive. As their family grew, so did their involvement. They always enjoyed the Miami County Fair and sporting events. After Bill’s passing in 2007 Doris continued this tradition. Doris enjoyed her coffee groups, she loved to travel and meet new people, but her heart was always at her home on the farm. She will be forever missed by her loving family and friends. 

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bill Allen, and a brother Dale Hoover. She is survived by her daughter Linda Brown and Husband Ron of Mulvane, KS, son Rick Allen and wife Connie of Louisburg, KS, son Jake Allen and his wife Patricia of Louisburg, KS, son Bob Allen and wife Teresa of Osawatomie, KS, grandchildren, Jimmy Allen, Jeff Allen, Mike Allen, Amy Allen, Melissa White, April Owens, Holly Allen, and Robin Allen, 24 great-grandchildren, and sisters, Thelma Donley of South Haven, Ks and Betty Boyd of Overland Park, KS, along with extended family members and many dear friends.

Garden City Police Department Free Bicycle Give Away

The Circus Is Coming to Garden City September 10, 2016!

Missouri Department of Conservation reminds hunters of deer and turkey regulation changes for fall season

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds deer and turkey hunters of regulation changes that apply to hunting this fall.

Crossbows have been added as a legal method during archery deer and turkey seasons and also during the fall firearms turkey season. As a result, MDC has removed the “hunting method exemption” requirement for hunters to use crossbows during the archery deer season. The regulation change will provide additional hunting opportunities for young hunters and help prolong hunting activities for older participants.

To offer additional hunting opportunities for youths, MDC has expanded the late youth portion of the fall firearms deer season from two to three days and moved it earlier in the season. It will now start on the first Friday after Thanksgiving instead of in early January.

MDC has reduced the length of the deer-hunting antlerless portion from 12 to three days and it now begins on the first Friday in December.

The Department has eliminated the urban-zones portion of the firearms deer season and has moved the areas under statewide regulations. According to MDC, there were so few deer harvested during this portion that it proved unnecessary. 

To help protect young bucks and increase the number of mature bucks, the harvest limit of antlered deer has been reduced from three to two during the combined archery and firearms deer hunting season. Only one antlered deer may be taken during the firearms deer hunting season, and only one antlered deer may be take prior to the November portion of the firearms deer season.

Hunters who harvest deer during the opening weekend of the fall firearms November portion (Nov. 12 and 13) in any of the 29 counties of the Department’s Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Management Zone in northeast, central, and east-central Missouri are required to present their deer for CWD sample collection on the day of harvest at one of 75 MDC CWD sampling locations throughout the 29 counties. Hunters also have the option of presenting just the deer head with about six inches of neck attached. Sampling locations will be open from 7:30 a.m. through 8 p.m. The 29 counties of the CWD Management Zone are: Adair, Boone, Callaway, Carroll, Chariton, Cole, Cooper, Crawford, Franklin, Gasconade, Jefferson, Knox, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage, Putnam, Randolph, St. Charles, St. Louis, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, Sullivan, Warren, and Washington.
  • Archery Deer and Turkey: Sept. 15 - Nov. 11 and Nov. 23 - Jan. 15, 2017
  • Firearms Turkey: Oct. 1 - 31
  • Firearms Deer Early Youth Portion: Oct. 29 and 30
  • Firearms Deer November Portion: Nov. 12 - 22
  • Firearms Deer Late Youth Portion: Nov. 25 - 27
  • Firearms Deer Antlerless Portion: Dec. 2 - 4
  • Firearms Deer Alternative Methods Portion: Dec. 24 - Jan. 3, 2017
Get more information from MDC’s “2016 Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information” booklet, available where hunting permits are sold.

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Bates County 4-H members sent 85 exhibits to the Ozark Empire Fair

Bates County 4-H members sent 85 exhibits to the Ozark Empire Fair July 28th -August 6th. Of the 85 exhibits representing our community, we had 4 Grand Champions, including: 

Danielle Bolling of Adrian for her Exploring 4-H project, Allison Jenkins of Butler for her Cake Decorating 4-H project, Blake Doody of Adrian for his 4-H Country Cured Ham and Maylen Lawson of Butler for her 4-H Horse Riding project, as well as 6 Reserve Champions: 

Kristen Chandler of Butler for her 4-H Photography project, Sophie Cummings of Butler for her 4-H Cake Decorating project, Allison Jenkins of Butler for her 4-H Cake Decorating and Canning projects, Jessie Lowe of Adrian for her 4-H Photography project, Makenna Merrifield of Adrian for her 4-H Canning project, Kaylee O’Farrell of Montrose for her 4-H Foods project. 

Bates County also was awarded 67 blue ribbons and 18 red ribbons.

Obituary - Sue Healey

Sue Healey
Funeral services for Sue Healey will be 2 p.m. Friday, August 19, 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. Contributions to charity of choice.

Carrlin Sue Healey, age 71 of Stockton, Missouri died Monday, August 15, 2016 at her home in Stockton. She was born November 24, 1944 to Claude and Juanita Sharp Martin in Eureka, Kansas.

Sue is survived by her husband Jack Healey of Stockton, Missouri; three sons, Randy Abney of Clinton, Missouri, Mike Abney and wife Sherry of Glenpool, Oklahoma and Tracey Abney of Glencoe, Oklahoma; five stepsons, James Healey, Bob Healey, Troye Healey, Chuck Healey and Jack Healey Jr.; two stepdaughters, Tammy Collins and Tonja Parnell; three sisters, Betty, Marsha and Brenda; brother-in-law, Bob Healey of Stockton, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Jack Martin; and two sisters, Erva Jean Bergman and Virginia Rich.

From St. Clair County Sheriff Scott Keeler

Back to school time is an important event for our entire community. Students are back in class. Teachers are implementing new lesson plans for the school year. Administrators are working with budgets, school bus routes, staffing and school safety concerns. Parents are coordinating work and school schedules, car pools and support for their student’s activities and studies. Businesses are equipping families, teachers and administrators with the supplies they need for a successful school year. Back to school is a busy time for us all.

During this busy time, please be extra cautious in traffic. Be mindful of our school traffic zones especially during the morning hours and early afternoons. Keep an extra look out for potential hazards around our schools and in neighborhoods where children play. Slow down and increase your stopping distances.

School buses are back on the road. Be aware of school bus routes in your neighborhood and throughout your daily travel. Leave plenty of time and space for buses. With school traffic, anticipate delays in your travel and leave early so you’re not in a rush. And, when approaching a school zone or school bus on the road, be prepared to stop for bus and pedestrian traffic.

I want to thank all of you who help make our education system an integral, positive force in our community. Our children are counting on us. Let’s work together to make “back to school” a rewarding, fun, and safe time for all St. Clair County residents.

Thank you,

Sheriff Scott A. Keeler

Obituary - Mary Irene (Lawson) Thayer

The funeral service for Mrs. Thayer will be held at Hill and Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2016. 

Visitation will be held at the funeral home preceding the service from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at the Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, Missouri.

Mary's wishes were that any memorial donations be made to the Navigators, and may be sent to the funeral home.

Famous Missourian Induction Ceremony Scheduled for Robert Heinlein

Robert Heinlein
Jefferson City: The Hall of Famous Missourians will soon add a new inductee, science fiction author, Robert Heinlein. A renown writer, Robert Heinlein was born in Butler, Missouri and became nationally known as the “Dean of Science Fiction Writers”. His birthplace and the Robert A. and Virginia Library Addition are featured in Butler. 

The induction program will be held on Tuesday, August 23 at 10:30 a.m. in the House of Representatives Chamber at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City. The Heinlein Society and other interested groups sponsored this project. Citizens are invited to attend the ceremony and will be seated in the House Gallery on the 4th Floor. 

To schedule additional activities at the Capitol, while in Jefferson City, contact Representative Patricia Pike’s Office at or 573-751-5388.

Butler Elementary School back to school night

Butler Elementary School: Reminder that tonight, Tuesday, August 16th is Meet the Teacher Night!
  • Grades 1 - 3 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Grades 4 - 6 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bring their school supplies to put in their desks so they will be ready for the 1st day of school on August 18th! Doors open at 7:40 am for breakfast and school begins at 8:00 am!

See you there!

Clinton man arrested for resisting arrest and disturbing the peace

Michael J. Conners
On 8/15/16 the Clinton Police Department arrested 46 year old Michael J. Conners of Clinton, Missouri.

Mr. Conners was arrested for 1.) Disturbing the peace 2.) Failing to obey/obstruction/resisting a police officer.

He was booked into the Henry County Jail and placed on a $2,000 Cash/Surety Bond.

Copyright Mid America Live News 

Reminder from the Nevada Police Department

The Nevada Police Department would like to welcome back all of our local students as school goes back into session this week! 

Nevada Police officers would like to remind everyone that Nevada R-5 schools go back in session on Thursday, August 18, 2016. The 15 mph school zone with be in effect starting on this day. 

Nevada Police will be sitting in the school zones throughout the year enforcing the speed limit during school hours from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday.

MSHP encourages you to have a safe Labor Day Weekend

Colonel J. Bret Johnson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds Missouri’s travelers to make safety part of their Labor Day weekend. Col. Johnson strongly urges the use of seat belts when traveling in any kind of vehicle and life jackets when on a Missouri lake, river, or stream.

In 2015, 10 people were killed and 508 injured in Missouri over the Labor Day holiday in 1,094 traffic crashes. That means one person was killed or injured every nine minutes. Of that total, troopers worked 348 traffic crashes, which included 167 injuries and eight of the fatalities over the 2015 Labor Day holiday. Troopers arrested 121 people for driving while intoxicated during last year’s holiday weekend.

The 2016 counting period for the Labor Day holiday will be from 6 p.m., Friday, September 2, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, September 5, 2016.

The Highway Patrol will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) over the Labor Day holiday weekend. All available officers will be patrolling Missouri’s roadways enforcing Missouri’s speed limit, seat belt, and alcohol laws, in addition to being available to assist motorists. Troopers throughout the state will participate in a special enforcement operation on September 2 and again on September 5. This operation will include Interstates 29, 44, 55, and 70, and U.S. Highways 60 and 61. Troopers will be targeting all traffic violations, and be especially vigilant of aggressive driving violations.

Col. Johnson reminds the public that the Labor Day holiday is a busy boating weekend. In 2015, there were 11 boating crashes which included two fatalities and 10 injuries. There were three drownings over last year's Labor Day holiday. Troopers arrested 22 people for boating while intoxicated during last year's counting period. In an effort to increase safety on our state’s waters, all available officers will be working over the holiday weekend. Missouri’s boaters are asked to do their part by remaining alert for other boats and swimmers, and being courteous on the water. With more boats on the water, it is even more important to pay attention when operating a vessel.

Remember: If you choose to drink alcohol, don’t operate a vessel. Alcohol consumption slows reaction time. Pay attention to the boats around you and ask your passengers to assist with this. Evasive maneuvers should be made early and deliberately. Check your vessel’s navigation lights before heading out at night, and be sure to have spare bulbs on board. Avoid overloading your boat with too many passengers, and observe Missouri’s nighttime speed limit of 30 miles per hour on the water.

“The Patrol encourages everyone to have a safe Labor Day holiday,” said Colonel Johnson. “Please buckle up in your vehicle and wear a life jacket on or near water. If you witness criminal activity or experience an emergency—whether you're on a highway or on the water— call the Patrol's Emergency Report Line at 1 (800) 525-5555 or *55 on a cellular phone. If your celebration includes alcohol, designate someone else to drive, whether you are in your boat or your car. Please don't become a statistic.”

Deepwater woman arrested for possession of a controlled substance

Melissa Hodge
On Aug. 12, Melissa Hodge, 48, Deepwater, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with class C felony possession of a controlled substance, class A misdemeanor unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and a class A misdemeanor of possession of marijuana. Bond is set at $15,000 cash or surety.

The charge stems from a sheriff’s office investigation the same day when a deputy was on patrol and noticed an unoccupied vehicle on the side of NE Highway C. A check of the registration discovered it did not check to the vehicle. 

During the investigation a bag containing a white crystal substance and a glass pipe were located in the vehicle. Both items field tested positive for methamphetamine. A small amount of marijuana was also located during the investigation.