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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Rockville teen Reserve Champion in the 4-H Market Lamb Show at Missouri State Fair

Tayton Dains
Congratulations to Tayton Dains, 15, of Rockville, Missouri.

He received Reserve Champion in the 4-H Market Lamb Show at the Missouri State Fair on Aug. 11. 

Tayton is the son of Kalie Dains and Tyler McVay. 

Tayton is a sophomore at Appleton City High School. He is pictured with Judge Scott Greiner.

Courtesy of Clinton Daily Demorcrat

Anyone seen this missing dog?

Missing dog in the Spruce area of Bates County his name is Komatsu and his family really wants him home.

He was possibly seen in the Appleton City area last night.

If you see this dog please call 660-227- 1842.

Butler Bears defeat Adrian Blackhawks 26-0 in High School Football Action

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The Butler Bears defeated the Adrian Blackhawks 26-0 after the game was resumed today after being delayed due to weather last night!

Congratulations on the first win of the 2016 football season Butler Bears!!

The Butler Bears will be in action next week 8/26/16 at Sherwood Marksmen starting at 7:00pm.

The Adrian Blackhawks be traveling to play the Drexel Bobcats on 8/26/16 also starting at 7:00pm.

Mid America Live News will update with all High School football Scores throughout the year! 

View Week 1 Missouri High School Football Scores Here:

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Looking for something fun to do tonight in Butler?

Local Butler band Wasteland will be hosting a free concert on Saturday, August 20th at the Butler Saddle Club Building at the fairgrounds in Butler. 

The doors to the show will open at 8pm.You must be 21 years old to attend - BYOB. Come out and listen to some good live local music!! 

We want this to be a good time No drama leave your bad attitudes at home!!

Legal fights over Missouri tobacco tax hike continue

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri judge is weighing whether to remove from the Nov. 8 ballot a proposed cigarette tax hike to benefit early childhood programs.

Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem heard lawyers' arguments Friday in three cases challenging the proposal.

If approved by voters, the measure would raise Missouri's lowest-in-the-nation cigarette tax from 17 to 77 cents a pack and impose additional fees on some brands.

Attorneys for convenience and tobacco store owners against the measure told Beetem that a change in the summary after petitions were gathered should invalidate those signatures. Secretary of State Jason Kander put the measure on the ballot despite the change. Attorneys for Kander and the initiative backers say it's the will of voters who signed the petition to keep it on the ballot.

Courtesy of The Associated Press

Obituary - Leo D. McRae

Leo D. McRae
Leo D. McRae, age 84, La Cygne, Kansas passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2016. He was born at Centerville, Kansas on May 14, 1932 the son of Carl and Glenna Driskill McRae. He graduated from La Cygne Rural High School and attended Artificial Insemination School at Kansas State University. He married Margaret Hatch on February 25, 1951 at Drexel, Missouri. Leo was a hard worker. His occupations included: bus driver, ice delivery, ambulance driver, butcher, grocery store owner and funeral director. 

He was a partner in both the Mangold and Runyan Funeral Homes, retiring in May of 1997. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Roy McRae, and a sister Wanda Kirk. He is survived by his wife Margaret, a son, Ricky McRae and wife Norma Sue, a daughter, Vicky Fleming, and husband Joe, a sister, Hilma Brasfield, two grandsons, Eric and John Fleming, five great grandchildren: Paige and Cale Fleming and Bryan, Meghan and Allison Butler, and one great great grandchild, Brynnley Bauer.

Funeral service will be held 10 am Friday, August 26, 2106 at the Calvary Baptist Church, La Cygne, Kansas. Burial in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm Thursday at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel. On line condolences for the family can be left at Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel.

Butler man killed in Cass County crash

On 8/20/16 around 9:40am the Missouri State Highway Patrol along with Cass County Sheriff's Office and Central Cass Fire Department responded to a one vehicle rollover accident on Missouri 291 Highway at 215th Street in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 1998 Oldsmobile driven by 24 year old Gerrick R. Wheeldon of Butler, Missouri traveled off the right side of the roadway before traveling back across to the left side of the roadway and overturning several times.  

Mr. Wheeldon was pronounced dead at 10:05am at Cass County Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, Missouri. He was transported to the Jackson County Medical Examiners Office. 

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by Johnson's Tow. 

This is Troop A of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's 43rd Fatality accident of 2016.

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Updated Obituary - Edward W. Humble Jr.

Ed Humble, Jr.

Edward Wilson Humble Jr, 68, of Drexel Missouri passed away on August 17, 2016 at Golden Years Nursing Home in Harrisonville, Missouri.  A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (660-679-0009).  Funeral Services will be held 10:00 am Monday August 22, 2016 in the Mission Hall of the Drexel First Baptist Church, Drexel, Missouri.  Burial will follow in Sharon Cemetery.  Memorial contributions are suggested to The Drexel First Baptist Church or to R.I.O.  Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Ed was born on October 15, 1947 in Butler, Missouri to Edward Wilson Humble, Sr and Maxine Reed Humble.  He grew up in the Rich Hill, Missouri area, graduating from Rich Hill High School in 1966.  On October 15, 1965 he was united in marriage to Rebecca Sue Wilson in Rich Hill.  To this union three children were born, Lisa, Jennifer, and Jason.   Ed worked for Hallmark for 35 years, retiring in 2002.  He was a proud member of the Drexel First Baptist Church, serving as a deacon, and of R.I.O for over 30 years, serving in various positions.  Ed loved spending time with his family, camping and fishing.  He had a talent for wood working, and often created gifts for family or works of art to be donated.  Many of Ed’s pieces can be seen at the church or the Missouri Children’s Home.  Ed also had a love of mission trips, meeting new people, and spreading the word of God all over the world.  He enjoyed his trips with the Missourians on Mission and the Church youth group, traveling to Rawlins, Wyoming, Rochester, Minnesota, and New Orleans, Louisiana.  In 1992 he made an Evangelistic Mission Trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, making memories his family will always cherish.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, Ora and Effie Reed, William & Elizabeth Humble. He is survived by his wife, Becky, of the home in Drexel, his children, Lisa Gammon (Randy) of Drexel,  Jennifer Hummel (Dennis) of Gladstone MO and Jason Humble (Norma) of Harrisonville, MO.  Ed is also survived by his siblings Bill Humble (Darlene), Chuck Hunble (Becky) of Rich Hill, MO, Brother-in- law, Tom Wilson (Freda) of Moore, Oklahoma, Sisters-in- law, Madeline Woodfin (Bill) of Butler Mo and Kathi Plain (Lynn) of Fort Scott KS, Grandchildren,  Roe Gammon (Bethany), Lauren Gammon, Kaitlyn McGuffin, Stephanie Aguilar, Helen Aguilar, Jasmine Humble, Kaleb Hummel, Kole Hummel, Keaton Hummel and Great-Grandchildren Rylen Macken, Windsor Gammon, and many nieces and nephews, extended family members and dear friends.