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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Significant Weather Advisory for NE Bates County

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Missouri has issued a Significant Weather Advisory for NE Bates County until 10:30pm.

The storm is capable of producing heavy rain and 45mph winds.

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

Butler FCCLA Diaper Drive

Butler FCCLA is sponsoring a diaper drive from November 8th to November 22nd to help out the Children's Division of Bates County. 

We are asking for support from our community.

The public can help our initiative when they are on our campus to vote on November 8th as the BHS gym is a drop off sight!! 

Real-Time Weather Updated 8:50pm

3rd Annual Wild Game Dinner in Rich Hill

The public is invited to Saturday's third annual Wild Game Dinner in Rich Hill. The dinner, which begins at 6 p.m. at Trent's Barbecue, will include several door prize drawings, including a grand prize 33.06 deer rifle with shells.

Tickets to be entered for the door prize cost $5 per person and will be sold at the door. Proceeds from the event will benefit Rich Hill High School's FFA student trip to Washington, D.C.

On the menu: fish, deer, duck, rabbit and buffalo meat with all-American side dishes. Trent's Barbecue is located at 720 East Walnut St.

Also part of the day's event is a turkey shoot and clay pigeon shoot that begins at 1 p.m. next door to the Apache Motel on Hwy B. Prizes will be awarded for category winners.

The dinner is sponsored by First Baptist Church, RHHS Future Farmers of America and the Osage River Baptist Association.

Storewide Sale at the Pantry Thrift Store

50% Off Storewide!!!!!!

Thurs, Nov 3, Fri, Nov 4, Sat, Nov 5 10am-5pm

Pantry Thrift Store, 901 S Outer Rd, Butler

Creighton woman injured in Cass County Crash

On 11/2/16 around 4:48pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County responded to a one vehicle accident on Northbound Missouri 7 Highway and TT Highway in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2001 Acura driven by 34 year old Johnna K. Mueller of Creighton, Missouri traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a road sign.

Johnna K. Mueller sustained minor injuries in this accident and she was transported to Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, Missouri for treatment.

The vehicle received moderate damages and was driven from the scene of the accident.

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Obituary - Sharon K. Wiggans

Sharon K. Wiggans
Sharon K. Wiggans, age 58, resident of Nevada, MO, and formerly of Fort Scott, KS, died Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center. She was born January 3, 1958, in Los Angeles, CA. She married Donnie Wiggans, Sr. on June 15, 1976, in Girard, KS. She worked as a CNA for Arkhaven Nursing Home in Fort Scott. Sharon enjoyed sewing, camping, and canoeing. 

She liked to go to yard sales and collect knick-knacks. 

She volunteered at the Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. She babysat for every one of her grandkids and loved spending time with each of them.

Survivors include her husband Donnie of the home; three sons, Donnie Wiggans, Jr. and wife Jennifer, Bronson, KS, Christopher Wiggans and wife Faith, Nevada, MO, and Timothy Wiggans and wife Alicia, Nevada, MO; four brothers, Freddie, Billy, Harold, and Ricky; four sisters, Mary Louise, Dorinda, Rosella, and Shirley; ten grandchildren, Austin, Jaden, Michaela, Madison, Mallory, Christopher, Jacob, Jared, Brandon, and Kody; one great granddaughter, Addilynn; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and George; one infant twin sister, Karen; and her parents.

Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct funeral services at 10:00 AM Saturday, November 5th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Cremation will follow. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Friday evening at the Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Sharon Wiggans Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

LCA Hosting Chili Dinner to benefit Cystic Fibrosis

LCA is hosting a chili dinner at the Cass County Masonic Lodge located at 405 N Independence St. Harrisonville, Mo on Saturday November 7th at 12pm-5pm. 

All you can eat chili and a dessert for 7$.

For kids $3 hot dog and chips "drink included" all proceeds go to benefit the fight for Cystic Fibrosis. 

We will have a 50/50 raffle and cake walk. 

We are accepting dessert donations feel free to contact any member. Hope to see you there.

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Obituary - Kimberly Cooper

Kimberly Cooper
Kimberly Cooper, 50 of Butler passed away on Tuesday November 1st at St.Luke’s Hospice House. Her wishes were to be cremated .

A memorial services will be 10 am Saturday November 5th at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel. 

There will be NO visitation. Online condolences may be sent to

Kimberly is survived by her husband Kenneth Cooper of Butler; two daughters Kayle Cooper and Ashley Willard both of Butler and son KAC Cooper of the home; brother John Taylor and wife Sondra of Butler and sisters Patrica Chambers and husband Jeremy of Gladstone, Missouri and Shannon Hammers of Butler.

Job opening in Butler

O'Reilly Auto Parts located at 104 South Orange Street in Butler is currently hiring for night and weekend help at this time.

If you are interested in this position please click on the link below and fill out a application or go by the store and pick one up! 

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Vernon County Man arrested after making bomb threats to FBI

Jonathan Randolph
Charges were filed against a Vernon County man Wednesday morning after he allegedly called the FBI and demanded someone come to his door within an hour to talk to him about an issue he had in Jasper County involving his child.

According to officials, Jonathan Randolph, 28, of Horton Mo, has been charged with making a terroristic threat after he allegedly stated he would start blowing things up if someone did not listen to him. 

Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said Randolph was taken into custody shortly after the threats were made. “Mr. Randolph was located very quickly after his phone call to the FBI office and was taken into custody by Nevada Police.” 

The Sheriff said his office investigated the incident in cooperation with the Nevada Police Department, and several other agencies. “We take any threats made to the public very serious” said Mosher. Randolph is being held in the Vernon County Jail on a $25,000 cash only bond.

Updated Obituary - Leila Ellen Dinges Craig

Leila Ellen Dinges Craig
Leila Ellen Dinges Craig, 73, of Pleasant Hill, was born November 21, 1942, in Kansas City, the daughter of Herschel and Nina (Capps) King. She departed this life, Sunday, October 30, 2016, at her home surrounded with love and family.

She was first united in marriage to Harold Dinges; he survives although they are divorced. She later married Bobby Craig. He preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker. After raising her children, she owned and operated the Jot-em-Down store in downtown Pleasant Hill. She was often outspoken and abrupt, and you always knew what she was thinking, but behind her tough exterior she had a heart of pure gold. She had a passion for taking care of others; doing so at the expense of her own health, essentially putting others before herself. She also enjoyed antiques and caring for animals.

Leila was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Jeff Dinges; one brother Jesse Capps; and two sisters, Jessie Marie Johnson and Phyllis Porter.

She is survived by three sons, James (and Linda ) Dinges of Union Town, Ohio; J.R. (and Sandy) Dinges of Lane, Kansas, and Tony Dinges of Sedalia; four daughters, Rene Randall of Rocky Mount, North Carolina; Carla (and Rick Bowen) Hayes of Pleasant Hill, Amy (and Jerod) Kirk of Lee’s Summit; and Rachel (and John) Dunkle of Grain Valley; one sister, Jackie (and Mark) Green of Leonard Town, Maryland; 15 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Cremation has been accorded. Graveside services and inurnment will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 4, 2016, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. J.R. Dinges and family will officiate.

Following services at the cemetery, the family will host a memorial gathering at the Pleasant Hill Memorial Building (212 Cedar St.). All are invited.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Serenity Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

A little respect would help...

Just a few days ago, it was discovered that an election sign touting a local candidate was destroyed near Passaic.

While some may say its a prank, the fact is that these signs cost money, are put in place by volunteers and this act of vandalism is punishable by law.

The sign shown here was located on private property along D highway east of Passaic. If anyone has information regarding who is responsible, please contact our local authorities.

Grow up, people.

Oklahoma earthquake felt locally last night

Around 11:30 last night another earthquake near Pawnee, OK was felt as far away as Kansas City, including a few reports rumbling could also be felt locally.

The magnitude 4.5 quake was similar to the one that occurred in the same area about two months ago on a quiet Saturday morning.

Although there have been no local reports of damage, we've been hearing that indoor pets may have detected the movement, and behaved a little strangely for a few minutes.

State regulators believe the earthquakes are related to underground 'disposal wells' that are used in conjunction with oil and natural gas production. In light of this, some of the wells have been ordered shut down to help resolve the issue.

Obituary - Marian "Ruth" Powers Childers

Marian "Ruth" Powers Childers
Marian "Ruth" Powers Childers, age 85 of Clinton, Missouri passed away October 28, 2016 at Country Club Care Center, Warrensburg, Missouri. Her wishes were to be cremated with no services at this time. Fond memories and condolences can be left online at

Ruth was born in Henry County, Missouri, the daughter of Alva Marion Powers and Leona May (Hopkins) Powers.  Ruth graduated from Norris High School in 1949, went to college and then taught school in the early 1950's before getting married in 1953.  She traveled some while Melvin was in the Air Force, after his retirement they returned to Henry County where they bought a farm.  On this farm they began their sweet corn business of which she enjoyed, especially meeting and visiting with the customers, many of which became lifelong friends. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Melvin, her parents, her brother Gene Powers, and a sister, Anna May Crooks.

She is survived by her three children, Lola Lewis of Clinton, Boyd Childers and his wife Marla of Lee's Summit, Missouri, and Gary Childers and his wife, Elaine of Clinton. Two sisters, Betty Bigler and Doris Fields of Clinton, two grandchildren, Nicholas Childers and wife Julie of Olathe, Kansas, and Sadie Lewis of St. Louis, Missouri and two great-grandsons, Benjamin and Mason Childers. 

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

Real-Time Weather Updated 10:55am

Fortunate Soul Massage Therapy Special for Today Only!!


I will be keeping some office hours hoping you will stop by and take advantage of a 30 minute massage for only $20!

I will be available for walk ins from 12pm-3pm or by appointment.
Feel free to call/text/FB message or come by. 541-914-3764 is my direct number but if I am in a massage I won't answer so you can call my appointment scheduler at 660-679-8107.

I am at 7 W Dakota and once you walk in, I'm almost at the end of the hallway on the left.

I hope to see you! Happy Wednesday!

Help wanted in Butler and Nevada Area

West Central In-Home Services has an immediate opening for a part-time In-Home Aide for the Butler & Nevada, MO area. 
Position is part-time with a flexible schedule.

CNAs are preferred, but not required. Looking for compassionate and dependable individuals.

Paid Training $8.00-8.25 per hour starting pay with a pay increase after 90 days of employment.

Great position for a college student, semi-retired person, or a mom wanting to work while the kids are in school.

West Central has been serving the elderly and disabled population for over 50 years. 

Contact Robyn Best @ 1-417-667-5445 for more information.
Applications may be picked up at the West Central Office at 801 N Osage, Nevada, MO

West Central In-Home Services is seeking an In-Home Field Nurse for the Cedar and Vernon County area. 

Position is part-time. 

Applicants must have a valid Missouri LPN or RN license.
1 year of experience as a LPN or RN. Flexible schedule.

Contact Judy Monard at 888-869-9936 for more information about the position. Applications may be picked up at our office at 801 N Osage, Nevada, MO. Apply online at EOE

City of Butler Public Hearing Notice

Vote Kelly Phillips Nov. 8th

Visit Kelly's Facebook page here for more info:

Obituary - Maxine (Kinney) Woodall

Maxine (Kinney) Woodall, Independence, Mo. and formerly of the Worland & Freeman area in Bates County, passed away Monday, October 31, at the age of 88. 

Services are scheduled at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 4, at the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill, and burial is to follow in the Green Lawn Cemetery, Rich Hill. 

The family receives friends between nine and ten o'clock Friday morning, November 4, at the funeral home.

From the Linn County Kansas Sheriff's Office

Recently there have been some political signs that have been vandalized by unknown persons. 

This is a crime and will be prosecuted if the individuals can be identified. 

We are asking help form the public. 

If you have any information contact the Linn County Sheriff's Office at 913-795-2665.

Adrian Elks Lodge #2864 Veterans dinner

To all the Veterans Thank You. This Sunday November the 6th the Adrian Elks Lodge #2864 in Adrian invite you to our annual Veterans dinner at 1:00pm. 

We are located on Main Street. Please come by and have dinner with us. 

There is no charge but you must come with an empty stomach. 

Stolen trailer in Henry County

The Henry County Sheriff's Office sent out a Nixle about a stolen black in color lawn mower trailer that was taken within the last 30 minutes around the area of Missouri Highway 2 and Highway J in rural Henry County.

The suspect vehicle is said to be a gold in color unknown make or model mini van.

If you see this vehicle please call the Henry County Sheriff's Office 660-885-7021.

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Early morning rollover in Cass County injures Tennessee man

On 11/2/16 around 12:40am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County along with Cass County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a one vehicle rollover accident in the Northbound Lanes of I-49 at Mile Marker 151.4 in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 1999 Volvo driven by 49 year old Jimmie L. Hooks of Memphis, Tennessee swerved to miss a deer in the roadway causing the vehicle to travel off the left side of the roadway, Mr. Hooks over corrected and traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned.

Jimmie L. Hooks sustained minor injuries in this accident and he was transported by Cass County EMS to Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, Missouri for treatment.

The Volvo received extensive damages and it was towed from the scene by J's Southland Tow.

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Stolen 4 wheeler in Adrian

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On 10/30/16 between the hours of 3pm and 6pm a red in color 2004 Polaris Sportsman 500 4 wheeler was stolen in the Adrian area of Bates County.

If anyone sees this 4 wheeler please call 816-716-3792 or the Adrian Police Department at 816-297-2106.

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Thunderstorms Possible Today

The calendar might show November, but our warm weather continues with a chance of thunderstorms today across much of the area. 

A few of the strongest storms may contain gusty winds, locally heavy rainfall, and hail.