Search news

Friday, November 11, 2016

Rich Hill School District Public Meeting

The Rich Hill School District would like to invite the public to a meeting on Tuesday 11/15/16 at 7pm in the auditorium.

The meeting will include a presentation of the data from the Missouri School Improvement Program's review of the R-4 District and the Annual Performance Report ratings for both the high school and the elementary school will be explained. 

All parents are encouraged to try and attend this meeting.

Parents and Fans of Butler High School:

The Administration and School Board of Butler High School ask for your help as we enter the  2016 – 2017 Winter sports season.


- All Elementary aged students be accompanied by an adult for admittance to games.

- Balconies on both sides of the gym, are for AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL only. Media and video personnel from each school are the only people who should be in the balcony areas, unless approved by school administration.

- Students should refrain from playing in the lobby area. This area can get quite congested with people traveling to the concession stand and restrooms. For the safety of all, this area needs to be kept as clear as possible.

- At NO TIME should non-participating students or patrons be on the playing court. No shooting or playing basketball at halftime or between games shall be permitted by anyone, unless in uniform preparing for the next game.

The Butler R-V School District appreciates the support of its fans and students.

Updated Obituary - Kelli Sue Adcock Huddleston

Kelli Sue Adcock Huddleston
Memorial services for Kelli Sue Adcock Huddleston will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at the Last Harvest Cowboy Church in Butler, Missouri. Visitation will be prior to services from 10-11 a.m. at the church. Arrangements under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri.

Kelli Sue Huddleston, age 34 of Rich Hill, Missouri (Formerly of Butler, MO) died Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. She was born February 10, 1982 to Howard Benjamin and Lori Walling Adcock in Kansas City, Missouri.

Kelli is survived by her mother, Lori Adcock and husband Daniel Fultz; four brothers, Kevin Adcock and wife Sarah, Kenneth Adcock and wife Kim, Kelvin Adcock and Klayton Adcock and wife Alyssa; five sisters, Carla Adcock, Kristy Ratliff and husband Gary, Kathy Foster and husband Kevin, Kimberly Adcock and Karen Adcock. She was preceded in death by her father Howard Adcock in December of 2006.

Obituary - Mildred Irene Godsey

Mildred Irene Godsey
Mildred Irene Godsey, 96 of Nevada, passed away on Friday, November 11, 2016 at the Nevada Nursing and Rehab. She was born February 20, 1920 in St. Clair County to Marion and Nellie (Etherton) Lewellen. On July 5, 1957 she was married to Thomas Godsey and he preceded her in death in 1981. Mildred was raised in St. Clair County and attended school there. She lived in Arizona for 12 years working at Arizona State University in their housekeeping department for a number of years. 

She came to live in Nevada in 1974 and began working for the Nevada State Hospital in 1974 where she continued to work until her retirement. Mildred enjoyed being with her family especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughter, Donna Heal and husband Pete of Harlowton, MT, son, Charles Godsey and wife Pam of Nevada, four grandchildren, Shane Heal and wife Catherine, Kiersten Heal of Montana, Jennifer Charles and husband Terry of Walker, MO, and Mark Godsey and wife Emily of Nevada, 13 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Thomas, she was preceded in death by her sister, Erma Johnson, brother, John Lewellen, and a grandson, Brent Godsey.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2016 at Moore Cemetery, Nevada with Pam Godsey officiating.

Cleveland man injured in Cass County accident

On 11/11/16 around 3:20pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County responded to a one vehicle accident at 3703 State route Y Highway in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2000 Mercury driven by 85 year old William R. Hall of Cleveland, Missouri swerved to miss a deer in the roadway causing the vehicle to travel off the roadway and strike a fence and a ditch.

Mr. Hall sustained minor injuries in this accident and he was transported by private vehicle to Belton Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The vehicle received moderate damages and was towed from the scene by a private tow.

Copyright Mid America Live News 

Obituary - Howard Luther Lyons

 Howard Luther Lyons
Howard Luther Lyons, 95, of Richards, MO passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at his home. Howard was born on February 28, 1921 in Metz Township on the farm now known as McGinnis Youth Center to Paul E. and Roxie Lyons. He attended Metz Schools and graduated from Metz High School in 1939. After high school Howard worked with the CCC Program (Civilian Conservation Corp ) as a hospital orderly and ambulance driver.

Howard served in the US Army Air Corp during World War II where he was stationed in Burma, China, and India. Following the war Howard came back to Kansas City and began working for General Motors and later for Bill Glover Mfg. before coming back to farm and operate a dairy in Vernon County near Metz. Howard then took advantage of the GI Bill and continued his agriculture education. Howard was united in marriage to Melba Lea Hall on May 5, 1946, she preceded him in death after 40 years of marriage. Howard was a longtime member of the Metz Christian Church and later a member of the Double Branch Christian Church in Rich Hill, MO. He was also a member of the Rich Hill V.F.W. and the Metz School Board.

Survivors include two sons, William Lyons of Richards, MO, Mark Lyons, his wife Rebecca of Nixa, MO, grandchildren, Maj. Jeremy Lyons, his wife Julie of Ft. Lewis, WA, Casey Lyons, his wife Jenica of Ruidosa, NM; their mother, Vicki Lyons, Overland Park, KS; two step grandchildren, Jacob Gilmore, Jessica Gilmore; four great grandchildren, Kyren Lyons, Garrett Crimson, Gavin Crimson, Jaxon Lyons, one sister, Madge Baze of Nevada, MO; several nieces and nephews.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents and his twin brother Homer Paul Lyons.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Interment will follow in the Balltown Cemetery in Horton, MO. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until time of the service on Thursday. Those who wish may contribute to Balltown Cemetery Association c/o Ferry Funeral Home

Veterans Day Music at Breezy Meadows

Bates County Coroner Greg Mullinax
Around lunch time on this Veterans Day newly elected Bates County Coroner Greg D. Mullinax took time out of his extremely busy schedule to provide his amazing talents on the piano to the residents and staff of Breezy Meadows Rehabilitation Center in Butler.

Greg provided the audience with some of his favorite Veterans Day music including: God Bless America, America the Beautiful and a crowd favorite Mansion over the hilltop just to name a few.

Mid America Live News was lucky to be able to watch Greg razzle and dazzle the residents and staff with his wonderful piano skills.

Photo #2

Copyright Mid America Live News 

Obituary - Francies Campbell

Francies Campbell
Francies Campbell, age 88, Prescott, Kansas passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Prescott Country View. She was born near Hepler, Kansas on March 23, 1928 the daughter of John and Mary Olive Wilcox Henderson. She graduated from Pleasanton High School. Francies married Hugh Dale Campbell on February 10, 1950 at Pittsburg, Kansas. He preceded her in death on March 26, 1989. 

She worked as office manager at the Fort Scott Sales Company for many years with her husband. She was also a rancher who took part in the daily operations of running cattle. She was a woman who loved being outdoors, whether it was working in the yard, horseback or fishing. 

She was also a talented homemaker who enjoyed cooking and baking. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Clifford Campbell, and a sister, Emery Henderson. Francies is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Basore and husband Ronnie, a sister Sylvia Woodall, nine grandchildren: Sherry, Lindsay, Rene, Thomas, Kimberly, Lucas, Carlee, Cale and Cole, and twelve great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 11 am Monday, November 14, 2016 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Visitation will be held from 10 am to service time at the Chapel. Burial will be in the Battlefield Cemetery. 

The family suggests contributions to Prescott Country View. On line condolences for the family can be left at Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel.

Pancake/ Waffle Breakfast Fund Raiser

The First Assembly of God Church located at 901 South Main Street in Butler will be hosting a Pancake/Waffle Breakfast Fundraiser to benefit the church youth tomorrow from 7am - 11am.

The cost of the meal will be $5 and tips would greatly be appreciated but not necessary. 

Everyone is welcomed to attend this great event and help the communities youth! 

Obituary - Donald J. Reynolds, Sr

 Donald J. Reynolds, Sr
Donald J. Reynolds, Sr, age 86, of Sheldon, MO passed away on November 10, 2016 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, MO. Donald was born on June 10, 1930 in Wentworth, MO to George and Florence (Cowan) Reynolds.

Donald was raised in Wentworth and worked as a plumber for a number of years in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He came back to Vernon County and went to work for Joseph L. Pohl Construction as a Road Construction Foreman for 30 plus years until his retirement. He resided in the Sheldon, MO area since 1968.

Survivors include his children, Donette Reynolds of Grove, OK, Donald Reynolds, Jr. of Sheldon, MO, John Reynolds and his wife Connie of Carl Junction, MO, and Billy Reynolds of Sheldon, MO. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, his brother Dale Reynolds and his wife Kay of Sarcoxie, MO, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his companion of many years Mary Price in 2012 along with three brothers and one sister, and his parents.

A memorial service for Donald will be held on Tuesday November 15, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Burial of the cremains will follow at a later date. Friends may call now up until the time of service.

Obituary - Paul Swann

Paul Swann
A celebration of life for Paul Swann will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the Butler First Christian Church in Butler, Missouri. Inurnment in Star Valley Cemtery, LaCygne, Kansas. Arrangements, Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) Butler, Missouri. Online condolences,
Paul Lee Swann, age 89 of Butler, Missouri, went to his eternal rest November 3, 2016 at John Knox Village Care Center in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. He was born October 7, 1927 to Carl Lee and Evelyn Cleo Anglen Swann in Nevada, Missouri.

Paul is survived by his wife Joan; his sons Craig and wife Carolyn and Rick and wife Kim; daughter Paula Mackey and husband Tim; two step-sons, one step-daughter and families; sister Clara Shaull and husband Scott; one grandson, four granddaughters, four great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter. He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Ernest and Billy, and two sisters Maxine and Yvonne.

Obituary - Ingrid Webb

Ingrid Webb
A celebration of life for Ingrid Webb will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. There is no visitation. Contributions to House of Hound.

Ingrid Marie Webb, age 75 of Joplin, Missouri died Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin. She was born June 30, 1941 to Frans and Valentina Kolyechek Steiner in Germany.

Ingrid is survived by five daughters, Vali Hansen and husband Nels of Adrian, Missouri, Anita Routin and husband Larry of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Mona Foster of LaCygne, Kansas, Sandy Ratzliff and husband Lanny of Burlington, Kansas and Peggy Wiseman and husband Christopher of Joplin, Missouri; 19 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andy Webb in 1997.

Highlights from Veteran's Day activities around the area

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day–a common misunderstanding, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Memorial Day (the fourth Monday in May) honors American service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during battle, while Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans–living or dead–but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.

Some humble words on the Butler square today -staff photo

A moment of silence on the Butler square - staff photo
From the Adrian school ceremony this morning - Michelle Burris photo

At Drexel High School - photo courtesy Drexel Bobcats

From red and black.... to PINK!

There was a temporary color change at Butler High School last night- pink. 

Friends, students and faculty came together to honor Butler alumni DeAnn Craft, who is fighting cancer. Proceeds raised from the event will go directly to offset medical costs.

DeAnn and her family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to everyone who came to support the cause. Our community cares and it shows!

Enjoy Veteran's Day lunch at Butler Senior Center

The Butler Senior Center is asking you to "Invite and Buy Lunch for a Veteran" today... While enjoying a great meal and fellowship, there will be music by Ron Dunlap in the theme of our great American spirit.

Come by, enjoy the day with us! Butler Senior Center 611 W. Mill St, in Butler

-our thanks to Nancy Rich

Ballard 4-H Hunters Breakfast

Special Stock Cow Sale at MoKan

Public Service Announcement

Although a holiday, both the Butler Senior Center and Senior Taxi are in operation today, Friday, November 11th.

The Center is open from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Senior Taxi hours: 9 am to noon and 1 to 3 pm.

Updated Obituary - Marsha Denise Wheeler-Davis

Marsha Denise Wheeler-Davis
Marsha Denise Wheeler-Davis, 49, Harrisonville, Missouri departed this life on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at her home.

Preceded in death by her parents, Stephen and Peggy Wheeler and brother Mark Wheeler.

Marsha suffered many illnesses the past few years of her life, her family takes great comfort in knowing she is at peace.

She is survived by her husband, Lenny Davis of the home; 3 children, Katherine Hansen and significant other, Blayne Kesse, Atchison, Kansas, Russell Barr, Warrensburg, Missouri, Angela Barr, Kansas City, Missouri; a granddaughter, Amber Spradley; 5 brothers, Michael Wheeler, Bonner Springs, Kansas, Lawrence Wheeler, Kansas City, Missouri, Lance Wheeler, St. Clair, Missouri, Matthew Wheeler, Hays, Kansas, Stephen Wheeler II, Kansas City, Missouri; three sisters, Leslie Spegal, Kansas City, Missouri, Lisa Swigart, Archie, Missouri, Mercie Ritter, Kansas City, Missouri; other relatives and friends.

Cremation. A Celebration of Life Service will be 6:30 p.m., Friday, November 11, 2016 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.

Butler Senior Center Hosting Dance

The Butler Senior Center will be holding a Senior Dance on November 17th starting at 7:00 pm. Music will be provided by The Hideout Band and admission is $5. 

Bring your favorite snack or dessert to share.

Appleton City man arrested in Henry County

On 11/10/16 around 4:15pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Henry County arrested 20 year old Kaleb J. Roth of Appleton City, Missouri.

Mr. Roth was arrested for 1.) Leaving the scene of a accident 2.) Driving while suspended.

He was cited at the scene and later released.

Copyright Mid America Live News 

Adrian man arrested after rollover accident in Bates County

On 11/10/16 around 11:11pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County arrested 27 year old Justin L. Hough of Adrian, Missouri.

Mr. Hough was arrested for 1.) Driving While Intoxicated resulting in a accident 2.) Driving While Suspended 3.) No seat belt.

He was released from the arrest to receive medical treatment at Bates County Memorial Hospital for injuries he received in the accident.

Original Accident Story Here:

Copyright Mid America Live News 

Adrian man seriously injured in Bates County rollover crash

On 11/10/16 around 10:40pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County along with Bates County Sheriff's Office responded to a one vehicle accident on County Road NW 1503 just South of County Road NE 11004 in rural Bates County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2004 Chevrolet driven by 27 year old Justin L. Hough of Adrian, Missouri traveled off the left side of the roadway before returning to the road and traveling off the right side of the roadway striking a fence and overturning.

Mr. Hough sustained serious injuries in this accident and he was transported by ambulance to Bates County Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by Adrian Tire.

Arrest Report Link Here:

Copyright Mid America Live News