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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

New Years Eve Pub Bus Run

🚌🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🍻PUB BUS RUN🍻🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🚌

*** Buy your ticket before Dec 22nd at $25*** 

Prices will go up to $40 after Dec 22nd!

Tickets will Have 2 different Itineraries, and block times on them. Meet at the Lantern @6:00pm or Fishing Dock @5:00pm
Some Bars will have cash only express lines for Pub Bus Run people only at a discounted price.

SO BRING CASH!!! Union and Fishing Dock will serve early morning breakfast after last call. Will provide rides home within Butler City Limits! CALL Brandon Conger for tickets and more details. (660) 227-9063


UNION: DJ ShowMeShowdown!
Fishing Dock: Ninety 2 Nothin!
Pick and Pub: Wasteland!


Central Missouri man killed after being ejected from vehicle

On 12/7/16 around 2:13pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Jackson County responded to a one vehicle fatality accident on Eastbound US 50 Highway just East of Smart Road in rural Jackson County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2007 GMC driven by 47 year old Charles D.Roderick of Warrensburg, Missouri ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned, ejecting the driver.

Mr. Roderick was pronounced dead at the scene around 2:26pm and he was transported to the Jackson County Medical Examiners Office.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene of the accident by Tip Top Tow.

This is Troop A of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's 75th Fatality of 2016.

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Two injured in Cass County head on crash

On 12/7/16 around 5:07pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County along with Cass County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a two vehicle head on crash at Missouri 58 Highway just east of Gray Road in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2001 Ford Ranger driven by 16 year old Michael D. Denney of Pleasant Hill, Missouri lost control of his vehicle on icy roads, crossed the center line of traffic and struck the 2010 Ford Escape driven by 25 year old Sabrina A. Seaboldt of Pleasant Hill, Missouri head on.

Both Sabrina A. Seaboldt and Michael D. Denney sustained moderate injures in this accident and both were transported by ambulance to Centerpoint Medical Center for treatment.

Both vehicles were totaled and towed from the scene by Stever's Tow.

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Prayers needed for House of Hound Owner Allen Brooks

PLEASE keep Allen Brooks the owner of House of Hound in your thoughts and prayers. He was just in a very bad car accident HE IS OK but his work vehicle to drive the 40 miles to and from the shelter is totaled.

This just occurred but we are reaching out to everyone as we have shelter animals in need of him. (any volunteers we greatly need your help with the shelter)

PLEASE SHARE and if you can offer assistance in any way please PM the page or contact him direct 660-200-6639.

We need you now more than ever!!

Obituary - Charles John "Chuck" Kammerer

Charles John "Chuck" Kammerer, age 78, of Antler, North Carolina formerly of Mound City, Kansas passed away on December 7, 2016. He was born on September 25, 1938 at Bessemer, Michigan the son of John C. and Florence V. Parker Kammerer. He was veteran of the United States Army. He married Theresa Seidel on May 9, 1964 in Lynwood, California. During his working career Chuck worked in several occupations including: cabinet maker, carpenter, truck line maintenance foreman and life insurance agent. He is survived by his wife Theresa, son, Theron Kammerer, four daughters: Julie Leon, Cheryl Stevens, Lynette Palmer and Rena Kammerer and eleven grandchildren. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 am Monday, December 12, 2016 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mound City, Kansas. Burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Rosary will be prayed at 4 pm Sunday, December 11, 2016 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Visitation will follow the rosary to 6 pm. The family suggests contributions to your local church Christmas flower fund. On line condolences for the family can be left at Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel.

Obituary - Damien Parock

Damien Parock, 13 of Nevada, Missouri passed away December 6, 2016 in Nevada. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009) and are pending at this time. 

Messages of condolence may be left for the family at
Full obituary and service information will be published when it becomes available.

Obituary - Herbert Guy Riggs, Jr.

Herbert Guy Riggs, Jr.
Herbert Guy Riggs, Jr., 91, passed away at his home in Nevada, MO on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. He was born on November 9, 1925 in Ft. Scott, KS to Herbert Guy Riggs, Sr. and Alma Viola (Clevenger) Riggs. He married Betty Ann Overton on June 1, 1947 in Nevada and she preceded him in death on August 9, 2004.

Herbert was raised in Ft. Scott and Nevada and attended Nevada High School. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran and served aboard the USS ROI in the South Pacific. Following the service he returned to Nevada and attended an auto body and fender school in Kansas City. For a number of years he owned his own milk truck and operated a dairy route in Vernon County. He later worked as a painter at the Nevada State Hospital until his retirement in 1987.

Survivors include his children, Jerry Riggs and wife Francine and Brenda Hoselton and husband Herman, both of Nevada; grandchildren, Tony Hoselton and wife Becky, Nevada, Sonya Haller and husband Brian, Nevada, Angie Eads and husband Chris, Ft. Scott, John Murphy and wife Megan, Nevada and Shea Moore and husband Brandon, State of AR; twelve great grandchildren; and sister Mary Ann Mitchem, Nevada. In addition to his wife, Betty, and his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Wilva Thompson and a great grandson, Brett Hoselton.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, December 9, 2016 at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with Pastor David Crook of the First Baptist Church of Nevada officiating. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at the funeral home.
Those who wish may contribute in Herbert’s memory to Vernon County Cancer Relief in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

Have you ordered propane for the winter yet?

Obituary - James Millard Sr.

James Allen Millard Sr.
James Allen Millard Sr., age 65, Amoret, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at his home.

 He was born on October 9, 1951 at Kansas City, Missouri the son of James Harvey and Glenda Spencer Millard. He was a Navy Veteran serving his country during the Vietnam War. He worked as a fork lift operator. 

Jim married Carrie Miller on December 20, 2008. He was a member of the Pleasanton Church of the Nazarene. He enjoyed gardening and watching old cartoons. 

He was preceded in death by his father, one brother, Albert Millard and two sisters, Brenda Birkes and Pam Folsom. Jim is survived by his wife Carrie, two sons, James Millard Jr and Patrick Millard, a step son, Timothy Lindsey, his mother, Glenda Fielding and husband Charles, two brothers, Ronnie Eavenson and Jim Wisby, four sisters: Rhonda Biggars, Bonnie Powers, Debbie Wilson and Brenda Shinn, seven grandchildren: Bethany, Courtney, Eric, Anastasia, Terry, Ira, and Everett, one great grandchild Colton, and step mother Betty Millard.

Funeral service will be held 2 pm Friday, December 9, 2016 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory Pleasanton Chapel. Burial in the Benjamin Cemetery, Amoret, Missouri. The family suggests contributions to the Pleasanton Church of the Nazarene.

Title I Committee Advisory Meeting

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Thursday Morning Wind Chill

Snow chances will begin by the mid to late morning and may cause roads to become slick during the afternoon and evening commute. Snow should then taper off during the evening hours, though frigid temperatures will stay in place through Friday.

One vehicle rollover accident on I-49 in Cass County

The Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County along with several emergency personnel is in route to a one vehicle rollover accident in the Northbound Lanes of I-49 around Mile Marker 171 which is just South of North Cass Parkway in rural northern Cass County.

The report is a tan in color car that has rolled over into the median cables at this time. Please use caution if you must travel in this area and expect traffic delays.

We are hearing at this time that up to 5 vehicles could be involved in several accidents in this area.

Mid America Live News will update when more information is made available to us from the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County.

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Missing dog in Hume area

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Our dog went missing in Hume, yesterday morning. This was my girls dog and they are so devastated he's not home!

His name is Jax and he is very friendly, boarder collie/corgie mix.

If anyone sees this dog please call Vicki at 660 643 7854.

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Butler man arrested on Bates County warrant

Terrance M. Riley
On 12/7/16 around 8:56am the Bates County Sheriffs Office arrested 27 year old Terrance M. Riley of Butler, Missouri.

Mr. Riley was arrested on 1.) Felony Bates County Sheriffs Office Warrant - Forgery.

He was booked into the Bates County Jail and placed on a 7,500 Cash/Surety Bond.

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Obituary - Margaret Eleanor Overley

Margaret Eleanor Overley, 92, Harrisonville, Missouri, formerly Kansas City, Missouri, died December 6, 2016 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. 

Visitation will be from 12:30-1:00 p.m. with services at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 10 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Missouri, with cremation to follow. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Heart of America, 3846 West 75th Street, Prairie Village, KS 66208, (

(A complete obituary will be posted when information is available).

Thank you from the Cass County Sheriffs Office

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office would like to take a moment to thank the Casco Area Workshop, Inc. for their donation of Long Johns to help keep our Deputies warm this winter.

St. Clair County Sheriffs Office theft reports

Firearms reported stolen

On Dec. 4, a St. Clair County deputy took a report in reference to stolen firearms. Donald Sellers reported a Ruger 9mm handgun and a Winchester 30-30 rifle missing from inside his residence on NE 501 Road, Osceola.

Vehicle reported stolen

On Dec. 3, a St. Clair County deputy took a report on SE 1000 Road, Collins, in reference to a stolen vehicle. Charlene Mulloy reported an individual borrowed her 2007 Ford Edge on Dec. 2 and was suppose to return the next morning and did not. Later on Dec. 3, a deputy was contacted by the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office the vehicle was recovered on South 351 Road, El Dorado Springs.

Burglary reported on H Highway

On Nov. 29, a St. Clair County deputy took a burglary report on SW H Highway, Schell City. Kris Marshall reported her camper and garage were broke into. An unknown brand 19-inch television was reported missing.

Anyone missing a dog in Butler?

Anyone recognize this dog?
This male pitbull was brought into House of Hounds today. 

If you are missing this dog please contact House of Hounds at 108 N. Main Street in Butler or call them at 660-200-6639.

Sheldon woman charged with possession in Vernon County

On 12/7/16 around 7:53am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Vernon County arrested 35 year old Jenna L. Rose of Sheldon, Missouri

She was arrested for 1.) Misdemeanor Possession of under 35 grams of Marijuana 2.) Possession of drug parphernalia.

Jenna L. Rose was cited with tickets at the scene and released. 

Four arrested after drug bust in Eldorado Springs Missouri

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On Wednesday November 30th the El Dorado Springs Police Department with assisted by deputies of Cedar and St. Clair county Sheriffs Offices served a search warrant at 319 W. Joe Davis St. which led to the arrest of four El Dorado Springs residents,

The search warrant occurred after officers received information of illegal drug activities at the residence, according to a press release issued by the El Dorado Springs Police Department and Chief Jarrod Schiereck.

As the warrant was served, according to the release, a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office narcotics detection dog alerted law enforcement of possible drugs inside the residence and a vehicle parked in the driveway.
Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia were found, with an estimated 40 grams of methamphetamine and 60 grams of marijuana seized as evidence by the officers.
Four people were arrested Arrested in the drug bust were:

•Teri L. (Munoz) Olson, 45, two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, a class B Felony; two counts of possession of a controlled substance, class C felony; two counts of endangering the welfare of a child involving drugs, a class C felony; and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, a class D felony.

•Shane T. Stewart, 37, two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, a class B felony; two counts of endangering the welfare of a child involving drugs, a class C Felony; and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia; a class D felony.

•Heather (Molz) Willmore, 30, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, a class B Felony; two counts of endangering the welfare of a child involving drugs, a class C felony; and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, a class D felony.

•Joshiah J. Ruston, 35, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, a class B felony; two counts of endangering the welfare of a child involving drugs, a class C felony; and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, a class D felony.

All were booked into the Cedar County jail and no bonds were issued for all four.

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Butler Elementary School is taking part in The Kindness Revolution!

Butler Elementary School is taking part in The Kindness Revolution! 

If your student wears a red or green kindness bracelet home from school it means they were caught by a teacher or student being kind that day. 

Please encourage them to wear it and pass it on when they witness an act of kindness! #SHAREKINDNESS

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Jasper County Sheriffs Office looking for wanted sex offender

Michael J. Briggs
The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office checks to ensure all convicted sex offenders, which are required to registered, are following the rules and requirements of their registration. We are determined to ensure that they remain compliant. If an offender is not complaint, we act swiftly to deal with the law violation.

MICHAEL JOSEPH BRIGGS, 41 years old, has an active felony warrant for “Failure to Register as a Sex Offender”.

If you have information on his location, please contact Det. Chris Carriger at 358-8177, or call the TIPS hotline at 417-358-TIPS. You can also message through Facebook Messenger. It is checked routinely.

Updated Obituary - James W. “Jim” Winters

James W. “Jim” Winters
James W. “Jim” Winters, age 82, of Louisburg, Kansas and formerly of Drexel, Missouri, passed away on December 4, 2016 at the Louisburg Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Louisburg, Kansas. Graveside memorial services will be held 2:00 pm Friday, December 9, 2016 in Glenwild Cemetery, Cleveland, Missouri. No visitation. Contributions are suggested to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

James was born in Cleveland, Missouri to John and Florence Kircher Winters on September 13, 1934. In 1952. He graduated from Louisburg High School in Louisburg, Kansas and he served in the military receiving an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in 1959. He worked at Bendix Aviation Corporation for 19 years. Jim became a Christian and followed the Lord in water baptism in 1962, while attending Pearl Street Baptist Church in Paola, Kansas. In 1970, he moved to Dixon, Missouri where he, along with an Army buddy Burl Copeland, co-owned and operated Triangle Pump Company. Jim had a love for bluegrass music and won many awards in fiddle competitions. He was accompanied as a young person by his father and later on, by his son Devin. He played fiddle for the bands, The Bluegrass Five as well as Bill Jones and the Bluegrass Travelers. Jim also recorded several albums with them.

James is preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother; son, Devin Winters; and a brother-in-law, Claude Taylor.

James is survived by a daughter, Trudi Fletcher (husband Dan) of Florida, a sister, Mary Ann Taylor of Linn Valley, Kansas, two grandchildren, Curtis William Winters and Lena Mae Shelton, as well as five great-grandchildren, and several cousins.

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Suspicious candy passed out in Missouri Christmas Parade

On December 6th 2016 during the Joplin Christmas Parade two of our officers were flagged down at 11th and Main.
A female reported that her son had been handed candy during the parade that was found to contain a pill. 

A report was completed and an investigation is underway.

If anybody has any information about this incident, or had a similar experience, they are asked to contact the Joplin Police Department at 417-623-3131. 

We always encourage parents to be aware of candy and other items that their children receive from people not known to them at Halloween, parades and other events.

Below are a few tips for candy safety provided by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission related to Halloween, but they are applicable to parades and other events:

• Children should not eat any treats before an adult has examined them carefully for evidence of tampering.

• Carefully examine any toys or novelty items received by trick-or-treaters who are younger than 3 years of age. Do not allow young children to have any items that are small enough to present a choking hazard or that have small parts or components that could separate during use and present a choking hazard

• Do not eat candy that has been unwrapped or broken

• Tell your children not to eat their candy until they return home

• Do not accept homemade treats, or fruit

• Only accept candies that cannot be easily tampered with

• Keep an eye out for small signs of tampering

If you do locate candy that has been tampered with, call your local law enforcement agency.

Obituary - Robert E. Whittington

Robert E. Whittington
Robert’s wishes were to be cremated.  There are no public services.  Arrangements, Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) Butler, Missouri.  Online condolences,

Robert E. Whittington, son of Virgil Whittington and Joann Calley, was born August 17, 1955 in Pecos, Texas.  As a military family they moved frequently, even residing in Oahu, Hawaii for some time.  Robert graduated from Harrisonville High School in 1973.  He married and had two daughters, Lindsey and Lisa.  He later divorced and moved to Butler, Missouri residing with Lenora Smith.  

Robert worked for Butler Motors for many years.  On Monday December 5, 2016 Robert passed away at the age of 61.  

He is survived by his sister, Linda Shubert; brother Duane Whittington; his daughters, Lindsey Austin and Lisa Whittington; five grandchildren; and Lenora Smith.

December 7th 1941 a day which will live in Infamy

Today is National Pearl Harbor Day a very sad and terrible day for our country.

On November 26, 1941, a Japanese task force (the Striking Force) of six aircraft carriers Akagi, Kaga, Sōryū, Hiryū, Shōkaku, and Zuikaku departed northern Japan en route to a position northwest of Hawaii, intending to launch its 408 aircraft to attack Pearl Harbor.

The attack commenced at 7:48 a.m. on Sunday December 7, 1941 when the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service attacked the Naval Station Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, without warning and without a declaration of war, killing 2,403 American non-combatants, and injuring 1,178 others. 

The attack sank two U.S. Navy battleships and damaged five others. It also damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, and one minelayer. Aircraft losses were 188 destroyed and 159 damaged. Canada declared war on Japan within hours of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the first Western nation to do so. 

The attack came as a profound shock to the American people and on December 8, 1941 the United States declared war on Japan and entered World War II on the side of the Allies. In a speech to Congress, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called the bombing of Pearl Harbor "a date which will live in infamy".

Although Pearl Harbor Day is not a federal holiday – government offices, schools, and businesses do not close.  Some organizations may hold special events in memory of those killed or injured in the attack.

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17 year old male injured in Henry County crash

On 12/6/16 around 7:30am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Henry County responded to a one vehicle accident on Route M just East of Route N in rural Henry County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2000 Jeep driven by 17 year old Alex L. Austin of Chilhowee, Missouri crested a hill and lost control of his vehicle causing it to traveled off the left side of the roadway and overturning striking a fence.

Mr. Austin sustained moderate injuries in this accident and he was transported by ambulance to Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri for treatment.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by a private party.

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Job Opening In Butler

ABL is a Food Services Company contracted by the Bates County Sheriff's Office. 

Potential employees MUST be able to pass a pre-hire drug test and background check. Looking for both Full and Part time help. 

Starting wage is $10.50/hr with a performance based increase at 90 days. Interviews will be held next week.  

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