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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Missouri Missing: Laclede County Sheriff's Office looking for missing woman

Cassandra Sien
Lebanon Mo - The Laclede County Sheriff's Office needs your help to find Cassandra Sien. 

The 21 year old was reported missing by her parents from their family home in Grovespring, Missouri. She has not been seen since last night. 

Police say Sien left home without her medication and functions at a low mental capacity and has a history of meeting strangers from social media sites. 

She was last seen wearing black sweatpants, a black or blue t-shirt and black slippers. 

If you know anything about her disappearance, call the Laclede County Sheriff's Office at 417-532-2311.

 UPDATE: The Laclede County Sheriff's Office says Cassandra Sien, 21, has been found and is back home with her family.

Adrian Fire Department responding to oven fire in rural Adrian

The Adrian Fire Department is responding to a possible oven fire in a residence located at 13102 NW County Road 1001in rural Adrian.

The house is said be filling up with smoke at this time and everyone is out of the home.

Mid America Live News will update this when more information becomes available to us from the Adrian Fire Department

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Bates County Elks Lodge Coyote Hunt

A Tale Of Two Seasons

Looks like we will get a taste of Winter and Spring all within the next few days! High temps will barely get above freezing the next couple days with low temperatures below 20°F Thursday morning. 

This along with bring chilling wind chills near 5°F making it feel a lot like Winter, but don't worry it doesn't last long. 

The winds will shift to the south-southwest Thursday night bringing in lots of warm air that will dramatically increase temperatures Friday into the mid 60s. That's a 30 degree increase in high temperatures from Thursday to Friday!!

Windsor woman arrested in Henry County

Amber N. Shipps
On 2/7/17 around 11:39am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Henry County arrested 29 year old Amber N. Shipps of Windsor, Missouri.

She was arrested for 1.) Felony Henry County Sheriffs Office Warrant - Probation Violation X2 2.) Felony Resisting Arrest.

Amber N. Shipps was booked into the Henry County Jail and she was placed on a $100,000 Cash only bond.

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One injured in Cass County crash

On 2/7/17 around 7:55am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County along with Cass County Sheriffs Deputies responded to a two vehicle accident on Route D at 177th Street in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2006 Jeep driven by 67 year old Enrique Chavez of Grandview, Missouri was stopped while attempting to turn into a private driveway when he was struck in the rear by the 1998 Honda driven by 23 year old Gregory Moore of Higginsville, Missouri.

Mr. Moore sustained moderate injuries in this accident and he was transported by ambulance to Belton Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The Honda was totaled in this wreck and towed from the scene by GT Tow.

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Update: Baby Remington Craft successfully completes first surgical procedure

We continue to pray for baby Remington Craft #REMI
Today we watched as you all showed us your support. We spent hours seeing everyone wearing red and sending prayers.

UPDATE: Remington successfully completed her Norwood surgical procedure. She was on bypass as the surgeon worked his magic.

She has an open chest until the surgeon is satisfied with everything. We finally seen our little Remi. We love her so much! 

We are not out of the woods yet, she has already gave us a couple scares since surgery and doctors are constantly monitoring her blood and adjusting everything. 

More than ever we need your prayers. Thank you all for being here with us today.

Obituary - Mary Thomason

Mary Thomason
Mary Thomason, 93, of Clinton, Missouri died Friday morning, January 20, 2017 at Jefferson Gardens Assisted Living Center. She was born in Chilhowee, Mo., the daughter of Vernon Lawton Easter and Jessie Opal (Hayhurst) Easter.

Mary was a member of the First Baptist Church in Clinton. She co-owned B & L Electric, was a designer at Maryanne's Flowers and Riffel's Flowers. She volunteered for the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital Lady's Auxillary from the 1970's through the 1990's, receiving awards for her number of volunteer hours. 

Mary enjoyed working in her yard and flowerbeds. While her sight permitted, she enjoyed chocheting, cross-stitch, quilting, etc. Mary had an adventurous side. She took flying lessons and raced stock cars, and in 1954 won the Powder Puff Derby.

Surviving are one son, Douglas L. Thomason, (Sandra), Clinton, Mo.; two grandchildren, Christopher Thomason, (Stephanie), Clinton, Mo.; and Sarah Thomason, Clinton, Mo.; two great-grandchildren, Jennifer Thomason, Muskogee, Oklahoma, and Gunner Thomason, Clinton, Mo.; one great-great grandchild, Jaya Warrior, Muskogee, OK; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, George W. Easter, Leroy Easter, Vernon L. Easter, and Robert Easter; and two sisters, Marjorie J. (Easter) Hunter and Lillie Faye (Easter) Osborn.

Memorial services will be Friday, March 31, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., just prior to the service. Interment will be in Englewood Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Gunner Lee Thomason Autism Scholarship Fund or American Lung Association, and these donations may be left in care of the funeral Home.

National Weather Service weather spotter seminar in Paola Kansas

The National Weather Service is offering a Severe Weather spotter Seminar it's free and open to the public.

This Seminar will be held Thursday, February 9th at the Paola Ks High School Auditorium. It starts at 7:00pm. (approximately 90 min in length)

This Seminar will help you better understand the dynamics of a severe weather, what to watch for, what needs to be reported and most of all storm spotter safety. We encourage everyone to attend to be able to help spot severe weather and help keep yourself and your community safe during severe weather

Drugs seized after traffic stop in Southern Missouri

Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers made a traffic stop in Butler County. They seized 3 lbs of processed marijuana, 2 lbs of marijuana laced edibles, one firearm and $7,000 in cash.
Butler County is a county located in the southeast Ozark Foothills Region of the state of Missouri.

Obituary - Evelyn (Kirchner) Berg

Evelyn (Kirchner) Berg
Evelyn (Kirchner) Berg, 94, Fairbury, NE, formerly of Nevada, MO passed from this life on February 3, 2017 at Gardenside Nursing Home in Fairbury, NE. Evelyn was born March 27, 1922 in Cumberland, IA to Edwin an Amanda May (Martin) Kirchner.

Evelyn came to Nevada in 1992 and resided here until 2016 when she moved to Nebraska to be closer to her family. She attended the Pine Street Baptist Church in Nevada. Evelyn enjoyed playing cards with friends and family, traveling, gardening, and embroidering. She was a member of the MOOSE Lodge, VFW, American Legion, Eagles, and attended the Nevada Senior Center.

Survivors include one daughter, Viola Johnson, Fairbury, NE; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and step-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Peggy Wagner; two sons, Larry Eblen, and Steve Eblen; one granddaughter, Patricia Stirewalt; one grandson, Bruce Johnson; and one great-grandson, Michael Lockwood.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2017 at the United Church of Christ in Atlantic, IA with Pastor Nancy Jenson officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Cumberland, IA. Friends may call now until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

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Suspect in custody after police chase in Archie ends in Bates County

On 2/7/17 the Archie Police Department was involved in a short vehicle pursuit that ended in Bates County when the vehicle lost control and wrecked.

After a short time a unknown subject was located and taken into police custody.

Charges are pending on the suspect at this time and Mid America Live News will update when more information on this pursuit is made available to us from the Archie Police Department. 

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Two arrested after robbery at Pittsburg Kansas Jimmy John's

Nathaniel T. James
Anthony R. Reed
On Monday, February 6, 2017 at 10:52 pm, officers responded to a report of an armed robbery occurring at Jimmy John's, 1106 South Broadway. An employee called 911 indicating two males wearing face masks robbed the store while brandishing a hand gun and a baseball bat, subsequently leaving in an unknown direction.

One of the responding officers observed two males fitting the suspects' descriptions, riding on bicycles northbound, approximately six blocks north of Jimmy John's, in the area of Ramsey and Broadway streets. One of the males, identified as Anthony R. Reed Jr., age 20 of Pittsburg, soon stopped when given commands by the officer, and was subsequently arrested.

The second subject jumped off his bicycle and fled the area on foot. Another officer soon located the fleeing subject, identified as Nathaniel T. James, age 19 of Pittsburg, at 2nd and Pine Streets (adjacent to the Pittsburg Police Department), where he was subsequently arrested.

The two suspects were booked into the Crawford County Jail for Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Burglary, Felony Obstruction, Aggravated Assault, Theft and Criminal Trespass.

An airsoft pistol, baseball bat, face mask, bandana and $2.00 taken during the robbery were recovered.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time. Anyone having information related to this incident, or other incidents, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231-1700, or at our tip line, 620-231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.

Courtesy of Pittsburg Kansas Police Department

Rockville man arrested on Johnson County warrant

Mark Prater
On Feb. 6, Mark Prater, 47, Rockville, was arrested in St. Clair County on a Johnson County warrant charging class C felony possession of a controlled substance, class D felony resisting arrest, and an unclassified misdemeanor of driving while revoked. Bond is set at $20,000 cash or surety. 

The warrant was issued on Jan. 18 and stems from a Johnson County Sheriff’s Office investigation on Aug. 3, 2016.

Tigers to benefit from new weight equipment

A huge thank you to the Booster Club for all the new equipment and flooring, the students who helped bring the equipment up to the weight room, and Gene the schools custodian for putting the racks together. Everything looks great and the kids love it!

-our thanks to Rich Hill High School Sports

Obituary - Dale Wiskur

Dale Wiskur, 88, Harrisonville, MO, died Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at his home. 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 13 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, MO. 

Friends may call from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday, February 12 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville.

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

Osage Valley employees show support for baby Remington

Osage Valley Electric Cooperative employees are wearing red today to show support for baby Remington Craft. She is a part of our co-op family and our thoughts prayers are with her and her family today.

Baby Remington is undergoing surgery today to correct a heart defect. More info here

Wanted Nevada man now in custody

Dustin Pike
Nevada Police took into custody a wanted subject, Dustin Pike that had an active Vernon County warrant for his arrest with a $25,000 cash only bond. Nevada Police attempted to take him into custody this past weekend but Pike failed to stop for the officer. 

He is now being held in the Vernon County Jail.

If you live in Pleasanton KS...

Starting tomorrow, water pressure throughout town could fluctuate for the next 3 to 5 days. We will be taking the main water tower out of service for scheduled maintenance and painting. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.

-City of Pleasanton, KS

FYI: Butler Project Prom 2017

Butler Project Prom 2017
Dear Business Owners, Parents, Families and Friends.
     Plans for the 29th Annual Project Prom 2017 are well under way.  This event, which is held immediately after Prom, is hosted by the parents of the Butler High School Juniors and Seniors.  Our goal is to provide a fun, drug and alcohol free environment for the juniors, seniors, and their dates.
     Many activities are planned including a free t-shirt for each student, games, food, entertainment and lots of great prizes for all.
      The Project Prom Committee started working on fundraising activities during the summer and are looking for donations from parents of the students, businesses, local organizations, churches and individuals.  We understand that many of you are approached for donations from other schools and organizations, but our hope is that you will be willing to support this event for the students of the B.H.S.
     If you have been a supporter in the past, "We THANK YOU" and hope for your continued support.  If you are a first time supporter we hope that you will make this an annual event to support.  The Project Prom parents work hard to make this a success, but could not do it without our community support.
     If you are giving a monetary gift we have 3 categories:
Gold:  $100 and up, your name or business will be printed on the back of the Project Prom t-shirts and be listed on a Thank You poster as well as in the newspaper.
Silver:  $50-$99, your name or business will sponsor a prize/event at Project Prom and be listed on a Thank You poster as well as in the newspaper.
Bronze:  up to $49, your name or business will be listed on a Thank You poster as well as in the newspaper.
Please mail monetary donations, made payable to Project Prom to:
                             Butler Project Prom
                             501 NW County Road 5001
                             Butler, MO 64730
                         Any questions: (660) 200-6547
*Please make all donations by March 15th so that we can plan our event accordingly.
*If you would like to donate a product or gift certificate, contact me and I would be happy to come by and pick it up for you. If you would like to drop it off you can do so at the Conoco/White Oak Station located in front of Wal-Mart
Thank you for supporting the "Butler Project Prom"

Students and Parents of B.H.S.

Advanced Beef Cattle Reproduction and Genetics Meeting to be held in Kingsville

University of Missouri Extension and Kingsville Livestock Auction are sponsoring “Beef Cattle ReproGene, Taking the Next Step in Beef Cattle Reproduction and Genetics” meeting on Thursday evening, March 9, 2017 at the Kingsville Livestock Auction in Kingsville, MO. The program will begin at 5:00 p.m., with dinner provided. Presenters include Dr. David Patterson, MU Extension State Specialist – Beef Cattle Reproduction; Dr. Jared Decker, MU Extension State Specialist – Beef Cattle Genetics; and Jordan Thomas, MU Animal Science Research Specialist.

Topics covered during the meeting include: estrous synchronization protocols for heifers and cows, split-time ai and use of sex-sorted semen, EPDS and genomic predictions basics and using genomic predictions for increased profitabilty.

Cost for the program is $10 per person. Registration is due by March 6th. For registration, questions, or more information; please contact the Cass County MU Extension Office at 816-380-8460 or by email at

-our thanks to Brenda Doody

Get your spot now: Adrian Business Expo slated for March 4th

Betcha didn't know how many local businesses there are in and around Bates County... you're invited to come visit them and find out more about their products and services

The 7th Annual Business Expo will be held on Saturday March 4, 2017 from 9am to 3pm. The Floor layout is posted below. If you are interested in purchasing a booth for the Expo, take a look at the layout and give the Chamber office a call at 816-297-0004. Rates for 2017 are as follows:

Chamber Member
Without electricity: $45
With Electricity: $55

Non-chamber Member
Without electricity: $60
With Electricity: $70

Visit the Adrian Chamber of Commerce page here for more info

Rich Hill FFA winners announced

Taylor Brooks will be receiving her Area Degree and will be sent on for for State Degree Screening.

Proficiency Success:

Kylann Tourtilllott won Area 7 Agriscience Research - Animal Systems
Jamison Ogburn won Area 7 Forest Production & Management
Taylor Brooks won Area 7 Specialty Animal

Also, Rich Hill FFA has 10 students interested in attending Washington Leadership Conference this summer. If you would like to help out or get more information, please see their Facebook page here

Another milestone for Pastor Ron Dunlap

Pastor Ron Dunlap celebrated his birthday on February 5th, which prompted another celebration- Pastor Ron gave his first sermon on his birthday, February 5th, 1989. 

All smiles, Ron shows a cake presented to him by members of the Happy Hill Church of God just outside of Rich Hill last Sunday.

-our thanks to Mandy Yates

Get that red on for baby Remington Craft

Hi everyone. My name is Remington Craft, I was born with a heart defect. Today is my first surgery. My mommy, daddy and the rest of my family are very, very scared and sad. I need everyone to pray hard for me, my family and the doctors doing my surgery today. God has me in his hands and will watch over me but the more prayers I get will help. I hope you all are wearing your Rally for Remington shirts or a red shirt to support me and my family. Thank you all. #rallyforremi. #kamsfam

Updated Obituary -Vivian Marie Franklin

Vivian Marie Franklin
Vivian Marie Franklin, 93, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, died Friday, February 3, 2017 at Lakewood Wilshire Nursing Home in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the Holmeswood Baptist Church, 9700 Holmeswood Road, Kansas City, MO, with visitation from 10:00-11:00. Burial will be in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, Missouri.

Vivian was born February 25, 1923 in Everett, Missouri, the daughter of Grover E. and Lula M. (Gilbert) McCaslin, the youngest of three children. Vivian attended elementary school in rural schools of Cass County, Missouri and was a 1939 graduate of Harrisonville High School. She attended C.M.S.U. in Warrensburg in 1939. Vivian taught school for two years in a rural school in Cass County before her marriage. She was united in marriage to Lyle C. Franklin of Drexel, Missouri, on August 22, 1942 in Santa Ana, California, where Lyle was serving in the Army Air Corps. They became the proud parents of two children, Larry Gayle and Gayla Lu.

Vivian made her profession of faith in the fall of 1939 and became a member of the First Christian Church of Harrisonville. At the time of her death, she was a member of Holmeswood Baptist Church in Kansas City, Missouri. Vivian retired from Kansas City Life Insurance Company where she worked in payroll. She had been a volunteer at Baptist Medical Center in Kansas City since January, 1985.

Vivian was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle in 1978, her son, Larry, in 1955, her father in 1949 and her mother in 1979, and two sisters, Jewell Ritchie in 1995 and Florence Mullis in 2009. She is survived by her faithful daughter, Gayla Honeycutt and her husband, Richard, Lee’s Summit, Missouri; her beloved granddaughter, Jennie Pollard and her husband, Stephen, and two great-grandsons, Liam and Aiden; other relatives and friends.

Weston man arrested in Bates County

On 2/6/17 around 10:05pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in bates County arrested 43 year old Thomas S. Marshall of Weston, Missouri.

Mr. Marshall was arrested for 1.) Driving While Intoxicated 2.) Driving While Revoked.

He was booked into the Bates County Jail and placed on a 12 hour detox hold. 

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Butler woman arrested on warrant

Emily Nicole Slover
On 2/7/17 around 6:40am the Butler Police Department arrested 27 year old Emily Nicole Slover of Joplin, Missouri (Formerly of Butler).

She was arrested for 1.) Butler Police Department Warrant for Failure to appear in court.

Emily Nicole Slover was booked into the Bates County Jail and she is currently listed as bondable.

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Hume news

Hume News February 6, 2017

The community of Hume wishes to extend the sympathy to the family of Kay Black of Prescott, KS, who passed away on January 22. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Julie Cooke recently returned from a trip to California where she attended the funeral of her father. Our thoughts and prayers are with Julie and her family.

Our sympathy is also extended to the family of Zita Mae Curtis who passed away on January 20. She too, will be greatly missed by family and friends. We continue to keep all of these families in our prayers during this time and the days to come.

The 050 Club will meet on February 13, 2017 at Noon at the Hume Community Center for a carry-in dinner. All are welcome to attend.

Don’t forget the Taco Benefit Dinner to be held Sunday, February 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hume School; Proceeds are for Hume School Teacher, Jackie Duncan who has experienced some health issues. We continue to pray for healing and a speedy recovery.

Hume United Methodist Church News: On the fist Sunday in February we held our fellowship dinner after church with lots of delicious food. On Sunday, February 12 we will hold services at the Prescott Country View Nursing Home. Then that evening the Methodist Men will host our Annual Sweetheart Dinner at 6:00 p.m. in the church basement. The men need to be there around 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to start cooking. All are welcome to attend.

-our thanks to Karen Irwin