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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

$500 cash reward offered for information on stolen mailbox in Butler

A local citizen is offering a $500 dollar reward for information on the person(s)who are responsible for taking a mailbox from the brick house which is located between the Flaming Lantern Restaurant and Get Fit Gym on Sunset View Drive in Butler.

Anyone with information on this is asked to call or text Michael at 660 200 6816.

Updated Obituary - Velda Lee Kircher Kelley

Velda Lee Kircher Kelley
Velda Lee Kircher Kelley departed this life June 20, 2017, at the age of 83 following injuries sustained from a traumatic fall. She was born Oct. 17, 1933 to Glen M. Kircher and Leta Henry Kircher near East Lynne, Mo.

Velda Lee grew up on her family’s dairy farm and attended East Lynne Elementary School. She graduated from Harrisonville High School, where she was an outstanding student.

She married Phillip K. Kelley March 28, 1954 at the First Christian Church in Harrisonville, where the couple remained lifelong members. For many years, Velda Lee served as the church organist, and she was a talented pianist. At first, the couple farmed near the community of Lone Tree, Mo., later moving to Archie, Mo. In 2000, they built a home on Phillip’s family farm, atop the hill on 2 Highway East known by most in the area as “thrill hill.”

She worked at Bendix/Allied Signal, retiring after 33 years as an executive secretary. Following her retirement, she spent 30 years as a tour director. It was her second career as a tour director that she loved most. She delighted in taking busloads of friends, old and new, to popular destinations such as Branson and the Amana Colonies. She loved taking groups on her famous “mystery tours.” These often were day trips that included lunches and attractions off the beaten path. She traveled internationally to countries such as Germany and Ireland where she explored her family’s heritage. Truly, Velda Lee loved experiencing new adventures. She was fascinated by learning about different locations, cultures and people.

She was a member of the Red Hatters Society, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and had been involved with the Cass County Historical Society.

Velda Lee was preceded in death by her parents, Glenn M. Kircher and Leta Henry Kircher, and an infant sister, Nelberta Kircher. She is survived by her husband, Phillip K. Kelley, of the home; and two brothers, Jimmy M. Kircher and his wife, Freida; and P.D. Kircher and his wife, Evelyn, all of Harrisonville. She also is survived by three nieces and their families: Sherry Kircher Osburn, Jamie Kircher Bowers and the Rev. Dr. Ann Kircher; and two nephews and their families, Tim Fox and Eli Kircher; as well as many other friends and relatives.

Visitation will be held from _6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 23, 2017 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Mo.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the First Christian Church. Velda Lee’s niece, the Rev. Dr. Ann Kircher, will officiate the service along with the Rev. Paul Porter, Pastor at the First Christian Church of Harrisonville.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Daughters of the American Revolution (www.dar.org), or the First Christian Church of Harrisonville.




Police still looking for missing 19 year old Missouri man

Tanner Ward
Chief Tommy Wright of the Trenton Police Department is asking the community for assistance in locating 19 year old Tanner Ward of Trenton.

Ward was last seen by family on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 during the evening hours. He has not been heard from or seen since. He was last seen on foot leaving a family members house in Trenton, Missouri.

Tanner Ward is described as a white male, 19 years of age, 5’10”, 150- 170 lbs, Brown Hair and Brown Eyes, with a slim, athletic build. 

Tanner was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, dark blue skinny jeans, black van shoes, and a blue KC hat.

Wright asks that anyone with information concerning the whereabouts or disappearance of Ward, to please contact the Trenton Police Department at 660-359-5557, or by emailing him at twright@trentonmo.com






Obituary - Raymond J. LeFevre

Raymond J. LeFevre, Mokena, Illinois and formerly Rich Hill, passed away Monday, June 19, at the age of 87. 

Arrangements are under direction of the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill, and service plans are to be announce later.






Accident in Clinton

(Photo Courtesy of Kim Hannen)
Earlier this afternoon between 4pm-5pm the Clinton Police Department along with Clinton Fire Department responded to a accident at the intersection of Missouri 13 Highway and 52 Bypass at East Franklin Streets in Clinton.

Traffic was delayed why the scene was secured. No injuries or further information is made available at this time.

Mid America Live News will update when more information is made available to us.



















Harrisonville man arrested in Polk County

On 6/18/17 around 6:51pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Polk County arrested  47 year old Michael S. Downey of Harrisonville, Missouri.

Mr. Downey was arrested for 1.) Felony Probation Violation Warrant - Assault 2nd Degree 2.) No Valid License Plates 3.) No Valid Drivers Licenses 4.) No Insurance 5.) Failure to secure a child under the age of 16 years old in a proper seatbelt 6.) No Seat Belt.

He was booked into the Polk County Jail in Bolivar, Missouri and he is currently being held on no bond.


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Obituary - Dartha Mae “Dorothy” (Leonard) Moore

Dartha Mae “Dorothy” (Leonard) Moore
Dartha Mae “Dorothy” (Leonard) Moore, age 85, of El Dorado Springs, MO, passed away, June 19, 2017, at Cedar County Memorial Hospital. She was born September 19, 1931, to Avery and Thelma (Millsap) Leonard. 

Dorothy was born at the Leonard home in Blackjack, MO, the 4th out of 9 children. She was married to Bernard Moore on June 6, 1951. In 1948, at the age of 16, she started employment at the Shoe Factory and worked there until it closed. From 1985 till 1996 she worked at the State Hospital in Nevada. Later she drove cars for different dealers in El Dorado Springs until 2009.

On June 6, 1951, Dorothy married Bernard Moore. To this union two children were born: Randy Moore and Kenny Moore. Dorothy loved her husband of 53 years. She was a kind hearted woman who would have helped anyone in need. She was a loving wife, mother, grandma and great-grandma. She made sure she taught her children to put others first and treat others with respect and kindness. She missed her husband Bernard and grandson Chad very much.

Dorothy was an excellent chef, quilter, and gardener. She loved to go out in her garden even if it was 100 degrees outside. She was a model to her family and friends. She showed us that we could be who we were and still be loved and cared for.

Dorothy would spend every Sunday at noon with her son Randy, eating Sunday lunch. She loved going with her sisters to Branson where they would spend time together trying not to get into any trouble. She had a long happy life with another adventure around every corner. Bernard and Dorothy were avid travelers, and visited every state.

Preceding Dorothy in death were her husband, Bernard; grandson, Chad; parents, Thelma and Avery; brothers: Bobby, Cletis, Ronnie and Harold Lee; and sister, Pat.

Survivors include her sons: Randy Moore and wife Charlene of El Dorado Springs, MO, and Kenny Moore and wife Pam of Camdenton, MO; granddaughter, Cassandra Wining and husband Randy of Pleasant Hill, MO; three great-grandchildren: Shila, Nolan, and Kami Moore; three step-grandchildren: Matthew Soldan, Steven Soldan, and Crystal Lowe; three sisters: Sharron Poe and husband Mark of Overland Park, KS; Imogene Marquis and husband Russell of El Dorado Springs, MO; and Bonnell Huff of El Dorado Springs, MO; brother-in-law, Van Baker and sister-in-law, Betty Leonard of El Dorado Springs, MO; sister-in-law, Nancy Leonard of Stockton, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Funeral services for Dorothy Moore will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., at the El Dorado Springs Church of God (Holiness) with Rev. Brent Bland officiating. Interment will follow in the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are: Rick Baker, Mike Leonard, Greg Leonard, Randy Wining, Kent Bland, and Kevin Bland. Honorary pallbearers are: Robert Leonard and David Beebe. 






Obituary - Minnie Mae Boyd

Minnie Mae Boyd, age 84, Pleasanton, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Fort Scott Mercy Health Center.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel.










Obituary - Robert Gene Lawson

Robert Gene Lawson, 59, Sheldon, MO passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at his home in Sheldon. Robert was born May 30, 1958 in Clinton, MO to Cleo and Diana (Bibee) Lawson.

Robert was raised in Clinton and attended school there. He was a member of The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, and Boilermakers Local #83 in Kansas City, MO. 

Robert worked as a boilermaker for the past 17 years. His passions included spending time with his family, going to auctions, and attending the local car races. He also enjoyed celebrating the Fourth of July with his family.

Survivors include one daughter, Audra Fleeman (Tony), Sheldon; one son, Joshua Robert (Ashley) Lawson, Nevada; step-children, Bobbie Baxter, Nevada, and Jerry Wheeler (Harley), Nevada; nine grandchildren, Treyton Fleeman, Derick Fleeman, Hayden Fleeman, Kyle Nelson, Skylar Beisley, Kipton Lawson, Kenten Baxter, Katerina Baxter, and Jerry Wheeler, Jr.; two brothers, Terry Lawson (Hazel), Blue Springs,MO, John Watts, Nevada; one sister, Tina Groves (Junior), Nevada; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and special friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Pastor Jerod Lamb officiating. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral home.

Those who wish may contribute in his memory to Community Outreach of Vernon County in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.






Rich Hill 4th of July Committee Fireworks Stand

The Rich Hill 4th of July Committee Fireworks Stand will open this Thursday, June 22nd. We are in a new location at 501 E Walnut this year. The white brick building with the arched roof just to the east of the round park. 

Swing by and grab all your fireworks for your celebration from us. We have the largest selection and best prices around, and remember all proceeds go back into the 4th of July Celebration!






Children's Promenade in Rich Hill

Don't forget to attend or participate in the Childrens Promenade on June 30th at 5:30. 

This is a parade on the brick sidewalk with childrens floats (wagons, etc). 

For children up to 8 years old.








Karate for Kids and Adults now open in Harrisonville



Welcome and Congratulations to the new Karate For Kids And Adults Harrisonville on the Harrisonville Square! 
Weekly Classes. SPECIAL
2 weeks of Martial Arts Classes $29
Call Today (660) 885-1083 Harrisonville Location 
102 S. Independence St.











Job Opening In Harrisonville

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Obituary - David D. Symons

David D. Symons, Rich Hill, passed away Wednesday, June 7, at the Butler Medicalodge at the age of 90. 

A memorial service is scheduled at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 26, at the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill, and burial is to be scheduled later at Merced, California.







From the City of Pleasanton Kansas


The City of Pleasanton Kansas would like to send a very special thank you to Mary Lynn Sylvester Bell and Kenton Bell for the donation of this beautiful street clock. The clock was installed this morning in General Pleasonton Park. Thank you for your contribution to the Community Center Project!








Obituary - Thomas Lee Rees

Thomas Lee Rees, Butler and formerly Hume, passed away Sunday, June 18, at Carthage. 

A memorial service is scheduled at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill, and a private burial is planned in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill.








Osceola woman arrested in Phelps County Missouri

Skyla M. Carroll
On 6/20/17 around 11:05am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Phelps County arrested 28 year old Skyla M. Carroll of Osceola, Missouri.

She was arrested for 1.) Felony Osceola Police Department Warrant - Possession of Amphetamine.

Skyla M. Carroll was booked into the Phelps County Jail in Rolla, Missouri and she is currently listed and bondable.



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Obituary - Daniel J. Cunningham, Sr.

Daniel J. Cunningham, Sr., 81, Harrisonville, MO, died Monday, June 19, 2017 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 24 at the United Methodist Church in Harrisonville with burial in Garden City Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  iday at the church with Masonic services at 8:00. 

 Memorial contributions may be made to the Cardiac Rehab, Cass Regional Medical Center Foundation, 2800 East Rock Haven Road, Harrisonville, MO 64701.

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





Obituary - Velda Lee Kelley

Velda Lee Kelley 83 of Harrisonville, Missouri departed this life on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City, Missouri surrounded by love.

Final arrangements entrusted to Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.

Service time and a complete obituary will be posted when that information becomes available.




Teaching Position open in Hudson

TEACHING POSITION: Hudson R-IX, 15012 NE State Route 52, Appleton City, MO 64724 is seeking a highly-qualified individual to teach a combined 2nd & 3rd grade classroom. Hudson R-IX is an accredited, high-achieving PK-8th school. 

Qualified applicants should mail a resume to the school or set up an appointment by calling (660) 476-5467. (Please feel free to share!)





Missing man last seen in Harrisonville

MISSING
ERICK K. COUTS
AGE: 60
HEIGHT: 5'8”
WHITE MALE

GREY HAIR, RECEDING HAIR LINE
LAST WEARING TENNIS SHOES, GREY POCKET T-SHIRT, BLUE JEANS

Last Seen June 19th, 2017 Harrisonville, MO around 10:00 A.M. If you have any information PLEASE CALL POLICE OR 816-787-4838, 816-935-6036.




Public Service Announcement from the city of Harrisonville

As a courtesy to our residents in the vicinity of Bird and Wren Streets in Harrisonville, we want to let you know there has been a minor disruption of water service. 

We are aware of this and crews are working to make the repairs as quickly as possible. Still, this may take a few hours. Please be patient.





June 24th Garden Tractor & Mini-rod Pull in Butler

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Saturday, June 24th there will be a Garden Tractor & Mini-rod Pull out at the Elks Lodge in Butler. 

The Weigh ins start at 4:00. Pull at 5:00 p.m.






Management and Automotive Sales Job Opening

Dealership looking for energetic, self-motivated Automotive Sales Associates and possible Management , for our Max Motors stores in Harrisonville, Butler and Nevada locations. The sky is the limit!! Growing Company with High Volume Sales.

Desired individual will be handling sales/internet leads. Automotive Sales Associate position includes responding to customer inquiries relating to vehicles, products, and services via the internet. Enthusiastic personality ability to build relationships with customers to maintain repeat business. Must be highly motivated to reach goals set. An ideal candidate for the Automotive Sales Associate position has a high school diploma or GED, 2 years of sales background preferred but not required . Must have strong computer, internet, and social media skills, professional dress, speech and professional attitude. Current valid driver's license. Effective oral and written skills a must. Serious Inquiries ONLY!


*$2500 Guaranteed monthly/ up to $100k
*Flexible Schedule
*Benefits include 401K/Health

"The successful applicant will have to get up to speed quickly and therefore, we will only consider those who meet all the criteria listed above."

E-mail your resume to April@MaxMotors.com
2502 Cantrell Rd Harrisonville, Missouri 64701




Obituary - Dennis E. Barnhart

Dennis E. Barnhart
Dennis E. Barnhart, age 91, of Raymore, Missouri passed away peacefully at his home on June 19, 2017. 

A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Cullen Funeral Home in Raymore. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.

*Complete obituary will be posted soon...

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278




Harrisonville Ward 4 Alderman resigns from board

Josh Stafford
Ward 4 alderman Josh Stafford announced his resignation from the Board last night, saying he and his family were moving outside the city limits and he would therefore be ineligible to serve. His resignation took effect at the close of the meeting. Stafford was elected to the board in 2015.

Mayor Hasek thanked Stafford for his service and offered his hope that Josh would continue to serve in some other capacity, such as on one of Harrisonville’s volunteer boards or commissions. 

The Harrisonville Municipal Code, Section 115.020, provides that the mayor can appoint someone who meets the necessary qualifications to fill a vacant seat with the majority approval of the remaining members of the board until the next regular municipal election, at which time voters will elect a new alderman to serve the remainder of the term. The next municipal election will be April 3, 2018.




Obituary - Alec Haith

Alec Haith
Alec Haith, 21 of Leawood, Kansas passed away June 18, 2017 in Leawood. A visitation will be held Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Louisburg United Methodist Church, 249 N. Metcalf Rd, Louisburg, KS. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Thursday, June 22, 2017 also at the Methodist Church. Cremation will follow services. Services under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (816-657-4400). Memorial contributions may be made to the Alec Haith Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Mullinax Funeral Home. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com

Alec Garin Haith was born April 2, 1996 in Kansas City, Missouri to Mitch Haith and Cindy Vogel. He graduated from Louisburg High School, class of 2014. Following high school Alec attended Johnson County Community College and worked for his uncle at DSG Equipment & Supplies in Kansas City, MO. He also worked at O’Reilly Auto Parts in Kansas City. Alec took his work very serious and had a great gift for learning quickly. He was a dedicated mechanic, working on small engines at work and his own vehicles at home. Alec enjoyed a lot of things growing up, especially paintball, football, and Xbox games. As he grew up, his life’s passion and focus turned to cars and motorcycles. Alec was a friend to many, he truly cared for people and what was happening in their lives. There will be many who will miss his random, yet thoughtful texts to check on them. Alec will forever be remembered as a good man and kind soul. 

Alec was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Samuel Haith, cousin Ryan Schultz, maternal grandparents Harold and Elsie Vogel, and by a great-uncle Sam Lehman. He is survived by his father Mitch Haith, mother Cindy Vogel, brother Kyle Haith, paternal grandmother Renee Haith, and maternal grandparents Ray Vogel, Tutti Howard, and Larry Stroup. Alec is also survived by his uncle Steve Haith and wife Delores, aunt Rachel Vogel, aunt Reagan Bluel and husband Neal, “Aunt Bert”, five cousins, along with his much loved cat Carmen.





Obituary - Donald L. "Don" Voss

Donald L. "Don" Voss, 87, of Deepwater, Missouri died Sunday, June 18, 2017 at the Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City, Mo.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton, Mo. Reverend Alan Anzalone will officiate. 

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington, Mo. 

Military services will be at the grave under the direction of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1894, Clinton, Mo. 

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1894, Clinton, Mo.; or a charity of the donor's choice. These donations may be left in care of the funeral home. 





Summer has arrived

It's officially summer, and the weather knows it! Warmer temperatures return today; storm chances are back midweek.







Two teenage girls are missing from Ozark Missouri

Ozark Missouri Police say Victoria Deel and Kaisha Harrison were last seen on June 19, 2017, at approximately 10:55am at the Ozark High School, 1350 W. Bluff Drive. Both girls are 14 years old. We're told both are in foster care.

Victoria Deel is a white female, 5’08", 200lbs, with brown eyes and blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a light blue “Rockin Ribs” t-shirt, black leggings and gray tennis shoes.

Kaisha Harrison is also a white female, 5’04", 140lbs, with green eyes and blond hair. She was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and blue jean shorts.

If you have any information on Victoria or Kaisha's whereabouts, you're asked to call 911 or the Ozark Police Department at 417-581-6600.





Obituary - Raylene Yvonne Salter


Raylene Yvonne Salter age 66 of Harrisonville, Missouri departed this life Monday, June 19, 2017 at her home in Harrisonville surrounded with family and love.

Raylene is survived by her mother, Arlene Stubblefield of Clinton, Missouri; a son, Cody Stubblefield of Harrisonville, Missouri; a daughter, Kendra Moravec and her husband Jacob of Harrisonville, Missouri; a brother, David Stubblefield of Deepwater, Missouri; a sister, Debra Bates; eight grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.


Cremation. A Celebration of Life service will be scheduled at a later date.

Final arrangements are under the care of Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.

A complete obituary will be posted here as soon as that information becomes available.














Missouri State Highway Patrol wishes you a happy and safe 4th of July holiday

Colonel Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, is telling Missouri’s travelers it’s imperative they include safety in their plans for the upcoming July Fourth holiday. 

Many people will travel somewhere to enjoy the many recreational opportunities in our state. 

No matter what you plan for the four-day holiday, please be courteous and follow all Missouri traffic and boating laws.

In 2016, five people were killed and 565 injured in Missouri over the holiday in 1,370 traffic crashes. Over the 2016 July Fourth holiday, troopers arrested 121 people for driving while intoxicated.

The 2017 counting period for the July Fourth holiday will be from 6 p.m., Friday, June 30, to 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, July 4.

The Highway Patrol will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness & Reduction Effort) over the July Fourth holiday weekend. All available officers will be patrolling Missouri’s roadways enforcing Missouri’s traffic laws in addition to being available to assist motorists. There is never a good reason to drive over the speed limit. There is always a good reason to wear your seat belt. Drinking and driving don’t mix. Remember: Statutes direct motorists to drive with the highest degree of care. Please be a courteous driver and follow all traffic laws.

Troopers throughout the state will participate in a 20-Mile Trooper enforcement project on Friday, June 30, and Tuesday, July 4, 2017. As part of this special enforcement project, troopers will patrol a 20-mile length of interstate or designated highway and make every effort to be a visible enforcement presence. The 20-Mile Trooper project will take place on interstates 29, 44, 55, and 70, and U.S. Highways 60 and 63. Troopers will target all traffic violators and being especially vigilant of aggressive driving violations.

Motorists who need assistance or who witness criminal activity while traveling on Missouri’s roadways can contact the nearest Highway Patrol troop headquarters by calling the Patrol Emergency Report Line at 1-800-525-5555 or *55 on a cellular phone. Motorists may call 1-888-275-6636 to check for road construction along their travel route.

The only 100 percent survivable traffic crash is the one that never happens. Make sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Every day as we travel on Missouri’s roadways, we trust that every driver on the road is going to obey the speed limit, pay attention, and drive sober. “Don’t Violate The Trust.”

Colonel Karsten also reminds the public that the Fourth of July holiday is one of the busiest boating holidays of the year. In 2016, there were 11 boating crashes, which included seven injuries and no fatalities. One person drowned during last year's July Fourth holiday. Troopers made 11 boating while intoxicated arrests in 2016.

Troopers will be working on the state’s waterways to enforce Missouri’s boating laws and assist where needed. Missouri’s boaters are asked to do their part by remaining alert for other boats and swimmers, and being courteous on the water. With more boats on the water, it is even more important to pay attention when operating your vessel.

Remember:· Distractions and alcohol consumption slow reaction time.
· Pay attention to other boats and watercraft.
· Make evasive maneuvers early and deliberately.
· Be responsible with your wake.


The many firework displays after dark attract many more boaters at night.

At night, remember to:· Check your vessel’s navigation lights before heading out, and be sure to have spare bulbs on board.
· Avoid overloading your boat with too many passengers. This can cause the boat to become swamped and affect the handling of the boat.
· Observe Missouri’s nighttime speed limit of 30 miles per hour on the water.
· Slow down and take your time. Nighttime crashes tend to involve more serious injuries and damage, due to the lack of visibility.


Finally, it is illegal to discharge fireworks from a vessel, so leave them in a safe place on shore.

"We want everyone to enjoy this long holiday weekend, and everyone can when we make safety a priority,” said Col. Karsten. “Wear your seat belt every time you’re in a vehicle and your life jacket every time you’re in a vessel. Be courteous to other drivers and boaters, and follow the applicable laws. If your celebration includes alcohol, designate someone else to act as your sober chauffeur every time."

Watercraft operators must consider the effect their actions have on others: Share the waterway and use common sense, good judgment, and courtesy to ensure the safety of all. Life jackets save lives. Wear It!!
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Obituary - Richard Francis Newcomb, Jr.

Richard Francis Newcomb, Jr., 64, Schell City, MO passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017 at his home in Schell City.

No services are scheduled.





Hume Community News 6/20/17

The Hume Christian Church had a great VBS last week. A wonderful VBS program was held on Friday evening. A big shout out to all the volunteers who made this possible.

The O5O Club met on Monday, June 19 with a small attendance, but a very delicious spread to enjoy.

The Hume Fair is still seeking Prince Candidates and Rodeo Queen Candidates. The Prince Candidates need to be between 5 and 12 years of age. They will be selling chances on $550.00 worth of prizes and will received 20% of their ticket sales. If they sell over $1,000.00 they will receive 25% of their ticket sales.

The Rodeo Queen Candidate needs to be between 13 to 18 years old. They will be selling rodeo tickets and tickets on a colt. They will receive 20% of their colt ticket sales and if they sell over $1,000.00 they will receive 25% of their colt ticket sales. They do not receive any percentage of their rodeo sales. Monday, June 26 is the deadline. Please contact any fair board member if interested.

If anyone has any news they would like to share please drop me a line or call.