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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Obituary - Cleland F. Allen

Cleland F. Allen
Cleland F. Allen, age 85, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away early Saturday, July 8, 2017, at the Medicalodge of Ft. Scott. He was born September 29, 1931, in Arkansas City, Kansas, the son of McKinley Allen and Inez Adams Allen. 

He graduated from the Mound City High School with the Class of 1949. Cleland served for twenty years with the United States Air Force. 

He retired in 1971 with the rank of Tech Sargent. Following his military service, he married Mary Dauben on April 16, 1976, in Nevada, Missouri. He worked for a time for Key Industries and also worked as a long haul trucker. He then worked for several years for Bourbon County. He enjoyed traveling, reading and spending time with his family. He was a member of the Cherry Grove Baptist Church, the American Legion and the Olson Frary Burkhart Post #1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars where he frequently served with the VFW honor guard. He was also a past member of the Lions Club.

Survivors include his children Rodney Allen and wife, Sandy, of Deer Lodge, Montana, Gary Simons and wife, Liz, of Kearney, Missouri, Larry Joe Simons and wife, Kim, of Ft. Scott, Janice Briggs and husband, Dusty, of Bushton, Kansas, Sandra Newton and husband, Paul Joe, of Ft. Scott, Connie Simons, of Fairview, Oklahoma, Pam Riedel, of Liberty, Missouri and Diane Gray and husband, Rob, of Ft. Scott; nineteen grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. 

Also surviving are two sisters, Vada Casteel and husband, Max, of Clinton, Missouri and Joyce Allen, of Ft. Scott; a sister-in-law, Minnie Lou Allen, of Ft. Scott and numerous nieces and nephews. His wife, Mary, preceded him in death on February 1, 2014. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Bobby Simons and Billy Simons; two brothers, Morris and Ottis Allen a grandson, a great-grandson and a niece.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, July 13th at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the U. S. National Cemetery where military honors will be provided by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post #1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars. 

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 9:00 A.M. until service time at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Cherry Grove Baptist Church and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

Updated Obituary - John William Myler

John William Myler
John William Myler, 89, Harrisonville, MO, departed this earth to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, July 9, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 12 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with visitation from 10:00-11:00. Burial will be in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. In lieu flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Archie, Missouri.

John was born April 25, 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Elmer E. and Mildred (Forbes) Myler. He attended school in Kansas City, MO and graduated from Southeast High School. Following high school, John served his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Alaska. After his service, he was united in marriage on April 16, 1954, to the love of his life, Clara Grace “Gracie” Davis. Together they moved to the Everett Community in 1957. To this union two children were born, Mark Daniel Myler and Rhonda Sue Myler. Danny and Rhonda enjoyed many hunting and fishing trips with their dad, throughout their childhood.

John carved and checked gun stocks and was a roofer before becoming a full time custom home builder in the mid-1960s. In his lifetime he built hundreds of beautiful homes, many senior housing units throughout the area, helped with the construction of the Archie High School addition, as well as the First Baptist Church addition. He was a superb carpenter and designer and you can see his work throughout Archie and the surrounding area. John also was part owner of the D-Li-My Corporation, which included the D-Li-My Restaurant and development of other commercial properties within Archie. John made many contributions to his community in donated hours of service. He was a past member and president of the Archie School Board and past member and president of the Archie Lions Club. He was also very active in the Archie First Baptist Church.

John and Gracie shared a love of traveling, camping, and fishing. They spent many years traveling the country with their dear friends, Roy and Emma Osborn. They also took their grandchildren on once-in-a-lifetime trips. They took their grandson, Kris, to Alaska where John showed Kris where he was stationed. They took their granddaughter to Florida to visit Walt Disney World.

During the winter John and Gracie were winter Texans for 26 years and the friends they met were considered family. In recent years, they also enjoyed visiting with a group of friends on Friday and Saturday mornings at McDonald's.

John had a very generous and loving heart and was a caring father and grandfather to both his immediate family and several nieces and nephews. He served as a fatherly figure to them throughout their lives and was asked to walk several nieces down the aisle. He was the most gentle, caring, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He will always live in our hearts, along with the lessons he taught us about living life, loving family, unconditional love, respect, and helping others. His beautiful soul and smile will be missed by us all.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Mildred and Elmer, and a sister Marvel Livingston. He is survived by his wife, Gracie, of 63 years, his son, Danny Myler (Lanita), and daughter, Rhonda Rush (Ralph), all of Harrisonville, MO. He is also survived by his grandchildren, who were the sparkle of his eyes, Kristopher Neil Rush (Jill), Tina Janelle Behl (Jamie), and 3 beautiful great-grandchildren, Tanner Rush, Blakely Behl and Sydney Rush. He is also survived by a sister, Betty Jean Minshall, and many nieces and nephews.

From the city of Drexel

Those of you that received a call from Texas it is legit, our call service is out of Texas. Those people who live on the North side of Maple and all the way to the north end of town will be effected, there is a leak that needs fixed and a valve that need replaced. 

We will keep you updated on here and by phone if it will take longer, so please save the call service number for future reference.

From the City of Drexel Facebook Page

Obituary - Keith Ray Bogle

Keith Ray Bogle, 72, Nevada, MO went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at his home in Nevada following a brief illness. Keith was born June 22, 1945 in Neosho, MO to Chester Raymond and Pearl Faye (Marble) Bogle. On July 26, 1991 he married Becky Goodman in Neosho and she survives of the home.

Keith grew up in Neosho and attended Neosho High School. He came to Nevada in 1980 and has owned and operated Bogle Plumbing for the past 30 years. His has attended Calvary Baptist Church in Nevada for 20 years. Keith enjoyed gardening, feeding and watching the hummingbirds, and most of all spending time with his family and reading his Bible.

In addition to his wife Becky, survivors include two sons, Kevin Anthony Bogle and his wife Kerri, Seneca, MO, Brian Keith Bogle, Neosho, MO; three grandchildren, Krista Dawn Bogle, Kelsey Raye Morris and her husband Jake, Dustin Dees and his wife Candace; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Kay Sue Shuey and her husband Lester, Neosho, Karrie Jo Williams and her husband Gordon, Neosho; one brother, Kevin Lyn Bogle and his wife Melinda, Neosho; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Konnie Lassiter.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church in Nevada with Pastor Terry Mosher officiating. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park. The Family will receive friends from 1-2:00 prior to the service at the church.

Memorials are suggested in his memory to Calvary Baptist Church in c/o Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

Missing Teen from Cleveland Missouri Found

 Emilee K. Carvalho
CASS CO – Cass County Sheriff’s Office Investigators have located Emilee K. Carvalho, the missing 14-year-old from Cleveland Missouri. The missing teen was found safe.

No further details are available. ​

Let's Pack the Park with Pink

Life Recovery Event in Butler

West Central and Head Start Birthday Celebration in Appleton City

National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory effective from 11 am – 7 pm today, July 12, 2017 for several counties, including Bates and surrounding Counties.

Please drink plenty of water and avoid going outside if possible.

Job Opening In Rich Hill

The Rich Hill Youth Development Center is looking for a part-time weekend cook.  This is  a position with benefits.  

If interested contact Tammy Williams at 417-395-4810.

Updated Obituary - Carl Dean Hatfield

Carl Dean Hatfield
Carl Dean Hatfield, 66, Garden City, Missouri departed this life on Monday, July 10, 2017 at his home.

Carl is survived by his wife Peggy A. Hatfield of the home; two daughters, Kacey Eagen of South Whitley, Indiana, and Jenny Vivian and her husband Edward of Garden City, Missouri; a sister, Betty Brown of Harrisonville, Missouri; five grandchildren, Erika, Sarah, Austin, Hannah, and William; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with burial in the Garden City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday, July 14, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family suggest in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to K.U. Heart Institute.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri

Bates County Memorial Hospital Employee of the Month for July 2017

Help Wanted in Bates County Area

Help wanted:Carpet installer helper, pay is commission based. Hours vary, no experience necessary. 

Must be customer friendly and dependable, with the ability to lift 100 plus pounds. 

This position requires a strong back and knees. 

Having a valid drivers license is a plus. Please call or text 660-464-0411; or call 660-499-2068, if no answer please leave a message.

Wanna Join the team

Job Opening in Harrisonville

Taking applications for self motivated detail mind individuals. Full and part positions available. Experience would be great but not necessary. 

Please mail your resumes or applications to Boshann's Lawn Service PO Box 118. Harrisonville, Mo 64701

The Heat Continues

The excessive temperature and heat index will continue today and possibly again tomorrow. The NWS forecast graphic is shown in the attached photo.

Super Teen Results from the Bates County Fair

The Superteen Event was held last night at the Bates County Fair it consisted of 9 teams made up of 2 girls and 2 boys, one member had to be exhibitor at the Bates County Fair. 

They each had an individual event, with obstacle course at the end that included the whole team. Each obstacle course was time a event to reach for placing. 

This was possible from our Sponsors, Vit-A-Zine for the T-shirts and FCS Financial Tara Vermillion; Lender and Harrisonville FCS Financial Office.Thank you all so much!

1st Place : Wolf Pack

Hunter Nissen; Wyatt Barnes; MaKayla Charles; Kynly McCoy
2nd Place : The Dream Team

Tevin Taylor; Kenton Taylor; Whitney Willerton; Kaylie Chancellor
3rd Place: Super Lame
Tayton Dains; Sawyer Fischer; Riley Mareth; MaKenzie Wheatley

List of all participants doesn't follow picture order!!
Mason Talley
Aaron Yoss
Kendal Wimsatt
Kenzie Essenpries
Tayton Dains
Sawyer Fischer
MaKenzie Wheatley
Riley Mareth 
Drew Smith
Baleigh Noble
Shiann Mart 
Max Unell
Avery Bruto 
Braylen Ford
Myles Merryfield 
Clayton Ferguson 
Hunter Nissan
Wyatt Barnes
MaKayla Charles 
Kynly McCoy 
Trenton Bagby
Drake Vermillion 
Ashlee Burris
Kerigan Wimsatt 
Tevin Taylor 
Kenton Taylor 
Whitney Willerton 
Kaylie Chancellor
Kyleigh Foster
Cassie Smith
Blake McGruder
Lincoln Sutton 
Riley Valis 
Hunter Steen
Hayden Stark
Tearsten Keister

2017 Pleasanton Youth Flag Football

Must be prior to August 15th
Sign ups Tuesday July 18th, 2017 6:00 pm to 8:00pm at Pleasanton City Hall. If unable to make sign ups at city hall, I will take forms until Thursday at 6:00pm. 
Please bring birth certificate or some form of birthdate verification. Registration $30 due at time of sign up! 
If interested in coaching/referee please contact Jason or Ashley Toms at 816-489-2568 or 816-461-9103.
Note: This is a part of a league there will be games that the kids will travel to other towns to participate in.

Wade Auction Service is now taking Consignments for our Fall Machinery & Tool Consignment Auction

Do you have Machinery or Tools that you're not using? Or maybe just in the way? Whether it be 1 item or numerous items we can help ya out!

Wade Auction Service is now taking Consignments for our Fall Machinery & Tool Consignment Auction. Auction date will be October 14, 2017. Location just east of Appleton City on AA Hwy.

Give us a call today to get your items added to the list, or send us a private message here on our page.Call or Text Kevin 660-492-7764, Tyler 660-492-7764, or Bryan 660-492-3740. Any of us will be glad to help you!

One dead following skid loader accident in rural Montrose

On July 11, 2017 just after10:00 a.m. Henry County Deputy Mitch Swindell responded along with Golden Valley Ambulance and Montrose First Responders to an accident involving a Case Skid Loader in the 500 block of SW 1151 Road.

Christina Jean Lindsay, age 27 of the residence was pronounced deceased at the scene by Henry County Coroner Dain Sisk.

Preliminary investigation would suggest that Lindsay was pinned between the arms and body of the Loader while she was reaching into the cab of the Loader. An autopsy has been scheduled and the investigation is continuing.
Mid America Live News will update when more information becomes available.

Bates County Memorial Hospital Vaccine Clinic information

Bates County Memorial Hospital, in cooperation with area high schools, will sponsor their annual Vaccine Clinic at Nursery Street Family Care Clinic in Butler on August 3rd and August 10th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Vaccines are available for students entering Kindergarten, 8th Grade and College.

The Vaccine Clinic is by appointment only, for commercial insurance patients. Schedule your child today by calling 660-200-3627.

Job Opening In Butler

West Central In-Home Services is currently seeking In-Home Aides for the Appleton City, Montrose and Butler MO area. 
Pay increase @ 90 days.
Call Kelly Knepp @ 1-888-569-9936 or apply online @

Obituary - Una Dell Mayfield

Una Dell Mayfield, 90, Adrian, MO, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Adrian Manor.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian with visitation from 10:00-11:00.

Burial will be in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian. Memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Mercy Hospital.

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

Anyone need a job in Cass County?

West Central In-Home Services has immediate openings for In-Home Field Nurses in the Cass and Jackson County areas. Positions are part-time. If you are looking for a rewarding career that is flexible, will allow you to be there for your family when you need to be AND has great benefits… then look NO FURTHER!


Benefits include: flexible schedule, paid life insurance, Aflac and retirement benefits, & local travel only.
Current Missouri Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse License Required. RNs will be eligible to complete Provider Reassessments. 

Positions start at $20.00 per visit
Provider Reassessments $50 per visit
For more information contact
Judy Monard @ 888-569-9936
Apply Online at or in person at the West Central Office in
Belton or Harrisonville.

Double Branch Christian Church Vacation Bible School

Double Branch Christian Church Vacation Bible School will be July 16 through July 20 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. 

Program will be July 21 at 7 pm. A light meal will be served at 5:30 pm. 

Please contact Kristi Gaylord at 660 227 9615 for additional information.

50 % off sale at Rusty Bucket Antiques and Gifts

Rusty Bucket Antiques and Gifts is having a 50% off sale now until July 29th. 

These are the last days for Rusty Bucket so hurry in at 16 West Ohio, (Northside of the Butler,Mo square) 

Hours are Tuesday - Friday 10:00 to 5:00 and Saturday 9:00 - 12:00. (This sale is for Rusty Bucket only)

Butler Church of the Nazarene VBS

July 17-21 6:30-8:30pm (Ages 4 to Grade 6)
Our 'campers' will discover that Jesus is the light of the world. We will have storytelling, snacks, crafts, music, and FUN! 

Friday we will invite our parents for Family Night to share all we've done from the week! We will also be taking up an offering each night. 

All money will go to the Kununurra Bethel Aboriginal Family Community Children Playground Project (see comments for more information). Invite friends!
110 W. Nursery St. Butler, MO

Little Mister and Miss Bates County 2017 Crowned

Little Mister and Miss Bates County 2017: Blain Trickey son of Dan and Kyleigh Trickey and Ella Preston daughter of Isaac Preston and Stephanie Parker