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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Drexel: Anyone missing a parakeet?

 Obviously a pet, a parakeet has been found at a residence in Drexel. For info contact Michael La Gatta via Facebook.

Water Main Break in Butler

Mid America Live News has received information of water main break at the corner of Fulton and Harrison Street in Butler at this time.

Crews have been notified and should be arriving shortly, Please use caution if you must travel in this area.

Obituary - Ruth Ann Carpenter

Ruth Ann Carpenter, born November 21, 1938 departed her Earthly life on Saturday, February 25, 2017. She joins her late husband Gary E. Carpenter, son Kenneth Ray Summers, daughter Sonya Carpenter, her mother, father, all 3 of her siblings and many other family members and friends in Heaven.

    Ruth is survived by children VaLinda Jones (husband Kent), Fred Summers (fiancĂ©e Sherry Zink), Gary (GW) Carpenter (wife Peggy), Bruce Carpenter, Sherry Parsons (husband Dennis), Ryan Carpenter-Hill, Dora Cherry, Patrick Summers, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grand children.

    Ruth loved spending time with Gary enjoying their hobby of flying remote controlled gas engine model airplanes. Ruth and Gary were crucial in developing a RC flying field at the LaCygne, Kansas Power Plant Lake. Other hobbies that she enjoyed with Gary were camping, fishing, canoeing, four wheeling, and gardening. She enjoyed spending time in their wood working shop that turned from hobby into a small furniture building business.

    Per her instructions, there will be no services. Ruth and Gary’s ashes will be combined as they wished and the family will hold a private service at which time the ashes will be scattered. If you wish to do something in their honor, plant a tree or donate to a local animal shelter as they were both animal lovers.

    Ruth held many paying positions in her lifetime but the position of being there for others was probably the most rewarding position of her life. If you had the pleasure of knowing Ruth you had the pleasure of knowing a wonderfully kind, loving and giving person. May she Rest in Peace.

From the Garden City Water Department

Tomorrow July 21, 2017 the Garden City Water Department will be repairing a water main in the 100 block of Spruce Street. 

Traffic will be restricted to one lane. Please reroute your traffic if possible

Excessive Heat Safety

Temperatures will climb rapidly today with heat index values above 100°F by noon and max out near 110°F in the afternoon. Please LOOK before you LOCK today as it will not take long for the inside of a car to reach very dangerous levels that could result in injury or death quickly. 

This round of high temperatures and humidity looks to come to an end Saturday night as a much needed cold front passes through our area.

Aspire Cheer and Dance Sign Ups

Sign Ups start TOMORROW for Aspire's 6th Annual Cheer & Dance Camps!! Do you have a child who loves to have FUN?? If so, Aspire is the camp for them!! 

Your child will learn and experience Cheer, Dance & Tumbling, & SOME SURPRISES ALONG THE WAY, and much more!! 

Camp Sessions will be held at our location 115 E Main St, Adrian, EXCEPT for the 7-18 year old camp's Clinic at Jumpin Gymnastics.

Obituary - Teresa “Teri” Faye Downey

Teresa “Teri” Faye Downey, 68 of Peculiar, MO died Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, MO. Funeral services will be held 10:00am Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, MO. Burial in Wills Cemetery, Peculiar, MO. The family will receive friends 9:00-10:00am Saturday at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville.

Teri was born April 13, 1949 in Independence, MO, a son of Jack and Christine (Morris) Curtis. Teri grew up in Independence and was a 1967 graduate of Truman High School in Independence. She was united in marriage to Jerry Downey, July 24, 1982 in Belton, MO. Teri had worked for the U.S. Postal Service in the Kansas City area and after moving to Peculiar in 1983, she worked at Plumb’s Restaurant in Peculiar.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Hayes, and her parents. Survivors include her husband, Jerry Downey, of the home, two sons, Bill Hayes and Kevin Downey, both of Peculiar, and a daughter, Jere L. Lasswell, Peculiar. Two brothers, Rev. Isreal Curtis, Montgomery, Texas, and Kelly Curtis, Peculiar. Five grandchildren and one great-grandson

Endangered Person Advisory-McKayla L. Rykiel-Grain Valley PD

State of Missouri Endangered Person Advisory
The Grain Valley Police Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at 1219 Scenic Drive, Grain Valley, MO at 11:00 p.m. on July 18, 2017.

Missing Is:

McKayla L. Rykiel, a white female, age 15
The endangered missing person:

McKayla L. Rykiel, is a white female, age 15, height 5 feet 5 inches, 140 pounds, shoulder length brown hair, brown eyes, with a pierced nose and upper left ear, last seen wearing a multi-colored sweatshirt and blue jean shorts.

Brief circumstances regarding the Endangered Missing Person incident:

Subject has not been seen for 2 days and had made suicidal statements.

Anyone seeing the missing person or vehicle, or anyone having any information related to the endangered missing person should immediately dial 911 to contact the nearest law enforcement agency or call the Grain Valley Police Department at 816-847-6250 .

Traffic Hazard in Butler

MoDot crews along with Butler Police and Butler Fire are onscene to clean up some transmission fluid that has spilled at the stoplight at Ft. Scott and Orange Streets at this time.

Please use caution in this area as crews work to clean up this mess.

Obituary - Patrick Wayne Boyer, Jr.

Patrick Wayne Boyer, Jr. passed away July 18, 2017 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Missouri. Cremation, with a private family memorial. Arrangements entrusted to the Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Patrick Wayne Boyer, Jr. was born July 18, 2017 at Bates County Memorial Hospital. He was also given his wings that day. An angel too precious for this earth.

Patrick is survived by his loving parents Patrick and Melissa Boyer of Butler, MO., two half-sisters, Anika and Kes Boyer, maternal grandparents Russell and Vicki Xanders of Noel, MO, paternal step-grandmother Sherrie Boyer, and uncles Mikey and Andy Xanders. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother Margie Boyer.

Though Patrick's time on earth was short, his impression is forever. Acting much like his father, he was sure to be a daddy's boy. There is no foot too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world.

Where's baby - look before you lock

Each summer several organizations bring attention to the Where's Baby campaign. These are the current statistics for heatstroke deaths in the United States as of July 10, 2017 - from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website - .

Total number of children who have died from heatstroke from 1998 to present - 719
Number of children who have died from heatstroke in 2017 - 19
Number of children who died from heatstroke in 2016 - 39
Average number of child heatstroke fatalities per year since 1998 - 37

Here's what you can do to keep kids safe:
Never leave a child alone in a motor vehicle.
Make a habit of checking your back seat.

When strapping a child into a car seat, leave a reminder like a cell phone or even your left shoe in back with them.

If you see a child unattended in a vehicle, call 911.

After parking your car, lock it. Children who get inside an unlocked vehicle can become trapped.

To learn more, click here -

Missouri expecting many visitors to view the Aug. 21 solar eclipse

Missourians will have the chance to experience a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. The beginning phase of the eclipse will start at approximately 11:45 a.m. when the moon begins to cross over the sun. 

The time of the total eclipse, when the moon entirely blocks the sun's bright face, will begin at 1:06 p.m. in St. Joseph and travel diagonally across Missouri to Perryville at 1:21 p.m. 

After the brief moments of total eclipse, the moon will move off the sun until it completes the process at approximately 2:45 p.m. The only time you can look directly at the eclipse without eye protection is during the time of totality and only if you are located in the path of totality.

Events across the state are planned for this unique astronomical event. An additional 1.2 million people are expected to visit Missouri beginning Aug.18 and leaving most likely by Aug. 22.

Motorists are also advised to expect heavy traffic on Missouri's interstates and all roads inside the area of the total eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. Extreme congestion is expected once the eclipse passes in the afternoon. Viewers of the eclipse should leave early for their viewing location, stay put and then leave late to avoid the heavy congestion after the total eclipse.

MoDOT has safe driving tips on our website, like: Plan ahead and allow extra travel time to reach your viewing destination. For more safe driving tips click here -

For more information on the eclipse, visit the State of Missouri website -

Amsterdam Jubilee Queen candidate Dallie Morris

 Dallie Morris
Amsterdam Jubilee Queen Candidate Dallie Morris is the daughter of Missy Stanley she is 14 and a freshman at Drexel High School. 

Her hobbies include sewing eating being with family and also barrel racing with her main squeeze Big Bo. 

If you see her out and about selling tickets please support the jubilee and the girls who are out selling!

Amsterdam Jubilee Queen candidate Emma Vunovich

Emma Vunovich
Amsterdam Jubilee Queen candidate Emma Vunovich she is 12 yrs old and a 7th grader at Miami her hobbies include softball basketball swimming spending time with family and friends Her parents are Rob and Tabatha Vunovich and she lives in Amoret. 

Once again everyone if you see this lady out selling tickets please support her.

Updated Obituary - Eva Leah Adams

Eva Leah Adams
Eva’s wishes were to be cremated. The family will be accepting friends and family at the home of Eva and Jerry located at 7986 North West County Road 9001, Amsterdam, MO on Saturday, July 22 from 10 am to 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Heartland Hospice. 

Arrangement by the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. Online condolences,

Eva Leah Adams, age 76 of Amsterdam, Missouri died Monday, July 17, 2017 at University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. She was born March 3, 1941 to John Preston and Artie Mae Bailey Thompson.

Eva is survived by her husband, Jerry Adams of Amsterdam, Missouri; a daughter, Anita Kershner and husband Rick of Amsterdam, Missouri; four stepsons, Darrell Adams and wife Saundra of Independence, Missouri, Curtis Adams and wife Tina of Carthage, Mississippi, Carson Adams and wife Kellia of Charleston, South Carolina, Loren Adams and wife Carrie of Charleston, South Carolina; three brothers, A.C., Ricky and Gary Thompson all of Talhlequah, Oklahoma; two sisters, Mary Sue of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Cressie of Tahlequah, Oklahoma; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Jesse and Everett Thompson; and one sister.

Clinton man injured in motorcycle accident in Henry County

On 7/19/17 around 9:20pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Henry County responded to a one vehicle motorcycle accident just west of Windsor on Missouri 2 Highway.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2003 Harley Davidson Motorcycle driven 51 year old Richard D. Holder of Clinton, Missouri struck a deer in the roadway.

Mr. Holder sustained moderate injuries in this accident and he was transported to Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg, Missouri for treatment.

The Harley was totaled and secured in a private location.

Ferguson Bail Bonding searching for wanted Harrisonville woman

Skylar Raegan McQuay
Ferguson Bail Bonding out of Harrisonville is attempting to locate Skylar Raegan McQuay of Harrisonville, Missouri who is wanted on a warrant out of the Cass County Sheriff's Office.

If you know the whereabouts McQuay please call (816) 510-6815 - (816) 510-4262

Any information provided that will help us locate McDonald will be kept strictly confidential.

New dog catcher in Butler

House Of Hound would like to welcome our new Butler, Missouri Animal Control Officer Briar Tiller son of Don and Gale Tiller of Butler, Missouri! He is a great guy and is already doing a super job. Salute! ❤

Update: Deepwater man arrested in Henry County animal abuse case

Ryan Stillwell
(Thursday, July 20, 2017)--We are sharing this updated news release, as our office is still receiving inquiries regarding the investigation into an animal abuse incident which was reported on June 23, 2017.
First, THANK YOU to the many, MANY people who provided information to our office and shared this story on Facebook with their families and friends, which led to the eventual arrest of a suspect connected to the abandonment of “Buddy”, the dog which is pictured.
Ryan Stillwell, 24, Deepwater, was arrested on July 1, 2017, on an 24-hour investigative hold for Animal Abuse, as well as Fraudulent Use of a Credit Device. Upon the completion of our investigation, charges were later filed by Prosecuting Attorney Richard Shields.
It is with deep regret that we report, due to “Buddy’s” advanced age and frail condition upon his discovery, along with his failing health, “Buddy” did not recover.
Unfortunately, many dogs and cats are abandoned each year within Henry County, mostly within the rural areas. As these unincorporated areas of Henry County do not have animal control ordinances or an animal control officer to impound stray or abandoned animals, most of these animals are forced to face their abandonment on their own.
It is a rare occasion that our office is able to locate evidence of the offense in order to make an arrest or refer a case to the prosecuting attorney for the filing of charges for animal abuse, but this case was certainly an exception. Cases with a viable suspect have been, and will continue to be, pursued aggressively.
Often we rely on our local resources such as C.A.R.E. (Clinton Animal Rescue Endeavor) to assist with these situations whenever possible and we find our partnership with them and other similar organizations invaluable and certainly appreciate all of their efforts, even though resources are limited and stretched to capacity in many cases.
We encourage anyone who observes any in-progress incidents of animal abuse or abandonment to contact Henry County Central Communications at (660) 885-5587 (or 9-1-1, in an emergency) to report the incident and provide a description of the suspect(s) and any vehicles involved, including license plate numbers.
Again, THANK YOU for all the assistance in helping us to pursue justice for “Buddy”.

Clinton man arrested on multiple charges

Brian Joseph Hoffman
On 07/17/2017 at 9:44 p.m., Clinton Police Officers responded to a complaint of stealing from the Casey’s General Store at 701 E. Ohio St. According to witnesses, employees of the store, a subject later identified as Brian Joseph Hoffman, age 48, of Clinton, MO, entered the store, taking numerous items from the shelves including beer, beef jerky and candy, and then ran into the parking lot and to a waiting vehicle.

The store clerk followed Hoffman outside, confronting Hoffman and attempting to recover the stolen items which resulted in Hoffman and the clerk becoming involved in a physical altercation. Hoffman shoved the clerk and then drove from the scene.

Clinton Police stopped Hoffman’s vehicle a short distance from the scene and arrested him for 24 Hours Investigation of 2nd Degree Robbery, 4th Degree Assault and Driving while Suspended/ Revoked. The Robbery and Assault charges stemming from the alleged physical altercation the suspect initiated after the stealing.

Formal charges were later filed by Henry County Prosecuting Attorney Richard Shields and Hoffman was being held at the Henry County Jail in lieu of a $25,000 bond.

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