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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

From the Clinton School District

On behalf of the Clinton Athletic Department and the Clinton School District, we would like to thank our athletes and parents for being patient and understanding the last 2 days.
We are heartbroken with the situation and truly appreciate the efforts of our local law enforcement.
Practices will resume their normal schedule tomorrow.





Missouri Governor Eric Greitens reacts to capture of cop killer in Clinton

Missouri Governor Eric Greiten
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has apprehended the suspect in the shooting of Clinton Police Officer Gary Michaels. 

We are all grateful for and proud of the law enforcement officers who conducted this operation. Justice will be done.

Our hearts still hang heavy this evening. Officer Michaels’ family and his department still grieve, and the entire state of Missouri joins them in their grief. 

Sheena and I will pray tonight for all who knew Officer Michaels and for the memory of his life and service. 

Tonight, we will remember the words of Isaiah, “Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.”


From Missouri Governor Eric Greitens 



Paying respect to a fallen hero

Members of the Butler, Adrian and Drexel Fire Departments and members of the Adrian Police Department traveled to Clinton, Missouri this evening to pay respect and pray with family, friends and the community who has been shaken by this tragedy and senseless act of violence.

A balloon and flower vigil is set up at the Henry County Library for Officer Gary Michael who was shot and killed Sunday evening after a traffic stop.

The Bates County Sheriff's Office also sent members to help assist in the 2 day manhunt of the subject 39 year old Ian McCarthy of Clinton, Missouri who is in police custody at this time.

The funeral service for Officer Gary Michael will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Benson Center 1008 E. Sedalia Ave., Clinton with a lie in state from 9:00-11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri. 

Mid America Live News will continue to follow this story and provide updates when they are made available to us.








Missing Dog In Archie

This is Gurt, she is a boxer. She is very loving, kind and sweet dog. She has been missing for almost 2 days now. She was last seen down by the gas station in Archie, MO. Her family misses her very much so. 

My name Holly Johnston my number is 816-682-2922 if you could give me a call if you have her, it would be greatly appreciated.






Breaking News Update: Suspect in Custody in Henry County Manhunt Over

 Ian McCarthy
The Missouri State Highway Patrol along with several law enforcement agencies have taken 39 year old Ian McCarthy of Clinton into custody at this time.

Mr. McCarthy is accused of killing Clinton Police Officer Gary Michael on Sunday evening around 10:45pm.

Henry County Prosecutors have already charged McCarthy with 1st Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action.

The manhunt for McCarthy has been ongoing since Sunday night and has stretched as far as Chilhowee, Missouri earlier today. 

Around 6:15pm tonight Mr. McCarthy who wasn't armed at the time and was arrested walking down U Highway around 1 mile South of Bucksaw Marina.

He was transported by ambulance to a hospital in Kansas City for treatment of a gunshot wound and he is in stable condition.

The community of Clinton can rest a little safer this evening knowing that this guy is off the streets.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the investigation is still open and is pending at this time.

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





New Sex Offender Registered in Nevada

Gary Pounds
The Vernon County Sheriff's Office would like to advise the Public that a new sex offender has been registered in the city of Nevada.

Gary Pounds moved from a address in Odessa, Missouri to a address located at 521 S. Ash Street Apt.1 in Nevada, Missouri.

Mr. Pounds was of convicted in April of 2013 of 1.)Sex With Minor:3+ Yrs Younger.

He was also charged in May of 2005 of .)Sex With Minor:Victim -16.







Nevada Police Department seeking public assistance

The Nevada Police Department is seeking public assistance to identify the subject in the following photos.

If you know the identity of the subject posted in the photos attached please contact: Sgt. Burdick at 417-448-2710.

All information can be kept confidential.










From the Clinton Police Department

The City of Clinton Missouri Police Department announces with a heavy heart the Line of Duty Death of Office Gary Lee Michael Jr.

A candle light vigil has been set to take place tomorrow Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 8:30pm located at The Henry County Court House 100 West Franklin Street. The public is encouraged to attend.

Visitation will be held Friday, August 11, 2017 from 1800 to 2100 at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home 314 West Jefferson Street in Clinton Missouri 660-885-2021.

The funeral will be held on Saturday August 12, 2017 at 11:00am at Benson Convention Center 1008 East Sedalia Avenue Clinton Missouri.

Prior to the services there will be a public viewing at the Benson Convention Center from 9:00am to 11:00am.
Interment will be at Englewood Cemetery located at 1804 East Ohio Street Clinton Missouri.

It is requested that all media stage at Clinton Senior Center located at 970 East Sedalia Avenue, Clinton Missouri across from the Benson Convention Center the day of the services. 

This will give a good viewing area for filming and photos. It is also requested no media at the burial site out of respect for the family of the fallen officer.

Chief Kevin Miller




Traffic stop in Warsaw leads to arrest

A Traffic stop near Warsaw in Benton County, Missouri last night produced methamphetamine and over $2200 in cash. 

Anthony (Tony) Chambers was arrested and charged with delivery of a controlled substance and 35 grams or less marijuana.

Bond was set at $40000.00 c/s. Thank you Deputy Haake and Wilson.





Former Missouri Police Officer killed in Texas

Detective Ybarra
On August 6, 2017 at approximately 6:15 pm, Detectives Elise Ybarra, Chris Milliorn, and Robert Collins were enroute to the Crimes Against Children Conference in Dallas. As they approached Mile Marker 296 east bound on Interstate 20, they encountered traffic moving at a slow pace, as there had been a vehicle crash ahead.


Detective Ybarra, who was driving an unmarked detective’s vehicle, entered a line of slow moving traffic. A short time later, an eastbound white Chevrolet Pickup came upon the line of traffic that was slowed and collided with the Detectives’ vehicle.

Sadly Detective Elise Ybarra, age 32, sustained fatal injuries in the crash and died at the scene. Detectives Chris Milliorn and Robert Collins were transported by ambulance to Hendrick Medical Center where both are still being evaluated by medical staff. At this time we do not believe their injuries to be life threatening.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the crash. Any questions regarding the specifics of the collision should be forwarded to them. The DPS point of contact is John Gonzalez from the DPS Office Lubbock.

Detective Ybarra began her career in Law Enforcement with the Sedalia Police Department in Missouri. She started her career with the Abilene Police Department on June 2, 2014. After graduating from the Abilene Police Academy, she was sworn in as an Abilene Police Officer on November 21, 2014.

She served as a patrol officer for two years and then transferred to the Special Victims’ Unit as a Child Abuse Investigator on December 14th of 2016.

She is survived by her husband of eight years, Adam Ybarra, and their 10 month old daughter.




Obituary - Clinton Police Officer Gary Lee Michael, Jr.

Clinton Police Officer Gary Lee Michael, Jr., age 37 years, of Clinton, Missouri was tragically killed during a routine traffic stop Sunday, August 6, 2017.  Gary will lie in state Friday, August 11, 2017  from 6:00-9:00 PM at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton.  

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Benson Center 1008 E. Sedalia Ave., Clinton with a lie in state from 9:00-11:00 AM.  Interment will follow in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri.  

Fond memories and condolences can be left online at www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com.

Services have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, Missouri.






Update: Search of house in Chilhowee yields negative results

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The Missouri State Highway Patrol just provided a Update on Twitter about the manhunt for a cop killer.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the Search of a Chilhowee residence yielded negative results in the search for 39 year old Ian McCarthy.


The Highway Patrol has been in Chilhowee since 10:30am this morning on a tip that Mr. McCarthy was possible in a house in Chilhowee.

Mr. McCarthy is still on the loose at this time after shooting Clinton Police Department Office Gary Michael on Sunday evening at 10:45pm.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says If you know his whereabouts or see this suspect please call 911 immediately. 






August 2017: Keep your eyes toward the sky

This month is stacking up to be a good one if you're into watching heavenly bodies

No, we don't mean watching reruns of Baywatch... In the very near future you'll be able to witness not only a stellar meteor shower, but also a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse, all happening this month.

The Perseid meteor shower is said that it will literally light up the night sky and that some of the meteors will actually be visible during the day. It begins in a few days on August 11th and runs through the 13th. The peak of activity will be on the 12th. Best seats for the show are anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere- watch mainly in the northern sky.

And surely you've heard there is going to be a solar eclipse on August 21st, with the local epicenter of darkness happening in the north Kansas City/St. Joseph area. As the moon passes between earth and sun, the track of darkness will last several minutes north of us; around Bates County we should experience about 90% darkness at the peak starting around 1:10 pm.

You can enter the zip code of where you'll be to find the exact time for that area here https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/7/25/16019892/solar-eclipse-2017-interactive-map

More info regarding the eclipse can be found here: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-who-what-where-when-and-how










From Missouri Governor Eric Greitens

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens 
On Sunday, Clinton Police Officer Gary Michael pulled a car over for an expired registration. The door swung open. A man stepped out and opened fired. Now Officer Michael is dead.

He was an Army vet. He had three children and one grandchild. His brother said being a cop filled him with pride and purpose.

Yesterday, officers in Joplin pulled a truck over. An object flew out of the window and exploded in front of them. The cowards drove away. The cops chased them. Another bomb was thrown from the truck, and a cop car was run off the road and smashed into a tree.

Thank God no one was hurt. The suspects were caught.

That’s where the story stops for a lot of us. We mourn the dead. We wait for the news to confirm that the suspects are in custody.

There's another part of the story I want all of us to think about.

The Michaels have an empty seat at their breakfast table. Their dad is gone.

Police departments around the state are on edge today. Hundreds of cops will start their patrols and wonder if they’ll make it home.

The families of cops saw the news too. They know that what happened to Officer Gary Michael or the Joplin police officers could happen to their loved ones—at any moment, at any time, even during a routine traffic stop.

Cops know their duty. They are trained. They are brave. But let’s not pretend they, and their families, aren’t human. They feel anger and fear about what just happened. All of us should understand how hard it is to be a law enforcement officer today. All of us should think about how hard the last few days have been on our finest.

To our police officers: We are grateful for what you do and for what your families do. Your Governor stands with you. The people of Missouri stand with you. Stay safe, and know that a whole state is riding with you.





Courtesy of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens





Osceola woman arrested on 3 Bates County Warrants

Felicia Love
On Aug. 4, Felicia Love, 27, Osceola, was arrested in St. Clair County on three Bates County warrants charging her with failing to appear in court on class D misdemeanor driving while revoked, class D misdemeanor no insurance, and a class C misdemeanor of exceeding the posted speed limit by six to 10 miles per hour. 

Total bond is set at $1,750 cash or surety. 

The warrants were issued on April 28 and stem from a Missouri State Highway Patrol investigation on Jan 23. 





Ballard Schools: Notice of Public Hearing


A public hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. August 21, 2017, at the Ballard R-II School District, at which time citizens may be heard on the property tax rates proposed to be set to produce revenue that the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 shows to be required from property tax.  Each tax rate is determined by dividing the amount of revenue needed by the current assessed valuation.  The result is multiplied by 100 so the tax rate will be expressed in cents per $100 valuation.
A copy of this notice may be obtained in the Superintendent’s office at Ballard R-II School or by utilizing this link: Proposed Tax Rate
Assessed Valuation (by categories)
                            Prior Tax Year               Estimated Current Tax Year
                                                  2016
(Bates County)
Real Estate                             $7,249,180                             $7,327,720
Personal                                 $3,209,241                             $3,137,046
Total                                       $10,458,421                           $10,464,766

FUND                                 Prior Year             Proposed 2017         Amount of Property
                                            Tax Rate                   Tax Rate              Tax Revenue 2017

Incidental (General)               4.1124                      4.2036                     $439,897.
Teachers (Special)                   .0000                       .0000                                  0.
Capitol Projects                       .0000                        .0000                                  0.
Debt Service                            .7500                       .7500                       $78,486.
Total                                    $4.8624                         $4.9536                $518,383

New Revenue from Construction and Improvements: $3,775
New Revenue:                                                             $9,805
New Revenue from Reassessment:                              $6,030

Done by order of the Ballard R-II Board of Education
Ballard R-II School District
Jacque Porter, President                      Kerri Loyd, Secretary





Harrisonville Residents Advised to Obtain Permits for Flood Recovery


As property owners in Harrisonville contemplate clean up and repairs following recent flooding, Chris Arthur of the City’s Building Division office is reminding residents to obtain local permits before repairing or rebuilding flood-damaged structures.The permits are required as part of local government participation in the National Flood Insurance Program, providing eligibility for flood insurance, flood disaster assistance, state and federal grants and loans, and buyout funds for flood-prone property.

Arthur explains that local floodplain management ordinances require that permits be obtained for any construction or development activity in a floodplain area, including the repair or reconstruction of structures damaged by flooding.

Arthur adds that special conditions apply to substantially damaged buildings - those in which the total cost of repairs is 50 percent or more of the structure's pre-flood market value. If a building is found to be substantially damaged, regulations require that repairs not begin until compliance with the local floodplain ordinance is demonstrated.  In some cases, that may require repairs that include elevating or flood-proofing the structure to reduce the potential for future flood damage.

The cost to repair must be calculated for full repair to "pre-damaged'' condition, even if the owner elects to do less. The total cost to repair includes structural and finish materials as well as labor. If labor and materials have been donated they must still be assigned a value. If local building codes require the structure to be repaired according to certain standards, these additional costs must be included in the full repair cost for the structure.

Arthur advises that state and federal assistance may be available to property owners to reduce the chances of future flood damage. Mitigation assistance may cover costs of relocation, or for elevating or purchasing flood-damaged structures. Flood insurance may also provide up to $30,000 to protect a structure from future flood damage.

Property owners and residents with flood-damaged buildings should contact Chris Arthur at (816) 380-8912 for more information on repair and reconstruction permits.




Connie White's School of Dance is celebrating 48 years on the Harrisonville Square


Connie White's School of Dance is celebrating 48 years on the Harrisonville Square. Hours are 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
816-884-5147.

Connie White's goal is to give quality instruction on an individualized basis with constant encouragement and support. We strive to develop both physical fitness and mental discipline while increasing self confidence, poise and grace.

Thank you Connie White School of Dance for choosing the Harrisonville Square.





Local 4-H'ers 'fair' well at Ozark Empire

Congratulations to our local in-building 4-Hers at the 2017 Ozark Empire Fair:





Algiere, Makenzie Choc Chip Bar Cookies blue 
Algiere, Makenzie Napkin Holder blue 
Anderson, MaKayla Pond Photo red 
Anderson, MaKayla Apron red 
Anderson, MaKayla Button M blue 
Anderson, Marissa Red, White, Blue Cake blue 
Anderson, Marissa Bowl Holder blue 
Anderson, Marissa 12x12 Pig Page blue 
Armentrout, John Pencil Pouch blue 
Barber, Libby Snickerdoodles blue 
Barber, Libby Choc Chip Bar Cookies blue 
Bolling, Danielle Rabbit Picture Frame blue 
Bolling, Danielle Goat Show Halter blue 
Bolling, Haley Goat Show Halter blue 
Bolling, Haley Horse Shoe Coasters red 
Bridges, Clayton Boot Rack blue 
Bridges, Cody Boot Rack blue 
Bruto, Avery Basket w/Flowers Cake blue reserve
Bruto, Mylie Flower Photo blue 
Campbell, Celia Goose Photo blue 
Clover, Adyson Choc Chip Bar Cookies blue 
Clover, Rylie Person Photo red 
Clover, Rylie Luau Cake red 
Cummings, Sophie Bunny Cake blue 
Cummings, Sophie Pillow Case blue 
Cummings, Sophie Tote Bag blue 
Engeman, Olivia Chevron Romper blue 
Engeman, Olivia Red & Blue Bootjack blue 
Engeman, Olivia Toy Boat red 
Fischer, Chelby Snickerdoodles blue 
Fischer, Chelby Zucchini blue reserve
Fischer, Cole Extension Cord blue 
Foster, Miranda Whale Cake blue 
Gach, Shelby Yellow Knitted Blanket blue 
Gach, Shelby Black & White Reflextion red 
Gach, Shelby Paris Skirt & Shirt red 
Gach, Shelby Peach Butter blue 
Gach, Sydney Blue & White Hat & Scarf blue 
Gach, Sydney Corn & Black Bean Salsa blue 
Gillis, Cooper Gun Rack red 
Jenkins, Allison Apron blue grand
Jenkins, Allison Sweater Pillow red 
Jenkins, Allison Beef Jerky blue 
Jenkins, Allison Tea Pot Cake blue grand
Koshko, Judd Horse Shoe Flower blue 
Laughlin, Nathan Red Potatoes blue 
Laughlin, Serenity Brussel Sprouts red 
Lawson, Maylen Beef Rub blue 
Lawson, Maylen Horse Shoe Coasters blue 
Lawson, Vertrese Recipe Book blue reserve
Lawson, Vertrese Stick & Moss Bird House blue grand
Lowe, Baxter Picture Frame red 
Lowe, Baxter Picture Frame red 
Miller, Brooke Whale Cake blue 
Miller, Mayci Tile Coasters blue 
Mohr, Ryan Bird Feeder red 
Mott, Chase Electrical Wall Frame blue reserve
Mott, Kaylee Elephant Baby Quilt blue 
Nissen, Hunter Squirrel Hides blue 
O'Farrell, Alexis Flip Flops blue 
O'Farrell, Alexis Headband red 
O'Farrell, Kaylee Blue Dress red 
O'Farrell, Kaylee Denim Purse red 
O'Farrell, Kaylee Show Supply Organizer blue 
Pennington, Kaley Hydraulic Robot Arm blue grand
Randalls, Dylan Tic Tac Toe Game blue grand
Reed, Abigail First Aid Kit blue 
Reed, Abigail No Bake Cookies blue 
Reed, Ben First Aid Kit blue 
Roberts, Skilyn Purple & Orange Flowers blue 
Rotert, Lillian Washer Game blue 
Salazar, Isaiah Picture Frame red 
Talley, Lilly Farm Photo blue 
Talley, Lilly Sunshine Cake red 
Talley, Mason Horse Shoe Flower blue 
Taylor, Emma Black Cat Photo blue 
Taylor, Emma Gumball Cake blue 
Taylor, Emma Red, White, Blue Cake blue 
Taylor, Maci Mickey Cake blue 
Turner, Preston Gun Rack red 
Turner, Remington Gun Rack red 
Uptegrove, Lydia Cat Toys blue 
Wepener, Andrew Pumpkin Carving blue 
Wepener, Etienne Acorn Ceramic blue 
Wepener, Harrison Spoon Rest blue reserve
Williams, Hannah Pastel Rag Quilt blue 
Williams, Hannah Set-Quilted Pot Holders blue 
Williams, Hannah Summer Tote Bag blue 
Williams, Hannah Cedar Bird Feeder red 
Williams, Hannah Wood Duck Nest Box white





Update: Heavy Police Presence in Chilhowee area

Ian McCarthy

Missouri Highway Patrol Sergeant Bill Lowe said officials have been in the area of Chilhowee since around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. 

After receiving a tip that 39 year old Ian McCarthy who is accused of killing Clinton Police Officer Gary Michael on Sunday evening around 10:45pm may be held up in a house

Reports are that police is searching Every car that goes through Chilhowee and surrounding areas at this time. 


Chilhowee is on lock down, but Johnson County, Missouri Sheriff’s Office said they cannot give out any information on why at this time. Chilhowee is approximately 22 miles north of Clinton.

If you know his whereabouts or see this suspect please call 911 immediately.











Update 2:00pm:

A White male subject was found in 2000 white dodge flat bed in Chilhowee near County Road SW1101 rd. Not the subject. Per mshp. Slim details now but it was not subject that is wanted for murder out of Clinton mo. - Courtesy of David True


Update: 3:02pm

The Missouri State Highway Patrol with assistance of the Johnson County Sheriff's Office are currently in Chilhowee in Johnson County searching for 39 year old Ian McCarthy at this time. The MSHP is said to of received a tip of Mr. McCarthy possibly in a house off of Missouri Street and Spruce in Chilhowee.  He isn't in custody at this time and please was remind the public to please call 911 if you see or know the whereabouts of him.Mid America Live News will update with any and all updates when they become available




This Story has been update 4:30pm
http://batescountynewswire.blogspot.com/2017/08/update-search-of-house-in-chilhowee.html

Garden City Police Citizens Police Academy

Have you ever wondered what it’s like inside of a Police Car? Or how crime scene investigators dust for fingerprints? Or what kind of firearms training officers go through? Or do you just want to know more about how the Garden City Police Department works? Then you should sign up for GCMOPD’s Citizens Police Academy.

Experienced police officers and instructors offer briefings, demonstrations, and engage in frank discussions about police operations with class participants. All participants also will go on a ride-along with a patrol officer.

Topics covered during the Citizens Police Academy include overviews of our department history and structure, information on police recruiting and training and hands-on workshops in various areas. Some of the areas explored include:

DWI Investigation

Criminal Investigations

Constitutional law, State Law and City Ordinances

Crime Prevention in Rental Properties and Apartment Communities

Traffic Enforcement and Crash Investigations

Narcotics Investigations

Police Contacts with persons in Mental Health Crisis

The Citizens Police Academy operates on the premise that informed, educated residents would be more supportive of police officers and promote safety in their communities.

Eligibility:

Admission to the program is open to anyone 18 or older who has a good standing in the community and is a resident of or works in the City of Garden City, Mo. Each applicant must pass a thorough background investigation.

Citizen Police Academy Applications may be picked up at the Garden City Police Department or Garden City City Hall.

If you have any questions, contact Chief Thomas Alber at 816-773-8201 or email at thomasalber@gardencitypolice.com

*Application Deadline is Friday September 1, 2017




Updated Obituary - Larry F. Sims

Larry F. Sims
Larry F. Sims, age 72 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. at the Henry County Museum, Clinton, Missouri. Family suggests contributions to St. Jude's Hospital and may be left in care of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, Missouri. Online condolences may be left at www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com.
Larry was born on December 17, 1944 to Raymond and Ila Sims. He was the youngest of four, and swore to his siblings that he was momma’s favorite.  At the age of 4, he dreamed of jumping on the train headed for Texas to catch jack rabbits. He later changed his mind and in 1960, at the age of 16, he joined the US Navy, serving until 1964.  In 1967, Larry joined the Kansas City Fire Department. Station 19 was his home for most of his career where he was a driver on Truck 7.  He became Captain before retiring in 1992.
A cowboy at heart, he loved his guitar and music. Some of his favorite hobbies are playing his guitar, going to the casinos, fishing, and spending time with his soul mate and best friend Blondie at the beach, as well as spending time with his children and grand children. Larry was a great man, with a big heart and touched the lives of many.
He is survived by his wife Deanna Sims, his daughters, Rebecca McCue (Jodee), Shelley Harmon (Steve), Nikki Mercier (Joey), Robin Riordan and Angela Barnes, his son Chuck Ball, his sister Barbara Holman, his brother Raymond Sims Jr. (Nancy), 13 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
He was surpassed in death by his parents Raymond Sims and Ila Sims, and his sister Lillian Downs. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, Missouri.





Diabetes Support Group sponsored by Bates County Memorial Hospital

The next Diabetes Support Group, sponsored by Bates County Memorial Hospital, will be held on Thursday, August 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the hospital’s Education Center. Candy Williams, Registered Nurse, will guide the group. This month’s topic is “The Diabetes Milieu.” The Diabetes Support Group meets every third Thursday of the month. Consider joining this free support group to discover helpful solutions to living with diabetes.






Rain? No problem: Feed The Need tractor cruise finally hits the road

It was a long line of Johnny Poppers, Farmall's and more Sunday as the second annual Feed The Need tractor cruise made it's way from Adrian along the outer road to Butler shortly after noon. The event was originally scheduled for Saturday but lingering showers didn't keep enthusiasts away for long.

For more info about the Feed The Need cause you can visit the WMAT&MA Facebook page here.

-photos courtesy WMAT&MA



Frontier Village beginning to look a little more like it used to...


Work has begun at Frontier Village in Adrian to repair the miniature railroad and clean up tons of debris left from the recent flooding. There's still a lot to do.... if you can help or would like more info visit the WMAT&MA Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/westernmissouristeamandgas