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Friday, August 11, 2017

Megan Reno joins BCMH Nursery Street Family Care Clinic team


MEGAN RENO, PA-C joined the BCMH Nursery Street Family Care Clinic team earlier this year. Megan earned her degree as a physician assistant from Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo. 

She is a graduate of Butler High School. She cares for a broad range of health care issues, from acute to chronic conditions. 

Bates County Memorial Hospital and its Family Care Clinics are honored to have Megan on board. Learn more about our clinics on our website: http://50.87.248.128/~bcmhospi/wordpress/?page_id=654






Update: Suspect still on the loose in Johnstown, search ended

Brian Ferrel 
We spoke with Bates County Sheriff Chad Anderson and he advised us that the search for Brian Ferrel has been called off at this time.

Mr. Ferrel is still wanted and on the loose in the Johnstown area.He is said to be wearing Camo Pants and a Black shirt.

Mr. Ferrel is said to be on foot in the area and possibly wearing a black shirt and camo pants.

If you see Brian Ferrel please contact the Bates County Sheriff’s Office at 660-679-3232 or your local Police Department.



From Bates County Coroner Greg Mullinax


Bates County coroner Greg Mullinax appreciates the Butler Lions Club for their invitation to speak at their noon meeting today at Flaming Lantern. 

Topics covered included functions of the coroner's office, and facts about Missouri's right of Sepulcher laws. He had a great time and appreciates the good work of the Lions Club!





Update: Police searching for wanted man in Johnstown

Brian Ferrel 
Mid America Live News spoke with Bates County Sheriff Chad Anderson on the situation that is going on in the Johnstown area at this time.

The Sheriff's Office is attempting to locate and arrest Brian Ferrel who is well known to local law enforcement in the area.


Mr. Ferrel is said to be on foot in the area and possibly wearing a black shirt and camo pants.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of Brian Ferrel please contact the Bates County Sheriff’s Office at 660-679-3232 or your local Police Department.









Obituary - Norma Lee Payton

Norma Lee Payton, 64, of Nevada, Mo passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Nevada Nursing & Rehab in Nevada. 

She was born on July 3, 1953 in Kansas City, MO to William “Bill” and Betty (Brown) Meals. She married Tommy Payton and he survives of the home.

Survivors in addition to her husband Tommy include her children James and Natasha Dillon and William “Bill” and John Lopez; one grandson, Hemi Dillon, and one granddaughter, Christina Lopez. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, John Meals.

No services are planned.






Obituary - Alice Paulette Fyock

Alice Paulette Fyock, 68 of Butler, Missouri passed away August 11, 2017 at Serenity of Butler. 

Services are pending at this time. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Full obituary information will be published when it becomes available.




Heavy police presence in Johnstown

If you live in the Johnstown area please lock your homes and vehicles. 

Deputies are currently looking for a white male wearing a black shirt and camo pants. 

If you see this subject please contact the Bates County Sheriff's Office immediately. 660-679-3232.
Curtis Vail II





Hazmat Spill near 69 Highway

The Drexel Fire Department is on scene of a hazmat spill on 69 Highway at 359th Street at this time.

A unknown amount of diesel fuel has been spilled.

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
















New Missouri State Fair Queen Crowned

Natalie Ayers
Our New Missouri State Fair Queen, Miss Natalie Ayers of Green City, was crowned yesterday evening! Natalie is the daughter of Rick and Jonna Ayers. She will reign over the remaining events during the 2017 Missouri State Fair, and be an ambassador for for the State Fair and Missouri agriculture throughout the coming year.

Natalie is 19-years-old and is studying Science and Agriculture Journalism at the University of Missouri. She is a member of the Green City FFA Chapter and has represented Area III as a state officer for the Missouri FFA Association. 

If you happen to see Natalie around the Fairgrounds, make sure to say hello and wish her congratulations! #MoStateFair #ComeHome2017 #MSFQueen





Suspect enters not guilty plea in Clinton officer's death

Ian McCarthy
A judge entered a not guilty plea on Friday for 39 year old Ian McCarthy of Clinton, Missouri.

Mr. McCarthy appeared via video at his arraignment Friday at the Henry County Courthouse in Clinton. 


He is charged with first-degree murder and Armed Criminal Action in the the shooting death on Sunday evening of Clinton Officer Gary Michael.

McCarthy's next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 20.

Officer Gary Michael was shot after he stopped a driver for a traffic violation. 


Prosecutors say McCarthy jumped out of his car and fired at the officer before driving a few blocks, crashing the car and fleeing on foot.


McCarthy was arrested after a two-day manhunt when he was spotted walking down U Highway near Bucksaw Marina.

The judge did not set a bond.

Bates County Circuit Court News 8/1-8/11-2017


  • Monica D Young v David M Young, Dissolution of Marriage granted.
  • Audra Peters v Jon Peters, Dissolution of Marriage granted.
  • Amanda J Hicks v Ryan J Hicks, Dissolution of Marriage granted.








Parkville man arrested in Henry County

Jake M. Pilla
On 8/11/17 around 10:58am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Henry County arrested 19 year old Jake M. Pilla of Parkville, Missouri.

Mr. Pilla was arrested for 1.) Driving While Intoxicated 2.) Speeding.

He was booked into the Henry County Jail in Clinton and placed on a $500 bond.




Street Closed In Butler

The Butler Water Department currently has Pine Street around the area of Maple Street closed at this time for repairs. 

The roadway will be blocked for a unknown amount of time so please find a alternate route around this area.





Please Be Aware from the Nevada Police Department

Please be aware!
Nevada Police are conducting active shooter training at Cottey College. A heavy police presence is here for TRAINING only. Do not be alarmed nothing is wrong.





Wanna have some fun? Audition for the Adrian Community Theatre







Speakeasy Night at Union

Speakeasy Night at Union, this Saturday Aug 12th. Starting at 5:00pm. $1 off of Martinis. Specialty drinks are the Southside, and Sidecar. CHECK OUT THE FLYER!!





Hoosegows, Calabooses, and Squirrel Cages: 19th Century Jails

Paul Kirkman
Paul Kirkman is an author, historian, and speaker who will present a program at the Bates County Museum on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 10:30 am. Paul’s fascination with early law enforcement and the criminals of that era has been the driving force behind his years of research. “Hoosegows, Calabooses, and Squirrel Cages: 19th Century Jails” is a provocative topic that elicits a variety of imaginings.

Standing in dozens of towns throughout Missouri are stone, brick, and iron reminders of frontier justice. From one-room calabooses like the one in Rich Hill, to the old sheriff’s residence/jail in Butler, all the way to the State Penitentiary in Jefferson City, Paul presents a snapshot of crime and punishment from Missouri’s past. Stories both humorous and soulful are attached to many of the old jails and they reflect Missouri’s wild and difficult youth. The unsung and underpaid lawmen will be discussed as well.

Living in Independence, Missouri with his wife and daughter, Paul has deep ties to this region and can tell stories of relatives who fought at the Battle of Westport. He has his BA in history from Columbia College and has worked as an archival assistant in the Archives of Kansas City Department of Parks, Recreation, and Boulevards. He is a speaker for the Missouri Humanities Council and the State Historical Society of Missouri Speakers Bureau. Paul has published, Forgotten Tales of Kansas City, Battle of Westport: Missouri’s Great Confederate Raid, and has coauthored, Lockdown: Outlaws, Lawmen & Frontier Justice in Jackson County, Missouri with archivist David Jackson.

The Museum is proud to present this free program. A donation luncheon will be held following the presentation on Saturday, August 19th at 10:30 am in Robertson Hall at the Bates County Museum. For information 660-679-0134.

-our thanks to Peggy Buhr




Officer Gary Michael Memorial Trust Fund



Gary Michael Jr.
We now have the information for donations for our fallen brother Gary Michael Jr. There has been a Clinton Police Officer Gary Michael Memorial Trust Fund set up at US Bank.

You may make donations directly to any US Bank into this trust. Our Department once again would like to thank everyone for all the love and support shown to this department and Officer Michael’s family.




From the Allen County Kansas Sheriff's Office







Altona 4-H'ers get a little taste of the Old West

Gaven Hale, Jay Walley and Haley Bolling
visit the past in Montana
4-H members Haley Bolling and Gaven Hale, along with shooting coach, Jay Walley, and their families, made the trek to Montana to participate in the National 4-H Western Heritage and Cowboy Action competition July 24 – 28, 2017. 

During this week-long event in Great Falls, Montana, 4-H members and their coaches, don a western persona and participate in shooting events with vintage revolvers, long gun .22’s and shotguns, test their knowledge on the who’s and how’s of our nation’s western and cowboy heritage, and tell the tale of why the 4-H member chose their persona. 

Haley is pictured as Young Gun Cheyanne, Gaven as Trapper Dean, and Jay as the Sheriff. While at the event, the group was able to meet, The Beard of Knowledge, from the hit TV series Pawn Stars.

 All participants are members of the Altona 4-H, Adrian, MO.

-courtesy Bates County 4-H




Butler High School New Teachers

The faculty and staff of BHS would like to welcome the following people to our building.
Nadja Gardner, English
Adrienne Leiber, Early Childhood Special Ed
Andrea Deal, English
Angela Cook, HS Special Ed
Katie Griffith, Ecology, Girls' Health, and JH Ag
Brent Mullins, Elementary Special Ed
Amy Diehl, 7th Grade Math
Carol Hayes, Library
Brad Diehl, Science and PLTW
David Roth, Band










Fire at Warsaw America Legion Hall

Image result for structure fire logoOn 8/11/17 around 6:00am several fire crews around Benton County responded American Legion Hall in Warsaw, Missouri at this time.

The cause of the fire in under investigation at this time and no one was reported injured in this fire.





From Recorder of Deeds, Lucille Mundey

Weekly report of real estate transfers through the office of Lucille Mundey, Bates County Courthouse

8/8/2017
ENSOR, CHERI D. and BAKER, WILLIAM L to SKOCY   ROBERT F. and ELLIS, THERESA D.
TOWN COMPANY'S FIRST ADDN
Lot(s): 8 - 9 Block: 87
LOTS 8 & 9, BLK 87, TOWN CO'S 1ST ADDN, RICH HILL

8/9/2017
NIEDER, CINDY (CO-TRUSTEE) and SCHOWENGERDT, GARY (CO-TRUSTEE) and ANDERSON, ROSALEE TRUST to ROSSON, MELISSA and RUSHING, EARNEST
Section: 22 Township: 40 Range: 31 Some of the SW Quarter

8/4/2017
COWLEY, CRYSTAL ASHLEY to BURGESS, JOHN W. and BURGESS, PAMELA B.
Metes & Bounds: N/2 OF SE/4 OF 30-40-32 DESCRIBED; NE/4 OF SE/4 OF 30-40-32

8/4/2017
WHITTEN, RONALD to CHAMPLIN, TIMOTHY
BALL'SADDN
Lot(s): 7 - 11
TRACT1: LOTS7,8, 9, 10&11, BLK 1, BALL'SADDN,HUME;TRACT2:LOTS 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6, BLK 4, BALL'S ADDN, HUME

8/4/2017
HOLMAN, JEREMY and SMITH, LAUREN to WEST, MICHAEL and WEST, JEANIE
RICH HILL, ORIGINAL TOWN OF
Lot(s): 1 - 5 Block: 38
LOTS 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5, BLK 38, RICH HILL MO

8/4/2017
PETERSON, CLAYTON and PETERSON,SHANYN and ZELLMER, GINGER and ZELLMER, ALAN to MCLAUGHLIN, CHRISTOPHER M.
Pt of NE Qtr/Qtr of the SW Quarter
Section: 23 Township: 40 Range: 31
NE/4 OF SW/4 0 23-40-31 DESCRIBED

8/4/2017
SHUBERT, JAMES HERMAN to SHUBERT, DANIEL JAMES
Section: 36 Township: 40 Range: 31
NW, SW Qtr/Qtr of the NE Quarter
W/2 OF NE/4 OF 36-40-31

8/4/2017
KOEHN, DEVERN & BARBARA TRUST and
KOEHN, BARBARA (CO-TRUSTEE) and KOEHN, DEVERN (CO-TRUSTEE) to  KOEHN, WILL and KOEHN, MONICA J.
Section: 26 Township: 39 Range: 32 Pt of SW Qtr/Qtr of the NE Quarter

8/4/2017
GREGORY, DONNA L. and GREGORY, RANDY to LEE, JAMES D. and LEE, KAREN
Section: 15 Township: 40 Range: 33
Pt of NE, Pt of NW Qtr/Qtr of the SE Quarter 

8/7/2017
PADLEY, MARLO and PADLEY, VERNON to NISSEN, MELISSA D. and NISSEN, JAMES L.
COUCH'S ADDN Lot(s): 1 - Block: S/2 OF LOT 1, BLK 7, COUCH'S ADDN, BUTLER

8/7/2017
STEVENER, DEBBIE and STEVENER,DARRELL to STEVENER,MORGAN and STEVENER, DEBBIE
CONNELLY'S ADDN
Lot(s): 7 - 12 Block: 17
LOTS 7, 8, 9, 10 11 &12, BLK 17, CONNELLY'S ADDN, RICH HILL WITH ALLEY DESCRIBED

8/10/2017
HEDGE HOLLOW RANCH (FKA) and NORMAN ENTERPRISES to DGD PROPERTIES
Section: 31 Township: 42
SW Qtr/Qtr of the SE Quarter
Range:29
SW/4 OF SE/4 OF 31-42-29

8/10/2017
ROGERS, GOLDIE and ROGERS, DAVID to WHEATLEY, TERRYW. and WHEATLEY, WAYNE P.
RICH HILL, ORIGINAL TOWN OF
Lot(s): 6- Block: 61 Metes &
Block 61, RICH HILL

8/10/2017
ROCKVILLE COMMUNITY CHURCH (FKA) and RIVER OF LIFE FELLOWSHIP to SCHENKER, ROBERT
ROCKVILLE, ORIGINAL TOWN OF
Lot(s): 16- Block: 17
LOT 16, BLK 17, ROCKVILLE, DESCRIBED


Football Jamboree in Adrian tonight


It ls that time of year.....
Football Jamboree 
Friday August 11th
6:30 @ George Bruto Athletic Complex. 
Support your 2017 Adrian Blackhawks





Obituary - Mary Lou Cummings

Mary Lou Cummings 76 of Garden City, Missouri departed this life on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at her home near Garden City surrounded with love and family.

Final arrangements entrusted to Dickey Funeral Home.

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





Sherwood Alumni competing in the World Pipeband Championships

Congratulations is in order for Sherwood Marksmen Alumni Alyssa West (Class of 2016) who is competing in the World Pipeband Championships in Glasgow Scotland. We wish Alyssa the very best during competition and a safe return home.






Tailgate with the Blackhawks tonite...







Obituary - William J. McCullough

William J. McCullough, age 77 years, of Springfield, Missouri passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Westwood Living Center, Clinton, Missouri.

Among survivors is his sister, Nancy Wirsig, of Deepwater, Missouri.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, Missouri and are pending at this time.






From the City of Clinton

A message from City Offices: 

Officer Gary Michael’s funeral procession route will be as follows: 

Leaving the Benson Center- 
They will head south on Price Lane, following it around to Green St., Green St. to Main St., Main St. to Ohio St., and will take Ohio St. to Englewood Cemetery

The City is asking that all homes and businesses on this route help show our support by cleaning up our streets, placing flags along the way and put up blue tape on your house and cars. 

Thank you! 





Butler Masonic Lodge Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast this Saturday







Butler woman arrested in Bates County

On 8/10/17 around 10:05pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County arrested 39 year old Johnna L. Kidwell of Butler, Missouri.

She was arrested for 1.)Driving While Intoxicated - Persistent Offender 2.) Resisting Arrest.

Johnna L. Kidwell was booked into the Bates County Jail and she is currently being held on a 12 hour hold.