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Saturday, September 16, 2017

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Update: Butler teen injured in rollover accident on West 52 Highway

On 9/16/17 around 5:45pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol along with Bates County Sheriff's Deputies and Butler Fire Department responded to a one vehicle rollover accident on Missouri 52 West Highway at Route K in rural Butler.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2005 Ford Taurus driven by 16 year old Hannah M. Webb of Butler, Missouri was east bound when she traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck and embankment and overturned.

Hannah M. Webb sustained minor injuries in this accident and she was transported by ambulance to Bates County Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by Don's Tow of Butler, Missouri.

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BCMH Provides Four-Star Care!

Bates County Memorial Hospital (BCMH) is focused on providing patients with the best care and experience possible, but how can you check out the hospital’s performance?

Visit Hospital Compare, a consumer-oriented website that provides information on how well hospitals perform on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey.

This information can help you make informed decisions about where to go for health care. Hospital Compare allows you to select multiple hospitals and directly compare performance measure information related to conditions and patient experience.

In the case of BCMH, the hospital has a four-star rating and has made significant improvements in care related to quietness and pain management, according to Jennifer Klinksick, R.N., Med/Surg and Critical Care Unit Manager.

“We have worked very hard to improve our scores, and in almost every category rank at or above state and national averages,” Jennifer says. “We’re very proud of the care we provide.”

Scores on the website are based on feedback from participants who have been inpatients at the hospital. Following dismissal, you may receive a call from the hospital’s survey vendor, Press Ganey, at 574-309-9553, asking if you would be willing to take the survey.

“If you have been an inpatient, please take the time to participate in the survey if you receive a call,” Jennifer adds. “Your responses provide us with valuable feedback so that we can continue to take great care of our community!”

For more information on the Hospital Compare initiative, visit the Web site at

Jackwagon's BBQ a huge success

We'd like to thank everyone for coming out and supporting us at the Hucksters Day festival. We made triple the BBQ we had last weekend and still sold out today. 

You guys are great and we love seeing and hearing from you!!

Jackwagon's BBQ is local owned and operator by Bates County Sheriff Chad Anderson.

From Jackwagon's BBQ

Butler Hucksters Day/BBQ Contest Photo Album #1

Rollover Accident on 52 Highway West of Butler

The Bates County Sheriff's Office along with the Butler Fire Department are on scene of a one vehicle rollover accident on Missouri 52 West Highway at Steele and Kings Corner.

Mid America Live News will update when more information is made available to us from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Bates County

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Southeastern Linn County in east central Kansas... Bates County in west central Missouri... * Until 545 PM CDT * 

At 503 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 6 miles north of Mound City to near Pleasanton to near Fort Scott, moving northeast at 45 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and penny size hail. SOURCE...

Radar indicated. IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees. * Locations impacted include... Butler, Adrian, Rich Hill, Pleasanton, Hume, Prescott, Amsterdam, Amoret, Rockville, Foster, Passaic, Worland and Ballard. HAIL...0.75IN WIND...60MPH

Real-Time Weather Update 4:30pm

Harrisonville Homecoming Royalty Crowned

Congratulations to 2017 Homecoming King & Queen Nick Laughlin & Mallory Kimbell! Congratulations to all the candidates...You represent the #WildcatFamily very well! #GDTBAW

Obituary - Edward W Rigby

Edward W Rigby passed away on Sept. 15, 2017 from congestive heart failure. Edward was born on December 6, 1923 in Kansas City Missouri to Robert H and Edith M Rigby. He lived his entire life in the Kansas City area. 

Edward was an Architect designing many banks, office buildings, churches and apartment buildings in a four state area. In 1943, Edward was drafted into the United States Army serving in France, Belgium and Germany. 

He was a forward observer during the Battle for Ardennes and the Battle of the Bulge. He received four Battle Stars. In 1951, he married Mary Bruer and had three children – Mark, Linda and Laura.

Edward loved to travel. He and the family went on a camping trip every summer, seldom to the same place twice. After retirement, Ed and Mary traveled full time for nine months seeing the entire west coast and on up into Canada, then coming back to this area and settling in Peculiar Mo. Edward is survived by his wife Mary , married 65 years, Linda Arzola ( Greg ), Laura ( Robert ) Mark having passed away in 2006, nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Visitation will be 10 am, Tues. Sept. 19, 2017 at Our Lady of Lourdes, Harrisonville, MO with the funeral at 11 am.

Burial in Orient Cemetery with full military honors.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.

Ferguson Bail Bonding seeking Belton man

Ferguson Bail Bonding out of Harrisonville is attempting to locate Amos Matlock of Belton, Missouri who is wanted on a warrant out of the Pleasant Hill Missouri Police Department.

If you know the whereabouts Mr. Matlock please call (816) 510-6815 - (816) 510-4262

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

Clinton man injured in Motorcycle accident

One person was injured in a motorcycle accident on Sept. 15 in Johnson County in the area of Route JJ and Highway 13.

Charles M. Smarr, 58, Clinton, operating a 2007 Harley Davidson southbound, traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree. The operator was partially ejected from his motorcycle.

Charles M. Smarr experienced serious injuries and was transported to Research Medical Center. His Harley Davidson was totaled and removed from the scene by Tip Top Towing. 

Obituary - Bobie Udell Hayse

Bobie Udell Hayse, age 90, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Friday, September 15, 2017 at Windsor Healthcare & Rehab, Windsor, Missouri.  Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton, Missouri.  Family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM prior to the services.  Interment will be in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.   

Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular  Dystrophy Association or the American Diabetes Association and may be left in care of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton.  Condolences and fond memories may be left online at

Bobie was born November 20, 1926 in Clinton, Missouri the son of Elmer Hayse and Iola (Savory) Hayse.  He was married to Margaret (Huey) on August 23, 1945.  She preceded him in death in 2003.  They had been married fifty-eight years.  Bobie was a journeyman machinist most of his working career.  He loved to tend his garden and was an avid fisherman and hunter.  He was a long time member of the Masons, a retired United Mine Worker, and a member of Northeast Baptist Church.

Bobie is survived by his children Larry Hayse and wife Nancy of Blue Springs, Missouri, Karen Crooks of Clinton, Missouri, and Donald Hayse and wife Tricia of Knobnoster, Missouri; two sisters, Barbara Riveria of Lakewood, Colorado and Bootie Seeders of Littleton, Colorado; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

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