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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

One arrested in Bates County

On 10/24/17 around 11:11am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County arrested 40 year old Miranda E. Chandler of Butler, Missouri.

Chandler was arrested for 1.) Felony Possession Of Methamphetamine 2.) Possession of Marijuana 3.) Unlawful use of drug paraphernalia 4.) No Insurance 3.) Exceeding Posted Speed Limit.

Miranda E. Chandler was booked into the Bates County Jail in Butler and is currently listed as bondable.

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Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Butler man arrested on warrants

 Kyle S. Boulais
On 10/24/17 around 7:27pm the Bates County Sheriff's Office arrested 20 year old Kyle S. Boulais of Butler, Missouri.

Mr. Boulais was arrested for 1.) Felony Warrant - Failure to appear in court 2.) Misdemeanor Probation Violation.

He was booked into the Bates County Jail in Butler and placed on a $10,500 cash/surety bond.

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Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Fatality accident in Cass County

The Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County along with Peculiar Police Department and Cass County Sheriff's Deputies are on scene of a two person fatality accident in the Northbound Lanes of I-49 at Mile Marker 168 (Peculiar Way)at this time.

The Northbound Lane of I-49 is shut down at this time and you will need to find a alternate route around this accident.

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

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From Osage Valley Electric Cooperative

Special Visitors at Lily's House today in Adrian

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Sara Vick of Lily's
House and Missouri State Representative Patricia Pike
So THIS happened today! We had a great meeting with Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft and Missouri Representative Patricia A. Pike! 

We shared our vision for Lily's House with them. 

We were so thankful they both took time to visit with us and encourage our board in what we are doing. My only regret is that we don't have our doors open yet.

To check out Lily's House view the link below:

Cleveland woman injured in Cass County crash

On 10/23/17 around 8:20 pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County responded to a one vehicle accident on 26112 State Route D in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2001 Ford driven by 75 year old Ruth E. Zimmerman of Cleveland, Missouri ran off the left side of the roadway and struck a ditch.

Ruth E. Zimmerman sustained  moderate injuries in this accident and she was transported to Research Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri for treatment.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by Miller's Tow.

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From the Community Food Pantry

Two arrested in Creighton

  • On Oct. 18 at approximately 1431 hours, a Cass County deputy was dispatched to the 500 block of Second Street in Creighton in reference to check the welfare of a subject. Jason Brunner was contacted and taken into custody on active Cass County warrants for civil contempt and for fourth-degree domestic assault.

  • On Oct. 9 at approximately 1312 hours, a deputy conducted a pedestrian check at the intersection of Long Street and F Street in Creighton. The deputy contacted Bobby Bryant, and a computer check revealed he had active warrants out of Henry County, Clinton Police Department and Bates County. The warrants were confirmed and Bryant was taken into custody.

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Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Shots Fired Call in Archie

On 10/20/17 a Cass County Sheriff's Deputy was dispatch to the 200 block of Main Street in Archie to assist an officer of the Archie Police Department. 

The agency was requesting a second unit due to shots being fired. Upon arrival, the Archie officer had the subject in custody and the deputy assisted with recovering a firearm, which was released to the Archie Police Department.

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

Updated Obituary - Wilma Williams

 Wilma Williams
Wilma Williams, age 87, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Sunday October 22, 2017 in her home. Visitation will be on Tuesday October 24, 2017 from 6-8 PM at Vansant-Mills Chapel in Clinton. Funeral Service will be on Wednesday October 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM also at the Vansant-Mills Chapel. 

Interment will follow in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. The family suggests contributions to Twin Lakes Hospice and may be left in care of the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences can be left online at

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

Runaway Juvenile from Barton County

The Barton County Sheriff's Office in Lamar Missouri is asking for the community's help today. On 10-24-2017 deputies with the Sheriff's Office took a report of a minor child which had left from home and has not returned. Deputies were dispatched at approximately 4:00 a possible Runaway Juvenile from 886 NW 164TH Ln Liberal, Missouri. The father informed deputies that his daughter Madison Lee Ray, age 15 had an argument with him the night prior. 

He informed deputies that after the argument he went to bed and when he woke up at approximately 4 a.m. he found that the back door to their residence was left open and his 15 year old daughter was missing from the home. 

The father informed Deputies that she could be in the Mulberry, Kansas area with a male friend or possibly in the company of her non custodial parent. driving a black in color BMW with Illinois License plates.

Madison is described as a 15 year old female, approximately 120 lbs. standing approximately 5'05 with long brown hair and brown eyes. Last seen wearing blue jeans with a tear in the thigh and a t-shirt. 

If you have any information regarding her whereabouts please contact your local Law Enforcement agency or the Barton County Sheriff's Office at 417-682-5541.

Death Investigation in Eldorado Springs

On October 23, 2017, Eldorado Springs Missouri officers responded to the 400 block of South Summer Street concerning a report of a subject lying partially on the street. 

Upon officers arrival the subject was unresponsive with visible head trauma. Officers requested an ambulance. 

The subject was transported by ambulance to Cedar County Memorial Hospital, and later flown to Mercy in Springfield, Missouri, for treatment his injuries. The subject succumbed to his injuries. The subject's name is being withheld until all relatives are notified. 

Anyone with information concerning this incident is encouraged to call the El Dorado Springs Police Department 417-876-2313 or the Crime Stopper's Hot Line at 417-876-TIPS. An active investigation continues.

Jarrod Schiereck, Chief of Police

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release Oct. 16-23, 2017

St. Clair County Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made seven arrests during the week of Oct. 16-23, 2017.

View the report by using the link provided below:

Appleton City man arrested in St. Clair County

On Oct. 21, Kaleb Roth, 21, Appleton City, was arrested on an unclassified misdemeanor of supplying liquor to a minor or intoxicated person. Roth was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to a disturbance in Appleton City. It was determined at the scene that Roth had bought the alcohol. Roth, along with two minors consumed the alcohol. 

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Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Cards for troops

Every year those in Bates County participate in Operation Christmas Cards for Troops Overseas. This program offers a way for people to support the U.S troops overseas and provide them some Christmas cheer since they can’t be home with their families.

This year the program has started and ends on November 20th. To get involved simply drop off your Christmas Cards (either bought or homemade) or Christmas Care Packages at the Carpenter’s Cup, located at 102 S. Bishop Street in Butler, between 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday and 9am and 3pm on Saturday.

Some suggested items for the Christmas Care Packages include personal hygiene items for men and women, nonperishable food such as beef jerky and nuts, homemade goodies that will travel well such as homemade cookies and candy.

The final day to drop off cards and care packages is November 20th!

Theft from a vehicle in Nevada

Job Opening In Clinton

A friendly reminder!

You know a super easy way to get your car stolen? 

Leave it running unattended to warm up! Or leave it running as you make a quick stop at the store! You'll be without a vehicle lickety-split.

It's already happening as it gets cooler. It's also a violation in many city ordinances. 

The only exception is a remote starter that can be operated with locked doors. Don't fall victim to this entirely preventable crime.

Courtesy of the Kansas City Police Department

Public Auction in Harrisonville Missouri

Public Auction
Sunday, November 5, 2017 11:00 A.M.
Harrisonville, Missouri 
Collectibles, Household, Lawn and Garden 
Questions call Kevin 660 492 3279, Tyler 660 492 7764 or Bryan 660 492 3740
Sale bills can also be viewed @

The Bates County 4-H Family Handbook is now available

The Bates County 4-H Family Handbook is now available here

Drexel Halloween Fun & Safety Night

News from the Bates County Memorial Hospital

BUTLER, Mo. – To better serve the community, Bates County Memorial Hospital recently upgraded Internet connections in the hospital and Family Care Clinics located in Butler, Adrian and Rich Hill. The installation created some temporary outages.

Marcia Cook, Chief Information Officer, stated this upgrade completed Phase 1 of a multi-phase project to improve internet connections and tele-health capabilities between our hospital, clinics, consulting physicians and telemedicine partners. CenturyLink and IS staff worked many hours to install the new system as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Additional phases will include installation of a new telephone system in early December, and installation of a new electronic medical record program in early January, 2018.

Dr. John Bustle, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “The goal of these upgrades is to continue to provide quality patient care to the community we serve with state-of-the-art technology. We are committed to providing services that allow our patients to stay close to home and family, while receiving quality patient care.

Ghost Out Event at Sherwood R-8 School

Each year about 570,000 people die in the U.S. due to drug and alcohol use. Teen alcohol use kills 4,700 people each year, that’s more than all illegal drugs combined. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens, and about a quarter of the those crashes involved an underage drinking driver. 

11 teens die everyday as a result of texting while driving. These types of accidents are happening all over the world and unfortunately, they can happen to us. Every 19 minutes there is a drug or alcohol related death in America. Drinking, doing drugs, texting and driving, these problems can occur in our school if we let them. 

Today, we are going to do an activity that we would like to call Ghost Out. Every 20 minutes one of our students will be visited by the Grimm Reaper, they will be removed from class and when they return, they will no longer be with us. 

They are a representation of one of the many teens that have lost their lives do to drugs, alcohol and unsafe driving. Once a student has been visited by the Grimm Reaper, they will have their face painted white and they will no longer be able to interact with other students and teachers.

Courtesy of the Sherwood R-8 School

Gift Wrapping Class at the Butler Public Library

Hume Community News 10/24/17

The community of Hume would like to express their sympathy to the family of Carolyn Norbury who passed away on October 21. She will be greatly missed by your family and friends. We extend our thoughts and prayers.

Aubry Terry came home from the State Fashion Show Revue with 2nd place and Shaylee Terry came home with 5th place in all of Missouri. The girls are super excited to represent County Line 4-H. Aubry and Shaylee are the daughters of Dwight and Sabrina Terry of Hume, MO.

The Hume Fire Department held a Chili Cook Off on Saturday, October 21 at the Legion Hall in Hume. Those winning in the Chili Cook Off were: Karen Irwin, Tracy Reno and Vicki Gwinn. Ronnie Pruitt asked the blessing before the meal began. They held a silent auction with several items listed for those there to bid on. After the meal a pie auction with Larry Hacker as the auctioneer was held. Everyone had a great time with lots of laughter bidding on pies. The fire department appreciated everyone who made chili, baked pies, donated items,those who bought and those who helped in any way. Several are looking forward to holding this event again next year. A big shout out to the Hume Fire Department for holding this event, they are hoping to raise money to make repairs and upgrade equipment.

Bart McClaurghry, Dixie Haler and Karen Irwin were in Kansas City Monday, October 16th for Dixie’s Doctor Appointment. They enjoyed eating at Flaming Lantern on the way home. Dixie is now enjoying being home.

The O5O Club will meet on Monday, November 4 at noon for a carry-in dinner. All are invited to come.

Hume United Methodist Church News: Don’t forget the Annual Lord’s Acre Day BBQ and Auction on Saturday, November 4th starting at 11:00 a.m. for the meal. Then at 1:00 p.m. Larry Hacker, Auctioneer will get the Auction started. This year the Church will be offering their choir chairs and miscellaneous old doors. Plus there will be a German Chocolate Cake, numerous goodies, crafts and miscellaneous items. This is always a great time with lots of good food, fun and fellowship.

Vernon County teenager killed in ATV crash

On 10/23/17 around 6:00pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Vernon County along with Vernon County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a one vehicle ATV accident just south of Bronaugh on private property.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the Yamaha Big Bear ATV driven by 13 year old Nicklas A. Rider of Bronaugh, Missouri was attempting to go up a steep hill when the ATV overturned landing on him.

Mr. Rider was pronounced dead around 23:30pm hours in a hospital by Vernon County Coroner David Ferry.

This is Troop D of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's 87th Fatality Accident of 2017.

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Windy Tuesday.... Then Brrrrr - Cold this Weekend

It doesn't get much more fall-y than this week. Strong winds, roller coaster temperatures, and then the hammer at the end of the week, with the first widespread freeze.