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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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Harrisonville man injured in two vehicle crash

On 11/15/17 around 11:03am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County responded to a two vehicle accident at M-291 and 175th Street in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2005 Ford Escape driven by 76 year old Thomas F. Tucek of Lees Summit, Missouri ran a red light and struck the 1995 GMC Sierra driven by 38 year old Robert E. Lopez of Harrisonville, Missouri.

Mr. Lopez sustained minor injuries in this accident and he was transported to Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri for treatment.

Both vehicle received extensive damages and the vehicles were towed from the scene by Johnson's Tow and J's Southland Tow.


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10lbs of Marijuana seized in Missouri traffic stop





AT&T's Network Down for Some Users, iPhone Owners Unable to Make Calls

AT&T appears to be experiencing some kind of outage, and many AT&T customers across the United States are unable to make and answer phone calls.

Customers affected by the problem who attempt to make a phone call are seeing the calls they place immediately disconnected. Incoming phone calls go directly to voicemail, and customers are not able to answer them.

Many users have been able to fix the phone call problem by restarting their iPhones, so affected customers should try that right away to attempt to resolve it.

If a restart doesn't work, customers who need to place calls to friends and family members can still use FaceTime or FaceTime Audio. iMessages and text messages are also working at the current time.

Update: AT&T has confirmed that a restart fixes the issue, and is asking customers who are experiencing call problems to restart their iPhones. The company says multiple restarts may be required.

Nevada man killed in Jasper County Crash

On 11/14/17 around 8:00am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Jasper County responded to a one vehicle accident 1 mile north of Carthage in the Northbound Lanes of I-49.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2001 Chrysler Town and Country driven by 73 year old Vernon L. Howrey of Nevada, Missouri traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a small group of trees.

Mr. Howrey was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and he was transported to Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, Missouri.

The vehicle was damaged and towed from the scene by M&M Towing of Carthage.

This is Troop D of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's 5th Fatality Accident of November and the 93rd fatality of 2017.




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Obituary - Elnora Mae Wallace

Elnora Mae Wallace, 99 of Walker, MO passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the Nevada Regional Medical Center. Elnora was born October 22, 1918 in Nevada to George S. and Martha (Kimrey) Robison. She was married November 26, 1934 in Nevada to Oran L. Wallace and he preceded her in death on Feb 9, 1989.

Elnora was raised in Horton and Deerfield and attended the Horton grade school. She lived nearly all her life in Vernon County and for the past 25 years in Walker. Elnora was a homemaker and a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Walker. She was involved for many years with Walker Senior Citizens, Vacation Bible School at the Harwood Baptist Church, and working for the Election Board in Harwood. Throughout her life Elnora enjoyed quilting, crocheting, cooking, and especially being with her family.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda Hardy and her husband Harry of Kansas City, KS, two sons, Jack Wallace and his wife Sharon, Nevada and Brian Wallace and his wife Connie of Nevada. Six grandchildren, Lana Popejoy and husband Donald, Dawn Zachary and husband Scott, Caitlin Wallace, Caron De Fries and husband Steve, Sam Cawthorne and wife Tammy, and Brian Wallace, seven great grandchildren, Suzanne Prough and husband Greg, Jessica Dodd and husband Steven, Ashley Hardy, Dannielle McWilliams, Bradley Cawthorne, Kathryn Cawthorne, and Brian Patrick Cawthorne, and one great great granddaughter, Baelynn Prough, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Elnora was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, Gregory Hardy, four brothers, and three sisters.

Funeral Services for Elnora will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Faith Baptist Church in Walker with Pastor Wyatt Brown officiating. Visitation will be held from 10-11:00 am at the church prior to the service. Interment will follow in the Green Mound Cemetery, Harwood, MO. Friends may call from now until 8:00 p.m. on Friday evening at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Those who wish may contribute in her memory to the Faith Baptist Church, Walker c/o Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.



Obituary - Robert M. Garrett Jr.

Robert M. Garrett Jr., age 79 years of Clinton, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. 

Services will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 2 pm at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to service. 

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






It’s Winter Weather Awareness Day!


It may not be snowing yet, but Winter Weather Awareness Day─November 15─is upon us. What better opportunity to plan for the cold weather months and the sleet, ice, and snow they bring? Cold weather patterns affect road conditions and drivers need to adjust their approach to travel.

There is no mystery to driving on ice: It’s dangerous and should be avoided when possible. What some people describe as “black ice” is simply ice on a paved roadway. Ice is transparent, thus allowing the roadway to be seen beneath. Drivers sometimes blame this condition for their traffic crash. However, it is a driver’s responsibility to exercise the highest degree of care while driving on Missouri’s roadways (Section 304.012 RSMo.).

Stopping quickly in the winter on snow-covered or icy roads is next to impossible. Use care by increasing your following distance as you drive. Ask yourself if the speed you're traveling is safe for the weather conditions. Slow down when driving in snow or on ice. Driving the speed limit is not "exercising the highest degree of care" during inclement weather. 

One traffic crash can affect traffic for hours during inclement weather. The Missouri State Highway Patrol suggests keeping your fuel tank at least half full. Having an ice scraper, tire chains, battery booster cables, blankets, extra coats, gloves, water, non-perishable food, flashlight, and a bag of sand or cat litter in your trunk can help when trouble strikes. Emergencies cannot be predicted, but planning ahead can help if one should arise. 

If you have a cell phone, make sure it’s fully charged and with you when you travel. Please do not use your cell phone when you are driving; park your vehicle well off the roadway or in a parking lot before placing a call. The Missouri State Highway Patrol emergency number is 1-800-525-5555 (or *55 on a cellular phone). These numbers ring at the nearest troop headquarters. 

If you decide it’s necessary to drive in inclement weather, take the time to make sure your vehicle’s windows are completely cleared to ensure visibility. Clear your driveway so your vehicle enters the roadway safely. Allow extra driving time for you to reach your destination at a slow, safe speed. Remember: Missouri law states if you’re using your windshield wipers, your headlights must be turned on. It takes only a second to turn on your vehicle’s headlights. That second could make you more visible to other drivers and prevent a traffic crash. 

If you are involved in a crash or slide off the roadway, stay inside your vehicle with your seat belt on. During inclement weather, multiple vehicles often crash or slide off the roadway at the same location. If you are walking around your vehicle, the chances of being injured or killed is much greater than if you remain inside your vehicle. The safest course of action is to contact law enforcement by cell phone and remain inside your vehicle. If there are no injuries in the crash, the vehicles should be moved off the roadway to a safer location while waiting for law enforcement response.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol urges everyone to pay attention to the weather and plan ahead. Motorists are encouraged to check the road conditions before driving to help determine if the trip can be completed safely. Consulting Missouri’s Road Condition Report (1-888-275-6636) or MoDOT’s Road Condition Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/ can provide the most current road condition information available. Avoiding travel may be the safest decision.

Winter weather affects driving conditions and traffic patterns. Don’t drive if you can avoid it. But, if you drive pay attention, turn off your phone, be courteous, and obey all traffic laws. Remember: Always buckle up. Never drink and drive.



Update: Adrian man survives after hunting accident in rural Amsterdam


On Monday, November 13, 2017 Deputies responded to rural Amsterdam in regards to a deer hunter who had been shot.

When deputies arrived on scene, The Missouri State Highway Patrol was giving the hunter emergency care.

The hunter who was identified as Chris Bridges of Adrian, Missouri had dropped his rifle and it shot him in the shoulder area. He was transported by air ambulance to a trauma center in Kansas City.

The investigation is being handled by the Bates County Sheriff’s Office.


Mid America Live News would like extend our prayers to Mr. Bridges and we pray for his recovery.

Nice deer Danny!

Danny Wilson of rural Butler shot this 12 point buck while hunting on November 11th in rural Bates County. Nice buck great job Danny! If you would like us to post your deer photos please email us at bateswire@hotmail.com or send us a private message.




Obituary - Nancy (Elder) Bruens

Nancy (Elder) Bruens, 85, Harrisonville, MO, died Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Golden Years Care Center in Harrisonville. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at the United Methodist Church in Harrisonville with visitation from 9:00-11:00 at the church. 

Burial in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. Memorial contributions may be made to the church or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

(A complete obituary will be posted when information is available).






Obituary - Mark P. Young

Mark P. Young, 43 of Peculiar, Missouri passed away November 2, 2017 at his home in Peculiar. Cremation, with private family inurnment in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, Missouri. No public services are scheduled at this time. Messages and memories for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com. Arrangements under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler, Missouri.

Mark Philip Young was born June 10, 1974 in Kansas City, Missouri, son of T. Gary Young and Ellen (McGinnis) Young Holmes.

Mark attended school in Peculiar and was very artistic. He enjoyed and loved his family, and was always entertaining with his wit. He will be remembered for his kind-heartedness.

Mark was preceded in death by his father T. Gary Young; and his fiancé Kimberly George. He is survived by his mother Ellen Holmes and step-father Rick Holmes; his sisters Karie Rogers and Jamie Garrison (and husband Doug); his brothers Mike Young (and wife Chris) and Matt Young (and wife Staci); three nieces: Shelby and Madison Morrison, and Chloe Garrison; four nephews: Trevor, Preston and Codie Young and Mason Garrison; one great nephew Malcolm Dumas; aunt and uncle Trish and Ralph Smith, aunt Nancy Brown; as well as many cousins.




Obituary - Milton Earl Enlow

Funeral services for Milton Earl Enlow will be 1 p.m. Monday, November 20, 2017 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Ron Dunlap officiating. 

There will be no visitation. Burial in Salem Cemetery, Foster, Missouri. Contributions to Happy Hill Church of God. Online condolences www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Milton Earl Enlow, age 96 of Foster, Missouri died Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Serenity Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility in Butler, Missouri. He was born March 13, 1921 to Ralph Chester and Opal Nadine Shawgo Enlow in Kansas City, Missouri.

Milton is survived by a son, Larry Enlow and wife Rose of Butler, Missouri; a daughter, Pamela Sue Enlow Evans Edsall of Foster, Missouri; 5 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jack DeVere Enlow and Edgar Claude Martin; a grandson, Darren Earl Enlow; and two wives, Mary Virginia Wirt Enlow whom he married on May 18, 1940 and shared 60 years and Mayme Sue Gibbs Stremple Enlow whom he married November 5, 2001 and shared 16 years.



Drexel Fire Department completes essential training

A discussion prior to using extrication tools
Last night, the Drexel Fire Department conducted Vehicle Extrication training at the Drexel Fire station.

During the training Firefighters were shown the proper techniques in the use of the Extrication tools being "Jaws of life" cutters and spreaders.

Extrication tools are used to again access (open vehicles) to injured and trapped victim's in motor vehicle accident.


A FINAL LOOK showing various extrication techniques completed- top peeled back and
 doors removed allowing first responders access to vicitims
Keeping updated on extrication techniques and training with the tools will insure a quicker extrication time and provide experience for the newer firefighters and ensure that the equipment is in working order.

A special thanks to Adrian Tow for providing the vehicles for our training.




-our thanks to the Drexel Fire Department Facebook page

Obituary - Eileen Harpin

Memorial services for Eileen Harpin will be 11 a.m. Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Ron Dunlap officiating. There is no visitation. Online condolences, www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Eileen Marie Harpin, age 86 of Creston, Iowa died Monday, November 13, 2017 at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri. She was born June 10, 1931 to Floyd and Mabel Means Paige in Sioux City, Iowa.

Eileen is survived by her three sons, Michael Harpin of Warner, Oklahoma, David Harpin and wife Mari of Austin, Texas and Noah Raymond Harpin and wife Laura of Des Moines, Iowa; two daughters, Su Ellen Hartman and significant other, James Ramsey of Belton, Missouri and Vonita Shaha and husband James of Beeville, Texas; ten grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Harpin in April of 2017.



Cass County Sex Offender dies in Missouri Prison

At 2:42 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, offender Christopher Mysak #1280144, confined at South Central Correctional Center, was pronounced dead at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, Missouri.

Mr. Mysak was a 36-year-old male serving a 100-year-sentence for first-degree statutory rape, four counts of first-degree statutory sodomy, and two counts of incest from Cass County. 

Mr. Mysak was first received in the Missouri Department of Corrections on February 20, 2015. An autopsy will be conducted. The department does not suspect foul play was involved.



Courtesy of KDKD


Miami County Sheriff's Office Wanted Wednesday





Nevada Police seeking public assistance

The Nevada Police Department is attempting to identify the subject in the following photos. 

If you know the identify of this subject please contact: Det. Sgt. Westerhold at 417-448-5134 or you can leave us a private message on our Facebook account. Thank you for your assistance.





Sun comes out today.....

Showers moved through overnight, but clear skies and a breezy, cool, north wind will prevail today and into Thursday. 

Expect a return of southerly winds by Friday, resulting in a nice warm up ahead of the weekend; but this will also bring the chance for some showers.





Hattens celebrate 60 years of marriage

In celebration of Kenneth and Lucy (Flint) Hatten’s 60th wedding anniversary on November 27th, their children would like to honor them with a card shower.

Kenneth and Lucy were married November 27th, 1957 in Mission, KS. They moved to Drexel, MO in 1963 where Kenneth opened the Drexel LaCygne Veterinary Clinic and has worked there for the past 54 years. Lucy worked at the veterinary clinic and their real estate business.

Kenneth and Lucy are proud parents of Linda, Susie, Daniel, Kevin and his wife Christine; five grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.

Please send cards to: PO Box 189, Drexel, MO 64742.

Have you seen this missing Missouri teen?

Jacob Pruitt went missing from Willard, Missouri, on November 9, 2017. He was last seen leaving Willard High School, wearing Khaki pants and a dark grey hoodie with neon strings, and a grey Vans backpack. He is 16 years old. If you have information, please contact the Green County Sheriff's Department at 417-868-4040 or the Willard Missouri Police Department at 417-742-3077.


Get your smoked turkey at McBee's


70lbs of Marijuana found after Missouri traffic stop