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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Garden City woman injured in Cass County accident

On 5/1/18 around 7:58pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County responded to a two vehicle accident on F Highway at Missouri 7 Highway in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2014 Chevrolet driven by Lawrence S. Zink of Overland Park, Kansas struck the drivers side of the 2007 Mazda driven by 28 year old Monika R.Grosshart of Garden City, Missouri.

Monika R. Grosshart sustained minor injuries in this accident and she was transported by ambulance to Cass Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Both vehicles were totaled and towed from the scene by Johnson's Tow of Harrisonville.

Xtreme Motors in Butler customer appreciation day

Xtreme Motors just south of the stoplight at ft. Scott and Orange Streets in Butler wants to welcome you to attend a customer appreciation day Saturday May 12th from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.! 

Intimidator UTV and Spartan Mower rep will be on location along with our Gourmet Guru Grill ($700 value) team cooking up some awesome BBQ! Come join us for some great FREE food! 

You will also have a chance to win a FREE ceramic Guru Grill, drawing will be at 1:00. Must be present to win. There will be demo machines available. Look forward to seeing you there!

Obituary - Drue Helen Coonce

Drue Helen Coonce, Kansas City, Mo., passed away Sunday, April 29, at the age of 94. Arrangements are under direction of the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill, and services are scheduled at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Moment of Truth Baptist Church in Kansas City with burial scheduled at 4:00 p.m. in the Papinville, Mo. Cemetery. 

Visitation is scheduled between six and eight o'clock Wednesday evening, May 2, at the Moment of Truth Baptist Church in Kansas City.

Obituary - Robert Clay Williams

Robert Clay Williams, 85, Nevada, MO passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, MO following a lengthy illness. Bob was born July 10, 1932 in Walker, MO to John Henry and Jessie Alice (Tons) Williams.

Bob was raised in Walker and graduated from Bronaugh High School Class of 1950. He served in the United States Army from December 1952 to December 1954 in Korea during the Korean War. Bob received numerous medals including a Bronze Service Star. He returned to the Hepler – Girard, KS area where he farmed and raised Charolais Cattle most of his life. Following retirement he came to Nevada where he continued to reside. Bob was a member of the Community Christian Church in Nevada. He was also a member of VFW #2175 and the American Legion Post #2 of Nevada. Bob was especially proud his trip to Washington D.C. with the South Coffey County High School Honor Flight.

In 1961 he married Bettie Jean Martin and together they had four children which include, R. Scott Williams and his wife Bobbi, Columbus, KS, Todd Williams and his wife Kim, Dallas, TX, Tonettie Westerlin and her husband Dick, San Antonio, TX, Stephaen Williams and his wife Shirley, Franklin, KS. Also surviving are ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Thomas Williams and his wife Marvelyn, Ft. Scott, KS; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and four sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Walker, MO.

Memorials are suggested to Parsons High School Honor Flight in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

Update: Three arrested in Nevada search warrant

In the morning hours of Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Nevada Police executed a search warrant in the 400 block of N. Ash Street in response to reports of illegal drug activity at that location.

Officers had developed information regarding a known male subject at that location that had reportedly been involved in illegal drug activity.

Upon arrival, officers made contact with multiple subjects on the property. During the initial contact officers encountered four known subjects inside a vehicle in the driveway.

Altogether, Nevada Police located nine individuals during the search. It was discovered one of the subjects had outstanding warrants for his arrest from Webb City (MO).

Nevada Police located and seized suspected illegal drugs and suspected drug paraphernalia at the scene. Suspected methamphetamine and suspected marijuana were located amongst the subjects.

The suspected drug evidence seized will be sent to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab for further analysis.

Three subjects were taken into custody and transported to the Vernon County Jail for holding by Nevada Police. The three subjects were identified as follows:

Otis McCullick, age of 53 of Nevada
Clint Carney, age 38 of Nevada
Autumn Fry, age 27 of Joplin

On May 1, 2018, the following charges were filed against Otis McCullick through the Vernon County Associate Court:

Possession of a Controlled Substance – Class D Felony

McCullick is being held in the Vernon County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 cash only bond.

On May 1, 2018 the following charges were filed against Autumn Fry through the Vernon County Associate Court:

Possession of a Controlled Substance - Class D Felony

Fry is being held in the Vernon County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 cash only bond.

On May 1, 2018 the following charges were filed against Clint Carney through the Vernon County Associate Court:

Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, prior offender – Class A Misdemeanor

Carney is being held in the Vernon County Jail in lieu of a $2,500 cash only bond in addition to outstanding arrest warrants from Webb City (MO).

Citizens are encouraged to contact the police if they have any information that would be helpful to combat crime.

For questions regarding crime prevention techniques or to start a Neighborhood Watch Program, contact the Nevada Police Department at (417) 448-5100.

To report criminal activities call 911 or us the Tip Hotline (417) 667-8477.

Any and all information will be kept confidential.

Copyright Mid America Live News 

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.

The City of Harrisonville has an opening for an IT Specialist.

IT Specialist – The City of Harrisonville, MO is accepting resumes for this regular full time technical position. The individual will be responsible for assisting the IT Director with maintenance of computer, network, and other technology systems as well as supporting end user hardware and software needs. 

Ability to prioritize tasks and effectively utilize time to maximize impact of efforts on overall IT infrastructure.
Ability to effectively communicate technical information to non-technical users.

Knowledge of Windows environment and software, TCP/IP connectivity, and an understanding of client server applications.

Requires a high level of skill with computer systems and their use as well as a willingness to learn new applications and services rapidly.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Minimum 2 year of educational experience focusing on hardware and software support in a multi-user network environment and 2 years work experience in an IT support role.

Full Time Exempt position. Pay based on experience. Position salary range from $48,158 to $72,238. Submit resume and application on"IT"+specialist&vjs=3

BBQ Contest in Butler

Waste N Away Disposal is Hiring!!

Waste N Away Disposal is Hiring!!

We are a family owned and operated waste management company based out of Pleasant Hill Mo. 

We are currently in need of a someone to fill a thrower position. We need someone that is reliable and that will show up ready to work. 

Competitive pay is offered, with plenty of room for advancement to those who show initiative 😊 if you’re interested please call 816-977-5338 and ask to speak to Ashley!

Anyone seen this missing dog?

My son's dog has been missing for several days. He has been seen between Altona and Dayton. He's black w some white. Male pitbull. Name is Bow.

816-645-9808 or 660-200-6298. My name is Codi

What a great community we live in!

Caseys along with the support of our amazing community has donated $400.00 to the Bates County Youth Center to help sponsor the pool pals this summer. 

We thank each and every person who has helped this amazing cause, and a very special thanks to Kelly Stark for her dedicated service to our kids. - Photo Submitted to us

From the Nevada Police Department

Obituary - Christopher “Chris” Lee Moore

Christopher “Chris” Lee Moore, 31, Harrisonville, MO, died Sunday, April 29, 2018. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Archie, MO with visitation from 1:00-2:30. Burial to follow in Austin Cemetery, Archie.

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

BC XTREME 3rd Annual Competitive Cheer Camp

It's Time to be FEIRCE, FANCY, AND XTREME!!💎💜💎 So get Ready for BC XTREME's 3rd Annual competitive cheer camp! 💜 

Everyone's invites to Come join veteran cheerleaders( and may be some special guest) in learning basic jump, tumbling, and stunt skills as well as some pretty ROCKIN choreography!! On the last day of camp we will have a performance by ALL camp participants in their age groups, as well as a performance by BC XTREMES performance team! 💎

Camp begins June 12th runs to June 16th Times will be from 530 to 7 pm, but could be changed due to number of sign ups. ( Do not worry it won't be by much 😉). On the LAST day of camp BC XTREME will host the camp performance as well as their annual hotdog feed! 

This year we will have a few EXTRA Sparkling surprises in the mix to keep the fun going!! Everyone 4 -18 is invited join our fun and make some new friends! Each camp participant will receive a Camp shirt and Bow includes in their camo fee of 40.00. 

So, If you are unsure of cheer or just want to try something new come out a support our team! Everyone is WELCOME ! 💎 
Please contact Miranda Smith for any questions: 225-754-2013.

Sign ups will be held Community First Bank basement the LAST 2 WEEKS OF MAY on Tuesday and Thursday from 5pm to 7pm. Or you can sign up at the gym during practice hours!!!

Search Warrant served in Nevada

We had a heavy police presence in the 400 block of N. Ash St. moments ago. 

Nevada Police were serving a narcotic search warrant where three people were taken into custody. 

A press release will be issued at a later date with more information.

Harrisonville Citywide Clean Up Set for May 11th & 12th

The 2018 Citywide Clean Up event is coming up on Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12, at a new location, 2606 Rockhaven Road, near Cass Regional Medical Center. Times are 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Items which will be accepted for drop off include appliances which do not use Freon, discarded metal items, trash, scrap lumber, water heaters, furniture, and light construction debris. Items that cannot be accepted include tires, auto batteries, motor oil, hazardous chemicals, paint, roofing shingles, yard waste, or any appliances which contain Freon, such as air conditioners and refrigerators. 

City employees will be on hand to check proof of residency and help unload items. Proof of residency within the city limits is required to participate in this drop off. 

Since this is our first event with our new trash hauler, Municipal Waste Services, please note the new drop off location, 2606 Rockhaven Road, which is near Cass Regional Medical Center.

Complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release April 23-30, 2018

St. Clair County Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made nine arrests and took a trespass report during the week of April 23-30, 2018.

View the press release by using the link we have provided below:

Two vehicle accident in Vernon County

On 4/30/18 around 3:22pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Vernon County responded to a two vehicle accident in the southbound lanes of I-49 around 6 miles south of Rich Hill.

The Missouri State Highway says the accident occurred when the 2016 Kia Sedona driven by 60 year old Carmine F. Fipps of Independence, Missouri was stopped in the driving lane of I-49 when it was struck in the left rear corner by a 2016 Peterbilt 579 driven by 27 year old Noah A. Hamilton of Melrose, Iowa.

Mr. Fipps sustained minor injuries in this accident and he was transported to Nevada Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Both vehicles were totaled and towed from the scene by Garwood's Wrecker Service of Nevada, Missouri.

Copyright Mid America Live News 


Obituary - Doris L. Barnhart

Doris L. Barnhart, age 86 of Deepwater, Missouri passed away Monday, April 30, 2018 at her home in Deepwater. 

Among survivors is her husband, Clinton Barnhart of the home, son, Tom Barnhart of the home, daughter, Gina Theiss of Lone Jack. Fond memories and condolences may be left online at

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

Severe Weather Possible this evening and tomorrow evening

Looks like Spring has sprung, and with the warm temperatures comes the threat of thunderstorms. Scattered storms this morning will dissipate by the late morning hours, but more storms are expected late tonight, moving northeast from northeast Kansas through northwest Missouri. 

The stormy activity will then shift farther south, into eastern Kansas and northern Missouri, for Wednesday and Thursday. There will be a threat of strong winds, hail, and flash flooding as the overnight storms move across the region both tonight and again Wednesday night. 

The threat for severe weather looks to taper off some Thursday, though we still expect to have storms lingering through the day.

Hume Community News 5/1/18

Margaret Sears is retiring after 29 years of teaching. They will be honoring her with a retirement reception on Sunday, May 6 at the Hume Christian Church at 2:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and help her celebrate.

The community of Hume wishes to extend the sympathy to the family of Jim Maynard formerly of the Metz/Nevada area. He was a member of the Hume United Methodist Church and received Hornet Fan of the year. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Hume United Methodist Church News: The last session of Kid’s Klub for the 2017/2018 year will be May 9. It has been a great year and we will look forward to next year.

Hume Christian Church News: VBS will be held June 4 – 8, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. All 4year olds through 6th grade are invited to attend.

The Hume Alumni planning committee meeting will be meeting on May 6, May 20 at 4:00 p.m. at the Hume Legion Hall and on May 25 at the school at 6:00 p.m. Please note this year Alumni will start at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 26.

Courtesy of Karen Irwin