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Friday, May 4, 2018

Job Opening at the Ballard Grill

We are currently accepting applications for part time kitchen help/ Cook at The Grill. 

You can apply at The Grill, or call 660-679-9461 for an interview appointment.

We are located in Ballard, Mo
9998 NE State Route BB
Butler, MO 64730-9691

Obituary - Beverly Ann Morgan

Beverly Ann Morgan, 94, and a long-time resident of Sheldon MO, passed away on Friday May 4th of 2018 at her home after a long illness. Beverly was born June 11, 1923 in Omaha, NE and graduated from Sheldon High School in 1942. She married Arnold Morgan on June 28, 1942 in Joplin, MO.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, her husband, one daughter, and three grandchildren. Beverly is survived by 7 children: Carolyn and John Rathke of Sheldon, MO; Arnold and Janice Morgan of Wichita, KS; Judy and Dale Houdeshell of Lake St. Louis; MO. Beverly and Kenneth Dockery of Sheldon MO; Lyndy Justice of Sheldon, MO; Cheryl and David Bogart of Sheldon, MO; and Monta and Becky Morgan of Sheldon, MO; she is also survived by one sister-in-law, numerous grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Sheldon Cemetery in Sheldon, MO.

Obituary - James Beau Roberts

James Beau Roberts, 32, of Leesburg, Texas,( formerly of rural Amsterdam) passed away on May 3, 2018. He was born on February 18, 1986 to James Roberts & Michelle (Cline) Harp.

He was survived by his girlfriend, Candice Roehm and her children, Cason, Connor & Caydence; father, James Roberts; mother & spouse, Michelle & Ronnie Harp; grandmother, Linda Roberts; sister & brother-in-law, Stormy & Michael Porter, niece & nephew, Jacob & Julie; step-brother, Brian Harp; step-sister, Michel Vaughan; aunts & uncles, Elizabeth & Troy Neeley, John & Shannon Roberts, Merle Morris, Dale & Glenda Swafford, Mike & Brenda Cline; cousins, Amber Neeley , Misty & Lane Hill.

Preceded in death by grandfather, John David Roberts; grandparents, Dr. M. L. & Imogene Cline.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Bates Cooper Sloan Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, May 6, 2018 in the Bates Cooper Sloan Chapel. Interment will follow in the Nevills Chapel Cemetery.

Obituary - Virginia Hilton

Virginia Hilton, 99 of Butler, Missouri passed away May 4, 2018 at Medicalodge of Butler. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler. There is no visitation, however Mrs. Hilton will lie in state Monday and Tuesday at Mullinax Funeral Home prior to services. 

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bates County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Memories and messages of condolence for the family may be left at

A complete obituary will be published as the information becomes available.

Job Opening in Butler area

Job opening:
Finisher/laborer needed
Must have your own way to work and car to make it. Must be reliable. Based out of butler but do work in surrounding counties.
Call for more details at 660-200-5101 ask for Shane McCoun
Thank you!

Update: Two arrested after narcotics search warrant in Adrian

On Wednesday May 2nd around 1030 am members of the Bates County Sheriff’s Office S.E.R.T., Adrian Police Department, ATF and the CNET Drug Taskforce executed a search warrant at 124th West 5th Street in Adrian Missouri. 

The search warrant was obtained based off a joint investigation with the above agencies. Information received from the community lead detectives to open an investigation on the house in reference to the sale of narcotics by the occupants.

The investigators recovered methamphetamine, paraphernalia and a firearm from the residence. Two subjects were taken into custody without incident at the time of the search warrant. The children who lived at the residence were at school at the time of the search warrant. Family members were contacted to take custody of the children when school let out.

Kevin L Donovan, 2/12/1980 from Adrian Missouri was charged with Possession of a controlled substance, Unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a weapon and while in possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of paraphernalia. Donovan’s bond was set at $20,000 cash only.

Amy L Donovan , 8/27/1982 of Adrian Missouri was charged with Possession of a controlled substance, Unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a weapon and while in possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of paraphernalia. Donovan’s bond was set at $20,000 cash only

Additional charges may follow at the conclusion of the investigation and a review by local and federal prosecutors.

“This is a prime example of successful work when agencies work together and work with the community. I’d like to say Thank You the community for continuing to give us tips and assisting us in keeping our community safe for all our children” Sheriff Anderson says.

Happy International Firefighters Day

Firefighters dedicate their lives to the protection of life and property. Sometimes that dedication is in the form of countless hours volunteered over many years, in others it is many selfless years working in the industry. In all cases it risks the ultimate sacrifice of a firefighter’s life.

International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) is a time where the world’s community can recognise and honour the sacrifices that firefighters make to ensure that their communities and environment are as safe as possible. It is also a day in which current and past firefighters can be thanked for their contributions.

International Firefighters’ Day is observed each year on 4th May. On this date you are invited to remember the past firefighters who have died while serving our community or dedicated their lives to protecting the safety of us all. At the same time, we can show our support and appreciation to the firefighters world wide who continue to protect us so well throughout the year.

By proudly wearing and displaying blue and red ribbons pinned together or by participating in a memorial or recognition event, we can show our gratitude to firefighters everywhere.

The IFFD ribbons are linked to colors symbolic of the main elements firefighters work with – red for fire and blue for water. These colors also are internationally recognized as representing emergency service.

Mid America Live News would like to recognize and say thank you to all the local men and women who put their lives on the line to help others daily in our community!

Celebrate Nation Nursing Home Week with a car show at Butler Medicalodge