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Monday, November 12, 2018

Obituary - Mable Irene Flewelling

Mable Irene Flewelling, 97, Nevada, MO passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Moore-Few Care center in Nevada. Mable was born November 7, 1921 to Charles and Melissa (Thompson) Sallee. She married George E. Flewelling in 1947 and he preceded her in death in 1969.

Mable was born and raised in Vernon County. She worked for Scotts and TG & Y Stores in Nevada and for a time in Parsons, KS for 32 years. Mable also did alterations, hand sewing, and crocheting out of her home for nearly 30 years which she continued up to age 93. Mable was also caretaker for her sister in her own home for over ten years. She was a member of Community Christian Church and a past member of the Rebecca Lodge.

Survivors include three nieces, Carol Reedy of Winnamack, IN, Mary Jones Richards, MO, Dorothy Manes, Clinton, MO; numerous great nieces and nephews, including Larry Hillier, Kansas City, MO. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Mildred Bobbett, and Helen Fern Hobbs; and one niece, Helen Hillier.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Mark Mitchell officiating. Friends may call now and until the hour of service. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park in Nevada.

Memorials are suggested to Vernon County Cancer Relief or Community Christian Church in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

Update: Archie man killed in accident near Harrisonville

On 11/12/18 around 10:00am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County along with Cass County Sheriff's Office responded to a two vehicle accident in the northbound lanes of I-49 at mile marker 160.2 near the Harrisonville/291 Exit.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2006 Mercury driven by 77 year old James A. Copeland of Archie, Missouri slid off the roadway and struck a guardrail before returning to the road and striking a 2018 Freightliner driven by 48 year old James A.Walbert of Gulfport, Mississippi.

James A Copeland was pronounced dead at 10:48am at Cass Regional Medical Center.

A passenger in James A. Copeland's vehicle 77 year old Georgia M. Copeland of Archie, Missouri 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 Miller's Tow and J's Southland Tow.

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Windsor woman killed in Henry County Fatality Crash

On 11/12/18 around 8:25am the Missouri State Highway Patrol along with Henry County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a two vehicle accident on Missouri 52 Highway and CR NE 251 in rural Henry County Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2012 Toyota driven by 31 year old Maria E. Gudino-Ramirez of Clinton, Missouri lost control of her vehicle on ice covered roadway and crossed the center line of the roadway and struck the 2015 Toyota driven by 62 year old Kathleen J. Miller of Windsor, Missouri nearly head on.

Kathleen J. Miller was pronounced dead at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri at 10:03am.

Maria E. Gudino-Ramirez along with a passenger in her vehicle 5 year old Johnathan A. Mendoza-Ramirez of Clinton, Missouri both sustained serious injures in this accident and both were transported by ambulance to Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri for treatment.

Both vehicles were totaled and towed from the scene by Golden Valley Wrecker Service and Coal Tire.

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Updated Obituary - Betty Ann Barnes

Betty Ann Barnes, 79, of Harrisonville MO went to be with the Lord on November 9, 2018 at Carnegie Village Rehabilitation Center.

Betty was born January 6, 1939, in Jefferson City MO to Walter and Edith Horak. She was the oldest of 3 siblings. She met and married Jack Barnes and raised a family of 3 children.

Betty leaves behind her 3 children: Bruce (Debbie) Barnes; their 3 children: JoBeth, Brady and Brett and 3 Step- children: Mary, Kimmy and Kristen; Jeffrey (Annette) Barnes; their 2 children: Kholby and Madison; Lisa (Scott) Gilbert; their 2 children: Stephanie and Seth. She was also blessed with 8 great-grandchildren and 10 step great-grandchildren.

She also leaves behind her 2 sisters Delores Fischer and her 4 children; Judy (Walt) Schaefer and her 2 children.

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri with cremation to follow the service.

Family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the funeral home.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Carnegie Village Rehab and Health Care Center.

Two from Rich Hill escape injury after sliding off snow covered roadway

On 11/12/18 around 9:53am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County responded to a one vehicle slide off on Route A just east of Route PP in rural western Rich Hill.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2016 Ford Expedition driven by 33 year old Lana K. Koehn of Rich Hill, Missouri began to slide on snow covered roadways and slid off the right side down a embankment striking a ditch.

A passenger in the vehicle 7 year old Clay T. Koehn of Rich Hill sustained minor injuries in this accident and he refused medical treatment at the scene of the accident.

The vehicle received minor damages and it was towed from the scene by a private tow.

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*Disclaimer: Accident reports are courtesy of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and are a matter of public record no matter the age of a occupant involved.

Obituary - Orville F. Ellis

Orville F. Ellis passed from this earth on November 11, 2018. Orville was born November 23, 1919 in a one-room log cabin located in Maries County, MO to James Laymon and Mayme Louise [Shelton] Ellis. He married Adeline Francis Muilliere in St. Louis, MO on April 13, 1941 and together they enjoyed a marriage of 49 years until her death on April 26, 1990. He later married Edna Eliza Davis Veit on February 14, 1991 in Nevada, MO and she preceded him in death on August 28, 2009.

Orville left school at the age of 14 in 1933 at the height of the Great Depression to begin employment at the Roxy Theatre Corporation in St. Louis MO, working his way up to Service Manager. In 1939 he began his association with the war effort by serving as a liaison between the British Corps of Engineers and U.S. companies in the manufacture and shipment of steel “Knock Down Bridges.” He continued the U.S. defense effort with his participation in the L.S.T. program (landing ships, tanks and floating dry docks). Orville enlisted in the US Army and served with the 70th Infantry Trailblazer Division in Europe, where he was a combat rifleman in three campaigns (Ardennes-Alsace, Rhineland, and Central Europe) during WWII. Upon his return to the U.S. in 1946, he entered the restaurant and package liquor business in Mount Carmel, Illinois. Orville returned to St. Louis in 1950, where he began employment at Airtherm Manufacturing Co. He was elected to the Airtherm Corporate Board of Directors in 1962 and retired in 1984 as Vice President of Operations. During his working career, he was highly involved with multiple national manufacturing groups and was privileged to have helped further the cause of human relations in the workplace not only in St. Louis, but nationwide. Orville served as president for a number of professional associations related to his work as well as for the Lutheran Church of Webster Groves, MO, where he was an active member for many years, and for the 70th Infantry Division Association. He traveled extensively in Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, Japan, Korea, and the South Pacific. 

After 51 years in the work force he retired in 1984, allowing him a slower pace of life and time to enjoy his home and yard, play golf, engaged in pleasure travel, and everything else he referred to as “The Good Life.” Orville relocated from St. Louis to Nevada, MO after his marriage to Edna and immersed himself into the community as a member of the First Baptist Church, the Nevada County Club, and the Rotary. He was a beloved uncle to two nephews and two nieces, a dear and loyal friend to people in many states and across counties, and was known to all as a true gentleman.

In addition to his wives, Orville was preceded in death by his parents, nephews, and two brothers, Bob J. Ellis and Kenneth Ellis. He is survived by his nieces Dawn Ellis of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Peggy Ellis of Phoenix, Arizona. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Rev. Hubert Fox officiating. Private burial will follow Monday, November 19, 2018 at St. Paul Churchyard in St. Louis. The family will receive friends from 10-11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to "Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation, 406 West 34th Street, Suite 920, Kansas City, MO 64111, or in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, MO.

Obituary - Lucille Nelson

Funeral services for Lucille Nelson of Butler, Missouri will be 11 a.m. Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler with Kevin Black officiating. 

Visitation prior to services from 10 - 11 a.m. Thursday, November 15 at the Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery,Butler. Contributions to the Double Branch Christian Church. Online condolences

Edna Lucille Nelson, age 94 of Butler, Missouri died Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, Missouri. She was born July 22, 1924 to William Garfield and Ada Bell Booth Thomas in Double Branch, Missouri.

Lucille is survived by her daughter, Teresa Whitehead and husband Tim of Oak Grove, Missouri; a grandson, Aaron Whitehead and wife Rachael of Kansas City, Missouri; a granddaughter, Amy Wallick and husband Philip of St. Joseph, Missouri; and three great-grandchildren, Lincoln, Micah and Remington Wallick; She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert "Bob" Nelson; seven brothers, Duitch "LeRoy" Thomas, Kenneth Thomas, Harry Francis Thomas, Donald Thomas, Tunney Thomas, Harley Thomas, and Howard Thomas; and two sisters, Erma Hall and Laverna Seeley.

Police Pursuit in Barton County

On November 12th 2018 at approximately 7:40 a.m. the Barton County Sheriff’s Office was involved in a high-speed Pursuit that traveled through Lamar at a high rate of speed. The deputy first encountered the vehicle at approximately O Highway and 160 west of Lamar. 

The vehicle traveled East on 160 until it reached the substation by Barton County Electric where it then turned and went back westbound on 160 highway. The vehicle continued westbound until it turned around once again at a residential driveway (before J highway) and headed back eastbound on 160. The deputy pursued the suspect vehicle into Lamar. 

Where he discontinued the pursuit at the railroad tracks on 12th Street by Lexington due to knowing the vehicle was headed into a School Zone and that there would be heavy traffic. The Sheriff is requesting that if anybody has any video of the vehicle driving past their business in Lamar if you can save that video we would appreciate it. 

If you witnessed the vehicle this morning we would like to get a statement from witnesses. The investigation is ongoing in this case. 

The vehicle is described as a silver 4 door Pontiac vehicle with Kansas license plates.

From the Harrisonville Police Department

On 11-12-2018 at approximately 1000 hours, Harrisonville Police and Fire personnel were called to a motor vehicle accident on northbound I-49 just south of Missouri 291 Highway. First responders found a two-vehicle accident involving a sedan and semi-truck. 

Serious injuries were reported, and two individuals were transported to local hospitals for treatment. Northbound I-49 has been shut down for approximately 1 hour. 

The cause of the accident is still under investigation which is being conducted by Missouri State Highway Patrol. The condition of the injured individuals is unknown currently.

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

I-49 closed at Harrisonville due to accident

Northbound Lanes of I-49 is shut down at this time at Missouri 291 due to a major accident. 

Please use an alternative route and drive carefully.

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

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Butler Police Department Activity Report 11/5-11/11-2018

Property damage report 400 S Delaware
Traffic assist Mullinex
Animal complaint Russell and Mechanic
Assist DFS 617 W Harrison
Report of kids in street Taco Bell
Alarm Grade School
Open Door 500 block of W Pine
Well being check Bear Stop
Traffic assist Mullinax
Warrant service Rice Rd and W-52
Report of male laying on sidewalk in front of Smokers Outlet
Well being check 800 block of N Havanna
Well being check 200 block of Longsinger
Alarm Grade School
Well being check 800 block of N Main
Medical assist 400 block of Wells
Assist DFS on well being check
Noise complaint S Park
Animal complaint 300 block of W Harrison
Alarm Cedar Drive
Disturbance 606 W Vine subjects fighting over trash
Accident Fran Ave
Medical assist McDonalds
Disturbance 302 W Mill
Traffic assist Mill and Maple
Disturbance 503 S High
Animal complaint S Main
Assist BCSO at ER
Shoplifter call Family Center
Possible prowler 200 block of S Olive
Traffic assist Schowengerdt
Alarm 1100 block of N Orange
Warrant service 113 S Orange
Stolen vehicle report 400 E Jefferson
Well being check Casey’s on Orange
Animal complaint 200 block of S Olive
Animal complaint 400 block of N Havanna

Traffic assist Ft Scott and Fran

From the Clinton Police Department

Job Opening in Butler

The Bates County Sheriff's Office is currently seeking to hire full-time dispatchers. This is a high stress and fast pace environment. You may be required to work nights, weekends and holidays. 

You must be able to pass a background check and a drug screening. The salary is competitive for Bates County. Benefits include health insurance that is 100% paid by the County. 

Please turn in your application to dispatch or email your resume to the Jail Administrator at

Light Snow Accumulation Today

It's another blustery, generally icky day out there. Most in Kansas City will see at least a few flakes of snow, but the better accumulations will likely stay off to our south in central MO. Use caution this morning as even a little snow can make roads slick!

Obituary - John Eugene Osborn

John Eugene Osborn, 90, of Archie, Missouri, died Friday, November 9, 2018 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg, Missouri. 

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Archie, Missouri. 

The family will receive friends 1:00-2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Missouri. A complete obituary will be added when it becomes available.

From the Bates County Sheriff's Office

The Bates County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a partnership with someone in our community that would be willing to a long term lease, or donate some land for a training ground/ facility. 

Our goal would be to build a firing range for handgun and rifles with covered shooting area, a shoot house for force on force training and a K9 training area. 

If you would like to partner with your local Law Enforcement or know someone who does please contact Sheriff Anderson at 660-679-3232.

Your partnership/ donation may be tax deductible. Continued training is detrimental to the safety of our deputies and citizens. 

Having a place for firearms training locally keeps our deputies from having to travel outside of Bates County to get firearms training.