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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Death Investigation in Miami County Kansas

Obituary - Melvin L. Nation

Melvin Nation, age 80, Mound City, Kansas passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Menorah Medical Center.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Burial in the Linville Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to Care to Share. Online condolences can be left at

Butler Sonic Giveaway for April

Sonic customers will enter their name and number on the back of receipts to enter. Drawing will be held on the last day of April.

Buzz's BBQ Special Event

As the one year anniversary approaches of Jim leaving us behind for the big racetrack in the sky... His daughter Amy, her husband Will and ALL of us here at Buzz's want to honor him and celebrate his legacy.

Come out next Thursday, April 4th and order a Big Buzz and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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Job Opening in Rich Hill

Swopes Drive In is looking to hire some help, Please be responsible and willing to work!

Apply in Person located at 122 N. 14th Street in Rich Hill.

Thank you

Our hearts are full from all of the love shown to our family today! Butler Nazarene Church will always be like home to us. We love you and pray God’s blessings on you as you continue to share Christ’s love to this community. - the Prichard’s 

Butler 4th grader earns artistic award

Congratulations to 4th Grader Gabby Carmichael! She is the Bates County winner for the Soil &Water Conservation Poster Contest. Her poster will now be in competition with winners across the state. We are proud of you!

Obituary - Catherine Eileen Kircher

Catherine Eileen Kircher, 95, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life, Friday, March 29, 2019, at her home.

Visitation will be held 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home. Reverend D. Kent Deubner will officiate. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Town and Country Art League and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550

A complete obituary will be published here as soon as that information becomes available.

Shed Fire in rural Adrian

The Adrian Fire Department is in route to a Shed fire off of FF Highway at a address of 3198 NW CR 11002 west of Adrian.

The shed is said to have black smoke coming from it at this time and a vehicle that is fuly engulfed inside of it.

Mid America Live News will update when more information is made available from the Adrian Fire Department.

2019 Nevada Speedway Opening Night

Saturday April 13, 2019
2019 Season Opening Night featuring the Lucas Oil POWRi Midwest Lightning Sprints!!! Weekly classes will include Pure Stocks, Street Stocks, Midwest Mods, B-Mods, and Late Models!!
Mini Stocks and A-Mods will be off.
Gates open at 4:30pm, Driver Cutoff at 6:30pm, Drivers Meeting at 6:45pm, Hot Laps at 7:00pm, Racing at 7:30pm.
Admission Prices
Adults $12
Kids 6-12 $5
Kids 0-5 Free
Pit Passes
Drivers $35
Adults $25
Kids 6-12 $15
Kids 0-5 Free
visit for more information.

One arrested in Bates County

On 3/30/19 around 8:54pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County arrested 29 year old Jaclyn D. Henry of Butler, Missouri.

Henry was arrested for 1.) Felony Possession of a controlled substance (THC Wax) 2.) Misdemeanor Possession of a controlled substance 3.) Unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

Jaclyn D. Henry was booked into the Bates County Jail in Butler and later released.

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.

Now that is a spoony

David Carlson of Adrian snagged this 106.3lbs Paddle Fish yesterday evening around 5:30pm while fishing in Bates County.

The fish took 15-20 minutes on the bank to reel in! Way to go David and thank for sharing your catch with us.

Photo submitted 

Trivia Night "beyond expectations"

Keep the chicken coming, please.
Robert Perryman and Paul Cumpto
Earlier in the week, things looked a little so-so for the first ever, Trivia Night to benefit the Bates County 4-H organization. However, by the time doors opened at the Adrian Optimist building last night, that changed dramatically.

As trivia team signups came in a few days earlier, it appeared there might be around 8 teams in the competition but much to the surprise of organizers that number swelled to 24 and the south wing of the Optimist building was filled to a capacity of around 300. With that, there was a concern there might not be enough food but that was swiftly remedied. 

The effort to give a boost to the financially ailing Bates County 4-H organization was the brainchild of Shannon Crawford of Amsterdam, along with the Bates County Extension Council and kudos to many volunteers including master-of-trivia-ceremonies Wayne Seider who read the sometimes mind-boggling questions.

Team Justice prevailed at Trivia Night in Adrian
Of course, looking things up on the internet was NOT an option.

In the end, Team Justice, which included local Judge Julie Highly and Coroner Greg Mullinax took top honors for the night.

Based on the success of this event, you can pretty well bet there will be one next year, too.

The fight is real when it comes to finances to keep our Bates County 4-H clubs in existence. Some food for thought- there are 331 4-H members and 25 school enrichment programs in Bates County. That also includes 136 adult volunteers, 32 youth volunteers. Changes from higher up have put finances to support our local groups in jeopardy, and as seen last night, our community has once again come together to show support.

Note that as wonderful as the support has been for this fundraiser, it will take a steady, ongoing effort to keep 4-H alive in Bates County.  More information will be posted soon regarding just how that will be done.

Thanks once again, for everyone who contributed to the Kickin Chicken dinner and Trivia Night.

Warming temps this week

One more night of freezing temperatures tonight, followed by a quick warm up this week.