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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

From Prairie View USD 362 High School

School will be in session for tomorrow, Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Prairie View USD 362 School District unless we have excessive rains again that flood the highway east of La Cygne.

Currently it is open but if 152 Highway is closed west of La Cygne, we will provide transportation from the La Cygne Elementary school for any middle school or high school students that do not wish to drive.

The shuttle bus will leave La Cygne Elementary at 7:50 am. We will be bussing the students south through Pleasanton and back to the high school campus.

If Highway 152 is closed between La Cygne and the high school campus, Parents please plan accordingly for an alternative route to the high school campus. If you allow your students to drive, please caution them not to drive through water.

We will be very understanding of students that are running late in the next several mornings due to the high water.

Way to go Lady Blackhawks

Congrats to the Lady Blackhawks Softball team on winning the District Championship this evening. They will now host Lincoln at 6:00 PM on Monday (May 6) in the Sectional Round.

Obituary - Robert "Bob" John Cook

Robert "Bob" Cook, 90 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at his home in Clinton.

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.

Car crashes into Sonic in Lamar

On May 1st 2019 the Barton County 911 Center received a call of a one vehicle accident at the Sonic in Lamar. It was reported the vehicle had struck the building. Deputies with the Sheriff's Office along with the Barton County ambulance responded to the scene.

One person was transported to a local hospital due to a sudden medical issue that occurred prior to the accident. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

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

Obituary - LaDeane Annette (Bobbett) Beisly

LaDeane Annette Beisly, 79, Nevada, MO passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Moore-Few Care Center following a brief illness. LaDeane was born May 28, 1939 in Nevada to Jacob Edward and Mildred Juanita (Bobbett) Beisly. On June 24, 1961 she married Norman D. Beisly in Nevada and he preceded her in death on March 9, 2012.

LaDeane graduated from Nevada High School Class of 1957. Following high school she worked for Henry Kraft Mercantile for nearly 50 years until her retirement. LaDeane enjoyed gardening, but most of all loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons, Tracy Beisly and his wife Kelly, Nevada, Travis Beisly and Chris, Nevada; five grandchildren, Kyle Beisly and his wife Erin, Colby Beisly, Klay Beisly, Chase Beisly, and Tori Jones, all of Nevada; great-grandchildren, Zoey, Korbin, Emersyn, Kora, Theodore; several nieces and nephews; sister, Elaine Malcomb, Sheldon; two brothers, DeVere Bobbett, Rogersville, AR, Harlan Bobbett, Nevada; in addition to her husband she was preceded in death her parents, by two brothers, Darrell and Truman; and one sister, Patrice Harris.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Pastor Kevin Moyer. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park in Nevada. The family will receive friends from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. on Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hospice or Vernon County Cancer Relief in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

7th Grade Orientation in Butler

Rotary Club welcomes new members

Congratulations to new Rotary members Isaac Daines and Julie Highley. Sponsoring Rotarians are Jana Rosier and Carl Simpson. 

Also, congratulations to the Butler Rotary Club student of the month, Ian Apple.

Don't forget the Rotary Club will host the annual banquet at the Happy Hill Church of God Fellowship hall in Butler on June 18th at 6:30 pm. Dan Meers, known better as KC Wolf will be guest speaker and talk about his life and faith. The public is welcomed, there is a $15 charge to cover costs and tickets can be purchased from any Butler Rotary member.
More info regarding the banquet can be found here

Investigation at Butler city lake

A vehicle was discovered in the Butler city lake earlier today. A dive team has been summoned  to investigate and verify whether the vehicle is occupied or not.

The Butler fire department, Bates County Sheriff's department and other agencies are on the scene- it is advised that onlookers stay clear of the area until more information is available.

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From the Butler License Bureau

We will be closed Wednesday May 8th, Saturday May 25th and Monday May 27th.

We will be open Sat May 18th from 9-12.

Xtreme Motors Customer Appreciation Day

Come join us at Xtreme Motors in Butler this Saturday for our annual customer appreciation day!! There will be great food, a grill giveaway and much more!

We are very grateful to be able to serve our loyal customers and this community! Looking forward to seeing you May 4th from 10-2!

Flood Warning In Henry County

05/01/2019: Henry County has been placed under a FLOOD WARNING until 8:00pm this evening.- Courtesy of the Clinton Fire Department

Lots happening in Appleton City

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The Appleton City Public Library will be hosting a special Story Hour on Tuesday, May 7 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Children of all ages are invited. The library recently received a grant which enabled them to purchase nearly 200 new children's books. Children who attend the event will get to hear some of the stories read for the first time, as well as have the opportunity to be the first to check the new books out. Refreshments will be provided.

City Hall will be closed on Friday, May 10 for training. The office will re-open for normal business hours on Monday, May 13 at 8:30 a.m.

The Appleton City FFA will host a Mother’s Day spaghetti dinner with salad, garlic bread and dessert 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. May 12 commons area. This free will donation event will help fund FFA members who will attend the Washington Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. this summer.

Beginning May 3 the Appleton City Museum will be open 1:30-4:30 p.m. Fridays. This marks the 15th year for the museum at 503 N. Maple.

The 23rd Annual Montrose Fire Department Taco Supper will be held 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at St. Mary’s School. They will have a complete taco menu, desserts and drinks, as well as a 50/50 raffle. Freewill donations will be accepted. All proceeds will be used for updating equipment, training and community awareness programs.

Beginning May 1, FarmHouse Kitchen and Sumo's Pub will be closed on Mondays.

The last Box Top, Best Choice and Food Fair receipt collection will take place May 6. Please send in all of your labels and receipts with your student at this time. Any community members may contribute by dropping them off at the elementary office during school hours. Box Tops cannot be expired and Food Fair receipts need to be from January 1, 2019 through April 30, 2019. All older receipts will not be counted.

Second Saturdays is an Appleton City shopping event 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on south side of Main Street in front of West Central scheduled every second Saturday of the month starting May 11. There will a variety of vendors and food trucks available. It's free to participate. Contact Lyndsi Davis Rivera at 660-464-2575 for info.

During the 2nd Saturday Main Street Event, May 11, the AC Museum will conduct a Historical Walking Tour of AC Main Street starting at the Library at 1:00 p.m.

As preparations for the ACHS Alumni meeting May 25, 2019 continue, they have lost current contract with the following alumni: 1940 Mary Dixon Smith, 1941 Phylis Galbreath Younts, 1942 Connie Sharp Garren, 1943 Marion Bourland Ford, 1945 Helen Garey Webb, 1946 Willa Vanwigger Allen, 1947 J.D. Bock, 1949 Dorothy Link Campbell, Clyde Lawson, Audrie Johnson Hough, 1950 Zelma Gerke Normandean, 1959 Shirley Snyder Pierce, 1968 Dawn Michelle, 1969 Mary Graves Pool. Any assistance you can provide will be appreciated. Call 660-476-5857 or email if you can help.

Join University of Missouri Extension Agronomy Specialist, Pat Miller, to learn the best strategies to fight the onslaught of Japanese Beetles. The two meeting options are Tuesday, May 7, at 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. or Wednesday, May 8, from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Nevada Library Annex at 200 W. Walnut, Nevada. Space is limited, so contact the Vernon County Extension office at 417-448-2560 to reserve a spot. Seating is limited. Feel free to bring your lunch with you to the May 8 meeting.

The Yellow Rosebud Cemetery Project at the Appleton City cemetery is scheduled for Monday, May 20, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., or rain date Tuesday, May 21, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Volunteers will again be needed Saturday, June 1, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. or rain date of Sunday, June 2, 2018, 9:00 a.m. To support, volunteer or for additional information contact: City Hall at 660-476-2631, Jane Costello at 660-492-9700, Donald Yoss at 660-492-7218 or Dean and Sharon Ellis at 417-844-5307.

OATS BUS schedule for the week of May 6: St Clair County to Versailles May 7, St Clair County to Clinton May 9. For those that live in St Clair County wishing to ride the OATS Bus please call John at 417-309-3464, Julia at 417-309-3463, in the Lowry City area call Heidi Carden at 417-309-0146. Need a ride, call on OATS. Available to everyone (not “just” Seniors/Disabled) 24 hour reservations advance reservation required. Donation per stop is suggested. OATS is a door to door, shared ride service; all vans are equipped with ramps and helpful drivers!

Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for May, 2019. Call 660-476-2111, ext. 5257 for appointments: May 2 – OB/GYN Dr. Kallberg, May 6– Rheumatology – Dr. Latinis, May 8 - Upper GI, Colonoscopy – Dr. Vardakis, May 14 - Ortho – Dr. Gray, May 15- Upper GI, Colonoscopy– Dr. Namin, May 16 - Urology – Dr. Boullier, May 20 - Rheumatology–Dr. Latinis, May 24 - Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, May 28 - Ortho – Dr. Gray.


May 4 AC Track at District Meet at Russellville

May 5 Germantown commemoration Mass 12:00 p.m.

May 5 ACHS Graduation 2:00 p.m. in the West Gym

May 7 AC Library Story Hour 4:00-5:00 p.m.

May 7 AC Elementary Fine Arts Program 6:30 p.m. in the east gym. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

May 9 ACHS Spring Band and Choir Concert 6:30 p.m. in the east gym

May 10 City Hall closed

Tacos With The Lady ELKS

The Bates County Lady Elks are sponsoring a Taco Dinner to benefit their scholarship awards. This event will be held at the Butler Elks Lodge on Elks Drive.

This Saturday May 4th from 5 to 7 pm. 2 tacos, beans and rice, with tea or water, just $6. Extra tacos are $1.50 each, desserts and carry out available. YUMMY!

Brothers Osborne with Ashley McBryde at the Missouri State Fair

Brothers Osborne with Ashley McBryde on the Grandstand Stage SATURDAY AUGUST 17TH.

7:30 p.m., Saturday, August 17
$45 premium track
$40 regular track
$30 premium grandstand
$25 regular grandstand

Public on Sale for Concert Tickets

Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 25 through Etix. All concerts seats are reserved. Convenience charges apply to all tickets.

The Missouri State Fair Box Office opens at noon on June 25 for walk-up orders (while tickets remain). Box office hours are:

June 25 – Aug 2, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. (M-F)

Closed July 4 in observance of Fourth of July Holiday

Aug 5-7, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Aug 8-18, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

There is a 10 ticket limit per household, per event until June 28. These tickets can be mailed or picked up at the box office. Grandstand tickets do not include admission to the Fair.

2019 Grandstand Fair Fan Presale

A special presale for registered Missouri State Fair Fans will be offered through Etix starting at 9 a.m., Tuesday, June 18 through 4 p.m., Monday, June 24. Sign up for free on the Fair’s website.

Registered Fair Fans will receive a special Etix link and password to order concert tickets starting on the above date and time. There is a 10 ticket limit per household, per event, until June 28. These tickets are will-call only tickets and must be picked up at the box office.

Watch out for that hole!

Traffic Alert: Please Be careful traveling down CR NW 2002 Road East of Dunlap corner in rural Amoret.

There is a huge hole washed out in the road right above the creek. It has cones around it, but I'm personally skeptical about the integrity of the whole culvert.

The Road and Bridge people keep dumping gravel into the holes and then they wash right back out again. This one is super deep and probably four to five feet in diameter. - Courtesy of Susie Smalley

Obituary - Alberta M. (Rink) Crook

Alberta M. (Rink) Crook age 83 of Rich Hill,Missouri passed away Thursday, April 25th.

A memorial service is scheduled at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 5th, at the Heuser Funeral Home.

Burial will be in the Fairview-Rider Cemetery, Rich Hill. Memorials to Heartland Hospice are suggested.

Obituary - Hazel Irene Carnahan

Hazel Irene Carnahan age 75, formerly of Rich Hill, Missouri passed away Sunday, April 28th, at the Butler Medicalodge.

Funeral services are scheduled at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 2nd, at the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill.

The burial will follow in the Green Lawn Cemetery, Rich Hill. Memorials to a Hazel Irene Carnahan Fund are suggested.

Promenade at Butler Medicalodge

Prom is a very special time for juniors and seniors in high school. For seniors it marks the ending of the high school days, years of hard work and study leading up to graduation.

Butler High School Juniors and Seniors came by Medicalodge in Butler for a little Promenade for our residents. 17 couples came to show off their fancy gowns and tux's.

Thanks so much kids for taking the time to stop by. Sharing your day meant so much to our residents who thoroughly enjoyed it.

Isolated Strong Storms & Flash Flooding Tonight

Another round of scattered showers and storms are expected later tonight.

Some storms may approach severe limits with hail larger than 1" possible with the strongest activity.

Heavy rain and isolated flash flooding will also be possible as soils remain saturated from yesterday's heavy rains.

Drivers Remember – Watch for Motorcycles

JEFFERSON CITY – As the weather warms up, so do the engines on motorcycles. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists and motorcyclists alike to “Watch for Motorcycles” in order to help prevent motorcycle crashes, deaths and injuries on Missouri roadways.

“Preliminary data shows that approximately 12% of Missouri traffic fatalities in 2018 involved a motorcycle, with 115 motorcyclist lives lost” said Jon Nelson, MoDOT assistant to the state highway safety and traffic engineer. “We want to see that number decrease this year by reminding both motorcyclists and all other drivers to follow basic safety rules and never drive distracted or impaired.”

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers the following tips to drivers on how to prevent a fatal crash with a motorcycle:

· Allow the motorcycle the full width of a lane at all times.

· Always signal when changing lanes or merging with traffic.

· Check all mirrors and blind spots for motorcycles before changing lanes or merging with traffic, especially at intersections.

· Never drive distracted or impaired. Buckle up phone down.

Motorcyclists must also take precautions to remain safe on the road. Motorcyclists can increase their safety by following these steps:

· Wear a DOT-compliant helmet and other protective gear.

· Obey all traffic laws and be properly licensed and trained.

· Wear brightly colored clothes and reflective tape to increase visibility.

· Ride in the middle of the lane where you will be more visible to drivers.

· Never ride distracted or impaired.

· Anticipate the moves of other drivers and be extra cautious of road conditions and debris.

Experts recommend riders also complete motorcycle training before getting out on the road. There are 25 training locations in Missouri. You can find the one nearest you at

Archie School District Closed Today

Due to hazardous road conditions and severe flooding on our rural routes the Archie School District will not be in session today, May 1, 2019.

Suspect caught after stealing vehicle from funeral home

On April 11, 2019, officers responded to Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home, 900 East US 54 Highway, concerning a reported motor vehicle theft.

The investigation revealed a black 2000 Chevrolet Suburban was stolen from the garage. A suspect was later identified during the investigation.

April 18, 2019, officers arrested John R. Fisher, 35, for the probable cause of Tampering, Burglary, and Stealing. Officers completed a probable cause statement for these charges.

Officers later received a Cedar County Felony Warrant charging Fisher with Second Degree Burglary, First Degree Tampering with a Motor Vehicle, and Stealing with a $25,000.00 bond. He was transferred to the Cedar County Jail pending bond and a court appearance.

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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.

Adrian School District closed today

Wednesday May 1st:

The Adrian School District will be canceled today due to water over the roads in several place.