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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Osage Valley reports power outages at Creighton Substation

Osage Valley Electric Cooperative currently have an issue at the Creighton Substation that is causing an outage for members in the Creighton, Garden City and Blairstown areas. 

Crews will work to restore power as quickly as possible. Please report outages by calling 660-679-3131 or using the SmartHub app. 

Due to the high volume of calls you may experience busy signals. Please do not report outages using Facebook or Messenger.

Auction in Adrian

AUCTION! August 17th at Wimsatt Storage in Adrian. It's just on the north side of Casey's, #71. Lot's of tools, fishing stuff, some hunting clothes, Christmas stuff and a whole lot more.

It's all gonna sell. Something for everyone, come and take a look. Sale begins at 11:00 a.m. Come join us!


Obituary - Stacy L. Bayers

Stacy L. Bayers age 44 of Raymore, MO passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019 surrounded by family.

Stacy was born to parents Martha (Eyre) Hurst and Mark Hill on December 11, 1974, she attended Grandview High School and completed her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Phoenix; spending the majority of her career at American Trailer & Storage in Kansas City, MO.

Stacy married the love of her life, Mike Bayers, on July 1, 1995. From this union came three beautiful children, Meghan Elysabeth, Morgan Nicole and Kade Michael. Stacy’s life was quickly consumed with dance recitals, soccer games, football games and any other activity the kids managed to talk her into. Most recently adding “sorority mom” to her long list of achievements. In her “spare time” she devoted time training and fundraising to running marathons with her closest friends. 

Some of her favorite past times were also spent at Arrowhead Stadium with her favorite Chiefs fan, Mike. They recently renewed their season tickets after a short lapse, and were looking forward to cheering on their hometown team in 2019.

Stacy was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer in 2018, and shortly after diagnosis received open heart surgery due to secondary complications. She fought a long, valiant battle, and in times of extreme discomfort reminded us all to “be brave.” Her fight, spirit and love will live on in not only those that were closest to her, but others who are impacted by this terrible disease.

Stacy is survived by her husband, Mike Bayers, children Meghan, Morgan and Kade of Raymore, MO. Grandmother, Donna Hurst, of Lee’s Summit, MO. Mother, Martha Hurst, of Raymore, MO. Paternal Father, Mark Hill of Kansas City, MO. Parents In-Law, Denny and Becky Bayers of Hermitage, MO. Brother, Toby Hurst, and husband John Fuchs of Kansas City, MO. She is preceded in death by step father of 38 years, Mark Hurst. Grandfather, William Hurst. Grandparents, Jack and Theresa Eyre. Grandparents, Burnie and Maryann Hill.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, August 16th at 1:00 pm at Legacy Christian Church at 2150 E. Langsford Road, Lee’s Summit, MO. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 3:00 – 6:00 pm at Centerview at 227 Municipal Circle, Raymore, MO. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Bayers Children Education Fund (payable to Mike Bayers.)


Obituary - Larry Gene Israel

Larry Gene Israel of Harrisonville, Missouri was born June 26, 1936 in Louisburg, Missouri the son of Cleo and Beatrice (Ford) Israel. He departed this life Monday, August 12, 2019 at Meadowview of Harrisonville Health and Rehabilitation at the age of 83 years, 1 month and 17 days.

On Decembeer 26, 1979, Larry was united in marriage to Teresia Diana Farthing in Miami, Oklahoma.

Larry was employed as a machinist for Honeywell in Kansas City, Missouri until his retirement in 1987. He was an Air Force veteran.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a step-son, Donald Lewis.

Larry is survived by his wife Teresia Israel of the home; a son, Richard Dale Israel, Lee's Summit, Missouri; a daughter, Karen Kissinger and husband Pat, Smithville, Missouri; a step-son, Michael Lewis and wife Shannon, Omaha, Nebraska; a granddaughter, Jennifer Kissinger; two step-grandchildren, Brandon and Brittney Lewis; a sister, Imogene Grandstaff, Brichtree, Missouri; other relatives and friends.

Cremation. No services scheduled at this time.

Services are under the care of Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.



Community Rally Thursday Night In Butler


Thursday, Aug 15: Community Rally – Meet the Players Night – Tailgate at the Deaton Thomas Practice Field starting at 7 pm in Butler.

Everyone is welcome to attend!! GO BEARS!

Two injured in Vernon County Crash

Photo Courtesy of Walker Fire Department 
On 8/13/19 around 4:40pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Vernon County responded to a two vehicle accident on Missouri 54 Highway 1 mile west of Dederick.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2013 Ford Escape driven by 34 year old Charles L. Croan of Walker, Missouri was attempting to make a left hand turn and was struck in the rear by a 1996 Cadillac Deville driven by 26 year old Isaiah W. Miller of Holstein, Iowa. After impact the Ford Escape over turned.

Mr. Croan sustained serious injuries in this accident and he was transported by air ambulance to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Missouri for treatment.

Mr. Miller sustained moderate injuries in this accident and he was transported by Vernon County EMS to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.

Both vehicle were totaled and towed from the scene of the accident by TCB Tow and Phillips Towing both of Nevada, Missouri.


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Photo Courtesy of Walker Fire Department


Update on missing person in Cass County

Update: Cass Co – The Cass County Sheriff’s Office has concluded a search of property in rural Cass County related to the missing person, Silvia Pearson.

Nothing was located within the search area. The investigation continues by the Overland Park Police Department.


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The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is currently assisting the Overland Park Police Department with their investigation to locate missing person Silvia Pearson.

Investigators are following up on leads and information as to the possible whereabouts of Ms. Pearson. Currently investigators are searching a rural area of Cass County south of Harrisonville.

Information will be shared as it becomes available. Due to the on-going nature of the investigation some information may be limited.

Silvia Pearson left her home on Monday morning and has not returned. This is extremely out of character for her, and her family is concerned. Pearson is 5'7" tall and weighs 146 pounds.

If you know of her location or have seen her, please contact the Overland Park police at 913-344-8750. 


Mid America Live News will update when more information is made available to us at a later time.


This Story has been Updated:
Officials with the Overland Park Police Department said the body of Sylvia Ann Pearson was found in Benton County, Arkansas.

Obituary - Donna Beryl Stroud

Donna Beryl Stroud, 93, Harrisonville, Missouri formerly of Pleasant Hill, Missouri departed this life on Monday, August 12, 2019 at the Crown Care Center, Harrisonville.

Cremation. Memorial graveside and inurnment will be held at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date.

A complete obituary will be posted when it becomes available.



Cass County Sheriff's Office looking for missing person

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is currently assisting the Overland Park Police Department with their investigation to locate missing person Silvia Pearson.

Investigators are following up on leads and information as to the possible whereabouts of Ms. Pearson. Currently investigators are searching a rural area of Cass County south of Harrisonville.

Information will be shared as it becomes available. Due to the on-going nature of the investigation some information may be limited.

Silvia Pearson left her home on Monday morning and has not returned. This is extremely out of character for her, and her family is concerned. Pearson is 5'7" tall and weighs 146 pounds.

If you know of her location or have seen her, please contact the Overland Park police at 913-344-8750.

Mid America Live News will update when more information is made available to us at a later time.



This Story has been Updated:

Officials with the Overland Park Police Department said the body of Sylvia Ann Pearson was found in Benton County, Arkansas.

Two year old found unconscious in swimming pool in Barton County

On August 12, 2019 at approximately 7:10 p.m. the Barton County 911 Dispatch Center received a 911 call in reference to a child that was found unresponsive in an above ground swimming pool. 

Family members removed the child from the swimming pool and called 911. First responders and Deputies were dispatched to the residence, which is located south of the intersection of 43 Highway and 126 highways in Barton County. 

Prior to any First Responders arriving Family members performed CPR on the Child. When emergency responders arrived on scene life saving measures were provided by paramedics from the Barton County Ambulance.

The child was transported to Via Christie hospital in Pittsburg, Kansas by the Barton County Ambulance and a short time later was transported to Children’s Mercy in Kansas City and is in critical condition.
At this time the family asks that you keep them in their prayers during this horrible tragedy. 

The Barton County Sheriff contacted the Missouri State Highway Patrol to investigate the incident. The incident has been ruled as a tragic accident and no further criminal investigation is being sought.
If anybody has any further questions in regards to the investigation, they may contact Trooper John Lueckenhoff with the Missouri State Highway Patrol at 417-895-6868.

Sheriff Mitchell Shaw would like to thank the responding agencies who answered the call to this tragic event. 

Deputy Sheriff William Weiser, Barton County Ambulance, Jasper Fire Department, and the Liberal Fire Department

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

Miami R-1 Open House Night




Looks cool, tastes bad?

Don't dump your aquarium...

The Missouri Department of Conservation recently learned an African cichlid was caught from a lake near Moberly. This fish was most likely dumped into the water from an aquarium. Did you know Petco will take your unwanted fish and try to re-home them? 

We recommend taking advantage of this service, as dumping an aquarium can introduce parasites and disease to native fish. For more information, check out https://mdc.mo.gov/conmag/2015/05/no-dumping


Prearrange your funeral now through the Mullinax Funeral Home

Set up your prearrangements this month and save up to $500 right away! Mullinax Funeral Home in Butler and Drexel (660)679-0009 orwww.mullinaxfuneralhome.com




Aquatic center closed tomorrow

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Butler Aquatic Center will be closed Wednesday, August 14th. Plans are to open again Thursday, August 15th with regular business hours. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

-courtesy BAC Management



Bates County Memorial Hospital Medical Marijuana Policy

Bates County Memorial Hospital Medical Marijuana Policy

Bates County Memorial Hospital has approved a medical marijuana policy effective immediately: medical marijuana use will not be allowed in any area covered under the hospital license including inpatient, clinics, infusion settings, or other outpatient settings. The policy is applicable to all patients and visitors of Bates County Memorial Hospital and Family Care Clinics.

Bates County Memorial Hospital (BCMH) and Family Care Clinics (FCCs) recognize that Missouri law authorizes marijuana use by qualifying patients for certain medical conditions. However, use and possession of marijuana is prohibited by federal law.

Due to federal requirements that health care providers maintain compliance with federal laws and regulations regarding the provision of health care services, physician or mid-level providers employed by BCMH and FCCs may not certify patients with qualifying medical conditions for the purpose of authorizing the use of medical marijuana. 

Physicians with privileges to see patients at the hospital or Family Care Clinics may not certify patients while such patients are under their care at BCMH or FCCs.

Medical marijuana may not be used or possessed in any form by any one on the premises of the hospital or the Family Care Clinics. 

The hospital is currently training staff on appropriate procedures for patients who present with marijuana in their possession. BCMH is also developing educational materials for patients and visitors to clarify its position on medical marijuana, and procedures for patients who present in possession of marijuana.  - Courtesy of the BCMH 

Obituary -Raymond E Lyon

Raymond E. Lyon, 93, of Ottumwa died at 2:05 p.m. August 5, 2019 in Ottumwa.

He was born December 31, 1925 in Alva, OK to Ray Elmer and Ellen Bennett Lyon. Raymond married Grace Elizabeth Wix on August 26, 1946 and she preceded him in death on June 1, 2015.

At the age of 9 he moved from Freedom, OK to Gentry, AR and was a graduate of Gentry High School. He attended Ozark Christian College in Bentonville, AR and Joplin, MO. He helped start the Midwestern School of Evangelism in Ottumwa from where he graduated and served on the faculty. Raymond taught at Door Drive College of the Bible in Rutland, VT. He preached and held revival meetings all over the United States and traveled the world in various mission trips including England, Puerto Rico and Jamaica.

He attended Christ’s Church in Ottumwa and Abingdon Church of Christ in Abingdon. Raymond owned and operated Lyon’s Landscaping.

Surviving are two sons, Philip (Stephanie) Lyon and Craig Lyon both of Ottumwa; two daughters, Linda (Daniel) Wiese and Sarah Gullett both of Topeka, KS; 9 grandchildren, Raymond Lyon, James Lyon, Charity Dyer, Kandy Richard, Sean Wiese, Justin Wiese, Crystal Wiese, Dianna Burchett and Joy Gullett; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Ruth Lyon of Lynn, MO and Elsie Fern Reimer of Topeka, KS.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and John Lyon.

Funeral services will be 3:30p.m. Sunday, August 19, 2019s at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, 1301 N. Orange St., Butler, MO 64730, with his son Phil Lyon, his grandson, Raymond Lyon and Dan Smith officiating.

Visitation with the family present will be 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to Summit Theological Seminary in Peru, IN.





Way to go!

Butler Walmart would like to recognize Ella, Jerry and Cecil for going out of their way to help a customer in need in automotive after the shop had closed. 

They chose to help a customer that would have been stranded. They took care of the customer and got them safely back on the road!

From the Nevada Police Department




80th Birthday Celebration for Freda Reinke




Obituary - Lorene McCleary

Esther Lorene McCleary, 87, of Adrian, Missouri, peacefully passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019, surrounded by her family at Adrian Manor. Graveside services will be held at 3:00pm on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the Hazel Green Cemetery in Boulder City, Missouri. 

The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00pm on Friday, August 16, 2019 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice or Adrian Manor.

Lorene was born January 30, 1932 to Lela Mae (Levitt) and Burney Glen Bradshaw in Oswego, Kansas. She had a twin sister and three brothers, all who preceded her in death. Lorene married the love of her life, Norman E. McCleary, on March 22, 1950. Together, they had two children, Gene and Kathy.

Lorene worked as an accountant for Western Electric for many years until she retired. She and Norman lived in several different places around West Central Missouri. After her retirement, they moved to Adrian to be close to their daughter and grandchildren. She then became known as “Granny” to everyone. Upon moving to Adrian, Lorene spent countless hours with her grandchildren as a 4H photography and sewing leader. She enjoyed helping all of the neighborhood kids with their projects. When she wasn’t helping the grandkids with 4H, you could always count on her playing rummy, Yahtzee or making fudge with them. Lorene was very blessed to become a great grandma years later. Being a twin herself, she was very excited to have 2 sets of twin great-grandchildren. She loved having her great-grandchildren over and always made sure they had plenty of RC Cola and Fruit Roll Ups before they went home. Lorene became even more blessed when her great-grandchildren made her a great-great-grandma.

While her grandchildren brought incredible joy to her, Lorene also had many talents. She enjoyed doing genealogy research and raising cockatiels. She loved fishing, but only for catfish because they were the only kind good to catch. Lorene was an avid photographer and taught her grandkids how to develop their own pictures. She also dabbled in photo restoration. Lorene was a very talented seamstress and made quilts for everyone in the family one Christmas.

Lorene was preceded in death by her husband, Norman, and her son, Gene. She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Welliver (Roy); her grandchildren, Scott Scharer, Brian Welliver (Angie), Renee Welliver (Jon), and Amy Swain (Tony); her great-grandchildren, Haley Scharer, Catie, Eli, Erin & Cara Welliver, Jennifer Berry (Chance), Jessica Johnson (Chase), and Whitney Willerton, Kayla, Dylan & Tyler Swain; her great-great-grandchildren, Ivan Quade Johnson, Norman Chate Johnson and Raleigh Cactus Berry.


Stolen truck ends up in cornfield

On August 10th a Deputy responded to a residence on County Road 13004 in Adrian, MO to take a stolen vehicle report. The victim stated that his 1996 GMC Sierra had been stolen during the night. He advised the Deputy that the truck had been unlocked and the keys had been in it. He had just purchased the truck and did not have a license plate on it yet.

A few hours later a Deputy responded to a residence on County Road 8004 in Butler. The reporting party stated that there was a GMC truck turned over in the cornfield directly across the road from her house. The truck was identified as the one stolen from the residence in Adrian. The owner of the truck was contacted and he requested it to be towed from the scene.