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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Butler Medicalodge Resident Spotlight October 2019

This month’s resident spotlight is on Betty Dubray. Betty was born on Janurary 5th,1952 in Butler Missouri, the 7th of 12 children. She married Ira Dubray on May 10th 1969. The couple was blessed with 3 children(all girls.)

Betty was a stay at home mom and taking care of her husband, who spent his time working at Cox’s Hide and Feed. After raising her family Betty worked about 15 years at Casey's.

Betty is grandma to nine grandchildren and she is so proud of each one of them. She loves spending time with her kids, being outside, gardening,fishing and cooking. Fried chicken was a family favorite when she was at home and she definitely has a sweet tooth. She loves Fall and Spring. She is not an avid sports watcher but she did enjoy watching the Chiefs with her husband.

“Do everything right and stay out of trouble” is her advice to her peers. For the staff at Medicalodges she tells us to “grow up and stay smart.”

Medicalodges of Butler loves you Betty Dubray and congratulations for being our resident spotlight!

Butler Medicalodge employee of the month October 2019

Donna Short is one of our hardworking night shift RNs ! She has been with the Medicalodge family since, 2018! Sitting down to a good book is one of her favorite hobbies, her favorite color is red and she loves chocolate. 

A little something that we might not know about Donna is she is very lazy at heart.The residents are what inspire her to come to work everyday.

A word of advice she to her fellow coworkers is to smile, it goes a long way! Thanks Donna, the folks at Medicalodges Butler appreciate everything that you do!

One arrested on warrants in Bates County

Jerrod A. Itzen
On 10/22/19 around 12:47pm the Bates County Sheriff's Office took 32 year old Jerrod A. Itzen of Nevada, Missouri into custody on 2 warrants.

The warrants are for 1.) Possession of a Control Substance 2.) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia -Prior Offender.

Mr. Itzen was booked into the Bates County Jail and placed on $20,000 cash/surety bond.

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.

Obituary - Mike Lawson

The Funeral Mass for Mike will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 25, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose, Missouri.

Officiant at Mass will be Msgr Brad Offutt.

Visitation will precede Mass between 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. at the church.

Interment will be in St. Ludger’s Cemetery, Germantown, Missouri.

Memorial donations are to the Family Love Fund.
Michael Dale Lawson passed away on Saturday October 19, 2019 at University of Kansas Hospital, after a hard fought battle with cancer. Mike was born on December 12, 1954 to John L. Lawson and Imojeanne (Elrod) Lawson in Clinton, MO.

Mike grew up on the family farm in Bates County, until the family moved to Montrose, MO in 1962. He started his education at Hudson R-9 School and completed his education at Montrose R-14 School.

He worked at Calhoun Hatchery while still in school and also at the farm of John Robinson in Creighton, MO. From there he went to work for Jerry Mitchel milking cows. After graduating from high school, he worked for the railroad in Kansas. On July 1, 1975 Mike and his brother Steve purchased Rotert Brothers Garage in Montrose, MO. In 1987 Mike became sole owner of Lawson’s garage. He spent many years taking care of the needs of his customers, whether it be tire repair, mechanic, towing etc. He thoroughly enjoyed his customers, and always gave special treatment to the elderly, picking up and delivering their vehicles to their door step. He went out of his way to help anyone that was in need.

Mike and his brother built and operated Brothers Car Wash in Montrose.

He also owns along with his cousin Jim Dugan, Cousins Storage Units in Montrose.

He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church, where he played piano at the services while his Dad preached.

In his youth, Mike was a member of the Montrose Busy Beaver 4-H Club.

He was on the Montrose City Council for many years.

In 1997 Mike and Rhonda Rotert started their lives together.

They simply enjoyed each other’s company, spending many happy weekends at the lake on their boat and reading books. The lake was their their quiet getaway. Mike loved to spring spontaneous adventures upon his wife, where the destination was sometimes unknown, but they always had a great time and made wonderful memories together. Along with this, they also enjoyed making many new friends at the lake and spending time with Rhonda’s Father.

He was preceded in death by his parents John and Imojeanne Lawson and nephew Daniel Cummings.

Mike is survived by Rhonda of the home, Their children Tracy (Mallett)Turner and Rick, Casey (Mallett) Jones and Will, Marshal and friend Michelle, and Denise Lawson. Grandchildren Korine and Ricky Turner, Caston and Caitie Mallett, Jazmon Mallett and fiancé Glen, Alexus Israel, Averyk Mallett and Maddie Bailey, great grandchildren Kyrie, and Kezley Mallett. His brothers and sisters Susan (Lawson) Cummings, John Steven Lawson, Patricia (Lawson) Kalwei and Tony, Robert Lawson and Susan, nephews John Cameron and Judd Lawson and many other family and friends.

Obituary - Bruce Eugene Hord

Bruce Eugene Hord, age 89, of Clinton, passed away Thursday, October 17, 2019 at St. Luke's Plaza Hospital, Kansas City, MO. Funeral service 10:30am, Wednesday, October 23 at Vansant-Mills Funeral Chapel, Clinton. 

Visitation 9:30-10:30am prior to service. Interment in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. The family suggests memorial contributions to be made to The Missouri Department of Conservation Heritage Fund or the Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic and may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences and fond memories may be left online at

Bruce was born in Clinton, Missouri on December 3, 1929, the son of Earl and Daisy (Sersey) Hord. He graduated with the class of 1947 from Clinton High School. After graduation from public schools, he attended Central Missouri State College, Warrensburg, Missouri, for a year and worked for the U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Geological Survey. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953 and was trained as a paratrooper. After his return from military service he returned to work at the Clinton Post Office. Bruce met and married Patricia Russell in 1956, and together they raised five children. He was Postmaster in Urich, Missouri from 1972 to 1987.

Bruce was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman, and spent many happy hours on the family farm and standing in the river at Bennett Spring State Park. A man of many interests, he collected stamps, had an interest in archaeology, gardened, raised and released monarch butterflies, and owned an absolute library of western novels. He was a hometown boy who loved Clinton and the whole area. Most of all, Bruce was a good family man. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and was loved in return.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Rebecca Hord; his brother Howard E. Hord; and his sister Barbara Burns.
He is survived by the love of his life, Pat of Clinton, Missouri; three sons, Chris (Dawn) Hord of Lee's Summit, Missouri, Jim (Joy) Hord of Olathe, Kansas, and Lawrence (Christine) Hord, of Lynn, Missouri; two daughters, Becky Jarsulic of Lenexa, Kansas, and Julie (Vince) McDonough of Fenton, Missouri; one sister, Marsha Conkey of Yuba City, California; ten grandchildren, Christy Schouten, Adam White, Mallory Hord, Laura (Keith) Cameron, Tricia McDonough, Katie McDonough, Brayden Hord, Preston Hord, Sierra Hord, and Olivia Hord; four great-grandchildren, Devin Forsee, Blake Gregory, Haven Schouten, and Fiona Cameron; as well as many relatives and friends.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, MO.

Obituary - Norma Lee (Armitage) Bruhn

Norma Lee Bruhn, 85, Nevada, MO passed away on Monday, October 21, 2019 at Medicalodges of Nevada. Norma was born June 16, 1934 in Madison, KS to Lyle G. and Etta L. (Reed) Armitage. She was united in marriage to Kenneth E. Bruhn on December 21, 1954 in Miami, OK and he preceded her in death in March of 2017.

Norma attended school in Hamilton, KS and graduated from Hamilton High School Class of 1952. Following her marriage, she and Kenny operated several restaurants in Eureka, KS. In 1972 they moved to Clinton, MO where she worked alongside Kenny operating the Clinton Country Club. When Kenny took over as Manager of Frank E. Peter’s Golf course in Nevada in 1982 Norma began working at Cottey College in food service retiring after 23 years. She also worked at Count On Us Catering for several years. Norma was a member of the First Christian Church in Nevada. She enjoyed spending time playing golf, crocheting, and reading.

Survivors include her daughter Terri Cornell and her husband Paul, Clinton, MO; two grandchildren, Stacy Harrington and her husband, Will, Grain Valley, MO, and Kenneth E. Bruhn, Nevada, MO; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Kenny she was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Mike; one brother, Lyle Armitage, one sister, Mary Ann Hennsly; her brother and sister-in-law, Leroy and Janet Wheeler.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. The family will receive friends from 6-7:00 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

Obituary - Clay Stephen Landoll

Clay Stephen Landoll, 19, Nevada, MO passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019 in Rolla, MO. Clay was born February 13, 2000 in Nevada to Eric M. and Angela L. (Huber) Landoll.

Clay grew up in Nevada, Missouri, the middle of three children. During his youth, Clay participated in Tiger Pit Youth Wrestling, Nevada Youth Recreational Baseball, 4-H Shooting Sports, and Nevada Neptunes Swim Team.

At Nevada High School, Clay was involved in the Crimson Sound Marching Band. He played trumpet, served as section leader, and spent two years as Drum Major. Senior year, he also performed with Winter Winds and played in the Pit Band for the Soundsational Singers Show Choir.

Clay participated in several sports during his high school years: wrestling, baseball, cross country, and track. His love of sports also led to his involvement with the Ping Pong Club at NHS.

He also served in Nevada High School Student Council all four years, serving as class Vice President his senior year. Additionally, he was a Youth Empowerment Services (YES) member throughout high school.

Clay was a member of the NHS National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society.

Clay attended Missouri Scholars Academy at Mizzou the summer of 2016. There he met his future roommate at Missouri S&T.

Clay attended the 2017 session of The American Legion Boys State of Missouri as a representative of Nevada High School. During his week at Boys State, he was a citizen of Blair City. He attended the Missouri Boys State Law School, became an Attorney, and was elected as the Blair City Municipal Judge. He was also on the ballot for Attorney General representing the Nationalist Party. In addition, Clay served as as the Community Service Volunteer representing Blair City at a retirement home in Warrensburg, Missouri during the week of the program.

During his senior year, Clay participated in two theatrical productions at NHS. He was excited to be in the spring play with his brother Carter. He also served as a model during Catwalk for a Cure and represented Nevada High School Student Council during the Male Handsome Pageant, where he played “Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd on the guitar.

Clay graduated from Nevada High School in May 2018. Following graduation, Clay was selected from a group of 1000 citizens to return to Missouri Boys State as a member of their staff. During the 2018 and 2019 sessions, Clay served as an Assistant City Counselor mentoring the next generation of Missouri leaders. In 2018, he was also awarded the Staff Scholarship based on his many achievements and dedication to the program.

During the summer of 2018 Clay also worked as an umpire for Nevada Youth Recreational Baseball.

He then enrolled at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla as an honors student. He pledged Sigma Chi Fraternity, Theta Eta chapter during the fall of 2018, and has represented Sigma Chi through the Interfraternity Council. Clay was pursuing a degree in Metallurgical Engineering. He was part of the Steel Bridge Design Team. Clay served as a PRO Leader and worked with the summer crew on Fall 2019 Orientation. He also represented the University as Joe Miner, the Missouri S&T mascot, a role that allowed him to interact with young people and express his outgoing personality.

He is survived by his mother, Angie, one sister, Abbie, and one brother, Carter, all of the home; grandparents, Merle and Carole Huber, Pittsburg, MO; aunt Amy and Brad Diehl, Butler, MO; uncle, Todd Huber, Soratoga Springs, UT; cousins, Addison Huber, Paige and Jordan Switzer, Cooper Diehl, Andrew Diehl; his many friends and fraternity brothers at Sigma Chi Fraternity at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla. He was preceded in death by his father, Eric; grandparents, Gerald Landoll and Virginia (Landoll) Zilliox; and step-grandfather, Gene Zilliox.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 25, 2019 at the United Methodist Church in Nevada with Rev. Sharon Freeman officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Memorial are suggested in his memory to Nevada R-5 Foundation in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

Five teenagers are facing multiple felony charges after an assault in Harrisonville last week

Five teenagers are facing multiple felony charges after an assault in Harrisonville last week.

According to the Harrisonville Police Department, officers were dispatched to a report of a robbery and stabbing in Harrisonville on Thursday, October 17. Officers found a victim with multiple stab wounds and missing a wallet and keys. The victim was hospitalized with lacerations to the neck and a stab wound near the spine.

After an investigation, Garrett Siegenthaler, Devin Young, Vivianna Samek, Aaron Collins and Nicholas Schaffert are all facing accessory to 1st Degree Robbery, accessory to 1st Degree Assault with serious physical injury, and accessory to Armed Criminal Action.

Mid America Live News will  update when more information is made available to us from the Harrisonville Police Department.

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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.

Obituary - Doris Marie Bohannon

Doris Marie Bohannon age 100 of Harrisonville, Missouri departed this life Monday, October 21, 2019 at Golden Years Care Services, Harrisonville, Missouri.

Doris is survived by her niece, Charlesine Guy of Grandview, Missouri; a nephew, Damon A. Lewis of San Angelo, Texas; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, October 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri with burial in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, Missouri.

The family will receive friends Friday, October 25, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family suggest that memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Memorial Fund.

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

Obituary - Mildred Durbin

Memorial services for Mildred Durbin will be 2 p.m. Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. 

Visitation will be prior to services from 1-2 p.m. at Schowengerdt Chapel. Contributions to Adrian Restoration Branch or Bates County Industries. Online condolences,

Mildred Viola Durbin, age 99 of Butler, Missouri died Thursday, October 17, 2019 at her home in Butler. She was born January 26, 1920 to Richard Pearl and Pearl Ellen Smith Flowers in Lewana, Nebraska.

Mildred is survived by her son, Steven Dale Dubrin of Butler, Missouri; two daughters, JoAnn Ross and husband Dallas of Butler, Missouri and Linda Lewis of Adrian, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Melynda, Donnie, Holly, Brian, Rodney, Jodi and John; 11 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter Durbin; and a daughter, Bonnie Jean Nussbaum.

Hume Fall Athletic Awards Banquet

Kenneth Foster Sentenced to 10 years in MDOC

Kenneth Foster 
In a court hearing yesterday Judge James Journey sentenced 67 year old Kenneth Foster to 10 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. 

Foster pleaded guilty in August and sentencing was delayed until today.

Foster was charged in December of 2010 with 4 counts of child molestation. In December of 2010, one of the victims revealed while in treatment for behavioral problems that Kenneth Foster had abused him and made him watch pornographic movies. Further investigation revealed the other children in the family had also been violated by Foster.

Testimony was heard from Fosters sister blaming Fosters alcoholism on his behavior. A victim impact statement was also delivered to the Court by one of the Victims.

Before passing sentence, Judge Journey related to Foster that being an alcoholic did not excuse his behavior. Foster also turned to the Victim and told her he was sorry for the pain he caused her.

Kenneth Foster was taken into custody and will be transported to the Missouri Department of Corrections. Prosecuting Attorney Hugh C. Jenkins represented the State.

Hume Community News 10/21/19

The Independence Methodist Church and Cemetery Reunion were held on Sunday, October 20th at the Legion Hall in Hume, MO. A bountiful carry in dinner was enjoyed with Paul Buschmann providing the meat for the noon meal. There were close to 40 who attended the day.

Last year they held their first reunion where they opened the box that had been buried in the cornerstone of the Independence Methodist Church. This year Marion Swickhamer had carefully preserved each piece for viewing.

Carol Lee Wood, daughter of Harry and Ruby Blangy Lee was the guest speaker. She did an excellent job and the following is a copy of the exact letter that her grandmother had written and included in the items of the box that was buried in the cornerstone so many years ago. The letter was dated August 28, 1927.

To our Children and there Children and future generations we extend greetings for yours hence. We were at the Dedication of this Church in Aug of 1877, and again at the fiftieth Anniversary Aug. 28, 1927. Many are the blessings that have come to us from church and S.S. services, we seen friends, neighbors, and children and children's children brought in to the church and could tell by their illumined faces they were Happy and at peace with their savior, many have gone on before and their bodies Laid to rest in this beautiful cemetery. It has been a Joy to our hearts to know in some way we may have been instrumental in bringing them to Christ. If our influence has bin for good we shall feel we have Lived well, “For no man Livieth to himself alone” Our wish to posterity is that Gods choicest Blessings may come to them as we (as we) have enjoyed Blessings the fifty years just passed. Mr. nd Mirs J. W. Blangy.

Even though there are some misspelled words, this letter is from the heart and it was wonderful to hear her Granddaughter read those words that her Grandmother wrote 92 years ago. To think this letter was preserved in a tiny box in the cornerstone of a little country church for all those years.

The afternoon was spent with many memories and visiting. The upkeep was discussed on the cemetery and a collection was taken up to help with mowing for the next year. A show of hands decided to meet again next year at the same time at the Hume Legion Hall.

Don’t forget the Annual Lord’s Acre Day BBQ and Auction on Saturday, November 2 at the Hume United Methodist Church Basement. 

The freewill donation meal will start at 11:00 a.m. and the auction will start at 1:00 p.m. This is a that has been going on for over 60 years or so. Always a fun time!

Jackwagon BBQ now hiring

We are currently taking applications for the following positions: waitress (day and night shift), line cook (day and night shift), Prep cook (day and night shift), dishwashers (day and night shifts). 

We are looking for candidates that have a good work ethic, positive attitude, and willing to be cross trained in multiple areas. 16 yrs or older. 

Please contact us via messenger or come into Jackwagon BBQ to pick up an application.

Nevada MO Band Booster 5K- Zombie Run- “5 sKare”

Boo Bash in Butler

Obituary - Lula Jane Bradley

Lula Jane Bradley, 62, Nevada, MO got her wings on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, MO. Lula was born March 12, 1957 in Stockton, MO to James A. and Neva I. (Simrell) Worthington.

Lula grew up in Stockton, graduating from Stockton High School in 1975. She worked for Nelly Don in Nevada and later Junior House until it’s closing. Lula and her daughter, Michelle, attended Vatterott College in Joplin together graduating in 1998 with an Associates Degree. For the past 16 years Lula has worked in various positions at the Nevada Daily Mail, most recently as the receptionist. Lula was a member of the Sheldon Baptist Church. She loved spending time with her family, especially her great grandchildren whom she had a special love for. Lula also enjoyed life by spending time outdoors, gardening, sewing, cooking, and having a good time. She was known for giving help to others, her door was always open for anyone who needed a place to stay.

She is survived by five children, Veda Kay Stone (Michael), Nevada, and Michelle Ann Mize (Darrill), Nevada, Amanda Robb, Stockton, Jessica Robb, Stockton, Victoria Robb, Stockton; nine grandchildren, Chris Stone (Jessica), Nathan Stone (Sam), Stephanie Masters (Kendal), Zevin George; Chris and Anthony (Mize), Crashawna (Aggers), D.C. and Kittake (Irby); twenty great-grandchildren; a brother, Amor Worthington (Becky), Stockton, MO; a sister, Dillie Routt (Daniel), Nevada; nieces, nephews, extended family and special friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Irene Banks; one brother, Lewis Worthington; and one nephew, Lacel Worthington.

Visitation will be held from 5-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday for viewing and to sign the guest book register. A private family, Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at a later date.