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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Miami County Kansas Sheriff's Office Wanted Wednesday

Reference:Missing Person Nicole Mallatt

The Bates County Sheriff's Office has receive many requests from volunteers who are asking to help in the search efforts for Nicole Mallatt. 

We will be holding an information meeting for volunteer searchers in the west parking lot of the Bates County Sheriffs Office located at 6 West Fort Scott Butler Missouri. 

The information meeting will be held at 10:30 A.M. Following the meeting the volunteers will be taken to an area southwest of Butler to begin the search.

Following the meeting with the volunteers and search teams, the Sheriff will address any media wishing to receive information and updates in reference to the search efforts.


To the individual that stole one of their trail cameras and deer blind at the corner of AA and CR 10001 in rural Drexel - you missed one of the other cameras that took your picture. 

If you return the camera and blind to where you took them from within the next week there will be no questions asked.

Stop it, already!

From Osage Valley Electric Cooperative

Scammers have been busy the last few days! We have received several calls from members that have received a call stating they owe money and they must pay now or be disconnected. Please do not give these callers your payment information. While we do send out automated calls to remind members of past due balances, we do not ever demand payment over the phone.

Sutton earns Burlsworth award

Congratulations to Dylan Sutton of Archie high school for receiving the Brandon Burlsworth Character Award for the 2019 football season.

More information about the award here

Now that's the spirit!

From Bates County Memorial Hospital

Dr. Angela Fyffe (right) and her cheerful assistant are here to greet you today and the Audiology Open House (until 3:00 pm). Free hearing aid checks and cleanings! Meeting room AB, right next to the cafeteria.

Your Christmas planner...

It's going to be a busy month and keeping track of everything going on can be a little tough. So we've compiled a big list of everything local we can find! This post will be updated as more info comes in, feel free to bookmark this page:

Butler Christmas Parade December 7th
Theme this year is Winter Wonderland- line up at the Butler high school at 4 pm. Judging of entries will be while in line at 5:30. Parade will head to the square at 6 pm. Please, no Santa's on floats; he will be available at his house on the northeast corner of the square all evening. Parade entry forms are available HERE.

Trolley rides in Butler
December 7th, 14th, 20th and 21st. Pick up location at Creative Clink on the east side of the square, times will be 7 and 8 pm. 40 minute ride, $5 for adults and children $2, under 4 free.

Carriage rides in Butler
Courtesy of Cumpton Farms, rides will be every Friday starting December 6th through the end of the month, 6 to 8 pm. Pickup at the Pennell in Butler. $5 adults, under 2 free. For info call 660-200-7333.

Toys for Tykes
Children are still need of adoption, for info call 660-464-2372 or email

Senior Citizens Holiday Luncheon
Archie First Baptist Church December 10th 11 am to 1 pm. Open to ages 55+. Turkey with sides, entertainment and treat bags.

Breakfast with Santa in Ballard
December 7th, 8 am to 10 am at the school. Sponsored by the Ballard Booster Club, $5 person, photos available.

Pancakes with Santa in Adrian
High school commons December 7th, 8 to 11 am. $5 for 3 pancakes and drink, $3 for 1 pancake and drink.

Breakfast with Santa in Butler
Saturday December 14th 8:30 to 11 am at the multipurpose room at Butler elementary school. $7 at door, $6 in advance. 660-424-3746 for info and tickets

Coats for kids
Donations can be dropped off at DSWA, 210 W. Ohio Street in Butler

Butler Nazarene Church Toyland
Parents can pick up two toys December 6th (5 to 8pm) and 7th (8 to noon). Open to the public.

A day of music
At the Carpenter's Cup in Butler, Saturday December 7th. Live music will be performed by local folks from 9 am to at least 2:30 pm. For info or to participate, call 660-679-3333.

Appleton City Christmas Parade December 7th
Christmas Parade Lineup at Forest Park/Judging at 4 pm, judging at 4:15 p.m. Christmas Parade theme – ‘Everyone is Santa’.Lighting of the “Mayor’s Christmas Tree in Forest Park at 4:50 pm. 1st Christian Church Soup, Chili, Ham & Bean, Hot Dogs & Dessert will run 5 – 7:30 p.m. Supper/Holiday Music Come & Go (beginning at 5:45 p.m.). First Baptist Church’s presentation of the Live Nativity 303 5th St will be 3 – 7:30 p.m.

Rich Hill Christmas
Santa will be at Caboose Park December 13th 5:30 to 7 pm. Hot chocolate will be provided. Also the Rich Hill police department is accepting donations for the 3rd annual Jack Bearce Bike Drive to help get bikes to children in the community. Donations can be dropped off at city hall.

NOTICE- we will gladly add activities at local churches and civic groups to this listing, email to or call 913-669-5848 with info.

Where's Nicole?

No news is not good news    

Nicole Mallatt has been missing for over a week now, and even after an exhaustive search yesterday, investigators are somewhat at an impasse.

No calls, texts or other communication from Nicole since she disappeared early last week, leaving behind her children, friends and family, who said it was quite uncharacteristic of her to miss a holiday at home.

A special case squad continues to look for clues near Nyhart, southwest of Butler as a clothing article possibly belonging to Nicole was found. While divers search a local body of water, a team is combing some 240 acres of adjacent land.

While she was last seen with her ex-husband, Bates County Sheriff Chad Anderson has indicated that foul play is not suspected at this time; however someone knows something about this case and if there's a chance they are reading this article, please contact the sheriff's office at 660-679-3232.

Any developments in the case will be published on Mid America Live the moment they are available.

Appleton City to have living nativity

Appleton City News December 4, 2019

Appleton City’s 23rd Annual Christmas in the Country schedule
Businesses Open with Special Christmas in the Country Specials. (Businesses denoted with a * are locations available to pick up a complete schedule, and are participating in a Holiday Basket Drawing.) Holiday Baskets will be out to view and all completed forms must be turned in at the Depot by 3:00 p.m. to be eligible. You must visit at least three (3) participating locations and obtain a signature to be eligible for the basket drawings!
8 – 10 a.m.: Appleton City Junior Class/Prom All Nighter Biscuit and Gravy Breakfast in the High School Commons
Choice of half (1 biscuit $4) or full (2 biscuits $6) orders.
*8 a.m. – Noon: Appleton City Library Open House 105 W. 4th St.
Raffle tickets $1/each or 6/$5; 9 gift baskets available to win!
Book signings by Morgan (Eye) Scott, author of autobiography, The ‘Eye’ in Team – Cinderella Wore Sneakers and Neoma Foreman, author of Collision with Destiny.
*9 a.m. – Noon: Kreisler’s Country Pharmacy (Discount drawings, refreshments) 121 W. 4th St.
*9 a.m. – Noon: DownDog Fitness (FREE HIIT Yoga class at 9:30 a.m., athletic apparel, gift cards, etc. available) 105 E. 4th St
*Free Coffee and Cookies at 103 E. 4th Street (Soon to be coffee shop) .
*9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Rural Roots Salon & Boutique (Bring an item for the community food pantry and receive an additional 10% off your purchase)
*9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Petals West Florist (coffee, juice, snacks) 412 N. Hickory St. Christmas decorations, seasonal décor, plants, fresh arrangements
*9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: 3 Wishes (handcrafted gifts, art, pottery, live music) 109 W. 4th St.
11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Cork and Keg (serving a hot beverage) from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) 401 N. Poplar St.
*9 a.m. – 3 p.m.: ACLR Depot Craft Show at the Depot & Durley Hotel 301 N. Walnut
Featuring: Julie and Tammy w/ handcrafted candies; Mrs. Miller with pies, candies, jellies and breads; Kenna’s American Girl doll creations; Tom Holt with his wooden creations; other crafters also with knitted items, scroll saw art, handcrafted jewelry!
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: 3rd Annual Appleton City PTO Holiday Shopping Extravaganza Appleton City HS Gym
Over 25 vendors featured: Mary Kay, Rustic Honey Mobile Boutique, Scentsy, Furniture by Nelma, Lilla Rose Hair Accessories, Funky Junktiques, Paparazzi Jewelry, Just Jewelry and JJ’s Boutique, LulaRoe Clothing, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, hand-crafted Christmas wreaths by Pam Karr, Shelly Mulani – Bales Art and Illustration, Jean Harris/author of Biscuit the Cat, wooden crafts and rustic home décor/holiday décor, plus more.
*9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Appleton City Elementary – Scholastic Book Fair – supporting our children! School Library
*10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Grey and Kae Boutique (unique and trendy women’s apparel) 117 W. 4th St.
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Hudson Hustler’s 4-H Club – Baked Potato Bar in the School Cafeteria. $6/potato, dessert and drink. Pre-orders and deliveries
2 – 4 p.m.: Santa’s Workshop (Park Building in Forest Park) Sponsored by AC Park Board and Golden Apples. Santa will be ready to take pictures and have a goody bag ready for each child. FREE PICTURES, treats and hot cocoa provided. *Please note: you may take pictures on your own devices with Santa.
3 – 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church’s presentation of the Live Nativity 303 5th St.
3:30 p.m.: Candy Cane Hunt with The Grinch – pictures available after the hunt at Forest Park
Children ages 0-12 will be separated into age divisions – Sponsored by Ellett Memorial Hospital
4 p.m.: Annual Appleton City Christmas Parade Lineup at Forest Park/Judging at 4:15 p.m.
4:20: - 4:50 p.m.: Christmas Parade (theme – ‘Everyone is Santa’) begin and end at Forest Park Main Street
4:50 p.m.: Lighting of the “Mayor’s Christmas Tree in Forest Park
5 – 7:30 p.m.: 1st Christian Church Soup, Chili, Ham & Bean, Hot Dogs & Dessert Supper/Holiday Music Come & Go (beginning at 5:45 p.m.)

First Baptist Church will host a living nativity, sharing the birth of Christ with the community. Viewing times will be 3:00 - 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 7 during Christmas in the Country festivities and 2:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 18 during the TeamKIDS time. Children that are involved with FBC's TeamKIDS program will portray the living nativity.

Holiday Craft Show In Harrisonville

Obituary - Mary Eileen Regers

Mary Eileen Regers, age 80, Hume, Missouri passed Monday December 2, 2019 at Olathe Medical Center.

Funeral service will be 10:30 am Saturday December 7, 2019 at the Hume Christian Church. Burial will be in the Hume Cemetery. 

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm Friday, December 6 at the Church. Contributions are suggested the Hume School. 

Online condolences can be left at Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. 

A Big Thank You

The Bates County Sheriff's Office would like to take a moment to Thank the employees at our local food establishments including Koehns Bakery, Pizza Hut, McDonalds and Taco Bell who have went above and beyond to fill our large food orders over the past few days as we have fed many employees from other agencies and our volunteers.

Obituary - Randy Delmar Winburn

Randy Delmar Winburn, 76, Lake of the Ozarks, MO, passed away November 23, 2019 in Palm Springs, CA. 

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the Butler Christian Church in Butler, MO. Randy’s final resting place will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler, MO.

Randy was born March 21, 1943, to Roberta and Vernon Winburn of Lee’s Summit, MO. He grew up in Lee’s Summit, MO, Tampa, FL and Boston, MA, as his parents raised and raced greyhounds during his young childhood. He graduated from Lee’s Summit High School in 1961, attended Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg, MO and graduated in 1965 from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ with a BS in Business Administration.

Randy met Pamela Fry in college at Warrensburg, MO, and they were married December 27, 1964. Randy began serving 6 years in the Army National Guard shortly after his marriage. Randy and Pam were blessed with two daughters, JoDee and Jackie, and one son Jeff. Randy loved coaching Jeff’s Little League football teams, and coaching and cheering on his daughters in volleyball, basketball and softball. While raising his family in Butler, he and his family were members of the First Christian Church. After moving to the Lake of the Ozarks, he and Pam became members of the Lake Presbyterian Church at Osage Beach.

Randy managed to have several successful careers in his lifetime. He was a natural salesman, and sold pharmaceuticals in Kansas City, and men’s clothing (The Country Squire) which he co-owned with his mother, Roberta in Butler. He sold automobiles for Kahn Transportation in Butler, small to large boats for Port Arrowhead in the Lake of the Ozarks, and then moved into real estate at the Lake. He most recently served as a partner in Diamond Bay Car Wash at the Lake.

Randy made friends easily and was happiest when he and Pam entertained friends or family. He enjoyed playing and watching sports and loved to make things interesting by having a small wager on the outcome. His love of bass fishing took him all over the U.S. Randy had years of enjoyment playing golf, fishing for crappie, hunting for quail, dove and ducks. He, Pam and family enjoyed traveling and witnessing the wonders of Europe, Africa and Asia.

Randy had recently moved back to Raymore, MO, with Pam, to be closer to family members and long-time friends. Randy was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Jeff. He is survived by his wife, Pam, two daughters, JoDee Fink and husband, Allen, of Amsterdam, MO, and Jackie Winburn and spouse, Rosanne of Seattle, WA, along with one brother, Larry Winburn and wife, Carol Ann, of Butler, MO. Randy’s grandchildren include Samantha Fink, Dylan Fink and wife, September, Cadent Winburn and Hanna Winburn, as well as one great-grandson Zachary Fink.