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Friday, January 17, 2020

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Temperatures falling tomorrow morning

While temperatures will be steady or even warm overnight due to strong southerly winds, a strong cold front will plow through the area tomorrow morning. 

If there are any untreated roads that remain wet overnight, temperatures falling into the 20s tomorrow morning could freeze them and lead to slick spots. 

Those cold temperatures will be accompanied by strong northwesterly winds as well so it will feel 15 to 20 degrees colder than the air temperature.

Obituary - William Bright

William Wesley Bright 
William Wesley Bright, age 98, Pleasanton, Kansas passed away peacefully on January 17, 2020 .

Funeral service will be 11 am Wednesday January 22, 2020 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. 

Burial will be in the Woodfin Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm Tuesday at the Schneider Chapel.

Contributions are suggested to Good Sheppard Hospice. Online condolences can be left at

Obituary - Lester Smith

Lester Smith, 67 of Peculiar, Missouri passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020 at his home in Peculiar. Funeral services will be held 12:00 pm Monday, January 20, 2020 at the Drexel First Christian Church in Drexel, Missouri. 

A visitation will be held prior to the service Monday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, also at the church. Burial will follow services in Glenwild Cemetery, Cleveland, Missouri. 

Services under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (660-679-0009). Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

A complete obituary is pending at this time and will be published as it becomes available.

Obituary - Richard M. Barrett

Richard M. Barrett was born in Skidmore, Missouri on April 15, 1924. He was one of a set of twins of four children born to Floyd R. and Okalla (Suttle) Barrett. Richard graduated from Skidmore High School and entered the University of Missouri.

He then was drafted into the U.S. Army and served overseas during WW II. His service record included earning the Silver Star for action in France, Germany, and Austria, with specific action against Germany's Nordwind Campaign; the southern portion of the Battle of the Bulge-Belonging to 3rd Bn, 232 Infantry, 42nd Infantry Rainbow Division Action award; the Combat Infantry Badge; and for serving in major battles of Central Europe, Rhineland, Alsace, and Ardennes. He also was a part of liberating Dachau Concentration Camp, and one of his fondest memories was when a young Jewish man ran down the road to greet Richard with a hug and a “thank you.”

On November 22, 1950, he married Bernice J. Ohlensehlen in Corning, Missouri. They became the parents of five children. Richard and Bernice were married for 52 years before she passed away in 2003.

Richard completed his BS in Agriculture Education and his Masters’ Degree in Education at the University of Missouri. He taught high school Vocational Agriculture at Craig, Tarkio, and Mound City, Missouri.

After retiring from teaching he was employed by USDA as Field Man, Holt County Farm Service Agency and Compliance Assistant, Northwest District Farm Service Agency. Richard served as Holt County Missouri Extension representative, Chair of Holt County Extension Council, a County Representative to Northwest Region of Missouri Extension Council, and Ag Chair of Northwest Missouri Extension Council.

He was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Westboro, Missouri, an active member of the Masonic Lodge, and a life member of the Paul P. Shutts American Legion Post 121.

Richard passed away on January 14, 2020, at a Nevada, Missouri care center.

He was preceded in death by his wife Bernice in 2003; their son, Richard “Rick” in 1998; brother, James; and sister, Elinor Gurnon.

Survivors include his children, Dianne (Larry) Furbeck, Rob (Susan) Barrett, Cathy (Bob) Summers, and Christie (Randy) Heldstab; daughter-in-law, Nancy Barrett; special, long-time family friend Kevin Livingston; grandchildren, David (Lee) Furbeck, Darren (Wendy) Furbeck, Lori Beth (Tyler) Myers, Travis Barrett, Dallas (Lacey) Barrett, Adam (Angela) Barrett, Seth (Jill) Barrett, Blake (Janna) Robertson, Greta Barrett, Lauren Summers, Meghan (Andrew) Cameron, Jaimie Heldstab, Sarah (Adam) Bettis, and Emily (Mike) Durig; great grandchildren, Cameron Furbeck, Christian Furbeck, Amanda (Corey) Stottlemyre, Claire Furbeck, Carson Myers, Colin Myers, Kainon Barrett, Drycen Barrett, Bronx Barrett, Matthew Barrett, Elizabeth Barrett, Tyne Robertson, Niya Robertson, Henry Cameron, Summer Cameron, Barrett Durig, and Everett Durig; one great-great grandchild, Ryan Stottlemyre; twin brother, Robert Barrett; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family visitation: Sun., Jan. 19, 2020, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, Chamberlain Funeral Home, 1705 Ridge Dr, Mound City, Mo. Funeral services with military honors: Mon., Jan. 20, 2020, 10:30 am, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 22186 State Highway B, Westboro, Mo. Interment: Burr Oak Cemetery, State Highway DD and Burr Oak Rd (GPS Coordinates: 40.2957300, -95.1600500), Skidmore, Mo. Memorials: St. John’s Lutheran Church or Heartland Hospice, c/o Rob Barrett, 13814 E. Parade Rd, Nevada, MO 64772. Online condolences may be left at

Accident on the Butler Square

The Butler Fire Department along with Butler Police Department is on scene of a one vehicle accident on the southeast side of the Butler square at this time.

A female occupant in the vehicle is having leg pain at this time.

Please use caution if you must travel in this area.

Butler man injured in rollover accident

On 1/16/20 around 11:03pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County along with Bates County Sheriff's Office and Bates County EMS responded to a one vehicle rollover accident on Missouri 52 West Highway and CR 7001 in rural Bates County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2010 Chevrolet driven by 33 Robert J. Harlan of Butler, Missouri traveled off the right side of the roadway, driver over corrected and overturned.

Mr. Harlan sustained minor injuries in this accident and he was transported by Bates County EMS to Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler for treatment.

The vehicle totaled and towed from the scene of the crash by Douty's Tow of Butler, Missouri.

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Jackknifed semi truck on D Highway

A semi truck is jackknifed and is off the roadway at this time on State Route D Highway around 5 miles east of Passaic at this time.

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

If you must be out today please travel with caution.