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Friday, May 8, 2020

Frosty Saturday Morning

We know a lot of people having been busy planting gardens the past few weeks, but you might want to cover some of those more cold sensitive plants tonight. It could be a little frosty come Saturday morning.

Light rain showers will be possible Sat evening with cooler weather continuing into early next week.


Overturned semi truck on 69 Highway in Linn County Kansas

The Kansas State Highway Patrol along with Linn County Kansas Deputies are on scene of a overturned semi truck in the southbound lanes of US 69 Highway around mile marker 99 in rural Linn County.

Please exit at 152 and detour around this accident if you must travel southbound.


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








Obituary -Lisa June Mitchell

Lisa June Mitchell, 58, Garden City, Missouri departed this life Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at her home in Garden City.

She is survived by two sons, Joey Don Stillwell and wife Maria, Dylan Troy Michael Mitchell; two daughters, Randi Alise Mitchell and Melinda Gail Mitchell; 9 grandchildren; a brother, John Eldon Boyle; three sisters, Verna Burkhart, LaDonna Ruth and Anetta Bogart; other relatives and friends.

Cremation. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.


Obituary - Ianeta “Neta” Te’o Olson

Ianeta “Neta” Te’o Olson, 68, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at home in Walker, Missouri. 

Beloved mother to four daughters, an adored grandmother to fourteen grandchildren, a devoted sister to fourteen siblings, and a cherished aunty to numerous nieces and nephews. 

Neta will be sadly and dearly missed by her loving family and many friends. Her funeral service will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, 29th May 2020 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, MO.

From Nevada Speedway

Practice tomorrow!!! Any car/driver welcome. Social distancing rules will be in place.
Practice Noon until dark
Pit passes
Adults/Drivers $20
Kids 6-12 $5
Kids under 6 Free

Grandstands will be free, please be respectful of social distancing.


Bates County Memorial Hospital Know Before You Go:


KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Please Wear a Mask:

Bates County Memorial Hospital Know Before You Go:

To make the most of your visit to our facilities, get acquainted with our current safety measures to protect our patients and staff. BCMH guidelines and policies regarding the COVID-19 pandemic are subject to last-minute change. Consult this page for our latest updates, or follow us on Facebook.

How is BCMH screening for COVID-19?

Before entering the hospital emergency room and clinics, you will be asked a series of questions and have your temperature taken. All who are approved for entry must wear a mask. If you have a mask, please put it on before entering. Homemade masks are permitted. A mask will be supplied for those who are not already wearing one.
Where do I go for testing?

BCMH continues to be very limited on testing supplies at this time. The best thing to do is to call your primary care provider if you believe you have symptoms of COVID-19. Or, if you have concerning respiratory symptoms and need emergency medical care, call 911, or call ahead to the BCMH Emergency Room to alert them before you enter (660-200-7010).
Where can I seek medical care?

Family Care Clinics continues to offer appointments in two of our clinics, as well as options for seeking health care from your home using Telehealth. Our emergency room is open 24/7 for all of your emergency health care needs.

High Street Family Care Clinic in Butler is our designated respiratory clinic. If you have non-emergency respiratory symptoms, you will be scheduled to see a health care provider at High Street FCC. Before you enter the clinic for your appointment, please call 660-200-7135. Our staff will give you directions for your care.

Nursery Street Family Care Clinic in Butler is the site for patients in need of non-respiratory urgent care and assessments. This clinic is also scheduling well visits for children ages 0-17 on Monday mornings. No sick patients will be scheduled during our well clinic hours.

Telehealth visits are available. Depending on your needs, you may schedule a visit with a Family Care Clinic provider by phone or a virtual video visit. Call 660-200-3627 to learn whether Telehealth is right for you. Learn more about BCMH Telehealth.

Family Care Clinic appointments are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. No evening or Saturday appointments are available at this time.

If you have a patient portal account, you may use your portal to request a prescription refill. You may also call your provider regarding refill requests.

Family Care Clinics in Adrian and Rich Hill remain closed until further notice.

If you have concerning respiratory symptoms and need emergency medical care, call 911, or go to the BCMH Emergency Room. Please call ahead to alert them before you enter (660-200-7010).
Adult patients should plan to enter our hospital and clinics alone, when possible. 

Please be aware that companions of adult patients will be asked to wait in their vehicle rather than our waiting areas during the patient’s visit. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for adult patients who need extra assistance. Our staff will provide any assistance needed for patient care.

Starting May 18, 2020, we will reopen Adrian Family Care Clinic; Rich Hill Family Care Clinic will reopen on May 19. Learn more details about Family Care Clinics reopening.

Call Family Care Clinic Scheduling: 660-200-3627
What are the hospital’s visitor guidelines?

BCMH is open for your health care needs. The following guidelines are in place until further notice:

Visitors are limited to the facility to one visitor per inpatient and two visitors for an end-of-life situation.

The cafeteria is closed to the public.

No visitors 16 years and younger will be allowed to enter the hospital.

The hospital’s north/front entrance is open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please use the Emergency Department entrance during evenings and weekends.

Screening for symptoms of COVID-19: Before entering the hospital and clinics, you will be asked a series of questions and have your temperature taken. All who are approved for entry must wear a mask. If you have a mask, please put it on before entering. Homemade masks are permitted. A mask will be supplied for those who are not already wearing one.

Adult patients should plan to enter our hospital and clinics alone, when possible. Please be aware that companions of adult patients will be asked to wait in their vehicle rather than our waiting areas during the patient’s visit. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for adult patients who need extra assistance. Our staff will provide any assistance needed for patient care.
Why are some services still closed?

During this time of pandemic, we must continue to take precautions for the safety of our patients, staff and community. Hospital leadership has planned a gradual reopening, including additional in-clinic visits with outpatient specialty physicians and Family Care Clinics. These plans are tentative and subject to last-minute changes. Follow us on Facebook to stay current with our latest news.

How can I pay my bill or get financial counseling?

At this time, no in-person payments will be taken at the hospital. Payments for hospital or clinic bills may be made by:
Mail – send a check to P.O. Box 370, Butler, MO 64730
Phone – credit card payments may be made by calling 660-200-7064

Online – secure online credit card processing options are available with ONLINE BILL PAY

For billing questions or to make an appointment for financial counseling over the phone, please call 660-200-7311.



BHS Student Property Return and Pick up!




Attention Butler Elementary School Parents:




Obituary -Barbara Jean (Clifton) Miller

Barbara Jean (Clifton) Miller, 72, went to be with her heavenly father on May 7, 2020 at her home in Nevada, Missouri, while surrounded by family. She was born on September 15, 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri to Homer Chester Clifton and Dorothy Elizabeth (Johnson) Clifton. She married Clarence Arthur Miller on April 8, 1965 in Fort Pierce, Florida.

After moving to Nevada, Barbara started working for the Nevada State hospital until she decided to become a traveling assistant physical therapist around southwest Missouri. When she wasn’t working, she enjoyed listening to Elvis Presley music, reading, watching Christmas movies, and snuggling her beloved pets.

Barbara is survived by one son, Richard Dale Miller (Misty), and two grandchildren Kristal Renee Miller and Cody Arthur Miller of Nevada, Missouri. Barbara was preceded in death by her loving husband, her parents, two sisters Vickie (Clifton) Brown and Patricia Clifton, and one half-brother Larry Joe Lamastus.

Visitation will be held at 10-10:45 a.m. on Monday May 11, 2020 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Chaplain Roger Hasselquist. Graveside services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Moore Cemetery in Nevada, Missouri.

Turner / Morgan Love Fund now set up at Community First Bank

A love fund has been set up for a rural Bates County Family that lost their house due to the storm on Monday. 

If you wish to donate to this family please swing by any Community First Bank locations and ask to donate to the Turner/Morgan Love Fund.

Anything will help this family nothing is to little and all donations are greatly appreciated.








Obituary - James D Muchmore

James "Jim" D. Muchmore, 77, of Cleveland, Missouri passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at St. Luke's Hospital - Plaza. 

A private family funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville. 

Burial to follow in Freeman Cemetery, Freeman, MO. Memorial contributions are suggested to West Line Christian Church.

A full obituary will be posted when it is available.


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