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Saturday, November 14, 2020

Henry County Health Center confirms 59 new positive cases of COVID-19

COVID Update
(November 14, Henry County)

We have received notification of 59 new cases of COVID-19 in Henry County.

The CDC continues to recommend that individuals to wear a face covering when you are in public, and are unable to social distance, to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Attention residents of Pleasanton Kansas

The Pleasanton Police Department is currently looking for a tall, skinny, white male, with long hair, who attempted to enter an individual's home here in Pleasanton a little while ago. He was driving a dark passrnger car.

Please be sure to lock your house and vehicles. If someone unexpected knocks at your door, please contact the Pleasanton Police Department through Linn County dispatch.

* This subject was in Bates County earlier today attempting to find somewhere to stay* 

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for northeastern Bates county until 8 pm.

Power outage in Butler

Just moments ago the lights went out in parts of south and west Butler. Crews are expected to be dispatched soon. 

Mid America Live will provide updates as they become available.

Tornado watch in effect

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Bates county set to expire at midnight. An incoming cold front will be ushering in showers off and on most of the night.

Here come the bucks!

The Missouri Department of Conservation earlier this year predicted a record deer harvest and based on the number of reports around the area, this will be true. Here, Michael White took a solid 8 pointer in northwest Bates county earlier today.

Public Service Announcement From The Happy Hill Church Of God In Butler


Due to COVID-19 Precautionary measures!
THIS Sunday (Nov 15) and Wednesday night

NEXT Sunday (Nov 22) and Wednesday night

We will resume ALL Services starting November 29th
We love y’all and praying everyone stays safe!!

Happy Hill Church of God Pastor Ron Dunlap

Obituary - Ret. US Air Force TSgt. Ray Campbell

Walter Ray Campbell (87) of Garden City Missouri, was called home to his Lord and Savior on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2020. Ray was born on September 19, 1933 to Leonard and Hester Campbell in Hazzard, Kentucky.

Ray was a U.S. Air Force Veteran retiring in 1972. Ray worked as a Civil Servant with General Services Administration until 1988 when he retired.

Ray was an avid bowler with his wife Peggy and would travel the United States for Bowling Tournaments.

Ray was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Adrian, Missouri and held different positions including The Guardian of Job’s Daughter’s as well as Grand Lecturer and Worshipful Master.
Ray was a member of the Garden City American Legion Post 498 and held several positions including secretary and adjutant.

Ray was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Alice M. “Peggy” Campbell, his parents Leonard and Hester Campbell, his sister Ruby Barham.

Ray is survived by his daughter Rhonda Rae Cella of Adrian, Missouri (Paul Joseph), His brother James Paul Campbell of Shell Knob, Missouri, his twin brother Wallace Grey Campbell of Shell Knob, Missouri and Whitlaw Jessie Campbell of Cincinnati, Ohio. Ray is also survived by 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Ray will be greatly missed by his friends and family.

Cremation. A Celebration of Life Service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 28, 2020 at the Dayton Community Church, Dayton, Missouri with Military Honors to follow.

Inurnment will be at the Dayton Cemetery following the Military Honors.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Hospital.

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

Wind Advisory issued until 4am Sunday

A Wind Advisory has been issued for the counties highlighted in brown until 4AM Sunday morning. Wind gusts could reach up to 45mph from the south.

Obituary - Mary Jo Cable

Mary Jo Cable, 76, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Monday evening in a car accident, November 9, 2020. She was born April 16, 1944 in Versailles, Mo., the daughter of Roger Meyer and Viola (Jolley) Meyer. She married Kent Cable in Versailles, Mo., on September 6, 1964. He survives of the home.
Mary Jo was a 1962 graduate of Versailles High School, received her Bachelor's degree in 1965 from Central Missouri State University, now University of Central Missouri, and then in 1968 she received her Master's in Library Science from CMSU. She began her teaching in the Russellville, Mo., school district. She and Kent moved to Clinton, Mo., and she began teaching at the Sherwood School District. But, her main thrust was teaching others about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the Bible. She had Bible studies in her home, in Urich, Mo., at the United Methodist Church and also taught the Seekers Sunday School class. She introduced a huge number of people to the Bible in an understandable way. If there was a question, she would say, "we'll have to ask when we see Jesus". Mary Jo was very knowledgeable about the Bible and different theologians and would bring in other interesting information. She wanted everyone to understand the Bible as she did so they could know God and what He offered. Mary Jo was a wonderful cook, a baker extraordinaire, a casserole queen. She cooked for groups like the Hawthorn Bank dinners, usually three in one day, and the Jamaica Mission Trip crews. She organized and got all the food together so there would be enough and then some. She headed the Sunday School crew that worked for the Samaritan Center food distribution one night a month but also worked afternoons organizing cans and boxes to be sure others distributing food during the week were prepared. She was called "the can Nazi" because she was so particular about the dates on the cans and their placement. Mary Jo was a lover of many things: chocolate, all things in nature like trees, flowers, (she was a renowned orchid grower), shrubs, sunrises and sunsets, birds, travel to different countries, architecture, laughing and spending time with friends, card games, jigsaw puzzles, computer puzzles, worship music, Bill and Gloria Gaither and all the Homecoming folks, being sure the Samaritan Center had food to deliver for Christmas Cheer, including her Neiman Marcus brownies, and new recipes. But, her greatest loves were Kent, teaching others about Jesus and His love for us, praying for others, the Bible and God. She had a fierce desire for others to know who God and Jesus are and where the Holy Spirit lives and what they have done for us and are continuing to do for those who believe and put their trust in Him. She was not a lover of gossip or animals, namely dogs and cats. She was loved by all who studied with her or spent time with her. Surviving are her husband Kent Cable, of the home; nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roger and Viola Meyer; and one brother, William "Bill" Meyer. Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 13, 2020 at the Clinton United Methodist Church. Services will be streamed live from Mary Jo's Tribute page and will remain there for a period of time to be viewed at one's convenience. The register book will be available for signing Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial contributions to Christmas Cheer or the Clinton United Methodist Church. These donations may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at

Get your Thanksgiving pies from Koehn's Bakery in Butler

Thanksgiving is barely 10 days away. Like never before, we need to plan ahead to avoid product shortages. Please help us by placing your order early!

We are closed Sundays and Mondays, but you can place your Thanksgiving order by sending a Facebook message or email to

Be sure to include your full name, phone number, date and time of pickup and what you would like to order. In this crazy year, your business is even more appreciated, if that is possible! #Butlerstrong #holidays2020

Adrian Blackhawks Football set to travel to Marceline next Saturday

The Adrian Blackhawks will travel to Marceline to take on the 10-1 Marceline Tigers in Quarterfinal action next Saturday at 1:00.

Photo courtesy of the Adrian News Leader.

Butler Bears Football traveling to St. Pius X next Friday night

Butler Bears Football will continue next Friday night, November 20, at 7 pm at St Pius X in Kansas City after a win over Warsaw last night to cinch the District Championship.

Spectators WILL BE LIMITED. There will be more information at the beginning of the week. Go, Bears!!

Clinton man seriously injured in Henry County Crash

On 11/14/20 around 2:10am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Henry County along with Henry County Sheriff's Deputies and Golden Valley EMS responded to a one vehicle accident on NW CR 354 at NW CR 51st in rural Henry County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2014 Ford Fusion driven by 37 year old Ezekiel E. Curry of Clinton, Missouri traveled off the roadway and struck a bridge.

Mr. Curry sustained serious injuries in this accident and he was transported by Golden Valley EMS to St. Luke's Hospital on the Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene of this accident by Golden Valley Tow of Clinton.

The Shopper is coming! The Shopper is coming!

Too bad we can’t get Paul Revere to help get the word out- so we’ll rely on our friends! 

The first printing of the Mid America Shopper will magically appear the first week of December and space is going fast. We offer a plethora of display ad sizes, in color and B&W... along with plenty of space for the ever effective classified ads as well.

While the Shopper will be much like it’s predecessor, it will offer more of a magazine type feel that will include some extras that we believe will be greatly appreciated.

More details coming soon. But first let’s get your ad where everyone will see it! Email or call/text 913-669-5848.

Thanks for your support!

Severe Storms Possible Today

It is going to be a fairly windy day today with gusts up to 35 to 45mph by early afternoon.

Strong to severe storms are possible over central Missouri after 5PM this evening with damaging winds being the main threat. Another round of high winds near 40-45mph will occur again as a cold front goes through from 9pm into the early morning.

Sunday also looks windy with the highest winds over N MO in the afternoon and with the lower humidity any burning is highly discouraged. .

Butler Police Department warns of scam

The Butler Police Department has received reports of a scam going around using a local number attempting to verify insurance and other personal information. If you're not confident in who you're speaking with disconnect.

If need be go to the actual business and attempt to speak with someone in person. That, thankfully is a benefit to a small town. Also please pass this along to those without internet access. Help make others aware and informed.

COVID-19 Update from the city of Archie

Covid Alert! Do to a large increase in Covid-19 reported cases in Cass County this past week and 5 new cases reported from Archie since this past Sunday, the City highly encourages the use of masks, social distancing and cleaning of hands when interacting with the public and in local businesses and city buildings. We appreciate your participation in helping to reduce the spread of the virus.

Obituary - Downey Eugene Fuqua

Downey Eugene Fuqua, age 77 of Rich Hill, Missouri passed away November 12, 2020 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Irene Fuqua of the home, two sons Jerry and James Fuqua, four step-children, thirteen grandchildren, two great grandsons, one brother, Larry Fuqua, Louisburg, Kansas and one sister, Linda Harmon, Stillwell, Kansas.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, November 16, 2020 at 12:00 noon at the Heuser Funeral Home in Rich Hill with family receiving friends from 11:00 am until service time. 

Burial will be at a later date in Green Lawn Cemetery, Rich Hill, Missouri. Services under the direction of the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill, Missouri.

Two vehicle accident just west of Butler

On 11/13/20 around 5:28pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County along with Bates County Sheriff's Deputies and Butler Fire Department responded to a two vehicle accident on Missouri 52 West Highway just west of CR 441 in rural Butler.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2016 Dodge Journey driven by 53 year old John W. Rodabaugh of Amoret, Missouri struck the 1970 Chevrolet C40  grain truck driven by 53 year old Donald W. Cole of Butler, Missouri that was stopped in traffic.

Both drivers sustained minor injuries in this accident and both refused medical treatment at the scene of the accident.

Both vehicles were totaled and towed from the scene of the crash by Douty's Tow of Butler and J's Southland Tow.

2020 Missouri State High School Football District Championship Scores

Class 1 District Football

District 1

Thayer 52, Hayti 22

District 2

South Callaway 26, Mark Twain 6

District 3

Windsor 44, Skyline 36

District 4

Marionville 28, Lockwood 21

District 5

Adrian 28, Sweet Springs 20

District 6

Marceline 50, Harrisburg 14

District 7

Penney 10, Princeton 6

District 8

Mid Buchanan 35, East Buchanan 0

Class 2 District Football

District 1

Jefferson (Festus) 42, Central (New Madrid) 20

District 2

Duchesne 16, Lutheran St. Charles 13

District 3

Liberty (Mtn View) 44 , Fair Grove 20

District 4

Lamar 53, Sarcoxie 6

District 5

Hallsville 36, North Callaway 14

District 6

Palmyra 26, Monroe City 22

District 7

Butler 40, Warsaw 6

District 8

St. Pius X (KC) 21, Lafayette County 0

Class 3 District Football

District 1

Kennett 2, St. Mary's 0 FFT

District 2

Cardinal Ritter 53, St. Clair 13

District 3

Lutheran North 45, St. Francis Borgia 10

District 4

Blair Oaks 60, Centralia 14

District 5

Buffalo 42, Mountain Grove 0

District 6

Cassville 35, Mt. Vernon 13

District 7

Summit Christian 2, Odessa 0. FFT

District 8

Maryville 46, Richmond 14

Class 4 District Football

District 1

Festus 27, North County 6

District 2

John Burroughs vs. Union

District 3

MICDS vs. St. Dominic

District 4

Hannibal 48, Moberly 13

District 5

West Plains 41, Carl Junction 26

District 6

Helias 49, Warrensburg 14

District 7

Grandview 14, Lincoln College Prep 3

District 8

Smithville 43, Kearney 0

Class 5 District Football

District 1

Jackson 49, Farmington 14

District 2

Chaminade 57, Parkway West 14

District 3

Ft. Zumwalt North 52 , Ft. Zumwalt South 3

District 4

Battle 27, Washington 7

District 5

Lebanon 52, Glendale 18

District 6

Webb City 42, Carthage 21

District 7

Grain Valley 42, Raytown 7

District 8

Platte County 33, Staley 13

Class 6 District Football

District 1

Fox 2, Lindbergh 0 FFT

District 2

DeSmet 28, Francis Howell 7

District 3

Raymore Peculiar 18, Nixa 15

District 4

Liberty North 28, Liberty 10


District 1

Drexel 49, Archie 40