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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Job Opening in Butler

Quality Home Care in Butler is now hiring:

Quality Home Care is seeking Personal Care Aides for part-time, full-time and PRN (as needed) position. We are looking for dependable, reliable, positive individuals who take pride in caring for others, to join our team at QHC. 

If you are an individual looking for a job with flexible hours and schedules and you are a dedicated team member please contact out office.

Requirements include: Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, clean background check, and be able to come to Butler office for training.

Please call 660-679-6733 for further information and an over-the-phone interview.


Gray's Cafe will be doing a Super Bowl Sunday special

Gray's Cafe in Adrian will be doing a Super Bowl Sunday special. It will be;

1 slab of ribs
1 large side of Cole slaw
1 large side of baked bean
All for $ 29.99 + tax

Orders will be taken starting tomorrow through 3 pm on Thursday February 4th And can be picked up on Super Bowl Sunday from 2- 4 pm. For any questions or to place your order please call us 297-8877
Thank you.


Obituary - Leslie "Les" David Willey

Leslie “Les” David Willey, of Cleveland, Missouri was born March 19, 1947 in Kansas City, Missouri the son of William Ragan and Mary Amelia (Kempinger) Willey. He departed this life on Monday, January 25, 2021 at his home surrounded by love and family at the age of 73 years, 10 months and 6 days.

On September 23, 1965, Les was united in marriage to Judith Lee Crooks in Harrisonville, Missouri.

Les was part owner and operator of Willey Disposal Inc. in Cleveland, Missouri. He loved to hunt, fish, and spend time with his grandchildren and friends.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Sonny and Wayne Willey.

Les is survived by his wife, Judy Willey of the home; 3 sons, Robert “Bob” Willey and wife Cindy, Watford City, North Dakota, Patrick “Pat” Willey and wife Cindy and William “Bill” Willey and wife Angela all of Cleveland, Missouri; 8 grandchildren, Lyndsey, Christopher, Sabrina, Nick, Tylor, Cameron, Ciera and Ragan; a great-granddaughter, Olivia; 2 brothers, Ed Willey, Overland Park, Kansas and Jack Willey, Cleveland, Missouri; other relatives and many friends.

Cremation. Celebration of Life will be Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Bill and Angela Willey's house.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Brookdale Hospice and can be made by check to Brookdale Hospice, and mailed to 5401 College Blvd. Suite 112, Overland Park, Kansas 66211.or Kansas City Pig Rescue Network and may be made through www.paypal.me/KCPRN or venmo@kc-pigrescuenetwork.

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



Obituary - Ruth Elaine Haynes

Ruth Elaine Haynes, 87, Nevada, MO passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada. Ruth was born December 19, 1933 in Zanesville, OH to Charles K. and Agnes V. (Grimm) Kirkpatrick. She married Tommy L. Haynes on February 14, 1953 in Indianapolis, IN and he survives in Nevada.

Ruth was raised in Zanesville and graduated from Zanesville High School in 1951. She met her future husband via mail while he was stationed in Hawaii serving in the United States Air Force. The courtship, through the mail, lasted 1 ½ years. Following Tom’s return from Hawaii the couple was married two weeks following their first face to face meeting. Ruth worked in retail sales for a number of years at Sears and Roebuck, JC Penny, Montgomery Ward selling men’s clothes, she also worked as an aide at several nursing homes in towns where Tom pastored. After coming to Nevada in December 1988 Ruth began working at Nevada Regional Medical Center as cashier for nutritional services retiring after 15 years. She was very active in Anchor Fellowship and in other churches Tom had pastored in over the years.

In addition to her husband, Tom, she is survived by three children, Linda Atkins, Nevada, Tony Haynes (Cathy), Rolla, MO, and Lisa Kirschemann, Nevada; 14 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and one on the way; and 1 great-great-granddaughter and one on the way; two brothers, Robert Kirkpatrick (Ruth), Zanesville, OH, and Charles Kirkpatrick, Columbus, OH; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one son-in-law, Tony Atkins.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 1, 2021 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Rev. Jerod Lamb officiating. Private interment will follow in the National Cemetery in Ft. Scott, KS. The family will receive friends from 3-4:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested in her memory to Barone Alzheimer’s Care Center or Nevada Regional Medical Center c/o Ferry Funeral Home.


Overnight low temperatures

It's gonna be a chilly night tonight, with lows in the single digits across northern Missouri and in the teens elsewhere. The good news is that warmer temperatures are on the way!

Henry County Health Center confirms 15 new positive cases of COVID-19

The Henry County Health Center (HCHC) has received confirmation of 15 more positive cases of COVID-19. Clinton-11, Calhoun-1, Windsor- 1, Deepwater-1, and Motrose-1. This brings the total number of confirmed positive cases in Henry County to 1827.

All contact tracing has commenced and all parties that have had close contact are being notified. HCHC continues to encourage residents to practice social distancing, washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or more, and to remain home if you are sick.

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.



Obituary - David Charles Kosfeld

David Charles Kosfeld of Greenwood was born, January 21, 1954, in Kansas City, the son of Emory J. and Alice E. (Davidson) Kosfeld. He departed this life, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at the Research Medical Center, at the age of 66 years, 11 months, and 30 days.

David was a 1972 Pleasant Hill High School graduate where he was a four year member of the Future Farmers of America, serving as President his senior year, and was a two year member of the National Honor Society.

On March 5, 1983, he was united in marriage to Margaret A. (Harp) Smith at the Greenwood Christian Church.

David was employed as a Laborer and was a proud member of the Heavy Construction Laborers Union Local #663. He had worked construction for W.A. Ellis Construction, as Head of Maintenance for Hunt Midwest Enterprises, and was the City Inspector for the city of Pleasant Hill. He enjoyed working on old cars and trucks, fishing, and gardening, especially pumpkins.

David was preceded in death by his parents and one great-grandson Bentleigh Meakins.

He is survived by his wife Margaret of the home; two children, Abigail Ashmore of Pleasant Hill, and Beau Dustin Smith of Andalusia, Alabama; four grandchildren Julianne Smith, Shawn Ashmore, Maegan Ashmore, and Chloe Smith, all of Pleasant Hill; one great grandchild, Shaleigh; two brothers, Larry A. (and Diane) Kosfeld of Greenwood and James, W. (and Sarah) Kosfeld of Pleasant Hill; one sister, Malinda J. (and Bill) Remshak of Harrisonville; other relatives and friends.

Per David’s wishes cremation has been accorded. No services are scheduled at this time. Inurnment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Crossroads Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com



Obituary - Bart Allen Van Meter

Sadly, Bart Allen Van Meter, 48, Kansas City, MO, departed his life Sunday, January 24, 2021 at his home. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 29, 2021 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian, MO, with Military Honors and visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Inurnment to follow in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or a charity of choice. 

Bart was born August 22, 1972 to William Robert and Sharon Lavonne (Mayfield) Van Meter at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, MO. Bart graduated from Raymore Peculiar High School in 1990. After graduating high school, Bart joined the U.S. Navy and served as Electronics Specialist aboard the USS Compte De Grasse during Desert Storm and until his departure from the Navy in 1996. Upon leaving the Navy, Bart married and resided in Virginia and Pennsylvania until he moved back to Missouri.

Bart was preceded in death by his father and both paternal and maternal grandparents. He is survived by three daughters, Jordyn Garey and husband, Evan of Platte City, MO, Kinsey Van Meter and Kendall Van Meter, both of Virginia Beach, Virginia; his mother, Sharon Houchen of Flemington, MO, sister, Stacy Barber and husband, Elvis of Amarillo, TX; three brothers, Robert Van Meter and wife, Michelle of Lee's Summit, MO, Dustin Van Meter and wife, Tabatha of Butler, MO, and Jason Dallen and wife, Rachael of Henderson, NV, and several wonderful aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.


Henry County Health Center announces 26th COVID-19 related Death




Obituary - James H. Spalding

James H. Spalding, age 85, of Belton, Missouri, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 25, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at South Haven Baptist Church, 16800 Bel-Ray Blvd., Belton, Missouri 64012. Interment will be held at Raymore Cemetery in Raymore, Missouri.

Jim was born in Windsor, Missouri on March 20, 1935 to Herbert S. Spalding and Lillian “Aletha” (Dunning) Spalding. After graduating from high school Jim served his country in the United States Army. On May 24, 1957 he was joined in marriage with his late wife, Shirley Joan Spalding, who sadly passed on October 17, 2013. With much success, Jim was the owner of Spalding Excavating. As a man who lived his faith, he was a founding member of South Haven Baptist Church in Belton, Missouri, and very much enjoyed the time he spent working tirelessly on the construction of the church. He was an avid Kansas City Royals fan.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Aletha Spalding; and loving wife of over fifty-six years, Joan Spalding.

He is survived by his three children, Cindy Zornes, Randy Spalding (Laurie), and Todd Spalding (Amy); brother, Mike Spalding; sister, Rosa Lee Burford; seven grandchildren, Maggie Jacobs (Nick), Kellsi Gibbs (Josh), Dustin Spalding (Koko), Brooke Ford (Luke), Anna, Madeline, and Grace Spalding; and five great grandchildren, Isaac, Deacon, Everly, Kolson, and Kinsley.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to South Haven Baptist Church as addressed above.



Nevada man pleads not guilty to weekend assault charge

On 1/23/21 around 7:30pm the Nevada Police Department arrested 27 year old Landon Jacobs of Nevada, Missouri.

Mr. Jacobs appeared in a video arraignment in the Vernon County Associate Circuit Court on Monday where he pled not guilty to a allegation of a assault charge.

Landon Jacobs requested a bond reduction which was denied by the courts making his bond remain at $25,000 cash only.

Jacobs will remain in the Vernon County Jail and is scheduled back in court on Thursday February 4th at 1:30pm.

Copyright Mid America Live News 
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.







Bingo is back at the Adrian Optimist Building

Friendly Reminder!

We have exciting news! Monday Night Bingo returns February 1st at 7pm! 

We will be requiring masks to be worn while in the building, except when eating or drinking. This will be for all players and workers. We look forward to seeing you! 

The Adrian Optimists kitchen crew will not have a special but will be serving a full menu. So come hungry and enjoy your evening.


Clinton School District has received confirmation of 2 positive COVID-19 cases at Clinton Middle School

The Clinton School District has received confirmation of 2 positive COVID-19 cases at Clinton Middle School. This brings the total number of active cases to 10. 

The Henry County Health Center is in the process of conducting contact tracing, most of which is complete.

The District has been in constant communication, and cooperating fully, with the Henry County Health Center as they perform the necessary contact tracing and we will continue to follow their guidance.

The Henry County Health Center is responsible for contacting students/staff who need to quarantine due to close contact with the individual who tested positive. If you are not contacted by the Henry County Health Center or the school district instructing your child to quarantine, your child can continue to attend school.

The Clinton School District is following cleaning and disinfecting procedures so that schools can remain open.

Clinton School District students, staff, and community members should continue to use the Daily Self-Screening Checklist and should stay home if displaying symptoms of COVID-19.

As we navigate situations such as this, please be assured that the health and safety of our students and staff are of utmost importance.
If you should have any questions, please contact your child’s school nurse or the Henry County Health Center (660-885-8193).

Henry County Health Center confirms 9 new positive cases of COVID-19

The Henry County Health Center (HCHC) has received confirmation of 9 more positive cases of COVID-19. Clinton-6, Calhoun-1, Windsor- 2. This brings the total number of confirmed positive cases in Henry County to 1812.

All contact tracing has commenced and all parties that have had close contact are being notified. HCHC continues to encourage residents to practice social distancing, washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or more, and to remain home if you are sick.

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.



School Closings for 1/27/21

The following school will be closed TODAY 1/27/21 due to inclement weather:

Appleton City School District 
Ballard School District ( 2 hours late start)
Bronaugh School District 
Clinton School District 
Hudson School District
Hume School District 
Montrose School District
Osceola Public School District
Sheldon School District 
Sherwood School District
Miami R-1 ( No Votech) 

Please bookmark this page as we will be adding to this list as more closings are made available to us: