Thursday, January 19, 2017

Minor accident east of Passaic

At the intersection of D and BB highways east of Passaic
At this time, authorities are clearing the scene near the intersection of D and BB highways where an accident occurred a short time ago.

Initial reports say there may be minor injuries.

A full report will be posted as information becomes available from the Missouri Highway Patrol.

Obituary - Walter L. McNeece

Walter L. McNeece, 68, Nevada, MO passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017 at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Walter was born September 30, 1948 in Nevada, MO to Merl and Blanche Margaret (Wainscott) McNeece.

Walter grew up in Nevada. He worked in the Nevada area throughout his life doing odd jobs. Walter enjoyed riding horses, and going to cattle and horse sales. He also enjoyed riding bulls in his younger years.

Survivors include a special friend, Patricia Puckett and her husband Roy, Nevada; Aunt Hazel; several nieces and nephews; and special friends.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2017 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Butler man arrested in Benton County on several warrants

John Henry Schmidt
On 1/19/17 around 12:52am the Butler Police Department booked in 30 year old John Henry Schmidt of Butler after he was arrested on warrants in Benton County, Missouri.

Mr. Schmidt was arrested for 1.) Failure to appear in Bates County Court on multiple ordinances X4 2.)Warrant for Possession of a controlled substance.

He was booked into the Bates County Jail and placed on $5,830 cash only bond.

Copyright Mid America Live News 

This summer: The darkest day in decades...

Like something from a sci-fi novel, the "midst of day turns to the darkest of night in a heartbeat"

Or so it will seem. In a matter of seconds a shadow will be cast from a solar eclipse unlike any other since 1979, on August 21st of this year.

We here in the midwest will get a good view, too. The track of the eclipse will take it pretty much directly over the Kansas City area, and depending on your location, will last several minutes.

Even if you're not directly in it's path, skies will darken significantly no matter where you're at in the United States.

Read more here

Obituary - Hunter Leroy Allen Cumpton

Hunter Leroy Allen Cumpton
Hunter Leroy Allen Cumpton came into this world on January 17, 2017, and went to be with Jesus the same day. 

Hunter is survived by his parents, Larry and Ashley (Rector) Cumpton; big sister, Bryndlyn; Nana and Papa Rector, all of El Dorado Springs; Papa and Nana Cumpton, of Rich Hill; and many uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Hunter was welcomed into Heaven by his Great-Grandpa and Grandma Rector, Great-Grandpa and Grandma Baker, Great Grandpa and Grandma Newcomb, and Great-Grandpa and Grandma Cumpton, where they will be taking good care of him.

Funeral services for Hunter Cumpton will be held Friday, January 20, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home with Bro. Everett Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Hazel Dell Cemetery.

Pallbearers are: Nick Gilkey, Jason Rector, Tyler Cumpton, and Michael Becker.

FLASHBACK- Icemaggedin 2002...

If you don't remember January 30, 2002, these photos might jog your memory...

A major ice storm hit Bates County bringing most everything to a complete stop.

Some folks were without power for an extended period and were left with a lot of Spring cleanup.

Fingers crossed it doesn't happen this year!

-photos courtesy Donna White