Monday, September 25, 2017

Nacho dumpster?

Yes, that was a play on words to get your attention...the correct terminology would be 'not your dumpster'. And it appears that someone has taken advantage of this one at the Bates County Fairgrounds. 

The dumpsters on site are not for public use, sorry. If you see someone illegally dumping, please notify the Butler police department. 

Clinton Fire Department Promotion

Clinton Fire Chief Leo Huff is pleased to announce the promotion of Lieutenant Mark Manuel to Assistant Fire Chief. This promotion fills a vacancy in the Assistant Chief position for the department that has been vacant since 2001. The re-introduction of this position to the department was made possible by the recent ¼ cent sales tax that was passed by the citizens of Clinton back in April 2017. 

The position will increase the departments training program tremendously, create a more detail oriented fire inspection program for local businesses, and provide for a more efficient department on many different levels.

Assistant Chief Manuel has been with the department for 24 years. He began his career as a volunteer firefighter for a short period of time before being hired as a fulltime firefighter with the department. Mark is a 1993 graduate of Clinton High School. His wife, Theresa, is employed by Clinton Head Start where she serves as a nutritionist for the facility. Together they have two daughters: Gracie, a Sophomore at Clinton High School and Lillian, a Freshman at Clinton High School. Mark’s parents are Bob and Judy Manuel who are longtime members of the Clinton community.

Assistant Chief Manuel brings an extensive amount of fire ground knowledge and expertise to the role of Assistant Chief for the department. He has received many training certificates and credentials in several areas of the fire service from technical rescue to wild land firefighting. “It is with great confidence that I know Mark will fulfill the duties of Assistant Chief for the Clinton Fire Department”, Chief Huff stated. Mark will officially resume his role of Assistant Chief on October 1, 2017.

Once again, Chief Huff and the Clinton Fire Department would like to thank the citizens of Clinton for their support. Congratulations, Mark!

From the Cass County Sheriff's Office

The Cass County Sheriff's Office would like to thank all of the schools in Cass County for sending their counselors, administrators and therapy dogs to our presentation last week. 

We were able to cover topics such as teen drug and alcohol abuse, suicide, teen dating violence, self harm behaviors, collaborating with law enforcement, an overview of the juvenile office and sharing resources.

We would also like to thank our presenters for coming together to make this much needed conversation happen. We appreciate your partnership.

Fully Engulfed building fire west of Adrian

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The Adrian Fire Department along with assistance of the Butler Fire Department, Amsterdam Fire Department and Central Cass Fire are on scene of a out building fire at 18 Highway and just North on FF Highway west of Adrian.

The building owned by Ethan Rowe and is described as a 20x30 shop that was fully engulfed in flames.

The fire is under control now and crews will remain on scene for fire overhaul for a undisclosed amount of time.

Mid America Live News will update when more information is made available to us. 
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Nevada man killed in boat explosion on the Lake of the Ozarks

On 9/24/17 around 12:15pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Camden County along with Camden County Sheriff's Office responded to a boat explosion at Pier 31 gas dock on the Lake of the Ozarks.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 1989 Carver Santigo Bay boat exploded after refueling.

The driver of the boat James T. Holcomb wasn't injured in this accident but one occupant on the boat 76 year old Ronald J. Moore of Nevada, Missouri was killed in this accident. Another passenger on the boat 58 year old Susan Abele-Burns sustained serious injuries in this accident and she was life flighted to University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, Missouri for treatment.

The cause of this fire is currently under investigation at this time.

Mid America Live News will update when a full report is issued from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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Butler High School Junior Class magazine sales fundraiser

The Butler High School Junior Class is wrapping up its magazine sales fundraiser for prom this Wednesday, September 27. Supporters can choose from about 300 print and digital subscriptions in the Family Reading Program catalog or online at, or purchase subscription gift cards.

For anyone who would like to purchase a subscription on behalf of the local library or nursing home, juniors have wish lists for the Butler Public Library, Medicalodge and Serenity of Butler. The catalog and website also offer the opportunity to support any of four national charities while supporting the BHS Junior Class.

Juniors who sell at least five subscriptions earn a prize and save $25 off the cost of prom. Those who sell at least 30 subscriptions can attend prom for free.


Obituary - Vincent “Jake” Allen Farr

Vincent “Jake” Allen Farr, 35, Independence, MO, died Saturday, September 23, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, MO, with visitation from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

(A complete obituary will be posted when information is available).

Drexel R-IV Press Release

4-H carnival declared 'a hit'...

The Youth Building came alive last Saturday as 4-H Club leaders and members enjoyed games, prizes, and information about their clubs. The event also gave potential new members a chance to meet 4-Hers and visit about projects. 

To complete the Carnival, Jana Rosier of Osage Valley Electric and her helpers, helped kids and adults complete a project --everyone had the chance to make an extension cord.

Thank you to the Bates County 4-H Clubs for being so great and working to make us even better
. -Bates County Missouri 4-H

Amsterdam Trunk or Treat