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Nov 27, 2020

They may be smarter than you think...

Earlier today, this fuzzy tailed visitor made his/her way down from the top of a tree on the courthouse lawn to... ? 

You can post your guess on Facebook.

Obituary - Ricky L. Rogers

Ricky Lynn Rogers, 69 of Nevada, Missouri passed away November 25, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital East in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Cremation, with no services planned at this time. Contributions are suggested to the family.

Arrangements under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler. Messages and memories for the family may be left at

Complete obituary information will be published as it becomes available.

Obituary - Shirley June Crawford

Shirley June Crawford passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at her home in Windsor, Missouri. Funeral services will be held 2:00PM Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. 

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, Missouri. 

The family suggests memorial contributions to Benton County Hospice and may be left in care of the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences can be left online at

Shirley was born June 6, 1934 in Henry County, Missouri the daughter of John and Yvonne Parks. She attended grade school at Pretty Bob School in Henry County and high school at Clinton. On January 19, 1952 she married Harold Lee Crawford, who preceded her in death. Shirley worked alongside her husband, Harold, on the family farm most of her life. Shirley was baptized in 1948 in Pretty Bob Creek. She was active in her church and was a devoted Christian her whole life. Shirley enjoyed sewing and cooking for family and friends (she was a very good cook).

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, and one grandchild, Teresa Banning.

Survivors include her daughter, Debbie Banning Easterly and husband, Terry, and son, Darrell Crawford and wife, Denise, 5 grandchildren; Trevor Banning (Tracy), Travis Banning (Amy), Michelle Siercks, Jessica Kueffer (Brian), and Kelly Close (Bob), 10 great-grandchildren; Gage Banning, Tyler Banning, Zack Banning, Allee Banning, Logan Casey (Derek), Jacob Schenewark (Tristin), Hayden Kueffer, Hunter Kueffer, Clay Close, and Lane Close, as well as 3 great great-grandchildren; Bellemy Casey, Briar Casey and Addison Schenewark.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, Missouri.

Come out and support the Adrian Blackhawks!

9AM 11-28-20

Come out and cheer on the Adrian Blackhawks as they leave the sports complex tomorrow morning starting at 9:00am to play in the semifinals! 

Come to the north side of the football field with your noisemakers, black and gold and whole lot of spirit! 

If you’re more comfortable, honk your horns while sitting in the security of your vehicle. Let’s rally, Adrian! Cheer on the players, cheerleaders and coaches!! - Courtesy of the Adrian News Leader

Henry County Health Center confirms 16 new positive cases of COVID-19

COVID New Case Report, Nov. 27th

Henry County Health Center has received notification of 16 new cases of COVID-19. (Clinton 10, Calhoun 1, Montrose 1, Windsor 3, and Deepwater 1). This brings the total number of positive cases in Henry County to 1,218.

Black Friday special!

Place your classified ad in the Shopper and it will appear in print ALSO online at Mid America Live news where THOUSANDS of eyes will certainly see it.

Our Black Friday Special will continue now through the month of December:

Up to 20 words (if more we'll honor the same discount) for $30.00 for a one month commitment, paid in advance.

Call 913-669-5848 or 913-219-4900 or come by our office at 17 N. Main in Butler and we'll make sure everyone sees it!

Nov 26, 2020

Lost dog in Butler

Lost Dog in Butler!

All white female boxer with one brown/black spot on her back.

Lost in the area of Ft. Scott and Mechanic. Is not wearing harness. Call 660.679.6131 if you have seen her.

Structure Fire in rural Archie

The Central Cass Fire Department along with mutual aide of the Adrian Fire Department responded to a structure fire at a address of 34200 S Cantrell Road in rural Archie Mo.

The house was unoccupied.

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

Friendly deer adopts local family

Back in July, a young male deer paid a friendly visit to the J.D. Talley residence near Amsterdam and has been coming back to hang out on a regular basis. 

The family was quite pleased to see ‘Millard’ unscathed following hunting season as he made a quick Thanksgiving stopover today.

News from Old 71 Speedway in Butler

Attention Factory Stock guys and gals.

Old 71 Speedway in Butler will have a meeting at the track on December 6th 4pm in the garage. We will discuss what rules will best suit the area here. 

If you can make it that would be great to show us you want a place to race. 

We understand it's hunting season so it's highly possible we will go live on our Facebook page!