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Oct 27, 2020

Obituary- Lonnie Ray Beisley

Lonnie Ray Beisley, 49, Nevada, MO passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Medicalodges of Nevada, Missouri from his courageous battle with ALS. Lonnie was born November 18, 1970 in Nevada to Herbert N. and Bonnie L. (Milligan) Beisley.

Lonnie grew up in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School Class of 1989. He worked most of his life in the Vernon County area, having worked for a time at Guthrie Motors, and was a truck driver for several years. He traveled the United States for a period of time with Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Fishing Tournaments. Most recently he worked at Mark Peterson Farms in Liberal for a number of years before retiring in 2018 due to his illness. Lonnie was a huge Pittsburg Steelers fan. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR, collecting Dale Earnhardt Memorabilia, hunting and especially spending time with his family.

Survivors include his mother, Bonnie Beisley, Sheldon, MO; two sisters, Terri Starbuck (Bruce Hamlett), Milo, MO, and Cindi Louderback (Kelly), Lamar, MO; two brothers, Scott Beisley (Sally), Harwood, MO, and Russell Beisley (Lesley), Sheldon, MO; one daughter, Samantha Karnes, Oklahoma, and one step-daughter, Aerial Lingenfelser; three grandchildren, Leon, A.J. and Emma; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert N. Beisley; a brother, Mark G. Beisley; a sister, Rebecca S. Beisley; a granddaughter, Eleyna Lingenfelser and a niece, Shyla Brannan.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 30, 2020 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Chaplain Kenny Batson officiating. Interment will follow at Olive Branch Cemetery in Milo, MO with Bob Wood officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested in his memory to Peterson Outdoor Ministries, Lodge of Hope c/o Ferry Funeral Home. This organization was very dear to Lonnie’s heart.

Obituary - Aaron Scott Maine

Aaron Scott Maine, 40, Nevada, MO passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Cox South in Springfield, MO. Aaron was born August 8, 1980 in Dunedin, FL to Ottis E. and Sandra L. (Maxson) Maine.

Aaron grew up in Florida and graduated from River Ridge High School in New Port Richey, FL. In 2004, Aaron moved to Nevada where he worked in various capacities of law enforcement including the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, security, AAA Bail Bonds, Bailiff at the Vernon County Courthouse, and as a bounty hunter. Aaron was an avid fisherman and hunter, he loved to read – especially history, and also loved to cook.

Survivors include his mother, Sandra L. Nesseth, Nevada, MO; one sister, Sonya Rusher (Elmer), Pineville, MO; niece, Britany Rogers (Michael); nephew, Caleb Rogers (Sarah), Pineville, MO; great-nephews, Zachary, Bentley, and Westley Rogers, and Dylan Gubert; aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and many special friends.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Rev. Bert Travis officiating.

Memorials are suggested to the family c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

Butler Junior High Bingo Night

Due to Covid, we will be unable to have our first junior high dance of the year. To replace the dance, Student Council is going to host a Junior High Bingo Night in the high school gym from 6-8 PM this Friday, October 30.

The theme will be Senior Citizen. There will be no admission fee, but class dues ($5) must be paid. There will be a fee for each Bingo card. 

The opening round cards will be $2.00 each, and for the big prize rounds, the cards will be $5.00 each. To help with social distancing, we also encourage students to bring a blanket, large pillow, or something that would make sitting on the gym floor more comfortable.

Obituary - Dawn Delores Moses

Dawn Delores Moses, 53, of Peculiar, Missouri passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, Missouri.

We will post a complete obituary and service information when it is available.

Power Outage in northwest part of Rich Hill

There is a power outage in the northwest part of Rich Hill. Crews are working to restore power. 

At this time, I do not have an estimate of how long it will take to make the repairs.

Mid America Live will update when more information is made available to us from the City of Rich Hill.

Henry County Health Center confirms 23 new positive cases of COVID-19

The Henry County Health Center (HCHC) has received confirmation of 23 more positive cases of COVID-19. Clinton-9, Windsor-6, and Callhoun-8. This brings the total number of confirmed positive cases in Henry County to 432 .

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 - Duard Arthur Myers III

Funeral services for Duard Myers will be 11 a.m. Thursday, October 29, 2020 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. Visitation will be prior to services from 10 - 11 a.m. at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions in lieu of flowers to American Cancer Society. Online condolences,

Duard Arthur Myers III, age 64 of Butler, Missouri died Monday, October 26, 2020 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born August 5, 1956 to Duard Arthur Jr. and Joyce Marie Mead Myers in Independence, Missouri.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa Myers of Butler, Missouri; four sons, Chance Myers of Butler, Missouri, Kevin Myers and wife Natalie of Lathrop, Missouri, Dustin Anderson and wife Heather of Lake Ozark, Missouri and Troy Greenwell of Belton, Missouri; two daughters, Trisha Ferguson and husband Jerold of Harrisonville, Missouri and Jasmine Jacobs of Butler, Missouri; one sister, Kathielane Munden of Harrisonville, Missouri; 15 grandchildren, Madelyn Edmond, Taylor Edmond, Tory Greenwell, Payton Greenwell, Baylor Myers, Landon Myers, Bentley Myers, Braylen Myers, Mckenna Myers, Morgan Myers, Mason Myers, Hunter Ferguson, Brody Ferguson, Paige Jacobs, Addisyn Jacobs. He was preceded in death by his parents.

At the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, we practice social distancing, recommend face masks and discourage hugs and hand shakes. A card or phone call to the family would go a long way in remembering their loved one. If you don't have family addresses, feel free to mail cards to us at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (1301 N. Orange St., Butler, MO 64730) and we will send to the family.

COVID safety tips for Halloween

Some tips courtesy of Bates County Memorial Hospital

We're in a tricky stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, with respiratory illnesses on the rise. With some creative planning, you can make Halloween fun for your kids while also preventing the spread of infection. Consult the CDC for safety tips this Halloween:

2nd Annual Midwest Coyote Calling Contest

Well guys it’s that time again! We had an awesome turnout last year for our 1st annual and expect much more this year!!

Heath Baker
is on board to provide everyone with a predator hunting seminar on registration night!

We have sponsorship opportunities still available so if you want to be part of this awesome event contact us!

Harrisonville Community Center closed today due to small fire

ATTENTION: Due to a small fire in the HVAC system for the indoor pool, the Harrisonville Community Center has closed and will remain closed until further notice.

Please do not try to come into the building. We will notify you when the building is safe to enter.