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Friday, March 9, 2018

Obituary - Mary A. Harms

Mary A. Harms, 76, Nevada, MO passed away on Friday, March 09, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Joplin following a short bout with lung cancer. Mary was born November 4, 1941 in Nevada to Jay Albert and Mildred Elizabeth (Gilbert) Robinson. On September 3, 1988 she married Dr. James F. Harms in Nevada and he survives of the home.

Mary grew up in the Nevada area and graduated from Nevada High School Class of 1959. Following high school she attended the Missouri Baptist Hospital and Nursing School in St. Louis, MO. She worked most of her life in the medical field.

Mary was a mother, provider, and protector for all who needed her and took delight in all of her grandchildren. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church where she was active in the Church Choir and the Glory Choir. Mary loved Jesus and now she is with him.

In addition to her husband Jim, she is survived by four children, Leslie Woods-Hernandez and her husband Jesus, Nevada, Danielle Harms, Bentonville, AR, David Harms, Nevada, and Lori Harms, Nevada; grandchildren, Lily Hernandez, Adrian Hernandez, Madison Harms, Logan Harms and his wife Britney; great-grandchildren, Cohen Harms, Carson Harms; one brother, John Robinson, El Dorado Springs, MO, three sisters, Ann Fox and her husband Hubert, Nevada, Linda Erwin, Georgetown, KY, Sue Robinson, Desert Hot Springs, CA; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Billy Lowe, and Pat Fife; and one sister-in-law, Roxana Robinson.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Nevada with Rev. Hubert Fox and Josh Ryals officiating. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

Obituary - Leland G. Smith

Leland G. Smith
Leland G. Smith, 77 of Foster, Missouri passed away March 9, 2018 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Missouri. Cremation, with private family memorial services to be held at a later date. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Multiple Myeloma Foundation. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Leland Gale Smith was born February 9, 1941 in Taylor, Nebraska to Hazen and Thelma Shippley Smith. He worked for 15 years for the Nebraska Highway Patrol as a dispatcher. Then he attended Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. After graduating he was ordained and served as a pastor for 12 years. Leland also worked for Mid-America Nazarene University in the Security Department before retirement. 

Leland enjoyed wood working and whittling, working on his favorite truck, and he especially loved his family. He will be forever remembered as a good listener, a positive soul, and a shoulder to cry on. Leland was a firm believer in the Lord.

Leland was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 36 years, Karen Smith, and sisters, Elaine and Carole.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy Smith, of the home in Foster, MO., daughter Lisa Fell and husband Glenn of Boulder, CO., daughter Laura Simon of Olathe, KS., grandchildren, Aaron, Stephen, Madison, and Matthew, brothers, David Smith and wife Susan of Norfolk, NE., and Dan Smith and wife Lynn of Counsel Bluff, IA., sister Jeanette Louis of Taylor, NE., along with many nieces and nephews. 

He is also leaves behind step-children, Sheri, Gina, Ronie, Danny, and Wendy and their families.

From the Sherwood R-8 School District

**Important Notice** We would like to address a rumor in the community that is going around.

There was NO lockdown at school today. There was a discipline issue at the high school that was quickly resolved, but there was no lockdown, no guns, etc. The situation involving one of our students was addressed, and there was no immediate danger to our students.

Please note we cannot provide confidential information regarding the incident. However, if you have other questions please reach out to Dr. Ritter at 660-499-2239 ext 400.

From the Nevada Police Department

From the Clinton Police Department

We are so grateful for the support of our community and people like the ones who put up this billboard. We love you Christopher Ryan Morton

We will never forget you and we will never, ever forget the sacrifice that you and your family made for our department and community. Never.

Vehicle fire in Barton County

Combative subject in the Barton County Jail

On 3-4-2018 the Barton County Jail staff was having a difficult time dealing with an inmate that had been recently arrested by the City of Lamar Police Department on a Felony Assault case. The arrest took place the day before on 3-3-2018. 

The inmate was on a watch due to self harm. The inmate started beating on the walls and being confrontational and combative. 

The Jail staff requested assistance upstairs in the jail from the on duty Deputies and available Lamar Police Officers. When the Jailer opened the door to the cell block to gain some kind of control of the inmate. 

The Jailer gave the inmate loud and clear orders and the inmate failed to comply with those orders. The inmate was then administered the taser device. 

The inmate fell to the floor and the Jailer was able to get control of the inmate. Once the inmate was able to safely be placed into handcuffs the inmate was brought downstairs. The Barton County Ambulance was called to come over and assist in removing the probes from the inmate. 

The inmate was placed back into his cell block a short time later and at this time there has not been any further problems.