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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Obituary - Wayne Norcross

Wayne Norcross, 73, of Clinton, Missouri passed away peacefully Friday morning, October 25, 2019 at his home with his loving family by his side.

Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. 

The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., just prior to the service. Private family interment will be in Englewood Cemetery. 

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Drakes Chapel United Methodist Church or Serenity Hospice, and these donations may be left in care of the funeral home.

Obituary - Victur A. Torres

Victur A. Torres, age 13, of Belton, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.

Visitation Service will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 28, 2019 at St. Sabina Catholic Church. 

A Funeral Mass will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at St. Sabina Catholic Church with a burial immediately following at Belton Cemetery in Belton, Missouri.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278

Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher graduates from FBI-LEEDA program

Vernon Country Sheriff Jason Mosher graduated from the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association program this month earning the “Trilogy Award”. This award is given to those who have completed the Supervisor Leadership program, the Command Leadership Program and the Executive Leadership program. 

Each section was split into week-long programs held over the past few months allowing working members of law enforcement the ability to attend without being gone for long periods of time. Mosher said the training focused on police community relations, generational learning traits for employees and daily operations for leaders. 

“This was some of the best training I have been to and hope to be able to send our other supervisors in the future”. Mosher said taking an in-depth look into the differences in the generation X, millennial's and generation Z was one of them most eye-opening portions of the training. “Looking at the different ways people learn, function and use technology from one generation to another is fascinating.” Mosher said class discussions on this subject gave him ideas when it comes to recruitment, team building and training employees at the Sheriff’s Office. Lt Travis Cole, the patrol unit supervisor, has also started the training and is expected to earn his Trilogy award in December.

A portion of his training has been paid for on a grant that was written and submitted by Mosher last summer. Instructors in the FBI-LEEDA program were retired FBI agents, Police Chiefs and Sheriff’s from some of the largest agencies in the country and included Louis Quijas, who was appointed in 2002 as an FBI Assistant Director, and in 2011 received a presidential appointment to the Office of Homeland Security as Assistant Secretary for the Office for State and Local Law Enforcement.


Fatality Accident In Barton County

On 10/25/19 around 10:08pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Barton County responded to a one vehicle accident on US 160 around 14 miles west of Lamar, Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2001 Ford Explorer driven by 52 year old Kevin E. Davis of Liberal, Missouri ran off the roadway and overturned, ejecting the driver from the vehicle.

Mr. Davis was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and his body was transported to Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar, Missouri.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene of the accident by Parks Towing of Lamar.

This is Troop D of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's 91st Fatality of 2019. 

Obituary -Billy Earl Smith

Billy Earl Smith, 88, Harrisonville, MO, passed away Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Golden Years Care Center in Harrisonville. 

Services are pending at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville. Times and a complete obituary will be posted when information is available.


Obituary - Wayne Reimer

Funeral services for Wayne Reimer will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Schowengerdt Chapel. 

Burial in Myers Cemetery, Appleton City, Missouri. Contributions to Jamaican Evangelism or South Sudan African Mission. Online condolences, www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Junior Wayne Reimer, loving husband of Elsie Fern Reimer, dedicated father of Dennis and Timothy passed to the loving embrace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 24, 2019 at the age of 95. Wayne was born in Selkirk, Kansas to Jacob A. & Myrtie Belle Reimer on April 9th, 1924.

Wayne is survived by his wife, Elsie Reimer of Topeka, Kansas; two sons, Dennis Reimer and Timothy Reimer; two granddaughters; nephews, nieces and numerous adopted grandchildren from coast to coast.