Woman arrested after showing bag of meth on recorded online jail visit

According to officials with the Sheriff’s Office, a Nevada resident is in custody after
detectives with the Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant early Monday morning at a
residence on N. Oak St in Nevada, MO.

Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said investigators discovered video on the jail’s electronic visitation system, which is recorded. During the online recorded video visitation, the suspect showed a bag of drugs to an
inmate in the jail.

Detectives then located the address where the video was being recorded from. One suspect was arrested without incident and suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia was located during the search.

The suspect has been identified as 43-year-old Joyce Wyant of Nevada, Mo. Wyant was
charged with Possession of Controlled Substance and Keeping or Maintaining a Public

She’s being held at the Vernon County Jail with a $2,500 bond.

Hume School Veteran’s Day Assembly

Hume School will have their Veteran Day Assembly on Thursday, November 11th at 1:00pm.  Due to school restriction this assembly will be for Hume students only.

The Hume School would still like to honor their local veterans by providing them a meal.  Veterans are encouraged to call the Hume School by Friday, November 5th at 660-643-7411 to request a meal be delivered to your home.

Hume School will be recording their Veteran’s Day Assembly and on Friday, November 12th they will be posted the Assembly on the Hume School Facebook page Hume R-8 Hornets and provided a link on the Hume School website, www.humer8.k12.mo.us.

Fatality Crash in rural Cass County

A fatality Crash in Cass County took the life of Shawn Espey, 21 of Louisburg Kansas on Monday, October 25th at 3:35pm the Missouri Highway Patrol responded to a two-car accident on Missouri 2 highway just west of Groh Road.

The accident occurred when a 2016 Ford F-150 driven by Shawn Espey, 21 of Louisburg was headed westbound and attempted to overtake an unknown vehicle and was struck by a 2013 Volvo semi-truck driven by

Matthew Harris 34 of Harrisonville Missouri.

Shawn Espey was pronounced dead at the scene and was transported to Frontier Forensics.

Patients counting on blood and platelet donors as shortage continues

Donors who answer the call to help Nov. 1-12 entered to win an epic trip; receive $10 Amazon.com Gift Card Nov. 1-23

Columbia, Missouri (Oct. 26, 2021)–With Thanksgiving and the holidays approaching, the American Red Cross urges donors to continue to make and keep appointments now and in the weeks ahead to help overcome the ongoing emergency blood and platelet shortage that has significantly impacted the nation’s blood supply. In fact, the current blood supply is the lowest the Red Cross has seen this time of year in more than a decade.

Since declaring an emergency need for donors last month, thousands of people have come to Red Cross blood drives across the country to roll up a sleeve and help patients who are counting on lifesaving transfusions. The Red Cross is incredibly grateful for the kindness and generosity of these blood and platelet donors, but hospital demand remains strong. At least 10,000 more donations are needed each week in the coming weeks to meet patient needs – ahead of the upcoming holiday season, which always presents seasonal challenges to blood collection.

Donors are urged to schedule an appointment now by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). 

In honor of the new series, I Know What You Did Last Summer, those who come to give Nov. 1-12, 2021, will automatically be entered to win a trip for two to Hawaii, courtesy of Amazon Prime Video.* The trip will transport you to where the series was filmed and includes round-trip airfare for two, hotel accommodations for nine nights, meals, $1,000 gift card for expenses and on-trip transportation with tour stops from Honolulu to Maui. Plus, those who come to donate Nov. 1-23 will receive a $10 Amazon.com Gift Card* by email, thanks to Amazon.**

Blood drive safety 

Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and additional precautions – including face masks for donors and staff, regardless of vaccination status – have been implemented to help protect the health of all those in attendance. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive. 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Nov. 1-23



11/9/2021: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Optimist Building, 317 South Old 71 Highway



11/22/2021: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Fairfield Inn & Suites – Belton, 151 N Mullen Rd

11/23/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Belton Regional Medical Center, 17065 S. 71 Highway


11/1/2021: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Harrisonville Community Center, 2400 Jefferson Parkway



11/5/2021: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Clinton High School, 1106 S Second St


11/18/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Lakeland R-3 Schools, 12530 Lakeland School Drive



11/19/2021: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Sheldon Baptist Church, 102 Commercial Street, Second and Commercial