Guns, drugs seized on New Year’s Eve traffic stop

A Nevada resident has been charged with multiple crimes after a traffic on New Year’s Eve. According to officials with the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, Jamie Boykin, 47 of Nevada, was stopped by detectives who were working a New Year’s Eve detail. During the stop suspected methamphetamine, paraphernalia, cash, and a gun were located. Boykin was taken into custody without incident. Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said several extra patrols were out on New Year’s Eve and he was glad they were able to stop someone that could have hurt someone. “He was running around with drugs and gun, so the detectives did an excellent job at getting him off our streets.”Boykin has been charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. He is being held in the Vernon County Jailon a $50,000 cash only bond.

Missouri Highway Patrol Report for New Year’s Holiday Weekend

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, provides the following preliminary statistics related to the New Year’s holiday weekend:

No one was killed in a traffic crash during the 78-hour counting period, which began at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 30, 2021, and ended at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, January 2, 2022. There were no boating crashes or drownings over the 2022 New Year’s holiday counting period.

2022 New Year’s Holiday Traffic Statistics

Troopers investigated the following:

Traffic Crashes — 406
Traffic Crash Injuries — 91
Traffic Crash Fatalities — 0
DWI — 94

[Note: Last year during the 78-hour New Year’s counting period, there were 1,247 traffic crashes statewide. In those crashes, six people were killed and another 389 people were injured. During the 2021 New Year’s holiday, troopers worked 173 crashes including three fatalities and 48 injuries. Troopers arrested 94 people for driving while impaired last year.]

The fatality statistics in this news release could change if late deaths occur, or if other departments report fatal traffic crashes after this news release is sent to the media.

Too many people die in traffic crashes each year in Missouri. The choices you make when you’re behind the wheel matter. Make good choices, so you’ll never have to say, “If I could just go back.”

Mo-Kan Livestock Celebrates 30 Years in Business

On January 6th, Mo-Kan Livestock Market will celebrate 30 years in business. Mo-Kan wishes to thank the consignors, buyers, employees, and community members that contributed to the success of the business. Join Mo-Kan for the Annual Appreciation Lunch and Anniversary Sale on Thursday, January 6th! Lunch at 10 AM. Sale at 11 AM.

So many things have changed over the past thirty years, but much remains the same. As Mo-Kan reflect over the last three decades, they want to recognize those who have given us the opportunity to be in this business. A business that is much more than just selling cattle, it is a camaraderie with some the finest people in agriculture industry.

Mo-Kan has been very fortunate over the years to have many loyal & long-term employees, numerous honest & competitive order buyers, countless knowledgeable & proficient cattle producers, and a supportive & accommodating community. It is with these individuals that Mo-Kan has been able to navigate and overcome market volatility, weather innumerable business challenges, and celebrate countless achievements.

Thirty years ago, Mo-Kan never would have imagined how much things would change. In thirty years, they have transformed from handwritten tickets and checks to computers, online bidding and a world of data and technology at our fingertips. Thirty years ago, most cattlemen wouldn’t have believed that they would be competing with lab-grown meat and impossible foods. Nor could they predict how a global pandemic would affect all facets of the agriculture industry. Even with all these significant changes, many aspects of Mo-Kan business are not much different than yesteryear. Just like thirty years ago, some of the nation’s finest, most honest & hardworking individuals work in the cattle industry and these individuals continue to improve and produce the best cattle in the world.

Since the establishment of Mo-Kan Livestock Market in 1992, they have been committed to providing their customers with quality service and assuring top cattle prices through the competitive auction method and that is one thing that will never change.

Accident in Vernon County

The Missouri Highway Patrol responded to the scene of an accident at US Highway 54, 4 miles west of Nevada on Saturday, Jan 1st at 6:57pm.

The accident occurred with a 2007 Ford F150 driven by Samuel Kimmell, 29 of Nevada struck a 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 that was abandoned in the roadway. It is unknown when or who abandoned the Dodge Ram at this time.

Mr. Kimmell sustained serious injuries and was transported by Vernon County Ambulance to Nevada Regional Medical Center.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene by TCB Towing of Nevada.