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Nevada Magazine
Nevada the Magazine 2014 #1
NRMC hires new CEO (07/23/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada Regional Medical Center Board of Directors announced Tuesday that they have hired Kevin Leeper as the new chief executive officer. Leeper will start at NRMC July 28. Leeper and his wife, Marla, have ties to Columbia and Kansas City, and they are excited to move back home...
Candidates forum set for Thursday (07/23/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Vernon County voters will have a chance this week to meet with candidates before the upcoming Aug. 5 primary election. A candidates' forum, taking place on the county courthouse lawn, will begin at 6:30 p.m. with Jason Claspill presiding. The event will give city and county residents the opportunity to ask questions and hear about candidates' goals for political office...
Walker aldermen approve patching water system (07/23/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Walker Board of Aldermen approved patches to the continuing problem of the town's aging water system at its meeting Monday. "A pump burned up on the high service line," Mayor Phillip Martin said. "It's going to cost $1,644 to replace. A control valve (which shuts off high service pumps when the clear well has no water) needs to be installed. We're talking about $3,644."...
County commission preps for new bridge project (07/23/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Vernon County Commissioners were on hand Tuesday morning to sign off on paperwork for a new bridge project. Jason Eckhardt, a representative with Anderson Engineering, presented some preliminary paperwork for bridgework over the Little Osage River at Duck Road, about 1.5 miles north of Horton...
Music on the Square continues to grow (07/23/14)
Nevada Daily Mail During the past few weeks Thursday's Music on the Square has been going well and the activities in conjunction with the music has been increasing. Participating downtown shops, and restaurants are staying open late for Music on the Square each week, as well as an on-site concession stand that serves "Nathan's" hot dogs, a brand well known around larger metro area events...
Schell City Community Betterment searches for singers, night watchmen (07/23/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The search is on for someone to sing the National Anthem and two people to act as night watchmen at the Schell City Fall Festival. In continuing to prepare for the festival, Schell City Community Betterment discussed the open positions at its meeting Monday...
Summer sports are not over yet (07/22/14)
Healthy Nevada, Wal-Mart sponsor diabetes seminar (07/22/14)
Nevada Daily Mail As the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, it is time to educate residents on the prevention of and disease management of diabetes. As diabetes rates continue to rise, communities across the country are beginning to take notice that changes in health behaviors are necessary to slow down this epidemic. The rate of diabetes in Missouri has significantly increased year after year -- now hovering around 9 percent...
Bronaugh man arrested after weekend pursuit (07/22/14)
Nevada Daily Mail A Bronaugh man in a mini-van was reportedly involved in the 21st Sheriff's Office pursuit of the year. The Vernon County Sheriff's Office announced Monday that 22-year-old Tyler Millman was arrested Friday night after taking deputies on a high-speed pursuit along Interstate 49 and county roads...
Bronaugh aldermen reduce some water bills (07/22/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Requests to reduce water bills dominated the Bronaugh Board of Aldermen meeting in July. Billie Snyder said she disagreed with her water and sewer bills, and the aldermen agreed to reduce sewer by $100. Monica Householder requested a water reduction since she filled her pool for $89. Treasurer Ann Laudermilk said the refund would have to be applied to overdue taxes before payment...
Deerfield closes street for culvert repair (07/22/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Deerfield Board of Trustees took its July meeting to the streets to examine a culvert on Pecan Street needing repair. The trustees agreed the culvert was a traffic hazard that needed immediate attention and closed the road immediately. The repair cost limit was set to $5,000...
Land use study finds few compatibility issues (07/19/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Camp Clark and Nevada are generally compatible, with few issues, according to preliminary results from a Joint Land Use Study, which began earlier this year. County and city residents met Thursday night with representatives from Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission and study consultants at the Franklin P. Norman City/County Community Center to discuss the initial findings...
Nixon freeze impacts Bronaugh schools (07/19/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Governor Nixon's freeze of $1 billion will have a $34,000 impact on the Bronaugh school district, superintendent Lyle Best said at the Bronaugh Board of Education meeting Thursday. "All the discussion that the foundation formula would be increased changed, and DESE says to expect similar funding as this year," Best said. "When we approved the budget, we were told to use 97 percent or 98 percent, now they say 93 percent."...
Bronaugh students rock national conference (07/19/14)
Special to the Daily Mail Two Bronaugh Future Business Leaders of America students, Parker Bott and Jacob Hendrix, traveled to Nashville, Tenn., to attend the National Leadership Conference on June 29--July 2. Parker Bott and Jacob Hendrix qualified to present their Screaming Throttle Rock Band Website at the FBLA National Convention after placing third at State FBLA...
Upcycled Art (07/18/14)
New fire station construction moving ahead (07/18/14)
Police and sheriff team up to find fugitives (07/18/14)
By Nicole Garner Nevada Daily Mail County and city law enforcement are teaming up for the long run in an effort to serve more arrest warrants and find more county fugitives. Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said Thursday that the Fugitive Task Force pairs deputies and police officers and gives both law enforcement agencies the chance to focus on investigating the whereabouts of fugitives and those on the most wanted list. ...
Bloodmobile at First Baptist Church (07/16/14)
Nevada Daily Mail A total of 94 units of blood were collected during the American Red Cross Bloodmobile visit to Nevada last week. On Wednesday, 3M Company also held a bloodmobile visit, collecting 70 units of blood. The following persons received their gallon pin:...
Nevada city council updates employment policy (07/16/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Following a lengthy discussion the Nevada City Council voted 4-1, with Lance Christi voting no, to pass on first reading a bill that will prohibit the city from hiring anyone who is closely related to a current city employee, and if two current city employees marry, one of them will have to resign within 30 days. Any employees of the city on or before Aug. 5 will be grandfathered in...
Management plans are newest step in fight against PEDV (07/16/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Pork producers who confirm Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus on their farms will now be required to create farm management plans in an effort to help stave off the disease's spread. That mandate comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which released guidelines for PEDV management last week as a follow up to a June federal order that requires confirmed cases to be reported. ...
Three Vernon County schools chosen as grant finalists (07/16/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Bronaugh, Hume and Sheldon school districts have been selected as finalists for this year's America's Farmers Grow Rural Education grants. The grant, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, attempts to help farmers strengthen math and science education in rural school districts. In its third year, the program has contributed $290,000 to rural communities...
Tour of Nevada returns for second year (07/15/14)
Baseball author, historian shares stories of Monarchs, early town baseball (07/15/14)
Nevada Daily Mail A lifelong passion for sports, in particular baseball, coupled with a love of stories and history, led Phil Dixon to Nevada. Dixon, an author of nine published works and soon to be a 10th, all of which focus on history and either baseball or boxing, addressed members of the Vernon County Historical Society...
Council to consider change in hiring rules (07/15/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada City Council will be considering the first reading of a bill to update the city's personnel code to restrict the hiring of closely related employees, including not just immediate family members but also nieces, nephews, cousins, father- and mother-in-laws, and sons- and daughters-in-law. Should employees marry, one is required to resign within 30 days...
Sheldon aldermen divided over sheriff's coverage (07/15/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Sheldon mayor Jerod Lamb voted to extend Sheldon's contract with the Vernon County Sheriff's Office for 12 hours a week of extra coverage breaking the deadlock among the Sheldon Board of Aldermen at their meeting Thursday. "I understand we probably have more coverage because we're paying for it," alderman Perry Fowler said. ...
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