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Nevada Magazine
Nevada the Magazine 2014 #1
Learning about the Missouri Court system (01/24/15)
Badger Township road may head to court (01/24/15)
Nevada Daily Mail A road issue, first brought to the Vernon County Commission's attention years before, was raised again Wednesday by residents and leaders of Badger Township concerning the opening of a road. Kevin Baldwin, a trustee of the township, updated the commission on the issue involving four families with property bordering a road running west of 2350 Road in the township. ...
Tax prep help available for elderly, low income, or disabled (01/24/15)
Nevada Daily Mail With the new year, employees around the nation began receiving W2 and other tax forms as spring and the tax season approach. But a local nonprofit group provides some relief to residents in need of assistance in filing their taxes...
DECA promotes anti-tobacco campaign in school (01/24/15)
Despite knowing the harmful effects of tobacco, it's still one of the biggest health threats the world has ever faced, killing nearly six million people a year, noted a press release from DECA. According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the percentage of adults who smoke in Vernon County is more than twice the national average, with approximately 27.3 percent of Missouri teens chewing tobacco, which is five times the national average...
United Way exceeds goal; recognizes contributors (01/23/15)
Nevada Daily Mail The United Way of Vernon County had even more than usual to celebrate at its annual appreciation and awards luncheon Wednesday at the Nevada Country Club. Every year, the campaign sets a fundraising goal to help fund 18 local agencies...
Vocal Fusion -- Grand Champion Choir (01/21/15)
Council votes no on regulating home businesses (01/21/15)
Nevada Daily Mail "I think this is over-government. Maybe we need to slap people's hand and say 'be a good neighbor,'" council member Jayne Novak said during the discussion of a proposed ordinance to provide some means to regulate customers at home businesses from blocking a shared driveway, during Tuesday night's city council meeting...
Break-in and lower prices hurt Recycling Center (01/21/15)
Nevada Daily Mail Already struggling with too few employees and the cold weather while waiting for heaters to be installed, the recycling center took another hit when someone broke into the center early last week, stealing copper and tools -- some owned by the employees -- and damaging the center...
Man arrested for stealing mail from more than a dozen people (01/21/15)
Nevada Daily Mail A Nevada resident was arrested Friday afternoon by detectives with the Vernon County Sheriff's Office after a warrant was issued for felony stealing involving the theft of mail. According to a press release from the Vernon County Sheriff's Office, deputies recovered a vehicle that was stolen from Nevada and found mail they believed to be stolen along with it...
31st Annual Drill Meet brings large crowd (01/20/15)
Nevada R-5 board gets update on WCC (01/20/15)
Nevada Daily Mail Nevada R-5 athletic director John McNeley told the R-5 Board of Education during Wednesday's monthly board meeting that so far belonging to the West Central Conference is working well. "It's not ideal, but it's an awfully good situation," McNeley said...
Cottey College named to Presidential Honor Roll (01/20/15)
Nevada Daily Mail Cottey College has been named to the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for Interfaith Community Service. The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary community service programs and raise the visibility of effective practices in campus community partnerships...
Local artist proposes official Nevada Song (01/20/15)
Nevada Daily Mail Recently, a Nevada singer and songwriter penned a song about his hometown of Nevada, proposing to city leaders that they consider naming it the official city song. Doug Harper said he has heard of states having an official song, but not any cities with songs. He said his goal would be that the city adds the 'city with a song' to the list of other names such as the Bushwhacker City and Healthy Nevada...
Meet the choirs -- Soundsational Singers (01/17/15)
City council to consider home occupation regulation (01/17/15)
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada City Council will be considering the first reading of a general ordinance to address the obstruction of joint driveways adjacent to homes with home occupations during its Tuesday meeting at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the Public Safety Building, 120 S. Ash Stt...
Red Cross in need of Vernon County volunteers (01/17/15)
Nevada Daily Mail The American Red Cross organization has provided free assistance to people affected by disasters for years, but continues to do so only because of the volunteers who provide services and financial support to the organization. Julie Stolting, emergency services director of the Red Cross' Southern Missouri Region, which includes Vernon County, says Nevada and the Vernon County area is in need of more residents stepping up to volunteer...
Hume School plans on starting recycling program (01/17/15)
Nevada Daily Mail With the start of the second semester of the school year on Jan. 12, the Hume School Board gave an update on the school and current projects at their first meeting of the year Thursday. Principal Kirk Hart said the school will soon start a recycling program in order to teach students about the environment. ...
Nevada FFA team brings home another championship, prepares for Scotand (01/16/15)
Nevada Daily Mail Four Nevada high school students continued their recent streak of Future Farmers of America successes with a win at the national level at Colorado State University in Denver, Colo., at the 95th Annual Western National Roundup, Jan. 8-11...
Commission completes 2015 budget (01/16/15)
Nevada Daily Mail After weeks of rarely seeing the large oak conference table in the Vernon County Commission's office because of the papers making up the 2015 Vernon County budget on it, the commission completed its work on the budget and made it available for the residents to examine Thursday...
County accepts bid for trash service (01/16/15)
Nevada Daily Mail After rejecting bids last week from two companies for trash hauling for Vernon County, the county commission again considered bids Tuesday for that service. In December, the Vernon County Commission accepted bids from businesses for services such as printing, rock hauling and concrete and decided which companies they would use through 2015, based on those bids...
Sheldon R-8 High School adds personal finance class (01/16/15)
Nevada Daily Mail Sheldon R-8 High School now offers Dave Ramsey's "Foundations in Personal Finance," a curriculum for teaching financial literacy to students. Ramsey tailors the lessons to students by using fun, easy to understand methods and interactive learning. The class is taught on DVD by Ramsey and his daughter, Rachel Cruze...
Healthy Nevada, R-5 district propose building walking trail at the middle school (01/14/15)
Healthy Nevada Special to the Dail Mail Healthy Nevada and the Nevada R-5 School District have some "exciting plans" in the works, according to a press release. Bryan, Benton and Truman Elementary Schools have seen "great success" with their before school walking program. ...
Under construction (01/14/15)
Third suspect arrested in robbery (01/14/15)
Nevada Daily Mail A third suspect charged in a robbery that occurred Jan. 1 was taken into custody by Bates County authorities and has been transferred to the Vernon County Jail. A 20-year-old Vernon County resident identified as Cody Moore was taken into custody on arrest warrants issued by the Vernon County Associate Circuit Court...
Children's Center to break ground in spring for new location (01/13/15)
Nevada Daily Mail The Children's Center, providing a safe, child-friendly setting for the investigation of child abuse, will have a new physical home this year. Jeani Longstreth told members of the Nevada-Vernon County Chamber of Commerce Friday at the chamber's monthly luncheon that the center has raised the necessary funds for a new building that will house approximately 2,000 square feet geared toward meeting the forensic, medical and therapeutic needs of the children...
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