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Nevada Magazine
Nevada the Magazine 2014 #1
Prosecutor never planned to practice criminal law (03/28/15)
Nevada Daily Mail After the 2014 elections, several new faces joined the staff at the Vernon County courthouse, including prosecuting attorney Brandi McInroy. Having grown up in Kansas, McInroy moved back to her husband's hometown of Nevada in 2000, while still an undergraduate student at Pittsburg State University. McInroy then attended law school at the University of Missouri in Kansas City...
Local NRTC DECA members compete at State Career Development Conference (03/28/15)
Nevada Daily Mail Twenty-one students of the Nevada Regional Technical Center Chapter of Missouri DECA, an association of marketing students, joined more than 2,000 high school marketing students at the annual state career development conference March 15-17, at the Lodge of the Four Seasons, Lake Ozark...
Arrest made following drug search (03/28/15)
Nevada Daily Mail Investigators with the Vernon County Sheriff's Office found what they believe to be methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia during a search based on a search warrant that was served in the 200 block of East. Third Street in Bronaugh, late Thursday afternoon in a search for a parole absconder...
Protecting your identity will help protect your financial future (03/28/15)
University of Missouri Extension "In our modern world, with click-of- a- mouse speed, identity theft is a growing threat to you personally and financially," says Doug Scotten, family financial education specialist with University of Missouri Extension...
Super Heroes of Kindness visit Chapman Estates (03/27/15)
Search for Drake leads to different arrest (03/27/15)
Nevada Daily Mail Deputies swarmed an apartment building in Nevada Tuesday afternoon after receiving a tip from the public that Gary Drake, a person wanted by the Vernon County Sheriff's Office may be inside. According to a press release from the VCSO, deputies were unable to locate Drake in the apartment but found another wanted fugitive instead. John D. Howell, 22, of Nevada, was found hiding in a bedroom of the apartment while deputies were searching for Drake...
NRMC receives Healthy Nevada report (03/27/15)
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada Regional Medical Center received a report from Healthy Nevada at their monthly board meeting Tuesday evening, receiving an update on the program's accomplishments and goals for the future. Board chairman Steve Russ said they wanted an update from Healthy Nevada because they are a program of Cerner, which also provides other services to NRMC and whose services have been discussed at recent meetings...
Commission signs lease agreement with youth baseball organization (03/27/15)
Nevada Daily Mail With spring having officially arrived and warmer temperatures holding steady in recent weeks, some younger members of the community now look forward to joining Nevada Youth Recreational Baseball teams for a new season. The Vernon County Commission and local youth baseball organization representatives signed a two-year lease agreement Wednesday, spelling out which entity would be responsible for which expenses at the ball fields used by the league...
Carthage artist exhibits at Cottey College (03/27/15)
Nevada Daily Mail Artist Alice Lynn Greenwood has an exhibit of her artwork, titled "The Beauty of Change," on display in the P.E.O. Foundation Art Gallery inside the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts on the Cottey College campus. Her exhibit will be in the gallery through April 10...
NRMC financial recovery has setback (03/25/15)
Nevada Daily Mail After a series of good reports at recent meetings of the Nevada Regional Medical Center finance committee, the financial state of the hospital seemed to take a wrong turn in the month of February when they experienced a loss of more than $1 million...
Future kindergartners learn about school (03/25/15)
Nevada Daily Mail Bryan Elementary held its annual PINK night Monday evening, encouraging parents to bring their "kindergartner-to-be" children to the elementary school to get a taste of what school life will be like. "It's a fun night," elementary principal Debbie Spaur said of the event, adding sometimes they hear from parents that their young children were disappointed the next day when they realized they do not start school until the fall...
Dr. Beth Wheaton to speak at Cottey on April 7 (03/25/15)
Dr. Beth Wheaton is the final speaker in the 2014-15 Distinguished Speaker Series sponsored by Cottey College's Serenbetz Institute for Women's Leadership, Social Responsibility, and Global Awareness. The title of her speech is "Guiders: Leading the Way by Closing the Gaps." She will speak Tuesday, April 7, at 7 p.m., in the Missouri Recital Hall. A reception will follow her address...
Depression in the elderly responds to treatment (03/25/15)
Nevada Daily Mail The bad news is that one in five people over the age of 65 suffer from clinical depression in America. The good news, it is very treatable, Faith Trussell, who is a registered nurse and the director of Senior Life Solutions in Cedar County, told the Nevada Rotary Club at its March 12 meeting...
Two killed in Monday crash (03/24/15)
Fort Scott Tribune A Nevada woman and a former Bourbon County Attorney were killed in a two-vehicle crash Monday morning on U.S. Highway 54 in Vernon County. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, the wreck involved a 1991 Toyota Celica driven by Ashley Schnedler, 36, of Nevada, and a 1993 Lincoln Town Car driven by 74-year-old John Swarts of Fort Scott. The accident took place 11 miles west of Nevada...
Man sought in manslaughter investigation (03/24/15)
Nevada Daily Mail The Vernon County Sheriff's Office is looking for a wanted fugitive following the issuance of a warrant from the 28th Judicial Circuit Court on Monday. Gary Drake is being sought on charges of first-degree involuntary manslaughter, DWI - persistent offender, and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, all of which are felony charges...
Familiar face -- new position (03/24/15)
Nevada Daily Mail Carrie Poe, the Vernon County Circuit Clerk since the beginning of the this year, says it has been an easy transition into her new position after spending 16 years in the circuit clerk's office before the retirement of previous clerk Vickie Erwin...
Student is Chief for a Day at Nevada Police Department (03/24/15)
Nevada Daily Mail For the fourth year, the Nevada Police Department gave local high school students interested in law enforcement an opportunity to enter an essay contest in order to be chief for a day. Jacob Dunivan, a senior at Nevada High School, was encouraged by a counselor to enter the contest when he expressed his interest in one day becoming a detective. His essay relaying his desire to enter law enforcement earned him the chance to be chief for a day on Friday...
Scholarship honoring Rep. Randy Pike available (03/24/15)
Nevada Daily Mail Applications for the Rep. Randy W. Pike Memorial Scholarship are available from District 126 school counselors in Bates and Vernon counties. Rep. Pike served in the Missouri House of Representatives from 2013-14 and as Bates County Northern Commissioner from 2000-12. In addition to his commitment to community service, he was an accomplished wood carver and taxidermist...
Sheldon science fair held Thursday (03/21/15)
The Sheldon R-8 school district held their science fair Thursday evening, giving family and other members of the community an opportunity to see the variety of projects the students researched and based their project on. The students displayed a wide range of project themes, including bridge, volcano and Niagara Falls models as well as projects concerning hair products, efficient basketball shooting methods, the affects of video games, gamer stereotypes, fertilizer types and many others...
State drops murder charge against Vernon County man (03/21/15)
Nevada Daily Mail The state attorney general's office has dropped a murder charge against a Vernon County man who was accused of having his estranged wife killed. Assistant Attorney General David Hansen filed documents in court this week dismissing the first-degree murder charge against 59-year-old Bob Beisly II without prejudice, meaning the charge can be filed again if new evidence is found. There is no statute of limitations on first-degree murder...
Bad smell impacts neighboring businesses (03/21/15)
Nevada Daily Mail The Vernon County Commission heard concerns from local business representatives Wednesday concerning the stench surrounding another company located on the northeast edge of Nevada. Brian Hollands, new owner of the Missouri Welding Institute as of Jan. ...
Pre-trial conference for Ellison continued (03/21/15)
Nevada Daily Mail The pre-trial conference held Thursday morning at the Vernon County Courthouse for Logan Ellison, 18, who was arrested and charged with the murder of his grandparents in October 2014, was continued until May 1, at 10 a.m. Ellison's grandparents, Herman, 76, and Rosie Ellison, 77, were discovered in their home in eastern Vernon County near the Cedar County line by their son, Ellison's father, on Friday, Oct. ...
Night at the Museum fundraiser a success (03/20/15)
Home & Leisure Show opens today (03/20/15)
Nevada Daily Mail A Nevada tradition returns March 20-21 with the 29th Annual Nevada Home & Leisure Show. Produced by KNEM/KNMO Radio in Nevada, the Nevada Home & Leisure Show annually features products and services from businesses in southwest Missouri and southeast Kansas...
First Christian Church youth to help in South Dakota camp (03/20/15)
Nevada Daily Mail This summer, five students from First Christian Church's youth group and about four adult sponsors will travel to Crow Creek Sioux Reservation in South Dakota to help with a camp for first through third grade girls, June 22-28. Youth minister Jeremiah Howze participated in the camp hosted by Diamond Willow Ministries for Native Americans last summer with three high school boys from a church in Ferguson, where he worked before he became the full-time youth minister at First Christian in July.. ...
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