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Nevada Magazine
Nevada the Magazine 2014 #1
Southwest Special Olympics allow athletes to grow, be part of community (08/01/15)
Editor's Note: This story is part of a series on United Way agencies in Vernon County. Nevada Daily Mail There are those who believe athletes with intellectual disabilities cannot perform as well as those without intellectual disabilities. Those people have probably never watched a Special Olympics...
National Night Out to take streets back (08/01/15)
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada Police Department and other local businesses and entities will again participate in the annual National Night Out community event Tuesday evening as an effort to fight against crime in the city and the county. For more than 30 years, NNO has been trying to enhance the relationship between law enforcement departments and the communities they serve while also building the sense of community among neighbors. ...
Sheldon and Hume schools enrollment this month (08/01/15)
Nevada Daily Mail The Sheldon R-8 school district will be holding their enrollment for grades seven through 12 Aug. 5 and 6. Grades 10 through 12 will have enrollment on Aug. 5, and grades 7 through 9 will have enrollment at Sheldon, Aug. 6. It is important for students to come because they will pick out their extra-curricular classes, said Vicki Jadlot, an administrative assistant. ...
Greeting the new Cottey College president (07/29/15)
NRMC fiscal year ends in black (07/29/15)
Nevada Daily Mail With the final numbers in from the 2015 fiscal year, which ended June 30, the financial committee of the Nevada Regional Medical Center discussed the bottom line at their monthly meeting Tuesday afternoon. Interim chief financial officer Mike Harbor gave the end of the year report, which showed a loss of less than $1.1 million, when NRMC had budgeted for a loss of more than $2 million...
Lemonade stand raises money for Backpacks of Love (07/29/15)
Nevada Daily Mail While children prepare for the start of the new school year, Nevada's Community Outreach continues to prepare for their Back to School and Backpacks of Love programs, which will provide food and supplies to students. On July 15, Paige Hertzberg, 9, held a lemonade stand outside Hertzberg Furniture, her family's business, to help raise money for the Backpacks of Love program, asking for donations toward that cause. ...
Hume Fair runs through Saturday (07/29/15)
Nevada Daily Mail The 73rd annual Hume Fair has begun and will run through Aug. 1. The "community-centered" fair, which reorganized in 1942, has a way to showcase everyone's special talents, said Karen Irwin, member of the Hume Fair Board. The fair promises to have something for everyone, Irwin said. Some of the popular events include The Hume Olympics Thursday -- a two person man and woman event where the team has to work together with challenging obstacles...
Bronaugh to hold open house, orientation before school begins (07/29/15)
Nevada Daily Mail The Bronaugh R-7 School District is holding three events in August to allow their students and families to become more acquainted with new staff, rules and day-to-day school activities. It will hold an open house on Aug. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. Students and families from preschool to grade 12 can come and meet the faculty...
SpringTown to perform Thursday at Music Marathon (07/28/15)
Nevada Daily Mail The annual Music Marathon on the Square continues with a Springfield band coming to Nevada to perform for members of the community Thursday evening. SpringTown became a band in recent months but is currently working on an album and recently recorded their song "Life's a Beach." With performances in the Springfield and Branson area, the newly formed group continues to look for opportunities to expand their musical impact...
Nevada Police arrest suspect on felony theft and drug related charges (07/28/15)
Nevada Daily Mail A Nevada man has been arrested in connection with an investigation by the Nevada Police Department in regards to a felony theft, and possession of drug paraphernalia. On July 24, an off-duty detective with the Nevada Police Department observed a known male subject walking down Austin Boulevard with what appeared to be property belonging to a store located in the 2200 block of East Lincoln Ave., according to a press release from the department...
Center focuses on helping with unplanned pregnancies (07/28/15)
Editors note: This is one of a series of stories on United Way agencies in Vernon County By Noah Jones Nevada Daily Mail An unplanned-pregnancy center's focus on giving support instead of judgment to those with unplanned-pregnancies has helped 450 women in the last two years and is looking to keep the pace this year...
National Night Out at Walton Pool Aug. 4 (07/28/15)
Nevada Daily Mail The residents of Nevada will join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the "32nd Annual National Night Out" crime and drug prevention event Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. National Night Out, which is co-sponsored locally by the city of Nevada Police Department and the Parks Department, involves more than 16,540 communities from all 50 states, U.S. ...
Hot dry weather good for hot work (07/25/15)
Preschool rules added to NEVC elementary handbook (07/25/15)
Nevada Daily Mail The Northeastern Vernon County R-1 school board changed their elementary handbook for the upcoming school year, Thursday night. Elementary Principal Kendall Ogburn proposed the new changes in the elementary handbook. The rules are not new, but they are written down for the first time, Ogburn said...
Homeschool group prepares for new year, fair (07/25/15)
Nevada Daily Mail With the school starting in a month, preparations for the new school year have begun for some families and teachers, as well as parents in the area who have chosen to homeschool their children. For nine years, the Area Christian Parent Educators group has provided an organization for homeschool families with the goal of encouraging and supporting families as they educate their children outside the normal public or private school systems...
'High School Musical Jr.' this weekend (07/24/15)
Nevada Daily Mail To quote the Prince of Verona, "For never was a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo." Fortunately, theatergoers have no need to worry -- there aren't any vials of poison or daggers in Disney's "High School Musical Jr.," a retelling of the classic "Romeo and Juliet." Far from the tragedy that it's based off of, the musical tells a story of two young high schoolers trying to break free of the labels and cliques assigned to them. ...
911 board talks sales tax issue final time (07/24/15)
Nevada Daily Mail In their final meeting before the August election, the Western Missouri 911 Dispatch Center's board of directors continued to discuss their efforts to raise awareness in the community concerning the financial needs of the center and the benefits of a half-cent sales tax, as well as expressing their concern that supporters will not vote...
Council on Families in Crisis celebrates 25 years of social change (07/24/15)
Nevada Daily Mail The Council on Families in Crisis, which operates The Moss House, unofficially has been helping to create social change since 1986. It opened a shelter to help victims of sexual and domestic violence have a place to sleep. The Finis M. Moss Charitable Trust purchased, financed and renovated the house at 415 N. Main St. in Nevada, and on July 1, 1990, the Moss House officially opened...
Township in need of trustee, board members (07/24/15)
Nevada Daily Mail Vernon County is one of the last 22 counties in Missouri that uses the township method of government, but for about a month, one of those townships has not been able to function properly after the board members, trustee and clerk either moved outside the township or resigned from their position...
3M's 5K run slated for Aug. 8 (07/22/15)
The Third Annual 3M Run for Your Life 5K is set for 7:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 8. The event will start and finish at the Osage Prairie YMCA. To participate in the event, registration forms need to be completed and turned in to Dana Ellis at the 3M plant...
Wysong thanked for 15 years of work with the county (07/22/15)
Nevada Daily Mail Vernon County employees surprised secretary Gail Wysong with a surprise retirement party Tuesday afternoon, with many county and city leaders as well as family and friends from the community attending to show their appreciation for her 15 years of work for the county...
Nevada council renews liquor licenses (07/22/15)
Nevada Daily Mail Area residents using the Pulse interactive exercise equipment at Walton Park will soon have a safer surface surrounding the equipment. Tuesday night the Nevada City Council voted 3-0, with council members Jayne Novak and Blake Hertzberg excused, to give final approval to a special ordinance accepting a 2015 Playground Scrap Tire Surface Material Grant in the amount of $5,925 from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources...
South Korean youth group to stop, perform in Nevada (07/22/15)
Nevada Daily Mail The Jesus Ballet troop is coming to visit Nevada this week to strengthen their knowledge of English, America, and their bond with God. The church group from Daejeon, South Korea, flew in Saturday, and is staying in Bolivar. They are participating in a children's camp on the campus of Southwest Baptist University...
Clear water upgrade finalized for Walker (07/22/15)
Nevada Daily Mail Missouri's Department of Natural Resources and the Walker Board of Aldermen finalized the agreement for a clear well upgrade on the town's water, Monday night. The project, which will cost a maximum of $100,000, was authorized by the Department of Natural resources...
Poverty simulation allows Vernon County residents a day to see new stresses (07/21/15)
Nevada Daily Mail There are 417,151 Missourians living in extreme poverty; 18.8 percent of people living in Vernon County are living in poverty, according to the Missouri Report in Poverty from 2014. Wednesday afternoon, Missourians to End Poverty held a poverty simulation at the Franklin P. Norman City/County Community Center in Nevada. About 60 residents from Vernon County, including myself, took on identities of people living in poverty...
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