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Nevada Magazine
Nevada the Magazine 2014 #1
New water system for Schell City comes up with higher costs (12/20/14)
Nevada Daily Mail After a decade of searching for a solution to Schell City's water problems as they dealt with an aging water system in need of an overhaul, city leaders found a solution, albeit expensive, in a contract with Consolidated Public Water Supply District No. 1, to provide water for the town...
Donna Thomas -- Tri County Whittlers (12/20/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Twenty-seven years ago in the fall of 1987, a group of like-minded area residents gathered to organize the Tri County Whittlers and Wood Carvers. The group met each Tuesday night to carve on their current projects and to help each other improve their wood carving skills. ...
Nevada R-5 A+ program benefits entire district (12/20/14)
Nevada Daily Mail For years, Nevada High School students have earned free tuition at Missouri community colleges through the A+ Program. "I think it's a fantastic program," said Rebecca Keltner, coordinator for the program, which Nevada spent three years getting certified for when the state first initiated it...
Lights at the Lake with Santa (12/19/14)
LEPC updated on 3M emergency plans (12/19/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Local county, law enforcement and emergency response leaders heard a presentation from 3M and also a report on a recent hazardous materials conference Wednesday as the Vernon County Local Emergency Planning Committee met for the last time of the calendar year...
Cottey College recognized by Women's Foundation of Greater Kansas City (12/19/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Fourteen hundred individuals gathered over the holidays in Kansas City for the annual luncheon of the Women's Foundation of Greater Kansas City, at which Cottey College was recognized for its partnership with the Foundation. The keynote speaker for the luncheon was former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright...
Man assaulted and left in field in Vernon County (12/19/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The assault of a man in his 70s is being investigating by multiple agencies after the man was found in a field west of Sheldon in Vernon County. According to a press release from the Vernon County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a call Friday evening of a male subject who was found in a field and appeared to have been assaulted...
20 year plus toy drive donors (12/17/14)
NRMC finances improving council told (12/17/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada Regional Medical Center's hospitalist program kicked off Dec. 1 and it already appears to be showing a positive impact, Kevin Leeper, NRMC CEO told the Nevada City Council during his annual report. Leeper said that two local doctors are fulfilling that role during the week, with the weekend to be covered by doctors from Freeman Hospital, Joplin, on the weekends starting in January...
Dispatch board uses reserves to meet budget (12/17/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The West Missouri 911 Dispatch board discussed its budget for 2015 and ways to balance it at a special work session on Tuesday. "It gets a little more painful every year," Nevada City Manager JD Kehrman said of the budgeting process...
Sheriff partners with Angel Tree for Christmas (12/17/14)
Nevada Daily Mail In past years, the Vernon County Sheriff's Department provided a warm meal for kids in the area in need. This year, they decided to team up with the Nevada Church of the Nazarene as they participate in the Angel Tree program, an organization that provides Christmas gifts to children whose parents are incarcerated...
Masonic Lodge donates to Nevada R-5 School District (12/17/14)
Police officers brighten area children's Christmas (12/16/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada Police Department held its fourth annual Shop with a Cop event Saturday, providing children of the community an opportunity to pick out gifts for family members and themselves. Because of donations from the community, the department was able to provide nine children with about $200 for gifts. Each child partnered with a police officer as they made their way through Wal-Mart in search of items on their lists...
Hume schools expand computer presence (12/16/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Small school systems are striving to meet society's increasing technology. Hume R-8 Schools is doing the same, working to get caught up with the growing need to help students be prepared for the next step in their lives, whether it is college or the workforce...
Nevada Griffons seek alumni players for 30th year (12/16/14)
Nevada Daily Mail For decades, the Nevada Griffons organization has offered an opportunity for college students to play baseball at an elite level in the Jayhawk League, which was primarily made up of Kansas teams, for the first 25 years or so and now in the Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas League...
Vietnam Veterans chapter sends care packages to troops (12/16/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church of Bolivar has partnered with Chapter 918, Vietnam Veterans of America, Nevada, to send care packages to soldiers in Afghanistan. Thirty-eight members of the U.S. Army Reserve 414th Military Police Company, Joplin, have deployed for an 11-month tour. ...
Beach followed family tradition of being county clerk (12/13/14)
Nevada Daily Mail For decades, Tammi Beach has served Vernon County in many ways. But soon she will find other ways to impact the community as she completes her final day as county clerk Dec. 31. After her husband Roger announced his retirement from his position of director of public works after working for the city of Nevada for 20 years in different positions, Beach decided to follow his lead and not run for the position in 2014...
Bids and 2015 budget on council agenda (12/13/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada City Council will be considering bids for the public works department for concrete, fuel, rock and slurry chat for 2015 needs, the construction of the Spring Street Sidewalk improvement project and the approval of the emergency repair of a water line at the water treatment plant when it meets Tuesday at 7 p.m., in the Public Safety Building, 120 S. Ash St...
Sheldon aldermen talk budget and trees (12/13/14)
Nevada Daily Mail With the approaching holidays and start of the new year, the Sheldon Board of Aldermen discussed the 2015 budget at their meeting Thursday. "It's the most wonderful time of the year," Mayor Jerod Lamb said jokingly as they faced what he said is normally a long process of looking over the budget, item by item...
Local musician and band fight for success in music city. (12/13/14)
Nevada Daily Mail "The music industry is dead, it is just tearing apart the scraps now," former Nevada resident, Nathan Rorabaugh said in a brief phone interview. Rorabaugh was asked what he thought about the recent comment made by famous author Stephen King in a Rolling Stone magazine interview. The quote was "when the music industry died" said King in reference to that books are not going away as they have been around for centuries, but recorded music has only been around for 160 years...
NHS 2014 Matwarming royalty (12/12/14)
County commission considers bids (12/12/14)
Nevada Daily Mail With the new year rapidly approaching, the Vernon County Commission accepted bids Wednesday from vendors both locally and from other counties for different county services to be used during 2015. Some of the commission's decisions came easily as they only received one bid for the specific service. Others caused a little more difficulty as they compared different bids and quality of work...
Bronaugh aldermen consider Internet proposal (12/12/14)
Nevada Daily Mail In the near future, the city of Bronaugh may have better access to the Internet after receiving word from InetVisions. The Bronaugh board of aldermen heard a request from InetVisions at their meeting Monday to place a wireless access node on the city's water tower that would provide higher speed Internet access to the city's residents. The company would pay the city a monthly fee of $80 while the city would provide electricity and access to the water tower...
Dunk For a Cure event benefits Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (12/12/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The NRTC-DECA chapter will host "Dunk for a Cure" to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation during the NHS boys' basketball game Dec. 19. Purple T-shirts and sweatshirts are currently on sale. They may be purchased in advance or the night of the benefit. The event will feature a silent auction, bake sale, and face painting, all beginning at 5:30 p.m., outside the NHS gym...
Schell City water project completed (12/10/14)
Nevada Daily Mail After months of planning and hard work, Schell City and Vernon County celebrated their partnership and the completion of the water project with a certificate presentation at the Schell City water tower site, Dec. 9. "This has been a project that I've been pleased to see come to fruition," Louis East of the U.S. ...
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