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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Nevada Magazine
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Wells certified as senate candidate (08/26/16)
jbrann.ndm@gmail.com On Tuesday, the Missouri Secretary of State's office announced that Tim Wells and 10 other candidates have qualified for the November general election. Wells, a licensed professional counselor in Nevada, was certified as an independent candidate for the office of state senator in the 31st District. He will face Republican candidate Ed Emery of Lamar and Libertarian candidate Lora Young of Harrisonville...
VCAD board approves purchasing used ambulances (08/26/16)
gfranklin.nevadadailymail@gmail.com The Vernon County Ambulance District board of directors unanimously approved the purchase of two used ambulances from American Response Vehicles of Columbia, Mo. during a special meeting Wednesday evening. The first is a 2013 Chevrolet/ARV with 112,000 plus miles on it. The other is a 2014 Chevrolet/ARV with 104,000 on it...
Youth task force to tackle prescription drug problem (08/26/16)
jbrann.ndm@gmail.com Tuesday's meeting of the Vernon County Youth Task Force focused on ways to address the abuse of prescription drugs. The task force follows a school year calendar and so, after a summer hiatus, 20 people gathered at the Franklin P. Norman City/County Community Center for the group's hour-long monthly meeting...
Seed savers workshop (08/26/16)
Nevada Daily Mail Stockton, Mo. -- University of Missouri Extension in Cedar County will be holding a seed saver workshop on Aug. 30, at 6:30 p. m. at the Cedar County Library (717 East St, Stockton, Mo. 65785) in Stockton Mo. The instructor for the class will be Robert Balek, Jasper County MU Extension Regional Horticulture Specialist...
August tax auction on the courthouse steps (08/24/16)
VCAD explains need to replace ambulances (08/24/16)
gfranklin.nevadadailymail@gmail.com At the Aug. 18 board meeting, Vernon County Ambulance District director Leland Splitter suggested the board consider purchasing two used ambulances to supplement VCAD's aging fleet until the Heritage State Bank loan could be paid off...
David L. Ferry, Coroner (08/24/16)
jbrann.ndm@gmail.com "I guess you could say being coroner came rather natural for me," said David Ferry, Vernon County's coroner. "I had been deputy coroner, serving under my father for some years and he had been serving the county for 35 years." As citizens of Vernon County saw earlier this month in the primary election, some positions draw a good deal of competition. Coroner is not one of them...
Walker aldermen talk water issues (08/24/16)
gfranklin.nevadadailymail@gmail.com The Walker board of aldermen discussed an upcoming Department of Natural Resources inspection of the city's water well. "We can't fix it," William Jeffery, Walker's maintenance technician, said about the floor drains in the city's well house...
Welcome back Cottey College (08/23/16)
Moss House director talks about fundraising and programs (08/23/16)
VCCR benefit dinner Saturday (08/23/16)
ndmeditorial@gmail.com "We drive people to treatment if needed and will help with anything people need assistance with who are going through cancer treatment," Traci Cliffman, a Vernon County Cancer Relief board member said Friday. In the past this included things like gas cards for transportation, electricity, and groceries...
VCAD discusses ambulance replacement (08/23/16)
gfranklin.nevadadailymail@gmail.com Vernon County Ambulance District is looking at supplementing their aging ambulance fleet until the Heritage State Bank loan is paid off three years from now. "If we could find a couple used trucks to help us get through the three years until the building is paid off,' VCAD director Leland Splitter told the board...
NEVC recognized by Newsweek magazine (08/20/16)
jbrann.ndm@gmail.com Before she had finished passing out slips of paper to each board member at Thursday evening's meeting, Chris Hudson, Northeast Vernon County High School principal, declared the news. "So many students in this district face great challenges but despite that, this school is beating the odds and Newsweek magazine has just formally recognized us!"...
National Weather Service briefs LEPC on services (08/20/16)
gfranklin.nevadadailymail@gmail.com Mark Burchfield from the National Weather Service briefed local first responders at a Wednesday meeting of the Vernon County Local Emergency Planning Commission. "You can't put a forecast out for a whole county, it doesn't make sense," Burchfield said...
Bronaugh R-7 reviews grants and out of district tuition (08/20/16)
jbrann.ndm@gmail.com Monday's meeting of Bronaugh's R-7 board welcomed Superintendent David Copeland's announcement of receiving funds from the Small Rural School Achievement Program for year's 2013-14 and 2014-15. Said Copeland, "When you hired me, I said I would try my best to go after funds this district qualified for but due to some of the difficulties in the year or so before I came, had not been claimed."...
Back to school we go (08/19/16)
Senator's office on the road (08/19/16)
jbrann.ndm@gmail.com Thursday morning saw David Rauch hold his final "Office on the Road" constituent meeting in Vernon County on behalf of U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill. Between scheduled appointments, Rauch, serving out of the senator's Springfield office, spoke of his life and work...
Hume school ready for the new year (08/19/16)
gfranklin.nevadadailymail@gmail.com Few changes await Hume student's as they return to class on Sept. 1. "We're excited about the year. We have great students, great teachers. This will be a successful year," said Hume principal and assistant superintendent Scott Morrison...
Sheldon's wastewater lagoon problems (08/19/16)
gfranklin.nevadadailymail@gmail.com Maintenance supervisor, Joe Brzuchowski and area contractor Cole Reed recently completed an assessment of the sludge build up in Sheldon's wastewater lagoon. On Friday, Brzuchowski said there is little sludge in the east end of the lagoon but there is sludge built up around the intake pipe on the west end of the lagoon...
Carolyn Compton, Sheldon's new principal (08/17/16)
jbrann.ndm@gmail.com Born in Lees Summit and a graduate of its then only high school, Carolyn Compton, the new principal of Sheldon R-8 schools obtained her bachelor's degree in elementary education in 1990 and taught one year at a private school in Kansas City...
Sheldon's water rate hike impact (08/17/16)
gfranklin.nevadadailymail@gmail.com Sheldon's proposed water rate increase would almost double the average water customer's bills. Mayor pro tem Robert Moran said he expects the board will approve the water rate increase at their September meeting. Sheldon's city clerk, Becky Morgan said the average water bill is for approximately 5,000 gallons, which under the current price would cost $27 [according to a table provided by Moran]. Under the proposed rates, the same 5,000 gallons will cost $50...
FAA clears the way for commercial drone use (08/17/16)
gfranklin.nevadadailymail@gmail.com A recent decision by the Federal Aviation Administration may result in local residents seeing more unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, zipping across the skies above Vernon County. "We are part of a new era in aviation, and the potential for unmanned aircraft will make it safer and easier to do certain jobs, gather information, and deploy disaster relief," said U.S. ...
NRMC hospitalist program 2.0 (08/16/16)
jbrann.ndm@gmail.com Nevada Regional Medical Center launched an enhanced version of its hospitalist program on Aug. 1. Hospitalists provide and direct care for those hospital patients without a primary care physician and those whose doctor chooses to limit his or her practice to the office. Dedicated to inpatient care, hospitalists work solely in the hospital setting...
Nevada adds regs for sewer treatment (08/16/16)
ndmeditorial@gmail.com The Nevada City Council voted 4-0, with council member Lance Christie excused, to pass on first reading a general ordinance that adds a new section to the city code, to address providing treatment for industrial wastewater that is produced outside the Nevada city limits...
Sheldon water rate increase on hold (08/16/16)
gfranklin.nevadadailymail@gmail.com The Sheldon Board of Aldermen chose to postpone a vote that would have raised water rates for utility customers Thursday evening. "There are a lot of people in town that are struggling to get by month-to-month as it is," Gwen Coquillette said as she delivered a petition to the board opposing an increase in the water rates...
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