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Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Nevada Magazine
Nevada the Magazine 2014 #1
MU chancelor visits Nevada, Vernon County (08/30/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The University of Missouri Extension appears to be unique among the states, R. Bowen Loftin, who has been the chancellor at MU since Feb. 1, said during a visit to Nevada last week. He said that while growing up in rural Texas they would see a county agent, but there were no elected Extension Councils in each county. This design gives the program a bottom up impetus, with considerable local input into what is important, instead of everything coming from the top...
Seeds of Faith flourish with community garden (08/30/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Seeds of Faith community garden surpassed its goal of reaching 10,000 pounds of produce harvested by the end of summer. "It's been very well appreciated and well utilized," Rachel Hansen, of Healthy Nevada, said. "It's been a very wonderful summer; we've had a lot of visitors in the garden. We have certainly enjoyed ourselves."...
Water meters on council agenda for Tuesday meeting (08/30/14)
The Nevada City Council will be considering bids for the purchase of new water meters to replace units that are 26 years old during its meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the council chambers in the Public Safety Building, 120 S. Ash. According to the request from Shawn Mittendorf, Alliance Water Resources local manager, as the meters age they lose accuracy, usually metering less water usage than is actually used...
Friday afternoon fire (08/27/14)
Postal worker retires after 20 years (08/27/14)
Nevada Daily Mail After two decades of service, one helpful, smiling lady in blue will be retiring from the front counter at the Nevada Post Office. Linda Weaver, who lives on a farm near Liberal, has worked at the post offices in Liberal, Pittsburg, Lamar and, for the last 10 years, Nevada...
Birthright of Nevada (08/27/14)
Hours and location: Birthright of Nevada is located at 231 North Cedar. Office hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local organization founded: (when and where by whom) Birthright of Nevada was established in the early 1980s. ...
County commission lowers tax levy (08/27/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Vernon County Commission set the 2014 tax levy at 16.61 cents per $100 assessed valuation during its meeting Tuesday. "In Vernon County, because we have sales tax, we are required to do a 50 percent roll back," County Clerk Tammi Beach said. "Last year we estimated a little low on our sales tax, so we collected a little more money, so we have to drop back a little more. Last year the levy was .1831. In 2012, the levy was .1653."...
New equipment coming to Sheldon Park (08/27/14)
By Gloria Tucker Nevada Daily Mail With a cost ranging from $25,000 to $50,000 for new playground equipment, renewing Sheldon park's playground seemed like a distant dream. Striving to make that dream a reality, the Sheldon park board found a sale for equipment, and park board member Amanda Hall began scouring Sheldon and Nevada for funding...
Nevada woman injured in ATV accident (08/26/14)
Nevada Daily Mail A Nevada woman received moderate injuries in an ATV accident two miles east of Montevallo on Saturday afternoon. Katlyn Triplett, 21, was riding a 1995 Honda ATV in a field, drove into a ditch and was thrown off, according to a Highway Patrol report...
Walker man injured in Sunday wreck (08/26/14)
Nevada Daily Mail A Walker man received moderate injuries in a one- vehicle accident five miles north of Walker on Route C on Sunday afternoon. Adam Ahlgren, 18, was driving a 1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo when he lost control, skidded off the right side of the road, struck a tree and overturned, according to a Highway Patrol report...
NEVC opts out of CEP free lunch program (08/26/14)
By Gloria Tucker Charles Naas, superintendent of Northeast Vernon County School, discussed the merits and drawbacks of the Community Eligibility Provision program at the NEVC Board of Education meeting Thursday. "The bottom line is yes, we qualify for the program, and no, it's not beneficial to us like I had hoped," Naas said...
Nevada, new owner of old Baptist Church (08/26/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Shortly after Nevada Mayor Seth Barrett announced Monday afternoon that the city of Nevada had purchased the old Baptist Church building at the northeast corner of Cedar and Hunter streets, while driving down Main Street I saw Nevada Building Inspector Richard Brockman, Nevada Police Chief Graham Burnley and Officer Lucas Gibson arrive at the old Baptist Church and begin walking around the building looking for an easy way to enter the building that could again be secured...
Investigation leads to stolen guns, cash, crystal meth (08/23/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Thousands of dollars, explosives, stolen property, over a half pound of crystal meth, and more than 40 guns were seized during a large scale investigation involving two search warrants this month. According to a press release from the Vernon County Sheriff's Office, approximately 255 grams of what is believed to be crystal meth was seized during one of the search warrants, making this one of the largest seizures of crystal meth in Vernon County...
Worthless no longer (08/23/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Little girls in India from the lowest strata of society have no value. They are often smothered at birth and thrown on the trash pile to be eaten by the dogs. Or in other cases, become fodder for the sex trade, said Steve Dean, who has been working to address this issue for several years...
Cottey convocation breaks tradition with vocalist (08/23/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The traditional convocation ceremony at Cottey College features a not so traditional key note address 7 p.m. Monday at the auditorium of the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts. Joseryl Beckley, a dramatic mezzo-soprano, will perform four arias to begin the academic year with inspiration at the 131st opening of the college...
New year starts at Nevada High School (08/22/14)
Early positive influences put new superintendent on educational career path (08/22/14)
Tyson Beshore Nevada R-5 Superintendent What inspired you to become an educator? Many people have had a special teacher that influenced their career choice. My high school coach/ history teacher was a strong inspiration to me, and one of the main reasons that I wanted to go into education. ...
NRMC, nursing homes experience increase in volume (08/22/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The average daily census for Nevada Medical Regional Center rose 20 percent for the month of July from last year's 26.5 to 31.6, while Moore-Few and Barone combined facilities' census rose 3 percent from last year's 108 to 112. "We had a big month in July as far as volume goes," Chief Financial Officer Greg Shaw said at the NRMC finance committee meeting Tuesday. ...
NRMC, nursing homes experience increase in volume (08/22/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The average daily census for Nevada Medical Regional Center rose 20 percent for the month of July from last year's 26.5 to 31.6, while Moore-Few and Barone combined facilities' census rose 3 percent from last year's 108 to 112. "We had a big month in July as far as volume goes," Chief Financial Officer Greg Shaw said at the NRMC finance committee meeting Tuesday. ...
Old Settlers Picnic is a family affair (08/22/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Linda Elderton has only missed one day of the Sheldon Old Settlers Picnic in the 62 years of her life, and she's proud of it. "I grew up with it," Elderton said. "My folks were always involved. My dad was president of the picnic association several times. I've been president of the association, and my youngest son has been president. We have three generations who have helped keep it going. It's just a time of family, fun and food."...
Route KK closed Aug. 21 (08/21/14)
Vernon County Route KK is closed Aug. 21 for pipe replacement between Route T and County Road 400 west of Moundville from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The road is closed to allow crews to replace a deteriorating drain pipe underneath the road. Drivers will have access to driveways on either side of the closing, but will not be able to travel through the work zone. Drivers are urged to find an alternate route during the closing. Weather and/or work scheduling conflicts will alter the work schedule...
NRMC taking steps to weather economic downturn (08/20/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Nevada Regional Medical Center is taking steps to weather the current economic storm and continue providing consistent, top-quality health care to the Nevada community, noted a press release. "High unemployment and uncertain incomes cause people to postpone medical treatment," said Greg Shaw, chief financial officer at NRMC. "Declining insurance, failure to pass the Medicaid Expansion, along with government reimbursement changes, have taken their toll on the bottom-line."...
New year, new choir, new name to come (08/20/14)
Council waives rules for hunting event (08/20/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The National Wild Turkey Federation Youth event will be held Sept. 27, at the Vernon County Fair Grounds and Tuesday night the Nevada City Council voted 4-0, with councilmember Jayne Novak excused, to adopt Resolution No. 1411 to make the event possible. ...
Bronaugh school board sets levy, receives grant (08/20/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Bronaugh Board of Education set the tax rate levy for the ceiling at $3.63 per $100 assessed valuation at its meeting Thursday. In other business, superintendent Lyle Best announced the America Grows Rural Education grant was approved for the district's science department...
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