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Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Nevada Magazine
Nevada the Magazine 2014 #1
NHS girls learn to be their best 'selfie' (11/26/14)
Nevada Daily Mail About 300 female students from the Nevada High School received an early break from classes as they instead participated in the My Life program Nov. 25. The freshmen through junior students heard from four speakers as they addressed topics under the theme of "Selfie." Those subjects included how to be your best selfie, selfie-esteem, how to tell your story, and selfie-defense as the speakers and mentors provided guidance for the girls in their choices, relationships and their future.. ...
Lights at the Lake opens tonight (11/26/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The annual drive-thru Christmas light display around Radio Springs Lake will open at 6 tonight with the lighting of the Mayor's Christmas Tree in the lower level of the park. Following the opening ceremony, guests will be able to take a leisurely stroll around the lake before the display is opened to vehicle traffic at 7...
'Adoptions' needed for Teen Angels project (11/26/14)
Nevada Daily Mail As the holiday season approaches, thoughts turn towards shopping and gift giving. Most children and teenagers wait anxiously to unwrap their new treasures. However, for many families, the holidays present financial challenges and uncertainties, making purchasing presents quite the strain...
Hueston Memorial donation to VCAD Toy Drive (11/26/14)
Nominations needed for Vernon County Extension Council (11/26/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Nominations are being accepted for the January election of the Vernon County University of Missouri Extension Council members, according to Council Chairman Leslie Carroll-Bartlett. Council members are elected or appointed to two-year terms and may not serve more than two consecutive terms. Nominees must be at least 18 and must reside in the district from which they are selected...
Nominations needed for Vernon County Extension Council (11/26/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Nominations are being accepted for the January election of the Vernon County University of Missouri Extension Council members, according to Council Chairman Leslie Carroll-Bartlett. Council members are elected or appointed to two-year terms and may not serve more than two consecutive terms. Nominees must be at least 18 and must reside in the district from which they are selected...
Community Garden -- first year success (11/25/14)
Nevada Daily Mail As fall draws to an end and Healthy Nevada's Community Garden is put to bed for the winter, Healthy Nevada took a look back to see what the Seeds of Faith project has achieved over the summer. When this program originated, its' goal was to provide 10,000 pounds of fresh produce to the Community Food Pantry while introducing fresh vegetables to a group of people who may never have had fresh, healthy options to eat...
'Freezin' for a reason' Dec. 16 (11/25/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Freezin' for a Reason, a drive to collect needed supplies for the Nevada Housing Authority, is Dec. 16, at the Nevada High School, from 5 to 7 p.m., during the JV/V girls' and boys' basketball games. The drive seeks to collect emergency kit supplies for the Nevada Housing Authority. All proceeds will go to help the homeless and those needing a helping hand during tough times...
Holiday festivities at Cottey begin Dec. 6 (11/25/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The holiday season is in full swing as Cottey College prepares for the Hanging of the Greens celebrations. This three-part festivity includes an informal Christmas Choir concert Thursday, Dec. 4, at 5:30 p.m., in Raney Dining Room; the Hanging of the Greens Friday, Dec. 5, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in the Chapel; and the Hanging of the Greens semi-formal dance Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9-12 p.m., in Hinkhouse Center...
Hume School Board amends student handbook on vo-tech eligibility (11/25/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Student eligibility for vo-tech classes was addressed during Hume School Board's most recent meeting. School administration stated there was a concern with students doing well at vo-tech, but failing core classes in the Hume school system...
Cottey College announces new president (11/22/14)
The Cottey College Board of Trustees and the Presidential Search Committee announced Friday the appointment of Cottey's 12th president, Doris A. Tegart, Ed.D. Dr. Tegart, president-designate, replaces Dr. Judy Rogers who is retiring after 10 years as president of Cottey. Tegart will assume the presidency on June 1, 2015...
Cottey student learns about police work (11/22/14)
Nevada Daily Mail From a small town in South Carolina, Madylene Jeffries came to Cottey College in 2013, after hearing good things of the institution from her mother, a Cottey alumna. But before then, Jeffries developed an interest in becoming part of a police force and, ultimately, the FBI...
Fourteenth annual Amrita Club Thanksgiving Ball (11/22/14)
Special to the Daily Mail Once upon a time -- say 119 years ago -- in our little country town of Nevada, there was a 14th annual Thanksgiving Ball at Moore's Opera House given by gentlemen of the Amrita Club for their friends. The ball appeared to be the social event of the year, judging from the elaborate printed invitations on a folded card with embossed floral drawing on the front and inside message inviting "yourself and ladies to be present at their Opening Ball for the season of 1895 on Wednesday evening November 27, 1895.". ...
Vernon County Route Y closed (11/21/14)
Vernon County Route Y will be closed between 3050 Road and Earhart Road east of Harwood, on Nov. 24 for Pipe Replacement Work from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. MoDOT crews are replacing drain pipes underneath the road. Drivers will have to find an alternate route around the closing. Drivers will be able to get to driveways and other entrances on either side of the closing. However, they will not be able to travel through the work zone...
'A Charlie Brown Christmas' comes to Nevada High School this week (11/21/14)
"A Charlie Brown Christmas" was first shown as an animated television special in 1965 and has been part of the holiday tradition ever since. The stage adaptation was completed in 2013. The classic animated television special, "A Charlie Brown Christmas" comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation where Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the other Peanuts grapple with the real meaning of Christmas...
Health Department trains for health emergency (11/21/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Members of the Vernon County Health Department, emergency management and county commission went through an exercise Tuesday on how to respond if a medical emergency struck the county. Participants received a scenario of a high school basketball team infected by what ended up being a bioterrorism attack of small pox. As the representatives of the departments received the scenario in stages, they had to share how they would address the situation as it developed over several days...
Nevada Regional Technical Center DECA collecting food for Community Outreach (11/21/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The NRTC-DECA chapter has begun a community service project to help Community Outreach replenish their emergency food supplies. From now until Dec. 19, they will be conducting a community wide food drive with a goal of collecting 5,000 pounds of non-perishable food items. Their campaign is built around the theme "A City without Hunger is a City with a Heart."...
United Way campaign at quarter point (11/21/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The United Way fundraising campaign has reached just over a fourth of the amount needed this year. The goal for the campaign is 112,000, which will help support 18 local agencies. "So far we have 35,400," estimated Director Peggy Tedlock. "We do not receive most of our Corporate Challenge gifts until December. Many of those do payroll deductions...
Nevada Regional Medical Center staff practicing to respond to Ebola patient or any contagious disease (11/19/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are urging hospitals to prepare for the unlikely event of having to treat a patient with Ebola Virus Disease, and officials at Nevada Regional Medical Center are taking the recommendation seriously...
Council approves $50 million financing for 3M upgrades (11/19/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday night to give preliminary approval to a measure to issue up to $50 million in Chapter 100 taxable industrial revenue bonds to finance improvements at the 3M plant in Nevada. Neither the city of Nevada nor the state of Missouri can be held responsible for repayment of the bonds and according to the pending ordinance cannot be repaid through taxation...
Five file for city council election (11/19/14)
Nevada Daily Mail A late flurry of candidates filing for the two city council seats up for election in April 2015, added three new candidates, bringing the total number of candidates to five, meaning there will be both a primary and general election next spring...
Chamber seeks candidates for Miss Merry Christmas Pageant (11/19/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada/Vernon County Chamber of Commerce is seeking "little ladies" for the Miss Merry Christmas Pageant. This year's event is Saturday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m., in the Ella Maxwell Center for the Performing Arts. The Chamber is seeking candidates for each category of the pageant: Miss Candy Cane (K-2), Miss Snowflake (3-5), Miss Holly (6-8) and Miss Merry Christmas (9-12)...
Nevada Police Department Shop With a Cop 2014 (11/19/14)
Nevada Daily Mail "The members of the Nevada Police Department hope to make this holiday season brighter by doing something positive for the children of our city." The police officers and their families are preparing for the annual Shop with a Cop 2014 Program...
Chamber Board of Directors announced for 2015 (11/19/14)
Nevada Daily Mail A new board of directors and officers were chosen for the Nevada/Vernon County Chamber of Commerce. The newly elected board members include Leva Richmond, (current) incoming president; Wendy Barton, incoming KNEM/KNMO Radio; Wes Knell, (incoming) State Farm Insurance; and Todd Cantrell, (incoming) 3M plant manager...
Super Heroes of Kindness deliver to Moss House (11/18/14)
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