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Nevada Magazine
Nevada the Magazine 2014 #1
Update on the state of the economy at Rotary meeting (03/04/15)
County commission discusses vehicle-tracking system (03/04/15)
Nevada Daily Mail By partnering with Sprocket LLC, the Vernon County Sheriff's Office will soon have the equipment needed to track department vehicles on patrol. Using Google Maps, Sprocket's Rural First program provides devices and software that will allow the Sheriff's Office to know where each of its vehicles are located, anywhere in the country, as long as they are within an area with cell phone coverage...
Council considers bids for police station furniture (03/04/15)
Nevada Daily Mail The city of Nevada received a grant from the Richardson Foundation to purchase furniture for the new police station and recently requested bids for the needed furniture. Tuesday night the Nevada City Council, after an extended discussion about some concerns about the transparency of the bidding process, voted 4-0 to reject the bids for stackable chairs, with council member Blake Hertzberg abstaining because Hertzberg Furniture had bid on the furniture...
Vigil remembers child who died in weekend drowning (03/03/15)
Nevada Daily Mail A candlelight memorial was held Monday night at the Vernon County Fairgrounds in response to the drowning death of a local child. Organized by the Timberline 4-H Club, the vigil, which drew more than 200 people, encouraged those attending to bring candles or battery-powered tea lights for the short remembrance service...
Cottey College faculty profile (03/03/15)
Name: Rusalyn H. Andrews, Ph.D. School: Cottey College. Position: Professor of theatre and speech. (Margaret Emily Stoner Professor of Speech and Drama.) I teach a variety of theatre and communication courses, direct theatrical productions, design costumes, and oversee a collection of theatrical and vintage costumes...
Council to finalize purchase of new police vehicles (03/03/15)
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada City Council will be finalizing its purchase of five new police vehicles when it considers its final approval of the bid and the lease/purchase agreement with U.S. Bancorp Government Leasing and Financing Inc., during its regular meeting tonight at 7 in the council chambers at the Public Safety Building, 120 S. Ash St...
Youth football league asks to expand current field (03/03/15)
Nevada Daily Mail Myles Miller, from the Nevada Youth Football League, told the Nevada Parks Board Wednesday, the league is planning to join a league with several Kansas towns and to meet facility requirements, they will need to enlarge the current field at Twin Lakes from its current 80 yard length to a 100-yard regulation field...
Boy dies in accidental pond drowning (03/02/15)
One child has been confirmed dead from an accidental drowning early Saturday morning northwest of Nevada. A 911 call was made around 9 a.m. that three boys had fallen through the ice at a residential pond just outside Nevada. One of the children was treated on scene, and one was transported by the Vernon County Ambulance District and was reportedly treated at a hospital in Kansas City...
2015 NHS Courtwarming royalty (02/28/15)
Annual Chamber Gala -- Evening on Bourbon Street (02/28/15)
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada/Vernon County Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala and Pacesetter Awards banquet will be held on Saturday, March 7, at the Nevada Eagles Lodge. The Chamber Gala, a fundraising event, is for members and non-members to enjoy networking and provides an opportunity to recognize local businesses and individuals for their commitment to excellence and service. ...
Brothers separated at orphanage find each other (02/28/15)
Nevada Daily Mail After being adopted as a young child and separated from his older siblings, Steve Farley, 59, of Nevada, found his older brother in recent months after spending much of his life trying to find him and their other brothers and sisters...
Youth Task Force plans for high school programs (02/28/15)
Nevada Daily Mail Ever since its beginning in 2007, the Vernon County Youth Task Force has been finding ways to support the youth in the community and raise awareness against issues such as drugs, bullying and alcohol abuse through local programs for youth...
Thursday evening house fire (02/27/15)
2015 NHS Courtwarming candidates (02/27/15)
Dispatch Center changes bonding process (02/27/15)
Nevada Daily Mail The Western Missouri 911 Dispatch Center board of directors welcomed new members to their meeting Wednesday as they added Chris Mason of the Vernon County Ambulance District to the board. Mason was an original member of the board when it was formed about seven years ago, even serving as chairman of the board. He said it has been almost four years since he served as a member of the board...
NRMC purchases new Cerner software (02/27/15)
Nevada Daily Mail Since partnering with Cerner about two years ago, Nevada Regional Medical Center has purchased new technology and software from them in order to improve the hospital's efficiency, saving both time and money in the process. At their meeting Tuesday, the hospital's board of directors voted to purchase five more software items recently developed by Cerner -- including a Behavioral Health Unit module, Laboratory Imaging Interface, Quality Measures, PowerChart Touch and FetaLink -- in a bundle for a discounted price.. ...
Protecting teacher retirement (02/27/15)
Dear Editor: I always enjoy the commentaries of Richard Carpenter, Lester Thornton, and Jerry Wadel. I find their work interesting and thought provoking. Richard Carpenter's recent article on the Missouri Teachers Retirement System wavered from right on target to snarky, overly broad comments...
NRMC long-term care takes loss (02/25/15)
Nevada Daily Mail In recent months, Nevada Regional Medical Center's long-term care administrative officer Steve Branstetter has been able to tell the hospital board during its monthly meeting that the long-term facilities have been making money. But at the financial committee meeting Monday, he was forced to announce that the two facilities had lost money during the month of January...
Heath Baker -- father, athlete, hunter, therapist (02/25/15)
Nevada Daily Mail Since his childhood, Heath Baker, 27, has held on to a collection of hobbies and now continues to find success in them on a national level. Born and raised in Nevada, Baker says he was shy as a toddler, but by the age of six years old began performing and competing with a new-found talent: lip-synching...
Cottey College faculty profile (02/25/15)
Name: Steve Reed School: Cottey College Position: Director of Public Information What inspired you to become an educator? I actually began as a secondary English and journalism teacher in the early 1980s. This was before the days of minimum salaries, however, and after five years, I decided to pick a related field that paid better. ...
Twenty-fifth annual Nevada Show Choir Classic (02/24/15)
Neosho High School Choraleers perform during the 25th anniversary Nevada Classic. The annual extravanganza of high school show choirs drew more than 1,000 spectactors and featured 34 choirs from 17 schools as well as exhibition performances by Nevada's Soundsational Singers, Phase 4, Treble Effects and Vocal Fusion. And a presentation of a plaque to Peggy Graves by Wes Morton, NHS vocal music director, in recognition of Graves starting the Soundsational Singers 25 years ago...
Vernon County agencies learn about Nevada Housing Authority (02/24/15)
Nevada Daily Mail Representatives from Vernon County agencies and departments heard a presentation during the monthly Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting held Wednesday concerning the Nevada Housing Authority, which hosted the meeting. "I always say that Nevada Housing Authority, I think, is one of the best kept secrets in our community," housing director Carol Branham said. "Our goal is to provide rental assistance to low and very low income families."...
Extension council elections begin today (02/24/15)
Nevada Daily Mail The Vernon County Extension Council announced that elections will be held Feb. 24 through March 3. The county extension council works with the Extension staff members in planning and making recommendations for educational programs. ...
Basketball half time entertainment (02/21/15)
Trial of Vernon County kidnappers starts Tuesday (02/21/15)
Nevada Daily Mail Five years after the crime occurred, the book may soon be shut in regards to a kidnapping five Vernon County residents were involved with, Jan. 8, 2010. The trial of Douglas Stangeland, of Nevada, and Lonnie Swarnes, of Rich Hill, will begin Tuesday with jury selection according to Sussex County First Assistant Prosecutor Greg Mueller...
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