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Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Nevada Magazine
Nevada the Magazine 2014 #1
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)
Watts files for city council (11/18/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Nevada City Clerk Bev Baker announced Monday that Ryan H. Watts filed Monday morning to run for one of the two seats up for election on the Nevada City Council. Watts becomes the second candidate to file for the city council election to be held on April 7, 2015...
Council to consider 3M bonds (11/18/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada City Council will be considering the first reading of an ordinance issuing up to $50 million in Chapter 100 industrial revenue bonds to finance the updating of equipment at 3M. The bonds will be paid off by 3M and neither the city of Nevada nor the state of Missouri will be responsible for the debt,...
Election Day 2014 finally in the books (11/18/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Although Election Day 2014 officially ended on Nov. 4, that day marked the beginning of a lengthy and detailed process for the county clerk's office as they carefully made sure the voting process was completed accurately. After the Help America Vote Act passed in 2006, all counties are required to use voting equipment to give voters a second chance that will ensure their ballot is cast. ...
The Children's Center needs your help (11/18/14)
Nevada Daily Mail As the center continues its progress toward building a new facility in Nevada, the recent announcement by the Missouri Department of Economic Development that it has awarded Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credits to the Children's Center of Southwest Missouri comes as a welcome boost, said Jeani Longstreth...
Nevada grad on Fort Scott Community College championship meats judging team (11/15/14)
Fort Scott Tribune Fort Scott, Kan. -- Fort Scott Community College Meats Judging Team Coach Jenilee Martin said after meeting the group of students who would become the first team she ever led, she wondered what she had gotten herself into. But she soon learned they were more than just a team -- they were a winning team -- national champions, to be exact...
Campaign contribution explained (11/15/14)
Nevada Daily Mail A question regarding a campaign donation has been raised in the Vernon County presiding commissioner election. In a call to the Nevada Daily Mail Thursday, presiding commissioner elect Joe Hardin said he had been contacted by other media outlets seeking information on a contribution to his campaign from the Vernon County Ambulance District Employee Fund...
Tours of Hab Center Thursday (11/15/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Southwest Community Services (formerly the Nevada Habilitation Center and State Hospital) will be moving to a new building, adjacent to the Sheriff's Department, during the first week of December. The former facility has been an integral part of this city and county for nearly 130 years, noted a press release...
Progress steady on new fire station (11/15/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Nevada Fire Department Chief Bill Thornton gave members an update on the progress of the new station during the monthly Nevada/Vernon County Chamber of Commerce luncheon Friday at the Nevada Country Club. Thornton noted the new facility, expected to open early next year, would be "very functional...
NHS's Cole wins in prestigious Gordon Parks contest (11/15/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Nevada High School student Alyssa Cole had her photograph "Aspirations of a Young Beauty" selected as the winner in the Gordon Parks contest, which recognizes poetry, essays and photos. There were five schools in the competition and 97 entries. Among those entries, 15 were selected to be honored...
Elks hold reception and dinner for vets (11/14/14)
Nevada Daily Mail For a fifth year, the Elks Lodge No. 564 of Nevada offered a free meal to veterans and family members of veterans in honor of Veterans Day. At the reception, the veterans and family members had an opportunity to meet other veterans of the community and share their experiences and stories...
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