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A Lamar, MO man was injuried as the result of a one vehicle accident Monday night in Barton County. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred about 11:10 P.M. Monday night on Route KK, 2 miles south of Lamar, involving a 1993 Ford Thunderbird driven by 22 year old Denny Jeffries. The patrol says, Jeffries was westbound on Route KK when he failed to stop at a stop sign, ran off the road, and struck a ditch. Jeffries was transported to the Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar. He was listed with minor injuries.

The Missouri Department of Transportation will be doing road work in the area Tuesday that could inpeed traffic. According to the MoDOT press release, Route “K” at Route “P” West of Liberal, in Barton County, will be be closed from 8:00 A.M. to 3 P.M. Tuesday for installation of new drain pipes. Drivers will have to find alternate routes around the closings. Drivers will be able to get to driveways and other entrances on either side of the closings. However, they will NOT be able to travel through the work zones. Bates County will also see road work today at Route “V” over Walnut Creek near Foster, will be down to one lane of traffic for bridge work. Missouri Department of Transportation reminds motorists to use caution, be alert for flashing arrows on trucks, and slow down.




The Nevada City Council will be back in regular scheduled session Tuesday evening. On the agenda for tonights session include hearing a report on the Camp Clark Join Land Use Study, as well as first and second readings on an emergency ordinance approving a settlement agreement with CenturyLink for the payments of back taxes. New business includes a special ordinance approving the pre-paying of the final payment of the 2009 certificates of participation that financed the construction of the Franklin P. Norman Community Center to save interest on the debt. The Nevada City Council will also consider the adoption of a resolution to issue a Chapter 100 industrial development revenue bond to 3M of up to a little more than $50,000,000 for 3M to upgrade equipment in it's Nevada plant. The issue of these bonds does not make the city or the state responsible for the repayment of the bonds. 3M will bear all costs of the bond. The Nevada City Council session being at 7:00 P.M. in the council chambers at the Public Safety Building at Austin and Ash and is open to the public.

The Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission will host a public meeting Tuesday evening to present a Joint Land Use Study for Camp Clark, as well as answer questions on the report. The Joint Land Use Study has been an ongoing project since January, and includes Camp Clark, the city of Nevada, Vernon County, and the surround community. The objective of the study is to identify ways of maintaining and enhancing land use compatibility between the National Guard mission at Camp Clark and the land surrounding the training center.Tuesday evening's meeting will be held at 5:30 P.M. at the Franklin P. Norman Community Center, 200 North Ash street in Nevada. The public is invited to attend and encouraged to ask question. For additional information, contact Katie Yendes at the Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission at 660-885-3393.

The Missouri State Archives, a division of Secretary of State Jason Kander's office, will be honored by the National Association of Secretaries of States as the recipient of the national Medallion Award for preservation work. The Medallion Award recognizes outstanding service and dedication to furthering the mission of NASS within the states, which includes the preservation of state heritage and historical records. Kander says the award is a well-deserved honor that recognizes their dedication to historic records preservation fror the state. The Missouri State Archives is the offical repository for state records of permanent and historical value. Kander will accept the award at NASS's 2015 Winter Conference.

Area seniors who are enrolled in Medicare Part D perscription cover will have an opportunity to review their coverage Tuesday. Care Connection for Aging services will offer one-on-one overview and enrollment help for seniors who will have the opportunity to compare drug plans and make changes as they see fit. Special Projects Coordinator, Stacey Gilkeson, and Care Manager, Christine Harms, will offer help from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. Tuesday at the Vernon County Senior Center, 301 N. Main Street in Nevada. If you are unable to make the enrollment event, you may call 667-5847 or 1-800-748-6826. Care Connection for Aging Services is a non-profit agency serving 13 counties in West Central Missouri. The Medicare open enrollment period runs now to December 7th.

A Butler, MO teenage was injuried as the result of a 3 vehicle accident Saturday evening in St. Clair County. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at about 5:40 P.M. Saturday Evening on Missouri 82, at the Route WW intersection South of Osceola, when a 2008 Ford Explorer driven by 17 year old Derek Spangler, Butler, MO, was headed Southbound and failed to yield, crossed over the highway, and struck a 2011 Ford truck driven by 46 year old Brian Maddux, Warsaw, MO. After the impact, Spangler's vehicle was pushed into a 2010 Ford Taurus driven by 15 year old Kelsea Tyson, Osceola, MO. Derek Spangler refused medical treatment at the scene, with no injuries listed. A passenger in Spangler's Vehicle, 15 year old Benjamin Spangler, was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO. He was listed with serious injuries. Brian Maddux was listed with moderate injuries and was transported to Citizen Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, Missouri by ambulance. Kelsea Tyson was listed with no injuries. A passenger in Tyson's vehicle 16 year old Tristan Durey, Osceola, MO, was transported to Citizen Memorial hospital in Bolivar, MO, with moderate injuries.

The United States Department of Agriculture are making a few changes in their Microloan Program. The USDA is raising the borrowing limit for the microloan program from $35,000 to $50,000, simplifying the lending process, updating required “farming experience” to include other valuable experiences, and expanding elgible business entities to refect changes in the way family farms are owner and operated. The microloan changes will allow beginning, small, and mid-sized farms to access an additional $15,000 in loans using a simplified application process with up to seven years to repay. The changes will become effective on November 7th. To find out more information, visit

Youth throughout Missouri are encouraged to submit their artwork, illustrating the World Air Games, in the 2015 International Aviation Art Contest. Children between the ages of 6 and 17 can participate by submitting an illustration of the competition aviation events of the 2015 International Aeronautical Federation World Air Games, being held in Dubai. Entries will be judged in three age classes for creative use of the theme. Entries from Missouri youth will be evaluated by Missouri Department of Transportation employees. The winners will advance to national and possible international levels of the contest. All artwork for the state competition must be submitted by Friday, January 23rd. For more information, call 573-526-2169.

Fourth District Congresswoman, Vicky Hartzler has been named a recipient of the National Association of Manufactures' Champion of Manufacturing Award, honoring her for her support of American job-creating manufactures.  Hartzler says "As a supporter of legislation to improve innovation, growth and competivitiveness in America's manufacturing industry, I am honored to recieve this award."  Congresswoman Hartzler serves on the House of Agriculture, Armed Services and Budget Committes.

Absentee ballots for the November 4th Primary Election are now available at the County Clerk's office in the Vernon County Courthouse, 100 W. Cherry Street in Nevada. Qualified registered voters may request an application for an absentee mail out ballot by calling Vernon County Clerk, Tammy Beach, at 448-2500. The last date to request an application for an absentee ballot by mail is Wednesday, October 29th. The clerk's office will be open 10 A.M. until 2 P.M. on Saturday, November 1st, for absentee balloting. The last day to vote absentee is Monday, November 3rd until 5:00 P.M.

The Vernon County Ambulance District kicks off their annual haunted house to raise money for the area toy drive. The Washington Manor Haunted House will being it's 5th season of scares with Thursday's haunting. Vernon County Ambulance District Director, James McKenzie, says they've made changes to the house that you will want to see. McKenzie also reminds everyone that the proceeds go to the Vernon County Ambulance District Toy Drive. The Washington Manor Haunted House is located at 337 N. Washington, in Nevada. Tours are held on Thursdays from 7 P.M. till 10 P.M. and on Saturday & Sunday 7 P.M. until the last person is through. The Washington Manor will run until November 1st.

Missouri hunters and anglers now have the option to purchase permits with the Missouri Department of Conservation App. Hunters and anglers can use the app to purchase and view annual hunting, fishing, and trapping permits and associated details, as well as permits purchased during the previous years. Hunters can also telecheck their harvest directly from their deer or turkey permit with the application, and view all previously checked deer and turkey. The free moblie application is available on Google Play and iTunes. The Wildlife Code of Missouri still requires hunters, anglers, and trappers to carry a signed copy of the prescribed permit with them wile actively engaging in hunting, fishing, or trapping. It is still necessary to immediately notch the month and date of harvest on your permit.

Several Nevada residents have received a letter attempting to sell “Water Service Line Coverage.” According to a City of Nevada Water Department press release, the letter has been sent to some Nevada residents and is in no way connected to the City, nor would the City ever attempt to sell a service of this kind. The City of Nevada is not endorsing or promting any such service or coverage. If you have any questions, please call the City of Nevada Water Department at 448-2700.



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