KNEM-KNMO Current News
The Nevada area is expecting a visit from a member on Congress. United States Representative for the 4th District Vicky Hartzler, will be visiting Nevada Thursday. Hartzler will be addressing the Nevada Rotary Club. The event will take place at the Nevada Country Club, 200 Country Club Drive in Nevada. It's scheduled for 11:45 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Thursday.
A US Senator is expected to make two stops in the area Thursday morning. Senator Roy Blunt is slated to visit Butler at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, with a stop at the Flaming Lantern Resturant Meeting Room. Senator Blunt is then planning a stop in Nevada at the Metz Bank Lobby about 11:15 A.M. The stops are in connection with the Get out the Vote Campaign. Senator Blunt will be joined by Patricia Pike. For more information, you can call 321-0741 or 816-738-4995.
Missouri Department of Transportation continue work on area roads Thursday. According to MoDOT officials, Route “18” over Elk Fork Creek, West of Ballard, Route “B” over the Marais des Cygnes River, East of Rich Hill, Route “F” over Knob Creek, West of Passaic, and Route “U” over Gillum Creek, West of Foster, all in Bates County, will all be down to one lane traffic. This is due to bridge work. Drivers should expect some slower than normal traffic. To view a complete list of road closings and work zones, visit www.modot.org. The Missouri Department of Transportation reminds motorists to use caution, be alert for flashing arrows on trucks, and slow down.
Cottey College is hosting a comedian Thursday night on their Nevada campus. Comedian, Pete Lee, is scheduled to perform at 8:00 P.M. Thursday. Lee was a semi-finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing. He also shot his own Comedy Central half-hour special, which earned him a “cult” following at comedy clubs, and the opportunity to perform at over 500 colleges across the country. Tickets to see Pete Lee are $5 for adults and $4 for those under 18 years of age or older than 62. Tickets will be available at the door. The performance is being held in the Raney Dining Hall, in the lower level of Robertson Hall, on the Southeast corner of Austin and Tower streets in Nevada.