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MONDAY, DECEMBER 5TH THRU FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16TH

THE NEVADA ANIMAL SHELTER IS HOLDING A “12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS” ADOPTION SPECIAL MONDAY, DECEMBER 5TH THROUGH FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16TH.  ALL ADULT DOGS AND CATS WILL BE $12.00 AND ALL ADOPTED PETS WILL COME WITH CURRENT VACCINES, WILL BE SPAYED OR NEUTERED, HAVE PARASITE PREVENTION AND WILL BE MICROCHIPPED.  FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL (417) 448-5109 OR VISIT THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7TH

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS WILL BE CONDUCTING BLOOD DRIVES WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7TH FROM 1:30 TO 5:30 PM AT BRONAUGH HIGH SCHOOL AND FROM 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM AT THE HAIDEE AND ALLEN WILD CENTER FOR THE ARTS ON THE COTTEY COLLEGE CAMPUS IN NEVADA.  TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT, CALL 1-800-733-2767 OR VISIT REDCROSSBLOOD.ORG.  ALL DONORS WILL RECEIVE A $10.00 AMAZON GIFT CARD BY EMAIL.

THE NEVADA VFW WEST OF NEVADA ON HIGHWAY 54 WILL BE HOSTING A TACO NIGHT WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7TH STARTING AT 6:00 PM.  HARD AND SOFT TACOS AND TACO SALADS WILL BE AVAILABLE.  IT’S OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND CALL IN ORDERS ARE ACCEPTED.  PROCEEDS SUPPORT LOCAL VETERANS.

THE FIRST SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH AT 1818 S. MAIN ST. IN FORT SCOTT, KS WILL HAVE A PERFORMANCE FROM DARYL MOSLEY WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7TH STARTING AT 7:00 PM.  DARYL IS A TWO-TIME SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AND VETERAN OF THE GRAND OLE OPRY.  THE CONCERT IS FREE BUT A FREE WILL OFFERING WILL BE TAKEN.

DECEMBER 8TH THROUGH DECEMBER 11TH

THE COMMUNITY COUNCIL ON THE PERFORMING ARTS WILL BE PRESENTING THE COMEDY “THE FARNDALE AVENUE HOUSING ESTATE TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD DRAMATIC SOCIETY’S PRODUCTION OF A CHRISTMAS CAROL”.  THE PERFORMANCES WILL BE AT 7:30 PM THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8TH THROUGH SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10TH WITH A MATINEE ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11TH AT 2:00 PM.  ALL PERFORMANCES WILL BE AT THE FOX PLAYHOUSE IN DOWNTOWN NEVADA.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10TH

NEVADA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER IS INVITING THE PUBLIC TO THEIR HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10TH FROM 9:00 AM TO 12:00 NOON IN THE SECOND FLOOR MEZZANINE.  VISIT WITH MR. AND MRS. CLAUS, TAKE A PICTURE WITH SANTA, DECORATE COOKIES AND MAKE AN ORNAMENT.  THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THE EVENT.

THE FIRST CHIRSTIAN CHURCH IN NEVADA WILL BE PRESENTING SEMINAR ENTITLED “SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS” IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10TH AT 9:00 AM.  IT’S DESIGNED FOR THOSE WHO ARE GRIEVING, OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS GRIEVING DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON.  IT’S FREE OF CHARGE AND LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.  REGISTER BY CALLING (417) 667-3540 OR ONLINE AT FCCNEVADA.ORG/EVENTS.

THE VERNON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY IS COORDINATING AN OPEN HOUSE TOUR OF FOUR HISTORIC NEVADA HOMES SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10TH FROM 1:00 TO 5:00 PM.  THE HOMES ARE LOCATED AT 738 W. CHERRY, 226 W. ARCH, 823 N. WASHINGTON AND 303 E. VERNON.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TOURS AND THE HISTORIC HOMES, VISIT THE “UPCOMING EVENTS” PAGE ON THE BUSHWHACKER MUSEUM WEBSITE AT BUSHWHACKER.ORG.  THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THE TOUR.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11TH

THE NEVADA VFW AUXILIARY WILL BE SERVING BREAKFAST SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11TH IN THE HALL WEST OF NEVADA ON HIGHWAY 54 FROM 8:30 TO 11:00 AM.  IT’S OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND WILL BE BY DONATION.  PROCEEDS SUPPORT LOCAL VETERANS.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12TH

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS WILL BE HOLDING A BLOOD DRIVE MONDAY, DECEMBER 12TH FROM 11:30 AM TO 5:30 PM AT THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH AT 1301 E. 6TH ST. IN LAMAR.  TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT, CALL 1-800-733-2767 OR VISIT REDCROSSBLOOD.ORG.  ALL DONORS WILL RECEIVE A $10.00 AMAZON GIFT CARD BY EMAIL.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14TH

THE NEVADA VFW WEST OF NEVADA ON HIGHWAY 54 WILL BE HOSTING A TACO NIGHT WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14TH STARTING AT 6:00 PM.  HARD AND SOFT TACOS AND TACO SALADS WILL BE AVAILABLE.  IT’S OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND CALL IN ORDERS ARE ACCEPTED.  PROCEEDS SUPPORT LOCAL VETERANS.

THE BRONAUGH HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2023 WILL BE HOLDING A FUNDRAISING SOUP AND CHILI DINNER BEFORE AND DURING THE BASKETBALL GAMES AGAINST NORTHEAST-ARMA WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14TH.  PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE BRONAUGH SENIOR CLASS.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14TH & THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15TH

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS WILL BE HOLDING A BLOOD DRIVE IN NEVADA WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14TH FROM 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM AND THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15TH FROM 12:00 TO 6:00 PM AT THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH AT 301 E. HIGHLAND AVE.  TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT, CALL 1-800-733-2767 OR VISIT REDCROSSBLOOD.ORG.  ALL DONORS WILL RECEIVE A $10.00 AMAZON GIFT CARD BY EMAIL.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17TH

THE NEVADA VFW WILL BE HOLDING THEIR CHRISTMAS DANCE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17TH STARTING AT 7:00 PM.  IT’S A SEMI-FORMAL EVENT FOR MEMBERS AND GUESTS ONLY.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE POST AT (417) 381-9276.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18TH

THE NEVADA VFW AUXILIARY WILL BE SERVING BREAKFAST SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18TH IN THE HALL WEST OF NEVADA ON HIGHWAY 54 FROM 8:30 TO 11:00 AM.  IT’S OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND WILL BE BY DONATION.  PROCEEDS SUPPORT LOCAL VETERANS.

NOW THRU TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20TH

THE 2022 NEVADA HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS HAVE ARRIVED.  LAST YEAR’S GRADUATES OR THEIR PARENTS MAY PICK UP THEIR YEARBOOKS AT THE NEVADA HIGH SCHOOL FRONT OFFICE BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:00 AM AND 4:00 PM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY UNTIL TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20TH.  YEARBOOKS WERE DISTRIBUTED TO CURRENT STUDENTS AT THE END OF NOVEMBER.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21ST

THE NEVADA VFW WEST OF NEVADA ON HIGHWAY 54 WILL BE HOSTING A TACO NIGHT WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21ST STARTING AT 6:00 PM.  HARD AND SOFT TACOS AND TACO SALADS WILL BE AVAILABLE.  IT’S OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND CALL IN ORDERS ARE ACCEPTED.  PROCEEDS SUPPORT LOCAL VETERANS.

NOW THRU SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24TH

WRAPPING FOR A CURE FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS IS BEING HELD THIS HOLIDAY SEASON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH THROUGH SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24TH.  YOU CAN TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON BY LETTING THEIR ELVES WRAP YOUR PRESENTS AT 300 W. CHERRY ST. IN NEVADA.  THE HOURS ARE MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM AND SATURDAY FROM 9:00 AM TO 2:00 PM.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL DENNA AT (907) 378-6845.  ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO CYSTIC FIBROSIS.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25TH

ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25TH THE NEVADA FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH AT 1030 S. CLAY ST. WILL HAVE IT ANNUAL CHRISTMAS HYMN SINGING AND SCRIPTURE READING.  THE SERVICE BEGINS AT 11:00 AM AND EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28TH

THE NEVADA VFW WEST OF NEVADA ON HIGHWAY 54 WILL BE HOSTING A TACO NIGHT WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28TH STARTING AT 6:00 PM.  HARD AND SOFT TACOS AND TACO SALADS WILL BE AVAILABLE.  IT’S OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND CALL IN ORDERS ARE ACCEPTED.  PROCEEDS SUPPORT LOCAL VETERANS.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 6TH

THE BRONAUGH CLASS OF 2023 WILL BE HOLDING A WALKING TACO DINNER FRIDAY, JANUARY 6TH BEFORE AND DURING THEIR BASKETBALL GAMES WITH MONTROSE AT BRONAUGH HIGH SCHOOL.  PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE BRONAUGH SENIOR CLASS.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 24TH

THE BRONAUGH CLASS OF 2023 WILL BE HOLDING A POTATO BAR FUNDRAISING DINNER TUESDAY, JANUARY 24TH BEFORE AND DURING THEIR BASKETBALL GAMES WITH SHELDON AT BRONAUGH HIGH SCHOOL.  PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE BRONAUGH SENIOR CLASS.

VARIOUS DATES

THE WEST CENTRAL COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY HAS A NUMBER OF EVENTS COMING UP.  TO SEE A COMPLETE LIST, CLICK HERE.  FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO GOAGING.ORG OR CALL 1-800-748-7826.

RECURRING COMMUNITY CALENDAR EVENTS

THE CENTER FOR HUMAN SERVICES HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START AT 1025 E. WOOTER ST. IN NEVADA IS NOW ENROLLING PRENATAL WOMEN AND CHILDREN AGES 0-5 FOR CENTER BASED AND HOME-BASED PROGRAMMING IN VERNON COUNTY.  HOME BASED SERVICES OFFER EDUCATION SERVICES TO PRENATAL MOTHERS AND CHILDREN WITH WEEKLY VISITS TO SUPPORT FAMILY ENGAGEMENT.  TO ENROLL CALL (660) 620-0738 OR VISIT CHS-MO.ORG.

OATS TRANSIT IS OPEN FOR REGULAR TRANSIT SERVICE.  CALL THE OATS TRANSIT OFFICE AT (660) 827-2611 OR (800) 276-6287 TO SCHEDULE A RIDE OR FIND OUT ABOUT SERVICE IN THE AREA.  YOU CAN ALSO VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT OATSTRANSIT.ORG AND CLICK ON YOUR COUNTY NAME UNDER THE TAB “BUS SCHEDULES”.  THE SERVICE IS AVAILABLE TO THE RURAL GENERAL PUBLIC OF ANY AGE, SENIOR AND INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES. BUSSES ARE ADA ACCESSBILE.  FOR A CAREER IN DRIVING, CHECK OUT THE OPENINGS ON THE WEBSITE AS WELL.

THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH AT 500 S. COLLEGE ST. IN NEVADA HOSTS A COMMUNITY BREAKFAST THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 8:30 TO 9:30 AM IN THE CHURCH FELLOWSHIP HALL.  THOSE ATTENDING SHOULD ENTER FROM THE BACK PARKING LOT ON THE FIRST FLOOR AND THOSE ATTENDING ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE WORSHIP SERVICE FOLLOWING BREAKFAST.

THE HOUSE OF PRAYER AT 115 E. CHERRY ST. IN DOWNTOWN NEVADA HAS PRAYER FOR THE LOCAL AREA EACH FRIDAY NIGHT AT 6:30 P.M.  FOR MORE INFORMATION FIND THEM ON FACEBOOK UNDER VERNON COUNTY HOUSE OF PRAYER.

CHRIST CENTERED RECOVERY MEETINGS (DRUG & ALCOHOL RECOVERY PROGRAM) ARE HELD MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS AT 6:00 PM AT THE NAZARENE CHURCH IN BUTLER AT 110 W. NURSERY ST. THEY ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN GIVING THEIR RECOVERY TESTIMONY.  FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT JOHN MANNING AT (816) 654-2567.

THE VERNON COUNTY REPUBLICANS MEET AT 5:00 P.M. AT THE FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH FELLOWSHIP HALL (JUST WEST OF THE CHURCH) THE FIRST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH.  MEETINGS TYPICALLY INCLUD UPCOMING EVENTS, STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE EFFORTS, GUEST SPEAKERS AND CANDIDATE SUPPORT.  THE MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

THE NEVADA ADULT EDUCATION AND LITERACY HAS RELOCATED TO THE NEVADA REGIONAL TECH CENTER AT 900 WEST ASHLAND IN NEVADA. NEVADA AEL OFFERS FREE CLASSES TO HELP YOU PREPARE TO TAKE THE HISET (FORMERLY GED) IF YOU NEED TO EARN YOUR HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA, PLEASE CALL SHEARL SCISM AT 417-448-2090 EXTENSION 2246 FOR ENROLLMENT INFORMATION.

NEVADA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP ANSWER PHONES, DIRECT PATIENTS, OR WORK IN THE GIFT SHOP.  TYPICALLY, VOLUNTEERS SIGN UP FOR ONE 4-HOUR SHIFT PER WEEK.  OF COURSE, THEY ARE ACCEPTING WHATEVER HELP THEY CAN GET.  FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO VOLUNTEER, CALL 417-448-3801.

ON MY OWN INC. AT 428 EAST HIGHLAND IN NEVADA WILL HOLD SEVERAL CLASSES THROUGHOUT THE MONTH.  THERE WILL BE JOB SKILLS TRAINING, SELF DETERMINATION CLASSES, SOCIAL & LIFESKILL CLASSES, BUDGETING CLASSES, HOUSEKEEPING & COOKING CLASSES, & MORE.  THEY WILL ALSO HAVE A CANCER SUPPORT GROUP & A PARENT SUPPORT GROUP.  FOR DATES & TIMES OR FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL ON MY OWN AT 417-667-7007.

THE VERNON COUNTY OATS TRANSIT SYSTEM IS AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, ANY AGE OR ABILITY. VANS ARE HANDICAPPED & WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE, & THE DRIVER WILL ASSIST IN LOADING & UNLOADING & WITH PACKAGES AS NEEDED. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE OATS SERVICES, CALL 417-667-5847.

NEVADA HOUSING AUTHORITY HUB/ON MY OWN, INC. ENVISION CENTER, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH COMMUNITY SPONSORS, BRINGS 2022 BUILDING STRONG FAMILIES EVENTS WITH FREE MOVIES ON TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS IN JUNE AND JULY (AND SOME SPECIAL SATURDAY SHOWINGS) AT CENTURY 6 ON EAST AUSTIN BLVD. IN NEVADA.