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THURSDAY, AUGUST 11TH & THURSDAY, AUGUST 25TH

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY EXTENSION AG FIELD SPECIALISTS ARE HOSTING ONLINE FORAGE AND LIVESTOCK HOUR MEETINGS ON THURSDAYS AUGUST 11TH AND AUGUST 25TH STARTING AT 12:00 NOON VIA ZOOM.  THE MEETINGS ARE TO PROVIDE EDUCATION AND MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES TO HELP FARMING OPERATIONS BE PROFITABLE AND SUCCESSFUL AS THEY RECOVER FROM THE DROUGHT.  TO REGISTER GO TO IPM.MISSOURI.EDU/TOWNHALLS/.  AT THAT TIME A ZOOM LINK WILL BE PROVIDED.  FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT MU EXTENSION LIVESTOCK SPECIALIST, PATRICK DAVIS, AT DAVISMP@MISSOURI.EDU.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12TH & SATURDAY, AUGUST 13TH

THE NEVADA HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1967 WILL HOLD ITS 55TH REUNION FRIDAY, AUGUST 12TH AND SATURDAY, AUGUST 13TH.  FRIDAY WILL BE A MIXER STARTING AT 6:30 PM AT SHARKY’S PUB & GRUB.  SATURDAY WILL BE A DINNER TO BE HELD AT BUZZ’S BBQ IN NEVADA.  ALL CLASSMATES AND FRIENDS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13TH

THE NEVADA FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH WILL HOLD VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL FOR AGES 5 TO 10 SATURDAY, AUGUST 13TH FROM 9:00 AM TO 3:00 PM AT THE CHURCH AT 1030 S. CLAY ST. IN NEVADA.  THERE WILL BE A FAMILY ICE CREAM SOCIAL STARTING AT 3:00 PM.

MONDAY, AUGUST 15TH

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS WILL BE HOLDING A BLOOD DRIVE MONDAY, AUGUST 15TH FROM 11:30 AM TO 5:30 PM AT THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH AT 1301 E. 6TH ST. IN LAMAR.  ALL DONORS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED FOR A CHANCE TO WIN GAS FOR A YEAR ($6,000.00 VALUE, VISIT RCBLOOD.ORG/FUEL FOR DETAILS).  ALL DONORS WILL RECEIVE A $10.00 E-GIFT CARD TO A MERCHANT OF CHOICE.  TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT CALL 1-800-REDCROSS OR VISIT ONLINE REDCROSSBLOOD.ORG.

THE “WALK FOR THE FALLEN” PROGRAM IS HOSTING A “BATTLE OF THE BADGES” SOFTBALL GAME SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH STARTING AT 8:00 AM AT THE VERNON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS IN NEVADA.  THE NEVADA POLICE DEPARTMENT AND VERNON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT WILL GO UP AGAINST THE NEVADA AND SURROUNDING FIRE DEPARTMENTS.  DONATIONS AND SPONSORSHIPS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE EVENT AS WELL AS THE SELL OF T-SHIRTS.  THE DEADLINE IS MONDAY, AUGUST 15TH.  FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT ALLISON POWELL AT (417) 262-1182 OR EMAIL BATTLEOFTHEBADGESVERNONCOUNTY@GMAIL.COM.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17TH THRU FRIDAY, AUGUST 19TH

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS IS HOLDING A NEVADA AREA BLOOD DRIVE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17TH FROM 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM, THURDSAY, AUGUST 18TH FROM 12:00 NOON TO 6:00 PM AND FRIDAY, AUGUST 19TH FROM 9:00 AM TO 2:00 PM.  THE BLOOD DRIVE WILL BE HELD AT THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH RECEPTION HALL AT 301 E. HIGHLAND AVE. IN NEVADA.  CALL 1-800-REDCROSS OR VISIT REDCROSSBLOOD.ORG AND ENTER “NEVADAAREA” TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.  ALL DONORS ARE AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERD TO WIN GAS FOR A YEAR ($6,000 VALUE, SEE RCBLOOD.ORG/FUEL FOR DETAILS).  ALL DONORS RECEIVE A $10.00 E-GIFT CARD TO YOUR CHOICE OF MERCHANTS.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17TH

THE NEVADA GRIFFONS ARE HOSTING A FUNDRAISING BROWN BAG LUNCH WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17TH FROM 11:00 A.M. TO 12:30 P.M. AT ST. MARY’S PARISH HALL AT 330 NORTH MAIN IN NEVADA.  THEY’LL BE SERVING CHICKEN CASHEW PASTA SALAD, HOMEMADE DINNER ROLL, DESSERT, AND DRINK FOR $7.00. DELIVERY /TAKE OUT AND DINE IN AVAILABLE.  FAX ORDERS TO 417-667-7453 BY 10:30 A.M. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17TH OR CALL OR TEXT 417-684-5564.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18TH

THE NRMC AUXILIARY WILL HOLDING A LUXURY LINEN FUNDRAISING SALE THURSDAY, AUGUST 18TH IN THE MEZZANINE ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE HOSPITAL AT 800 S. ASH ST. IN NEVADA.  THE SALE BEGINS AT 8:00 AM.  THE PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE AUXILIARY AT NEVADA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER.

COMPASS HEALTH NETWORK WILL BE HOSTING AN OPEN HOUSE AND RIBBON CUTTING FOR THEIR NEW GENERAL DENTISTRY CLINIC THURSDAY, AUGUST 18TH FROM 3:00 TO 5:00 PM AT 301 W. AUSTIN BLVD IN NEVADA.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19TH

THE MO-KAN SQUARE DANCERS WILL HOLD A DANCE FRIDAY, AUGUST 19TH FROM 7:30 TO 10:00 PM IN THE DINING HALL AT THE VERNON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS IN NEVADA.  KENTON SULLIVAN WILL BE THE CALLER.  ADMISSION IS $7.00 PER DANCER.  FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL THE HAROLD’S AT (417) 465-2241, THE CLAY’S AT (417) 876-9999 OR THE EBERT’S AT (417) 684-2794.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25TH

THE NEVADA/VERNON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WILL HOST A COFFEE AND CONVERSATION WITH NEVADA MAYOR GEORGE KNOX THURSDAY, AUGUST 25TH FROM 8:00 TO 9:00 AM AT PRECISION COFFEE AT 224 W. WALNUT ST. IN NEVADA.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26TH

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS IS HOLDING A BLOOD DRIVE FRIDAY, AUGUST 26TH FROM 11:00 AM TO 4:00 PM AT ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND AT 17700 SOUTH HIGHWAY “T” IN DEERFIELD IN THE FRONT OFFICE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING.  CALL 1-800-REDCROSS OR VISIT REDCROSSBLOOD.ORG AND ENTER “ADM” TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.  ALL DONORS ARE AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERD TO WIN GAS FOR A YEAR ($6,000 VALUE, SEE RCBLOOD.ORG/FUEL FOR DETAILS).  ALL DONORS RECEIVE A $10.00 E-GIFT CARD TO YOUR CHOICE OF MERCHANTS.

MONDAY, AUGUST 29TH

NEVADA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER WILL CELEBRATE THE REOPENING OF ITS SENIOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH UNIT STARTING AT 8:00 AM MONDAY, AUGUST, 29TH.  AREA RESIDENTS ARE INVITED TO STOP IN FOR THE GRAND RE-OPENING TO MEET STAFF, LEARN ABOUT SERVICES AND TOUR THE FACILITY.  FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL (417) 448-3306.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH

THE “WALK FOR THE FALLEN” PROGRAM IS HOSTING A “BATTLE OF THE BADGES” SOFTBALL GAME SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH STARTING AT 8:00 AM AT THE VERNON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS IN NEVADA.  THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO COME OUT AND SUPPORT OUR FALLEN HEROES.  FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT ALLISON POWELL AT (417) 262-1182 OR EMAIL BATTLEOFTHEBADGESVERNONCOUNTY@GMAIL.COM.

RECURRING COMMUNITY CALENDAR EVENTS

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.