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WEDNESDAY, MAY 18TH

THE NEVADA VFW WEST OF NEVADA HIGHWAY 54 WILL BE HOSTING A TACO NIGHT WEDNESDAY, MAY 18TH.  HARD OR SOFT TACOS, TACO SALADS OR LOADED NACHO’S WILL BE AVAILABLE.  SERVING STARTS AT 6:00 PM AND IT’S OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WITH CALL-IN ORDERS ACCEPTED.  PROCEEDS SUPPORT LOCAL VETERANS.

THURSDAY, MAY 19TH

THE NEVADA JOB CENTER WILL BE HOSTING A SPRING JOB FAIR THURSDAY, MAY 19TH FROM 11:00 AM TO 1:30 PM IN THE JOB CENTER PARKING LOT AT 621 E. HIGHLAND AVE.  EMPLOYERS CAN CALL (417) 448-1177 TO REGISTER THEIR SPOT.

THE CEDAR COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN EL DORADO SPRINGS WILL BE ADMINISTERING THE MODERNA COVID-19 VACCINE THURSDAY, MAY 19TH FROM 8:00 AM TO 12:00 NOON.  THE MODERNA VACCINE IS APPROVED ONLY FOR THOSE 18 YEARS AND OLDER.  TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (417) 876-2511 AND ASK FOR THE COVID-19 VACCINE EXTENSION.

THURSDAY, MAY 19TH THROUGH SUNDAY, MAY 22ND

THE COMMUNITY COUNCIL ON THE PERFORMING ARTS IN NEVADA WILL HAVE THEIR FIRST PRODUCTION SINCE THE PANDEMIC THURSDAY, MAY 19TH THROUGH SATURDAY, MAY 21ST AT 7:30 PM AND SUNDAY, MAY 22ND AT 2:00 PM AT THE FOX PLAYHOUSE IN DOWNTOWN NEVADA.  THE ROMANTIC COMEDY “EINSTEIN AND THE POLAR BEAR” WILL BE PERFORMED WITH A SIX PERSON CAST.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (417) 448-9449.

FRIDAY, MAY 20TH

THE NEVADA VFW, WEST OF NEVADA ON 54 HIGHWAY, WILL BE HOSTING A GAME NIGHT FRIDAY, MAY 20TH IN THE VFW HALL AND IT’S OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  ASSORTED CARD AND BOARD GAMES WILL BE AVAILABLE.  THOSE ATTENDING CAN BRING A SNACK.

SATURDAY, MAY 21ST

THE SHELDON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2023 WILL SPONSORING A SPAGHETTI DINNER, ALUMNI BASKETBALL AND VOLLEYBALL GAMES AND A DESSERT AUCTION SATURDAY, MAY 21ST AT THE SHELDON SCHOOL.  GAMES WILL START AT 4:00 PM AND DINNER WILL BEGIN SERVING AT 4:30 PM.  TAKE OUT WILL BE AVAILABLE.  ADVANCE TICKETS FOR THE DINNER WILL BE AVAILABLE STARTING MONDAY, APRIL 25TH FROM THE CLASS MEMBERS, SHELDON CITY HALL AND AT CHIGGERS IN SHELDON.  ADULTS ARE $10.00 AND CHILDREN TICKETS ARE $5.00.  FUNDS RAISED GO TOWARDS THEIR SENIOR TRIP.

A FUNDRAISING BREAKFAST SMORGASBORD WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, MAY 21ST FROM 7:00 TO 10:00 AM AT THE FAIR HAVEN PARK EIGHT MILES NORTHEAST OF WALKER ON “C” HIGHWAY.  IT’S ALL YOU CAN EAT WITH PANCAKES, BISCUITS, SAUSAGE GRAVY, SCRAMBLED EGGS, SAUSAGE, COFFEE OR TEA.  IT’S $6.00 FOR ADULTS WITH CHILDREN 4 TO 10 $4.00.  DONATIONS ARE USED FOR THE UPKEEP OF THE PARK.

THE WALKER COMMUNITY BETTERMENT ASSOCIATION WILL HOLD A SPRING FLING SATURDAY, MAY 21ST AT WALKER CITY PARK.  IT’S A FUNDRAISER FOR THE ORGANIZATION FOR THEIR GOALS AND PROJECTS.  THE CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT BEGINS AT 3:00 PM ON THE TENNIS COURT.  IT’S $10.00 PER TEAM WITH A 50% PAYBACK.  A PULLED PORK DINNER WILL BE SERVED AT 6:00 PM WITH THREE SIDES, DRINK AND DESSERT FOR $10.00.  THE OVERLOAD BAND WILL PERFORM FROM 7:00 TO 9:00 PM ALONG WITH A CRUISE IN FOR ANY CARS, TRUCKS OR BIKES.

THE WEST CENTRAL MISSOURI COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY, ALONG WITH THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, IS HOSTING A WATER SAFETY FUN DAY SATURDAY, MAY 21ST.  IT WILL START AT 10:00 AM AT THE LISTON CENTER AT 508 N. MAIN ST. IN EL DORADO SPRINGS.  THE EVENT IS DESIGNED TO HELP FAMILIES LEARN WATER SAFETY TO MAXIMIZE THEIR SUMMER FUN.  PROGRAMS, GAMES, DRAWINGS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES ARE PLANNED.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT TRACI BORDERS AT 660-476-2185, EXT. 3062.

SUNDAY, MAY 22ND

THE NEVADA VFW AUXILIARY WILL BE SERVING A FUNDRAISING BREAKFAST BY DONATION SUNDAY, MAY 22ND FROM 8:30 TO 11:00 AM AT TE VFW WEST OF NEVADA ON HIGHWAY 54.  IT’S OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND PROCEEDS SUPPORT LOCAL VETERANS.

TUESDAY, MAY 24TH

THE NEVADA BRANCH OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN (AAUW) WILL MEET TUESDAY, MAY 24TH AT BUZZ’S BBQ IN NEVADA.  EACH MEMBER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN DINNER OFF THE MENU.  SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS WILL BE HONORED AT THE GATHERING.  RESERVATIONS SHOULD BE MADE BY CALLING (417) 667-5978 AND LEAVE A MESSAGE BY SUNDAY, MAY 22ND.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MEMBERSHIP OR ATTENDING A MEETING, CALL ALLISON FAST AT (417) 448-9607.

THE WALKER SCHOOL ALUMNI REUNION WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH IN THE GYMNASIUM AT NORTHEAST VERNON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL IN WALKER.  REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN AT 10:30 AM WITH A CATERED MEAL AT 12:00 NOON FOLLOWED BY A BUSINESS MEETING AT 1:00 PM.  RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT FOR THE MEAL NEEDS TO BE RECEIVED BY TUESDAY, MAY 24TH.  ALUMNI NEEDING MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MEAL PAYMENT AND RESERVATIONS SHOULD CONTACT WALKER HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI SECRETARY, SUSAN THOMPSON, AT 417-661-0144.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25TH

THE NEVADA VFW WEST OF NEVADA HIGHWAY 54 WILL BE HOSTING A TACO NIGHT WEDNESDAY, MAY 25TH.  HARD OR SOFT TACOS, TACO SALADS OR LOADED NACHO’S WILL BE AVAILABLE.  SERVING STARTS AT 6:00 PM AND IT’S OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WITH CALL-IN ORDERS ACCEPTED.  PROCEEDS SUPPORT LOCAL VETERANS.

SATURDAY, MAY 28TH

THE RICHARDS/STOTESBURY ALUMNI REUNION IS SCHEDULED TO RETURN AFTER A TWO YEAR ABSENCE SATURDAY, MAY 28TH AT THE BUCK RUN COMMUNITY CENTER IN FORT SCOTT, KS.  DOORS WILL OPEN AT 4:00 PM WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT AND VIEW PICTURES AND MEMORABILIA.  THE MEAL WILL BE CATERED AND SERVED AT 6:00 PM.  COST IS $8.00 PER PERSON.  ANYONE FROM, LIVING IN OR HAVE LIVED IN EITHER COMMUNITY OR ATTENDED SCHOOL IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.  FOR RESERVATIONS OR QUESTIONS CONTACT ALICE ALLEN AT 620-215-3133 OR EMAIL ALLIE_2001-2000@YAHOO.COM

SUNDAY, MAY 29TH

THE NEVADA VFW AUXILIARY WILL BE SERVING A FUNDRAISING BREAKFAST BY DONATION SUNDAY, MAY 29TH FROM 8:30 TO 11:00 AM AT TE VFW WEST OF NEVADA ON HIGHWAY 54.  IT’S OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND PROCEEDS SUPPORT LOCAL VETERANS.

NOW THROUGH TUESDAY, MAY 31ST
ENTRY FORMS FOR THE 2022 BUSHWHACKER ROYALTY CONTEST ARE AVAILABLE AT THE NEVADA/VERNON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ON THE BUSHWHACKER DAYS FACEBOOK PAGE, “VERNON COUNTY FESTIVAL-BUSHWHACKER DAYS”.   THERE ARE FIVE AGE CATEGORIES STARTING AT 5 TO 7 UP TO 18 AND OLDER.  MONETARY PRIZES AND CARNIVAL ARMBANDS WILL BE AVAILABLE AS PRIZES.  ALL BUSINESSES, ORGANIZATIONS AND FAMILIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ENTER CANDIDATES.  THE ENTRY DEADLINES IS TUESDAY, MAY 31ST.

THROUGH TUESDAY, MAY 31ST

THE NEVADA FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES 3770 AUXILIARY IS LOOKING FOR VENDORS FOR THEIR UPCOMING “CHRISTMAS IN JULY” EVENT JULY 16TH FROM 8:30 A.M. TO 7:30 P.M.  THEY’RE LOOKING FOR ARTISANS WHO WOULD LIKE TO DISPLAY UNIQUELY CRAFTED PRODUCTS.  THOSE INTERESTED SHOULD INQUIRE ABOUT AN APPLICATION AT FOE3770AUXILIARY@GMAIL.COM.

SUNDAY’S JUNE 5TH THROUGH JULY 3RD

THE NEVADA CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE IS HOSTING A SUMMER FAMILY EVENT CALLED “JERUSALEM MARKETPLACE: WHERE JESUS WALKED TO THE CROSS”.  IT WILL BE EACH SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 5TH THROUGH JULY 3RD FROM 9:45 AM TO 12:00 NOON AT THE CHURCH AT 1733 N. ASH ST. IN NEVADA.  IT’S A CHANCE TO STEP BACK IN TIME WITH KIDS AND ADULTS PARTICIPATING IN THE MARKETPLACE EXPLORING TRADITIONS, FOOD AND ACTIVITIES.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL THE CHURCH OFFICAT AT (417) 667-3414.

SATURDAY, JUNE 25TH

THE BUCKNUCKLE FAMILY FOUNDATION WILL BE HOLDING  THEIR 5TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR LITTLE BROKEN HEARTS POKER RUN FOR THE REMINGTON’S HEART FOUNDATION AND DYNO DRAGS ON SATURDAY, JUNE 25TH.  IT WILL START AT THE BATES COUNTY ELKS LODGE IN BUTLER AND FINISH AT THE ALLEY TAVERN WHERE THE DYNO DRAGS, ALSO KNOWN AS STATIONARY DRAG RACING, WILL BE HELD.  REGISTRATION IS FROM 9:00 TO 10:00 AM WITH THE RIDE STARTING AT 10:00 AM.  FIND OUT MORE AT REMINGTONSHEART.ORG/RIDE.

RECURRING COMMUNITY CALENDAR EVENTS

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.