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A few Nevada residents have been without power today due to a downed utility poll. According to KCP&L officials, a utility pole near the National Guard Armory, in the 1400 area of W. Cherry in Nevada, was damaged after a vehicle collided with the pole. KCP&L crews have been at work replacing the pole and restoring power most of the morning, as officials said the crews have been there since around 9 A.M. this morning. KCP&L reminds area residents they can view the power outage map by visiting
A Nevada, MO man is currently being held in the Vernon County Jail on an Unlawful Use of a Weapon charge. According to the Nevada Police Department, Bret Sadler is being held on a Class D Felony of Unlawful Use of a Weapon. In information released by the department, on October 20th, they ere called to a residence in Nevada to a report of a man brandishing a rifle at a neighbor. Police were informed that the altercation began with a dispute involving neighborhood dogs. The release says that Sadler returned to his home, exited the house with a large caliber rifle, and reported pointed the firearm at his neighbors. Sadler had returned to his home, prior to police arrival, where he was contacted by phone and shortly thereafter surrendered to police without further incident. Sadler is being held at the Vernon County Jail on a $5,000 cash only bond.
The Nevada City Council meet in regular scheduled session Tuesday night in the City Council Chambers. The Council approved the adoption of a resolution to allow the city to issue up to $50,070,000 in Chapter 100 industrial development revenue bonds to finance upgrades at the 3M plant in Nevada. The bonds are paid off through payments, revenues, and receipts derived from the lease of the project by the city to 3M. Neither the City of Nevada or the State will be liable for paying off the bonds. In other business, the council approved the first and second readings of an emergency ordinance approving a settlement agreement with CenturyLink, for the payment of back taxes, the first reading of a special ordinance approving the prepayment of the final payment on the certificates of participation that financed the improvements to the community center to save $8,625 in interest, and the second reading of an ordinance authorizing the city to apply for a Public Transportation Operating Assistance Grant to help partially fund the City's public transportation program. You can also hear more information about Tuesday night's Nevada City Council meeting as Nevada City Manager, JD Kehrman, will be the guest on the City Beat program, airing just after the 1:00 P.M. ABC News.
Nevada is hosting a recipient of the Mental Health Champion Award Wednesday night, who will presenting about Autism. Aaron Likens, an accomplished public speaker, published author, and avid blogger will present Autism: Understanding & Awareness. Community Relations and Development Director for On My Own, Stacey Wilson, says Likens is a funny speaker who can make you laugh and cry. Wilson also says Wednesday's presentation will discuss early intervention of Autism. Likens will also be speaking to Nevada R-5 students at the Nevada High School and the Nevada Middle School. Autism: Understanding & Awareness will be held Wednesday night at 7:00 P.M. at the Ella Maxwell Performing Arts Center, at the Nevada High School, 800 W. Hickory in Nevada. The presentation is free and open to the public. Liken's book, Finding Kansas, will be available tonight.
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 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.
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 www.usda.gov/farmbill.
Absentee ballots for the November 4th Primary Election are 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.