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Emergency 911


Ambulance 417-667-5079 Fire 417-448-5105 Police 417-283-4400 Sheriff 417-667-6042


Airport 417-448-5107

Alliance Office 417-448-5116

Animal Shelter 417-448-5109

Billing & Collections 417-448-5115

Building Inspector 417-448-5102

City Council - for Messages 417-448-5102

City Clerk 417-448-5102

City Hall 417-448-5102

City Manager’s Office 417-448-5101

City Treasurer 417-448-5103

Community Center 417-448-5110

Golf Course (Frank E. Peters Municipal Course Club House/Twin Lakes Sports Complex) 417-448-5111

Housing Authority 417-448-2730 Library 417-448-2770

Licensing 417-448-5115 Municipal Court 417-448-5108

Planning/ Code Enforcement 417-448-5113

Public Works 417-448-5114

Sewer Treatment Plant 417-448-5118 Tourism 417-448-5505 Walton Pool 417-448-5112


After-Hours Emergency 417-448-2710 Water Treatment Plant 417-448-5117


Gas Companies: Liberty Utilities 800-424-0427

Electric Companies: Barton County Electric Cooperative 417-682-5636 Empire District Electric 800-206-2300 Evergy 888-471-5275 SAC Osage Electric Cooperative 417-876-2721

Healthcare: Nevada Dialysis 417-448-0333 Nevada Medical Clinic 417-667-6015

Nevada Regional Medical Center 417-667-3355

NRMC Primary Care Center 417-667-6800 Nowcare Clinic 417-448-2439 VA Clinic 417-448-1133

Job Services: Missouri Job Center 417-448-1177

Newspapers: Nevada Daily Mail/Nevada News. 417-667-3344

Post Office: Nevada Post Office 417-667-5241

Public Schools: Bronaugh R-VII School District 417-922-3211 Nevada R-V School District (also serving Arthur, Deerfield, Metz, Milo, Moundville and Richards) 417-448-2000

Northeast Vernon County R-I School District (serving Schell City and Walker) 417-465-2221 Sheldon R-VIII School District 417-884-5111

Recycling: Recycling Center 417-448-2509




Osage Street Auto Repair 417-667-6677

Southeast Auto Repair 417-667-5113

TCB Towing & Auto Service 417-667-4869


Cajun Tire & Service (Bronaugh) 417-223-3461

Moundville Service Station (Moundville). 417-922-3456


Consolidated Public Water Supply District #1 417-667-8512

Nevada Water Department . 417-448-2700

Public Water Supply Dist. #1 (Bronaugh) 417-922-3319

Public Water Supply Dist #1 (Moundville) 417-922-3700

Public Water Supply Dist. #2 (Sheldon) 417-884-5303

Deerfield (Dist.# 7) . . 417-966-7333

Schell City Water Dept. 417-432-3222

Walker Water Dept 417-465-2230


Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 800-843-5678

Child Abuse Hotline 800-422-4453 Poison Control 800-222-1222 Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255

Alcohol and Drug Addiction: Alcoholics Anonymous 417-448-5889 Nevada Mental Health Services . 417-667-8352


Airports: Nevada Municipal Airport 417-448-5107 Kansas City International 816-243-5237

Bus Lines: Greyhound 800-231-2222 Jefferson Lines 800-451-5333

Assault/Abuse: Children’s Center 417-448-6308

Council on Families in Crisis/Moss House: Hotline 800-398-4271 Office 417-667-7171 Shelter 417-667-4272

Pregnancy Help: Birthright of Nevada 417-448-1771


417-448-2530 Associate Circuit Court .. 417-448-2525 Bridge Dept. .417-667-5204

Center Township Road Dept. 417-667-2269 Circuit Clerk. 417-448-2525 Collector/Treasurer 417-448-2510

Commissioners 417-448-2500 Coroner 417-667-3322 County Jail 417-283-4411 Court Reporter. 417-667-5016 Emergency Management 417-667-8236 Health Dept. 417-667-7418

Juvenile Office 417-667-5015

Probate Court 417-448-2525

Prosecuting Attorney 417-667-4862 Public Administrator 417-448-2570 Recorder 417-448-2520 Recycling Center 417-448-2509 Treasurer. 417-448-2510

University Extension Center 417-448-2560 WIC Office 417-667-8447

Newcomer’s Relocation Guide: Chamber of Commerce 417-667-5300

Cable TV/Satellite Providers:

Airwave Communications (DISH) 417-667-9700 Fidelity Communications (Cable).......... 417-667-2857

Garbage/Trash Service:

D B Disposal 417-876-4746

Shawn’s Trash Service 417-667-6771 Waste Corporation of America 800-747-7701

Car Rentals: Enterprise Rent-A-Car (Pittsburgh, KS) Serving Nevada . 620-231-2100

Kansas City Airport Car Rentals: Ace 877-822-3872 Alamo 888-426-3296 Avis 800-831-2847 Budget 800-527-0700 Dollar 800-800-4000 Enterprise 800-325-8007 Fox. 800-225-4369 Hertz. 800-654-3131 National 800-227-7368 Payless 800-729-5377 Thrifty 800-367-2277

Taxi Cabs: Nevada Fare Share Transportation 417-448-5500

Vehicle Registration: Nevada License Office 417-448-5705


Services for the Elderly/Disabled: Community Support Services 417-448-5737 Oats 417-448-9395

On My Own, Inc. 417-667-7007 Neal Senior Center 417-667-5847 Skills Unlimited, Inc. 417-667-6021

Southwest Community Services (Nevada Hab. Center) 417-448-1123

The Neighbors Center. 417-667-3990

Emergency Social Service,Financial Assistance, & Medicaid: Vernon County Social Services ........... 417-448-1100

Vernon County: Time & Temperature............................. 417-667-3033

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Conner’s Auto Repair, LLC 417-667-2886 Eddie’s Auto 417-667-4877 Hancock’s Automotive Service, LLC 417-667-4043

Highley’s Alignment & Automotive 417-667-6134 Max Motors, LLC. 417-667-4000

Osage Motor Service, Inc 417-667-4100

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5 l 417-667-5300 l On The Cover: Located East of Milo owned by Greg & Traci Cliffman Cover Design: Shèree Gayman Photo: Trinnade Hughes 04 Important Numbers 06-09 Vernon County Chamber 11 History 12-13,16-17 Education 18-27, 29-30 Things To Do 32-33 Map of City of Nevada 34-35 Faith and Worship 36-38 Places of Interest 39 Map of Vernon County 40-42 Public Officials 43 Voting 44-47 Economic Development 48-49 Health/Wellness 50 Retail/Restaurant 51 Lodging 52-55 Leadership 58-62 Membership Directory Nevada/Vernon County Chamber of Commerce 225 W Austin Blvd., Suite 200 Nevada, MO 64772 Executive Director: Jessica Sloniker Advertising Information: Nevada/Vernon County Chamber of Commerce: Shéree Gayman email: Nevada Daily Mail/Nevada News Produced & Published by: 131 South Cedar, Nevada, • 417-667-3344 Publisher: Lorie Harter Design: Miranda Bronson Contributing Writers Bushwhacker Museum Will Tollerton City of Nevada Jodi Polk, Nevada Library Randon Coffey, Cottey College Cindy Brown, Crowder College Jeff Snyder, YMCA Shéree Gayman Traci Cliffman Jessica Bland Edited by: Erica Skouby Find us on Facebook 225 W A st n B d Ne ada MO | 64772 417-667-5300 Ne ada-Mo com TABLE OF CONTENTS

Vernon County Chamber

We are in Business to Help Your Business

Traci Cliffman & family President, Board of Directors

Welcome to Nevada and Vernon County. I am honored to serve as the President of the Nevada/Vernon County Chamber of Commerce for 2023. The Chamber of Commerce is driven by an Executive Director and a Board of Directors. Our purpose is to promote and serve the businesses in Nevada and Vernon County, promote economic growth, provide leadership within our community and to be a network for new residents in our community.

I was born and raised in Nevada and my husband Greg and I were blessed to be able to raise our children here, as well.  My husband and I farm and own Kitchen Essentials. Our daughter, Kelci, is married to Cory and she is the Deputy Recorder of Deeds for Vernon County. Our son, Kyler, is in the United States Navy.

Nevada/Vernon County Chamber of Commerce Radio Springs Park

Nevada has so much to offer to everyone. We are blessed with great schools, parks, art classes, churches and a multitude of organizations. Our county/ city is also rich in history, dining and shopping. We invite you to explore all that we have to offer and to visit our Chamber of Commerce if you need any information.

We welcome each and every one of you to our community. It’s a privilege to be able to serve you and to help the growth and success of our hometown area.

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Our business is your business. Each day our office is contacted by business people, new residents, visitors, and dignitaries seeking information on local businesses and services. The chamber refers and promotes member businesses. It is our business to keep our members informed on business matters in our community, state, and nationally that may be of importance to your business. We provide a link between you and the other businesses in the community.


In addition to our business dedication, the Chamber holds a high responsibility to the betterment of our community. With active involvements in our non-profit, community, and government agencies, we ensure our members are aware of the various opportunities in our area. The Chamber is responsible for planning and implementing numerous business and community events in order to enhance the quality of life for the Nevada/Vernon County area.


We are dedicated to moving Nevada and Vernon County toward a higher quality of life for all residents. Through active business and community involvement, we are ensuring the current and future success of our members, their families, and our community.


We are dedicated to the betterment of the Nevada/Vernon County area through active involvement, leadership, and education. We are here to serve you, the business person, in many ways.


September 20, 1899 marked the start of the Commercial Club, the forerunner of today’s Chamber of Commerce. It was organized to “promote Nevada’s material welfare, encourage investors, manufacturers and all legitimate enterprises, and push Nevada to the front.”

In organizing, the President, Charles Strohm, indicated, “We want capital to flow into our city. We want labor employed. We want Nevada to become a great city.”

They voted to charge $100 for the entrance fee and $1.75 per month dues, payable quarterly. They pursued the “charge of securing splendid quarters and furnishing rooms in fine shape”, renting a suite of rooms in the Duck Building at $20 per month. Original committees included Executive, Railroads,

City, Health, Factories, Roads and Highways, Arbitration, Furnishings, Wholesale Establishments, Retail, Agriculture Products, Legislation, Insurance, Finance, Advertising, Receptions and Soliciting. Although changes in the organization have occurred, essentially the goals remain the same.

Today the Nevada/Vernon County Chamber of Commerce’s top priority is still that of promoting Vernon County and all of the components that make the community a success. The Chamber has a 13-member Board of Directors and an Executive Director. Membership is open to any business, individual, or organization doing business in Vernon County. The Chamber office is located at 225 W. Austin, Suite 200 in Nevada.

Nevada/Vernon County Chamber
Board Members: (Front Row Left to Right) Lorie Harter, Reyna Blakely, Kristull Wingert, Leva Richmond, Sabrina Johnson, Traci Cliffman and Aimee Meyer (Back Row Left to Right) Jessica Bland, Mike Harbit, Ben Vickers and Joe Hardin. Not Pictured: Lynn Deweese, Dr. Ron Schowengerdt & Sheree Gayman

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The Nevada/Vernon County Chamber of Commerce is committed to increasing each member’s business through referrals. The added value of only referring Chamber members increases the energy and enthusiasm within the Chamber. Several opportunities exist for our members to pass referrals to one another. The various networking opportunities sponsored by the Chamber are a great way to learn more about the various members and their services. It is our standard to only promote Chamber members.




Targeted, effective, affordable, credible, the Chamber offers a variety of ways to promote your company and get noticed.


The Chamber is online with an ever evolving website that lists all member organizations and provides a direct link to their website.

Chamber Community Guide

Our annual full-color Community Guides include a directory of all Chamber members by business category which enables everyone to contact the “Who’s Who” in the Nevada area business community, city map, and local information. The Guides are not only distributed locally, including every member hotel, but also to other Chambers/ Visitor Centers within a 100-mile radius. 3,000 copies go out each year.

The Chamber “At a Glance”

The Chamber “At a Glance” is produced weekly and is distributed by way of email. New Chamber members are welcomed in the e-newsletter when they join. Also, member events are promoted.

Brochure Rack “Members Circle”

A dedicated area in the Chamber office is available to Chamber members to display their brochures and business cards. We get hundreds of inquiries yearly through the mail, phone, e-mail, and walkins. Chamber members get priority referrals.


The Chamber will help promote your next event or announcement with a member-wide eBlast and Facebook post with information on your event.

For many of our members, networking is the core benefit of Chamber membership. Along with networking, the Chamber offers different events to assist the needs of all businesses.

Annual Awards Banquet

The Annual Awards Banquet serves as a time to celebrate and nominate those in our community for the highest and most prestigious awards of Nevada/Vernon County – the community awards.

- Business of the Year Award

- Excellence in Customer Service Award

- Prestigious Business Leader Award

- Young Professional of the Year Award

- Community Involvement Award

- Outstanding Volunteer Service of the Year Award

Coffee and Commerce with Nevada City Mayor

This event is on the fourth Thursday of the month. Coffee and Commerce provides an early morning social but professional venue. Participation is open to all. (Once a Quarter we do an After Hours with the Mayor)

Monthly Luncheon

This is a great opportunity on the 2nd Wednesday of the month to meet and network with fellow chamber members, have a great lunch and hear a featured speaker.

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VERNON COUNTY CHAMBER Annual Gala & Awards Banquet

The Chamber of Commerce holds its annual award’s banquet each year in March. Proceeds from the evening’s event not only support our civic groups and businesses in Vernon County, but also provide for scholarships to area high school graduates.

The banquet also serves as a time to celebrate and nominate those in our community for the highest and most prestigious awards for Nevada/Vernon County – the Community Awards

The Community awards recognize those businesses and individuals in our community who stand out in service and commitment to excellence. Nomination are collected by the Chamber and voted on by the Chamber membership.

Awards are presented in the following categories:

Business of the Year - Nominee is viewed as a business leader in the community & demonstrates excellence in business operations. Busi./Org. shows a commitment to upholding quality & integrity in the product/service that they sell/provide. They exceed all customer service expectations, display honorable & ethical business operations/ practices, & are recognized as leaders in their field.

Excellence in Customer Service Award - Business/Organization that consistently demonstrates a high level of commitment to customer service and satisfaction.

Prestigious Business Leader Award - Given to a community member possessing personal & professional characteristics, including: honesty, sincerity, integrity, benevolence & fairness. The business individual demonstrates outstanding service which results in the advancement & betterment of the community. Their volunteer efforts have gone above & beyond their business & professional responsibilities to provide assistance to our community.

Business of the Year: Peerless Products

Community Involvement Award - Business/organization that has demonstrated outstanding leadership in community service through organized programs involving employee & management engagement - the organization/business will have an established reputation for a high level of involvement in community support projects, internal social responsibility programs & management in community projects & fundraising efforts.

Radio Springs Park

Outstanding Volunteer Service of the Year Award - Honors an individual who has exemplified outstanding volunteer service in our community. The Volunteer of the Year recognizes the hours devoted to serving on committees, task forces, focus groups, as well as working on events, programs and initiatives.

Young Professional of the Year Award - Recognizes the efforts of an outstanding young professional, under the age of 40, who demonstrates professional capabilities, leadership and service to the community. The Young Professional Award recipient supports the business growth in our economic footprint.

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Outstanding Volunteer Service of the Year: Virginia Habjan Prestigious Business Leader: Mark Mitchell Community Involvement: On My Own/Jennifer Gundy Excellence in Customer Service: Thorpe’s Appliance
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Progress was a popular word in the United States a century ago, and no less so in Nevada, MO. Nicknamed the “Gem City” of Southwest Missouri, the future was bright for the seat of Vernon County in the early 20th century. With a population of over 10,000 and a bustling courthouse square, the town looked forward to a prosperous days ahead.

Homeland of the Osage

The first European explorers to travel through what became Vernon County encountered the Osage, a tribe of proud warriors noted for their exceptional height and fighting prowess. Although feared by their neighbors, the Osage managed to coexist peacefully by the time an expedition led by Zebulon Pike traveled through the area in 1806. Eventually, the Osage signed a treaty ceding their lands in Missouri to the United States and moved west in 1826. Remnants of their last settlement can be seen at the Osage Village State Historic Site in the northeast part of the county.

Civil War Comes

Vernon County was founded in 1855 and named for Col. Miles Vernon, a Missouri State Senator and veteran of the War of 1812. When the Civil War began in 1860, Nevada City, the county seat, became known as the “Bushwhacker Capital” as many local men who did not join the Confederate Army chose to become guerrilla fighters, forming small bands which raided Union supply trains, ambushed Federal troops, and harassed Unionist civilians. Women, known as “Lady Bushwhackers” participated in the fight as well, sometimes acting as scouts, guides and suppliers for their men.

Out of the Ashes

Nearly every town in Vernon County, including Nevada City, was burned to the ground by 1865. Once the war ended, ex-Union and Confederate soldiers came together to rebuild their towns and farms. The Missouri Kansas & Texas (MKT) Railroad arrived in Nevada in 1870 and later the Lexington & Southern, bringing with them rapid economic and population growth. Virginia Alice Cottey founded Cottey College in 1884, which continues to this day as a prominent educational institution for women. State Hospital #3 for the mentally ill was built in 1887, becoming the largest building west of the Mississippi River. The cornerstone of the now iconic Vernon County courthouse was laid in 1906 and still stands as proudly today as it did over a century ago. A beautiful spring-fed lake surrounded by a park was created in the 1880s and later became known as Radio Springs. The lake was touted as a health and recreational resort for those wishing to swim, play, and drink the “healthful” waters.

As Nevada and Vernon County look forward to another exciting century of progress and change, the county boasts a rich and fascinating heritage and Nevada is still a “gem” of a city.


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212 W. Walnut Street •Nevada, MO 64772 Open May 1- October 31 l Wed - Sat 10-4

The Bushwhacker Museum opened in 1965 in the former Vernon County Jail and Sheriff’s home on North Main Street, a building once described as a “dungeon of medieval malevolence”. The jail had such a bad reputation prior to its closing in 1960, that some prisoners supposedly preferred to spend time at the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City. The name of the museum hearkens back to the Civil War days when the town of Nevada City was nick-named the “Bushwhacker Capital”. The museum was named after the much feared and often colorful pro-Southern guerrilla fighters known as “Bushwhackers”.

In 1997, the Bushwhacker Museum moved to the renovated Moss Building where it quickly grew to include exhibits on Osage Indians, Cottey College, railroads, State Mental Hospital #3, county schools, agriculture, and local medicine.

As a comprehensive regional history museum and genealogical research center, the Bushwhacker Museum serves the local community as a gathering place and a prominent attraction for tourists eager to learn more about the history of the Civil War in Missouri.

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l Nevada/Vernon County Chamber l 417-667-5300 12 EDUCATION Bronaugh R-7 Elementary (PreK-6); High School (7-12) 527 E 6th St, Bronaugh MO 64728 ..................... Ph: 417-922-3211 Nevada R-5 811 W Hickory, Nevada MO 64772 .............. Ph: 417-448-2000 • Bryan Elementary (PreK-1) 400 W Lee ............................................... Ph: 417-448-2060 • Benton Elementary (2nd) 500 E Vernon ............................................ Ph:
• Truman Elementary
901 W Ashland .........................................
• Middle School
900 N Olive .............................................
• High School
800 W Hickory .........................................
• Regional Technical Center 900 W Ashland ........................................
Vernon County R-1
(PreK-6) 150 N Hickory, Schell City, MO
High School
216 E Leslie Ave, Walker MO
Sheldon R-8 (PreK-12) 100 E Gene Lathrop Dr, Sheldon, MO 64784 ....... Ph: 417-884-5111 DISTRICTS COTTEY COLLEGE Independent, liberal arts and sciences college for women with 2 yr. and selected 4 yr. programs 1000 W Austin, Nevada MO 64772 .................... Ph: 417-667-8181 CROWDER COLLEGE Associate of Arts Degrees. Moss Higher Education Learning Center 600 W Edwards Place, Nevada MO 64772
Ph: 417-448-2080
Ph: 417-448-2040
Ph: 417-448-2020
Ph: 417-448-2090 Northeast
64783 Ph: 417-432-3196
64790 Ph: 417-465-2221




527 E. 6th Street • 417-922-3211

The Bronaugh R-VII School District is a small, rural school district located in southern Vernon County. The district serves the towns of Bronaugh, Moundville, and the outlying areas.

Bronaugh R-VII has an enrollment of approximately 200 students in grades K-12. The district offers two, halfday sessions of preschool and a full day Kindergarten class. High School students may participate in programs such as Vocational Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences, Business Leadership, dual credit courses, and Career Education classes at the Nevada Career Center.

Students may participate in basketball, baseball, softball, track and volleyball. Bronaugh’s mascot is the Wildcat, with their school colors being green and white. Currently, the district partners with the Liberal High School football program. The community is proud to support the students who live within the Bronaugh School District in all of their endeavors.



216 E. Leslie Avenue • 417-432-3196

The Northeast Vernon County R-I School district is a small, rural school district located in northeast Vernon County. The district serves the towns of Walker and Schell City, and the outlying areas. Northeast Vernon County R-1 has an enrollment of 128 students at the elementary school and an enrollment of 107 students at the high school. Northeast Vernon County High School has been recognized in 417 Magazine as a top school for its overall performance and is also fully accredited by the Missouri DESE.

Students may participate in basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, cheer/dance and also archery. Northeast Vernon County’s mascot is the Knight, with their school colors being black and silver.


100 E. Gene Lathrop Drive • 417-884-5511

The Sheldon R-VIII School District is a small, rural school district located in southeast Vernon County. The district serves the town of Sheldon and the outlying areas. Sheldon R-VIII has an enrollment of approximately 180 students in grades K-12. The district has a fully licensed and certified all-day preschool for up to 20 students.

Programs offered at Sheldon include Vocational Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences, Vocational Business, band, and dual credit classes. In addition, Sheldon utilizes the Lamar Area Vocational-Technical School to provide other vocational programs that are of interest to their students.

Sheldon is a fully accredited school district by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Students may participate in basketball, baseball, volleyball, track and cross country. Sheldon’s mascot is the Panther, with their school colors being black and red.


811 W. Hickory • 417-448-2000

The Nevada R-5 School District serves approximately 2600 children living in a 368 square mile area in Vernon County. The district includes three buildings for preschool/elementary students, a middle school, high

school, and two locations that serve as technical career centers, plus the Ella Maxwell Center for the Performing Arts and multi-purpose building. The Nevada R-5 School District was recognized as a high performing school district for eleven of the twelve years the State of Missouri presented the Distinction in Performance Award.

Nevada’s mascot is the Tiger, with their school colors

being crimson and grey. The Nevada R-5 School District is fortunate to have such a supportive, caring community that values education and opportunities given to our students.

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Amazing might also describe how a woman and her sisters began a college for women in Nevada. The story of Virginia Alice Cottey and the founding of Cottey College is a familiar one to area residents. Guided by the belief that women deserved the same quality of education as men, she and her sisters pooled their money, $3,000, and built a school in Nevada, Missouri. Vernon Seminary, as it was known initially, opened its doors on September 8, 1884, in a two-story red brick building with 28 students from kindergarten through a two-year collegiate course.


The most obvious change over time has been to the face of campus. The central part of Main Hall, on Chestnut and Austin, was the campus for the first few years. As needed, the College added three residence halls, an academic building, a gymnasium (which now houses dance studios), another gymnasium, a chapel, and a library. Nevada residents may also remember the dedication of the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts in 1989, the Rubie Burton Academic Center in 1998, and most recently the Judy and Glenn Rogers Fine Arts Building in 2015. The Norman House was added as the Helen and George Washburn Center for Women’s Leadership in 1998. Today, the campus has 17 buildings on 11 city blocks with a lodge on 33-wooded acres.


Although originally a school with classes from kindergarten through college, in 1932 Cottey dropped the lower grades and focused on the two-year collegiate program to concentrate resources and achieve accreditation. Today, Cottey offers four-year degree programs in Biology; Business-Administration; Criminology; Elementary Education; English; Environmental Studies; Health and Biomedical Sciences; International Business; International Relations; Liberal Arts; Organizational Leadership; Psychology; Secondary Education; and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The College anticipates adding additional baccalaureate programs in the next few years.

is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.


In 1949, the College initiated a program to recruit international students. Cottey became known as the “College of World Friendship” in the decade that followed. Approximately 13 percent of today’s student population is international, 20 percent of the faculty are from other countries, and this academic year 24 different countries are represented on campus.

What’s more amazing, however, is Cottey’s commitment to send each student on a trip abroad. Cottey initiated its International Experience trips in 1999. Every sophomore-level student is eligible to go on the one-week trip to a European city over the first week of spring break. Those trip offerings have grown over the years as well. In 2018, Cottey students may travel to England, Sri Lanka and India, or Japan. In past years students could choose from trips to Italy, Thailand, Tanzania, and New Zealand.


Cottey opened with 28 students in 1884. Today, full residential enrollment is 350 students, but the College is looking to grow. Most recently, the College raised over $3 million to create a centrally located common area in the lower level of the Chapel. The new Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Campus Life contains the Chellie Club, the campus snack bar/coffee shop, as well as the Bookstore/Spirit Shop and new outdoor and indoor meeting spaces. Dedicated in April 2020, the new campus center put a student-focused space in the heart of campus. It is a place to build community, pay homage to the past, and generate excitement for the future.

Regardless of changes that may occur in the future, Cottey will hold fast to its mission to educate women to become learners, leaders and citizens in a global society.

For more information on Cottey College, please visit the website at

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Crowder College held their first classes in Nevada in August 1995 at the Nevada R-5 Bowman building, offering both traditional and interactive television courses to 85 part-time and 15 full-time students. In 2001, Crowder College Nevada moved into the Moss Higher Education learning Center after the Finis Charitable Trust donated over $110,000 to renovate the site. The current location offered classes to 170 students the first semester in the new space. Since that time, the campus has seen over 1,500 area residents complete Associate degrees from 18 neighboring communities. Both the Moss Trust and 3M Corporation have made significant contributions to Crowder Nevada since 1999.


Classes are taught with highly qualified, local, full-time, or adjunct instructors. The Nevada Moss Higher Education Learning Center is the place for you to take classes closer to home or work. Flexible class schedules include early morning, afternoon, evening classes, as well as online for your convenience.


Crowder College employs over 40 instructors and 10 support personnel. Approximately 400 students are currently served by the Nevada Campus every year. Over 5,000 students have taken advantage of classes offered at

the Nevada Campus – many of whom completed degrees and/or transferred on to complete bachelor’s degrees. Crowder College, as a Missouri community college, accepts A+ benefits to help accredited Missouri high school graduates fund their college tuition. Most can obtain a full associate degree with the A+ program.


Through a federal grant competition in 2009, Crowder College was awarded funds to provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements, and to motivate students toward the successful completion of their post-secondary education. This is done by providing academic tutoring, which may include instruction in reading, writing, study skills, mathematics, science, and other subjects; advice and assistance in post-secondary course selection; assist students with information on both the full range of student financial aid programs, benefits, and resources for locating public and private scholarships; and assistance in completing financial aid applications.


There are several Associate of Arts degrees and an Associate of Science degree in Nursing that can be completed at the Moss Center. Students can also complete their Certified Nursing Assistant license as well as a Licensed Practical Nursing credential at the Nevada

Site. Some of the courses offered include Computers, Accounting, Elementary Education, Business Administration, Science: Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology & Physical Science, Nursing, English, College Algebra, Psychology, Art & Music History/Appreciation, Economics, Spanish, U.S. History, Literature, and many more.

The Nevada Campus boasts a remarkably successful and complete Associate’s degree in Registered Nursing. The nursing program first class of graduates included 8 students in May 2008. The program has grown and now graduates approximately 25 nurses each May. Current capacity for nursing students is 55. Licensed Practical Nurses can complete the program in one year if their core requisites are completed. Students may complete all their core subjects, plus apply and complete their nursing degree at the Nevada Campus. Classes are typically two days a week and clinicals are one day a week. Applications for the Nevada Nursing program are available by October 15th each year and must be completed and submitted by February 15 to be considered for the August-starting nursing program.

Practical Nursing was added to Crowder College in 2019. The program is offered in a two-semester format over 9 months. The program has capacity for 16 students each August. Applications for admission to the program open in December, with a closing application date in April.

Crowder Nevada partners with Missouri State University to offer a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Business through the Nevada campus. For more information about Crowder College, call 417-6670518 or stop by the campus at 600 West Edwards Place, Nevada MO 64772.

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Established in 1997 and located on a ten acre plot of land on the northern edge of Nevada, the Osage Prairie YMCA is Nevada’s leading cause-driven organization for youth development, for healthy living, and for social responsibility. That’s because a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors. The Y is for everyone. Our programs, services, and initiatives enable kids to realize their potential, offer ways for families to have fun together, empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body, welcome and embrace newcomers and help foster a community wide service ethic. And that’s just the beginning.

Annually, the Y engages more than 3000 members and program participants throughout Vernon County and surrounding communities. As the area’s

leading nonprofit committed to helping people and communities to learn, grow, and thrive, our contributions are both far-reaching and intimate— from our commitment to teach every child how to be safe in and around the water to the individual support we provide to an older adult seeking to maintain their mobility.

More than 20 years ago, the Osage Prairie YMCA was founded by a group of volunteers who wanted to improve this great community. Today, Y volunteers and our supporters remain at the heart of our organization. It is only through the support of our hundreds of volunteers and public and private donors that we are able to serve more people and deliver on our cause to strengthen community. We are always seeking new volunteers who want to take an active role in bringing about meaningful,

enduring change right here in our own community.

When you are involved with the Y, you help bring about lasting personal and social change. Whether it is nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving our community’s health and wellbeing, or supporting and serving our neighbors, the Y ensures that everyone has the opportunity to become healthier, more confident, connected and secure.

As Vernon County’s leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y works side-by-side with our neighbors every day to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

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THINGS TO DO Osage Prairie YMCA For Youth Development • For Healthy Living • For Social Responsibility • Youth Programs - Camp Osage Summer Day Camp - Serving Up Summer, Summer Food Program - Y Sports: Flag Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer - After School Program • Fitness Center - Indoor Track - Fitness Equipment - Indoor Basketball Court • Indoor Pool - Make a Splash Safety Program • Adult Programs - Group Exercise Classes: Crossfit Water Aerobics Cycle Cardio Fit Just Dance Yoga & MUCH MORE - Health & Wellness Educational Classes - Team Sports: Pickleball Sand Volleyball Basketball & MANY MORE


In 1898, a group of seventeen Nevada women met at the Hotel Mitchell to organize the town’s first  library. A house-to-house canvass initially provided books to fill a small space, then additions to the  collection were donated or financed through teas, socials, bazaars, and local entertainment.

For the first few years, the library was housed in rooms provided by the Commercial Club in the Duck  Block, at the northeast corner of Washington and Cherry Street. When the Vernon County Courthouse completed construction in 1908, the County Court offered space to the library. The library remained there until 1917 when the town built its own library building, located on the corner of Austin and Ash, with $17,500 donated by the Andrew Carnegie Foundation. The old Carnegie building was determined to be “distinctive and lofty, perfectly arranged and beautifully and artistically finished.”  It was a handsome structure that served as Nevada’s public library for eighty years. Eventually, the library outgrew the stately structure that housed it. There were few parking spaces, limited access for those with mobility restrictions, and very little space for the growing collection of books.

The new library location was opened at 212 W. Walnut on May 12, 1997. The building had been erected in 1920 by the Moss and Urner families as a Ford Agency, and was given to the library by the Finis M.  Moss Charitable Trust. The remodeling was paid for by private donations from individuals and businesses, and a matching grant from the Moss Trust.  The lower floor is leased to the Vernon County Historical Society, and houses the Bushwhacker Museum. In June 2013, The Healthy Nevada Innovation Center opened in the upper level of the Nevada Public Library. The Innovation Center serves as the headquarters and health-focused hub of the Healthy Nevada Project and Community. This newly renovated 6,100 square-foot space includes the funding research center, fifteen work spaces, and the spacious Nelson Conference room. The funding research center is open to community members working on grant and funding opportunities. The Nelson Conference Room, a meeting place for health-related meetings and activities, is equipped with white boards, projector, Wi-Fi and workspace, and can accommodate 50


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In the 100 years of services, the library has changed in size, location, and leadership, but never in its mission. The library is dedicated to preserving a link between the present and the past, and to providing the tools with which the future may be built. Although the Nevada Public Library has been generously supported through tax allotments from the City of Nevada, its origination and a large part of its  expansion were almost wholly the results of gifts. Its future largely depends on the contributions of the present. Jodi L. Polk, Library Director, says, “The most rewarding part of serving as Library Director is to be a witness to the people of Nevada supporting the library in many ways. Patrons donate money and materials; those items are either added to the collection or sold for funds to purchase new books.

The library features many services including over 30,000 books/movies/audio materials, twenty four public computers, free Wi-Fi, fax service, digital scanning and color photocopy, adult computer classes, free interlibrary loans, a downloadable collection of e-books, audiobooks, streaming video for e-readers and other mobile devices. The Genealogy Research Center is located in the library with an impressive collection of local history documents and family research resources.

Story Time programs are held on the first Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m. for children up to age 6. Activities are based on five principle elements that encourage early literacy: talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. An Early Learning Center was created in the Children’s Department in 2015. Children and their families can explore AWE learning stations, a puppet theatre, toys and games and more! The library also hosts an all-ages program each summer to encourage reading for fun!

Nevada Public Library was awarded two grants in 2015 to fund a new Youth / Learning Lab project, as well as a new MakerSpace program. The Learning Lab is comprised of ten new PCs and is available to youth during after-school hours. The lab is available to community organizations for instructional use, as well.

The newest addition to the library’s services is NEXT LEVEL: a MakerSpace by NPL located at 200 W. Walnut.

A MakerSpace is a collaborative learning environment where users can explore tools and equipment to ‘MAKE’ their ideas and interests become a reality. MakerSpace coordinator, Logan Jonker says, “The library has books and computers to research an idea for a project, a MakerSpace has nearly everything else you will need to get started.”

The NEXT LEVEL includes an audio/video studio, digital lab, craft studio, and a MakeShop. Graphic design, coding, sewing, circuitry, robotics and animation are just a few examples of what projects can be created by teens in the MakerSpace. Programs such as this one are popping up in communities throughout the U.S. to create a place where adults can volunteer as ‘Maker Mentors’ and share their skills and talents with the younger generations in a positive way. Polk says, “We welcome you to stop by the NEXT LEVEL to learn more and to get involved. We are just getting started, we plan to build the NEXT LEVEL MakerSpace services and programs based upon the interests of our community.”


Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturdays  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Jodi L. Polk Library Director

Address: 212 W. Walnut St Nevada, MO  64772

Phone: 417-448-2770

Email: Website:

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THINGS TO DO Farmer’s of Nevada & Vernon County

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The Nevada/Vernon County Farmers Market is a vibrant Saturday gathering in Nevada.

The Market season runs from May through mid October.

Experience Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm at the NEW Centennial Hall & Pavilion located at the Vernon County Fair Grounds in Nevada, and Tuesday afternoons from 3-6pm at the North parking lot of Nevada Regional Medical Center (NRMC).

Find fresh food, locally raised meats, a variety of freshly baked goods and pies, to local raw honey, to crafts and artisan soaps, lotions, knife sharpening, live music and more.

The Nevada Vernon County Farmers Market hosts many annual events that include a Honey Bee Festival, Salsa Contest, Youth Maker Fair, and Holiday Market in mid November.

Follow us on Facebook to find out what’s in season at the Market: Nevada Vernon County Farmers Market

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For over 60 years 3M Nevada with over 750 employees has been producing products across numerous divisions and sending them around the world. We have taken pride in our community, our people and our progress over the years, and look forward to continued success for many years to come.

Nevada Parks & Recreation


The Nevada Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of park experiences for children and adults alike. With over 500 acres of park land, contained within 10 parks, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Twin Lakes Sports Complex (17320 E Quail Rd)

As the name suggests, Twin Lakes hosts the majority of the department’s youth and adult sports programs. On the four youth-sized ball fields, youngsters participate in baseball, softball, and tee-ball programs, as well as tournaments. The two lighted softball fields host adult softball league play and tournaments, and the outfields serve as program locations for youth soccer and flag football programs. A lit football field is the practice home for the Nevada Little League Football program beginning in August.

Twin Lakes is also the home of the Frank E. Peters Municipal Golf Course. This 18-hole championship

Radio Springs Park

course hosts daily play, league play for seniors and adults, high school tournaments, local tournaments, and even a cross country match or two. Open nearly year-round, the course is a great location to test your golfing skills.

Marmaduke Park (600 W Highland)

One of the most popular parks, Marmaduke Park offers a very popular Community Building, which can be rented for just about every occasion. There are two open air shelters, complete with picnic tables and grills, for your summer get-togethers.

A 18-hole Disc Golf Course is also on-site, offering challenging holes and tees amongst the beautiful setting. In 2018, a new “prairie path” was added through the old hay grounds just east of the park itself.

Radio Springs Park (1100 S College St)

Wildflowers, native plants, and grasses will be added along the mown path, offering a natural habitat to draw local fauna for viewing. Marmaduke Park hosts the department’s annual Halloween Fall Fun Day and Flannel Fest!

Earp Park (304 W. Austin)

A wonderful park right on the main strip of Nevada and a short walk from the Nevada square. Earp park has a water fountain with an aerial display, small shelter with picnic table, several benches, and restroom facilities.

Both the upper terrace and lower terrace offer fun for everyone. On the upper terrace, a rentable, open-air shelter is available for any type of get-together, complete with picnic tables and grill. Two age appropriate playground structures reside “up top,” offering climbing, sliding and swinging for the young and the young-at-heart.

The lower terrace is home to the annual “Lights at the Lake” drive-thru holiday display (late November thru December), as well as the Department’s annual Candy Cane Hunt for the young ones the first Saturday of December.

A seven-acre fishing lake with an accessible fishing dock and concrete boat ramp is encompassed by a half mile walking trail which offers up-close encounters with the local avian population. Extending out from the north lakeshore is the island where many a wedding has been held at the beautiful gazebo.

Plenty of parking and restroom facilities are available on both terraces.

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Spring Street Park (1145 S. Spring St)

Nestled in the trees Spring Street Park offers two shelter houses with picnic tables, four barbeque grills and numerous other picnic tables on concrete pads. Plenty of space for play with four swings, a large play deck system for bigger kids and a tot lot with play deck, tot swings & merry-go-round in a separate fenced in area, a drinking fountain and restroom facilities.

Davis Park

(508 N. Centennial Boulevard (E. 54 Hwy) Conveniently located off Highway 54 with one shelter house with three picnic tables, barbeque grills, park bench, drinking fountain, merry-go-round, tot swing, swings, tornado slide, digger toy, and restroom facilities, Davis Park is the only park in the city that allows overnight camping.

These are just a partial listing of the city’s parks.

For a complete listing, visit

The Franklin P. Norman Community Center is approximately 60,000 square feet of fun. The center offers two gyms, game room, lobby area for refreshments and meeting rooms with a kitchen option. Game room is equipped with aracade games, pool table, fooseball and X-box.

Basketballs and volleyballs are available to check out at no charge. Programs for all ages are offered through the Community Center. Free programs are offered at the center for various age groups. The Community Center is open seven days a week; closed on certain holidays. Watch our Facebook page for new programs offered at the Community Center for all ages!

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In 1984 a group of Nevada businessmen came together to discuss how to create and maintain a collegiate baseball program in Vernon Country. Planning and fundraising began, and the Nevada Baseball Club was born. A contest was held to find a name, and the Sportswriter for the local newspaper came up with the name Griffons. In his winning entry, he wrote….”Griffons is a natural nickname for a Nevada baseball team when you realize that it’s a combination of Griffith and Lyons, Nevada’s two well-known big league baseball players. Clark C. Griffith began his life here and saw it end somewhere else. George Lyons began his life somewhere else and closed it here. Somewhere between, both realized the ultimate dream of pitching in the major leagues. Lyons pitched for the St. Louis Browns and St. Louis Cardinals, and spent some time on the rosters of other big league teams. He, along with

Ban Johnson, founded the American League. With his pitching career on the wane, Griffith joined with Johnson and Charles Comiskey to co-found the American League. As manager of the Chicago White Sox he won the first pennant in American League history in 1901. After retiring from professional baseball, Lyons spent a great deal of time working with the game on a local level, as evidenced by the fact that George Lyons Stadium bears his name.”

The Nevada Griffons played their first game at Lyons Stadium in the summer of 1985 as a member of the Jayhawk League. They enjoyed great success and most seasons culminated with a trip to the NBC (National Baseball Congress) World Series event in Wichita, KS. Nevada has been to the NBC 22 times with top 10 finishes 18 of those times. Mounting travel costs forced the Griffons to leave the Jayhawk League in 2009, joining with several other teams from that league as well as some newcomers to form the MINK League.

Today, the MINK League consists of nine teams. Besides the Griffons, the South Division is made up of the Joplin Outlaws, Sedalia Bombers and the Jefferson City Renegades. The North Division consists of the Des Moines Peak Prospects, Carroll (IA) Merchants, St. Joseph Mustangs, Chillicothe Mudcats and the Clarinda (IA) A’s. Each team is operated in a similar manner to a professional minor league team, providing players an opportunity to play under the same conditions using wooden bats and minor league specification baseballs, experiencing overnight road trips and playing nightly before fans in a stadium.

Each summer, the Nevada community welcomes another group of collegiate players to their town. Players come from all over the United States to live with local families for a few months, hone their skills and play the game they love. Lyons Stadium is located on Highland Ave just west of North Ash street. We hope to see you at the ball park this summer!

2023 Game Schedule


31st  vs. Des Moines 7pm


6th vs. Chillicothe 5pm

12th vs. Sedalia 7pm

14th vs. Jefferson City 7pm

18th vs. Joplin 7pm

21st vs. Sedalia 7pm

22nd vs. Jefferson City 7pm

23rd vs. Jefferson City 7pm

24th vs. Sedalia 7pm

25th vs. St. Joseph 7pm

27th vs. Joplin 7pm

28th vs. Joplin 7pm

30th vs. Sedalia 7pm


2nd vs. Joplin 7pm

11th vs. Sedalia 7pm

13th vs. Jefferson City 7pm

14th vs. Clarinda 7pm

19th vs. Carroll 7pm

20th vs. Carroll 7pm

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Recreational Opportunities:

• Bird Watching – Species that may be seen are loggerhead shrike, Bell’s vireo, grasshopper sparrow, and eastern meadowlark

• Hiking


Recreational Opportunities:

• Bird Watching

• Hunting – Deer (Fair), Dove (Fair), Quail (Fair), and Rabbit (Fair)


Recreational Opportunities:

• Bird Watching – Viewing of prairie chickens is rare. Other birds that may be seen are Bell’s vireo, Northern harrier, upland sandpiper, and Henslow’s sparrow.

• Hiking – No designated trails

• Hunting – Deer (Fair), Dove (Fair), Quail (Fair), Rabbit (Good) and Turkey (Fair).


Located seven miles north of Nevada on I-49/71 Highway, then 2.5 miles west on Route D, then four miles south on Route O. At the sign on Route O, take gravel road 1200 south one mile, then turn east on Lady Road.

Recreation Opportunities:

• Bird Watching

• Hiking – No designated trails

• Hunting - Deer (Fair), Rabbit (Fair), Squirrel (Fair), and Turkey (Fair). Water fowl Open (Good; Waterfowl hunting can be good at times on Flight Lake, but duck use is unpredictable. Hunter success varies widely.)


Recreation Opportunities:

• Bird Watching

• Hunting – Deer (Fair), Dove (Good: one or two small sunflower fields -less than 15 acres are planted and manipulated for dove hunting.), Quail (Fair), Rabbit (Fair), Squirrel (Good), Turkey (Fair)


Recreation Opportunities:

• Bird Watching

• Camping – Primitive Area (There is a privy and

boat ramp near the designated camping area)

• Canoeing/Floating – Canoeing (Marmaton River)• Fishing - Catfish (Good), Other (Fair)

• Hunting – Deer (Fair), Rabbit (Fair), Squirrel (Fair), Turkey (Fair)


Located nine miles north of Nevada on I-49/ Highway 71, take the Horton exit, travel west 1.5 miles on Earp Road, turn right and travel 0.5 miles north on Vernon County Road 1325. County Road 1325 veers left, becoming Dove Road for 0.3 mile, then turns north becoming 1300.

Recreation Opportunities:

• Bird Watching

• Canoeing/Floating – Canoeing (Area adjoins Little Osage River)

• Fishing – Catfish (Good), Other (Fair)

• Hunting – Deer (Good), Squirrel (Good), Turkey (Good)


Recreation Opportunities:

• Bird Watching

• Fishing – Catfish (Good)

• Hunting – Deer (Fair)

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Located off of Highway 43, 2.5 miles south of Bronaugh to Zodiac Road. Go east on Zodiac Road one mile.

Recreation Opportunities:

• Bird Watching – Good Diversity of grassland birds including Dickcissels, Grasshopper Sparrows, Henslow Sparrows, and Short-eared Owls. Prairie Chickens have booming grounds on the west side of the area.

• Camping – Individual Campsites

• Fishing – Bass (Good), Catfish (Fair), Crappie (Good), Other (Fair), Sunfish (Good)

• Horseback Riding – There is a 6.60 mile horse/hiking trail located southeast of the lake. The trail is closed to horseback riding during all Deer and Turkey hunting seasons.

• Hunting – Deer (Good), Dove (Fair), Quail (Good), Rabbit (Good), Squirrel (Good), Turkey (Good), and Waterfowl Open (Fair, though there are no managed wetlands, there are several ponds and the larger lakes that provide waterfowl habitat and hunting opportunities.)


(August A Busch Jr. Memorial Wetlands)

Located about 15 miles north of Nevada and five miles south of Rich Hill in Bates and Vernon Counties. The Headquarters may be reached from I-49/71 Highway by

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taking Route TT two miles east to 1600 road, then travel south about two miles.

Recreation Opportunities:

• Bird Watching – Over 180 species have been seen on the area. All four wetland units provide excellent shorebird and waterfowl viewing opportunities at certain times of the year. There are also heron rookery in Unit 1 (south of the Little Osage River) in the Horton Bottom Natural Area. Waterfowl, Eagle, Pelican, and Shorebirds viewing on area roads (some roads closed during waterfowl season).

• Camping – Individual Campsites

• Fishing – Bass (Good), Catfish (Good; River fishing on the Marmaton, Little Osage, and Osage), Crappie (Good), Other (Good), Sunfish (Fair).

• Hiking

• Hunting – Deer (Good), Dove (Good; Sunflower and wheat fields are managed for doves, but success varies due to field quality and weather. Non-toxic shot is required), Quail (Fair), Rabbit (Fair), Squirrel (Good), Turkey (Good), Waterfowl Open (Good)


Located six miles west of El Dorado Springs on Highway 54 to Route AA, then north 12 miles to Route RA. The Area headquarters are one mile East on RA, an additional halfmile east on gravel, then a quarter mile south on 2950 Road.

The area features a unique combination of habitats including roughly 1,900 acres of bottom land and upland forest, 1,800 acres of cropland, 1,700 acres of old fields, and over 900 acres of lakes and ponds. Also, Little Headwaters, Little Gem, Little Stony Point, Little Savanna, and Little Sandy prairies combine to make up over 40 acres of remnant native prairie, which have been augmented with an additional 170 acres of restored grasslands. The nearly 1,800 acres of seasonally flooded wetlands provide habitat for a wide variety of waterfowl, shore birds, wading birds, and other wetland dependent species, which makes this area popular for both waterfowl hunters and birders. This area provides waterfowl hunting opportunity for up to 43 parties of hunters in the wetland units,

including 25 blinds (two are disabled-accessible) and 18 designated wade-and-shoot positions (two of which are field opportunities). The area also contains fishable lakes and ponds totaling over 900 acres, in addition to opportunity on the Osage River Arm of Truman Reservoir. There is also a boat ramp and primitive campground on each lake.

Activities include bird watching (including eagles), camping, fishing, hiking, hunting (deer, dove, quail, rabbit, squirrel, turkey, waterfowl).

Recreation Opportunities:

• Bird Watching

• Camping – Individual Campsites

• Fishing – Bass (Fair), Catfish (Good), Crappie (Fair), Other (Fair; Paddlefish snagging in Osage River/Truman Reservoir)

• Hiking

• Hunting – Deer (Good), Dove (Fair), Quail (Fair), Rabbit (Fair), Squirrel (Good), Turkey (Good)

For more information on these areas, hunting regulations, and other MDC related questions, call the El Dorado Springs MDC office at 417-876-5226 or go on-line to

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THINGS TO DO Osage Valley

Osage Indians were first recorded in 1673 by explorers Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette. The overall territory that the Osage Indian tribe would come to claim was vast. It included what is now southern Missouri, Arkansas, eastern Kansas and Oklahoma, with principal villages located in western Missouri where the streams known today as the Marmaton, Little Osage and Marais des Cynges come together to form the Osage River in Vernon and Bates counties. One particular village of Osage Indians lived on a high, open hilltop near the Osage River that is now preserved as the Osage Village State Historic Site.

At its height, the village contained 2,000 to 3,000 people and about 200 lodges. The everyday hustle and bustle of life in the village included the planting of gardens of corn, squash, and beans, and hunting for bison, bear, elk and deer. They gathered fruit and fished in the nearby rivers and oxbow lakes. Pottery, weapons, and tools excavated from the site have provided information about the daily lives of the villagers. From the late 18th to the early 19th century, the Osage accounted for over half of the total trade in furs on the Missouri River.

After the United States government took control of the Louisiana Purchase territory in 1804, American settlers demanded protection from the Osage. In 1808 and 1825,

the Osage signed treaties, giving up all of present-day Missouri and parts of Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma. In 1872, they traded their remaining Kansas lands for the present reservation in Oklahoma. Despite a long history of losing homelands and cultural traditions, the Osage tribe in Oklahoma is today a thriving and prosperous nation.

Through excavations at the site over the years, archaeologists have learned that the houses and ceremonial lodges were rectangular – 30 to 50 feet long and about 15 to 20 feet wide, with doorways that faced east. They were constructed of wood frames covered with rush mats, bark or buffalo skins. In 1971, the site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Today, the Osage Village State Historic Site features a walking trail and outdoor exhibits that help visitors to imagine the daily activities at this once-thriving Indian village. Various interpretive stops along the trail allow visitors to visualize the relationship of this site to other nearby Osage and early European sites that once existed on distant hillsides.

4) Blue Mound

The large hill before you is Blue Mound. Osage lore says that a number of prominent chiefs, including Pawhuska (White Hairs), were buried there.

Harmony Mission and Fort Osage Factory

Between 1821 and 1827, a Christian mission occupied a site about three miles from the confluence of the Marais des Cygnes and Osage rivers. Just down river was the site of a factory, or trading post, which operated from 1821 until about 1826 under the supervision of Fort Osage.

5) Utilized Bedrock Outcrop

Notice the two pecked depressions, which probably resulted from Osage woman cracking nuts, and two grooves for making bone tools.

6) American Settlement

Americans were slow to settle this area even after the Osage left the state. E.T. Smith, the first settler here, came shortly after the Civil War. His house stood here until well into the 20th century.

7) Bedrock Features

Notice the bedrock outcrops in this area of the site. Signs of use by the Osage include bedrock mortars, small depressions from cracking nuts, grooves from sharpening bone tools and broad grooves from sharpening axes.

8) Fort Carondolet

About five miles away, the Chouteau family of St. Louis built Fort Carondolet on the Osage River in 1795. It is probable that the fort burned after Manuel Lisa took over the Chouteau’s trade monopoly in 1802.

9) The Osage Village

Imagine this site in 1774, when 2,000 to 3,000 people lived in about 200 lodges. The hilltop would have been worn bare by horses grazing, men and women working, and children playing. Skins drying on the ground or on frames, and meat and food drying on racks would have been everywhere. The hustle and bustle common during the Osage’s residence here was quite different from the peaceful setting you see today.

10) Water

A stream from one of the springs that supplied water for the village ran through this ravine. Shortage of water may have been part of the reason for the tribe’s move to the Late Big Osage village about 1775.

1) The Last Big Osage Village

Between 1775 and 1823, the Big Osage occupied another village to the west. This second and last Big Osage village in Missouri lay about five miles ahead between the two hills you see.

2) Archaeological Excavations

Excavations conducted in 1962 and 1963 revealed two large houses in the area before you. Archaeologists believe one of these was a ceremonial lodge and the other was a typical dwelling.

3) Manuel Lisa’s Post

At the northern end of Timber Hill, which is visible in the distance, stood Manuel Lisa’s post. The post was built in 1802 at the confluence of the Little Osage and Marmaton rivers between the Big Osage and Little Osage villages.


About two miles past the Little Osage River stood the Little Osage village, occupied from the 1780s until 1823.

Farm Road 2300 Walker, MO 64790

Visualize the once-thriving Indian village and the surrounding area as it was on your walk to interpretive stops along the site’s trail. The information listed to the left corresponds with numbers on the historic site map.

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• Eagle Days – Schell City, Schell-Osage Conservation Area (1st Saturday, even years)


• Cottey Founders Day Weekend – 1st Weekend in April.

• Community Health Fair – Osage Prairie YMCA. Variety of free health screenings and information.

• Champion Diamonds Baseball (April – June) Youth baseball tournaments most weekends.


• Area Wide Garage Sales – 1st Weekend in May. Contact Nevada Daily Mail for maps, 417-667-3344.

• Vernon County Farmers Market (May – Oct.) Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm at Vernon County Fairgrounds. Tuesdays, 3 pm-6 pm at North parking lot of NRMC

• Griffons Baseball (May - July)


• ACRA/NCRA Sanctioned Professional Rodeo. Vernon County Fairgrounds. Three night event with bronco and bull riding, roping an barrel racing.

• Bushwhacker Days – 2nd week in June (Thurs – Sat). Carnival, street fair, crafts festival, car show, games, contests, concessions, reenactments and parade. Live entertainment featured throughout the celebration. Chamber of Commerce, 417-667-5300.

• Bushwhacker Quilt Guild Show – Friday & Saturday of Bushwhacker Days. Non-juried. Open to all entrants. 417-667-7100

• Vernon County Youth Fair Tractor Pull


• Vernon County Youth Fair – 2nd week in July. A free fair, exhibits from 4H, FFA, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts from across the county. Livestock shows plus other exhibits are featured – one of Missouri’s largest youth fairs!

• Griffons Baseball


• Retailer’s Sidewalk Sale – 1st weekend in August.

• Hume Fair – 1st weekend in August, Main Street. Activities including ice cream social, gospel music,horseshoe pitching, parade, baby contest,

• National Night Out – 1st Tuesday in August. Walton Aquatic Center. Community sponsored, drug-free, crime prevention event.

• Sheldon Old Settlers’ Picnic

• Cottey Community Picnic/Partner Fair


• Schell City Fall Festival - A weekend full of fun including races, parade, a street dance and mouth-watering food.

• Walker Fun Days – A fun-filled day for all ages. Parade, games, talent show, hamburger feed, and live music.

• MO Osage Territory Muzzle Loaders Rendezvous. Marmaduke Park. Traders and black powder sanctioned M. offhand match. Novelty – Pistol, Novelty – Trade Gun, Primitive/modern camping, modern crafters area.

• Bronaugh Fall Festival – 4th weekend in Sept, Main Street. Activities include a parade, free concert, Senior class benefit luncheon, vendors, games, and street dance.

• McGennis Youth Center BBQ & Auction

• Relay for Life


• 4-H BBQ – 1st Sat. in October. Support this fundraiser at the Vernon County Fairgrounds. Contact Univ. of MO Extension,417-664-2560.

• United Way Oktoberfest & Chili Cook-off – 2nd Sat. in October, 10 am – 2 pm. Live entertainment, games, food and fun. Support local member agencies.

• Cottey Family Weekend – First Weekend in October.

• Safe Treats Parade – around downtown square and supporting businesses, 3:30 pm-5:00 pm.


• Holiday Open House – 2nd weekend in November. Retailers’ open houses to “kick off” the holiday season with great deals and gift ideas. Get in the holiday spirit and shop local!

• Veteran’s Day Activities – Veterans Day. Activities to recognize veterans and their families throughout the day at the High School, Vernon County Senior Center, Lodges, and parade around the downtown square with a memorial ceremony.


• Christmas Parade – 1st. Fri. in December. Celebrate the holiday season around downtown with the parade and NRMC Tree of Shining Memories Lighting Ceremony. Chamber of Commerce, 417-667-5300.

• Lights at the Lake (Thanksgiving-Dec. 31st) – Radio Springs Park. Take a beautifully lit drive around the lake with donations to a local group each evening.

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Bushwhacker Days is a family festival that is held on the second weekend of each June. The festival recognizes the history of Nevada/Vernon County. Bushwhacker Days 2023 will continue the celebration with family and friends by providing an entertaining festival and fun events for all ages.

Opening ceremonies for the festival begin Thursday evening with royalty coronation, a cookout and Gospel night entertainment. Friday night the festival continues with vendors and craft booths setting up around the square along with entertainment on the main stage. A motorcycle show & games as well as car/truck/tractor show are held around the square. Vendors & craft booths continue through Saturday with many local unique items you cannot find anywhere else. Throughout Saturday there are historic re-enactments on the square as well as historic presentations at the Bushwhacker Museum. The quilt show is held throughout the day at the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall, just one block south of the square. You won’t want to miss the parade Saturday night at 6:05 pm followed by the grand finale of the festival with main stage entertainment and a free concert! Pride Amusement carnival opens Thursday night and is open nightly through Saturday with armbands every evening.

Bushwhacker Days is made possible each year by countless volunteers on the Bushwhacker Sub Committee and sponsored by local businesses, individuals, City of Nevada Tourism, Vernon County Commissioners, and the Nevada/Vernon County Chamber of Commerce.

Updated schedules of events can be found at under the Bushwhacker Days tab.

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CHURCHES Faith & Worship

Religion in Vernon County

There are over 50 churches active in the area, representing more than a dozen denominations. Many churches are also active in supporting social services that help the less fortunate in their communities.

Many denominations are represented in Vernon County allowing residents the ability to choose the church community in which they feel most comfortable practicing their faith. Most churches are also active in the community, helping to create a caring and

All Saints’ Episcopal Church 425 E. Cherry St. • Nevada, Mo 64772 417-667-2607

The Rev. Dr. James Lile, Jr., Rector Worship: Sunday 10:00 AM

Anchor Fellowship 621 S. Pine St. • Nevada, Mo 64772

Tony Atkins Pastor Worship: Sunday 10:30 AM Wednesday: 7:00 PM

Bible Baptist Church 18770 E. 54 Hwy • Nevada, Mo 64772 417-667-2696

Joshua Pyle, Pastor

Sunday School: 10:00 AM Worship: Sunday 11:00 AM & 6PM Wednesday: 7:00 PM

Bronaugh Baptist Church 284 E. 3rd St.• Bronaugh, Mo 64728 417-842-3085

Frank Agee, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 AM Worship: Sunday 10:45 AM

Bronaugh Christian Church East 4th St.• Bronuagh, Mo 64728

Nick Hardison, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 AM Worship: Sunday 10:45 AM

Calvary Baptist Church 113 W. Arch St. • Nevada, Mo 64772 417-667-2503

Rev.Terry Mosher, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 AM Worship: Sunday 10:30 AM & 6:00 PM Wednesday 7:00 PM

Church of Christ, Nevada PO Box 331, Hwy 54 West Nevada, Mo 64772 417-667-2462

Dick Harris, Minister Worship: Sunday 10:30 AM Wednesday 7:00 PM

Church of God Holiness 320 W. Main • Deerfield, Mo 64741

Norman Black, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 AM Worship: Sunday 10:45 AM

compassionate environment in which to live and support our neighbors.

The Ministerial Alliance is a fellowship of clergy from various Churches in Vernon County who have diverse theological views but who have found it beneficial for the Churches and the community to gather for fellowship and to share information. The Ministerial Alliance meets monthly. This spirit of collaboration is conducive to creating a strong community.

Church of the Nazarene 1733 N. Ash St. • Nevada, Mo 64772 417-667-3414

Rev. Megan Allen, Pastor Email: Sunday School: 9:45 AM Worship: Sunday 10:45 AM & 6:00 PM Wednesday 6:30 PM

Clayton Christian Church 17449 S. T Hwy. • Deerfield, MO 64741 Sunday School: 10:00 AM Worship: Sunday 11:00 AM

Community Christian Church 301 W. Walnut St. • Nevada, Mo 64772 417-667-7410

Josh Smith, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 AM Worship: Sunday 10:45 AM Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 PM Wednesday Men’s Bible Study 7:00 PM

Community of Christ

500 E. Allison St. • Nevada, Mo 64772

Pastoral Leadership Team: Bill Garwood: 417-321-4900 Marsha Harper: 417-667-6171 Kathe Rader: 417-876-5270 Worship: Sunday 10:30 AM

Crossroads Community Church 500 W. Highland Ave.• Nevada, Mo 64772 417-667-6737

Tom Rea, Pastor Worship: Sunday 10:00 AM Adult Bible Study 9:00am Youth Bible Study 9:00am

Deerfield Baptist Church 178 West 2nd St.•Deerfield, Mo 64741

Sunday School: 10:00 AM Worship: Sunday 10:45 AM

Disciples Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 125 N. Prewitt St.• Nevada, Mo 64772 620-768-9137

Harold Hicks, Pastor Worship: Sunday 11:00 AM

First Baptist Church 301 E. Highland Ave. • Nevada, Mo 64772 417-667-6036

Dr. Kevin Daugherty, Pastor

Sunday Worship: 9:00 am - Traditional Service 10:00 am - Small Groups Bible Study 11:00 am - Contemporary Service Wednesday Evening Bible Study & Prayer: 6:00 PM

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Wednesday Kids Kore: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Wednesday night Youth at “The Branch”6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

First Christian Church

204 S. Washington St. • Nevada, Mo 64772 417-667-3540

Dr. Jeff Robinson, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 AM Worship: Sunday 10:30 AM

First Presbyterian Church 500 N. Olive St. • Nevada, Mo 64772 417-667-2739

Rev. Laura Agee, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 AM Worship: Sunday 10:45 AM

Harwood Baptist Church

323 N. Brown St. • Harwood, Mo 64750

Jon Caudle, Pastor 417-309-1674

Sunday School: 10:00 AM Worship: Sunday 11:00 AM Wednesday 6:00 PM

Heritage Baptist Church 927 N. Olive St. • Nevada, Mo 64772 417-321-0276

Jeff Adams, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 AM Worship: Sunday 10:30 AM & 6:00 PM Wednesday 7:00 PM

Horton United Methodist Church 7358 S. 1444 Rd. Richards, Mo 64778

Bob Beaver Worship: Sunday 9:00 AM

House of Prayer Church PO Box 171 • Nevada, Mo 64772 417-321-2333

George McCartney, Pastor

Life Church

421 N. Centennial Blvd. • Nevada, Mo 64772 417-667-9760

Kevin Bell, Pastor Worship: Sunday 10:00 AM

Life Walk 224 E. Walnut St. • Nevada, Mo. 64772 417-448-6998

Steve Russ, Minister Worship Experience 9:00 a.m. Worship Experience 10:30 a.m.

Living Hope Ministry 215 E. Marvin Ave. • Walker, Mo 64790 417-876-9398

Worship: Sunday 10:00 AM Wednesday 7:00 PM

Mennonite Church of Walker 24219 East EE Hwy. • Walker, Mo 64790 417-465-2440

Metz United Methodist Church 124 S Petty St. • Rich Hill, Mo 64779

Bob Beaver Worship: Sunday 10:15 AM

Milo Baptist Church 283 S. Birdseye St. • Milo, Mo 64767 417-667-0625

Jim Davis, Pastor Sunday School: 10:00 AM Worship: Sunday 11:00 AM

Montevallo Baptist Church 29078 East E Hwy. • Montevallo, Mo 64767

Dr. Jim Davis, Pastor (660-679-4373) Sunday School: 10:30 Worship: Sunday 11:00am

Moundville United Methodist Church 229 N. Church St. • Moundville, Mo 64771

Kay Zimmer, Pastor Sunday School: 10:00 AM Worship: Sunday 9:00 AM

Nevada Assembly of God 2247 N. Osage Blvd. • Nevada, Mo 64772 417-667-2497

Sunday School: 9:30 AM Worship: Sunday 10:30 AM & 6:00 PM

Nevada Free Will Baptist Church 1030 S. Clay St. •Nevada, Mo 64772 417-549-6383

Rev. Jacob Jones, Pastor/Teacher Sunday School: 10:00 AM Sunday Morning Bible Fellowship: 10:00 AM Sunday Morning Worship: 11:00 AM

Pentecostal Assembly 2010 N. Ash St. • Nevada, Mo 64772 417-667-8353

Sunday School: 9:30 AM Worship: Sunday 10:30 AM & 7:00 PM Wednesday 7:00 PM

Pine Street Baptist Church 240 N. Pine St. • Nevada, Mo 64772 417-667-2687

Chad Bailey, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 AM Worship: Sunday 10:45 AM Wednesday 6:00 PM

Priest Nation Ministries Walker, MO 64790 417-321-2432

Herbert Scholes, Minister Worship: Sunday 9:30 AM

Rinehart Christian Church 9443 S. 900 Rd. • Richards, Mo 64778 417-484-3380

Kevin Moyers, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 AM Worship: Sunday 10:30 AM

Riverside Cowboy Church 16001 S. 1250 Rd. • Nevada, Mo 64772 417-684-7562

Roger Beach, Pastor Tuesday Services: 7:00 PM

Schell City Christian Church 160 N. Maple St. Schell City, Mo 64783

Seventh - Day Adventist 15467 E. Quail Rd. • Nevada, Mo 64772

Mike Carner, Pastor Bible Study: 10:00 AM Worship: Saturday 11:00 AM

Sheldon Baptist Church 105 Commercial St. • Sheldon, Mo 64784 417-884-5132

Rev. Jerod Lamb

Sunday School: 9:45 AM Worship: Sunday 10:30 AM & 6:00 PM Wednesday 7:00 PM


Sheldon Christian Church 200 S. 1st St. • Sheldon, Mo 64784 417-884-2235

Sunday School: 9:30 AM Worship: Sunday 10:30 AM

Sheldon United Methodist Church 106 N. 2nd St • Sheldon, Mo 64784 417-884-5277

Rev. Wayne Coble Sunday School: 10:00 AM Worship: Sunday 11:00 AM

St. Mary’s Church 330 N. Main St. • Nevada, Mo 64772 417-667-7517

Father Pete Savidge Worship: Saturday Mass 5:30 PM Sunday Mass: 10:30 AM

St. Paul Lutheran Church ELCA 15156 E. Pony Hill Rd. • Nevada, Mo 64772 417-667-7209

Adult Sunday School: 10:00 AM Worship: Sunday 11:00 AM

Trinity Lutheran Church Missouri Synod • 1630 N. Ash St. Nevada, Mo 64772 417-321-5564

Rev. Johannes Brann Worship: Sunday 8:30 AM

United Methodist Church of Nevada 500 S. College St. • Nevada, Mo 64772 417-667-5435

Michelle Whitlock, Pastor Worship: Sunday 9:30 AM Bible Study: Sunday 10:45 AM

Walker Christian Church

108 S. 3rd St. • Walker, Mo 64790 417-465-2582

Norm Conklin, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 AM Worship: Sunday 10:30 AM

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Vernon County Courthouse National Register of Historic Places

Vernon County, Missouri was organized on February 27, 1855 and is named for Miles Vernon, a three-time Missouri Senator from Laclede County. In the same year commissioners bought 50 acres for $250 as the site of the county seat. The county seat was first called Fairview; later the name became Nevada City. Now known as just Nevada, it is geographically located in the center of the county.

The first courthouse was completed in 1857. The upper story was used for county offices and the lower floor held the courtroom and was also available for religious services of all denominations. This building was located one block west of the public square. Appropriations of $900 were made for construction of the building which measured 28 feet by 18 feet with the first story nine feet high, the second story seven feet. This building was burned with the rest of the town by Federal troops on May 26, 1863. For lack of a suitable building in Nevada, the first post-war sessions of the County Court were held at Little Osage.

The second courthouse was built in the center of the Nevada City square in 1868. The final costs totaled approximately $25,000. The 50-by-60-foot brick building had a 15-foot tower that rose from a 10-foot base. The building faced south. In time it deteriorated and was sold and razed in 1906.

The present Vernon County Courthouse was completed in 1908. The three-story, Carthage limestone, Romanesque Revival style building measures 80 by 100 feet and rises to 126 feet at the top of the dome. It was the first courthouse built in Missouri after the Civil War and for a time, viewed as the finest in this part of the state.

The original call for bids stated: “…that the said building be of a size to meet the wants and needs of Vernon County for fifty years. The size must not be so large as to sacrifice quality to size, that it should be proportionate to the perspective of the square, that said building complete shall not exceed the cost of $75,000.” During construction, rapidly rising costs caused alterations to be made to the original plans.

An example of materials substitution was the change made to the main staircase from marble and iron to quarter-sawed oak. In actuality the final costs for the courthouse amounted to almost $80,000.

Our Courthouse was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places on June 27, 1997. A life-size bronze statue, erected by the State of Missouri, was dedicated on the Courthouse lawn in Nevada in 1935 to the memory of William Joel Stone, a Vernon Countian who served Missouri as a Congressman, Governor, and United States Senator. From 1872 to 1874 he also served as Prosecuting Attorney for Vernon County.

THE MURALS (Exterior)






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CAMP CLARK East of Nevada on Highway K - 1908 Lone Osage” by Ed Koksi - Austin (US 54) between Main & Cedar Train Arrives” by Ed Koksi - (1999) - Business US 71 at Cherry Hotel Mitchell” by Tony Udovich - Corner of Cherry & Washington Coca-Cola” restored by Ed Koksi - Corner of Cherry & Commercial
Essential” by Jeanette Hawkins Corner of Washington & Walnut
Radio Springs Park


Close to Home

Just a short drive from Vernon County


• Harry S. Truman Birthplace, Lamar, MO

• Museum of Pioneer History, Butler, MO

• Silverline Ranch, El Dorado Springs, MO

• National Historical Site, Fort Scott, KS

• US National Cemetery, Fort Scott, KS

• Big Brutus, Mineral, KS



Henry County Museum and Cultural Arts Center — The Henry County Museum and Cultural Arts Center is located in Clinton Square and features a chronicle of events that helped to shape the area.


Osceola Cheese Factory — Nationally known cheese factory where you can sample before you buy.


Stockton Lake — camping, fishing, swimming, boating, sailing and diving.


Hoover Historical Museum, Tri-State Mineral Museum, Spiva Art Center, Joplin Little Theatre, Wildcat Glades, Missouri Southern State University.


Precious Moments Chapel, Historical Phelps House, Civil War Museum, Kendrick House, Red Oak II.


George Washington Carver State Park.



Only 1 ½ hours away for all that a bigger city offers! Visit Crowne Plaza, shop the day away and visit historical attractions in the home of blues, jazz and KC barbeque.

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The Old Jail- 231 North Main, 1860-1871 The Museum-212 West Walnut, 1920

W. F. NORMAN CORPORATION 220 North Cedar, 1898

DANIEL P. STRATTON HOUSE 321 North Washington, 1881

WILLSTON D. BAILEY HOUSE 812 North Washington, 1886

E.J. WARTH HOUSE 819 North Washington, mid-1880s

H.P. HILDEBRANT HOUSE 823 North Washington, 1900

HARRY DUCK HOUSE 937 North Washington, 1900

W. A. ARMSTRONG HOUSE 1008 North Washington, 1895

JOHN BERGHAUSER HOUSE 305 East Central, 1889

ALBERT CHURCHELL HOUSE 303 East Vernon, 1880

A.J. (ANDY) KING HOUSE 700 West Walnut, 1890

JACOB S. WACHTEL HOUSE 903 West Walnut, early 1880s

W. T. BALLAGH HOUSE 810 West Cherry, 1880

EDWARD T. STEELE HOUSE 805 West Cherry, 1913

FRENCH H. GLENN HOUSE 738 West Cherry, 1903

GEORGE WILLSON HOUSE 128 South Clay. 1906

NICHOLAS JOHANNES HOUSE 505 West Austin, 1919-1920

WALLACE MATTOX HOUSE 204 South West, 1890

COTTEY COLLEGE 1000 West Austin, Founded in 1884

W.F. NORMAN HOUSE 400 South College, 1923-24

RADIO SPRINGS PARK End of South College Street, 1887

H.W. LANCASTER HOUSE 806 West Sycamore, 1906


THOMAS HACKETT HOUSE 503 West Sycamore, 1900


JOHN MIMS HOUSE 411 South Adams, 1893

JAMES A. DALY HOUSE 624 South Ash, 1895

Z.C. KELSO HOUSE 226 West Arch, 1884

JAMES B ROBINSON HOUSE 312 South Main, 1890

JOHN CLACK HOUSE 504 South Cedar, 1880


WILLIAM JOEL STONE HOUSE 527 South Cedar, 1876

DEEPWOOD CEMETERY 800 South Washington, 1869

ROBERT J. McGOWAN HOUSE 320 South Lynn, 1898

HEARTLAND BEHAVORIAL 1500 W. Ashland, 1889

MEMORIAL BUILDING (ARMORY) 402 East Cherry, 1908


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Bronaugh (City)

Sherry Brown, Mayor

478 N. Oak St., Bronaugh, MO 64728

Rauni Brown, Clerk 383 E. 4th St., Bronaugh, MO 64728

Deerfield (Village)

Terry Fogery, Chairman of Board

P.O. Box 34, Deerfield, MO 64741

Bill Smith, Clerk P.O. Box 9, Deerfield, MO 64741

Harwood (Village)

Donna Rickey, Chairman of Board

278 E. Union Ave., Harwood, MO 64750

Metz (Village)

Joe Luther, Chairman of Board Jessica Luther, Clerk 290 W. Walnut St., Rich Hill, MO 64779

Milo (Village)

Kevin Williams, Chairman of Board 224 S. Thomas, Milo, MO 64767

Shirley Baxter, Clerk/Treasurer 124 S. Easy St., Milo, MO 64767

Moundville (Village)

Lyman Bott, Chairman of Board 294 E. 2nd. St., Moundville, MO 64771

Julie Wood, Collector 101 N. Main St., Moundville, MO 64771

Craig Bott, Clerk/Treasurer 233 E. 3rd. St., Moundville, MO 64771

Nevada (City)

George Knox, Mayor

Stephanie Martin, Deputy City Clerk City Hall, 110 S. Ash St., Nevada, MO 64772

Richards (Village)

Casey Fogel, Mayor Tiffany Ellis, Clerk P.O. Box 1, Richards, MO 64778

Schell City (City)

David McCubbin, Mayor Erin Lee, Clerk P.O. Box 22, Schell City, MO 64783

Sheldon (City)

Robert Sewell, Mayor

P.O. Box 500, Sheldon, MO 64784

Tammy Goodwin, Clerk 110 W. Main St., Sheldon, MO 64784

Stotesbury (Village)

Marvin Shelton, Clerk 3763 E.Rumbaugh St., Hume, MO 64752

Walker (City)

Phillip Martin, Mayor

Susan Thompson, Clerk P.O. Box 58, Walker, MO 64790

Prepared by:

Vernon County GIS Director, Tim Bourassa

NOTE: Due to scale of map, smaller features may not be labeled.

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The Nevada Police Department dates back to the days of the American frontier when local Law Enforcement consisted of the elected Town Marshal and a few deputies. After more than 150 years of service to the community, the current Nevada Police Department, consisting of twenty one professional members, continues to protect and serve the citizens of Nevada into the 21st century.

The police department now consists of a Patrol Division, Detectives, and Administration Division. Specialized units consist of Crises Intervention Team (CIT), Crime Scene Investigations (CSI), Community Oriented Policing (COPPS) and Domestic Violence Investigations.

Preventing crime is our first operational priority. We understand that building, cultivating, and maintaining the community’s trust is the key element in crime reduction in our City.

The men and women of the Nevada Police Department will remain diligent in their efforts to identify and arrest criminals and help our citizens develop longterm solutions to community challenges.

l Nevada/Vernon County Chamber l 417-667-5300 40 CITY CITY MAYOR George Knox Ph: 417-448-5101 CITY MANAGER Mark Mitchell Ph: 417-448-5101 POLICE CHIEF Chief Casey Crain Ph: 417-448-5100* FIRE CHIEF Chief Troy Denney Ph: 417-448-5105* VERNON COUNTY PRESIDING COMMISSIONER Joe Wilson Ph: 417-448-2500 NORTHERN COMMISSIONER Cindy Thompson Ph: 417-448-2500 SOUTHERN COMMISSIONER Everett Wolfe Ph: 417-448-2500 SHERIFF Jason Mosher Ph: 417-283-4400* VERNON COUNTY AMBULANCE DISTRICT Leland Splitter Ph: 417-667-5079* *Non-emergency
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Nevada Fire Department serves an area of approximately 9 miles with a population of 8,700, and a daytime population of 11,000. The department is staffed with twelve full time line personnel and 1 Chief officer. Operations are conducted out of one station utilizing two engines, one 75’ ladder, one medium duty rescue, and several support vehicles. The city is protected by a daily on-duty shift of four personnel.

NFD provides a wide range of emergency and nonemergency services including: Fire suppression, BLS First Responding, and Technical Rescue. Other services provided include fire and life safety presentation, inspections and an active training program. Currently our department holds an ISO

(Insurance Services Office) rating of four.

Our new fire department located at 316 W. Cherry, is approximately 9,200 square feet, with four drive through bays. The station is divided into three areas of operations. The administrative offices are in the front part of the building; the back area of the station consists of living quarters for the full time staff. The northern side of the station is where the apparatus is stored, as well as used for indoor training.

The new fire station provides a safe and secure facility for the firefighters to provide professional service to the citizens of Nevada and Vernon County.

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PUBLIC OFFICIALS Vernon County Vernon County

The Vernon County Ambulance District encompasses all of Vernon County, and its tax base is limited to Vernon County. However, it provides services as called upon by neighboring counties. The Vernon County Ambulance District staff work a schedule of 24 hours on duty followed by 48 hours off, serving a resident population of approximately 20,500.

Typically, the district will have two fully staffed ambulances during the

The county contains approximately thirty miles of heavily traveled four lane

with the total area served of 840 square miles and includes many miles of county roads. The district employs an EMS Director, a Human Resources Manager, as well as

part-time and reserve staff.

Vernon County Vernon County

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office will protect and serve every citizen of Vernon County. The Sheriff Department’s staff members strive for a safe and secure county for all. With the entire staff of the sheriff’s office and the citizens of our county working together as partners, we can all be proud to call Vernon County our home.

The main focus of the Sheriff’s Office is crime prevention. Additionally, the Sheriff’s Office is charged with investigating all crimes, providing court security, serving court papers, patrolling the county, providing educational services to all youth and parents of Vernon County, and, of course, maintaining a secure environment at the jail for city and county prisoners.

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peak hours with overnight coverage of one staffed ambulance. highways and approximately thirty miles of two lane federal highways, office staff. The medical crews are supplemented by an active roster of

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Show one of the forms of acceptable identification and sign the poll book to obtain your ballot:

• A nonexpired Missouri driver or non-driver license;

• A nonexpired military ID, including a veteran’s ID card;

• A nonexpired United States passport; or

• Another photo ID issued by the United States or the state of Missouri which is either not expired or expired after the date of the most recent general election.

*If the driver or non-driver license has expired after the most recent general election, it is an acceptable form of voter ID.

If you do not possess any of these forms of identification, but are a registered voter, you may cast a provisional ballot.

Your provisional ballot will count if: (1) you return to your polling place on Election Day with a photo ID; or (2) the signature on your provisional ballot envelope is determined by your local election authority to match the signature on your voter registration record.

If you cast a provisional ballot, you will receive a stub from your provisional ballot envelope with instructions on how to verify that your provisional ballot is counted.

How do I get a free photo ID?

If you do not possess an acceptable form of photo ID, you might be eligible for a free Missouri nondriver license for voting purposes.

The Missouri Department of Revenue, through the license offices throughout the state, provides one (1) nondriver license at no charge to Missourians who wish to obtain a photo ID for voting purposes (and do not already have one).

Call 573-526-VOTE (8683) or visit

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of Vital Records, can provide one (1) fee exempt copy of a certified Missouri birth certificate to an individual seeking to obtain one (1) free nondriver’s license in order to vote in Missouri if the applicant does not already have a current nondriver’s license or current driver’s license.

Call (573) 751-6387 or email

The Missouri Secretary of State will help you obtain official documents needed to get a Missouri nondriver license.  Examples include birth certificate; marriage license; adoption decree; U.S. Department of State naturalization papers; or court order changing one’s name. We will pay for official documents from other states or the federal government.

If you do not have a Photo ID, and want our help click the link below and complete the form to get started. The Secretary of State’s office will receive your information and help you obtain the documents you need.


Missourians who are not able to go to their polling place on Election Day may vote absentee beginning six weeks prior to an election. Voters can request absentee ballots from the County Clerk’s Office in person, by mail or by fax, 100 W Cherry, Ste. 6, Nevada, MO 64772.

Mail in or faxed absentee ballot requests must be received by the County Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to any election. Voters can vote by absentee in the Clerk’s Office until 5:00 p.m. the night preceding the election.


County Clerk’s Office 417-448-2500

• Department of Motor Vehicles • Social Services/Health • via Postcard • via Federal Post Card Application (Military)



Polling locations open on Election Day at 6 a.m. and are open until 7 p.m



178 E. Main , Milo Bellamy Sheldon United Methodist Church 106 N. Second, Sheldon Blue Mound City Hall of Schell City 134 S. Main, Schell City Bronaugh Bronaugh City Hall 178 E. 4th, Bronaugh Center Outside Centennial Hall Building 1500 E. Ashland, Nevada Dederick Harwood Town Hall 241 E. Coates, Harwood Deerfield Deerfield Baptist Church 178 W. Second, Deerfield Ellis Centennial Hall Building 1500 E. Ashland, Nevada Harrison Moundville Community Building 10114 E. F Hwy, Moundville Harwood Harwood Town Hall 241 E. Coates, Harwood Horton Metz Methodist Church 124 S. Petty, Metz Lake YMCA 500 W. Highland, Nevada Lone Star YMCA 500 W. Highland, Nevada Metz Metz Methodist Church 124 S. Petty, Metz Milo Milo Fire Barn 178 E. Main , Milo Montevallo Sheldon United Methodist Church 106 N. Second, Sheldon Moundville Moundville Community Building 10114 E. F Hwy, Moundville Oak Grove YMCA 500 W. Highland, Nevada Richards Deerfield Baptist Church 178 W. Second, Deerfield Schell City City Hall of Schell City 134 S. Main, Schell City Sheldon Sheldon United Methodist Church 106 N. Second, Sheldon Shiloh Deerfield Baptist Church 178 W. Second, Deerfield Stotesbury Metz Methodist Church 124 S. Petty, Metz Virgil York Farms 17150 S. HH Hwy, Vernon/Cedar County line Walker Walker Community Building 103 N. 5th, Walker

Badger Milo Fire Barn

Ward I First Baptist Church 301 E. Highland, Nevada Ward II Home Economics Building 1488 E. Ashland, Nevada Centennial Parks Fairgrounds

Ward III First Baptist Church 301 E. Highland, Nevada Ward IV United Methodist Church 500 S. College, Nevada

Ward V Home Economics Building 1488 E. Ashland, Nevada Centennial Parks Fairgrounds

Ward VI Centennial Hall Building 1500 E. Ashland, Nevada

Ward VII First Baptist Church 301 E. Highland, Nevada Ward VIII YMCA 500 W. Highland, Nevada

Visit for additional information.

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Vernon County Vernon County

As the Director of Economic Development for Vernon County, it is my delight to welcome you to our community! If this is your first time in Nevada or Vernon County, I think you will find our community poised for greatness and ready for investment.

Vernon County sits at the midpoint of the I-49 corridor, a critical section of four-lane interstate highway that connects our businesses to four other major interstate connections. Additionally, U.S. Highway 54, a key thoroughfare in the state of Missouri, runs right through downtown Nevada. Located within 100 miles of Kansas City, Springfield, Joplin, and the Lake of the Ozarks, Vernon County Missouri gives new and expanding businesses the advantage of proximity to major metropolitan areas while holding on to the neighborly environment of a small town.

Vernon County also enjoys a low-cost business environment for all business types. Missouri actually ranks in the top ten out of all fifty states for lowest corporate income tax, unemployment insurance tax, and property tax. Locally, Vernon County’s cost of living is more than 13% below the national average, meaning our residents can enjoy great jobs and a comfortable lifestyle in an

affordable community.

But what really makes Vernon County shine as a great place to live and work is the commitment of community leaders to moving Vernon County forward. I am pleased to announce the formation of Build VC, a collaborative public-private economic development organization. The mission of Build VC is to continuously promote economic development and improve the business environment within Vernon County by focusing on business attraction, workforce development, and entrepreneurial support. Whether you are relocating, expanding, or starting your business, Build VC will guide you through the site selection process, make the proper local connections, advocate for your needs to the city and county, and develop resources and incentives that will help your business thrive.Through local partnerships and regional initiatives, Build VC will help your business succeed.

Again, thank you for your interest in Nevada/Vernon County. For more information about economic development in Vernon County, visit We look forward to hearing from you!

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45 Nevada/Vernon County Chamber l 417-667-5300 l POPULATION 20,500 POPULATION 8,504 CLIMATE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE: 57.1F ANNUAL HIGH TEMPERATURE: 67F ANNUAL LOW TEMPERATURE: 47F AVERAGE PRECIPITATION: 46.45 IN/YR AVERAGE SNOWFALL: 9 INCHES Source: U.S. Climate Data Website POPULATION 25+ BY EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT: TOTAL 13,449 LESS THAN 9TH GRADE 3.4% 9TH TO 12TH GRADE, NO DIPLOMA 6.0% HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE 35.90% GED/ALTERNATIVE CREDENTIAL 6.2% SOME COLLEGE, NO DEGREE 18.5% ASSOCIATE DEGREE 9.1% BACHELOR DEGREE 12.5% GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL DEGREE 8.3% Source: ESRI Forecast 2022 Community Profile 3.4% 6% 6.2% 9.1% 8.1% 35.9% 18.5% 12.5% EMPLOYED POPULATION 16 +: BY OCCUPATION: TOTAL 9,796 WHITE COLLAR 50.8% MANAGEMENT/BUSINESS/FINANCIAL 16.4% PROFESSIONAL 18.1% SALES 5.2% ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT 11.1% SERVICES 18.8% BLUE COLLAR 30.4% FARMING/FORESTRY/FISHING 2.6% CONSTRUCTION/EXTRACTION 7.2% INSTALLATION/MAINTENANCE/REPAIR 3.3% PRODUCTION 7.3% TRANSPORTATION/MATERIAL MOVING 10.0% Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting Mining Utilities Construction Manufacturing Wholesale Trade Retail Trade Transportation & Warehousing Information Finance & Insurance Real Estate, Rental & Leasing Professional, Scientific & Tech Services Administrative & Suppor & Waste Management & Remediation Services Educational Services Health Care & Social Assistance Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Accommodation & Food Services Other Services (except Public Administration) Public Administration Unclassified Establishments Total BUSINESS SUMMARY by NAICS Codes Number Percent 28 4 3 51 32 34 135 37 20 46 45 3.1% 0.04% 0.03% 5.6% 3.5% 3.7% 14.7% 4% 2.2% 5.5% 4.9% Number Percent 54 17 24 96 16 47 133 64 30 916 5.9% 1.9% 2.6% 10.5% 1.7% 5.1% 14.5% 7% 3.3% 100% Source: ESRI, Forecast 2022 Business Summary HOUSING UNITS BY OCCUPANCY: TOTAL HOUSING UNITS: 8,848 OWNER OCCUPIED HOUSING UNITS: 62.0% RENTER OCCUPIED HOUSING UNITS: 24.3% VACANT HOUSING UNITES: 13.7% Source: ESRI forecast 2022 & 2027 HOUSEHOLD BY INCOME: HOUSEHOLD INCOME BASE
$300,000 +
AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME $71,247 MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME $50,284 Source: ESRI Forecast 2021 Household Income Profile Snapshot Snapshot ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Location: Located in Southwest Missouri, Nevada is the county seat of Vernon County. Nevada is located 90 miles south
Kansas City, 95 miles northwest
Springfield, 45 miles north of Joplin, and 20 miles east
Fort Scott, Kansas. Boundaries: City Boundary: 8.98 sq miles County Boundary: 826.40 sq miles Elevation: Nevada: 880 feet

Nevada was first established in 1855; incorporated in 1869. Nevada, with a population of 8,357 is the largest town within Vernon County. The City of Nevada Council consists of five members elected at large by the voters of the City for three year terms. The Council selects one of its members to serve as mayor, who chairs City Council meetings and serves as the spokesperson for the City Council. The City Council also selects a member to serve as mayor pro tem, who assumes mayoral responsibilities in the mayor’s absence.

Major Employers

Nevada Regional Medical Center


Nevada R-5 School System 365

US Bank/Home Mortgage

Wal-Mart Super Center 265

Heartland Behavorial Health Services. 240

Nevada Habilitation Center 210 (Southwest Comm. Support Serv.)

Cottey College 162 120

Skills Unlimited, Inc. 120

AuBurn Pharmacy 98

City of Nevada 80

InSite Support Services 50

Smithfield Foods 45

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3M 700+
Quality Products 37
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT County Population 20,500 Missouri’s Composite Cost of Living Index 88.3% Home Ownership Rate 62% Median Household Average travel time to work 18 minutes Land Area in square miles 826.4 Persons per square mile 25.6 Poplulation 15+ by Marital Status Never Married 24% Married 56.2% Widowed 7.6% Divorced 12.1% TOTAL: 15,783 Population by Sex Male 9,599 Female 9,831 Source Esri & Forecoasts for 2022/2027 City 3% County 1.0% State of Missouri 4.225% TOTAL: 8.255% Public Library 0.20% Roads 0.5% Sales Tax Sales Tax Revenue 2020 1,640,000 2019 1,643,425 Occupancy Tax: 3% 2020 96,000 2019 93,600

Nevada Municipal Airport

The Nevada Municipal Airport is located three miles northeast of Nevada on US highway 54, just minutes east of Interstate 49. The airport is publicly owned by the City of Nevada.

Quick Facts about Nevada Municipal Airport: • 5,000 ft. concrete runway • Equipped with MIRL, PAPI, REIL, and MALS lights • 100LL and JetA fuel available on site

Attended 7 days a week • Accommodates corporate aircraft

The Missouri and Northern Arkansas Railroad (MNA) is a Class III short-line railroad that operates approximately 527 miles of line in Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri.

It maintains interchanges with Class I carriers, Union Pacific, BNSF Railway and Kansas City Southern Railway. The route from Fort Scott (KS) to Nevada and Clinton (MO) was once part of the mainline of the Missouri Kansas Texas Railroad from Parsons (KS) to Sedalia and St. Louis (MO).


Kansas City International Airport (KCI)

Kansas City International Airport (KCI) is located about one and a half hours north of Nevada, on Interstate 49. From this regional hub, passengers can enjoy the selection of 11 carriers currently operating at KCI with 180 daily nonstop departures to 43 destinations.

Albuquerque Atlanta Baltimore Boston

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Cancun, Mexico Charlotte Chicago-Midway Chicago-O’Hare Cincinnati Dallas-Ft. Worth Dallas-Loe Denver Detroit

Ft. Lauderdale Ft. Myers Harrison Houston-Hobby Houston-Intercontinental Indianapolis Las Vegas Los Angeles Memphis Milwauke Minneapolis-St. Paul Nashville New Orleans New York-LaGuardia Newark

Oakland Orlando Philadelphia Phoenix Portland Salina Salt Lake City San Diego San Francisco Seattle St. Louis Tampa Toronto Washington-Dulles Washington-Reagan

The track between Nevada (MO) and Fort Scott (KS) is still an active and important link be- tween the MNA and BNSF railway to Kansas City (MO). MNA traffic generally consists of coal, grain, frozen foods, minerals, steel, chemicals, asphalt, and forest products.

*Source: Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. Website,

Quick Facts about Motor Freight:

Central location for major distribution centers

Interstate 49 (north/south)

US Highways 54 (east/west) and 43 (north/south)

50 minutes to Interstate 44

One-to-two day

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Con-Way Freight Website,
Little Rock, AR Oklahoma City, OK Tulsa, OK Wichita, KS Chicago, IL Fort Smith, AR St. Louis, MO Kansas City MO Fort Scott, KS Joplin, MO Lama MO NEVADA, MO I-44 I-49 Hwy 43 Hwy 54



OPEN: Mon-Wed-Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 627 S. Ash, Suite B • Nevada, MO 64772 Phone: 417-667-6800

NRMC Primary Care Center provides preventive and primary healthcare for all ages, including immunizations, diagnosis and treatment of acute health problems, management of chronic disease, and gynecologic care. A network of specialty physicians is available if referral is needed.


Visiting Hours: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM Admission Hours: Mon-Fri 6:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Emergency Hours: 24 Hours

800 South Ash • Nevada, MO 64772 Phone: 417-667-3355

Community-owned, non-profit hospital; Nevada Regional Medical Center is focused on providing the best services to our community. They continue to expand their services and state-of-the-art equipment to provide quality healthcare close to home. Nevada Regional Medical Center offers a wide range of services from 24 hour Emergency Services, Wound & Skin Care, Rehabilitation Services, Cardiac Rehabilitation Services, Orthopedic Specialty Services, Surgical Services and so much more. The hospital offers Home Health and Hospice Care, Long-Term Care, and Long-Term Care specific for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia. For a full range of services offered, visit


OPEN: Mon-Fri: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM QUICK CARE CLINIC

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM; No appointment necessary 900 S. Adams • Nevada, MO 64772 Phone: 417-667-6015

Nevada Medical Clinic provides family practice for all ages. Services include acute care/illness, internal medicine, chronic disease management; well women/ child/baby exams, sports and work physicals; dermatology, osteopathic therapy, steroid injections, x-rays, and geriatrics. They have multiple cardiopulmonary and lab services to provide specialized treatment and services. For more, visit

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OPEN: Mon, Wed and Fri: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tues, Thurs: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

345 S. Barrett Street • Nevada, MO 64772 Phone: 417-448-2439

The NowCare Clinic, a service of Nevada Regional Medical Center, accepts new patients and walk-in visits. Services offered include acute care/illness, wellness and health education; well women and child exams, sports and work physicals (including D.O.T.); drug screening, X-ray and laboratory services, as well as non-emergent care needs. For more, visit


OPEN: Mon, Wed, and Fri: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tues: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

324 N Centennial • Nevada, MO 64772 Phone: 417-448-0333

The Nevada Dialysis Clinic specializes in hemodialysis and training patients for peritoneal dialysis for individuals that have chronic kidney disease.

Heartland Behavioral Health Services

Licensed mental health professionals are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you and your loved one.

1500 W. Ashland • Nevada, MO 64772 800-654-9605

Heartland Behavioral Health Services has been providing care for children and adolescents for over 100 years in Nevada, Missouri. We treat male and female patients ages 4 through 17 in both acute as well as residential programs for conditions ranging from depression, anxiety and other mood disorders to recovering from a traumatic event. All of our programs have been designed and tailored to help our patients grow and prosper. For those at immediate risk of self injury, suicidal youth mental health services are available at Heartland Behavioral Health Services.

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Presiding Commissioner

What is your favorite aspect of Vernon County and Why?

There are two things I most appreciate about Vernon County.  First is the diversity of our countryside.  In the north portion of the county, we have a conflux of rivers, flood plains and marshes. The west portion of the county was mostly prairie, now rich farmland, some very flat and other areas are rolling hills. And the southeast portion of the county is rocky with lots of oak and walnut trees.  I don’t know where anyone would find another county with so much variety of topography.

Radio Springs Park

Secondly, I have always been fascinated with the history of Vernon County.  Vernon County was home to the Osage Tribe of Native American Indians.  Zebulon Pike’s expedition followed the Marmaton River across Vernon County in route to Colorado and his discovery of Pike’s Peak. Of course, our county is rich in Civil War history; pre-war border struggles with Kansas, bushwackers, Order Eleven and ultimately the burning of Nevada.  The history of Vernon County is truly inspiring.

Northern Commissioner

What is your favorite aspect of Vernon County and Why?

“Vernon County is a proud agricultural community: Livestock, crops, pecans, produce and conservation land. Agriculture plays a crucial role in the life of our economy. Agriculture not only provides food and raw material but also employment opportunities to a very large proportion of our population.”

Southern Commissioner

“We are in the crossroads of America. We get to see and meet lots of different people from all different places and directions. Some people even choose to put down roots in our quaint little county.”

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Mayor of the City of Nevada

George has a doctorate in Higher Education Administration, Masters in Criminal Justice Administration and a Bachelors in Criminal Justice. George spent 15 years in Law Enforcement in Hollywood, FL and then 30 years in Higher Education. He and his wife, Carol, retired to Nevada, MO in July 2017. George is currently on the Nevada City Council and serving as Mayor and serving as pastor at Rich Hill United Methodist Church.

What is your favorite aspect of Vernon County and Why?

Our people are the very best! Their willingness to engage and provide solutions for our future.

City of Nevada Councilman

Lyndon Eberhard was born and raised in Vernon County. He is a proud husband, father and grandfather. Vernon County is where he has raised his children and opened his business. He just can’t imagine being anywhere else.

What is your favorite aspect of Vernon County and Why?

“It is home.”

Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership - City of Nevada Councilwoman

Carol Clyde Gallagher has been with Cottey College since 2014 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership. Prior to Cottey College, she lived in Dallas, TX for approximately 12 years. She has taught at Western Kentucky University, Southern Methodist University, Lynn University, Grand Canyon University and Florida Atlantic University. In addition to her passion for leadership studies and community engagement, Carol has been a competitive billiards player and is a lead facilitator for Kiwanis International’s Key Leader High School Leadership Weekend program. In addition to her role with Nevada City Council, Carol volunteers with the Nevada Police VIPS (Volunteers In Police Service) and, Vernon County CERT (Community Emergency Response Team). Previously she served as a board member with the Council on Families in Crisis of Vernon County. Carol loves to travel (she has visited 48 states and 12 countries) and enjoys (somewhat) peaceful time at home with her husband and their furry menagerie (4 dogs, 2 cats, and a bird).

What is your favorite aspect of Vernon County and Why?

I have never lived in a community where I felt so connected. The first person I met when I moved (after my realtor) was former Nevada’s City Manager, JD Kehrman - who told me that one of the best parts of Nevada and Vernon County is that you can get involved and make a real difference here. Coming from the metropolis of Dallas, I wasn’t sure how that could be - and yet I get to see it now on a regular basis. I love the passion and commitment of so many citizens - and the desire to make this community better. There are so many opportunities with a great deal of potential and I’m excited to see what can happen!

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City of Nevada Councilman

City of Nevada Councilman

Kendall R. Vickers was born at the Nevada City Hospital on November 23, 1947. He grew up in the eastern Vernon County community of Dederick.  He graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1965, and from  the University of Missouri at Columbia with a B.S. Degree in Agriculture (1969), and a Juris Doctorate (1974).  He is also a graduate of the University of Missouri at Kansas City, having earned an L.L.M. in taxation (1986). He has been a practicing attorney and resident of the Nevada community since 1975. He has been married to Susan Vickers for 52 years.

Bill Miles is a native to the area of Nevada MO. He is an entrepreneur in business. He owned and operated Miles Roofing Company for 17 years. Many of the Business roofs here in Nevada were installed by Bill’s company in the 80’s & 90’s. After that He owned and operated Midwest Hardware & Rental in Lamar for another 18 years. He lived in Vernon County for 33 years until he met his wife Katherine when they moved to Willard, MO. Bill and his wife moved back to the Nevada area in 2018 and both are Pastors at Impact Faith Ministry in Lamar, MO. Bill holds a Bachelors degree in Theology and is one of the professors at Impact School of Ministry. He and his wife Katherine have established and opened two pregnancy centers this past year in El Dorado Springs and in Lamar, MO. He has been married to Katherine for 16 years. His passion is to minister and see people grow spiritually so they fulfill what they are called to do.


There is always room for growth and potential in Vernon County. We are not limited like we might be in a larger city. The people are friendly and you can get connected and be involved here. That is why I enjoy being a part of Vernon County. I want to be involved in the community to help Vernon county to grow and prosper.

Fire Chief

Chief Denney is a lifelong resident of Vernon County, graduating from Sheldon High school in 1990. He started his career in the fire service serving on the Sheldon and Milo fire departments as a Volunteer firefighter. He was offered Full-time employment in Dec of 1993 with the Nevada Fire Department. During his time at Nevada, he has obtained State certifications as Investigator, Instructor, and Inspector. He was the Departments training officer from 2015 until 2020. In March of 2020, Troy was promoted to fire Chief and serves as the City’s Emergency management Director. He enjoys serving the City.

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Chief , Nevada Police Department

Chief Crain is a lifelong resident of Nevada, graduating from Nevada High School in 1998. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Missouri Southern State University. Chief Crain has more than 20 years of law enforcement experience. He began his career with the Nevada Police Department in 2001. During his tenure he rose up through the ranks within the Department serving in leadership positions in both Patrol Division and Investigations Division. In 2008 he was selected for promotion to Captain, serving as the Assistant Police Chief and overseeing daily operations of the police department. In 2016 he was selected for promotion as the next Police Chief for the City of Nevada. Chief Crain is a graduate of the 261st Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Missouri Police Chiefs Association and the FBI National Academy Associates.

City Manager

Mark joined the City of Nevada staff in May 1987 as a meter reader/laborer. Since that time, Mark has held several positions for the City of Nevada: Water Serviceman, Code Enforcement officer, Assistant Building Inspector, Planning Manager, Project Manager, Tourism Director, and IT Director. In the early 90’s Mark installed the first Desktop computer in the City of Nevada. A 486 microprocessor with a Floppy Disk Drive and Windows 3.0. In his IT position Mark, has installed, maintained, and consulted on computer systems and networks for several agencies: The Nevada Public Library, NRMC, VCSD, VCAD, and Housing Authority.

In 2014 the City Council appointed Mark as Assistant City Manager and he has retained the title until 2020 when City Council appointed him as City Manager.

With over 34 years of experience in city government Mark Mitchell has a proven track record of consistent performance in city efforts aimed at strategic planning, capital improvements, community engagement and departmental accountability.

Sheriff Vernon County Sheriff’s Department

Jason Mosher is currently serving his third term as Vernon County Sheriff. Before being elected as the Vernon County Sheriff in 2013, Jason served as the Chief of Police for the Jasper Police Department in Jasper Missouri. Jason earned his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Missouri Southern State University as well as Associates degrees in Human Resources and Marketing from Eastern Gateway Community College. Jason graduated from the FBI-LEEDA school and resides just outside Nevada, Missouri with his wife and children.

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Springs Park Businesses and organizations which currently belong to the Chamber of Commerce are listed here, by category. We hope you will patronize Chamber members.



Country Inn & Suites

2520 E Austin Bld, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-9292

Holiday Inn Express & Suites 311 S Johnson Drive, Nevada MO 64772 417-283-6177


Osage Prairie RV Park 1501 North Osage Blvd., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-2267


Ag Provision, LLC 3803 Enterprise Dr, Ste. A, Nevada MO 64772 417-448-1793

Farmhouse Extracts LLC Sheldon, MO 417-684-7451

Missouri Northern Pecan Growers, LLC 3011 E Austin Blvd., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3501

Brickwall Bistro & Catering

127 E. Cherry, Nevada, MO 64772 417-684-1095

Healthy Nevada

212 W. Walnut St., Nevada, MO 64772 417-283-4575

Nevada Lions Club

PO Box 585, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-5303

Nevada Public Library

212 W Walnut, Nevada MO 64772 417-448-2770

Little Elves Cleaning Services 821 South Alma St., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-8560

Nevada/Vernon County Chamber of Commerce

225 W Austin, Ste. 200, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-5300


Max Motors


FieldMAXX Water Management, LLC PO Box 86, Deerfield MO 64741 417-684-4580


Heartland Tractor 2900 N Osage Blvd., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-9180

Heritage Tractor 17821 E. Old Town Road, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-5333

Orscheln Farm and Home 2401 E Marvel Rd., Nevada MO 64772 417-549-6462

Sutherland’s HomeBase

2101 E Austin Blvd., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3100


Murphy Family Ventures, LLC 1801 W Austin Blvd, Ste. F Nevada MO 64772 417-667-7337

Smithfield Foods 3101 Industrial Parkway, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3397

1405 N Osage, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-4000


Wilson Tire

2121 E Austin, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-8383


Eddie’s Auto 220 N Osage Blvd, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-4877

Southeast Auto Repair 17627 S 1700 Rd., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-5113

TCB Towing & Auto Service 205 N Barrett, Nevada, MO 64772 417-667-4869


TCB Towing & Auto Service 205 N Barrett, Nevada, MO 64772 417-667-4869

Precision Coffee Company 224 W. Walnut, Nevada MO 64772 417-321-9285

Th Fix Nevada

225 S. Johnson Dr., Nevada, MO 64772 417-381-9307


First Baptist Church

301 E Highland Ave, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-6036

First Christian Church 204 S Washington, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3540

First Presbyterian Church 500 N. Olive St., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-2739

LifeWalk 224 E. Walnut, Nevada, MO 64772 417-448-6998

United Methodist Church 500 S College, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-5435


American Red Cross of Southern Missouri


1624 E Austin Blvd., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-9700

Fidelity Communications 310 N Osage, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-2857

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1545 N West Bypass, Springfield MO 65803 417-832-9500

Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #3770 3313 E. Austin Blved., Nevada, MO 64772 417-667-9283

Region M Waste Manager District

407 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 203, Joplin, MO 64801 417-625-6626

Rotary Club of Nevada

P.O. Box 894, Nevada MO 64772 417-684-5099

The Children’s Center 324 Mac Blvd., Nevada MO 64772 417-448-6308

United Way of Vernon County 201 E. Cherry, Ste. 203, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-5563

University of Missouri Extension 100 W Cherry St, Room 2, Nevada MO 64772 417-448-2560

Vernon County Democrats 16299 S 1100 Rd, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-2427

Vernon County Farmers Market 212 W Walnut, Ste B, Nevada MO 64772 417-448-1448

Vernon County Relay for Life Nevada MO 64772

Vernon County Republicans 429 W. Lee St., Nevada MO 64772 913-634-2347

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 2175

16884 S 1200 Road, Nevada, MO 64772 417-381-9276

West Central Missouri Community Action Agency

106 W 4th Street, Appleton City, MO 64724 660-476-2185

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Erwin Construction, Inc. P.O. Box 233, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-8377

Overcash Painting 4529 E FF Hwy, Bronaugh, MO 417-321-1295


C & L Supply, Inc. 930 N Osage Blvd, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3500

Sutherland’s HomeBase 2101 E Austin Blvd., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3100


NOW Structures, Inc. 15910 E Infantry Pass, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3022


Nevada R-5 Schools

Benton Elementary 500 E Vernon, Nevada MO 64772 417-448-2070

Bryan Elementary 400 W Lee, Nevada MO 64772 417-448-2060

Truman Elementary 901 W Ashland, Nevada MO 64772 417-448-2080

Nevada Middle School 900 N Olive, Nevada MO 64772 417-448-2040

Nevada High School 800 W Hickory, Nevada MO 64772 417-448-2000

Sheldon School District R-8 100 E Gene Lathrop Dr., Sheldon MO 64784 417-884-5111


Missouri Welding Institute PO Box 445, Nevada, MO 64772 417-667-5800

Cottey College

1000 W Austin Blvd, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-8181



1626 Hedges Plaza, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-6375

The CPA Firm of J Cory Gayman, CPA PC 105 W. Cherry, Nevada, MO 64772 417-667-1673


Arvest Bank

401 E Austin Blvd., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-6902

Community National Bank and Trust 1625 Hedges Plaza, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-7297

First National Bank 100 W Walnut, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3057


CMJ Financial Center

117 E Cherry St., Nevada MO 64772 417-549-9832

White Ember Financial Planning 225 W Austin, Ste. 100, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-4721


H & R Block

123 E Walnut, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-7823

The CPA Firm of J Cory Gayman, CPA PC 105 W. Cherry, Nevada, MO 64772 417-667-1673


Emery’s Truckstop 7490 E 54 Hwy, Deerfield, MO 64741 417-966-7332

Warsaw Oil Company Inc. – Hot Spot Stores 1112 E Austin Blvd., Nevada, MO 64772 417-667-4337

Nevada Country Club 190 W Country Club Dr., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-7182

B.B. K9 School LLC 113 N. Main, Nevada, MO 64772 417-684-5052


Cottey College

1000 W Austin Blvd, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-8181

Crowder College-Nevada Campus

600 W Edwards Place, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-0518

Cash’s Quality Electric 111 N Barrett Ave., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-4549 Missouri Job Center 621 E Highland Ave, Ste. 3, Nevada MO 64772 417-448-1177

Great Southern Bank 201 E Cherry St, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3347

Metz Banking Company 123 N Osage, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-4550

Sun Loan Company 400 S Johnson Dr., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-6500

US Bank 200 E Cherry, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-7777

Pete’s Inc. 402 W Austin & 1811 N Ash Nevada, MO 64772

Pilot Travel Center 2424 E Austin Blvd., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3271


Chadwick’s Meat Market 417-321-0517

Westerhold Cattle, LLC Rich Hill, MO 64779 417-448-7485


Taylor Engineering & Energy Consulting 913 N Main St., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-2149

Community Council on the Performing Arts – The Fox Playhouse 110 S. Main St., Nevada MO 64772 417-549-6500

US Bank Home Mortgage 221 W Cherry, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3333

World Finance Corp 124 N Cedar St, Nevada MO 64772 417-549-6255


Missouri Eagle Beverage, LLC PO Box 548, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-5530


Chadwick’s Meat Market 417-321-0517

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Wal-Mart Supercenter

2250 E Lincoln Ave., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3630

Westerhold Cattle, LLC Rich Hill, MO 64779 417-448-7485

Wood’s Supermarket 1407 W Austin Blvd., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3764

Ferry Funeral Home

301 S Washington, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3322


Nevada Chiropractic Clinic 1229 E Austin, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3699


Citizens Memorial Hospital 1500 N. Oakland, Boliver, MO 65613 417-328-6318

Nevada Regional Medical Center 800 S Ash, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3355



AuBurn Pharmacy

105 S Oak, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-7802

Community Pharmacy 900 S Adams, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-6044

Evans Pharmacy 1407 W Austin, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3953

Wal-Mart Pharmacy 2250 E Lincoln Ave., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3630

Abilene Enterprises, Inc. 107 W. Washington St., Nevada, MO 645772 417-876-8563

Crestridge Asset Management 417-228-6005

Curtis & Sons Realty 121 S Main, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-7868

Hedges Properties 1631 E Hedges Plaza, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-2633

Nevada Housing Authority 1117 N West, Nevada MO 64772 417-448-2730


City of Nevada

110 S Ash, Nevada MO 64772 417-448-2700


Vernon County Courthouse 100 W. Cherry, Nevada, MO 64772 417-448-2500


Nevada License Office 409 E. Austin Blvd, Nevada MO 64772 417-448-5705



Heartland Behavioral Health Services 1500 West Ashland, Nevada MO 64772 800-654-9605

Compass Health Network 1800 Community Dr., Clinton MO 64735 417-667-4638

Southwest Community Support Services

2041 A/B E Hunter St., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-7833

Vernon County Ambulance District 515 E Walnut, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-5079


Advanced Dentistry of Nevada, LLC 1701 W. Austin Blvd., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-7134

Nevada Family Dentistry

402 E Walnut, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3006

White Smiles Dentistry 14054 E 54 Hwy., Nevada MO 64772 417-283-2020


NRMC Home Health/Hospice 800 S Ash, Nevada MO 64772 417-448-3751

Physicians Medical Equipment & Supplies

107 S. Oak St., Nevada, MO 64772 417-667-3214


EyeCare Professionals, Inc.

111 N Main, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3076

Vision Solutions

120 S. Washington St., Nevada, MO 64772 417-667-2560


NRMC/Performance Therapy 345 S Barrett St, Nevada MO 64772 417-448-2439


Medicalodge of Nevada 1210 W Ashland, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-5064

The Bungalows at Nevada 640 E Highland Ave, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3883

On My Own, Inc. 428 E Highland Ave, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-7007


Neal Center

301 N Main, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-5847

CDL Electric Heating & Cooling 202 N Osage Blvd, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3289

Ernsbarger Heating & Cooling 416 W Cherry, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-9454

Thompson Properties & Management Nevada MO 64772

Thorpe’s ABC Rentals Nevada MO 64772 417-667-6008

Arch Forkner Leonard Ernsbarger David Litten Dr. Warren Lovinger Iva Reed Dr. Ron Schowengerdt

Farmers Insurance- Jessica Bland 405 E Austin, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-5559

Insurance Resources & Consultants, LLC 500 N. Centennial, Nevada MO 64772 417-684-9477

Renwick Insurance Agency, Inc. 101 N Main, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-7874

Specialty Risk Insurance 127 W. Austin, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-6159

State Farm Insurance-Bill Foster 200 N Cedar, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-9433

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State Farm Insurance-Wes Knell

1000 N. Osage, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-6152



1624 E Austin Blvd., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-9700


906 North Osage Blvd., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-5570

Fidelity Communications

310 N Osage, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-2857


Insite Support Services

345 N. Osage Blvd., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-8068


Names & Numbers

P.O. Box 1479, Pittsburg KS 66762 800-592-7625


Nevada Daily Mail/Nevada News

131 S Cedar, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3344

Show Me the Ozarks Magazine 18724 Hwy. 59, Neosho, MO 64850 417-455-9898



414 E Walnut, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3113


3M 2120 E Austin Blvd., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-7851

NF Protein, LLC

3000 N. Industrial Pkwy., Nevada, MO 64772 417-667-1811

Peerless Products, Inc.

1800 N. Industrial Hwy, Nevada, MO 64772 417-283-4768

Quality Products, Inc. 3100 N Industrial Pkwy., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-8944

Classic Outdoor Advertising PO Box 203, Higginsville, MO 64037 660-584-6242 314-896-4341

Crestridge Asset Management 417-228-6005

Curtis & Sons Realty

121 S Main, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-7868

Hedges Properties 1631 E Hedges Plaza, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-2633

The HomeTown Realty Group 225 W. Walnut St., Nevada, MO 64772 417-684-5681

McCaffree Real Estate 112 W Walnut, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3311

Shannon & Associates Real Estate/ Auctions 1301 S. Highway 32 El Dorado Springs, MO 64744 417-876-2900

Stutesman’s Action Realty 333 N Barrett, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-8400

Casa Azteca

903 E. Subway Blvd., Nevada, MO 64772 417-448-6262


200 W. Austin, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-8878

Emery’s Truckstop 7490 E 54 Hwy, Deerfield, MO 64741 417-966-7272

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburger 305 Johnson Drive, Nevada, MO 64772 417-448-6300

Nevada Daily Mail/Nevada News Print Shop

131 S. Cedar, Nevada, MO 64772 417-667-3344

WIN Publishing, Inc. PO Box 1139, Nixa MO 65714 417-725-2931

Vernon County Moving and Storage P.O. Box 883, Nevada, MO 64772 417-549-6019

Bushwhacker Museum/Jail 212 W Walnut, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-9602

Franklin P. Norman City/County Community Center 200 N Ash, Nevada MO 64772 417-448-2740


54 Feed and Seed, LLC

16954 S 1375 Rd, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-7333

Belles Boutique

500 E. Cherry St., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-5759

The Chandelier Boutique

108 N. Cedar, Nevada, MO 64772 417-684-1095

Second Edition Shoppe

500 E. Cherry St., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-4166


Thorpe’s Appliance & Repair 114 N. Cedar, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-8787

Overcash Painting 4529 E FF Hwy, Bronaugh, MO 417-321-1295

Cottey College

1000 W Austin Blvd., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-8181

Overcash Painting

4529 E FF Hwy, Bronaugh, MO 417-321-1295

Nevada Griffons Baseball PO Box 601, Nevada MO 64772

Osage Prairie YMCA 500 W Highland Ave., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-9622

Brickwall Bistro & Catering

127 E. Cherry, Nevada, MO 64772 417-684-1095

Buzz’s BBQ & Steakhouse

2500 E. Austin Blvd., Nevada, MO 64772 417-667-4227


Belles Boutique

500 E. Cherry St., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-5759

Ray’s Trophies & Awards

108 E Cherry, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-8118

Verco Apparel

108 North Cedar St., Nevada MO 64772 417-321-9989


May’s Floral

101 W Cherry, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-2796

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Weber’s Firearms

635 E. 1500 Road, Sheldon MO 64784 417-296-0735


Physicians Medical Equipment & Supplies

107 S. Oak St., Nevada, MO 64772 417-667-3214


Belles Boutique

500 E. Cherry St., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-5759

Chair Mart Showcase

103 N Main, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-8533

Ellis Furniture

201 E Walnut, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3018

Hertzberg Furniture 116 E Cherry, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-5574


Rinehart Jewelry

120 S Cedar, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3539


Kitchen Essentials

131 E. Walnut, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-2888


Modern Copy Systems

5 W Broadway St., Iola KS 66749 620-365-5793


54 Feed and Seed, LLC 16954 S 1375 Rd., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-7333


Ray’s Trophies & Awards

108 E Cherry , Nevada MO 64772 417-667-8118

DB Disposal, LLC

PO Box 384, El Dorado Springs MO 64744 417-876-4746

Fidelity Communications

310 N Osage, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-2857

TCB Towing & Auto Service 205 N Barrett, Nevada, MO 64772 417-667-4869

Dueling Silos Vintage Guest House & Event Venue

201 S. First St., Sheldon, MO 64784 417-684-0532

54 Veterinary Clinic

2210 W Austin Blvd., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-8381

Nevada Veterinary Clinic

1935 S Ash, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-6081

Waxed & Relaxed by Jenn

125 S Main, Nevada, MO 64772 417-733-1900 waxedandrelaxedbyjenn


1624 E Austin Blvd., Nevada MO 64772 417-667-9700

Curtis & Sons Realty

121 S Main, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-7868

Hedges Properties

1631 E Hedges Plaza, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-2633

Vernon County Moving and Storage

P.O. Box 883, Nevada MO 64772 417-667-7990

Sustaining energy and water for life

Barton County Electric Co-op

91 W 160 Hwy., Lamar MO 64759 417-682-5636

Liberty Utilities

819 E Minnesota, Nevada MO 64772 800-206-2300

Evergy Metro Inc.

Industrial Park., Nevada MO 64772 888-471-5275

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