Nevada/Vernon County Chamber Directory 2024

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IMPORTANT NUMBERS EMERGENCY NUMBERS Emergency ................................................... 911 Non-Emergency: Ambulance...................................417-667-5079 Fire................................................417-448-5105 Police............................................417-283-4400 Sheriff...........................................417-667-6042 CITY OF NEVADA 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 Water/Sewer: After-Hours Emergency................417-448-2710 Water Treatment Plant .................417-448-5117 COUNTY GOVERNMENT Assessor.......................................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).......... 417-6672857 Garbage/Trash Service: D B Disposal.................................417-876-4746 Shawn’s Trash Service................ 417-667-6771 Waste Corporation of America.....800-747-7701


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 TRANSPORTATION - PUBLIC Airports: Nevada Municipal Airport ............417-448-5107 Kansas City International.............816-243-5237 Bus Lines: Greyhound ...................................800-231-2222 Jefferson Lines ........................... 800-451-5333 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

VEHICLE INSPECTION STATIONS Nevada: Conner’s Auto Repair, LLC...........417-667-2886 Eddie’s Auto.................................417-667-4877 Highley’s Alignment & Automotive.417-667-6134 Max Motors, LLC......................... 417-667-4000 Southeast Auto Repair................ 417-667-5113 TCB Towing & Auto Service.........417-667-4869 Trey’s Garage................................417-667-1963 County: Cajun Tire & Service (Bronaugh).................................417-223-3461 Moundville Service Station (Moundville).............................. 417-922-3456 WATER COMPANIES 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 IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS 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 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 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 • 417-667-5300

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Important Numbers 04 Education

Faith and Worship

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18-22 24-27 29-30 Things to Do

Places of Interest


Public Officials


Health/ Wellness






Retail/ Restaurant


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 email:



Map of City of Nevada 32-33 Map of Vernon County Economic Development Lodging Membership Directory

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Nevada Daily Mail/Nevada News

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 Sammie McCullough, YMCA Shéree Gayman Traci Cliffman Jessica Bland


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VERNON COUNTY CHAMBER We are in Business to Help Your Business

Letter from the President Welcome to Nevada/Vernon County! I am honored to be serving as the President of the Nevada/Vernon County Chamber of Commerce for 2024. The Chamber of Commerce board members and executive director work to promote and serve the businesses of Nevada & Vernon County by providing leadership, networking opportunities as well as promoting economic growth for our community. I am proud to have called Nevada my home since 2012 when I moved here with my fur babies and opened my business becoming your local Farmers Insurance agent. The amount of support for our community from all of the local organizations in our area amazes me every day. We have so many non-profit groups that are always willing to step in and help out whenever needed. It is a privilege to serve as your Chamber president and I welcome you to our community and hope that you take as much pride in calling Nevada/Vernon County home as I do. It is my goal to see our community continue to grow and succeed in providing our community members with the best amenities available without loosing our small town charm! Sincerely, Jessi Bland Farmers Insurance Agent

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VERNON COUNTY CHAMBER Board of Directors Goal 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. BUSINESS

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.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HISTORY 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.”

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 In organizing, the President, Charles the goals remain the same. Strohm, indicated, “We want capital to flow into our city. We want labor Today, the Nevada/Vernon County employed. We want Nevada to become Chamber of Commerce’s top priority is a great city.” still that of promoting Vernon County and all of the components that make the They voted to charge $100 for the community a success. The Chamber entrance fee and $1.75 per month has a 13-member Board of Directors dues, payable quarterly. They pursued and an Executive Director. Membership the “charge of securing splendid is open to any business, individual, or quarters and furnishing rooms in organization doing business in Vernon fine shape”, renting a suite of rooms County. The Chamber office is located in the Duck Building at $20 per at 225 W. Austin, Suite 200 in Nevada.

Board Members: L-R: Jae Miller, Richard Brockman, Traci Cliffman, Sami McCullough, Lorie Harter, Leva Richmond, Kalli Gober, Sabrina Johnson, Tim Wilson, Jessi Bland, Scott Theis Not Pictured: Sheree Gayman Photo by Natalie Eberhard Photography


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Jessica Sloniker - Executive Director Referrals

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 The Chamber “At a Glance”: The Chamber “At a Chamber offers a variety of ways to promote Glance” is produced weekly and is distributed by your company and get noticed. way of email. New Chamber members are welcomed in the e-newsletter when they join. Also, Website: The Chamber is online with an ever member events are promoted. evolving website that lists all member organizations and provides a direct link to their website. Brochure Rack “Members Circle”: A dedicated area in the Chamber office is available to Chamber Chamber Community Guide: Our annual full-color members to display their brochures and busiCommunity Guides include a directory of all ness cards. We get hundreds of inquiries yearly Chamber members by business category which through the mail, phone, e-mail, and walk-ins. enables everyone to contact the “Who’s Who” in Chamber members get priority referrals. the Nevada area business community, city map, and local information. The Guides are not only Announcements: The Chamber will help promote distributed locally, including every member hotel, your next event or announcement with a membut also to other Chambers/Visitor Centers with- ber-wide eBlast and Facebook post with inforin a 100-mile radius. 3,000 copies go out each mation on your event. year. - Community Involvement Award For many of our members, networking is - Outstanding Volunteer Service of the Year Award the core benefit of Chamber membership. Along with networking, the Chamber offers different events to assist the needs of all Coffee and Commerce with Nevada City Mayor: This event is on the fourth Thursday of the businesses. month. Coffee and Commerce provides an Annual Awards Banquet: The Annual Awards early morning social but professional venBanquet serves as a time to celebrate and ue. Participation is open to all. nominate those in our community for the highest and most prestigious awards of Monthly Luncheon: This is a great opportuNevada/Vernon County – the community nity on the 2nd Wednesday of the month to meet and network with fellow chamber awards. members, have a great lunch and hear a - Business of the Year Award - Excellence in Customer Service Award featured speaker. - Prestigious Business Leader Award - Young Professional of the Year Award 8


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VERNON COUNTY CHAMBER Annual Gala & Awards Banquet Not Pictured Outstanding Volunteer Service of the Year: Bonnie Franklin

Prestigious Business Leader: Mike Harbit

Excellence in Customer Service: May’s Floral

Business of the Year: Jones Boots

Young Professional of the Year: Shannon Herrell

Community Involvement: Peerless Products

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. Nominations are collected by the Chamber and voted on by the Chamber

Awards are presented in the following categories: Business of the Year Excellence in Customer Service Award Community Involvement Award -Nominee is viewed as a business -Business/Organization that -Business/organization that has leader in the community & consistently demonstrates a high demonstrated outstanding leadership demonstrates excellence in business in community service through level of commitment to customer operations. Busi./Org. shows a organized programs involving commitment to upholding quality service and satisfaction. employee & management engagement & integrity in the product/service - the organization/business will that they sell/provide. They exceed Prestigious Business Leader Award have an established reputation all customer service expectations, -Given to a community member for a high level of involvement in display honorable & ethical business possessing personal & professional community support projects, internal operations/practices, & are characteristics, including: honesty, social responsibility programs & management in community projects recognized as leaders in their field. sincerity, integrity, benevolence & & fundraising efforts. fairness. The business individual Young Professional of the Year Award demonstrates outstanding service Outstanding Volunteer Service of the -Recognizes the efforts of an outstanding young professional, under which results in the advancement & Year Award -Honors an individual who has the age of 40, who demonstrates betterment of the community. Their exemplified outstanding volunteer professional capabilities, leadership volunteer efforts have gone above & service in our community. The and service to the community. The beyond their business & professional Volunteer of the Year recognizes Young Professional Award recipient responsibilities to provide assistance the hours devoted to serving on supports the business growth in our to our community. committees, task forces, focus economic footprint. groups, as well as working on events, programs and initiatives. 9 • 417-667-5300

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HISTORY of Nevada & Vernon County 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.

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 Bushwhacker Museum spend time at the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City. The name of 212 W. Walnut St •Nevada, MO 64772 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 Open May 1- October 31 l Wed - Sat 10-4 history of the Civil War in Missouri.

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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: 417-448-2070 • Truman Elementary (3-5) 901 W Ashland......................Ph: 417-448-2080 • Middle School (6-8) 900 N Olive............................Ph: 417-448-2040 • High School (9-12) 800 W Hickory.......................Ph: 417-448-2020 • Regional Technical Center 900 W Ashland......................Ph: 417-448-2090

Northeast Vernon County R-1

Elementary (PreK-6) 150 N Hickory, Schell City, MO 64783..Ph: 417-432-3196 High School (7-12) 216 E Leslie Ave, Walker MO 64790.....Ph: 417-465-2221

Sheldon R-8

100 E Gene Lathrop Dr, Sheldon, MO 64784 (PreK-12)....................................Ph: 417-884-5111


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

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Vernon County Schools

Northeast Vernon County R-I School Sheldon R-VIII SchooL DIstrict 100 E. Gene Lathrop Drive • 417-884-5511 527 E. 6th Street • 417-922-3211 District Bronaugh R-VII School District

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.

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The Sheldon R-VIII School District is a small, rural school district located in The Northeast Vernon County R-I southeast Vernon County. The district School district is a small, rural school serves the town of Sheldon and the district located in northeast Vernon outlying areas. Sheldon R-VIII has County. The district serves the towns an enrollment of approximately 180 of Walker and Schell City, and the students in grades K-12. The district outlying areas. Northeast Vernon has a fully licensed and certified allCounty R-1 has an enrollment of 128 day preschool for up to 20 students. Programs offered at Sheldon include students at the elementary school and Vocational Agriculture, Family and an enrollment of 107 students at the Consumer Sciences, Vocational high school. Northeast Vernon County Business, band, and dual credit High School has been recognized in classes. In addition, Sheldon utilizes 417 Magazine as a top school for its the Lamar Area Vocational-Technical overall performance and is also fully School to provide other vocational accredited by the Missouri DESE. programs that are of interest to their Students may participate in basketball, students. Sheldon is a fully accredited school baseball, softball, volleyball, cheer/ dance and also archery. Northeast district by the Missouri Department of Vernon County’s mascot is the Knight, Elementary and Secondary Education. with their school colors being black Students may participate in basketball, baseball, volleyball, track and cross and silver. country. Sheldon’s mascot is the Panther, with their school colors being black and red.

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 The district includes three buildings Nevada R-5 School District supportive, caring community that for pre-school/elementary students, 811 W. Hickory • 417-448-2000 a middle school, high school, and values education and opportunities The Nevada R-5 School District serves two locations that serve as technical given to our students. approximately 2600 children living in a career centers, plus the Ella Maxwell 368 square mile area in Vernon County. Center for the Performing Arts and

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COTTEY COLLEGE 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.


Studies; Health and Biomedical Sciences; Cottey students may travel to England, Sri Business; International Lanka and India, or Japan. In past years The most obvious change over time has International been to the face of campus. The central Relations; Liberal Arts; Organizational students could choose from trips to Italy, Psychology; Secondary Thailand, Tanzania, and New Zealand. part of Main Hall, on Chestnut and Austin, Leadership; was the campus for the first few years. As Education; and Women, Gender, and needed, the College added three residence Sexuality Studies. The College anticipates GROWTH halls, an academic building, a gymnasium adding additional baccalaureate programs Cottey opened with 28 students in 1884. Today, full residential enrollment is 350 (which now houses dance studios), another in the next few years. Cottey is accredited by The Higher students, but the College is looking to grow. gymnasium, a chapel, and a library. Nevada residents may also remember the dedication Learning Commission and is an accredited Most recently, the College raised over $3 of the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the institutional member of the National million to create a centrally located common area in the lower level of the Chapel. The new Arts in 1989, the Rubie Burton Academic Association of Schools of Music. Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Campus Center in 1998, and most recently the Judy Life contains the Chellie Club, the campus and Glenn Rogers Fine Arts Building in 2015. INTERNATIONAL FOCUS The Norman House was added as the Helen In 1949, the College initiated a program snack bar/coffee shop, as well as the and George Washburn Center for Women’s to recruit international students. Cottey Bookstore/Spirit Shop and new outdoor and Leadership in 1998. Today, the campus has became known as the “College of World indoor meeting spaces. Dedicated in April 17 buildings on 11 city blocks with a lodge Friendship” in the decade that followed. 2020, the new campus center put a studentApproximately 13 percent of today’s student focused space in the heart of campus. It is on 33-wooded acres. population is international, 20 percent of the a place to build community, pay homage to faculty are from other countries, and this the past, and generate excitement for the THE INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM Although originally a school with classes academic year 24 different countries are future. Regardless of changes that may occur in from kindergarten through college, in 1932 represented on campus. What’s more amazing, however, is Cottey’s the future, Cottey will hold fast to its mission Cottey dropped the lower grades and focused on the two-year collegiate program commitment to send each student on a trip to educate women to become learners, to concentrate resources and achieve abroad. Cottey initiated its International leaders and citizens in a global society. accreditation. Today, Cottey offers four- Experience trips in 1999. Every sophomoreyear degree programs in Biology; Business- level student is eligible to go on the one- For more information on Cottey College, please visit the website at Administration; Criminology; Elementary week trip to a European city over the first Education; English; Environmental week of spring break. Those trip offerings have grown over the years as well. In 2018,

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EDUCATION POST SECONDARY SCHOOLS 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 HISTORY Crowder College held their first Missouri high school graduates fund their classes in Nevada in August 1995 at college tuition. Most can obtain a full the Nevada R-5 Bowman building, associate degree with the A+ program. offering both traditional and interactive television courses to 85 part-time and STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES Through a federal grant competition 15 full-time students. In 2001, Crowder College Nevada moved into the Moss in 2009, Crowder College was awarded Higher Education learning Center after funds to provide opportunities for the Finis Charitable Trust donated over academic development, assist students $110,000 to renovate the site. The with basic college requirements, and to current location offered classes to 170 motivate students toward the successful students the first semester in the new completion of their post-secondary space. Since that time, the campus has education. This is done by providing seen over 1,500 area residents complete academic tutoring, which may include Associate degrees from 18 neighboring instruction in reading, writing, study communities. Both the Moss Trust and skills, mathematics, science, and other 3M Corporation have made significant subjects; advice and assistance in contributions to Crowder Nevada since post-secondary course selection; assist students with information on both the full 1999. range of student financial aid programs, benefits, and resources for locating public CAMPUS Classes are taught with highly qualified, and private scholarships; and assistance local, full-time, or adjunct instructors. The in completing financial aid applications. Nevada Moss Higher Education Learning Center is the place for you to take DEGREE PROGRAMS There are several Associate of Arts classes closer to home or work. Flexible degrees and an Associate of Science class schedules include early morning, afternoon, evening classes, as well as degree in Nursing that can be completed at the Moss Center. Students can also online for your convenience. complete their Certified Nursing Assistant license as well as a Licensed Practical FACULTY & STUDENT BODY Crowder College employs over 40 Nursing credential at the Nevada Site. instructors and 10 support personnel. Some of the courses offered include Approximately 400 students are currently Computers, Accounting, Elementary served by the Nevada Campus every Education, Business Administration, year. Over 5,000 students have taken 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’s 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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THINGS TO DO Osage Prairie YMCA For Youth Development For Healthy Living For Social Responsibility

OPY Daycare

Established in 1997 and Annually, the Y engages located on a ten acre plot of more than 3000 members land on the northern edge of and program participants Nevada, the Osage Prairie throughout Vernon County YMCA is Nevada’s leading and surrounding communities. cause-driven organization As the area’s leading nonprofit for youth development, for committed to helping healthy living, and for social people and communities to responsibility. That’s because learn, grow, and thrive, our a strong community can only contributions are both farbe achieved when we invest reaching and intimate—from in our kids, our health, and our commitment to teach our neighbors. The Y is for every child how to be safe in everyone. Our programs, and around the water to the services, and initiatives enable individual support we provide kids to realize their potential, to an older adult seeking to offer ways for families to have maintain their mobility. fun together, empower people More than 20 years ago, the heart of our organization. our community’s health and to be healthier in spirit, mind the Osage Prairie YMCA It is only through the support well-being, or supporting and and body, welcome and was founded by a group of of our hundreds of volunteers serving our neighbors, the Y embrace newcomers and volunteers who wanted to and public and private donors ensures that everyone has the help foster a community wide improve this great community. that we are able to serve more opportunity to become healthier, service ethic. And that’s just Today, Y volunteers and people and deliver on our cause more confident, connected and the beginning. our supporters remain at to strengthen community. We are secure. always seeking new volunteers As Vernon County’s OVER VIEW: who want to take an active role leading nonprofit for youth in bringing about meaningful, development, healthy living and • Youth Programs enduring change right here in social responsibility, the Y works - OPY Swim Club our own community. side-by-side with our neighbors - OPY Volleyball Club When you are involved every day to make sure that with the Y, you help bring everyone, regardless of age, - Youth Sports about lasting personal and income or background, has the - Youth Swim Lessons social change. Whether it is opportunity to learn, grow and - Birthday Parties nurturing the potential of every thrive. - Roller Skating child and teen, improving

- Food Program

• Fitness Center - Indoor Track - Fitness Equipment - Indoor Basketball Court • Indoor Pool - Make a Splash Safety Program • Adult Programs - Health & Fitness - Adult Sports - Senior Program • Childcare - Afterschool - No School Days -Summer Day Camp

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THINGS TO DO Nevada Public Library

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 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 80 years. Eventually, the library outgrew the stately structure that housed it. The new library location was opened at 218 W. Walnut Street on May 12, 1997. This building had been erected in 1920 by the Moss and Urner families as a Ford Agency, and was donated to the library by the Finis M. Moss Charitable Trust. The extensive renovation was paid for by private donations from individuals, local businesses and a matching grant from the Moss Trust. The basement of the Finis M. Moss Building 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 and is the hub for health & wellness programs for Nevada’s community. For 125 years, the Library never changed 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. Nevada Public Library joined Missouri Evergreen in September of 2023! Joining the statewide consortium of over 60 public libraries means that cardholders at NPL have access to nearly 5 million items! Visitors and members have access to many services including 11 public computers, free Wi‐Fi, fax/scanning/copy equipment, and Interlibrary loan. Cardholders may also borrow materials from NPL’s ‘digital branch’ that includes a vast collection of e‐books, digital magazines, and audiobooks for mobile devices. The Genealogy Research Center is located in the library with an impressive collection of local history documents and family research resources. Programs such as Preschool Storytime, S.T.E.A.M. & Lego Builders Club for elementary-aged children, Teen gaming and crafting clubs, Winter & Summer Reading challenges for all ages, Family literacy & learning events, and Adult computer and hobby programs are offered throughout the year. Events for all ages are posted on the library’s website calendar and promoted through the library’s social media pages and local media outlets. The library also has spaces for quiet study, a community meeting room, and a MakerSpace learning lab/classroom.


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.

Library Board of Directors (2023-24): Denise Carrick-Hedges Lucia Green Angela Hedges Oindrila Roy Julie Scotten Caroline Taylor Clarisse Teepe-Fryrear


Jodi L. Polk, Library Director 218 W. Walnut St Nevada, MO 64772 Phone: 417‐448‐2770 Email: Website:

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Farmers Market of Nevada & Vernon County The Nevada/Vernon County Farmers Market is a vibrant Saturday gathering in Nevada. The Market season runs from May through mid October.

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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.

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For over 50 years 3M Nevada with over 700 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.


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Nevada Parks & Recreation

LOCAL CITY PARKS 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 youthsized 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 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. Marmaduke Park hosts the community’s Fall Festival! Earp Park (304 W. Austin) A wonderful park right on the main strip of Nevada and a short walk from the Nevada square. 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. Izaak Walton Park (500 W Atlantic Ave) A ten-acre lake offers the angler numerous fish species to throw a hook at, and has been called the “best kept secret” of fishing southwest Missouri. A paved boat access ramp and accessible fishing pier are available, with only non-gas powered boats alowed. These are just a partial listing of the city’s parks. For a complete listing, visit

Spring Street

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.

Radio Springs

Radio Springs Park (1100 S College St) Both the upper terrace and lower terrace offer fun for everyone. On the upper terrace, a rentable, openair 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 a handicap accessible fishing pier 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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FRANKLIN P. NORMAN COMMUNITY CENTER 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!

YOUTH PROGRAMS • Volleyball • Basketball • T-ball • Baseball • Softball

ADULT PROGRAMS • Pickleball • Basketball • Volleyball

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THINGS TO DO Nevada Griffons

2024 GAME SCHEDULE May 31st @ Jefferson City June July 1st vs Des Moines 1st vs Sedalia 2nd vs Des Moines 2nd @ Joplin rd 3 @ Carroll 5:00** 3rd @ Joplin (Pittsburg) th 5:00** 4th @ Joplin (Springdale) 4 @ Carroll 5th vs Sedalia 5th vs Sedailia th 6 vs Clarinda 6th @ St Joseph 7th @ Sedalia 8th Rain Date 9th vs Clarinda 9th vs Sedalia th 10 vs Jefferson City 10th @ Jefferson City 12th vs Jefferson City 11th @ Sedalia th 14 @ St Joseph 14th @ Joplin th 16 vs St Joseph 16th @ Jefferson City 17th @ Jefferson City 17th vs Carroll 6:00** th 18 vs Joplin 18th vs Chillicothe 20th @ Chillicothe 20th @ Chillicothe 5:00** 21st @ Clarinda 21st Rain Date nd 22 @ Clarinda 22nd Division Playoffs 23rd vs St Joseph 23rd Division Playoffs th 24 @ Joplin 24th Rain Date th 25 @ Joplin 25th League Championship 27th vs Jefferson City 27th League Championship th 28 vs Jefferson City 29th vs Joplin ** Game Start times are 7:00 unless noted otherwise

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NEVADA GRIFFONS – THEN AND NOW 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 wellknown 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!

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Conservation Areas in Vernon County

• Hunting – Deer (Fair) LITTLE OSAGE PRAIRIE CONSERVATION AREA DOUGLAS BRANCH CONSERVATION AREA BUSHWHACKER LAKE CONSERVATION AREA Recreational Opportunities: Recreation Opportunities: Located off of Highway 43, 2.5 miles south • Bird Watching – Species that may • Bird Watching be seen are loggerhead shrike, Bell’s • Hunting – Deer (Fair), Dove (Good: one of Bronaugh to Zodiac Road. Go east on vireo, grasshopper sparrow, and eastern or two small sunflower fields -less than Zodiac Road one mile. meadowlark 15 acres are planted and manipulated for Recreation Opportunities: • Hiking dove hunting.), Quail (Fair), Rabbit (Fair), • Bird Watching – Good Diversity of grassland birds including Dickcissels, BRISTOW CONSERVATION AREA Squirrel (Good), Turkey (Fair) Grasshopper Sparrows, Henslow Recreational Opportunities: CEPHAS FORD ACCESS Sparrows, and Short-eared Owls. Prairie • Bird Watching Recreation Opportunities: Chickens have booming grounds on the • Hunting – Deer (Fair), Dove (Fair), Quail • Bird Watching (Fair), and Rabbit (Fair) • Camping – Primitive Area (There is a west side of the area. OSAGE PRAIRIE CONSERVATION AREA privy and boat ramp near the designated • Camping – Individual Campsites • Fishing – Bass (Good), Catfish (Fair), Recreational Opportunities: camping area) • Bird Watching – Viewing of prairie • Canoeing/Floating – Canoeing Crappie (Good), Other (Fair), Sunfish chickens is rare. Other birds that may (Marmaton River)• Fishing Catfish (Good) • Horseback Riding – There is a 6.60 mile be seen are Bell’s vireo, Northern harrier, (Good), Other (Fair) upland sandpiper, and Henslow’s sparrow. • Hunting – Deer (Fair), Rabbit (Fair), horse/hiking trail located southeast of the lake. The trail is closed to horseback • Hiking – No designated trails Squirrel (Fair), Turkey (Fair) riding during all Deer and Turkey hunting • Hunting – Deer (Fair), Dove (Fair), Quail BALLTOWN ACCESS (Fair), Rabbit (Good) and Turkey (Fair). Located nine miles north of Nevada on seasons. FLIGHT LAKE CONSERVATION AREA I-49/Highway 71, take the Horton exit, • Hunting – Deer (Good), Dove (Fair), Quail Located seven miles north of Nevada on travel west 1.5 miles on Earp Road, turn (Good), Rabbit (Good), Squirrel (Good), I-49/71 Highway, then 2.5 miles west on right and travel 0.5 miles north on Vernon Turkey (Good), and Waterfowl Open (Fair, Route D, then four miles south on Route County Road 1325. County Road 1325 though there are no managed wetlands, O. At the sign on Route O, take gravel veers left, becoming Dove Road for 0.3 there are several ponds and the larger lakes that provide waterfowl habitat and road 1200 south one mile, then turn east mile, then turns north becoming 1300. hunting opportunities.) on Lady Road. Recreation Opportunities: FOUR RIVERS CONSERVATION AREA Recreation Opportunities: • Bird Watching • Bird Watching • Canoeing/Floating – Canoeing (Area (August A Busch Jr. Memorial Wetlands) Located about 15 miles north of Nevada • Hiking – No designated trails adjoins Little Osage River) and five miles south of Rich Hill in Bates • Hunting - Deer (Fair), Rabbit (Fair), • Fishing – Catfish (Good), Other (Fair) Squirrel (Fair), and Turkey (Fair). Water • Hunting – Deer (Good), Squirrel (Good), and Vernon Counties. The Headquarters may be reached from I-49/71 Highway by fowl Open (Good; Waterfowl hunting can Turkey (Good) taking Route TT two miles east to 1600 be good at times on Flight Lake, but duck BIG DRYWOOD CREEK CONSERVATION AREA road, then travel south about two miles. use is unpredictable. Hunter success Recreation Opportunities: Recreation Opportunities: varies widely.) • Bird Watching • Bird Watching – Over 180 species have • Fishing – Catfish (Good)

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Conservation Areas in Vernon County 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) SCHELL-OSAGE CONSERVATION AREA 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 half-mile east on gravel, then a to opportunity on the Osage River Arm of quarter mile south on 2950 Road. Truman Reservoir. There is also a boat The area features a unique combination ramp and primitive campground on each of habitats including roughly 1,900 acres lake. of bottom land and upland forest, 1,800 Activities include bird watching (including acres of cropland, 1,700 acres of old fields, eagles), camping, fishing, hiking, hunting and over 900 acres of lakes and ponds. (deer, dove, quail, rabbit, squirrel, turkey, Also, Little Headwaters, Little Gem, Little waterfowl). Stony Point, Little Savanna, and Little Recreation Opportunities: Sandy prairies combine to make up over • Bird Watching 40 acres of remnant native prairie, which • Camping – Individual Campsites have been augmented with an additional • Fishing – Bass (Fair), Catfish (Good), 170 acres of restored grasslands. The Crappie (Fair), Other (Fair; Paddlefish nearly 1,800 acres of seasonally flooded snagging in Osage River/Truman wetlands provide habitat for a wide variety Reservoir) of waterfowl, shore birds, wading birds, • Hiking and other wetland dependent species, • Hunting – Deer (Good), Dove (Fair), Quail which makes this area popular for both (Fair), Rabbit (Fair), Squirrel (Good), Turkey waterfowl hunters and birders. (Good) This area provides waterfowl hunting opportunity for up to 43 parties of hunters For more information on these areas, in the wetland units, including 25 blinds hunting regulations, and other MDC (two are disabled-accessible) and 18 related questions, call the designated wade-and-shoot positions El Dorado Springs MDC office at (two of which are field opportunities). 417-876-5226 or go The area also contains fishable lakes and on-line to ponds totaling over 900 acres, in addition • 417-667-5300

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THINGS TO DO Osage Valley

STATE HISTORIC SITE 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.

Osage Village State Historic Site

Farm Road 2300 l Walker, MO 64790

Walking Tour 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. 1) The Last Big Osage Village


6) American Settlement

9) The Osage Village

Between 1775 and 1823, the Big About two miles past the Little Osage Americans were slow to settle this Imagine this site in 1774, when 2,000 Osage occupied another village to River stood the Little Osage village, area even after the Osage left the to 3,000 people lived in about 200 the west. This second and last Big occupied from the 1780s until 1823. state. E.T. Smith, the first settler lodges. The hilltop would have Osage village in Missouri lay about here, came shortly after the Civil War. been worn bare by horses grazing, five miles ahead between the two 4) Blue Mound His house stood here until well into men and women working, and hills you see. children playing. Skins drying on the The large hill before you is Blue the 20th century. ground or on frames, and meat and Mound. Osage lore says that food drying on racks would have 2) Archaeological Excavations a number of prominent chiefs, 7) Bedrock Features Excavations conducted in 1962 and including Pawhuska (White Hairs), Notice the bedrock outcrops in this been everywhere. The hustle and 1963 revealed two large houses in were buried there. area of the site. Signs of use by the bustle common during the Osage’s the area before you. Archaeologists Harmony Mission and Fort Osage Osage include bedrock mortars, residence here was quite different believe one of these was a Factory small depressions from cracking from the peaceful setting you see ceremonial lodge and the other was Between 1821 and 1827, a Christian nuts, grooves from sharpening today. a typical dwelling. mission occupied a site about bone tools and broad grooves from 10) Water three miles from the confluence of sharpening axes. A stream from one of the springs the Marais des Cygnes and Osage 8) Fort Carondolet 3) Manuel Lisa’s Post At the northern end of Timber Hill, rivers. Just down river was the site About five miles away, the Chouteau that supplied water for the village which is visible in the distance, stood of a factory, or trading post, which family of St. Louis built Fort ran through this ravine. Shortage Manuel Lisa’s post. The post was operated from 1821 until about 1826 Carondolet on the Osage River in of water may have been part of the built in 1802 at the confluence of the under the supervision of Fort Osage. 1795. It is probable that the fort reason for the tribe’s move to the burned after Manuel Lisa took over Late Big Osage village about 1775. Little Osage and Marmaton rivers the Chouteau’s trade monopoly in between the Big Osage and Little 5) Utilized Bedrock Outcrop Notice the two pecked depressions, 1802. Osage villages. which probably resulted from Osage woman cracking nuts, and two grooves for making bone tools.


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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 13-15 (Thurs – Sat). Carnival, street fair, crafts festival, car show, games, contests, concessions, re-enactments 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, car show, arts/crafts, rodeo and street dance. • National Night Out – 1st Tuesday in August. 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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Come Celebrate our 60th Annual Vernon County Festival

JUNE 13-15, 2024

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 2024 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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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 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.

This listing may or may not include all churches in Vernon County 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 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

Disciples Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 125 N. Prewitt St. Nevada, Mo 64772 620-768-9137 Harold Hicks, Pastor Worship: Sunday 11:00 AM

Community Christian Church 301 W. Walnut St. Nevada, Mo 64772 First Baptist Church 417-667-7410 301 E. Highland Ave. Josh Smith, Pastor Nevada, Mo 64772 Sunday School: 9:30 AM 417-667-6036 Worship: Sunday 10:45 AM Dr. Kevin Daugherty, Pastor Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 PM Sunday Worship: Wednesday Men’s Bible Study 9:00 am - Traditional Service 7:00 PM 10:00 am - Small Groups Bible Study Community of Christ 11am - Contemporary Service 500 E. Allison St. Wednesday Evening Bible Study Nevada, Mo 64772 & Prayer: 6:00 PM Pastoral Leadership Team: Wednesday Kids Kore: 6:00 PM Bill Garwood: 417-321-4900 to 7:00 PM Marsha Harper: 417-667-6171 Wednesday night Youth at “The Kathe Rader: 417-876-5270 Branch” - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Worship: Sunday 10:30 AM First Christian Church Crossroads Community Church 204 S. Washington St. 500 W. Highland Ave. Nevada, Mo 64772 Nevada, Mo 64772 417-667-3540 417-667-6737 Dr. Jeff Robinson, Pastor Tom Rea, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 AM Worship: Sunday 10:00 AM Worship: Sunday 10:30 AM Adult Bible Study 9:00am Youth Bible Study 9:00am First Presbyterian Church 500 N. Olive St. Deerfield Baptist Church Nevada, Mo 64772 178 West 2nd St 417-667-2739 Deerfield, Mo 64741 Rev. Laura Agee, Pastor Sunday School: 10:00 AM Sunday School: 9:30 AM Worship: Sunday 10:45 AM Worship: Sunday 10:45 AM • 417-667-5300

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Religion in Vernon County 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

Metz United Methodist Church 124 S Petty St. Rich Hill, Mo 64779 Bob Beaver Worship: Sunday 10:15 AM

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

Milo Baptist Church 283 S. Birdseye St. Milo, Mo 64767 Heritage Baptist Church 417-667-0625 Priest Nation Ministries 927 N. Olive St. Jim Davis, Pastor Walker, MO 64790 Nevada, Mo 64772 Sunday School: 10:00 AM 417-321-2432 417-321-0276 Worship: Sunday 11:00 AM Herbert Scholes, Minister Jeff Adams, Pastor Montevallo Baptist Church Worship: Sunday 9:30 AM Sunday School: 9:30 AM 29078 East E Hwy. Worship: Sunday 10:30AM & 6PM Montevallo, Mo 64767 Rinehart Christian Church Wednesday 7:00 PM Dr. Jim Davis, Pastor 9443 S. 900 Rd. (660-679-4373) Richards, Mo 64778 Horton United Methodist Church Sunday School: 10:30 417-484-3380 7358 S. 1444 Rd. Worship: Sunday 11:00am Kevin Moyers, Minister Richards, Mo 64778 Sunday School: 9:30 AM Bob Beaver Moundville United Methodist Church Worship: Sunday 10:30 AM Worship: Sunday 9:00 AM 229 N. Church St. Moundville, Mo 64771 Riverside Cowboy Church House of Prayer Church Kay Zimmer, Pastor 16001 S. 1250 Rd. PO Box 171 Sunday School: 10:00 AM Nevada, Mo 64772 Nevada, Mo 64772 Worship: Sunday 9:00 AM 417-684-7562 417-321-2333 Roger Beach, Pastor George McCartney, Pastor Nevada Assembly of God Tuesday Services: 7:00 PM 2247 N. Osage Blvd. Life Church Nevada, Mo 64772 Schell City Christian Church 421 N. Centennial Blvd. 417-667-2497 160 N. Maple St. Nevada, Mo 64772 Sunday School: 9:30 AM Schell City, Mo 64783 417-667-9760 Worship: Sunday 10:30 AM & Kevin Bell, Pastor 6:00 PM Seventh - Day Adventist Worship: Sunday 10:00 AM 15467 E. Quail Rd. Nevada Free Will Baptist Church Nevada, Mo 64772 Life Walk 1030 S. Clay St. Mike Carner, Pastor 224 E. Walnut St. Nevada, Mo 64772 Bible Study: 10:00 AM Nevada, Mo. 64772 417-549-6383 Worship: Saturday 11:00 AM 417-448-6998 Rev. Jacob Jones, Pastor/ Steve Russ, Minister Teacher Sheldon Baptist Church Worship Experience 9:00 a.m. Sunday School: 10:00 AM 105 Commercial St. Worship Experience 10:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Bible Sheldon, Mo 64784 Fellowship: 10:00 AM 417-884-5132 Sunday Morning Worship: 11 AM Rev. Jerod Lamb Living Hope Ministry Sunday School: 9:45 AM 215 E. Marvin Ave. Pentecostal Assembly Worship: Sunday 10:30 AM & Walker, Mo 64790 2010 N. Ash St. 6:00 PM 417-876-9398 Nevada, Mo 64772 Wednesday 7:00 PM Worship: Sunday 10:00 AM 417-667-8353 Wednesday 7:00 PM Sunday School: 9:30 AM Sheldon Christian Church Worship: Sunday 10:30 AM & 200 S. 1st St. Mennonite Church of Walker 7:00 PM Sheldon, Mo 64784 24219 East EE Hwy. Wednesday 7:00 PM 417-884-2235 Walker, Mo 64790 Sunday School: 9:30 AM 417-465-2440 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


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 threestory, 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.


PLACE OF INTEREST - Right Here at home CAMP CLARK East of Nevada on Highway K - 1908 THE MURALS (Exterior) “The Lone Osage” by Ed Koksi Austin (US 54) between Main & Cedar “The Train Arrives” by Ed Koksi - (1999) Business US 71 at Cherry “The Hotel Mitchell” by Tony Udovich Corner of Cherry & Washington “Drink Coca-Cola” restored by Ed Koksi Corner of Cherry & Commercial “Kitchen Essential” by Jeanette Hawkins Corner of Washington & Walnut • 417-667-5300

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Kansas City, MO


• 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

Wildcat Glades


CLINTON, MO TRUMAN LAKE 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, MO Osceola Cheese Factory — Nationally known cheese factory where you can sample before you buy. Precious Moments STOCKTON, MO Stockton Lake — camping, fishing, swimming, boating, sailing and diving. JOPLIN, MO Hoover Historical Museum, Tri-State Mineral Museum, Spiva Art Center, Joplin Little Theatre, Wildcat Glades, Missouri Southern State University. CARTHAGE, MO Precious Moments Chapel, Historical Phelps House, Civil War Museum, Kendrick House, Red Oak II. DIAMOND, MO George Washington Carver State Park.

George Washington Carver State Park


KANSAS CITY, MO 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.

Red Oak II

Stockton Lake Big Brutus

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PLACES Historic Homes & Driving Tour BUSHWHACKER MUSEUM








805 West Cherry, 1913

411 South Adams, 1893




The Old Jail231 North Main, 1860-1871 The Museum212 West Walnut, 1920 220 North Cedar, 1898 321 North Washington, 1881


812 North Washington, 1886


819 North Washington, mid-1880s


823 North Washington, 1900


937 North Washington, 1900


810 West Cherry, 1880

738 West Cherry, 1903


128 South Clay. 1906


503 West Sycamore, 1900 404 South Adams

624 South Ash, 1895


226 West Arch, 1884


312 South Main, 1890


505 West Austin, 19191920

504 South Cedar, 1880





204 South West, 1890 1000 West Austin, Founded in 1884

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

520 South Cedar

527 South Cedar, 1876


800 South Washington, 1869


1008 North Washington, 1895




305 East Central, 1889


303 East Vernon, 1880


700 West Walnut, 1890


903 West Walnut, early 1880s

End of South College Street, 1887

320 South Lynn, 1898

806 West Sycamore, 1906

1500 W. Ashland, 1889


(ARMORY) 402 East Cherry, 1908

525 West Arch, 1891


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Bronaugh (City) Rauni Brown, Clerk 383 E. 4th St., Bronaugh, MO 64728 Deerfield (Village) Wayne Sisseck, Board Member PO Box 123 Deerfield, MO 64741 Metz (Village) Floyd Kennedy, Board Member 345 W Walnut St. Rich Hill, Mo Milo (Village) Kevin Williams, Board Member 224 S. Thomas, Milo, MO 64767 Lisa Clark, Clerk PO Box 18 Milo, MO

Moundville (Village) Julie Wood, Collector 140 N Main Moundville, MO 64771 Carig Bott, Treasurer 233 E 3rd St. Moundville, Mo 64771 Nevada (City) Kendall Vickers, Mayor City Hall 110 S Ash St Nevada, MO 64772 Cindy Dye, Clerk City Hall 110 S Ash St Nevada, MO 64772

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

Walker (City) Harold Walters, Mayor PO Box 58 Walker, MO 54790 Susan Thompson, Clerk

Schell City (City) David McCubbin, Mayor P.O. Box 22, Schell City, MO 64783 Erin Lee, Clerk Sheldon (City) Robert Sewell, Mayor P.O. Box 500 Sheldon, MO 64784 Tammy Goodwin, Clerk

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CITY MAYOR Kendall Vickers..........Ph: 417-448-5101

VERNON COUNTY PRESIDING COMMISSIONER Joe Wilson.................Ph: 417-448-2500

CITY MANAGER Mark Mitchell.............Ph: 417-448-5101

NORTHERN COMMISSIONER Cindy Thompson.......Ph: 417-448-2500

POLICE CHIEF Chief Casey Crain.... Ph: 417-448-5100*

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

FIRE CHIEF Chief Troy Denney... Ph: 417-448-5105*

Police Department 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 long-term solutions to community challenges.

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Fire Department

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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Ambulance District 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 peak hours with overnight coverage of one staffed ambulance. The county contains approximately thirty miles of heavily traveled four lane highways and approximately thirty miles of two lane federal highways, 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 office staff. The medical crews are supplemented by an active roster of part-time and reserve staff.

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Sheriff’s Department 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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PUBLIC OFFICIALS Voting in Vernon County

VOTING & ELECTION INFORMATION POLLING PLACES Polling locations open on Election Day at 6 a.m. and are open until 7 p.m





Milo Fire Barn

178 E. Main , Milo


Sheldon United Methodist Church

106 N. Second, Sheldon

Blue Mound

City Hall of Schell City


Bronaugh City Hall

134 S. Main, Schell City th 178 E. 4 , Bronaugh

Center Outside

Centennial Hall Building

1500 E. Ashland, Nevada


Harwood Town Hall

241 E. Coates, Harwood


Deerfield Baptist Church

178 W. Second, Deerfield


Centennial Hall Building

1500 E. Ashland, Nevada


Moundville Community Building


Harwood Town Hall

241 E. Coates, Harwood


Metz Methodist Church

124 S. Petty, Metz



500 W. Highland, Nevada

Lone Star


500 W. Highland, Nevada


Metz Methodist Church

124 S. Petty, Metz


Milo Fire Barn

178 E. Main , Milo


Sheldon United Methodist Church

106 N. Second, Sheldon


Moundville Community Building

Oak Grove


500 W. Highland, Nevada


Deerfield Baptist Church

178 W. Second, Deerfield

Schell City

City Hall of Schell City

134 S. Main, Schell City


Sheldon United Methodist Church

106 N. Second, Sheldon


Deerfield Baptist Church

178 W. Second, Deerfield


Metz Methodist Church

124 S. Petty, Metz


York Farms


Walker Community Building

Cedar County line th 103 N. 5 , Walker

Ward I

First Baptist Church

301 E. Highland, Nevada

Ward II

Home Economics Building

Ward III

First Baptist Church

301 E. Highland, Nevada

Ward IV

United Methodist Church

500 S. College, Nevada

10114 E. F Hwy, Moundville

10114 E. F Hwy, Moundville

17150 S. HH Hwy, Vernon/

1488 E. Ashland, Nevada Centennial Parks Fairgrounds

1488 E. Ashland, Nevada Ward V

Home Economics Building

Centennial Parks

Ward VI

Centennial Hall Building

1500 E. Ashland, Nevada

Ward VII

First Baptist Church

301 E. Highland, Nevada



500 W. Highland, Nevada


Visit for additional information. Congressional District: 4 l Legislative District: 31 Representative District: 125


VOTER REGISTRATION Do I need an ID to vote? ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF VOTER ID 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. ABSENTEE VOTER’S BALLOT 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. REGISTER TO VOTE: County Clerk’s Office 417-448-2500 • Department of Motor Vehicles • Social Services/Health • via Postcard • via Federal Post Card Application (Military) • 417-667-5300

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Location: Located in Southwest Missouri, Nevada is the county seat of Vernon County. Nevada is located 90 miles south of Kansas City, 95 miles northwest of Springfield, 45 miles north of Joplin, and 20 miles east of Fort Scott, Kansas. Boundaries: City Boundary: 8.98 sq miles County Boundary: 826.40 sq miles Elevation: Nevada: 880 feet

Vernon County Population: 19,831 EMPLOYED POPULATION 16+: By Occupation:

City of Nevada Population: 8,212

CLIMATE Average Temperature: Total 9,796 Annual High Temperature: White Collar 50.8% Annual Low Temperature: Management/Business/Financial 16.4% Average Precipitation: Professional 18.1% Average Snowfall: Sales 5.2% Source: U.S. Climate Data Website Administrative Support 11.1% Services 18.8% HOUSING UNITS BY OCCUPANCY: Total Housing Units: Blue Collar 30.4% Owner Occupied Housing Units: Farming/Forestry/Fishing 2.6% Renter Occupied Housing Units: Construction/Extraction 7.2% Vacant Housing Unites: Installation/Maintenance/Repair 3.3% Source: ESRI forecast 2022 & 2027 Production 7.3% Transportation/Material Moving 10.0% HOUSEHOLD BY INCOME: Household Income Base POPULATION 25+ BY EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT: Less than $15,000 $15,000-$24,999 TOTAL 13,449 $25,000-$34,999 Less than 9th Grade 3.4% $35,000-$49,999 9th to 12th Grade, No Diploma 6.0% $50,000-$74,999 High School Graduate 35.90% $75,000-$99,999 GED/Alternative Credential 6.2% $100,000-$149,999 Some College, No Degree 18.5% $150,000-$199,999 Associate Degree 9.1% $300,000 + Bachelor Degree 12.5% Average Household Income Graduate/Professional Degree 8.3% Median Household Income

57.1F 67F 47F 46.45in/yr 9 inches

8,848 62.0% 24.3% 13.7%

7,365 11.2% 10.3% 11.6% 16.6% 19.4% 13.3% 11.5% 2.5% 3.7% $71,247 $50,284

Source: ESRI Forecast 2021 Household Income Profile

BUSINESS SUMMARY BY NAICS CODES Number Percent Agriculture, Forestry, 28 3.1% Fishing & Hunting Mining 4 0.04% Utilities 3 0.03% Construction 51 5.6% Manufacturing 32 3.5% Wholesale Trade 34 3.7% Retail Trade 135 14.7% Transportation & Warehousing 37 4% Information 20 2.2% Finance & Insurance 46 5.5% Real Estate, Rental & Leasing 45 4.9% Professional, Scientific 54 5.9% & Tech Services Administrative & Support & 17 1.9% Waste Management & Remediation Services Educational Services 24 2.6% Health Care & Social Assistance 96 10.5% Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 16 1.7% Accommodation & Food Services 47 5.1% Other Services 133 14.5% (except Public Administration) Public Administration 64 7% Unclassified Establishments 30 3.3% Total 916 100% Source: ESRI, Forecast 2022 Business Summary

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT POPLULATION 15+ BY MARITAL STATUS Never Married 24% Married 56.2% Widowed 7.6% Divorced 12.1% TOTAL: 15,783


9,599 9,831

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. LABOR MARKET SUMMARY County Population 19,595Missouri’s Composite Cost of Living Index 88.83% Home Ownership Rate 62% Land Area in square miles 826.4 Person per square mile 25.6 Median Household Income 50,284 Average Travel 18 minutes Time to Work MAJOR EMPLOYERS • 3M 700+ • Nevada Regional Medical Center 518 • Nevada R-5 School System 365 • US Bank/Home Mortgage 270 • Wal-Mart Super Center 265 • Heartland Behavorial Health Services. 240 • Nevada Habilitation Center (Southwest Comm. Support Serv.) 210 • Cottey College 162 • Peerless 120 • Skills Unlimited, Inc. 120 • AuBurn Pharmacy 98 • City of Nevada 80 • InSite Support Services 50 • Smithfield Foods 45 • Quality Products 37 SALES TAX REVENUE 2022 2021 SALES TAX City County State of Missouri TOTAL: Public Library Roads


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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 Ft. Myers Orlando Atlanta Harrison Philadelphia Baltimore Houston-Hobby Phoenix Boston Houston-Intercontinental Portland Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Indianapolis Salina Cancun, Mexico Las Vegas Salt Lake City Charlotte Los Angeles San Diego Chicago-Midway Memphis San Francisco Chicago-O’Hare Milwauke Seattle Cincinnati Minneapolis-St. Paul St. Louis Dallas-Ft. Worth Nashville Tampa Dallas-Loe New Orleans Toronto Denver New York-LaGuardia Washington-Dulles Detroit Newark Washington-Reagan Ft. Lauderdale Oakland

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). The track between Nevada (MO) and Fort Scott (KS) is still an active and important link between 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 delivery time to major cities in Central Region* *Source: Con-Way Freight Website,

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Healthcare Facilities of Vernon County Nevada Regional Medical Center NowCare Clinic

Open: Mon-Fri 7 am – 7 pm 345 S Barrett St Nevada, MO 64772 417-448-2439

NRMC is a city owned, non-profit hospital serving the community since 1937 providing comprehensive health care services. They continue to strive to provide quality healthcare close to home. Staff represent more than a dozen medical specialties, including family practice, women’s services, neurology, urology, psychiatry, wound care services, and general, vascular, and thoracic surgery. Additionally, consultation clinics are held regularly by specialists in cardiology, dermatology, ear, nose & throat, podiatry and pulmonology. To learn more, visit

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

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Open: Mon-Fri 8 am – 5 pm 627 S Ash St, Suite B • Nevada, MO 64772 Phone: 417-448-3600 NRMC Primary Care Center provides preventive and primary health care for all ages, including diagnosis and treatment of acute health problems and management of chronic disease as well as mental health visits.


Open: Mon-Fri 8 am – 5 pm Early morning walk-in: Mon, Wed, Thurs 7 am – 8:30 am (no appt necessary) 900 S Adams Nevada, MO 64772 Phone: 417-667-6015 Nevada Medical Clinic provides preventive and primary health care for all ages, including diagnosis and treatment of acute health problems, and management of chronic diseases. Services also include well women, child/baby exams, sports & work physicals & geriatrics. Laboratory services are also available. • 417-667-5300

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HEALTH & WELLNESS Healthcare Facilities of Vernon County


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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LEADERSHIP of Vernon County

Joe Wilson - 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. 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.

Cindy Thompson - 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.”

Everett Wolfe - 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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LEADERSHIP of Vernon County

Kendall R. Vickers - Mayor of the City of Nevada 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.

Lyndon Eberhard - 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.”

Carol Branham - City of Nevada Councilwoman I have lived in Nevada with my husband and we have raised our three children here. I have a combined 47 years of public and volunteer service working at different levels at the county (Newton), city (Nevada) and housing authority (Nevada). I am committed to our community and love to volunteer. I am one to always part of a solution to any issue or concern. I believe in creating a great vision and moving our community forward.

What is your favorite aspect of Vernon County? Our community is resilient. The ability shown by this community to cooperate and collaborate for what’s best for our community is to be applauded. A small rural community has its challenges. We have the ability to turn those challenges into opportunities. We must provide leadership development and embrace healthy change and move forward in a positive direction. I love “Why not?” vs. “We can’t.”

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LEADERSHIP of Vernon County

George Knox - City of Nevada Councilman 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.

Bill Miles - City of Nevada Councilman 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.

Troy Denney - City of Nevada 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 Fulltime 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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Casey Crain - 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.

Mark Mitchell - City Manager, City of Nevada 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.

Jason Mosher - Sheriff,

Vernon County Sherriff’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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BUSINESS DIRECTORY 2024 Businesses and organizations which currently belong to the Chamber of Commerce are listed here, by category. We hope you will patronize Chamber members.

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Country Inn & Suites 2520 E Austin Boulevard Nevada MO 64772 Page 417-667-9292 46 Holiday Inn Express & Suites 311 S Johnson Drive Nevada MO 64772 417-283-6177

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

Super 8 Motel 2301 E Austin Blvd Nevada MO 64772 417-667-8888



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

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

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Dueling Silos Guest House 201 S. First St. Sheldon, MO 64784 417-684-0532 Kelly


FARM & HOME SUPPLIES/ IMPLEMENT Agzaga LLC 211 Main St Sheldon, MO 64784

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

Tractor Supply Company 2401 E Marvel Rd. Nevada MO 64772 417-549-6462

Sutherland’s HomeBase 2101 E Austin Blvd Page Nevada MO 64772 3 417-667-3100


TCB Towing & Auto Service 205 N Barrett Page Nevada, MO 64772 49 417-667-4869

CABLE/SATELLITE PROVIDERS Airwave 1624 E Austin Blvd. Nevada MO 64772 417-667-9700

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


American Red Cross of Southern Missouri 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 Healthy Nevada 212 W. Walnut St. Nevada, MO 64772 417-283-4575

Fidelity Communications 310 N Osage, Nevada MO 64772 Nevada Lions Club 417-667-2857 PO Box 585 Nevada MO 64772 417-448-4631


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


The Fix Nevada 225 S. Johnson Dr. Nevada, MO 64772 thefixnevada

Max Motors 1405 N Osage Nevada MO 64772 417-667-4000



First Baptist Church 301 E Highland Ave Nevada MO 64772 417-667-6036


Wilson Tire Page 2121 E Austin 31 Nevada MO 64772 417-667-8383


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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

Nevada/Vernon County Chamber of Commerce 225 W Austin, Ste. 200 Nevada MO 64772 417-667-5300

Rotary Club of Nevada P.O. Box 894 Nevada MO 64772 417-684-5099


Go Car Wash 1402 E. Austin Blvd. Nevada, MO 64772

Nevada Public Library 212 W Walnut Nevada MO 64772 417-448-2770

Region M Waste Manager District 407 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 203, Joplin, MO 64801 417-625-6626

Scooter’s Coffee 319 W. Austin Blvd Nevada, MO 64772

Randy Bland Used Cars 123 W. Austin Nevada, MO 64772 417-549-6779

Trey’s Garage 600 N. Osage Nevada, MO 64772 417-667-1963


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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 • 417-667-5300

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Membership Vernon County Relay for Life Nevada MO 64772

Vernon County Republicans 429 W. Lee St. Nevada MO 64772 913-634-2347 West Central Missouri Community Action Agency 106 W 4th Street Appleton City, MO 64724 660-476-2185


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

Crowder College-Nevada Campus 600 W Edwards Place Page Nevada MO 64772 15 417-667-0518

ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY 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


Sutherland’s HomeBase 2101 E Austin Blvd. Page Nevada MO 64772 3 417-667-3100

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


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


Cash’s Quality Electric Nevada Country Club 190 W Country Club Dr., Nevada 111 N Barrett Ave. Nevada MO 64772 MO 64772 417-667-4549 417-667-7182


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

Missouri Job Center 621 E Highland Ave, Ste. 3, Nevada MO 64772 417-448-1177



COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES Cottey College 1000 W Austin Blvd Nevada MO 64772 417-667-8181

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

ENTERTAINMENT Community Council on the Performing Arts – The Fox Playhouse 110 S. Main St. Nevada MO 64772 417-549-6500 Cottey College 1000 W Austin Blvd Nevada MO 64772 417-667-8181


ACCOUNTANTS & CPA’S DSWA, CPA’s 1626 Hedges Plaza Nevada MO 64772 417-667-6375 Lillie’s Accounting 1700 W. Austin Nevada, MO 64772 417-321-0395

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

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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

RETIREMENT PLANNING CMJ Financial Center 117 E Cherry St. Nevada MO 64772 417-549-9832

Page Carson Wealth 31 225 W Austin, Ste. 100 Nevada MO 64772 417-667-4721

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DSWA, CPA’s 1626 Hedges Plaza Page Nevada MO 64772 31 417-667-6375 H & R Block 123 E Walnut Page Nevada MO 64772 14 417-667-7823 The CPA Firm of BANKS/LOANS/MORTGAGE J Cory Gayman, CPA PC SERVICES 105 W. Cherry Nevada, MO 64772 Arvest Bank 417-667-1673 401 E Austin Blvd. Page Nevada MO 64772 Lillie’s Accounting 14 417-667-6902 1700 W. Austin Nevada, MO 64772 Community National Bank & Trust 417-321-0395 1625 Hedges Plaza Novak & Owen CPAs Page 116 W Walnut Nevada MO 64772 417-667-7297 63 Nevada, MO 64772 417-667-5688 First National Bank 100 W Walnut Page Nevada MO 64772 15 417-667-3057 FOOD & BEVERAGE CONVENIENCE STORE Great Southern Bank 201 E Cherry St Page Emery’s Truckstop Nevada MO 64772 7490 E 54 Hwy 23 417-667-3347 Deerfield, MO 64741 417-966-7332 Metz Banking Company Warsaw Oil Company Inc. – Hot 123 N Osage Page Spot Stores Nevada MO 64772 26 1112 E Austin Blvd. 417-667-4550 Nevada, MO 64772 417-667-4337 Novak & Owen CPAs 116 W Walnut Nevada, MO 64772 417-667-5688 The CPA Firm of J Cory Gayman, CPA PC 105 W. Cherry Nevada, MO 64772 417-667-1673

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Membership 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


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


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

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

FUNERAL SERVICES Ferry Funeral Home 301 S Washington Page Nevada MO 64772 56 417-667-3322


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 Page 1500 West Ashland 51 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

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Full Wellness Systems 100 S. Prewitt st. Nevada, Mo 64772 417-283-2072


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 Page 800 S Ash 23 Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3355


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


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

Nevada Family Dentistry 402 E Walnut RESIDENTIAL CARE Nevada MO 64772 Medicalodge of Nevada 417-667-3006 1210 W Ashland Nevada MO 64772 417-667-5064 HOME HEALTH/HOSPICE NRMC Home Health/Hospice 800 S Ash Nevada MO 64772 417-448-3751 Compassus 800W. 12th Street Lamar, MO 64759 417-246-2326

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


AuBurn Pharmacy 105 S Oak Nevada MO 64772 417-667-7802 Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare nevada-missouri 1600 N 2nd Street Clinton, MO 64735 Community Pharmacy 660-890-74941 900 S Adams Nevada MO 64772 417-667-6044 CRITICAL CARE TRANSPORT Vernon County Ambulance Evans Pharmacy District 1407 W Austin 515 E Walnut Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3953 Nevada MO 64772 417-667-5079 Wal-Mart Pharmacy 2250 E Lincoln Ave. Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3630

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

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SENIOR/DISABLED SERVICES Neal Center 301 N Main Nevada MO 64772 417-667-5847

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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


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

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

Hedges Properties 1631 E Hedges Plaza Page Nevada MO 64772 3 417-667-2633 Nevada Housing Authority 1117 N West Page Nevada MO 64772 15 417-448-2730 • 417-667-5300

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Membership Thompson Properties & Management Nevada MO 64772

State Farm InsuranceWes Knell 1000 N. Osage Nevada MO 64772 417-667-6152

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


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


American Family Jenny Collins Agency 1707 S. National Ft.Scott, KS 66701 620-724-8881 Page 31

Names & Numbers P.O. Box 1479 Pittsburg KS 66762 800-592-7625

NEWSPAPER/PUBLICATIONS Nevada Daily Mail/Nevada News 131 S Cedar Page Nevada MO 64772 62 417-667-3344

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



KNEM/ KNMO Radio 414 E Walnut Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3113

Insite Support Services 345 N. Osage Blvd. Nevada MO 64772 417-667-8068

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

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Renwick Insurance Agency, Inc. Page 101 N Main 56 Nevada MO 64772 417-667-7874 Specialty Risk Insurance 127 W. Austin Nevada MO 64772 417-667-6159

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MANUFACTURING Classic Outdoor Advertising 3M 2120 E Austin Blvd. Nevada MO 64772 417-667-7851

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

MARKETING & MEDIA Impact Graphics 121 W. Cherry, Ste 2 Nevada, MO 64772 417-283-2056

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PO Box 203 Higginsville, MO 64037 660-584-6242

Impact Graphics 121 W. Cherry, Ste 2 Nevada, MO 64772 417-283-2056 314-896-4341

The HomeTown Realty Group 225 W. Walnut St. Page Nevada, MO 64772 14 417-684-5681 McCaffree Real Estate 112 W Walnut Nevada MO 64772 417-667-3311

Stutesman’s Action Realty 333 N Barrett Page Nevada MO 64772 3 417-667-8400

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 Nevada Griffons Baseball Page PO Box 601 2 Nevada MO 64772 Osage Prairie YMCA 500 W Highland Ave. Nevada MO 64772 417-667-9622



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

PERFORMING ARTS Cottey College 1000 W Austin Blvd. Nevada MO 64772 417-667-8181

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



L.R. Taylor Agency LLC 127 E. Austin Blvd., Suite A Nevada, MO 64772 417-667-2035

State Farm InsuranceBill Foster 200 N Cedar Nevada MO 64772 417-667-9433

Airwave 1624 E Austin Blvd. Nevada MO 64772 417-667-9700 iNetVisions 906 North Osage Blvd. Nevada, MO 64772 417-667-5570 Fastwrye Broadband 13200 Metcalf Ave., Suite 400 Overland Park, KS 66213 816-217-6530 Fidelity Communications 310 N Osage Nevada MO 64772 417-667-2857


Hedges Properties 1631 E Hedges Plaza Page Nevada MO 64772 3 417-667-2633




Farmers InsuranceJessica Bland 405 E Austin Nevada MO 64772 417-667-5559

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Nevada Daily Mail/Nevada News Print Shop 131 S. Cedar Page Nevada, MO 64772 62 417-667-3344

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Buzz’s BBQ & Steakhouse 2500 E. Austin Blvd. Nevada, MO 64772 417-667-4227 Casa Azteca 903 E. Subway Blvd. Nevada, MO 64772 417-448-6262 Domino’s 200 W. Austin Nevada MO 64772 417-667-8878 Emery’s Truckstop 7490 E 54 Hwy Deerfield, MO 64741 417-966-7272

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Membership Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburger 305 Johnson Drive Page Nevada, MO 64772 3 417-448-6300


54 Feed and Seed, LLC 16954 S 1375 Rd Page Nevada MO 64772 56 417-667-7333 Agzaga LLC 211 Main St Sheldon, MO 64784 The Boutique Marketplace 500 E. Cherry St. Nevada MO 64772 417-667-5759 Second Edition Shoppe 500 E. Cherry St. Nevada MO 64772 417-667-4166


National TV Sales & Rental 400 S Johnson Dr., Suite F Nevada, MO 64772 417-667-3400

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


Last Stitch Embroidery & Design 1106 S. Clay St Nevada, MO 64772 816-305-2832

The Boutique Marketplace 500 E. Cherry St. Nevada MO 64772 417-667-5759 Verco Apparel 108 North Cedar St. Nevada MO 64772 417-321-9989


May’s Floral 505 E Cherry Nevada MO 64772 417-667-2796


Health & Wellness

Physicians Medical Equipment & Supplies 107 S. Oak St. Nevada, MO 64772 417-667-3214

HOME FURNISHINGS/GIFTS The Boutique Marketplace 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 Page Nevada MO 64772 46 417-667-3539


Kitchen Essentials 131 E. Walnut Nevada MO 64772 417-667-2888 www.kitchenessentialsnevadamo. com


Modern Copy Systems 5 W Broadway St. Iola KS 66749 620-365-5793

SECURITY SYSTEMS UTILITIES Airwave 1624 E Austin Blvd. Nevada MO 64772 417-667-9700

Barton County Electric Co-op 91 W 160 Hwy. Page Lamar MO 64759 14 417-682-5636


Liberty Utilities 819 E Minnesota Nevada MO 64772 800-206-2300

1631 E Hedges Plaza Page Nevada MO 64772 3 417-667-2633


Vernon County Moving and Storage P.O. Box 883 Nevada MO 64772 417-667-7990

Dueling Silos Vintage Guest House & Event Venue 201 S. First St., Sheldon, MO 64784 417-684-0532



Curtis & Sons Realty 121 S Main Evergy Metro Inc. Nevada MO 64772 Industrial Park. 417-667-7868 Nevada MO 64772 888-471-5275 Hedges Properties

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

54 Veterinary Clinic 2210 W Austin Blvd. Page Nevada MO 64772 56 417-667-8381 Nevada Veterinary Clinic 1935 S Ash Nevada MO 64772 417-667-6081

WEBSITE DESIGN Webs Designed 4U 417-667-7360


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

TROPHIES & ENGRAVING Ray’s Trophies & Awards 127 W Cherry Nevada MO 64772 417-667-8118 131 S. Cedar • Nevada, MO


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