NRMC to Host Community Blood Drive

There is only one organization that supplies blood to all hospitals in southwest Missouri, northwest Arkansas, and southeast Kansas, including all children’s and veterans’ hospitals. That is Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO).

When it comes to blood donation, the truth of the matter is, every donation is needed to help local patients. An available blood supply is critical for them as they undergo cancer treatment, surgeries, give birth, or fight traumatic injuries.

If there is one essential component to keeping the blood supply at a level capable of meeting the demand, it is regular blood donation by many donors. CBCO depends upon an average of 200 blood donations each day to meet the needs of the area it serves, which includes Nevada and Joplin.

That is why Nevada Regional Medical Center partners with CBCO to host several blood drives throughout the year. The next Community Blood Drive will be Monday, February 15 at the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall at 204 S. Cedar Street in Nevada from 1 to 6 P.M.

Appointments are strongly encouraged to manage donor flow. To schedule, call (417) 448-2101 or visit www.cbco.org/donate-blood. Masks are required for donors and staff. If you don’t have a mask, one will be provided. CBCO will give a free t-shirt to all donors while supplies last.

Anyone who is at least 16 years old (with parental consent), weighs at least 110 pounds and who is in good health may give blood every 56 days. Certain medications and/or medical conditions may prevent someone from donating blood temporarily or in some cases, permanently. If you have any questions about your eligibility as a donor, contact CBCO at 800-280-5337.

Winter Weather Suspends BaCo Transportation Services

BaCo Transport has suspended transportation service until Monday Feb. 15th. Cold freezing conditions are dangerous for our passengers as well as our volunteer drivers and dispatchers. For more information and specific requests, call the Senior Center at 660-679-5830. Thank you. Alvin Griffin President BaCo Transport

Cass Career Center FFA State Degree and Area Proficiency Awards

Cass Career Center FFA members have been preparing their Supervised Ag Experience (SAE) Record books for the State FFA Degree and Area Proficiency Awards this past month. On Thursday, February 4th, 14 FFA members took their books and applications to Knob Noster to be evaluated.

Those who completed the State FFA Degree application all passed the 2nd round of checks and will move on to the final round on March 1st. Those students were:

*Cayse Bradshaw

*Lauren Burlingame

*Trevor Campbell

*Hannah Dinges

*Jackson Fogle

*Brandon Johnson

*Drew Swigart

Of those students, Trevor’s application and record book was chosen as the Area Star in Agribusiness for his engine repair business and lawnmowing service. He will now compete for the State Star in Agribusiness.

Students who completed Proficiency Applications were:

*Cayse Bradshaw – 1st in Ag Sales – Placement

*Trevor Campbell – 1st in Ag Mechanics Repair & Maintenance Ownership

*George Frees – 1st in Agriscience Plant Systems

*Javen Fogle – 1st in Dairy Production Placement

*Brandon Johnson – 1st in Turf Grass Management

*Amy Rhodes – 1st in Vegetable Production

*Brandon Johnson – 2nd in Landscape Management

*Austin Pearce – 2nd in Specialty Animal Production

*Ella Shelton – 2nd in Veterinary Science

*Drew Swigart – 2nd in Forage Production

*Nathanael DeVenney – 3rd in Poultry Production

*Reagan Rouse – 3rd in Food Services

Great job students representing the Cass Career Center FFA Chapter!

NOTICE OF NO ELECTION AS PER RSMo 115.124

Notice is hereby given that the following political subdivisions will not be having an election for the following positions at the April 6, 2021 Municipal Election.   The candidates shall assume the responsibilities of their offices at the same time and in the same manner as if they had been elected. 

BATES COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL BOARD – 5 year term

Michael Taranto

BATES COUNTY HEALTH CENTER BOARD – 4 year terms

Wanda S. Allen

Ritchie J Davis

Calee McElwain

MIAMI R-1 SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS – 3 year terms

Wesley J. Hubbard

Marsha Gillis

BALLARD R-2 SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS – 3 year terms

Nathaniel Wainscott

Ian Meade

HUME R-8 SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS- 3 year terms

Joshua Rogers

Bryice  Cannon

HUDSON R-9 SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS – 3 year terms

Donald W. Snyder, II

Tim Rapp

DREXEL R-4 SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS – 3 year terms

Brenda Hadley

Lynn Stark

DEER CREEK TOWNSHIP – 2 year terms

Trustee

Morris Lemon

Clerk

Andrew Enos

Board Members

Debbie Still

Steve Ferguson

EAST BOONE TOWNSHIP – 2 year terms

Trustee

Dave Arnold

Clerk

Erin Aurand

Board Members

Derek Aurand 

Brad Ferguson

WEST BOONE TOWNSHIP – 2 year terms

Trustee

David Lemke

Clerk

John Dean

Board Members

Mike Sanders

Royce Hettinger

WEST POINT TOWNSHIP – 2 year terms

Trustee

Dennis L. Slattery

Clerk

Josilyn Dee Fink  

Board Members

Russell Dean Mohr

Anthony Joseph Lucito

SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP – 2 year terms 

Trustee

Wesley J. Merritt

Clerk

Abby L. Salazar

Board Members

Lonny Duckworth

Dillion Franklin 

SPRUCE TOWNSHIP – 2 year terms

Trustee

Paul Wainscott

Clerk

Susan Doty

Board Members

Frank Inglis

Jeff Doty

DEEPWATER TOWNSHIP – 2 year terms

Trustee

David G. Koch

Clerk

Kathy Knox

Board Members

Danny G. Frost

Christopher J. Rotert

SUMMIT TOWNSHIP – 2 year terms

Trustee

Steve Lewis

Clerk

Damon Noe

Board Members

Bryon Cook  

Dirk Diehl

HOMER TOWNSHIP – 2 year terms

Trustee

Brent Bettels

Clerk

Lynda Wiley

Board Members

David Tidman

Andy Dudley

NEW HOME TOWNSHIP- 2 year terms

Trustee

Marc Bell 

Clerk

Lacy Laning

Board Members

Tyson Basore

Tim Champlin

ROCKVILLE TOWNSHIP – 2 year terms

Trustee

Danny Bracher

Clerk

Marlon Seider

Board Members

Myron Rapp

Darrell Dains

PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP – 2 year terms

Trustee

John Coffman

Clerk

Lyle Schenker

Board Members

Gerrad Steuck 

Dennis Coonce

CORNLAND SPECIAL ROAD DISTRICT – 3 year term

Board Member

Donald W. Hill

SOUTH HUDSON SPECIAL ROAD DISTRICT- 3 year term

Board Member

Ivan D. Fischer

PUBLIC WATER DISTRICT #1 BOARD MEMBERS

Ed Edgmon

Glenn Dykstra

PUBLIC WATER DISTRICT #2 BOARD MEMBERS

J. Brad Addleman

John Leister

PUBLIC WATER DISTRICT #3 BOARD MEMBERS

Larry Mitchell

PUBLIC WATER DISTRICT #4 BOARD MEMBERS

Marc Bell

Clinton Todd

PUBLIC WATER DISTRICT#5 BOARD MEMBERS

Steve Smith

PUBLIC WATER DISTRICT#6 BOARD MEMBER

Adam Bettels

Dale Bettels

PUBLIC WATER DISTRICT #7 BOARD MEMBERS

Kevin Fischer

Brian Johannigmeier

PUBLIC WATER DISTRICT #12 BOARD MEMBERS

Lynn Stark

Myron Reynolds

PUBLIC WATER DISTRICT #4 – HENRY COUNTY BOARD MEMBERS

John Roofener

Beth Holt