NRMC Earns 5-Star Rating

Nevada Regional Medical Center recently earned a 5-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the highest rating a hospital can achieve. The overall star rating is based on 48 quality measures in five different categories. To earn a 5-star rating, NRMC met or exceeded the national benchmark in all 5 categories, which include: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, and timely and effective care.

“We are most pleased with the recent news that NRMC has been designated a 5-Star Hospital,” says Jason Anglin, NRMC’s Chief Executive Officer. “This has certainly been a team effort, as everyone has pulled together to consistently provide our patients with excellent care and quality services. Nationwide, only about 14% of hospitals achieve a 5-Star Rating.”

Nevada Regional Medical Center believes that their continued commitment to “Caring with P.R.I.D.E.” (Professionalism, Responsibility, Integrity, Dedication, and Excellence) has helped them earn this prestigious 5-star rating.

92.1 Election Results August 2nd

Bates County will go to the polls on Tuesday, August 2nd. The election results will be broadcast live from the studios of 92.1. Join us live or hear it on the web as we stream from or read the unofficial results on the KMAM KMOE Facebook page after all precincts arrive. Polls are open from 6 am until 7 pm.

Osage Valley Electric Annual Meeting

The 84th Annual Meeting of the members of Osage Valley Electric Cooperative Association will be held at the Benson Center in Clinton, Missouri on Thursday, August 25, 2022. At the annual meeting, members exercise their rights as member/owners of their electric cooperative. The members learn how their cooperative is doing financially, elect three directors to serve a three-year term, and enjoy an evening of entertainment.  Each registered member who attends will receive a commemorative gift and $5.00 credit on their electric bill.  Additional electric credit certificates and other prizes will be given away throughout the evening. Members must be present to win. Sandwiches, chips, and ice cream will be served between 5:00 – 7:00pm.  Registration begins at 5:00pm, with the business meeting convening at 7:00pm. Musical entertainment will be provided by Garden Party.  The offices at Butler and Clinton will only be open from 9:00-11:00am on August 25h  due to annual meeting preparations. Osage Valley would also like to remind members to bring their registration slip that is in the August issue of the Rural Missouri.

Online Osage Valley voting will also be available again this year from August 1-24, 2022, for those unable to attend in person, or for those choosing the convenience of online voting.  Online voters will receive a $5.00 bill credit on their electric account.  A drawing for electric credit certificates will also be done for members registering online.  Check the Osage Valley website ( or Facebook page for a link to the online voting portal during August 1-24, 2022.  Members that vote online will not be permitted to vote in person at the annual Osage Valley meeting if attending.

Back to School Sales Tax Weekend Dates

Back to School Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 5, and runs through Sunday, August 7. Certain back-to-school purchases, such as clothing, school supplies, computers, and other items as defined by the statute, are exempt from sales tax for this time period only. Remember, the Sales Tax weekend begins August 5th through the 7th.