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Healthy Nevada News

Read up on what's being said about Healthy Nevada in the media.

Nevada Daily Mail - March 27, 2015
NRMC receives Healthy Nevada report
The Nevada Regional Medical Center received a report from Healthy Nevada at their monthly board meeting Tuesday evening, receiving an update on the program's accomplishments and goals for the future. Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail - March 11, 2015
Annual Chamber Gala recognizes area businesses and groups for service
The annual Nevada- Vernon County Chamber of Commerce Gala and Awards Banquet recognized deserving individuals and businesses that have contributed to the betterment of the area through their business, community and civic involvement. Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail - March 6, 2015
Community Trail will improve learning for NMS students
Karen Marquardt, from Healthy Nevada, told the Nevada Rotary Club Thursday that research she has been following shows there is a positive correlation between exercise and improved learning for students. Read more.

Four States Homepage - March 6, 2015
Nevada Middle School Walking Trail Project
"We have decided to put in a trail at our middle school where the children can walk before school, increasing brain activity," said Karen Marquardt, Healthy Nevada Community Coordinator. Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail - January 14, 2015
Healthy Nevada, R-5 district propose building walking trail at the middle school
Healthy Nevada and the Nevada R-5 School District have some "exciting plans" in the works, according to a press release. Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail - November 25, 2014
Community Garden - first year success
As fall draws to an end and Healthy Nevada's Community Garden is put to bed for the winter, Healthy Nevada took a look back to see what the Seeds of Faith project has achieved over the summer. Read more.

Four States Homepage - November 6, 2014
Local Housing Authority Partners with Healthy Nevada
The class is an eight week class where participants learn to get ahead rather than feeling like they're getting by day to day. Read more.

Four States Homepage - October 9, 2014
Nevada Housing Authority Community Garden
Through several organizations, including Healthy Nevada, residents living in the Nevada Housing Authority will have their own community garden. Read more.

Four States Homepage - October 2, 2014
Area Housing Authority Partners with Healthy Nevada
Teaming up with Healthy Nevada allows the Nevada Housing Authority to expand resources for tenants living in the community. Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail - September 26, 2014
Dementia care expert to speak in Nevada
A dementia care expert will speak Thursday, Oct. 2 from 9-11 a.m. at the Healthy Nevada Innovation Center, 212 W. Walnut Street Set B, Nevada. Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail - August 30, 2014
MU chancellor visits Nevada, Vernon County
The University of Missouri Extension appears to be unique among the states, R. Bowen Loftin, who has been the chancellor at MU since Feb. 1, said during a visit to Nevada last week. Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail - August 30, 2014
Seeds of Faith flourish with community garden
The Seeds of Faith community garden surpassed its goal of reaching 10,000 pounds of produce harvested by the end of summer. Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail - July 22, 2014
Healthy Nevada, Wal-Mart sponsor diabetes seminar
As the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, it is time to educate residents on the prevention of and disease management of diabetes. Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail -June 13, 2014
Healthy Nevada looking for more partners
"Volunteers will be the core of the success of our program," Carol Branham, Healthy Nevada board of directors president, said during its' meeting Wednesday. Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail -June 3, 2014
Nevada Hab Center kitchen equipment given to city
Valuable kitchen equipment from Nevada Habilitation Center is being donated to the city of Nevada to be used by community groups and the vocational school. Read more.

Kansas City Star -May 10, 2014
With its Healthy Nevada initiative, Cerner Corp. cultivates a culture of health
Cerner Corp. employees started visiting Nevada, Mo., in 2011, looking to adopt a community as a testing ground for theories to control skyrocketing medical costs. Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail -May 3, 2014
Healthy Nevada looks for Healthy Eating leader
Healthy Nevada is handing over leadership of the healthy eating committee to a new leader -- an individual who's yet to step forward. Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail -April 19, 2014
Grant writing class draws students from around Missouri
A Healthy Nevada-sponsored grant writing seminar drew nearly 30 participants to Nevada last week. Read more.

Four States Homepage - April 11, 2014
Healthy Nevada Community Grant Writing Training
Organization leaders from Vernon and surrounding counties train to write community grants more successfully. Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail -March 18, 2014
Farmers' Market plans for 2014 sales
"What kind of market do you want our market to be?" Kelly Ast, treasurer for the Vernon County Farmers' Market Board, asked vendors about their ideas for the market's second year at a Thursday meeting. Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail -March 12, 2014
Healthy Nevada rolls out weekly recipe cards
Shoppers at Woods may find meal time inspiration between the aisles thanks to a new Healthy Nevada project that begins this week. Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail -March 12, 2014
Healthy Nevada focuses on grocery store education
Do you know how to get the best bargain for your buck, or how to read a nutrition facts label? Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail -February 25, 2014
Photo contest helps students make Nevada healthier
Students have a lot to say -- and this year Nevada students can voice their unique perspective and win big. Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail -February 15, 2014
Show Choir Classic, businesses at Chamber luncheon
Nevada High School is hosting its 24th Show Choir Classic Saturday. Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail -February 14, 2014
Resolutions and the road to better health
Here it is time to evaluate where we stand on those New Year's Resolutions. Every year, thousands of people resolve to make this the year to become healthy. And every year, thousands of people fail. Why is that, especially when citizens of Vernon County are being offered incentives and resources to help them succeed? Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail -February 8, 2014
Johnson donates snow money
United Way and the Farmers' Market experienced a silver lining to the recent weather, $1,000 to the former and $1,900 to the latter. Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail -February 7, 2014
TRIM Grant Award
The holidays are over and the Christmas lights are down for the most part. One would think there wouldn't be a lot of work for a park employee this time of year. However, that is not the case for the City of Nevada Parks and Recreation Department. Late August of 2013 brought some great news, and more work, for our employees. Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail -January 31, 2014
Healthy Nevada awards prizes, names board members at launch
Healthy Nevada's Wednesday launch was highlighted by the presentation of awards to 16 Vernon County residents who participated in the organization's 100 Mile. Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail -January 16, 2014
New year, new programs for some CHART agencies
A fresh start was the theme for many agencies at Tuesday's Community Health Assistance Resource Team meeting. Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail -January 10, 2014
Nevada school district expands program
The Nevada R-5 School District is looking to add two new preschools this spring to three preschools the district already has, Benton Elementary principal Debby Spaur told the R-5 Board of Education Wednesday night. Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail -January 2, 2014
Bushwhacker Days marks highlight of June 2013
June kicked off with Bushwhacker Days. This year's theme was Out of the Ashes. Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail -January 2, 2014
Local April election turnouts down in 2013
Community leaders from throughout Nevada attended the unveiling of the Healthy Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan that was developed by the PedNet Coalition of Columbia.Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail -November 12, 2013
Monthly chamber luncheon held Friday
This time around the Nevada/Vernon County Chamber of Commerce held its monthly luncheon at the country club Friday with the lunch provided by the country club and the guest speaker Nevada Daily Mail's publisher Floyd Jernigan. Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail -November 9, 2013
Nixon visits Nevada for challenge
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will come to Nevada Nov. 12 to recognize Vernon County's effort in the Governors 100 Missouri Miles Challenge.  Read more.

Governor.mo.gov -November 8, 2013
Missourians taking the 100 Missouri Miles Challenge achieve goal of logging 1 million miles this year, Gov. Nixon announces
Gov. Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon today applauded participants in the Governor's 100 Missouri Miles Challenge for achieving their goal of logging 1 million miles on Missouri trails this year, and encouraged Missourians to continue to log miles at MO.gov as part of this outdoor fitness initiative.  Read more.

Four States Homepage - October 21, 2013
Healthy Nevada Concession Stand Stoplight System
Healthy Nevada incorporates a stoplight system in high school game concession stands to improve health. It's a guide to help identify the healthier snack choices in vending machines and at concession stands. Read more. 

Four States Homepage - October 21, 2013
Healthy Nevada Pulse Tempo Playground
Vernon County residents are halfway to meeting Healthy Nevada's challenge that will earn them an electronic playground.  Read more.

Nexstar-October 21, 2013
Healthy Nevada Pulse Tempo Playground
Vernon County residents are halfway to meeting Healthy Nevada's challenge that will earn them an electronic playground.  Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail-October 16, 2013
Healthy Nevada announces prize for community
As Healthy Nevada's community challenge to sign up 1,000 Vernon County residents in the Governor's 100 Missouri Miles Challenge nears the half-way mark, the organization announced it will donate Pulse Tempo playground equipment to Walton Park should the county accomplish the challenge by Nov. 15.  Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail-October 15, 2013
Council to get update on Healthy Nevada
The Nevada City Council will hold the final reading of a general ordinance setting term limits and attendance requirements for members of the city's boards, authority or commissions when it meets at 7 p.m., today in the council chambers in the Public Safety Building, 120 S. Ash St.  Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail-October 9, 2013
University extension to explain Affordable Care Act
Do you have questions about the Affordable Care Act?  Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail-October 8, 2013
Local daycare providers get update on R-5 services
Daycare providers got an update on Nevada School System services and an in-depth look at Nevada and Missouri school guidelines during the Early Childhood Forum hosted at the Healthy Nevada conference room on the second floor of the Nevada Public Library.  Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail-September 26, 2013
Farmers' Market vendors like Earp Park
The Farmers' Market has had a successful first year and its number one goal for 2014 is to be allowed to be back in Earp Park for the second year, Kelly Ast, Farmers' Market manager, told the Nevada Parks Board during its monthly meeting Wednesday evening.  Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail-September 21, 2013
First RESPECT Day a success organizers say
The Crisis Intervention Team's first RESPECT Day, a partnership between the Nevada Police Department, Mid-America Law Enforcement, Healthy Nevada and the Respect Institute of Missouri, was a positive effort that did what it set out to do -- raise awareness and share information, said organizers.  Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail-September 17, 2013
NRMC receives grant to help retain experienced nurses
NRMC has been awarded a "Grow Your Own" grant from the Missouri Hospital Association to help recruit and retain the hospital's health care workforce.  Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail-August 27, 2013
Tomato delivery to Community Outreach
The tomatoes are from Healthy Nevada's community tomato garden at First Baptist Church.  Read more.

Bloomberg Businessweek News-July 23, 2013
Rural Mo. town serves as health experiment
Nevada Missouri chosen as a test experiment for helping build a healthier community.  Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail- July 30, 2013
Salsa fires up interest in market
The first Salsa Showdown contest drew local salsa lovers and aficionados alike to the Farmers' Market on Saturday. The entries proved some like it hot -- some sort of hot -- and  some not so hot. At least one entrant likes it all three ways.Read more. 

Nevada Daily Mail - June 12, 2013
Commission to send plan on to council
"This is a heck of a gift. But on the other hand we're being asked to spend millions of dollars. ... People will ask if this is the right thing to spend the money on," planning commissioner Jim Erpenbach, said during the Nevada Planning Commission's regular monthly meeting Tuesday afternoon before the commission voted 7-0 to recommend that the city council amend the city's 1984 Comprehensive Plan to include the Healthy Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. Read more

Nevada Daily Mail- May 8, 2013
Council takes 1st step on bicycle, pedestrian trails
After a request from Lynda Jones during Tuesday night's city council meeting that the city council adopt the Healthy Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, the Nevada City Council adopted a resolution quickly drafted by William McCaffree, city attorney, to have the planning commission study the plan and send a recommendation to the city council. Read more

Nevada Daily Mail- April 27, 2013
Library board gets look at project
Brian Irwin, director of properties for Cerner Corp., told the Nevada Library Board during its meeting Thursday, when he first visited Nevada to look at potential sites for Cerner's Innovation Center, City Manager JD Kehrman spent the day showing him around town and looking at four possible spaces. Read more

Nevada Daily Mail- April 20, 2013
Walking, bike trails unveiled
Community leaders from throughout Nevada gathered at the Franklin P. Norman City/County Community Center early Wednesday to attend the unveiling of the Healthy Nevada and Pedestrian Master Plan that was developed by the PedNet Coalition of Columbia. Read more

Joplin Globe- April 18, 2013
Healthy Nevada making strides toward reversing low rankings
NEVADA, Mo. — Everyday that the weather allows, 77-year-old Barbara Weakley drives to Izaak Walton Park and walks at least three miles. Last year, she logged 1,005 miles.“I started when my husband was ill, because I needed a mental release,” she said.That was in 2006.“I enjoyed it so much, I’m still going,” she said. Read more

Joplin KSN- April 17,2013
PedNet Unveiling

Follow the link below to view KSN Joplin's Melanie Huonker's report on the PedNet Unveiling  where proposals where given to the community to increase bicycyle and pedesterian accessibility by building trails, sidewalks and bikelanes. 

Nevada Daily Mail- April 12, 2013
Healthy Nevada group attends grant training
Several members of the Healthy Nevada funding team have returned from a week-long training session at the Grantsmanship Center in St. Louis, where they learned many of the basics and finer points of grant proposal writing and grant funding. Read more

Nevada Daily Mail- March 20, 2013
Healthy Nevada moves forward with library
The Healthy Nevada Project took a big step forward Monday when work began to transform the third floor of the Nevada Public Library into the Healthy Nevada Innovation Center. Read more

Nevada Daily Mail- February 8, 2013
Healthy Nevada incorporates as a not-for-profit
The Healthy Nevada initiative has taken a crucial step toward long-term sustainability with the formal organization of a board of directors and official incorporation with the office of the Missouri Secretary of State. Read more

Nevada Daily Mail- February 8, 2013
Healthy Nevada looks to help expand farmer's market
"A lot of the community would like to see the farmers' market grow," Jessica Hunt, Healthy Nevada program coordinator, told about 20 people at a public meeting Thursday night at the community center. Read more

Kansas City Fox 4 News- December 18, 2012
How do you turn around the health of a whole town and county?  That’s what Cerner, the health care information technology company, is trying to find out with one Missouri community that’s a hundred miles south of Kansas City.FOX 4 Medical Reporter Meryl Lin McKean shows us how high school students are among the first to move toward a “Healthy Nevada.” http://fox4kc.com/2012/12/18/health-makeover-underway-for-missouri-community/

Nevada Daily Mail- December 14, 2012
Hanging onto good health Life lessons culminate in fitness event hosted by Cerner Corp.
Students in Nevada High School health classes have been getting unique lessons in taking charge of their own health through Cerner's STAT! program, made possible in Nevada through a partnership between Nevada R-5 schools and the Healthy Nevada Initiative; and on Wednesday, 30 students traveled to Cerner's south Kansas City-area campus to learn even more through hands-on experiences. Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail- November 30, 2012
Healthy Nevada Initiative continues to grow in Nevada
A litte over four months have passed since Cerner Corp. and local community leaders announced the Healthy Nevada Initiative, a comprehensive web of resources and strategies aimed at carving out a culture of better health in Nevada. Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail- November 10, 2012
Nevada DECA present PR project
Five DECA students from Nevada Regional Techincal Center unveiled two public relations plans the students have been working on that impact the community. Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail - October 23, 2012
Healthy Nevada: Residents Commit to better health
Hundreds of area residents were greeted by sunny skies and Kansas City Chiefs mascot KC Wolf, who was accompanied by a few of the NFL team's cheerleaders, Saturday, at 11 a.m., at Walton Park. Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail - August 29, 2012
Community assessment under way for Healthy Nevada project
The Healthy Nevada Project has taken another step forward, in the form of a community assessment being conducted by the Columbia, Mo.-based, not-for-profit organization PedNet Coalition. Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail - August 24, 2012
Library board reviews Cerner letter of intent
Thursday evening, Nevada Public Library Board reviewed and came to a consensus that they agreed with a letter of intent regarding the proposed leasing and renovation of the third floor of the library building, near Walnut and Ash, Nevada, by Cerner Corp. Read more.

Joplin Globe - August 12, 2012
Nevada, Cerner team up to raise health rankings 
A person has to scroll a long way down Missouri's list of health rankings to find Vernon County. Of 115 counties, it comes in at 88th for overall health. Read more.

Cerner Press Release- July 23, 2012
Cerner and Nevada Announce Partnership
Cerner has announced a partnership with the city of Nevada, Mo., to build a new model of health and care that will seamlessly integrate the two environments and create a Healthy Nevada. Read more.

Nevada Daily Mail - July 20, 2012
Blueprint for wellness Nevada and Cerner Corporation announce Healthy Nevada project
The city of Nevada and the Cerner Corporation of North Kansas City, Mo., have announced a partnership to design and implement a first-of-its-kind research and development project aimed at creating a "culture of health" in Nevada. Read more.