At 101 years old David Bevan is making a lot of noise. Especially for a man of such few words, "This is something I can do" says Bevan. That something, is ring the bell for the Salvation Army. He's been doing it for 10 years, twice a year. It's just another example of kindness from a man who has dedicated his life to service. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942, he returned home from World War II in 1946. Salvation Army Lieutenant Mylie Hadden says it's exciting seeing a man with Bevan's experience lending a hand "Well it just shows you that no matter what age you are you can always help and you always have something to do to contribute."
Although they may be seemingly empty inside, a vacant house could be a family's new dream. "It is allowed under the Abandoned Housing Act of Missouri. It's a state bill, it authorizes non-profits to file with the circuit court to acquire properties. These properties must be abandoned as defined by state statute" says the City of Joplin's Community Development Planner, Thomas Walters. Which he explains as the home being vacant for a minimum of six months and the homeowne...More >>
The Joplin Family YMCA is selling its Heritage Youth Development Center to the Webb City school district. That will eliminate a much-needed daycare program. It's a good property buy for district but is leaving some parents at a loss.More >>
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Two years ago, fires in vacant houses caused by the homeless accounted for 20 percent of the total fires that year.More >>
It is best to stay off the roads when they are icy. But for those who must drive, AAA has these tips for doing so safely and what to stock in your vehicle.More >>