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WELLNESS WEATHER CHECKS

  • The "Area Agency On Aging" has some advice for 4-staters with an elderly neighbor or family member living on their own this winter.  The agency's community services director says their "Meals on Wheels" volunteers do a wellness check with each of their stops.  And you can do similar things to help the elderly in your life, like checking to see that the senior's heat, electricity and water are running, and making sure they have food to eat.

BRIDGE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

  • It is cold outside, but that wasn't the case a few months ago, when workers rushed ahead of schedule to complete a bridge near George Washington Carver National Monument.  On Wednesday work officially wrapped up on the bridge at North Carver Road.  Construction had forced visitors to the monument to use a different route to enter the park.

FREEMAN FIRST CARE

  • "Freeman Health System" celebrated the opening of "Freeman First Care" yesterday.  The new facility is located at 3333 Mcintosh Circle in Joplin.  Officials say it will help area employers by getting their employees established with a primary care provider -- receive timely appointments and more.  According to the CDC, absenteeism costs employers about $225-billion every year.

AMBER ALERT OVER

  • Two children abducted in Texas over the weekend have been found safe in Colorado.  Police located the 7 and 14 year old sisters after a deputy spotted a vehicle described in an Amber Alert.  Their alleged abductor, Terry Miles, is now in custody.  The children's mother was found dead Sunday at the family's home in Round Rock, Texas.  Miles rented a room in the house.
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  • Pools Open to Warm Weather on Holiday Weekend

    Pools Open to Warm Weather on Holiday Weekend

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:52 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:52:44 GMT

    The  pools in Pittsburg  and Joplin are now  officially open for summer.      

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    The  pools in Pittsburg  and Joplin are now  officially open for summer.      

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  • McDonald County Veteran Honored More Than Seven Decades After Passing

    McDonald County Veteran Honored More Than Seven Decades After Passing

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:01:53 GMT
    "I had always felt that he deserved a flag but I kinda put it aside because so many years had gone by" Jean Bird's brother Eldon Stratton died 74 years ago while fighting the Japanese in WWII. "They sent my brother's plane down on fire" His body was never recovered. Jean believes that might be why her family never received a flag in his honor, like they did for her father who was a prisoner of war in WWI. She also got a flag for her husband who was...More >>
    "I had always felt that he deserved a flag but I kinda put it aside because so many years had gone by" Jean Bird's brother Eldon Stratton died 74 years ago while fighting the Japanese in WWII. "They sent my brother's plane down on fire" His body was never recovered. Jean believes that might be why her family never received a flag in his honor, like they did for her father who was a prisoner of war in WWI. She also got a flag for her husband who was...More >>
  • LaTurner Files for Full 4 Year Term

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:24 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:24:31 GMT
    Kansas State Treasurer Jake LaTurner has filed for a full four year term. LaTurner, the youngest statewide official in the nation at 30-years-old, says it has been is honor to serve Kansans in the position for the past year. LaTurner says "I will continue to work hard every single day to build upon our record of success.” In a press release LaTurner representatives say the Treasurer has returned $24.6 million in unclaimed property, and was instrumental in rolling out...More >>
    Kansas State Treasurer Jake LaTurner has filed for a full four year term. LaTurner, the youngest statewide official in the nation at 30-years-old, says it has been is honor to serve Kansans in the position for the past year. LaTurner says "I will continue to work hard every single day to build upon our record of success.” In a press release LaTurner representatives say the Treasurer has returned $24.6 million in unclaimed property, and was instrumental in rolling out...More >>
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