KOAM News to Know 9-12

Carthage, Mo – A Carthage man says he’s been fighting to get his father, a Korean war veteran, into a veteran’s home in Mount Vernon. However, he says he’s just got the runaround from officials. After getting no response, Ronald Bass decided to reach out to KOAM, but after we connected to the VA office in Fayetteville, Arkansas, they made contact with representative Long’s office and started working to get social workers and benefits agents in touch with mister Bass.

Pittsburg, Ks – Two new studies say the state of Kansas is one of the most affordable places in the country to buy a home. The U.S. News and world Report ranks Kansas with the 12th most affordable housing, but things look even better for those interested in a three-bedroom home. According to the website “Go Banking Rates,” Kansas is the second most affordable state to buy a three bedroom home.

Neosho, Ks – The Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce are looking for sponsors for next years events. The chamaber started their sponsorship sale on Wednesday. It’s a procss where instead of calling local businesses to see if they want to sponsor an event, they put all the spots on sale at once and wiat for the calls to come in. The chamber brought in more than $30.000 in sponsorships in the first hour and a half.

Duenweg, Mo – Four-staters took time to remember the lives lost in the September 11th attacks. A couple of Duenweg firefighters, Teresa Jacobson and Nicholas Columbo, wore their full fire gear as they carried an American Flag from their frise state to Duquesne. The 3.4 mile trek was in rememberence of the 343 firefighters who died on 9/11. Colombo was near New York City when the attacks happened and offered help at ground zero.