News to Know (11/12/21)

The news you need to know before you head out the door

JOPLIN, Mo. – Folks in Joplin get hands on to honor our local veterans. The Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity is honoring a local vet by providing them a place to stay. Habitat dedicated a new home to Tim Peay and his family.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – For many communities and organizations, its the first time in the pandemic-era, they could hold traditional Veterans Day events. That was the case at Pittsburg State University. The university hosted its ceremony for the first time since 2019 with veterans and families in attendance.

FORT SCOTT, Kan. – In Fort Scott, the tourism board decided to cancel this year’s parade. But the American Legion Post 25 wasn’t going to let that happen. The post took over the parade and yesterday hosted it for area veterans and their families.

PINEVILLE, Mo. – Sheep Dog Impact Assistance Thursday broke ground on a new facility that’ll help veterans in times of crisis. It’s called a Warrior PATHH facility. PATHH meaning “progressive and alternative training for healing heroes”. When complete, the facility in Pineville, Missouri will provide tools to help combat veterans and first responders struggling with PTSD, depression, anxiety and other challenges.

SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: Kids and Embarrassed Parents… Recently the Prime Minister of New Zealand had to cut her live press briefing short after her 3-year old toddler decided she wasn’t quite ready for bedtime. We’re asking if your child has ever embarrassed you in public. Join our KOAM Facebook discussion with your stories and cast your vote at koamnewsnow.com/vote.