News to Know (11/17/21)

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

PITTSBURG, Kan. – This is Daisy. She’s a mannequin covered in beads. But the beads aren’t just for decoration. They’re marked with the names of female cancer survivors and victims. Since 2004 Daisy has been moved around the area for more people to add beads. On Tuesday, The Eclectic Soul Studio in Pittsburg hosted Daisy. Organizers say she serves as a memorial and symbol of courage in the face of these deadly diseases.

JOPLIN, Mo. – You’re looking at the new home for hundreds of Missouri Southern Lions. The University yesterday held an open house for the new “Lion Village”. Its a four-story, 94-thousand square foot complex that houses more than 300 students in a combination of four-bedroom suites, traditional two-bedroom units and private rooms.

DUQUESNE, Mo. — Its official. Duquesne, Missouri is getting its own city park. Duquesne officials celebrated the first steps on Tuesday with a ground-breaking ceremony for the park’s walking trail.

WEBB CITY, Mo. – It’s kids helping kids in southwest Missouri. Lil Rascals Clubhouse, a Webb City Daycare, Tuesday donated more than 12-hundred dollars to the Ronald McDonald House. The money was raised by the clubhouse as a way to teach kids about kindness.

SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: Death row inmate, Julius Jones, is scheduled to be executed Thursday. However, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt is considering a recommendation form the Pardon and Parole Board to commute his sentence to life in prison. This morning we’re asking if you support or oppose the death penalty. Join our KOAM Facebook discussion and cast your vote @ koamnewsnow.com/vote.