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Boys & Girls Club of SWMO Vision Screening Event – December 1st

Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri was awarded $4,000 from the National Vision, Inc. to participate in vision screenings. Club members with signed permission slips will receive vision screenings from America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses (ABCE) on December 1st at the Boys & Girls Club in Joplin. The event is scheduled from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Participants are encouraged to schedule follow-up exam appointments and those in need of glasses will receive a free pair.

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Angel Tree Locations

The Salvation Army in Joplin says around 500 families have asked for help with toys this year through it’s Angel Tree Program. Several businesses around Joplin have Christmas trees decorated with angels bearing children’s names and what they would like for Christmas. You can purchase all or part of the list to help fulfill Christmas wishes. If you would like to help, here are the locations of the Angel Trees: Mid Missouri Bank 3435 E 7th St Joplin MO 64801 Johnny Carino’s 137 N Ran…

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Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight – posted 11/30/2017

Incident Spotlight Yesterday at approximately 4:23pm Officers were dispatched to the 2700 Block of North Highland in reference to a theft that had just occurred. The caller said a white male wearing red shoes had stolen a package containing a body pillow from the front porch. Officers responding located the white male wearing red shoes clinging to a body pillow walking southbound on St. Louis just south of Zora. Once contacted the Grinch (who tried to steal Christmas) was found to …

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Frontenac City Official Allegedly Used Taxpayer Funds To Track His Mistress

A newly released affidavit alleges a former Frontenac city official used taxpayer money to track his mistress. Authorities arrested former city clerk Doug Sellars last year for apparently stealing $8,000 from the city and spending it on personal items. According to the affidavit one of those items he bought was a G.P.S. tracking device that he hid on his ex-mistress’s vehicle. Sellars is charged with with official misconduct, misdemeanor stalking and three other felonies. He’s ex…