News to Know: Marshalls in Pittsburg, Vietnam veteran recognized

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Marshalls department store opens on Sunday, November 13. “In celebration of its new Pittsburg location, Marshalls will contribute to the local community by donating $10,000 to Safehouse Crisis Center,” Marshalls states in a press release. During the Grand Opening Marshalls presented the check to Safehouse, a ceremonial ribbon was cut. You can read more about this story by clicking here.

JOPLIN, Mo. — Susan Pittman, a program coordinator for the Diabetes Education Clinic at Freeman, says there are two types of diabetes: type one and type two. Type 1 is a genetic condition that you are born with. Type 2 diabetes develops over time and is often lifestyle related. While there is no cure for type 1 diabetes, type 2 can be prevented and treated. It should also be noted that Monday, November 14th is World Diabetes Day.

MIAMI, Okla. – Friends, family, and 4-State residents gathered for an auction that benefits Melissa Roher. Melissa was recently diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer, so the event is to help cover medical costs, according to officials. If you would like more information about this story, click here.

JOPLIN, Mo. — In 1966 Lawrence Mccrea was killed in action while serving in Vietnam just a year after graduating from Joplin High School. More than 50 years later it was discovered his name was not listed on Joplin’s Vietnam memorial with other local veterans. Last Wednesday — November 9th — it was finally added. Then on Friday McRea’s former classmates held a rededication ceremony at the memorial to honor his sacrifice. Click here to read the whole article.

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