The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Opinion

August 26, 2013

Your View: Serving the community

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Words cannot express my appreciation for the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department for implementing its new program to aid the elderly of Jasper County.

 Sheriff Randee Kaiser saw a need in the community and began a campaign to offer help to the citizens.

After spending several hours visiting with people and finding out specific needs, the Sheriff’s Department partnered with the members of Freedom Worship Center in Joplin to organize work teams.

On Aug. 3, these teams of off-duty officers and men and women from the church went to several homes and worked.

The team that came to my home cleaned out a fence row, repaired an entry gate, trimmed back weeds and took down a huge dead tree that could have fallen on my house. Sheriff Kaiser stopped by to see how the work was going and expressed not only his desire to aid the elderly but also his concern for their safety. We are very fortunate to have a sheriff who does care and shows his concern for the people of Jasper County.

Thank you, Sheriff Kaiser, and thank you to each man and woman who gave up a Saturday to truly serve our community.

Bess Halteman

Carthage

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