GALENA, Kan. — Linda Phipps is pretty sure that people avoid her when they see her coming their way.
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Joplin residents Randy and Leonna Kendall are celebrating a milestone this month: For a year, they’ve been volunteering as overnight resident assistants at Watered Gardens, Joplin’s emergency shelter and rescue mission.
When Shirley Lechien read about a community in Oklahoma starting a unique program to help those who need it, she was inspired to begin something similar in her hometown of Pittsburg, Kansas.
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