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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.

This Week's Circulars


JOPLIN, MO - Dr. Camille Elaine Hostetter, DDS, 45, passed away Monday, November 18, 2019. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary, Joplin.

Jan. 12, 1941 - Nov. 21, 2007 Another year has come and gone my love, I miss you every day, We were supposed to grow old together, but I know that one day we will be together again for eternity. Till then . . . Your loving wife, Shirley, Jack and Teresa