Day: June 29, 2019

Missing Anderson woman body found after flood

Anderson Mo. –

A weeklong search results in the body of woman lost in Sunday’s flooding being located.

Linda D. Kuykendall 64, Was in her residence on beaver branch located in Anderson when it was swept away by floodwaters she was found at 9 AM Saturday about 3 1/2 miles from that location according to the Anderson police chief Seth Daniels.

Rescue crews searched for six days effortlessly involving drones ,cadaver dogs, boats, and a helicopter. The Saturday discovery was a part of an effort including 60 people from local National Guard, neighboring counties and Arkansas. She was found 15 minutes into the search that began that day.

The home that was located at 400 Jon Road was swept off its foundation Sunday in a flood that damaged a bridge in downtown Anderson. The flash flooding damaged more than 80 homes in the area. Four other family members including her grandchildren escaped the home before being swept downstream.

Police chief Daniels extended his thanks to all volunteer rescue persons involved.

Joplin Humane Society to host pop up cat lounge at North Park Mall

Joplin’s first and only cat-themed lounge and adoption center, is officially out of the bag. The Joplin Humane Society (JHS) is bringing the altruistic concept to a pop-up store in the North Park Mall in Joplin, MO. This store is named “Tiny Tigers Lounge & Adoption Center” and will be offering patrons a purrfect place to enjoy relaxing with adorably adoptable cats and kittens. The amazing new pop-up lounge, which will be located at the North Park Mall, will be open Friday – Sunday throughout the month of July.

The Joplin Humane Society plans to accomplish their mission of finding furrever homes for adoptable cats and kittens by offering community cat lovers a place to meet these sweet felines outside of the shelter environment and also offer a relaxing place where the cats will receive regular human interaction, which will result in raising their chances of adoption.

Upon entering, a variety of seating options allows guests to lounge comfortably on furry rugs, comfy sofa’s and benches or pillowed nooks, where you can chat with friends, enjoy quiet time with some very special kitties or bring your laptop and use the free Wi-Fi, while enjoying a free cup of coffee or bottle of ice cold H2O.

For your viewing pleasure and interaction, there will be cat trees, kitty shelves and lots of places for kitty shenanigans. You will enjoy them strutting along the overhead shelves, climbing the wall ledges scattered around the perimeter, lounging in the store front windows or sleeping in their super comfy cat hammocks. The lounge will accommodate 25 – 30 cats at a time, and for a small fee of only $5.00, guests can play and interact with the cats for a half hour.

With kitten season upon us, the Joplin Humane Society has experienced a HUGE influx of cats and kittens. They are hoping you will find your perfect feline family member at the lounge. JHS will be offering adoptions on-site, which will enable you to take your kitty home that day. You’re invited to come by the lounge, located in the old Gymboree store (close to the Dunham mall entrance).

For more information give the JHS facebook a like

https://www.facebook.com/JoplinHumane/