Wally Kennedy: New furniture, home decor stores expanding in Joplin | Local News

The shop, Distressed and Co., offers farmhouse furniture and decor by Stephen Sullinger, who taught himself how to repurpose furniture and household items. “I had a booth that did pretty well in Arkansas. When I came back to this area, I decided to do it full time,” he said. “I try to make everything here in the store’s back shop.” The shop opened last week and some large pieces that were on display sold quickly leaving a gap in his inventory. But there’s still plenty to browse, including side tables, chairs, wall hangings, a buffet, a dining room table with four unfinished chairs, and bedroom dressers. His merchandise is priced to sell. If you are shopping for furniture and household decor, there are several well-established stores in Joplin that automatically pop up on the radar. You usually check them all before you make your final choice, if you find something you like. There’s a new option now that might help you with that. Miss Daisy’s Home and Decor Co. started out three years ago as Miss Daisy’s Attic in Silver Creek Galleria. The shop, owned by Christy Caddy, specialized in repurposed and distressed furniture, antiqu...

Oklahoma City firefighters raising money for smoke alarms through 5K run

OKLAHOMA CITY – Although the summer heat may make you feel like taking a nap, a local fire department hopes that you’ll get those running shoes on for a good cause. The Oklahoma City Fire Department will be hosting the “7th Annual Project Life Run” at Regatta Park along the Oklahoma River on Sept. 7. All proceeds from the event will go toward purchasing smoke alarms for Oklahoma City residents who need them. Firefighters install ‘long-life smoke alarms’ that are designed to last seven to 10 years depending on the manufacturer. Organizers say the event will feature food, custom T-shirts, and custom finishers medals for everyone. Every participant will receive a medal, and other awards will be given to the top finishers in each age group. Early registration is $30 for participants who sign up before Aug. 24. Those who sign up between Aug. 25 and Aug. 31 will pay $35, but the price increases to $40 from Sept. 1 through race day. Online Public File • Terms of Service • Privacy Policy • 444 E. Britton Rd. Oklahoma City, O.K. 73114 • Copyright © 2020, KFOR • Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. | All Rights Reserved • Powered by WordPress.com VIP Custom Gold Metal Medals Rack Customed Medals, E...