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Group gives gift cards to deployed soldiers for Christmas, Veterans Day events in the Heartland

This year the JCOIF team plans to send 15 warriors $800 tax free PX gift cards a piece. This year the JCOIF team plans to send 15 warriors $800 tax free PX gift cards a piece.
These cars were involved in a chase on I-55 Thursday night. (Source: KFVS photojournalist Todd Tumminia) These cars were involved in a chase on I-55 Thursday night. (Source: KFVS photojournalist Todd Tumminia)
Students at Anna-Jonesboro Middle School played the game of life Friday. Students at Anna-Jonesboro Middle School played the game of life Friday.
"The Boat House" in Cape Girardeau has been added to this year's Holiday Home Tour. "The Boat House" in Cape Girardeau has been added to this year's Holiday Home Tour.

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Talk about the war in Afghanistan has died down, but the battle there still wages on. What better way to honor our active military members this Veterans Day then to show them love from thousands of miles away. For one Jefferson County group, that comes in the form of a gift card for Christmas. Rachel Gartner had the story. You can click here for more and watch Heartland News at 9 and 10.

A New Madrid County sheriff's deputy was involved in a crash on Interstate 55 Thursday night and a woman faces charges after a chase involving crashes with two law enforcement vehicles. Officers believe the woman was under some sort of narcotic substance.

Students at Anna-Jonesboro Middle School played the game of life today. Allison Twaits was there for the "Welcome to the Real World" program. It lets students choose a career and then live a day in the life, faced with real life expenses and decisions.

Veterans Day is Monday and we have a page dedicated to Veterans Day events throughout the Heartland. You can click here for more.

We also have a Veterans Day slideshow of pictures viewers submitted. You can click here to look through them. Send us your pictures of veterans to cNews@kfvs12.com.

The Lutheran Family Children's Services Foundation announced that "The Boat House" in Cape Girardeau has been added to their Holiday Home Tour this year. The tour will be Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can click here for more information.

In national news, the U.S. economy may be sturdier than many had assumed. Employers added a surprisingly strong 204,000 jobs in October despite the 16-day government shutdown, the Labor Department said Friday. And they did a lot more hiring in August and September than previously thought.

One of the strongest storms on record slammed into the central Philippines, killing at least four people, forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes and knocking out power and communications in several provinces. But the nation appeared to avoid a major disaster because the rapidly moving typhoon blew away before wreaking more damage, officials said.

Amber Ruch
County News Digital Content Producer
aruch@kfvs12.com
KFVS Hotline: 1-800-455-NEWS

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