Registration open for annual Turkey Shootout

Nov. 14—The Joplin parks and recreation department will host its annual Turkey Shootout at 6 p.m. Friday at the Boys and Girls Club gymnasium, 317 Comingo Ave.

Children in kindergarten through the eighth grade are eligible to participate in a free-throw contest to win a Thanksgiving turkey and/or gift cards from the event sponsor, Academy Sports & Outdoors.

Participation is free, but registration is recommended by Thursday. For more information or to register, call 417-625-4750 or go to