By Mike Surbrugg

Globe Farm Editor

A Jasper County dairy producer and a Barton County grain and cattle farmer shared a common bond with too many of their peers last week.

Tornadoes that hit the area on Sunday touched down at the Terry Winder dairy at Webb City, destroying the family home and the family livelihood. At the Randy Sprenkle farm, northwest of Lamar, another tornado hit at about the same time, eliminating 20 years of work at the farm and damaging the home.

The two farms share another common bond. Volunteers that included neighbors and people the farmers do not know are rolling up their sleeves to help restore some sense in the storm's aftermath.

Among those at the Winder farm this week was a man who came with a chain saw. He told Winder's wife, Diane, that her husband, Terry, had stopped to help when he had car trouble a few years ago and this was his way to return the favor. They do not know his name.

On Tuesday morning, a woman stopped at the Winder farm bringing 80 pounds of ice to cool soft drinks and food. She said she drives by the farm on her way to work each morning. She said she always admired the farm. Again, her name is not known to the Winders.

Kris Winder, Terry's sister, said within an hour after the tornado, a stream of trucks bringing in heavy equipment were in a traffic jam getting to the Winder farm to begin helping the family.

Some people estimated 200 people have helped at the Winder farm.

See Help, Page 6F

This Week's Circulars