The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


April 18, 2014

Your View: The changing view

WEBB CITY, Mo. — It is heartbreaking to hear the decades old trees (which border on South Pennsylvania in Webb City) cracking and being bulldozed down.

I know they must fill the mine pit, but this small strip of beautiful foliage was home to many small animals, an occasional fox and lots of song birds. When we asked one of the workers dozing the site, how much was going to be destroyed, he replied all of it up to the Praying Hands statue. He said now, instead of trees and a lovely rocky hillside, we residents will be able to see the convenience stores on Highway 71. Lucky us.

Judy Cartwright

Webb City

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