- Tornado: Columns
Wally Kennedy: IHOP may offer lesson in survival
The story of what happened at the IHOP restaurant at 2117 S. Range Line Road the night of the tornado has been told several times.
Rich Brown: 4-legged friends bring relief
A Joplin church and its school are giving new meaning to the phrase “Man’s best friend.”
In light of the havoc wreaked by the Joplin tornado on May 22, and as a way to minister to people in many other areas, Immanuel Lutheran Church and Martin Luther School, 2616 Connecticut Ave., have added two new staff members.
Rich Brown: Mission continues
When it comes to helping tornado victims, Forest Park Baptist has been on a mission.
- Carol Stark: We’ll take all the miracles we can get
Garen McMillian, guest columnist: Joplin’s future depends on decisions we make today
The future of Joplin. It’s a statement that’s been spoken more in the past two months than in the past 100 years combined. There’s no explanation needed. We all know why we’re concerned about the future of Joplin.
Susan Redden: Jobs, disaster recovery to be special session topics
A job creation package will be the focus of a special legislative session this fall, and another priority will be paying for recovery from disasters in Missouri, including the May 22 tornado.
Wally Kennedy: Many changes planned for Range Line
Goodwill Industries at 2102 S. Range Line Road will be back, but not much else can be said at this point. Like so many other Joplin businesses affected by the May 22 tornado, Goodwill must first resolve matters with its insurance company.
Steve Lea, guest columnist: Message on window speaks volumes
On May 24 my daughter felt the strong need to leave her home in a small community near Durango, Colo., to return to her hometown of Joplin after the EF-5 tornado struck Joplin on May 22, destroying a large part of our town.
Anson Burlingame, columnist: A Joplin built for everyone
I first visited downtown Joplin about 13 years ago. In my opinion, it was ugly. Old, dilapidated or abandoned buildings, fast food businesses, filling stations, and general wear and tear. I was not impressed.
Rich Brown: Ozark Christian extending helping hand long after tornado’s impact
Many members of the Ozark Christian College family have counted their blessings in surviving the terribly destructive May 22 tornado in Joplin, but they haven’t stopped there.
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