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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.
Carol Stark: Vision could be reality
Fred Osborn says he thinks the people who live in Joplin have before them a blank sheet of paper. How they decide to fill in that page should be up to them.
Kevin Wilson, guest columnist: Storm proves it really is small world
The last month and a half has really shown just how small our world really is. Volunteers have flocked to Joplin from all over the world and they have come motivated by a real and intense desire to help in some way. To them I say amen and God bless you.
Wally Kennedy: Landmark Frank's Lounge making comeback
In December, Frank’s Lounge celebrated its 40th anniversary at 2112 S. Main St. The two-story brick building was a landmark of sorts. Most everybody has been to Frank’s at least once.
Joe Hadsall, Geeked Out: Home closings always stressful
As of today, I should close on a brand new Geek Central. As of this writing, I’m knocking on wood between every paragraph.
Charlotte Crum, columnist: Time will come for a return home
Recent events have left the residents of Joplin reeling, including the residents of the damaged nursing homes.
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