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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.
Stephanie Denham, columnist: Weather changes like crazy, but volunteers are steadfast
It’s July already? How time has flown this year and the things we have experienced have been from one end of the scale to the other. We have seen cold weather, blizzards, rain and flooding, strong winds, hail and tornados. Now that July is here, we can look forward to temps of 100 degrees or above.
Allison Riddle, columnist: Watch for fraud when repairing tornado damage
Survivors are being cautioned about scam artists coming out of the woodwork after the May 22 tornado. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it’s important to be vigilant in protecting your property and money by looking out for those that want to take advantage of a dire situation.
Joe Hadsall, columnist: At least Limbaugh said the right things in person
The stage was set for ugly politics on the Fourth of July. Instead, we got an uplifting message.
Ryan Atkinson: Relax and let the kids play
We’re a society with a bit of a sports problem.
For better or worse, part of the daily lives of a lot of people revolve around games played by kids or college students or overpaid adults.
Heck, my entire workday revolves around them.
Susan Redden: Senate fireworks stay in Washington
Members of the U.S. Senate were staying in Washington over the Independence Day weekend after Majority Leader Harry Reid canceled their holiday break in an attempt to address the national debt.
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