The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Tornado: Mike Pound

Tornado: Mike Pound
  • Mike Pound: Celebrities working on another fundraiser

    It isn’t often that I catch our 13-year-old daughter, Emma, speechless. Well, except when she is in one of her moods. When Emma is in one of her moods, sometimes it is hard for me to tell if she’s breathing.

    July 1, 2011

  • Mike Pound: Tornado help just keeps on coming

    I was trying to thank Josh Saunders and wound up confusing him. “It’s great that you guys came to help out here even though you’re not getting anything for your work,” is what I said.

    June 30, 2011

  • Mike Pound: Billy Staples helping ‘one story at a time’

    Billy Staples has some kind of energy. A former corporate executive with AT&T, former actor, former award-winning teacher, and current author and motivational speaker, Billy likes to talk.

    June 29, 2011

  • Mike Pound: State library to help write a new chapter

    Sometimes the obvious things escape me. Like the other day, when Gloria Turner was talking to me about the Joplin Public Library.

    June 28, 2011

  • Mike Pound: T-ball league pays tribute to Howard family

    The little girls in the yellow T-ball jerseys, standing in the small softball field in Webb City, were between the ages of 5 and 6. They were sad. The reason they were sad, in part, is because all of the adults standing around them were sad. Little kids are that way sometimes.

    June 24, 2011

  • Mike Pound: Storm-created uncertainties tough for kids

    Cassie Chandler on Thursday walked back from a table that was covered with items that had been salvaged from the rubble that used to be St. Mary’s Elementary School, carrying three books and a plastic, purple, vase-like container.

    June 23, 2011

  • Mike Pound: Time goes on ... as does Joplin

    Boy, talk about time flying. That’s one of the things that probably ran through Bruce Seesengood’s mind when he surveyed the wreckage — on the night of May 22 — of what used to be his Quality Jewelry and Repair shop at 2322 S. Main St.

    June 22, 2011

  • Mike Pound: Fundraiser another chance to help one another

    In the past month, thousands of people and millions of dollars have poured into the Joplin area to help folks recover from the May 22 tornado.

    June 21, 2011

  • Mike Pound: Emotions mixed on Father’s Day

    Did anyone else have mixed emotions on Father’s Day? I thought so. On one hand, I had a great Father’s Day. My wife and our 13-year-old daughter fixed me breakfast, and this time they didn’t try to serve it to me in bed.

    June 20, 2011

  • Mike Pound: Downsized, but still laughing

    Mae Smith said there is a reason she survived the May 22 tornado. “God didn’t have room for me in heaven yet, and the devil was afraid if I went with him, I would try and take over,” Mae said, giggling.

    June 16, 2011


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