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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.
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.
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.
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.
Mike Pound: Believing in dreams ... and guardian angels
As dreams go, Tracey Welch’s was a pretty good one. Tracey, who was the principal at St. Mary’s Elementary School in Joplin from 1997 through 2006, wanted to do something to help kick-start rebuilding efforts for the Catholic school, which was destroyed in the May 22 tornado.
Mike Pound: Joplin needs tornado-trauma break
It’s time to take a breath. It’s time to step back and shut ’er down for a few minutes. I’m not sure I feel like returning to full “my wife thinks I’m a moron” mode in this column yet, but I’m through moping around.
Mike Pound: The fundraiser must go on
Mary Schultz said the people in her church never even considered canceling a planned fundraiser for the Joplin Neighborhood Adult Literacy Action organization. “It was already on our books,” Mary said.
Mike Pound: Youngsters send messages of hope
The cards vary a bit. Some of the letters Lindsey Shull brought into the newsroom Thursday were crafted with an artistic hand. Others were simple handwritten messages of hope.
Mike Pound: Hearing-aid office providing free service
I was tired Wednesday morning. Then, I stopped by Don Hicks’ office. After two minutes, I wasn’t tired. Of course, with Don that can go either way. Don can either amp you up or wear you out. Don has some energy, is what I’m saying.
Mike Pound: Stotts City man finds ‘air-mail’ delivery
It was a series of fortunate coincidences in an unfortunate time. Donna Moss, the do-everything person in the Globe newsroom, received a call from a guy who had found some papers that he thought belonged to a victim of the May 22 tornado.
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