The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Tornado: Mike Pound

Tornado: Mike Pound
  • 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.

    June 15, 2011

  • 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.

    June 4, 2011

  • 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.

    June 3, 2011

  • 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.

    June 2, 2011

  • 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.

    June 1, 2011

  • 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.

    May 31, 2011

  • Mike Pound: 9-year-old’s small gesture stands tall

    Sometimes it’s the little things that have the most impact. A lot of big things have happened in the past week or so. Many of those big things have been bad. Unbelievably bad. Beyond description bad. Death and destruction bad.

    May 30, 2011

  • Mike Pound: When push comes to shove

    People packed into the Taylor Performing Arts Center on Sunday at Missouri Southern State University to pay tribute. They packed into the building to pay tribute to those who lost their lives, were injured or lost their homes in the May 22 tornado.

    May 29, 2011

  • Mike Pound: Laughing in face of disaster signals we’re not giving up

    I have been writing a Sunday humor column in this paper for some time now. When my first Sunday column appeared in this paper, my 13-year-old daughter, Emma, was 3.

    May 28, 2011

  • Mike Pound: Helping hands help restore hope

    Late Thursday afternoon, I was about to take back what I wrote earlier in the week about that whole “hope” thing. Bad news seemed to be everywhere on Thursday. Making matters worse, Jeff Lehr, our crime reporter, received some police reports about folks who had been arrested for alleged looting.

    May 27, 2011


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