The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Tornado: Mike Pound

Tornado: Mike Pound
  • Mike Pound: Heroic deeds, and now basic needs

    Lynn Johnson says her friend Michele Maxson is a hero.
    “She saved a lot of people’s lives,” Lynn said.
    Lynn and Michele worked at Dillons for 23 years. I say “worked” because the Dillons store at 1402 E. 20th St. doesn’t exist anymore.

    May 27, 2011

  • Mike Pound: Finding a hero among the rubble

    Lynn Johnson says her friend Michele Maxson is a hero. “She saved a lot of people’s lives,” Lynn said. Lynn and Michele worked at Dillons for 23 years. I say “worked” because the Dillons store at 1402 E. 20th St. doesn’t exist anymore.

    May 26, 2011

  • Mike Pound: People will keep parish from perishing

    For some reason, the juxtaposition of seven or eight kickballs scattered near the demolished St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary School, 505 W. 25th St., where Judy Clarkson was searching through her third-grade classroom for her “nun collection,” made me think of Ames, Iowa.

    May 26, 2011

  • Mike Pound: Searching necessary for recovery

    They found another one Tuesday morning. It sucks when doing your job well results in bad news. But that’s the life of search and rescue team members: trained to look for something that, sometimes, they don’t want to find.

    May 24, 2011

  • Mike Pound: Hope shows up just in time

    It shows up when there is no earthly reason it should. It shows up when all the evidence points not to hope, but to despair. It shows up in rubble that used to be whole lives. It shows up in the kindness of a neighbor. Or a stranger.

    May 23, 2011

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