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Mike Pound: Winning teams in place before the tornado struck
We don’t have many big meetings here in the newsroom. I think, in part, that’s because nobody wants to spend much time in a room full of newspaper people. That’s what I think.
Mike Pound: Group comes together for mother, child
The women all knew each other but they didn’t know each other well. They grew up in the same town, and they graduated from the same high school, but because of their slight age differences none of them were ever close friends.
Mike Pound: There is no stopping the St. Mary’s backers
For a woman who is raising some serious cash, Tracey Welch doesn’t like to talk much about money. In response to a question this week about how close she and the other folks raising money for St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary School were to Tracey’s $25,000 goal, she sort of dodged the question.
Mike Pound: Mother of storm victims getting by ‘day by day’
“Are you sleeping at night?” Crystal Whitely pondered the question posed to her for a second. Then, through a tight smile, she said, “No, not really. I don’t know if I will ever sleep like I used to.”
Mike Pound: How can we thank all those who have helped Joplin?
I sort of got a problem. It’s a nice problem, but a problem nonetheless. The problem is I can’t keep up with all of the nice things folks have been doing for Joplin. I’m not the only one having that problem.
Mike Pound: Good people everywhere keep on giving
It’s getting so you can’t swing a cat over your head without hitting somebody doing something nice for Joplin.
Mike Pound: Chests of Hope gives kids something to smile about
Like a lot of folks, Lauri Lyerla was feeling a bit out of sorts in the days immediately after the May 22 tornado. Lauri, of Neosho, said she and her family were not directly impacted by the storm. Yet, she said, she was saddened by the stories of people who did suffer losses.
Mike Pound: You have to balance the horrific with the humane
Sometimes you worry about becoming immune to the stories because it seems that everyone has one to tell, and each one is as compelling as it is sad.
Mike Pound: Legionnaires receive help for storm victims
The boxes sit on tables in the large back room of the American Legion Post 13 building at Fourth Street and Schifferdecker Avenue.
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.
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