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National Disaster Photo Rescue volunteers will be available Sunday to reunite Joplin residents who may have lost photos as a result of the May 22, 2011, tornado.

The Joplin Humane Society and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will hold an adoption event and free microchip clinic today to coincide with the five-year anniversary of the 2011 Joplin tornado. The adoption event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Parr Hill Pa…

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On each side of Joplin Avenue, 161 banners towered over the thousand or so people who participated in the Joplin Memorial Walk of Silence, commemorating each person who died because of the 2011 tornado.

The Joplin Memorial Run is growing this year, and not just in the almost 3,000 entries that are expected.

Nearly five years after the creation of the mural “The Butterfly Effect: Dreams Take Flight,” the artist will return this weekend to Joplin for the release of a documentary film, “Called to Walls,” in the wake of his six-state Mid-America Mural Project.

The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its Business Celebration Ribbon Cutting and Cook-Out at 11:30 a.m. Friday in honor of the business recovery made in the area following the 2011 tornado.

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Five years ago, second-graders at Empresa Elementary School in Oceanside, California, painted a brightly colored banner with self-portraits and the message "The World Will Become a Brighter Place" to reassure Joplin residents that there would be healing from the EF5 tornado.

Editor's Note: Five years ago, Globe reporters and photographers walked the May 22, 2011, devastation from Schifferdecker Avenue to Duquesne, describing what was happening, what people were doing and interviewing survivors. This past spring, they returned.

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Planners of events marking the five-year anniversary of the Joplin tornado hope they will help residents, whether they had losses or witnessed recovery, "stop and take pride in their progress."

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Heading into the five-year anniversary of the Joplin tornado, several local causes will further their work with the last of the money donated from around the world to the Joplin Recovery Fund.

Hubert Bird, a composer, conductor and native of Joplin, has dusted off the musical piece he premiered one year after the May 22, 2011, tornado and is preparing to oversee two new performances of the updated composition.

“It's like Christmas again," said Dr. Andi Selby on Thursday, during a blessing and groundbreaking ceremony for a 30-room primary care clinic now under construction at 202 E. 50th Street, south of Mercy Hospital Joplin.

Money that might be left over from the grant to build the new Joplin Public Library could be used for other projects, members of the Joplin Redevelopment Corp. were told Tuesday.

Claims have been filed seeking more than $8.4 million in reimbursement for property damage cited by the city of Joplin as a result of the 2011 tornado.

A two-day Joplin Disaster Recovery Summit — titled “Real People, Real Experiences, Real Lessons” — is planned for May 19-20 as part of the commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the Joplin tornado. The event is sponsored by Joplin Proud.

Applications are now being taken for the last round of tornado-related grants from the Joplin Recovery Fund, which is administered by the Joplin Regional Community Foundation.

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While Chandra Haliburton welcomed friends and family to her new house on Friday, the Salvation Army announced that it would fund five more houses for tornado-impacted residents through the Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity.

Joplin's city staff has turned down its lone offer to build a senior living complex on land owned by a city board, but a private developer has asked for a letter of support for a similar project.

Dough is spread out on the baker’s table. Flour is sprinkled on top. It is kneaded and then folded. After more kneading and another sprinkling of flour, the metal roller comes out to create a smooth sheet of dough that is ready for cutting.

A $4 million permit for the construction of the new city park at the southeast corner of 26th Street and Maiden Lane tops the list of building permits issued by the city of Joplin in December, the second month of the city's 2016 fiscal year.

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Obituaries

Betty Jo Rountree, a longtime resident of Joplin, MO, passed away November 2, 2019 after a brief illness. Betty was born July 1, 1932, in Dade County, MO, and graduated from Greenfield High School in 1950. She lived and worked in Joplin from 1971 until the time of her passing. Betty is survi…

CARTHAGE, MO - Charles Allen "Charlie" Chapman, 80, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Memorial graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Park Cemetery, Carthage. Arrangements are under the direction of Knell Mortuary, Carthage.