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“How to Protect Yourself from Home Repair Contractor Fraud” Workshop

Contractor Fraud Protection Workshop
A non-profit group called “The National Center for the Prevention of Home Improvement Fraud” held a workshop tonight in Joplin at College Heights Christian Church. It’s called “How to Protect Yourself from Home Repair Contractor Fraud”. The meeting was so homeowners could ask questions and learn about protecting themselves from contractor frauds, when rebuilding. Members... 

Flash mob takes over Cherokee County Fair

CCF Flash Mob
Ever seen a large group of people assemble at a public place for no reason?     What looked like a typical night at the Cherokee County Fair quickly turned into a wild time leaving lots of residents surprised.  Dancers from ‘Natalie’s Studio of Dance’ and dozens of other people got together and danced to J-Lo’s Hit “On the Floor.” It was done to provide exciting... 

Professional bowlers from Tulsa help out JHS Band

Pro Bowlers Help
The Joplin High School Band is given $4,100 to put towards musical necessities thanks to a few professional bowlers.  The group of bowlers drove from Tulsa to present the band members with the money, which was raised through a bowl-a-thon. The bowlers were inclined to help as they were all band members when they were in high school. “I couldn’t imagine losing my house and my kids losing... 

Get those construction permits and plans approved

Construction Permits
Joplin business owners can start demolition and building on their facilities as long as they follow a few rules and get inspected. Sharps Import Automotive is nothing but a slab of concrete today but owners hope to rebuild and be back in business and that means working with the city to get permits approved. “We are working with the building permit department to bring up electrical codes, plumbing... 

Commercial properties responsible for moving debris to dump sites

_5-22 Tornado Damage
Many Joplin businesses destroyed in the May 22 tornado are still trying to figure out whether they should just clean up debris, rebuild or move locations. Because commercial properties are not eligible for FEMA clean up they can not leave their debris in piles beside the road. The owners must find a way to take the debris to the dump sites themselves. Unlike home owners commercial property owners... 

GRDA removes “no bodily contact” warning for Grand Lake

GRDA removes
Reported July 13, 2011 at 3:05 PM CST News release issued by Grand River Dam Authority: Chandler – The latest Grand Lake water samples — showing a significant decrease in blue green algae (BGA) toxicity — have prompted the Grand River Dam Authority to remove its “no bodily contact” warning for Grand Lake waters. Rather, the public is now simply encouraged to use caution... 
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