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Landlord says renters left homeless by tornado deserve money back

Landlord says renters left homeless by tornado deserve money back
The apartment business was hit hard by the May 22 tornado.  Forty-six apartment buildings or duplexes are down.  But for some landlords and tenants, a big issue is money. Creighton Olson lost 10 of his 25 rentals.  The president of the Southwest Missouri Rental Association, Olson says renters left homeless by the tornado deserve money back. “In a case like this where the property is demolished... 
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Joplin teachers get $263,000 in classroom supplies

Joplin teachers get $263,000 in classroom supplies
Joplin school teachers hit by the tornado get a big boost in rebuilding their classrooms supplies. Learning Resources, with help from two sister companies, fills the aisles of the district’s food warehouse with classroom tools.  They range from books to science games. The company sent three 18-wheelers full of materials valued at $263,000. Each teacher will get up to 50 items for their... 
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Monday’s Child – Martell, age 13

Monday's Child - Martell, age 13
He’s a fan of Tiger Woods. When it comes to sports, he’s primarily a fan of one sport–basketball–but also includes a little bit of soccer and bike riding as well. Some day, he’d like to be on a team so he can interact with other kids. The seventh grader said school is good. He likes math, but hates testing. If it’s hot outside, he likes to be lazy. If it’s... 

Monday’s Child – Alexus, age 9

Monday's Child - Alexus, age 9
Nine-year old Alexus says she likes everything about the playground. She prefers playing a game of chase while attacking the jungle gym. She says her favorite outdoor activities involve water (swimming, sprinklers, ring-around-the-rosey). The third grader says she’s a good student. She is highly motivated in her favorite subjects by rewards–math, treats; science, experiments; social studies,... 

Construction to start on FEMA housing communities

Construction to start on FEMA housing communities
Reported July 5, 2011 at 6:05 PM CST by Lisa Olliges: Six hundred and forty-six families need temporary housing and on Tuesday officials kicked off a fast-paced construction plan for two FEMA modular home parks. One will sit alongside Prairie Flower Road on property across from the airport. It’s called the Jeff Taylor Memorial Park to honor the sacrifice of the officer killed by lightning... 
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