CA community uses July 4th events to raise funds for Joplin
News release issued by Mission Viejo Activities Committee MISSION VIEJO, CALIFORNIA – The 4th of July Street Faire in Mission Viejo literally was a blast in every way.   The twist was the Mission Viejo Activities Committee, a group of volunteers that put it on every year kicked off their campaign... 
Public hearing discusses tornado debris removal
The process of nuisance and abatement has begun in Joplin as properties with tornado debris are a topic of a public hearing. The city is taking steps to make sure the expedited debris removal area is cleared on time to receive the 90-10 federal split from FEMA for assistance. In a public hearing Wednesday... 
Memorial service held for officer killed by lightning
Updated July 6, 2011 at 5:30 PM CST:  A memorial service today honored the life of Jeff Taylor, the Riverside police officer who was killed while responding to the Joplin tornado. The ceremony was held in the lobby of the public safety building on East 3rd Street in Joplin. Officer Taylor’s... 
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... 
Pittsburg woman pleads guilty to robbing bank inside grocery store
Reported July 7, 2011 at 3:30 PM CST:  The Crawford County prosecutor says Julie Brashear, 47, of Pittsburg, has plead guilty to a charge of aggravated robbery, stemming from a bank robbery in December. Authorities say on December 6 Brashear walked into the Commerce Bank inside Ron’s IGA in... 
MO governor announces $2 million to establish treatment center
News release issued by office of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon JOPLIN, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that his administration is allocating $2 million to establish the Joplin Child Trauma Treatment Center to provide critical mental health services to children and families impacted by the... 
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