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Freeman hospitals offer free physicals to area athletes

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JOPLIN —Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine offers free annual preparticipation physical exams for athletes attending area high schools and colleges. The free physicals take place Monday, August 1, and Tuesday, August 2, in the David A. Ball, MD, Medical Building, located at 1111 McIntosh Circle Drive. For 20 years, Freeman has proudly provided this service to the community. More than 75 Freeman... 

Have debris or demolition plan before selling tornado-damaged property

_Tornado Damaged School
News release issued by the City of Joplin In Joplin and Duquesne, this post-tornado period can be both a buyer’s and seller’s market.  With that in mind, both sides should carefully consider the debris/demolition status of a property before completing a real estate sale.  If you are a seller, the loose debris on your residential property can – and should – be carried to the curbsides... 

Joplin Chamber president to testify before Disaster Recovery Senate subcommittee

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The President of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce will be testifying today at hearing before the Senate Homeland Security Subcomittee on Disaster Recovery. The hearing is to start at about 1:30pm CST and will be streamed live on the web HERE. Rob O’Brian will be testifying about the ongoing recovery efforts following the May 22 tornado that struck Joplin.  Read More →

Joplin School District to lease Memorial Hall for band and athletics

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Joplin’s Memorial Hall will be leased to the Joplin School District for high-school band members and athletes to use as a place to practice. City council members passed the vote unanimously. The bill is passed and Joplin’s Memorial Hall will no longer be the home to concerts or events at least for the next three years. Instead, it will now be home to some Joplin High School students. “We... 

Joplin Family Worship Center gives some ‘kicks’ to medical workers

The Joplin Family Worship Center held a reception this evening for the medical workers of Joplin and handed out free pairs of Crocs. The Worship Center received over 4,000 pairs of shoes in all sizes for men, women, and children. Tomorrow they will also be offering Crocs as well as boxes of food, water and toiletries to residents plus a chance to shop in their clothing tent. The church pastor says... 

High-tech mapping system keeps track of cleanup efforts in Joplin

High Tech Mapping
Reported July 18, 2011 at 6:10 PM CST by Zach Fletcher:  Agencies like the Army Corps of Engineers and the Missouri National Guard are using technology called Geographical Information Systems to plot out which Joplin properties have been cleaned and the progress of the debris removal efforts. Mapping is sometimes an asset we take for granted but after the May 22 tornado, the use of GIS technology... 
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