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Cancer survivors get to be kids at Camp Quality

Camp Quality
Camp Quality in Newton County, Missouri is like many summer camps.  It is a place for kids to have fun by swimming, playing games and doing arts and crafts. The campers at Camp Quality range and age from four years old to 18 years old, and all of them either have cancer or is a cancer survivor. Camp volunteers and officials say they ensure kids maintain the same diet and medication schedules. And... 

South Africa consulate brings donation to Joplin middle school

South Africa Consulate
Representatives from the South African Consulate General in Chicago paid a visit today to Joplin’s North Middle School, bringing a van full of school supplies. The donation was in honor of Mandela Day, which celebrates the life work of Nelson Mandela, who turned 93 today. The consulate wanted to show gratitude to the American people for their support and chose the Joplin school district as... 

More than 100 expected to sign up for construction training program

_5-22 Tornado Damage
More than 100 applicants are expected to register for free training tomorrow. Last week we reported on a construction training program for Joplin residents wanting to rebuild and today the program’s training director, Rick Anderson, says news of the classes have generated more than 200 inquiries. Laborers’ Local 319 is putting on the three-week course called “Recruit, Train and... 

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition wants to help Joplin

Extreme Makeover Home Edition
From Extreme Makeover: Home Edition The producers of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition want to hear from survivors of the Joplin tornado who are in desperate need of housing. If you lost your home and are unable to rebuild on your own, or, if you were renting and have been displaced, the hit ABC series would like to hear your story. If you have a heroic tale of survival, and a desperate need... 

Comedians to take the stage for Joplin

Yakov Smirnoff
Some nationally recognized comedians are get ready to take the stage in Joplin.  The lineup for “Stand Up for Joplin” gathered today with officials at the Taylor Performing Arts Center. Proceeds will go to Joplin schools and the tornado relief fund. Yakov Smirnoff will headline the Tuesday night’s performance.  Other performers include David Koechner who played a news anchor... 

Joplin schools hope to utilize Memorial Hall in fall

Joplin schools want to use Memorial Hall for the next school year. With Joplin High School and East Middle School damaged, the district hopes to contract with the City to use Joplin Memorial Hall for team practices and even games. The hall has a gym floor and can facilitate volleyball, basketball and PE classes. The city council will consider the proposal at its meeting tonight at 6PM.  Read More →
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