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Man dies of possible heat exhaustion

High Heat
The triple digit temperatures are causing cases of heat exhaustion and may have played a role in the death of a homeless man in Springfield. Police say the 55 year old was found in a homeless camp in a wooded area Saturday morning in a small tent. An autopsy will be conducted. St. John’s emergency room doctors say they haven’t had cases of heat stroke but several heat exhaustion patients... 

Schools host second pre-enrollment day for students

_5-22 Tornado Hope - Joplin - High School
Area school districts hold another early enrollment today. The districts hope to get an idea of how many students will switch schools after the Joplin tornado may have forced moves. Five school districts surrounding Joplin hosted pre-enrollment sessions July 11th as well. Coordinators say pre-enrollment will help all districts in the area take a look at the impact the tornado had indirectly placed... 

4-States Farm Show comes to close

Four State Farm Show
Updated July 17, 2011 at 11:05 PM CST: Pittsburg’s 37th annual Four State Farm Show comes to a close today. The show began Friday the 15th and ended this afternoon. With farm equipment in action, and a wide variety of exhibits, the Farm Show acted as a one stop shop. Featuring everything a farmer, rancher, or agriculture enthusiast may be interested in. Farmtalk Newspaper holds the event every... 

Exchange Students from Iraq aid Joplin Relief Effort

Iraq Students
Dozens of international exchange students travel to Joplin to help with relief efforts. For many of them it was their first ever volunteering experience, it was also a way to learn about the American Spirit. Volunteering, something some Iraq students have never done before. A group of 25 Iraqi students from the University of Arkansas journey to Joplin to get a hands on experience on what volunteers... 
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More instruments will be given away to tornado survivors

Three Breed Love guitars, as well as guitar lessons, will be given away to three lucky recipients. The guitars, which are valued at close to one-thousand dollars, were donated to Joplin’s Ernie Williamson Music Store  for those who lost their possessions in the May 22nd tornado. The store manager says the gesture is important for musicians, and even those who have always wanted to learn to... 

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... 
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