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J-Hap Program, What is it about?

The Joplin Homebuyer Assistance Program, better known as J-Hap, was designed to  use grant funds to repopulate the tornado affected area. The City of Joplin, in coordination with the Economic Security Corporation, are  allocating funds of up to $30,000 to qualified applicants. 32 more words


Look Left!

In case you haven’t noticed, the Blogroll at left contains a whole bunch of links to interesting sites, most of them having to do with the Ozarks. 57 more words


Tornado Watch

Twin Cities ephemera: The latest (last?) snow has melted away, almost as a mirage. A half-cold week that began with the lunar eclipse—an eerie sight in the midnight sky, with Mars and Spica—brought, the following day, about five inches of heavy snow to the backyard: Even before it began falling, the soil temperature had dropped five degrees from the week before. 1,617 more words


Crystal Cave

Discovered in 1893, Joplin’s Crystal Cave was a popular destination for some time. Located 80 feet below the surface at 4th Street and Gray Avenue, it measures 225 feet in length and its cavern is completely bedazzled with giant crystals. 108 more words


Discussion: Images by Cody White

On his website (www.codywhite.com), Cody White describes himself as having “a job and a home and some loved ones.” Indeed he has. One might further describe Cody as having an inclination toward words and images. 1,063 more words


SOMO thanks, honors its volunteers

The Southern Missouri Region of the Red Cross recognized some amazing people during a sometimes moving event Saturday, April 12 as it recognized its volunteers’ donated time and presented a rarely given honor. 647 more words

American Red Cross

Mom of Emaciated 3-Year-Old Sentenced to 15 Years

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - A 28-year-old southwest Missouri woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for her role in a child abuse case that left her daughter severely underweight and fighting for her life. 158 more words