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Volunteers Helping Trees Worldwide

(Photo by Robert Barossi)

By Robert Barossi

This morning, I came across this quote online: “Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.” That got me to thinking about how much volunteers help to care for trees in their local communities.  97 more words

Family: More than Just Awkward Pictures (plus a giveaway)

I wish the statement above was true in all circumstances, but after living 32 years on this earth I know that isn’t always the case. However, they are the ones that help make us who we are and I also include friends in that statement.  430 more words


Like the City of Joplin Itself, This Tree Was Damaged But Still Stands Proudly

Where nature twisted
their lives in knots, they answered:
whirlwind of rainbows.


Academy training continues in Poplar Bluff; prepares for 2015

Have you heard of the Academy? You haven’t? Let me tell you about it. It’s a training extravaganza! The Southern Missouri Region of the American Red Cross… 439 more words

American Red Cross

Compelled into a better life.

My choice of chemicals, if I take any at all, is Moltrin, but I also enjoy a frequent alcoholic beverage in the evening as well as coffee to stimulate my brain and body into motion in the morning. 407 more words


Middle school gets safety solution for dangerous weather and intruders

HOLDEN, Mo. — Although summer is in full swing, there’s no break for some hoping to improve school safety.

When students from Holden Middle School come back from summer break, they’ll find a new addition to their classrooms. 278 more words


Joplin, MO: “People don’t care what you know, until they know that you care”

Tom Nutt tells this story about his father, a missionary who once attempted to show a Christian movie in Africa:

“He ended up spending all his time trying to explain why the white man was a coward, because he opened the door and allowed his wife to go in first.

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