GALENA, Mo.–About $250,000 is being spent to stop Mother Nature from causing any further damage in Galena.
Large rock will be put in place to stop erosion and try to correct the flow of the James River. About fifty feet of the bank has disappeared in the last few years. Flooding in 2008 and again this Spring have accelerated the problem, and if it keeps up, it could compromise the Highway 413/248 bridge. (more)
The World of Special Olympics
Wanted to share this email update we just received from our friends at Special Olympics Missouri. Needless to say our thoughts and prayers are with them in this time of devastation and loss. I hope everyone who reads this can share your message of support by commenting here, sending letters to the address included, posting on their Facebook wall, Tweeting them, or in your own unique creative way just offering any support you can to them in this difficult time.
June 1, 2011
Thank you to each of you who have reached out to us with words of comfort, encouragement and offers of support. This last week has been one of much grief as so much has been lost in the devastating tornado in Joplin. The outpouring of love we have felt from you is comforting and so appreciated.
Sadly, we lost three very special men. Tripp Miller, Rick Fox and Mark Farmer were lifelong friends and had been SOMO athletes for decades. The three men lived in their own home and took great joy in being Special Olympics Athletes. All three had bowled in our state tournament last November which was held in Joplin. At Tripp’s funeral they shared the story that upon being found in the rubble of what was left of his home, he greeted his first rescuer with a huge smile, and said, “thank you.” Those were his last words. Read more about Tripp.
Thousands of people are standing shoulder-to-shoulder along Range Line Road this morning offering sympathy for Joplin following the May 22 tornado. They have gathered from Fourth Street to Newman Road.
Horns are honking and the crowd is cheering and waving flags and signs that say “God Bless Joplin” and “We Support You, Joplin.”
The protest is a response to the possibility that members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church have indicated they will be in Joplin today to protest the president’s visit.
Police use tear gas to control crowd
Early reports via Jasper County Law Enforcement Agencies are indicating a house may have collapsed in Joplin trapping 2 to 4 people inside. Rising water in some areas is also starting to complicate rescue work in the Joplin area. Near Joplin one man is trapped on top of his vehicle and a rescue boat has been dispatched to the scene. Watch for updated reports.
City of Hurley will have their City Wide Cleanup on Saturday May 28th and Monday May 30th. Dumpster will be located at the Sewer Plant. The use of the dumpster is for the residents inside the city limits of Hurley only. As with previous cleanups no televisions, paint cans, batteries, tires, computers, appliances or shingles can be disposed of in the dumpster.
Levi Cook poured in 42 points and had 15 rebounds to lead Crane by Bernie 77-63 in the Missouri Class 2 boys’ state championship game Saturday. The Pirates (27-5) went on a 13-6 run early in the third quarter to seal the deal. Cranes title is the first in school history. Levi Cook was 14 of 24 from the field and also recorded eight assists, only 5 points away from breaking the scoring record. Cody Lumpkin and Zach Akins each added 10 points for Crane, which shot 47 percent from the floor. Jordan McGowan scored 23 points and had 12 rebounds and Sammy Walker added 15 for the Mules (28-5), which lost the championship game for the second straight year.
Cook puts on a show for Crane…News-Leader
Final four small towns empty-out to support teams in Columbia…KY3
Crane boys, Stockton and Purdy girls celebrate state titles…KY3
Class 2 State Basketball Championship – Bernie…SEMOBall
Bernie falls to Crane in state championship…Daily Dunklin