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Amy Backes

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Two with Jefferson City ties helping to raise funds for Joplin victims

Two days after the tornado ripped through Joplin in late May, former Jefferson City resident Josh Hart called his friend in California who had a family member in Joplin.

Jefferson City connection puts guitars in hands of Joplin kids

A college student, a music store and a pastor have all been recruited by a traveling singer/songwriter to help heal the children of Joplin through the power of music.

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‘Short Attention Span Theatre’ coming to Scene One

For its fourth installment of “Short Attention Span Theatre,” Scene One Theatre will present 32 characters performed by 22 actors under the guidance of nine directors in 11 plays written by 10 local playwrights.

Experts: Precautions may minimize damage from flooding

If you are expecting a substantial amount of floodwater in your area, certain precautions should be taken to minimize damage to your home, appliances and belongings.

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Water rising: Smaller towns watch river, wait

For residents of Bonnots Mill and Chamois, uncertainty about possible flooding along the Missouri River keeps residents wondering what will take place in the days and weeks to come.

Local woman’s tornado-relief idea goes national

‘Let’s make this bigger’

She wanted to raise money for the tornado-relief efforts in Joplin. And before she knew it, her efforts reached across the nation.