The money will help Joplin test and cleanup soil that was contaminated with lead and cadmium during the EF-5 tornado that ripped through it.
Most of the guests at the Residence Inn in Joplin, Mo., on the day of last year’s tragic tornado, have similar stories.
A year later, much of the debris has been cleared and damaged homes wiped from their foundations.
For the 428 members of Joplin High School’s Class of 2012, Monday night’s graduation caps a senior year marked by tragedy, turmoil and perseverance.
One year anniversary is Tuesday.
Guests for this Saturday morning include Jeff Hill with the Compton Heights Home and Garden Tour and Joplin communications officer Lynn Onstot.
Each of the defendants is accused of falsely claiming damage to their homes or property for disaster benefits.
The game will be nonstop for 110 hours, with no timeouts, and rests for the players are not to exceed three hours. The 24 players are divided into two 12-member squads called Team St. Louis and Team Joplin.
A billion-dollar bump to the budget may seem to contradict the hullabaloo about the state’s tight finances.
President Barack Obama will speak at Joplin High School’s commencement, a year after a tornado struck just after the ceremony, killing more than 160 people and destroying much of the city.