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Joplin 4 and 1/2 Months Post-Tornado

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Things are really starting to improve in Joplin. I drive down 20th St. in Duquesne once a week picking ds up from East Middle School. There are a few houses and the damaged East Middle School that haven't been demolished yet, but everything else is being built or repaired. Dd's bff's house may even be fixed by the end of this month (they thought it might not be until Dec.).

Wendy's opened up yesterday on Rangeline. I had heard they were opening, but when we got there, there was still construction going on. Luckily, they really were open and we got to enjoy some Wendy's. I also saw that Aldi's is opening Oct. 22. DH says Macadoodles (a high end liquor store) is opening later this month. Walmart should be ready in Nov. It's coming back, slowly but surely.
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EGRAMMY 10/11/2011 11:02PM

    Glad you are making progress.

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MELISSA8376 10/6/2011 10:17AM

    I like Wendy's but I really wish IHOP would hurry up! I am excited about Aldi's also. Things are getting built sooo fast, that's pretty cool!!

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SLFGOLF 10/6/2011 1:01AM

    It's great to hear recovery is coming along. Glad that places are coming back and quicker than I expected.

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DTSOBEL 10/5/2011 11:30PM

    How many Walmarts? LOL! Glad things are going back to "normal" It is nice the your dd's bff house rebuilding is ahead of schedule.

Have an easy fast!

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DANGEL117 10/5/2011 11:25PM

    YAY!!! My Dad this Head of The Missouri Disaster Relief Chainsaw Crew, from Jefferson County hes been down there alot. I'm very happy the hear the town is building back UP!!! :o)

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NATPLUMMER 10/5/2011 10:41PM

    Yay for recovery!!

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HOPE2011 10/5/2011 8:03PM

    It's good to know that things are starting to recover - that's terrific!!

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ANGGEL40 10/5/2011 6:35PM

    Wonderful..it is so nice to here that your town is coming together..Glory To God!

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 10/5/2011 5:29PM

    That is great news!

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SAPNA. 10/5/2011 1:47PM

    That is very good news.

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ILIKETOZUMBA 10/5/2011 1:21PM

    Fantastic! Watching the news and seeing the tornado damage everywhere this year but particularly in Joplin...it was crazy. I can't believe how much was lost or damaged. I can't imagine going through all that! I'm so glad to hear that Joplin is coming back and doing well. Take care! :)

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SANDYBRUNO 10/5/2011 12:57PM

    I'm glad things are coming back to your town fairly quickly considering all the damage. Now you won't have to travel so far to get to Alidis. It is always good to have more fast food options when you both work.

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