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~Joplin Globe~ Annual Pittsburg parade led by tornado survivor

~Joplin Globe~ Annual Pittsburg parade led by tornado survivor

By Josh Letnernews@joplinglobe.com  Jul 4, 2011   On Monday, July 4, 2011 — the nation’s 235th birthday — children and families in Pittsburg gather...

~Ottawa Herald~ Tornado Survivor Opens Downtown Business (click on picture to read article)

~Ottawa Herald~ Tornado Survivor Opens Downtown Business (click on picture to read article)

It was a typical Sunday in May six years ago for an Ottawa resident. Mary Raley, at the time, worked for her mom and lived in Joplin, Missouri. Tha...

~Joplin Globe~ Woman’s Scars Tell Story of Survival

~Joplin Globe~ Woman’s Scars Tell Story of Survival

May 22 was not Mary Burlingame’s day to die. Perhaps the marquee outside Curbside BBQ in Pittsburg said it best: “Mary 1, tornado 0.” On Saturday,...