Volunteers at First Baptist Church in Carthage have received recovered photographs scattered across the state by the EF5 tornado. They meticulously clean them and search the photos for information on their owners.
Schnucks employee Tom Oleski said that the day's success was due to the enthusiasm of Columbia residents. Customer concerns prompted the benefit.
Church members, the Ozark Gateway Master Gardeners and a troop of Boy Scouts joined the beautification efforts.
The financial services company has agreed to allow those affected by the tornado to delay payments through September.
The show will be July 20 at The Blue Note.
Residents are beginning to propose ideas for how to rebuild the tornado-ravaged city.
Joplin has already issued nearly 1,500 permits to repair damaged residential properties in the affected areas.
ESPN anchor John Anderson will hold his second golf tournament in Columbia on Sunday and Monday.
The money will go toward the Joplin Child Trauma Treatment Center, which will focus on training personnel to identify children experiencing trauma. Six organizations are partnering to launch the center.
In addition to the loss of two early neighborhoods, some historic homes and buildings were lost in the Joplin tornado. An effort is under way to preserve the history of the tornado itself. Artifacts are being collected to reflect the power of the tornado.