Journalists for Joplin • The big headlines have given way to other news, but work continues in Joplin, Mo.
On May 22, a tornado tore through the southwest Missouri town. Within hours, Post-Dispatch photographers were on the scene, giving us the first glimpses into the destruction. Now, four photographers — J.B. Forbes, Robert Cohen, Laurie Skrivan and Huy Mach — will use those their photos, like the one seen here, to help.
Journalists for Joplin, presented by the Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission and Schiller’s Photo, will sponsor a silent auction on July 29 at the Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Blvd. See the photos and bid from 6 to 9 p.m.; admission is free, but donations are requested. Free parking is available behind the Pageant, which is across the street from the RAC. The photos will remain on display July 30. All donations and proceeds will go to Community Foundation of the Ozarks' Joplin Recovery Fund.
Matthew Nosko, left, and Josh Welch leave University City city hall early today after being third in line to register as domestic partners. “It’s a huge thing for our city to step forward so we can have basic rights,” said Nosko. University City is the first in St. Louis County to recognize same sex couples as having the same rights as spouses at all city facilities and in city operations.
Charles Redmond, who is retired from IBM, and Arthur Loporena, retired from sales at Macy’s, became the first on the registry. They have been partners for 42 years. ”We are overjoyed,” Redmond said.
Post-Dispatch photo by Robert Cohen • email@example.com
Rusty Burton found important papers and a stuffed bear he won for his grandson as he sifted through the remnants of the child’s home Tuesday in Joplin. Family members are frantically searching for 16-month-old Skyular Logsdon; the boy disappeared during Sunday’s tornado. Skyular’s parents, Carol Jo Tate and Cordero Logsdon, were both injured and are hospitalized in Pittsburg, Kan. “I’m starting to lose hope,” Burton said. “But I don’t want to think about that.” The family rejoiced when the boy was not found at a temporary morgue; they’re also looking through hospital logs. Burton keeps a photo on his cellphone, ready to show to anyone who may have seen the boy. Post-Dispatch photo by Robert Cohen • firstname.lastname@example.org
Storms Light the Skies Near All-Saints Catholic Church in St. Peters, MO
April 19, 2011 - Low clouds preceded heavy storms with quarter-sized hail that rolled through St. Peters near All Saints Catholic Church Tuesday evening.