Joplin

Cornfed – The Sequel
3:24 pm
Sun April 14, 2013

Documentaries Big Winners at Cornfed Film Fest

Credit Rich Egger

The Best of Fest honor at the second annual Cornfed Film Fest in Macomb went to Class C – The Only Game in Town.  The movie follows several girls’ basketball teams from tiny, rural communities in Montana as they compete for the state title. It includes insight from Hall of Fame basketball coach Phil Jackson, who grew up in Montana.

Documentaries were also honored in two other categories. Chasing Water, which follows the Colorado River to the point where it dries up in the southwestern desert, was chosen Best Short Film.

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Tornado aftermath
10:42 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Joplin Tornado Tested Hospital's Staff

Marilyn Welling

The tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri last year killed 161 people, injured nearly one-thousand and destroyed a quarter of the city.

A nurse who helped care for the injured says frequent drills and revisions to response plans saved lives.

Marilyn Welling works at St. John's Hospital. She said the city was preparing for a disaster drill when the tornado struck in May.

She said, “If you do drill and you have your command center, you have a plan in place that tries to be as comprehensive as possible, you can prepare. It will make a difference.”

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