This blog features observations from Randy Turner, a former teacher, newspaper reporter and editor. Send news items or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, December 17, 2012
City of Joplin offers residents a chance to send messages to Newtown
(From the City of Joplin)
Wanting to send our condolences and sympathy to all those affected by the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, the City of Joplin has a large card for citizens to sign with their own personal message.
The card will be in the Main Lobby of Joplin City Hall, 602 South Main, for all to come by and sign during business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The west entrance of City Hall opens at 7:30 a.m. if a citizen needs an earlier time to stop by and sign the card. In addition, the card will be moved to the lobby of the City Council Chambers on Monday evening so those attending the Council meeting can also sign the card. The Council meeting begins at 6 p.m. tonight.
“It is with deep sympathy that we reflect on this tragedy,” said Joplin Mayor Melodee Colbert Kean. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those living in Newtown and all who have been affected by this terribly sad event. We had so many messages of hope and faith following our tragedy which truly helped in the healing of our community, and now it’s our turn to send the message of hope and healing to their community. We encourage our citizens to please share their messages with this grieving community by signing this card.”
City officials plan to mail the card on Thursday, December 20, and ask residents to please sign it by 4 p.m. that day. For more information, contact Lynn Onstot, Public Information Officer at 417-624-0820, ext. 204.