reply to post by Xcathdra
Actually the senior class sent a letter to the white house inviting Obama.
As our paths cross again, Once again you misrepresent the truth of what’s really going on here in Joplin.
The senior class did not “write” a letter to Obama inviting him to speak…………..
If you lived here you would know that was not the case and many were very upset because it would limit “who” and how many could attend the
WHITE HOUSE CALLING
Huff said White House personnel reached out to him last week about the president speaking at the graduation.
“We got a phone call from the White House about a week ago and started negotiating a time,” Huff said in an interview at the Joplin High School
campus at Northpark Mall. He had just come out of a meeting with a few high school seniors and parents where he announced the news.
School board President Ashley Micklethwaite said the president’s planned commencement address is a real honor. She said White House personnel
contacted Huff about a week ago with tentative information, but details weren’t firm until the weekend.
Anyone who would like to verify my information please just contact the Joplin School Board to verify.
What happened here in Joplin was a tragedy that has changed the people and the landscape of our community forever. And for those who are members here
who have come forth with FALSE
information concerning the tornado event here in Joplin brings me to a boiling point.
As far as this members comments about Joplin they are FALSE…………Including those that were made in the “Closed” Joplin thread from last
Unfortunately ATS’s new member screening processes cannot screen out those members that come here with an agenda.
I have no problem doing a phone interview to become a member here!
Enough said, you can be the judge……………….
As far as Joplin,
I have not watched his speech which can be found on YouTube I believe. But I did hear he did a “good” job. “They” say it only went political
for about 10 seconds………..
It was a good day for those seniors to have a sitting President to be part of their big day……………
As far as the economic situation here…………….Yes, there is a good amount of construction.
Although my company is no longer evolved with FEMA, I do still get email updates.
A couple of weeks ago the occupancy break down for those still in FEMA trailers were around 600 families that were still in trailers. Of those 600
families only 7 were families that were displaced that owned a home. All others were renting a home or apt when the tornado struck.
This speaks volumes about the housing market and the future construction of new homes.
My neighbor jumped on the band wagon last summer and invested his money as a “builder” with plans to build some 200 homes over the next couple of
years. He has completed several homes and they are not moving as quickly as he thought they would.
Employment here is crazy, meaning I have been hiring since last May with very few prospects wanting to work.
Most of the calls that I receive are the required job search calls to continue their unemployment benefits.
My company lost 35% of its business that dreadful day last year..........It has taken one year just to get back to where we were in 2011.
There is a HUGE shortage for medical staff here in Joplin. Although the most expensive hospital ever built from ground up in the US is being built
here in Joplin, staffing is and will be an issue.
My prediction will be that Freeman Hospital will take a noise dive........
If you have to go to Freeman Hospital, you better plan on spending the night in the ER…………I have had two clients over the past six months who
went to the ER and needed to be admitted to a room that ran into a snag…………..
To be admitted into Freeman Hospital and get a room, the family had to “privately” hire a registered CNA to attend to their loved one while they
were in the hospital…………
That speaks volumes as well to the available work force here in Joplin. You can go anywhere around town and see “Help Wanted” signs.
For those displaced workers that remained in Joplin, entitlements have replaced their desire to work……….
Overall in Joplin, we are standing on our feet thanks to all the volunteers that swarmed our town.
But we have very difficult times ahead as we all do in the US………..
Thats my quick view..........
edit on 23-5-2012 by Cloudsinthesky because: (no reason given)
edit on 23-5-2012 by
Cloudsinthesky because: (no reason given)