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- Apparent punch at girls basketball game propels lawmaker into action (2/21/17)4
- Business notebook: Owners ready to roll out the Barrel 131 (2/20/17)7
- Japanese restaurant up and running; owner surprised by fondness of sushi here (2/24/17)1
- SoutheastHEALTH, Washington University School of Medicine announce collaboration (2/24/17)23
- Missouri bill would limit transgender school bathroom access (2/22/17)48
- City issues precautionary boil order near Arena Park (2/23/17)
- Former KFVS12 reporter talks about recovery from eating disorder (2/23/17)11
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Couple ready to serve their neighbors
Stories about Jim and Billie Probst are so incredible, they come across like parables on generosity. "The Good Samaritan" might as well have been about them.
When America is at its worst, the Probsts are at their best. They leave their home in Doniphan, Mo., and check in at the Southeast Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross office in Cape Girardeau. Then it's off to assist wherever and however they are needed.
Most recently, that was to the East Coast to assist victims of Hurricane Isabel, whose houses were destroyed and who have been forced to live without electricity or clean water.
The couple also worked for 28 days at ground zero at the World Trade Center and came to Jackson in May to help families who lost their homes and businesses to a devastating tornado.
Red Cross leaders say they need more volunteers like the Probsts. Even those who can't take off to help their neighbors physically can do so financially by sending money to the Disaster Relief Fund, American Red Cross, 2430 Myra Drive, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63701.