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Joplin to mark 6 month anniversary of devastating tornado

The city of Joplin is marking the six-month anniversary of the May 22 tornado with a community memorial service Tuesday. The service begins at 4:30 p.m. at Cunningham Park. The park is located next to St. John's Regional Medical Center, the damaged hospital that for many became a physical symbol of the tornado that killed 161 people.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is scheduled to attend.