MYMISSOURIAN: Readers share stories about Boy Scouts, and other community events

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 | 6:00 a.m. CST; updated 7:45 p.m. CST, Tuesday, November 29, 2011

This week, MyMissourian contributors shared stories about Columbia community meetings, events and accomplishments. A large congregation of Boy Scouts, a lecture on keeping warm throughout history and an award for timely warning about the Joplin tornado are just three of the updates. 

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Cooper County Historical Society hosts lecture on keeping warm throughout history
Shared by Florence Chesnutt

"The Cooper County Historical Society met Oct. 7 at the Mt. Herman Baptist Church to enjoy a program of "Keeping Warm— a History" by Aubrey and Phillip Bechtold. Their topic covered a thousand years of what it takes to survive cold weather indoors and the improving innovations inventors have developed."


Merit Badge University hosted at MU by Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity
Shared by Molly Albrecht

"Today the MU campus will play home to one of the largest Boy Scout Merit Badge Universities our state has ever seen.

"Boy Scouts all across Missouri will attend for the opportunity to achieve merit badges towards rank advancement and ultimately, the rank of Eagle Scout."


MU alumnus honored for warning Joplin citizens of approaching tornado
Shared by Randy Mertens

"'Because of Eric Wise, the people of Joplin had well over 20 minutes of lead time,' said Patrick Market, associate professor of synoptic meteorology at MU. 'We know how many people died that day, but we will never know how many lives were saved that day because of Eric’s early tornado warning.'"

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