MYMISSOURIAN: A visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial, K-9 unit honorees and yard waste advice

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Monday, November 28, 2011 | 4:02 p.m. CST; updated 8:19 p.m. CST, Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Columbia blogger's journey to see the new Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington, D.C., a William Woods University exhibit honoring a former MU art professor, advice for your yard waste and the honoring of a Columbia K-9 unit are just a sampling of what our community at has written about this week.

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Former MU art professor honored in William Woods University exhibit

Shared by Ferrie Craighead

"Entitled 'A Life Drawing: The Art of William A. Berry, 1933-2010,' the exhibit constitutes the largest display of Berry’s work and spans the greatest period of time. Many of the works are privately owned and seldom available to the public; some have never before been exhibited."


Columbia blogger inspired by visit to new Martin Luther King Jr. memorial

Shared by David VanDyke

"I contemplated that famous day in 1963, the bravery, compassion and eloquence demonstrated on those very steps. How ludicrous it would have seemed to all of them that someday the country would build a memorial to Dr. King on this hallowed ground. More believable, I’m sure, would have been the tragic news that first they would kill him."


Public Works: How to dispose of your yard waste

Shared by the Columbia Public Works Department

"The rich colors of fall are breathtaking, but when the leaves have lost their color and fall in your yard, what do you do with them?

"Sweeping leaves into the street or into the storm drain is NOT the answer. The Public Works Department asks residents to NOT blow their leaves and yard waste into the street; the city does not clean the leaves from the street or roadway in front of homes. This can damage the street sweepers, which are not designed to handle large amounts of leaves."


K-9 unit honored by Missouri Police Canine Association

Shared by Det. Tom O’Sullivan

 "Corporal Smith and Utz have tracked and apprehended more than 60 individuals during their tenure. The duo have participated in numerous drug arrests as well as given countless demonstrations at schools, service organizations and community events."

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