WARRENSBURG — Wednesday morning, a tribute to Vietnam veterans was escorted by 103 Patriot Guard Riders, of Kansas City and Northwest Missouri, and law enforcement spanning several jurisdictions to the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.
The Wall That Heals, a Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica and Mobile Education Center, traveled by truck from Lee’s Summit to the lawn of the James C. Kirkpatrick Library at UCM. It will open Thursday morning with a special ceremony and is available for viewing 24 hours a day through Sunday afternoon.
Christian County Library has two community-building events planned during the last weeks of April, with learning opportunities and fun for children, teens, and adults. The first is Earth Day at the Park, happening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Saturday at Finley River Park in Ozark, just across Riverside Road from the library. The library’s Earth Day celebration is designed to get the community outdoors and thinking about easy ways we can be more earth-friendly in our daily lives.
After protests erupted in Ferguson in 2014, Stacy West, artistic director of the St. Louis-based modern dance company MADCO, looked for a way to respond to the situation. But the timing didn't seem right.
"I felt that there were other artists that could come in more quickly than MADCO with a response to what was going on in Ferguson. Due to the nature of dance and hiring choreographers and booking venues, I didn't feel we were the people to do something quickly," West explains. She found herself thinking about a way to tackle the topic ever since.
Spring must be near — the Heirloom Seed Library is open for business.
This is the third year that gardeners can grow their own vegetables, herbs and flowers by checking out seed packets on display at two branches — the Library Station and the Midtown Carnegie Branch. Gardeners can check out up to four packets of heirloom seeds with a valid library card. We especially love to hear from teachers and parents, including one Library Facebook follower who commented, “We need to go to the library for our school garden!”