Adrian Optimist Club hosts 2014 4th of July Celebration


Once again the Adrian Optimist Club organized a fun-filled day and evening of activities to celebrate Independence Day. People traveled from as far away as Texas for the celebration. From the parade to kids activities and bingo to the Hillbilly Hook and Pull, the July 4 festivities were a huge hit. The evening ended with a huge fireworks display over the Adrian City Lake. This year’s Grand Marshal is Jim Yoss, a longtime, active member of the Adrian Optimist Club.

Honored for 51 years as an American Red Cross Blood Drive Coordinator


Last Tuesday, Annette Arthur, Volunteer Services Manager of the American Red Cross Blood Services of Greater Ozarks-Arkansas Region, honored Anna Lee James of Adrian for being a dedicated Blood Drive Coordinator for the past 51 years! In a card to Anna Lee from Annette and Tonya (in the same region) said, “We sincerely appreciate and thank you for all that you share - your positive attitude, efforts, commitment and care!” Anna Lee was presented with a certificate and pin.

Bates County mourns the loss of Southern Commissioner Larry Berry



A Hume, Missouri man was fatally injured and two other men injured, one seriously, in a two vehicle accident in Bates County, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The accident occurred at 10:11pm on Route A, .3 miles south of SW County Road 14267 near Hume.

Lions Big Bang winner


Caleb Douty, Adrian, was the grand prize winner of the Adrian Lions Club Big Bang Fireworks give away. The drawing was held Friday, July 4th at 2:00. Pictured with Caleb, left, is friend DJ Warden.

Volleyball Tournament winners


The Adrian Optimist Club sponsored a sand volleyball tournament during the 4th of July celebration. Pictured are the members of the winning team, left to right: Bevin Carroll, Jennifer Underwood, Ryan Kagarice, Clayton Cumpton, Derek Wood, Nicole Wood.

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