Petty announced as parade Grand Marshal

The Adrian Optimist Club announced late last week that John Petty, of Adrian, has been chosen to be the 2007 Independence Day Parade’s Grand Marshal. The parade will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 30.

Don't forget WMAT&MA Show this weekend

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This weekend, the population of Adrian will expand greatly as visitors arrive from all over the United States for the WMAT & MA’s 29th Annual Steam and Gas Engine Show.

See this week's Adrian Journal (June 21 edition) for a special 29th Annual Steam & Gas Engine Show insert.

"Saddle Up for a Cure" with Relay for Life

Come out, take part and enjoy the evening at Relay for Life this Friday, June 22. The approximate itinerary is:
5:00 p.m. - Survivor Eat; 5:30 p.m. - Kiddie Promenade (12 and under); 6:00 p.m. - Gospel Grannies perform; 6:45 p.m. - Opening ceremonies; 7:00 p.m. - Recognize survivors - survivors make the first lap then family and friends join in;

Adrian officers assist in raid to apprehend felons

Tuesday, June 12, Chief Charles Chapman, Officers Pope and Wright and Bates County Sheriff’s Deputy Vic Selle were in the process of planning a raid at the Parkwood Apartments regarding two wanted felons. A call came in for an emergency response for a disturbance in progress that involved a pregnant female and one of the felons. All officers responded immediately to the scene. Bradley Beech of Holden, Missouri was arrested at the scene. The second wanted felon was Jerry Pickering of Harrisonville, who was later located by Chief Chapman in Archie. Pickering was arrested at that time.

Chamber BAT hears from Vision 2007

The Chamber of Commerce Business About Town (BAT) meeting was held on Friday, June 15 at Wimfield’s on Main. Local business owners heard from Mark Lovelace, Vision 2007.

Lovelace opened the meeting by explaining how the Vision 2007 project began. He said that Adrian was one of eight towns initially selected to receive grant money to make improvements. Out of the eight towns, Adrian is the only one still working on their improvement project.

“We’re really serious about keeping Adrian businesses alive,” Lovelace said.

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