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.
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.
Jim Yoss joined the Adrian community in 1972 when he moved his family and business here. Jim and his late wife Carolyn opened Yoss Thriftway over 40 years ago, and have been active in the community ever since. He is an active member in the Adrian Optimist Club and has served in many capacities over the years. This year he is the Grand Marshal for the 2014 Adrian Optimist Club 4th of July Parade.
For the full story please see the July 3 issue of The Adrian Journal.
By MICHELE BURRIS
After six years as the Adrian R-III School District Superintendent, Dr. Kirk Eidson is retiring. The Adrian Board of Education has hired a familiar face as the District’s next leader, someone who is held in high regard by the students, staff, parents and the community. At the helm as Superintendent beginning July 1, 2014 is R-III Secondary Principal Don Lile.