By BATES COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
On 11/5/13, the Bates County Sheriff’s Office traveled to Colorado Springs, CO to receive a new specialized vehicle. The vehicle was a donation to the Sheriff’s Office through a demilitarization program that allows government excess property to be transferred to Law Enforcement Agencies. Through this program the Sheriff’s Office has obtained several pieces of equipment that helps the Sheriff’s Office better serve the community and equipment that they would have not been able to afford to purchase on their own.
The Adrian Optimist Club is pleased to honor Students of the Month from the Miami, Ballard, and Adrian schools. Criteria for this honor center on outstanding academic and civic achievement and school spirit. Staff at each of the schools make the selection, and their decision is based on expansion of these criteria. Selection is based on the criteria, but a student stepping up to a particular task will come to play in it. Each student is honored with a certificate of recognition from the Adrian Optimist Club and $20.00 in Adrian Chamber of Commerce “Chamber Bucks”.
By DON ARNDT
On the Main Street at Frontier Village about mid way, you will see a strange white wooden building that looks like it is at least two times too tall for its size.
A man named John Deihl owned a farm south of Pleasant Gap, MO and decided he wanted to make life a little easier and somewhat more pleasant for his wife Rosa. John’s wife had the first indoor running water anyone knew of at the time in 1917!
On November 13th Bates County Industries sent out its first load of glass to be recycled. After collecting it for six months the glass load weighed 15 ton. Ripple glass from Kansas City picked up the glass where it will be recycled back into more bottles or insulation for Owen Corning. Bates County Industries does not receive any funds for recycling glass.
Bates County Industries is located on North Business 49 and west Route TT. Please come by or call 660-679-3667 for more information on the recycling program. BCI provides dignified employment for adults with disabilities.
Saturday, November 30
The Adrian Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 4th Annual Christmas parade on Main Street in Adrian. Entries at 3:30 at the VFW Building. All entries are welcome. The parade begins at 4:30pm. New this year, pictures will be taken from 2:30pm - 4:00pm in the new Elks Building on Main Street (east of Engelhardt Bookkeeping). In addition, dancers will perform on Main Street at 4:00pm.