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Elementary Blackhawks show cooperation!


Adrian Elementary students who consistently showed cooperation during the month of October and were awarded Blackhawk Awards. 1st graders are pictured. Front row: Ahlissa Messick, Chloe Nelson, Andrew Johnson, Presleigh Saathoff. Back row: Kashlee Murray, Aaron Patterson.


For the full story and pictures, see the November 13 issue of The Adrian Journal.

Loyd receives Outstanding Rural Support Staff Award


At the annual Missouri Association of Rural Education (M.A.R.E.) fall conference held at The Country Club Hotel and Spa, Lake Ozark, Missouri, Sunday through Tuesday, October 26 - 28, 2014, nine state awards for Outstanding Rural Education were presented. Receiving the award as Missouri’s Outstanding Rural Support Staff Member was Kerri Loyd of the Ballard R-2 School District.

Pictured: Ballard’s Kerri Loyd received the Missouri’s Outstanding Rural Support Staff Award.

Area seniors receive DAR Good Citizen Award


The Harmony Mission Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored seniors from five area High Schools on November 10th, at the Ohio Street United Methodist Church in Butler. The students were selected for this award by the faculty and senior class of their school. To be chosen they must have demonstrated in their lives, Dependability, Service, Leadership, and Patriotism. Each student was presented with a Certificate designating him/her as the Good Citizen representing their school for year 2014-2015. They also each received a Good Citizen lapel pin and wallet card.

Landslide results in the November 4 election


On Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 41.53% of registered voters chose county and state officials and decided on amendments. The results in Bates County indicated several landslide decisions. To read the election results, see the October 30 issue of The Adrian Journal.

Pictured: Matthew Newkirk casts his votes on November 4.

Adrian Manor gets a new ride



Adrian Manor has a new transportation van! As our older model 2002 Dodge Van continued to have problems, the Adrian Healthcare Board along with Adrian Manor Management had been discussing a new van for a few months when alas, our formerly trustworthy (and rust-worthy) old van threw us a “curve” and began to decline a bit faster than we had anticipated. This required prompt attention and swift action. We then went ahead with our accelerated search and we are the proud owners of a fully paid for 2012 Dodge Caravan modified for wheelchair access and mobility.

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