Six Adrian 8th and 9th graders participated in the Oratorical Contest hosted by the Adrian Optimist Club. With assistance from Adrian English Teacher Dorothy Powell, each participant wrote a speech using this year’s theme: “How My Passions Impact the World.” Last Sunday, February 2, 2014, family and friends gathered at the Adrian Optimist Club to listen to the speeches.
By BATES COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
On 2/5/14, deputies responded to a complaint about animal neglect to find that the cows appeared to be underweight and the ice in the pond had not been broken for quite a while. There was electric fence around the pond and the cows could not access it if the ice was broken. When encountered by the owner of the cattle, he was agitated and very aggressive insisting the deputies get off his property.
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Adrian, Tuesday, March 4, from 1:00 to 6:00 pm at the Optimist Building. The blood supply is very low at this time, due to a lot of bloodmobiles being cancelled due to the extreme weather conditions. Now is the time to mark your calendar, make a note somewhere so you will remember to show up to donate that precious gift of blood. Take care of yourself by eating and drinking the right foods. You are always welcome to stop by the bloodmobile and ask questions. The staff are always ready to assist us in every way.
On 2/6/14, Bates County K9 unit conducted a vehicle stop on Interstate 49 and State Route D. During the stop the deputy found several items of drug paraphernalia and marijuana. Three subjects were taken into custody and transported to the Bates County Sheriff’s Office.
Dedra A. Rice (pictured), 9/17/76, from Raymore was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance. Bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety for each charge.
Through the “Teens for Jeans” program spearheaded by Aeropostale, Adrian High School students in Mr. Matt Sears’ tribe teamed up to help collect jeans for homeless teens. In December and January, students, staff and parents donated gently used jeans, and the Adrian Christian Church helped with the collection as well.
On Wednesday, February 5, Sears and some of his students dropped off 177 pair of jeans to Aeropostale at Independence Center. From there they will go to local homeless teens.
To learn more or participate in Teens for Jeans®, visit teensforjeans.com.