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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Special guest at the Bates County Museum August 23rd

Phil Dixon
Negro League Baseball in 1923 Bates County
“The Kansas City Monarchs in Our Home Town”

Phil Dixon, one of the founders of the Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City, is on a mission. In honor of the 90th Anniversary of the Kansas City Monarchs’ first world’s Championship in 1924, he is returning to 90 cities where they played ballgames to present this team’s unique history.

On Saturday, August 23rd at 10:00 am, Phil will be at the Bates County Museum in Robertson Hall to share this great story. This date, August 23rd, in the year 1923, the Kansas City Monarchs traveled to Rich Hill to play ball!

The museum is thrilled to host this important presentation and is eager to hear what Phil has discovered about the Rich Hill game as well as learn more about the incomparable Kansas City Monarchs.

His program includes a 30-45 minute power presentation with historic photographs, entertaining stories and colorful baseball poetry. Following the program the museum is hosting a free will offering luncheon complete with a traditional baseball park menu: Hot Dogs with all the fixin’s, nachos, soda pop, and ice cream.

Come learn about this historic moment in time that is truly Educational and Entertaining! For any further information call the museum. 660-679-0134

-our thanks to Peggy Buhr

Amsterdam Jubilee plans in high gear

The city of Amsterdam is ramping up for the 38th celebration of the annual Jubilee- with a renewed sense of excitement and enthusiasm that got folks fired up about the very first local celebration back in 1976.

And so far, efforts by the Jubilee committee are paying off- some 54 vendors have committed to setting up booths along main street offering a variety of, well you name it...all types of food, crafts, services and more- even doggie treats (a full list of vendors will be posted in upcoming days).
2014 Jubilee Grand
Marshal Elenora
In recent years, Jubilee goers might have found a slight lull in activities here and there but the 2014 Jubilee will have a full schedule starting Friday evening, September 27th and all day Saturday to follow. Games and contests of all kinds will include some of the traditional favorites such as Bessie Bingo, but many new ones have been added as well such as the Kids Bake Off, a pie contest, turtle racing, the ugly truck contest, redneck games, Power Wheels racing and much, much more. And as always, you can look forward to the crowning of Jubilee royalty and the parade which gets bigger every year.

The 2014 Jubilee will honor a life long Jubilee supporter Elenora Crawford, 95, of Amsterdam who will serve as Grand Marshal. Elenora was chosen as she, even in her later years, always offers to help and does whatever is necessary to help insure the success of the annual celebration.

Mid America Live will be posting more information soon regarding the schedule, vendors and more. In the meantime feel free to visit the Jubilee Facebook page here

EMT classes starting soon

Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare is pleased to announce that EMT classes are now offered at the hospital location in Clinton. The first class is scheduled to begin September 17 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Classes are scheduled on Mondays and Wednesdays in classroom A/B on the ground floor of the hospital. Sign up now, the deadline for the EMT class is September 2. Information packets are available at the ER Triage window or you may contact Amy Guynn at 660-890-7182 or email for more information.

80's for a few more days; rain later this weekend

Mostly sunny and nice
H 83

Mainly clear and nice
L 58

Plenty of sunshine
H 87 / L 65

Times of clouds and sun
H 84 / L 69

Periods of sun; more humid
H 89 / L 70

A t-storm in the afternoon
H 89 / L 69

Celebration of Life for Terry Ford this Sunday

There will be a Celebration of Life held for Terry Ford on Sunday, August 17th, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Appetizers will be enjoyed by friends and family. The celebration will be held in Adrian at the Antique Tractor Association Banquet Hall. Casual dress is suggested.