ODESSA — Residents of a northwestern Missouri town are up in arms over plans by a former national leader of the Aryan Nations to open an under-21 club.
Odessa residents packed a Board of Alderman meeting Monday night to angrily let the club owner, Charles Juba, know that he was not welcome in their town.
Juba told the crowd that he had put a racist and anti-Semitic past behind him. He said he just wants to open a club for younger people in the town about 20 miles east of Kansas City. The club, called Black Flag, is scheduled to open Friday.
The Kansas City Star reports that Mayor Tom Murry said the town issued Juba a building permit, but that was before anyone knew of Juba's past.