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May 28, 2016

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School's out selfie

Ah, yes, school is out for the summer. These Ada students chose their first moment of summer to take a selfie of the event. By now that photo is making its way around Facebook and Instagram. (Anne Steiner photo)

Forest beekeeper buzzing with business

By Amy Eddings

The phrase "busy as a bee" applies not only to bees this time of year, when flowering plants are in bloom, but to beekeepers, too.  Just ask Michael Lablonski of Mike's Bees and Honey of neighboring Forest.

"I've probably got 40 to 50 orders for queens going back to last year that I've got to fill," he told the Ada Icon. The long, cool spring, he said, has meant sluggish hives, and that, in turn, has meant fewer bees, fewer queens and less honey.  This week's warm weather has been welcomed by bee and beekeeper alike.

"It's absolutely fabulous that things are finally going better," he said.  

Ada Public Library Summer Reading

Stop by the Ada Public Library on Saturday, June 4th, 10a.m.-2p.m. to sign up for Summer Reading 2016, or to enjoy face painting, 4-H animals, Touch-a-Truck, or to buy books at the huge FRIENDS of the Library Used Book Sale.

Summer Reading will run from Saturday, June 4th - Saturday, July 16th, and has something for everyone! The 6 week Summer Reading calendar is stuffed full of programs for all ages: events geared toward babies and toddlers, daily fun for elementary and high school aged students, and programs of interest for Adult too!

Summer Reading is for all ages, the program varying slightly by age, and everyone, from babies - adults, can compete for prizes.

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Here's the Ada High School Library Club from the 2000-01 school year. Seated: Shari Matthewson, Cicely Laing and Cathy...

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Ada school marquee, 2-24-16
Naudean Amidon's 104th birthday
Fast freight through Ada
2015 New Leaf Christmas display
 

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Another rainy day in Ada

Another rainy day in Ada.

"Rain, rain, go away.  Ada Robins want to play - but don't really seem to mind the rain too much." (Ken Collins photos)

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