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Emily Richards

June 26, 2017

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You'll find this license plate in Bluffton near the St. John's United Church of Christ. It belongs to the congregation's pastor, Rev. Carol Clements.

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Ada Church of Christ Disciples bikers service

The Ada Church of Christ Disciples members have decided to have an outreach to bikers beginning Sunday, July 23. The first bikers chapel service will begin with a dinner at 5 p.m. and a service at 7 p.m. at the church, 316 S. Main.

Brett Walters said, "Come expecting the Lord to move within the fellowship of believers as we are showing Jesus love through fellowship."

Colors are welcome. Other meal/service sessions especially for bikers will be held monthly at the church. Those attending do no need to register ahead of time. For more information, call Walters at 419-233-4480.

Bluffton's July 8 bike ride recalls Burma-Shave signs

Just another way to keep bikers chuckling

This year’s third annual Ride to Remember takes place on Saturday, July 8. Registration is at Bluffton Family Recreation and bikers may opt for several routes covering 2 miles all the way to 112 miles.

FROM BLUFFTON ICON - There’s never a dull moment for Ride to Remember bikers.

With the help of some clever statements – remember Burma-Shave signs? – bike riders will find many chuckles along bike routes.

“Boomer” bikers will understand; younger bikers will catch on quickly.

Next PaintINN a beach scene

The next PaintINN at The Inn at Ohio Northern University will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, with Marilyn Reed as instructor. July's picture will be a beach scene that someone can sit on their porch. Cost is $38 plus tax and gratuity. The Inn will accept reservations from up to 29 people. The class usually sells out. To reserve a spot call 419-772-2500.

Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps practice Saturday

Here's a portion of the drums of the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps as they practice on Saturday prior to Sunday's "Thank You Ada" performance.

The free show begins at 8 p.m. at Dial-Roberson stadium. The weather forecast calls for possible thunderstorms during the day, but less so at "curtain time" in the evening. Although the brief show begins at 8 p.m., attendees are encouraged to be at the stadium by 7:30 p.m. 

About 1,000 people attended last year's performance. (Monty Siekerman photo)

Alger Memorial Festival Committee breakfast

The Alger Memorial Festival Committee is sponsoring a Country-Style breakfast on Saturday, July 1st, from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Serving biscuits, sausage gravy, hash-browns, scrambled eggs, fried apples, sausage patties and beverage.

Suggested donation is $7.00. All-you-can-eat (on premises only). Carry out is available, 

Can’t get there? Call 419- 679-8460 (not long distance) for free local delivery.

Located at the Alger Social Center at 210 N. Main St. in Alger. Call 419-757-3891 for more information.

Thursday's Lunch and Learn focus: Annuities

Liberty National Bank and Community Health Professionals of Ada host a free Lunch and Learn from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, at Community Health Professionals, 1200 S. Main St., Ada.

The topic is “Understanding Annuities: The good, the Bad and the Ugly” presented by Michael McMeans, CFP of Liberty Financial Services, LLC.

50th annual Wheels Festival Friday in downtown Bluffton

Over 200 vehicles expected

FROM BLUFFTON ICON - The 50th annual Festival of Wheels is Friday in downtown Bluffton. It should attraced nearly 200 vehicles.

The event has expanded from antique and classic cars to include trucks, tractors, golf carts, fire engines, motorcycles and Cushman’s, according to Dennis Morrison, show chair.

This year’s downtown show opens for parking at 2 p.m. and registration for vehicles is from 2 to 5 p.m., rain or shine.

Judging begins at 5 p.m. with trophies awarded at 7:30 p.m. A cruise down South Main Street begins at 8 p.m. Vehicle registration is $12.

Top winners from 2016 show:

Cadets perform "Thank you Ada concert"

Sunday at 8 p.m. in Dial Roberson Stadium

By Monty Siekerman
You've heard their music throughout Ada since June 2, now the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps is ready for their Thank You Ada concert. The free concert will begin at 8 p.m. at the Dial-Roberson Stadium.

After practicing in Ada, the Cadets will take their show on the road from coast to coast, competing against other corps from the U.S. and Canada. The 15O-member Cadets Corps includes more than 100 musicians.

Drum Corps International competition begins June 22 in Indianapolis. It continues with nearly 30 shows in 15 states before returning to Indianapolis for the world championships Aug. 10-12.

Order blueberries by June 23

Thinking of blueberry cobbler, blueberry muffins, or blueberry smoothies?  

The Ada Music Boosters is taking orders for 10 pounds of fresh blueberries at $3.20 per pound. Deadline to order is June 23. They will be delivered June 27. To order call Amy Morgan at 419-957-2125.

Senior Citizens to hear trio

Food, music, and fellowship will be on the agenda when the Ada Senior Citizens meet on Wednesday, June 14, at Community Health Professionals. A carry-in picnic will kick-off the festivities at noon.

The female trio, Believe!, will provide the vocal entertainment and inspirational messages.  Believe! Formed 2010.  Barb Swartz, Cindy Zachman and Stacy Kirkey met while participating in an Emmaus Walk, a nondenominational Christian retreat.

There will be a short business meeting.  Cards and games will be available.

The June 28 meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. at CHP and will consist of a short business meeting followed by cards and games.