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So you think you bake a pretty good pie? Now's your chance to prove it

So you think you bake a pretty good pie? What's your secret? Is it the crust, or something else? Now's your chance to prove your baking skills.

Richland Manor, 7400Swaney Road, will hold its annual pie contest. The event is Monday, April 30. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and judging at 2 p.m.

Yes, it's worth entering. Over $200 in cash prizes will be awarded. Have questions: call Richland Manor at 419-643-3161.

Ada FFA invites high school males to "walk a mile in her shoes" May 15

The Ada High School Future Farmers of America will offer all males at the high school to walk a mile in "her shoes" in May as the FFA hopes to draw attention to issues of domestic and teen dating violence.

The community service project will take place on Tuesday, May 15, and is titled "walk-a-mile in her shoes." Any freshman through senior may participate.

During the event male students will have the opportunity to walk in high heels to bring awareness to Ada schools, about domestic violence. This day will also include speakers, food, and some fun activities. 

Blanchard Valley Health Systems service of remembrance April 22

The 11th annual BVHS Service of Remembrance will be held at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 120 W. Sandusky Street in Findlay on Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m.

The non-denominational memorial service will honor BVHS patients and residents who died in 2011. All are welcome to attend the service, which will be followed by a reception.

"The Tiger's Wife" May 1 public library book discussion

The next book discussion by the Ada Public Library centers on the book "The Tiger's Wife," by Téa Obreht.

The discussion is held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, in the library.

Brief summary

In a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather’s recent death. Searching for clues, she turns to his worn copy of The Jungle Book and the stories he told her of his encounters over the years with “the deathless man.” But most extraordinary of all is the story her grandfather never told her—the legend of the tiger’s wife.

Relay for Life two weekends away - $10,831 already raised

Ohio Northern University's Relay for Life, set for Friday, April 20, is only two weeks off and already $10,831 has been generated by teams.

This year's event has 27 teams and 203 participants. The top team to date is the Newman Club, which has raised $1,337, followed closely by Kappa Epslion with $1235 and the Ninja Turtles at $1,125.

The top individual fundraisers are Jaclyn Purget with $595, Christian Bowden, $580, and Nicole Cuddy with $430.

Next Ada blood drive April 13

An American Red Cross blood drive is in Ada, Friday, April 13. The drive is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the McIntosh Center at Ohio Northern University.

How to Donate Blood
To schedule an appointment to donate please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org for more information.

Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in Indiana and Ohio), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.

Bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate.