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Still time to sign-up for Wednesday "Getting your house in order" workshop

Presented by four business professionals

There's still time to sign-up for the Wednesday program -
FROM BLUFFTON ICON - Four Bluffton business professionals will offer free “Getting Your House In Order” workshops this fall.

Faith Investment Services, partnering with Fortman Insurance, Scott Basinger, attorney at law, and Neil Reichenbach, CPA, present workshops addressing basic questions about retirement, insurance coverage, taxes and similar subjects.

The first free workshop, is at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the front portion of Faith Investment Services building, 101 N. Main St., Bluffton.

Why I don't do Facebook

A mother's musings

By Liz Gordon-Hancock
Have you ever done an internet search on your name?

Apparently, I won a beauty contest in Omaha in 2005, and received a degree in Applied. Mathematics and Statistics from John Hopkins University in 2009, according to a Google search. (Note - this was not actually me, but someone with my name.)

Have you ever typed in your child's name and seen what an internet search yields about them? Go a step farther and look at the images associated with your child's name.

The sheer amount of data, readily available, via the internet, is astounding... and a little terrifying. 

Here’s the ONU sports round up

Here’s the ONU sports round up from the weekend. 

Men’s soccer
The Ohio Northern men's soccer team put on an offensive clinic Saturday night at Kerscher Stadium to extend its win streak to 10 games. The Polar Bears defeated Muskingum 8-0 to improve to 11-2-1 overall and 3-0-0 in Ohio Athletic Conference play. 

Tickets on sale for Kiwanis spaghetti dinner

This year’s event is Oct. 24

The Ada Kiwanis Club will hold its annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Ada High School cafeteria.

Club members will serve Peter Previte's homemade spaghetti, salad, bread sticks and drinks. One may eat-in or carry-out.

Advance sale tickets are $7 each, with children under 10 free. Tickets at the door will be $8. Advance sale tickets are available at the following locations:


BETH AN is a familiar Main Street Ada plate. The vehicle owner is also owner of Tavern 101.

Ada Rotary: All about serving the Ada community

And, don't forget to signup to participate in the Family Fun Ride Oct. 26

Note: This is part of the Icon's feature series on Ada service clubs.

By Barbara Lockard
While members of the Rotary Club of Ada may not have traveled to El Salvador or Zambia, they have played a role in bringing needed medical equipment and supplies to these countries. 

Through a program known as MESA (Medical Equipment and Supplies Abroad) Rotarians in the northwest Ohio District 6600 have collected and distributed everything from ambulances to wheelchairs to countries in Central America and Africa.