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December 2, 2020

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Historic photo? maybe

 Here's the Ada High School band officers in the 1975-76 school year.

Seated, Mr. Ansley, director. From left, Joe Awad, student director, Sylvia Rex, reporter, Barb Agin, president, Marie Searson, treasurer and Cindy Brown, librarian.

Bold Butterfly pattern quilt raffle underway

Ada First United Methodist Women are selling tickets for a quilt raffle and the drawing is Monday, Dec. 14. The quilt is a "Bold Butterfly" pattern.

Tickets are $2 for one and $5 for three. Tickets are available from Janet Roll, Cathy Smalley and Connie Fleming.

Do you plow snow?

The Icon invites anyone who plows driveways, lanes, sidewalks and parking lots this winter to promote their business on the Icon.

The Icon will post a continually-running classified ad under "Services Offered" all winter for anyone in the snow plow business. The ad will include your name, contact information and any additional information you wish to provide. 

Your ad will appear on both Ada Icon and Bluffton Icon for one price of $49 for the entire winter season. 

Contact info@adaicon.com to get your ad started today.

Last week's Icon poll results

Here are last week's Ada Icon poll results. This week's poll asks: Will Donald Trump attempt to self-pardon himself? To take that poll click here.

Icon book review: "Magic Lessons"

Alice Hoffman does indeed spin a charming spell, one that sparkles with literary magic

Review by Robert McCool
Alice Hoffman's latest chronicle of the remarkable Owens women s “Magic Lessons” (ISBN9781982108847). It completes the enchanting trilogy “Practical Magic (1995) and “The Rules of Magic” (2017) began.

Ms. Hoffman explains the reason she writes most succinctly with a quote from her Aunt Jet, a character in  “”The Rules of Magic” - “she opened a book and therefore was saved, discovering that a novel was as great as any spell.”

Bold typography, pops of color, powerful imagery

Talking about the ONU James Lehr Kennedy Engineering building

Ohio Northern University’s James Lehr Kennedy Engineering building recently received the Cincinnati Design Awards (CDA) Award for Merit.

The award program recognizes the best built-environment design produced by Cincinnati-area creative firms and promotes the social and economic value of good design in our community.

Each year, a nationwide jury of design thought leaders and eminent practitioners presents the awards to projects submitted by local architecture, interiors, landscape and experiential graphic designers.