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August 5, 2020

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Pool closes with free swim Saturday

The Village pool at War Memorial Park closes on Saturday, but swimming that day will be free. The pool will conclude its summer swim and numerous activities with free admission from 1-8 p.m., during the F & M Picnic.

Shortly after the pool closes for the summer, a major renovation will begin, which will be concluded by the time the pool opens next May.

Feeding time!

It's feeding time for the mallards and Canadian geese at the pond by the Freed Center. For the feathered friends who live there, it's always feeding time, hoping for a morsel from any passerby. They don't go hungry.

(Photo by Ken Collins)

South Main Street window boxes

Deb Sadler stands in her side garden at 803 S. Main. The garden features window boxes on the first and second stories. Window boxes are common in Europe, but seldom found in Ada. You never have much weeding to do with window boxes, but watering can become an almost daily chore. Maybe that's why planting boxes hasn't caught on here.  Beneath the boxes is Mrs. Sadler's garden of blooming shrubs, perennials, and annuals, much in bloom this time of year.

Rotarians sell 225 chicken dinners

Rotarian Gary Hull carries a stack of chicken dinners on Thursday evening at Hays Insurance parking lot.

Those who purchased the tickets drove through the parking lot to redeem their tickets for BBQ chicken and two sides.

Rotarians sold 225 dinners, the profit from which goes to community service projects. (Monty Siekerman photo)

Linda Dearth: "I've always been blessed"

Your invitation to her ReStore retirement party on Friday

By Monty Siekerman
They come through ReStore door - the rich and poor, short and tall, with canes and walkers or on their own two feet, some a little puggy or not, the young and old, some very old--to have a meal, socialize, and get a hug from Store Manager Linda Dearth. Now, Linda has announced her retirement.

A retirement reception, with refreshments, will be held in her honor from 4-6 p.m. on Friday at ReStore, 210 N. Main. All are invited.

"I've met some awesome people and have had wonderful people to work with," she said. "I've been very blessed."

Icon dog of the week - Sammy

Meet Sammy. Sammy is a  4 year old neutered male shepherd mix. He weighs 47 pounds.  No kids, please. Can you give Sammy a forever home?

To give a dog a forever home, contact the Hardin County dog shelter. It is located at 49 Jones Road on the west side of Kenton.

Hours: 9 am to 4 pm on Monday, Thursday, and Friday. Phone: 419-674-2209.

Generally, about 20 to 25 dogs are available for viewing.

The shelter is also the place to contact for giving up a dog, if you find a lost or stray dog, or if you come in contact with a vicious dog. It costs $20 to surrender a dog, which pays for deworming and immunizations for when it is rescued.