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One of these trees could be yours

There's still time to bid on one of these Christmas trees or for any number of holiday-related silent auction items at Community Health Professionals Festival of Trees. The deadline to bid is 6 p.m., Friday. Watch for a video.



Village Voice: Know local men and women who are actively serving?

Do you know local men and women who are actively serving in the United States military? In the spirit of the upcoming holidays, the Village is currently looking for names and mailing addresses of servicemen and women from Ada and the immediate area for a Christmas outreach project.

The project will consist of mailing Christmas cards handmade by local children, and the information provided will be used for this purpose.

If you have names and addresses you would be willing to share with us, please feel free to contact the Village Office with the information, or email it to Angela at angelapolachek.ada@gmail.com.

Jerry Lewis' McDonald's prepares to feed 3,200 on Thanksgiving Day

The Jerry Lewis’ McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Dinner will be held on Thursday, Nov. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lima Veteran’s Memorial Civic and Convention Center.

This year marks the ninth year for the Jerry Lewis’ McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Dinner, which was started in 1989 by the Chester Carey Family.

At this time, Jerry Lewis’ McDonald’s is accepting volunteers for the dinner. For more information about the Jerry Lewis’ McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Dinner, or to sign up to volunteer, please visit www.JerryLewisMcDonalds.com or call (419) 225-5916.

Want to hear a good Halloween story that involves a cast of Ada characters?

By Fred Steiner
Want to hear a good Halloween story? Here’s one. And it’s true.

Most of us have forgotten that the bend in the road on State Route 235 north of Ada was originally laid out as a 90-degree angle. If you head north, you can see a remnant of that angle - but look closely.

Most of us have also forgotten that the 90-degree angle once had a name: Dead Man’s Jog. I know how the name came to be. My grandfather told me. He told me the story over a half century ago. It was a story that took place, well, I’ll put it this way - several generations ago.

Iconoclast View: Reflections on becoming acquainted with Ada

Reflections on becoming aquainted with Ada.

Okay, I’m an outsider. Only 12 miles to the northwest. I live in Bluffton and am learning the ins and outs of the community of Bulldogs to the south. And, I'm starting to become recognized. During the high school homecoming football game a student pointed to me and said: "Hey, aren't you that Icon guy?"

So, I am becoming noticed and am picking things up rather quickly – at least I think so. For example, here’s some of the items scribbled in my reporter’s notebook from a recent day spent in Ada:

Village Voice: When exercising your pets, exercise responsibly

The Village of Ada publishes informational articles about Village policies and services currently offered. These articles are for informational purposes only. Further details and the complete Codified Ordinances may be found on the Village website, www.adaoh.org, or by calling the Village Offices at 419-634-4045.

Exercising your pet? Exercise responsibility, too.

Many of our days as of late have had perfect weather for walking, for both residents and dogs. When you head out the door to walk your dog, do you have the checklist covered? Leash? Check. Collar? Check. Dog tag? Check. Extra bags? Ch…wait, what? Extra bags? Why?