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December 6, 2019

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Let's put ONU's Miss Ohio in the "top 15" in Miss America Competition - here's how

There is a popular vote going on right now as part of the Miss American pageant and it allows supporters of ONU's Elissa McCracken to help her become Miss America.  The winner of the popular vote becomes the People's Choice candidate and is automatically in the top 15 of the Miss America pageant.

Elissa is working to stop cyberbullying as part of her platform in the competition.  All contestants had to prepare a video in preparation for the national online voting effort.  Elissa's video is aimed at stopping cyberbullying.

Here's how you can help Elissa McCracken become the People's Choice winner and automatically advance into the top 15 of the Miss America pageant.

ReStore honors Pat Searfoss

The Staff and Volunteers of The ReStore Community Center would like to invite you to a special Crock Pot Tuesday (Dec. 12) to honor the beloved Director of The ReStore Center, Pat Searfoss.

ReStore Staff and Volunteers will be hosting the meal that night with ham, au gratin potatoes, green beans and cookies (and a cake).

Pat is retiring at the end of December  ending  six years in leading and overseeing this new faith-based non-profit organization.

Come wish her well and share in the memories and fun.

Festivities will take place at the ReStore Community Center, 210 N Main Street, Ada, Ohio.
Crock Pot Tuesday hours are from 4-6 PM.

The Icon college bowl football contest will be posted this week

The Icon launches its 2012 college bowl contest this week. The contest includes 29 bowl  games played from Thursday, Dec. 20, through  Tuesday, Jan. 1. The Icon will provide updates from time to time to show the contest leaders. The deadline for entry is noon on Dec. 20.

This is not the entry form, but it shows the bowl games in the contest. Watch for an annoucement later this week stating that the contest is posted.

1.1 inches of snow in October; none in November; What gives?

Guy Verhoff, Icon weather observer provided a summary of the November weather.  Here goes:

The high temprature in November was 68 degrees on Nov. 10 and Nov. 11. The low was 23 degrees on Nov. 5, Nov 8, Nov. 13, Nov. 14 and Nov. 15. The average November 2012 temperature was 40 degrees. The normal average for November is 40.4 degrees.

The average precipitation for November 2012 was 0.90 inches. The normal average precipitation is 2.83 inches.  Pretty darn dry.

Icon accepting letters to Santa Claus

The Ada Icon welcomes letters to Santa Claus from children of all ages. The letters may be emailed to info@adaicon.com and will be published here on the Icon. 

Ada small business Christmas open house Nov. 29 at The Depot

A Christmas open house featuring four Ada small businesses is planned from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, at The Depot, 110 Central Ave., Ada.

Features businesses are:
• Leah Martin, Premier Jewelry consultant
• Kelly Fetrow, Pretty Preserves
• Amy Mayden, Heaven Sent
• Lori Poling, LP Designs

The event offers an early chance at purchasing Christmas presents. Icon viewers are invited to attend and browse through a selection of handbags, jewelry, home decor items, soaps and more.