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Hardin County's finest honored in McIntosh Center

Several Hardin County residents, businsses and organizations were in the spotlight Thursday evening at McIntosh Center, Ada.

During the Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance’s eighth annual dinner meeting, the following awards were presented: Donna Martin - 2013 Citizen of the Year; Brim’s Imports and Brim’s Imports and Auto Savage - 2013 Business of the Year; and Hardin Pioneer Aktion Club - 2013 Community Service Award.

BVH Auxiliary Nearly New Shop to hold prom dress collection and distribution

The Blanchard Valley Hospital Auxiliary’s Nearly New Shop is accepting donations for their annual prom dress distribution. Items accepted include gently used dresses, shoes, accessories and men’s formal wear.

The items can be dropped off at the Nearly New Shop, 306 Lima Avenue, Findlay, now through March 10. The dresses, shoes, accessories and men’s wear will be available free of charge beginning March 14 to any area teen needing items for prom. One dress per girl will be provided. Items will be available through prom season.

Dr. Who held office hours at the library yesterday - so to speak

Dr. Who is an alien - the last of the powerful Time Lords. An intrepid traveller, a wanderer through space and time. He is, he agrees, "a madman with a box."

And Dr.  Who fans showed up at the Ada Public Library yesterday to help celebrate the good doctor's 50th anniversary with a Dr. Who theme party.

Click here for lots of photos from the library's facebook page.

BVHS offers scholarships to area students, BVHS associates

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) is offering educational scholarships to individuals pursuing health care careers. High school seniors entering college, current college students and BVHS associates are eligible to apply.

A complete list of scholarships, along with applications, deadlines, qualifications and contact information can be viewed at www.bvhealthsystem.org by clicking on the “Scholarships” link under the “Careers” menu.

Those who receive a BVHS scholarship may be required to make a commitment to the organization.

Could be superhero (and supervillian) day at AHS on Friday

Lots of superheros (and maybe supervillians) will attend Ada schools on Friday. This year's yearbook theme is the reason. For more details, read on, from announcements on the Ada High School website.

YEARBOOK: The theme for this year’s yearbook is comic book superheroes. On Friday, Feb. 28, there will be a superhero/supervillian costume contest to promote year book sales. The winner will get their picture in the yearbook along with a free Padron’s pizza lunch for you and five friends.

Over 8,100 meals served at ReStore in 2013

Did you know that in 2013, ReStore Center:

• served 8,182 meals at ReStore and at the Ada Park through the Summer Lunch Program for kids
• earned $12,919 through sales and donations at Marco's Closet, the story's resale store, from 4,716 different sales
• Engaged 115 volunteers (45 long-term, 14 from JFS and 50 short-term, including students)

Those facts and many more are part of ReStore February-March newsletter. A copy of the newsletter is in a printer-friendly attachment at the bottom of this story.