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December 6, 2019

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Next Drive Time Driving Instruction series beginning Feb. 3

Drive Time Driving Instruction, 4171 State Route 235, Ada, announced it's next series of classes. 

The series starts on Sunday, Feb. 3., according to Sara Kisseberth of Drive Time. February session is $20 off the normal pricing.

She added that the classes include:

  • 24 hours of required classroom instruction
  • Six sessions scheduled over a two-week period with your input
  • 8 hours of behind-the-wheel training
  • We'll pick you up and drop you off
  • No need to come to the office
  • Carefully chosen, highly qualified instructors

Ada Area Chamber of Commerce holds celebration dinner

The Ada Area Chamber of Commerce held its celebration dinner on Jan. 16 and announced significant dates for 2013 and made Board of Director appointments for 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Board of Directors are as follows:

Karen Garver, Justin Courtney and Dustin Brooks

Elizabeth Abel, Becky Neville, and Jolene Bailey

JoNell Hanratty, Linda Fleming and Ashley Lehman

Significant dates to remember include:

Apollo Career Center plans celebration as kick-off to National Career Technical Education Month

Apollo Career Center will hold Apollopalooza on January 29, 2013, 5:30-7 p.m., to kick-off National Career and Technical Education Month, which runs through February according to Dana Dukes Norton, community relations liaison. 

Apollopalooza will showcase both the high school and adult education programs. The event is free and open to the public.

Yeah, it feels like January

Suddenly it feels like January. Guy Verhoff,  weather observer, provided the Icon with the past seven day maximum temperature, minimum temperature and precipitation. The high for the past seven days was 50 and the low 8.

Jan. 15  30  19
Jan. 16  34  25
Jan. 17  40  20
Jan. 18  39  19
Jan. 19  50  36
Jan. 20  43  18 trace
Jan. 21  21    8 trace

If you're in business, it's time to fill out the 2012 Economic Census

The Economic Census is the U.S. Government's official five-year measure of American business and the economy. It is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, and response is required by law.

Forms go out to nearly 4 million businesses, including large, medium and small companies representing all U.S. locations and industries. Respondents are asked to provide a range of operational and performance data for their companies.

Response to the Economic Census is important for your industry, your community and your business.

Our trade associations and chamber of commerce rely on information from the Census for economic development and business decisions.

Buy Ada First committee planning for 2013


This year will be an active one for the Buy Ada First committee. The ad hoc committee has several ideas for promoting Ada in 2013. Among those includes:

• A chili soup cook-off is being discussed
• Continuation of Ada’s “Cash Mob” (details coming)
• Expansion of “Music On Main” this summer

Tentative “Music on Main” dates are the Friday evenings of June 14, July 12 and Aug. 9. Last year, one event took place at The Depot.

Details on these and other programs will be announced soon, according to Heather Cox of the group.