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October 22, 2019

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Emergency Medicine Residency Program receives initial accreditation

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center newly developed emergency medical center has received its initial accreditation.

The Emergency Medicine Residency Program is a three-year program and is approved for a total of 18 accredited resident positions. Medical student candidates will be able to apply in the fall 2019 and St. Rita's will participate in the 2020 National Resident Matching Program. The first class of six residents will start July 1, 2020.

The Emergency Medicine Residency Program is led by David Toro, MD, program director; Susan Dunn, academic program coordinator and James Chan, MD, associate program director. 

Major street work

SR 235 and SR 309 become one-lane at times

Two major Ada streets are involved in major pavement repairs this week.

The project also includes installation of curb ramps and concrete sidewalks within the village of Ada.

On South Main the grinding takes the street down to the former brick Main Street of a century ago. A photo below reveals about 6 inches of pavement laid over the years since the street was bricked.

The streets are:
• State Route 81 between the western village limits and Township Road 55
• State Route 235 between the northern village limits and State Route 309

The work has turned much of Main Street into a one-lane roadway.

Oh, boy, here it comes! Harvest and Herb Festival

Over 150 craft booths, lots of food, large parade, kid's area, crowning of a queen

It’s Harvest and Herb Festival weekend in Ada, with the event set from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on Main Street.

The 34th annual Ada Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored festival should draw a large crowd. It will offer over 150 craft vendors (and growing daily), a kid’s area, parade, crowning of a festival queen and many food booths.

Helicopter flyover
Several new features are part of this year’s festival. The feature making the most noise is a scheduled flyover by a St. Rita’s-Mercy Health helicopter to signal the start of the 10 a.m. parade.

Homecoming tickets, volley for a cure, AMHA getting started

Activities this week at Ada High School

Here's an update on activities at Ada High School. Information is from the school website:

PRE-SALE TICKETS:  for Friday’s military appreciation night football game will be on sale in the high school office from 8:15 to 3:45 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Cost is $4 for students and $5 for adults. All tickets are $6 at the door.

VOLLEY FOR A CURE T-SHIRTS: There are orders form in the high school office.  Completed order forms and money are due Thursday, Sept. 19. The game is Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 5:30 p.m., the Bulldogs verses Paulding.

Audition for choir? At my age?

Auditions for Noteworthy Community Choir takes place soon

Audition for choir?  At my age?

Well, yes!  Noteworthy Community Choir has an inter-generational choir (Expressions) that meets Monday evenings from 7:15 - 9:15 p.m.

"We have singers ages 14 through 70+ and have had a wonderful time serving our communities through song," says Vicki Mills, director.

"New singers are welcome, and the audition is short and sweet, consisting of  singing 30 seconds of your favorite song, and running a few exercises to determine your range and musicianship skills." 

Bridge work completed on Hardin County Road 50

Hardin County Road 50 (Liberty Township Road 55-County Road 65) is now open, according to the Hardin County Engineer's office.

The road was previously closed due to bridge replacement.