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Once upon a time in Ada

Once upon a time in Ada

 A 1912 Sunday school gift at Sugar Grove Methodist

By Leland Crouse
lcrouse@centurylink.net
Here’s a card that Sunday school students in Sugar Grove Methodist Church received from their teacher, W.E. Candler at Christmas in 1912.

Click on it to read all the biblically-related information. For example, you will find that a mite was less than a quarter of a cent (think: story of the widow’s mite).

Also, according to Genesis, Noah’s ark measured 300 cubits long, 50 cubits broad and 30 cubits high.

Entre Nous Women’s Club was organized in Ada in 1920

The object of the club shall be to bring the women of this city together for intellectual advancement, mutual helpfulness and the promotion of higher Social and Moral conditions. It shall aim to develop the habit of speaking without notes.

By Leland Crouse
lcrouse@centurylink.net
1920  - The Entre Nous Women’s Club was organized in Ada. Their colors was pink and white, their motto was “Tis the nurture of spirit, The culture of mind, That softens the nature, And makes one refined.

Officers for 1920-1921
President Mrs. Nan Clayton; First Vice President, Mrs. Bertha Brecheisen; Recording Secretary, Mrs. Laura McElroy and Treasurer, Mrs. Olga Bentley.

Program Committee was Mrs. Maude Moore, Chairman; Mrs. Myrtle Greer; Mrs. DeBritto Hindall.

Flower Committee was Mrs. Donna McElroy and Mrs. Carie Geseman

Here’s a list of Farmers’ and Merchants’ queens from 1953 to 1990

By Leland Crouse
lcrouse@centurylink.net
Betty Miller
August 15, 1990

In a world of rapid change the Farmers and Merchants Picnic has a reassuring sameness about it, and yet some special feature makes each picnic memorable.

Once upon a time in Ada

Businessman Carl Luft

By Leland Crouse
lcrouse@centurylink.net
October 1980
Carl Luft, Ada businessman for the past 67 years, turned the keys to his shop on Lincoln Avenue, over to Tim Rodabaugh, bringing to a close one of the longest continuously operated businesses in the village.

Ada Rotary Club beginnings

By Leland Crouse
lcrouse@centurylink.net
The Ada Rotary Club opened its membership to women in 1990. Karen Cooper, assistant to the law dean at Ohio Northern University, became the first women member when she was inducted into the organization by Dave Retterer, club president. Cooper is not entirely new to the Rotary, for she belonged to the Rotary Ann Club when her husband, Ken, was a Rotarian in Ft. Dodge, Iowa.

Once upon a time in Ada

By Leland Crouse
lcrouse@centurylink.net
Here’s an updated photo of Anna Fleming, Ada, as she closed the Bible as chaplain for the day at a meeting of the Blue Star Mothers, during the fall state conference.

Anna has belongs to the Blue Star Mothers since 1957 when a chapter was started in Ada.

Her son, Barclay, served in the army in Germany; son, Gerald, served in Alaska with the army, and her otherson, Edward, spent 20 years in the navy.

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