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February 21, 2019

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Getting to know Kara McVicker

She's an activities assistant at Vancrest

February's Vancrest of Ada employee spotlight shines on Kara McVicker of Ada, a Vancrest activities assistant.

Kara has previously worked in a long-term care facility as an aide also as an activities assistant. She was once a lifeguard at the Kenton YMCA where she instructed aquacise classes.

Kara’s favorite job previous to Vancrest was painting carousels at Carousel Works Inc. She has an amazing talent with a paintbrush and her imagination.

Vancrest's resident spotlight shines on Kay Sanders

Graduated from Alger HS; worked at Wilson's for 30 years

Marilyn Kay Sanders, an assistant living resident of Vancrest, Ada, is the featured in this month’s “Resident Spotlight” at Vancrest.

She attended school and graduated from Alger High school in 1964 as the last class from Alger High school before it changed to Upper Scioto Valley.

Kay and her late husband, Larry, were married in 1968 and had three girls.

Kay worked at Wilson’s football factory for 30 years. Her main job was to sew linings.  Kay said she would go back to work now if she could as she truly liked her job. She watched football until she quit making them.

Two youth wrestlers statebound

FROM ADA BULLDOGS FACEBOOK - Langston McClain and Eli Esguerra, members of the Ada Youth Wrestling Club, advance to the OAC grade school wrestling championship March 23-24 in Youngstown.

Eli wrestled at the OAC Grade School District Championship in Thomas Worthington and won first place in Division 3 110-pound bracket.

Langston wrestled at the OAC Grade School District Championship in Troy and won first place in Division 2 61-pound bracket.


Ada native Beth Stewart Bullinger state patrol award recipient

She has been with the Van Wert post since 2014

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced the recipients of their 2018 Leadership Awards, in a ceremony recognizing dozens of state and district award winners for their contributions to state and communities.

Administrative Professional 1 Beth Stewart Bullinger of the Van Wert Post, received the 2018 Employee Recognition Award presented annually to recognize excellence by a professional employee.

She began her state career in May 2014 as an Administrative Professional 1 and has been assigned to the Van Wert Post throughout her career. She earned the Findlay District Employee Recognition Award in 2015, 2016 and 2018.

Your invitation to audition for a Noteworthy choir

Vicki Mills accepting new singers for second season

Vicki Mills announced that the Noteworthy Community Choir begins its second season this year.

"Area singers are invited to audition throughout March for a spot in both its children’s choirs and inter-generational choir,” she said.

Four different choirs will form and meet from April 16 to July 6. Those groups are:
• Treble makers – non-auditioned choir, ages 6-10
• Noteworthy Voices – ages 8-18
• Noteworthy Sounds – ages 7-11+
• Expressions – ages 13 to 83+ begins March 25

An Ada Valentine's Day question

How many golden-plus wedding anniversaries have you celebrated?

Important note: If we've missed you, please email us at info@adaicon.com. Give your name and marriage date. We will add you to our list immediately!

The Icon asked Don Traxler to consider an almost impossible Valentine's Day assignment.

"Don, compile a list of married couples in the Ada community who have reached the golden anniversary level and beyond."

He rose to the task and provided a list of couples who fit that description. They follow: