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August 22, 2019

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103 candles on Alice Bucher's birthday cake

Following her marriage at age 20 to Dale, the couple moved to Ada and raised their family

Long-time Ada resident, Alice Bucher, now living at Vancrest of Ada, celebrated her 103rd birthday on Aug. 14.

Mrs. Bucher was an employee at Triplett Corp., Bluffton, for 22 years, and may be the oldest living Triplett retiree.

She and her husband, Dale, had three children, two boys and one girl. Dale  was the Ada scoutmaster for many years and he also served on several community boards and organizations in Ada. He died in 1999.

Today, Mrs. Bucher has 10 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Three features by Cort Reynolds posted on Celtics blog

Ada Icon sports writer, Cort Reynolds, has two features posted on the Boston Celtics blog on Aug. 18. The features are part of the Celtics blog History Week. Earlier this month he also had a feature posted.

The features follow:

• The 1981 Eastern Conference Finals: the greatest playoff series ever

Patricia Arnett receives SHRM certification

Patricia Arnett, Liberty National Bank senior vice president, human resource director and cash management officer, passed the SHRM Senior Certified Professional exam on July 10.

SHRM certification is the only HR certification offered by the world’s largest HR membership organization.  As the industry leader in HR professional development, SHRM has supported more than 100,000 employers representing 140 million employees worldwide.

The SHRM-CP (Certified Professional) and SHRM-SCP (Senior Certified Professional) exams are accredited by the Buros Center for Testing, asserting that the HR credentials meet the highest standards in testing. 

Ada P.E.O. supports women’s education

A former “secret society” is now one of Hardin’s County’s best kept secrets when it comes to promoting educational opportunities for women

By Barb Lockard
A former “secret society” is now one of Hardin’s County’s best kept secrets when it comes to promoting educational opportunities for women. 

The Ada Chapter of P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) is part of a 150-year-old national organization that was initially labeled as secret because only members knew what the three letters stood for. 

In the past two decades, P.E.O. International has re-branded itself as an inclusive, forward-moving organization focused on creating opportunities for women students in higher education. 

Noteworthy Community Choir hits the road this summer!

From contemporary Broadway tunes to standard jazz and show tunes, Noteworthy Community Choir brings music to three communities this summer.

The Ada-based choir performed at the ONU/Lima Symphony pops concert in July, at Kenton's Immaculate Conception summer festival and at Maple Crest, Bluffton, in August.

Contact NCC to become a part of an exciting and growing choral organization.  Audition for the upcoming season, or consider the non-auditioned sections for both adults and children! 

Ada loves a parade

Farmers and Merchants Picnic parade doesn't disappoint

18 parade photos below -
Everyone loves a parade, and Ada puts on some great ones.

Ken Collins captured several images of Saturday's Farmers and Merchants Picnic parade.

His photos include everything you might expect, from the U.S. flag leading the pack to bands, floats, sports teams, village and county leaders, cheerleaders, 4-H clubs and more.

Take a look at Ken's photos below, and click here for his photos at the park, posted yesterday on the Icon.