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October 22, 2020

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Previte guest speaker to Bluffton Lions - talks about Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act

Ada resident Peter Previte was guest speaker at the Bluffton Lions Club earlier this month. Previte provided a brief history of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

He also addressed the evolution of laws to make food, drugs and cosmetics safer, as he reviewed the years of patent medicine that contained alcohol, narcotics and similar ingredients.

Previte told the Bluffton audience about the many regulative laws enacted by Congress over the years and the affect each has had on the country. One of those laws mentioned resulted in a major improvement in product labeling and information.

Ada's future scientists probe questions - seek answers


• Are more people left or right dominate?
• Are fingerprints hereditary?
• What is the quickest way to cool a soda?
• How fast can a solar powered car go?

Ada eighth grade science students probed these and other questions this year and presented their findings at the Jan. 24 sciene fair at Ada school. Following an afternoon of judging this year's exhibits went on public display.

According to Bill Faine, Ada junior high science teacher, between 68 and 72 projects were judged. Superiors advance to the district science fair at Ohio Northern University in March.

Ada HS spring musical will lead down the Yellow Brick Road

We don’t know if Justin England has ever been to Kansas, but he and the Ada High School cast of “The Wizard of Oz” plan a trip there in May. They will take you with them.

This spring’s Ada HS musical is “The Wizard of Oz.” Justin, an Ada junior, was recently cast in the role of the wizard. No, the production won’t be performed in the State of Kansas  –  you’ll have to pretend that  – instead it will be in the Ada school auditorium.

This is Justin’s third role in an Ada  HS drama production. He was a member of the cast of “Lagoon” as an eighth grader and “A Haunting We Will Go,” as a sophomore.

14 Richland Manor employees recognized for 1 year perfect attendance

Fourteen Richland Manor employees were recognized by Trilogy Health Services for having perfect attendance in 2012, accoding to Sarah Foster, executive director of Richland Manor.

These staff members were among over 850 employees company-wide who did not miss a day of work and were not tardy from Jan. 1, 2012 through Dec. 31, 2012. For this achievement they received a $250 bonus and an additional day of paid time off, along with a plaque recognizing their accomplishment.

Foster said, “We truly appreciate the dedication that these employees show our residents every day.  We are fortunate to have them on the Richland Manor team.”

Kiwanis members hear about Wilson football factory history

President Myrna McCurdy called the 14th meeting (January 22nd) of the 2012–2013 Kiwanis year to order at noon at McIntosh Center, ONU.

Jon Umphress offered the invocation by Jon Umphress.

Merle and Lucille Cheney were welcomed as guests.

The member birthdays of Mark Light and Tom Kier were noted.

The membership anniversaries of Scott Wills 1/28/04  and Marilyn Green  1/24/2004 were also noted.

It was reported that member Mark Light was at the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. on Monday.

In business:

Ada HS Varsity Singers bring home Class C trophy from Piqua event

Ada Varsity Singers returned from competition at Piqua on Saturday with the Class C Trophy.

The Ada High School Varsity Singers lead by vocal music director, Abigail Glenn and Jonathan Lischak, director of instrumental and co-director of the Varsity Singers performed at Piqua High School’s Show Choir competition on Jan. 19.  

The Varsity Singers were awarded the Class C Champions Trophy with a first place finish in their division. The Outstanding Performer Award selected by the judges for Ada Varsity Singers was senior Erica Kier.