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September 23, 2019

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Want to be queen for a day?

Harvest and Herb Festival queen application forms now available

The Farmers and Merchants Picnic is behind us. Harvest and Herb Festival is on deck.

Applications are now available for the 2019 Ada Area Chamber of Commerce Harvest and Herb Queen competition. The competition is open to Ada High School juniors or seniors, age 16-18.

Contestants must complete an application, three short essays and sit for a professional interview. Contact Arlene Allison at 419-302-7698 for an application.

Applications will also be available in the Ada High School office starting Thursday, Aug. 22. All applications are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11. 

Bringing Christmas in July to the Ohio State Fair

“Arlene wanted a red dress like the one in the movie White Christmas,” Dellifield recalled. “She asked for the dress for months, so I finally decided to make it.”

By Barb Lockard
It all started with a 1954 movie, a request from a friend and a portfolio for college.  Ada High School senior Nora Dellifield brought a holiday flair to her 4-H competition at the Ohio State Fair on July 31.

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Now an accomplished seamstress, Dellifield was initially encouraged to sew by her grandmother.  “I went to a 4-H meeting and sewing looked like fun,” she added.  “My grandmother said she would help me, so I joined.” Nora makes some of her own clothes, but the category she chose at the State Fair this year was “Sewing for Others.” 

Resident's quick thinking helped law officers capture wanted fugitive

Ada police present Andrew Ward with S.A.F.E.R Award during Aug. 6 council meeting

Ada resident Andrew Ward of 540 E. Lincoln Ave., earned deserved recognition on Tuesday by the Village of Ada and Ada Police Department.

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Michael Harnishfeger, police chief, presented Ward with an Ada Police Department S.A.F.E.R Award (Seeking Aid From Every Resident) during Aug. 6 Ada council meeting.

According to Harnishfeger, Andrew’s willingness to get involved and assist the police makes Ada a safer and more secure community.

Jordyn and Camryn Smith have great success at state fair

Sisters are Ada elementary students

Sisters, Jordyn and Camryn Smith, had great success at the Ohio State Fair.

Jordyn, an Ada 6th grader and member of Troop 20314 from Ada, (Cadette), received the following awards:
• Gold Medal (for the second year) in the Public Speaking Competition
• Silver Medal in the Design Challenge Competition
• Bronze Medal in the Duct Tape Competition
• First Place Ribbon in Robotics
• Second Place Ribbon in Community Service Project
• Third Place Ribbon in Historic Sites, People, Tours Project

Alyssa Nau an "Outstanding of the Day" and "Clock Trophy" winner

Ada 6th grader at the Ohio State Fair

Alyssa Nau, a 6th grader at Ada, received an Outstanding of the Day and the Clock Trophy for her project Star Spangled Foods at the Ohio State Fair. Alyssa is a member of Buttons and Bows 4-H Club in Hancock County.

Alyssa is a second-year member of the 4-H club. She has shown registered Shropshire sheep at state fair and the Hancock County Fair.

In addition to her awards this year at the state fair, she received first place for her project Star Spangled Foods at the Hancock County nutrition judging.

Alyssa is an Ada midget varsity cheerleader, is also active in Girl Scouts and attends the First United Methodist Church, Ada. 

When you see Crystal ask how she spent her summer

ONU senior stuffs a coaster and faces the Forbidden Frontier

By Barb Lockard
When Good Morning America arrived at Cedar Point Amusement Park for a feature on Steel Vengeance, Crystal Amberlyn found the “talent” needed to fill the giant coaster’s seats. 

The Ohio Northern University senior runs interference for media, heads up the in-house Snapchat account and does what’s needed for Cedar Point to put its best foot forward.

“I remember my first day on the job,” recalled Crystal.  “I was thrown into a video shoot for the new Forbidden Frontier on Adventure Island.  I learned to do what’s needed in order to make things run smoothly. Many times it’s behind the scenes.”