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July 20, 2019
 

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Meet Vancrest's assisted living resident in this month's spotlight

Vancrest assisted living resident Maryan Driggers is in the Vancrest spotlight this month.

Attending school in St. Louis, she eventually became a furniture salesperson in Cincinnati. She says that her favorite occupation was being a pastor’s wife.

She and her husband, Morris, were married for 50 years. There have four children, Gary, Steve, Tom and Susan.

“When All the World’s Problems are Solved, is Optimism Still Necessary?”

Nathan Hurtig's essay first of 477 entries in state contest

Nathan Hurtig is an optimist in more ways than one.

The Ada High School junior’s essay on the theme of optimism was selected the best essay of 477 entries in a state essay contest held by the Ohio Optimist Club this spring.

“I wrote the essay in January, won the local club level in Kenton in February, learned I won the state level in March, and received the award in April at the Ohio District Conference in Dublin,” he said.

The Ada junior’s award was one of three presented in Columbus. His was in the essay division. Other awards were given to winners in an oratorical division and a division for students with hearing impediments.

Meet Jaden Carter, Vancrest employee in the spotlight

Jaden Carter, a resident assistant in Assistant Living, is this month’s Vancrest spotlight employee.

She has been on the staff for nearly three years and has worked all the shifts. She is an Elida High School graduate and is currently working on her business in health care administration degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. Her goal is to become an assisted living director.

Jaden says she enjoys seeing Vancrest residents on a daily basis and hearing about their lives.

“Residents have become my family,” she said.

Kiwanis Club recognizes Shutt family and Kewpee

For its continued support of the club's pancake breakfast

Ada Kiwanis Club members took a lunch trip to Kewpee Restaurant, Lima, on May 7. The event was more than just an occasion to eat out.

The club thanked the Shutt family for its assistance in the Kiwanis pancake and sausage day events held each spring.

Joe Ferguson, Kiwanis president, thanked Kewpee’s Scott Shutt for his family’s generous to the pancake and sausage events.

He noted the success of previous year’s breakfasts and said that Kewpee sponsorships started in 2007, adding that profits from the project have increased significantly since 2007.

Three community groups receive donations from Junior Civic League

Boots for Bulldogs, Ada school cafeteria fund and public library summer reading program

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Ada Junior Civic League members know the value of pecan sales.

Earlier this week, the league distributed $1,000 in proceeds from this year’s peacan sales to three Ada organizations.

Checks included:
• $600 to Ada schools Boots for Bulldogs program,
• $200 to the Ada school lunch program, and
• $200 to the Ada Public Library’s summer reading program.

Presenting the checks in behalf of the league were Sherry Evans, president, and Bev Romick, special projects chair.

A reading carnival

Ada elementary students discover that reading does pay

All that reading paid off last week for Ada elementary students.

The Ada Academic Boosters reading carnival was the reward, as students earned points all year for their reading. There were games and more games as students, Kindergarten through fifth grade tried their skill at lots of activities.

The Icon shares the following series of photos during the Kindergarten carnival experience of this year's carnival.

 

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