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August 9, 2020

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Vancrest employee spotlight on Christina Sneary

Christina Sneary, a Vancrest long-term care nurse, is in this month's Vancest employee spotlight.

The Ada High School gradaute was previously an STNA before she returned to school to attain an LPN.  She says that nursing is her favorite occupation because of the bond developed between nurses and residents.

An Ada High School sophomore's veggie garden

He transformed a section of underutilized land to a garden

Story and photo by Jimmy Wilson
"Today’s featured Ada Icon Veggie Garden belongs to Wyliam Bowden of North Main Street.  

A sophomore in Ada Exempted Village Schools, Wyliam’s love of plants prompted him to commandeer an unused section of his family’s yard along the back alley for his garden. 

 He improved the soil by adding coconut fiber, peat moss, sand, expanded pumice, and perlite.  Wyliam carries bucket of water to his garden each day, where he grows, potatoes, carrots, watermelon, hot peppers, and other types of produce.  

Carolyn Sue Coe was a graduate of Alger High School

Carolyn Sue Coe, age 76, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at 1:18 p.m. at Lima Memorial Health System, Lima, surrounded by her family.

She was born on March 2, 1944, in Lima to James and Anna (Shrider) Ramsdell. Her father preceded her in death and her mother survives in Lima.

Carolyn was a secretary for Lima Memorial Health System. Carolyn was a lifelong traveler, artist, friend, daughter, mother and grandmother. She loved the California desert and lived in Palm Springs for many years before returning to the Lima area when her health declined several years ago.

While in California, Carolyn was President Reagan’s EKG tech in the 1980s.

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Ada Academic Booster membership drive underway

Volunteer organization encourages students from grades K to 12

Ada Academic Boosters launched its 2020-21 membership drive this week.

The volunteer organization recognizes and encourages academic achievement in grades K through 12 in the Ada schools.

This year’s drive seeks monetary donations and volunteers. A member form is attached at the bottom of this story.

Several membership levels are available:
• Family membership $10
• Purple level $25
• Gold level $50
• Lamp of Knowledge level $100
• Academic excellence $250

Three August events have Ada written all over them

Ada Adventure, Rotary chicken barbecue, Lincoln Highway garage sale

Three August events have Ada written all over them.

• On Thursday, Aug. 6, Ohio Northern University hosts a new program "Ada Adventure" as a part of its Welcome Weekend with new students. 

Throughout the day (from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.) students will walk throughout the downtown area in small groups to explore the village. Ohio Northern University is hoping to point out all of the businesses and opportunities for the new students.