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December 6, 2019

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Christmas Luncheon for senior citizens at school

The 27th annual Ada Schools senior citizens Christmas luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the gymnasium of the K-12 building.

The Varsity Singers will perform at the conclusion of the meal. Residents of the Ada school district, who are 62 or older are invited.

Call 419-634-6421 for reservations for the free meal.

Elks students of the month

Here are the Ada and Upper Scioto students for October and November

Four Ada High School students and two Upper Scioto Valley students received recognition from the Kenton Elks Lodge 157 as their school's students of the month for October and November.

Students from each school in Hardin County are recognized each month. This was the first group of students recognized for 2019-2020 school year by the Elks.

A partial listing of individual student activities is included here:

Ada students

Nora Dellifield – school activities include Varsity Singers, track and field, Academic All-Ohio Award winner and basketball cheerleader. Daughter of David and Jami Dellifield.

Holiday raffle, children's shopping spree, winter coat drive

All part of Beatitudes' holiday programming

Beatitudes, 210 N. Main St., Ada, has several holiday-related activities underway. These include a holiday raffle, children's Christmas shopping spree and a winter coat drive.

Holiday raffle – Nov. 22
There’s still time to enter the holiday raffle. Ten items will be raffled and the drawing takes place Friday afternoon. Tickets are on sale at $1 each and six for $5.

Click here for a list of raffle items.

There's nothing like a festival of trees

View the festival from photos on the Icon, but visit CHP to place your bid

Don't wait! Closing bids are a 6 p.m. on Friday.

This year's Festival of Trees at Community Health Professionals,1200 S. Main St., comes to a close soon and bidders will find many decorated trees, wreaths and holiday decor items on the bid rack.

Proceeds benefit CHP hospice program.

Among items to bid on include a live tree for planting, donated by Guyton Builders. You can't miss this tree, as it is in the entrance to the entire display.

Several festival events continue for the rest of the week:

Ada's Katayama to swim at Marshall

Signed a letter of intent to compete at Division I school

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Ada senior swimming ace Klava Katayama recently signed a letter of intent to attend and compete for Div. I Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.

Katayama is seeking to become the first four-time state qualifier in Bulldog program history this winter. She is also believed to be the first Div. I swim product from Ada.

Klava reported that the scholarship she is receiving is 76 percent athletics, 24 percent academics. The Thundering Herd swim team competes in Conference USA, along with schools such as Rice, Florida International, North Texas and Florida Atlantic.

Teaching idioms to first graders?

My kids bring a lot of papers home from school.

Amongst these papers was a sheet of practical activities to do at home to encourage literacy, logic, character-building and math skills. Under the language section, it suggested counting how many idioms my first grader could think of, as a sort of game.

You're pulling my leg, right?

First off, I think today's first graders are learning far more than I was taught at that grade level. For example, my first grader was learning to spell advanced words such as special, barbecue, and rhythm. She just turned seven. So - today's first graders have the potential to know far more than I did at that age.