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August 9, 2020

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A message from doctors and nurse practitioners about covid-19

We are part of your communities. We know you, and you know us. As we all deal with COVID-19, we want to be a part of the solution; we want to educate and empower you to be a part of the solution also

Note: Ada Icon supports the opinions put forth in this letter.

Ada Icon viewers:
We, your doctors and your nurse practitioners, are living and working together with you as the COVID-19 pandemic is unfolding.  

We are currently seeing an increasing number of people with this infection in Putnam county and surrounding areas.  We want to do everything we can to limit the spread of COVID-19 and need your help.  

What you do matters. The basic actions you keep hearing about, i.e. washing hands, social distancing, wearing masks, and staying home when you are sick, actually do much to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  

Next Ada blood drive July 20

11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Community Health Professionals

Covid-19 hasn't stopped blood drives from taking place.

Ada's next American Red Cross blood drive is from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday, July 20, in the Community Health Professionals Ada Visiting Nurses conference room, 1200 S. Main St.

To schedule an appointment, call Mary Hackworth, blood program leader for Ada community blood drives, at 419-604-8569 or 800-Red Cross.

You may also visit www.RedCrossBlood.org, and use the sponsor code: AdaCommunity.

Blood donors receive a Columbus Zoo BOGO entry coupon and a chance to win four Zoombezi Bay passes.

Ada Youth Football registration underway

Two programs: • K-2 flag football • 3rd-6th grade football

Ada Youth Football K-6 registration is now online, according to Adam West.

"To help make the registration process easier we have decided to move the registration process online instead of our traditional in person registration process," he said.

To register visit the team's new website by clicking here.

 "Registering early will help us determine how many coaches and volunteers we will need this season," he said.

So, you think you know Ada - here's the answer

So, you think you know Ada. Yesterday we tossed this photo at viewers. It's near the ZTA House at 625 Union near the intersection of Union and College. Perhaps the photos below will help locating this object.

Jon Umphress was active in several Ada organizations

Held a deep interest in the community and its history

Ada civic leader Jon W. Umphress, 70, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at 1:34 a.m. at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center.

He was born on Dec. 13, 1949, in Lima to the late Wilbur and Virginia (Foss) Umphress. On June 20, 1971, Jon married Susan J. Epley and she survives in Ada.

Throughout his life, Jon worked at the Kenton Times, WKTN Radio Station, the Ada Police Department, and WTGN Christian Radio Station.  He was a frequent contributor to Ada Icon.

He was actively involved with the Ada Kiwanis Club, the Historical Society of Ada, and ham radio.  He was a member of the McGuffey Church of Christ. 

Victoria Ross will play in Marching 110 band at Ohio University

Victoria Ross was accepted into membership of the Marching 110 band at Ohio University this fall where she will play the mellophone. She will attend OU, majoring in marketing and minoring in instrumental music.

Victoria is a 2020 graduate of Ada High School. She was a drum major her junior year and head drum major her senior year.

Victoria was also part of Inertia her senior year, which is an independent marching band based out of Dayton.