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Ada Academic Boosters
Tracie Amburgey, 419-235-8162
Deb Curlis, director, 419-788-9459
Ada Athletic Boosters
Lisa Conley, 419-235-6562; Meets second Monday at 7 p.m. in high school cafeteria
Ada Boy Scouts - Pack 124
Meets at 7 p.m. on first Tuesday of each month at school cafeteria
Ada Kiwanis Club
(567) 204-9241
Paul Fletcher, 419-235-1533.
Meets on first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Media Center at Ada High School. Amanda Robirds, president; Michele Frazier, VP of communication. Ada Rotary First Thursday - 5 p.m., social, The Inn at ONU Each Tuesday (except social week), noon, The Inn at ONU Jamie Hall, president, 567-712-9079
Friends of the Library
Liberty Conservation Club
1552 St. Rt. 235, 419-234-5795

Church

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316 S. Main St. - 419-634-2407 111 Central Ave - 419-235-7307
201 S. Main St. - 419-634-5661 301 N. Main St. - 419-634-4626
1047 St. Rt. 235 - 419-634-6132 7050 St. Rt. 235, Alger - 419-757-4501
101 Montville St, Alger - 419-757-3771 4014 Co. Rd. 304, - 419-326-8552
4227 N. Hardin Rd. - 419-649-5364 350 W. North Ave - 419-634-8041
321 N. Gilbert St. - 419-634-2554 Office 222 E. Highland Ave - 419-634-2626
125 S. Johnson St. - 419-634-8956
St. Paul's United Church of Christ
4443 TR 25, Ada • 419
4945 St. Rt. 81 - 419-634-6303

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Classified Ads

CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR'S WORSHIP SCHEDULES

Help families plan ahead: please submit worship schedules for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day if times differ from weekly schedules or if there are additional services. EMAIL [email protected]

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Bluffton First United Methodist Church

116 Church Street

Thursday, December 30th

12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

to schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit www.RedCrossBlood.org and enter fumcbluff

New Leaf Garden Center has Christmas Trees & all the Trimmings

Fresh Cut Pine & Spruce Trees, 5’ - 10’

Roping – Wreaths - Greenery

Browse thru our stores filled with….Buffalo Plaid & Galvanized items, Snowmen, Cardinals & Grapevine Trees…all to beautifully decorate your home!

Also..….Bulk Chocolate Peanut Clusters & other Candies, Artificial Wreaths, Centerpieces, Greenery & Trees, Decorating & Craft Supplies, Poinsettias & Cemetery items

 

 

FRIDAY * DECEMBER 10th, 2021   ~   10:00 A.M. Sharp!

AUCTION LOCATION: On Site @ 0064 Twp. Rd. 30, Ada, OH  45810 ~ “WATCH FOR AUCTION SIGNS”

App. 3 Miles West of Ada on SR 81 to Hardin Allen Co. Line, North 1 Mile on Co. Line Rd., Then East to AUCTION

SHARP WELL MAINTAINED QUALITY COMBINE - HEADS & TRACTORS * JD GPS UNITS

PLANTER * DRILLS * SPRAYER * APPLICATOR  *  FARM EQUIPMENT            

GRAIN TRUCKS     *    GRAIN CART    *    WAGONS

EQUIPMENT PREVIEW > Tuesday * December 7 * 12:00 - 3:00 P.M.

VIEW ON SIEFKERAUCTIONS.COM

We have student rentals  
Contact Brown Rentals 
410 S. Main St., Ada 
Sandy Turner, property manager 
419-204-8514
www.brownrentalsada.com

VANCE STREET APTS
Independent Sr. Living
137 Vance St. Bluffton, OH 45817
Accepting applications for Efficiency and 1-bedroom apartments 
24-hour Emergency Maintenance
On-Site Managers
On-site Laundry 
Community rooms on every floor
Sunroom and more
Income Guidelines Apply
Call 419-358-7795 10-4, Monday through Friday
EHO

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A to Z Portion Control Meats, Inc., 201 North Main Street, Bluffton, Ohio 45817

Hiring for Full Time & Part Time Packaging help! 

Full Time Hours: Monday – Friday 7am – 4pm 

Part Time Hours: 7am – 11:30am OR 11:30am – 4pm 

Pay Rate: $15.00 per hour starting 

Please stop by for an application and onsite interview! 

Shipping and Receiving Office Personnel Needed!

A to Z Portion Control Meats, Inc. is seeking a Shipping and Receiving Office Clerk from 8-4 Monday through Friday.

This exciting position includes but is not limited to answering phones, emails with direct support to customers, suppliers, and employees. 

Required are proficiencies in Microsoft, Excel, and QuickBooks.

Please apply at 201 North Main Street Bluffton, Ohio, send email to [email protected] or call 419-358-1151.

The Midwest Regional ESC is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the following position: Interim Elementary Principal  (K-6)

Part-Time or Full-Time: Full-Time 5 days/week (M-F) 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Deadline to Apply: Until Filled, Start Date: 1/3/2022

Building/District Location:  Ada Exempted Village Schools

Special Requirements: Must hold, or have the ability to obtain, a valid ODE Principal License (P-6)

If you have questions regarding the position and/or building assignment, please contact Scott Howell, Superintendent at: [email protected]

HOW TO APPLY

Step #1 – Download an employment application from our website www.mresc.org

Step #2 – Submit your completed application to: Midwest Regional ESC, Attn: Jana Barhorst, 129 East Court St. Sidney, Ohio 45365

Or you may email the completed application to: [email protected]

The Midwest Regional ESC is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the following position: SWD Instructional  Assistant

Part-Time or Full-Time: Full-Time 5 days/week (M-F)  8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Deadline to Apply: Until Filled, Start Date: As Soon As Possible

Building/District Location: Sidney City Northwood Intermediate School

Special Requirements: Must hold, or have the ability to obtain, a valid ODE Aide Permit with the Paraprofessional Designation.

If you have questions regarding the position and/or building assignment, please contact Elaine Drumm, HR Manager at: [email protected]

HOW TO APPLY

Step #1 – Download an employment application from our website www.mresc.org

Step #2 – Submit your completed application to: Midwest Regional ESC, Attn: Jana Barhorst, 129 East Court St., Sidney, Ohio 45365

Or you may email the completed application to: [email protected]

Ada High School is accepting applications for the following supplemental positions:

Boys Tennis

Junior High Softball 

Varsity Girls Soccer (2022-2023)

If interested please contact Athletic Director Ken Jochims at [email protected] or call 419-634-2746.

Diamond Manufacturing of Bluffton, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is looking for Truck Driver with the following qualifications:

  • Candidate must hold Class A CDL
  • Forklift experience a plus but not mandatory
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer skills a plus
  • Experience in inventory control a plus but not mandatory
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities
  • Observe all plant and safety rules

This position works a traditional 5/8 hour day schedule.  Overtime will be scheduled if necessary.  Starting pay for this position is based upon experience.  This position will be responsible for local driving only.

Great benefit package available DAY 1 of employment including:  medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and life insurance. 401(k) benefit along with company match available after 90 days of service.

We are a growing company looking for people that are excited to join our team!  If you are interested in having a direct impact on Diamond’s performance, quality, safety, and value, then this is the position for you.

Please apply on line at www.DiamondMB.com/employment OR apply in person at 505 E. Jefferson Street, Bluffton, OH  45817. 

Executive Director/Licensed Nursing Home Administrator for Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio, Bluffton, Ohio
 
An exciting career opportunity for an experienced licensed nursing home administrator to join a faith-based, not-for- profit retirement community committed to honoring the dignity of elders. Successful candidate will be able think outside the traditional model of care and lead the organization with a creative, person-centered philosophy.

Mennonite Memorial Home has 60 licensed nursing beds, 19 certified AL apartments and 18 independent living villas. 1 mile down the road, Willow Ridge has 20 licensed nursing beds in the Green House model of care. Qualified candidates must have excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal and team building skills and financial management experience. Submit resume to [email protected] or online at  www.mhcoliving.org  Deadline: December 15, 2021. EOE.

Accreditation Coordinator

Kenton Hardin Health Department has an opening for a part time Accreditation Coordinator.  Successful candidate must have strong knowledge of Hardin County and be familiar with Health Department services.  Understanding of the Public Health Accreditation Board Standards and Domains is preferred.  Must have computer skills that include Word, Excel, Adobe and internet and preparing document in PDF, Word format.  Job requires excellent organizational skill and attention to detail.  Individual must have ability to collect and organize data, develop, organize, motivate and coordinate groups, and have ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal form to staff members, agency representative, public and stakeholders.  Must be willing to learn about programs and ability to prepare informative and accurate reports.  College degree preferred but not required.  Must have own transportation and valid Ohio Driver’s license.  Resumes will be accepted to December 1st, 2021.  Resume and application can be submitted to C Keller Health Commissioner at [email protected], or faxed to  419-673-8761.

HELP WANTED: Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, Chief Executive Officer

Summary:  The CEO has the overall responsibility for the complete operation of the Chamber as it involves program, planning and operations, working under policy guidelines of the Board of Directors and acting in accordance with the policies, procedures and bylaws of the Chamber.  This position is expected to maintain a high profile role within the Bluffton and area communities and to strengthen and expand the alliances with key businesses, elected officials, community and educational leaders and the chamber members. This person will work with the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors to provide leadership to engage the membership in the Chamber’s vision and priorities.

Applications are considered complete when the following items are received.    

Please send the following to: [email protected]: Resume, Cover Letter