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October 16, 2021

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Ada gridders battle Crestview

By Cort Reynolds

Visiting Ada fought Crestview but lost 38-7 in a Northwest Conference grid contest that was closer than the final score indicates Friday night, October 15.

The game was scoreless after one period of play, but then Crestview began to pull away from the pesky Bulldogs with 18 second-quarter points.

Ada also held Crestview scoreless for most of the third period before two touchdowns in the final 2:17 of the quarter blew the game open.

The Bulldogs fell to 1-8 and 0-6 in the NWC with the defeat.

Crestview improved to 6-3 and 3-3 in league play with the win.

Weekend Doctor: Infant torticollis

By Lisa Stewart, Physical Therapist, Julie A. Cole Rehab and Sports Medicine Clinic

Is your infant only looking to one side? Do they constantly tilt their head to one direction? Torticollis is a condition where the muscles on the side of your child's neck are tight, which prevents them from turning their head to both sides equally, or they tilt their head to one side more than the other. There are two types of torticollis. The first being congenital torticollis, which means present at birth. The second is called acquired torticollis, which means it occurred later in infancy or even childhood. 

Letter to Ada Voters

To Ada Voters: 

A while back I called the local library to confirm the “tween waffle” night details.  I accidentally called the public library in Ada, Oklahoma instead of our Ada. Needless to say, the Okie was so confused. Quickly, I realized my mistake and said as much. However, that Oklahoman librarian stayed on the line and wanted to hear more details--More details about a regular event at the library for tweens in Ada, Ohio.  The Oklahoman said that tween waffle night sure did sound interesting and mentioned how lucky we were to have such an awesome library.  I could not have agreed any more with that stranger!

T-shirt honoring teacher Bill Faine

The Ada Schools are taking orders for t-shirts honoring teacher Bill Faine’s memory. Ada senior Shaina Phillips and Ada art teacher Mr. Wells collaborated on the design. The Faine family will receive shirts, as well as any proceeds from sales.

Print out the attached form or pick one up in the high school office and return by Friday, October 22 to the Ada High School, 725 W North Ave. Questions can be sent to Tracie Amburgey at [email protected]. Please make checks payable to ADA ACADEMIC BOOSTERS.


Have Fun Storming the Castle!

Karen Kier, Pharmacist on behalf of the ONU HealthWise team

You may remember one of the lines from the 1987 movie The Princess Bride. The movie debuted on October 9 of that year. The 98-minute movie won the 1988 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, as well as being named in the top 100 greatest love stories by the American Film Institute. In the movie, Miracle Max and Valerie, played by actors Billy Crystal and Carol Kane, had the famously repeated line of “have fun storming the castle.” In the movie, they are using the term literally by indicating that Inigo Montoya, Fezzik, and Wesley were going to storm Prince Humperdinck’s castle to save Princess Buttercup.

Board of Education resignations and appointments

Ada Exempted Village School superintendent Larry Claypool provided the following information to the Icon regarding the current makeup of the Ada Board of Education and the seats to be filled by the November 2 election.

Board member Ernest Daugherty submitted his resignation and it was approved at the July 29 special Board of Education meeting. Tom Dearth was appointed at the August 18 regular Board of Education meeting to finish this term, which ends December 31, 2021. This seat will be filled by the November 2 election.