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Board of Education 2023 reorganization meeting January 12

The Ada Exempted Village Schools, 725 West North Avenue, has announced a reorganization meeting for the Board Of Education at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 12.

School board members are:

Dr. Amy Mullins, President Pro Tem

Matt Gossman

Ronald Fleming

Steve Ramey

Ted Griffith

AHS girls basketball victorious vs. LCC

Sumner shoots Ada girls past T-Birds; career high 33 points

By Cort Reynolds

LIMA--The visiting Ada High School girls basketball team topped former league foe Lima Central Catholic 56-40 Tuesday night, January 3.

Senior guard Courtney Sumner poured in a career-high 33 points with six three-point goals to pace the victors.

Ada evened its record at 6-6 with the road win, while LCC fell to 4-7 with the defeat.

Sumner canned four triples in the first period and scored 16 points to propel Ada into a 20-14 lead.

Greg Grimslid to be inducted in AHS Hall of Honor on January 7

Community invited to reception

By Paula Scott

On Saturday, January 7, the Ada High School Alumni Association will induct Greg Grimslid into its Hall of Honor. Grimslid, an Ada attorney and Hardin Co. Municipal Judge, was nominated by Britton Devier. The process has jump started the Hall of Honor back to life after a few years of inactivity.

Grimslid will be honored at a reception prior to the AHS Boys Basketball game vs. Upper Scioto Valley. The public is invited to attend the event from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria, 725 W North Ave. The event will also celebrate 2022 scholarship recipient Kirsten Poling, and all Ada alumni. 

ArtSpace/Lima photography exhibit opens January 7

ArtSpace/Lima will host the annual Juried Photography Exhibition from January 7-February 4,  2023. The exhibition features artists from around the region with over 100 works on display. Photographers from Ada Icon and Bluffton Icon readership areas include Wendy Chappell-Dick, Jake Collins and Rae Staton.

The  photography exhibit has cash awards for Best of Show, First, Second, and Third Place, Black and  White and Color Award, Youth Category, and an ArtSpace Award.

The opening reception will be on Saturday, January 7, 2023, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The awards announcement will  take place at 7:15 p.m. 

Topping Out Ceremony held at Yammine Lodge at Camp Berry

Construction is proceeding on the new Yammine Lodge at Camp Berry. With the placement of the last truss, the senior patrol leader of Scouts BSA Troop 304 James Hedrick and Scout Tyler Kogan were on hand to lash a pine sapling to the last truss for a topping out ceremony. A topping out ceremony is a construction tradition that has been occurring in some fashion for centuries as a celebration of a project milestone. Traditionally, this ceremony occurs when the final structural beam is raised into place, completing the building's frame.

Baby Steps

By Karen Kier
Pharmacist on behalf of the ONU HealthWise team

In 2022, the number one New Year’s resolution was to lose weight. Other surveys found 23% wanted to live healthier, while 21% wanted personal improvement. I would not be surprised if 2023 is similar. 

How likely is one to keep their resolution?

The statistics are surprisingly good. Survey data reported 75% maintain their resolution for one week with the number dropping to 64% at one month. At six months, 46% maintain their resolution. This is encouraging. Some psychologists suggest the best way to succeed is to be realistic, plan ahead, reward yourself, track your progress and do not beat yourself up. 

As I read the advice, it reminded me of the 1991 comedy, What About Bob?. The movie starred Bill Murray as Bob Wiley who was a troubled patient of Dr. Leo Marvin played by Richard Dreyfus. Dr. Marvin was a psychotherapist who had finished a book called Baby Steps. Murray’s character followed Dr. Marvin on vacation and befriended his family. Dr. Marvin was invited to discuss his book on morning television and the directors invited Bob to participate. Bob stole the show with his discussion of the baby step technique, while Dr. Marvin lost control of the interview.