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Downtown Ada art gallery celebrates 7th year

Friday, July 8 is the 7th anniversary for Ada's Gallery for the Arts, 115 S Main St. The gallery is a project devised and run by retired art teacher Ruth Roider, who opened the shop when she was downsizing and needed a place to do her own art work.

Roider operates the gallery as a non-profit, cash-only showcase and sales outlet for local artists. She pays the rent and doesn’t take a commission. Every penny goes back to the artists.

July 7-8-9 are here with Sizzling Summer sales

UPDATED 4:45 P.M. JULY 7

From the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce:

"It looks like a beautiful day to kick off our Summer Sidewalk and Community Garage sales! We hope you are able to come out today, tomorrow, or Saturday! Be sure to also check out one of our many restaurants in Ada while out shopping."

Visit the chamber's event page for full details.

- Mercantile on Main: Thursday, Friday, Saturday--lots of items 25% and 50% off the regular price. "Check out all the sidewalk and garage sales in Ada and shop til you drop."

Garage sale listings from Ada Area Chamber of Commerce

The Ada Area Chamber of Commerce is publicizing garage sales to be held in the Ada area on July 7-8-9.

The attached list includes those sales submitted to date (9 a.m., July 5).

Chamber director Lindsay Walden notes that "There is still time to add yours. Be sure to share this image to spread the word."

The chamber also suggests:

Content-swap: New limits expand 401(k), IRA opportunities

It's a content swap: We're sending stories on the Patriotic Pops and Pride of Ada Fireworks to the Bluffton Icon and sharing this 401K and IRA update from Bluffton.

By Ryan DeMarco, CRPC™
Edward Jones Financial Advisor, 111 N. Main St., Bluffton, 567-226-4506

You could spend two, or even three, decades in retirement. So, to pay for all those years, you’ll probably need to take full advantage of your retirement accounts. And in 2022, you may have expanded opportunities to deduct retirement plan contributions on your tax return.

Before looking at what’s changed this year, let’s review the key benefits of these accounts:

Corn and Soybean Heat Stress in Hardin County

By Jamie Hampton and Taylor Dill
Edited by Mark Badertscher,
OSU Extension, Hardin County

The 2022 crop has already seen its fair share of stress. But with the forecast of a flash drought and much higher than normal June temperatures, we will be seeing some extra stress that we may normally anticipate for later in the growing season. Nevertheless, our crops are very resilient.

Hardin County rainfall report for May 2022

By Mark Badertscher
Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educator, Hardin County Extension

HARDIN COUNTY–For the period of May 1-May 31, Extension rainfall reporters recorded an average of 5.41 inches of rain in Hardin County. Last year, the average rainfall for the same time was 4.08 inches. Rainfall for May was 1.38 inches more than the ten-year average rainfall for the month.

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