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Ada and Sugar Grove United Methodist Churches hold July VBS

Ada First United Methodist and Sugar Grove United Methodist congregations are going together for a summer Vacation Bible School in July. Dates are Tuesdays: July 10, 17, 24 and 31 at the Ada park. VBS is from 10 a.m. to12:30 p.m. Free lunches are provided.

Youth age 3 to fifth grade are invited. Preregister at Restore or by calling 419-634-4626 or register at the park the day of the event.

The VBS includes games, art, music and storytelling. There will be drawings weekly for free pool passes and other prizes.

Ada chamber plans special breakfast meeting

The Ada Area Chamber of Commerce provided The Icon with several news items of interest to the community this summer.

According to Deb Curliss, interim president: "The next Ada Chamber membership meeting is going to be special. We will be meeting at 7:30 a.m. at McIntosh Center, ONU. Breakfast (compliments from ONU) will be available then the business meeting will take place.  Ending no later than 9:00 a.m. A RSVP will be sent out closer to the date."

In other community news:

A message from your library

The fountain of knowledge flows thru books. That message is proclaimed to all patrons of the Ada Public Library.

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Dustin Brooks wins Spirit of Partnership Award


Dustin Brooks of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Ada recently won the firm's exclusive Spirit of Partnership Award for outstanding performance during 2011.

Jim Weddle, the firm's managing partner, calls Brooks a leader in the firm and an example of what a dedicated Edward Jones financial advisor can achieve.

"Dustin has demonstrated unyielding dedication and enthusiasm for his business of serving individual investors," Weddle said. "Dustin has reached a benchmark in his career that deserves recognition, and the Spirit of Partnership Award provides that recognition. I am proud to call him an Edward Jones financial advisor."

Ada postmaster's plate? What do you think?

If you were the postmaster of Ada, wouldn't you want the town zip code on your license plate? Of course. This plate belongs to Tammy Reams.

ONU student selected to participate on U.S. Paralympic Swimming team

 Ohio Northern junior Amanda Everlove has been selected to participate on the U.S. Paralympic Swimming team at the 2012 London Payalympic Games Aug. 29-Sept. 9.

Everlove qualified for Team USA in the 100 fly, finishing second in the S8 classification in 1:18.23, posting the sixth-fastest time in the world in the event.

She also finished second at the US Trials in the 200 I.M. in 3:12.06 and in the 50 Free in :33.81.

This will be Everlove's second Paralympic Games experience, as she earned three silver medals in the 2008 Games in Beijing in the 50 free, 100 Fly and the 200 I.M. events.