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144 jeans collected - Ada jean donors deserve a pat on the back

Whether boot cut, relaxed fit, skinny, slim fit, straight cut, low-rise or whatever, Emmelina Bales collected jeans at Ada High School this winter.

The Ada High School senior jeans collection is part of a “Teens of Jeans” drive. With the drive now over, 144 pair of jeans were collected and delivered to Aeropostale in the Lima Mall - the collection point for the project.

Click here for Ada Icon's first story on this project.

Here's a summary in Emmelina's words:

Cupid arrives early in Ada - at Community Health Professionals' Saturday gift show

Thank heavens for Valentine's Day.


Love was in the air on Saturday, just in advance of the famous February event during Community Health Professionals gift show and salad buffet The event included food and local vendors displaying great gift ideas for Valentine's Day. 

Profits from the event assist the organization's hospice care fund.

Facts about the Ada Public Library that you'll never believe

Q: Do you know how the Ada Public Library got its start?

A: Would you believe the restroom of old town hall of Ada? 

Why: A few books were placed in the restroom of the old town hall for the country women to read while waiting there.

That's what Amanda Bennett of the Ada Public Library told members of the Ada Kiwanis Club on Jan. 20. There more:

What a winter: Hoar frost almost makes you like it

Ada residents awoke to a rare hoar frost last Tuesday. Several Icon viewers sent us photos of the outdoor results.

Here's some photos taken by Darlene Bowers. Click on the first image for all images to enlarge.

Did you ever have a fountain drink at Ada Dairy?

What's your Ada Dairy story? Recent The Icon posted a photo of an Ada Dairy glass milk container on display in the Bluffton Public Library showcase.

Jon Umpress responded by sending two dairy advertisements from Ada High School yearbooks. One is from 1962 and the other from 1966.

Both are posted below.

Ada Dairy was located at 309 S. Main St., and it had fountain service!

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Free candles: Get 'em while they're not hot

Gus Guthrie says he has some candles that he'd like to give away.

All you need to do to have one is to stop in to Ada Flea Market, make a purchase and walk out with a free candle.

The flea market at 111 N. Main St., is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday.

You can check out the candles at the front counter - and by all means, tell Gus you saw this offer on the Ada Icon.