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Cliff Maier will head the Ada Music Boosters in 2013-14

The Ada School Music Boosters  recently elected new officers for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. The new officers are:

President: Cliff Maier
Secretary: Sherry Maier
Asst. Treasurer: Suzanne Hardesty
Treasurer: Dave Smittle
VP Parent Involvement: Dawn Waugh
VP Communications: Stacy Geedy
SCRIP Cards: Kim Smittle and Jeff Oestreich
Bingo Coordinator: Deb Rall

Glen Stearns honored at Gene Autry 75th anniversary celebration

During the Gene Autry 75th anniversary celebration the Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance and the Gene Autry Days Committee honored Glen Stearns the founder of Gene Autry Days. The celebration was held at the Gene Autry Mural Park, located at the corner of West Franklin and Market Streets in Kenton.

Gene Autry visited Kenton on August 8, 1938, to tour the Kenton Hardware Company which manufactured his repeating cap guns. Gene and his horse Champion held five performances at the Kenton Theatre which over 4,000 people attended. Records indicated that over 6 million Gene Autry Cap Guns were manufactured at the Kenton Hardware Company.

Who am I? Three guesses and the answer is at the bottom of the story

By Alisa Ambrecht

If you haven't figured this one out by now, you may never figure it out. Who am I? Here's the clues one more time (answer at the bottom of the story).

Richland Manor employee serves annual picnic for residents

Richland Manor has always been known for having big-hearted staff members.The staff seems to always go above and beyond to help residents feel more at home.

One staff member, Flo, who is a Richland Manor nurse, goes to great lengths for the past 10 years by hosting a picnic at her home for current and former residents and their family members.

On June 11, she hosted her annual event and over 30 residents attended. Flo and many volunteers from Richland Manor made the picnic special for the guests by making spectacular dishes and desserts.

"This event is special to the residents and they always look forward to Flo’s picnic," said Liz Abel of Richland Manor.

Kiwanis memorial tree dedication Aug. 6 in Ada park

President Myrna McCurdy called the weekly meeting of the Ada Kiwanis Club to order at noon on Tuesday July 30th in McIntosh Center, ONU.

The invocation was offered Jon Umphress.

The wedding anniversary of Peter and Jeanie Previte (8/02/1975) was noted.

Tom Kier was congratulated on being appointed Interim Dean of the Raabe College of Pharmacy at ONU.

In business:
-Members were updated on club finances.

-The Memorial Tree Dedication is set for Wednesday August 6th 6:00 p.m. at War Memorial Park. The family of Von Spellman (honoree) is planning on attending. There will be no Tuesday noon meeting.

It's early August - that means it's band camp week


A rite of summer - Ada High School band camp. It's going on right now and the band is tuning up for football games, parades and competitions.

Can't you just feel the tempo? Here's a quick look at some band camp photos and a video. 

The clarinet player in the photo accompanying this story is Alex Nickleson. More photos are in the attachment at the bottom of this story.