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Ada midget football team-sponsored cancer walk raises $10,000 for Not By Choice Outreach

The Ada midget football team raised more than $10,000 on Oct. 13, during its first-ever Cancer Walk at War Memorial Stadium in Ada. All proceeds were donated to Not By Choice Outreach in Kenton.

More than 300 Hardin County residents preregistered and participated in this event.  Organizers thanked them for their support as well as from more than 100 sponsors and countless donors.

Prior to the start of the walk, an invocation was given by Steve Hellman. This was followed by three featured speakers:
• David Dellifield,
• Debbie Combs Shepherd,
• and CEO/Founder of Not By Choice Outreach (NBCO), Marcia Retterer.

Ada HS band takes first place at Copley; will compete twice on Saturday

The Ada High School Marching Bulldogs took first place in marching band competition held at Copley High School on Saturday. 

Class B and C (based on school enrollment) were combined at this competition and despite being a smaller school and much smaller band, Ada was still able to come away with the first place trophy. 

Undeterred by the extremely cold, windy conditions, the band received its first-ever superior rating for music. 

Audrey Hankins, Forest, new Red Cross Hardin community chapter exe

The American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio announces the resignation of Collene Conley, Community Chapter Executive of the American Red Cross of Hardin County. Conley resigned her position effective Sept. 24.

The American Red Cross thanks Conley for her service and dedication to the Red Cross mission, and wishes her well in the future. Conley served as the Hardin County Community Chapter Executive for over five years and she and her cadre of volunteers created a Red Cross service delivery model that can only be described as excellent.

Junior Civic League members learn about ONU's HealthWise program

Junior Civic League met  Oct. 14, at the Rudolph H. Raabe Pharmacy Building on the campus of Ohio Northern University. 

Dr. Michael Rush, Director of HealthWise at the university gave the program. He talked about the 12-week walking program, which he developed for the university employees.

The participants who enrolled following a screening, developed their goals, had comprehensive lab tests and measured their progress throughout the program in its second year. 

On average the participants improved their cholesterol and blood sugar levels, weight, increased the amount of daily steps, minutes per day and days per week of exercise.

Ada Junior Civic League presents checks totaling $2,400


Ada Junior Civic League representatives presented checks totaling $2,400 to five community organizations this summer: 

• Ada Public Library 
• Ada Fire Department,
• Restore,
• Ada RR Park Garden, and
• Crossroads Crisis Center.  

The League had very successful fund raising last club year. Fundraisers included pecan sales, hog raffle, Harvest and Herb Fest 50-50 raffle and a white elephant sale.

Fresh Georgia pecans may be ordered from any Junior Civic member for delivery in early November.  Proceeds will go to community organizations.

Heather Cox heads Ada Kiwanis Club in 2013-14

Earlier this month Charles Van Dyne installed Ada Kiwanis Club officers for the coming Kiwanis year (October through September).

Officers are Heather Cox, president; John Berg, president-elect; David MacDonald, vice president; Brian Myers, secretary; Bryan Marshall, treasuerer.

Directors are Charles Van Dyne, Joe Ferguson, Sharon MacKenzie and Immediate Past President Myrna McCurdy. Bill Fuller, who was named as Secretary-Elect will be installed at a later date.