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Angela Polachek updates Ada Kiwanis members on several upcoming village projects

President-Elect Heather Cox called the 20th meeting (March 5) of the 2012–2013 Kiwanis Year to order at noon at the New China Restaurant, downtown, Ada.

The invocation was offered by Jon Umphress.

Lots of Ada involvement in Saturday's tumbling and cheer exhibition

Ada High School varsity basketball cheerleaders will participate in a Hardin County Family YMCA Made To Move Tumbling and Cheer Exhibition on Saturday in Kenton. The event takes place at 6:30 p.m.

In addition to Ada's cheerleaders 70 tumblers (ages 3-18) and the Hardin Heat Cheerleaders will participate. This event is free and open to the public.

Hardin Heat cheerleaders will be holding a 50/50 drawing, a prize raffle, and accepting donations at the door to help cover traveling expenses for the U.S. Finals competition. If you would like to make a donation, please contact the number below. 

Richland Manor chili cookoff benefits area food pantry

Richland Manor, Swaney Road Bluffton, hosted a chili cook off on Feb. 21. Over 70 people attended the event, which featured 14 varieties of chili.

The winners follow:
• First place and winner of $100: Russ Goedde for his Sante Fe Chili
• Second place and winner of $75: Roberta Beemer for her Sausage Chili
• Third place and winner of $50: Edwin and Gwynne Sortenson for their White Chicken Chili

Kiwanis members hear about 4-H members trip to inauguration

President Myrna McCurdy called the 19th meeting (February 26) of the 2012–2013 Ada Kiwanis year to order at 12:01 p.m. at McIntosh Center, ONU.

The invocation was given by Jon Umphress.

Justin Light was welcomed as a guest.

The membership anniversary of Sharon MacKenzie, (February 27, 1996) was noted.

Hardin County Joy Riders 4-H Club meets March 11

The Hardin County Joy Riders 4-H Club will hold their first meeting on Monday, March 11,  at 6 p.m. at the Kenton Moose Lodge Basement. 

New members welcome.  For more information contact Brandi Rowe at 567-674-1038 or Wendy Hooker at 419-303-2662.

Ada area residents share experiences of Obama inaugural

Shelli Jackson, Spencer Williams and Don Traxler shared their experiences when they attended the Inaugural Ceremonies of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in Washington, D. C. on Jan. 21, with those attending the February meeting of the Hardin County Democrats Central and Executive Committee meeting at the Kenton Moose Lodge .

Shelli (Liberty Township) was among the 56,000-plus people who applied on-line to become a volunteer for the Presidential Inaugural Committee.  She was one of the 1,500 volunteers who was selected.