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Ada Kiwanis Club thanks Kewpee family for donation

Members of the Ada Kiwanis Club met on April 9 at the Kewpee, in Lima to thank Harry, Myrna and Scott Shutt for their assistance at the recently held 61st annual Pancake and Sausage Day.

Club President Myrna McCurdy formally thanked the Shutt’s for the generous donation. She noted the success of previous years and noted that sponsorships were begun in 2007.

Beginning in that year, the profits from the project have increased significantly. Kewpee owner Harry Shutt said he is glad to be able to help the club as they do their best to improve the Ada community.

Hootenannies 4-H organizes for 2013

The Hardin County Hootenannies 4-H club’s last meeting was held at the Ag Credit meeting room. Ron Rofe, advisor, opened our meeting. Twelve members were present. Sean Hurley led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and Levi Beiler led the 4-H pledge. We turned in our project forms. Then, we had our election of officers. 

Meet LeAnn Pryor of ReStore Community Center

There is much to ReStore Community Center, 210 N. Main St., Ada, beyond its thrift store identity.  It also provides meals as well as resources and referrals to many kinds of public programs and assistance.  

But the very heart of ReStore, according to LeAnn Pryor, executive director, is a community center, a place for people of all sorts to gather and make friends and have a human connection.  

Pryor has been the executive director since January.  Her position is one of only two paid positions at ReStore, the other being that of store manager.   All the other positions are volunteer filled.  

Children's author and illustrator visits Ada elementary students on Thursday

Right to Read Week is always a popular week at Ada Elementary. This year's special week has a visit from a special children's author and illustrator, Diane deGroat. She will visit with elementary students on Thursday, April 11.

She has illustrated over 120 books for other authors, and painted almost 200 book jackets, and written 21 books that she's also illustrated.

One of her popular characters is Gilbert, a first grader (see book illustration at the top of the home page).

When asked who she got here book ideas, she answers:

Ada HS FFA banquet honors award winners; new officers installed

By Chapter Reporter Michaela Guyton
The annual Ada FFA banquet was held in late March in the cafeteria at Ada High School. Vice President Caleb Garmon welcomed the guest to start the evening, this was followed by Chaplain Hope Hazelton giving the invocation before the guests and members ate dinner, catered by Sweet Caroline’s.          

...make that two state champions - Junior High also takes the top trophy

Ada Junior High School Winterguard continued their undefeated season taking home the Ohio Indoor Performance Association (OIPA) state championship in Wapakoneta on Saturday, April 6. This is the first year for Ada Schools to have a junior high school team. 

The team also set the state record for the highest score of anytime to take the trophy in the OIPA Championships. 

The Junior High team was also awarded the Judges’ Most Spirited Team award as well. The Junior High team consists of Hailey Maier, Melina Woods, Caitlyn Stover, Maddie Preston, Lindsay Crouse, Callee Young, Ace Gamble, Allyson Fuqua, and Josie Boehm.