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Amanda Fincher on her way to medical school in Turkey

In May 2011 Amanda Fincher received her Ada High School diploma. Her hopes were set a medical career in dentistry.

Sixteen months after high school, as she puts it, “my life turned upside down,” as she learned late last week that she was accepted into medical school in Turkey.

This weekend she is on her way to Turkey, where she will enroll as one of 25 students accepted into the English medicine program at Yildirim Beyazit University in Ankara.

Nils Riess to chair judging committee at 2012 Estonian Theater Festival


Nils Riess, Ohio Northern University professor of communications arts, director of media communication services and performing arts, and chair of the Department of Communication and Theatre Arts, will serve as chairman of the international judging committee at the 2012 Estonian Theater Drama and Baltic Theatre Festival in Tartu, Estonia, beginning Sept. 3.

“It is an honor to be recognized and selected to judge in my homeland. It gives me an opportunity to engage with other theatre dignitaries from other countries, view works being done in Europe and, hopefully, bring some of my experiences back to ONU,” Riess said.

Ada Kiwanis will install new officers on Sept. 25

Harold Friesner called the 44th meeting (Sept. 4th) of the 2011–2012 Kiwanis Year to order at 12:03 p.m.

The invocation was offered by Jon Umphress.

Taylor Cox, Katie Lorson and Allie Puntel, members of ONU Circle K were welcomed as guests.

The birthday of Marilynn Green(September7th) was celebrated in song

In business:
-President-Elect Myrna McCurdy has scheduled the installation of officers dinner for Tuesday September 25th in the Wishing, McIntosh Center.

Ada Kiwanis hears update on Saturday Morning Art Enrichment program

Harold Friesner called the 43th meeting (Aug. 28th) of the 2011–2012 Kiwanis Year to order at 12:00 noon.

Jon Umphress offered the Invocation by Jon Umphress.

The following guests were introduced; Dr. Linda Lehman, Deb Gallagher, Alexis Hinton, Kayla Reiff and Dani Henderson, faculty and students from the Getty College of Liberal Arts education department.

The wedding anniversaries of Mark and Julie Shull (August 29, 1960 and Dustin and Jennifer Brooks (August 30, 2005) were noted.

In business:
-Treasurer Bryan Marshall shared an updated financial report. 

Kassandra Chiles, Luke Amstutz tie in Icon football week 2 contest

There was a five-way tie for first place in this week's Icon Football Contest. Jim Dillman, Kassandra Chiles, Luke Amstutz, Marc Shaner and Roger Steffan all correctly picked 13 of 15 games. 

Jim and Roger were eliminated by the first tie-breaker by picking Bluffton to win.  Marc was eliminated by the second tie-breaker by picking Ada to win by 1-7 points. That leaves two tied.

Kassandra Chiles and Luke Amstutz both picked 13 games correctly and had the same two tie-breakers.

Kiwanis Club hears update on First United Methodist Church

Ada Kiwanis Club members had an update on progress on the Ada First United Methodist Church project.

It was reported that the complexity of planning for a new building includes policies from the United Methodist Church denomination, including a forming a vision committee that works with the church and the community to identify needs.

It was reported that members of the congregatyion will hold three summits over the next month that includes examining the past, where are we going, and how do we get there.