Alzheimer’s Support Group meets

ADA — The local Alzheimer’s Support Group meets at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Social Services Center Auditorium, 1630 E. Beverly in Ada. For more information, phone Dr. Sidney Pepper at (580) 332-0832.

Free tax help offered by AARP

Free tax help and free e-filing offered Mondays, Feb. 6-April 17, and Thursday mornings during February, by AARP Tax-Aide at the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce, 300 W. Main. The event is open to persons of all ages. For an appointment, phone (580) 332-3882.

Ada to host Cougann clinic

ADA — Ada High Couganns hosts a Cougann clinic for girls in pre-K through grade 9 Saturday, Feb. 4 from 8:30 am to noon at Ada High School.

For a $20 fee, participants will learn a dance which they will perform that night at half time of the AHS basketball game, and they will also receive a clinic t-shirt and snack.

Registration forms will be sent home in students' Friday folders and will also be available at the door.

VVRH Auxiliary hosts jewelry sale

ADA — Valley View Auxiliary will be holding a jewelry sale fundraiser Thursday, Feb. 2, 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., and Friday, Feb. 3, 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. Proceeds go toward the purchase of new hospital equipment for the benefit of Valley View patients. The sale will take place in the ground floor classrooms at Valley View Regional Hospital.

Children’s Fair accepts donations

ADA — Ada’s annual Children’s Fair is accepting book donations. Children’s’ books for ages birth through 18 are needed. Free books will be given to all children who attend the fair at the Pontotoc County Agri-plex April 1, 2006. For more information, phone Vanessa Sawyers at (580) 310-7021.

VVRH Foundation plans meeting

ADA — Valley View Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable organization, in support of Valley View Regional Hospital, holds its annual meeting Tuesday, Jan. 31, in boardroom located in the main lobby of Valley View Regional Hospital.

Foundation Board Chairman, Dale Boatwright, will direct the meeting with financial coverage presented by Mary Ruth Barnes, director of development.

The meeting is open to the public. Anyone wishing to attend should notify the director at (580) 421-1403 or

Foster Drive closed for repairs

ADA — A section of Foster Drive has been closed starting Jan. 25 between Crown Point and Rebecca, while City of Ada crews reconstruct the street in that area.

One lane of Foster Drive will be closed for approximately two weeks.

Dates for city construction projects are always subject to change and every effort will be made to notify the public in advance of any changes.

For more information, contact the Ada Public Works Authority at (580) 436-8100.

Boys, Girls Club receives grant

ADA — Ada Boys and Girls Club received a KaBOOM! Grant for soccer renovation and is seeking volunteers from the community to work on the field. The workday will be 11 a.m. Feb. 11. Phone (580) 332-3717 for more information.

Lupus group meets Monday night

ADA — Ada Lupus Support Group meets at 6 p.m. Monday at the Chickasaw Nation Vocational Rehabilitation building, 222 South Mississippi. The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, phone Keisha Factor at (580) 436-0553 or Melissa Wilkerson at (580) 310-6620.

United Way annual meeting set

ADA — Ada Regional United Way annual meeting and awards recognition of the 2006 campaign will be 5 p.m. Tuesday at the meeting will be held at the Ada Arts abd Heritage Center, 400 South Rennie. The event is open to the public. RSVP to Latricia Bryant at (580) 332-2313 or

OFB presents auto accident prevention course

ADA — Oklahoma Farm Bureau Safety Services is presenting an auto accident prevention course from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 6-7 at the Pontotoc County Farm Bureau office, 1027 W. Main, with instructions on how to improve one’s driving ability. Upon earning the Oklahoma Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Course certificate, participants will be eligible to receive a discount on their auto insurance. The class is open to the public. Cost is $10 for Farm Bureau members and $20 for non-members. For more information, phone (580) 332-6583.

Ada class of 1986 plans reunion

ADA — A reunion of Ada High School class of 1986 will be June 23-24. Events begin with a welcome reception at Ada High School on Friday night; Lazer Zone Family Fun Center, Saturday afternoon; Fossil Creek Ranch, Saturday night. For more information, email Laura Steen Hofmann at with contact information.

Indian taco sale scheduled

ADA — Ada Chickasaw Senior Citizens are hosting an Indian taco sale from 4-7 p.m. Feb. 3 in the senior site, 1005 Chamber Loop. A pie auction takes place at approximately 5:30 p.m. Cost is $5 for taco, drink and dessert. For delivery of two or more, phone (580) 436-1007.

Booster club sells hamburgers

LATTA — Latta FFA and 4-H Booster Club will be selling hamburgers at 5:30 p.m. before the Latta/Roff basketball game at Latta High School gym Feb. 7, as a fundraiser for Latta FFA and 4-H.

For information, phone (580) 332-5676.

NAMI to hold monthly meeting Feb. 2

ADA — Pontotoc National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 in Valley View Regional Hospital conference room next to the cafeteria. Anna McBride Memorial Walk-a-thon and Systems of Care will be discussed.

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