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December 6, 2012

Area Briefs


The Ada News

Ada —  

THURSDAY

DEC. 6, 2012

• Byng Elementary’s book fair is ongoing through Friday. The book fair will offer books and educational products for all ages. The book fair hours Thursday are from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. until noon. A special family night is from 3-5:30 p.m. Thursday. Proceeds go for the purchase of new library books. For more information, phone Byng Elementary, 580-310-6770.

• Ada Chickasaw Senior Citizens hosts an Indian taco sale from 3-7 p.m. at the senior site, 1005 Chamber Loop. Dr. John Garber will auction pies and cakes beginning at 5:30 p.m. Cost of the meal, including dessert and drink, is $7. Red Barn Band will entertain. For delivery of two or more taco dinners in the city limits, phone 580-436-1007.

• Date for Weight Watchers meeting held at the Ada Arts and Heritage Center, 400 S. Rennie, at 5:15 p.m. has been changed from Thursday, Dec. 6, to Tuesday, Dec. 4. This change is for this week only.

• United Campus Ministry Spaghetti Spectacular takes place at First United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Broadway and 14th streets. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Dinner is from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Cost is $6 per adult  and $3 per child for all-you-can-eat spaghetti, bread, salad and dessert.   Proceeds benefit United Campus Ministry, an outreach to college students on the campus of East Central University. Deliveries and pick-up orders are available for businesses during lunch. For more information, call 436-3400. 

• NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the conference room next to the dining room at Valley View Regional Hospital.

 

FRIDAY

DEC. 7, 2012

• The Polar Express Park Train made its opening season run Friday, Nov. 23, at 6 p.m. Braving the cold, the train circles Wintersmith Park, giving passengers a special view of the holiday lights. The train will be open to the public each Friday and Saturday evening until Christmas between 6-9 p.m. All rides are free.  A complimentary cup of hot chocolate awaits passengers returning from their journey. These special trips are provided for children between the ages of 1 and 100 and are a gift from the Kiwanis Clubs of Ada. 

• Preserving Area Stories in Time’s  (PAST) December business meeting will be replaced by its annual Christmas dinner at JD’s on Friday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. The monthly business meetings will return in January.

The event is open to the public.

• Al Anon meets at 8 p.m. each Friday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. 

 

SATURDAY

DEC. 8, 2012

• All Nations Pow-Wow Christmas bazaar takes place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Chickasaw Nation Community Center, located at the corner of Mississippi and Arlington streets in Ada. Arts and craft vendors, food, the Chickasaw Nation choir and a visit from Santa Claus are all part of the fun. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, phone Jean Billey at 580-332-1983. Vendors may phone Couita Nucosee at 580-320-6179.

• St. Luke’s Episcopal Church hosts a bake sale and boutique from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, and on Sunday morning, Dec. 9. There will be an assortment of  baked goods for holiday parties, as well as jewelry and other  crafts from Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is located at 17th and Broadway.

• The Polar Express Park Train made its opening season run Friday, Nov. 23, at 6 p.m. Braving the cold, the train circles Wintersmith Park, giving passengers a special view of the holiday lights. The train will be open to the public each Friday and Saturday evening until Christmas between 6-9 p.m. All rides are free.  A complimentary cup of hot chocolate awaits passengers returning from their journey. These special trips are provided for children between the ages of 1 and 100 and are a gift from the Kiwanis Clubs of Ada. 

MONDAY

DEC. 10, 2012

• TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a support weight loss group, meets at 8:30 a.m. each Monday at Irving Community Center, second floor. For more information, phone 580-456-7673. 

•Veterans of Foreign Wars, Desert Storm Post 11194, holds its monthly meeting the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Music Room  located on the second floor of Ada Public Library. Anyone having an interest in the VFW, any veteran, and especially those who have earned a campaign medal through participation in combat are encouraged to attend. The Post also operates a Veterans Service Office at 701 N. Broadway in Ada. 

 

TUESDAY

DEC. 11, 2012 

• Pauls Valley Library Book Club meets at 1 p.m. at the library to discuss The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. Please come whether or not you have read the book, as the discussion will include women’s issues in Bible times.  All readers are welcome.

 • American Legion Auxiliary Unit 72 meets at 5 p.m. upstairs of Ada Public Library during the winter months. For more information, phone 580-265-9222 or 580-436-0433.

• Combat Infantrymen’s Association (CIA) meets Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Ada Public Library. This organization is open to Army infantry veterans who have served in a foreign war and earned the combat infantryman’s badge.  For more information, phone Louis Dunlap, commander, at 580-436-2725 or Rich Putman. 

• Have you or someone you know suffered the unimaginable — the death of a child? Compassionate Friends Ada Area Chapter (a non-profit organization) meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at First United Methodist Church, Parlor Room. For more information, phone (580) 399-5565.

• Byrds Mill Archeological Society meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Valley View Regional Hospital Conference Room. 

• Al Anon meets at 8 p.m. each Tuesday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. 

 

WEDNESDAY

DEC. 12 , 2012

• The Divorce/Bereavement Support Group meets each Wednesday at 7 p.m. at The Compassion Outreach Center, 1124 Cradduck Rd., Ada. The group offers support for those who have lost a loved one through divorce or death. For more information, phone Tom at 580-332-6506.

• A dance is conducted each Wednesday at Irving Community Center, 704 N. Oak, from 7:30-10 p.m. Cost is $6 per person and is open to all ages. 

• The single mothers support group, S.M.I.L.E (Single Moms: Insightful, Loved, Empowered) meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Perfect Blend Coffee Shop, 730 E. Main. This is a time of encouragement and refreshment. Child care is provided. For more information, phone Tisha  at  580-759-5260.

 

FRIDAY

DEC. 14, 2012

• The Polar Express Park Train will make its opening seaon’s run Friday, Nov. 23, at 6 p.m. Braving the cold, it will circle Wintersmith Park, giving passengers a special view of the holiday lights. The train will be open to the public each Friday and Saturday evening until Christmas between 6-9 p.m. All rides are free.  A complementary cup of hot chocolate awaits passengers returning from their journey. These special trips are provided for children between the ages of 1 and 100 and are a gift from the Kiwanis Clubs of Ada. 

• Al Anon meets at 8 p.m. each Friday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. 

• The Peach Town Opry in Stratford  hosts a gospel music show on the second Friday of every month starting at 7 p.m. They are open mike shows so everyone is encouraged to come and share their talents. The Opry is located inside the American Legion Post 191 building on US 177 just north of the four-way stop in Stratford.  For more information, phone Carole Grigg at (580)320-4319.