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December 20, 2012

Area Briefs


The Ada News

Ada —  

FRIDAY

DEC. 21, 2012

• 22nd Judicial District CASA, Inc., hosts a Christmas come-and-go event from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 514 E. 10th. The event is open to the public.

• The Polar Express Park Train will make its opening season’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 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. 

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

 

SATURDAY

DEC. 22, 2012

• The Polar Express Park Train will make its opening season’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 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. 

SUNDAY

DEC. 23, 2012

The Refuge Church, 1001 Tipton Terrace, is planning a community brunch on Dec. 23. It is free and all of Ada is welcome to partake. The usual church service will be suspended on that day in order to feed everyone. Holiday entertainment will be included, too. The brunch will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 11:30 a.m. “We’re not asking for anything. It is just our way of being a part of the community,” an organizer said. Phone 436-2279 for more information.

 

MONDAY

DEC. 24, 2012

• All non-emergency city of Ada offices will close at noon Monday, Dec. 24, in observance of Christmas Eve and remain closed all day Tuesday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas Day. Non-emergency  city offices will also close on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, for the New Year’s Day holiday. There will be no garbage collection on Christmas Day. Garbage collection scheduled for Dec. 25 will take place the following day. For more information on the city of Ada, visit its Web site at www.adaok.com 

• Oklahoma State University Pontotoc County Extension Office will be closed for the holidays Dec. 24 through Jan. 1,  2013. The office will reopen 8 a.m. Jan. 2. The OSU staff extends its warmest thoughts and best wishes to the community for a joyous holiday season and delightful new year. 

• 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. 

 

TUESDAY

DEC. 25, 2012

• Circle Time of Ada, a support group for families dealing with autism, will not meet this month due to Christmas break for the kids. It will  start back up the first Tuesday in February. For more information, phone Jennifer Balliett at (580)235-2731. 

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

 

WEDNESDAY

DEC. 26 , 2012

• Oklahoma State University Pontotoc County Extension Office will be closed for the holidays Dec. 24 through Jan. 1,  2013. The office will reopen 8 a.m. Jan. 2. 

• 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.

 

FRIDAY

DEC. 28, 2012

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

• Oklahoma State University Pontotoc County Extension Office will be closed for the holidays Dec. 24 through Jan. 1,  2013. The office will reopen 8 a.m. Jan. 2. The OSU staff extends its warmest thoughts and best wishes to the community for a joyous holiday season and delightful new year. 

 

MONDAY

DEC. 31, 2012

• All non-emergency city of Ada offices will close Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, for the New Year’s Day holiday. For more information on the City of Ada, visit its Web site at www.adaok.com 

• Oklahoma State University Pontotoc County Extension Office will be closed for the holidays Dec. 24 through Jan. 1,  2013. The office will reopen 8 a.m. Jan. 2. The OSU staff extends its warmest thoughts and best wishes to the community for a joyous holiday season and delightful new year. 

• 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. 

 

TUESDAY

JAN. 1, 2012

• Circle Time of Ada, a support group for families dealing with autism, will not meet this month due to Christmas break for the kids. We will however start back up the first Tuesday in February. We have great things happening and we hope you come see what we are all about! If you have any question you can contact Jennifer Balliett at (580)235-2731.