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November 9, 2012

Area Briefs


The Ada News

Ada —  

FRIDAY

NOV. 9, 2012

• Latta High School National Honor Society and Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) are partnering for a blood drive to help save the lives of those in area hospitals. The drive will occur from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1315 CR1560. 

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

• Ada Elks Lodge has brought in live bands for its Friday night dances. A little classic rock and a little country will appeal to everyone’s tastes. Cost is $5 a person and it’s open to the public. Dances start at 8 p.m. and end at 1 a.m. Ada Elks Lodge is located at 3850 Arlington in Ada.

• 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.

 

SATURDAY

NOV. 10, 2012

• Roff Educational Enhancement Foundation and Roff Masonic Lodge host their annual dinner theater at 6 p.m. at Roff Public School Student Center, 100 N. Broadway in Roff. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and younger. Proceeds go to scholarships presented through the local educational foundation.

• A benefit auction and car show takes place from 4-7 p.m. at the old Stonewall gymnasium, 600 High School Street. Clay Young and Darrell Meeks are auctioneers. Auction items include a Can Am DS 90x four wheeler, 10-wheeler of sand, 10-wheeler of gravel, roll-off rental, lots of gift baskets and pies and cakes. Proceeds from the event go to help Mikki Turner and Jason “Twig” Turner with medical expenses. A Turner Benefit Fund has been established at First American Bank of Stonewall. Donations will be received and disbursed by Stonewall Free Will Baptist Church, host of this event. For more information, phone 580-421-1915.

• Lost Cherokees of Arkansas and Missouri hosts an auction and meeting at the Masonic Lodge in Allen. Members are to take baked goods, canned goods, dried food or material goods to be auctioned. Headmen Cliff Bishop, Curtis Smith and Don Harness will be there. Cakes and drinks will be served at the end of the meeting.

 

MONDAY

NOV. 12, 2012

• East Central University and Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) are partnering for a two-day blood drive Nov. 12-13 to help save the lives of those in area hospitals. The drive will occur from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the North Lounge on East 12th Street, Ada. 

• Byng High School hosts a veterans’ program at 1 p.m. in the school auditorium. Area veterans are invited to be guests. Refreshments will be served following the program.

• A breakfast honoring local veterans and their families will be held at Konawa American Legion Hut from 7-9 a.m. The menu includes scrambled eggs, ham, biscuits and gravy, coffee and juice. The annual breakfast is sponsored by members of Konawa American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 70 and paid for with local dues and business donations. For more information, phone 580-925-3114.

• Byng Indian Education Committee meets at 5:45 p.m. in the high school student center. The agenda  includes the review of policies and procedures and student comparisons. The meeting will adjourn at 6:20 p.m. and will reconvene at 6:30 p.m. in the administration building for a public hearing regarding the Impact Aid federal funding program. Parents of all Native American students in the Byng School System are invited to attend. For more information, contact Merry Monroe at 310-6735.

• Ada Elks Lodge dance classes are 7 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month. Classes are open to the public. Cost is $3 per person. Singles and couples are welcome. For more information, phone 332-0339 or 332-8633. 

• 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. 

• Ada-Seminole TEA Party meets from 6:30-9 p.m. at Ada Chamber of Commerce community meeting room, 209 W. Main Street. The organization is under the new leadership of Marc and Donna Kirkpatrick, Bill Sluder and Sara McDaniel.

 

TUESDAY

NOV. 13, 2012 

• East Central University and Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) are partnering for a two-day blood drive Nov. 12-13 to help save the lives of those in area hospitals. The drive will occur from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the North Lounge on East 12th Street, Ada. 

• Chimney Hill Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution meets at 1:30 p.m. at  Ada Arts and Heritage Center. Program will be “Honoring Our War Veterans.” 

• 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. 

• Prime Timers meet at J.D.’s Cafeteria for its regular monthly meeting. Visitation begins at 5:30 p.m. and a meal is served at 6 p.m. Vice mayor Shane Sweeney presents the program on “The Present and Future Plans for the City of Ada” and “A Penny for Our City.” Guests are welcome.

• American Legion Auxiliary Unit 72 meets at 6 p.m. upstairs in Ada Public Library.

• Have you or someone you know suffered the unimaginable — the death of a child? The 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. 

• The annual Stratford 4-H and FFA Trophy Auction begins with dinner at 6 p.m. and auction at 7 p.m. at the Stratford School lunch room. Proceeds go to the students who participate in the 2013 local livestock show. For more information, phone Greg McGuffin at 580-465-6910 or Michelle McGuffin at 580-465-6919.

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

 

 

WEDNESDAY

NOV. 14, 2012

• The single mother’s 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. Childcare is provided. For more information, phone Tisha  at  580-759-5260.. 

 

THURSDAY

NOV. 15, 2012

• The November Extension Café’ will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the OSU Extension Office Kitchen. This month’s program will be all about bread. Reserve a spot and pay the $10. registration fee by Nov. 9. 

 

FRIDAY

NOV. 16, 2012

• Pontotoc County Retired Educators Association (PCREA) meets at 11 a.m. at Ada Elks Lodge for its regular monthly meeting and noon luncheon. The program is a presentation of the Pioneer Educator Award by Ruth Ann Taylor.

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

• Ada Elks Lodge has brought in live bands for its Friday night dances. A little classic rock and a little country will appeal to everyone’s tastes. Cost is $5 a person and it’s open to the public. Dances start at 8 p.m. and ends at 1 a.m. Ada Elks Lodge is located at 3850 Arlington in Ada.

 

SATURDAY

NOV.  17, 2012

• American Legion Auxiliary District 4 meets at 9 a.m. at 315 W. 33rd in Ada. Hostess is Unit 72.

• Gold Dusters chapter of Gold Prospectors Association of America meets at 10 a.m. the third Saturday of each month on the third floor of Fentem Hall, East Central University campus. For more information, phone Phil Robinson at 580-320-3424. 

• Mary’s Music Barn, featuring The Country Pride Band and special guest, presents traditional country music the third Saturday of each month Mary’s Music Barn is located three and one-half mile south of Stonewall on Jesse Highway. Turn right on McDonald Road. The show starts at 7 p.m. For more information, phone 580-272-7816, 580-265-9206 or email mmcsinger@tds.net.