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December 7, 2012

Area Briefs


The Ada News

Ada —  

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 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. 

• 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 is 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 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. 

 

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. 

• Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by Big Five Community Services, will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Ada Public Library. For more information, phone Paulette Blankenship at 580-924-5331 or 1-888-439-5331.

• Ada City Schools, to comply with Indian Policy and Procedures for Title VIII, Impact Aid, is conducting a public hearing to discuss current status of school programs and desired directions for future developments for Ada Board of Education consideration. The meeting will be held at the Board of Education building conference room at 11 a.m. A task force composed of Chickasaw tribal representatives and Indian parents participates in the hearing to review Indian input and assess whether they have had ample opportunity for input.  Parents of Indian students attending Ada Schools are welcomed to attend. 

•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 

• The Pauls Valley Library Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 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 at 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? 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. 

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

 

WEDNESDAY

DEC. 12 , 2012

• Latta School’s Indian Education Parent Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. in Room 111 at Latta Middle School. Business meetings will be conducted for JOM and Title VII programs. The Impact Aid Program will be reviewed. All parents of JOM and Title VII students are invited to attend.

• 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 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 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.

 

SATURDAY

DEC. 15, 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 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. 

• 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. 

 

MONDAY

DEC. 17, 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. 

 

TUESDAY

DEC. 18, 2012

• Prime Timers meet at J.D.’s Cafeteria for the regular monthly meeting. Visitation begins at 5:30 p.m. and a meal will be served at 6 p.m. Rozzie Purdy presents the program, “A Christmas Medley.” Guests are welcome.

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

 

WEDNESDAY

DEC. 19 , 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. 

 

FRIDAY

DEC. 21, 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 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. 

 

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 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. 

 

MONDAY

DEC. 24, 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. 

 

TUESDAY

DEC. 25, 2012

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

 

WEDNESDAY

DEC. 26 , 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.

 

FRIDAY

DEC. 28, 2012

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

 

MONDAY

DEC. 31, 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.