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APRIL 19, 2013
• 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 will be a legislative update by OREA Executive Director Norman Cooper and Ada Hill, district director. Officers will also be installed.
APRIL 20, 2013
• Ethan Wright, Stratford, will be conducting a colt starting clinic and demonstrating how to properly start a young horse in the round pen at 10 a.m. at the Pontotoc County Agri-Plex. Wright is an accomplished horseman and trainer and incorporates a positive message for the handler as well as the horse. The event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Cross Cut Cowboy Church. For more information, phone 405-203-5783.
• NEC Code Update Class will be held at Pontotoc Technology Center, 601 W. 33rd, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. This class will satisfy the Oklahoma state mandatory six-hour continuing education requirement for license renewal. This class is approved by the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board for electrical journeymen and electrical contractors. Six hours of CEU (no lunch break). Instructor is David Jackson. Cost of class is $75, paid prior to the course, and participants must have a valid ID and current electrical license number. Bring a current NEC code book.A minimum of six people is required for the class. For more information, contact Jenny Cypert at 580-310-2245.
• Sponsored by the city of Ada, the Hershey’s Track and Field Games will be Saturday, April 20 at 9 a.m. For more information, phone 580-436-8101.
• Maud Coon, local author, hosts a book signing from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Ada Public Library for her new children’s book, I Am a Big Sis Now. This book teaches the dangers of sibling rivalries and how to resolve conflicts peacefully. The author holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the College of New Rochelle in New York.
• Mary’s Music Barn presents traditional country music, featuring Country Pride Band with special guest, the third Saturday of each month. Mary’s Music Barn is located three and one-half miles south of Stonewall on Jesse Highway. Turn right on McDonald Road. Show starts at 7 p.m. For more information phone 580-272-7816 or 580-265-9206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org