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April 30, 2014

Area Briefs


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Ada — Area briefs are for non-profit events and organizations and run in The Ada News as space is available. Briefs must be submitted at least five days before the event by bringing them into the office, emailing them to adanewslifestyle@cableone.net or faxing them to 580-332-8841. Briefs will not be accepted over the telephone. All activities may be subject to change due to weather conditions.

 

 

WEDNESDAY

APRIL 30, 2014

• Rabies clinics will be held at the following locations and times: Ada Vet, 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 5 p.m.; Animal Medical Center, 8 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 5 p.m.; and Arlington Animal Clinic, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Rabies shots will be available for a reduced cost of $10.

• Ada Single Friends (55 and up) meets each Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Mrs. B’s, 104 E. Main, for coffee and at First United Methodist Church, 129 W. 14th St., for games at 2 p.m. Attendees should bring a snack to the games to share. For more information, call 580-320-4157 or 320-2391.

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

• A dance is conducted each Wednesday at Irving Community Center, 704 N. Oak from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

 

THURSDAY

MAY 1, 2014

• Ada Rubber Stamp Art Club will meet on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Scraptopia, located at 107 W. Main street. Newcomers are always welcome to attend. There are no fees and there is no need to bring anything in order to participate. For more information, call 580-310-9787. The club meets the first Thursday of each month unless otherwise specified.

• South Central Oklahoma Lupus Support Group meets the first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Main Street Church of Christ, 408 East Main Street, in Davis. This month, they will have an open discussion to share questions and answers, as well as the latest updates on lupus research, developments, including the upcoming Walk for Lupus Now and May Lupus Awareness Month. The meeting is open to all persons with lupus, those who have a loved one or friend with lupus, or anyone who would like to learn more about lupus.  For more information regarding the meeting, information on lupus, or telephone support, call Vickey Wiles at 580-247-0980 or email vickeywiles@gmail.com.  For more information regarding lupus, call the Lupus Foundation of America, Oklahoma Chapter at 1-800-725-6445 or online at lupus.org.

• An Indian taco sale will be held at Ada Senior Center at 1005 Chamber Loop in Ada 4-7 p.m. An Indian taco, drink and dessert cost $7. Delivery available for two orders or more. Pie auction will be at 5:30 p.m. with Dr. Garber as auctioneer and the Red Barn Band performing. For ore information or to place anorder, call, 580-436-1007.

• Rabies clinics will be held at the following locations and times: Ada Vet, 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 5 p.m.; Animal Medical Center, 8 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 5 p.m.; and Arlington Animal Clinic, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Rabies shots will be available for a reduced cost of $10.

• PAST will have its monthly meeting Thursday, May 1 at the Pontotoc Technology Center at 5 p.m. Go to the C Entrance at the South West corner. The group meets the first Thursday of each month. Decisions are being made about the group’s future. 

• Latta pre-kindergarten is seeking information to help with 2014-2015 enrollment. Parents of students wishing to attend the program need to call the elementary office by May 1 to place the child on a pre-enrollment list. This is not enrollment but may allow the school to schedule screenings. Call 580-332-7669 and speak to Mrs. Kessinger or Mr. Shivers. All Latta residents and parents/guardians of siblings of transfer students who have been at Latta since 2001-2002 school year need to call as soon as possible to help schedule possible screenings. Attendance may be limited according to age and available space. 

• 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 Mercy Hospital Ada. Visitors are welcome. 

 

FRIDAY

MAY 2, 2014

• The Kiwanis Club of Greater Ada will open the rides and concessions in Wintersmith Park on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6 - 9 p.m. starting May 2. Then starting May 22, the Kiwanis Park will be open nightly from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Stop by to ride the train or carousel, play miniature golf or have a sno-cone. Ride prices are 75¢ each and miniature golf is $1.50.  Private parties outside of regular hours can be booked by calling Mike at 580-436-8021. Party prices are posted on the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ada facebook page.

• Ada Area Roundup Club will be holding an event at Ken Lance/3 Crosses Arena seven miles south of Ada on SH 3. Books open at 6 p.m. and play day starts at 7 p.m. For more information, visit Ad Area Round up Club on Facebook.

• A fish fry fundraiser will be at 5 p.m. at Stonewall Multi-Purpose Building. The procedes will go to Jesse Cemetery upkeep. Donations are welcome. w

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

• Ada Single Friends (55 and up) meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11 a.m. at the Chickasaw Wellness Center for exercise. For more information, call 580-320-4157 or 320-2391.

 

SATURDAY

MAY 3, 2014

• A rabies clinic for cats only will be held at Felines and Friends from 10 a.m. to noon. Rabies shots will be available for a reduced cost of $10.

• American Legion Post 72 hosts bingo each Saturday night. Mini games begin at 6 p.m. and regular bingo begins at 7 p.m. Snack bar items are available. 

 

SUNDAY

MAY 4, 2014

• Experience Works Senior Community SErvice Employment Program is currently accepting applications. Experience Works SCSEP is available at no cost to people who meet eligibility criteria. The training program provides paid community service assignments at local public and non-profit organizations, referral to needed services and job search assistance. Program applicants must be age 55 or older, unemployed and live in Pontotoc County. For more information, call 877-314-7568, 405-395-9004 or 918-623-1460 or visit www.experienceworks.org.

• Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is looking for caring, committed volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in Pontotoc County. Volunteers must be able to commit six to 12 hours per month. Summer training for CASA volunteers will begin July 7. For more information, call 580-332-1441 or email Linda Wood at linda@adacasa.org. 

 

MONDAY

MAY 5, 2014

• The Board of the Directors of the Happyland Volunteer Fire Department meets the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the fire station at 22680 CR 1530 in Ada. Should the first Monday fall on a holiday, the meeting will be held the following Monday at the same time and location.

• Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a support weight loss group, meets at 8:30 a.m. each Monday at Central Church of Christ, 820 Stadium Drive. For more information, call 580-320-0747.

• Divorce Care meets from 6-8 p.m. Monday at H20Church kids building, located at the corner of Main and Broadway in Ada. For more information, email info@h2ochurch.cc or call 580-427-5433. 

 

TUESDAY

MAY 6, 2014

• A meeting of the borad of directors for the Tri-County Indian Nations Community Development Corporation will be held 10 a.m. at Murray State College, Conference Room 211 in teh Administration building in Tishomingo. For more information, call Carolyn Hill at 580-310-9300.

• A rabies clinic will be held at Francis Fire Department from 4 to 6 p.m. Rabies shots will be available for a reduced cost of $10.

• GriefShare, a grief recovery support group, will be meeting Tuesdays at 6:30 through Aug. 5, 2014, at First Freewill Baptist Church of Ada. There is no cost, except the optional $15 workbook. For more information, call Joyce at 580-332-6138 or the church at 580-332-3119.

• Ada Single Friends (55 and up) meet the first Tuesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 129 W. 14th St., for a pot-luck lunch. For more information, call 580-320-4157 or 320-2391.

• Circle Time of Ada meets the first Tuesday of the month at Glenwood Resource Center, 825 W. 10th 6:30 p.m. Circle Time of Ada is a non-profit support group for anyone who has a child, knows someone with, or wants to learn more about autism spectrum disorders as well as other developmental disorders and special needs. For more information, call Linda Dickinson at 580-310-7263 or www.facebook.com/CircleTimeofAda.

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

 

WEDNESDAY

MAY 7, 2014

• Ada Single Friends (55 and up) meet each Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Mrs. B’s, 104 E. Main, for coffee and at First United Methodist Church, 129 W. 14th St., for games at 2 p.m. Attendees should bring a snack to the games to share. For more information, call 580-320-4157 or 320-2391.

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

• A dance is conducted each Wednesday at Irving Community Center, 704 N. Oak from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

 

THURSDAY

MAY 8, 2014

 

FRIDAY

MAY 9, 2014

• Washington Little Olympics will be held May 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Ada High School Track and Field.

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

• Ada Single Friends (55 and up) meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11 a.m. at the Chickasaw Wellness Center for exercise. For more information, call 580-320-4157 or 320-2391.

 

SATURDAY

MAY 10, 2014

• American Legion Post 72 hosts bingo each Saturday night. Mini games begin at 6 p.m. and regular bingo begins at 7 p.m. Snack bar items are available. 

 

SUNDAY

MAY 11, 2014

• Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is looking for caring, committed volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in Pontotoc County. Volunteers must be able to commit six to 12 hours per month. Summer training for CASA volunteers will begin July 7. For more information, call 580-332-1441 or email Linda Wood at linda@adacasa.org. 

• Experience Works Senior Community SErvice Employment Program is currently accepting applications. Experience Works SCSEP is available at no cost to people who meet eligibility criteria. The training program provides paid community service assignments at local public and non-profit organizations, referral to needed services and job search assistance. Program applicants must be age 55 or older, unemployed and live in Pontotoc County. For more information, call 877-314-7568, 405-395-9004 or 918-623-1460 or visit www.experienceworks.org.