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December 12, 2013

Area Briefs


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Ada — Area briefs are for non-profit events and organizations. 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. Church-related briefs are published only on Friday’s religion page. All activities may be subject to change due to weather conditions. 

 

 

FRIDAY

DEC. 13, 2013

• Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is searching for caring, committed volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. Anyone willing to commit 6-12 hours per month and go through 30 hours of training may phone 580-332-1441 or visit the CASA office at 514 E. 10th St. for more information on winter 2014 new volunteer training. Training begins Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. 

• The Pontotoc County Retired Educators Association will not meet on Friday as scheduled due to weather predictions.

Since the organization normally does not meet in January, the next scheduled meeting will be Feb. 21, 2014.

• Diamond “K” Kiwanis Club of Ada hosts rides on the Polar Express Train or carousel in Wintersmith Park. The park train departs the station every 20 minutes with all children between the ages of 1 and 100 from 6-9 p.m. All rides are free. Free hot chocolate will be provided to warm the body and raise the Chirstmas spirit. 

 

SATURDAY

DEC. 14, 2013

• Diamond “K” Kiwanis Club of Ada hosts rides on the Polar Express Train or carousel in Wintersmith Park. The park train departs the station every 20 minutes with all children between the ages of 1 and 100 from 6-9 p.m. All rides are free. Free hot chocolate will be provided to warm the body and raise the Chirstmas spirit. 

• 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

DEC. 15, 2013

• Combat Infantrymen’s Association is conducting a fundraiser with a raffle for a 40-inch Sony television. The drawing is Dec. 15. Tickets are $2 each. Proceeds go to benefit veterans. To purchase tickets or for more information, phone Jack Jones at 580-310-6173, J.L. Rhodes at 580-332-8811, William Cox at 580-235-6279, James Page at 580-755-5392 or Rich Putnam at 580-310-4115. 

• Wild Goose musicians  jam session takes place each Sunday from 4-8 p.m. at Wild Goose Club in Sasakwa.Musicians need to take their own instruments. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, phone Kallo at 405-941-3071. 

 

MONDAY

DEC. 16, 2013

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

 

TUESDAY

DEC. 17, 2013

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

 

WEDNESDAY

DECEMBER 18, 2013

   • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is searching for caring, committed volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. Anyone willing to commit 6-12 hours per month and go through 30 hours of training may phone 580-332-1441 or visit the CASA office at 514 E. 10th St. for more information on winter 2014 new Volunteer training. Training begins Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. 

   • 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, phone 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. Cost is $5 per person and is open to the public. 

 

THURSDAY

DECEMBER 19, 2013

   • Ada First Baptist Church Bread of Life Ministry offers a free meal to those in the community who are in need. The meal is served from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the church dining room, 521 S. Broadway Ave., Ada. For more information, phone 580-332-4121. 

 

FRIDAY

DECEMBER 20, 2013

   • Diamond “K” Kiwanis Club of Ada hosts rides on the Polar Express Train or carousel in Wintersmith Park. The park train departs the station every 20 minutes with all children between the ages of 1 and 100 from 6-9 p.m. All rides are free. Free hot chocolate will be provided to warm the body and raise the Christmas spirit. 

 

SATURDAY

DECEMBER 21, 2013

   • Diamond “K” Kiwanis Club of Ada hosts rides on the Polar Express Train or carousel in Wintersmith Park. The park train departs the station every 20 minutes with all children between the ages of 1 and 100 from 6-9 p.m. All rides are free. Free hot chocolate will be provided to warm the body and raise the Christmas spirit. 

   • 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. 

   • Traditional country music every third Saturday at 7 p.m.  with special guest and the Country Pride Band at Mary’s Music Barn, located three and three-fourths miles south and one-fourth mile west of Stonewall on the Jesse Highway. For more information, phone Mary at 580-272-7816 or 580-265-9206 or email mmcsinger@tds.net.

 

SUNDAY

DECEMBER 22, 2013

   • Wild Goose musicians jam session takes place each Sunday from 4-8 p.m. at Wild Goose Club in Sasakwa. This event is a gathering for musicians for a house band and opening for the house band and promotions. Musicians need to take their own instruments. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, phone Kallo at 405-941-3071. 

 

MONDAY

DECEMBER 23, 2013

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

 

TUESDAY

DECEMBER 24, 2013

   • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is searching for caring, committed volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. Anyone willing to commit 6-12 hours per month and go through 30 hours of training may phone 580-332-1441or visit the CASA office at 514 E. 10th Street for more information on winter 2014 new volunteer Training. Training begins Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. 

   • Combat Infantrymen’s Association (CIA) meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Ada American Legend Hut on North Broadway . 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 Jack Jones at 580-310-6173 or J.L. Rhodes at 580-332-8811. 

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

 

WEDNESDAY

DECEMBER 25, 2013

• 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, phone 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. Cost is $5 per person and is open to the public. 

 

SATURDAY

DECEMBER 28, 2013

• 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

DECEMBER 29, 2013

• Wild Goose musicians jam session takes place each Sunday from 4-8 p.m. at Wild Goose Club in Sasakwa. This event is a gathering for musicians for a house band and opening for the house band and promotions. Musicians need to take their own instruments. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, phone Kallo at 405-941-3071. 

 

MONDAY

DECEMBER 30, 2013

• Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is searching for caring, committed volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. Anyone willing to commit 6-12 hours per month and go through 30 hours of training may phone 580-332-1441 or visit the CASA office at 514 E. 10th Street for more information on Winter 2014 New Volunteer Training. Training begins Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. 

• Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), a support weight loss group, meets at 8:30 a.m. each Monday at Central Church of Christ, 820 Stadium drive. For more information, phone 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 phone 580-427-5433.