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April 18, 2013

Area Briefs

Art Lawler Staff Writer adanewslawler@cableone.net
The Ada News

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. 

 

 

THURSDAY

APRIL 18, 2013

• Bread of Life Ministry’s community dinner is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Ada First Baptist Church, 521 S. Broadway.

• Pontotoc County Democrats meet at 7 p.m. in Room D on the north side of Pontotoc County Agri-plex to discuss the district meeting in Lawton and make future plans for the party.

• Fortnightly Study Club will have a spring luncheon and general meeting at noon  at the First Lutheran Church on Stadium Drive. Phyllis Danley will speak about the ECU Foundation. All members and former members are encouraged to attend, as this may be one of the last meetings.  You will have a chance to share memories from the past and stories — funny, serious or otherwise. The departments are Modern Book, Music and Progressive Drama, plus the recently retired 21st Century Department.

 

FRIDAY

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.

 

SATURDAY

APRIL 20, 2013

• Ethan Wright, Stratford, will be conducting a colt starting clinic, 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 mmcsinger@tds.net.

 

MONDAY

APRIL 22, 2013

• TOPS, 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, phone 580-320-0747.

• Emotions Anonymous is meeting every Monday from noon until 1 p.m. at Central Church of Christ, 820 Stadium Drive. For more information, call Kristina at (580) 279-4870. 

 

TUESDAY

APRIL 23, 2013

• Combat Infantrymen’s Association (CIA) meets the fourth Tuesday of each month 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. 

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

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY

APRIL 24, 2013

• Single Mom’s support group  (S.M.I.L.E. Single Mom’s: Insightful, Loved, Empowered) meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at The Perfect Blend Coffee Shop, 730 E. Main. Dinner is provided and childcare is available at Trinity Baptist Church. For more information, phone  Tisha at 580-759-5260.