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May 2, 2014

Area Briefs


The Ada News

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.

 

 

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 Ada 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. 

• 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.

• Ada Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Reaper Baptist Church, 3301 N. Broadway. For more information, call 580-320-9984.

 

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.

• Ada Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Reaper Baptist Church, 3301 N. Broadway. For more information, call 580-320-9984.

 

 

TUESDAY

MAY 6, 2014

• A meeting of the borad of directors for the Tri-County Indian Nations Community Development Corporation will be held at 10 a.m. at Murray State College, Conference Room 211 in the 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.

• Pontotoc Technology Center Graduation Ceremony at 6 p.m. in the Pontotoc Technology Center Seminar Center. 

 

 

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.

• Ada Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Reaper Baptist Church, 3301 N. Broadway. For more information, call 580-320-9984.

 

 

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.

• Ada Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Reaper Baptist Church, 3301 N. Broadway. For more information, call 580-320-9984.

 

 

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.

 

MONDAY

MAY 12, 2014

• 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. 

• Veterans of Foreign Wars meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Pontotoc County Agri-plex on the north side of the extension center building in Compartment B, south of the county jail. For more information, call the VFW service office at 580-436-6252. 

 

TUESDAY

MAY 13, 2014

• A rabies clinic will be held at Stonewall MP Building 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.

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

• Byrd’s Mill Archeology club meets the second Tuesday of each month at Mercy Hospital Ada, conference room, at 7 p.m. 

• Compassionate Friends Ada Area Chapter meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at First United Methodist Church, 129 W. 14th St., Ada, in the church parlor. The group offers friendship, understanding and hope for families who have lost a child or grandchild. Call 580-399-5565 or 399-9716 for more information.

 

WEDNESDAY

MAY 14, 2014

• Pontotoc County Literacy Coalition will host an open house and recognition ceremony on May 14 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the second floor of  Ada Public Library. Certificates of achievement will be presented to tutors and learners, and members of the board of directors and other partners will be recognized.  Refreshments will be served and the public is invited.

• 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.

• Single Mom's 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 The Perfect Blend Coffee Shop, 730 E. Main. Dinner is provided and childcare is available at Trinity Baptist Church. For more information, call Tisha at 580-759-5260. 

• 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.