Dr. Troy and Laura Norred are opening their home to host the annual Salvation Army Silver Tea Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds from the tea benefit the needy during Christmas time.

The Salvation Army launched its Kettle Kickoff Saturday collecting donations for the needy of Pontotoc and Coal County during the holiday season.

The Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training, CLEET, graduated its first class Friday, Nov. 17.

Prepaid Legal Services, Inc. announced the appointment of Mark Brown as senior vice president and chief marketing officer.

Kahla White, member of Latta FFA Chapter, competed in the National FFA Agriscience Fair program held Oct. 25-28.

Jayln Curtis, Stonewall, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association.

Two graduates of Ada High School, Stephanie Rollins and John Whitesell, were recently accepted as first year students at Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine.

Michael P. O’Brien, Certified Public Account of Ada, has been awarded the Accredited in Business Valuation Credential by the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts.