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Alison King

January 23, 2017


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You can't miss this plate if you drive through Ada. You'll see it on a cream-colored Cooper S. This driver must be a Washington Nationals baseball fan, or we've read this completely incorrectly.

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IRS taxes due phone scam going around the area

A Bluffton Icon viewer notified the Icon on Wednesday indicating that scammers are calling in the area stating they are IRS representatives.

The callers tell persons that the IRS will sue them because of federal taxes owed.

Ignore this call and report it to the Bluffton Police Department.



B&B Handyman making appointments to clean gutters

Rod Badertscher of B&B Handyman for Hire will clean your gutters this fall. He is taking appointments now for this annual fall project.

Call Badertscher at 419-302-2836.


Fall planting sale underway at New Leaf

New Leaf Landscape and Garden Center, 0395 State Route 235, north of Ada, annnounces its fall planting sale.

Several items are on sale. In additon, New Leaf has fall planting supplies and fall decorating supplies.

New Leaf
0395 State Route 235


Over 100 buttons hand-sewn on this headboard

Dan Garver of Fine Touch Furniture and Upholstery, Ada, displays a king size diamond tufted handcrafted headboard, recently upholstered by the firm.

Over 100 buttons are in this headboard. Each button was hand sewn. Fine Touch Furniture and Upholstery is located at 153 N. Johnson St.


Here's the September bargains of the month from True Value Hardware

Jeff Kantner announced the September bargains of the month offered at True Value Hardware, 109 N. Main St., Bluffton.

They include:
• Touch ‘n Foam sealants
• Anti-freeze  
• Home Defense Max insect killer
• Cleaning wipes
• Energizer batteries• Drive-Kote filler and sealer

Family True Value Hardware
109 N. Main St.
Hours: Monday-Saturday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Tommy Tire has double rebate tire offer in September

Tommy Tire is offering rebates when customers purchase a set of four qualifying Firestone Tires in September, according to Tom Dotson.

Here's the best part - Tommy Tire will match rebates and give qualifying customers an instant savings of a double rebate. The Firestone rebate has a $60 value. Add Tommy Tire rebate and realize a $120 total savings.

For complete details contact:
Tommy Tire Sales
319 N. Main St.

or in Ada at:
Tommy Tire Sales
3032 State Route 309


Marlena Ballinger: "What's for dinner? Ask The Dough Hook to prepare it for you!"

The Dough Hook introduces a new option for dinners in Bluffton, according to Marlena Ballinger.

The Main Street meat market, deli and bakery is located at 117 N. Main St., Bluffton. Phone orders are accepted at 419-369-4264.

“If you are tired of going through a drive-thru for dinner, call us and we’ll provide a hot, delicious dinner for you,” she said, introducing The Dough Hook’s home cooked meals.

Ballinger said that orders should be placed by noon of the day of the dinner. All meals are prepared in a disposable pan.


New Ada business sells 33s, 45s, 78s and more

By Monty Siekerman
FROM THE ADA ICON - Digital music, such as iTunes, hasn't replace the good, ole record business.

In fact, a new business has just opened on Main Street, Ada, that specializes in 33, 45, and 78 vinyl records as well as CDs and music collector cards.


Retro: Music & Media, owned by Chad and Jeanette Smith, opened in the Gibson Building next to Dollar General, at 4171 State Route 235.


Ada music studio holding auditions for JubilHeirs choir

Vicki Mills of Miss Vicki's Music Studio, Ada, announces that The JubilHeirs – a choir for singers ages 12 – 25, will now meet on Monday evenings from 6 – 8 p.m. 

"This auditioned, 4-plus-part treble voiced choir begins its fourth season on Sept. 19.  The JubilHeirs learn a variety of music, both sacred and secular," she told The Icon.

Recent performances in Ada and Findlay included songs from Mary Poppins, The Phantom of the Opera, as well as international folk songs in Japanese and French.


Chase Eikenbary says Jazzercise is the thing to get you back in shape

Summer’s coming to a close, school starts soon and now is a great time to start thinking about getting back into shape, says Chase Eikenbary, owner of the local Jazzercise.

As an incentive, now through Sept. 15 persons may signup at no cost to begin classes.

Seven class options are available according to Eikenbary. They include:
• Monday – 6 p.m.
• Tuesday – 5:30 p.m.
• Wednesday - 6 a.m.
• Wednesday (Strength 60!) – 6 p.m.
• Thursday – 5:30 p.m.
• Friday – 6 a.m.
• Saturday – 8:30 a.m.