Listen to the music

Music has the power to inspire, break down barriers and bring about positive change. Anything is possible when tapping your toe or singing along with a live band. There’s simply no room for discord when music fills the air. Happyland Music Alliance (HMA), a new Ada-based business, “seeks to promote live music in a spirit [...]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

People tend to flock to the park in the summertime. They bring their friends and children to frolic in the grass, play on the playgrounds, and go for walks. In many major cities summertime means something else for the park— Shakespeare in the Park. When I was growing up, I would go to Wintersmith Park [...]

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Realtors for Robert

Cancer: the word no one wants to hear We all have someone close to us who has been diagnosed, survived, or died. Though much research is being done, more is still need- ed. However, the monetary needs go beyond cancer re- search. Needs such as housing, travel, and emotional support also require money. This is [...]

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Communities of Care

Pontotoc, Seminole, Hughes, Coal and Bryan Counties host family forum to promote joining together to create “Communi- ties of Care” that support all children and families. More than 18 local community service agencies have joined together to host It Takes a Whole Village to “Foster” a Change forum on Friday, June 20 from 10 a.m. [...]

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Listen to the music

Listen to the music

Music has the power to inspire, break down barriers and bring about positive change. Anything is possible when tapping your toe or singing along with a live band. There’s simply no room for discord when music fills the air. Happyland Music Alliance (HMA), a new Ada-based business, “seeks to promote live music in a spirit [...]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

People tend to flock to the park in the summertime. They bring their friends and children to frolic in the grass, play on the playgrounds, and go for walks. In many major cities summertime means something else for the park— Shakespeare in the Park. When I was growing up, I would go to Wintersmith Park [...]

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Realtors for Robert

Realtors for Robert

Cancer: the word no one wants to hear We all have someone close to us who has been diagnosed, survived, or died. Though much research is being done, more is still need- ed. However, the monetary needs go beyond cancer re- search. Needs such as housing, travel, and emotional support also require money. This is [...]

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Communities of Care

Communities of Care

Pontotoc, Seminole, Hughes, Coal and Bryan Counties host family forum to promote joining together to create “Communi- ties of Care” that support all children and families. More than 18 local community service agencies have joined together to host It Takes a Whole Village to “Foster” a Change forum on Friday, June 20 from 10 a.m. [...]

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In Search of the Firebird

In Search of the Firebird

While in high school, most people have the chance to learn a foreign language. Usually your choices are Spanish or French, but what about the other languages that are spoken around the world? It is important, as both global citizens and for our own national security, to be versed in these other languages. This is [...]

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Carson Simpkins

Carson Simpkins

Every kid, at some point, has a dream. They want to accomplish grand things—whether it’s music, acting, sports, or even being an astronaut. Unfortunately, most don’t have the opportunity to actualize their dreams and the dreams just fade away. This is not the case, however, for 8-year-old Carson Simpkins. Carson grew up wanting to ride bulls, [...]

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Student Exchange

Student Exchange

The Ada Exchange Program came into existence over 20 years ago with a sister school in Ibaraki, Japan. Randall Voss, a graduate of Ada High School, was teaching English in the Ibaraki school and coordinated with then Ada High School principal Bill Nelson (continued under principal Charles Golightly) to set up a program whereby 15 [...]

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Never Give Up

Never Give Up

Have you ever been told you shouldn’t do something? I know I have. Jared Marical was told to stop running. He has had difficulty heeding these instructions and his determination has led him to do some pretty extraordinary things. How about you? Do you have a “never give up” mentality? Jared Marical was born in [...]

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Home Court Advantage

Home Court Advantage

Community involvement can make extraordinary things happen. The new gymnasium at Latta is a great example of this. After two years of construction, and a year and a half of planning before that, the gym finally opened on January 21, 2014 in a basketball game against Byng. Though the gym seats 1700, there were well [...]

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Express Yourself

Express Yourself

Many people wonder why self expression is so important for an individual to grow. Self expression is important because we all have feelings and we all have a need to communicate. There have been countless examples of peopledeprived of human contact and communication. The result has been that they are emotionally stunted and their brain [...]

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