It’s that time of year when the kids are out peddling their wares for the benefit of the grade schools.

No problem there. Who can say no to the kids. My granddaughter told her 8-year-old to not be out dunning people. I’ve told the kid to always let me know when she’s selling something though, because as I said, who can say no to them.

What is really rankling me is the pressure put on the kids by the schools to sell-sell-sell.

This year, I understand from my 9-year-old great grand that by simply selling 18 orders of cookie dough, pumpkin rolls, etc. they get a ride in a limo. Imagine that!

She is crestfallen that after tramping her street she had a grand total of eight sales, five of which were from another grandparent. I assured her not to sweat the limo ride. She’d get one at prom time or when she gets married.

I wish the schools all the luck in the world on this year’s drive but please — get off the kids’ backs already.

Janet Quarrie



As I read and watch TV (not much any more due to miserable content) I can’t help but wonder how politicians job descriptions read.

Is it possible that it includes “do everything you have authority to do to destroy a beloved country and hard-working tax-payers will pay you well for this, and when you have made destructive progress you will be re-elected many times over.”

I am so old I remember when we actually had free speech, which has been replaced as political correctness. Get rid of guns, therefore be unable to defend yourself; blame the people that you disagree with for global warming.

Who could have gone up into the atmosphere and drizzled greed, egomania and lust for power all over the globe? Could these conditions be the onset of the biblical predictions? Have Christians become the minority? I weep!

June Schwarz



The Ada Public Library is the greatest! I stop by at least once a week to update my movie selection and reading material. Through the library’s website adalibrary.org, I can easily order movies and books from over 100 other libraries, allowing me to get items that the Ada library doesn’t own. Along with popular titles, it’s surprising how many old and obscure films are available!

The library’s recent renovation is well done with bright colors, additional space for activities (check out the children’s area), a nice meeting room and convenient parking.

The staff is always friendly and helpful. They don’t seem to mind my frequent visits and that I use the library as my own personal video store … that’s free!

Visit the library’s website to see their calendar of events. The library hosts guest speakers, club meetings, family storytime, a knit and crochet club and Alzheimer’s awareness. There are always special activities for children, teens and families.

You can even get an app for your phone that lets you take advantage of library services on the go.

The Ada community is truly blessed to have a modern, well-equipped library that offers quality services and programs! I encourage you to support the library and vote YES for the levy on Nov. 5.

Sandy Elsass