December 19, 2014


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Members of the Bluffton seventh grade girls' basketball team practices foul shooting prior to a game with Ada earlier this week. Members of the team are Kayla White, Libby Schaadt, Veronica Nelson, Lorryn Wingfield, Brinkly Garmatter, Joscelin Reineke, Josie Stever and Olivia Burner. Jared Byers is the coach.

BCE competition offers early-bird entry incentive

Persons entering the Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs 2015 Ropp Triplett Business Plan Competition can save money by registering for the competition before Dec. 31.

Persons will save $25 on their entry fee if they pay by Dec. 31. In January the entry fee is $150.

This is BCE’s sixth business plan competition and it recognizes the late Ropp Triplett, long-time Bluffton industrial leader and entrepreneur. Three cash prizes will be awarded:

Elders at Willow Ridge are truly home for the holidays

The Christmas season in a nursing home is often filled with carolers, family visits and special treats. Activity rooms fill with elementary school children singing favorite Christmas songs as Elders smile with enjoyment. Christmas trees adorn the lobbies, dining rooms and other places where space can be found. It is a festive time.

The Iconic Photo Gallery

Road closed near Maple Crest
A Christmas lapful
Trailer fire
Procession of the Cross
Week of the red buds
Unknown blessings
St. Mary's church bell returns
Cross-cultural reach
2-24-10 The Power Team does its stuff
Bluffton Biking Beavers
2 pots of gold

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Here's a Bluffton basketball team from 1907 - perhaps is a town team....

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Old Man Bluffton stopped in for a visit last Saturday. Since he retired to some place south of the Mason-Dixon Line – he won’t tell me where – I never know when to expect him. He looked good, though.

(I think he lives in Bluffton, South Carolina.)

Usually he makes a December trip here to pick up the usual Bluffton-made products for Christmas gifts.

You know, peanut brittle...