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Bridge offering children's "Holiday Memories" grief support group

Please RSVP by Dec. 3

Bridge Home Health and Hospice is offering "Holiday Memories" grief support program for children ages six to 12 who have lost a loved one, allowing them to remember those who have passed in a healthy setting.

This event will be held on Monday, Dec. 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital, located at 1900 S. Main St., Findlay.

Holiday Memories is being offered through Bridge's Group S.T.A.R. (Special Times, Always Remembered). Dinner will be provided for the children and RSVP is required by Dec. 3.

100 years after the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918

Here's some Bluffton stories from Nov. 11, 1918

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th year, The Great War came to an end. The year was 1918 - 100 years ago.

The following are note from an interview Fred Steiner conducted several years ago with Rolland Stratton concerning Bluffton’s celebration of the conclusion of World War I.

Stratton remembers:
I was a 7-year-old boy in November 1918. We lived at 118 E. Elm St., where I was born. On Nov. 11, I remember coming out of the house and every bell in town was ringing and the fire whistle at the light plant was blowing.

Luke Young named to second team all-Ohio

By Sam Brauen, www.blufftonpirates.com
Bluffton High School Senior Luke Young has been named second team All-Ohio in boys' soccer. The speedy forward was a fearless playmaker for the Pirate boys' team.  

Young is the third Pirate in as many seasons to garner all-state honors.  He also continues a legacy of Pirate soccer players being recognized for their on field all-state accomplishments: 


Community Thanksgiving service Thursday

Bluffton Area Ministerial Association (BAMA) will hold its community Thanksgiving Worship service Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Senior Citizens Center community meal.

The meal, provided by First United Methodist Church, takes place at 6 p.m. The Thanksgiving service follows the meal. All members of the community are invited to attend.

Jan Goodger was a former teacher at Trinity Lutheran School

Jan Goodger, former part-time teacher at Trinity Lutheran School, Jenera, and wife of Arnold Goodger, teacher of Grades 5 and 6 at Trinity from 1979-1986, was died on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, after a short illness. 

Janice Louise (Breitenfield) Goodger, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was born on Dec. 21, 1950, in Tomah, Wisconsin, to Victor and Lydia Breitenfield.  She graduated from Luther High School in Onalaska, Wisconsin, in 1969, and from Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota, in 1974. 


MHCO longevity dinner honors employees

22 employees recogized

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) held its annual Longevity Dinner on Nov. 8 at Maple Crest.  Each year, MHCO honors employees who have reached five or more years with the organization (in five-year increments).  Laura Voth, CEO, served as emcee for the evening. 

Associates honored include:

40 Years – Sue Richard

35 Years – Diana Dray

25 Years – Crista Nofziger, Kris Russell

20 Years – Agnes Davis, Peg Sautter

15 Years – Mark Offenbacher

10 Years – Cindy McMaster, De Michel, Brady Pickford, Joy Siders, Caryn Wager