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Preparing for retirement – What’s risk got to do with it?

Are all investments suitable for all people? Intrinsically, we know that they are not – but why?

By Kathi Dunlap
Faith Investment Services

Bluffton, 419-358-4207

Financial advisers are required by most investment regulators (such as FINRA, SEC, etc.) to “Know Your Client.” This requirement to “Know Your Client” (KYC) includes knowing his or her tolerance for taking risks. Are all investments suitable for all people?  Intrinsically, we know that they are not – but why? 


“Hello Summer…Hello Sunshine!”

And, remember the sunscreen

By Christine Schroeder, MOT, OTR/L

“Hello Summer…Hello Sunshine!”

Well, there were moments when we thought it may never arrive, but summer is here and in full swing! (YES!!! Finally ;) Hopefully, you have had a chance to get out and enjoy a little of the sunshine and beautiful temps so far…..

Summer is full of so many fun opportunities….vacations, swimming, camping, boating, picnics, bike rides, gardening, long walks/runs. The list could go on and on. However, one common element surfaces across all these fun activities….the sun.


Bridge Bereavement Services offering grief trails program

Bridge Bereavement Services is offering area youth an opportunity to work through grief by spending time with horses. Grief Trails allows children, ages six through 12 years old, to learn through horses about the importance of communicating emotions and needs to others.

Grief Trails will be held Tuesday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Challenged Champions Equestrian Center, 11913 County Road 6, Ottawa.

It's only the beginning

Library kicks off its summer reading program

Photos and story by
Lauren Canaday

Attached are some photos from the Bluffton Public Library Fun Day on June 4.  It was a huge success.

Every Summer Program kick off event brings several hundred, and we think this year was the largest crowd we've seen for a Kick Off.

Among popular events were the involvement for the Touch-a-Truck and llamas as­­ we had Hard Rock Llama Co., a Bluffton Exempted School District school bus and Bobcat, the Bluffton EMS, fire truck, police vehicles, and someone even brought a motorcycle. 

VOSH-Ohio mission into Sint Maarten

As told by Arliss and Barbara Plaugher

Submitted to the Icon from
Bluffton Lions Arliss and Barbara Plaugher

When I said that VOSH-Ohio was going to provide eye care to the primary school children at Sint Maarten, someone asked if we were traveling by cruise ship!

There are other ways to get there...even though many people relate to St. Maarten as a port-of-entry for cruise ships. Our host, Lion Davey, mentioned to me that St. Maarten has had as many as five cruise ships in port at one time.


Town hall concert series performs tonight

Claire Wellin will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 7, in the next Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series.

The musician, from Brooklyn, New York, is a singer, songwriter and violinist. The performance is free and open to the public.