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Toy car collection a big hit with young library patrons

Every model of car imaginable was parked in the Bluffton Public Library in March.

During the month, children visiting the Bluffton Public Library were encouraged to guess how many toy cars were in the children's display case near the Preschool Discovery Room, according to Lauren Canaday, public services coordinator at the library.

MORE PHOTOS AT BOTTOM OF STORY.

Some GOBA bikers looking for overnight stay in area homes

Sunday, June 21, the GOBA (Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure) comes to Bluffton for an overnight stay. The estimate of the total number of bikers is around 2,500. Most of these bikers will tent on the Bluffton University campus or sleep in Burcky Gym.

Ernest Neufeld was a 1954 Bluffton College graduate

Ernest Wiens Neufeld, 82, of Mountain Lake, Minn., died April 13, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family. 

Neufeld was born June 12, 1932, in Chicago, Ill., to John T. and Catherine (Wiens) Neufeld.  He grew up in Chicago and graduated from Kelly High school in 1950. 

He attended Bluffton College and graduated in 1954. He continuing at Bethany Theological Seminary, Chicago, and Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Ind. 

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Alumni Field turf, track upgrades to be ready for fall 2015 at Salzman Stadium

Bluffton University’s Alumni Field project, to install artificial turf and resurface and upgrade the running track and field event areas at Salzman Stadium, is now scheduled for completion in time for the fall 2015 sports seasons.
    
Bluffton alumni and friends have contributed more than $750,000 for the improvements, whose expected completion date is Aug. 1, also in time for fall preseason practice. A leadership team of 13 alumni athletes, friends and university trustees contributed gifts of $10,000 or greater, totaling $410,000.

Generous Living: Tools for Giving seminar May 5 in town hall

A free seminar offered to anyone interested in learning more about ways to support one’s church, charity or other non-profit organization. 

Generous Living: Tools for Giving, will take place from 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, at the Bluffton town hall, third floor.

County Line Church of the Brethren's car show July 11

The 9th Annual County Line Car Show will be held Saturday, July 11, from noon-3 p.m. at County Line Church of the Brethren, 4227 N. Hardin Road, Harrod. Registration is from 11 a.m.-noon. Entry fee is $10.

Car owners will be eligible for awards and door prizes. There will also be a chicken barbecue from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $8. For tickets, call 419-649-5364.

Children's activities will include a bound house and face painting. 

All profits will help pay for the new activity center.

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Ashley Musgrave senior recital April 26 in Yoder Recital Hall

Vocalist Ashley Musgrave will present her Bluffton University senior recital at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26, in Yoder Recital Hall. The recital is free and open to the public; a reception will follow in the lobby.

Musgrave is a mezzo-soprano from Ada, Ohio. Her program includes her own composition, “A Journey to the Unknown,” accompanied by a brass quartet of Bluffton students. Pianist Ana Yoder Coulter will also provide accompaniment during the recital.

Kuzara and Leopold named top Senior Athletes

April 16, 2015

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University presented its top athletics awards April 14 to all-conference performers in football and softball.

Ryan Leopold of Ottawa, Ohio, accepted the A.C. Burcky Award as senior male athlete of the year, while Jessica Kuzara of Flat Rock, Mich., won the Kathryn E. Little Award as outstanding senior female athlete. Both student-athletes have double majors—Leopold in strength and conditioning and exercise science, and Kuzara in elementary education and special education.   

Senior Center to hold meeting on identity theft, financial victimization and elder abuse

The Bluffton Senior Citizens’ Center will hold an informational meeting covering the topics of identity theft, financial victimization and elder abuse on Thursday, April 23, at 2 p.m.  According to San Francisco-based Javelin Strategy and Research, two-thirds of 2014's identity theft victims had been notified data breach victims.

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AudioFiles Sync enables young adults alerts for free audiobooks

Bluffton Public Library offers a new program for young adults. Titled "AudioFile Sync," the program offers alerts for free audiobooks.

Text syncya to 25827 for these alerts.

The attachment with this story provides a list of summer 2015 titles coming.

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