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Cross-cultural forums set for Sept. 30

Two groups of Bluffton University students will relate their cross-cultural experiences from last spring during campus forums at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in Founders Hall. The presentations are free and open to the public.

Recounting their experiences at the 11 a.m. session will be Jill Bornhorst and Luz Varela, who were part of the Bluffton contingent that went to Iceland; John Eckenrode, Katie Conrad and Julia Fulk, who went to Colombia; Devin Hitchcock and Brock Homier, Chicago; and Jessica Williams and Danielle McQuillen, Kentucky.  

Religion professor presents colloquium Sept. 26

“Speaking Truthfully about the Bible in Undergrad Religion Courses” will be Dr. Alex Sider’s topic for a Bluffton University colloquium at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall. The talk is free and open to the public.

Mr. Atomic coming to Bluffton Sept. 29

Bluffton University’s Sauder Visual Arts Center will host “A Brush with Fantasy: The Paintings of Mr. Atomic,” opening Sept. 29 in the Grace Albrecht Gallery.

The exhibit is free and open to the public through Oct. 25. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. A reception will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 4, Homecoming Saturday at Bluffton.

University alumna illustrates constitutional discrimination

Attorney and Bluffton University alumna Nadin-Sarah Salkic drew similarities between ethnic discrimination in her native Bosnia and Herzegovina and in the U.S. at Bluffton’s annual Constitution Day Forum on Sept. 16.

Did you order the corsage? It's BHS homecoming weekend

It’s Bluffton High School’s 2014 homecoming week. The event includes a Friday parade and coronation of a homecoming king and queen.

Following Friday’s parade the 2014 court will be introduced during the pre-game at Harmon Field. The king and queen will be announced at that time.

• PARADE DETAILS ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS STORY.
• PHOTOS AND VIDEOS OF THE COURT AND DRIVERS ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS STORY.

Here are members of the court:

46 sports seasons ago

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That's correct. There was once a Bluffton High School Pep Club. Here's the club photo from 1967-68 school year, 46 athletic seasons ago. 

Identification of members is at the bottom of the photo. While this photo was taken in the "old gym," we need to point out that boys' basketball games during this era were played in Founders Hall.

What’s cooking at Jeanne’s Kitchen, Sept. 23-26

JEANNE’S OPENS at 8:00 a.m.
We serve breakfast Tuesday-Friday, starting at 8:00 a.m. We have delicious pastries, bagels and muffins to enhance your breakfast. And the breakfast menu is available all day!

LUNCH SPECIALS for Sept. 23-26

TUESDAY
Creamy potato soup
Corned beef and egg sandwich
Quiche with side salad
Apple pecan salad

WEDNESDAY
Ham and potato soup
Perch platter
French dip sandwich
Poached pear salad

Here's the fall festival schedule at Swiss Homestead on Saturday

The annual Swiss Community Historical Society Fall Festival at the Homestead will be held on Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 8350 Bixel Road.  

The restored Schumacher House, 1840’s garden, barn, workshop, and summer kitchen will all be open for self-guided tours. Demonstrations of 19th-century handcrafts, horse plowing, hand milking, and other activities will be offered all day. Musical groups will perform and soup, bread, cheese, cider and popcorn will be available for a donation.

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Bluffton Child Development Center open house Sept. 23

Bluffton Child Development Center will hold an open house from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Center on County Line  Road.  The open house enables parents and care givers to meet teachers at BCDC.

Also on Sept. 23 is picture day for all classrooms except kindergarten and school age students.

The drawing for a theme basket raffle is now underway. The winners will be drawn on Thursday, Sept. 25. Tickets are available at the center at one for $1 or six for $5.

The fall mixed bag fundraiser begins on Monday, Sept. 29. 

Kim Badertscher wins Icon football contest for week 4

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The winner of Week 4 of the Icon Football Contest is Kim Badertscher.   Sixcontestants correctly picked all 10 games. Five of those had the correct tie-breaker #1.  But, Kim was the only one to correctly pick tie-breaker #2.  

Weekly winners:
Week 1 - Todd Fleharty
Week 2 - Travis Swank
Week 3 - Dale Badertscher
Week 4 - Kim Badertscher

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