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Gene Stuckey was former operations manager of Hancock County Fair

Gene A. Stuckey, 72, of Delaware Twp., Hancock County, Ohio, died at 4:36 a.m.
on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born on June 9, 1941 to the late Dale S. and A. Marie (Lane) Stuckey in Delaware Twp. On Sept. 2, 1960, he married Connie J. Smith and she survives.

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Richard Ramseyer honored by Lions as 2013 Citizens of the Year

Richard Ramseyer, long-time community promoter, was recognized on April 15 by the Bluffton Lions Club as the Lions Citizen of the Year for 2013.

The award was presented during a banquet meeting at First Mennonite Church. Bill Croft served as master of ceremonies.

Ramseyer’s involvement in Bluffton touches countless aspect of the community. The Illinois native came to Bluffton when he attended and graduated from Bluffton College in the mid-1950s.

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Human trafficking subject of Saturday program at Book ReViews

Book ReViews, 115 S. Main St., Bluffton, will host “Rescue and Restore: Human Trafficking – Ohio,” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 19, according to Christina Walton, store manager.

Laurel Neufeld Weaver, rape crisis coordinator of Crime Victim Services is one of presenters.

Jamie Erford, Bluffton High School peer facilitation advisor, along with Aryn Banks, prevention educator with Crime Victim Services, will also be presenters.

Seminar to help students improve test results set April 29

Bruce Boguski will conduct a seminar on increasing student test scores. The presentation is scheduled for 7-8 p.m. on April 29 in the Bluffton Middle School Cafetorium. Boguski is an author, motivational speaker, trainer, columnist and media personality who has written about the D.R.I.V.E.R. test taking system in his book The Testing Zone.

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Occupational Therapy Month - the profession that focuses on life skills

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For millions of people, the service of occupational therapy is a lifeline. People of all ages receive it to help them participate in the activities of their daily life. Sometimes people need occupational therapy to do things we take for granted, like getting dressed, being productive at school or work, eating unassisted, even socializing.

Occupational therapy doesn't just treat medical conditions, it helps people stay engaged in the activities that give them pleasure or a sense of purpose, despite challenges.

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Vocalist to perform junior recital April 26

Vocalist Ashley Musgrave will present her Bluffton University junior recital at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, in Yoder Recital Hall. The recital is free and open to the public.

Musgrave, a mezzo-soprano from Ada, Ohio, will sing numbers by Mozart, Ravel, Brahms and Bach, accompanied by pianist Ana Yoder Coulter. In addition, Dr. Lucia Unrau, a professor and chair of music at Bluffton, will perform “Letting Go,” Musgrave’s composition for piano.

University concert band performs April 25

Three chamber ensembles will join the Bluffton University Concert Band to present a spring instrumental concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25, in Yoder Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

Dr. Roy Couch, visiting assistant professor of music, conducts the Concert Band and coaches the brass quintet that will perform as well. Also on the program are a saxophone quartet and a flute ensemble, both coached by Dr. Adam Schattschneider, professor of music.

Rachel Davis wins BCE's 2014 Business Plan Competition; wants to expand her tailoring business

Three entrepreneurs with ideas ranging from owning a tailoring shop, offering life coaching and operating a mobile barbecue business are winners in the 2014 Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs Ropp Triplett Business Plan Competition.

Bluffton resident Rachel Davis, owner of Studio Silhouette, providing tailoring services, is the first-place winner. She will receive $5,000 in business start-up support.

Kathy Burrus, rural Columbus Grove, owner of Green Hope Coaching, offering life coaching, is the second-place winner. She will receive $1,000 in business start-up support.

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