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Apollo Career Center prom is May 6

Here are some May calendar items from Apollo Career Center:

Wednesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. National Technical Honor Society induction ceremony 12 students will be inducted.

Saturday, May 6 at 8-11 p.m. the 2017 Apollo prom will take place in the Apollo Commons.

Tuesday, May 9 begins the annual Floral Design and Interiors bedding plant sale. A wide variety of annuals, vegetables and hanging baskets. May 9-12, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Open to the public.


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English Lutheran congregation dedicates renovated worship space

Bishop Daniel G. Beaudoin will preach at the 3 p.m. Sunday service

The English Lutheran Church congregation will dedicate its newly renovated worship space during a 3 p.m., Sunday, April 30, service, according to Rev. Kevin Mohr, pastor.

The worship space dedication completes a building and renovation project begun in 2015.


"The worship space plan involved renovating and flipping the orientation of our current sanctuary by 180 degrees, with two new entrances from the new addition, one ramped, into the renovated sanctuary," said Rev. Mohr.


Sam Diller's never been a rainbow trout

That changes on May 7 as "Sudden Sam" is tagged trout 1 in the Sportsmen's Club trout derby

Sam Diller’s resume includes participation in nearly every Bluffton organization.

But, until this year, he’s never been a rainbow trout.

That changes on Sunday, May 7, as the Bluffton Sportsmen’s Club honors Diller, retired Bluffton attorney. The club has named its trout number 1 in Diller’s honor: “Sudden Sam.”


Tom Schaaf shares Cuba trip with Lions on May 2

Tom Schaaf of Bluffton will share stories and photos of his trip to Cuba with the Bluffton Lions. The meeting is at noon, Tuesday, May 2, in the town hall.

Several additional Lions news items are in the May Lions newsletter, attached at the bottom of this story.


Dumpsters set May 19 to 30 for village clean-up

Spring clean-up dates for village residents are set. Dumpsters will be located in the Spring Street recycling center, 455 N. Spring, from May 19 to May 30.

Items that may not be disposed of include hazardous material (motor oil, paint, ect.), vehicle batteries and tires.

Appliances that use Freon, such as refrigerators, will not be accepted unless the item is certified that the Freon has been legally removed and disposed of.

Friday application deadline for swim pool positions

The Village of Bluffton is accepting applications for lifeguards and management for the 2017 Bluffton swimming pool season.

Applications are available at the town hall lobby, 154 N. Main St. Persons with questions can contact 418-358-2066.

Application deadline is Friday, April 28.

Bluffton University literary journal debuts Friday

"Bridge" launch party in Marbeck from 8 to 10 p.m.

Stories, prose and poems from 20 young writers are featured in the first edition of “Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal.” The journal is the latest project from the Bluffton University English department after a year of dedicated work by students, faculty and staff.

“I hope ‘Bridge’ will excite new voices to pursue their dreams in writing,” said Becky Boban ’19, an Art and Writing major from Madison, Ohio, who sees the magazine as a stepping stone for young writers.

Booths still available for May 13 arts and crafts show

Several new features are part of this year’s Bluffton Arts and Crafts Show, set for Saturday, May 13, according to Phil Zimmerly, chamber director. And, booths are still available.

Like previous shows, this year’s event operates from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. along Main Street’s retail storefronts.

New features this year include:
• Putt-putt golf, sponsored by M&R Plumbing and Heating
  (location to be determined)

• Pony rides will be free, and moved to the intersection of Main and Cherry,  
  sponsored by Bluffton Hospital


Bluffton Farmers' Market ready to open May 6

Bluffton is one week away from the opening day of the 12th season of the Bluffton farmers’ market.

The market, operated by the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce, will be located in its familiar Citizens National Bank parking lot on South Main Street.

Opening day is Saturday, May 6. Like previous years, hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon and the market is open rain or shine.

Persons interested in vendor information may contact Greg Probst, director at: blufftonfarmersmarket@embarqmail.com