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Citizens Wealth Management Group - Icon's newest advertiser

Citizens Wealth Management Group is the newest Icon advertiser.

Its main office is at Citizens National Bank, 102 S. Main St., Bluffton.

According to Daniel Desalle, "Citizens Wealth Management Group provides an array of services that accommodates all types of investors.  We help work towards protecting your hard-earned assets with a retirement plan that has the potential to grow to fit your needs – evolving along with you and your family. 


Learn spray paint art, watercolor and lots more in August at the library

We can't believe that's it's August. Can you?

The Bluffton Public Library is ready for the eighth month of the year, even if we aren't. Several highlights take place and each is listed on the August library activity calendar.


The Icon will continue to post August library activites as they come up. Many of these events are already listed as display ads on the display/classified page.

The deal of the summer - pool passes half-price

Here's the deal of the summer.

Season passes at Bluffton Community Swimming Pool are now half-price, according to Jennie Wilson, pool manager.

That means the following:
• Family pass is now $65
  (Good for two adults and three youth. Additional youth are $5 per child)
• Single individual pass is now $50

Passes are available at the pool. Pool hours are:
Mondays through Fridays - noon to 8 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays - 1 to 7 p.m.

Phone for the pool: 419-3582066, extension 6.

Community worship service Sunday on Prebysterian lawn

Bluffton's annnual summer community worship service is at 9 a.m., Sunday, July 31, in the Bluffton Presbyterian Church lawn. It is sponsored by the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association.

The theme is drawn from the community VBS program, “Deep Sea Discovery,” and music from that event will be shared by children who attended VBS during the service.


Brent Warren on EKU dean's list

Brent Warren of Jenera was named to the Dean's List at Eastern Kentucky University. He has finished his second year and is majoring in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering. He is a 2014 graduate of Cory-Rawson High School.


Sandy Yoakam was a 1964 Pandora-Gilboa HS graduate

Sandra "Sandy" L. Yoakam, 69, of Reynoldsburg and formerly of Bluffton was died July 25, 2016, at her residence.  Sandy was born Oct. 17, 1946, in Lima, Ohio, to the late Myron and Mary Ellen (Rickly) Reichenbach.

Sandy had worked various jobs including the Christian Armory for 12 years, was a secretary at Bank One and was a typesetter at various newspapers and magazines, proofreader and editor. 

She was a member of Pleasant View United Methodist Church near Mt. Cory. Sandy was a 1964 graduate of Pandora-Gilboa High School.


Sign-up underway for U6 soccer at BFR

Bluffton Family Recreation is accepting registrations for U6 fall soccer, according to Joseph Beagle, BFR director.

The program is for youth 6 and under. Games are played at BFR on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Aug. 23 to Sept. 29.

Registration ends Friday, Aug. 12 ($5 late fee after Aug. 12). Cost is $45 for members and $60 for non-members.

Contact BFR at 419-358-4150 or www.bfronline.com to register.

Get ready for Bluffton fall festival - it's Sept. 24

Plans are underway for this year’s Bluffton Fall Festival.

This year’s event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24. Several locations in the community will have activities and those will be announced as plans are finalized.

Here are events planned at Mennonite Memorial Home:

Silent auction, bake sake, luncheon, kettle corn, horse and wagon ride, straw dig, photo booth and kiddie train rides.

Maple Crest

Apple crisp and cinnamon ice cream, antique tractor show, kiddie tractor pull, fishing derby and more to be announced.


Here are August worship leaders at MMH

August worship services at Mennonite Memorial Home have been announced. The schedule follows:

Mt. Cory Vacation Bible School starts Aug. 8

The Mount Cory and Pleasant View United Methodist churches will host a community Vacation Bible School, August 8-12 at the Mount Cory United Methodist Church, 300 N Main St., Mount Cory. This year's theme is "Adventures on Promise Island.”

Children, ages 4 through 7th grade, are welcome to attend. A pre-registration will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 5:30 - 7 p.m., at the Mount Cory Park during "National Night Out”.