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May 26, 2016


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Adult softball leagues forming for summer

An adult softball league is forming for summer play. Games are Mondays or Wednesdays at 6 p.m. from July 11 to Aug. 17 at the Bluffton village park.

The cost per team (6 players maximum) is $300. Teams can register online at www.bfronline.com/register, or contact BFR, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton.

BFR: Ready for some summer sand volleyball?

Bluffton Family Recreation is accepting registrations for its summer adult coed sand volleyball league, according to Joseph Beagle, director.

The five-week season includes matches each Tuesday in June from 7 and 8 p.m. at the Bluffton University sand courts on Rosenberger Drive.

Each team must have at least three women on the court at all times. Best of three matches wins and team members must be 18 as of June 1. Registration is $150 per team.

Contact BFR, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton, 419-358-4150 for more details.

Edward Jones: Here’s how to keep your portfolio healthy

By Mark Alliman
Financial Advisor
107 S. Main St., Bluffton

If you have a medical appointment this week, you might want to wish your nurse a happy National Nurses Week. This annual event is designed to celebrate the important role nurses play in health care.


Lucille Bucher was a retired Mennonite Memorial Home nurse

Lucille Bucher, 94, died May 24, 2016, at 6:10 p.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  Lucille was born Aug. 20, 1921, in Pandora to the late Albert and Sarah (Hilty) Burry.  On Feb. 19, 1942, she married Victor Bucher who preceded her in death on June 11, 2006.


Raising safe kids parenting workshop planned this summer

Hey, parents…want some parenting tips?

Bluffton Public Library will offer “ACT – Raising Safe Kids Parenting Workshop,” = this summer.

The free workshops are for parents, guardians and other adults who raise youth from birth to age 8.

Registration is required and the entire series continues over nine sessions, each on Saturday mornings from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in June, July and August.

Workshop dates are:
• June 11, 18 and 25
• July 16, 23 and 30
• August 6, 13 and 20

Chrome, fins, grills come to Bluffton June 17 - it's the 49th annual Wheels Fest'

This is part of the Icon’s features on events taking place in Bluffton during the month of June.

The 49th Bluffton Festival of Wheels cruise-in, sponsored by the Bluffton Lions  hits Main Street  on Friday, June 17.

The event is open to antique cars, classic cars, trucks, tractors, golf carts, fire engines, motorcycles and Cushmans.

This year’s show opens for parking at 2 p.m. and registration for vehicles is from 2 to 5 p.m., rain or shine.


Community meals on June 2 and June 16

Two community meals take place in June at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center, 132 N. Main St. Those meals are Thursday, June 2, provided by English Lutheran Church, and Thursday, June 16, provided by First Mennonite Church.

Community meals are free and open to the public and are coordinated by the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association. Persons attending may contribute canned food items for the Bluffton food pantry.

Lynn LaRue entertains Seniors with his harmonica on June 13

Bluffton Senior Citizens will hold its June meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, June 13, at the Senior Center, 132 N. Main St.

The program is by Lynn LaRue, a new member of the Association, who will entertain members on the harmonica.

The meal is catered by the St. John's United Church of Christ. Tickets are $8.50 each and must be purchased by June 8 at the center.

To view other events planned at the center in June open the newsletter, which is an attachment at the bottom of this story.



Here's Apollo Career Center's May 26 board agenda

Contracts for 2016-17 school year are a major item on the Thursday, May 26, Apollo Career Center school board agenda.

One of those items to be considered is the hiring of  Karen Falk, Family and Consumer Science instructor for the 2016-17 school year, on the Bluffton salary schedule and fringe benefits following the Bluffton school calendar.

The complete list of contracts to be offered and the May 29 board agenda is in an attachment at the bottom of this story.

Pirate boys' basketball camps from May 31 to June 3

A Bluffton Pirates boys' youth basketball camp is scheduled for Tuesday, May 31, through Friday, June 3, according to Todd Boblitt, BHS varsity boys' coach.

The camp for first, second, third and fourth graders takes place from 10 a.m. to noon. The camp for fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth graders is from 1 to 3 p.m.

The cost per camper is $30. Early registration is encouraged. Make checks payable to Pirate Basketball Camp and send to Todd Boblitt, 404 S. Main St., Bluffton.