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Pass the chili, please...which one? There are 12 varieties

Community cook-off raises $1,256 for food pantry

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Pass the chili, please.

Which one…there are 12 varieties.

The second annual Bluffton chili cook-off held Feb. 19 was a chili lover’s dream. Twelve different choice and all proceeds going to the Bluffton Community Assistance Program’s food pantry was the on the menu.

"We Serve (85 years to the community and world)"

Bluffton Lions Club observes 85th charter anniversary

Please view the 85th anniversary program, plus many photos from Feb. 19 at the bottom of this story.

“We Serve.”

Yes, they do. The Bluffton Lions Club’s motto stands for its four score and five years of service to the community. The club’s 85th anniversary celebration on Feb. 19 at First Mennonite Church, marked the event.

David Gauch, Windham, Ohio, past Lions council chairman, who has held several Lions offices, was the dinner speaker.

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A snowball's chance in ...

It's every snowballs worst nightmare… a bright sun! Teacher Jared Byers spent a recent “snow day” with Ellery and some of her cousins rolling this huge snowball which is slowly moving on. (Photo Sent from his iPhone)

Handling challenging conversations

Bluffton alumni share advice

Communication is fundamental to maintaining successful relationships at work, at home and in the church, but having hard conversations is something many people wish they could avoid.

To help students prepare for these challenging moments during and beyond college, three Bluffton alumni returned to campus for the panel “We Need to Talk: How to Have Tough Conversations at Work, at Home, at Church.”

Bluffton Garden Study Club farewell event Feb. 27

Club closure party after 63 years of continuous gardening enjoyment

Past and present members of the Bluffton Garden Study Club are invited to it closure party after 63 years of continuous gardening enjoyment. 

"We will be gathering at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the Patio Room at Maple Crest," said Jenny Pilarowski.

There will be “garden” cake refreshments to enjoy as well as a display of minutes, treasurer’s reports and past program booklets plus any of your own mementoes you would like to share.

Arrangements have been made to archive the records of the organization at the Bluffton Public Library.

University Alumni Association seeks award nominations

Professional Achievement Award and Faculty/Staff Service Award

The Bluffton University Alumni Association is seeking Alumni Award nominations for the 2019-20 academic year. The two awards to be given out are the Professional Achievement Award and the Faculty/Staff Service Award.

The Professional Achievement Award recognizes a graduate who has continued the pursuit of intellectual growth and has explored creative avenues in his or her chosen field. As a result, this individual has achieved notable success and recognition in his or her career.

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