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052887 - The Icon first thought this was a a zip code, but upon further study, we believe the owner of this plate was born on May  28, 2987. We welcome clarification from any Icon view with more information. We spotted this plate on a blue Honda CR-V in Ada. (The monthly renewal sticker confirmed our birthday theory.)

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Five students compete in peace oratorical contest

Five Bluffton University seniors will compete in the university's annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in Yoder Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Participating students give a speech of no more than 10 minutes that applies the Christian peace position to an issue of contemporary concern. This year's presenters, and their speech titles, are:

. Rachel Giovarelli, last year's winner from Wauseon, Ohio, on "Finding Peace in Our Differences: Reconnecting as the Body of Christ";
. Jennifer Arnold from Fort Wayne, Ind., on "Stranger/Neighbor: The Christian Call to Welcome Refugees";
. Eli Tracy from Continental, Ohio, on "Storytelling as Peacemaking: Knowing Truth and Living as if It Were So";
. Katie Wineland from Gibsonburg, Ohio, on "Speaking a True Wor(l)d: Proclamation as Peacebuilding";
. Alexander Woodring from Sherwood, Ohio, on "Ethical Peace Persuasion: Speaking for Peace in a Fallen World."

The winner will qualify for a binational contest with winners from other North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ institutions. Giovarelli placed third in that contest last year.