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Your invitation to audition for a Noteworthy choir

Vicki Mills accepting new singers for second season

Vicki Mills of Ada announced that the Noteworthy Community Choir begins its second season this year.

"Area singers are invited to audition throughout March for a spot in both its children’s choirs and inter-generational choir,” she said.

Four different choirs will form and meet from April 16 to July 6. Those groups are:
• Treble makers – non-auditioned choir, ages 6-10
• Noteworthy Voices – ages 8-18
• Noteworthy Sounds – ages 7-11+
• Expressions – ages 13 to 83+ begins March 25


Bluffton has missed 6 school days; calamity limit is 5

First make-up day is Monday, Feb. 18

Here’s the Bluffton school’s calamity days update from Greg Denecker, superintendent:

Bluffton has missed 6 days and its limit is 5 calamity days.  So, the first make- up day is President's Day, on Monday, Feb. 18.

If Bluffton misses another day between now and spring break, which is Thursday to Monday, April 18 to 22, Bluffton will have its next make up day on Thursday, April 18.

If Bluffton has more than 7 calamity days, the school will add a day at the end of the year starting with Thursday, May 30, as a make-up day.

"Anima Mundi" documentary shown here Feb. 19

Hosted by Transition Bluffton and Bluffton University Sustainability Club

Transition Bluffton and the Bluffton University Sustainability Club will present a showing of the movie “Anima Mundi,” a 2011 documentary that looks at peak oil, climate change, permaculture, and Gaia theory.  

Some of the individuals heard on the movie include David Holmgren, Stephan Harding, Vandana Shiva, Michael C. Ruppert, and Noam Chomsky. There will be a discussion period following the movie.

The movie is at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the Stutzman Lecture Hall in Centennial Hall, Bluffton University. It is open to the public at no charge. Popcorn will be provided.


Communication at work, home, church, forum topic Feb. 19

Lawrence Milan ’73, senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center; Daniel Metzger ’05, lead pastor, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Findlay; and Nicole Fairburn ’15, sexual assault survivor advocate, Crime Victim Services, Lima, will share “What to Say: How to Say It” during Bluffton University’s Forum on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 11 a.m. in Bluffton’s Yoder Recital Hall. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Walt Paquin, associate professor of social work.

2.1 inches of snow

48-degree temperature range

The area experienced a 48-degree temperature range in the past week. A high of 59 was recorded on Feb. 7 and a low of 11 two days later, according to Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

Pre-Valentine's Day wine tasting tonight in Ada

Join Kaitlyn Murray from Wine Trends for a pre-Valentine's Day wine tasting tonight (Wednesday, Feb. 13) beginning at 7 p.m. at The Cask Room, 127 S. Main St., Ada.

The cost for tasting pours of each wine specially selected by Kaitlyn is $12. The price includes chocolates to enjoy with the wines.

Each wine is available by the bottle with half and full case discounts, according to Steven Bates of The Cask Room.