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Volleyball: Katie Prater and Libby Schaadt have big nights in BHS win

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonicon.com
(DELPHOS) - Just days after the football team shutout Delphos on their home turf, the Pirate volleyball team followed suit by picking up a 3-0 victory!  Bluffton won 25-15, 25-17, 25-22 as they improved to 4-16 on the season and a 2-6 mark in league play. 


Part 1 - Concerning athletic concussions

Two-part series explores research, evaluation and treatment

By Michael Stump, MD
Blanchard Valley Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Athletic Concussions - Part 1 in a 2-part series

Concussions in sports have been in the news and on social media frequently over the last few years. 

Part 2 - Athletic concussions

Not all concussions are the same

By Michael Stump, MD
Blanchard Valley Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Athletic concussions - Part 2

In “Athletic Concussions - Part 1,” I discussed how recent research has guided the immediate assessment and management of concussions in sports. With this article, I will continue this topic by discussing how research has affected the subsequent evaluation and treatment of concussions.

The Dough Hook Cooking 101 returns

It's titled "Cooking with your Insta-pot!"

The Dough Hook’s crock pot classes are such a big hit that Marlena Ballinger announces two more Cooking 101 opportunities.

This time it’s “Cooking with your Insta-Pot.” Two class times are offered:
• Thursday, Oct. 25
• Thursday, Nov. 13

Both classes are from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Dough Hook, 117 N. Main St., Bluffton.

Marlena says to bring your favorite Insta-Pot or electric pressure cooker and your favorite chopping knife.


Have you had your flu shot?

Blanchard Valley Medical Practices host flu shot clinics for primary care patients

Blanchard Valley Medical Practices have scheduled several flu shot clinics for the patients of Putnam Primary Care Ottawa, Bluffton Primary Care and Caughman Health Center. Patients must schedule an appointment to receive the shot. The flu shot clinic schedule is as follows:

Bluffton Primary Care
Open to established Bluffton Primary Care patients.
Call 419.369.2280 to schedule an appointment.

Wednesday, October 24, 1 to 4 p.m.

Rewarding volunteer opportunity waiting to happen

MHCO seeking to add drivers to its group of medical transport volunteers

If you are 21 or older and like to drive, Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio has a rewarding volunteer opportunity for you. 

MHCO is seeking to add drivers to its group of medical transport volunteers. The time commitment is flexible, and driving is only for medical transports. Trips are made Monday through Friday and are typically from Bluffton to the Findlay/Lima area. 

According to Jessica Strahm, volunteer coordinator, MHCO provides well-maintained small buses and a mini-van for the transport of its elders who use scooters or are in wheelchairs.