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Santa visits Town & Country Flowers Saturday 10 a.m. to noon

You'd better watch out.

Santa Claus is coming to town, thanks to the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce.

He'll be here four Saturdays in a row, so your chances to talk with him are excellent. (Mrs. Claus comes with him on Saturday, Nov. 29).

Santa Claus is coming to town - first visit Nov. 22 at Town and Country Flowers

You'd better watch out.

Santa Claus is coming to town, thanks to the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce.

He'll be here four Saturdays in a row, so your chances to talk with him are excellent. (Mrs. Claus comes with him on Saturday, Nov. 29).

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Dec. 11 next Bluffton blood drive

Bluffton's next American Red Cross blood drive is from noon to 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11, in First Mennonite Church, 101 S. Jackson St.

Walk-ins are accepted.

To schedule an appointment go to redcrossblood.org, sponsor code "fmenncbl"

George Lehman: “A Strategy by Any Other Name"

After years of seeking a concise way to describe what he sees as the essence of an effective strategy, Dr. George Lehman hopes he has found it.

Lehman, chair of business studies and director of graduate programs in business at Bluffton University, told a campus colloquium audience on Nov. 14 that he thinks “strategic opportunism” is an apt new name for a new understanding of strategy.

David Boisvert was a former Bluffton postmaster

David L. Boisvert, 71,  passed away November 18 at 5:38 a.m. at Putnam Acres Care Center, Ottawa.  David was born July 9, 1943 in Sherman, TX, to the late Lionel and Chrystal (Lind) Boisvert. On May 30, 1965 he married Carolyn Boggs Boisvert who survives.

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New Beaujolais arrives at Mustard Seed Cafe

LE BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU EST ARRIVĒ A LA GRAINE DE MOUTARDE!
(The New Beaujolais has arrived at The Mustard Seed!)

Starting Nov. 20, the 3rd Thursday of November, corks will be popping all over the world (and at The Mustard Seed) as the season’s new French wine is unveiled.

Blanchard Valley Hospital earns Top Performer on Key Quality Measures Recognition from The Joint Commission

Blanchard Valley Hospital (BVH) has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

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Bluffton man flown to Ohio State Medical Center as a result of burns received in Riley Street house fire

Bluffton fire department responded to reported house fire at 8:13 p.m. on Nov. 18, in the 100 block of West Riley Street. 

According to Rick Skillier, Bluffton police chief, "Fire crews arrived six minutes later to find fire in the front bedroom of the single family dwelling. Fire crews were able to contain the fire to the room of origin. The fire was extinguished within minutes of the fire department arrival on scene."

"Koi Pool: A Community Success" ceramic wall sculpture gift from Bluffton chamber to DTR Industries

An impressive ceramic wall sculpture created by Gregg Luginbuhl, Bluffton artist, now adorns the entrance of DTR Industries.

MORE PHOTOS AT BOTTOM OF STORY.

The sculpture was a commission Luginbuhl accepted last year from the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce as a gift from the community to DTR on its 25th anniversary.

Fred Steiner, chamber director, said that the chamber’s gift is a modest “thank you” to DTR Industries for many contributions it has made to Bluffton over the past quarter century.

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