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July 30, 2015

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Dorothy Gay 1934-2015

Dorothy Lou Gay, 81, died July 30, 2015 at Lima Memorial Hospital.  Dorothy was born July 14, 1934, in Michigan to Allery  and Vera (Verbicht) Rice who preceded her in death.

On Nov. 10, 1956 she married James Gay who preceded her in death on June 13, 2013.
Dorothy had been a homemaker.

Survivors include a son James (Lorraine) Gay of Beaverdam; three daughters Vera (Anthony) Vernell of Delaware, Ohio, Jennifer  (David) Deeds of Lima, Nancy (Steve) Schramm of Beaverdam; 18 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

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Art camp for K-3rd takes place Aug. 6-7

Bluffton Family Recreation announces Art Explorer Camp registration is now underway.

The two-day camp is for youth from Kindergarten through third grade. 

The camp is held Thursday and Friday, Aug. 6-7 from 9 a.m. to noon at BFR, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton.

Campers will make at least five art projects to take home. Also each day will include a snack and drink. Cost is $20 for members and $40 for non-members.

Youth flag football league signup now to Aug. 14

Youth flag football league signup is underway at Bluffton Family Recreation.

Play is from Aug. 29 through Oct. 9. Registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 14, and the cost to play is $55. Players will receive flags and an NFL jersey once they are registered through USA Football.

The league is sponsored by Patriot Concrete of Bluffton. There will be multiple divisions for boys and girls ages 5 to 14. All games are played on Saturdays.

Look at all the August BFR program selections

Several August activities are available for youth and adults at Bluffton Family Recreation, according to Joseph Beagle, director.

For Youth

Youth flag football league signup is underway. Play is from Aug. 29 through Oct. 9. Registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 14, and the cost to play is $55. Players will receive flags and an NFL jersey once they are registered through USA Football.

NABC announces Honors Court

July 30, 2015

Silver Sneaker classes now on Wednesdays and Fridays at BFR

Bluffton Family Recreation is now offering classes twice a week through the Healthway SilverSneakers Fitness Program, according to Joseph Beagle, director.

“The program is for older adults and involves regular physical activity,” said Beagle. “Each class session lasts between 45 and 60 minutes held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:45 a.m. at BFR, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton.”

The Wednesday class is a new option in the program.

The sessions not only force movement, but also help participants who have joint pain and arthritis issues.

Four Deuces Car Club holds Hilty Home cruise-in July 30

Hilty Home, Pandora, will host a cruise-in from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 30, at the retirement home, 304 Hilty Drive, Pandora.

The event, sponsored by Four Deuces Car Club of Ottawa, is open to hot rods, customs and classic vehicles. Registration and admission is free.

A “Residents’ Choice” award will be presented. For more details call Jane at 419-523-5663.

Reva Doty was a 1934 Pandora High School graduate

Reva M. Doty, 99, died July 29, 2015, at 3:20 p.m. at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. 

Reva was born May 8, 1916, in Putnam County to the late Joseph and Eva (Perkins) Habegger.  On March 12, 1939, she married Oren Doty who preceded her in death on April 18, 1998.

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NW Ohio Lunachix fastpitch tryouts Aug. 16

The Northwest Ohio Lunachix 16U fastpitch travel softball team is holding try-outs for the 2016 season on Sunday, Aug 16 (rain date: Sunday, Aug 23) from 1-3 p.m. at the Bluffton village park.

For more information, call or text Brad Prater at 419-234-1206 or email bprater1971@gmail.com.

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Reva Doty funeral arrangements incomplete

Reva M. Doty, 99, died July 29, 2015, at the Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. 

Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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