September 16, 2014


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See you at the pole rally, Sept. 23

Bluffton Baptist Church, 345 County Line Road, will host a "see you at the pole" rally at the church from 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23.

The event includes hot dogs off the grill, music, giveaways, large group games and other events. 


Apollo Career Center offers services to community

Apollo Career Center's Garden Cafe will open for business Tuesday, September 23, and will serve lunch from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The all-you-can-eat buffet is $6 and includes a salad and hot bar with an assortment of desserts, and choice of beverage. The restaurant is student-run and designed to be a teaching lab as well as a restaurant. For reservations call 419.998.2945.

Transport For Christ to dedicate second mobile chapel in Beaverdam

Transport For Christ has installed a second mobile chapel in Beaverdam, with this one located at the Flying J Travel Plaza, I-75 and 30N. The first mobile chapel is across the road at the Pilot Travel Center.

The public is invited to attend a dedication of the new Second Chance Chapel at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. Personnel from the international TFC office in Marietta, Pa., will attend, as will several musical groups. Light refreshments will be served.


“The Case of the Missing Honey Bees,” colloquium topic

The Case of the Missing Honey Bees” will be Dr. W. Todd Rainey’s focus in a Bluffton University colloquium at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall.

Math educator to discuss Common Core standards

A mathematics educator from John Carroll University will address connections between the Common Core State Standards for math and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education on Sept. 23 at Bluffton University.

Speaking in a Bluffton forum at 11 a.m. in Founders Hall, Linda Gojak will discuss how she believes the standards can improve math education from kindergarten through college, as well as STEM education in general. Her presentation is free and open to the public.

Bluffton University adult degree program adds online element

Working adult students will soon spend much less time traveling and on campus while completing a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Bluffton University.

The introduction of online learning to the Bluffton Cohort-based Organizational Management Program (BCOMP) should allow them to spend more time at home instead.

Coffee with a cop on Saturday - and you are invited

Coffee with a cop Saturday morning in Bluffton.

Law enforcement officials from the Bluffton Police Department, Allen County Sheriff, Lima Police Department and Shawnee Township Police, along with members of LACNIP, will come together in an informal gathering to discuss community issues, build relationships, and enjoy a free cup of McDonald’s coffee this weekend.

It all takes place starting at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Bluffton McDonald's restaurant, State Route 103.

Town and Country Flowers specializes in homecoming corsages and boutonnieres

Connie Kruse of Town and Country Flowers, 121 S. Main St., Bluffton, has a reminder for high school and university students going to homecoming.

"We specialize in personalized homecoming corsages and boutonnieres," she said.

Order your's today. Call 419-358-4040.


Check out Stratton's Auto Sales fall car care maintenance special

Stratton's Auto Sales, 220 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces a fall car care maintenance special.

Here are the details:
• Oil and filter change
• 4-tire rotation
• Balance 4 tires
• Top off under-hood fluids
• Complete vehicle inspection
• Battery/harging system check
• Examine all belts and hoses

This special offer is available for $59.95 plus tax.
Call for an appointment: 419-358-1900.



Swavel named HCAC Football Player of Week

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University senior linebacker Brad Swavel (Marion/Ridgedale) led the Beavers in a 32-20 loss at Baldwin-Wallace on Saturday and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Football Player of the Week on defense.