November 21, 2014


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Men battle before falling to #1 Wisconsin-Whitewater

November 21, 2014


NAPERVILLE, Ill. - The Bluffton University men's basketball team was looking to slay a giant, #1 ranked Wisconsin-Whitewater, when the Beavers traveled to North Central College for game one of the Chicago Marriott Naperville Tip-Off Tournament on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. The Beavers were within striking distance, down 51-44, with less than five minutes to play before the Warhawks found their stroke, pulling away for a hard-fought 67-46 victory.

Bluffton to present Christmas concert

Bluffton University’s Camerata Singers and University Chorale, along with a brass ensemble, will headline “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,” the university’s Christmas choral concert, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in Yoder Recital Hall.

The Friday evening performance will be the only presentation of the full concert. A shortened version will be presented as Bluffton’s weekly forum, at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, also in Yoder Recital Hall.

Senior art show to open

Bluffton University art majors Victoria Watkins of Mansfield, Ohio, and Sarah Gilman of Knoxville, Tenn., will present their senior exhibit, “Pop Fiction,” representing artwork they have created at Bluffton, in the Grace Albrecht Gallery in Sauder Visual Arts Center.

The exhibit will be open to the public from Dec. 1-19; gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. An artist reception will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7.

Triathlon registration begins December 1

Registration for the second annual Be A Beaver Triathlon, to be held Saturday, May 30, 2015, will begin on Monday, Dec. 1.

Participants may register online at www.3disciplines.com; cost is $60 for individuals and $100 for relay teams, but those who register during the month of December will receive a $10 discount when using the code 14HOLIDAY.

Consider Bluffton on Giving Tuesday

Participants in the third annual Giving Tuesday—a global initiative to encourage charitable giving amid holiday consumerism—can direct their generosity for the first time to Bluffton University on Tuesday, Dec. 2.

The university hopes to raise $10,000 in online gifts in 24 hours that day. The amount raised will be matched, up to $10,000, by an anonymous donor’s gift to the Bluffton Fund. To make a gift, go to https://connect.bluffton.edu/

Holiday Shop Around Saturday with Larry’s Cakes, Avon and Thirty-One - at St. John's UCC

Kick-off your holiday shopping on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 2-4 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 223 W. College Ave., in Bluffton. Stop in anytime for cash and carry items, free samples and refreshments.

Making his debut will be Larry Battle, with Larry’s Cakes. These delicious pound cakes will be available for sampling. Orders for the holidays can be placed. Cakes come in all sizes to feed the smallest or largest family gathering.


First National Bank offers zero closing costs on car loans for limited time

First National Bank is currently offering customers zero closing costs ($195 value) on car loans.

Rates are as low as 2.99 annual percentage rate up to 66 months. Loan applications must be completed between Nov. 24 and Nov. 29.

For complete details open the attachment at the bottom of this story or contact the bank.


Lions Club announces winners of peace poster contest

Winners of the Bluffton Lions Club has announced the winners of its peace poster contest: first place, Danielle Novak; second place, Kylee Staley; and third place, Bailey Edwards.


BHS Latin and art departments plan trip to Italy, Greece; adults invited to join group

The Bluffton High School Latin and art departments are planning a trip to Italy and Greece in June of 2016, and have opened the trip to adults in the Bluffton community. Interested persons are invited to attend an information meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25. 

The meeting will take place in the Latin room - room 303 in the high school Those unable to attend but interested in learning more may e-mail Vickie Garmon at Garmonv@blufftonschools.org or Brigitte Hoff and Hoffb@blufftonschools.

Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce gift certificate to the rescue

Having problems with gift selections this holiday season? The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce has the solution.

You may purchase a chamber gift certificate to give as a gift. The certificates are available from any teller at Citizens National Bank. You may purchase certificates in any monetary amount.

Each certificate is good for 12 months after the date of purchase. Certificates may be used in any Bluffton business.