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Come on downtown Thursday night for a Taste of Summer

Bluffton's Taste of Summer is here and you are invited

The first of three Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce Taste of Summer programs, open to the public, will take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, June 7, at Luke's, 133 N. Main St.

The purpose of these events is to bring people downtown in the summer for a fun evening. It is the chamber's first step in creating a larger summer program of events with the community in mind that promotes downtown businesses.

Friday chamber breakfast features Bluffton Center for Entrepreneur business plan competition winners

The winners of this spring's Bluffton Center for Entrepreneur business plan competition will be announced during the Friday morning, June 8, Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast.

The breakfast meeting is the in the third floor of the Bluffton town hall and is open to the public.

This month's breakfast is provided by Luke's of Bluffton with coffee from Common Grounds.

It's the season for Vacation Bible Schools - here's who, where and when

It's summer and that means it's Vacation Bible School season. Here is the VBS schedule in the Icon viewership area. If your VBS is not on our list, contact us.

June 3-8
Ebenezer Mennonite VBS

8905 Grove Road
6:30-9 p.m.
Title: Sky: Everything is possible with God
More information: 419-358-8588, or info@ebenezermennonite.org

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Kay L. Amstutz 1963-2012

Kay Amstutz

Kay L. Amstutz, 49, of Rawson, died Sunday, June 3, 2012 5:15 p.m. at the Bluffton Hospital. She was born in Bluffton on Jan. 9, 1963 to Phyllis (Pearson) Amstutz who survives at Rawson and the late James R. Amstutz.

She was a 1981 graduate of Cory-Rawson High School where she was an honors student. She attended the University of Northwestern Ohio to study computer programming. She also held a degree from Bluffton University in Accounting. She worked for the Blanchard Valley Health Assn .in the accounting department.

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Green House update: Cabinets and kitchen counter tops installed; stone work nearly completed

Icon viewers may now see the updates on the Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio Green House project. Updates are provided in the current issue of "The Visioneer."

Cabinets and kitchen counter tops have been installed in House B and the appliances will be installed soon. The stone work on both homes is nearly completed.

Painting has begun inside House A.

A copy is in the attachment at the bottom of this story.

Richland Manor hosts 5th annual cruise-in June 22

Richland Manor's fifth annual Friday Night Cruise-In is Friday, June 22, from 4 to 7 p.m., according to Barry Schneck.

The event includes food, entertainment and door prizes.

"Please bring a non-perishable food item as a donation to our yearly independence from Hunger food drive. The proceeds will go to local food banks," said Schneck.

The cruise-in includes dozens of antique and muscle vehicles. Richland Manor is at 7400 Swaney Road, Bluffton. For more details, contact Schneck at 419-643-3161.

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YCF weekly pool parties begin Wednesday evening

Bluffton-Pandora Youth for Christ weekly summer pool parties start this week, according to David Glick, director.

The pool parties are from 9 to 10:30 p.m., each Wednesday during the summer now through Aug. 8.

"Cost is $3 and students who have completed grade 6 through 2012 graduates are welcome to any of our summer events," said Glick.

For more information contact YFC at 419-358-9365. Ask for Glick or Hannah Slechter.

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Our Daily Bread soup kitchen director speaks at Bluffton Presbyterian on June 10

Stephen Jenkins, executive director of Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, South Central Street, Lima, is the guest speaker during the Sunday morning, June 10, worship service at Bluffton Presbyterian.

The mission Sunday service will kick off the church's Christmas in July, according to Rev. Dr. Matthew Zuehlke, pastor.

The June 10 worship service is at 10:15 a.m.

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Trinity Lutheran goes to summer schedule on June 10

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jenera, will change service times for the summer beginning on Sunday, June 10.

The worship service will be held at 9 a.m. with Sunday School and Bible Class following at 10:15 a.m. The Sunday's service will be repeated on Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. The church is handicapped accessible and all are welcome.

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Relay for Life committees meet June 7

The next Relay For Life meeting is Thursday, June 7, from 6 - 7 p.m. in the Bluffton town hall.

The agenda includes review of final details for the Bluffton event. Persons with questions can contact Adam Blevins, 888-227-6446. ext/ 5207.

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