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BHS orchestra rated "Superior" at state contest

Photo by Deb Diller

Bluffton High School's String Orchestra participated in the OMEA Large Group High School State Orchestra Adjudicated Event held on Feb. 24-25 in Sandusky High School.

The string orchestra, under the direction of Rachael E. Lewis, performed in Class "B" and received a 'Superior' rating.

Music performed included "Contrast in e minor" by Feese, "Lullaby" by William Hofeldt and "M to the 3rd Power" by Carold Nunez.


Bluffton Relay for Life meeting March 1

Bluffton's Relay for Life teams will meet on Thursday, March 1, in the third floor of the town hall, according to Adam Blevins of the American Cancer Society.

Committee meetings are at 6:30 p.m. and teams meet at 7 p.m. The agenda and additional information about Bluffton's Relay is on the attachment at the bottom of this story.


'Geek out @ your library' during Teen Tech Week 2012

Local teens will be tuning in at the library as Bluffton Public Library celebrates the annual Teen Tech Week March 4-10. They join thousands of other libraries and schools across the country that are celebrating this year's theme, "Geek Out @ your library(R)."

Teen Tech Week is a national initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults.

BHS post prom committee seeks business door prize donations

The parents of the Bluffton High School junior class are in the process of organizing Post Prom activities for Saturday, April 21.

The goal is to provide a fun, safe and enjoyable evening. Post prom will include various chaperoned games and activities for student participation. The committee hopes to collect enough donated items so that every BHS junior and senior who attends will receive a door prize.

The committee is inviting area businesses to provide door prizes. Donations are tax deductible. All donations will be listed in the Post Prom program as a contributor.

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" Maple Crest book discussion March 26

A discussion of Rebecca Skloot's book "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" will take place in the family room of Maple Crest Senior Living Village on Monday, March 26, at 3 p.m. Maple Crest Senior Living Village is located at 700 Maple Crest Ct., Bluffton.

Copies of the book are available at Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St., Bluffton.


First United Methodist spaghetti dinner March 14

Bluffton First United Methodist Church will hold its annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser Wednesday, March 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the First UMC Fellowship Hall (church basement).

Tickets cost $7 each and the meal includes baked spaghetti, salad, breadstick and a drink.

Tickets may be purchased from any First UMC middle or high school student or in the church office from now through Saturday, March 10.

Desserts will be available on a donation basis. A limited number of tickets will be for sale at the door, and carry-out will be available.


Josh Fisher and Mychal Hill selected All-Heartland Conference


Junior Josh Fisher (Rockford/Parkway) earned second team All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference recognition for his play at both ends of the floor during the 2011-12 men's basketball season.

Funeral arrangements for Mary Ellen Reichenbach incomplete

Mary Ellen Reichenbach, 98 of Bluffton died at 10:42 a.m. Feb. 28, 2012, at her residence. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Pleasant View United Methodist Church, Mt. Cory.

Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton and one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Funeral arrangements for Thomas Nusbaum incomplete

Thomas Nusbaum, 70 of Bluffton died at 10:20 a.m. Feb. 28, 2012, at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Green Mountain State

A Vermont resident passed through town recently. The Icon spotted this Green Mountain State plate in Bluffton last week.