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February 6, 2016

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Two flavors of the month in February at Shirley's

There's two flavors of the month at Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Co. in February, according to Peter Suter.
"The arrival of February brings one of your favorite flavors back to Shirley's - Oreo-White Chocolate," he said. "We begin with our sweet red candy-coated popcorn, mix in lots of crushed up Oreo cookies, then top it off with smooth white chocolate. This is the perfect treat for your significant other this Valentine's Day."  

But wait... there's more.


Here's the February school lunch menus

Get a jump on the February school menus.

Click for Bluffton High School menu.

Click for elementary and middle school menu.

Several specials offered now at Polished Nails and Body Salon

Polished Nails and Body Salon, 417 N. Main St, Bluffton, has several special offers this month, according to Joan Frederick.

• Customers receive a free bottle of lotion with the one-month unlimited package (while supplies last).

• Ten tans are available for only $40.

The shop offers services for nails, tanning, manicures, pedicures, facials, body waxing and mystic spray tan.

Use the coupon in the attachment for these offers.

Ten Thousand Villages might solve your Valentine's Day gift search

Ten Thousand Villages, 115 S. Main St., Bluffton has some great Valentine's Day ideas, according to Aphaphanh Nussbaum, manager.

For example, purple sea necklaces and earrings, handcrafted from Peru, are available now. 

And from Feb. 4 through 14 customers buy one and get one 50 percent off on jewelry.


BHS class of '68 in second grade


Jeannette Klay’s second grade – (BHS class of 1968), 1957-58 school year.

Top row from left, Sue Hauenstein, Aletta Neidermyer, Martha Luginbuhl, Joyce Reichenbach, John Maag, Roger Kagy, Robert Sims, Bob Everett, Rick Emmert, Mrs. Klay.

Third row from left, Adah Lehman, student teacher, James Henry, Larry Conrad, Barbara Diller, Linda Marshall, Ann Triplett, Judy Westrick, Janice Luginbuhl Patty Benroth, Mary Jane Baker, Bill Garrett.

Dr. Samuel Heiks: Natural approach to Gout

Dr. Heiks is a board certified Family Medicine doctor and lives in Bluffton, Ohio.

Dear Dr. Heiks: My husband has gout but doesn’t want to take anything for it.  Is there anything natural he can try?
Reader from Bluffton, Ohio

Dear Reader:   When I think of gout, needles come to mind.  An acute gout attack is the equivalent of needles poking around in the joint, oftentimes the large toe.  Understandably, this will result in a lot of pain and swelling. 


Andy Diller finds working with people who have disabilities rewarding, challenging

15 minutes with Andy Diller

What year did you graduate from BHS?  Can you share a few memories or thoughts that spring to mind when you think of growing up in Bluffton?

I loved my time growing up in Bluffton. Larry and Kevin Smith, Jason Buroker and Doug Schweingruber were my best friends growing up. I’ve got great memories of riding bikes, building forts, and playing in the Riley Creek with them.

Sidewalk discussion picked up by Bluffton council

Sidewalk replacement, and all that involves, may be headed to Bluffton council this year. Although not officially on the Jan. 28 agenda, council did hear a report from its street and light committee. That committee met at 7:30 p.m. prior to the council meeting.

In 2001 council passed a sidewalk ordinance. It resulted in many sidewalks in the village to be replaced. The sidewalk projects eventually came to a halt, partically due to the economic slowdown in the United States.

Funeral arrangements incomplete for Ruth Grismore

Ruth Grismore, 92 died at 9:21 a,m, Jan. 29, 2013, at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.  Services will be 11 a,m, Friday at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton. 

Visitation will be Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Bluffton chamber collecting 2013 events in the community

The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce is collecting information on 2013 events.

"We will list these on the chamber website, in the chamber newsletter and act as a collection agency for groups wanting to know what dates are open and don’t conflict with other events in Bluffton," said Fred Steiner, chamber CEO. "We seek everything from chicken barbecues, informative workshops open to the public, silent auctions, dinner theaters and similar programs.