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Thanksgiving bake sale Friday in MMH lobby

The Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio Service Group will hold its fifth annual Thanksgiving bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18, in the Mennonite Memorial Home lobby, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.

The bake sale offers delicious cinnamon rolls, pies, cakes, cookies and breads ready for your holiday entertaining.

All proceeds from the sale go to The Service Group of Mennonite Home Communities Of Ohio.

Middle school book fair Nov. 18-21-22

Bluffton Middle School is having a Scholastic Book Fair on Friday, Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 18, 21 and 22. The book fair hours on Friday and Monday are during school.

Book fair hours on Monday, Nov. 21, are also from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The sale includes posters, computer software, school supplies and books.


Freed Center's 17th annual holiday spectacular Nov. 18-19-20

Ohio Northern University's Freed Center for the Performing Arts presents the 17th annual Holiday Spectacular on Friday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m.

There also will be performances at the Civic and Convention Center in Lima, on Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m.

Featuring popular Christmas songs, the production centers on the misadventures of Mrs. Claus and Pixel the elf as they try to help Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.


Trinity Lutheran Church confirmation class


Here is a Leland Gerber photo of what we believe is a confirmation class from the Trinity Lutheran Church, Jenera. Icon viewers east of Bluffton should be able to identify these young people and place an exact date on the photo.

We wecome your information.

Public Library hosts folk concert, soup supper Nov. 21

Bluffton Public Library will host folk artists Elisabeth Pixley-Fink and Andru Bemis in concert and soup supper at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 21. (Concert is from 6-8 p.m.)

Admission is free, donations accepted at the door.

Elisabeth Pixley-Fink is a Kalamazoo, Michigan-based songwriter and
multi-instrumentalist (keys, guitar, banjo and body), who grew up
studying piano and singing shape note harmonies with her family.


Help Bluffton 'Take Back the Night'

By Sophie Marcum and Sarah Shriner

Come join us for a candlelit walk to empower and support survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, abuse and rape. Beginning at the Bluffton Public Library at 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, it will proceed to Ramseyer Theatre at the university ending with a program and ceremony.

Organized by A.S.S.K. in partnership with Rape Crisis Center of Crime Victim Services, this event was created to help raise awareness about rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse and domestic violence and the social discomfort they cause.


Volleyball: Trio of senior hitters named First Team All-HCAC for Bluffton

Heartland Conference release: http://www.bluffton.edu/sports/volleyball/2011/allhcac.pdf

Bluffton's talented trio of senior hitters were all selected first team Heartland Conference following the 2011 volleyball campaign.

Legion visits Richland Manor veterans

Members of the Bluffton American Legion Post 382 were busy on Nov. 11. Here are members visiting veterans at Richland Manor. Legion members also visited vets at Maple Crest, Mennonite Home and conducted a discarded flag burning ceremony at Bluffton High School.

(Photo provided by Richland Manor)


Does Brenda drive this vehicle?

We are going through our mental list of "Brendas" on this license plate. Or is there something we don't know?