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February 19, 2017

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Jeanne's Kitchen lunch and dinner specials Feb. 18-21

LUNCH SPECIALS, February 18-21

TUESDAY
Ham and Bean Soup
Chicken Avocado Bacon Wrap
Roast Beef Swiss Cheese Melt

WEDNESDAY
Tomato Bisque
Fresh Fish Platter
Turkey  Bacon Sub

THURSDAY
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Personal Pan Pizza
Triple BLT

FRIDAY
Corn Chowder
Stacked Ham
Grilled Cheese BLT with Avocado

ArtSpace/Lima has two-evening show by Phil Sugden

ArtSpace/Lima will have a two-night showing of Phil Sugden’s installation, Pages from the Manual on Dismantling God, Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 22, from 6 - 9 p.m., in its Ellen Nelson Gallery.

Phil Sugden is Assistant Professor of Art at Bluffton University. His work has been exhibited in more than 90 solo and 130 group shows internationally, including galleries and museums in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Washington, D.C., Melbourne, and Kathmandu.

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Weaver: God's actions rooted in nonviolence

Many people believe the Old Testament is a showcase of God’s wrath—from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the death of Egyptian firstborns and the seizure of Jericho, for example—but that is not the whole picture of the Old Testament, nor a proper view of God, says Dr. J. Denny Weaver, professor emeritus of religion at Bluffton University.

Lecture: Social work in today's economy

Arvis Averette, social work coordinator at the Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture, will discuss “The Economics of 2014 and the BSW Social Work Programs’ Reaction to Its Implications” in a Bluffton University forum on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

This year’s Smucker Lecture in social work at Bluffton, the presentation will begin at 11 a.m. in Founders Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Masterworks concert and competition Feb. 23

Composer Ola Gjeilo’s “Sunrise Mass” and high school seniors vying for music scholarships will be featured at Bluffton University’s Masterworks Concert on Sunday, Feb. 23, in Yoder Recital Hall. Admission to the 2:30 p.m. concert is free; a free-will offering will be taken to help defray concert expenses.

Dr. Mark J. Suderman, professor of music, will conduct the University Chorale, the Bluffton Choral Society and a community chamber orchestra in their performance of “Sunrise Mass.”

Bluffton Police Docket for January

Rick Skilliter, Bluffton police chief, provided the Icon with the January Bluffton police log, which follows:

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Bluffton council anticipates joining ODOT's bridge inspection program

Bluffton council meets Monday at 8 p.m. The village anticipates entering into a contract with the Ohio Department of Transportation for a bridge inspection program.

The council agenda is in an attachment at the bottom of this story.

Icon scones are so simple to create you think part of the recipe is missing

Last night I watched a Miss Marple BBC movie. As the various murder plots unraveled some where in a small English tea joint scones were served. Several times.

Scones. Man, did those sound good. So, I started roaming through some bread recipe books on the shelf. The most difficult part of the process was figuring out how to spell S-C-O-N-E-S.

Once that mystery was resolved the basic scone recipe appeared on page 369. Creating scones is so simple one wonders if there’s a mistake in the recipe. Maybe a page is missing.

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Nine supplemental contracts on Monday's school board agenda

The Bluffton school board will consider nine supplemental contracts at Monday’s February school board meeting. Eight of the nine involve spring coaching positions. One is a contract for Kevin King as head volleyball coach for 2014-15.

The meeting is in the Bluffton High School library.

Other agenda items include consideration of the 2014-15 open enrollment policy and accepting the general property tax amounts and rates approved by the Allen County Budget Commission.

Next selection process for GROB apprenticeship program starts in March

HIGH SCHOOL GRADS GET PAID WHILE THEY LEARN IN GROB APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

Most high school juniors and seniors prepare for their future by entering college or the workforce. What few realize is that the right high school graduate can have both. 

Apprenticeships can offer high school graduates opportunities to be paid while they learn. The GROB Systems, Inc., Bluffton, apprenticeship program allow apprentices to earn an associate degree and be trained to enter its highly-skilled workforce. 

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