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missElaineous, QVC Corner has shipment of watchMe watches

Joan Frederick of missElaineous, QVC Corner, 147 N. Main St., has received a shipment of watchMe watches. They are listed at $5 each and are water resistance.

The QVC Corner's phone number is 419-358-0001. The store is located in Polished, at the same address.


Free talk on herbs: how to grow them and use them in cooking, March 13

Garden thyme

The Gardner's of the Bluffton/Pandora Area March meeting will include a free lecture on herbs: how to grow and use them in your cooking.

The meeting is from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 13, in the lower level of the Bluffton Public Library.

The guest speaker has been growing and using herbs for many years. She will be talking about the best way to plant and grow herbs. She will also demonstrate how use herbs in cooking to add flavor and reduce salt in food.

The program is free and open to the public.


Lauren Hutton selected All-Heartland Conference

Heartland Conference release: http://www.bluffton.edu/sports/womensbasketball/2012/allhcac.pdf

Bluffton University junior Lauren Hutton (New Riegel) was recently named First Team All-Heartland Conference following the 2011-12 women's basketball season. She was one of only 12 women selected by the HCAC women's basketball coaches.

Thomas D. Nusbaum, 1942-2012

Thomas D. Nusbaum, 70 of Bluffton died at 10:20 a.m., Feb. 28, 2012, at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay.

He was born Jan. 28, 1942, in Lima to Elmer and Florence (Krites) Nusbaum who preceded him in death. On June 15, 1963, he married Barbara Shepler and she survives.

He retired from Dana Corporation, Lima. After retirement he was a bus driver for Bluffton Schools. He was a member of the Eagles, Lima. He had been a member of the Bluffton Fire & EMS Departments.


Funeral arrangements for Kenneth E. Geiger incomplete

Kenneth E. Geiger, 87 of Bluffton died at 10:45a.m. Feb. 27, 2012, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 5 at Ebenezer Mennonite Church, Bluffton. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-6 p.m. at Chiles-Laman Funeral Home, Bluffton.


Here's the update on the Green House Project

The March issue of "The Visioneer," which provides updates on the Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio Green House Project is now available for Icon viewers.

House "B" is completely under roof and the rough-in mechanicals (electrical, plumbing, heating/AC, fire suppression) are proceeding rapidly.

House "A" is nearly under roof and then the mechanical rough-ins will begin there as well. There was a point in early December when we thought the project would need to be put on hold until spring.

120 W. Elm St. new listing for Smith's Realty

Smith's Realty, Bluffton, has a new listing. It is a residence at 120 W. Elm St., (corner of Elm and Lawn). For a complete overview of the property open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


Trudy Baber receives life membership in Senior Citizens Association

Trudy Baber will receive a life membership to the Bluffton Senior Citizens Association during the Monday, March 12, monthly potluck. The dinner is at noon at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center. Baber turns 90 this month.

Larry Armstrong, ventriloquist, will present the program. Bob Painter is the potluck master of ceremonies.


Community meals March 1 and 15

Community meals for March are on the Icon calendar. The first is Thursday, March 1, and the second is Thursday, March 15.

Both meals, open to the public, are held at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center. There is no charge for the meals, however donations are accepted.

The March 1 meal is hosted by Ebenezer Mennonite Church. The March 15 meal is hosted by Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio. Begins begin at 6 p.m.


Looks like March will come in like a lamb

Here's the seven-day report for February from Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

Date High Low Rain Snow
Feb. 21 44 33 0.13
Feb. 22 58 33
Feb. 23 42 31 0.61
Feb. 24 42 30 0.02
Feb. 25 34 26
Feb. 26 45 20
Feb. 27 50 25