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Now it's Bluffton University turn for homecoming

Bluffton University will celebrate Homecoming Oct. 10-13, including a day filled with activities for alumni and the community on Saturday, Oct. 12.

Here's an update on the Nov. 30 Blaze of Lights - still time to enter the parade!

The Village of Bluffton will “Deck the Halls” for this year’s Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Blaze of Lights held Saturday, Nov. 30.

This year’s event, using the “Deck the Halls” theme has many of the traditional Blaze features plus some new features.

Events begin at 4 p.m. with Chad Hartson of Napoleon, award-winner ice sculpturer, creating an ice art statue on Bluffton’s Main Street. This is Hartson’s third appearance at the Blaze.


Bluffton Child Development Center has openings in 3-year-old class

The Bluffton Child Development Center has opening in its three-year-old class, according to Lauren Osting, director.

Parents and caregivers with three-year-old youth interested in more information should contact Osting at the Center, 325 County Line Road, Bluffton. Phone: 419-358-8222.

Iconic Bakery: Paul's Stromboli

Paul's Stromboli
From Liberty National Bank Cookbook
Submitted by Amy Vermillion, Ada

1 tube refrigerated pizza dough
1/2 pound deli ham slices
1 package pepperoni
1 jar pizza sauce
1 package mozzarella cheese

Roll dough out to rectangle shape. Spread pizza sauce over all of the dough. Place ham, pepperoni and cheese on half of the dough. Fold dough over, pinch all sides closed. 

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.


Community Halloween Party Oct. 20 at BFR Sports and Fitness

Get your costume ready. BFR Sports and Fitness, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton, will hold a family-oriented community Halloween party from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20, according to Maranda P. Miller of BFR.

"This is a family event and no scary costumes are allowed," said Miller.

The event will include crafts and games from 2 to 3 p.m. and a costume contest at 3 p.m. Costume contest categories follow:
• Family/teen category
• Age group 0 to 3
• Age group 4 to 6
• Age group 7 to 10
• Age group 11 +


Gluten-free and food allergy support group forming

A gluten-free and food allergy support group has formed in Bluffton. It has three programs, open to the public, scheduled this fall at the Bluffton Public Library.

All programs are from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Richland Room (lower level) of the public library. The programs are hosted by Daisy Sutkay, Seasonal Sun Foods, Bluffton.

Program information follows:
• Monday, Oct. 21 – “Living with food allergies.” The speaker is Linda Houshower of The Food Store, Bluffton.

Andrew Hoff named first student of the month for 2013-14

Andrew Hoff, Bluffton High School senior, is the September student of the month. 

He participates in several school activities including show choir, chamber choir, (District 3 Honors Choir); marching, concert and jazz band member (District 3 Honors Jazz Band); National Honor Society, Drama Club, Latin Club, Buccaneer (yearbook), and Ocean Focus.


Over 4 inches of rain since Friday

Yep, that was a lot of rain on Friday. According to Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer, the area received 2.99 inches of rain on Oct. 4. Here’s the recent seven day report:

Date         High   Low    Prec
Oct. 1       76       57   
Oct. 2       82       62
Oct. 3       78       65
Oct. 4       78       66       2.99
Oct. 5       79       69       0.57
Oct. 6       72       55       0.58
Oct. 7       62       44

Girls' soccer: BHS beat Crestview 2-1

Bluffton High School girls' soccer team defeated Crestview 2-1 in a Northwest Conference contest on Oct. 7 at Crestview. 

Game stats follow:

Halftime: B, 2-0 Goals: (B) Wright, (C) Player, (B) Theisen. Assists: NA.

Shots on Goal: B, 12-3. Corner Kicks: B, 7-2,Saves: B,Barhorst (2); C,Guest (10)

Home:  Crestview 1-12-2,

Away:  Bluffton 6-6-3,