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Tickets available for Nov. 9 BCE fall fundraiser at Bluffton Airport

Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs (BCE) invites the public to attend its annual fall fundraiser “Come Fly With Us,” at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Bluffton Airport, according to Brendon Matthews, BCE board president.

The event offers an opportunity for BCE clients to showcase their services. One of those clients, Glideslope Aviation, LLC, owned by Rebekah Gambrell of Bluffton, is housed at the airport. Gambrell was BCE’s 2013 Ropp Triplett Business Plan Competition winner.

Drive Time Driving Instruction offers accelerated class Nov. 3-8

Drive Time Driving Instruction offers an accelerated classroom from Nov. 3 to 8, according to Doug Kisseberth.

Drive Time Driving Instruction
505 E. Jefferson St.
Bluffton, OH 45817

toll free 888-407-0112



Lee Ann White wins wreath from Town and Country Flowers

Lee Ann White is the winner of a fall wreath from Town and Country Flowers, 121 S. Main St., Bluffton.

Connie Kruse, of the downtown flower shop says, "Come in and check out of beatiful fall decor."

Town and Country Flowers
121 S. Main St.




Girls' soccer: Bluffton captures piece of NWC soccer title

With the Northwest Conference title on the line, Bluffton High School girls soccer team wasted little time kicking its game into gear Tuesday. Four first-half goals staked the Pirates to a big lead en route to a 6-0 victory.

The girls will start the post season on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7:15 at  Steinmetz Field. Bluffton entertains Allen East, the co-NWC champs. The boys' team start its post season vs. Cory-Rawson at Riverdale on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 1:30 p.m.


Blood drive at Trinity Lutheran School Oct. 26

An American Red Cross blood drive takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran School, Jenera.

How to donate blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.


Bluffton University hosts HS math contest Nov. 2


Bluffton University’s mathematics department will host its 12th annual math competition for high school students on Saturday, Nov. 2, in Stutzman Lecture Hall in Centennial Hall. All of the day’s activities are free.

The test, which begins at 9:45 a.m., includes only short-answer questions covering high school math topics through precalculus. Cash prizes will be awarded, and test scores of seniors considering attending Bluffton may be used to award renewable scholarships of up to $1,000 per year. Scholarship awards will be offered by January 2014.

"Well" comic and touching play tickets on sale Monday

Tickets go on sale Monday, Oct. 14, for Bluffton University’s fall production of “Well,” by Lisa Kron.

Dr. Melissa Friesen, a professor and chair of communication and theatre at Bluffton, will direct the show, being staged at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7-9 and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in Ramseyer Auditorium in College Hall. Reserved tickets, $7.50 for adults and $5.50 for senior citizens (65 and over) and non-Bluffton students, are available online at http://tickets.bluffton.edu or at the door.

Native American discusses issues of self-identity in university forum

Native American Guy Jones will discuss the issue of self-identity and the search for one’s place in American society in a Bluffton University forum on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Jones’s presentation, “Who Said I’m an Indian?” is free and open to the public beginning at 11 a.m. in Founders Hall.

Arrangements incomplete for Leonard Dunahay, Beaverdam

Leonard Dunahay, 73, of Beaverdam died Oct. 11, 2013, at Lime Memorial Hospital Emergency Room. Arrangements are pending at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Mast address Web use in ‘plain’ community on Oct. 18


“Plain Communication in a Digital Age: The Case of the Old German Baptist Brethren” will be Dr. Gerald Mast’s topic in a Bluffton University colloquium on Friday, Oct. 18.

Free and open to the public, the presentation will begin at 4 p.m. in Stutzman Lecture Hall in Bluffton’s Centennial Hall.