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March 28, 2015


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Lots of Middle School news released today

Bluffton Middle School released several announcements today. Those follow:

Three announcements from Bluffton High School

Three announcements for Bluffton High School students were released from the school today:

Reminder to Renaissance students: This is the last week to turn in ACT papers for reimbursement. These need to be given to Mrs. Falk by Friday, May 4.

Attention Girls Volleyball there will be a meeting on Friday, May 4, at 3:30 in the MS Cafetorium.

Here are the April births at Bluffton Hospital

Bluffton Hospital reports the following babies were born in April:


What's for lunch: May school menus posted

May school menus are now posted for Icon viewers.

Attached below is the Bluffton middle school/elementary menu

Click here for the Bluffton High School menu

"The Avengers" shown at Shannon May 4-10

Peter Suter of Shannon Theatre announced that "The Avengers" (PG-13) will be shown at the theatre from May 4-10. It will be premiering at midnight on Thursday, May 3 in 3D. All 3D seats are only $6.00.

Show times follow:

2D - Each evening at 7 PM with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:30.

3D - Each evening at 9:30 PM with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 4 PM.


Steven G. Joseph 1966-2012

Services for Steven G. Joseph of Alger, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ada Full Gospel Church by the Rev. Karen Rarey. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery in Alger.

Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hanson-Neely Funeral Home in Ada and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church. He died at 9:44 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2012 as the result of a bicycle/automobile accident in Jacksonville, Fla.


Jimmie "retires" from Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio

Pianist Jimmie Fruchey of Cridersville recently reached the "coda" of his piano-playing years as an entertainer at Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio.

For the past 13 years Fruchey performed monthly as a volunteer for MHCO residents. Actually Bluffton is just one of his monthly gigs. He has also entertained in 10 area homes for seniors.

Fruchey recalls that he was drawn to Maple Crest Senior Living Village when it opened in 1999 when his sister, who lived across the street from MMH, encouraged him to visit.

BHS Buckeye Creativity Award winners

Three Bluffton High School artists are winners in the Buckeye Creativity Awards competition. The three, from left are Kyla Dawson, Carissa Luginbill and Brooke Heinze, according to Vickie Garmon, BHS art teacher.

The competition sponsored by Lima Optimists is titled The Ohio State at Lima Buckeye Creativity Awards. Judges select 21 items, consist of a variety of poems, short stories and artworks to be published in the Hogcreek Review Journal.

This year there were 400 entries. Carissa is a senior and Brooke and Kyla are juniors. Each student received a gift card.


Hancock Sheriff has "prom" patrols

The Hancock County Sheriff's Office will staff extra patrols during the next two weekends. These patrols are in conjunction with prom activities at area high schools, according to Sgt. Matt Kinsinger of the Hancock County Sheriff's Office.

Next Bluffton blood drive May 17 in middle school

Blufftn's next American Red Cross blood drive is from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 17, in the Middle School gym.

Persons who donate blood that day will receive a t-shirt.