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ArtSpace/Lima Soup and Salad Winter 2012 Lecture Series set

ArtSpace/Lima announces its Soup and Salad Winter 2012 Lecture Series. This year's topic is The Art in Your Life, a practical guide to buying, framing, hanging, talking about, and living with art on a daily basis.

Jan. 28 - Lecture #1, "Buying Art' will be given by Laura Corle, Findlay art teacher and practicing artist, specializing in photo-realistic watercolors.

Corle has shown her work in multiple galleries in Ohio, including the Findlay Art League and ArtSpace/Lima (in the St. Rita's Mezzanine Gallery and in Spring Show).


Jan. 23 discussion of "The Hunger Game" at public library

In preparation for the film release in March, Bluffton Public Library will be hosting several programs based on the popular "Hunger Games" trilogy by Suzanne Collins.

First is a discussion of the first book, "The Hunger Games," to be held on Monday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. Any fan of the books is encouraged to attend but a few copies will be available for teens to check out at the library.

Jan. 19 tea at The Inn at Ohio Northern University

The Inn at Ohio Northern University offers Third Thursday Tea at the Inn every Third Thursday of the month from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Inn.

The next tea is Thursday, Jan. 19. A brief presentation will be given by Curves in Ada (including a gift for each guest), along with musical entertainment. Featured teas with finger foods, scones, pastries and dessert. Champagne is also available.

Thursday Tea at the Inn will feature a specific tea and dessert, but will include a variety and teas and pastries. Advance reservations are required.


Environmental Citizens Advisory Committee meets Jan. 17

The Allen County Environmental Citizens Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 3 p.m. in the Health Department Conference Room. Special reports for the meeting will include an update on Lima sewer issues from Gary Sheely, and a review of Flare Gas Recovery Projects by Husky Energy staff.


Community meal Jan. 25 at Pandora United Methodist Church

The Pandora United Methodist Church will host a free community meal on Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington St. Pandora.

The menu will be: Tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwich, relish tray, dessert and coffee/punch.


Donald E. Osborne 1934-2012

Donald E. Osborne

Donald E. Osborne, 77, of Columbus Grove died at 4 a.m. Jan. 14, 2012 at his residence. He was born Nov. 12, 1934 in Venedocia to Francis and Mabel Miller Osborne. On Oct. 20, 1962 he married Lou Ann Palte and she survives.

Donald retired from Phillips Corp., Ottawa. He attended St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bluffton and was an Army Veteran.

Survivors also include three children, Amy (Paul) Shoppell of Van Wert, Donald C. Osborne of Beaverdam, Anne Osborne of Beaverdam, a grandson, Joseph Shoppell and a granddaughter, Marcy Shoppell.


Thelma Gratz 1919-2012

Thelma Gratz 1919-2013

Thelma Gratz, 92, of Bluffton died at 10:05 p.m. Jan. 12, 2012, at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was born May 1, 1919, in Warren, Ohio, to Laura Jane Medley Dailey and John Smith Dailey. On Sept. 5, 1943 she married Delbert Gratz and he preceded her in death on Aug. 24, 2000.

Mrs. Gratz graduated from Bluffton College where she majored in religion. She later earned a master's degree in education from Bowling Green State University.


Bluffton's Matt Keeler steps in for Jesse Henry tonight at 7 p.m.

Jesse Henry is not able to play at the Town Hall tonight due to

According to Wendy Chappell-Dick: Matthew Keeler will take his place, playing a set of Americana tunes. Matt has become known in the area as the "Hurdy-Gurdy Man" and fascinates crowds with the haunting sounds of this exotic instrument from Western Europe.


Brad Fruchey will lead Bluffton school board in 2012

Brad Fruchey will lead the Bluffton school board in 2012. Fruchey was elected president of the board at its reorganization meeting held Jan. 11. Several other board appointments were made at the meeting.

Renee Smith was appointed to a vacant board seat for a two-year term.

Dough Hook offers variety of meat packages at a discount

The Dough Hook asks if it is time to stock up your freezer? The 117 N. Main St., Bluffton business has various meat packages or you may create your own.

Packages of from 25 to 90 pounds come with a 5 percent discount. Packages of 90 pounds or more come with a 10 percent discount.

The Dough Hook is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

Telephone: 419-369-4264