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Letter: Thank you Bluffton businesses for your support

I would like to personally thank those businesses in the Bluffton Village who helped further my dreams of playing professional football at the next level by sponsoring me for the Hansen All-Star Senior Bowl in Virginia Beach, Virginia on January 16th.



Our bird of paradise tropical plant is in full bloom inside this glass house on the Bluffton University campus located on Rosenberger Drive.


"Women in Water" exhibit opens Jan. 9

The watercolor art of four female artists from Findlay, will be displayed in "Women in Water," an exhibition opening Monday, Jan. 9, in the Grace Albrecht Gallery of Bluffton University's Sauder Visual Arts Center.

Continuing through Jan. 28, the exhibit is free and open to the public, as is a reception for the artists from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Jan. 10 Forum to address fitness as spiritual discipline

Tom Hafer, a physical therapist and ordained pastor from Cape Coral, Fla., will discuss "Fitness as a Spiritual Discipline" in a Bluffton University Forum at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, in Founders Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Bach Festival chorus rehearsals to begin at Bluffton

The chorus for Bluffton University's spring Bach Festival will rehearse at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 10, in the Gilliom Room of Mosiman Hall on campus. This year's performance will feature Haydn's "Mass in Time of War." Rehearsals will continue until the festival performance at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 18, in Yoder Recital Hall.

Here's the Jan. 5 community meal menu

The first community meal of 2012 is hosted by St. Mary's Catholic Church. The meal is at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 5, at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center. The dinner is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Bluffton Inter Church Board.

The menu follows:

Beef vegetable soup
Chicken noodle soup
Ham and bean soup
rolls and butter
cookies and brownies
coffee and punch


Ben Reineke winner of Icon's weekly NFL contest

Ben Reineke won the first-ever Bluffton Icon NFL weekly football contest, which concluded this week. Reineke scored 70 points in the contest to edge out runner-up Dan Smith.


Tanked economy limits found currency

By Mary Pannabecker Steiner

2011 wasn't a good year for found money, at least in comparison to the last four years. Guess the tanked economy made people more careful about picking up coins when they dropped them on the street.

Ever since some friends admitted that they don't allow themselves to end their daily walk until they've found at least one penny, we've adhered to the same rule. Most of the time, it works out. Sometimes, we have to give up and come home empty-handed.


Bluffton 4th grader a hit at National Talent Showcase in Orlando

Courtney McLaughlin performing in Orlando

Bluffton fourth grader, Courtney McLaughlin, competed in a National Talent Showcase in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 14-21, and came home a winner.

According to her parents, Jim and Lisa McLaughlin, Courtney placed first in Cold Read, second in TV Commercial and second in Singing in her age group while in Orlando.


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