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Pandora United Methodist Church host program on Islam

The Pandora United Methodist Church will host a program to foster better understanding of Islam.  People in the United States have very little understanding of the history of Islam and its connection to Judaism and Christianity.  The World of Belief: Inside Islam – is a two part video and discussion presentation will inform participants on the foundations of this major world religion and guide to understanding how Islam functions in the global community.

Part One will be Sunday, Sept. 22, at 3 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m.  (These are the same session repeated.)


Volleyball: Beavers halt Illinois Wesleyan

By Brittany Roth, sports information assistant

Stats http://www.bluffton.edu/athletics/volleyball/2013/09-06-v1.htm

The Beavers have put their first notch in the 2013 win column. After a long bus ride to Illinois Wesleyan University, the girls had some down time before playing their first match of the tournament against Illinois College on Friday, Sept. 6.

Don and Jodi's once-a-year gourd open house Saturday and Sunday

Brauen's Gourds will hold a fall open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, and 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 8.

The open house is at the rural residence of Don and Jody Brauen, 7140 Tom Fett Road, Bluffton. Hundreds of decorative gourds will be available for sale. The gourds are created in an assortment of themes from seasonal to sports teams.

Allen County Commissioner Jay Begg Sept. 13 chamber breakfast speaker

Four major events are on the September Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce calendar. 

Friday, Sept. 13, breakfast 
Jay Begg, Allen County Commissioner chair, is the speaker of the first chamber breakfast of the 2013-14 season. In addition, several new persons to the Bluffton business community will be introduced at the meeting. 

Video of the day: Darth Vader's theme vs. Beethoven

As The Icon searches the internet to bring viewers the best of videos, here's our first offering of "Video of the day."

We invite viewers to submit their own favorites. Send links to: info@blufftonicon.com


Free Saturday tanning at Polished Sept. 7

Polished, 417 N. Main St., Bluffton has a "free Saturday," on Sept. 7, according Joan Frederick. "This gives customers a chance to get time to try tanning for free," she said.

The free Saturday is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Click the printer-friendly attachment for all the details.


Girls' soccer: BHS-Van Buren tie at 2-2-

Bluffton and Van Buren girls managed a 2-2 soccer tie on Sept. 5 at Van Buren.


Here are game stats:

Halftime: 1-1 Goals: (VB) Miller, (B) Koontz, (B) Burkholder, (VB) Gilliand. Assists: (B) Moser.

Shots on Goal: VB, 11-6. Corner Kicks: B, 3-2,Saves: B,Barhorst (9); VB,McCartney (4)

Bluffton record: 4-2-1, 1-1-1


Southgate Lanes season starts - Todd Basinger rolls a 709 series opening night

Water Equipment League
Scores bowled on: Aug.27
High Game

Todd Basinger                              265
Matt Foltz                                 262
Dean Meyer                                 246
Tim Lehman                                 245
Todd Basinger                              242
Terry Otto                                 237
Joe Mathias                                234


The AmazingRACE-Week of Service...brought to you by the English Lutheran congregation

The week of Sept. 8 through 15 you might see a lot of bright gold and black t-shirts being worn by people all over Bluffton carrying rakes or hammers or paintbrushes and the like, and wearing work gloves.  

Who are these people, and what will they be doing? 

Well, they'll be the people of English Lutheran Church, and they'll be doing acts of random kindness and intentional acts of service as they participate in The AmazingRACE-Week of Service event. 


Here's the Maple Crest September calendar

The Maple Crest activity calendar is now posted on The Icon. To view a printer-friendly calendar open the attachment at the bottom of this story.