By Mary Pannabecker Steiner
What can you buy with a quarter?
A gumball or a handful of M&Ms from a candy machine, air for your bike tires, six minutes of drying time at the local Laundromat, one hour of parking on (some) city streets, or a secondhand mug at a thrift shop.
Posted by Fred Steiner on March 22, 2014 - 12:13pm
Area county fair dates for 2014 are now set. They follow:
• Allen County Fair: Aug. 25 to 23
• Hancock County Fair: Aug. 27 to Sept. 1
• Hardin County Fair: Sept. 2 to 7
• Paulding County Fair: June 9 to 14
• Putnam County Fair: June 23 to 28
• Van Wert County Fair: Aug. 27 to Sept. 1
Eight Mennonite high school Bible teachers from across the nation spent March 17 and 18 at Bluffton University to learn about its curriculum and to attend seminars led by Bluffton religion department faculty.
Seminar topics included religion curriculum, adolescent development and youth ministry, and church history.
Dr. Randy Keeler, an associate professor of religion at Bluffton, led the religion curriculum seminar, where he shared the department’s mission for Bluffton students pursuing a degree in biblical and theological studies or in youth ministries.
Bluffton University’s Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR), an educational program for retirees, is offering nine courses on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays this spring, beginning March 31.
Each course costs $35; the cost to take three or more is $100. Registration and, if applicable, course fees are due at the time of registration. Most classes will meet in the ILR classroom, located in Shultz Hall of Riley Court on campus.
Ruth Naylor, Bluffton author and poet, will hold a book signing and reading at Book ReViews from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 22.
In her book, "A Family Affair," she gathered together a collection of her poems that traverse the rough terrain of family life, pain of loss, the difficult beauty of human love.
She writes, “I do not know understand / How love can dwell so close to hurt.” A reader shared, “Your self-disclosure somehow puts my own life in perspective. Your struggles move me to a quicker understanding, deeper contentment, and brighter hope.”
The Ohio Northern University Center for Democratic Governance and Rule of Law presents a panel discussion on “The Crisis in Ukraine: What is Happening and What Does it Mean?” in the Celebrezze Moot Court Room on Tuesday, March 25, at 7 p.m.