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BCE art auction: "art for art's sake" and more; buy your ticket now

Jurors of the BCE art auction select art

The Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs is issuing a last call for
ticket sales for its 3rd annual art auction and dinner Saturday, Nov. 12.

The event will be emceed by Nancy Yeager and Everett Collier will be auctioneer. The evening begins with a preview and cash bar at 5:30 p.m., dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m., and the auction will take place from 7-9 p.m. The auction will include 25 pieces of donated art:

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And now a report from the Gromans in Bluffton, Alberta, Canada

Raise your hand if you've heard of, or visited Bluffton, South Carolina.

That was easy. Here's a tougher one. How about Bluffton, Alberta, Canada?

The following report is from "On the Road with Dan and Brenda Groman," Icon travel editors:

"We had a wonderful visit today at Bluffton, Alberta, Canada. Small town of about 100 people. Talked to the Postmistress (photo attached showing the Bluffton Postmark on the envelope).

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James Crawfis wins week 10 Icon college football contest

The winner of The Bluffton Icon's Week 10 College Football Contest is James Crawfis. James and Duane Bollenbacher both accumulated 9 points this week. James was declared the winner by virtue of the 1st tie-breaker.
Other contestants:
8 points - Dan Smith, Dave Moser, Jim Dillman and Mike Burris.
7 points - Andy Borgelt, Jared Lehman, Joyce Suter, Lyle Arnold and Nancy Armour.
6 points - Becky Warren and Philip Keeler.
5 points - Andy Althuas and Joe Suter.
4 points - Mark Sommers.

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Women's soccer: Hanover earns berth to NCAA tournament with 1-0 win over Beavers

Stats: http://www.bluffton.edu/sports/womenssoccer/2011/11-05-ws.htm

The Bluffton University women's soccer team held Hanover at bay for over 80 minutes, but a Panther score with less than nine minutes in regulation gave the home team a 1-0 victory in the 2011 Heartland Conference championship match. The Beavers finished their record-setting season with an 11-5-2 mark, while Hanover improved to 15-2-2.

Volleyball: Bluffton moves into HCAC finals in Sunday afternoon match

By Meghan Mohr, sports information assistant

Stats: http://staging.bluffton.edu/sports/volleyball/2011/11-05-vb.htm

The Bluffton University volleyball team moved into the Heartland Conference tournament finals when it defeated Mount St Joseph in a five-set thriller on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011.

"Friendship Bread" December library book discussion

Would you like to read something "deliciously entertaining?" Then be sure to pick up a copy of Friendship Bread by Darien Gee, and attend a discussion about the book Wednesday, Dec. 7, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Common Grounds Coffeehouse & Caf'e in Bluffton.

"Sarah's Keys" next book discussion at Maple Crest

A discussion of Tatiana de Rosnay's book "Sarah's Key" will take place in the family room of Maple Crest Senior Living Village on Monday, Nov. 28, at 2:30 p.m. Maple Crest Senior Living Village is located at 700 Maple Crest Ct., Bluffton.

Copies of the book may be requested at Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St., Bluffton.

First National's Larry Hoffman graduates from OBL Bank Management School

Larry Hoffman

Larry Hoffman, CFO at The First National Bank of Pandora, recently graduated from the 2011 OBL Bank Management School sponsored by the Ohio Bankers League.

Hoffman was one of 28 bankers who completed the intensive one-week program in September.

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Shirley's Popcorn customer appreciate day extends into Sunday

Due to the huge demand, Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Co., will extend its Customer Appreciation Day to Sunday, according to Pete and Kim Suter.

Sunday's hours are noon to 6 p.m. Customers who purchase $10 or more at Shirley's receive a $5 gift card. Several great give aways take place all day long.

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Raymond Scoles 1950-2011

Raymond Scoles

Raymond Scoles, 61, of rural Ada, died at 7:45 pm Nov. 4, 2011 at Lima Memorial Health System. He was born May 19, 1950, in Bluffton to Allen and Anna Montgomery Scoles.

On Oct. 17, 1970, he married Janet Habegger Triplett and they were divorced.

Raymond was a farmer and had worked at Triplett Corp, and Mackintosh Industries both of Bluffton. He was a 1968 graduate of Cory-Rawson High School and served in the Army National Guard, Ada Armory.

He was a member of the Columbus Grove Eagles, Ada VFW, and the Findlay Moose.

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