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February 27, 2015


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Free health screening April 14 at Greg's Health Mart Pharmacy

Greg's Health Mart Pharmacy, 126 N. Main St., Bluffton, will offer a free health screening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 14, according to Greg Conkling.

Services at the screening are provided by student pharmacists from Ohio Northern Univesity and the National Community Pharmacists Association Student Chapter.

The screening is free and includes:
oBlood pressure checks
oOsteoporosis screening
oLipid and glucose panels


How do Allen County health rankings stack up with Ohio's 87 other counties?

How do Ohio counties measure up on access to healthy foods, obesity rates, teen births, education, and single parent families, and how are these factors linked to health?

The third County Health Rankings is now available and will allow residents look at how healthy Allen County is, see what factors affect their health, and compare Allen County to others in Ohio.


Kristine Frick DeBolt 1944-2012

Kristine Frick DeBolt, 68, of Pandora, died at her home Tuesday, April 3, 2012. She was born Jan. 11, 1944 in Bellefontaine to Arthur and Ann (Harding) Frick who preceded her in death.

On Dec. 4, 1999, she married Reuben DeBolt, who survives in Pandora.

Also surviving are her son, Ty Comer of Pandora, her brother Mark (Dee) Frick of Elida, and her sister Karen (Wayne) Smith of Hilliard. She was preceded in death by her sister Jan Frick .

Mrs. DeBolt is also survived by step-daughters Sarah DeBolt of Bogota, Colombia, and Rebekah DeBolt of Knoxville, Tenn.


OHSAA Board Adopts Revised Competitive Balance Proposal member school principals to vote on referendum issue

The Ohio High School Athletic Association's Board of Directors held a special meeting on Friday, March 23, and approved five additional items to place before the membership during the annual referendum voting process that will be held between May 1 and 15.

Among the items that will be voted upon by member school principals is a slightly revised Competitive Balance Proposal that, if adopted, would place schools into their respective tournament divisions in team sports based on a sport-by-sport athletic count.


Several outstanding prizes offered in Relay raffle

Tickets are available from several Bluffton businesses and members of a Bluffton Relay for Life team for a Bluffton's Relay for Life raffle.

Prizes include:
o Create your own weekend getaway, a $500 value, provided by Bluffton Travel Agency and Great Connections Logistics, Inc.
o Six months of tanning or skin rejuvenation, a $350 value, provided by Polished Nail and Body Salon.
oFlower arrangement of the month club, a $420 value, provided by Panache Floral and Interiors.

Tickets are $5 each or three for $10.

Pandora's Hilty Home dedicates "Transition To Home" Wing to Marvin and Lucy Diller

Bob Wood, Lucy Diller, Marvin Diller, Joy Reichenbach

Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora, recognized two of its long-time supporters, Marvin and Lucy Diller, by dedicating a wing of the retirement center in their honor.

On March 31 the "Transition To Home" Wing was dedicated in honor of Marvin and Lucy Diller, according to Joy Reichenbach, administrator.


Silent bids accepted on doll house

Bluffton Presbyterian Church is taking silent bids on this three-story doll house made by Min Lindsey.

Bids are accepted until Good Friday. Starting bid must be $25 or above. Icon viewers may call 419-358-5806 and leave your bid and a message or e-mail the Bluffton Presbyterian church at: church@blufftonpc.org


Bluffton Public Library seeks teen volunteers

Bluffton Public Library is looking for Volunteens (teen volunteers) between the ages of 12 and 18 for the "Dream Big - Read!" summer reading club beginning Monday, June 4. The club is designed to keep children reading and learning throughout the summer months.

Volunteens assist children and other teens with registering for the club, turning in the hours they read for prizes and with weekly programs.