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November 17, 2017

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Lisa Wenger had two good reasons to attend this year's Bluffton middle school spelling bee

Lisa Wenger had two reasons to attend this year's Bluffton Middle School spelling bee, held earlier this week.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO OF THE WARM UP ROUND.

Among the 15 competitors were her grandson, Jonah Blackburn, son of Kelli (Lisa' daughter) and Jake Blackburn. 

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Pandora UM to hold free community meal Dec. 17

The Pandora United Methodist Church will be hosting a free community meal on Wednesday, Dec. 17 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington Street, Pandora. The meal this month is provided by Hilty Home of Pandora. The menu will be BBQ ribs, parsley red potatoes, vegetable, roll, strawberry shortcake, and beverage.

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Bluffton tanning salon business for sale

Smith's Realty Professionals, 147 N. Main St., Bluffton, announce a new business listing, according to Larry Smith.

The listing is at 324 N. Main St. For sale is a hair and tanning salon with all equipment, inventory and client list. The business is for sale; the real estate is not included.

More details are available in the attachment at the bottom of this story.

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Jeanne's Kitchen's specials Dec. 9-12

Jeanne's Kitchen
Specials for December 9-12

BREAKFAST STARTS AT 8 a.m.
We open for breakfast Tuesday-Friday and serve breakfast until 2 p.m. Don’t start the day on empty!

LUNCH SPECIALS
December 9-12

TUESDAY
Potato Soup and Pete's homemade chili
Stuffed pepper with side salad
Pork tenderloin sandwich
Apple bacon spinach salad

Mustard Seed Cafe announces December dinner features

Mustard Seed Café, 562 N. Main St., Bluffton, will be offering dinner features in December, in addition to the regular menu.   An extensive wine and beer list is available.  Call for more information:  567-226-1120. 

Dinner:
*Seafood Risotto with littleneck clams, fresh mussels, shrimp & scallops
*Lobster Ravioli with crabmeat cream sauce
*Porchetta with roasted fingerling potatoes, broccolini & mushrooms with sauce

Friday's chamber focus on 2015 fire department purchases - and more

Q: Do you know the cost of new Bluffton fire truck?
A: Try $310,200.

Q: How about the cost to dress one Bluffton firefighter?
A: $2,025.

Bluffton safety service officials, Jon Kinn and Rick Skilliter, will review with Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce members plans for fire department major purchases in 2015. Their presentation takes place at the Friday, Dec. 12, chamber breakfast in the Bluffton town hall.

You can go back in time - Saturday at the Schumacher homestead

How did our Bluffton-Pandora Swiss ancestors celebrate Christmas? 

The Bluffton/Pandora Swiss Community Historical Society Christmas open house, “Christmas at the Homestead” will be Saturday, Dec. 13, from 1-6 p.m. at the Schumacher Homestead.

The public is invited to tour the decorated 1843 house while snacking on homemade treats and listening to songs of the season.

SWISS HISTORICAL NEWSLETTER AN ATTACHMENT AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS STORY.

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Ebenezer Mennonite Children's Christmas program Dec. 14

Ebenezer Mennonite Church Children’s Christmas program will be presented at 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 14, in the CMC.  The church is located at 8905 Columbus Grove Road, Bluffton.  An afterglow will be held following the program.  Everyone is invited.

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Lincoln Highway Association meets Dec. 16

The Western Ohio Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 16 in Delphos.  Members and guests will dine at 6 p.m. at The Grind Café and Coffee House, 226 N. Main Street and a short business meeting will follow.  Near 7 p.m., attendees will proceed to 241 N. Main Street, where they will tour the Delphos Canal Commission and Museum's 16th Annual Christmas Tree Festival and display.  The public is invited.

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