August 27, 2014


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Greg's Pharmacy host to Wednesday afternoon cash mob

Bluffton’s next cash mob is from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27, hosted by Greg’s Pharmacy, 126 N. Main St., Bluffton. The cash mob is sponsored by the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce to encourage buying local.

Here are the Greg’s cash mob specials:
• Jumbo stretchable book covers -
    Buy one, get one free of equal value or less- (Limit 3)
• Bronze Bangle Bracelets -
   25% off regular price of $8.99
• Aloe-Infused Socks -
   $1 off regular price of $4.99

McDonald’s invites community to participate in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Social media’s latest social and philanthropic phenomenon has made its way to Bluffton, right into the doors of the Bluffton McDonald’s.

What has started as a simple challenge to the Lewis family has turned into a company- and community-wide event. Participants of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge include McDonald’s owner/operator, Jerry Lewis, director of operations, Scott Shaw, general manager, Luke Franz, company supervisors, managers, and crew, and members of the Bluffton community.


Sept. 2 tree walk allows you to learn about campus trees

On Tuesday, September 2, gardeners of the Bluffton-Pandora area will meet for a tree walk presented by Joanne Antibus. Join the Club at 6:30 p.m. in front of Bluffton University's Marbeck Center to discover the campus's variety of trees and learn of their attributes and benefits.

The public is invited to attend: parking is available off Elm Street at the university gymnasium.


Naked Truth Event, women's conference, early bird tickets on sale

Naked Truth Event, women's conference, is scheduled Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4, at Shawnee Alliance Church, Lima, according to Kathy Burrus, chair of the event.  

Burrus said, "Ever wonder what God’s opinion is about passion and intimacy in marriage? How does your spiritual health influence your sexual health?"


American Heritage Girls organizing in Bluffton

American Heritage Girls, a non-profit scouting group, is organizing in Bluffton.

AHG is dedicated to "the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country." Girls and their families are invited to become involved. 

Meetings will be on alternating Thursdays from 4-6 p.m., with additional service opportunities. Registration and payment is due by the end of September, and each girl is responsible for purchase of uniform and handbook.

Agency on Aging holds "balance" classes at Senior Center; Betty Steiner honored at Sept. 3 dinner meeting

It’s a matter of balance. The Bluffton Senior Citizens Center, 132 N. Main St., will hold classes on balance led by the Area Agency on Aging.

According to Tonya Meyer, director, classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 9, and take place from 1 to 3 p.m. The classes continue for eight weeks.

Registration is required and may be taken care of by calling the center at 419-358-8971. The course is free but space is limited.

Roast beef, gourmet turkey and cheese on sale at The Dough Hook

Here's the new deli special at The Dough Hook, 117 N. Main St., according to Marlena Ballinger, owner.

• Roast beef, $8.29 a pound
• Gourmet turkey, $4.89 a pound
• Green onion cheese, $4.49 a pound
• Sliced American cheese, $3.99 a pound


A match made in Riley Creek - a new couple on campus

In the tradition of relationships born on the banks of Riley Creek, there’s a new couple on the Bluffton University campus.

After four years of flying solo at numerous athletic and other events, Bluffton mascot J. Denny Beaver has found a partner in Jenny Beaver, who is making her campus debut this week.

P-G stops BHS in VB season opener

Pandora-Gilboa stopped the Bluffton HS volleyball team on Aug. 21. Here are the game stats:

Single game stats

Pandora won 3-1
Game 1    25-23
Game 2    12-25
Game 3    25-23
Game 4    25-19


Town Hall Concert Series opens Wednesday evening

The Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series for 2014-15 will launch with a performance by Andru Bemis and Tomo Brosseau at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the town hall, according to Wendy Chappell-Dick.

There will be an opening act by Sam Stuckey, of Bluffton University.

Here's what Wendy says about the performers:

"Andru has performed in Bluffton several times, and his musicianship, unique sound and songwriting genius keeps him one of our all-time favorite performers.