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"Messiah" rehearsals begin Oct. 13

Opening chords of Handel's Messiah

Practice for Bluffton University's 114th performance of Handel's Messiah will begin at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the Gilliom Room of Mosiman Hall. Anyone from high school students to adults who has an interest in singing is welcome to attend. This year's performance will occur on Sunday, Dec. 6.

Performing the Messiah has been a long-standing Bluffton tradition, almost reaching back to the founding of the university. Although for a few years it was performed at both Easter and Christmas, Messiah is now solely an Advent/Christmas tradition for Bluffton.

Bobby V. Conrad 1943-2009

Bobby V. Conrad, 66, of Lima, died Oct. 8, 2009. He was born Feb. 9, 1943, in Lima to Virgil J. and Arvilla E. Naas Conrad. He retired from DOT Lines, Lima. He was a member of the Teamsters Union and was a graduate of Bath High School, class of 1962.

Survivors are a daughter, Christian (Lennel) Conrad, Waynesfield, Ohio; a son, John Conrad, Wapakoneta, Ohio, and granddaughters Katylynn Conrad and Kileen Conrad, and grandson, Linc Conrad. Also surviving is a brother Ronald (Joyce) Conrad, Columbus Grove, Ohio; and a daughter, Cindy Radebaugh, Pandora, Ohio.


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A and M's Anti-stress Cookies

A and M's Anti-stress Cookies

1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. whole wheat flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
Pinch of ground cloves
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/3 c. olive or canola oil
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 large egg
2 egg whites
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest (about 1 lemon)


Michael Burdette Emans 1944-2009

Michael B. Emans, 64, passed away on Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, in Olympia, Wash. He was born Nov. 1, 1944, in Bluffton, Ohio, to Charles and Virginia Emans. He grew up in Bluffton where he graduated from high school.


Community building Oct. 24 forum topic

Youth minister, John Collart will present "Building Community, Serving Communities," at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Founders Hall, as a part of Bluffton University's weekly Forum series. The event is free and open to the public.