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December 14, 2017

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Bluffton chamber gift certificates make great Christmas presents

Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce reminds Bluffton shoppers that chamber gift certificates make great Christmas gifts.

Chamber gift certificates are available from any Citizens National Bank teller. Certificates may be purchased in any dollar amount. The certificates are good for 12 months from the date of purchase.

The certificates may be used in any Bluffton chamber business. Click here for the membership directory.


Red Cross blood drive Thursday at First Mennonite Church

From 1 to 6 p.m.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton, on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 1-6 p.m. 

To schedule your blood donation appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org, sponsor code “fmenncbl.”

First Mennonite is located at 101 S. Jackson St., Bluffton. Donors should enter by the Jackson Street entrance directly across from Bluffton Elementary School. An elevator is located at that entrance.

Meet November's BHS student of the month

Hannah Yost, a junior, is heavily involved in music

Hannah Yost, a Bluffton High School junior, is the November BHS student of the month.

Hanna is in the marching band, concert band, jazz band, pep band, symphonic choir, chamber choir, show choir, Latin Cub, Math club and Drama club.

She attends St. John Mennonite Church where she is in the youth group and is also a member of multiple worship teams. She is also a member of the BHS National Honor Society and has received OMEA District III Honor for Jazz Band.


It's a Christmas concert sell-out!

The annual Bluffton elementary Christmas concert

Photos by Jamie Nygaard

It's Bluffton annual sell-out concert.

Over a 12-month period there's nothing in Bluffton that quite compares to the Bluffton elementary Christmas concert.

Place all Kindergarteners through fifth graders in the east side bleachers of the high school gym. Fill the floor with seats. Open the doors about 60+ minutes prior to the concert and before you know it, it is standing room only.

How Alice Basinger handles it, we don't know. Does she get any sleep the night before?

Ugly Sweater Party at the Library!

Bluffton Public Library introduces its first Ugly Sweater Party on Wed., Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. at the library! Wear your tackiest holiday outfit and you may win a prize!

There will be plenty of activities for the whole family including board games, holiday karaoke, ugly crafts, a photo booth, and snacks.

Interested in bringing a baked good or board game? Contact psc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org.