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A little winter concert Sunday at Yoder Recital Hall

The Bluffton University Concert Band, Bluffton Chamber Winds, and Jazz Ensemble will perform their annual Winter Instrumental Concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, in Yoder Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

The Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey D. Boehm, professor of music, will perform several selections. Some selections include: "Circus Days March" by Karl L. King, two movements from "Merry Mount Suite for Band" by Howard Hanson and all movements of W. Francis McBeth's "Of Sailor's and Whales: Five Scenes from Melville."

It's PTO Bakery Bingo on Saturday night!

The Bluffton Elementary PTO will hold a Bakery Bingo in the Middle School cafetorium from 6 to 8 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 20,

The evening includes playing Bingo to win baked goods, selling raffle tickets for a variety of different prize packages and selling concessions. It will be a great family event and is open to the public.

This event was rescheduled from its original date of Feb. 6 when it was snowed out.


BHS class of '69 seeks members

The Bluffton High School Class of 1969 is planning a reunion this summer and is in need of contact information for the following classmates:

  • Dwight Bennett
  • Joe Bridenbach
  • Richard Brown
  • Charles Fisher
  • Bob Klingler
  • Ed Kubander
  • Linda Marshall Smith
  • Tom Niswander
  • Dick Mast
  • Carolyn Quinn
  • Lorin Rediger
  • George Spallinger
  • Rosemary Spinelli

If anyone has contact information about any of these people, please call Karlyn Holt (419.358.9711).


Message on a Purple Heart

You may easily understand the meaning of the plate, which is on a vehicle driven by someone who has been awarded the Purple Heart.


Learn all about making maple syrup on March 13

The maple syrup will soon be running.

Coldren-Crates Funeral Homes will host its Maple Festival 2010 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 13, on the Crates family farm and sugar camp on Hancock County Road 24, Arlington, according to Larry Crates.

The event includes a pancake, sausage and maple syrup breakfast at the farm shop. Wagons pulled by horses and tractors will take visitors back to the camp to see how the syrup is made.


Centre's March 13 murder mystery dinner early-bird tickets now on sale

Early-bird tickets are on sale at reduced prices if purchased before March 1 for The Centre's murder mystery dinner "Poison Ivy," according to Brenda Gaines of The Centre. The event is Saturday, March 13, at The Centre, 601 N. Main St.

Doors open at 6 p.m., hors d'oeuvres are served at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. A cash bar is available. No tickets are sold at the door.

The menu includes baked steak, home-style beans, buttered corn, chicken victoria, new red potatotes, bread and butter, stuffed shells with marinara, dessert and non-alcoholic drinks.