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Aug. 5-6-7 is Friends of Library "garage sale weekend"

More than 20 families are opening their garages and offering items for sale during the second Bluffton community garage sale on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5, 6 and 7. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Bluffton Public Library.

Sale hours are Thursday and Friday, Aug. 5 and 6 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 7 from 8 a.m. until the seller wishes to close. Shoppers will be able to identify participants by the blue and white sign in the yard.


Letter: Nate Ulrey has been an asset to the village


I want to commend a young man who has worked for the Village for a couple of years. Nate Ulrey has been an asset to the Village and has helped many citizens. He is an extremely hard worker and gave a 100% to all projects he undertook.

The Village is a better place because of him. He has taught the service employees about trees and was instrumental in removing the ash trees before the emerald borer destroyed them and they fell. I was honored to work with him. He has taken a leave of absence from the Village and he will be missed.


Alumni golf outing raises $8,000 for university athletics

Bluffton University's 13th annual alumni and friends golf scramble on July 17 raised $8,000 for university athletics through TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) Bluffton.

Harrod's Colonial Golfers Club hosted the event, which drew 112 golfers from Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Arizona, Colorado and Florida.

The winners of the scramble received monetary prizes. Tom Holtsberry of Harrod teamed with Bob Marshall, Randy Prince and Brad Selover, all from Elida, to take home first-place honors.

Two math workshops aimed at middle, high school teachers

Bluffton University will offer two mathematics workshops for middle and high school math teachers and intervention specialists Aug. 10-12.

Marilyn Link of Coldwater, will teach "Become a Master Teacher in Middle School Geometry Topics," while Duane Bollenbacher, an adjunct Bluffton faculty member, will be the instructor for "205 Things that Every High School Mathematics Teacher, Especially Younger Ones, Should Know."

Footers to be poured for new emergency department

Work continues on the Bluffton Hospital project. Here are construction plans for next week. Don Snyder Excavating has been working on site preparation on the north east corner of the hospital extending into what was the parking lot off of Harmon Road.

Charles Construction Services will begin pouring footers for the new Emergency Department. After footers are in place, they will begin forming walls for the structure.

Unemployment assistance program today at Senior Center

An opportunity for persons in the community who need unemployment assistance is planned at 10 a.m., Friday, July 23, at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center.

The event is being organized by Mark Neddean of Vance Street Apartments. According to the senior citizens newsletter, the event is to help those affected by recent or long-term unemployment.