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June 18, 2021

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Book Reviews opens in larger store front on South Main

Books for sale outside the shop

You may not be able to tell a good book by its cover, but you certainly can identify a good used book store when you see one.

Bluffton has such a gem. Book ReViews has officially moved from 115 N. Main to 123 S. Main St., and according to Ruth Unrau, the new space is much larger than the previous one.

The shop offers "thousands of books," according to Unrau, who has yet to unpack all the books that have moved to the new location.

Store hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

The Steel Wheels perform in Town Hall Series Aug. 3

Trent Wagler and The Steel Wheels will perform at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 3, in the Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series. The performance is on the third floor of the town hall.

The band performs American Roots and Bluegrass. The group is from Shenandoah Valley and are on tour after performing at the Riverfolk Festival near Ann Arbor, Mich. For more information on this event click here.


Trinity and Jenera United Methodist host mobile food pantry

Bluffton Trinity and Jenera United Methodist Church will host a mobile food pantry at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, July 24, at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 2022 State Route 103.

The pantry will be open until the food runs out. It is open to persons who have a need. The pantry will include over 5,000 pounds of free food. The visit of the pantry to Bluffton is in partnering with the West Ohio Food Bank.

Persons with questions may call 419-358-2001 or 419-303-4776.


Emmanuel UCC ice cream social July 22

Emmanuel United Church of Christ will hold its annual ice cream social from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 22, at the church, located at 8375 Phillips Road.

The menu includes shredded chicken or barbecue beef sandwiches, chicken noodles, baked beans, a variety of salads, pies and cakes, plus ice cream and beverages. The event is open to the public.


St. John's UCC ice cream social Aug. 1

St. John's United Church of Christ will hold an ice cream social from 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 1, at the church.

The menu includes homemade ice cream, homemade fruit pies, Sara's hot meat sandwiches, hot dogs and potatoes chips.

The event is hosted by the Evangelism Committee of the church and it is open to the public.


Thirty-five what?

CRAIG 35 could be the first name of the driver of this vehicle The Icon spotted in the Mennonite Memorial Home parking lot. We suspect, however, that it is the last name. But what does 35 represent?