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Master class for string students on Feb. 15

Two master classes for strings students (one for beginngers; one for advanced students) with the Alaska String Band will take place from 10 to 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 15, in the Bluffton Middle School band room. The classes are sponsored by the Bluffton Music Boosters

The classes are on Presidents' Day. There is no school that day, so students interested in attending must sign up to participate.

The Alaska String Band is a concert group comprised of members of a single family performing with guitar, twin violin-fiddles, bass, mandolin, ukulele, percussion and vocals.


Library board adopts $351,000 budget


At its Jan. 26, meeting, the Bluffton Public Library's Board of Trustees adopted an annual budget with projected operating revenue of just $351,000.

That is about $18,000 less than it received in 2009, and nearly $68,000 less than it received in 2008.

Voice of the Martyrs speaker at Ebenezer Feb. 14

Robert Brock, mission representative with The Voice of the Martyrs, will speak at 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 14, at Ebenezer Mennonite Church.

The Voice of the Martyrs is a non-profit, inter-demoninational Christian organization dedicated to assisting the persecuted church worldwide.

Brock has been with VOM since 1993 and has traveled to more than 35 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and the Middle East. He meets with families of martyrs and delivers aid, relief and spiritual encouragement.


Recipes and such

Kathy Bohn Kendrick, a 1974 BHS graduate, shared two of her favorite recipes. Kendrick now resides in Phoenix, AZ, with her husband, Kevin.


How do you define pleasure?

In her book, "Eat, Pray, Love," Elizabeth Gilbert talks about traveling to Italy to experience pleasure, a concept that she finds foreign. During her first few weeks in Rome, she struggles with coming to grips with what "pure pleasure" really is. Gilbert says that "pure pleasure is not my cultural paradigm," explaining that she grew up in a family of hard workers who were not given to idleness.


South and east of the border

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A "Wild" West Virginia license plate in white and blue, was captured in the Rosenberger Drive parking lot at Bluffton University.