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Tony Hites receives $1,000 scholarship

Tony Hites of Bluffton recently received a $1,000scholarship from the ARCA racing series jointly with the University of Northwestern Ohio. He is a 2007 Bluffton High School graduate.


Allen County Historical Society annual meeting Jan. 31

The 102nd annual membership meeting of the Allen County Historical Society is at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 31, in Folsom Auditorium in the Allen County Museum, Lima, according to Dick Boehr, a board member of the society.

Following a brief business meeting, George B. Quatman, III, will offer a talk titled "The Untold Story of the Virgin Mary's Last Years."

The meeting is open to the public.


Senior Center offers tax help and free flu shots

Flu shots and tax assistance will be available in February at the Bluffton Senior Citizen Center, 132 N. Main St., according to Tonya Meyer, director.

Tax aid

AARP tax-aide help will be available starting at 9 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, according to Tonya Meyer, director.

"Volunteers specialize in helping taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older," she said. "Appointments are required and may be made by calling 419-358-8971."


Why why why why why?

Anyone who has spent time with a toddler is all too familiar with the "why" stage. Every statement that an adult makes is followed by a tiny, pestering, voice asking "Why?" The too-pat answer of "Just because" rarely ends that conversation because children of that stage just won't give up. Eventually, they grow up and in their teen years, the conversation flips to the parent always asking "Why?" Of course, by then the child no longer cares to continue any conversation with his or her parents and the "why" becomes moot.


David Voth wrote the book on "Quality Victim Advocacy: A Field Guide"

"Quality Victim Advocacy: A Field Guide," is the title of a book published this month by David L. Voth of Bluffton.

Crime victim advocacy is a subject that Voth come into contact with daily as director of Crime Victim Services, Lima.

The author said that the field guide explores the needs of crime victims and how to create and evaluate victim-centered services.


4 Bluffton residents featured on WTLW's Grace for Today

Four Bluffton residents will share their stories on WTLW TV 44's Grace for Today program in early February.

Phil and Sharon Zimmerly, of Common Grounds coffee shop, Jim "Train" King of Ebenezer Mennonite Church and Beth Boehr-Miller, who recently launched a news business, are the guests, according to Christina Ryan Claypool, herself a Bluffton University graduate, and host of the television program, which airs at 9 a.m. each morning.