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Plaughter update from Haiti

(From Barbara and Arliss Plaugher in Haiti)

Note: This message was sent to several persons in Bluffton, including The Icon, and to St. John's United Church of Christ members.

I called American Airlines and we are still scheduled to fly Friday and Saturday, if the tower at the PAP airport is up.


Dave and Carol Speicher letter to editor

Bluffton Icon:

Carol and I happened to find the Bluffton Icon through Dean Neiswander's obit. It's very interesting and we come back to it almost daily to get updated Bluffton information. Best of luck in your endeaver!

Dave and Carol Speicher



Free H1N1 vaccine given here Feb. 2

The Allen County Health Department will hold an H1N1 flu vaccine clinic at the Bluffton Senior Center, 132 N. Main St. Bluffton, on Tuesday, Feb. 2, according to Tonya Meyer, Center director.

The clinic is from 9 to 11 a.m. "The shots are free and available to everyone. If you have questions about the vaccine, please contact the Allen County Health Department at 419-228-4636," said Meyer.


Previte's son-in-law covering Ukrainian presidential elections for NPR

A voice with an interesting Bluffton connection will be heard provide a news story aired on National Public Radio (NPR) this weekend.

David Green, executive foreign correspondent for NPR, will report from Kiev, Ukraine, on the presidential elections in the Ukraine. Green's wife, Rose Previte, is the daughter of Peter and Jeanne Previte of Ada. Jeanne Previte owns Jeanne's Kitchen on Vine Street, Bluffton.


Jan. 18 Bluffton benefit lunch assists New Orleans group

A Martin Luther King Day benefit lunch, with all proceeds going to the Fight Back Center, New Orleans, La., is planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, at the First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.

Tickets at the door are $10 for adults, $5 for youth under 12 and free for pre-school youth, according to Wendy Chappell-Dick.


Daniel Hughes speaks at ML King event Jan. 21

Daniel Hughes

Daniel Hughes of Bluffton is the featured speaker of the Bluffton Inter Church Board's Martin Luther King Day celebration. The event is Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center.

A community meal is at 6 p.m. The King program follows the meal. Both are open to the public.

Hughes will give a tribute to King with a speech Crossing Over Into the Promised Land.