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July 31, 2014


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New owners for The Dough Hook, but it's all in the family

Bluffton’s Main Street meat market, bakery and deli, The Dough Hook, has new owners, but, as they say, “It’s all in the family.”

Sharon and John Calvelage retired at the end of August and the new owners are their daughter and son-in-law, Marlena and Shawn Ballinger. The Calvelages took over the shop in October 2008. 


J. Bankert Bookkeeping can help you stay on top of your paperwork

J. Bankert Bookkeeping, LLC, asks Icon viewers, "Can you keep up with your paperwork?" 

If not, contact Bankert for bookkeeping assistance. Contact Julie Bankert, 419-348-3812 or e-mail julie@jbankertcpb.com


Avon representative, Crystal Sellers-Battle, Icon's newest advertiser

Bluffton Icon's newest advertiser is Crystal Sellers-Battle, Avon representative. Icon viewers may reach her several ways:

Website: www.youravon.com/csellers-battle
E-mail: crystal.sellers@gmail.com
Cell: 614-425-6227

Avon's Campaign 20 started on Sept. 9.


Free Saturday tanning at Polished Sept. 7

Polished, 417 N. Main St., Bluffton has a "free Saturday," on Sept. 7, according Joan Frederick. "This gives customers a chance to get time to try tanning for free," she said.

The free Saturday is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Click the printer-friendly attachment for all the details.


Smith Realty Professionals announce Lausanne Ave. listing

Smith's Realty Professionals, 147 N. Main St., Bluffton, announce a new residential listing. It is at 624 Laausanne Ave., Bluffton and the list price is $104,900.

For complete details on the listing open the printer-friendly attachment at the bottom of this story.


Community Health Professionals offer continuing ed program Sept. 17 in Ada

Community Health Professionals will host a free continuing education program, “Improving Patient Adherence – Tools for Success,” for physicians, nurse practitioners and pharmacists on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 1159 Westwood Dr., Van Wert, and again on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 1200 S. Main St., Ada, 9-10 a.m. both dates.

This one-hour continuing education program is presented by Raabe College of Pharmacy, Ohio Northern University.


2006 red Mustang convertible - manager's special at Kirtland's

There's a red hot manager's special at Kirtland's Auto Sales, 302 N. Main St., Bluffton, according to Jim Kinn, manager.

The vehicle is a 2006 Mustang convertible listed at $12,995. for completed details on this vehicle open the printer-friendly attachment at the bottom of this story.


County sales tax rates increase on Sept. 1

Neil Reichenbach of Reichenbach and Steiner, CPAs, reminds Icon viewers that the Ohio sales tax rate will increase by one-quarter percent (.25 percent), on Sept. 1.

His message is to consumers and retailers in the Icon viewership area. To retailers, he said, "You should increase the sales tax that you charge to your customers on all invoices dated on or after Sept. 1 by one-quarter percent. Also, make the appropriate changes in your computer, cash register and manual calculations."


Mary Brown to provide gynecological care at Putnam County Primary Care Leipsic

Certified nurse practitioner and sexual health counselor Mary Brown will be providing gynecological care at Putnam County Primary Care Leipsic, 901 E. Main Street, Suite A, Leipsic, beginning Friday, September 6. She will see patients in Leipsic every Friday from 8 a.m. to noon.

Brown earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Lourdes College and a master’s degree in nursing/women’s health nurse practitioner from the University of Cincinnati. She also received a certificate in sexual health counseling from the University of Michigan.


Dancers Elite open house Aug. 28; registration for classes underway

Dancers Elite, Bluffton, will have an open house for new (and old) students on Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 6-8 p.m., according to Deb Garlock, studio owner.

Register for classes in ballet, tap, jazz and cheer for ages 3 and up.

"We provide small class sizes and the lowest tuition prices around," said Garlock. "Join us for our 34th year."

For more information or to register, call Garlock at 419-358-0900 or 419-235-0811.