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The Inn at ONU has several Memorial Day weekend special events

The Inn at ONU, Ada, offers several special events and packages for Memorial Day weekend, May 22-24.

Starting at 5 p.m., Friday, May 22, Doug Adams will perform on guitar and vocals during The Inn’s Summer Jazzinn Blues, held in the courtyard. In addition to live jazz, the evening includes barbecue ribs, corn hole games and more. Summer Jazzinn Blues are held each Friday evening during the summer.

Then, on Sunday, May 24, a Memorial Weekend brunch served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Citizens National Bank listed as "Top Performer" by ICBA

Citizens National Bank is recognized in the May issue of Independent Bank, the magazine of Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA).

The bank is listed as an ICBA Top Performer. This recognition is based on Citizens National Bank’s 2014 year-end earnings and operational efficiencies.

“Whether serving rural, suburban or large metropolitan areas, community banks operate with the same focus by always putting their customers and communities first,” said Chris Lorence, ICBA executive vice president and chief marketing officer.


"Awesome" annual book sale at Book ReViews May 16

Book ReViews, 123 S. Main St., Bluffton, will hold its "awesome" annual book sale during the Saturday, May 16, Bluffton arts and crafts show, according to Dr. Christina Walton, store manager.

On Saturday in-store books are 50 percent off and tables of books are priced at 50 cents to $1. Visit the shop's booth at the festival. Also stop into the shop for some free books aned refreshments.

Book ReViews is an Et Cetera Shop Inc., nonprofit store with 50 percent of its proceeds supporting Mennonite world relief efforts.


Interdyne and Trans Vac under new ownership

Environmental and industrial service companies Interdyne Corporation and Trans Vac, Inc. are under new ownership. Long-time employees Clint Rolland and Bill Bresson joined previous owners Dan Lucke and Brad Prater. Lucke and Powell Prater purchased the companies in 1989.

“I was pleasantly surprised when asked about joining ownership in the companies where I have worked the last 21 years” said Rolland, “I am excited for this opportunity to grow professionally and I am ready to face the challenges that come with this new responsibility.”


New Leaf Garden Center has your Mother's Day gift solution

New Leaf Landscape Garden Center, 0395 State Route 235, north of Ada, has lots of Mother's Day gift ideas.

These include:
• Planters
• Potted plants
• Garden art
• Flowering trees and shrubs
• lots more

Open the attachment at the bottom of this story for a complete list.

New Leaf
0395 SR 235 Ada


Stratton Grenhouses 66th anniversary celebration this weekend

Stratton Greenhouses, 9915 Lincoln Highway, Bluffton, celebrate its 66th anniversary this weekend with an open house from Friday, May 1, to Sunday, May 3.

The event includes food, drawings and several special offers. 

Regular spring hours are: 
• Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. -8 p.m.
• Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Every Sunday in May - Noon - 5 p.m.


Bluffton author Elaine Sommers Rich has Saturday book signing at Book ReViews

Bluffton author, Elaine Sommers Rich, who recently celebrated her 89th birthday, will hold a book signing and reading at Book ReViews, 123 S. Main St., Bluffton, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, according to Dr. Christina Walton, store manager.

The book, published in 1966 by Herald Press was released earlier this year by Wipf and Stock Publishers and is titled: “Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Tomorrow: Youth Serve in a Mental Hospital.”


Library books in honor of Treva Stratton

Treva Stratton was recognized by the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce with three books donated in her name to the Bluffton Public Library.

The book titles: "Chocolate Hair, Vanilla Care," "Fabulous Teen Hairstyles," and "Braids, Buns and Twists," are now in circulation.


Thursday Town and Country Flowers cash mob offers 40% off all in-store merchandise

Town and Country Flowers, 121 S. Main St., hosts the Thursday, April 16, Bluffton downtown cash mob. Watch for the "Cash Mob" banner hanging in front of the store as a reminder.

Connie Kruse of the shop said that during cash mob hours from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. all in-store merchandise is 40 percent off.

In addition, all visitors to the store during cash mob hours may register for a $50 shopping spree.


Bluffton, Beaverdam, Ada McDonald's offers Tax Relief Day special

Lewis Family McDonald’s is giving people a break on tax day.

Area locations will be offering a special promotion on Wednesday, April 15. Customers who buy one Big Mac or Quarter Pounder with Cheese can get the second for just a penny. 

“Tax Relief Day has become a promotion that our guests look forward to every year,” said Jerry Lewis, McDonald’s owner. “Our tax day event is just one more way we are bringing our guests great value.”