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Citizens Bancshares annual meeting Jan. 27

The annual shareholders meeting of Citizens Bancshares, Inc. takes place Tuesday, Jan. 27,  at 7 p.m. at Citizens National Bank 102 S. Main Street, Bluffton.




Want a Bluffton-made fundraiser? See what The Dough Hook has to offer!

The Dough Hook, 117 N. Main St., Bluffton, invites area organizations and groups to consider a unique Bluffton fundraiser, according to Marlena Ballinger of the Main Street business.

"We invite groups to consider selling The Dough Hook's raw cookie dough as a fundraiser during 2015," she said.

The cookie dough is available in two-pound containers and  various cookie flavors making it an easy-to-sell-item, she added. In addition, the cookie dough is a Bluffton-made product, which means fund raising assists local business and local organizations.


Several customer choices are January True Value Hardware January specials

Jeff Kantner of Family True Value Hardware, 109 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces the store's January specials.

These include your choice: 
•10-pound black oil sunflower bird seed (regularly $9.99)
• or, 20-pound wild bird food

Also, your choice:
• 2 pack, 7.5 watt white directional LED buib (regularly $16.99)
• or, 2 pack, 9.5 watt, semi-directional LED bulb

Family True Value Hardware


Next Driving Time Driving Instruction class starts Jan. 18

Drive Time Driving Instructions announces is winter class schedule.

Findlay – ServUsCenter, 2469 S. Main St.
January class begins Jan. 18
February class begins Feb. 15

Bluffton – Diamond Manufacturing building, 505 E. Jefferson St.
February class begins Feb. 1
March class begins March 1


Polished: Bring a friend in and save 20%

Polished Nail and Body Salon, 417 N. Main St., has a new year's special offer.

When you schedule any service with a friend you both save 20 percent. "Bring a friend in and save," says Joanne Fredrick.

The shop offers manicure, pedicures, nails, facials, waxing, tanning and mystic tanning.



Larry Smith Realty announces new listing

Larry Smith of Smith’s Realty Professionals, 147 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces a new residential listing. The listing is at 307 S. Main St., Bluffton. The residence has two bedrooms and one bath. Its list price is $109,900.

For more details on the listing open the attachment at the bottom of this story.



Bluffton's newest business, 315 Walnut, offers sensibly priced jewelry

Sensibly priced jewelry from a variety of manufacturers is offered by Bluffton’s newest business, 315 Walnut, owned by Melinda and Dan Bowden.

Jewelry is primarily sold online but it is also available for sale in PromoHits! at 141 N. Main St., a business also owned by the Bowdens.

Most of the jewelry is priced under $30 and the majority is priced between $10 and $20, said Melinda.

Customers will find stainless steel rings, a variety of necklaces and necklace sets, bracelets and earrings.


Standout Graphics is Bluffton Icon's newest advertiser

Standout Graphics, owned by Gideon Fisher, Bluffton, is the Bluffton Icon's newest advertiser. He works with clients from his home. The firm is the Bluffton Icon's newest advertiser.

Fisher was a visual communication design major at The Ohio State University and has 12 years of design experience.

"I offer different types of graphic design services," he said. "I create logos, websites, brochures, posters, business cards, shirt designs, decals, banners, ads, menus, billboards and similar products."


Lost wax desert nativity sets at Ten Thousand Villages

Lost wax desert nativity sets are now available at Ten Thousand Villages, 115 S. Main St., Bluffton, according to Aphaphanh Nussbaum, manager.

The nativity is molded first in clay then cast in bronze to stand the test of time. The nativity sets are created in Burkina Faso.


1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE new manager's special at Kirtland's Auto

Kirtland's Auto Sales, 302 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces a new manager's special, according to Jim Kinn.

The vehicle is a 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE with a reduced list price of $2,995. Complete information on this vehicle is in the attachment at the bottom of this story.

Kirtland's Auto Sales