August 29, 2014


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Mark Bankert completes Platinum Water Certification Program

Mark Bankert of Basinger Plumbing and Heating, 3090 Road R, Pandora, recently completed the Platinum Water Certification Program, a two-day program from Chandler Systems, Inc., Ashland. Chandler is a manufacturer of water treatment equipment.

The program covered:

• Testing
• Procedures
• Water treatment technologies
• Equipment application
• Equipment sizing
• Installation
• Troubleshooting
• Service and sales

Bankert has been with Basinger Plumbing and Heating for 19 years. 


Krysti's Music Studio fall lesson sign-up underway

Krysti's Music Studio's fall lessons start on Monday, Aug. 26, according to Krysti Schey.

"We offer lessons in piano, voice, guitar, oboe, saxophone, clarinet, bassoon, flute, cello, violin, viola, theory and composition, as well as art classes and now drum lessons."

For lots more information about the music studio open the attachment at the bottom of this story. It is Krysti's summer newsletter.


Ten Thousand Villages sidewalk sales Aug. 16-17

Ten Thousand Villagse, 115 S. Main St., Bluffton will celebrate Bluffton downtown sidewalk sales on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16-17, according to Aphaphanh Nussbaum, manager.

There will be 60 percent off selected merchandise and 50 percent off already reduced items.

Hours are Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Smith's Realty announces new commercial listing

Smith's Realty Professionals, 147 N. Main St., Bluffton announce a new commercial listing, according to Larry Smith.

The listing is at 900 N. Main St., Bluffton. For more information open the attachment at the  bottom of this story.


Cartridge World collecting back to school supplies

Cartridge World is collecting school supplies Aug. 12-17 at both of their Lima locations. 

Supplies will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Allen County for their 3rd annual Back2School Kickoff on Aug. 17.

Cartridge World will accept new school supplies at both Lima locations: 1094 N. Cable Rd. and 2100 Harding Highway. 

According to Dave Fett, owner of Cartridge World Lima, “We enjoy being involved in our local schools, and this is one way we can partner with the community to give back.” 


Stratton Auto Sales has August flush special

Stratton Auto Sales, 220 N. Main St., Bluffton, is offering customers back to school savings. During August the following specials take place, according to Amie Stratton:

• $15 off any flush service
    • Front and rear differential
    • Coolant
    • Transmission
    • Power steering
    • Brake fluid


End of season cart sale at Stratton Greenhouses

Stratton Greenhouses, 9915 Lincoln Highway, Bluffton, are holding an end of the season cart sale.

According to Susie Stratton, "Fill a cart with as many hanging baskets, tropicals, quart perennials, flats or pots of annuals for just $50."

Hours are Mondays to Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click on the attachment at the bottom of this story for more details.



New manager's special at Kirtland's Auto Sales

Jim Kinn of Kirtland's Auto Sales, N. Main St., Bluffton, announces a new manager's special. The vehicle is a 2010 Honda Civic LX with 24,071 miles. It's manager special price is $13,995.

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


Riverbend residence new listing by Smith's Realty

Smith's Realty, 147 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces a new residential listing in Bluffton, according to Lorrinda Smith.

The listing is 206 Riverbend Dr., Bluffton. The listing price is $234,900. For more details on the residence, open the printer-friendly attachment at the bottom of this story.


Shirley's Popcorn flavor of the month: Ragin' Cajun

It's August and there's a new popcorn flavor of the month at Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Co.

"Late-summertime at Shirley's means we celebrate with this spicy August favorite - Ragin' Cajun. It's packed with a little southern heat and a lot of smoky flavor to add the perfect punch to your party," says Peter Suter of Shirley's.