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Citizens National Bank customer appreciation day on Friday

Icon viewers are invited to a Citizens National Bank Customer Appreciation Day Friday, Sept. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 pm, at the Bluffton office, 102 S. Main St.  

Free pulled pork sandwiches, brats, chips, and cookies will be served. Attendees may also enter to win a grand prize tailgate package. CNB will also offer special rates on all new CDs opened in the Bluffton office Sept. 13 -Sept 19th. Call the office at 419-358-8040 for more details.


Wood and alabaster tray from Egypt featured at Ten Thousand Villages

Wood and alabaster trays, handcrafted in Egypt, with serving spoons handcrafted in India are special items currently featured at Ten Thousand Villages, 115 S. Main St., Bluffton, according to Aphaphanh Nussbaum, manager.

For a closer look at these products open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


McDonald’s invites community to participate in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Social media’s latest social and philanthropic phenomenon has made its way to Bluffton, right into the doors of the Bluffton McDonald’s.

What has started as a simple challenge to the Lewis family has turned into a company- and community-wide event. Participants of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge include McDonald’s owner/operator, Jerry Lewis, director of operations, Scott Shaw, general manager, Luke Franz, company supervisors, managers, and crew, and members of the Bluffton community.


Roast beef, gourmet turkey and cheese on sale at The Dough Hook

Here's the new deli special at The Dough Hook, 117 N. Main St., according to Marlena Ballinger, owner.

• Roast beef, $8.29 a pound
• Gourmet turkey, $4.89 a pound
• Green onion cheese, $4.49 a pound
• Sliced American cheese, $3.99 a pound


Dancers' Elite dance studio open house Sept. 3

Dancers' Elite, dance studio, will hold its season open house from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the studio located at 9364 Dixie Highway, Bluffton, according to Debbie Garlock, studio owner.

This is Garlock's 35th year in business. Parents and caregivers wanting more information about the open house and classes may contact Garlock at 419-358-0900 or 419-235-0811.




They're the "Best Health Care Communications Team" in nation

Blanchard Valley Health System's Corporate PR & Marketing Department has been named the “Best Health Care Communications Team” in the nation through the prestigious 2014 Ragan Health Care PR & Marketing Awards.
The department was announced as one of two finalists for the award in July, and was announced as the competition’s winner in a special edition of Health Care Communication News released August 13.


Free cookout Aug. 22 at Verizon store

Icon viewers are invited to a cookout at Cellular Central (Verizon), 142 W. Jefferson St., Bluffton. According to Maegan Roof, store manager, the cookout is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, at the store.

"We will have exclusive discounts and free food for everyone who attends," she said.  





Gem of a sale continues at Ten Thousand Villages

Now 60 percent off!

Ten Thousand Villages, S. Main St., Bluffton, is offering customers a "gem of a jewelry sale," according to Aphaphanh Nussbaum, store manager.

She says that the shop now offers up to 60 percent off selected jewelry and accessories in this sale. Previously selected items were up to 40 percent off.


Smith's Realty Professionals new listing on Crystal Place

Smith's Realty Professionals announce a new listing, according to Larry Smith. The listing is a residence at 45 Crystal Place, Bluffton. The residence has a listing price of $159,000. For complete details open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


First National Bank offering special 32-month CD

First National Bank is offering a 32-month CD special now through Aug. 31.The limited-time offer includes  an annual percentage yield (APY) of 1.25 percent.