October 24, 2014



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Ideal Images hosting "Ladies Night" Aug. 13

Ideal Images, 114 E. College Ave., Bluffton, will host a “Ladies Night,” Wednesday, Aug. 13, according to Rachel Webster owner.

The event is from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ideal Images.

“The event will be a fun evening including Sycamore Lake Wine, Tastefully Simple, Premier Jewelry, Nicki Moser cake decorating and promotional spirit wear items to order and purchase, said Webster.

For more information call Webster at 567-226-1096.


Engaged couples reminded to sign up for Ten Thousand Villages gift registry

Ten Thousand Villages reminds engaged couples that they may sign-up for a gift registry at the Bluffton store. 

And, currently a wedding gift special is being offered, according to Aphaphanh Nussbaum, manger. The special is a pair of celebration goblets, which are silver-plated brass in a velvet keepsake box. The goblets are handcrafted from India.


BVHS Corporate PR & Marketing finalist for best health care communications team in the nation

Blanchard Valley Health System's Corporate PR & Marketing Department has been announced as one of two finalists for “Best Health Care Communications Team” in the nation through the prestigious 2014 Ragan Health Care PR & Marketing Awards.

The BVHS team was named a finalist for this top award for innovating and executing projects throughout 2013 including the Extraordinary People marketing campaign, Safety Dance internal education video, BVH admission packet revamping, electronic Japanese newsletter, social media advancement and more.


Groves Quality Collectibles has new owner - great discounts on merchandise on Saturday

Groves Quality Collectibles, 204 N. Main St., has a new owner.

And, during business hours this Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., discounts are listed on many items.

The clearance sale on Saturday offer discounts of up to 50 percent on many of the items in the store.

The business was sold by Bob Wilch, current owner, to Dr. James Gideon. It is the intention of the new owner to close the business after Saturday. The business will reopen in a few weeks after a revamping of the merchandise. 


Kirtland's Auto prepares for final oil change and all vehicle repair; will focus entirely on car sales

Area vehicle owners take note: Effective July 31 Kirtland’s Auto Repair, 302 N. Main St., will no longer repair vehicles.

Kirtland’s Auto Sales, in the same location, will continue to sell automobiles. Gary Kirtland has owned the business since 1985.

In other words: Kirtland’s is out of the repair business – but remains in the car sales business.

Up to now 10 percent of the business has been car sales and 90 percent repair. “We want to see it at 100 percent car sales,” said Kirtland.


Here's this week's special from The Dough Hook

Marlena Ballinger of The Dough Hook, 117 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces the current special of the week.

• Oven-roasted chicken breast, $5.49 per pound
• Off the bone ham, $4.59 per pound
• Colby cheese, $4.59 per pound
• Hot pepper cheese, $4.39 per pound

The Dough Hook
117 N. Main St.,
Bluffton - 419-358-4264



Up to their ears in it: Suter's sweet corn, that is - come and get it

Do you like your sweet corn on or off the cob?

No matter. You may have it both ways if necessary because it is officially in season. Those familiar red barn markets are open for business and that means Suter’s Produce of Pandora is up to their ears in it.

Jerry Suter told the Icon that “we are now picking sweet corn and it is excellent.” He added that other items available in the red barn markets are tomatoes, peaches, green beans and an assortment of garden veggies.


Table linen sale at Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villages is holding a table linen sale now to Monday, July 28, according to Aphaphanh Nussbaum, manager.

"Buy one tablecloth and get one 50 percent off," she said. "Also, buy three napkins, napkin rings or placements and get the fourth free."

Ten Thousand Villages
115 S. Main St.


Polished offers pedicures starting at $19

Polished Nails and Body Salon, 417 N. Main St., Bluffton, now offers pedicures starting at $19. 

Joan Frederick, owner, says to call for your appointment today. Other Polished offers are in the attachment at the bottom of this story.

Phone: 419-358-0001


Here's the July special from thirty-one independent consultant

Robin Bowlus, thirty-one independent consultant, says "Stock up on summer essentials."

In July for every $35 spent, you get an essential storage tote for $5.

Email orders to: rbowlus@me.com

Her website is below: