December 22, 2014


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Ten Thousand Villages "gem of a jewelry sale"

Ten Thousand Villages, S. Main St., Bluffton, is offering customers a "gem of a jewelry sale," now through Monday, Aug. 18, according to Aphaphanh Nussbaum, store manager.

She says that the shop offers up to 40 percent off selected jewelry and accessories in this sale.


Krysti's Music Studio's fall lessons begin soon; performation raises $3,157

Krysti's Music Studio, Bluffton, has its fall lessons beginning Monday, Aug. 25, according to Krysti Groman.

For complete details on scheduling call Groman at 419-233-5255.

During Krysti's performation on Aug. 2 the music students helped raise $3,156.50 for Youth for Christ.


Husky golf outing raises $59,200

Exactly $59,200 was raised by Lima Building and Construction Trades partners at the annual Husky golf outing held July 26.

“Last year the golf outing brought in $114,000, and this year’s contribution by our partners represents more than half that amount. Our skilled union trades, union contractors and labor management groups are very proud to support this outing which enriches so many worthy organizations,” says Lima Building and Construction Trades President Mike Knisley.

Husky donates the funds raised at the golf outing to a variety of non-profit organizations.


Cheese sale at The Dough Hook

It's a cheese sale at The Dough Hook, 117 N. Main St., Bluffton.

Marlena Ballinger announced the following specials:

• Smoked Cheddar $5.99 per pound
• Smoked Swiss $5.99 per pound
• Hot Pepper $4.39 per pound.

The Dough Hook


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