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Marlena Ballinger: "What's for dinner? Ask The Dough Hook to prepare it for you!"

The Dough Hook introduces a new option for dinners in Bluffton, according to Marlena Ballinger.

The Main Street meat market, deli and bakery is located at 117 N. Main St., Bluffton. Phone orders are accepted at 419-369-4264.

“If you are tired of going through a drive-thru for dinner, call us and we’ll provide a hot, delicious dinner for you,” she said, introducing The Dough Hook’s home cooked meals.

Ballinger said that orders should be placed by noon of the day of the dinner. All meals are prepared in a disposable pan.


New Ada business sells 33s, 45s, 78s and more

By Monty Siekerman
FROM THE ADA ICON - Digital music, such as iTunes, hasn't replace the good, ole record business.

In fact, a new business has just opened on Main Street, Ada, that specializes in 33, 45, and 78 vinyl records as well as CDs and music collector cards.


Retro: Music & Media, owned by Chad and Jeanette Smith, opened in the Gibson Building next to Dollar General, at 4171 State Route 235.


Ada music studio holding auditions for JubilHeirs choir

Vicki Mills of Miss Vicki's Music Studio, Ada, announces that The JubilHeirs – a choir for singers ages 12 – 25, will now meet on Monday evenings from 6 – 8 p.m. 

"This auditioned, 4-plus-part treble voiced choir begins its fourth season on Sept. 19.  The JubilHeirs learn a variety of music, both sacred and secular," she told The Icon.

Recent performances in Ada and Findlay included songs from Mary Poppins, The Phantom of the Opera, as well as international folk songs in Japanese and French.


Chase Eikenbary says Jazzercise is the thing to get you back in shape

Summer’s coming to a close, school starts soon and now is a great time to start thinking about getting back into shape, says Chase Eikenbary, owner of the local Jazzercise.

As an incentive, now through Sept. 15 persons may signup at no cost to begin classes.

Seven class options are available according to Eikenbary. They include:
• Monday – 6 p.m.
• Tuesday – 5:30 p.m.
• Wednesday - 6 a.m.
• Wednesday (Strength 60!) – 6 p.m.
• Thursday – 5:30 p.m.
• Friday – 6 a.m.
• Saturday – 8:30 a.m.


How well do you know the insides and outs of Main Street?

Here's a little game to see how well you can identify downtown Bluffton businesses. We've provided snapshots of seven Main Street businesses.

Some are pretty easy - while a couple are stinkers. But, it all depends upon your knowledge of Bluffton.

Take a look and then if you need answers, click here.

Good luck.


Open interviews Aug. 16 at Vancrest of Ada

Vancrest of Ada is accepting application for all positions and all shifts, according to Randy Cox, administrator. These include:
• Housekeeping
• Laundry
• Dietary
• Activities

An open interview session is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Vancrest of Ada, 600 W. North Ave., Ada.


Here are True Value's August bargains of the month

Jeff Kantner of Family True Value Hardware, 109 N. Main St., Bluffton, announced the store’s August bargains of the month.

They include:
• $5.99 – 8-pack AA or AAA alkaline batteries
• $6.99 – 4-pack C, D, or 2-pack 9V alkaline batteries
• $3.99 – your choice Raid 17.5-ounce wasp and hornet spray or
   18-ounce flying insect killer
• $19.99 – organizer desk lamp
• $19.99 – folding handle platform truck• $19.99 – 12-inch convertible stand/table fan


Citizens Wealth Management Group - Icon's newest advertiser

Citizens Wealth Management Group is the newest Icon advertiser.

Its main office is at Citizens National Bank, 102 S. Main St., Bluffton.

According to Daniel Desalle, "Citizens Wealth Management Group provides an array of services that accommodates all types of investors.  We help work towards protecting your hard-earned assets with a retirement plan that has the potential to grow to fit your needs – evolving along with you and your family. 


End of summer sales at 415 Boutique

415 Boutique at Polished Nail and Body Salon, 415 N. Main St., Bluffton, has an end of summer sale going on.

It includes 25 percent off all shorts and capris. There's also a selection of sandals to check out.


Suter's has sweet corn, tomatoes, peaches, melons

Suter's Produce now has sweet corn picked daily, plus tomatoes, peaches and melons.

These are available at:
• State Route 103 at Circle K, Bluffton
• Bluffton Farmers' Market (Saturdays 8:30 a.m. - noon)
• Rodabaugh Brothers Meats, Pandora
• 302 Carryout, 302 S. Main St., Ada

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