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November 25, 2015

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Interdyne and Trans Vac under new ownership

Environmental and industrial service companies Interdyne Corporation and Trans Vac, Inc. are under new ownership. Long-time employees Clint Rolland and Bill Bresson joined previous owners Dan Lucke and Brad Prater. Lucke and Powell Prater purchased the companies in 1989.

“I was pleasantly surprised when asked about joining ownership in the companies where I have worked the last 21 years” said Rolland, “I am excited for this opportunity to grow professionally and I am ready to face the challenges that come with this new responsibility.”


New Leaf Garden Center has your Mother's Day gift solution

New Leaf Landscape Garden Center, 0395 State Route 235, north of Ada, has lots of Mother's Day gift ideas.

These include:
• Planters
• Potted plants
• Garden art
• Flowering trees and shrubs
• lots more

Open the attachment at the bottom of this story for a complete list.

New Leaf
0395 SR 235 Ada


Stratton Grenhouses 66th anniversary celebration this weekend

Stratton Greenhouses, 9915 Lincoln Highway, Bluffton, celebrate its 66th anniversary this weekend with an open house from Friday, May 1, to Sunday, May 3.

The event includes food, drawings and several special offers. 

Regular spring hours are: 
• Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. -8 p.m.
• Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Every Sunday in May - Noon - 5 p.m.


Bluffton author Elaine Sommers Rich has Saturday book signing at Book ReViews

Bluffton author, Elaine Sommers Rich, who recently celebrated her 89th birthday, will hold a book signing and reading at Book ReViews, 123 S. Main St., Bluffton, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, according to Dr. Christina Walton, store manager.

The book, published in 1966 by Herald Press was released earlier this year by Wipf and Stock Publishers and is titled: “Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Tomorrow: Youth Serve in a Mental Hospital.”


Library books in honor of Treva Stratton

Treva Stratton was recognized by the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce with three books donated in her name to the Bluffton Public Library.

The book titles: "Chocolate Hair, Vanilla Care," "Fabulous Teen Hairstyles," and "Braids, Buns and Twists," are now in circulation.


Thursday Town and Country Flowers cash mob offers 40% off all in-store merchandise

Town and Country Flowers, 121 S. Main St., hosts the Thursday, April 16, Bluffton downtown cash mob. Watch for the "Cash Mob" banner hanging in front of the store as a reminder.

Connie Kruse of the shop said that during cash mob hours from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. all in-store merchandise is 40 percent off.

In addition, all visitors to the store during cash mob hours may register for a $50 shopping spree.


Bluffton, Beaverdam, Ada McDonald's offers Tax Relief Day special

Lewis Family McDonald’s is giving people a break on tax day.

Area locations will be offering a special promotion on Wednesday, April 15. Customers who buy one Big Mac or Quarter Pounder with Cheese can get the second for just a penny. 

“Tax Relief Day has become a promotion that our guests look forward to every year,” said Jerry Lewis, McDonald’s owner. “Our tax day event is just one more way we are bringing our guests great value.”


What is it and what Bluffton business sells it?

You'll find this product somewhere on Main Street, Bluffton. But, can you name the business that offers it for sale? And, can you identify the item?

Here's the answer: It's the lid to a basket in Ten Thousand Villages. Examine the photo below for proof.


How do you mix several flavors of popcorn into many buckets?

 By Monty Siekerman, Ada Icon
How do you mix several flavors into many buckets of popcorn?

You ask ONU mechanical engineering students to invent a process that will save time and money and results in less waste.

As a senior capstone project, four students took on the challenge last fall at the request of Pete Suter, the owner of Shirley's Popcorn in Bluffton.

They designed and built a system for measuring and dispensing the ingredients into small packages which are sealed for use on demand.


CNB celebrating 95th anniversary and Community Banking Month during April

In celebration of its 95th anniversary and in honor of Community Banking Month, every Citizens National Bank office will be serving cake to customers on Friday, April 24.