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September 4, 2015


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College student wants to care for your pets

One creative Bluffton University entrepeneur has put her love of animals to good use. Hannah Johnson of Critter Care Pet Sitting offers pet owners a way to be sure their animals are well-cared for when the owners are at work or out of town, 

Johnson will also house-sit. She charges $5/visit or $10/day (3+visits.)

Local references are available. Contact Johnson at johhea92@gmail.com or 574-538-9795.



Ideal Images expanding business; will continue retail presence in Bluffton

Ideal Images, 114 E. College Ave., Bluffton, is expanding its operations, according to Rachel Webster, owner.

"We are proud to be a member of the Bluffton community and will celebrate our fourth  successful year in business on Jan. 24," said Webster. 

“As we enter into our fourth year, serving the needs of the business, school, and industrial custom apparel world, we are pleased to announce Ideal Images will expand our operations.” 


2011 Ford Fusion SE Kirtland's Manager's Special

Jim Kinn of Kirtland's Auto Sales, 302 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces a new manager's special. The vehicle is a 2011 Ford Fusion SE, reduced to $11,973. 

For complete details on the vehicle open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


Shirley's flavor of the month announced

The January flavor of the month at Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn is cinnamon buns, according to owner Pete Suter. 


Registration underway for winter music classes at Ada music studio

Vicki Mills of Miss Vicki's Music Studio of Ada, announces that winter class registration is now underway.

"Begin the new year with Miss Vicki's Music Studio. Join for the education. Stay for the fun," said Mills.


Citizens Bancshares annual meeting Jan. 27

The annual shareholders meeting of Citizens Bancshares, Inc. takes place Tuesday, Jan. 27,  at 7 p.m. at Citizens National Bank 102 S. Main Street, Bluffton.




Want a Bluffton-made fundraiser? See what The Dough Hook has to offer!

The Dough Hook, 117 N. Main St., Bluffton, invites area organizations and groups to consider a unique Bluffton fundraiser, according to Marlena Ballinger of the Main Street business.

"We invite groups to consider selling The Dough Hook's raw cookie dough as a fundraiser during 2015," she said.

The cookie dough is available in two-pound containers and  various cookie flavors making it an easy-to-sell-item, she added. In addition, the cookie dough is a Bluffton-made product, which means fund raising assists local business and local organizations.


Several customer choices are January True Value Hardware January specials

Jeff Kantner of Family True Value Hardware, 109 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces the store's January specials.

These include your choice: 
•10-pound black oil sunflower bird seed (regularly $9.99)
• or, 20-pound wild bird food

Also, your choice:
• 2 pack, 7.5 watt white directional LED buib (regularly $16.99)
• or, 2 pack, 9.5 watt, semi-directional LED bulb

Family True Value Hardware


Next Driving Time Driving Instruction class starts Jan. 18

Drive Time Driving Instructions announces is winter class schedule.

Findlay – ServUsCenter, 2469 S. Main St.
January class begins Jan. 18
February class begins Feb. 15

Bluffton – Diamond Manufacturing building, 505 E. Jefferson St.
February class begins Feb. 1
March class begins March 1


Polished: Bring a friend in and save 20%

Polished Nail and Body Salon, 417 N. Main St., has a new year's special offer.

When you schedule any service with a friend you both save 20 percent. "Bring a friend in and save," says Joanne Fredrick.

The shop offers manicure, pedicures, nails, facials, waxing, tanning and mystic tanning.