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He was always watching BHS sporting events, even though he wasn’t in the stands

Tom Clark left Bluffton after high school, but, Bluffton never left Tom

Tom Clark left Bluffton after high school, but Bluffton never left Tom.

The son of Jim and Mary Clark, he grew up with older brother, Steve, in the family house on North Main Street where Riley tees into Main. He graduated from BHS in 1977.

• Watch a video below with 4 U.S. referees, including Tom, working Junior World Championships in Romania in 2011.

• Click here to view his obituary.

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Want to win a Bluffton Icon cap? Answer our question and, just maybe...

Want to win a Bluffton Icon cap?

The Icon wants to know what viewers think of when you think of the Icon.

To discover the answer, for the next six weeks, the Icon tosses out a weekly question for viewers to ponder.

The viewer offering the best answer for each week’s question will win this week’s cap.

Here’s this week’s question:
"If the Icon was an animal, what kind of animal would it be? Please offer a brief explanation of why you think the Icon is the animal you mention."

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Pandora UM hosts free community meal Jan. 27

The Pandora United Methodist Church will host a free Community Meal on Wednesday Jan. 27  from 5:30-7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington Street, Pandora. The meal this month is provided by Seven O’Clock Flock. The menu is Tomato Soup, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Relishes, Dessert and beverage.  

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My failed 2015 new year’s resolution - It wasn’t even a close shave

By Fred Steiner
In 2015 I resolved to succeed with a manly plan. Thought it would be like riding a bike. It wasn’t. 
 
While watching “Skyfall,” I saw Miss Moneypenny shave James Bond with a straight edge razor. You probably didn’t notice. I did.
 
If Moneypenny could do it so could I. It looked…manly.
 
My grandfather and his before him used one.  They were manly.
 

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For 2015: Make commitments, not resolutions

By Laura Finley

It’s 2015. People everywhere are making resolutions…lose weight, read more, quit smoking, etc. To resolve is the act of finding an answer or solution to a problem. Yet most of our resolutions are never achieved. According to Marti Hope Gonzales, Associate professor of psychology at the University of Minnesota, just six weeks after making a resolution, 80 percent of people either have broken them or cannot even recall what they resolved. And of course, we feel like losers when we don’t achieve these goals.

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Size matters: It's the first thing that most people ask

By Andy Chappell-Dick
Small House Bluffton

Size matters.

How many square feet?  It’s at the top of a realtor’s house listing. Banks keep track. So does the county tax assessor and the municipal zoning board.  And by far, it’s the first thing that most people ask about the Small House Bluffton project at 207 North Lawn Avenue.         

960. Or perhaps 1,677. It’s an interesting question.

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