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July 19, 2018

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July births at Bluffton Hospital


The following births were reported in July at Bluffton Hospital.
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Gerald and Helen Brooks observe 60th wedding anniversary

Gerald (Jerry) and Helen Brooks will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 25, with their children Sue (Arman) Habegger of Pandora, George (Altha) Brooks of Van Wert, Jim Brooks and Chris Orton of Bluffton, and Carole (Bruce) Okuley of Bluffton.

Gerald and Helen have five grandchildren. Gerald is retired from Ex-Cell-O / Pure Pak and continues to farm. Helen is a retired registered nurse. The couple was married on Aug,
14, 1953, in Morehead City, North Carolina. 


Robert and Treva Stratton celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Robert and Treva Stratton of 999 E. Lincoln Highway, Bluffton, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 9, 2013.

Robert and the former Treva M. Althaus were married Aug. 9, 1953 at Ebenezer Mennonite Church by the Reverend Howard T. Landes.

They are the parents of three children, Brett (Diane) Stratton, Jay (Sherry) Stratton and Sue (Robert) Fett, all of Bluffton. They have nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A family dinner celebration is being planned at a later date.


Several non-profit organizations benefit from Lima Rotary Foundation grants

The Lima Rotary Foundation will present its quarterly grants to eight non-profit agencies on Monday, Aug. 5 at noon during the weekly Rotary Club meeting, held at the City Club, 144 S. Main St.

The Lima Symphony Orchestra will receive $864 to provide tickets for Marimor students and their families; $1,000 to sponsor the Young People’s Concert; and $1,500 to fund the KidStuff Program at the Lima Public Library. 

Equestrian Therapy Program will receive $1,000 to assist with programming, including a new program for at-risk students.


Bluffton University volleyball coach Aug. 6 Lions Club speaker

Steve Yarnelle, Bluffton University volleyball coach, is the speaker at the Tuesday, Aug. 6, Bluffton Lions Club meeting. The meeting is at noon in the Patio Room of Maple Crest.

The Lions Club monthly newsletter is an attachment to this story. It lists several recent activities of the club.


Francis - Eikenbary wedding Oct. 26

Bob and Vicky Francis of Rawson, announce the engagement of their daughter, Chase Francis, to Brett Eikenbary. The couple will exchange vows at Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Bluffton on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.

The bride-to-be graduated from Cory-Rawson High School in 2000 and from the University of Findlay in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and law & liberal arts followed by earning a master’s in business administration and public administration in 2006.