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October 23, 2016


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The Icon spotted "CHEER 63" in the Ada school parking lot in September. Look for it in a white Chevy Traverse LTE. Does it belong for a former cheerleader born in 1963? That's our best guess.

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Civil War historian Jan. 8 Lions speaker

The next meeting of the Bluffton Lions Club will take place Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 12 p.m. at Maple Crest.

This lunchtime meeting will feature Lion Dr. Bob Goulding as the guest speaker.  Dr. Goulding, a Toledo optomitrist, long-time Lion involved with Ohio Lions Eye Research Foundation, and civil war history buff will speak on “Johnson’s Island civil war prison”. 

If members wish to reserve a meal, please go to lunchforlions@gmail.com by Wednesday, Jan. 2 to submit a reservation.


Robert and Mary Barnett celebrate 70th wedding anniversary


Robert and Mary Barnett of Bluffton, will celebrate 70 years of marriage Dec. 24, 2012, with a family celebration. 

Robert and the former Mary Marshall were married in 1942 in San Antonio, Texas, where Robert was stationed with the Army Air Corps.

They are the parents of three children:  David (Marilyn) Barnett of Albany, N.Y., Jayne (Dick) McGarrity of Bluffton and Jim (Nancy) Barnett of Syracuse, N.Y.  They have nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 


Babies born at Bluffton Hospital Nov. 10 - Dec. 6

The following are a list of babies reported born at Bluffton Hospital recently.

Nov. 10 - Alexander Hayes Wamen, son of Melissa and Jay Wamen, 19 inches long, 6 pounds and 10 ounces.

Nov. 10 - Asher George Haselman, son of Jeremy and Chelsea Haselman, 20 and a half inches long, 7 pounds and 5 ounces.

Nov. 12 - Connor Martin Frantom, son of Harold Martin and Catherine Rene Frantom, 20 inches long, 8 pounds and 4 ounces.


Richland Manor has a full December

The Richland Manor calendar of activities is out and there are many things to do this month, including:

Tuesday, Dec. 11 - outing to Upper Sandusky Park Christmas light display, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Dec.13 - family night with the Flag City Cloggers, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 14 - outing to Bluffton Child Development center, 10 a.m.

Monday, Dec. 17 - Chrismas show choir with Cory Rawson students, 9 a.m.


Niswander-Burkholder wedding in Worthington

Julianne Olivia Niswander of Columbus and Seth Allen Burkholder of Columbus were married Oct. 6, at the Worthington Presbyterian Church, Worthington, Ohio.

She is the daughter of Ned and Deb Niswander of Bluffton. He is the son of Lyle and Kathy Burkholder of Pandora.

Dr. Mack Sigmon officiated the ceremony. The reception was at The Worthington Inn. The couple honeymooned in Mexico.

Julianne graduated from Bluffton High Scool in 2004 and from the Ohio State University in 2009 with a bachelor's in medical dietetics. She is employed by Abbott Nutrition, Columbus.


Holt-Terlecky wedding in Granville

Dr. Rachel Holt of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Dr. Andrew Terlecky of Centerville, Ohio, were united in marriage at 2 p.m. June 23, 2012 at St. Edward Church in Granville, Ohio, in a double ring ceremony officiated by Msgr. Paul Enke and Dan Thacher.  Music for the ceremony was provided by Sarah Lehman, Kara Zink and Kevin Gratz.

The bride is the daughter of Robert and Karlyn Holt of Bluffton. The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Wasyl Terlecky, Jr. The reception was held at Longaberger Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio.


Personalized ornament available from Tree of Remembrance service

"The staff at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton would like to thank those that attended our annual Tree of Remembrance service held this past Sunday at the Centre," said Gordon Diller of the funeral home. 

If you were unable to attend and would like to pick up your personalized ornament or would like additional ornaments please call 419-358-2051 or pick up the ornaments at the funeral home between 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


Spaghetti dinner benefit Dec. 11

A spaghetti dinner to benefit the adoption efforts of Brandon and Amy Mayden is being held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at The Centre.  The Centre is located at 601 N. Main St. in Bluffton.

Tickets are available for purchase at Greg's Pharmacy, Anderson Tractor Supply or at the door on the night of the event.


Multiple Sclerosis group to meet

The Multiple Sclerosis group Friends Helping Friends will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 12  at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall in Bluffton, 154 N. Main St.

This months program will be Pampered Chef with Jean.

Meetings are open to all and around Bluffton who have MS or are caregivers.

For further information call Tracy at  419-358-0155 or Ruth at 419-996-9770.


Lions holiday party Dec. 4

Joseph Helfrick will provide the program for the Bluffton Lions Club holiday party. The event is at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Maple Crest.

Several other items of interest are available on the Bluffton Lions Club newsletter, which is an attachment at the bottom of this story.