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May 26, 2020

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ZT means...or used to mean Pandora

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This one's a classic in anyone's book. ZT stands for Pandora in an older Ohio license plate system. You'll find this plate on a Cadillac driven by Grover Geiger, Jr., of Pandora, of course.

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You can't go swimming, but you can buy 2010 season tickets

The Village of Bluffton is offering 2010 swimming pool passes at a reduced rate between now and Dec. 31. The passes make great Christmas presents.

Prices good through Dec. 31 follow:
o senior single $36
o senior couple $67.50
o family (non-taxpayer) $162
o family (taxpayer) $117
o single (non-taxpayer) $94.50
o single (taxpayer) $72

Persons interested in swimming tickets should contact the village office in the town hall. Hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays.

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Lak may be Greek to some, but not to John Sylak

BHS GRAD FINDS HIS HOME IN LINGUISTICS AT BERKELEY

By Angela Green, BGSU intern

John Sylak, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, is one of only a few people interested in Lak, which is a language spoken by over 150,000 people living over 6,000 miles away.

A 2003 Bluffton High School graduate, Sylak graduated from The University of Chicago with a degree in linguistics and is currently working toward a master's and eventually a doctorate at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Next community meal Dec. 3 at Sr. Center

The next Community Meal sponsored by the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association is at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Senior Citizen Center.

First Mennonite Church will prepare and serve the meal, which includes beef and vegetable stew (vegetarian option also), cornbread and honey, fresh fruit and lemonade, tea/coffee.

The meal is open to the public. Donations are accepted and go to the Bluffton Community Assistance Program's food pantry.

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Post office, Bluffton Icon, Senior Center on Santa's payroll

The Bluffton Post Office, The Bluffton Icon and the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center have signed on the with fat guy in the red suit this month. Youngsters of any age many write letters to Santa. A special mail box for the letters is located in the lobby of the Bluffton Post Office. The Icon will publish the letters. If a name and return address is printed on the letter, the elves at the Senior Citizens Center will send a reply to the writer. Letters will appear in the "Young Citizens" folder on The Icon.

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