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MS support group meets in Bluffton Oct. 25

Serono, maker of the Multiple Sclerosis drug Rebif, hosted a meeting Friday evening
in the Bluffton, for persons in the area with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). A talk and power point program were presented.


Lions meet Oct. 16

The Bluffton Lions will meet at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Patio Room of Maple Crest.  The program is a report on the Corvette raffle that took place on Sept. 29.


Oct. 4 first Relay meeting for 2013 season

Bluffton's Relay for Life will hold the first meeting for the 2013 season. The meeting combines committee and teams and takes place from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, in the third floor of the town hall, according to Adam Blevins.

He said, "We have some exciting things to begin talking about and hope to see you there.  We'll also introduce you to Jesse Purcell who will be your new staff partner for the 2013 Relay For Life. Snacks will be provided."


Schroll - Barrett engagement announced

Jeff and Sandra Schroll, of Bluffton, announce the engagement of their daughter Kaitlin, to Bradley Barrett, the son of Larry and Sheila Barrett, of Columbus Grove.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Bluffton High School and the University of Northwestern Ohio. She is employed by Citizens National Bank in Bluffton. Her fiance is also a graduate of Bluffton High School. He is employed by Grob Systems in Bluffton.

The couple will exchange vows Oct. 6, 2012, at 3:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, in Bluffton.


BFR Day of Play and Fitness on Oct. 7

BFR Sports and Fitness will hold a BFR Day of Play and Fitness from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7, according to Carole Enneking, director.

"This is a free community event that will feature building tours, soccer games, a USTA tennis youth play format, plus information about Silver Sneaker Fitness Program for senior adults.





Questions from Icon viewers - can you provide the answers?

We receive requests from all directions time to time. Here are two recent requests and we hope Icon viewers can provide some answers.

Seeking "History of Beaverdam"

Searching for a book called the History of Beaverdam. The book was written in the late 1970s as Bluffton Elementary English class project. The teacher was . Almira Downey.  I am looking for an original, but a photo copy of the book would be fine. Mrs. Downey lost her copy during  a move and would like a copy for her collection. Please call 419-235-2230.
- From Clair Zeits


Local adoption efforts receives a boost

Allen County Children Services has been awarded funding for two adoption
recruitment specialists from Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Program. WWK is a
signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

The foundation awards grants to public and private adoption agencies to hire adoption
professionals who implement proactive, child focused recruitment programs
targeted exclusively on moving the longest waiting children from foster care
into adoptive families.


Bluffton Lions newsletter now on The Icon

Doug Luginbill will provide a tour of the Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio Green Houses during the Oct. 2 Bluffton Lions Club meeting. On Oct. 16 Dick Ramseyer will give club members an update of this year's Corvette raffle project.

For a copy of the Lions Club September newsletter open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


John Sylak and Emily Glassman will marry in San Francisco

John Christopher Sylak and Emily Jane Glassman will be married at 3 p.m.,Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at the San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, Calif. The wedding will be officiated by the couple's close friend, Johannah Murphy. The couple will honeymoon in Maui.

John is the son of Philip and Lois Sylak of Bluffton, and a 2004 graduate of Bluffon High School. Emily is the daughter of Steven and Miriam Glassman of Framingham, Mass., and a 2005 graduate of the Cambridge School of Weston.


Bluffton Writers Group first meeting of the season is Sept. 10

The Bluffton Writers Group is back in session after being off for the summer. The first meeting of the season is Monday, Sept. 10, at 2 p.m.
Members meet in the Maple Crest Lounge at Maple Crest, off Augsburger Road, Bluffton. All interested writers are welcome.
The group meets the second Monday of each month through May 2013.