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June 25, 2017

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052887 - The Icon first thought this was a a zip code, but upon further study, we believe the owner of this plate was born on May  28, 2987. We welcome clarification from any Icon view with more information. We spotted this plate on a blue Honda CR-V in Ada. (The monthly renewal sticker confirmed our birthday theory.)

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Tom Mazur Nov. 6 Lions speaker

The next Bluffton Lions meeting will be on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Maple Crest at noon.  The speaker for the program will be Tom Mazur.  He will be discussing the Bike Path of Allen County and will include Bluffton plans. 

Judging for the peace posters by the committee will be held on Oct. 26.  We will then also have our peace poster winners from the Bluffton School attending our club meeting on the 6th . 

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Frontotemporal Dementia Support Group meets in Findaly

The Frontotemporal Dementia Support Group meets the second Monday of every month 6:30- 8 p.m. at St. Andrew United Methodist Church at 120 West Sandusky Street in Findlay. For more information contact Linda Pollitz at 419 227-9700 or Tracy Steele at 419 889-3448.

The caregiver group is through the Alzheimer's Association.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

 

 

 

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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

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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.

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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.

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