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Stratton Auto & Tommy Tire sponsor free showings of "It's a Wonderful Life"

Stratton Auto Sales and Tommy Tire Sales will sponsor two free showings of the movie "It's a Wonderful Life," on Friday, Nov. 27, at the Shannon Theatre.

Showings are at 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra, based on the short story "The Greatest Gift," which Philip Van Doren Stern wrote in 1939 and published privately in 1945.


Amy Warren presents senior voice and piano recital Nov. 29

Amy Warren will present a senior voice and piano recital at the Bluffton Middle School at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 29. Krysti Schey is here accompanist.

The recital includes works by Bach, Mozart, Purcell and Chopin among others.

Amy has participated in many instrumental groups, including Bluffton High School’s concert band, marching band, pep band, and jazz band, where she played the flute, piccolo, keyboard, and piano.


Relay for Life quarter auction/Bingo on Dec. 4

Bluffton Relay for Life will hold a quarter auction/Bingo from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4, in the Bluffton Middle School cafetorium.

The event features Bingo and biding on gifts donated by:

• Thirty-one
• Pampered Chef
• Mary Kay
• Tastefully Simple
• Tupperware
• Sentsy
• Signature Home Styles
• Younique
• 315 Walnut

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Food will be available. For more information contact Lynda Best at 419-296-2790 or 419-358-7593.


Apollo accepting crafters for Dec. 5 show

Apollo Career Center, 3325 Shawnee Road, Lima will hold its 26th annual Christmas at Apollo Craft Show Saturday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admission is $2, children 12 and under are free. The proceeds from the craft show are divided among the Apollo student clubs to fund community service projects and assist students competing at state and national competitions.

One of the largest shows in the region, Apollo Career Center hosts over 100 crafters.

Nick Earl, craft show supervisor, encourages crafters to get their registrations in now.


Romick Railway comes to the Blaze

Romick Railway for kids will participate in this year's Bluffton Blaze of Lights. This is the kid's railway's third visit to the Blaze.

The railway will be in the Blaze parade. Following the parade, kid's rides will be available in front of Greg's Pharmacy until later into the evening.


CRHS cheerleading holiday crafts show Nov. 21

The third annual Cory-Rawson cheerleading holiday craft show and bake sale is Saturday, Nov. 21.

The event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cory-Rawson schools. Over 40 crafters and vendors will paprticipate.

There will be a 50/50 raffle, basket raffles and concessions.

All proceeds to benefit Cory-Rawson cheerleading program.



Tickets now on sale for Lions' chicken barbecue during Blaze of Lights

The Bluffton Lions again will be holding a chicken dinner on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 4-7 p.m. Pre-sale tickets offered at $8.50 each are available through a Lions member or the Edward Jones office on Main St. This year's dinner will be held in a new location -- the basement of the Bluffton Presbyterian Church, Main Street.

Ted’s Market in Pandora will be providing the food for this event; a meal includes ½ chicken, au gratin potatoes, green beans, roll and butter. Coffee or cold drink is included.


"The Sinister Senior Sabotage" on the middle school stage this weekend

The Bluffton High School Drama Club presents "The Sinister Senior Sabotage" as its fall play.

Performances are Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13 and 14 in the middle school cafetorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the curtain is at 7:30 p.m.


General admission tickets are available at the door. Adults $4 and students $2.

Here's the story line:
Each senior student has a different plan, but students must find a way to work together.


Beaverdam Veterans Memorial Committee accepting orders for personalized pavers

The Beaverdam Veterans Memorial Committee is creating a memorial to honor veterans, according to Gary Crawfis, committee member.

"The granite memorial that we have been working on has been ordered. It is to honor all area U.S. veterans and active service members, said Crawfis. "We would like to thank all who contributed in our fund raising efforts, from numerous raffles to a GOBA snack stop."


Several Veterans Day events planned Nov. 11

Cheryl and Thom Craig and Larry Core will be at the Bluffton Elementary School at 8 a.m. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, to show 4th graders the correct procedure on folding the American flag.  

Members of Bluffton American Legion Post 382, Boy Scouts and Bluffton High School students will meet on the lawn by the high school and College Avenue at 10:30 a.m. for a ceremony about Veterans Day.  

Fred Rodabaugh. Commander of the Post will speak briefly and Misha Groman, will speak about the correct procedure of retiring a flag. Flags will be burnt in accordance to regulations.