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Pandora Methodists hold election day dinner

The Pandora United Methodist Church, State Route 12, Pandora, will serve and election day dinner featuring chicken/beef noodles, mashed potatoes, full salad bar, dessert and beverage  on Tuesday, Nov 8, from 5 to 7 p.m.  The cost of the meal is: adults $8, 3-12 yrs. $4 and under 3 free.


Emmanuel UCC fish fry Nov. 11

Emmanuel United Church of Christ will hold a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11, at the church located at 8375 Phillips Road.

The all-you-can-eat fish fry includes: potato salad, calico beans, baked beans, cole slaw, cranberry salad, taco salad, broccoli salad, layer salad, perfection salad, macaroni salad, apple salad, green bean casserole, hot cheese potatoes, pickled eggs, macaroni and cheese, cherry dessert, cakes, cookies, pie and mixed fruit.

Tickets are $8 for adults and childen 10 and under $4.


Beef and noodle dinner Oct. 28 at St. John’s UCC

St. John's United Church of Christ, Bluffton, will host a beef and noodle dinner on Friday, Oct. 28, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.  

The meal includes homemade noodles, beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, apple sauce, pies and a beverage.  

Prices range from $8 for adults; $5 for children in the 6th grade through college; $4 for elementary school children, and free meals for children through kindergarten age.  

The church is located at 223 W. College Ave., Bluffton.


Lots of events on The Quarry Farm winter calendar

Interested in taking a cold moon star walk? How about participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count?

Those events plus several others are planned this winter by The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve and Conservation Farm, rural Pandora, according to Anne Coburn-Griffis, of the Farm.

The fall newsletter, attached at the bottom of this story provides additional details of programming.


Four BHS choirs in concert Monday night

Four Bluffton High School choirs will perform in concert tonight (Monday, Oct. 17) in the middle school.

The 7 p.m. concert includes performances by Freshman Choir, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir and Show Choir. Kara Zink is the director.


Lincoln Highway group meets Oct. 18 in Van Wert

The Western Ohio Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association will meet for dinner at the Black Augus on Main, Van Wert at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18.

The program at 7:15 p.m. features Mike inniger of Van Wert who will show his Roadtrek motorhome and discuss his recent Roadtrek rally across Ohio.  The public is invited.

The meeting is open to the public.



It's an Edgar Allan Poe Halloween weekend at The Inn at ONU

Complete with appetizers, dessert and works by Poe

The Inn at ONU features three performances of “Shadows of Poe,” during Halloween weekend.

“Shadows of Poe” is an original work created by Octopus Productions, based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Persons will be treated to original live theatrical adaptations of “The Raven,” and “The Tell Take Heart.”

The Northwest Ohio Theatre Fraternal Association presents the performances Thursday, Oct. 27, Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29 at The Inn at ONU.

Appetizers are offered at 6:30 p.m. and the production begins at 8 p.m. each evening.


Beaverdam Veterans Memorial dedication on Nov. 12

Committee has over two years of work on the project

A dedication is planned at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 12, for the Veterans Memorial in Beaverdam, according to Gary Crawfis, member of the memorial planning committee.

Speakers on Nov. 12 are, David Jackson, U.S. Navy veteran and First Vice Commander of the Ohio American Legion; Dan Kirkpatrick, U.S. Air Force retired and Mayor of Fairborn; and Roberta Beemer, Mayor of Beaverdam. 

The Bluffton American Legion Post 382, Bluffton Boy Scouts and Beaverdam Bunch 4-H Club members will help with the ceremonies.  A lunch will follow the dedication.


Calling all Bluffton youth super heros

Hospital auxiliary holds super hero party Oct. 22

The Bluffton Hospital Auxiliary hosts a Superhero Party for boys and girls on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bluffton Middle School Cafetorium.

Tickets are $10 each. The event includes a variety of games, snacks and the chance to win raffle prizes. Superheros will be present for photos, and children are encouraged to wear their favorite superhero costume.


Ada Festival of Trees set Nov. 13-18

Invitation for community groups to sponsor trees, wreaths or decorations

Planning is underway for the Ada Community Health Professionals 19th annual Festival of Trees.

This year's festival is from Sunday to Friday, Nov. 13-18 at Community Health Professionals, 1200 S. Main St., Ada.

Deb Curlis of CHP says, "Community groups and individuals are invited to sponsor a tree, wreath or decoration for the fund-raiser. Proceeds assist CHP's hospice program."

The schedule follows: