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July 11, 2020

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Movie review: Almost Famous

When the credits roll it might make you want to take a stroll down your own memory lane for a time that made you laugh, cry, and taught you a lot about life

Almost Famous
Will: So Russell, what do you love about music?
Russell: To begin with… everything.

ALMOST FAMOUS is the coming-of-age story of William Miller (PATRICK FUGIT), a 15-year old aspiring music journalist who goes on tour to cover an up-and-coming band for Rolling Stone magazine (note: Rolling Stone doesn’t know he’s 15). The film turns 20 years old this year, which is as good an excuse as any to pack up and hit the road with Stillwater.


Covid-19 treatments update

Everything you. need to know about the available Covid-19 treatments

This column is provided by Ohio Northern University HealthWise Pharmacy.
As coronavirus cases continue to increase, the search for an effective treatment also continues.

Many potential COVID-19 medications have made the news over the last several months. Recently, for example, remdesivir was granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the treatment of hospitalized COVID-19 patients with severe illness.

However, the data for remdesivir is mixed. And not all hospitals can get this medication.


Weekend doctor: Advanced care planning

A series of conversations to help you reflect upon and discuss your goals and wishes around future healthcare decisions

By Amy Mills, RN
Bridge Home Health & Hospice

During this COVID-19 pandemic, multiple aspects of your life have been affected.

You may be thinking, “What kind of healthcare would I choose if I became ill? Who would make my decisions for me if I can’t speak for myself?” Advance care planning and completion of advance directives can ensure that your choices are explored, communicated and documented.

English Lutheran begins in-person worship again on July 12

English Lutheran Church, 111 Grove St., Bluffton,  will begin in-person worship again Sunday, July 12.

Worship, with COVID-19 social distancing seating and other precautions in effect, will take place simultaneously live in the sanctuary (face-masks required for ages 8 and up), and live-streamed on Facebook in the fellowship hall (face masks encouraged, but optional), beginning at 9 a.m. 

Those unable to attend in-person may follow us the service Facebook page. Please note that the church’s Sunday School program is still suspended.


Linda Burchett 1947 - 2020

Linda Marie Burchett, 73, died at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at Blanchard Valley Hospital.

Linda was born March 17, 1947, in Findlay, to the late Edward "Eddie" and Marcella "Sally" (Zechman) Riffle. On June 27,1969, she married Richard Burchett  who preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 1992. 

Linda was a graduate of Findlay High School. She enjoyed scrap booking, fishing, cooking and her cooking gadgets. 


Take a summer art walk through Bluffton

Third installment "The Family," by John Peter Klassen

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Summer is a great time to explore the art spread across the Bluffton community – especially for viewers unable to visit art galleries elsewhere in Ohio.

As a weekly series, The Icon will feature the art created by John Peter Klassen, a long-time Bluffton College art professor.

For some viewers, this series is familiar. For others, it may be a first-time experience.