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April 21, 2018

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Prime Timers luncheon is May 1

Prime Timers, a monthly lunch gathering open to everyone 55 and over, will meet on Tuesday, May 1 at noon at St. John Mennonite Church.  The church is located at 15988 Road 4, Pandora.

Lunch, prepared by Maple Crest Retirement Village, will include pasta salad, shredded chicken sandwiches, hash brown casserole, carrots, peanut butter brownies and coffee.  There is no charge for the meal, but donations are accepted.

Immediately following lunch, the Columbus Grove Junior High Choir will perform.  Entertainment is scheduled for each Prime Timers Luncheon throughout the year. 

Six homes on historic home tour

Hosted by Hancock Historical Museum May 12-13

The Hancock Historical Museum will host the 2018 Historic Homes Tour Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13, according to Sarah Sisser, director.

The Historic Homes Tour has been a springtime favorite for more than 40 years.

The biennial event showcases the beautiful historic architecture of the City of Findlay and Hancock County with homes dating from the 1840s to the 1920s and encompassing a wide variety of architectural styles.


ONU Observatory sends you to the moon on Friday

Telescopes available for public viewing from 9 to 11 p.m.

The ONU Astronomy Club invites Icon viewers to the ONU  Observatory on Friday, April 20, for our "Craters of the Moon" event, according to Dr. Jason Pinkney, observatory director.

He said: "Stop by any time between 9 and 11 p.m. to look through our telescopes or ask questions about the night sky."

On this night, the crescent Moon will be high in the southwest, well placed for view ing. The phase is a good one for seeing interesting lunar featuressuch as the double crater Messier, and Mare Tranquillitatus, where Apollo 11 landed.


Citizens National Bank offers “Bank from Anywhere” sweepstakes during Community Bank Month

Community Shred Day on Friday, April 27 at CNB

In honor of Community Banking Month, Citizens National Bank offers a “Bank from Anywhere” sweepstakes to its customers through May 4.

Each person who enrolls in a new online or mobile banking product or downloads CNB’s CardValet debit card app or completes a mobile deposit will be automatically entered to win one of three grand prize Kindle Fire tablets or one of seven second prize luggage sets.

In addition to the sweepstakes, each branch is giving away a gift basket including items from each of the bank’s branch communities.


BHS orchestra performs "around the world"

The Bluffton HS orchestra performed its "Around the World" tour at Bluffton middle school cafetorium earlier this week for grades K-3, according to Rachael Lewis, director.

She added: "We also performed at Liberty Arts Magnet, Bath Elementary, Lost Creek Care Center and Mennonite Memorial Home.

The songs in this program represent songs of different countries: American West, Holland, Germany, Africa, Argentina, Japan, Spain, Czech Republic and a beach.


Now teaching in Bluffton

Steve Fry, Nashville musician, joins Krysti's Music Studio staff

Bluffton chamber members were entertained earlier this month by a three-some band featuring Steve Frey.

The acoustic, electric and bass player is now an instructor accepting students at Krysti’s Music Studio, according to Krysti Schey.

Frey has 30 years playing and teaching experience. Having relocated to Nashville in 1999, he has played and toured with major recording artists Blackhawk, David Lee Murphy, Rebecca Lynn Howard, 2005 Nashville Star Winner Erika Jo.