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Dennis Gallant of Bluffton is a CPA for Rea and Associates, Inc., CPA firm of Lima. Given that information, we think you can figure out the meaning of Dennis's plate. (Opps, sorry about that!, Fred)


Bruce Beach bowls a 784 series at Southgate Lanes


Scores bowled on Sept. 7

High Game

Bob Edwards 279

Bruce Beach 279

Joe Mathias 279

Jon Burden 278

Dean Meyer 268

Bob Edwards 258

Bruce Beach 257

High Series

Bruce Beach 784

Bob Edwards 749

Dean Meyer 738

Joe Mathias 728

Jon Burden 698

Dave Fredericks 687

Brian Huether 683



15 minutes with Alee Gratz-Collier

Alee Gratz-Collier

So, Alee, what year did you graduate from BHS?


Where do you work?

At the Revolver Restaurant, Findlay. I'm a waitress.

Tell me about the best tip you ever received.

We pool our tips. One night there was a guy who was showing off. He was with another couple. It might have been a business dinner. The dinner cost $150 and he tipped $200.

If you ever had a vanity plate, how would it read?

The weather report: That's cool!

It's September. That's the month when activities in town heat up and the temperatures start to cool down. Here's the high and low temperature reading for the first six days of September, reported by Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

Date High Low Precipitation

Sept. 1 91 69

Sept. 2 90 69

Sept. 3 79 62 0.04 inches

Sept. 4 72 52

Sept. 5 75 45

Sept. 6 86 59


Distinguished university alumni to receive awards

Three Bluffton University alumni and a retired Bluffton professor will be honored by the university during its annual alumni awards banquet on Homecoming weekend. The Commons in Marbeck Center will be the site of the event at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8.

Robert Smucker '52 is this year's recipient of the Lifetime Service Award, presented to alumni who have dedicated their lives to heartfelt service to people, community or church.

Hungry for Holiness men's conference here Sept. 17-18

"Being A Man of the Hour," is the theme of an Apostolic Ministries, Inc., Farrell, Pa., Hungry for Holiness Men's Fellowship conference, held in Bluffton, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 17-18, according to Mark Neddeau, pastor of the Shepherd's Flock Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Bluffton, who is hosting the event.

The conference will take place at the Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 8375 Phillips Road, Bluffton.

The event begins at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17, in a service open to anyone. Pastor Neddeau will preach on Friday evening.