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July 22, 2018

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Everything you wanted to know about this year's swimming pool

Bluffton council approved several items on May 10 related to the 2010 Bluffton Community Swimming Pool season. The information, including, staff, rates, rules and other information follows:

Bluffton author a finalist in Indie Book Award

Bluffton writer Andr'e Swartley's second novel, Americanus Rex, has been named a finalist in the General Fiction/Novel Category of the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. The yearly contest is open to all English-language books published in the previous calendar year by independent writers and publishers anywhere in the world. Grand Prize winners will be announced later this month.


Reservations accepted for women's SPA Day May 15

Beth Boehr, of Beyond Budgeting, will be the keynote speaker for SPA Day 2010, to be held in the Patio Room at Maple Crest, Saturday, May 15, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Boehr will discuss ways to shop smart, plan ahead and accumulate wealth. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to have manicures, pedicures, facials, massages and make-up makeovers courtesy of local professionals from the area.


Josh Barhorst's plate

We're pretty certain that you can phonetically figure this one out. It belongs to Josh Barhorst.


Gene Badertscher 1934-2010

Gene Badertscher

Gene Edward Badertscher, 75, of Bluffton, died May 11, 2010, at 11:07 a.m. in St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.

He was born Nov. 11, 1934, to Albert and Sarah Hochstettler Badertscher in Hancock County, Ohio. On May 18, 1957, he married Nora Preto and she survives.

Mr. Badertscher was a carpenter, butcher, millwright and brick mason. He attended St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bluffton, and was a past member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Bluffton.


MMH offers volunteer opportunities this summer for teens

"Mennonite Memorial Home is fortunate to have a dedicated group of volunteers. Each summer we welcome teenagers, age 15 and older, to share their time, talent and enthusiasm with our residents and staff in the MMH Volunteen program, said Mary Ann Ring, MMH director of volunteeer services.

The MMH Volunteen program encourages local teens to serve their community and have a meaningful experience in a nursing home setting.