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Bluffton schools open house Sept. 13

The Bluffton Schools will hold a district-wide open house on Monday, Sept 13. The elementary school will be open from 6 to 7 p.m., the middle school from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and the high school from 7 to 8 p.m.

Several community organizations will have booths set-up in the elementary gymnasium and information will be available on ways to provide support to the school and community.

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Jon Burden bowls a 290 on opening night at Southgate Lanes

WATER EQUIPMENT LEAGUE - Aug. 31

High Game

Jon Burden 290

Joe Mathias 288

Dave Mauch 261

John Dunifon 257

Don Boyed 256

Todd Basinger 249

John Nicholson 249

High Series

Joe Mathias 705

Jon Burden 689

John Nicholson 686

Don Boyed 662

Dave Mauch 661

Dave Fredericks 660

Dean Meyer 647

QUEENS LEAGUE - Sept. 1

High Game

Wendy Erford 225

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Bluffton President's Forum set for Sept. 14

Dr. James M. Harder, president of Bluffton University, will speak at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, in Founders Hall, at the annual President's Forum, which is part of Bluffton's weekly Forum series. Forum is free and open to the public.

As the new school year gets under way, Harder will highlight a number of ways that Bluffton is moving forward, including new academic program development and facilities improvements.

He will also provide a progress report on plans for a new Health and Fitness Education Center, the next facility in the university's master plan.

Saturday, Sept. 11, season opener for Beavers

Bluffton University will host Game Day @ Bluffton on Saturday, Sept. 11, when the Beavers meet Trine University in their football home opener at 1:30 p.m. in Salzman Stadium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children; children under 5 are admitted free.

Before the game, "Sports Talk with Koza," which airs on Sports Radio 93.1 The Fan, ESPN Radio in Lima, will broadcast live from the stadium from 10 a.m. to noon.

A day at the Allen County Fair

A group of volunteer chauffeurs

On Aug. 26, the Mennonite Memorial Home took residents on their annual excursion to the Allen County Fair. A lot of ground is covered at the fair, and so that residents do not tire out, each one attends in a wheelchair.

Volunteers and family members become personal chauffeurs for a day. Residents enjoyed a fun filled morning visiting the barns, seeing the fair activities and ending with a lunch. This day is a huge success thanks to the help of our volunteers, according to Mary Ann Ring, director of volunteer services at MMH.

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Letter: My thoughts on mid-term elections

Submitted by Wendy Chappell-Dick

Why is it that on years when we don't elect a president, voter turnout is so low? Voter understanding of state and local offices and candidates are often woefully inept. I say that because I hate my own ignorance when I stare at a list of people running for office and have no idea what I am voting for when I make that mark on the ballot.

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