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MMH, NW Physical Therapy, partner in Parkinson’s disease program

A Parkinson’s disease (PD) information program takes place at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, at Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St., Bluffton.

Program sponsors, Mennonite Memorial Home (MMH) and Northwest Physical Therapy, both of Bluffton, will also launch a fitness and mobility program designed for people with the disease. Information on that program will be provided at the meeting.

Hilty Preschool and Child Care summer-fall registration open house March 22

Hilty Preschool and Child Care, Pandora, is hosting a summer and fall registration open house for parents of prospective six-week-old through 12-year-old children from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 22. 

Since 1989, Hilty Preschool and Child Care has provided child care and preschool education in a caring Christian environment.  Energetic and experienced staff work with the children to help them learn and develop skills. 

Easter egg hunt at Mennonite Home March 28

The Easter Bunny is coming to Bluffton.

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) and Jerry Lewis’ McDonald’s will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. sharp, Saturday, March 28, at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton. 

The Easter egg hunt will take place come rain or shine. There will be no rain date.

Children ages 8 and under are invited to come, hunt for hidden eggs, register for prizes, gift baskets and have their parents take their pictures with the Easter Bunny. 

MHCO provide $1,000 gifts to Weekday Christian Education and PGHS Atheletic Boosters

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) provided checks of $1,000 each to Bluffton Release Time/Weekday Christian Education and the Pandora-Gilboa Athletic Boosters.

Presentations were made in Bluffton on Feb. 20 and in Pandora on March 3.
• The photo above shows the presentation to Bluffton Weekday Christian Education scholarship fund.
• The photo below shows the presentation to the PG Athletic Boosters. 

Baked potato from Henry's voted number 1 at Maple Crest soup cook-off

What's your favorite soup?

Henry’s, Ottawa, providing baked potato soup, won this year’s Maple Crest Senior Living Village of Bluffton, soup cook-off.

Second place was Luke’s Bar and Grill, Bluffton, with tomato basil Parmesan bisque soup. Third place was Apollo Career Center, Lima, with cream cheese chicken chili soup.

Others soup entries were from Bluffton Hospital, Common Grounds of Bluffton, Touches from the Heart of Ottawa, and W.g. Grinders of Lima.

Over 150 persons attended and cast ballots for their favorite soup.

Soup's on! Thursday cook-off at Maple Crest

Your supper plans for Thursday are already set. The soup is on.

Maple Crest Senior Living Village, Bluffton, hosts a soup cook-off on Thursday, Feb. 19, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the public is invited.

The event is in the Patio room in the lower level of the Maple Crest main building. there everyone can sample gourmet soups prepared by various local restaurants and caterers.

Augsburger will attend LeadingAge Ohio Leadership Academy

Judy Augsburger of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) recently was accepted into the seven-month LeadingAge Ohio Leadership Academy, an innovative collaborative program beginning in January and running through August designed to develop the next generation of leaders in the senior services profession.

Hilty Preschool and Child Care receives $1,500 grant for iPads

The Midwest Electric Community Connections Fund awarded the Hilty Preschool and Child Care, Pandora, with a grant of $1,500 at a presentation ceremony in St. Marys.

Hilty Preschool and Child Care made the request in order to provide eight iPads for the Preschool program. The grant was awarded on Feb. 5.

Eight restaurants compete in Feb. 19 Maple Crest soup cook-off

Maple Crest Senior Living Village, Bluffton, hosts a soup cook-off on Thursday, Feb. 19, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the public is invited. 

The event is in the Patio room in the lower level of the Maple Crest main building. there everyone can sample gourmet soups prepared by various local restaurants and caterers. 

Enjoy such soups as:

Applications available for Barbara Fleming Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio, Bluffton, is accepting applications for the Barbara Fleming Memorial Nursing Scholarship. 

The scholarship is meant to promote the career of nursing.  Therefore the scholarship money may be used toward a degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse, a degree as a Registered Nurse, or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The scholarship is to be used to pay school related expenses toward any of these degrees.

The scholarship offers a minimum award of $500, and will be paid directly to the vocational school or college where the student is enrolled.

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