Where Bluffton gets its news!
March 31, 2015


Most Recent Poll

What's the status of Bluffton, in your opinion?

You are here

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio

Nine soups on the tasting table at Maple Crest's Feb. 6 soup cook-off

Maple Crest Senior Living Village, 700 Maple Crest Ct., off Augsburger Road, Bluffton, will host a soup cook-off from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6.

The cook-off is in the Patio Room in the lower level of the Maple Crest. Persons attending may sample gourmet soups prepared by several local restaurants and caterers, including:

January worship schedule at MMH

Here is the January church schedule at Mennonite Memorial Home:

Sunday - 9:30 a.m. 
Jan. 5 - Chaplain Bill Herr
Jan. 12 - Gary Reese
Jan. 19 - Elizabeth Kelly
Jan. 26 - Chaplain Bill Herr

Tuesday - 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 7 - Bob Amstutz, St. John Mennonite
Jan. 14 - Communion service - Rev. Carol Clements, St. John's United Church of Christ
Jan. 21 -  Rev. Don Clinger
Jan. 28 - Rev. Jack Duffy, First Baptist Church, Ada

Next Maple Crest Sunday buffet is Jan. 19

The next Maple Crest Senior Living, 700 Maple Court, Bluffton, Sunday buffet is Jan. 19, according to Daren Lee, director of Maple Crest.

The menu includes:
• Apple cherry pork chop
• Baked steak
• Mashed potatoes and gravy
• Grazed carrots
• Dinner rolls
• Chocolate cream pie
• coffee and iced tea.
The buffet is in the Patio Room at Maple Crest from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is open to all adults 55 and older at a cost of $7.50 per person.

Nuts - hickory nuts - is the secret ingredient in Dr. Lugibihl's pies - but order your's now

To order a pie, call MMH at 419-358-1015 by Friday, Dec. 20. Fresh pies can be picked up at MMH on Dec. 21, 23, 24, 26 and 27 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Only 25 pies will be sold so individuals interested are encouraged to call soon.

Dr. Oliver Lugibihl, retired Pandora and Bluffton physician, is a real nut. 

Nut-lover that is. 

A $742 memorial gift turns into $53,400 for Hilty Home, Pandora

When Fran Reese approached Executive Director, Joy Reichenbach, earlier this year about naming Hilty Home, Pandora, as the recipient of memorial gifts in honor of her late husband, Reichenbach was pleased.  

Fran’s husband, Richard Reese, had lived at Hilty Home since June, 2010, and died Jan. 25, 2013. Fran wondered if the memorial gifts could be used to purchase a ceiling lift. A ceiling lift would have been beneficial to Richard and allowed him to stay in the Special Needs Unit where he had become comfortable and familiar. 

Lots of special programs at Mennonite Home in December

December is full of events at Mennonite Memorial Home. Here are some of those activities:

Mennonite Memorial Home December worship services set

Worship services are set for December at Mennonite Memorial Home. Here's the schedule:

Sunday - 9:30 a.m. in the chapel

Dec. 1 - Bill Herr, chaplain
Dec. 8 - Bill Herr, chaplain
Dec. 15 - Richard Bucher
Dec. 22 - Wally Geiger
Dec. 29 - Bill Herr, chaplain

Tuesday - 6:30 p.m. in the chapel

Dec. 3 - Gary Rummel, Harrod Christian Church
Dec. 10 - Jack Duffy, First Baptist, Ada
Dec. 17 - Peg Murphy, St. Mary's Catholic
Dec. 24 - Worship service at 10 a.m.

Volunteer Mobile Meal Driver needed third Friday of the month

A Mobile Meal Driver is needed on the third Friday of each month. Driver delivers meals to members of the Bluffton community from 11:30 - 12:15 p.m. Meals are prepared by the Mennonite Memorial Home and made available to the Bluffton area. 

This is a great way to serve the community. A valid driver's liscense and proof of insurance is necessary. To be a Mobile Meal Driver, call Mary Ann Ring, MMH volunteer coordinator, at 419.358.1015, ext 248.


December busy month at Maple Crest

Lots of events are taking place in December at Maple Crest Senior Living Community. The December activities calendar is now on the Icon.

It is available in a printer-friendly attachment at the bottom of this story.

Mennonite Home Service Group bake sale Nov. 22

The Mennonite Memorial Home Service Group will hold a Friday, Nov. 22, bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at MMH, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.

The bake sale will be in the MMH lobby.