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July 20, 2018

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Bluffton Cattle 4-H Club holds Sunday chicken barbecue

Serving at Bluffton Sportsmen's Club

The Bluffton Cattle 4-H Club will hold a chicken barbecue fundraiser this weekend.

The barbecue is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, July 22, at the Bluffton Sportsmen's Club, 405 N. Spring St., across from the Buckeye quarry. Tickets are $8 each. Pre-orders are available by calling Jason at 419-889-0237 by Friday.

Walk-in orders are available as the supply of dinners is available. Each meal includes a one-half chicken, baked potato, green beans and a dinner roll.

Persons may dine in or carry out.

Exotic animals, ice cream and a free lunch

It's all part of Tommy Tire customer appreciation day on Friday

Exotic animals, free homemade ice cream and a free lunch.

Tommy Tire's customer appreciation day is from noon to 5 p.m., Friday, July 20, at the 319 N. Main St., Bluffton location, according to Tom Dotson.

As in previous years, the event includes an exotic animal exhibit from Jungle island Zoo.

New this year is a free lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. served by the A to Z Meats food truck. In addition, free homemade ice cream from Lugibihl's will be served.

Attaches are some photos from previous year's customer appreciation day.

Bluffton Child Development Center fall spots filling quickly

For preschool and pre-Kindergarten classes

Bluffton Child Development Center, 325 County Line Road, Bluffton, is now accepting students for its fall preschool and pre-Kindergarten program, according to Francine Donathan, director.

She said that the available sports are filling up quickly.

"Please call us at 419-358-8222, stop by or, email us at blufftonchild@midohio.twcbc.com," she said.

Next week traffic pattern adjustment

Bentley Road I-75 northbound ramp will close for five days

The following Interstate 75 ramps in Allen County will be affected by a concrete pavement and ramp repair project. Work is being performed by Shelly and Sands, Zanesville.

Interstate 75 northbound exit ramp to Bentley Road, Bluffton, will close Monday, July 23, for approximately five days. Traffic will be detoured onto I-75 northbound and state Route 103 back to Bentley Road.

SR 103 will be reduced to one lane next week

Ohio Department of Transportation announced the following local road project that will take place the week of July 23?

State Route 103 between the village of Bluffton and state Route 698 will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for work being done in preparation for a chip seal project. Work is being performed by the ODOT Hancock County maintenance garage.


Bluffton blooms on Thursday and Friday

America in Bloom judges will visit the community

America in Bloom judges will check out the community on Thursday and Friday as Bluffton enters its second year in the national competition, according to Susie Stratton.

In 2017 Bluffton was winner of the America in Bloom Outstanding Achievement Award in the Urban Forestry Award. Bluffton also received a special mention recognizing the village floral displays.

It will be a busy two days for judges. Here’s a brief overview of their itinerary.