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Have an extra "Buccaneer" in your house? Here's what to do with it

Opportunities like this don’t come along every day.

Here’s a chance for you to clean out your attic and do a good deed at the same time.

Beth Cogley, Bluffton High School teacher and Buccaneer yearbook advisor, notified The Icon that the yearbook collection at BHS has some missing volumes.

She invited The Icon to announce this in hopes that BHS yearbook holders who don’t know what to do with their old copies might find a donation to the school worthwhile.

Here's May's weather summary

Here’s the May weather summary provided by Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

The high temperature of the month was 88 degrees on May 27. The low was 38 on May 6. May’s average temperature was 62 degrees. The normal May temperature is 60.5 degrees. May’s rainfall was 2.66 inches. The normal May rainfall is 4.01 inches.

The attachment at the bottom of this story reveals the daily temperatures during the month.

A carnival's coming to town - tonight at BFR

Start the summer by attending a carnival-style event hosted by BFR Sports & Fitness on Monday, June 2, from 6-8 p.m.

Activities for families with young children will include face painting, Minute-to-Win-It challenges, Twister, three-legged race, sack race, wheelbarrow race and two special triathalon events for youth. Parachute activities will be included at the end of event. Parents and children can “get active” together at this event. Tickets (50 cents each) will be required to participate in the races and contests.

Mandy Kinn opens Spectrum Salon June 10

In the 15-plus years since completing cosmetology school, Mandi Kinn has dreamed of opening a multi-service salon in Bluffton. After months of hard work renovating a turn-of-the-century Main Street house into a modern salon, Kinn will open Spectrum Salon on Tuesday, June 10, at 422 N. Main St., Bluffton. She plans a grand opening from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 21.

MORE PHOTOS AT BOTTOM OF STORY.

Village utility bill format changing

Memo to Village of Bluffton utility users:

No more bills using the familiar yellow card system for Bluffton utility users.

Nancy Kindle, Bluffton village fiscal officer, informed the Icon that the village is switching utility bill formats. 

AN EXAMPLE OF THE NEW BILL IS IN AN ATTACHMENT AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS STORY.

“It was our intention to switch with the  current bill, however, with the water damage at town hall, the printer was ruined and we were not able to print the bills,” she said.

Here's what you need to know about swimming in the Bluffton pool this summer

It’s ready, set, swim ... at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool. Here’s the information you need to know about this summer’s pool.

The pool will be open Saturday and Sunday, May 31, and June 1, from 1 to 6 p.m. The pool will not be open Monday, June 2, since Bluffton schools are still in session. On Wednesday, June 3, the pool opens for the rest of the summer.

Hours
Monday-Friday, 1 to 8 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m.

Rest breaks are every hour for 15 minutes. No one under 18 is permitted to swim during rest breaks.

Here's where the elementary students will be next week

Lots of field trips and special program take place during the final full week of the school year. Here's the Bluffton elementary schedule for next week:

May 27 - Second grade - edible landfill
May 29 - First grade - Buckeye park, 10:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
May 30 - Fourth grade - Imagination Station
May 30 - Second grade - (Fry and Parker) Clymer Museum and Pandora Park
May 30 - Fifth grade - JDC Tour and DARE party-Edgewood Skating, 9:15 a.m.-2:40 p.m.
May 30 - Kindergarten - Community Safety Day - BFR at 8:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

Registration underway now for 2014-15 Bluffton Community Preschool

Bluffton Community Preschool is now accepting enrollment for the 2014-15 program year, according to Shelly Matijevich, director. Classes are for preschool youth ages 3 to 5. Classes are held in First United Methodist Church, 116 Church St., Bluffton. 

Several helpful attachments, including a preschool brochure, are printer-friendly attachments at the bottom of this story.

Dumpsters at Spring Street recycle center until June 2

The dumpsters at the Spring Street recycle center are ready for Bluffton's two week spring clean up.

Residents of the village have from Friday through Monday, June 2, to place unwanted items in the dumpsters. No tires, paint or hazardous material please!

Osprey fishing in Riley Creek

Last week Dawn King sent the Icon a great photo of an American Bald Eagle perched in a tree along Riley Creek. Since that posting, several Icon views state that they've spotted the "Bluffton" eagle in the vicinity of Riley Creek.

If you missed that photo click here. It takes you to the May photo gallery. You'll easily find the Eagle.

Dawn now sends up a photo of an osprey fishing in the Riley. 

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