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59 degree temperature spread in October

The high reading was 87 - low was 28

October’s temperature extremes were – extreme. The month’s high was 87 on Oct. 6 and Oct. 8. The low was 28 on Oct. 25, representing a 59-degree spread.

Pandora weather observer Guy Verhoff, provided the Icon with the month’s weather statistics.

The 2018 October average temperature was 54.0 degrees, compared to the normal average of 52.5 degrees.

This year’s October’s precipitation was 3.71 inches, compared to the normal average precipitation of 2.68 inches.

The daily weather summary for October follows in the attachment.

Team Trivia Fundraiser for Blaze of Lights on Nov. 14

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will hold a team trivia contest at the Bluffton Golf Club as a fundraiser for the 32nd annual Blaze of Lights festival.

Organizer and BACC board member Derek Dukes invites you to "gather your best and smartest friends" for this event at The Mason Jar at Bluffton Golf Club, 8575 N Dixie Hwy. Teams of up to eight players are allowed. The cost is $150 per team; limited to 16 teams.

Have you voted?

It's a mid-term election and already over 550 voters cast ballots by 11 a.m. today. Here's the scene at Bluffton elementary polling location. Polls are open until 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Jane Wood will speak at Friday's chamber breakfast

Planning to attend? RSVP the chamber by Wednesday

Dr Jane Wood, new Bluffton University president will speak during Friday's Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast, according to Paula Scott, chamber CEO.

 The breakfast, open to the public, is in the third floor of the Bluffton town hall. The morning's schedule follows:
• 7 - 7:30 a.m. Breakfast buffet
• 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Program
• Sponsor Announcement
• Chamber News
• Dr. Wood
• Member Announcements

Senior Center sponsoring Oberammergau Passion Play trip

May of 2020 - 15 seats available

The Bluffton Senior Center is sponsoring a trip to Oberammergau’s Passion Play and the Tyrol region May 20-30, 2020.

"The 11-day trip includes roundtrip transportation from Bluffton to Chicago O’Hare airport, roundtrip airfare, the passion play with the official program, cable car ride up to the Kitzbuhler Alps, meet and greet with a local farmer and visits to Salzburg and Innsbruck to name just some of the highlights of this wonderful trip," said Tonya Meyer, center director,