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June 27, 2017

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Red Cross blood drive Feb. 2 at Pandora United Methodist Church

The Pandora United Methodist Church will host an America Red Cross blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2. The church is located at 108 E. Washington St., Pandora.

To schedule an appointment, call the Red Cross at 419-523-4810 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: PANDORAUMC.

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Community meal Jan. 25 at Pandora United Methodist Church

The Pandora United Methodist Church will host a free community meal on Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington St. Pandora.

The menu will be: Tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwich, relish tray, dessert and coffee/punch.

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Food box collection underway in Pandora

In an effort to help relieve some of the hardship and financial difficulty of the depressed economy in the Pandora and Gilboa area, the churches of the Pandora and Gilboa area are offering food boxes on the last Saturday of every month for households in the Pandora-Gilboa School district that find themselves in need.

In order to pick up a box, you must register by 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, by calling 419-384-3905. Leave name , address, and phone number.

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The Curling Iron accepting donations for the Sleeping Bag Project

Carolyn Scott of Pandora recognized a need and she acted. Now, thanks to her efforts the Pandora United Methodist Church developed the "Sleeping Bag Project."

The project is a local response to the growing problem of homelessness close to home and across the United States.

In brief, the project provides sleeping bags to local agencies that house homeless persons thanks for donations from area residents, organizations and businesses. One Bluffton business, The Curling Iron, N. Main St., is accepting donations as it participates in the project.

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Here's the list of recent births at Bluffton Hospital

The following births are reported from Oct. 13 to Nov. 21 from Bluffton Hospital: To view photos of these babies click here.

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$21,000 estimate to repair Pandora EMS building

Pandor council received a quote of $21,000 from Tuttle Construction, Lima, to repair its EMS building. The announcement was made at the Sept. 13 council meeting.

Minutes from the meeting follow:

The Pandora Village Council met in Regular Session on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, at 7:00 PM at the Municipal Building with Mayor, John Schlumbohm, presiding.

Members Present: Painter, Vance, Fricke, Hall, Stall
Members Absent: Blank

The meeting was opened with Pledge of Allegiance.

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Smart Board donated to Hilty Home Child Care Center from Schoolhouse Electronics

Gregus Smith of Schoolhouse Electronics, Bluffton, has donated a Smart Board to our the Hilty Memorial Home Child Care Center, according to Joy Reichenbach, administrator.

"We will implement the use of the technology called SMART Board interactive whiteboards instead of traditional chalkboards," she said.

The SMART Board is an interactive whiteboard which allows touch control of Microsoft Windows computer applications. The SMART Boards will be used for daily class lessons.

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Pandora council working out details of St. John annexation

Pandora council had more discussion on the details of the St. John Mennonite Church annexation at its Aug. 23 meeting.

Minutes of the meeting follow:

The Pandora Village Council met in Regular Session on Tuesday,
August 23, 2011, at 7:00 PM at the Municipal Building with Mayor, John Schlumbohm, presiding.

Members Present: Painter, Vance, Fricke, Hall, Stall, Blank
Members Absent: None

The meeting was opened with Pledge of Allegiance.

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Lots of cheering Friday at Pandora-Gilboa

The Pandora-Gilboa midget, junior high and high school cheerleading squads will present a half-time performance with the P-G HS marching band during the Friday, Sept. 9, football game.

Maranda Miller, P-G cheerleading advisor, told The Icon that the theme of the show is "Funk.

It is a wonderfull display of school spirit when all three squads work together to make one awesome performance," she said. "The girls have been working really hard and we invite everyone to come on out and watch the show."

Thanks
Maranda Miller

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St. John Mennonite annexation gets Pandora council approval

On July 26 Pandora village council passed the third reading of a resolution allowing annexation of the St. John Mennonite Church property into the village.

Minutes from the meeting follow:

The Pandora Village Council met in Regular Session on Tuesday,
July 26, 2011, at 7:00 PM at the Municipal Building with President of Council, Rick Fricke, presiding in the absence of Mayor, John Schlumbohm.

Members Present: Vance, Hall, Stall, Fricke
Members Absent: Painter, Blank

The meeting was opened with Pledge of Allegiance.

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