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March 4, 2015

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Elementary PTO never stops to take a breath - here's an update on activities

The Bluffton elementary PTO never stops to take a breath. Melissa Knauss, PTO president, provided an update from the organization for the Icon. It follows:

"The PTO committee continues to look at ways we can help our school, teachers, and students. 

"Nineteen lunch box totes were purchased and are being used by the majority of the first through fourth grade classrooms. The students can now take lunch boxes with ease to the cafeteria, as the totes have wheels and a handle. 

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Child Development Center puppets taking shape - they'll be talking soon

Those puppeteers we visited recently at the Bluffton Child Development Center now have painted faces.

MORE PHOTOS AT THE BOTTOM-

The Icon stopped into visit the morning Kindergarten class at BCDC last week for an artistic update.

We found Daphne Johnston with her sparkly cat, Drew Frideger with his one-eyed creature, Gracie Warren with her cat with no name and Sam Hartzler with Mario.

The Icon promised to keep viewers informed as clothing is added to the puppets. Click here for an earlier view.

 

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Feb. 28 deadline to make nomination for Lions Citizen of the Year

Who will it be?

The Bluffton Lions Club seeks nominees for the 2014 citizen of the year.

The award was established in 1981. It honors a person, couple or someone representing a group who has selflessly given time, effort and talent for the benefit of those in the Bluffton area and whose dedication and achievements have profoundly improved the quality of life of the people of the area.

The nominee may be living or deceased (within the last year). The winner will be honored at a banquet on Tuesday, April 21.

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Florence Hunter celebrates 99th birthday

As a life-long resident of the Findlay/Bluffton area, to Florence Hunter "long" now has a special meaning. On Feb. 17 she celebrated her 99th birthday making her the eldest resident at Richland Manor, Bluffton. Members of her five-generation family, from as far away as Racine, Wis., helped her celebrate.

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Gregg Luginbuhl juror for this year’s Kewpee art show

ArtSpace/Lima, downtown Lima, will host the 27th Annual Kewpee High School Art Invitational from Feb. 27 to April 11. The exhibition, which will feature cash awards, includes works in various categories, including sculpture, photography, painting, digital media, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry, and drawing.

The Kewpee Exhibit is sponsored by Kewpee Restaurants of Lima, Ohio.

Artists from 21 area high schools including Bluffton will be exhibiting their work.  A total of 104 pieces will be in the exhibit.

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Siefker is BHS student of the month

Congratulations to Joel Siefker for being chosen as January Student of the Month at Bluffton High School.

Joel is the son of Dave and Shirley Siefker of Bluffton. Joel is a junior at Bluffton High School where he has a GPA of 3.950.

He attends St. Mary's Catholic Church and is in their youth group. He is a member of the Bluffton's varsity basketball team and played football in the fall. He enjoys golfing and snowmobiling in his spare time.

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Bluffton Middle School poets' works published

Many budding poets attend Bluffton Middle  School. 

Here's proof: The Anthology of Poetry, a forum recognizing writing excellence in students, recently announced the list of Bluffton seventh and eighth graders who have poems published in this year’s anthology, according to Robin Ault, middle school language arts teacher.

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Dorothy Moser, Evelyn Reese, Glennys Henry, Jane Wright honored by Senior Citizens

Dorothy Moser, Evelyn Reese, Glennys Henry and Jane Wright will be recognized at the Monday, Feb. 9, Bluffton Senior Citizens monthly potluck lunch.

The event is at noon at the Center. These members turned 90 in January or February (there was no January meeting). Each will be recognized with a Life membership in the Center.

This is a busy month for the Center. Open the attachment at the bottom of this story to view the Center’s February newsletter.

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Jane Sycks junior trumpet recital at Capital University Feb. 14

Jane Sycks, Bluffton High School graduate, and student at Capital University, Columbus, will present her junior trumpet recital at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14.

The recital takes place in Huntington Recital Hall, Bexley Hall (Conservatory of Music) on the campus of Capital University. The recital is free and open to the public.

Nicole Thomas, flute player attending Capital, will also be part of the recital.

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Lions want to honor someone as citizen of the year - you may nominate someone

Who will it be?

The Bluffton Lions Club seeks nominees for the 2014 citizen of the year.

The award was established in 1981. It honors a person, couple or someone representing a group who has selflessly given time, effort and talent for the benefit of those in the Bluffton area and whose dedication and achievements have profoundly improved the quality of life of the people of the area.

The nominee may be living or deceased (within the last year). The winner will be honored at a banquet on Tuesday, April 21.

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