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March 23, 2019

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How about that BHS orchestra!

Earns a "superior" rating at OMEA contest

The Bluffton High School String Orchestra earned a "Superior" rating at the Ohio Music Education Association's state orchestra contest on Feb. 22 at Perrysburg High School.

The orchestra performed "Forever Joyful" by Brian Balmages, "Ruminations" by Sean O'Loughlin and "Storm the Gates" by Alan Lee Silva.

The orchestra is under the direction of Rachael E. Lewis and assisted by Debb Herr.


Whizzes at math

Several Bluffton sixth and seventh graders earned high scores on the semi-annual Noetric Learning Math Contest that took place in the fall, according to Dina Tadena, middle school math instructor.

From Bluffton John-Paul Yoder, was the seventh grade winner. He also was named to the National Honor Roll awarded to the top 10 percent of participates taking the test. More than 24,000 students from 561 schools across the U.S. participated.

Bluffton sixth grade contest co-winners were June Essinger and Sophia Kauffman.


Dr. Edwin Capulong joins St. Rita’s Neuroscience & Rehabilitation Center 

Edwin Capulong, M.D., will join The Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Neuroscience & Rehabilitation Center, 770 W. High St., Suite 160 Lima.

Dr. Capulong received his Doctor of Medicine from St. Louis University-Philippines. He completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, and completed his Fellowship in Spine Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland.

Dr. Capulong is certified in Pain Management by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is  accepting new patients at 419-996-5224.


"We Serve (85 years to the community and world)"

Bluffton Lions Club observes 85th charter anniversary

Please view the 85th anniversary program, plus many photos from Feb. 19 at the bottom of this story.

“We Serve.”

Yes, they do. The Bluffton Lions Club’s motto stands for its four score and five years of service to the community. The club’s 85th anniversary celebration on Feb. 19 at First Mennonite Church, marked the event.

David Gauch, Windham, Ohio, past Lions council chairman, who has held several Lions offices, was the dinner speaker.


Bluffton powerlifters 2nd at weekend meet

The Bluffton Powerlifters took the 2nd place medal home from the Springfield Shawnee meet on Feb. 16, with the girls lifting a total of 2,625 lbs (only 100 lbs short of taking first place, and they were down a lifter at this meet). 

Here are their individual lifting results:

Nebraska Montgomery -
   75 bench, 210 Deadlift - 3rd place in her weight class

Elizabeth Bourassa -
   115 Bench, 210 Deadlift - 1st place in her weight class

Ivy Augsburger -
   85 Bench, 230 Deadlift 


Your invitation to audition for a Noteworthy choir

Vicki Mills accepting new singers for second season

Vicki Mills of Ada announced that the Noteworthy Community Choir begins its second season this year.

"Area singers are invited to audition throughout March for a spot in both its children’s choirs and inter-generational choir,” she said.

Four different choirs will form and meet from April 16 to July 6. Those groups are:
• Treble makers – non-auditioned choir, ages 6-10
• Noteworthy Voices – ages 8-18
• Noteworthy Sounds – ages 7-11+
• Expressions – ages 13 to 83+ begins March 25