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November 13, 2019

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Poetic License

...in blue

This plate was originally on a vehicle with an obviously blue paint scheme. Today you'll find it usually parked on Church Street near the Bluffton Elementary School. It is a plate on the vehicle driven by Alice Basinger, elementary music teacher.

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Husband and wife team

NDN is found on a black vehicle usually parked on Grove Street or in the Riley Court parking lot. The initials stand for Ned (and) Deb Niswander.

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Oh, now I can see!

This plate requires some thought. The major hint is that it is on Dr. Mark Yoder's vehicle. Imagine you are in the chair and the doctor asks: "Better one, or better two?"

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Just three initials

We've not yet identified the owner of this plate. Perhaps if we go though the "G" listing in the phone book, we might come up with the answer. We do know that ZJG is a Bluffton Pirates sports fan. Viewers, please help with this one.

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325 ZB is a street address

This vanity plate is so old that it really isn't a vanity plate. Under a previous Ohio license plate system, ZB was one of the designations for Bluffton drivers. During the days when a license bureau was actually in Bluffton, the agent would hold back plates for persons who requested the same one year after year. Often the number on the plate represented the driver's street address. In this case, Don and Joanne Overmyer of 325 W. Elm St. kept their plate and made a vanity plate from it when the license system dropped local bureaus.

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A real fan

This one is curious. We don't know the owner. However, here are some clues to the story behind the plate. The plate was on a vehicle parked at St. John's UCC of Sunday. What does the plate mean? Guess number 1: Denver and Rio Grande Railroad fan; Guess number 2: Doctor Railroad Fan. Any other thoughts?

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