November 22, 2014


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Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce gift certificate to the rescue

Having problems with gift selections this holiday season? The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce has the solution.

You may purchase a chamber gift certificate to give as a gift. The certificates are available from any teller at Citizens National Bank. You may purchase certificates in any monetary amount.

Each certificate is good for 12 months after the date of purchase. Certificates may be used in any Bluffton business.

Open houses for two businesses now located in former Movie Gallery building: Panache and RealLiving CCR Realtors

Two Bluffton businesses that recently opened in the former Movie Gallery building at 142 E. Jefferson St., will have open houses this weekend.

RealLiving CCR Realtors

Bluffton’s newest business, RealLiving CCR Realtors, 142 E. Jefferson St., Suite B, will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 22.

Dino Guagenti of Lima is the broker involved with the firm. Realtors are Steve Shulaw, Kate Shulaw, Elaine Wehri, Lisa Wenger and Maria Sanko.

Bluffton Lions Club newsletter posted on the Icon

The Bluffton Lions' November newsletter is now available on the Icon. Open the attachment at the bottom of this story to view the newsletter.


Relay for Life quarter auction/bingo Dec. 5

Bluffton Relay For Life will hold a quarter auction/bingo from 6:30-9:30 on Friday, Dec. 5 at the Bluffton Middle School cafetorium. Those attending will play bingo and bid on gift baskets donated by Origami Owl, Thirty One, Jamberry Nails, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Tastefully Simple, and  It Works.

Food will be available. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Lynda Best at 419-296-2790 or 419-358-7593.


Weekly weather summary: Baby, it's cold outside

It's only mid-November and suddenly someone turned down the thermostat.

The lowest minimum daily temperature since Nov. 12 was 13 and the highest was 37 degrees.

Here's the November daily weather summary to day from Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

Open the attachment at the bottom of this story.

University chapel topic: The Sermon on the Mount and ‘The Hunger Games’

While “The Hunger Games” tells a grisly tale of oppression and violent revolution, pastor Chet Miller-Eshleman believes that it’s also a tale of fulfillment of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.

For Miller-Eshleman, pastor at LifeBridge Community Church in Dover, Ohio, the popular fiction series doesn’t glorify violence, but instead calls for the blessing of the weak and the poor as commanded by Jesus.

BHS peer facilitation class collecting pop tabs

The Bluffton High School peer facilitation class is collecting pop tabs to send to Ronald McDonald House Charities, which raises money by recycling the tabs.

The BHS students hope to involve the entire community. To donate your pop tabs, contact the class at 16whitd@blufftonschools.org.

Jayne Caskie, Ryn Farmer, Kathy Dickson first winners in Downtown Merchants' 3/50 drawing

Jayne Caskie, Ryn Farmer and Kathy Dickson are the October drawing winners in Bluffton's downtown merchants' 3/50 Project. They each received a bag full of downtown Bluffton gift certificates and products.

According to their entry forms, the three winners shopped at Spectrum Salon, The Dough Hook, The Black Lab, Ten Thousand Villages, Luke’s Bar and Grill, Greg’s Pharmacy and The Food Store.

Santa visits Town & Country Flowers Saturday 10 a.m. to noon

You'd better watch out.

Santa Claus is coming to town, thanks to the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce.

He'll be here four Saturdays in a row, so your chances to talk with him are excellent. (Mrs. Claus comes with him on Saturday, Nov. 29).