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November 24, 2017

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What's CAB BU?

Celia Amstutz Blough, Bluffton University

CAB BU stands for Celia Amstutz Blough, Bluffton University.


Farmers market season concludes on Oct. 31

Bluffton farmers' market customers have two Saturday to go. The 2009 farmers' market will be open for business on Saturday, Oct. 24, and on Saturday, Oct. 31. After that, the market will close until the first Saturday of May 2010. This year's market has attracted hundreds of persons to downtown Bluffton. The market take place during the morning on Saturdays in the Citizens National Bank parking lot.


South America map discovered in guard rail post

Darvin Luginbuhl would call this "found art." Whatever it is, an outline of the South American continent has cropped up in a guard rail post along the north side of the National Quarry. Mapologists are trying it figure out the other islands or bodies of land on the map. One school of thought is that the land mass to the west of South America is the lost continent of Atlantis. If that is the case, the map could be worth thousands of dollars. Other argue, however, being in the Pacific, it is in the wrong continent. In that case, the map may be a fake, but a good one.


Maurice Fett always had Bluffton in mind

Iconoclast view

It's hard to image a Bluffton without Maurice Fett. In the prime of his life, he was part of everything that moved in Bluffton's business community. His involvement included the Bluffton Stone Company, the first streetscape program, Citizens National Bank, American Legion and Main Street businesses (He owned Fett's Hardware).


Say it ain't so: Larry Core retires from the fire department

Iconoclast view

After attending the Oct. 12 Bluffton council meeting I learned that Larry Core is retiring from the Bluffton fire department. Someone at the meeting asked how long Larry was a member of the department.

Chief Bowden's reply was: "Our records don't go back that far."


Friends of Library book and sale planned

The Friends of the Bluffton Public Library will host a book and bake sale during the week of Oct. 26-31. The sale will take place at Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St., Bluffton, during regular library hours.

In addition to books, other items will also be available for purchase, including magazines, videocassettes, compact discs, books on audiocassette, and other miscellaneous material. Complimentary cups of coffee will also be available.

On Friday, Oct. 30, the public is invited to meet the new library director, Cindi Chasse, during regular library hours.


Southgate Lanes Oct. 16 report

Southgate Lanes bowling report

Week ending Oct. 16

Belles & Beaux
Scores bowled on: Oct.11

Men's High Game
Derek Dukes 269
Todd Basinger 267
Todd Basinger 264
Steve Swisher 256

Women's High Game

Ruth Everett 231
Kara Cikotte 225
Cathy Bugner 210


Low brass

Do you know this tune?

Matt Suderman, Bluffton High School band member, demonstrates his ability to perform scales without placing his lips on the mouthpiece of his low brass band instrument. Oct. 16 was band member parent night. Suderman is one of the seniors in the band. It was the final home game for the BHS football team, who placed Lima Central Catholic.


Former resident dies in Michigan

Sue (Geiger) Sazima 1933-2009

Former Bluffton resident Sue Sazima, 75, of Shepherd, Mich., died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at St. Mary's Hospital in Saginaw, Mich.


The community that eats together...

Wayne Matter has a good laugh as he fills his plate during the community dinner on Oct. 15.

It was only the second community dinner, but it was nearly a full house. The Bluffton Area Ministerial Association recently launched a twice-a-month community dinner.

The dinners are open to the public for the purpose of food, fellowship and fun. Dinners are from 6 to 6:45 p.m., at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center, Main Street.