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July 29, 2015


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You can watch the community worship service on The Icon

Did you miss the Bluffton community worship service on July 26? The Bluffton Area Ministerial Association service took place on the Bluffton Presbyterian Church lawn. For a video of the service, posted on the First Mennonite Church website click this link: https://vimeo.com/134578179


Join in the Swiss conversation on Aug. 4

Do you speak the Bluffton Swiss dialect? How about the Berne dialect?

No matter if you speak either, you may listen to it if you wish.

Those who would like an opportunity to speak or listen to Swiss are invited to Maple Crest's patio room at 7 p.m., Tuesday , Aug. 4. Rich Bucher leads the group.



15 with Anna Crisp…on her UT board membership, public health, and the call to serve others

By Sophia Marcum

After discovering that Anna was named University of Toledo’s Board of Trustees Student Member, I asked the 2013 BHS grad about her new position and aspirations.

Where do you attend school and what are you studying?
I am entering my third year at The University of Toledo where I study Public Health.

They are making tortillas and tortilla chips in Ada

By Amy Eddings
FROM THE ADA ICON - After nearly three decades of watching others turn his corn into tortillas and tortilla chips, Hardin County farmer Denny Hensel is doing it himself, in Ada.

His Harvest Pride Tortilla Chips were featured in the Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance’s annual Member Appreciation Day luncheon on Friday, at the chamber’s headquarters in Kenton. Chamber officials used the occasion to announce a new Farm-to-Table marketing initiative that they hope will spawn similar agribusiness efforts here.


Genevieve Fast funeral service rescheduled

The memorial service for Genevieve E. Fast who died May 17, 2015, that was scheduled for Saturday Aug. 1, been re-scheduled. 

The Memorial Service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday Oct. 31, at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton. Arrangements are under the direction of Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Light Up the Dark 5K Saturday night in Pandora

Plans are underway for a 5K Glow Run at Pandora Missionary Church on Saturday, July 25, at 9:40 p.m. The theme of this year’s race is, “Light Up the Dark,” and will feature various glow aspects along the course, including luminaries, glow attire, and illuminated Bible verses.

“This event is truly unique. It is intended to be fun while at the same time serving a purpose—bringing God’s light and love to our community and those around us,” explains Dan Gratz, coordinator of the event.


BFR volleyball camp for 5th-6th graders Aug.3-5

Bluffton Family Recreation announces a volleyball camp for youth entering grades five and six, according to Joseph Beagle, BFR director.

The camp is from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 3-5, at BFR, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton.

Registration deadline is Friday, July 31. Camp fee is $50.

The camp is for youth who plan to play on a school team. The camp allows players to refresh their skills during the three-day camp.

Overnight softball tourney sign-up deadline Aug. 1 - BFR sponsored event

BFR will host an overnight softball tournament held in Cairo on Friday, Aug. 14. Games start at 7 p.m. Cost per team is $200 and the registration deadline is Saturday, Aug. 1.

Players must be 18 or older by June 30. At the registration, teams must provide payment and a team roster.

Registration details
To register for any of the events contact Bluffton Family Recreation, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton, or call 419-358-4150. Online registration is available at www.bfronline.net.

Register for BFR sand volleyball tourney - deadline Aug. 15

BFR will host a best-of-three adult coed sand volleyball tournament Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Bluffton University sand volleyball courts. Games begin at noon. Teams must have at least three women on the court at all times. Rally scoring takes place and team members must be 18 as of Aug. 1. Cost per team is $100 and the registration deadline is Aug. 15.

Bluffton awards scholarships to winners of Performing Scholar Competition

Students from Virginia and Ohio will study music at Bluffton University with the help of scholarships they earned as winners of Bluffton’s 2015 Performing Scholar Competition.

Mary Bender of Harrisonburg, Va., and Cassandra Steiner of Celina, Ohio, have been awarded renewable scholarships valued at $80,000 and $72,000, respectively, over four years.

Bender plans to major in music education with a focus on vocal study, while Steiner intends to major in music with an eye toward pursuing both music and art therapy.