April 20, 2014

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Ebenezer Mennonite children's choir musical April 27

Ebenezer Mennonite Church children’s choir, Disciple Singers, will present a musical called “I Can Only Imagine” on Sunday, April 27, at 7 p.m., in the Crossroads Ministry Center. 

An afterglow will be held following the musical. The church is located at 8905 Columbus Grove Road, Bluffton. 

It is free and open to the public.


Community Assistance Program receives $1,500 from Fresh Encounter/Community Markets

The Bluffton Community Assistance Corp. recently received a $1,500 check  from "Making Change" from Fresh Encounter, which is a fundraising campaign that is in cooperation with community markets and great Scott supermarkets.

The funds raised were part of a collaborative effort between Community Markets, local customers and Making Change. Holding the check are Javen Crawfis and Mason Shank with Jaegar Crawfis. They are the sons of Sarah Shank and Jami Crawfis, co-directors of the Community Assistance Corp. 

Monday after Easter is a school make-up day

As the end of the school year gets closer and closer more year-end programs pop up on the school calendar.

Here is a list of events of note for students from the Bluffton High School website:

Make Up Calamity Days:  The following days will be used for make up calamity days: 4/21 (Monday after Easter); 5/30  and 6/2/

Easter Sunday five-course brunch at Mustard Seed Cafe

Mustard Seed Café, 562 N. Main St. Bluffton, will serve an Easter Sunday Five-Course Brunch on April 20 from 10 a.m. -2 p.m.  The regular menu will not be available.  Reservations are suggested: 567-226-1120.


Bluffton vs. Defiance moved to Wednesday

The Bluffton University  baseball team has moved its home game with Defiance from today to Wednesday, April 16 - 4:15 p.m. start at Memorial Field.

Mobile Meals of Bluffton looking for volunteer drivers

Mobile Meals of Bluffton is looking for volunteer drivers to deliver meals. Drivers are needed on the second Monday and the third Friday of each month. Meals are delivered only in the Bluffton community, a task that takes only 30-45 minutes.

Delivering Mobile Meals is a practical volunteer project that helps people in our community.   If you would like to help out with this worthwhile, important volunteer work, please contact Mary Ann Ring, MMH volunteer coordinator, at 419-358-1015, extension 248.

University presents academic awards April 22

Bluffton University will host its annual Academic Awards Forum at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22, in Yoder Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Students to be honored include graduating seniors in the Honors Program, C. Henry Smith Scholars and Pi Delta inductees, as well as departmental award recipients, who are recognized as distinguished senior scholars. In addition, four seniors will discuss their departmental honors projects.

Jon Burden's 280 high score at Southgate Lanes

Jon Burden bowled a 280 game last week at Southgate Lanes for the individual high game score. For a list of other high games and high series for men and women, open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


Elvira Tatarkov receives summer research grant

ONU chemistry major and Bluffton High School graduate Elvira Tatarkov has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the Mindlin Foundation’s Undergraduate Mentored Research Program in support of a summer research project.


Explore Bluffton visitors' guide hot off the press

Bluffton’s new visitors’ Guide “Explore Bluffton,” a 46-page full-color booklet will be on downtown store counters on Tuesday.

Published by the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce, the guide includes a list of all chamber members and other businesses in the community, plus lots more.

The guide includes the following sections:
• Welcome to Bluffton
• Bluffton past and present
• Visiting in Bluffton
• What do see and do in Bluffton
• Living in Bluffton
• Doing business in Bluffton
• Photos of the community