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Lynn LaRue entertains Seniors with his harmonica on June 13

Bluffton Senior Citizens will hold its June meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, June 13, at the Senior Center, 132 N. Main St.

The program is by Lynn LaRue, a new member of the Association, who will entertain members on the harmonica.

The meal is catered by the St. John's United Church of Christ. Tickets are $8.50 each and must be purchased by June 8 at the center.

To view other events planned at the center in June open the newsletter, which is an attachment at the bottom of this story.



Here's Apollo Career Center's May 26 board agenda

Contracts for 2016-17 school year are a major item on the Thursday, May 26, Apollo Career Center school board agenda.

One of those items to be considered is the hiring of  Karen Falk, Family and Consumer Science instructor for the 2016-17 school year, on the Bluffton salary schedule and fringe benefits following the Bluffton school calendar.

The complete list of contracts to be offered and the May 29 board agenda is in an attachment at the bottom of this story.

Pirate boys' basketball camps from May 31 to June 3

A Bluffton Pirates boys' youth basketball camp is scheduled for Tuesday, May 31, through Friday, June 3, according to Todd Boblitt, BHS varsity boys' coach.

The camp for first, second, third and fourth graders takes place from 10 a.m. to noon. The camp for fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth graders is from 1 to 3 p.m.

The cost per camper is $30. Early registration is encouraged. Make checks payable to Pirate Basketball Camp and send to Todd Boblitt, 404 S. Main St., Bluffton.


Pirate junior high football camp registration underway

A Bluffton Pirate Junior High football camp is set for July 12, 14, 19 and 21, according to Jeff Richards, BHS varsity coach.

The camp is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., for next year's seventh and eighth graders. The camp takes place at Harmon Field.

Training includes an emphasis on fundamentals and installation of offensive and defensive schemes used by the high school and junior high programs.


Three area students on ONU spring dean’s list

Three area students were named to the Ohio Northern University spring dean’s list. They are: Molly Moser, daughter of Bruce  and Cindy Moser, 6485 Grismore Rd, Columbus Grove.  She is a junior majoring in accounting. Elita Smith, daughter of Jeffrey and Melinda Smith, 517 Clint Drive, Ada.  She is a senior majoring in management. Stephen Tatarkov, son of Svetlana Tatarkov, 10970 Phillips Road, Bluffton.  He is a senior majoring in mechanical engineering.

 The deans’ list includes students who attain a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 grading system.


Bluffton HS class of 1966 plans 50th reunion in September

The Bluffton High School Class of 1966 will hold its 50th class reunion on Sept. 9-10-11, according to event planners.

Class members will meet in the Bluffton town hall at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9, prior to the 7:30 p.m. home football game.

On Saturday, class members will tour the high school. A dinner and program takes place Saturday evening in the town hall. A farewell coffee time is planned on Sunday morning.


Adam Zuercher accepted into NAPFA membership

Adam Zuercher of Bluffton was recently accepted for membership in the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA).

Zuercher is associated with Hixon Zuercher Capital Management, Findlay, where he is the CEO and chief investment officer.

Membership in NAPFA are available to fee-only financial advisors who meet the organization's membership standards.



United Way 50/50 raffle tickets on sale now

United Way of Bluffton, Beaverdam and Richland Township is selling 50/50 raffle tickets this spring and summer.

The raffle winner will be announced at the close of the Bluffton Community Olympics held at Bluffton Family Recreation on Saturday, July 30.

One half of the raffle goes to the United Way and the other half goes to the raffle winner, who does not need to be present at the drawing.

Republic recycling and trash collection days change week of June 6

Bluffton recycling and trash customers were notified via post card last week about changes in Bluffton collection days by Republic Services, the village contractor.

The card, however explained pick up days referring to “north” of Main Street and “south” of Main Street.

Translation: “North” of Main means “west” of Main. “South” of Main means “east” of Main.

With that translation, beginning the week of June 6:
• Collection day for all residents east of Main is Monday.
• Collection day for all residents west of Main is Wednesday.

10th annual County Line Church of the Brethren car show, barbecue, July 9

the 10th annual County Line Church of the Brethren car show is from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 9, at the church, 4227 N. Hardin Road, Harrod.

In addition to the car show there is a chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brabecue tickets are $8 each and must be ordered in advance by calling 419-649-5364.

Car show details:
• Registration is from 11 a.m. to noon.
• $10 per entry
• Top 10 Awards
• Awards at 3 p.m.
• Door prizes for car owners
• Children's activities
• Chicken barbecue