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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).

Santa Claus is coming to town - first visit Nov. 22 at Town and Country Flowers

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).

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Dec. 11 next Bluffton blood drive

Bluffton's next American Red Cross blood drive is from noon to 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11, in First Mennonite Church, 101 S. Jackson St.

Walk-ins are accepted.

To schedule an appointment go to redcrossblood.org, sponsor code "fmenncbl"

George Lehman: “A Strategy by Any Other Name"

After years of seeking a concise way to describe what he sees as the essence of an effective strategy, Dr. George Lehman hopes he has found it.

Lehman, chair of business studies and director of graduate programs in business at Bluffton University, told a campus colloquium audience on Nov. 14 that he thinks “strategic opportunism” is an apt new name for a new understanding of strategy.

David Boisvert was a former Bluffton postmaster

David L. Boisvert, 71,  passed away November 18 at 5:38 a.m. at Putnam Acres Care Center, Ottawa.  David was born July 9, 1943 in Sherman, TX, to the late Lionel and Chrystal (Lind) Boisvert. On May 30, 1965 he married Carolyn Boggs Boisvert who survives.

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New Beaujolais arrives at Mustard Seed Cafe

LE BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU EST ARRIVĒ A LA GRAINE DE MOUTARDE!
(The New Beaujolais has arrived at The Mustard Seed!)

Starting Nov. 20, the 3rd Thursday of November, corks will be popping all over the world (and at The Mustard Seed) as the season’s new French wine is unveiled.

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