April 20, 2014

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Everyone wins at Saturday's Southgate-chamber fireworks fundraiser

If you’ve not marked Saturday, June 28, on your calendar, do so now. That’s the date that Bluffton’s going up in the air in all sorts of decorative colors and sounds.

It’s the date of this year’s Bluffton fireworks held at Bluffton University’s Salzman’s Stadium.


Jeanne's Kitchen Specials, April 15-18

Jeanne's Kitchen will be open Saturday evening, April 26, for prom night.

Dinner will be served from 5-7:30 p.m. and you can order from a menu. Call Jeanne at 419-234-8650 to make your reservation.


We have Italian Easter pie, hot cross buns, cookies, cakes, pies, rolls and bread--all homemade and available for Easter.  Call Jeanne at 419-234-8650 to place your order.



Good Friday procession of the cross starts at 11:30 a.m.

Bluffton's annual ecumenical Good Friday procession with the cross and an ecumenical service is scheduled for Good Friday, April 18, and will again be sponsored by the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association.

The procession with the cross will begin at St. Mary Catholic Church at 11:30 a.m. 

The order of the procession will be: 
• St. Mary's Catholic Church
• St. John’s United Church of Christ
• English Lutheran 
• Bluffton Presbyterian 
• First Mennonite and finally
• First United Methodist. 


Kerry Bush wants to promote Bluffton's Fair Trade status with a "buyers' guide"

By Caitlin Nearhood, university intern
Kerry Bush, a Bluffton University senior graphic design major, wants to promote Fair Trade businesses in Bluffton. She hopes to create a Fair Trade Buyers Guide for shoppers to look through and use as a reference for Fair Trade products and businesses in Bluffton.
The project is a requirement for her independent study class for her major.

What is "Fair Trade?" Read explanation at bottom of story.


Trinity Lutheran, Jenera, announces Holy Week servies

Trinity Lutheran Church invites the public to attend the following services at 301 North Main Street, Jenera.

Palm Sunday services on April 13 will be at 8 and 10:30 a.m. with Sunday school and Bible class for all ages beginning at 9:20 a.m. Pastor Jeff Bolwerk will preach on the theme “Our Humble King Comes to Save.” The students of Trinity Lutheran School and the adult choir will sing “Hosanna!”


Bluffton food pantry receives $1,500 from Community Markets

Community Markets and parent company Fresh Encounter, Inc. are doing their part to help alleviate food shortage concerns throughout the state of Ohio by donating over $13,000 to area food banks and shelters.

University softball team makes a pitch against cancer

Taylor Haggy (right), a former Bluffton University softball pitcher from South Charleston, Ohio, throws out the first pitch before Bluffton’s doubleheader against Anderson University on “Strike Out Cancer” day, April 8.

Joined by current Bluffton pitcher Kayla Owens (left), Haggy performed the ceremonial duty in honor of her mother, Kellee, a cancer victim who passed away last August. When Haggy was playing for Bluffton two years ago, Kellee threw out the first pitch on “Strike Out Cancer” day, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.