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Game review: Final Fantasy IX

By Andr'e Swartley

Issue #7
Final Fantasy IX
Developer: Squaresoft
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Platform: Playstation 1
Rating: T for Teen


Hilty school 1913-14

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If you think baby names of '09 are interesting, read the list from '49 and '50

"Where's Tom, Dick or Mary?" I thought to myself.

Don't know where they are; but do know where they aren't. They are not on the list baby names of 2009 from the Bluffton Hospital.

It doesn't really matter that they aren't there. It's simply an observation that times change and names go with the times. While some of the names on the "born in 2009" list seem foreign to our ears, allow me to share some really foreign names.


Norma Zimmerly 1930-2010

Norma Zimmerly

Norma Zimmerly, 79, of Bluffton, Ohio, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at 6:45 a.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.

She was born March 31, 1930, in Lima, Ohio, to Elmus and Laura (Hefner) Klapp. On May 26, 1951, she married Ken Zimmerly and he died April 2, 1997.

She was a homemaker and had worked in the kitchen at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. She was a member of the Plesant View United Methodist Church, Mt. Cory, the Bluffton Senior Citizens Association, Harmony Circle and the Mother's Club.


New women's networking organization hopes to form here


A new women's networking organization hopes to establish roots in Bluffton this week. Women's Entrepreneurial Network (WEN) will hold an organizational meeting at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12, in Jeanne's Kitchen, 112 Vine St., according to Linda Everhardt-Kardux, president of WEN.


Christmas holiday official over - Ream display comes down

It was fun while it lasted. The 2009 Bluffton holiday season. Launched with the Blaze of Lights and one of the largest parades ever to grace Main Street, it offered some great holiday lights and more.

It's over on Jan. 9. That's when the Bluffton Cultural Affairs Committee's team of loyal volunteers remove the Ream folk art display from the Bluffton Presbyterian Church lawn.