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Grace Mennonite book sale Dec. 4-5

Grace Mennonite Church, 502 E. Main St. in Pandora will be having a book sale on Friday, Dec. 4, from 6:30-8:30 and Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. - 1p.m.

Faith and Life Books and Gifts from Berne, Ind., will bring a variety of books including children, youth, adult books, commentaries, Bibles, and cookbooks. Christmas items, Advent devotionals, CD's, and gift items will also be available.


Library launches program to offset state budget cuts


Bluffton Public Library is launching a "Buck$ for Book$" campaign to help offset projected cuts in state funding for 2010. The campaign will officially begin Dec. 1 - just in time for the holidays.

According to library director Cindi Chasse, the goal of the campaign is to raise $5,000 over the next 12 months. "All proceeds will be used to lessen the impact of a projected loss of 30% of state funding revenue in 2010 on the library's material budget," Chasse said.

"Healthy" energy bars?

From the blog of Mary Pannabecker Steiner

Runners run races for many reasons, but what gets most of us through them is the promise of something edible at the finish line. Today's Run for the Turkeys 5K was no different, although in my case I was hoping most for plain old water. Mary Ann wanted coffee. I got water, she got coffee, and we both took a few of the "energy bars" laid out on the post-run table. True to form, though, neither of us ate them.


Candy making class at Maple Crest Dec. 2

Interested in learning about making holiday candy? Maple Crest Senior Living Village, Bluffton, is offering a candy-making class at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2.

"Come and learn how to make Christmas bark, turtles, buckeyes and more," said Julie Stratton. "There is limited space so don't delay in signing up. There is no cost and you can take your candies home with you. Get your best friend to come with you and have a sweet time."

To reserve your spot call Stratton at 419-369-4715.


ONU plate in front of BHS

ONU plate

An Ohio Northern University plate on a vehicle parking on College Avenue across from Bluffton High School can only mean that the plate belongs to Steve Simon.


Three new board members join university trustees

Three new members joined the Bluffton University Board of Trustees for their annual fall meeting Nov. 13-14 on Bluffton's campus.

"As outgoing board members complete their terms, it is gratifying to see leadership commitment and expertise continuing in these new appointments from our church, alumni and business constituencies," said Morris Stutzman, Bluffton board chair from Wooster, Ohio.

The new trustees are: