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Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Women’s Wellness Center accreditation renewal

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Wellness Center was recently granted a renewal of its three-year/Full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.   

Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. 

Still room in Saturday's Christmas cupcake workshop

The Frosting Studio, Bluffton, wants you to be ready for Christmas.

"Join us in our Christmas cupcake workshop," says Debra Stockford, shop owner. "You'll take home a Christmas cupcake 6-pack when the workshop is completed."

Stockford said the next workshop is at 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 16, at her business location, 142 E. Jefferson St., Bluffton - located in Tommy Plaza.

To join the workshop text, call or e-mail her to sign up at:
or debthecakequeen@hotmail.com


Holiday fever takes its toll at Bluffton schools

Not to mention next week's dress schedule

Bluffton schools are busy now until the holiday break starts on Friday, Dec. 21. Here’s an update of December activities in the school taken from the school website

The Christmas service project is “Coins for Kids!”  Students, faculty and staff are involved in a coin drive to raise money to “Leukemia and Lymphoma” for Christmas.  Coin collection goes until Thursday, Dec. 13.

Write a caption - win some theatre tickets

This could be a challenge. Write a caption for this photo. The writer of the best caption will win 2 Shannon Theatre passes.

Contestants may or may not consider the basketball player, whose image is blurred. Aside from that, the four gentlemen in this photo should prompt some interesting caption.

Send them to: info@blufftonicon.com. Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, De. 14.


A new flag for Bluffton schools

There's no music here, but music certainly contributes to the awarding of the Bluffton Elementary School's earning a National Blue Ribbon School designation for 2018.

Greg Denecker, Bluffton superintendent, unveiled the flag during Monday's all-elementary holiday concert. Click here for details on the Blue Ribbon award. Bluffton was one of only 16 schools in Ohio to receive the award.

Andrew Renner HCAC men’s basketball player of the week

Junior guard Andrew Renner (Cairo/Bath) has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for his work on the hardwood in wins over Earlham and Hanover.