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May 22, 2015

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Donations needed to make Bluffton go "Ka BOOM" on June 27

Q: Who can help?
A: Individuals, families, businesses, civic organizations and industries (anyone).

Help Bluffton explode with color and sound on Saturday, June 27. 

The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce in cooperating a major sponsorship with Springfield Firework, chamber members and you, will bring a fireworks display to Bluffton for the second year.

This year’s display takes place at dusk in the Bluffton University football stadium area. The show costs $8,000+ and the chamber has its hand out seeking help to pay for the show.

Let's book it to the Friends of the Library book sale May 13-16

The Friends of the Library hold its semi-annual book sale Wednesday through Saturday, May 13-16. 

Besides the historys. mysteries, romances and children's books, the Friends have novels, non-fiction, cook books, gardening books, inspirational and biographies. 

Also available are beautiful books on old houses, arts and crafts, glass ware and home repair. 

All the proceeds go to library programs, such as summer reads, the youth programs, and 1,000 books before kindergarten. 


Here's what's cooking at Jeanne's Kitchen May 12-15

We are open for breakfast Tuesday-Friday and serve breakfast all day!


Vegetable beef soup
Open-faced hot roast beef with mashed potatoes
Mediterranean turkey burger
Strawberry salad with chicken

Italian pasta soup
Perch platter
Meatloaf platter
Shrimp avocado salad

Ham and bean soup
Turkey bacon avocado sub
Personal pan pizza
Kale-turkey salad

Kuzara named NFCA All-Region

United Way at 80% of goal...getting closer and closer

The United Way of Bluffton, Beaverdam, and Richland Township current 2014-2015 campaign has raised $20,233.49, out of the campaign goal of $25,000, according to Neil Reichenbach, treasurer  

The percentage amount raised is 80.93%.  Persons may continue to make contributions at Citizens National Bank, or print the attachment at the bottom of this story and mail it to the United Way.


Wilson will sign to play softball at UNO

Mackayla Wilson, Bluffton High School senior, will sign a letter of intent to play softball at the University of Northwestern Ohio on May 14, according to Alex Hanna, BHS athletic director.

Wilson has been a letter winner the past four seasons as Bluffton’s catcher. She is Bluffton’s single season home run record holder. She was also second team All Northwest Conference and the team’s most valuable player in 2014.



"Awesome" annual book sale at Book ReViews May 16

Book ReViews, 123 S. Main St., Bluffton, will hold its "awesome" annual book sale during the Saturday, May 16, Bluffton arts and crafts show, according to Dr. Christina Walton, store manager.

On Saturday in-store books are 50 percent off and tables of books are priced at 50 cents to $1. Visit the shop's booth at the festival. Also stop into the shop for some free books aned refreshments.

Book ReViews is an Et Cetera Shop Inc., nonprofit store with 50 percent of its proceeds supporting Mennonite world relief efforts.


Interdyne and Trans Vac under new ownership

Environmental and industrial service companies Interdyne Corporation and Trans Vac, Inc. are under new ownership. Long-time employees Clint Rolland and Bill Bresson joined previous owners Dan Lucke and Brad Prater. Lucke and Powell Prater purchased the companies in 1989.

“I was pleasantly surprised when asked about joining ownership in the companies where I have worked the last 21 years” said Rolland, “I am excited for this opportunity to grow professionally and I am ready to face the challenges that come with this new responsibility.”


Julaine Boehm honored for 55 years as Trinity Lutheran teacher

Julaine Boehm, teacher of children in Grades 3 and 4 at Trinity Lutheran School, Jenera, plans to retire at the end of this school year. 

She has taught at Trinity for 55 years. On Sunday, May 17, there will be one church service at Trinity, 301 N. Main St., at 10:30 a.m. followed by a noon meal and program at the school. 


Lincoln Highway group visits Cairo auto collection May 19

The May meetingof the Western Ohio Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, at Biggie's Coast to Coast Restaurant, 116 E. Main St., Cairo.

After attendees order dinner individually from the menu, a small business meeting will take place and then the group will walk to 102 W. Main St. to visit the Tom and Carol Meredith automotive collecton. The public is invited.