For families and individuals who have lost a loved one
Posted by Fred Steiner on November 29, 2016 - 4:46pm
Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services will be holding a Tree of Remembrance Memorial Service at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Bluffton Centre, 601 N. Main St.
The memorial service is for families and individuals who have lost a loved one this year or in years past. The ornaments will be hung on the Christmas Tree and given to families at the end of the service.
Posted by Mary Pannabecke... on November 29, 2016 - 11:45am
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at First Mennonite Church on Thursday, Dec. 15 from 1-6 p.m. First Mennonite is located at 101 S. Jackson St., Bluffton. Enter by the Jackson Street door. The church is handicapped accessible.
To schedule your blood donation appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org, sponsor code “fmenncbl.”
BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University women’s basketball team welcomed the OSU-Lima Barons for their home opener on Monday, Nov. 28. The Beavers jumped out quickly and never slowed down as they marched to a 94-61 victory for a 4-0 start to the season while OSU-Lima dropped to 2-2.
Posted by Fred Steiner on November 28, 2016 - 4:52pm
Three Wednesday night Advent services will be held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jenera.
The 7 p.m. services will focus on the “Songs of Christmas.” On Wednesday, Nov. 30, the theme is the Song of Mary. The Rausch Sisters will sing “Magnify Him,” based on Mary’s response to her cousin Elizabeth in Luke 1:46-55.
Posted by Fred Steiner on November 28, 2016 - 4:41pm
Mobile Meals of Bluffton is looking for volunteer drivers to deliver meals, according to Erin Schroeder, volunteer coordinator at Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio.
"A driver is needed on the second Thursday and another driver is needed on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Meals are delivered only in the Bluffton community and delivery typically takes 30 minutes," she said.
"Delivering Mobile Meals is a practical, volunteer project that helps people in our community," she added.
Posted by Fred Steiner on November 28, 2016 - 11:55am
Mary Ann Kooker, 86, died Nov. 27, 2016, at 2:52 p.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. Mary Ann was born June 1, 1930, in Mishawaka, Ind., to the late Harvey and Alma (Hostetler) Nunnemaker. On June 30, 1951, she married Clarence Kooker who preceded her in death on May 11, 2016.