• Next community meal at 6 p.m., Thursday, at Senior Center

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August 16, 2017


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"I always enjoy helping people"

Says Cindy Luginbuhl, Rodan+Fields independent consultant

From time to time, the Icon features stories on its advertisers. We recently had a chat with Cindy Luginbuhl, who has a Business Card on the Icon. Here’s what we learned about Rodan+Fields.

Cindy Luginbuhl says that she’s always enjoyed helping people.

Five years ago, her then-high-school-age daughter developed a case of acne. Cindy started her on a Rodan+Fields skin care product. The results sold Cindy on the product and she eventually became an independent consultant for the company.


Sheriff's Department investigating scam in Beaverdam

Victim accused of tax fraud

FROM THE ALLEN COUNTY SHERIFF - The Allen County Sheriff’s Office has an open investigation regarding a scam that occurred in Beaverdam. 

The victim reported she was contacted by someone using the phone number 202-455-5956 who claimed to be from the Legal Affairs Department and accused her of tax fraud.

The victim reported she told the caller she had not received any paperwork regarding this.  A short time later and while still speaking with the man on the phone there was a knock on her door.


There's a super hero party Thursday

Stop in behind Greg's and meet our super hero

Greg’s Pharmacy is throwing a party for Bluffton’s small-town hero Owen Weaver and you are invited.

The event is from noon to 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 3, in the village parking lot behind Greg’s. The Weaver family will attend from noon to 1:30 p.m.

This summer marked the success of a GoFundMe drive that generated enough money to purchase a new van for the Weaver family.

It allows Owen to more easily go to doctor appointments at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, and to local activities.


Back-to-school sales tax holiday Aug. 4-6

Sometimes you win - this is one of those times

A back-to-school Ohio sales tax holiday is in effect from noon, Friday, Aug. 4, at until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6

During the holiday, the following items are exempt from sales and use tax:

• Clothing priced at $75 per item or less;
• School supplies priced at $20 per item or less; and
• School instructional material priced at $20 per item or less.     

Items used in a trade or business are not exempt under the sales tax holiday.



Looking for some drama?

How about adding a dinner - it's Friday to Sunday at Ebenezer Mennonite

Photos by Jamie Nygaard
Tickets are now on sale for the Ebenezer Drama Ensemble production of  "The Service at Rocky Bluff," a two-act musical comedy.

Performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5-6, at Crossroads Ministry Center, 8905 Columbus Grove Road.

In a dinner theatre format, tickets are $10 and include dinner beginning at 6 p.m. and the show at 7 p.m.

The proceeds will be donated to our Small Town Super Hero: Owen Weaver.


It's August - school offices are open

Here's some back-to-school details

Bluffton school offices opened on Aug. 1 and that means the 2017-18 school year will soon be upon us.

Each building office is now open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday until school starts on Aug. 28.

Watch the Icon for more back-to-school details as they develop.

Here are some of the calendar items and back-to-school reminders for August.

Breidenbach and Headings on Manchester dean's list

Two Bluffton High School graduates are on the spring dean's list at Manchester University.

They are Katie Breidenbach and Luke Headings.

A total of 297 students engaged in undergraduate study at Manchester University are on the spring 2017 Dean’s List. The students achieved a 3.5 GPA or higher while enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of classes this spring.




Are you ready for this?

Band camp coming soon to a school near you; BHS band host band for county fair show

Bluffton High School marching band members will prepare for the upcoming football season this month, according to Dave Sycks, director.

Band camp takes place from 7 a.m. to noon each day from Monday, Aug. 14, to Friday, Aug. 18, at the village park.

Bluffton is the host band for this year's Allen County high school marching band show. The band will perform at a 4 p.m. ribbon cutting ceremony opening the fair followed by a performanace in th band show at 7 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 18.

Bluffton Child Development Center has openings in its 3-year-old class

Stop by the center to register your child for the fall

The Bluffton Child Development Center, 325 County Line Road, has openings in its three-year-old classroom starting Monday, Aug. 28, according to Francine Donathan, director.

She invites parents and caregivers to stop by the Center to register children for the fall. Persons wanting more information may call 419-358-8222 or email: blufftonchild@midohio.twcbc.com.

Aug. 10 Bluffton garage sale benefits Deb's Dogs

A one-day garage sale on Thursday, Aug. 10, takes place in Bluffton to benefit Deb’s Dogs of Lima according to Connie Anderson, who will hold the sale.

Deb’s Dogs is a rescue operation run by Deb Helser. It’s a non-profit army of animal rescuers in the Lima area.

Anderson said, “This is my third benefit sale. The first was a sale of all of my aunt’s airplane memorabilia, resulting in nearly $1,000 for Angels for Animals.