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November 24, 2017

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JV Bucs Super Bowl runners up

Watch this group of 3rd and 4th graders as they move up to high school

The Bluffton Bucs JV team (3rd and 4th grade) are the 2017 Junior Buckeye
League Super Bowl runners up, played at Allen East HS Field on Nov 4. 

Bluffton  played a great game, but ended up giving the lead to the Cridersville Rams in the few remaining minutes of the contest.  The final score was Cridersville 7
- Bluffton 6.


University recognized for Learn and Earn program

Tyler Avila: "Learn and Earn program has helped me get a head start in my field”

By Jena O’Brien,
public relations student assistant

Bluffton University was highlighted in a new study by The Student Loan Report for its participation in the Federal Work-Study program.

The study ranks Bluffton 78 out of more than 400 private institutions who offer Federal Work-Study jobs to students on campus. This program is enormously beneficial to students looking for ways to limit student debt and gain work experience within their degree field.

ArtSpace/Lima home for the holidays art sale starts

ArtSpace/Lima announces Home for the Holidays 2017 art sale, held Nov. 10 through Dec. 22,according to Bill Sullivan, operations manager.
For the fifth consecutive year, ArtSpace will host the art sale, featuring all original art from local artists and craftspersons. Works in 2D (paintings, watercolors, collage, prints, drawings) and 3D (sculpture, ceramics, glass) will be on display, as well as a large selection of hand-crafted jewelry.  All the art is one-of-a-kind and original.


Free health fair Saturday at Greg's Pharmacy

Free checks of blood pressure, bone density screen, cholesterol screen, blood glucose, vaccinations

Greg's Pharmacy, 126 N. Main St., Bluffton, will hold a fall health fair Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to Andrea Williams.

The health fair is provided by the pharmacy and Ohio Northern University. Free services provided include:

• Blood pressure checks
• Bone density screenings
• Cholesterol screening
• Blood glucose testing
• Vaccinations.

Persons interested in accurate cholesterol and blood glucose screenings should fast for 8 hours prior to being screened.


University of Findlay bookstore hosts reading, book signing

Featuring Dave Essinger's recent novel "Running Out"

The University of Findlay’s Ruscilli Family Bookstore in the Center for Student Life will host a reading and book signing with Dave Essinger, associate professor of English, on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m.

Essinger is a resident of Bluffton.

Essinger’s recent novel, “Running Out,” was published by Mint Hill Books in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has been featured in publications such as Men’s Health magazine and the Dayton Daily News.


Bridge Bereavement Services hosting “Facing the Holidays After a Loss”

Bridge Bereavement Services will offer a presentation that focuses on how to cope with the loss of a loved one during the holiday season on Monday, Nov. 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 South Main St., Findlay. The presentation is free, open to the public and registration is not required.

Hilty Home bazaar Nov. 10 and 11

Hilty Home, 304 Hilty Drive, Pandora, will host its annual Bazaar Friday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

It will feature baked goods, crafts, soups and sandwiches.This year the menu will include chili and chicken noodle soup ($ 2 a bowl), shredded chicken sandwiches, ham and turkey subs ($2.50 each), homemade bread, noodles, caramel corn and assorted party mixes ($2 a bag), baked goods, cookies, angel food cakes, and pies. 

Craft-vendor show Nov. 19 at Pandora Missionary Church

Shoebox with a Purpose, a program of the Pandora Missionary Church, will hold a craft-vendor sale from 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 19, at the church, 300 Rocket Ridge, Pandora.

The event will have over 30 vendors, face painting, a DJ and a concession stand.

All donations will support Operation Christmas Card. Persons with questions may contact Carrie Reichenbach, at 567-208-8976.

Council safety service committee meets Nov. 14

Bluffton council's safety service committee will meet next week. The meeting is at noon, Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the third floor of the town hall. The agenda is the 2018 police budget.



SHANNON Service Club changes date of spring craft/garage sale

The SHANNON Service Club will be hold its annual craft/garage sale and
chicken barbecue on Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3, 2018.

The garage/craft Sale will be on March 2, from noon to 8 p.m. and March 3 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The barbeue will be on March 2 from 4:40 to 6:30 p.m. This is a change of date and starting time from previous sale. Persons with questions or would like to reserve a booth may contact Connie at 419-233-2757.