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Civic Organizations

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AA Open Discussion
7:30 p.m., Mondays, and 11:30 a.m., Saturdays at the English Lutheran Church, 111 Grove St
Al-Anon meetings
7:30 p.m., Mondays, and 11:30 a.m., Saturdays at the English Lutheran Church, 111 Grove St.
Bluffton American Legion Post 382
Dennis Morrison, 419-358-4950
Jim Enneking; PO Box 142
Bluffton Athletic Boosters
Beth Ackerman, 419-204-9913
Bluffton Boy Scouts
Mike Metzger, 419-358-5598
Bluffton Bucs Midget football
Zac Kohli, 419-306-2818 or Mitch Geisgie, 419-204-7291
567-525-6667
Amber Bingley, 419-358-0268 Tom Augsburger, 419-384-3674
Bluffton Elementary Parent Teacher Organization
Karen Byers, 419-358-7951 (school phone)
Bluffton Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts of Northwestern Ohio, 888-350-5090
Bluffton Hospital Auxiliary
Heather Schalk, 419-423-5342
Bluffton in Bloom
Jesse Blackburn, Village administrator, 419-358-2066
Jim Bemiller
Bluffton Senior Citizens (Association) Center
132 N. Main St., Tonya Meyer, director, 419-358-8971
Bluffton Swim Team
Nicole Mikesell, 419-358-0074
Bluffton Writers Group
Ruth Naylor, 419-358-6309
Campus Life
Jeremy Basinger, 419-296-9267
Cancer Support Group
Gloria Bucher, 419-429-2621
Fair Trade Town Task Force
Esther Birkey, [email protected]
Olwen Prichard, (419) 358-5016 (library phone)
Gardeners of the Bluffton-Pandora Area
Pat Flinn, 419-358-6766
Relay for Life/Relay for Hope
Lynda Best, 419-296-2790
S.H.A.N.N.O.N. Service Club
Duane Bollenbacher - 419-358-7365
Swiss Community Historical Society
Gary Wetherill, 419-358-1049
TOPS/KOPS
Jean Ream 419-358-7613 or 567-208-3318
Transition Bluffton

Churches

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112 N Main St, 419-358-5806 8905 Columbus Grove Road - 419-358-8588
8375 Phillips Road - 419-358-1561 111 Grove St. - 419-358-2591
101 S. Jackson St. - 419-358-5766
First Missionary Church
247 N. Lawn Ave.-419-358-7751
116 Church St. - 419-358-8921 223 W. College Ave. - 419-358-5641
160 N. Spring St. - 419-358-8631 835 N. Main St. - 419-358-1382
2022 State Route 103 - 419-358-2001

Village of Bluffton

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Bluffton Town Hall
419-358-2066 - Press 0 for operator
EMS chief, non-emergency
Jan Basinger
Fire Chief, non-emergency
Jon Kinn, press 5
Income Tax Administrator
Rhonda Hohenbrink
Mayor
Richard Johnson, press 3
Police Chief, non-emergency
Ryan Burkholder
Police Sergeant, non-emergency
Matt Oglesbee
Utilities clerk
Angie Essinger
Village Administrator
Jesse Blackburn
Village Fiscal Officer
Kevin Nickel

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House for Sale

ADA HOME FOR SALE - OPEN HOUSE FEB 4-5

Feb 4, 1 PM - 5 PM and Feb 5, 12 PM to 4 PM.

3 BR/2.5 Bath - 2,000 sq ft. remodeled home
A must-see. Asking $248,000

For sale by owner.
Cell (561) 234-6822 or [email protected]


Notices

The Allen Soil and Water Conservation District has announced two openings for board members on the Allen County Illicit Discharge Appeals Board, which consists of five members and two alternates who reside within the County. Allen County residents interested in serving on this Board are asked to please provide a Letter of Intent along with a Resume and Qualifications. The Allen Soil and Water Conservation District will be taking submissions until March 1, 2023.

Please provide a Letter of Intent along with a Resume and Qualifications to Haley Belisle via email to: [email protected]; via mail to: Haley Belisle, Watershed & Stormwater Manager, Allen Soil and Water Conservation District, 1870 Slabtown Road, Lima, Ohio 45801.


BLUFFTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
145 S. Main St., (419) 358-5016

January 24⋅- Board of Trustees Meeting - 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., 2nd floor
On the fourth Tuesday of each month except July and December. More information.

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BLUFFTON EXEMPTED VILLAGE SCHOOLS
102 S. Jackson St., 419-358-5901

February 20 - Board of Education Regular Meeting - 7:30 p.m., Elementary Media Center

On the third Monday of each month, with a few exceptions. More information.

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VILLAGE OF BLUFFTON
154 N. Main St. 419-358-2066

January 25 - Bluffton Beyond Tomorrow - 7:30 p.m.

February 1 - Joint Personnel & Safety Committees - noon

February 1 - Parks & Recreation Committee - 1:00 p.m.

February 2 - Pathway Board - noon

February 3 - Finance Committee - noon

February 6 - Council Committee of the Whole -  6:30 p.m.

February 8 - Streets, Lights, Alleys, & Sidewalk Committee - 5:30 p.m.

February 13 - Council Meeting - 7:00 p.m.

All meetings are at the Town Hall, 154 N. Main St. unless otherwise noted. A council meeting packets archive is located at https://www.bluffton-ohio.com/council 2020 to present (scroll down for list).


LIONS CLUB ACCEPTING CITIZEN OF THE YEAR APPLICATIONS

The Bluffton Lions Club is seeking nominees for the 2022 Citizen of the Year Award.  The award was established in 1981 to honor a person, couple, or person representing a group, who has selflessly given time, effort, and talent for the benefit of those in the Bluffton area, and whose dedication and achievements have profoundly improved the quality of life of the people in this area.  The nominee may be living or deceased within the last year.  This year’s winner will be feted at a banquet on April 6, 2023.  Anyone interested in making a nomination may obtain an application by contacting John Rich (419-358-5405) or visiting the Lions Club website at https://www.blufftonlions.org/

Nominations will be accepted until February 28, 2023, and should be returned to Bluffton Lions Club, Box 223, Bluffton, Ohio 45817.


Free

Did Punxatawny Phil see his shadow on Groundhog Day? Draw in his shadow on our coloring page--or don't! Some say there will be six more weeks of winter. Print HERE.


For Sale

AMERICAN GIRL DOLL

McKenna, the 2012 American Girl Doll of the Year in excellent condition.  $100.00, includes doll with two outfits, hairbrush, glasses and book.  Bluffton porch pick up.  Text or call 817-403-3572.  


FURNITURE FOR SALE

Six-drawer tiger oak chest of drawers high boy with curved front and beveled mirror. Nonsmoking home. About 68“ high; 33¼” wide, 19¼”deep $195.00 In-town address. Text 312.545.1569 for a photo.

Four-drawer (two large, two medium) oak dresser with large mirror. Nonsmoking home. About 97.5“ high; 45” wide, 22 ¾”deep $175.00 In-town address. Text 312.545.1569 for a photo.


Honda 20" Snowblower

Good condition, runs excellent. 4 cycle, new extra drive belt, one owner, $70.  Phone 419-358-5385 or 419-296-1282.


For Rent

FOR RENT 3BR apartment in Ada

124 Hays Ave. unit B - Ada. Spacious 3 bedroom 2 bath apartment with 2 car attached garage.  This unit is part of a ranch style duplex. Tenant pays water/sewer, elect.and gas. no pets, no smoking. $1250 month Plus $1250 deposit. Realtor Owned. Call 419-230-7158 and email [email protected] for an application. Available Feb 1st 


FOR RENT 2 BR apartment in Ada

116 Franklin St. - Ada. Beautiful 2 bedroom 1 bath upstairs apartment. Updated throughout. private parking lot, trash service provided. Tenant pays water, elect.and gas. no pets, no smoking. $550 month Plus $550 deposit. Realtor Owned. Call 419-230-7158 and email [email protected] for an application.


FOR RENT 2 BR, 1 BA HOUSE IN ARLINGTON

2 bed 1 bath house 312 Arlington Ave Arlington  Ohio.  Attached 1 car garage, fenced in back yard, kitchen appliances included. 900 a month plus utilities. Call 419-296-3786


Help Wanted

MHCO HIRING GRACIOUS PEOPLE

HILTY HOME, 304 Hilty Dr., Pandora, OH

Child Care Aid (Part-time)

MAPLE CREST, 700 Maple Crest Ct., Bluffton, OH

Elder Assistant (Part-time)

Dietary Cook (Part- time) $500 sign on bonus

Housekeeping/Companion (Part-time, 1st shift)

MENNONITE MEMORIAL HOME, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton, OH

STNA (Full and Part-time, all shifts) $3000 sign on bonus for full-time, $1500 for part-time

RN/LPN (Full and Part-time 6am-6:30pm & Full and part-time 6pm-6:30am) $5000 sign on bonus for full-time, $3000 for part-time

Elder Assistant-Assisted Living (Part-time, 2p-10pm)

Home Health STNA (Part-time)

Director of Maintenance (Full-time)

Dietary Cook (Part-time) $500 sign on bonus

Housekeeping/Laundry Supervisor (Full-time)

Laundry Aide (Part-time)

Chaplain (Full-time)

WILLOW RIDGE, 410 W. ELM ST. BLUFFTON, OH

Director of Nursing

STNA/Shahbaz (Full and Part-time, 2pm-10pm, Part-time, 6am-2pm) $3000 sign on bonus for full-time STNA, $1500 for part-time

IF INTERESTED PLEASE APPLY IN PERSON OR ONLINE AT www.mhcoliving.org UNDER THE CAREERS LINK. Contact us at 419-358-1015.