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Human trafficking "Signs to Look For" program on October 10

The League of Women Voters of the Lima Area will hold an informational meeting on human trafficking “Signs to Look For” on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. at Shawnee United Methodist Church, 2600 Zurmehly Road.

The guest speaker will be Brittany Reyes from Crime Victim Services. This meeting is open to the public.


Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities holds 25th Annual Chicken Barbecue

LIMA__The Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities is holding its 25th Annual Chicken Barbecue on Thursday, October 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Allen County Board of DD offices located at 2500 Ada Road, Lima, OH. 

The menu includes 1/2 Romer's barbecue chicken, baked potato, green beans, roll and cookie. Tickets are $12.00 and can be purchased by calling 419-221-1385 ext. 1247 or 1033.


Garlic talk on October 3

Guest Speaker Amanda Wischmeyer, owner of Little Riley Creek Farm, will be talking about planting, raising and harvesting garlic at the October 3 meeting of the Gardeners of the Bluffton Pandora Area.

6:00 p.m. - October 3
Garden Club Meeting
Bluffton Public Library, Lower Level

Wischmeyer will be bringing four types of garlic (3 hard neck, & 1 soft neck variety) raised on her farm to sell.


Four talks about Bluffton ghost stories

Four Bluffton ghost story talks by Fred Steiner take place in October, according to the author of the newly released “Where Bluffton’s Ghosts Sleep.”

The talks, presented with PowerPoint graphics, are open to the public on the following dates:


Citizens National Bank will host Customer Appreciation Day on October 6

Area residents and businesses are invited to a Customer Appreciation Day celebration on Friday, October 6, from 11:30 am to 1:00 p.m., at the Citizen National Bank Bluffton office,102 S. Main St. 

Free lunch including hamburgers, brats, sides and a cookie, will be served. Attendees may also enter to win a variety of door prizes. 

The bank hosts this annual event as a way to show appreciation for its customers. “We’re really looking forward to networking with our customers and having the chance to thank them in person for the trust they place in our bank every day,” says Brandt Miller, Bluffton Market President.


Registration is open for Quarry Farm 5K Run/Walk 

PANDORA—The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve & Conservation Farm, Pandora, is holding the 8th Annual Quarry Farm 5K Run/Walk event on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m. The race will be held rain or shine.

Pre-registration is available online at under "Events". Registration on the day of the event begins at 8:30 a.m.  Check-in for preregistered participants is from 8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.