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Applications available for McDonald's Mac Grants

Area teachers may now apply for a McDonald's MAC Grant, which offers financial support to help teachers Make Activities Count for their students.

Local McDonald's Owner, Jerry Lewis, is offering this educational initiative to assist area elementary and middle school teachers.

Recognizing that lessons often become more meaningful when demonstrated with hands-on experiences, McDonald's supplements regular classroom curriculum by supporting activities that the school's budget may not allow.


BHS class of 1945 celebrates 65th reunion in July

The Bluffton High School class of 1945 will celebrate its 65th reunion on Saturday, July 17.

The event will feature a catered luncheon on the third floor of the Town Hall.

"There are approximately 24 class members who have been notified and we expect a good turnout.All of us are in our 80s, but the memories of things that occurred in 1945 are vivid and fun to recall," said class member Charles A. Triplehorn of Hilliard,

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Parent-son bball shooting clinic April 24 at BHS

Any boy from grade 3-12 and parent are invited to a shooting and individual skill clinic instructed by Todd Boblitt, head boys' basketball coach at Bluffton High School.

This clinic is free and will be held at Bluffton High School from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 24.

Both son and parent need only bring tennis shoes and athletic pants. The morning will start with individual skill work for both parent and son.


Female singer-songwriter next performer on Town Hall series

Gina Holsopple

Gina Holsopple is the next performer on the Town Hall Concert Series, sponsored by the Bluffton Cultural Affairs Committee, according to Wendy Chappell-Dick of the committee.

Holsopple, a singer-songwriter based in central New York, will perform at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 29, in the third floor of the town hall. Admission is by donation.


May 6 deadline to form Relay for Life team

There is still time to form a team for this year's Bluffton Relay for Life. This year's event is Friday and Saturday, June 26-27 at Saltzman Stadium at Bluffton University.

Persons wanting additional information may contact John Spaeth at 419-326-4364 or Jerry Burkholder at 419-722-1521. Team registration is open until May 6.


Jesse Henry and the Royal Tycoons perform here April 24

Former Bluffton resident, Jesse Henry will bring his band to Bluffton for a performance on April 24. The band, "Jesse Henry and the Royal Tycoons" will perform from 8 to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, April 24, at Tu Pueblo's banquet room.