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Relay for Life team meeting Nov. 23

The next Bluffton Relay for Life team meeting is at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 23, in the community room of the Bluffton town hall.

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Grace Mennonite holiday book sale Dec. 3-4

A holiday book sale is planned at Grace Mennonite Church in Pandora, Dec. 3-4. Jilaine Graber from Faith and Life Books and Gifts, Berne, Ind., will provide a selection of books, CDs, devotionals and many other items for the book sale.

Sale hours will be 6:30 - 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, and 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4.

Each year 10% of total sales is given to a local library to purchase books. This year's profits will go to The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center of Bluffton University.

Last name starts with a "B"

The Icon caught this plate on Main Street. Certainly must be initials, but who's?

Roof on new emergency department at hospital nearing completion

The roof on the new emergency department at Bluffton Hospital is nearing completion. Several other projects at the worksite are underway this week. The list follows:

Now that feels like November

Now that feels like November! While the daily high temperature readings for the past seven days remain higher than normal, the lows are in the 30s. Here's the daily high, low and precipitation record for the past seven days, according to Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

Date High Low Prec.

6th Jerry Lewis Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 25 at Civic Center

This year marks the sixth year for the Jerry Lewis' McDonald's Thanksgiving day dinner, which was started in 1989 by the Chester Carey Family.

The Jerry Lewis's McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Dinner will be held on Thursday, Nov. 25th from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Lima Veteran's Memorial Civic and Convention Center.