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December school calendars

Bluffton schools students are busy in December. For a complete list of activities in the elementary school click here.

For the middle school December calendar click here.

For the high school December calendar click here.

December school menus

December menus are now available for Bluffton elementary-middle school and for Bluffton High School. The final day of school for 2010 is Tuesday, Dec. 21.

Lavina Creeger's 100th birthday celebration Dec. 5

Lavina Creeger will celebrate her 100th birthday with an open house on Sunday, Dec. 5. The party is from 3 to 5 p.m., at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 8375 Phillips Road, Bluffton.

Click here to view a video interview with Lavina.

Chamber gift certificate great Christmas present idea

Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce gift certificates are available for persons interested in promoting gift-giving in Bluffton.

The certificates are available in any amount. They may be obtained at no charge from Citizens National Bank, or by contacting [email protected].

Each certificate may be used in any Bluffton business, or may be redeemed for cash at Citizens National Bank. The certificates are good for 12 months after their purchase.

November: warmer than normal; wetter than normal

November 2010: Warmer than normal; wetter than normal. That's the report from Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer. The average November 2010 daily temperature was 42 degrees. That compares to the normal November average temperature of 40.4 degrees.

The total amount of precipitation for November 2010 was 4.28 inches. The normal November prec. is 2.83 inches.

The high temperature for November was 72 degrees on Nov. 11 and Nov. 13. The low as 21 degrees on Nov. 3 and Nov. 28.

Jingle Jog 5K in Pandora Dec. 18

The eighth annual Jingle Jog will be held Saturday, Dec. 18, at Pandora Missionary Church, 300 Rocket Ridge, Pandora. The event includes a one-mile walk and 5K (3.1 miles) run. The one-mile walk will begin at 9 a.m., and the 5k at 9:30 a.m.

Entry fees are as follows: Pre-registration by Dec. 4, $15 plus shirt; race day, $15 registration and $15 for a shirt. A registration form is attached at the bottom of this story.