The newest section of the Bluffton pathway system will be dedicated at 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31, at the entrance of the new path on Augsburger Road near the Bluffton University athletic complex. The $244,000 Lions Way-Augsburger Road pedestrian and bike path project was completed earlier this week as the final layer of asphalt was applied on Oct. 23. The pathway connects Elm Street to the Riverbend residential housing development and Maple Crest retirement community. The path removes bikers, joggers and pedestrians from the busy Augsburger Road. The dedication and ribbon cutting is open to the public.
Bluffton Hospital invites community members to experience a demonstration of the da Vinci Surgical Robot and learn about the new Women’s Center of Bluffton Hospital on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Bluffton Middle School Cafetorium. The event will begin with an introduction and overview of the Women’s Center of Bluffton Hospital presented by Chief Administrative Officer Chris Keller. A demonstration of the surgical robot will be provided by OB/GYN Dr. Lorie Thomas. The community will also have the opportunity to experience the da Vinci surgical robot through hands-on operation, and a Bluffton Hospital services fair will be held.
by Paula McKibben As we travel through our lives, most of us jump from goal to goal to goal. Barbara Plaugher had one goal: to serve others in a rewarding way. In nursing school, she had hoped to serve on the Good Ship Hope as a scrub nurse. However, marriage and raising a family pushed that goal to the back of her life for a while.