Thank you for being the coach of Bluffton H.S. football for 27 years. Thank you for doing that job in a very professional manner. Thank you for providing positive leadership for the young student athletes who played for you; for showing them what self-discipline, accepting one’s role, being responsible, and having fun winning football games, is all about.
It is rare for someone to be a head coach of a major sport of a high school for 27 years, and in those 27 years you have done a very good job. You should be proud of all the accomplishments your football program has achieved. I am sure that the dozens and dozens of former players feel good about having played for the Pirates and have learned a lot being a part of a team, and have transferred the values they learned to become successful people in life.
It affects one in five adults in the U.S. over the age of 45 and an estimated 24 million Americans, yet as many as half remain undiagnosed. It’s called COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and it is the third leading cause of death in the United States. COPD is a serious lung disease that over time makes it hard to breathe.
On Friday afternoon, June 14th 2013 the Bluffton Lions Club put on the 46th Festival of Wheels and Cruise-in. We strive to make it a better show each year. It takes a lot of volunteers to make it a success. The weather has a lot to do with it, but the volunteers are the main factor. The Bluffton Lions are very grateful to all the following people who helped with our car show. Some are not members of the Bluffton Lions, but help because they are also interested in cars and to support the community. We thank you all and are very grateful for your participation.
We also want to thank all the sponsors that support us year after year. They help us with the expenses of advertising the Festival, and it also gives Bluffton and area businesses name recognition.
I am concerned about the lack of space for many more burial plots at Maple Grove Cemetery. There is a desperate need to acquire adjacent land before it’s too late. Perhaps it already is. Land can be purchased elsewhere as a continuation of Maple Grove, of course, but it’s preferable for a cemetery to be in one place. Other cemeteries, such as Ebenezer, Thompson, Pleasant View, and Pleasant Ridge have expanded their borders. It would be good if Maple Grove officials, with the necessary help of Bluffton’s Village Council, would do the same.