National COPD Awareness Month


To the Editor:

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.

Festival of Wheels Thank You



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.

They are as follows

Bluffton’s Missed Opportunity


Dear Editor:

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.

Main Street Flag Project Receives TREMENDOUS Support


   The S.H.A.N.N.O.N. Service Club of Bluffton, in conjunction with the Village of Bluffton, the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Bluffton American Legion, says THANK YOU to the many businesses and individuals who helped to sponsor the 2013 MAIN STREET FLAG PROJECT.  The cooperation among so many people who helped this project in so many ways is truly inspiring.  And the stories behind the people who are HONORED and MEMORIALIZED are heartwarming.         

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