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Sleeping Bag Project Supported by Local Church and Business

by Austin Arnold      Carolyn Scott, of Pandora, has started the Sleeping Bag Project (SBP), which is an effort to purchase sleeping bags for homeless persons in hopes to provide them some comfort throughout the cold nights during the winter. The project got started with just a simple question from a child.

Bluffton Second Graders Run Their Own Santa's Workshop

by Austin Arnold       The second graders at Bluffton Elementary recently learned the basics of economics, while throwing in a little Christmas fun as well. A week ago, all of the second grade classes spent significant time making an array of holiday ornaments and decorations. The economic unit involves the students learning the groundwork of producers and consumers, wants and needs and the basic concept of having a real job.

A Roast Served Up at the Latest Chamber Breakfast Meeting

by Austin Arnold      This month’s Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting had a little bit of a twist as local attorney Dave Rodabaugh served as the feature speaker. Although he shared his expertise, the subject matter was not law, as one might expect. Instead, he informed the audience of his personal insight of what it was like growing up with Bluffton’s mayor of the past 10 years, and his very own brother, Fred Rodabaugh.

Young Etrepreneur Works on Growing Homestead Business

by Austin Arnold
Less than a year removed from high school, local entrepreneur Ashley Siferd already has a solid foundation started for her own business titled Old Homestead Soaps and Lotions. Siferd’s homemade hygienic products are unique because they are made with goat’s milk, and many of them were on sale during an open house held on Saturday, December 3, 2011. The timing was just right for Siferd to host her company’s first open house event at her home in rural Bluffton.

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