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Retired Pandora Physician Baking Special Hickory Nut Pies

   Dr. Oliver Lugibihl, retired Pandora and Bluffton physician, is a real nut. Nut-lover that is.
   As a hobby and avocation, he harvests hickory nuts from undisclosed locations around Bluffton and turns them into tasty treats. As a member of the Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) Service Group, many of his hickory nut pies and cakes end up at bake sales, silent auctions and pie contests that benefit projects and programs at MHCO campuses.

Dr. Hotmire’s Practice Settles into New Harmon Road Home

by Austin Arnold   The family practice of Dr. Darrel Hotmire has settled into its new home, located at 582 Harmon Road in Bluffton. The office has moved just a couple of doors down the road from its previous home at the Bluffton Family Physicians building, right next to Bluffton Hospital. Despite the short distance, many elements went into the move, making it a bit of a long process. However, it is a decision that will provide many advantages for the business and its customers for years to come.

Monday, December 9, 2013 Bluffton Town Council Report

by Kathrun Tschuor   The Village of Bluffton’s Council held a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, December 9, 2013 to discuss two ordinances and one resolution.
   The first item discussed by Council was Ordinance No. 27-13, which was on its third reading. This ordinance will approve the annual appropriations for Bluffton’s 2014 fiscal year. The date these appropriations become effective shall be January 1, 2014. Village Fiscal Officer Nancy Kindle has said that there are no significant variations in 2014’s annual appropriations, compared to the previous year. Ordinance No. 27-13 was passed as an emergency with its third reading.

A $742 Memorial Gift Turns into $52,800 for Hilty Home

   When Fran Reese approached Executive Director Joy Reichenbach earlier this year about naming Hilty Home as the recipient of memorial gifts in honor of her late husband, Joy was pleased.  Fran’s husband, Richard Reese, had lived at Hilty Home since June 2010 and passed away January 25, 2013.  Fran wondered if the memorial gifts could be used to purchase a ceiling lift.  A ceiling lift would have been beneficial to Richard and allowed him to stay in the Special Needs Unit where he had become comfortable and familiar.  Unfortunately, as his physical strength declined, he had to move to another part of Hilty Home that had a ceiling lift.

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