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BU Grad Student Starts Effort to Build Clinic in Native Land

  by Kendra Olson   Imagine a life with no electricity, no cars, and no plumbing. Water for drinking, cooking, and bathing comes from a stream that is a thirty minute walk away. After all the work of fetching the water the only thing to show for it is a single bucket full. But you must not drink the water. When you get back to your grass hut you must boil it to make sure that it is safe. There are no supermarkets in your community. The food supply is limited, so you eat whatever you can afford. Healthcare in that life is scanty. The nearest hospital is roughly five hours away on foot.

Old Shannon Cemetery to be Revitalized into Park Setting

  by Austin Arnold   The oldest cemetery in Bluffton is in the process of getting a facelift. The plan is to transform the old Shannon Cemetery, along St. Rt. 103, into a park area in an attempt to make it a more welcoming and aesthetically pleasing part of town.

Bluffton Family and Friend Enjoy Super Bowl Hoopla

by Austin Arnold   Along with the fans, celebrities and NFL players that were on site for Super Bowl weekend, in Indianapolis this year, there were also a handful of Blufftonites, as they enjoyed an entire day of pre-Super Bowl festivities. Stacy Combs, her two children Shane and Sarah, and Combs’ best friend JoAnna Hawk (all from Bluffton) made a trip over to Indianapolis on February 4, the day before the big game, to take in the sights and sounds of the many activities the NFL offers days before the Super Bowl.

Huge Community Garage Sale and Chicken BBQ to be Held Feb. 24

    The S.H.A.N.N.O.N. Service Club of Bluffton is sponsoring the 9th Annual Community Garage/Craft Sale on Friday, February 24, 2012, from 4:30-8:30 PM and on Saturday, February 25, from 9 AM - Noon.  This will be held at The Centre at Bluffton, 601 N. Main Street.   Parking is free and admission is just $1.  This annual HUGE garage sale event (30-35 vendors) has become a festive occasion for the residents of Bluffton and surrounding communities.  You will find items and gadgets of every sort from A to Z, in addition to a variety of yummy food items.  A coin dealer in attendance will pay cash for your old coins—bring them along.  You will meet friends and neighbors, and you will find new friends during your time at this event.  All proceeds from the garage sale will go toward local youth and community projects.

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