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Snuggling up with a Story at the Library

by Paula McKibben   Storytime for three to five year olds at the Bluffton Public Library is currently being held from 6:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday nights and 10-10:30 a.m. on Tuesday mornings.
   According to Esther Birkey, youth services coordinator, the library is hosting the winter session. There are four sessions – fall, winter, spring, and summer – with three to four week breaks between sessions.

Local Magazine Company Promotes Childhood Literacy by Donating Surplus Issues

   “Fun For Kidz” magazines, which include “Hopscotch for Girls,” “Boys’ Quest,” and “Fun For Kidz,” have always been an advocate of childhood literacy. Since each issue printed is centered around a different theme, and the issues are not dated with advertising or current events, there is always a demand for back-issue themes. Extra issues are always printed for Internet sales and promotional use.

Village Council Votes to Vacate Alley

by Ron Geiser   Vacation of alleys and two discussions of items not on the agenda highlighted the first February meeting of Bluffton Village Council Monday night at Town Hall. 
   Council passed under emergency legislation an ordinance to vacate an alley as requested by Gary and Rebekah Kirtland and Ronald and Marissa Snyder. The alley is adjacent to their properties off North Main Street and is no longer necessary for public access, according to the petitioners.
   Also submitted to council, as requested at the last January meeting, was a memo of understanding which stated:
   1. The Village of Bluffton will take legislative action to vacate the alley petitioned as quickly as possible.

Ghana Native, Nurse Practitioner Fits into Place at Bluffton Medical Center

by Paula McKibben   She comes from a country that has 39 different languages (34 of them distinct), relies on open markets for daily shopping, charges students to attend high school, and has laws that, like “Pirates of the Caribbean,” are suggestions. She has earned her RN, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in the United States; has earned a B.S. in education in math/science in her home country where she taught high school for five years, speaks five of the 39 languages plus English, and likes the “orderliness” of things in the United States.

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