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Santa Claus schedules visits in Bluffton

BLUFFTON — The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor visits by Santa Claus for the next four Saturdays. Santa’s first visit will be from 10 a.m. to noon today at Town and Country Flowers, 121 S. Main St., Bluffton. On Nov. 29, he will be joined by Mrs. Claus...

Poet to visit store

BLUFFTON — Ruth Naylor, poet and writer, will be launching her newest book, “Straw and All: A Christmas Poetry Collection,” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 29 at Book ReViews as part of Bluffton’s Blaze of the Lights event. During her poetry reading and book...

Quilt raffle to benefit education fund

McCOMB — A quilt handcrafted by McComb resident Beth Beard has been donated to the McComb Public Library to be raffled off in memory of library employee Lorna Morse, who died in July. The quilt measures 8 feet by 7 feet. Tickets are $5 each and are available at the library,...

Library holding basket auction

FOREST — The 10th annual gift basket and silent auction at Forest-Jackson Public Library will be held Dec. 1 through noon Dec. 13 at the library, 102 W. Lima St., Forest. Baskets will be displayed at the library and visitors may submit bids. Baskets may be viewed on the...

Saturday calendar

TODAY Findlay Senior Center, 339 E. Melrose Ave.; fitness center open, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Young at Heart, 5-9 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, closed book, 7:30 a.m., Pioneer Club; women’s New Beginnings open discussion, 10 a.m., Pioneer Club; Big Book open discussion, 10:30 a.m.,...

Exercising the mind, body and spirit

By MARGARET DWIGGINS Family Editor A desire to exercise her mind, body and spirit in a way that didn’t conflict with her deep Christian faith led Karin Johnson on a journey that ended with her becoming a teacher in a form of fitness known as devotional exercise. Johnson, of...

Ridenour to lead Arts Partnership board

The Arts Partnership held its annual meeting Nov. 18. Board members, supporters and volunteers were recognized. The board of directors was led by the following officers: Steve Bihn, president; Donna Ridenour, president elect; Mary Beth Hammond, past president; Heather Granger,...

Reservations due for Korean War vets’ dinner

The Hancock County Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter 172, will hold its annual Christmas dinner at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at Stonebridge Church, 2111 Stonehedge Drive. There is no charge for active members, honorary members, prospective members and widows of deceased members. They...
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