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October 22, 2020

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Garlic - it's hanging from the rafters

Little Riley Creek Farm's barn decorated with four varieties of this onion cousin

FROM BLUFFTON ICON - With large clumps of garlic hanging from its rafters and others lined up on a wooden rack, the barn on the Little Riley Creek Farm is suggestive of an old European farmhouse kitchen decorated with garlic braids. 

Amanda Wischmeyer, who with her husband, Jon Tuttle, owns the farm, said that they grow four different varieties of garlic: French Violet, Italian Lorz, Chesnok Red and a variety that was growing on the farm when they purchased it. 

The farm is located at 9255 Lugabill Road, Bluffton. It is a 40-acres organic farm. Click here for its Facebook.

Several new Help Wanted ads now on the Icon's Classified Page

Local openings for part-time and full-time

Several new “Help Wanted” advertisements are now listed on Bluffton and Ada Icons.

These range from part-time to full-time openings and include:
• New Leaf Landscape and Garden Center
• Bluffton University
• Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio
• GROB Systems
• Mercy Health
• Machine operators through Patrick Staffing
• Bluffton law office
• Viva Maria Pizza and Pasta
• The Dough Hook
• Wendy’s Restaurant
• Blanchard Valley Heath Systems
• Ohio Northern University
• Ohio Means Jobs

Bluffton says: Farewell Burger King, hello Dunkin' Donuts

FROM BLUFFTON ICON - Take a final look at the now-closed Burger King restaurant at 499 State Route 103, Bluffton.

In early August the building will be removed. A national franchise company, Dunkin’ Donuts, announced plans to construction a restaurant on that property.

Demolition of the BK building will begin Aug. 3. Dunk’ Donuts anticipates a mid-November construction completion. Watch the Icon for more details coming.

Teaching financial responsibility

Some ideas for your children

By Faith Investment Services intern, James Garrett
Being financially responsible is a very important aspect of life. By doing the right things with your money, you can live a fruitful time on earth from beginning to end. But do you remember when you learned about how to manage money?

Learning about financial responsibility is important for everyone to understand, even children. But how do you teach them?

Children and young adults may find it difficult to grasp the concept of money. But by starting to educate at a young age, it can make understanding the subject a little easier.

Viva Maria now has 15 flavors of ice cream by the scoop

Viva Maria, 124 E. Buckeye Ave., Ada,  now offers ice cream by the scoop.

The ice cream menu is posted with this story and include 15 flavors, four add-on options, milkshakes, specialty items and three different cone options.

The restaurant is also open for pickup and delivery every day from 4 to 10 p.m., Mondays through Wednesdays and all day 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Phone: 567-940-8482

Red tag sale, garage sale at New Leaf

New Leaf Landscape and Garden Center, 0395 State Route 235, Ada, has its red tag and garage sale underway, according to Laurie Laird of New Leaf.

The sale includes selected trees and shrubs 25 to 50 % off regular price. In addition, there is a $1, $5 and $10 area.

Other sale items include a clearance on hanging baskets, vegetable plants, annual flowers, fruit trees and plants, water garden plants and more.

Garage sale items include miscellaneoous lawn and garden products, Christmas items and other items.