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Paulding Progress April 10, 2013

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Special salesevents from ...Chief, Menards, Tractor Supply, Window World,Frontier, RuralKing, Westrichs
 AroundPaulding County 
Free community dinner tonight
GROVER HILL – A freecommunity dinner will beheld tonight, April 10 at theMt. Zion United MethodistChurch. Dinner will beserved from 5-7 p.m. in thechurch fellowship hall. Thechurch is located on CR 151 outside of Grover Hill.
Oakwood FD tohost fish fry 
OAKWOOD – TheOakwood Fire Departmentwill be hosting a fish fryfrom 5 p.m. until the fish isgone, on Friday, April 12, atthe Oakwood Fire Station.The menu includes wall-eye, french fries, cole slaw,drink and a dessert bar. Thecost for an adult is $8 andkids 12 and under are $6.
Drive One 4 URSchool eventat Antwerp
ANTWERP – IntegrityFord in Paulding has part-nered with Antwerp HighSchool to offer Ford’s DriveOne 4 UR School programin an effort to raise up to$6,000 to benefit the school.The event will take placeat the Antwerp High Schoolfrom 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 20.The Drive One 4 UR School program was devel-oped as a fun, engagingway to help high schoolsraise money to support their sports programs and ex-tracurricular activities. Fordand Lincoln dealerships partner with a local highschool to conduct a testdrive fund-raising event.For every valid test drivecompleted, Ford Motor Company will donate $20to the participating school,up to $6,000.“We’ve always believedin our community and the best way to demonstratethat is to support it in everyway we can, starting withkids,” said Rick Greear,general manager of Integrity Ford.
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 VOL. 138 NO. 33PAULDING, OHIO 419-399-4015www.progressnewspaper.orgWEDNESDAY, APRIL 10,2013ONE DOLLARUSPS 423620
 Weather Serviceannouncesnew typesof tornado warnings
By Randy Shafer, directorPaulding CountyEmergency ManagementAgency
The people who make aliving trying to predict theweather have varying opio-nions about tornado activitythis year. Actually, most havetaken the route of predictingan average amount of torna-dos activity this year. Sowhat does that mean for Paulding County?According to The NationalWeather Service OfficeClimatology Division,Paulding County has had 12confirmed tornadoes since1834. Six of these tornadoeshave been confirmed since1980.This year, the NationalWeather Service Office will be issuing a new type of warning. If you remember, atornado
means thatconditions are favorable for the formation of a tornado inthe watch area, and a
means that a tornado has been seen on radar or actual-ly witnessed on the ground.This year, warnings will beaccompanied by additionallanguage that will attempt totell the public how seriousthe tornado threat is.When a possible tornado isseen on radar, a tornadowarning will be issued thatstates the radar has alertedforecasters to a possible tor-nado in a certain area and itappears to be traveling in acertain direction, and personsin the path should take cover.When there is evidence of alarge and dangerous tornado,the warning will include the phrase “This is a particularlydangerous situation” and theword “considerable” will beused to describe the damagethat may be expected withthis type of storm.If a large, potentially vio-lent tornado is likely to pro-duce devastating damage,the warning will announce a
“Tornado Emergency”
andPAYNE – The WayneTrace National Honor Society hosted a 5K runfundraiser on Saturday, April6 at the Payne ElementarySchool, which raised$10,000. The event was heldto help Brian and Sarah(Deatrick) Franz with med-ical expenses for their son,Maddox.Maddox Franz, born in November, 2012, was bornwith a kidney defect and iscurrently on home dialysis.He will remain on dialysisuntil he weighs enough to re-ceive a kidney transplant.Monies raised will help offsetthe cost of the transplant.Staci Wenninger, a WayneTrace senior, chaired theevent which the NationalHonor Society was proud tohave 450 applicants to sup- port the “Glow in the Dark Run.”The runners and walkerswove all through the town of Payne sporting glow sticks,glow necklaces, neon cloth-ing, and neon painted faces.The first place finish for the male group was KevinHeckman with a time of 16:53 with Gina Ryan gar-nering first place for the fe-male group with a time of 21:40. First place for the 12and under group was LeviManz with a time of 26:51.Brian and Sarah Franz
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A neon colored start to the Maddox Franz 5K race last Saturday night in Payne.
5K raises $10k for Maddo
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Sometimes directions are needed to the finish of a race.Sarah and Brian Franz and baby Maddox attended the bene-fit 5K and fun run/walk on Saturday evening.
said, “We were ecstatic withthe results of the 5K. TheWayne Trace NHS did anoutstanding job organizingthe event and we are gratefulfor the generosity of the com-munity. Thank you to every-one who was involved.”Look for this race againnext year around this time tohelp another communitymember.
‘We are five feet from the goal line’
Vancrest of Payne facility nearing completion
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One addition was that of a new fire- place in the front lobby which willlend a homey atmosphere to the facil-ity. The assisted living facilities aredesigned for seniors who may needassistance with daily living activitiesand perhaps with medications. Theyalso enhance their residents’ quality of life.The Vancrest Health Care Centersown care centers and assisted livingunits in Van Wert, Convoy, Delphos,
By NANCY WHITAKER Progress Staff Writer
PAYNE – “If we were playing in afootball game and almost ready toscore a touchdown, I would say weare about five feet from the goal line,”said Mark White, CEO of VancrestHeath Care Centers.White was speaking of the nearlycompleted building project at the for-mer Dallas Lamb Foundation Homein Payne. Vancrest ManagementCorporation bought the property atauction Dec. 15, 2011 for $455,000.White and Vancrest, who have 27years of experience in the healthcare business, commented, “Our focus will be on remodeling those apartmentsand opening them.”The new facility should open byearly June.Plans called for 24 assisted livingapartments, which are roomy andequipped with all the comforts of home. There is a huge walk-in closetin each apartment, a wet bar, shower,microwave, access to great dining,washers and dryers and places insideto just sit and visit or pass time.Walls and ceilings have been re- plastered, new woodwork is nowadorning the walls, and the whole at-mosphere is one of excitement, com-fort and beauty. The building will beredecorated with colors and designs tomake the residents feel at home andcomfortable.White noted, “The kitchen and din-ing room area is in the process of get-ting painted and cleaned. A lot of theremaining work will be cleaning, painting and doing the clean up.”
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Work is progressing on the Vancrest of Payne facility. A pic-ture taken in January shows a hallway being remodeled.The same hallway is shown with builder Dave Rellinger showing off the work, which is nearing completion.
Property surveyed for new bank in Payne
By JOE SHOUSECorrespondent
PAYNE – The Payne VillageCouncil met on Monday and dis-cussed construction of the new bank,a cost hike for EMA and access tothe brush pile.The new proposed AntwerpExchange Bank building is progress-ing. The alley near the new site withits utility lines in place needs to besurveyed the near future.“The cost for the proposed surveyand legal description was submitted by Core Consulting at a cost of $2,915,” said Mayor Terry Smith. Ithas been determined that only four  parking spots will be eliminated as aresult of the new construction.In addition to the survey work, K4Architectural has submitted prelimi-nary drawings to Yoder Constructionfor the purpose of developing thecost for the new structure.Several council members reportedthey had been recently approachedabout what could be dumped at the brush pile located behind the deten-tion pond. It was clearly noted bymembers of council that any Payneresident with proof of residency suchas a water bill would be permitted todeposit brush and only brush at thesite.“This site is not for old furnitureor appliances, but strictly brush,”said Councilman Randy Miller.Council also shared complaintsthey had received from residentsconcerning junk and the ongoingcollection of junk in people’s yards.Police Chief Rodney Miller willcheck on the areas in question andwill advise the Zoning Board if nec-essary in order to see these areascleaned up.Council heard from Fiscal Officer Cheryl Halter that it appeared thePaulding County EMA annual feewill increase from $208 to $700 or  possibly even $750. “This is theword I received from EMA director Randy Shafer,” said Halter.The general feeling from thecouncil members that a 350 percentincrease was a little excessive whenit’s not exactly known at this timewhat the purpose is for the addition-al increase.Mayor Smith announced that onApril 15 a representative from Risk Management will be at the fire de- partment speaking on personnel ve-hicles and operation with lights andsirens of all vehicles. The meeting isat 7 p.m. and council members wereencouraged to attend.Four emergency resolutions passed unanimously including:Bids for a new depositoryagreement to be received by May 13.A levy renewal of 1.0 mil for the operation of the police depart-ment.A levy renewal of 1.7 mil for the operations of the fire department.The amendment of appropria-tions allowing the movement of lineitem amounts from within the samedesignated fund.In other business:The new village website is stillworking out some issues in hopes of  being up and running in a couple of weeks.Bids have gone out for thegarbage pickup contract and will beawarded at the April 22 meeting.By consensus, council agreed tohave Mayor Smith send a letter toWayne Trace Schools commendingthem on the success of their recentGlow In the Dark 5K run that nettedover $10,000.Council agreed to haveBuckeye Exterminator spray the vil-lage six times at a cost of $325 for each time.The Payne Village garage saleweekend will be held May 31-June1.Council acknowledged thelease agreement with VerizonWireless dated Nov. 6, 2012 had acommencement date of April 1,2013.EMS Assistant Chief JoeGarmyn reported that his departmentmade 15 runs during the month of March.
Oakwood to set clean-up day
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direct the public to seek shelter immediately. The word “cata-strophic” will be used to de-scribe the damage this stormmay be capable of producing.An example of a tornadothat would produce a“Tornado Emergency” type of warning would be a tornadolike the one that devastatedJoplin, Mo. in 2011; 160 peo- ple were killed by that torna-do.So a little more on the his-tory of tornados in this area.The month with the mosttornadoes is June, the time of day that a tornado is likely tostrike is between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Remember that althoughthese are the most likelytimes, tornadoes can strike atany hour and any month of the year that weather condi-tions are right.Many people ask, “Whatcan I do to protect myself andmy family?” First, stay in-formed. With all the electron-ic devices available to usthese days, it is very easy tokeep updated on the currentweather conditions.Some applications that can be used on your cell phone ocomputer to alert you toweather dangers are: Weather  bug, applications produced bylocal weather and radio sta-tions, NIXLE, Accuweather and several others. Just do asearch for weather warningapplications. NIXLE is administrated bythe local EmergencyManagement Agency and al-lows the EMA to send noticesto your phone and/or email of severe weather and other events such as emergencyroad closing, missing persons,and similar situations. Just goities construction manager and has worked with Whiteon all the Vancrest building projects. He is on site inPayne, and, along with White,is coordinating the new con-struction and remodeling.At least two unexpected projects had to be done on the building as the fire sprinklerson the new portico, or canopy,had never been installed. It isrequired to have them be-cause the canopy is attachedto the building.The sprinklers inside had to be replaced as well due to being old and deteriorated.This will be the ninth facil-ity Vancrest has opened witheach one noted for its qualityof care, cleanliness and resi-dent satisfaction.Other facilities includeResthaven in Greenville,Sarah Jane in Delphos,Vancrest of Eaton, Vancrest of Holgate, Vancrest of Urbana,Vancrest of Van Wert,Vancrest of Convoy andVancrest of Delphos.Vancrest also recently took over the management of theformer Antwerp Manor and itis now known as Vancrest of Antwerp.White said, “We are proudto be a part of the area,Paulding County and we arelooking forward to openinghere in Payne.”Holgate, Eaton, Urbana andGreenville. White comment-ed that they currently have165 assisted living apartmentswithin their health care sys-tem.White noted, “Most of our facilities have been turn-around situations. Two of thefacilities were county homes(Eaton and Urbana), one (inHolgate) was closed prior toour purchase and two camefrom a foundation (Delphos).“In all instances we madesignificant investments to the property. We insist on clean,modern state-of-the-art build-ings combined with a caring,competent and efficientstaff.”Mark White and his staff have torn out rooms, taken upcarpet and are makingVancrest of Payne into a mod-ern, advanced facility.Dave Rellinger is the facil-to NIXLE.com and register your device(s).If you have bought a newcell phone that was manufac-tured after April 2012, it con-tains a nationwide warning re-ceiver called IPAWS(Integrated Public Alert andWarning System). This sys-tem will alert your phone tocertain situations such as se-vere weather, terrorist attack,and Amber Alerts automati-cally. This system followsyour phone using the built-inGPS system to give you alertsthat are impacting the areathat you are in or near, perfectfor those who travel a lot.Another way that we use isoutdoor warning sirens placedat various locations through-out the county. These sirensare activated for tornadoes,flash flooding, hazmat situa-tions, terrorist attacks, etc.If you hear a siren soundinga long steady siren sound thatlasts for three minutes andthere is threatening weather  present, please seek shelter underground or in a sturdy building. If there is no threat-ening weather, please tune tolocal television or radio sta-tions to receive additional in-formation.Remember, outdoor sirensare tested every Wednesday at1 p.m. unless there is threaten-ing weather present.Last but not least, a NOAAweather radio, available atmost larger department storesor Radio Shack stores, will re-ceive emergency announce-ments in your home or busi-ness.
By BILL SHERRYCorrespondent
PAULDING – ThePaulding County Hospital(PCH) Board of Trustees meton April 4 in the PauldingCounty Hospital Conferenceroom for its monthly meeting.The board meeting followed ashort executive session.Chief Executive Officer surgery being involved. For more information call 419-399-1746.Adkins also commentedthat the hospital was involvedwith a Paulding County table-top drill concerning a simulat-ed nationwide cyber attack.Chief Financial Officer RobGoshia reported that for themonth of February, PCH real-ized a gain of $6,170 with ayear-to-date gain of $22,949.Chief Operating Officer tion to the board onAccountable Care Organi-zations.He also reported that thehospital and general surgeonDr. Peter vanden Berg would be promoting vein care alongwith the current surgical serv-ices offered. The vein careservices can be done in Dr.vanden Berg’s offices withoutGary Adkins reported thatMedicare sequestration hasstarted, causing a 2 percentacross the board cut toMedicare reimbursements per year for the next 10 years. Thefirst cuts will be April 14. Thehospital has taken advantageof some cost saving opportuni-ties to offset those expenses.Adkins provided informa-Randy Ruge told the boardthat Kyle Mawer has been ap- pointed surgery departmentmanager and Kris Noffsinger has taken the quality assur-ance/risk management posi-tion.
By BILL SHERRYCorrespondent
OAKWOOD – Oakwood Village Councilmet Monday, April 8. Among the agenda itemswere junk complaints, upcoming events andclean-up day.The old Braun building was a topic of dis-cussion as there were comments that as many as15 junk cars are being stored outside the build-ing with some other items that appear to be junk. Mayor Erhard “Bud” Henke stated that hewould be contacting village solicitor BrianGorrell concerning the situation.The topic of a spring clean-up day for the vil-lage was presented. Mayor Henke commentedthat he would have village administrator JohnKeyes check with the Gleaners about helpingwith the spring clean-up.Henke noted that the village was ready to in-stall water and sewer lines to the Cooper Building on the east side of the village as earlyas next week.The Oakwood Development Company willmeet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 in the vil-lage council chambers.Mayor Henke reminded everyone that the“Learning Is An Art” program from 6:30-8 p.m.Thursday, April 11 at Oakwood ElementarySchool. The public is invited to attend and seewhat the students are doing.Police Chief Mark Figert commented that hehad worked with the Oakwood ElementarySchool to help them prepare for a potential problem situation. The school has some proce-dures in place to help counter a potential threat.Figert commented that he would be takingthe A.L.I.C.E. training to become an A.L.I.C.Einstructor. A.L.I.C.E., which stands for Alert,Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate, is aflexible set of principles that may be adapted toany violent situation. The goal of this training isto begin your mental preparation of recogniz-ing, assessing, and responding to threats againstyou.Chief Figert advised council that a computer and printer had been donated for use by theOakwood Police. Figert commented that he stillneeds a monitor and keyboard in order to usethe computer.Council voted unanimously to pay thePaulding County Economic Development duesof $260.Fiscal Officer Susan Barron told council thatshe is assuming that the audit is going good be-cause there have been no questions from the au-ditors.
Paulding Hospital facing Medicare sequestration
SHERWOOD – Joann MHarris, 79, of Sherwood, passed away on Saturday,March 30 at the Twin RiversCare & Rehabilitation Center.She was born on Jan, 1,1934 to the late William andMarjorie (Leonard) Ripke inDefiance. On June 4, 1954she married James E. HarrisSr., who survives. Joann wasa member of St. PaulLutheran Church, Defiance.She enjoyed gardening andcooking.Joann is survived by her husband, James Sr. of Sher-wood; sons, Terry (Denise)Harris of Perrysburg, James(Cathy) Harris Jr. of Defi-ance, Richard “Rick” (Chris)Harris of Defiance and Corey(Nicole) Harris of Paulding; adaughter, Michelle “Mick”(Tom) Curtis of Antwerp;eight grandchildren; eightgreat-grandchildren; onegreat-great-grandchild; sis-ters, Lenore Levy of Hicksville and Pam Florence,Pat Osborn, Nancy Fedderkeand Brenda Ankney, all of Defiance.She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers,William Jr. and RichardRipke; and a great-grandson,Anakin Curtis.Funeral services were heldFriday, April 5 at Schaffer Fu-neral Home, Defiance, withthe Rev. David Brobston offi-ciating. Burial was in River-side Cemetery.The family suggest memo-rials be made to the North-west Ohio Hospice or theAmerican Cancer Society.
PAULDING – JuanitaMarjorie Hyman, 94, of Paulding, passed away peace-fully Monday, April 1 sur-rounded by her lov-ing familyat Com-munityHealthProfes-sionalsHospice,Van Wert.She was born July 2, 1918in Allen County, Ohio, thedaughter of James M. andCharity (Wright) Jacobs. OnDec. 23, 1939, she marriedHarvey E. Hyman, who pre-ceded her in death Jan. 17,2000. Before her marriageshe was employed as an assis-tant in the trust department at National Bank of Lima, andafter marriage worked for atime as a secretary in her hus- band’s law office. Marjoriewas an active member of theFirst Presbyterian Church of Paulding, and its women’sgroups and couple’s groups.She was selected as a volun-teer Gray Lady at the Pauld-ing County Hospital, servedone year as the PauldingCounty Fair secretary, and asa baseball league treasurer.Memberships includedDaughters of the AmericanRevolution, Eastern Star,John Paulding Historical So-ciety, Ladies Literary Societyand the Current Event Club.She is survived by threesons, David A. (Jacqueline)Hyman of Paulding, GeoffreyL. (Bonnie) Hyman of Payneand H. Douglas (Paula)Hyman of Lima; one daugh-ter, Cara Lou (Charles A.)Strahley of Paulding; a brother, James M. (Helen) Ja-cobs of Middleton, N.J.;grandchildren, GregoryHyman, Sarah E. (Tim) Bern-hardt, Angela M. (Tony) Zart-man, Scott A. Strahley,Michael G. Hyman, Julie N.Hyman, Rachel (Greg) Par-rett, Erin Hyman, GretchenHyman, Harvey D. (Caci)Hyman and James M.(Katherine) Hyman; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces andnephews.Marjorie was also precededin death by her parents.Funeral services were heldSaturday, April 6 at FirstPresbyterian Church, Pauld-ing, with the Rev. DavidMeriwether officiating. Bur-ial was in Pleasant GroveCemetery, Paulding. DenHerder Funeral Home was incharge of arrangements.Memorial contributionsmay be made to First Presby-terian Church or PauldingCounty Junior Fair Board to benefit 4-H.Online condolences may besent to www.denherderfh.com.
OAKWOOD – ThomasCalvin “Tom” Ankney, 60, of Oakwood, died at 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, April 2 at his resi-dence.He was born May12, 1952in Defi-ance tothe lateSimonand Violet(Good-win) Ankney. On Sept. 11,2005, he married SindyDackenhaus, who survives inOakwood. Tom was a self-employed brick mason. Heloved spending time with hisdogs, Sadie and Butter, andenjoyed reading, workingcrossword puzzles, and doingarts and crafts. He was anavid music fan.He is also survived by fivechildren, Angie (Randy)Brown of Helena, Joey(Amy) Ankney of Bryan, Pete(Angie Evans) Ankney of In-dependence, Amy (Ryan)Sanders of Minnesota, andCalvin (Cassandra) Ankneyof Tennessee; nine grandchil-dren and one on the way; five brothers, Jim (Ruth) Ankneyof Ayersville, David (DebAden) Ankney of Defiance,Dennis (Rosie) Ankney of Hicksville, Dan (Jodi)Ankney of Continental, andBilly Ankney of Defiance;and a sister, Kim Epple of Defiance.Funeral services were heldFriday, April 5 at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Oakwood,with Pastor Don Litchfieldofficiating. Burial was inSherman Cemetery, Oak-wood.Memorials may be made toPaulding County HumaneSociety or to CommunityHealth Professionals of Paulding County.Condolences may be ex- pressed at www.heitmeyerfu-neralhome.com.
DONALD CROY1933-2013
OTTAWA – Donald R.“Pete” Croy, 79, passed away5:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6 athis home.He was born Nov.11, 1933,to the latePaul D.andKathryn(Blymyer)Croy. OnOct. 2, 1954, he married JeanKing and she survives in Ot-tawa. Pete was born on MapleStreet in Ottawa, lived his en-tire life on Maple Street anddied at his home on MapleStreet following a short butcourageous battle with can-cer.Pete was a lifelong dealer of poultry and eggs. He en- joyed many years of workingwith his wife, making craftsfor their business, Croy’sCountry Crafts. He was amember of Trinity UnitedMethodist Church, Ottawa.Pete’s greatest love was for his family. He enjoyed familygatherings, especially at their cabin on the Auglaize River,He loved attending his grand-children’s sporting events andwas a huge part of each of their lives. He loved buildingcampfires, cooking, grillingand feeding people, as well asmushroom hunting and play-ing cards.He is survived by his chil-dren, Don (Teresa) Croy, Deb(Chuck) Inkrott, Diane(Mark) Fuerst and Daryl(Diane) Croy, all of Ottawa;10 grandchildren, Jeff (Cari)Croy, Lyle (Amee) Croy,Brian (Kendall) Inkrott, Jason(Laura) Inkrott, Mark (Kendra) Unterbrink, Kevin(Holly) Unterbrink, Alison(Aaron) Teders, Curt (Kayla)Croy, Mitch (Brittany) Croyand Nolan Croy; two step-grandchildren, Meghan(Craig) Baldauf and Micah(Krista) Fuerst; 14 great-grandchildren, Alexis, Josh,Gracie, Garret, Wyatt,Everett, Kathryn, Maddox,Maris, Gwenevere, Karlie,Charlotte, Stella and Valerie;two sisters, Dorothy Micheland Pat (Ed) Ketner, both of Ottawa; three sisters-in-law,Alice Croy of Perrysburg,Sally Croy of Waterville andMary Croy of Ottawa; and a brother-in-law, Gary Okuleyof Ottawa.He was preceded in death by three brothers, Bob Croy,Jim Croy and Bill Croy; a sis-ter, Carol Okuley; and a brother-in-law, Harry Michel.A funeral service was heldMonday, April 8 at Love Fu-neral Home, Ottawa withPastor Lynda Lockwood offi-ciating. Burial was in HarmanCemetery, Gilboa.Memorial contributionsmay be made to TrinityUnited Methodist Church or Putnam County Hospice.Condolences may be ex- pressed at www.lovefuneral-home.com.
CLARA MODEN1931-2013
CECIL – Clara MarieModen, age 81, died Sunday,April 7 at Van Wert InpatientHospice, Van Wert.Shewas bornMay 26,1931 inPauldingCounty,thedaughter of Paul B.and RuthL. (Phillips) Holtsberry. Shewas an avid NASCAR fan.She is survived by threedaughters, Kay (Fred) McB-room, Defiance, Carol (Ray)Finfrock, Paulding, and Jill(Ruben) Rodriguez, FortWayne; two sisters, RamonaFillman, Paulding, and RuthElaine Underwood, Van Wert;several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-greatgrandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents; companion,Andrew J. Tilley; an infantson, Floyd A. Glass; a brother, Paul D. Holtsberry;and a sister, Alice Foust.Funeral services will beconducted 11 a.m. Thursday,April 11 at Den Herder Fu-neral Home, Paulding, withthe Rev. Ben Lowell officiat-ing. Burial will follow inHedges Cemetery, PauldingCounty.Visitation will be 4-6 p.m.today, April 10 at Den Herder Funeral Home, and one hour  prior to services on Thursday.Donations may be made toVan Wert Inpatient Hospice.Online condolences may besent to www.denherderfh.com.
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The Amish Cook
By: Lovina Eicher
shortly after giving birth totheir 11th child. She was only36 years old and leaves her husband and 11 children tomourn. The oldest child is adaughter, only 15 years old.God has again showed usthat we do not need to be oldto be taken from this world.Joe and Jonathan and familieswere neighbors growing up,so the cousins were together often. We regret that we werenot able to attend the funeral.Jonathan lives over sevenhours from here.Our most heartfelt sympa-thy goes out to Jonathan, thechildren and the extendedfamily. It won’t be easy car-ing for a newborn without amother there.We were glad to hear Joe’sAunt Nancy is on the road torecovery since having a heart bypass surgery.Yesterday, I helped cut up beef at sister Emma andJacob’s house. The rest of myfamily came to help in theevening.It was a 1,700-pound beef with Jacob taking half andniece, Verena and Melvin,taking the other half. Verenaand Melvin were also there tohelp. The meat was all cut upand the hamburger wasground. We were glad wecould get it all done before itwarmed up too much.While Joe is off work weThis is a very nice andsunny Thursday with the mer-cury going over 50° on our thermometer.Susan and I did laundry, in-cluding some curtains. Susanhung a lot of the clothes out-side, taking advantage of thisspring-like day. Earlier thisweek we had snow flurries.My husband, Joe, was off work today and won’t go back until April 9. He is alsotaking advantage of theweather and is hauling ma-nure out of the barn. Next week the children will be home all week for spring break. Tomorrow is GoodFriday, so they will be homeas well.I am unthawing a 12 poundturkey for tomorrow’s dinner.We will have a nice, restfulfamily day. Daughter, Eliza- beth, will go with Timothy tohis parents house for dinner.Mose will be here for dinner and then Susan will go withhim to his sister’s house for supper. The children plan tocolor some eggs on Saturday.Easter is on Sunday. Let usremember our Savior whodied on the cross for our sins.Let us honor Him for the op- portunity he provided for usall.Our hearts are still saddenedfrom the news we received aweek ago. Joe’s cousin,Jonathan’s wife Barbara, diedwould like to mix some sum-mer sausage and smoke it. Iwould like to try Dad andMom’s recipe that they al-ways used.I’ve made this recipe andthey have become a favoritesnack among the family.
2 eggs1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil1/4 teaspoon saltteaspoon baking soda1/2 cup cocoa2 cups apple sauce2 cups flour Mix everything together and divide between two large(10x15) cookie sheets. Bakeat 350° for 25 to 30 minutes.Put wax paper under one it iseasy to remove.Filling:1 16-ounce container of whipped topping1 8-ounce package of creamcheese1-1/2 cups of powdered sugar Mix together and put onone of the layers of cake after it is cooled off. Remove theother cake from pan and puton top of this.Topping:1 package of chocolate chips5 tablespoons of butter Melt butter. Remove fromheat. Add chocolate chips andstir until they are melted.Spread on top of cake.Chill and cut into bars.
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New church opens in Paulding 
PAULDING – Branch Christian Fellowshipis a church plant from the Family ChristianCenter in Defiance.Pastor Tim Tracy of FCC and Pastor GregCramer decided to plant a church in the Pauld-ing area for numerous reasons. One of whichwas the fair amount of people attending FCCfrom the Paulding County area and also a de-sire to join in the efforts of other area churchesin meeting the spiritual and physical needs of the community.In March 2013, Pastor Cramer and hislaunch team started having meetings in thePaulding School Auditeria. They meet weeklyon Sundays at 10 a.m. Branch Christian Fel-lowship offers lively praise and worship and practical teaching for everyday living from theBible.Pastor Cramer lives south of Defiance andhas been in the area for over 25 years. He has been married to Kimberly for almost 25 yearsand has two daughters.Branch Christian Fellowship has only oneservice per week currently, but will be plan-ning on midweek studies soon.The website at www.branchpaulding.comoutlines their core beliefs and has other perti-nent information.All are welcome to weekly meetings. It is“come as you are” attire. They offer coffee, tea,water and breakfast snacks for refreshment. En-trance to the meetings are from the EmeraldRoad side of the building. Look for signs.“We would love to see you this Sunday if youare not attending another church currently,” saidPastor Cramer.
 The family of Robert Reinhart would like to thank every-one for their expressionsof love, prayer and support during this very difficult time.We want to thank Den Herder Funeral Home for their profes-sional care and the Paulding Methodist Church for the wonder-ful meal. We would also like tothank Dr. Amer Arshad for all thecare, love and expert medicalcare he has shown our family.A special thanks to Tim Burden,our longtime friend and pastor,for the services he provided for usand to Rick Williamson for thebeautiful music.
God Bless You All.Ruth, Dennis, David and Sueand families
Relay For Life volunteersneeded in Paulding County 
PAULDING – The Ameri-can Cancer Society is seekingvolunteers to help plan theupcoming Relay For Life of Paulding County on May 31-June 1 at Paulding CountyFairgrounds. From organiz-ing teams, to entertainment planning, to fundraising,there are many different waysto get involved and help makethis cancer’s last century.The next volunteer teamand committee meeting willtake place on Thursday, April11 at the Paulding CountySenior Center. Teams meet at6:30 p.m., committee at 7:30 p.m. All interested in gettinginvolved are welcome to at-tend.By participating, volun-teers will be helping theAmerican Cancer Society inthe lifesaving mission started100 years ago.“On May 22, 2013 theAmerican Cancer Societycelebrates 100 years of fight-ing to save lives from cancer,and it’s the progress we’vemade together – as a commu-nity, as volunteers, as sur-vivors and as leaders – thathas helped us reach this in-credible milestone withtremendous success,” saysCara Boehm, local AmericanCancer Society staff partner.“We’ve never been moreready to complete our mis-sion and put ourselves out of  business. By lending your support to the Relay For Lifeof Paulding County event thisyear, you’ll be helping theSociety finish the fight and bring an end to cancer as weknow it.”During Relay For Lifeevents, teams of people campout overnight at a localschool, park or fairground,and take turns walking or run-ning around a track or path.Each team is asked to have arepresentative on the track atall times during the event. Be-cause cancer never sleeps,Relay events take placeovernight, for 18 hours.To join the Relay For Life of Paulding County as a volun-teer, team captain, or partici- pant, and to learn more aboutthe program, call the AmericanCancer Society at 888-227-6446 est. 5210 or visit Relay-ForLife.org/Paulding.
Poll results
Results from last week’s poll question on our websitewww.progressnewspaper.org:“What is your favorite sportto watch?”35.7% – Hockey28.6% – Basketball21.4% – Football14.3% – Other 0% – BaseballVisit our website and castyour vote in this week’s pollquestion.
Luncheon set for chamber ‘Employee Appreciation Day’
The Paulding Chamber of Commerce will holdits annual Employee Appreciation Luncheon from noon-1 p.m.Wednesday, April 24 at the Paulding County Senior Center.The cost is $12 per person and includes lunch, entertainmentand a goodie bag.Checks for the event can be made to the Paulding Chamber of Commerce or credit cards can be accepted by calling 419-399-5215.

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