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Two American Red Crossblood drives have beenscheduled in PauldingCounty:Thursday, June 6, from11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at theFirst Christian Church inthe gymnasium, located at1233 Emerald Road inPaulding.Monday, June 10, fromnoon-6 p.m. at St. PaulUnited Methodist Churchgymnasium, located inPayne at 312 S. Main St.
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 VOL. 138 NO. 39PAULDING, OHIO 419-399-4015www.progressnewspaper.orgWEDNESDAY, MAY 22,2013ONE DOLLARUSPS 423620
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1 jailed in methlab bust 
By NANCY WHITAKER Progress Staff Writer
ANTWERP – On Mondayevening at approximately 9 p.m., Antwerp Police OfficeMichael Kirsch was answer-ing a routine call to 105 W.Canal St. for a domestic issuewhen he discovered what ap- peared to be remnants of ameth lab.Following a search of theresidence and confiscating nu-merous items, Daniel J. Miller,43, was arrested by PoliceChief George Clemens oncharges of manufacturingmethanphetamine and childendangering.The confiscated items wereturned over to the BCII. Miller is currently being held in thePaulding County Jail.When Kirsch made the dis-covery of the suspected methlab, he contacted Clemens.Clemens noted, “When wefound out what we had, Icalled Paulding County’sChief Deputy Mark Butler andwithout hesitation Butler said,‘I will be right there.’”Clemens continued, “I thencalled Sheriff Jason Landers,who had already been contact-ed by Butler and also said, ‘Iam on my way.’“We really appreciated thesupport of the Paulding
John and Sue LaFountain, who have spend a lifetime togeth-er, are special team bent on defeating his bout with leukemiathese days. John is among the honorary survivors for thisyear’s annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life. He willhelp lead the Survivor Lap on May 31 to open the two-day event.Oakwood Elementary third grade students are preparing for their Memorial Day program to be presented at 10 a.m. Monday,May 27 in the Oakwood Elementary gym. The public is invited to attend. The students are under the direction of Mrs. NancyWehrkamp, Mrs. Beth Thornell and Miss Deb Hornyak. Here, Stephanie Ladd and Deacon Laney present the flag of the UnitedStates Army.
 Veterans’ groups to conductservices for Memorial Da y 
from General Motors after 40 years.“In 2010, I found out what it was like to besick with leukemia,” observed LaFountain. “Ihad extreme fatigue, night sweats, terrible legcramps, bloodshot eyes, rapid weight loss, paleskin and numerous nosebleeds.“The nosebleeds started while we were on va-cation in Hawaii,said LaFountain. Aftenine days of nosebleeds and numerous emer-gency room visits, I was so weak that we had tocome home early.”LaFountain said that after a week at PauldingHospital, Dr. James Gray made some phonecalls and he was admitted to James Cancer Center on the Ohio State University campus inColumbus.“I spent eight days there and had three plasmapheresis treatments to lower the IgM lev-els in my blood,” said LaFountain. “Finally, Iwas stabilized enough to start receiving two
By JIM LANGHAMFeature Writer
When Paulding resident John LaFountain facedcolon surgery in 2003, he never dreamed that amuch greater nightmare was lurking behind thescenes. It was during that surgery that physi-cians learned that his blood count was abnormal.“The doctors diagnosed me with a form of leukemia, I was quite shocked since I didn’t feelsick at all, just tired all of the time,” saidLaFountain. “I was sent to an oncologist whereI had numerous blood tests.“The doctor diagnosed the leukemia, but sentme to Ohio State University’s James Center for more extensive tests, because he found somerare markers in the blood,” continuedLaFountain. “That was when they made the def-inite diagnosis of a rare type of leukemia calledWaldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia.”Fortunately, at the time, the cancer was atstage zero, so no treatment was recognized untilit began to progress. In 2006, LaFountain retired
LaFountain looks at every day as a gift from God
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Controversy continues over dog warden, EMA 
Controversy continues, on the localand state levels, following thePaulding County commissioners’plans to place the dog warden’s officeand emergency management agencyunder the authority of the countysheriff’s office.A group of residents claims it willpursue a recall election of two of thethree county commissioners. Thegroup was to meet Tuesday morningwith Prosecutor Joe Burkard, but noadditional information was availableat press time Tuesday. Check theProgress website at www.progress-newspaper.org for any updates.Some state organizations are not infavor of any county EMA being putunder control of the commissioners or the sheriff’s office. Two groups meton Monday to discuss developments.
 Three state associations comment
The Emergency ManagementAssociation of Ohio (EMAO) held ameeting Monday, May 20 to discussthe developments regarding proposedchanges to Paulding County EMA.The organization has heard that statelegislation may be introduced and hasdecided to see it first before issuingany position statements.Chasity Schnelzenbach, EMAO president, said, “It is my position thatthe EMA in any county should not bereorganized and put under any inde- pendent discipline such as a sherifoffice.”Schnelzenbach continued, “Thisdiscussion started approximately sixmonths ago when the BSSA(Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association)drafted amendments to be put on HB59. Those amendments which theydrafted concerned putting the dogwarden and the EMA under the juris-diction of the county sheriff.However, these amendments never made it on the bill.“The EMA has to be a neutral as-sociation which does not favor oneentity over another. The EmergencyManagement is the coordinated ef-forts of all response and support dis-ciplines. This includes law enforce-ment, police departments and firefighters.”The idea of putting an EMA officeunder a sheriff’s authority is just to provide an option to counties, saidRobert Cornwell, executive director of Buckeye State Sheriffs’Association.Cornwell said the BSSA believessheriff’s offices have the authority tohandle duties; in 13 Ohio counties,the county prosecutor has issuedopinions in favor.“We need a law because some prosecutors say no, you can’t dothat,” Cornwell said. “We need clari-fication if they can or can’t.”He continued, “Under current lawyou can appoint a sheriff as EMA di-rector. A law would make it an option... if the commissioners or advisory board want to do this.” BSSA “sup- ports the concept if it allows commis-sioners to be more efficient.”The Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Associationissued the following statement onMonday: “The Ohio Fire Chief’s
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By NANCY WHITAKER Progress Staff Writer
Memorial Day activities in honor of deceased veterans will be held around thecounty on Monday, May 27.The public is encouraged to share inthese Memorial Day activities. Please,take a few minutes from your busy holi-day weekend to recognize those men andwomen of our armed forces who werekilled during times of war.Memorial Day is a sacred day to allwar veterans. America’s collective con-sciousness demands that all citizens bereminded of the deaths of their fellowcountrymen during wartime. By honor-ing the nation’s war dead, we preservetheir memory and thus their service andsacrifice. All U.S. flags should be dis- played at half-staff during the morninghours. At noon, they should be raised back to full-staff.
The Antwerp VFW andAmerican Legion will hold jointMemorial Day services. There will be a parade at 10 a.m. It will line up at 9:30a.m. at the VFW on Railroad Street.Services will be held at RiversideCemetery. Afterward, lunch will beserved at the VFW.
 – Memorial Day services will be held at Rochester Cemetery, Cecil, at 9a.m. Monday. The color guard of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 587 of Paulding will conduct the service.
 – Observance of Memorial Day in the Grover Hill area is being planned by the members of GroveHill Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2873.The day will start with a pancake andsausage breakfast from 7:30-10 a.m., atthe post hall on South Main Street. A freewill donation will be accepted and take-outs will be available.At 11 a.m., memorial services will beconducted by the VFW Post at the veter-ans’ memorial at Middle Creek Cemetery, located one mile southeast of Grover Hill. The Wayne Trace Band will be providing music for the program.The public is invited to attend bothevents. Please join in as honor is paid toour nation’s fallen veterans and the serv-ice they have provided to the citizens of our community and our nation.
This will be the 37thyear for Oakwood’s Memorial Day activ-ities. Memorial Day services will begin at
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Paulding County Progress
By BILL SHERRYCorrespondent
PAULDING – PauldingVillage Council held a specialsession and a regular sessionMonday, May 20.The business of the specialmeeting was to approve thefiscal officer’s certification of notes totaling $1,040,000 to beissued for various projects,namely; the village water-works project, the villagesewer system, 12-inch sanitarysewer on Road 144 (Gasser Road), and improving NorthCherry Street, North Driveand other roads and streets inthe village.Council voted unanimouslyto suspend the rules, declare anemergency and then votedunanimously in favor of thenotes.Council then held its regular session at 6:30 p.m.Pool manager Kelly Gastontold council that the pool is al-most ready to go and is sched-uled to open June 3. She saidthey are still doing somecleaning and minor mainte-nance work, but things are onschedule.Gaston also commented thatshe had seven new people onthe front desk and all the life-guard spots are filled with ex-perienced people.Council declared an emer-gency and suspended therules, both by a majority vote,then unanimously approvedthree resolutions to place levyrenewals on the November  ballot:Resolution 1275-13 tosubmit a 1-mill renewal recre-ation levy on the ballotResolution 1276-13 for a1-mill renewal fire levyResolution 1277-13 tosubmit a 2.0-mill renewal for current expenses.Association is opposed to re- placing EMA directors withcounty sheriffs because specif-ic knowledge and a neutralstance is needed for the successof this position.“It is truly a stand-alone jobthat needs to relate/interfacewell with elected officials,agency administrators, and allresponse disciplines. It is not acommand position but one of all-hazards education, plan-ning and coordination for theentire county.“This position needs to re-main credential based as not to be a detriment to disaster re-sponse.”
Commissioners, prosecutor seekconsensus
Meanwhile, the PauldingCounty commissioners andProsecutor Joe Burkard aremaking visits to each villagecouncil and township meetingto get them to sign off and dis-solve Paulding County’s cur-rent EMA board. This wasdeemed necessary to legallydissolve the board.The document that commis-sioners are asking the 12 town-ships and 11 villages to sign istwo sentences long and givesno explanation, other than “...ithas become necessary tochange the method” of provid-ing EMA services.The commissioners have notreleased any plan for a pro- posed new organization.Haviland Mayor RichardBowers told the
that acommissioner had visited their council meeting last Mondaynight.According to Bowers, hiscouncil members were toldthat current EMA director Randy Shaffer is retiring.Bowers said he signed thedocument, and then when hegot home read the article in thenewspaper that reported thatthe commissioners had givenShaffer three options. Theywere to resign, retire or befired. Bowers thought hiscouncil members were not toldthe full story. He said he planned to contact theHaviland village solicitor.Shaffer tells the
hehas no plans to retire.It appears that the 1989agreement required villagesand townships to adopt an offi-cial resolution to enter into theEMA agreement; however, thesame political subdivisions arenot being asked to pass anylegislation now to terminatethe agreement.In other meetings, PayneCouncil and Antwerp Council
(see related story)
tabled sign-ing the document, whilePaulding and Oakwood may-ors have added their signa-tures.In a press conference onMay 6, the commissioners saidthat if they don’t receive themajority signatures neededfrom political subdivisions,they have the authority to formtheir own EMA board. Then,all the townships and villageswould have to be responsiblefor their own disaster plans anddirectors. Due to the cost andcomplexity of meeting EMArequirements, this essentiallywould force the governmentalentities to join the commission-ers’ group.
“Ongoing situation”
The EMA director is notonly in charge of the localEMA, but also the local LEPCand HAZMAT response team.Shaffer, who has been direc-tor since 1995, was told thatthe commissioners had beenapproached by citizens andfirst responders about an “on-going situation,” but they re-fused to elaborate, saying theycould not discuss what wassaid in executive session.The county EMA director ishired by the seven-member EMA executive committee,not by the county commission-ers.On May 9, the
 pre-sented the commissioners witha request, under Ohio RecordsLaw, for copies of any and allcomplaints received by thecounty regarding EMA serviceor activities over the past 12months. The
also re-quested copies of complaintsregarding the dog warden’s of-fice for the same time period.On May 17, this office contact-ed the commissioners’ officefor a status update and was toldclerk Nola Ginter had beenworking on the request andwould contact the newspaper office.Yet, as of press timeTuesday, no records of anykind had been released to the
and no call was re-ceived.
Dog warden
Supporters of dog wardenGeorgia Dyson have a copy of a prosecutor’s opinion fromButler County, Ohio, dated2008, addressing “questionsrelating to whether the board of county commissioners maytransfer the dog warden’s of-fice, and the responsibility for enforcing dog laws, to thesheriff’s office.” The opinion isstates that “...commissionersmay not appoint the sheriff toserve as the dog warden, evenif the sheriff is willing to as-sume those responsibilities.”Further, “...our conclusion isthat the board of county com-missioners has the sole andnondelegable duty to employ,as necessary, deputy dog war-dens and to fix their compensa-tion.”County Prosecutor JoeBurkard was sent a copy of thisopinion and asked for com-ment. He also was asked for acopy of his opinion issued onthe subject to the commission-ers.Burkard responded by fax:“I am not able to provide thatinformation to you. The infor-mation that you are requestingis privileged information be-tween an attorney and aclient.”a shock; I want to learn to ac-cept what they said. But I con-tinue to ask for the gift of time,” said LaFountain. “It is agood thing that I can still bearound other people.“We know there is no cureyet, but who knows what thefuture may bring,” observedLaFountain. “I do know thatGod loves me. He has givenme my wife, Sue, who is myfaithful caregiver. We’ve beenmarried 45 wonderful years.“We have our loving daugh-ter, Angie, and three awesomegrandchildren. Each day Godgives me is a gift,” addedLaFountain. “I want to thank all of those who support theRelay and all of the volunteerswho work tirelessly to makeour Relay such a success.”chemo drugs.“One treatment lowered my platelets to zero and the othecaused severe reactions,” con-tinued LaFountain.“It was touch and go for awhile, but the chemo treat-ments were doing their job inkilling the cancer cells, so thechemo treatments continuedfor four months. Eventuallythe reactions got so bad thatthey had to stop the treat-ments.”One of LaFountain’s biggestconcerns was that there would be a relapse. Once he arrivedhome, he was in isolation for awhile because he had no im-mune system left.“It took time to build it back up; I also have neuropathy inmy feet now and that has lim-ited my activities,” LaFountainsaid. “I have many people praying for me and I strongly believe in God’s healing power. I have a wonderful andsupportive family, friends andchurch community. God hasanswered all of my prayersand has pulled me though.“This year the cancer cellsare showing up again, but theyassure me there are lots morechemo combinations they cantry when I need them again,”LaFountain said. “They alsofeel that since I went so long before the cancer went active,that I might go a few years be-fore I need more chemo treat-ments.”LaFountain said that one of the most difficult things at this point is the fact that he can’t domuch without getting tired.“This is hard. The first timewe were there (OSU), theysaid that this will definitelyshorten the lifespan,”LaFountain said. “It was quite10 a.m. Monday at OakwoodElementary School. The thirdgraders will present the pro-gram, which is titled “InService of Our Country.” Thestudents honor each war thathas been fought and also each branch of the military.They will parade to the park where a short service will beheld and “Taps” will be played. Following anAmerican Legion 21-gunsalute, there will be an arch of flags to the river where those present will drop flowers intothe river in honor of the veter-ans. The public is welcome to participate. Refreshments will be served at the park follow-ing the ceremonies.
 – MemorialDay services will be held at 11a.m. Monday at Live Oak Cemetery, Paulding. TheVeterans of Foreign Wars Post#587 will conduct the service.Following the ceremony, hotdogs, chips and pop will beserved at Post 587.
 – The annualMemorial Day events will behosted by American LegionPost 297. A parade begins at9:30 a.m. that will line up atthe Divine Mercy CatholicChurch and march to thePayne American Legion. At10 a.m., a memorial servicewill be held at LehmanCemetery; a noon lunch will be served to veterans and theifamilies. Bring a covered dishand place settings; meat will be provided by the post.Our veterans fought for therights and liberties we enjoyeach day. Memorial Day givesour citizens an opportunity toshow appreciation for their sacrifices (some giving the ul-timate sacrifice) by takingtime from our holiday week-end to pay special tribute.ate new readers’ and to intro-duce youth to the joy of booksand the library. I am excitedto see what our team will do,”she says.Molitor will also be respon-sible for collection manage-ment of the children’s depart-ment, including acquisition,marketing and weeding. And,she plans on providing a more public view of the youth serv-ices program via social mediamarketing.Molitor was born in FortWayne and graduated fromWayne Trace High School in2001. At Vantage Career Center, she studied EarlyChildhood Education andDesktop Publishing. She isthe daughter Harry Molitor Jr.and Robin and granddaughter of Harry Molitor Sr. and thelate Dorothy Molitor, LendellBurk and the late BarbaraBurk.The Paulding CountyCarnegie Library serves a predominately rural popula-tion through the main historicCarnegie library in Paulding; branches in the villages of Antwerp, Oakwood andPayne; and a Bookmobile thattravels throughout the county providing library service tocommunities, head start pro-grams, preschools and assist-ed living facilities.PAULDING – SaraMolitor, previously the branch manager of the PayneBranch Library, has been pro-moted to head of youth serv-ices for the main historicCarnegie library in Paulding.Molitor has been with thelibrary on and off since 1999,hiring in as a teenage pageand then a library clerk beforeshe was hired full-time as themanager of the library’s sec-ond oldest branch.A 2013 graduate of Leadership In Action, she fol-lows Anissa Williamson, whohas chosen a new career pathafter serving 16 years with thelibrary.“Sara will balance our out-standing, award-winningyouth services team,” re-marked Susan Pieper, librarydirector. “She brings years of experience in managing a branch library where she wasresponsible for not only themanagement of the branchcollection, but also for pro-gramming for youth andadults.”Molitor says, “I am excitedto take this new position of head of youth services. Ienjoy working with childrenof all ages and hope to bringsome different ideas to thePaulding County CarnegieLibrary.”She has a 10-year-old son,Jayden, and knows firsthandhow important reading andaccess to information is for children.Molitor, leading an experi-enced team, will be responsi- ble for administering the de- partment’s many programs,including Battle of the Books,summer reading program,Fall Extravaganza, specialevents and more.“I am excited to work withKirk and Jonne. We are allhere for the same goal to ‘cre-
Sara Molitor has been named head of youth services for Paulding County Carnegie Library system.
 Library has new youth services team leader 
Antwerp Council says no to new EMA structure
By JOE SHOUSECorrespondent
ANTWERP – It was the AntwerpVillage Council’s turn to hear fromProsecuting Attorney Joe Burkardand Commissioner Roy Klopfen-stein concerning major changeswithin the Emergency ManagementAgency (EMA).Currently, commissioners aretraveling the county to speak withvillage and township boards andcouncils seeking their support todissolve the county EMA and placeit under the jurisdiction of the sher-iff’s office. Included in the visits isopportunity for a question and an-swer time to help gain a greater un-derstanding for the proposedchanges. However, the ultimate pur- pose is to have villages and town-ships sign off to end PauldingCounty’s current EMA agreement.Following the brief presentation by Burkard and Klopfenstein,Mayor Tom Van Vlerah said, “Wewant to hold off a vote until we seethe plan on paper.” Later in the dis-cussion Van Vlerah, still seeking ananswer asked again, “Can we getsomething in writing?”Klopfenstein responded, “That’s afair request and yes, I will try to getsomething to you.”Councilman Ken Reinhart fol-lowed up by asking, “You say thereare issues with the current EMA.What are they?” Klopfenstein saidthere were personnel issues and get-ting things done in a timely manner.After listening to the presentation,Councilman Larry Ryan said, “Idon’t think you guys have done your work. You don’t have a plan. All Ihear is, trust me, this is going to begreat.”Finally, Ryan said to Burkard,“Joe, you’re a lawyer; if we vote yesand we find out your plan fails or goes wrong, will we get sued?”Burkard’s responded, “I defer.”Fiscal Officer Loretta Baker asked two questions of concern.One, is this new change going tosave the county money? And, is itgoing to be a better service?Concerning it being a cost-cuttingmeasure, Klopfenstein said, “I don’tthink so.”At the close, council agreed not tosign the proposed EMA agreementand in the meantime requested awritten plan from the commission-ers detailing what the new proposalwill include and how it will affecttheir village.Village administrator Sara Keeranupdated the council concerning sev-eral projects. Keeran reported thevillage received $42,485 from thedepot grant on May 3 for prior engi-neering costs.Related to the depot, the new gasline has been installed and willallow the new gas furnace to be in-stalled in the next couple of weeks.The first phase of the Safe Routesto School sidewalk project is beingcompleted at this time. The newsidewalk is located from the “S”curve on East Canal Street to KroosDrive.Council heard the swing set at the park has been reset in new concretefooters. As weather permits the ex-isting mulch and mud will be re-moved and new mulch installed.The shelter house roofs and therestroom roof have been replacedwith green metal roofing. The wallsof the park shed were covered withwhite metal.Council heard from Antwerp resi-dent Oley McMichael who wasseeking council consideration for some type of reimbursement for thecost of a $900 water tap he had in-stalled on his Daggett Street proper-ty. Due to the construction of a du- plex in the area, only one of the twooriginal water lines could be locat-ed, causing McMichael to install an-other meter. Council agreed to sendMcMichael’s request to the utilitycommittee for advisement.In other business:Council approved the annual premium payment of $27,414 for li-ability insurance.Council was informed they willreceive a Worker’s Compensationrebate for $23,770.EMS had 27 runs for themonth.Police Chief George Clemensreported that his department re-ceived 131 calls for service.Council heard the second read-ing of Ordinance No. 2013-15 relat-ing to maintenance and energy costestimates in determining whether toexpend public funds for public im- provement projects including con-struction, renovation and remodel-ing of public structures.Ordinance No. 2013-16 author-izing the amendment that allows for the change of the original appropri-ations amount to a new amount for seven different funds. The motion passed unanimously.The first reading of Resolution No. 2013-03 relating to the renewalof the police levy this fall.Council unanimously agreed toOrdinance No. 2013-17 calling for the continued services of Melanie L.Farr as solicitor at the rate of $120 per hour.The first reading of Ordinance No. 2013-18 was presented thatcalls for a fund to be provided for the prompt repair or removal of structures damaged by fire withinthe village.County Sheriff’s Office andare proud to say that this arrestand investigation was a jointeffort by Antwerp Police andthe sheriff’s department.”Butler is trained in this typeof drug bust and was the one to put on his gear and go insidethe residence to confiscate andclean up the meth lab contents.Clemens went on to say thathe appreciated the cooperationof everyone. It was well pastmidnight when the bust wascompleted.The investigation is ongoingand may lead to other arrests,Clemens said.Also assisting was the BCII,the Antwerp Fire Departmentand the Antwerp EMS.
Pool to open June 3
MELROSE – Sylvia K.Landers Guyton, 77, of Mel-rose, died at 3:40 a.m. Tues-day, May 14 at her residence.
PAYNE – Stephen Papp, age96, died Wednesday, May 15 atThe Gardens of Paulding inPaulding.He was born Nov.9, 1916 inPortHuron,Mich., theson of An-drew andSophia (Peto) Papp. On June30, 1951, he married LoraineM. Von Behren, who survives.He was a WWII Army Air Corps veteran. He retired in1976 from International Har-vester of Fort Wayne after 30years. He was a member of VFW Post #587 and AmericanLegion Post #297.He is survived by his wife, Lo-raine Papp, Payne; two sons,Charles S. (Marjorie) Papp, VanWert, and LaRue Papp, Indi-anapolis; a daughter, Karyl(Gene) Leser, Fishers, Ind.; asister, Martha Straka, Defiance;three grandchildren, Stephen C.Papp, Nicholas and NathanielLeser; and a stepgrandson,Chris Sauer.He was preceded in death byhis parents; two brothers, Juliusand John Papp; and three sisters,Ida Overmeyer, MargaretZavasky and Helen Isaacs.A graveside memorial servicewill be conducted at 11 a.m.Saturday, May 25 in WiltsieCemetery, Payne. Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, is incharge of arrangements.In lieu of flowers, the familyrequests memorials to PauldingEMS or Alzheimer’s Associa-tion Northwest Ohio Chapter.Online condolences may besent to www.denherderfh.com.
ILEAN McCLAIN1929-2013
PAULDING – Ilean Mc-Clain, age 84, died Friday, May17 at Parkview Regional Med-ical Center, Fort Wayne.She was born March 26,1929 in Lucas County, thedaughter of Frank and BlancheA. (Wilson) Guyton. On Nov.22, 1947, she married Lester E.“Earl” McClain, who survives.She was a member of PauldingUnited Methodist Church.She is survived by her hus- band, Earl McClain, Paulding;three sons, Steve (Sheila) Mc-Clain, Paulding, Mark Mc-Clain, rural Cecil, and Robert(Alicia) McClain, Cascade,Mont.; a daughter, Karen(Dave) Santo, Paulding; four sisters, Helen Shong and Bar- bara (Larry) Procunier, both of Defiance, Ester Bland, Pauld-ing, and Shirley (Elton) Re-neau, Findlay; a half-sister,Marsha (Tom) Gorman, Ken-tucky; eight grandchildren; and15 great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents; and three broth-ers, Robert, Carl and an infant.Funeral services were con-ducted Tuesday, May 21 atDen Herder Funeral Home,Paulding, with the Rev. BenLowell officiating. Burial wasin St. Paul Cemetery, Paulding.Donations may be made toPaulding United MethodistChurch.Online condolences may besent to www.denherderfh.com.
OAKWOOD – EuniceMarie Carnahan Bradford, age91, passed away Sunday morn-ing at her home near Oakwood.Eunicewas bornDec. 16,1921 inBrownTownship.She was thefifth childof Marionand Elsie (Fuller) Carnahan,who, because she was muchyounger than her siblings, de-veloped close relationshipswith many of her nieces andnephews. After graduatingfrom Oakwood High School in1939, Eunice received a secre-tarial degree from InternationalBusiness College in FortWayne. She worked at RoyalTypewriter Company andWOWO radio station. Eunicemarried Ralph Allen “Johnny”Bradford on April 21, 1945 andhe preceded her in death onJan. 15, 1989.Eunice assisted her husbandin farming and was a bus driver for Oakwood and Pauldingschools. She was a charter member of the EverwillingClub, the Hammer and HandsDulcimer Group of Defiance,and a 4-H advisor for theBrown Bettys and Buster Browns. She shared her sewingand cooking talents with manyyoung people over the years.She enjoyed playing cards withthe Bunnies. Eunice was amember of the Twin OaksUnited Methodist Church andits women’s group, and servedas a Sunday School teacher andin various other capacities.Eunice was honored in Sep-tember 2012 as the grand mar-shal by the OakwoodHomecoming. Eunice enjoyedwatching her grandchildrenand great-grandchildren partic-ipate in basketball, softball, baseball, and show animals atthe fair.She is survived by daugh-ters, Jerrolyn (Charles) Parrettand Patricia Spitnale, and ason, Lynn (Sandy) Bradford.Also surviving are grandchil-dren, Judd (Myra) Parrett, Joel(Heather) Parrett, Jon (Lesley)Parrett, Jandra (Keith) Kilgore,Chad Bradford, Rusty (Jessica)Bradford, Casey (Ben)Homier, Julie (George) Mastand Scott (fiancé, BrittanyCowgill) Spitnale; great-grand-children, Justin, Cole, Madi-son, Jaylynn, Joselyn, Janae,Marley, Gavin and GannonParrett, Brooke and Baylor Kil-gore, Sam, Westen and EmmeMast, Cody, Logan and FinnBradford, and Gracie, Ava andClaire Homier; and great-great-granddaughter, Taelynn Parrett.She also was preceded indeath by her parents; her sib-lings, Ethel Specht, Laurel Car-nahan, Guy Carnahan and
May 22, 2013
Paulding County Progress - 3A
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The Amish Cook
By: Lovina Eicher
also doing well since the deliv-ery. Our miniature pony, littlePrancer, is also doing real well.When daughter, Susan, takesMinnie for a ride the other chil-dren can keep him entertainedenough so Prancer won’t fol-low them. When Minniecomes back it’s so cute to seePrancer run up to her and startnursing before she has her har-ness off. Daughter, Lovina, 8,spends hours with the minia-ture ponies. Susan is training a pony named Sunny. Lovinacan ride and drive Sunny now.It won’t be long until Sunny isready to go back to its owner.Tomorrow is Ascension Dayso my husband, Joe, anddaughter, Elizabeth, won’thave to go to work. They are both glad for the break. Eliza- beth is working 10 hour daysagain.The children will stay homefrom school on Ascension Day,which will be a relaxing familyday in honor of our Savior’s as-cension to Heaven.We attended church servicesSunday at our neighbors, Joasand Susan’s house. We were in-vited back for the evening meal.It will be our turn to host churchservices on June 2, Lord willing.That day will come fast, so weare trying to get a lot of cleaningdone.Sister Emma and her daugh-ter, Elizabeth, came to help usOur garden is beginning tofill up more and more. So far,we have potatoes, onions, peas, lettuce, radishes, red beets, carrots and dill planted.Hope to get time to plantcorn, green beans, and zuc-chini this week yet. I’ll waituntil next week to put out anytomato and pepper plants.The seeds we planted lastyear, though, are up already.My husband, Joe, planted potatoes in a different way thisyear. He laid them on top of thesoil and covered them thicklywith straw. From what we haveheard from people that do thisthe potatoes do very well. Thestraw when watered down willkeep a lot of moisture in dryweather. It also helps keep theweeds down.Friday evening we had toget the veterinarian out hereto help our horse, Itty Bit, de-liver twin foals but both weredead. We were disappointed, but glad we could save IttyBit. This is rare that we havetwo horses having full termtwins nine days apart. Itty Bitis Ginger’s mother, so they both have the same genes.Can any of you readers giveus information on horses hav-ing twins? What percentage of horses have twins and what percentage of them will live?Ginger was able to deliver herswithout a problem. Itty Bit isclean the canning room in the basement yesterday. Taking allthe canned jars off the shelvesand cleaning them and puttingthem back on is time consum-ing. It really does look re-freshed in there now.Daughter Susan wants toclean out the cabinets in the basement today. While shedoes that I will sew her dress,cape and apron that she needsfor a wedding next Thursday.Mose and Susan and Timothyand Elizabeth will be table-waiters at the wedding. Eliz-abeth sewed most of her dresson Saturday, but still needs tofinish it.I will close for this time asmy work will not get done sit-ting here writing. Try this de-licious glaze on your nextangel food cake.
3 tablespoons clear gel1/4 cup sugar (heaping)1/2 cup strawberry gelatin(heaping)1/2 teaspoon salt2 cups cold water Mix the first four ingredi-ents together well. Stir thecold water in the thoroughly.Put on medium heat, stirringconstantly. Bring to a boil and boil 2 minutes. Stir occasion-ally while cooling. When itgets to spreading consistency,spread on cake. The glazewill thicken as it cools.
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Our heart-felt thanks andappreciation are extended toall for your many acts of kindnessand sympathy shown to us during theloss of our loving husband, father,grandpa & pa-paw Bud, AKA Noel “Bud”Thomas, April 18, 2013.The great number of callers at his viewing & funeralwere a true tribute to him. We heard great memoriesfrom many whose lives he had touched and loved. Wepray everyone enjoyed our “family” service, as our at-tempt to show our love, honor, and respect for our Bud.
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Clair Carnahan; and twograndsons, Travis Bradford andTroy Spitnale.Funeral services will be 11a.m. Thursday, May 2 at TwinOaks United MethodistChurch, Oakwood, with Pastor Eric Dailey officiating. Burialwill follow in Sherman Ceme-tery, Oakwood.Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at HeitmeyeFuneral Home, Oakwood, andone hour prior to the service onThursday at the church.Memorials may be made toCooper Community Library inhonor of Troy Spitnale andTravis Bradford.Condolences can be ex- pressed at www.heitmeyerfu-neralhome.com.

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