2A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, October 27, 2010
By JAROD ROSEBROCK Correspondent
Iraq veteran and Payne resident JonathonLichty has recently come on as PauldingCounty’s veterans service officer. He startedon Oct. 1 and has been working to serve theveterans of Paulding County since.Lichty joined the Marine Corps in 2002 asan infantryman. He did two tours in Iraq andwas part of Operation Phantom Fury duringwhich the Marines cleared Falujah in 2004.While serving, he earned a number of awards and medals including the Purple Heart,a Gold Star in lieu of a second Purple Heart, aCombat Action Ribbon and the Marine CorpsGood Conduct Medal.Lichty’s job as the veterans service officer isto help veterans file claims and get financialassistance through Veterans Affairs and to helpthe families of veterans in times of need.“We’ve all done our job for our county andI wanted to help the veterans who came beforeme,” he says.One of the biggest issues Lichty is facingcurrently is trying to get to know all new vet-erans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan andare now coming home, and helping them getclaims and paperwork filed. His goal is tomake sure every vet receives his or her entitle-ments and financial assistance and are takencare of.Any veteran in need of assistance or infor-mation is welcome to stop by the Veteran’sService Office on Tuesday through Fridayfrom 9 a.m.-2 p.m. or call 419-399-8285 for anappointment. The office is located at 810 E.Perry St. in Paulding, next to the health de- partment. Lichty adds that he will gladly taketime out of his day to meet after hours withveterans who might not be free during the day.
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Oct. 23-31 – Red RibbonWeekOct. 31 – Halloween
Nov. 2 – General ElectionDay (Polls are open 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.)Nov. 6 – Annual “Beacon of Hope” dinner and auction, pre-sented by Community HealthProfessionals of Paulding at thecounty extension building. Call419-399-4708Nov. 7 – Daylight SavingsTime endsNov. 10 – Veterans DayCelebration at Paulding CountySenior Center, 11:30 a.m.Nov. 11 – Veterans DayNov. 18-21 – John PauldingHistorical Society AnnualChristmas Open House.Theme: “Christmas Bells AreRinging”Nov. 20 – Paulding CountyHospital Auxiliary Annual CraftFair at the county extensionbuilding at the fairgroundsNov. 25 – Thanksgiving DayNov. 27 – OSU vs. Michigangame, at Columbus
PAULDING – A benefitwill be held for Eric Martinezfrom 2 p.m.-midnight Satur -day, Nov. 6, at Paulding VFW.Eric Martinez was diag-nosed with multiple sclerosisin April. Since he is a CCNOcorrections officer, he has been unable to work for the past six months because of being hospitalized and ill. Asa result he and his family losttheir insurance and benefitsfrom his job at the end of July.The benefit is being heldfor Eric and his family to helpwith expenses.There will be an auction,50/50 raffle, dinner, kids’games, music and a corn holetournament. The corn holetournament costs $25 for atwo-person team.For more information or toregister for the corn hole tour-nament, call Janet or DannyMartinez at 419-399-5733;Melissa Martinez at 419-769-1681; or Angie MartinezBurtch at 419-769- 3830.“The first few weeks of re-covery were slow andpainful. I walked with a greatdeal of assistance and in twoweeks was able to use awalker without aid.“I graduated to a cane andfive weeks later was walkingindependently, my facialdroop had corrected itself,my right eyelid functionednormally, my stutter wasgone and my hand tremor nolonger makes a daily appear-ance.”Her recovery time is to beapproximately six months,but she said that it could takelonger before she is back to“normal.”She commented, “My sur-geon contributes my progressto my tremendous familysupport. The road ahead isstill sprinkled with difficulty,but as a family and with theprayers of others, we willconquer each difficulty.”The Paulding County 4-HProgram is hosting a 4-HFun-raiser Saturday, Nov. 6at the Paulding County Fair -grounds.The event will run from 11a.m.-4 p.m. and feature achicken barbecue, kids’games, live auction and ascavenger hut. All proceedsfrom this event will go tohelp fund the PauldingCounty 4-H Program.The event kicks off with a4-H chicken barbecue from11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The mealwill include a half chickenwith baked beans, potatosalad, dinner roll and a drink for $7. Tickets are availableat the OSU Extension officeor from 4-H members and ad-visers.There will be a variety of kids’ games and activitiessuch as straw maze, cakewalk, pop ring toss, andmuch more with tickets just25 cents a piece. The kid’sgames will run from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.Also for the kids, “Sassythe Clown” will to do face painting and balloon animals.At 2 p.m., there is a scav-enger hunt around the fair-grounds. Get a four-personteam together and join thehunt.At noon, a corn hole tour-nament is scheduled. Comeon out and show off your skills. Register early at theExtension office 419-399-8225 or register that day for $5 per team with a 50 percent payback for the winningteam.A live auction begins at 1 p.m. with items donated fromlocal businesses. Some of theauction items include giftcertificates and crafts, alongwith themed baskets of good-ies. Anyone who would liketo donate items to the auctionmay contact the ExtensionOffice. Please remember all proceeds from this event willgo to help support the 4-H program.This wonderful day willconclude with an award cere-mony. The ceremony willfeature the 2010 Ohio StateFair Queen as the 4-H speak-er, a slide show of the 2010 4-H year, along with officer book and adviser awards.Please attend support thePaulding County 4-H pro-gram. The day will be fun for the entire family while in-vesting in the youth of Paulding County.
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Teresa Arend just two weeks after her surgery.
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Jonathon Lichty of Payne began as the new county veterans service officer Oct. 1. TheVeterans Service Office is located at 810 E. Perry St. in Paulding.Teresa and her sister, Lisa Bauer of Florida, right before her trip back to the operating room.
Iraq veteran is new veterans service officer
First‘4-HFun-raiser’is slated for Nov. 6
Martinez benefit planned
By AMBER McMANUSCorrespondent
PAYNE – Payne VillageCouncil met in regular ses-sion Monday night and sever-al topics were discussed aswell as ordinances passed.A letter was received fromthe planning and zoning board that they approvedthe plat and naming a streetas Parkway Drive, a newlydedicated street within thevillage. Council voted to ap- prove Ordinance No. 2010-10 to accept the dedication of Parkway Drive, which is situ-ated in block “A” to the vil-lage as a duly dedicatedstreet.The village needs to havevoters’ support for the EMSlevy for 0.5 mill and the po-lice levy for 1 mill toallow the community to pro-vide necessary services to theresidents. It is encouragedthat all vote yes.Again, confusion apparent-ly exists on which propertythe initiative petition, appear-ing on the Nov. 2 ballot, is re-quiring a zoning classifica-tion change from a B-1 to R-1. The initiative petition isnot for the lot between theDollar General store and AnnBachellor’s property, but for the Dollar General lots. Thevillage administration strong-ly encourages village resi-dents to vote no on the initia-tive petition requiring a zon-ing classification changefrom a B-1 (business) to R-1(residential).As a reminder, the grandopening of Dollar Generalwill be held at 8 a.m.Saturday, Oct. 30.Special thanks were of-fered to Maumee ValleyPlanning Organization for thework done on South MainStreet and to the PauldingCounty commissioners for working with the village ingiving property back to thevillage.Council passed a motion tocontract with Dan Gamble todo the leaf pick-up.Tiffany Beckman spoke atthe meeting about running for the Paulding Common PleasCourt judge.
Payne Council accepts street
Halloween is Oct. 31.The observance of Halloween, which dates back to Celtic rituals thousands of years ago, has long been as-sociated with images of witches, ghosts and vam- pires. Over the years,Halloween customs and ritu-als have changed dramatical-ly. Today, Halloween is cele- brated many different ways,including wearing costumes,children trick or treating,carving pumpkins, and goingto haunted houses and par-ties.
Trick or Treat!
36 million – The estimatednumber of potential trick-or-treaters in 2009 – children 5to 13 – across the UnitedStates. This number is upabout 190,000 from a year earlier. Of course, many other children – older than 13, andyounger than 5 – also gotrick-or-treating.111.3 million – Number of occupied housing unitsacross the nation in 2009 – all potential stops for trick-or-treaters.92% – Percentage of households with residentswho consider their neighbor-hood safe. In addition, 78 percent said there was no place within a mile of their homes where they would beafraid to walk alone at night.
Jack-o’-Lanterns andPumpkin Pies
931 million pounds – Total production of pumpkins bymajor pumpkin-producingstates in 2009. Illinois led thecountry by producing 429million pounds of the vinedorange gourd. California andOhio were also major pump-kin producing states: each produced at least 100 million pounds.
Where to SpendHalloween?
Some places around thecountry that may put you inthe Halloween mood are:•Transylvania County, N.C. (30,203 residents)•Tombstone, Ariz. (popu-lation 1,562)•Pumpkin Center, N.C.(population 2,228); andPumpkin Bend, Ark.•Cape Fear in NewHanover County, N.C. (popu-lation 15,711); and Cape Fear in Chatham County, N.C.(population 1,170).•Skull Creek, Neb. (pop-ulation 274)
Candy and Costumes
1,317 – Number of U.S.manufacturing establish-ments that produced choco-late and cocoa products in2008, employing 38,369 peo- ple. California led the nationin the number of chocolateand cocoa manufacturing es-tablishments, with 146, fol-lowed by Pennsylvania, with115.422 – Number of U.S. es-tablishments that manufac-tured nonchocolate confec-tionary products in 2008.These establishments em- ployed 16,860 people.California led the nation inthis category, with 47 estab-lishments.24.3 pounds – Per capitaconsumption of candy byAmericans in 2009.1,814 – Number of cos-tume rental and formal wear establishments across the na-tion in 2008.
Halloween By The Numbers
Local events this fall
Auxiliary craftfair set Nov. 20
PAULDING – ThePaulding County HospitalAuxiliary Craft Fair will beheld from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov.20, at the Paulding countyFairgrounds.There are still boothsavailable. For more informa-tion, call Sharon Johanns at419-399-4235 or LindaWeidenhamer at 419-393-2372.
LATTY – The LattyFriends United MethodistChurch will be hosting its51st annual Trick or Treatfor UNICEF on Oct. 31.Everyone participatingshould meet at the church at3 p.m. to participate in thecollecting. Costumes areoptional.The traditional HarvestSoup supper will follow at 4 p.m. in the church base-ment. All ages are welcometo attend.