Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Paulding County Progress - 3A
DELLA WEAVER 1937-2012
PAULDING – Della MaeWeaver, age 74, died Saturday,May 19 at The Gardens of Paulding.She was born Aug. 4, 1937in Oakwood, the daughter of John and Hazel (Babbcock)Rau. On Aug. 30, 1964, shemarried Robert Louis Weaver,who preceded her in death onMarch 14, 1998.She is survived by a son,John Weaver, Paulding; adaughter, Tina Johnson, Defi-ance; two sisters, Donna Pe-ters of Defiance and DarleneBuell, Cecil; a half-brother; ahalf-sister; a granddaughter;and two great-granddaughters.She also was preceded indeath by a brother and a half-sister.Funeral services were heldTuesday, May 22, at DenHerder Funeral Home, Pauld-ing, with the Rev. Richard“Bud” Larimore officiating.Burial was in Middle Creek Cemetery, Grover Hill.Memorial donations may bemade to The Gardens of Paulding Activity Fund.Online condolences may besent to
David W. Mayhugh, 68, of Sattahip, Thailand, passedaway Monday, May 14.He was born Sept. 27, 1943,in Paulding County, the son of Kenneth and Margaret Nelson,who preceded him in death.He was a retired United States Navy veteran, having servedin the Vietnam War.He is survived by his wife,Suntaree Mayhugh, two sons,Kiengsak (Vanessa) Mayhughof El Paso, Texas and DanielMayhugh of San Diego; threedaughters, Niyada (Bryan)Elie of Germantown, Md., Nipa (Larry) Tarrant of Dallasand Margaret (Roberto) Fer-nandez of Round Rock, Texas;a sister, Jayne Heck of Pauld-ing; and four grandchildren,Declan, Garek and Conlin Elieand David Fernandez.
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The Amish Cook
By: Lovina Eicher
I almost don’t know whereto begin with this column. Itseems so long ago since lastMonday.Wednesday morning wasnice and sunny, so we had nohint the day would take a badturn. Daughter Susan decidedto mow the grass while I hadtaken some beef bones out of the freezer to cook. Daughter Elizabeth was washing thedishes. I also had takeneverything out of the refriger-ator and freezer so I could de-frost it. All seemed normaluntil we heard the smokealarm go off upstairs.Lately, quite a few of our smoke alarms would beep alot, which is a sign to changethe batteries. When the alarmwent off Elizabeth said,“Sounds like another one hasa dead battery.” I told her togo upstairs and check to makesure there was nothingwrong. She took the broomalong so she could reach up toshut it off. She walked intothe boys’ bedroom and sawsmoke. Looking back at thecloset she saw flames leapingup at the boys clothes andyelled “Fire!”I ran to the back porch tofind the fire extinguisher andcouldn’t find it while Susanand Elizabeth got buckets of water. I later saw the extin-guisher right where it usuallyis, I think I panicked toomuch to think clearly. Wethen called 911, while Eliza- beth ran over to our neigh- bor’s to ask for his fireextinguisher.But by the time she re-turned, the bedroom was sothick with smoke that shecould not see. Then the door blew shut before they couldenter the bedroom (which probably kept the fire fromspreading). We heard glasscracking and shattering,which we found out later wasthe windows bursting fromthe heat of the flames. I toldthe girls, “Let’s get out of thehouse – it’s not worth riskingour lives.”I did remember to run outand shut off the propanetanks.A person feels so helplesswhen you see so much smoke pouring out of the windowsnot knowing how much, if anything, will be left. I hadsomeone call Joe at work tohave him come home but hesaid the 40-minute rideseemed to take forever.Once the fire departmenthad the fire out and the smokeaired out a bit we could go inand see the damage. The boys bedroom was damaged with alot of smoke and water, theylost everything. We felt verythankful, though, that our house was still standing. Andmost of all that this didn’thappen during the night whenthe boys would have beensleeping in there.We had to throw away allthe boys’ furniture, and their clothes, shoes and all of their toys were destroyed. I didkeep back the cedar chest thatMom and Dad gave me oneChristmas before I was mar-ried. I am going to see if Iclean it up good enough tokeep. It was in the boys’room.Lovina and Kevin shared ahallway closet beside the boys’ room, so Kevin’s shoeswere lost and all of Lovina’stoys as well. We could saveKevin’s shirts and Lovina’sdresses hanging in their closet. Sister Emma washedthem, but they still do have asmoke smell, which I hopewill disappear after a fewwashes.What discourages me is notknowing what actuallycaused the fire. It started inthe boys’ closet and all wecan think of is it might have been toys with batteries butwe will probably never know.I know around a monthago, I found a flashlight intheir bedroom that had beenleft on. When I picked it up,it was very hot. I opened thelid to check the batteries andsmoke came out from the in-side of the flashlight. I dis-carded everything, but maybethe same batteries were insomething else.The first two nights after the fire, we didn’t sleep at our house. Joe and I and some of the children slept at Elizabethfriend’s Timothy’s house andthe rest went to Jacob andEmma’s.We have torn off the drywall and have cleaned up alittle already. The fire hadspread to the attic and roof, sothere is damage there andsmoke and water damagethroughout the house. Parts of our kitchen ceiling fell in.The fire department said if they had arrived just threeminutes later, the housewould have been a total loss.The carpenters from our church district will come andfix it all up.For now, the boys aresleeping on the couches andin the living room. I don’tthink they like the idea of when they will have to sleepin that room again. Still scaryto them knowing the firestarted in their closet.We appreciate all the meals brought in and all the helpand I want to thank readerswho have donated. It helps somuch.Emma did laundry for threedays and our neighbor Lilatook a lot of bedding home towash.All of the girls’ clothes hadto also be washed to help getthe smoke smell out. After allthe rebuilding is done, thechurch women want to comehelp clean up all the mess.Meanwhile, we can at leastfocus on our garden and its bounty. This is asparagus sea-son, try this recipe!
4 cups fresh asparagus, cutinto 1 inch pieces1 can cream of mushroomsoup1/2 cup peanuts crushed1 cup grated Cheddar cheeseSalt and pepper to taste1/2 stick butter or margarineCook asparagus in smallamount of water until tender crisp. Arrange layers of as- paragus, soup, peanuts, andcheese in a greased casserole.Season with salt and pepper and dot with butter. Bake at350° until 30 minutes or untilheated through and done.
To see photos of the Eicher boy’s charred bedroom, visit www.amishcookonline.com/fire The fire, while bad, did not cost lives or destroy their house, but there is a lot of mess to clean up. There is not a formal fire fund, nor does Lovina wish for one. Readers can help the Eich-ers, however, by joining The Amish Cook Friend Club at Oasis Newsfeatures, P.O. Box157, Middletown OH 45042 Readers will receive a thank you from Lovina and readerscan indicate that they do not wish to receive any of the friend club rewards so that the majority of the funds go to Lovina.
Thefamilyof Adella Nutterwould like to thank everyone for the food& donations andloving support duringthis difficult time.
Dan & family
Thursday, May 31Student Bible study
ANTWERP – On Thurs-day, May 31, the AntwerpCommunity Youth Center will be starting a summer stu-dent Bible study named“Dig.” The digging will com-mence every Thursdaythroughout the summer at10:30 a.m. at the youth cen-ter.The idea behind the Biblestudy is that the students willeach be doing daily readingsof Scripture, then discusswhat has been read and anyquestions that might comefrom these readings or life ingeneral. All middle schooland high school students areencouraged to come dig withus. The discussions will beled by local Antwerp pastors.
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ACCIDENT REPORTSTuesday, May 15
1:17 a.m. Michael Boyd, 19, of Latty, wascited for failure to yield following a collisionon North Williams Street. Reports say he wasexiting the north drive from McDonald’s in a1994 Dodge pickup truck and Justin D. Fle-mens, 25, of Latty, was driving south on NorthWilliams Street. As Boyd attempted to pullinto the lot of the old REA building, he enteredFlemens’ path and was struck. Both vehicleswere disabled and towed. Neither driver washurt, but Boyd’s passenger, Emily Foltz, 17,of Paulding, was taken to Paulding CountyHospital by a parent to be assessed for possi- ble injuries.
INCIDENT REPORTSWednesday, May 9
6:50 p.m. Threats complaint was investi-gated on East Perry Street.
Thursday, May 10
7:50 a.m. Theft of a bike from West WayneStreet was reported. It was located and theowner rode it home.8:15 a.m. Officers assisted the HicksvillePolice Department by delivering a message.9:58 a.m. School officials told officers aboutalleged threats to a student by a young adult.10:10 a.m. Two male juvenile came on sta-tion complaining about being threatened andharassed at school and around town by someother youths. All parties were told to avoid oneanother.11:30 p.m. An Emerald Road resident re- ported a suspicious vehicle parked in their driveway.
Friday, May 11
2:43 p.m. A West Wayne Street residentasked for help locating a missing relative. Hewas located walking along West Wayne Street.5:10 p.m. Officers arrested Joseph Vance ona warrant.7:23 p.m. Family disturbance was investi-gated on West Caroline Street.11:12 p.m. Officers assisted Antwerp PoliceDepartment by attempting to administer aBAC test. The subject refused to take the test.
Saturday, May 12
3:06 a.m. Police were called for an assaulton West Perry Street. On arrival, they re-quested an EMS be encoded and a female pa-tient was transferred to Paulding CountyHospital for treatment of facial wounds. Ash-ley Dalton was arrested and taken to PauldingCounty Jail.2:41 p.m. Neighbor problems were lookedinto on West Perry Street.9:50 p.m. Officers were called to NancyStreet for a disturbance at a party. As subjectswere working out the problem, Terry Keeranwas cited for open container.10:42 p.m. A complaint about loud motor-cycles on Cherry Street was relayed throughdispatch. They were gone when officers ar-rived.11:20 p.m. After being called to a NancyStreet location twice for loud music, officerscited Jessica Wolford for disorderly conduct.11:30 p.m. Officers were called to Tom TimDrive for suspicious activity. Kids were play-ing hide and seek on their property.
Sunday, May 13
12:21 a.m. Vehicles were reported drivingrecklessly on Water Street. They were gonewhen officers arrived.2:23 a.m. Underage party on Grant Streetwas reported. The report was unfounded; all persons were of age.3:40 p.m. Drive-off theft of gas was re- ported from a North Williams Street business.The driver was located and they paid their bill.9:07 p.m. Reports of a truck driving reck-lessly in the North Williams Street area weremade. Officers did not observe any violations.10 p.m. Harassment by text and Facebook was the complaint from East Perry Street.
Monday, May 14
8 a.m. A North Cherry Street resident re- ported someone had thrown a landscapinglight at their front door the previous evening.12:40 p.m. Foil with a burnt substance wasfound at the Black Swamp Nature Center.3 p.m. Loud trucks and motorcycles werethe subject of a complaint from a West GeorgeStreet resident. They were gone when officersarrived.4:07 p.m. Paulding County Hospital ER called about a female complaining of back pain following an alleged domestic incidenton Saturday.
Tuesday, May 15
8:45 a.m. A motor vehicle accident occurredon Jefferson Street when a male backed froma parking space into a parked car.9:27 a.m. Theft of a bike was reported from North Williams Street.10:30 a.m. Loud music was the subject of acomplaint from North Water Street. The musicwas turned down.11:01 a.m. Officers assisted the probationdepartment by witnessing a drug test.3:15 p.m. Telephone harassment complaintcame in from Lincoln Avenue.3:30 p.m. Reckless operation complaintcame in from Maple Avenue. Officers wereunable to locate.
Wednesday, May 16
7:50 a.m. Report of a school bus violationwas made by the school. Because it occurredin Melrose, the matter was turned over to theOhio State Highway Patrol.4:45 p.m. Theft of three CD booklets wasreported from West Jackson Street.9:22 p.m. First Call for Help advised of pos-sible child abuse. The complaint was un-founded.
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Payne garagesale set June 2
PAYNE — The PayneCommunity Garage sales will be held on June 2. The lastday to get placed on thePayne garage sale map isMay 30. For more informa-tion, call 419-263-2863.
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Century Familiesof Paulding
Think back, were your an-cestors living in PauldingCounty by 1912? The PauldingCounty Chapter of the OhioGenealogical Society haslaunched an honorary societycalled “Century Families of Paulding County.”To be considered a charter member and receive a Certifi-cate of Recognition, the appli-cation must be submitted andapproved by the chairman nolater than Oct. 1.For application forms or more information, please con-tact Century Families coordi-nators Ray Keck (419-399-4415) or KarenSanders (419-399-5764) or e-mail
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