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Volume 141 No. 18, Paulding, Ohio

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caroling will be held at 9 p.m.
today, Dec. 24 in downtown
Antwerp in front of the Ice
Cream Depot. Everyone is

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All locations of the Paulding County Carnegie Library

Mrs. Pfeiffers 3A class of Super Stars at Payne Elementary dressed in Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
system will be accepting
their holiday best for their Christmas program. They want to wish everyone a
non-perishable and non-outdated food items as well as paper
and hygiene products in lieu
of current fines. This program
will run from Dec. 22 until 5
p.m. on Dec. 31. The donated
items will be distributed to
food pantries in the villages of
Antwerp, Oakwood, Paulding
and Payne. Patrons must return
the Christmas table. One thing would have an orange if Kroger chocolate drops also came into
library materials that are late
Feature Writer
that May was certain of was had them.
play with many of those presalong with the donated items.
PAULDING There werent that money was not an import- Most residents recalled hav- ent.
For more information, call
a lot of gifts to remember when ant factor in happy Christmas ing chicken and/or ham for Madonna Wonderly grew up
those who were alive during the times.
Christmas dinner. Of course, during the Great Depression.
Great Depression and World People spend a lot more all aspects of the meals were She was born in the beginning
War II reflected on their per- money now, said May. Mon- old-fashioned cooking and of the stock market crash in
ception of an old-fashioned ey wasnt an important thing homemade pies. Homemade 1929, the youngest of eight
Christmas is only 1 day
Christmas recently at the back then. We always had candy such as divinity, buck- children in her family.
away! Many businesses will
Paulding County Senior Center. oranges; once in a while we eyes, fudge and old-fashioned We didnt have a Christmas
be open Wednesday for those
One Christmas goodie that
last-minute gifts and necessities. Please remember to shop most of those attending had
in common was that of an orlocally whenever possible
ange. For some, it was the only
the best way to support the
hometown economy is to shop Christmas gift they received
during the hard times surroundwhere you live.
ing the Great Depression. Others recalled dolls, homemade
candy and other types of fruit.
Wed like to thank Doug
But one thing was certain, no
Siler of Defiance for subone received more than three or
scribing to the Progress!
four gifts on any Christmas.
I got an orange, and we
popped popcorn to put on our
tree, recalled Pauldings Marjorie Phlipot. We would sew
the popcorn and put it in strings
so that we could hang it on the
My sister and I both got a
doll one Christmas. We played
with them for a good many
years, said Phlipot.
Jim Langham/Paulding County Progress
Ann May said that if local A group of individuals gathered at the Paulding County Senior Center last week to reminisce
grocery stores were able to about old-fashioned Christmas memories. They included, front from left - Ann May, Madonna
obtain bananas, sometimes Wonderly, Richard Bud Cotterman and Ruth Gerber; back row - George Underwood, Leroy
they would also make it on to Bennett, Majorie Phlipot and Tom Miller.

Oranges were prize gift during Depression Christmases

Seniors recall holiday traditions from their childhood days

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102 N. Main Street

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M r s .
3A class
of Super
Stars at
Payne Elementary
in their
best for
t h e i r
Christmas prog r a m .
T h e y
want to
wish everyone
a Merry
Christmas and

tree during the Depression,

said Wonderly. There were
eight of us kids. If we got a
piece of candy or an orange,
we thought that we were lucky.
Sometimes mom would make
The only decoration we had
was hanging a bell on crepe
paper hanging in the dining
room, continued Wonderly.
Dad died when I was 8 years
old, so we lived off our farm
during the Depression. We had
chickens, pigs, cows and lots
of good things to eat from our
I had a table and four chairs.
The next year I had a table and
four little chairs but they were
colored, commented Ruth
Gerber. It was the same one as
the year before but my Christmas gift was that mom painted
it to make it more colorful.
Florence Smith, who was
born in Napoleon, said that she
always wondered how Santa
Claus could get to their house
while the family was in church.
When we got home, the
presents were always there and
we were set up for Christmas,
said Smith. Later we found
out that dad would take us to
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2A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Miller is new education

specialist at SWCD

Feature Writer
PAULDING Staci Hiler
Miller is going to be taking over
the responsibilities associated
with Paulding Soil and Water
Conservation District (SWCD)
that were once carried out by
Mark Holtsberry.
Holtsberry, who had been
education specialist for Paulding County Soil and Water, was
elected to a commissioner seat
in November. Until recently,
Miller had worked as a 4-H program assistant in the county.
I am going to be working
with the education aspect of
conservation, said Miller. I
will be doing programs in the
schools and occasionally with
adults featuring current issues
going on around the county.
I will keep in contact with
teachers concerning instruction
related to soils, eco systems,
water conservation, agriculture
programs, animal furs and wildlife, observed Miller. We will
be talking about nature preservation, cycles, how things complement each other and how these
studies fall into their studies in
In addition, Miller will be assisting SWCD technician Deb
Hubbard with various technology programs related to soil and
water assessments. Some of the

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Staci Hiler Miller, formerly the countys 4-H program assistant, is taking on a new role as
Paulding Soil and Water Conservation Districts education specialist.
study will be special projects
in phosphorous runoff that can
kick into applications for financial assistance related to farm
policy programs.
Many of these programs
help protect and oversee
county and northwest Ohio
waterways, according to Miller. In addition, she will also
be working with maintenance
of nature trails in the Black
Swamp Nature Center.
This is a new opportunity
to really become focused in the
classroom aspect and the real
focus of what soil and water
does, said Miller. We will be
looking at ways of focusing on
soil and water conservation and
how to preserve it for future
This needs to ultimately start

with the younger generation so

that when they grow up to my
age, they will understand the
significance of recycling, picking up litter and ways to help
the environment, Miller said.
Education is the key because
people really dont understand.
We need more and more exposure to get into the public eye.
Miller said she feels that her
new responsibilities are a fit with
her life interests. She grew up
involved in 4-H, where she took
different conservation projects.
She was on the envirothon team
with FFA, which concentrated
on aquatics, wildlife, trees, soil
and current issues of the time.
I like the timing of having
a younger person in this situation, said Holtsberry. Maybe
there is something she can touch

base with that I might have

missed. The experience of dealing already with 4-H should be a
real help to her. There are going
to be a lot of students she had
contact with in 4-H that she will
have contact with in the classrooms. She can build on whats
been started and go from there.
I am glad that I could remain in Paulding County, said
Miller. I came from Defiance
County, but I made a lot of
friendships from here. I am really excited to become involved
in Paulding County with Soil
and Water. I am excited to assist classroom teachers in any
way. I am excited to assist with
classrooms, clubs in the county
or any other organizations that
would like to be exposed to this
type of teaching.

Klopfenstein represents
Paulding County at
National 4-H Congress

By Staci Miller, 4-H

Program Assistant
ATLANTA, Ga. Matthew
Klopfenstein, a 13 year 4-H
member in Paulding County,
recently represented Ohio at
the 93rd National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga., held Nov.
28 through Dec. 2.
Klopfenstein earned this opportunity by completing the
Ohio Achievement Record. In
order to complete this form,
4-H members must keep an accurate record of their 4-H projects, community service and
awards received throughout
their 4-H careers.
After completing this application, the forms are received
by the state 4-H office and
youth are selected to represent
Ohio at this National event.
This year, the state of Ohio had
26 representatives during the
There were approximately 800 4-Hers at this national
event with 45 states and one
territory represented. The goal
of the National 4-H Congress is
to allow 4-H members to interact with each other and increase
their leadership skills while
focusing on personal development.
There was an itinerary each
day for the youth to follow.
Representatives participated in
many different sessions, workshops, listened to guest speakers and gave back to their community with a community service project. The topics for the
sessions and workshops ranged

from leadership to agriscience.

Matthews community service project included spending
the day in a kindergarten class
assisting the students with
school work and providing activities to the youth.
The 4-H National Congress
included an International dinner which featured different
cultural foods and cuisine from
around the world; this truly was
a unique experience for all the
Matthew said that this experience inspired him to improve
his own community and make
a difference in the lives of others. His favorite part of the trip
was being able to meet 4-Hers
from around the United States
and make new friendships.
He also found motivation
from the guest speakers sharing
their unique stories, there was a
speaker from the Holocaust that
shared his hardships and ability
to overcome lifes challenges.
Matthew was inspired by the
4-H program to always strive to
Make the Best, Better and he
would like to encourage more
4-H members from Paulding
County to participate in this opportunity.
Matthew is a freshman at The
Ohio State University majoring
in Agricultural Engineering. He
says that 4-H has helped him to
become the person he is today
through the leadership projects
and citizenship opportunities
he was given while being part
of the Paulding County 4-H

Continued from Page 1A

church early to practice for the

Christmas play and then he
would go back and put our gifts
under the tree.
When I was younger I got
toys and clothes. When I was
older I got jewelry, Smith continued. We usually had ham,
sweet potatoes and all of the
fixings for Christmas dinner.
My mom always baked every
Senior center executive director Marsha Yeutter said that

the memory moments were one

of many special events to assist
those who come to the center
enjoy the meaning of Christmas. On Dec. 22 there was a
gift exchange and on Dec. 24
at 10 a.m. there is a Christmas
We are giving fruit bags to
all of the seniors, added Yeutter, who said she loves hearing the homespun tales about
Christmas from those who visit

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Paulding County Progress - 3A

Obituaries Updated weekdays at


SHELBY Katherine M.
Kate (Stoller) Oesch, age
87, of Shelby, died peacefully
at her home, Friday, Dec. 12,
surrounded by her family.
She was
born April
29, 1927
in Paulding County,
of Michael
and Magdelina
Stoller. She was a graduate of
Paulding High School. Following the early death of her
husband, John, Kate began a
30+ year career at Westbrook
Country Club in Mansfield.
She was a member of Apostolic Christian Church on Illinois Avenue in Mansfield.
She enjoyed restoring her
family home, reading, gardening, sewing and making
wine from grapes grown on
her farm.
Kate is survived by her 15
children; 31 grandchildren;
and four siblings, Anna Marie
Plummer, Delores Riggenbach, Josephine Stoller and
Jet (Jeannie) Stoller.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, John J. Oesch
in 1974; a daughter, Heidi M.
Fugate in October 2014; a
grandson, Ryan Schumacher
in 1976; and by two brothers,
Ellsworth Stoller and Kenneth Stoller.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, Dec. 16. Burial was
in Mansfield Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
expressions may be made to
Apostolic Christian Church,
Shelby Foundation or the
charity of your choice.
To leave a condolence or to
share a memory, please visit


PAYNE Charlene Jarrell,
57, of Payne, formerly of
Inez, Ky., passed away Monday, Dec. 15 at Parkview Regional Medical Center.
Charlene was born in Louisa, Ky. on
Feb. 20,
1957, a
of the late
J a m e s
Roy and
Endicott. She was a member
of Payne Church of the Nazarene. Charlenes joy in life
was singing and living for the
She will be sadly missed
by her children, Katrina Fitzpatrick (JD) of Payne and
Matthew (Sheralyn) Anderson of Cookeville, Tenn.; siblings, Bobby Joe (Bernice) of
Galion, Danny (Colleen) Endicott of Payne, Rex (Brenda) Endicott of Inez, Ky.,
Dale Endicott of Louisa, Ky.
and Melinda (Pete) Moore of
Debord, Ky.; grandchildren,
Christina and Jr. Eckard, Alecea and Trey Anderson and
Donovan and Lexie Carter;
and a special friend, Donald
Darling of Kettering.
Charlene also was preceded
in death by her brothers, Robert, Carl, James Roy, Bruce
and Jimmy, and one sister-in-

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Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 19 at Payne Church
of the Nazarene. Burial was
in Lehman Cemetery, Payne.
Dooley Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
Memorials are to Danny Endicott, P.O. Box 732,
Payne OH 45880.
Condolences and fond
memories may be shared at


CECIL Carolyn Mae
Straley, age 72, passed away
Tuesday, Dec. 16 to be with
the Lord Jesus Christ.
She was born July 28,
1942, in Dayton, the daughter
of Lloyd and Ruth (Shawver)
Link. On Nov. 25, 1961, she
married Rudy K. Straley, who
survives. She was employed
as a Realtor for Straley Real
Estate since the 1970s and
was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Paulding,
and the Ohio National Board
of Realtors. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Carolyn is also survived
by three children, Jaynne L.
(Gerald) Smiley, Paulding,
Rudy K. (Martha) Straley Jr.,
Antwerp, and Matthew D.
(Tiffany) Straley, Paulding;
two sisters, Joann Perl, Paulding, and Laura Link, Defiance;
half-sister, Penny Schwartz,
Willshire; half-brother, Lloyd
(Racquel) Link, Craigsville,
Ind.; stepbrother, Rick (Wendy) Clemens, Paulding; and
nine grandchildren, Audrey,
Zachary, Andrew, Joshua,
Hannah, Hillary, Brayton,
Paige and Addie.
She was preceded in death
by her parents; a brother,
James Link; a sister, Bonnie
Rammel; and a brother-inlaw, Robert Perl.
Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 19 at Emmanuel
Baptist Church, Paulding,
with Pastor Drew Gardner officiating. Burial was in Paulding Memorial Cemetery. Den
Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made
to Emmanuel Baptist Church
Benevolence Fund.
Online condolences may
be sent to www.denherderfh.


LATTY Donna Mae
Thacker, age 73, died Tuesday, Dec. 16 at her residence.
She was born April 23,
1941 in Coal Run, Ky., the
daughter of Grover C. and
Esta (Hunt) Thacker. She was
previously employed by the
Broughton Cannery.
survived by
five children, Roy
Larry Mullins and


Pease, 54, of Haviland, died
at 4:25 a.m. Wednesday, Dec.
17 at his residence.
He was born Jan. 21, 1960
in Van Wert.
Surviving are his wife, Sue
(Rodman) Pease of Haviland;
mother, Karen Kay (Goins)
Pease Mason of Van Wert;
stepsister, Lorna Mason, Cloverdale; and his dog, Sandy.
He was preceded in death
by his father, Glenn Sonny
Pease, and stepfather, Floyd
N. Mason.
Private family services will
be held. Burial will be in Blue
Creek Cemetery, Haviland.
Funeral Home & Crematory is in
charge of arrangements.
Preferred memorials are to
the Diabetes Foundation.
Condolences may be expressed at


R. Greutman, age 83, died
peacefully Friday, Dec. 19 at
his residence.
He was born Jan. 20, 1931
in Evansport, the
and Alma
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2, 1957, he married Delores
(Dunlap) Sanderson, who
survives. He was a U.S.
Army corporal during the
Korean War; was employed
by Leever Glass in Defiance
for 40 years, retiring in 1996;
and was a member of Mt.
Pleasant Church, Van Wert
County. He enjoyed spending
time with his wife, children,
grandchildren, music, singing
in a quartet and horseshoes.
Kenneth is survived by
his wife, Delores Greutman, Grover Hill; son, Greg
(Kristy) Greutman, Scott;
daughter, Elaine (Dave) Keysor, Paulding; sisters-in-law,
Chloe Greutman, Las Vegas,
Tommie Greutman, Defiance,
Joy Greutman, Evansport,
and Tootie Scott, Hicksville;
grandchildren, Megan, Alex,
Alan and Timothy Keysor,
Jessica (Cory) Easzler, Melissa (Joe) Moore, Cassie,
Bethany, Abby, Lela, Elizabeth, Andrea, Kate, Andre,
Victor, Sasha, Sergei and Karl
Greutman; and great-grandchildren, Colin, Zoey and Nevaeh.
He was preceded in death
by his siblings, John, Art,
Weldon, Vernon and Ruby
Greutman, Ruth Arps and
Joyce Gill.
Funeral services were Mon-

day, Dec. 22 at Den Herder

Funeral Home, Paulding.
Burial was in Middle Creek
Cemetery, Grover Hill with
military graveside rites.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made
to Alzheimers Association
or Grover Hill EMS.
Online condolences may
be sent to www.denherderfh.


CECIL Paul F. Klender,
87, of Cecil, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, at The Gardens
of Paulding.
Paul was born Aug. 15,
1927, a son ofErnest and
Bertha (Andes) Klender on
the family farm
Antwerp. He
from Antwerp High
School in
1945 and
Peggy Lutz on Jan. 21, 1950.
Paul was a dedicated farmer
and worked at International
Harvester for 22 years. He
was a former Crane Township
trustee, member of Antwerp
United Methodist Church,

Progress Staff Writer
ANTWERP - In its final session for 2014,
the Antwerp Local School Board met briefly
on Thursday, Dec. 18. The board approved
the school calendar for 2015-16, heard of the
AEP rebate in the amount of $17,000 being
received and changed their January meeting
date to Monday, Jan. 12.
Patricia Ross, superintendent for Antwerp
Local Schools, shared several items of interests. Including:
103 senior citizens attended the recent
A member for the Vantage board will be
selected at the January meeting.
A one time rebate in the amount of
$17,000 from AEP will be received due to
efforts of electricity cutbacks being made
throughout the building.
A matching grant in the amount of
$10,000 has been received and will be used
to purchase ebooks and dell tablets.
Tim Manz, elementary principal, reported
the third grade students completed the OAA
test. The end of the year test is given at this
time and again at the end of the school year.
With administering the test the initial time
Manz shared that 80 percent passed the reading portion and overall 76 percent of students
passed the test.
Several consent items were approved in

Chad McKeever as a volunteer assistant
wrestling coach and van driver for 2014-15.
Andy Coleman as a volunteer assistant
basketball coach for 2014-15.
Jeremy Kosch as a van driver.
NEOLA new policies and policy updates.
Virgil H. Cooper Scholarship revenue
and appropriation account and thanked the
generosity of the Cooper Family Foundation.
The memorandum of understanding for
the three-hour delay.
Set the organizational meeting for Jan.
12 at 5:30 p.m. followed by the regular
monthly board meeting.
Dennis Recker was appointed president
pro-tem for the organizational meeting.
The school calendar for 2015-16 has
been set with the first day scheduled for Aug.
18, 2015 and graduation May 22, 2016. The
schedule will be similar to the one we are using this year, said Ross.
The student for other student grant in the
amount of $5,000.
Treasurer Kristine Stuart reported that
receipts for the month of November
was $483,067.39 with expenses totaling
Board president Dennis Recker reported
that Vantage will hold an open house on Feb.
9 from 5-7:30 p.m.

Glory to God in the

highest, and on earth
peace, good will
toward men.
-Luke 2:14

Merry Christmas!


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Paul will be greatly missed
by his wife of 64 years, Peggy; four daughters, Connie
(Steve) Rose of Fort Wayne,
Judy (Jim) Dulaney of Columbus, Cheryl (Richard)
Parrish of Antwerp and Laura Lynn (Todd) Muzzillo
of Huntertown, Ind.; eight
grandchildren, Sara (Andy)
Finnegan of Oakwood, Jason
(Michelle) Rose of Monclova, Kari (Kevin) Cogdell of
Leo, Ind., Jennifer, Jeremy
(Jeri) and Julie Dulaney of
Columbus, Landon and Giana Muzzillo of Huntertown;
and nine great-grandchildren, Dexter, Josey, Emme,
Weston, Simon, Jesse, Jackson, Gabe and Isaac.
Preceding him in death
were his parents and brothers,
Raymond and Kenneth.
Funeral services were
Tuesday, Dec. 23 at Antwerp
United Methodist Church.
Burial was in Bethel Cemetery. Dooley Funeral Home,
Antwerp, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are to Antwerp
UMC or Antwerp Food Bank.
Condolences and fond
memories may be shared at

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Wishing you
exceeding great joy
as we celebrate the birth
of our Savior.


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Banner, Ky.; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren;
and her best friend, Shari
She was preceded in death
by her parents; a daughter,
Teresa Mullins; and a sister,
Helen Johnson.
Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 20 at Den Herder
Funeral Home, Paulding.
Burial was in Pleasant View
Cemetery, Latty Township,
Paulding County.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to
CHP Hospice.
Online condolences may
be sent to www.denherderfh.

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Early this year, members of
the Bargain Bin of Paulding
County Inc. were given a gift
that was overwhelming. We
were given the opportunity to
build a new building through
an unknown benefactor. Since
that time we have been on the
ride of our life.
Little did we know about
all the hoops we would have
to go through just to get a new
building built. We first had to
purchase land, and choose a
builder. So in case you have
not seen our fabulous sign
at the corner of Cherry and
Harrison, drive by and check

out the thermometer, which

will continue to rise as donations come in. We cant thank
enough those people who took
the board members under their
wing and have been guiding us
in the building process.
We are finally ready to send
out letters to businesses, past
and present Bargain Bin members and their families seeking
donations to help us reach
our goal of $250,000. We are
bursting at the seams in our
present building and we cant
wait to get into a larger building where we can offer even
more items to our customers.
This summer, donations
were overwhelming and thank
you for thinking of us. We do
not throw anything away. If
we cant use it, it goes to the
Fort Wayne Mission, Dress
for Success at the Fort Wayne
Womens Bureau, recyclables
go to Koharts and all old
shirts, T-shirts etc go in rag
bags for farmers, painters, city
workers, etc. We recently were
able to help a family who had
a fire. It is such a blessing to us
that we can help someone else
with the donations that you so
graciously give to us.
We donate our proceeds
to the therapy department at
the hospital. This has been
the mission of the bargain bin
since the early 60s when the
polio epidemic went through
our county. We recently made
a donation to purchase note
pads and a television that
could be used for not only the
therapist but for the patient to
show what the problem is and
how therapy would be used.

Property transfers
The term et al. refers to and others; et vir., and husband; et ux.,
and wife.

Benton Township
Pamela L. Turek, trustee to
Ruth A. Waltermeyer, trustee;
Sec. 12, 157.76 acres. Affidavit.
Richard C. and Dorothy J.
Helms to Charles W. Dunham
Jr. and Debra J. Dunham; Lot
10, Mooney Meadows, 0.344
acre. Warranty deed.
Blue Creek Township
Hanselman Family Ltd.
Partnership to Van Erk Dairy
LLC; Sec. 5, 90.59 acres; Sec.
8, 76.33 acres and Sec. 9, 80
acres. Warranty deed.
Carryall Township
Jerry L. Neely, trustee to
Neely Bros. Farms LLC; Sec.
13, 50.496 acres and Sec. 24,
12.533 acres. Executors deed.
Crane Township
Jacqueline K. Gremling by
Sheriff to Federal National
Mortgage Association; Sec.
28, 2.273 acres. Sheriffs deed.
Emerald Township
Scott VanVlerah to Amy
VanVlerah; Sec. 2, 4.427
acres. Quit claim.
David L. and Diana L. Blair
to Elizabeth Froelich; Sec. 2,
5.534 acres. Warranty deed.

Harrison Township
Pamela L. Turek, trustee to
Ruth A. Waltermeyer, trustee;
Sec. 16, 40 acres. Affidavit.
Paulding Township
Karen K. Schwab, dec. to
Delmar H. Schwab Life Estate; Sec. 30, 10.89 acres. Affidavit.
Grover Hill Village
Amanda K. Hinchcliff to
JoAnn E. and Bernadette
E. Bennett; Lots 20 and 23,
Kinkade First Addition with
part vacant alley, 0.4 acre.
Warranty deed.
Oakwood Village
Clinton Vance to Barbara
S. Vance; Lot 6, Kecks Addition, 0.2 acre. Quit claim.
Payne Village
Young Brothers Farms LLC
to Christopher B. and Pamela
S. Rosswurm; Lot 14, Youngs
Subdivision Phase 1, 0.37
acre. Survivorship deed.

Lions Club meets

PAULDING Members of
the Paulding Lions Club meet
the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, excluding
holidays, at the Paulding Eagles. Meeting time is 7 p.m. The
public is welcome to attend.

Have a Jolly,
Happy Christmas
To our many fine customers
and friends,
go our warmest wishes
for a season filled
with joy!

Common Pleas
So as we look to the new
year in a just a few more days
it is our hope that by next
year at this time we will be in
our brand new building at the
corner of Cherry and Harrison
streets and we are going to
celebrate. But we cant do it
without your help. We still
have a way to go to get the
thermometer over the top so
we hope you will be generous
in your giving of a donation.
Every dollar will get us closer to the goal. Pass the word
along to your friends. If you
did not receive a letter you can
send your donation to the Bargain Bin of Paulding County
Inc. at 118 W. Perry St., Paulding OH 45879. We hope you
will consider donating financially. Maybe you would like
to make a donation in honor or
memory of someone.
Over the holidays you might
want to clean out your closets,
the garage, the attic, and bring
the items to the Bargain Bin.
We can take everything but
the kitchen sink but when we
get our new building we might
even be able to take that. We
will be closed for the holidays
and will reopen the second
weekend of January. Hours are
Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-noon. Work day
is Monday 9 a.m.-noon.
The small building at the
back will be checked daily for
your donations and items will
be brought inside. We welcome new members. Why not
join and get in on this exciting
time for the Bargain Bin?
Eileen Kochensparger,

Civil Docket

The term et al. refers to and others; et vir., and

husband; et ux., and wife.

Alicia M. Helle, Defiance and Benjamin

Helle, Defiance vs. Jack N. Goins, Cecil. Personal injury.
State of Ohio, Ex rel. by Ohio Attorney
General Michael DeWine, Columbus vs.
Larry Lewis, Haviland. Complaint of injunctive relief.
Teresa Finch, Cecil and Bradley Finch,
Cecil vs. Jerel Tousley, dba Barnmaster
Construction, Oakwood and Amy Tousley,
dba Barnmaster Construction, Oakwood and
Barnmaster Construction, Oakwood. Money
Marriage Licenses
Scott Matthew Shaffer, 38, Scott, production and Lacey Jae Ross, 26, Scott, attendant.
Parents are Gary Shaffer and Theresa Miller;
and Paul A. Ross and Lisa A. Elliott.
Brett Louis Miller, 26, Scott, manager and
Sarah Renee Flynn, 23, Scott, laborer. Parents are Louis Miller and Cheryll Foust; and

Randy Flynn and Kimberly Kimmel.

Administration Docket
Criminal Docket
Adam C. Stripe, 37, address unavailable,
entered a no contest plea to breaking and entering (F5), and was found guilty. He was ordered
to serve four years community control on the
conditions of 106 days jail which he already
served, comply with drug and alcohol prohibitions, submit to random tests, complete an
outpatient drug and alcohol program, complete
a substance abuse evaluation and treatment,
and obtain/maintain employment. His costs of
$639 included $300 restitution to his victim.
Paul J. Tingler, 32, of Paulding, had an order
from the Court allowing him to be released to a
GED teacher three evenings from 5-8:30 p.m.
for GED testing, at the jail administrators request. Failure to return would result in an arrest warrant. He is being held for complicity to
illegal manufacture of drugs (F2) and illegal
assembly of chemicals for the manufacture of
drugs (F3).

Police Report
Friday, Dec. 12
12:30 p.m. Rural Oakwood
resident told police a female
student was assaulted in the
Paulding High School parking lot.
4:05 p.m. A Johnson Road
resident complained about
buying a fundraiser card from
a subject in a local business
lobby. It turned out to be fake.
The store received several
similar complaints.
11:06 p.m. Family matter was looked into on West
Wayne Street.

Saturday, Dec. 13
2:46 a.m. Possible domestic issue was investigated on
North Main Street.
8:23 a.m. Items were reported missing from South
Williams Street.
6:40 p.m. Suspicious activity by juveniles at the fairgrounds was reported. They
were gone when officers arrived.
6:50 p.m. Scam through a
Craigs List sale was reported
from North Drive.
11:52 p.m. Paulding County Hospital requested an officer to assist with an unruly

Sunday, Dec. 14
11:39 a.m. A North Main
Street resident requested no
contact with another subject.
2:25 p.m. Police arrested a
female on Lincoln Avenue for
domestic violence. She was
taken to Paulding County Jail
where she posted bond.
5:07 p.m. Family disturbance was handled on West
Caroline Street.
8:08 p.m. A Defiance resident told officers the window
was broken out of his vehicle
while it was parked in the
Paulding Place parking lot.
See POLICE page 5A

Sheriffs Report
Three car/deer accidents
Friday, Dec. 12
10:38 a.m. Dog complaint was lodged
from Melrose.
9:42 p.m. Nine fire units responded to a
trailer fire on Road 151 in Jackson Township: four Paulding, three Oakwood and two
Grover Hill. They were on the scene about
90 minutes. Paulding EMS assisted.
Saturday, Dec. 13
2:49 a.m. Deputies assisted Paulding
police with a domestic complaint on North
Williams Street.
2:50 a.m. Threats were reported from a
Brown Township resident of Road 179.
9:01 p.m. Paulding Police Department requested Paulding EMS be on standby while
they were at a call on East Perry Street.
10:08 p.m. Domestic complaint was handled on Road 8 in Emerald Township.
11:49 p.m. Vehicle search was conducted
on North Williams Street.
Sunday, Dec. 14
12:05 a.m. An alarm sounded at Wayne
Trace campus on US 127 in Blue Creek
7:37 a.m. Car/deer accident was handled
on Ohio 613 west of Road 87 in Paulding
4:12 p.m. Mini bikes were seen operating
on the streets in Melrose.
5:08 p.m. Deputies assisted Paulding police with a domestic call on West Caroline
Monday, Dec. 15
12:44 a.m. Grover Hill resident asked for
assistance with a juvenile matter.
10:50 a.m. Dog complaint was lodged
from Road 87 in Paulding Township.
12:26 p.m. Phone scam was reported

from Road 177 in Washington Township.

1:49 p.m. Deputies took one into custody following a traffic stop on US 24 east of
Road 21 in Carryall Township. A wrecker
was called to tow the vehicle.
2:43 p.m. Assistance was given Defiance
County Sheriffs office by serving a warrant
on Brianna Watson.
3:50 p.m. Theft of shutters was reported
from Grover Hill.
4:19 p.m. Traffic stop was conducted on
US 24 at Road 21 in Carryall Township.
5:33 p.m. Deputies assisted Post 81 Ohio
State Highway Patrol on US 24 at US 127 in
Crane Township.
8:50 p.m. Juvenile matter was handled in
9:09 p.m. Suspicious vehicle was seen on
Road 85 in Crane Township.
Tuesday, Dec. 16
1:54 a.m. K9 unit was deployed at a traffic stop in the 700 block of East Perry Street
in Paulding.
9:04 a.m. Deputies arrested Joe Miller at
the request of the probation department.
11:56 a.m. Business alarm sounded in
Haviland. Less than 10 minutes later the
alarm company cancelled the alert.
Wednesday, Dec. 17
1:01 a.m. K9 unit was deployed at a traffic stop on Ohio 114 east of US 127 in Latty
3:06 a.m. Prowler complaint came in
from Melrose.
3:45 a.m. Residential alarm sounded in
Latty Village.
10:04 a.m. Animal complaint was registered from Road 263 in Brown Township.
10:24 a.m. K9 unit was deployed on
Franklin Street in Van Wert.
11:34 a.m. Theft complaint came in from
near the intersection of Ohio 613 and Road 5.

2:44 p.m. Dog complaint was handled on

North Cherry Street in Paulding.
3:29 p.m. Report of an IRS scam call
came in from Road 169 in Auglaize Township.
6:05 p.m. Investigation was started.
10:21 p.m. One Paulding fire unit responded to a report of a burning smell. They
were on scene about 10 minutes.
Thursday, Dec. 18
7:38 a.m. Prowler complaint was lodged
from Road 179 in Brown Township.
9:03 a.m. Deputies assisted the Paulding
police with a call on North Main Street.
10:57 a.m. Dog complaint was handled
on Road 21 in Harrison Township.
1:22 p.m. Theft from campers along
Road 137 in Jackson Township was investigated.
4:02 p.m. Drive-off theft of gas was reported from Grover Hill.
6:16 p.m. A car/deer crash on Ohio 66 in
Auglaize Township was documented.
6:36 p.m. Possible scam was reported
from Road 148 in Brown Township.
6:38 p.m. Suspicious vehicle was seen on
Ohio 114 in Benton Township.
9:42 p.m. Two Antwerp fire units and the
EMS responded to a car fire on Ohio 49 in
Carryall Township. They were there less
than 15 minutes.
Friday, Dec. 19
1:13 a.m. Deputies assisted Antwerp police on North Main Street.
4:02 a.m. K9 unit was deployed on North
Williams Street in Paulding.
8:09 a.m. Deputies documented a car/
deer collision on Ohio 500 in Benton Township.
8:10 a.m. Uncooperative student complaint was handled on US 127 in Blue Creek

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Neighbors & Friends.
Wishing You & Yours A Happy Holiday
Season Filled With Good Times,
Good Friends, And Good Memories.
Wishing you in all sincerity
A season of peace and joy and much prosperity
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Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Paulding County Progress - 5A

County Court
Southfield, Mich. vs. Penny D.
Guerra, Paulding. Other action,
judgment for the plaintiff in the
sum of $6,532.29.
Credit Adjustments, Inc., Defiance vs. Sheila Doan, Cecil.
Small claims, dismissed.
Capital One Bank, Na., Richmond, Va. vs. Tonnie Tuttle aka
Ronnie Tuttle Jr., Antwerp. Other action, judgment for the plaintiff in the sum of $3,015.79.
Lima Pathology Association,
Lima vs. Thomas Rue, Grover
Hill and Joanette Rue, Grover
Hill. Other action, dismissed.
SLR Properties, LLC, Paulding vs. John Devore, Antwerp.
Evictions, dismissed.
Criminal Docket:
Bryant R. Adkins, Oakwood,
theft; $187 costs, 180 days jail
suspended; probation ordered,
complete the Third Millennium Theft Course, secure a valid
license, seek employment, 60
hours community service, make
restitution if requested.
Brandon W. Dix, Paulding,
confinement of dog; $25 fine,
$114 costs.
Calvin T. Ankney, Paulding,
domestic violence; dismissed per
State without prejudice.
Steven A. Foltz, Paulding,
violation probation order; $500
fine, $261 costs, 90 days jail sus-

pended; no contact with victims,

be in compliance in C.P.O, 40
hours community service, addition to rules for probation.
Eric P. Adams, Oakwood,
criminal damage; $100 fine,
$144 costs, 90 days jail suspended; pay restitution in the amount
of $983.28 through clerks office, probation ordered, 60 hours
community service, fines and
costs to be taken from bond and
defendant pay remaining.
Jeremy C. Vaughn, Osseo,
Mich., drug paraphernalia; $100
fine, $95 costs; license suspended for six months.
Jeremy C. Vaughn, Osseo,
Mich., possession; dismissed per
Jason L. Grace, Paulding, carrying a concealed weapon; $300
fine, $157 costs, 1 day jail with
179 days suspended; plead guilty
to reduced charge, complete the
Third Millennium Marijuana
Course, evaluation at Westwood
and complete such counseling,
30 hours community service,
gun forfeited to Paulding Sheriffs Office.
Andrew J. Geren, Paulding,
hunting without orange; $183
fine, $77 costs.
Andrew J. Geren, Paulding,
failure to check deer; $183 fine,
$77 costs.

Christmas at the gas station

Part 2 of 2
Last week in Penny we were
telling the story of Old George
and some of the unexpected
things that happened to him on
Christmas Eve. As we continue...
The front door of the office
flew open. In burst a young man
with a gun. Give me all your
cash! Do it now! the young
man yelled. His hand was shaking and George could tell that he
had never done anything like this
Thats the guy that shot me!
exclaimed the officer.
Son, why are you doing
this? asked George, You need
to put the cannon away. Somebody else might get hurt.
The young man was confused. Shut up old man, or Ill
shoot you, too. Now give me the
The cop was reaching for
his gun. Put that thing away,
George said to the cop, we got
one too many in here now.
He turned his attention to the
young man. Son, its Christmas
Eve. If you need money, well
then, here. It aint much but its
all I got. Now put that pea shooter away.
George pulled $150 out of
his pocket and handed it to the
young man, reaching for the barrel of the gun at the same time.
The young man released his grip
on the gun, fell to his knees and
began to cry. Im not very good
at this am I? All I wanted was to
buy something for my wife and
son, he went on. Ive lost my
job, my rent is due, my car got
repossessed last week.
George handed the gun to the
cop. Son, we all get in a bit of
squeeze now and then. The road
gets hard sometimes, but we
make it through the best we can.
He got the young man to his
feet, and sat him down on a chair
across from the cop. Sometimes
we do stupid things. George
handed the young man a cup of
coffee. Bein stupid is one of
the things that makes us human.
Comin in here with a gun aint
the answer. Now sit there and get
warm and well sort this thing
The young man had stopped
crying. He looked over to the
cop. Sorry I shot you. It just
went off. Im sorry officer.
Shut up and drink your coffee, the cop said.
George could hear the sounds
of sirens outside. A police car
and an ambulance skidded to a
halt. Two cops came through the

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door, guns drawn. Chuck! You
OK? one of the cops asked the
wounded officer.
Not bad for a guy who took a
bullet. How did you find me?
GPS locator in the car. Best
thing since sliced bread. Who did
this? the other cop asked as he
approached the young man.
Chuck answered him, I dont
know. The guy ran off into the
dark. Just dropped his gun and
George and the young man
both looked puzzled at each other.
That guy work here? the
wounded cop continued. Yep,
George said, just hired him this
morning. Boy lost his job.
The paramedics came in and
loaded Chuck onto the stretcher.
The young man leaned over the
wounded cop and whispered,
Chuck just said, Merry
Christmas boy ... and you too,
George, and thanks for everything.
Well, looks like you got one
doozy of a break there. That
ought to solve some of your
George went into the back
room and came out with a box.
He pulled out a ring box. Here
you go, something for the little
woman. I dont think Martha
would mind. She said it would
come in handy some day.
The young man looked inside
to see the biggest diamond ring
he ever saw. I cant take this,
said the young man. It means
something to you.
And now it means something
to you, replied George. I got
my memories. Thats all I need.
George reached into the box
again. An airplane, a car and a
truck appeared next. They were
toys that the oil company had left
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The young man began to cry

again as he handed back the
$150 that the old man had handed him earlier.
And what are you supposed
to buy Christmas dinner with?
You keep that too, George said.
Now git home to your family.
The young man turned with
tears streaming down his face.
Ill be here in the morning for
work, if that job offer is still
Nope. Im closed Christmas
day, George said. See ya the
day after.
George turned around to find
that the stranger had returned.
Whered you come from? I
thought you left!
I have been here. I have always been here, said the stranger. You say you dont celebrate
Christmas. Why?
Well, after my wife passed
away, I just couldnt see what all
the bother was. Puttin up a tree
and all seemed a waste of a good
pine tree. Bakin cookies like I
used to with Martha just wasnt
the same by myself and besides I
was gettin a little chubby.
The stranger put his hand on
Georges shoulder. But you do
celebrate the holiday, George.
You gave me food and drink and
warmed me when I was cold and
hungry. The woman with child
will bear a son and he will become a great doctor.
The policeman you helped
will go on to save 19 people from
being killed by terrorists. The
young man who tried to rob you
will make you a rich man and not
take any for himself. That is the
spirit of the season and you keep
it as good as any man.
George was taken aback by all
this stranger had said. And how
do you know all this? asked the
old man.
Trust me, George. I have the
inside track on this sort of thing.
And when your days are done
you will be with Martha again.
The stranger moved toward
the door. If you will excuse me,
George, I have to go now. I have
to go home where there is a big
celebration planned.
George watched as the old
leather jacket and the torn pants
that the stranger was wearing
turned into a white robe. A golden light began to fill the room.
You see, George ... its My
birthday. Merry Christmas.
George fell to his knees and
replied, Happy Birthday, Lord
Merry Christmas!

Traffic Docket:
Steve A. Quarles, Zionsville,
Ind., 75/65 speed; $33 fine, $85
Timothy Crowle, Van Wert,
following close; $53 fine, $77
Joshua A. Mourey, Paulding,
failure to control; $53 fine, $77
Matthew D. Addy, East Lansing, Mich., 80/65 speed; $43
fine, $80 costs.
Karol Jean Yeager, Defiance,
failure to yield to emergency vehicle; $68 fine, $80 costs.
Kelli M. Chiofalo, Defiance,
78/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Ryan M. Kunesh, Antwerp,
83/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Jonathan M. Weston, Perrysburg, driving without license;
$77 costs.
Jonathan M. Weston, Perrysburg, 89/65 speed; $43 fine.
Kyle Andrew Stilwell, Winchester, Ind., 78/65 speed; $33
fine, $82 costs.
Justin R. Ashworth, Paulding, FRA suspension; $100 fine
with $75 suspended, $87 costs;
proof of financial responsibility
provided, pay or collections by
Dec. 19, defendant was given his
physical license back in court.
Mary E. Kunz, Lambertville,
Mich., 76/65 speed; $33 fine,
$77 costs.
Shekita R. Anani, Toledo,
82/65 speed; $68 fine, $77 costs;
POC by Feb. 27.
David J. Chandler, Defiance,
following close; $53 fine, $77
David J. Chandler, Defiance,
seat belt; $30 fine, defendant
paid in full.
Rueben P. Geck, Ft. Worth,
Texas, 89/65 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
Demico Lamar Hudnall, Fort
Wayne, driving without license;
$50 fine, $87 costs; POC by Jan.
30, make restitution upon payment of all storage and towing
charge, proof of proper license
plates, vehicle shall be released
to the owner of vehicle with
proper license and insurance.
Demico Lamar Hudnall, Fort
Wayne, assured clear distance;
$100 fine; POC by Jan. 30.
Demico Lamar Hudnall, Fort
Wayne, paraphernalia; POC by
Jan. 30.
Demico Lamar Hudnall, Fort
Wayne, drug abuse; POC by Jan.
Nicole Marie Powell, Latty,
seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs.
Kelly A. Bass, Toledo, child
restraint; $68 fine, $82 costs.
Michael J. Nino, Toledo,
90/65 speed; $43 fine, $85 costs.
Robin L. Gruyich, Queenston,
Ont., 79/65 speed; $33 fine, $82
David N. Jahn, Tonawanda,
N.Y., 80/65 speed; $43 fine, $85
Michael G. Degen, Shelby
Township, Mich., 76/65 speed;
$33 fine, $85 costs.
Michael D. Powell, Bowling
Green, following close; $53 fine,
$80 costs.

Phillip C. Hyde, Peru, Ind.,

71/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Mary A. Baughman, Paulding, 74/55 speed; $43 fine, $77
Ryan W. Delauter, Perrysburg,
79/65 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Lukas Gene Baltrip, Middle
Point, seat belt; $30 fine, $47
William K. Kuntz, Kokomo,
Ind., 88/65 speed; $43 fine, $80
Charles C. Turner, Toledo, display plates; $68 fine, $80 costs.
Charles R. Smith, Antwerp,
seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Amarnath Gowda, W. Bloomfield, Mich., 75/65 speed; $150
fine, $95 costs; POC by Jan. 26.
Evan Ross Hollander, Fishers,
Ind., 78/65 speed; $33 fine, $77
costs; POC by Jan. 26.
Alica D. Glenn, Kokomo,
Ind., no brake lights; $68 fine,
$85 costs.
Sunday O. Odunayo-Olo, Toledo, 80/65 speed; $43 fine, $85
Jennifer L. Inkrott, Fort
Wayne, failure to control; $68
fine, $85 costs.
Michael A. Mazza, Indianapolis, seat belt; $30 fine, $55 costs.
Paula L. Oelkuch, Fort
Wayne, no brake lights; $68 fine,
$80 costs.
Robert I. Clifford, Cecil, driving without license; $75 fine,
$110 costs; proof of financial
responsibility provided, POC by
Feb. 27.
Michael R. Beatty, Saint Louis, Mo., 80/65 speed; $43 fine,
$85 costs.
Michael A. Seely, Hill Spring,
Ala., failure to control; $68 fine,
$80 costs.
Jermel Jackson, Indianapolis,
89/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Blake A. Ridenour, Wabash,
Ind., 84/65 speed; $43 fine, $80
Pamela J. Chadwick, Madison, Wis., assured clear distance;
$68 fine, $77 costs.
Elizabeth S. ODonnell,
Rochester, Mich., 75/65 speed;
$33 fine, $80 costs.
Margaret E. Pugh, Sylvania,
78/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Ashley L. Underhill, Grosse
Isle, Mich., 84/65 speed; $43
fine, $77 costs; POC by Feb. 27.
Dominique Jones, Toledo,
84/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Philip N. Asamoah, Fishers,
Ind., 84/65 speed; $43 fine, $80
Alejandro Grimaldo-Serrano,
Painsville, following close; $53
fine, $80 costs.
Brent A. Fishbaugh, Paulding,
stop sign; $53 fine, $77 costs.
Steven W. Steele, Antwerp,
stop sign; $53 fine, $77 costs.
Tami S. Aufrance, Oakwood,
65/55 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
David M. Blevins, Sherwood,
79/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Andy V. Thompson, Fort
Wayne, 70/55 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
Cody R. Touchton, Streetsboro, seat belt; $30 fine, $50


Continued from Page 4A

Money was reported missing.
Monday, Dec. 15
2 a.m. Dog complaint was lodged from West George Street.
10:29 p.m. Suspicious vehicle was seen in the school parking lot. Officers were unable to locate it.
Tuesday, Dec. 16
4 p.m. Dog complaint was handled on Tom Tim Drive.
5:20 p.m. No contact was requested by a West Perry Street
Wednesday, Dec. 17
2:30 a.m. Driver of a suspicious vehicle seen in the lot of an
East Jackson Street establishment was questioned.
3:05 a.m. Rural Paulding subject told officers their son had
been involved in a fight at school.
7:05 p.m. Unwanted female subject was reported at a West
Perry Street business. Officers were unable to locate her.
10:19 p.m. Smell of burning was investigated. The report
was unfounded.
Thursday, Dec. 18
4:20 p.m. Threats were reported from Sugar Street.

Stanely E. Hardy, Covington,

Ind., 77/65 speed; $33 fine, $80
Kanagasababathy Ponnampalam, Scarborough, Ont., seat
belt; $30 fine, $50 costs.
Katherine M. Schroeder,
Montpelier, 68/55 speed; $33
fine, $80 costs.
Gary R. Abbot, Maumee,
68/55 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Lillia Joy Greutman, Scott,
75/55 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Charles W. Kipfer, Payne,
68/55 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Billy J. Lee, Payne, seat belt;
$30 fine, $47 costs.
Dawn R. Schisler, Paulding,
71/55 speed; $43 fine, $77 costs.
James Stephen Woods, Dallas, seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs.
Jeffrey Dennis Kelley, Saline,
Mich., 77/65 speed; $33 fine,
$80 costs.
Bradley L. Brown, Warsaw,
Ind., 82/65 speed; $43 fine, $82
Oto Bartecek, Edison, N.J.,
75/65 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Dave N. James, Fort Wayne,
82/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Kanna C. Byers, Cecil, 69/55
speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Kelly D. Parker, Cleveland,
75/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Hayley L. Meno, West Chester, left of center; $130 fine, $3
Fahad S. Malik, Indianapolis,
80/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Vivian I. Schilb, Antwerp,
improper backing; $53 fine, $80
Nicholas James Eagleson,
Defiance, seat belt; $30 fine, $50
Christopher J. Herman, Fort
Wayne, 76/65 speed; $33 fine,
$77 costs.

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Rath interned in the accounting
department at Paulding Putnam
Electric Cooperative in Paulding.


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Dec. 27 Ann Cox, Leona Crawford, Howard Davis,

Haden Dunakin, Matthew
Grunden, Lamar Hancock,
Sam Smith, Ann Snider.
Dec. 28 Jennifer Desote,
Joel Edwards, Micayla C.
Jones, Babette Kurita, Janelle
Lero, Aimee Lichty, Adam
Schlegel, Jared Sherry, Klint
Dec. 29 Annetta Goings,
Tevin Hale, Elaine Harp, Judy
Hunt, Lee Kniceley, Veronica
Landfair, Charlie McGuire,
Brandon Smith, Collett Starbuck, Dan Straley.



Shes having a
Birthday Dec. 28

Dec. 30 Robert Bair,

Francisco V. Bernal, Lawrence Bouler, LeAnn Bowers,
Andriena Canady, Adam English, Catrina Hohenberger,
Shannon Hohenberger, Stephanie Keller, Thomas Long,
Vandetta Smith, Lawrence
Temple Jr., Audrey Weippert.
Dec. 31 John Betz, Annie Bradford, Olivia Dangler, Ernest Farris Jr., Nicklas
Flint, Mike Gamble, Andrew
Killion, Jennifer Lero, Ellen
Doan-McCarns, Shane Miller, Tom Reinhart, Brittany
Jan. 1 Jeaneane Helsel,
Bobby Kyser, Rex Lichty, Joe
C. Martinez, Tara Morrison,
Alice Smith, Benjamin Watson.
Jan. 2 Kathryn K. Lucas,
Carol Temple, Marsha Yeutter.

Dec. 27 Dan and Dian
Okuly, Donovan and Rachel
Dec. 28 Stan and Barb
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Betts, Richard and Laura
Bowers, Bill and Julie Childs,
Kenneth and Lois Kohn, Eugene and Carolyn Wirts.
Dec. 30 Alan and Darlene
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Your full

Christmas Day is only days

away. Daughter Lovina, 10, and
son, Kevin, 9, are keeping track
of exactly how many days. Every
morning they mark off another
day on the calendar. Oh, to be
so young and carefree, with only
worries such as how many days
there are until Christmas!
Lovina and Kevin will both
be in the elementary school
Christmas program on Thursday
evening. Next year Lovina will
be a fifth grader and in middle
school. This is her last Christmas
program and Kevin has only next
yearunbelievable! My husband Joe and I used to sit in the
audience with the little ones while
our older children were in the program. Now the six oldest children
are back in the audience sitting
with us, and our two youngest
children are in the program.
On Friday the school will only
have a half day of school. Lovina and Kevins classes are having a gift exchange. Kevin is so
worried that he doesnt have his
gift wrapped yet. I want to make
snacks for their party, and he reminds me every evening not to
We were disappointed to hear
that our childrens bus driver,
Rich, has quit driving the bus
route. He was a great bus driver
to our children for almost eleven
years. Daughter Loretta, 14, with
her handicap needs more time to
walk out to the bus and to get up
the steps. Rich was always very
patient and caring. So far they
have had only a substitute driver,
but the children are hoping the
next bus driver will be like Rich
was. We wish Rich well at his
new job.
Joe will have his 46th birthday
on Monday, Dec. 22. I want to
have a birthday supper in his honor but am undecided yet which
night to have it.
On Sunday the women in our
church all decided what each one
of us would bring to the annual
Christmas potluck. I plan to take
a large roaster with a pasta casse-

Making sour cream cutout cookies takes timeto mix up the

dough, roll them out, cut out and bakebut the Eicher family
comes back to this recipe year after year.

role. The potluck will be after our

next church services, which will
be on Dec. 28.
Joe and I will have our family Christmas on Christmas Day.
The children usually want to open
their presents before they eat,
so we usually end up having a
brunch. May we always remember the true meaning of Christmas. Jesus is the reason for the

I wish all of you readers a joyous Christmas that brings blessings of peace and hope now and
through the coming year 2015.
May each of you stay healthy
and enjoy being with family and
friends through the holiday season. And most importantly, let
us thank our Heavenly Father for
bringing Jesus our Savior into the
world so that our sins can be forgiven. Blessed wishes to all!
This week I will share with you
the recipe for sour cream cut-out
cookies. We like this recipe to
make Christmas cookies.
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
3 large eggs, beaten
1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons vanilla

3-1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar, divided
1/2 cup milk
food coloring (optional)
colored sprinkles (optional)
chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a baking sheet. Cream
the butter and sugar together in a
large bowl. Stir in the eggs, sour
cream and vanilla. Combine the
flour, baking powder and baking
soda in a medium bowl, and stir
with a whisk to blend. Add the
dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and stir until it forms soft but
firm dough. Roll the dough out to
a 1/2-inch thickness on a floured
surface. Use your favorite cookie
cutters to cut out the dough. Place
the shapes on the prepared pan.
Bake until golden brown
around the edges, about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and
let cool on the pan for 5 minutes. Then transfer to wire racks
to cool completely.
To make the frosting: Cream
the shortening, vanilla and 1 cup
powdered sugar. Gradually add
the milk and the rest of the powdered sugar, beating constantly.
More powdered sugar can be
added to make a thicker icing.
Food coloring can also be added. Spread the frosting on the
cooled cookies. Decorate with
colored sprinkles or chocolate
chips if desired.
Lovina Eicher is an Old Order Amish writer, cook, wife and
mother of eight. Formerly writing as The Amish Cook, Eicher
inherited that column from her
mother, Elizabeth Coblentz,
who wrote from 1991 to 2002.
Readers can contact Eicher at
PO Box 1689, South Holland,
IL 60473 (please include a
self-addressed stamped envelope for a reply) or at LovinasAmishKitchen@MennoMedia.


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Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Paulding County Progress - 7A

Romans voyage: A World War II hero

By Gerald Sinn
Part 1 of 3
A daughter and her mother
were walking the cobblestone
streets of Rome in January of
2014. It was a joy for them
to see the historic buildings
and places. They were on the
street dividing the Coliseum
from the ancient stones of the
famous Roman Forum. Then
came their ultimate joy, entry
into the Vatican City.
The works of Michelangelo guided the womens route
through the amazing sanctuary. Even the gigantic Dome
was designed by the great
artist. Through a short hallway they entered the Sistine
Chapel, an artistic wonder
of the world. The women
noticed the faces of his Bible characters, painted on
the ceiling. They seemed so
real, their eyes looked deeply
into our eyes, they claimed.
You never forget his paintings
or sculptures in your lifetime.
This room, also, is the place
where Popes are introduced.
It was such a rewarding visit
for these two ladies from Syracuse, Indiana.
Leaving Rome
Next, they took a train
ride, with stops north into
Italy, through the Apennines
Mountains. The first stop was
to pick up a second daughter,
Cassandra, at the Saint Francis Cathedral in Assisi.
She was a senior at St.
Francis University in Fort
Wayne and was on a pilgrimage in Assisi. Caylyne, was
the other sister on the trip. It
was a surprise for Cassandra
to see her mother (Mary Laker DeGood) on the train from
Rome (a last minute idea).
She only expected Caylyne.
The three shared tears together, then quickly boarded the
train again, for Florence.
No time to see Michelangelos David in Florence.
The original statue was stored
inside in January. Other parts
of Florence were enjoyed
though. The girls were back
on the train, going farther
north in Italy, eager to see
the water streets of Venice.
They all liked traveling, but
their real purpose was to learn
more about Italy and World
War II.
Then it happened
The loudspeaker system on
the train abruptly announced,
Passengers, we are now
approaching the infamous
valley of the Po River, in Po
County, Italy. The Po River
is known in history as the final place where America and
its Allies defeated the Nazis
over the conquest of Italy in
World War II. The war ended
on May 2, 1945.
The two college girls from
Syracuse, Ind., were taken
by the surprise. They jumped
from their seats; they were
excited. This was Po Valley. Their grandpa told them

about this place every day in

their lives, it seemed.
This was the place, they
It was the unchartered land
standing between the American 10th Mountain Division,
(5th Army ), its Allies, and the
Nazis on the war-front in Po
Valley. The time, it was mainly in the month of April 1945,
at the close of World War II.
The girls grandfather, NCO,
Corporal Roman C. Laker,
had more memories of this
place than he would want to
tell. The young girls moved to
the windows on the other side
of the train car. They wanted a
good look at Po Valley.
A place of danger
It was here also, on the
Po River, that Cpl. Roman
Laker was in the line of fire.
A Nazi tank gun fired at his
Red Cross truck, but it missed
its target. It hit the trailer attached. Both the truck
and trailer were Red Cross
marked, a Nazi violation of
the Geneva Convention. The
explosion demolished the
trailer and personal effects,
but it spared the lives of the
many medics and injured soldiers in the back of the truck.
It was deafening and massive,
but six feet made a difference to many people born
in Paulding County (Romans
family) and to other counties,
in the next 70 years. Including lives saved by these magnificent 86th Medics, at Po
Valley, in these closing days
of World War II.
The girls had a purpose in
mind for this trip to Italy. For
years the family heard Romans WWII stories, but never attached the significance of
the stories to where they took
place. This trip into Po Valley
brought the real war up front
in their eyes and minds. They
started thinking this was the
real thing war and bloodshed really happened here.
Soon their train pulled into
Venice. It was another city
of unique world history for
the DeGood women. One of
the famous homes of Wolfgang Mozart, the influential
composer, was just across
from their hotel. Cassandra, a
classical pianist, nearly lost it
when she saw the place.
Next the girls caught a
flight to Naples, Italy. There
was more for them to learn
about their decorated hero,
Cpl. Roman Laker, USA
medic and soldier.
Naples, Italy
The girls plane landed in
Naples. They started asking
questions at their hotel, at
check-in, in the restaurant
that evening and in the lobby.
The question where is the
17th General Hospital?
The next morning the DeGood women were up early,
contacting a taxi driver. He
could speak good English, but

Known as the 17th General Hospital in the 1940s and now

known as the Antonio Cardarelli Hospital, the facility served as
one of the main medical facilities where Roman and other medics
did their job. Mary and her two daughters were able to locate and
visit the hospital back in early 2014.

good English wouldnt stop

the turmoil. The cab driver
was not born until 40 years
after the name U.S. 17th General Hospital was originated.
He had no memory of WWII.
The girls tried maps, then
talked to Italian citizens on
the street who wanted to help.
Next the driver asked the girls
to describe its exterior. They
couldnt. Only Roman Laker
could do that, and that 93 year
old gentleman was sitting in a
farmhouse, five miles north of
Paulding half way around
the world, it seemed.
Roman was still an early riser in his 93rd year. His
daughter, Mary, decided this
was the only way. She dialed
a number on her small cell
phone, from a sidewalk in
Naples, Italy. Amazing, after a few rings Roman Laker
picked up his phone, some
4,607 miles away. It was a big
surprise, then she told him
what she needed.
The key places. It was on
a small mountain overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It
was three miles from Mount
Vesuvius. It had many big
windows; it was a huge building with huge columns; it was
white. The taxi driver said
there was only one hospital
like that one it was 30 miles
away and it was the Antonio
Cardarelli Hospital of Naples.
Driving fast, passing scooters, statues and tiny cars, they
were on top of the mountain
in thirty minutes. The girls
took pictures, particularly
of the front entrance, but inside too. They talked to hospital employees, none could
remember World War II.
History on it tells Mussolini ordered construction of it
in 1934, but Nazis were first
to occupy the hospital.The
Americans took over in 1942,
it was named the 17th General Hospital until Wars end.
Return to Ohio
The DeGood women returned to Syracuse, but not
before they showed daughter Cassandra the parts of
Rome they had seen. Roman
would be waiting for them at
home near Cecil. He had yet
to identify the 17th General.
Mary put her best picture on
her computer in full color. It
was something he hadnt seen
for decades, but she knew in
an instant. Seeing Romans
eyes and expression, there
was no mistake, this was the
historic 17th General Hospital in Naples, Italy. Roman
and Mary had one small 2x2
inch black & white picture
(70 years old). It showed four
large second story windows
among the front columns of
the hospital. The windows
were still intact. It was absolute proof, this was 70 years
of pictorial memories for Roman Laker.
Tent City
In the front yard of 17th
General there was a tent city
over 100 Army tents. It was
Romans home for the coming
year, through 1944. It was in a
war zone. It was noisy. A U.S.
Air Base was close, its flight
paths headed directly over
the hospital. Trains and traffic
were moving wounded soldiers into the 17th emergency
area. Sirens were everywhere.
Naples was the most bombed
city in early WW II; bombed
200 times, 25,000 bombs. To
add to the confusion, Mt. Vesuvius (Pompeii) was erupting
only three miles away, to the
south. Lava and thunder were
Despite all of the confu-

A recent photo of 93-year-old WWII veteran Roman Laker, who lives on the family farm near
Cecil. Laker served as medic and is shown with one of his many commendations, the Bronze

Mary (Laker) DeGood (left), daughter of WWII veteran Roman Laker, and her two daughters,
Cassandra DeGood and Caylyne DeGood Arnold, recently visited Italy to trace some of Romans
footsteps as he served as a medic during WWII. Roman is now 93 and lives in Cecil.
sion, Roman made his tent
into a home. His was the attraction of the neighborhood.
He scrabbled up some lumber
to build a wooden floor in his
tent. He even had a wooden
door for an entrance. For more
appeal he planted a small lawn
of grass and built a picked
fence in front, then painted
it white. His place was the
envy of his soldier and medic
friends. He made the best of
his life and he liked people
as well.
Romans Stories
As a medic, Roman was not
given a gun, not even to protect himself. His Red Cross
arm-band and helmet insignia
would replace his gun. It took
lots of luck, but after the War
he came back to his farm in
Ohio he was never injured.
He told a lot of stories to his
family, like this one: One of
the guys in his squadron shot
and killed a Japanese-American soldier in a downtown
bar one weekend. Roman was
picked as a bodyguard to protect the killer at the trial. They
gave him a belt, holster and
a pistol. But they didnt give
him bullets for the gun.
It was the war stories, those
that came from the front-line
that his family at home would
not hear. No veteran wanted
to be reminded of those stories after they came back from
The banker
Each month the soldiers got
a payday, in cash. In 1944 the
amount was $56. Not much.
Regardless, the feel of cash
would do something to a soldiers mind. They couldnt
wait to get to the local bar
for girls and drinking. Others liked a good poker game.


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arriving about half an hour early. Festivities did not end until 2 p.m.
Organizers say there was a tremendous turnout.
It was joyous chaos with a lot of happy shouts, a rush to see Santa,
and fidgety children waiting for the drawings for the gifts, they said.
All children who talked with Santa were given a bag of candy.
Frosty the Snowman visited this year to help entertain the children.
A free childrens raffle was held and 119 children received a gift.
Crafts, Christmas music, and musical chairs added to the excitement.
Ten poinsettias were given out in the free adult drawing. Several
baskets were raffled off and the winners took home fabulous items
that were donated by local businesses and individuals.
The Paulding Lions Club appreciates the following local businesses, organizations, and individuals who donated and made Meet
Santa a huge success.
We apologize if we omitted anyone from the list, they concluded.
Scissors Over Comb, Hair Off The Square, Pams Cutting Edge
Salon, Lindsey & Co. Hair Studio, Past Time Caf, Holly, Wood &
Vine, Alley Cat Lanes, Hometown Pizza, Susies Bakery, American
Family Insurance, Don & Perrys Furniture, Cheri Griffiths, Paulding Auto Group, Burkley NAPA Auto Parts and TrueValue Hardware, Paulding Eagles & Ladies Auxiliary, Paulding Volunteer Fire
Department, McDonalds, Dairy Queen, Pam Miller-United Way,
Bashore Reineck Stoller & Waterman Inc., Dana Bair Agency, Ali
McCauley and Ray Hacker, and Santa.

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Merry Christmas

World War II was moving
up the boot of Italy, in 1945.
The 17th General Hospital
had done its enormous task
of caring for its soldiers since
1942. The war was moving
away from Naples, up the
Apennines Mountains north,
toward Germany. This meant
Cpl. Roman Laker was headed to the front lines, starting
January, 1945. Medics were
needed to advance with the
10th Mountain Infantry the
85th, 86th and 87th Regiments.
Next week: The second part
of a World War II hero will
focus on the continuing war
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them. He had their trust and
friendship, when he returned
it, later in the month to buy necessities.
Tent tales
The guys gathered around
Romans tent home on their
breaks from the 17th General.
It was a release from the blood
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Church welcomes new pastor Time for a Family Meeting to

Financial Focus


Christian Church in Paulding welcomed a new pastor
on Sept. 1. Pastor Jeff Seger
and his wife, the Rev. Nelda
Seger, have been welcomed
with open arms to Paulding.
Pastor Jeff would like to extend his welcome to everyone
reading this article today. The
First Christian Church is a
part of the Disciples of Christ,
a branch of the Restoration
Movement that started in the
1830s. The church welcomes
all people to the table that our
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
sets for us.
We baptize by immersion
but welcome others who have
been baptized in other ways.
Our doors are open to all who
are seeking a relationship
with Jesus Christ, says Pastor Jeff. Worship service is
at 10 a.m. Sundays. Come and
see that the Lord is good.
Pastor Jeff is from Indiana,
born and raised in Dubois
County, in the southern part
of the state, in a small town
called Schnellville, one of
nine children. Pastor Jeff enjoys fishing, gardening and
being in the great outdoors.
His wife, the Rev. Nelda
Seger, currently serves the First
Presbyterian Church in Winamac, Ind. She will be joining
him in Paulding in the near future.
The prophet says that without a vision, the people perish.
First Christian Churchs vision
is to preach the Gospel of Jesus
Christ, sharing the good news
from its doorstep to the ends of
the Earth.
They are excited to see their
youth program and childrens
Sunday School taking off. The
Disciples Women are very
active in the community. The
Mens Group, although fairly
new, has started out on a path
that will make a difference here
in our community and in far-

Discuss Financial Preparations?

Jeff Seger, from Indiana, is the new pastor at First Christian

Church in Paulding.
away places as well.
We want to be the friendliest
church in Paulding; no offense
to any of the other fine churches
here in this community. God
created this world and all that is
in it and called it good. We seek
to care for our community and
our world in ways that uphold
this vision that God has for us,
Pastor Jeff says. We believe
that all people are created in
the image and likeness of God.
We value respect for all people.
If you are looking for a church
family, come and check us out.
If you were active here in the
past and have not been attending, come on back.
Pastor Jeff has an open door

policy at First Christian. Office

hours are currently Tuesday
through Friday, 8 a.m.-noon,
with appointments available.
Residents will see him around
town or working in the parsonage garden in the spring or summer months, maybe out mowing
the lawn when that season is
First Christian Church is located at 1233 Emerald Road,
Paulding, or phone 419-3994576.

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probably find topics that are
more pleasant to discuss than
funeral plans. Yet, if you make
your own burial or cremation
plans in advance, and possibly even prepay for them, you
will be taking a tremendous
burden off the shoulders of
your loved ones, who wont
be forced to make difficult
decisions or scramble for
money at short notice during
a highly emotional time in
their lives. Once again, youll
also want to learn about your
parents desires for their final
arrangements, and what steps
they may have already taken
in this area.
By holding a family meeting about these issues today,
you can avoid a lot of stress
and misunderstandings in the
future. So bring out the coffee and cookies and start
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Cassy Shaner and Brandon
Ruffing announce the birth of
their baby boy, Blade Denis
Ruffing, on Dec. 19 at 12:19
p.m. He weighed 5 lbs., 14
oz. and was 18.5 inches long,
delivered by Dr. Duane Johnson.
He was welcomed home
by his older brother, Liam
Thomas Ruffing.
Grandparents are Lisa and
Kelly Craig of Antwerp,
Thomas Ruffing of Antwerp
and the late Sherri Ruffing.
Great-grandparents are
Marsha and William Kolb
of Defiance and Paulette and
Denny Shaner of Paulding.

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During the holiday season,
you no doubt have a lot going
on in your life work functions, gatherings with friends
and neighbors, tracking down
the elusive perfect gift, etc.
But you may find it valuable
to add one more event to your
calendar: a family meeting to
discuss those financial preparations that affect you and
your loved ones.
Of course, the scope of
your meeting will depend on
your age and the age of your
children, and on whether you
have elderly parents. So, lets
look at one family meeting
scenario that would work under two different sets of circumstances: you are meeting
with your own grown children or you are meeting with
your elderly parents.
In either case, youll want
to review the following areas:
Investment information
Its a good idea to let your
grown children know where
you (and your spouse, if still
living) keep your investments
and what sort of investments
and retirement accounts
you own, such as your IRA,
401(k), and so on. You should
also provide your children

with the name of your financial advisor. And talk to your

parents about their investments. You might think that
this could be challenging topic to bring up, but you might
be surprised at their willingness to talk.
Estate planning documents Comprehensive estate planning can involve a
variety of legal documents,
such as a will, a living trust,
power of attorney, etc. If you
have already created these
documents, you need to share
both their location and their
intent with your grown children, who will be active players in carrying out your estate
plans. The same is true with
your elderly parents try to
encourage them to share all
their estate-planning documents with you, especially if
they will be counting on you
for their care.
Names of professional advisors As you put together
your estate plans, you will
likely need to work with a
team of financial, tax and legal advisors. Make sure your
grown children know the
names of these professionals and how to contact them.
Similarly, seek the same information from your parents.
Wishes for future living
arrangements Its certainly possible that you will be
able to live independently
your whole life. On the other hand, you may eventually
need some type of long-term
care, such as that provided
in a nursing home or an assisted-living residence. Let
your children know what
your feelings are about such a
possibility, and what preparations you have made. And try
to elicit the same information
from your own parents.
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Paulding County Church Directory

Antwerp Community Church, 704 S. Erie St., SR 49, Antwerp; Pastor
Ricky L. Grimes 419-258-2069. Bible Study Fellowship 9:30 am; Contemporary Worship 10:30 am, Wednesday Discipleship Study, 7:00 pm
Antwerp United Methodist Church, East River Street, Rev. Pastor Mike
Schneider, church telephone number is 258-4901, Comtemporaty service
Sunday 8:30a.m., Sunday school 9:30a.m., Traditional Service 10:30a.m.
Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, 303 S. Monroe, Antwerp. Office: 417 N.
Main, Paulding, 399-2576, Rev. Joseph Poggemeyer, Masses: Sunday at
First Baptist Church, 5482 CR 424, Pastor Todd Murray, 258-2056,
Sunday school at 9 a.m., Sunday worship 10 a.m.; evening service 6 p.m.,
Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 126 W. River St., Pastor Mike Pennington,
258-2864, Sunday school at 11:15 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:00 a.m.
Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses, 2937 US 24, 258-2290. Public
talk 10 a.m. Sunday, Congregation Bible Study, Theocratic Ministry School
& Service Meeting, Theocratic school 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Rev. Derek Evans. Sunday school at 9
a.m., Sunday worship at 10 a.m.
Riverside Christian Church, 15413 St. Rt. 49, (corner Ohio 49 and Road
192), Antwerp. 258-3895, Pastor Regan Clem.
Apostolic Christian Church, 13562 Road 147, Defiance (Junction), 3993121, William Schlatter, Elder, Sunday services at 10:15 a.m. and 12:30
p.m., Sunday school at 1 p.m., Wednesday services at 7:30 p.m.
Bethel Christian Church, Ohio 66, Defiance (Arthur), Pastor Christopher
Baker, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.
Church of Christ, corner of County Roads 166 and 191, Evangelist Lonnie Lambert, 399-5022, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Bible
study at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
Junction Bible Christian Church, County Road 111, Defiance (Junction),
393-2671 or, Interim Pastor Duane Richardson,
Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship follows at 10:30 a.m & Bible
Study on Wed. at 7pm.
Pleasantview Missionary Baptist Church, County Road 180, Defiance
(Junction), Rev. Alan Ray Newsome, Sunday worship at 11 a.m., evening
service at 6 p.m.; Wednesday evening services at 7 p.m.
Rock Church, SR 637, Five Span-Arthur area, Pastor Bobby Branham
393-2924, Sunday school at 10 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:45 a.m., Sunday
evening worship at 7 p.m., Wednesday evening worship at 7 p.m., Youth
Service Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Grover Hill Church of the Nazarene, Maple and East Jackson streets,
Pastor Jonathan L. Hoagland, 587-3376, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Morning worship at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening gospel hour at 6 p.m., Wednesday evening service at 7 p.m.
Grover Hill Zion United Methodist Church, corner of First and Harrison,
587-3941; Pastor Mike Waldron, 419-238-1493 or 419-233-2241 (cell). Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:20 a.m., nursery available
during all services.
Mandale Church of Christ in Christian Union, Ohio 66, Pastor Justin Sterrett, 419-786-9878, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:30
a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday prayer meeting at 7 p.m.
Middle Creek United Methodist Church, County Road 24, Grover Hill,
Pastor William Sherry, Sunday worship at 9 a.m., Sunday school at 10:15
a.m., Sunday evening Bible study at 6 p.m.
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Grover Hill, County Road 151, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Pastor David Prior, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.,
Wednesday evening prayer meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Roselms Christian Church, Ohio 114, Pastor Gary Church, 594-2445,
Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.
Apostolic Christian Church, 12867 Road 82, Haviland, 399-5220, worship service at 10:30 a.m.
Country Chapel United Methodist Church, Haviland, 419-622-5746, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:15 a.m.
Latty Zion Baptist Church, Latty, Pastor Levi Collins Jr., 399-2748, Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship service at 11:15 a.m.
Harvest Field Pentecostal Church of God, 13625 Road 12, Scott, Pastor
Terry Martin, 419-622-2026, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday morning
worship at 10:30 a.m., Sunday Evening worship at 6 pm, Wednesday evening worship at 7:00 pm, Wednesday Youth Group at 7 pm.
Friends United Methodist Church, Latty, Pastor Ron Johnson. Sunday
worship at 9 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study at 7 p.m.

Auglaize Chapel Church of God, rural Oakwood, 3 miles south and half
mile west on County Road 60, Pastor Stan Harmon, 594-2248, Sunday
worship at 9:00 a.m. Sunday school at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday services for
children, youth and adults at 7:00 p.m.
Melrose United Methodist Church, Melrose, 594-2076, Pastor Eileen Kochensparger 399-5818; Sunday school 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:30
a.m., Wednesday Bible study and prayer at 7 p.m.
Twin Oaks United Methodist Church, corner of Harmon and Second
streets, Oakwood, Pastor Eric Dailey. 419-594-2992. Sunday worship at
9:30 a.m., Sunday school at 10:45 a.m., Bible Study Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Bible Baptist Church, corner of Cleveland and Perry streets, Grover Hill, Prairie Chapel Bible Church, one mile east and a half-mile north of OakPastor Pat Holt, 587-4021, Sunday school at 10 a.m., Sunday worship at 11 wood on the corner of Roads 104 and 209, Pastor Earl Chapman, 594-2057,
a.m., Sunday evening worship at 6 p.m.; Wednesday prayer meeting at 7 Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m., evening worship
at 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.


Bethel United Methodist, Forders Bridge, Cecil, Pastor Kevin Doseck
(419) 899-4153, worship service at 10:30 a.m., Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.
Bethlehem Temple Pentecostal, 818 West Jackson Street, Paulding,
399-3770, Rev. Burpo, Sunday school at 10 a.m., Sunday worship at 12 p.m.
Cecil Community Church, 203 S. Main St., Cecil. Pastor Ted Ramey.
Sun. school 10:00 am, Worship service 11 am, Sun. eve. 6 pm, Wed.
eve. 6 pm.
Cecil First Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Cecil, Sunday worship
at 8 a.m., Sunday school at 9 a.m.
Christian Fellowship Church, Paulding High School Auditeria, 10 a.m.
Sunday. Pastor Greg Cramer.
Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, 417 N. Main, Paulding, 399-2576, Rev.
Joseph Poggemeyer, Masses: Saturday at 6 p.m.; Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1275 Emerald Road, Paulding, 419-3995061, Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., worship services at 10:45 a.m. and 6
p.m. Sunday and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor Drew Gardner.
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1233 Emerald Road,
Paulding, 419-399-4576, Sunday school 9 a.m., Worship service 10
a.m. Pastor Jeff Seger.
First Presbyterian Church, 114 West Caroline Street, Paulding, 3992438, Rev. David Meriwether, 9:00am Sunday school (youth and adult),
9:15 a.m. praise singing, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship. Communion 1st
Sunday each month. No 1st Wednesday supper.
Grace Community Church, Ohio 111 West across from Paulding County
Hospital.Sunday school at 8:45 a.m., service at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Cameron
House of Love Ministries, 220 N. Williams St., Paulding. Pastor Predest (Dwayne) Richardson or Sister Brenda Richardson, 419-399-9205
or 419-796-8718, Sunday worship at 3 p.m. Wednesday night bible study
at 5:30. Jail Ministry, Food Ministry, Outreach Ministry. Overcomer Outreach - a Christian 12-steap meeting, Sundays at 5 p.m.
New Beginnings Church (Church of God), Cecil, Pastor Roy Burk,
399-5041, Sunday worship at 11 a.m.
Paulding Church of Christ, East Perry Street, Paulding, Minister
Christopher Reno, 419-399-4761. Bible school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday
worship at 10:30 a.m.
Paulding Church of the Nazarene, 210 Dooley Dr., Paulding, 3993932, Pastor Jeremy Thompson, Sunday school at 9:15 a.m., Sunday
worship at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening at 6 p.m.: Kids Summer Jam
(ages 4-4th grade), Preteen class (5th-6th grade), Teen group (7th-12th
grade), and adult service. Wednesday at 7 p.m.: Teen group (7th-12th
grade), adult bible study and prayer. Nursery available for all services.
Paulding Family Worship Center, 501 West Perry Street, Paulding,
399-3525, Rev. Monte Moore, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.
Paulding United Methodist Church, 321 North Williams Street, Paulding, church telephone number is 399-3591, Rev. Roger Emerson, Worship
service at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday School, 11:15 a.m.; Wed. worship at 6 pm.
Church office is located at 308 N. Main St.

Pentecostal Church of God, 601 W. Caroline St., Paulding, Elder

George Robinson, Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship service at noon,
prayer services Monday at 6 p.m. and Thursday at noon, Bible study at
6 p.m. Tuesday.
Pioneer Christian Ministries, County Road 108 and Ohio 637, Paulding,
Rev. Chuck Oliver, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:30
a.m., and Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. including a youth service on at least
three Wednesday evenings.
Rose Hill Church of God, corner of SR 637 and Charloe Trail, Paulding,
399-3113, Pastor Ron Hofacker, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday service from 7-8 p.m. with childrens hour.
St. John Lutheran ChurchELCA, 7611 Road 87, Briceton, Pastor Karen
Stetins, church telephone number is 419-399-4962 or 419-399-2320. Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m., Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 601 Flat Rock Drive (P.O. Box
156), Paulding, Pastor Karen Stetins, church telephone number is 399-2320,
Sunday Worship at 10:30 a.m., Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.
Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, 203 W. Townline, Payne, 399-2576, Rev.
Joseph Poggemeyer, Masses: Saturday at 4 p.m.
Edgerton Wesleyan Church, 1717 Bertha St., Woodburn, (Edgerton)
Ind. 46797, Pastor Dave Dignal, church telephone number is 260-632-4008,
Sunday school at 9 a.m., childrens church at 10 a.m., worship at 10 a.m.,
home groups at 6 p.m., Wednesday evening services at 6:30 p.m..
Living Water Ministries, Contemporary worship service Sunday nights at
10 a.m. & 6:30 p.m., The Well church for kids, Sunday mornings from 1011:30 a.m. The church is currently in the process of relocating. For location
information, contact Pastor Rich Phelan, 419-263-2728.
Payne Church of Christ, 220 West Merrin Street, Payne, Pastor Mikeal
George. Sunday worship at 9:30 am. 419-263-2092; 419-574-2150 (cell).
Payne Church of the Nazarene, 509 E. Orchard St. (Ohio 500) Payne,
Pastor Mike Harper, 263-2422, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship
at 10:30 a.m. Sunday night service at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday prayer meeting
at 7:30 p.m.
St. Jacob United Church of Christ, southwest corner of Oak and Hyman
streets, Payne, Rev. Jim Langham, 263-2763. Sunday School 9 a.m, Church
service-10 a.m.
St. James Lutheran Church NALC, West Townline Street (P.O. Box 42),
Payne, 263-2129, Pastor Fred Meuter, 260-492-2581. Sunday School at 9
a.m., Sunday worship at 10 a.m.
St. Paul United Methodist Church, (P.O. Box 154) 312 South Main
Street, Payne, Rev. David Rohrer, church telephone number is 263-2418,
parsonage telephone number is 263-2017, Sunday school at 9 a.m., Sunday
worship at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
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Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Paulding County Progress - 9A


Varsity TOs help Lady Raiders
Games roll past Paulding
of the
Girls basketball

Wayne Trace........................58
Liberty Center.....................20
North Central......................51
Wayne Trace........................67
Parkway....................... 51

Boys basketball

Wayne Trace........................75


At Columbus Grove:

Columbus Grove 27, Ayersville

Columbus Grove 32, Paulding
Ayersville 42, Paulding 30
At Haviland:

Fairview 48, Edgerton 18;

Wayne Trace 57, Fairview 18;
Wayne Trace 77, Lincolnview 0
At Hicksville:

Ayersville 60, Hicksville 36;

Tinora 48, Hicksville 16;
Wayne Trace 42, Tinora 30;
Wayne Trace 53, Ayersville 29
Antwerp 8th........................86
Rossford 39, Wayne Trace 27;
Wayne Trace 53, Ottawa-Glandorf
10; Wayne Trace 60, Lakota 22;
Wayne Trace 42, Ada 30

Sports schedule

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26 Girls Basketball: Paulding at Bryan

Holiday Classic
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27 Boys Basketball: Wayne Trace at
Miller City
Girls Basketball: Paulding at Bryan
Holiday Classic; Wayne Trace at
Fort Jennings
Wrestling: Paulding and Wayne
Trace at LCC Thunderbird Holiday
MONDAY, DECEMBER 29 Boys Basketball: Antwerp at Route
49 Classic at Edgerton
Wrestling: Antwerp at Vermillion
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30 Boys Basketball: Antwerp at Route
49 Classic at Edgerton; Woodlan at
Wayne Trace
Wrestling: Antwerp at Vermillion

Trace took advantage of 15
Paulding turnovers in the first
quarter as the Raiders took a
commanding 23-9 advantage
and never looked back en
route to a 67-34 win over the
county rival Panthers.
Tied at 4-4 early, the redwhite-and-blue closed out the
opening stanza on a 19-5 run
to grab control of the contest.
We were able to force
them into some turnovers
and then we took advantage
and turned them into points,
commented Raider head
coach Bethany Hughes. We
did a good job of going to the
offensive boards and that allowed us to get some second
chance points.
Wayne Traces scoring was
very balanced in the opening
stanza. The Raiders got five
points and five steals from
junior Shayna Temple while
sophomore Danae Myers added five points and four offensive rebounds. Junior Hollie
Wannemacher and junior Erin
Mohr also contributed four
markers each in the period.
The Raiders then followed
up the impressive first quarter by scoring 12 of the first
16 second quarter points to
push the margin to 35-13.
Freshman guard Gracie Gudakunst and Mohr each had
four points in the run for the
red-white-and-blue. Wayne
Trace went on to post a 42-19
halftime advantage.
In the second half, both
teams went to the bench but
the Raiders continued to widen the advantage.
Wayne Trace outscored
the Panthers 12-7 in the
third quarter to set the lead
at 54-26. The Raiders added
13 more points in the fourth
quarter while limiting Paulding to eight in sealing the 6754 win.
Mohr led all scorers on the
night with 19 points while
grabbing 10 rebounds. Gudakunst and Leah Sinn chipped
in eight markers each and
Wannemacher posted six
I thought we got another good effort out of several
players tonight, Hughes continued. Hollie and Gracie
are playing with more confidence and they have stepped
up their games. Erin had a
very solid game again with
a double double and Shayna
has grown her game as well.

Hopefully, we can continue to

build off of these games.
Danae Myers, Courtney
Mead and Shayna Temple all
chipped in five points. Gudakunst dished out four assists
and recorded seven steals in
the contest with Temple recording three assists and six
steals. Wannemacher also
had five rebounds while Gudakunst, Myers and Mead all
had four caroms.
Samantha Meggison had 10
markers and 10 rebounds to
lead the Panthers with Faith
Vogel chipping in seven. Skyler McCullough and Cassidy
Posey posted six points each.
McCullough also dished out
three assists for Paulding with
Audrey Manz and Meggison
recording three steals apiece.
Posey pulled down eight
boards as well for the Panthers, who fall to 0-5 on the
Paulding finished the night
with 34 turnovers compared
to Wayne Traces 22. The
Panthers were 14 of 45 from
the field (31 percent) and hit
three of 10 free throws (30
Wayne Trace won the battle of the boards, 43-35. The

Raiders connected on 25 of
62 shots (40 percent) and
were 15 of 21 at the charity
stripe (71 percent).
Pauldings junior varsity got its first victory of the
season with a 29-22 win over
the Raiders as the Panthers
moved to 1-4 on the year.
Allison Arend bucketed
seven markers to lead the maroon and white while Audrey
Manz chipped in six markers.
Kaylen Hale topped Paulding with eight rebounds on
the night and Arend garnered
five. Arend also had a pair of
assists and three steals.
Brooke Sinn had eight
points to lead Wayne Trace,
which falls to 2-3. Lily Sinn,
Madison Zartman and Chelsie Sinn all had four markers.
Courtney Mead picked up
eight boards for the Raiders
with Brooke Sinn adding four
caroms and four steals. Carrie
Thrasher had five steals to top
the red-white -and-blue.
Wayne Trace returns to action on Saturday as the Raiders visit Fort Jennings for a
1 p.m. contest. Paulding will
take part in the Bryan Holiday
Jim Bowers/Paulding County Progress
Classic on Friday and Satur- Wayne Traces Leah Sinn #33 puts up a outside shot against
county rival Paulding last Tuesday night in non-league play.

Jim Bowers/Paulding County Progress

Jim Bowers/Paulding County Progress

Pauldings Samantha Meggison #23 drives against the WT Gracie Gudakunst #20 leads a fast break against the defense
of Pauldings Suzanne Reinhart #34 last Tuesday night.
Lady Raiders last Tuesday night in the Palace.

Too many gifts costly for Archers in loss to Parkway

ANTWERP - During the
season of giving, everyone enjoys a gift or two. But on the
basketball court, turning the
ball over and giving it to the
other team is something you
dont want to do, even during
the season of giving.
On Saturday, the Lady Archers
were being more than generous in their giving as they
turned the ball over 28 times.

Bute earns 1st

place at Arcadia

ARCADIA The Antwerp High School wrestling team recently

competed at the Arcadia Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 20. All four
Archer wrestlers placed in the top five of their respective weight
Senior Archer wrestler Jarett Bute was able to put together a perfect day to earn first place. Bute was the champion of the 220 pound
weight class. The accomplished wrestler finished the day with a perfect 4-0 record with three wins coming by pin. With his four wins
Saturday, Bute has amassed a season record thus far of 13 wins,
one loss, and nine pins to go along with two individual tournament
Placing fourth at 132 pounds was sophomore Logan Shaner. He
finished the day with two wins, 3 losses and 1 pin. Earning a hard
fought fifth place finish at 160 pounds was junior Justice Clark. He
finished with an impressive four wins and only one loss with two
wins coming by pin. Also placing fifth on the day was senior 285
pounder Jordan Laker. Jordan finished the day with three wins one
loss and two pins.
These young men continue to work hard in practice. They have
accomplished so much individually so far this young season. If they
continue to dedicate themselves to wrestling they should have a successful 2015, said head coach Jeremy Kosch.

Quite simply, it was poor

shooting and too many turnovers that kept the Archers out
of the win column. Parkway
held the blue-and-white to single digit scoring each quarter
and took home a 51-30 win.
The loss drops Antwerp to 1-5
and Parkway improves to 3-5.
Antwerp Head Coach Kevin Taylor went looking for
answers to his teams latest dry
spell when it comes to point
production. Taylor changed up
his starting line up and is considering additional changes
in the future. After scoring 44
points in their opening win over
Paulding, the Archers are averaging just 26 points an outing
while dropping five in a row.
Our offense is stagnant.
We cant dribble penetrate
and then find the next open
person. We never seem to see
the opening, said Taylor. To
compound the Lady Archers
offensive woes, they also
committed 28 turnovers.
Out of the gate the Panthers
took an early 7-2 advantage
on a 3-pointer by senior Kayla Walls but the Archers responded with a surge to regain
the lead at 8-7 on a triple by
Rachel Williamson with 2:43
remaining in the opening period. Parkway rattled home the
next eight points including a
three-pointer to open the second quarter and a 15-8 margin.
The Archers never made a serious threat after that as they
struggled on the offensive end.
Parkways senior Kayle
Heckler found her range in the

second eight minutes of play

and collected 12 points including a couple of buckets behind
the arc to go along with two
2-point goals and a couple of
free throws. Heckler finished
with 17 to lead all scorers.
Joining her with double digit
scoring was Kayla Walls who
bucketed 11 markers, including two 3-pointers.
Kiana Recker scored a
2-point goal from close range
midway through the second
period to keep the Archers to
within four at 18-14 but the
Panthers answered with a 7-0
run before Rachel Williamson
dialed in from behind the arc
to pull the Archers to within
seven at 25-17. Williamson
finished with three triples for
nine points and Recker also
finished with nine.
I certainly had my concerns about Antwerp. The
Recker girl, I thought could
really hurt us on the inside and
the Williamson girl has a nice
shot from outside, said Parkway head Coach Chris Weirrick.
Parkway came out of the
break with a 28-17 lead and
built its lead to as many as 15
in the third quarter when Kayla Walls delivered a deep three
to put the Panthers in control
The final eight minutes of
play saw the Lady Archers
manage just one field goal
while going to the line nine
times but managing to hit just
three free throws. While the
Archers were struggling to put

points on the board in the closing minutes, the Panthers sank

14 fourth quarter points to just
six for the Archers.
I was really pleased with
our defense and especially our
rebounding today. Its something we have worked on in
practice. We use an old Bob
Knight rebounding drill that
incorporates blocking out and
hard defense. Since we have
used it, we have yet to be out
rebounded, commented the
Parkway coach.

Score by Quarters
Parkway 12 16 9 14 - 51
Antwerp 8 9 7 6 - 30
Parkway (51): Kayla Walls 4 1-2 11,
Pond 0 1-2 1, Gehron 2 2-4 6, Heckler
5 5-8 17, Terra Walls 2 3-5 7, Heindel 2
0-0 4, Hawk 2 1-4 5. Totals: 17 13-24
51. Three point goals: K. Walls 2, Heckler
2. Total fouls: 15.
Antwerp (30): Williamson 3 0-2 9, Braaten 2 0-0 5, Miesle 0 2-2 2, Recker 3 3-6
9, Longardner 2 1-2 5, Short 0 0-2 0.
Totals: 10 6-14 30. Three point goals:
Williamson 3, Braaten. Totals Fouls: 21.

North Central over

Lady Archers
PIONEER - Last Tuesday, the
Lady Archers made the long
trip to Pioneer to battle North
Central. The trip home probably felt much longer as the
blue-and-white fell behind
early and never recovered in
falling to the Eagles 51-28.
North Central grabbed an early 15-6 first quarter lead and
for the Lady Archers it only
got more difficult trying to
score. In the second period
Antwerp would only manage
three points to trail at intermission 24-9.
It was a night when noth-

ing we shot would go in the

basket. We attempted over 70
shots and made just 10, said
head coach Kevin Taylor.
Antwerp won the third quarter outscoring the Lady Eagles 15-11 but a disastrous
fourth quarter had the home
team with 16 points and the
blue-and-white with just four.
Freshman Rachel Williamson led the Archers with eight
points including two goals
behind the arc. For the Eagles, Sabrina Pickford tallied
18 and team mate Cady VanDeVoorde added 10.
Score by Quarters
6 3 15 4 - 28
North Central 15 9 11 16 51
Antwerp (28): Miller-Sweet 0 1-2 1, Williamson 3 0-0 8, Braaten 2 0-0 4, Miesle 1
4-6 6, Recker 2 1-2 5, Longardner 1 0-0 2,
Wilson 1 0-0 2. Totals: 10 6-10 28. Three
point goals: Williamson 2. Total fouls: 18.
North Central (51): VanDeVoorde 2 6-9 10,
Pickford 7 4-4 18, Makayla Hayes 3 2-3
9, Tomblin 0 2-3 2, Rachel Oxender 6 0-0
12. Totals: 18 14-19 51. Three point goals:
Hayes. Total fouls: 11.

JUNIOR VARSITY: The Junior Varsity picked up their

second win in a row, defeating
Parkway 22-19. Holding a one
point advantage with 3.6 seconds remaining, Kortney Smith
was perfect on two free throws
to ice the game for the Archers.
Maggie Wilson led the Archer
scorers with eight points.
Earlier in the week the JV
squad had its way with North
Central, winning by a score of
32-15. Becca Johanns bucketed 12 points to lead the Archer

10A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Archers sink Pirates Panthers rebound with home

conference win over Cats
with 3-point shooting
ANTWERP - A huge first
half offensive burst by the Antwerp Archers coupled with a
solid 1-3-1 zone defense propelled the Archers to a 27-12
advantage at the break. The
15-point cushion stood up
in the second half as the Pirates from Continental won
the second half but it wasnt
enough to overcome the blueand-white dominance of the
first 16 minutes.
In a 50-40 decision in Antwerps favor, the game displayed pressure defense from
both teams. The physical play
at times was borderline out of
control but the Archers took
their knocks, leaving it all on
the court, to prevail with the
10 point margin.
The three-pointer was kind
to the blue-and-white with
Matt Jones and Sam Williamson combining for a five-forfive night. Williamson finished with 18 points to lead
all scorers while Jones was
four-of-four from behind the
arc to finish with 16.
Continental is a very
physical team. They were
at full strength tonight after
having four of their players
suspended at the beginning of
the season. Defensively, they
made it difficult for us but our
guys kept their composure,
said head coach TJ Hammer.
In the opening frame the
Archers and Pirates were
knotted at eight a piece but
a Trenton Copsey traditional
three-point play followed by
a Jones deep-corner-three at
the buzzer gave the blue-and
-white a 14-8 advantage.
Antwerps defense was
packed tight in the paint and
after the Pirates scored the
first second quarter bucket

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Antwerps Trenton Copsey #32 picks up a second half score

against Continental last Saturday night.
the Archers delivered a 10-0
run including a Copsey two
pointer, and a couple of Jones
long distance threes and two
free throws by Brandon Pendergrast. Halftime came to a
close on a Sam Williamson
triple to scoot the Archer lead
to 27-12.
I thought we executed very
well tonight. Jones played
well and Copsey bailed us by
getting several weak side rebounds, said Hammer.
In the third quarter the Archers kept its double digit

margin when Jones was on

radar for another three pointer and the blue-and-white
in front 32-19. At that point,
with 5:40 showing on the
clock, Continental head coach
Kurtis Brown was whistled
for a technical foul for arguing over a non-travel call.
The Pirates slapped and
clawed their way back to trail
by 10 and had a couple of opportunities to get it under 10
but missed some costly free
throws. The Archers made
them pay with a buzzer beater
tip in by Williamson to push
the lead back to 12 at 37-25
heading into the final eight
The lead swelled to as
many as 16 in the final period but the Pirates could not
recover. Antwerp improves
to 3-2 while the Pirates fall to
The Archers will next be in
action when they participate
in the annual Route 49 Classic held at Edgerton on Dec.
29-30. The Archers will play
Hicksville on the first night.
Continental 8 4 13 15 - 40 Antwerp
14 13 10 13 - 50
Continental (40): Swager 2 4-5 8, G. Williams 3 1-2 7, Brecht 1 0-1 2, D. Troyer 0
2-4 2, Williamson 1 0-0 3, Stauffer 5 1-1
13, J. Williams 2 1-2-5. Totals: 14 9-15
40. Three point goals: Stauffer 2, Williamson. Total fouls: 20.
Antwerp (50): Jones 5 2-3 16, Mills 0
2-2 2, Coleman 0 1-3 1, Pendergrast
0 2-2 2, Williamson 7 3-4 18, Copsey
3 3-3 9, Longardner 1 0-0 2. Totals: 16
13-17 50. Three point goals: Jones 4,
Williamson. Total fouls: 19.

JUNIOR VARSITY - Holding a 21-20 lead at the break

Antwerp used a 10-4 third
quarter to keep the lead in
route to a 37-30 win over
Continental. Dylan Peters led
the Archer scoring with 13
including a perfect 5-for-5
from the foul line. Josh Poulson added nine and Trey Mills
chipped in eight for the blueand-white.

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The Archers Sam Williamson #24 cuts to the basket in the
second half against a stubborn Continental team last Saturday

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PAULDING The Paulding Panthers hit an important
first of the new basketball
season on Friday night with a
54-41 win over Spencerville
at home. Not only did the victory put the Panthers over the
.500 mark for the season (32), it also nailed a win for the
first Northwest Conference
game of the season (1-0).
The victory was especially significant because the
Bearcats came into the season ranked as one of the favorites for the NWC title this
year. Following the contest,
Spencervilles overall record
dropped to 2-3 and 0-1 in
conference play.
It was a great first conference win that we needed to
build on, commented Paulding head coach Shawn Brewer.
Alex Arellano had a huge
game for the Panthers, knocking down five treys and scoring 24 points to support his
teams victory. For the contest, Paulding netted eight
3-pointers. Treston Gonzales
and Corbin Edwards each
contributed nine points to the
Paulding win.
Alex (Arellano) started us
out offensively with 16 points
in that first quarter. That was
a big boost to get us started,
commented Brewer. The rest
of the game we were patient
and took quality shots.
Arellano exploded in the
first quarter with four from

11-9 in the second quarter to

leave the floor with a 30-23
halftime lead.
In the second half, the Panthers continued to steadily
increase their lead, netting a
10-8 advantage in the third
quarter and coming out on
top, 14-10, in the final stanza.
Zack Goecke led Spencerville with 14 points while
Dakota Prichard scored 11
points for the visitors.
Paulding shot exactly 50
percent from the field, dropping in 20-40 attempts while
the Panther defense smothered the Spencerville efforts,
holding the Bearcats to just
10 connected shots in 40 attempts for 25 percent field
goal shooting.
On the boards, the visitors
narrowly prevailed, 22-20.
Both teams were charged
with 12 turnovers.
Defensively, we matched
up much better and rebounded pretty well, Brewer said.
Brewer credited his squad
for working hard in practice
last week for the teams solid
play. He noted that it had been
one of the best weeks of practice for the year.
We put four solid quarters
together for the first time this
year and they played smart,
said Brewer. The kids
worked hard in practice all
week and had a focus that we
Jim Bowers/Paulding County Progress
had been lacking.
Pauldings Treston Gonzales #24 works to gain an advantage In junior varsity ball,
for an offensive rebound against Spencerville last Friday night. Paulding defeated Spencerville, 48-34.

behind the arc and two field

goals for a total of 16 first
quarter points as the Panthers
jumped out to a 19-14 first
quarter advantage. The Panthers outscored the Bearcats

Spencerville wins cat fight

Up next: Holiday Classic Dec. 26-27 at Bryan

PAULDING The Paulding Lady Panthers will be
facing a challenging Stryker
team at Bryan as part of the
annual Bryan High School
basketball classicon Dec.

Lady Raiders roll

past Tigers

Wayne Trace limited Liberty
Center to 10 first half points
and the Lady Raiders rolled
to a 58-27 victory in Henry
County last week.
The Raiders opened the
game by scoring the first 11
points before settling on a
15-8 lead after eight minutes
of action. Wayne Trace then
took control of the contest by
outscoring the Lady Tigers
17-2 in the second quarter
to take a commanding 32-10
halftime advantage.
Wayne Trace expanded
the lead in the third quarter
by outscoring Liberty Center
18-7 in the period to post a
50-17 lead entering the final
The fourth quarter resembled more of a football game
than a basketball game as officials allowed a high amount
of physical contact as the
game progressed.

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The Panthers Alex Arellano #32 looks for a weakness in the

Spencerville defense late in their NWC contest last Friday night.

Junior Erin Mohr led the

way for the red-white-andblue, scoring 14 of her gamehigh 19 points in the first half
while also grabbing seven
Fellow junior Shayna Temple chipped in 13 points for
Wayne Trace and picked up
five rebounds.
Neither Mohr nor Temple
played in the fourth quarter.
Sophomores Danae Myers and Courtney Mead each
chipped in eight markers for
the Raiders. Myers posted
six caroms as well. Hollie
Wannemacher and Leah Sinn
each recorded four steals for
Wayne Trace, which moves to
2-2 on the year.
Wayne Traces junior varsity also was victorious as the
Raiders held off a late Liberty
Center rally for a 35-30 win.
Brooke Sinn paced the
Lady Raiders with 11 markers while Estie Sinn, Brianna
Sinn and Carrie Thrasher all
had six points.

26. Winners will play for the

championship and first round
losers will play a consolation
round the night following.
The Panthers continue to
struggle with the offensive
end of the floor. Following
a disappointing 67-34 loss
at Wayne Trace on Tuesday
evening,Paulding traveled
to Spencerville on Thursday
evening where it experienced
a 64-37 Northwest Conference loss at the hand of the
Paulding struggled hard to
stay in the game early, trailing by two points, 14-12, at
the end of the first stanza.
However, the Bearcats made
some defensive adjustments
and the Panthers struggled for
the rest of the game, dropping
back by a count of 31-20 at
the halfway mark.
to increase its momentum
with a 20-8 third quarter and
then claimed the final eight
minutes, 13-8, to come off
the floor with the win. With
the victory, Spencerville increased its record to 3-3 overall and 1-1 in the Northwest
Conference while Paulding
fell to 0-6 overall and 0-2 in
conference play.
Emilee Meyer led all game
scorers with 17 points while
Brooke Combs led the Panthers with 13 points.

The girls are working

hard but they continue to
find putting things together
to become astrong scoring
threat a real challenge, said
Paulding head coach Lindsey
Schultz. One thing we need
to achieve is to put together
several possessions of scoringin a row.
I know they want toscore
and win. Theres no easy way
around this. We just have to
keep working hard in practice after practice until things
start to gel for us, continued
Schultz. Chemistry continues to be a major concern.
Sometimes it takes a lotof
work to get there.
Were focusing now on
goingup to the classic. Thats
always a good holiday tradition for us, added Schultz.
One bright spot in Pauldings offense was the fact that
Combs connected on three
shots from long range.
If we can get some outside shooting like that,it
would sure add some depth
to our game, said Schultz.
Spencerville out rebounded Paulding 20-18. The Panthers turned the ball over 16
times compared to five for
Spencerville, also a major
factor in the game.
In junior varsity action,Spencerville won, 3619.

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Junior High Boys Basketball
Antwerp split with Fairview last
week as the Apache seventh and Archer eighth graders posted victories.
Keaton Altimus scored 14 points
to lead the blue-and-white eighth
graders to a 41-25 win. Ty Rebber
added eight markers and Austin
Jones chipped in seven for Antwerp.
Blake Schuette and Jayvin Landers each bucketed 11 for the Archer
seventh graders, who fell to the
Apaches 46-32. Boston Dunderman
also had seven for Antwerp.
Antwerp swept past Holgate in
Green Meadows Conference play.
The seventh grade contest saw
Blake Schuette score 11 while Boston Dunderman and Jayvin Landers
added six each to lead the Archers
to a 30-27 victory.
Antwerps eighth grade defeated
the Tigers 40-21 behind 22 points
from Keaton Altimus while Ty Rebber
added six and Jake Ryan chipped in
Junior High Boys Basketball
Pauldings seventh graders defeated Spencerville 38-27 and the
Panther eighth grade squad got past
the Bearcats 43-18.
Tyrel Goings led the maroon-andwhite seventh graders with 14 points
while James Stultz and Seth Dysinger added seven each. Evan Edwards
(five), Jacob Deisler (three) and
Matthew Schroeder (two) rounded
out the Panther scorers.
In the eighth grade contest leading scorers were Miller (16), Brewer
(ten), Carson Shull (eight), Cook
(three), Phlipot (three) and Eblin
(three) all scored for the Panthers.
Paulding dropped a pair of games
to Bryan as the Golden Bears won
the seventh grade game 39-34 and
eighth grade tilt 52-40.
Luke Brewer paced the maroon
and white eighth graders with a dozen markers and Jaret Miller chipped
in 11. Fletcher Cook (ten), Westen
Phlipot (three), Luke Dunakin (two)
and Jacob Eblin (two) also scored
for Paulding.
Paulding and Tinora also split two
contests last week.
The Panther seventh graders
slipped by the Rams 48-23 as
James Stultz scored 11 points and
Tyrel Goings chipped in ten. Seth
Dysinger (eight), Kolson Egnor (five),
Jacob Deisler (four), Matt Schroeder (four), Evan Edwards (four) and
Owen Carnahan (two) picked up the
other Panther markers.
Tinoras eighth graders held off
the Panthers 25-20. Jaret Miller
posted nine points and Luke Brewer
chipped in seven for Paulding. Jacob
Eblin and Brock Schooley added
two each.
Junior High Girls Basketball
Bri Townley scored 17 points and
Kamdyn Etzler added eight to lead
the Paulding eighth grade girls team
to a 31-15 win over Spencerville.
Townley also had 14 rebounds for
the Panthers and Etzler dished out
five assists. Asia Arellano also posted five steals for the Panthers, who
moved to 2-2 on the season.
Freshman Basketball
Paulding recorded a 46-20 win
over Wayne Trace as Ethan Dominique scored 11 points and Austin
Howell chipped in 10. Isaac Baldwin
also had seven markers for the Panthers.
Josh Kuhn bucketed seven for
Wayne Trace followed by Jake Kuhn
(five), Adam Stoller (four) and Noah
Toppe (four).

Junior High Girls Basketball

Wayne Trace picked up a pair of
victories over Hicksville in round ball
action last week.
Claire Sinn bucketed 20 points
and Miriam Sinn added 18 to lead
the Raiders to a 65-6 victory over
the Aces. Libby Wenzlick chipped in
13 followed by Taylor Long (eight),
Zoey Wright (four) and Maddie
Laukhuf (two).
In the eighth grade tilt, Wayne
Trace held off the Aces for a 28-26
Anne Eklund had eight for the
Raiders and Natalie Torman added
six. Other scorers for the red-whiteand-blue included Sadie Sinn (four),
Kaylee Shepherd (three), Sara Edwards (two), Olivia Egnor (two), Carissa Laukhuf (two) and Ellie Stoller
Junior High Boys Basketball
In boys action, Wayne Trace got
a 41-28 victory over Hicksville in
seventh grade play as Nate Gerber
scored 14 points and Reid Miller
chipped in nine.
Cale Crosby (four), Alex Reinhart (four), Drew Forrer (four), Max
Laukhuf (two), Nate Showalter (two)
and Gage Waltmire (two) picked up
the other Raider points.
In the eighth grade matchup, Caden Bland scored a dozen points
and Trae Sinn added eight to lead
the Raiders to a 33-26 win over the
Other scorers for Wayne Trace were
Haydn Gillett (five), Josiah Linder
(four), Evan Mohr (two) and Mox
Price (two).
Wayne Trace and Ayersville split a
pair of games last week as the Raider eighth graders and Pilot seventh
graders posted wins.
Ayersvilles seventh grade recorded a 26-14 win as Sam McGuire
and Logan Schlachter each bucketed seven points.
Cale Crosby had seven markers
for the Raiders with Nate Gerber
(four), Reid Miller (two) and Gage
Waltmire (one) rounding out the
Wayne Trace scoring.
In the eighth grade matchup, the
Raiders got 17 points from Josiah
Linder and 11 by Trae Sinn to cruise
to a 49-12 win over the Pilots. Caden Bland (six), Korbin Slade (five),
Haydn Gillett (three), Evan Mohr
(three), Caleb Yenser (three) and
Braden Zuber (one) completed the
Raider point scorers.
Freshman Basketball
The Raider freshman team defeated Lima Perry 40-28 in other
Jake Kuhn bucketed 15 points
with Stoller chipping in nine markers.
Owen Brigner (six), Josh Kuhn (four),
Jordan Saylor (four) and Toppe (two)
also scored for Wayne Trace.

MAC Gym teams

invited to play
at the Coliseum


from the MAC Gym winter
basketball league were invited to play prior to a Mad Ants
basketball game on Sunday,
Dec. 28. The Paulding and
Antwerp sixth grade boys
teams have decided to participate. At 2 p.m., the two
Paulding County teams will
square off for a full game on
the Memorial Coliseum court.
Purchased tickets by all
players involved offer the opportunity to play the game on
the Mad Ants court and then
entry to the Mad Ants warm
up and game following. Spectator tickets for both games
can be purchased prior to the
events at the Memorial Coliseum ticket office.

Reinhart wrestles well at Delta

DELTA Eli Reinhart recently competed in the Delta Holiday Classic on Saturday, Dec. 20. On the day, he earned two
wins with only one loss on his way to a second place finish. So
far this season, Eli has placed in the top three of every tournament in which he has competed.
The Antwerp Wrestling Club will be starting its season on
Jan. 5. Kids from ages 4-18 are welcome to try this free club
to learn about wrestling. Dont sit inside all winter and come
give wrestling a shot and see how much fun it can be.
Practices will begin at 5 p.m. at the Antwerp Wrestling Club
located on Archer Drive. Opportunities to compete in tournaments will be available nearly every weekend for those who
wish to do so.
For more information, please contact Jeremy Kosch at j_ or feel free to call 419-506-0211.

Balance key as WT pulls

away from Lincolnview
Trace ran its record to 5-0 on
the season as the Raiders put
all five starters in double figures en route to a 75-58 victory over Lincolnview Saturday
night at the Palace.
Ethan Linder led the way
for the Raiders with 20 points
and six rebounds while David Sinn added 14 points and
seven boards. Corbin Linder,
Luke Miller and Cole Shepherd chipped in 13, 12 and 10
points, respectively.
We had good balance tonight, commented Raider
head coach Jim Linder. Everybody contributed and we
did a good job of seeing the
floor and finding the open
The Raiders opened the
game with 10 straight points,
getting a 3-pointer by Miller
along with two Corbin Linder
baskets and a bucket from
Ethan Linder.
However, the Lancers answered with a 10-2 run of their
own to trim the deficit to 1210. Hayden Ludwig and Justis Dowdy each hit 3-pointers
for Lincolnview with Chandler Adams and Dowdy adding two free throws each.
We didnt do a good job
of coming out and attacking,
noted Lancer head coach
Brett Hammons. We wanted
to keep them from being able
to set up their press but we
didnt do a good job of being
aggressive and taking the ball
at them.
Wayne Trace got a pair of
baskets late in the first quarter
from Cole Shepherd to post a
16-12 advantage after eight
minutes of action.
Lincolnview rallied to tie
the contest early in the second
quarter, using a bucket from
Adams to knot the game at
22-22 with 4:12 remaining in
the half.
The Raiders, though, responded with a 15-5 run to
close out the half and post a
37-27 lead at the intermission.
We worked our way back
and then they came right back
with that big run there in the
second quarter, Hammons
continued. We had a stretch
where we didnt make good
decisions and they took advantage of it. When you are
playing good teams, those are
the things we have to clean
Wayne Trace again widened the margin in the third
quarter. Leading 43-36, two
buckets each by Sinn and
Miller and a pair of Ethan
Linder free throws pushed the
advantage to 53-36.
I thought our defense was
pretty good especially in the
second half, noted the Raider head coach. We gave up
some three pointers in the
first half but we did a better
job of finding their shooters in
the second half. We were able
to take advantage of some


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Ethan Linder #15 gets a bucket for the Raiders against Lincolnview last Saturday night in nonleague play.
turnovers and turn them into Trevor Neate scored 16 Saylor also had seven repoints too.
points to lead the Lancers bounds for Wayne Trace with
The Lancers closed within while adding two assists and Stabler grabbing five. Jayden
62-53 on a Dowdy 3-pointer three steals. Hunter Blanke- Sherry and Saylor also had
at the 3:09 mark but Wayne meyer chipped in ten points four steals each and Eli Sinn
Trace sealed the victory at the and nine boards for Lincol- picked up four assists. The
free throw line.
nview and Caden Ringwald Raiders fall to 2-3 on the season.
Wayne Trace hit 13 of added nine points.
17 free throws in the fourth Seth Saylor and Brady Sta- Wayne Trace returns to acquarter, getting eight of 10 bler led the Raiders with 14 tion on Saturday when they
by Ethan Linder and a pair and 13 points, respectively. visit Miller City.
each from Justin Speice and
Corbin Linder.
We knew coming in that
we had to attack their pressure and try to limit the opportunities for them to set up
their press, Hammons added.
Lincolnview finished the
night with 17 turnovers compared to Wayne Traces 11.
Dowdy paced the Lancers
with 23 points while grabbing
five rebounds. Adams also
added 16 markers and recorded six boards. Derek Youtsey topped Lincolnview with
eight rebounds. Austin Leeth
and Youtsey dished out four
assists each and Hayden Ludwig recorded three assists.
Corbin Linder also dished
out a dozen assists for Wayne
Trace with Luke Miller adding three as well.
It was a total team effort
tonight, concluded the RaidJim Bowers/Paulding County Progress
er head coach.
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ty moved to 4-1 on the season against the visiting Lancer defense last Friday night.
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The annual sixth grade students vs. staff benefit basketball game was played at Payne Elementary on Dec. 19. Proceeds from the game will be used to support
the prescription medication needs of WTPE second grade student Chase Holt.

MAC gym Santa Slam results

ANTWERP The annual Santa Slam holiday basketball tournament nearly doubled in
size in just its second season. In 2013 the tournament brought six total girls teams and eight
boys to Antwerp. This year, 10 girls teams competed in two divisions, while 12 teams participated in three divisions on the boys side.
The day began with girls play. New participant Patrick Henry joined returning teams
Spencerville, McComb, Bryan and Woodburn Lutheran along with MAC Gym winter
league teams Defiance, Crestview, Wayne
Trace, Tinora and Antwerp.
In one division, Tinora came through unscathed at 3-0 with a win over Wayne Trace,
a two-point win over Woodburn Lutheran
and a one-point victory over Antwerp to take
the days first title. In the sixth grade division
Spencerville and McComb both won their respective pools to play each other in the finals.
McComb won 19-16 in a great final game.
Boys play took center stage in the afternoon. Fourth grade teams included newcomers Edgerton and Fort Wayne Indian Village

Elementary. They joined league teams Woodlan, Hamilton, Ind., Delphos Jefferson and
Antwerp. Competition was fierce and scores
were close. The championship game resembled pool play with Antwerp edging Woodlan
in the finals 15-14.
Fifth and sixth grade divisions were combined for pool play. New teams included Patrick Henry and Wooster, Delphos St. John
brought a fifth and sixth grade team and
played with Lima Shawnee and league team
Antwerp. Lima Shawnee beat Delphos St.
John in the fifth grade finals. Antwerp held
on to take the sixth grade boys title with a 2927 win over the farthest traveling team from
Proceeds from this tournament will be used
to fund the MAC girls travel team this summer.
This final event brings a close to the 2014
season. 2014 brought nearly 40 league and
tournament MAC Gym championships to
Antwerp. League play will start back up on
Jan. 3.

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VAN WERT First United Methodist Church will be hosting a Financial Peace University class starting Feb. 3, teaching local residents Dave Ramseys financial plan to get out of
debt and have financial peace.
FUMC members Eric and Courtney Hurless will be the
class coordinators. They have participated in Daves plan to
get out of debt and are real life examples of how the plan can
This is not a fly-by-night scheme, says Eric. In fact,
Courtney and I won a free class session years ago and turned it
down thinking it was a scam. Boy do we regret that decision!
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people, we started to read all of Daves books and put his plan
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We paid off $30,000 of debt in 1-1/2 years on a small
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Classes start Feb. 3 and will run every Tuesday from 7-9
p.m. for nine weeks. Cost of the class is $100 which covers
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Vantage Career Centers Community Room.
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Great gifts wrapped as

memorable moments
By Byron McNutt
DHI Media
Were conditioned to think
our lives revolve around great
moments. But great moments
often catch us unaware, beautifully wrapped in what others
may consider a small one.
The holiday season provides us a great opportunity
to create one of those memorable moments. People may
not remember exactly what
you did, or what you said, but
they will always remember
how you made them feel.
About 12 years ago, a former Warm The Children
(WTC) coordinator sent the
following experience to WTC
founder Mack Stewart of
Higganum, Conn. The story
illustrates how easy it is to do
a good deed and be rewarded
for it. Id like to share that
story with you this week.
The story goes ... 20 years
ago, I drove a cab. At 5 am
I was called to an address to
pick up a fare. The building
was dark except for a single
light in a ground-floor window, the unnamed WTC coordinator said.
Under these circumstances,
many cab drivers would just
honk once, wait a minute,
then drive away. But I had
seen too many impoverished
people who depended on
taxies as their only means of
Unless a situation smelled
of danger, I always went to the
door. This passenger might be
someone who needs my assistance, I reasoned to myself.
I walked to the door and
knocked. Just a minute, answered a frail, elderly voice.
I could hear something being dragged across the floor.
After a long pause, the door
A small woman in her 80s
stood before me. She was
wearing a print dress and a
pillbox hat with a veil pinned
on it, like somebody out of a
1940s movie. By her side was
a small nylon suitcase.
The apartment looked as
if no one had lived in it for
years. All the furniture was
covered with sheets. There

Make the Difference

Byron McNutt
were no clocks, no knickknacks and no utensils on the
counters. In the corner was
a cardboard box filled with
photos and glassware.
Would you carry my bag
out to the car? she asked. I
took the suitcase to the cab,
then returned to assist the
woman. As we walked, she
thanked me for my kindness.
I told her I try to treat my
passengers the way I would
want my mother treated. Oh,
youre such a good boy, she
When in the cab, she gave
me an address, then asked if
we could drive through downtown. It wasnt the shortest
way, but she said she didnt
mind. She was in no hurry...
she was on her way to a hospice.
I looked in the rear-view mirror. Her eyes were glistening.
She said, I dont have any
family left. The doctor says I
dont have very long to live.
I shut off the meter and asked
her, What route would you
like me to take?
For the next two hours,
we drove through the city.
She showed me the building
where she once worked as an
elevator operator. We drove
through the neighborhood
where she and her husband
had lived when they were
newlyweds. She passed a
furniture warehouse building
that had once been a ballroom
where she had gone dancing
as a girl.
Occasionally, wed slow
down or stop in front of a par-

ticular building or corner and

she would stare into the darkness, saying nothing. I could
tell that a lifetime of memories were flashing before her
As the first hint of sun was
creasing the horizon, she
suddenly said, Im tired,
lets go now. We drove in
silence to the address she had
given me. It was a low building, like a small convalescent
As we pulled up, two orderlies came out to the cab.
They watched her every
move. They must have been
expecting her. I opened the
trunk and took her small suitcase to the door.
As the orderlies brought
the woman to the door in a
wheelchair, she asked how
much she owed me for the
ride. I told her nothing. She
persisted but I would not take
her money.
Without thinking, I bent
and gave her a hug. She held
onto me for the longest time
and I heard her say, You
gave an old woman a little
moment of joy. Thank you.
As I walked into the dim
morning light, the door shut
behind me. It was the sound
of the closing of a life. I didnt
pick up any more passengers
that shift. I drove aimlessly,
lost in thought. I couldnt talk
to anyone the rest of the day.
What if that woman had
gotten an angry driver? What
if I had refused to take the
run, or had driven away?
As time goes by, and I recall that morning, I dont
think that I have done anything more important in my
life. It wasnt a great moment, but that small moment
was beautifully wrapped.
Maybe you will receive
such a gift this holiday season.

gather with your friends and
families in the coming days,
remember our men and women on duty around the world.
Remember their families
who celebrate the holidays
praying for their safety.

Paulding County



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Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Paulding County Progress - 13A

JUST PHONE 419-399-4015

Large Auction

Multiple Listing

Wed., Jan. 7, 2015

11:00 A.M.

To see nice color pictures & interior shots of properties offered

by Gorrell Bros. go to:


Inviting 3 BR, 2 bath
home on 1 acre town
lot. Updated thru-out,
full basement, 2 car
garage, deck to pool,
501 W. Gasser Rd.,
Pldg. Priced to sell
$137,000. Call Don
Gorrell 419-399-7699

#1676 221 W. George

St., Paulding... Wellkept 2 BR home w/
C/A, spacious kitchen.
Updates incl. newer
siding & replacement
windows. Det. garage,
agent owned. $54,900
Call Joe Den Herder

#1670 Lg. 4 BR 3 bath

home w/lg. town lot,
2,500+ sq. ft., det. pole
bldg... family room, dining, C/A, many updates
thru-out must see...
742 E. Perry St., Pldg.
$149,000... Call Don
Gorrell 419-399-7699

$10,000. Open 2 bdrm.,
2 bath condo w/1500+
sq. ft. den & 2-car att.
possession. SELLER
OFFERS. Call Don
Gorrell 419-399-7699

#1668 - Pristine throughout! 2 BR Bright &

Cheery colors, lg. living room, C/A, gas heat,
fenced yard, det. garage.
Paulding $62,500. Call
Sandra or Tamyra 419506-1015

#1637 Spacious 2 BR
Condominium! Master
bdrm w/adjoining bath
& step-in shower, 2-car
$105,000. Call Sandra
or Tamyra 419-5061015


LOTS @ 305, 307, 309 HARRMANN ROAD

- 100 X 210 - Maybe Land Contract. NOW
At $14,000 Each, OR 3 (1.45 Acre total) for #1664 2 miles S. of
Melrose, delightful 3
LOTS in Wabash & Erie Canal Add (fronting BR home, 4 acres w/
Diamond Dr.) - various dimensions, $9,000 to pond, gazebo, & 2 car
det. garage, 12x20 sun
LOT on Harrmann Rd. (N of shcool) - 1.95 acre, room, C/A. $109,500 Call
$25,000. Call Sandra or Tamyra 419-506-1015 Sandra or Tamyra 419506-1015


AARON TIMM - 419-769-5808

Committed to Excellence

LOCATION: Gorrell Bros. Auction Facility 1201 N. Williams St., Paulding, OH.

2007 Honda Accord

3 Wheel Mobility Scooter

Honda C70 Motorcycle

Small Tools & Equipment & Household

New to the Market! 2774 Rd 17, Payne. $164,900.

Over 2400 Sq Ft home has been beautifully remodeled. This country setting features a new kitchen with all
modern appliances and beautiful cabinetry. Lots of light
in the living spaces and a huge master bedroom with
stand alone tub and shower. Large garage and pool
included. To see more photos and view more detail, go
to and search by MLS No. 5081732 or Call
Aaron to set up a showing. 419-769-5808

M.L. Zehr Construction

The quality of our work speaks for itself
and will remain long after.
E mate

11 Refrigerated Box Trucks

Metal Frame Buildings 30+ Yea

Pole Barns
Commercial & Residential

25720 Notestine Rd., Woodburn, IN 46797

(260) 433-5628 Mon. - Fri. 6:30 am - 5:00 pm



JANUARY 1st 2pm

1201 N. Williams St., Paulding, OH 45879

Sandra J. Mickelson &

Tamyra L. Humes
Cell: 419-506-1015

9017 ST. RT. 66, OAKWOOD, OH 45873

Over 40 Years Combined Real Estate Experience

2007 Honda Accord; 4 dr., 5 spd manual, air, 94,798 mi. - car is owned by
Randall Roughton Estate, Pldg. Co. OH Probate Crt Case 20141035, Ralph
Roughton, Adm, Timothy Holtsberry, Attorney . Rally 3 Wheel Electric Mobility Scooter; Model SC-150R 3 HP portable air compressor Rear tine tiller . Troy-Bilt TR 146 tiller Craftsman 4
HP weed trimmer . Porter Cable power washer . 3 Wagons Full of
small electrical and hand tools, dishes, pots, pans, saws, etc. .. Dresser, Chest Of Drawers, Entertainment Centers, Small Wood Desk, Lamps
& Lights, small kitchen and household items and related owned Dane C.
Budd Estate, Pldg Co. OH Probate Crt Case 20141027, Lonnie D. Budd,
Ex, James M. Sponseller, Attorney & other consignors - partial listing

Poultry Processing & Cooling Equipment

Office Equipment - Material Handling Equipment - Related

2005 International 4300 truck, Hercules 22 ft. box .. 2003 International 4300 truck DT466, Mickey 22 ft. box .. 2002 International
4300 truck DT466, Kidron Ultra 22 ft box 2002 International
4300 truck DT466, Kidron Ultra 20 ft. box . 2000 International
4900 truck DT466E, Morgan 24 ft. box . 1999 International 4700
truck DT466E, Hercules 14 ft. box .. 1998 International 4700 truck
DT466, Hercules 18 ft. box 1997 International 4700 truck T-444E,
Kidron Ultra 20 ft. Box .... 1996 International 4900 truck DT466,
Kidron 22 ft. Box .. 1995 International 4900 truck DT466, Kidron
20 ft Box 1993 International 4900 truck, Kidron 18 ft. Box ---- All
trucks equipped with Thermo King Reefers - call for brochure with detailed
information or visit our web site .. Plus .. Pallet Jacks & Material
Handling Equipment - Scales - Office Equipment - Poultry Saws - Stainless Steel Items, Cooling Equipment & Related Equipment ----- Trucks
and related equipment sold by Bruce C. French, Trustee In Case No.
14-32942 - US Bankruptcy Court Northern District Of Ohio, Western
Division, Erb Poultry, Inc., Debtor call 419-399-4066 for brochure or visit our web site @ . Payment
day of auction ... Gorrell Bros. Auctioneers, 1201 N. Williams, Paulding, OH, 45879 .. Larry D. Gorrell, Chris Aufrance, Apprentice, Don F.
Gorrell, Nolan G. Shisler, Aaron Timm, Sandra Mickelson Auctioneers

Serving you from Sign Up to Sign Down!

Customer Service Representative

First Federal Bank is seeking a full-time Customer
Service representative for our Paulding office. The
position requires previous customer service experience, cross-selling
ability, cash handling and must enjoy working with the public.

Federal-Mogul is a leader in design and

manufacture of industrial truck, rail and
automotive sealing solutions.
Applications for

Maintenance Technician
Production Technician
will be accepted in person or by mail beginning
December 15 at the plant, 150 Fisher Ave.
Van Wert, OH 45891. Pay for the Maintenance
Technician starts at $18.87/hr and the Production
Technician starts at $12.67/hr and will support
production on any of the 3 shifts. Comprehensive
benefit package offered including medical, dental,
vision, short term disability, 401k, vacation and
holidays. This work may include overtime and
weekends. Those interested must also apply online
High School Diploma or GED; or 10 years
manufacturing experience required.
Applicants will be required to pass a criminal
background check and drug test.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/



1st and 2nd Shifts FT and PT

3rd Shift - PT
Drug Free Workplace
Group Health/Dental Insurance
Wee Care Day Care Discount
Competitive Compensation Package
For immediate consideration, please
complete an application at

10357 Van Wert Decatur Road

Van Wert, Ohio 45891



Candidate must be available to work evenings and weekends. Job
responsibilities include quickly and accurately preparing food products,
following restaurant health & safety procedures, & safely & properly
operating, maintaining & cleaning equipment, including grill & fryers.
Although previous experience is not required, a strong work ethic, including dependability, a willingness & desire to work & the ability to maintain a positive working relationship with all employees and customers,
is essential.
If you meet these qualifications please call Kathy Cadwallader at 419203-5076 (if necessary, please leave a message with your name & phone
number & your call will be returned as soon as possible). Starting January
5th you can also call Dairy Queen at 419-399-2542. E.O.E.

Full Time Rn
Part time LPN
Part Time
STNAs second
and third shifts
Call Valerie Yates at
419-399-4949 or
Apply in person at
The Gardens, 199
County Road 103,


Ordinance 1488-14
was passed by Paulding Village Council
on December 1, 2014,
and goes into effect
from and after the earliest period allowed
by law. The summary
of this legislation is as
1244-01 FIXING THE
Copies of the full text
of this legislation may
be obtained at the Finance Directors Of-

If you would like to be considered for this position, please apply directly
online at by clicking on the careers link requisition
No phone calls please. EOE/M/F/Disability/Vet

Contact Director of Nursing,

Joelle Pond at 419-238-4646 ext. 297
or Email:

No telephone calls please


First Federal offers a friendly, professional work environment, competitive

products and excellent customer support, plus competitive pay, 401 (k),
ESPP, quarterly bonuses and more.

fice, 116 South Main

Street, between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. and
5:00 p.m. Monday
through Friday.
Annette D. Hasch.
Finance Director 17c2
Sealed Bids for Phase
2 Combined Sewer
Separation will be received by Village of
Paulding, Ohio, at 116
South Main Street,
until 12:00 p.m., local
time, on January 20,
2015, at which time
they will be publicly
opened and read.

In general, the work

consists of the installation of approximately
3,200 LF of 12-inch
and 18-inch diameter
sanitary sewer, the
installation of approximately 15,000 LF of
storm sewer and 8,800
LF of 10-inch, and 15inch cured-in-place
Copies of the Bidding
Documents may be
examined at the above
office, or at the office
of Jones & Henry Engineers, Ltd., 3103 Executive Parkway, Suite
300, Toledo, Ohio
43606, without charge.
Copies of the Bidding Documents and
Contract Documents
may be obtained from
Newfax Corporation,
Inc., 333 West Woodruff Avenue, Toledo,
Ohio 43604, Phone
(419) 241-5157, Fax
(419) 241-2018, Monday through Friday,
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Contact Newfax Corporation for cost of
documents. A non-refundable fee will be
required for each set
of Bidding Documents
and Contract Documents provided by
Newfax Corporation,
Inc. Checks shall be
made payable to Newfax Corporation, Inc.
Technical questions
regarding the project
shall be e-mailed to
the Project Manager,

Michael L. Karafa, at
Jones & Henry Engineers, Ltd., mkarafa@
Neither Owner nor
Engineer has any responsibility for the
accuracy, completeness or sufficiency of
any bid documents obtained from any source
other than the source
indicated in these documents. Obtaining these
documents from any
other source(s) may result in obtaining incomplete and inaccurate
information. Obtaining
these documents from
any source other than
directly from the source
listed herein may also
result in failure to receive any addenda,
corrections, or other
revisions to these documents that may be
Bids must be submitted on the forms
bound herein, must
contain the names
of every person or
company interested
therein, and shall be
accompanied by either
a Bid Guaranty and
Contract Bond in the
amount of 100 percent
of the amount bid with
satisfactory corporate
surety, or by a certified check on a solvent
bank in the amount of
not less than 10 percent
of the amount of the
Bid, subject to conditions provided in the

Instructions to Bidders. The successful

bidder will be required
to furnish satisfactory
Performance Bond
and Maintenance and
Guarantee Bond in the
amount of 100 percent
of the Bid.
The Contractor shall
be required to pay not
less than the prevailing
wage rates established
by the Ohio Bureau of
Employment Services,
Wage and Hour Division.
Any Bid may be withdrawn prior to the
scheduled closing time
for receipt of Bids, but
no bidder shall withdraw his Bid within 90
days after the actual
opening thereof.
The successful bidder
will be required to complete the Declaration
Regarding Material
Assistance/Non-Assistance to a Terrorist Organization (DMA) in
accordance with ORC
Section 2909.32 and
The Owner reserves the
right to reject any or all
Bids, waive irregularities in any Bid, and to
accept any Bid which is
deemed most favorable
to the Owner.
Harry Wiebe
Village Administrator
Dated: December 17,
December 24, 2014 17c2

The Board of Health has
has adopted fees for various services provided
by the health department. The fees are based
on Cost Methodology
which is a series of calculations that take into
account the time and
money our department
spends in each program.
The adopted fees can be
found on our website for
review at
If you have any questions concerning this
matter please contact
our office at 419-3993921.
Resolution 1297-14
was passed by Paulding Village Council on
December 15, 2014,
and goes into effect
and shall be in force
immediately. The
summary of this legislation is as follows:
Copies of the full text
of this legislation may

be obtained at the Finance Directors Office, 116 South Main

Street, between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. and
5:00 p.m. Monday
through Friday.
Annette D. Hasch,
Finance Director 18c2
Resolution 1300-14
was passed by Paulding Village Council on
December 15, 2014,
and goes into effect
from and after the earliest period allowed
by law. The summary
of this legislation is as
Copies of the full text
of this legislation may
be obtained at the Finance Directors Office, 116 South Main
Street, between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. and
5:00 p.m. Monday
through Friday.
Annette D. Hasch,
Finance Director 18c2

14A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, December 24, 2014



$44,900, $2,000 down, $489 mo.;
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Beautiful country setting high above
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$689 mo.; NEW 3 BEDROOM,
2 bath home with 2 car garage.
$109,900, $5,000 down, $699 mo.
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EVER!! Used furniture for your
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it all. NEW TO YOU FURNITURE, 408 Clinton St., Defiance.
MATTRESS SET. New in plastic,
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Center I-71, Exit 111 (17th Ave) 740-569-4112
- 402 Clinton St., Defianc,e OH 43512.
419-782-6003. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10am5pm. 16c3
108 W. Main Street, Van Wert (419) 2383362, 30+ Dealers. Closed Tuesdays.
Buy & Sell.



Relay # (800) 750.0750 Handicap Accessible Equal Housing Opportunity This
institution is an equal opportunity provider
and employer.

PAYNE FOR RENT. 2 full baths &
basement. 1st month rent plus deposit. 419-263-4700 or 419-263-8304 16c3
house, separate bathrooms. Call Tim
RENT in Paulding and Defiance. Please
call Al at 419-399-2419 for more details. 43ctf
IN PAULDING - Whispering Pines
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Paulding. Please call Straley Real
Estate at 419-399-4444 or 419-3993721 for more information
PAULDING STORAGE CENTER: Now renting storage units.
Different sizes available. Call 419399-2419 for info.
UNITS. For more information
please call Straley Real Estate at
419-399-4444 or 419-399-3721 25ctf



toys, antiques, military, old magazines,
estates, collections. 419-399-3353 13p7



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Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Paulding County Progress - 15A

Holiday cheer for everyone

Its Christmas Eve and the
holiday festivities are about
to begin. Traditions come in
about as many variations as
tomatoes in last summers
garden, but there are a few
that seem to ring true to many
Theres the Christmas tree,
which is probably the number
one outwardly visible way to
observe the season in a highly
personal way. Like snowflakes, no two are exactly alike
and that goes for not only the
ornaments used to decorate the
tree, but the tree itself.
Pine, spruce, fir, fake,
flocked, and even potted trees
that you can plant in the yard
once theyve performed their
holiday duties can be found
gracing the halls. Small space
celebrants often use a potted
Norfolk Island pine (which
isnt really a pine) that they
can grow inside year round.
These arent hardy to our
zone, so dont try to plant it
outside in hopes that it will
Each year, someone starts
the discussion as to which
lights are preferred - clear or
colored. While Ill admit that
colored lights seem to say
Christmas! more than clear,
I personally only use the clear
Around this time, certain
flowering plants begin to
appear in groceries, big box
stores, and garden centers.
Poinsettias earn their keep in
December and forced bulbs
like paper whites start pop-

In the

Kylee Baumle
ping up. Amaryllis bulbs are
plentiful and are my number
one choice for the holidays
and the cold winter months
that follow.
Alcohol enjoys a spike in
sales at the end of the year as
people partake at holiday celebrations as well as choosing
a bottle of bubbly as a gift for
others. And that brings me to
the real point of this weeks
We humans arent the only
ones that like the taste of fermented fruit. If youve got
trees and shrubs that have
winter berries, no doubt
youve noticed the birds
hanging out in them. Birds
will eat berries from the moment they start ripening and
keep it up until the berries are
a mushy, merry mess. Theyll
eat and eat and eat themselves
silly, literally.
Different foods affect people and animals in different

ways, because of the way

were made. For example, we
might get sick if we decided
to have a mid-morning mouse
morsel, but theyre a pretty
tasty snack for cats. And Im
not about to go all vegetarian like some of our winged
friends and start eating insects
and earthworms.
But on this, birds and people can agree - wine is good
stuff. Too much of a good
thing, however, can be...
well...too much. Like people,
birds can get drunk. And as
with people, being drunk can
lead to damaged livers and
death, not just from alcohol
poisoning, but from things
like flying into windows and
Unfortunately, theres little
to be done to prevent birds
from overindulging. Cold
temperatures start the fermentation process in berries
and freeze-thaw cycles speed
it up. The birds cant resist
and pretty soon youve got
staggering birds that cant fly
As you celebrate the season this week and next, enjoy
your favorite brew right along
with the robins and cardinals,
but leave the really hearty
Kylee Baumle/Paulding County Progress
partying to the birds. Happy
Cedar waxwings can be spotted partaking of berries from trees such as the Washington hawholidays!
Read Kylees blog, Our thorn. They get their name from the red waxy secretion found on the tips of their wing feathers.
Little Acre, at www.ourlit- The color comes from pigments in the fruit they eat. and on Facebook at
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her at

Wildlife: Where do they go in winter?

By Mark Holtsberry
Education specialist
Paulding SWCD
As most of us know, birds
are able to migrate south till
the warmth of spring invites
them back to their homes.
Bats, which are flying mammals, also migrate, but once
they reach their destination,
typically the states just south
of Ohio, they will also hibernate in caves where their
ancestors have occupied for
generations. Every animal
has a unique way of handling
the grueling winter months
and hibernation is just one of
the many ways used to ward

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off the blustery weather.

When temperatures become very low, skunks, raccoons, chipmunks and opossums are capable of going
into a temporary hibernation,
basically a deep sleep, which
typically lasts for five days.
The only two true hibernators that stay in Ohio without
migrating are black bears and
ground hogs. Black bear hibernation can last up to 7-1/2
months and ground hogs,
whose hibernation typically
lasts five months, are the first
hibernating animals to appear
in the spring when the weather starts to break in February.
During hibernations a

ground hog is able to reduce

its body temperature by almost half and reduce its normal heart rate, 160 beats per
minute, to four beats a minute. An animal that is typically viewed as a nuisance has
remarkable ways to help it
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Employees of PolyOne in Paulding held a drive for food pantries in Paulding County. One location
to receive food items was the Auglaize Chapel Food Pantry in Melrose. Representing PolyOne were
Michelle Gawronski and Brad Bair. Those assisting with the delivery were Jordan Bair, Ed Thrasher,
Janet Stroup, Ray Pratt, Ralph Johnson and Pastor Stan Harmon (not pictured).

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16A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, December 24, 2014



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Certified 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500Double Cab Standard

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Used 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Short Box

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Paulding County Progress - 1B

As a wonderful Christmas treat, the children of Divine Mercy Catholic School enjoyed scrumptious pizza The staff at the Van Wert Manor collected hats, mittens, scarfs and gloves as part of the Joy in
from Puckerbrush of Payne. Pictured above is Brian Martin, owner of Puckerbrush and a former student of Moments program at Van Wert Manor. The collection was in coordination with the staffs annual
Divine Mercy Catholic School. All children filled their tummies and enjoyed the pizza tremendously.
Christmas party and were donated to the Salvation Army to distribute throughout the community.

Its Beginning to Look

a Lot Like Christmas

and that means its time to say thanks to our

many loyal customers and friends here in the
community. Your support means the world to us.
We wish you a very merry Christmas!



With best wishes to you and your family

for a merry and bright holiday season.

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We wish you a blessed Christmas.

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Paulding Exempted Village Schools held its annual Senior Citizens Breakfast on Dec. 10. Various student groups provided
entertainment, including the high school band and the high school choir.

2B - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Santa visited the students in preschool through third grade at Payne Elementary. He showed
students his figurine of Santa kneeling at the manger and explained to them that Jesus is the
Reason for the Season.

Paulding Elementary
Fourth Grade Chocolate
Extravaganza was held
on Friday, Dec. 19. Students made homes out
of all kinds of goodies,
Displaying their chocolate homes are Paige
Hull (above) and Braxton Ricker.
Students in Mrs. Morans class at Payne Elementary performed as a bell choir on the video
broadcast morning announcements. The students played a medley of Christmas carols.


Joy, Love, Hope, Peace

Thank you to All of Our Customers and Friends for your
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We wish you a blessed
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Happy Holidays!
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Peace On Earth

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Paulding County Progress - 3B

Little is much
when your
heart is in it

I talked to several elderly people in the area last week concerning their old-fashioned Christmas memories and the way
they dealt with the holiday season during the Great Depression.
Everyone had a similar theme to their analysis. Christmas
was focused on the church, the birth of Christ and family life.
One of the greatest joys was a special visit with my fifth
grade teacher, Edith Walters, Geneva (Ind.) Grade School.
Mrs. Waltersis now 100 years old and will be reaching her
101st birthday in March. She is still very lucid with hints of
the teacher
still coming
through. She
reads three
a week and
traveled to
for Thanksgiving with
her family
this past November.
Its totally different
than it is
now, she
responded when I
about what
in the early
part of the
last century.
There was
no Christmas
are that of
using colJIM LANGHAM
ored paper to
make stringers to hang
dining room
ceiling. The
day itself focused on a simple Christmas dinner.
The big event was the church Christmas program. If there
was any gift, it would be an orange. Her favorite activity was
making Christmas candy and spending an evening doing a
family taffy pull.
Interestingly, one common denominator among many of
those who recall Christmas 80 and 90 years ago is being
given an orange for a gift. Some said that during the Great
Depression, fruit was so rare, especially citrus fruit, that oranges were considered to be one of the most precious gifts to
Many remembered going for old-fashion sleigh rides on
Christmas day or during the times surrounding Christmas.
Some sang carols from the sleds as they drove through the
neighborhoods; almost all of the people from that time mentioned going Christmas caroling, especially to neighbors and
friends who couldnt get out.
Personally, like everyone else, my own mothers first
memories of Christmas are that of receiving an orange for
a gift. She also said that her mother (my Grandma Cook)
would spend time wrapping string or yarn into tight balls and
give them to the children as balls to play with.
My grandma, she would say, spent several weeks ahead of
time sewing clothes for her and her siblings. Grandma also
loved to crochet around handkerchiefs, make doilies and repair stockings with her sock darner.
Once Christmas trees came into play, most people remember stringing popcorn and hanging the strands of popcorn on
the tree. Some would mix dried cranberries on the strings to
add color to the tree.
In my generation, I recall such gifts as an electric train, toy
trucks and even a doll, Sally (yes, a doll). Our gifts would be
opened on Christmas Eve following the church Christmas
One of my most humorous memories is that of my father
struggling to get the freshly cut pine tree set in the tree stand,
only to experience disaster when our family cat jumped in
the top of the tree and dumped it on him just as he was finished.
One of my most memorable gifts is still somewhat a part
of my life. When I was 6 years old, I was given a big brown
Teddy bear that I used to snuggle for friendship when I went
to sleep at night. Teddy bear sat beside me when I played
with my toys and even sat in a high chair at the kitchen table
from time to time.
And so now its time for a family secret; these days, Teddy still exists and is sitting in a chair between my computer
and exercise bike upstairs in our home. And after hard days,
when I am a bit down or lonely, or just want to reflect on
Christmas past, we have secret little conversations, sometimes even with a lump in my throat.
And hes just as good of a listener and friend as he was
60 years ago when he was first given by my parents in an
old-fashioned Christmas in our rural Indiana home. In fact,
the chance to still hug my childhood Teddy bear is worth
more than all of the gifts in the world that I could receive
these days.

HAPPINESS DOES NOT RESULT FROM GETTING ... BUT FROM GIVING Wayne Trace Student Council welcomed Rick Small
to Wayne Trace JH/HS on Dec. 1. The students collected over 235 toys and money to benefit Paulding Countys Christmas For


Wayne Trace JH-HS recently held a Christmas giveaway for the student body. Winners were Seth Yenser, 32-inch TV donated
by Custom Audio Concepts; Courtney Mead, Samsung DVD player and three movies; Kameron Forrer, bluetooth speaker; Josh
Reel, bluetooth speaker; K-Lynne Hawkins, Sony noise canceling headphones; and Zoey Wright, gift certificate bundle donated
by Dairy Queen, Valero of Paulding, Marcos Pizza and Frickers.

Oakwood sixth grade band students put on a band concert with the Oakwood fifth graders and the Paulding fifth and sixth
graders on Dec. 18 at the Oakwood Elementary building. The sixth grade students from Oakwood include, front from left Hailee
Huner, Ben Weible, Selena Guyton, Hailey Hartzell, Connor Hunter; middle row Kaitlyn Shaffer; back Jalynn Parrett, Sadie
Estle, Megan Dearth.

Merry Christmas &

Happy New Year
The Griffiths Family

In this season of possibilities, we hope your every
wish comes true. Merry Christmas and many thanks
for your goodwill and support all year long.

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Thank you for your patronage.
We look forward to serving you in 2014.

From our family to yours

We wish you
Gods Blessings!

4B - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Vantage junior and senior Health Technology students visited the Country Inn Assisted Living and Nursing Home in Latty to
spread some holiday cheer. The students also adopted a family to help for Christmas.

Joyous Noel

With tidings of comfort

and joy to you and your kin
during this holy season.

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