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Payne camp meeting begins Saturday PDF Print E-mail
Monday, July 21, 2014 2:17 PM

PAYNE – The annual camp meeting of the Church of God for northwest Ohio will begin Saturday, July 26, and run through Friday, Aug. 1. Worship services will be held each evening at 7 p.m., with this year’s theme, “Close Encounters of the Real Kind.”

This year’s evangelist is the Rev. Dr. Ed Beck, of Ravenna and former pastor of the Church of God in Van Wert. Worship leader will be Dan Betts, Akron. A youth camp is held each day for students in grades 7-12, led by youth directors John and Melyssa Trussel, of Marengo.

Kids’ Camp is held each day, Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m.–noon for children ages kindergarten through grade six. Linda Smith, former Paulding County resident, will direct the camp, with this year’s theme as BLITZ (Bold Living in the Zone).

Young adult conferences will be conducted daily by Pastor Mike Harmon and Jed Worline, both of Owosso, Mich. Harmon is originally from Paulding County.

Daily adult conferences will be led by various individuals.

Christian Women’s Connection will host a women’s conference on Wednesday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., led by guest speaker, Joy Sherman of Springfield.

A cafeteria, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a snack stand are available on the campgrounds Also available is camping and dormitory rooms. For further information, contact caretakers Ken and Roxanna Gifford at 419-263-2113.

The Church of God, with its general offices in Anderson, Ind., held its first Payne camp meeting 1895 by Daniel S. Warner.

Albright returns home as 2014 state champion
Thursday, July 17, 2014 8:51 AM

Krystal Albright, daughter of Kevin and Nancy Albright, loves riding her bike. Many of you may have seen her as she rides around Paulding and the surrounding area.

Krystal first started competing in Special Olympics, in cycling, in 2010. In 2011, she finished female third place in the State of Ohio. In 2012, she moved up to female second place in the State of Ohio and in 2013, she advanced to first place, earning her the title of female State Champion 2013.

Steve Clark benefit Saturday at Eagles
Thursday, July 17, 2014 8:51 AM



PAULDING – A benefit for Steve “Spock” Clark will be held Saturday, July 19 at 5 p.m. at the Paulding Eagles. Clark was recently diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, and the money raised will be used to help pay for medical expenses, bills, travel expenses and other costs

Clark reflects on disease as benefit approaches
Thursday, July 17, 2014 8:49 AM



PAULDING – A benefit will be held at the Paulding Eagles to help support local resident Steve “Spock” Clark and raise money to help pay for medical expenses, bills, travel expenses and other costs related to Clark’s recent cancer diagnosis. The event will take place on Saturday, July 19 at 5 p.m. (See related story.)

Virtual Academy brings new courses to Antwerp
Thursday, July 17, 2014 8:48 AM


Progress Staff Writer

In early December 2013, the 16 member consortium made up of school districts in Northwest Ohio received word they had received a $3.4 million grant for the Northwest Ohio Virtual Academy (NOVA). The 16 members will now partner in using today’s technology to bring new learning experiences to their students. One of the school districts is Antwerp Local, who, like the other 15 will soon launch their academy when the new school year begins next month.

Soil & water names new district technician
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 6:03 PM


Progress Staff Writer

PAULDING – Paulding County Soil and Water Department has welcomed a new member to its team. In mid-June, the department hired Deb Hubbard as the county’s district technician.

Hubbard comes to Paulding County after serving the Defiance County Engineer’s office from 1997 through 2005 and then worked in the Defiance Soil and Water department since 2006.