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Senior center sponsors car show down on Main Street
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 10:07 PM


Progress Staff Writer

PAULDING – On Sunday afternoon from noon-4 p.m. the Paulding downtown square along Main and Jackson Streets will turn into a classic car parking lot. The Paulding County Senior Center will be hosting its fourth annual car show to the delight of all automobile enthusiasts.

“This is one of our events that gets bigger every year. Our first year we had less than 50 cars and this year we will be close to 100 entries,” said senior center program manager Cindy Kennedy.

Parkview Field to host Fields of Faith Christian youth event Sept. 24
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 10:07 PM

FORT WAYNE – Students and adults from the Fort Wayne area will be joining thousands of other youth and adults on athletic fields all across the nation at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24 to share their Christian faith with fellow students during the ninth annual national Fields of Faith event. This rapidly-growing, interdenominational outreach event will be held at more than 450 locations throughout the nation on this same date.

While many Christian rallies are anchored to an entertainer or professional speaker that creates a spectator event, Fields of Faith is structured as a student-to-student ministry. Peers invite their own classmates and teammates to meet on their school’s athletic field to hear fellow students share their testimonies, challenge them to read the Bible and to come to faith in Jesus Christ.

This will be the first Fields of Faith event for Fort Wayne. However, last year, approximately 300 students and supporters attended at Antwerp Community Ball Field.

Local Lutheran churches partner to feed hungry
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 10:06 PM

PAULDING – St. John Lutheran, Briceton and St. Paul Lutheran, Paulding will partner for “Day of Service” on Sunday, Sept. 7. The two congregations  will gather for a combined worship service in the park (weather permitting) at St. Paul located at 601 Flat Rock Drive in Paulding at 9 a.m.

Immediately following worship, congregational volunteers will gather in the fellowship hall to package meals. Their act of service will be joined by nearly 10,000 Evangelical Lutheran Churches of America (ELCA) as they gather to serve communities in ways that share the love of God with all of God’s people.

The two local church groups plan to package 10,000 healthy, high protein meals to be distributed at food pantries throughout Paulding County and to folks all over the region who are hungry.

What will amaze us in 40 years
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 10:03 PM

By Byron McNutt

DHI Media

Children today see reruns of “The Andy Griffith Show” and, no doubt, think life in Mayberry was no more real than what the Clampett family experienced in Beverly Hills.

But for many of us who grew up in the ’50s and ’60s, life did imitate art – we just didn’t know it at the time.

A friend sent me this list of remembrances that children today just might not believe ever existed except in the TV sitcoms running on TV Land. The list could go on and on but here are just a few.

Slideshow: Oakwood Homecoming PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 3:52 PM

Some highlights from the annual Oakwood Homecoming celebration Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 2014, in Oakwood. The theme was "Celebrating Oakwood: 125 Years of Memories."

Photos from staff photographer Jim Bowers, plus additional images from Sue Brown and Leslie Cooper Heilshorn.

Boy’s birthday turns into a real celebration
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 7:53 AM


By JOE SHOUSE • Progress Staff Writer

OAKWOOD – Maxwell Fohner just had a birthday. On Aug. 30, the Paulding Elementary student celebrated his 7th birthday. For most 7-year-olds, celebrating your birthday on that one special day each year and receiving presents is a big deal. But for Maxwell, he has been celebrating for over a week and he doesn’t mind at all.

You see, it’s really not about Maxwell but about finding a special way to help, in a different kind of way.