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Tips for dealing with autism
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 9:29 PM


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Third of three-part series dealing with issues of autism.

Cathy Ruiz, service coordinator with the Paulding County Family and Children First Council, recently summarized her feelings about stereotypes surrounding individuals with autism.

PCH announces Biggest Loser Challenge
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 9:29 PM

PAULDING – The Paulding County Hospital (PCH) Fitness Center decided to put out the challenge for biggest loser again in January. The program began on Jan. 6 with 25 people deciding to try to win a money prize. The people in the challenge collectively lost over 168 pounds in the 12 weeks of the challenge. An additional bonus this year were educational classes held for six weeks.

The big winner this time was Sis Stauffer, who lost 13.4 percent of her body weight. She works in the physical therapy department at Paulding County Hospital.

Chief Good Neighbor Day nets $18,000
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 9:27 PM

DEFIANCE - Chief Supermarket has held Good Neighbor Day each spring since 2009. This year’s event was held April 22. Chief donated a percentage of sales and proceeds from the Buck-A-Brat event held at each Chief location. Customer food and monetary donations and vendor support also contributed to the total. Altogether, $18,562 was donated to local food pantries.

Museum hosts tea and hat show PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 4:56 PM
From left are hat models Treanna Bidlack, Jacee Harwell and Stephanie Habern and historical society president Kim Sutton. Staff photo/Paulding County Progress

The John Paulding Historical Society hosted its first Tea & Hat Show on Saturday, May 10 at the museum in Paulding.

Museum volunteers beautifully decorated the dining area with fine china, fresh flowers, linen tablecloths and table favors for a lovely afternoon tea time. The table decorators included: Bargain Bin, Ethel Clark, Judy Wells, Mary Friend, Oakwood Arbor #759 (Gleaners Insurance Co.), Pam’s Prime Cut, Paulding County Area Foundation, Paulding County Carnegie Library, Paulding County Republican Women, Paulding County United Way, and Romaine Boundy.

The afternoon began with three young women – Jacee Harwell, Stephanie Habern and Treanna Bidlack – serving a luncheon of chicken salad on croissants, fresh vegetables and fruit, butter cookies, decadent petit fours, and bite-sized cheesecake cups. Each table had a “host” who tended to the hot water for the guests’ choice of teas.

After everyone was refreshed, Kim Sutton, JPHS president, introduced the three girls who then walked among the tables with their favorites of the collection of 500 vintage hats the museum owns dating back to the 1890s. They modeled a vast array of styles, including bucket, straw, pill box, juliette caps, and whimsies.

The tea and hat show was such a success, many attendees hope it becomes an annual tradition of the John Paulding Historical Society.

The museum’s next event is “Celebrating the Arts and Artists of Paulding County” exhibit from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 17. This exhibit will feature oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings. Admission is free.

Adopt a Dog: Heart PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 4:13 PM
Hello, my name is Heart!

Hello, my name is Heart because your heart will fill with love as soon as you meet me!

I am a Beagle mix and am still pretty young, probably between one and two years old. I am medium sized weighing about 40 pounds. I am the most sweet and loving girl in the world and all I want to do is be with you! I can be a little shy but show me some love and I will warm up to you right away. I am also so very beautiful, you can’t see here, but I have a very short tail... it’s super duper cute!

I get along well with other dogs and love to run and play! I would love a home with lots of treats and a warm bed to sleep in .... sleeping in bed with you would be just perfect! Will you take me home and love me forever?

For more information about me, please contact the Paulding County Dog Kennel at 419-399-3791.

United Way to honor hometown service members on Armed Forces Day
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 2:32 PM

In observation of Armed Forces Day, the United Way of Paulding County will be co-hosting an event with the American Legion in Oakwood and River Street Market in Antwerp from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 17. All military personnel, men and women, active and retired are cordially invited to attend this event.

If you have served or are currently serving in the military, United Way would be honored to have you as our guests on this important day. Please arrive at one of these locations at 10:45 a.m.

United Way encourages our fellow Paulding County citizens to attend this event. This is your opportunity to meet and greet our hometown heroes who have so valiantly served in our nation’s military. They have done so much for us; let’s show our appreciation. Refreshments will be available for a freewill donation.

Organizers request that each attendee bring a canned food donation for our local food pantry.

For any questions, call the United Way Office at 419-399-8240.