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National Day of Prayer observances set
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:51 PM

Millions of people will gather to pray at thousands of events for the 63rd annual National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 1. The theme for 2014 is “One Voice, United in Prayer.”

Organizers have chosen Romans 15:6 as the Scripture for this year: “So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Locally, several events have been organized:

Oakwood Council remembers late councilwoman
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 3:59 PM

By BILL SHERRY • Progress Correspondent

OAKWOOD – Again Monday at Oakwood Village Council, there was considerable concern regarding filling the council seats vacated by Todd Dangler’s resignation and the passing of Councilwoman Vicki Long.

Sheriff’s K9 unit proving to be an asset
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 3:51 PM

By DENISE GEBERS • Progress Staff Writer

PAULDING – For the past three months, the team of Deputy Gary Deitrick and Jano have been patrolling the roads in Paulding County on behalf of the sheriff’s office.

Their services have been varied and valuable.

From Jan. 14 through April 1, 20 vehicles had been searched for contraband with six found to contain drugs. All six resulted in charges to individuals, two of which were taken directly to jail.

Stykemain open house draws 1,000+ visitors
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 3:33 PM

Article plus slideshow

PAULDING – Stykemain Chevrolet in Paulding held a grand opening celebration, including a car show, on Saturday, April 26. More than 1,000 people were in attendance to celebrate and partake in the festivities.

Several door prizes were awarded during the event. The winners, prize donors and prizes were:

Slideshow: Art of the Prom
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 2:08 PM

Students from Paulding High School have been hard at work creating their decorations for this year’s prom underwater theme. It is guaranteed to be a real eye catcher. The doors will be open for public viewing from 5-6 p.m. on Saturday, May 3. Doors will close promptly at 6 p.m. to make final preparations for the 7 p.m. student walk- in.


Suzanne Reinhart, Kastin Kelly, Jessica Schroeder, Morgan Riley, Erin Johanns and Haley Schlegel making jellyfish.

Kids cutting scales and kelp.

One of the finished mermaids.

Making baby sea turtles.

Melissa Martinez and Karolina Jakuczan volunteering as the mermaid forms.

Plastic wrap and clear tape are used to make mermaids.

The mermaid forms await completion.

Finished baby sea turtles.

A 25-foot whale.

Preston Gross, Shayla Shepperd, Lorenzo Martinez and Kastin Kelly working on 8-foot anchors.

Photos provided by PHS art teacher Sandy Dobbelaere. Slideshow by Paulding County Progress.


Local law enforcement learns about dealing with autism
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 12:55 PM

By JIM LANGHAM • Progress Feature Writer

First of three-part series dealing with issues of autism including “Parents and family members dealing with autism” and “Autism and society.”

At a recent county seminar, local law enforcement officials were given information to assist them in dealing with those who have autistic tendencies.

Following the meeting, Paulding County Sheriff Jason Landers said that it was very helpful to be able to identify potential characteristics of those who are autistic as versus those who are noncompliant.