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

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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.

Paulding Eagles launches building improvement
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:34 AM

PAULDING – The Paulding Eagles has launched a building improvement program to improve the social environment for members and guests.

Major aspects of the program include upgrading the banquet room with new chandelier lighting and painting. The strategy is market hall rental for family dinners, family reunions, showers, graduations, weddings, class reunions, organizational meetings, funeral dinners and benefits.

Alcohol is not permitted for graduations and Sunday events. The building has an occupancy of 270 people. Rental rates are very competitive and can be obtained by calling 419-399-3057.

Another aspect of the building improvement is new carpets for the member social room and outside building lighting. Funds for the building improvement resulted in donations from members and guests who frequent the building.

The Paulding Eagles is an international nonprofit organization that raises funds for charity. It is known for “People Helping People.”

Crowley fills vacant seat on Payne Council
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 6:54 AM

By JOE SHOUSE • Progress Correspondent

PAYNE – The Payne Village Council met in regular session Monday night. The vacant council seat was filled, the wastewater operator will soon take his new position, and the village clean-up date was established.

Car falls in sinkhole
Monday, April 28, 2014 7:54 PM
Staff Photo/Paulding County Progress

PAULDING – Early Monday afternoon, April 28, a sinkhole opened at the intersection of two alleys behind the post office in Paulding when a motorist drove through the alley.

The front left tire dropped into the sinkhole, requiring a tow truck to pull it free. The driver, Kay Langham of Paulding, was not injured.

The area around the hole has been barricaded by the Village of Paulding.