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Wednesday, October 09, 2013 1:01 PM

PAULDING – Andrea Laura Smalley and Jason Lee Retz will be united in marriage on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church in Van Wert.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Doug and Rhonda Smalley from Paulding and is a graduate of Paulding High School, The Ohio State University and Case Western Reserve University. She is a medical social worker at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

The prospective groom is the son of Terry and Amy Retz from Westerville and is a graduate of Englewood High School and The Ohio State University, and is pursuing his Ph.D. in physics at The Ohio State University.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 1:00 PM

PAYNE – Rayna Breanne Long of Payne and Andrew Shepard Moore of San Antonio, Texas, have announced their engagement.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Ray and Harla Long of Payne. She is a 2004 graduate of Wayne Trace High School and a 2008 graduate of Wittenberg University, where she earned a BA in theater and a BA in interdepartmental sciences. She is employed as an assistant electrician for Feld Entertainment International Touring Live Show (Disney Stage Productions).

Her fiancé is the son of Eric and Kim Moore of Narragansett, R.I. He is a 2003 graduate of Tom C. Clark High school and a 2004 graduate of Full Sail University, where he earned an associates of science degree in show production and touring. He is employed as head audio and rigger for Feld International Touring Live Show (Disney Stage Productions).

Plans are being made for a June 25, 2015 wedding.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013 2:25 PM

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hunter were blessed by the Lord to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Aug. 25, 2013.

Clyde Hunter and Thelma Crisp were married on Aug. 25, 1973 at Pleasant View Missionary Baptist Church at Junction by Pastor Terry Brock.

The couple have two children, Amy (John) McMaster of Paulding and Keith (Sheila) Hunter of Defiance.  They have five grandchildren, Emma, Julia, Katelyn, Titus and Kylee.

They were so grateful to have the opportunity to celebrate 40 precious years of God’s blessings with their close family.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013 2:25 PM

PAULDING — Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kepler will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 5.

Richard Kepler and Sharon Kadesh exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 5, 1963, at the First Christian Church in Paulding, with Rev. Hal Zug officiating.

They are the parents of  a daughter, Sharolee (Jeffrey) Huet of Merritt Island, Fla. and a son, Brian (Sandra) Kepler of Deerborn, Mich.

The couple also has two grandchildren, Nathan and Shelby Huet, also of Merritt Island, Fla.

A Hawaiian themed party was held at the couple’s home this summer.

The Kepler’s are celebrating this special occasion with a 15 day tour of the 50th state, the Hawaiian Islands.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013 2:24 PM

PAYNE – Mr. and Mrs. John Tinlin of Payne, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

John H. and Susan Tinlin were married Sept. 29, 1963, at the United Methodist Church in Haviland by the Rev. Grayson Atha.

They are the parents of three children, Lisa (Ron) Mandel of Le Mesa, Calif., Mark of Payne and Amy (Steve) Coyne of Defiance.

The couple also have three grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren.

To celebrate the event, the couple just returned from a trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Niagara Falls.