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Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:23 PM

PAULDING – Mr. and Mrs. Seth A. Bowersox of rural Paulding are celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary.

Seth A. Bowersox and Paula S. Olds exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 23, 1993 in Anderson, S.C.

The couple are the parents of a son, Darrick Alan Francis Bowersox of Paulding.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:22 PM

OAKWOOD – Over the past 50 years Gary and Judy Frederick of Oakwood found a friendship, raised a family, and built a beautiful marriage. Oct. 26, 2013 will mark their 50th wedding anniversary.

The still-young-at-heart pair celebrated the event early, enjoying an Alaskan cruise in August. They will be celebrating the event near their anniversary date with close family.

Please send the happy couple a card or note, sharing a special memory from early or even later during their 50 years of bliss to help them commemorate the milestone. Their love and commitment to one another and to all those around them has provided a perfect example of how to conduct our own lives.

Congratulations and here’s to 50 more. Love, Your sons and their families. We’re proud of you!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 5:51 PM

Bill and Patty Vance of Paulding wish to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Allison, to Brant Zuber, Payne. Brant is the son of Larry Zuber, Antwerp and Wendy Zuber, Payne.

Allison is a 2002 graduate of Paulding High School and a 2011 graduate of Ivy Tech, Fort Wayne. She is employed as a medical assistant at Community Memorial Hospital, Hicksville.

Brant is a 1996 graduate of Antwerp High School and is employed at Midwest Tile, Woodburn.

The couple will exchange vows Oct. 26, 2013 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Defiance.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 1:02 PM


PAYNE – Tarryn Perez of Fort Wayne and Ray “Jared” Long of Payne have announced their engagement.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Paul Perez and Brenda Meters of Fort Wayne. She is a 2011 graduate of the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne where she earned a bachelor of science degree in environmental science. She is employed as a fertilizer technician at A&L Great Lakes Laboratories in Fort Wayne.

Her fiancé is the son of Ray “Kip” and Harla Long of Payne. He is a 2009 graduate of Wayne Trace High School and is employed as a laboratory technician at A&L Great Lakes Laboratories in Fort Wayne.

Plans are being made for a February 2014 wedding.


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.