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YFC auction on Saturday
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 9:19 PM


Feature Writer

The Defiance Area Youth for Christ (YFC) will host their 27th annual auction on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Extension building located on the Paulding County fairgrounds. The annual fund raiser is the organization’s biggest social event of the year and this year promises to be the best ever. Two years ago, YFC raised $55,000 and last year $57,000 marked the total for the auction.

At 9 a.m. on Saturday the bake sale will open up the day’s festivities. A great time to select some of the best baked sweets and a cup of coffee for a freewill offering will be prior to the 9:30 auction. Later in the day other food items will also be made available including rib eye, brats and whole hog sausage sandwiches.

Weekend meals a blessing for Payne students
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 9:18 PM


Progress Staff Writer

PAYNE – Like all schools, Payne Elementary and its students are gearing up for another exciting year. Students will be meeting their new teacher, developing new friends while deepening friendships from past years.

However, learning in the classroom is always a key element for each student while witnessing their progress throughout the year. This year, many of the students at Payne will have a better opportunity to grow in their learning while growing nutritionally thanks to the generosity of several community minded groups who see the importance between learning and nutrition.

Local grad is editorial director for book publisher
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 9:17 PM



NASHVILLE – MacKenzie Clark Howard was born and raised in Paulding, the daughter of Tommy and Sandra Clark. MacKenzie is a 2000 graduate of Paulding High School. She graduated from Mt. Vernon Nazarene University in 2004.

In college, when she had to decide on a major and figure what she wanted to do with her life, she became interested in Christian publishing. Howard noted, “I’ve always loved books and words – reading has always been important in our family, and my parents read to us from the time we were very little. My mom does a great job of being intentional about encouraging our interests and abilities, and she mentioned that she thought a career in writing could be a good fit for me.”

Mabis uses ‘trick of magic’ to convey Christian message
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 9:17 PM


Feature Writer

PAYNE – The podium at the front of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Payne said it all – “Magic is just an illusion.”

Payne resident Tim Mabis originally utilized various visual aid tools to communicate gospel stories to a children’s Sunday School class. Then he was asked to teach an adult class. In time, the concept of “Christian magic” became a part of his illustrative repertoire.

The idea of “magic” is no stranger to Mabis’ family. His uncle, Ron Mabis, who, like Tim, is from Payne, has been a professional magician his entire life, doing shows in front of large audiences nationwide.

‘Cold Justice’ visits Paulding County; helps bring closure to murder case
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 9:10 PM

Questions put forth by the Progress staff to stars of the TNT series “Cold Justice” are answered below by Kelly Siegler and Yolanda McClary from the show. The local case was featured Friday, Aug. 8 in an episode titled “Second Thoughts.”

QUESTION: What is your opinion on how quickly the case came to a conclusion?

Friends of the Library to hold farmers' market PDF Print E-mail
Monday, August 11, 2014 8:12 AM


PAULDING – The Friends of the historic Carnegie library in Paulding is sponsoring a “Bring what you want to share” farmer’s market from 9 a.m.- noon Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Buy the Book bookstore located next to the main library on South Main Street.

“We need anyone who wants to donate garden produce or fruit to come early and share their bounty,” said Friends president Vicki Wilhelm. “This is a one-day event and we hope lots of people will come out and support our local gardeners and shop at the bookstore.”

The Friends of the Library is a not-for-profit group that raises funds to support a variety of activities and programs at the historic Carnegie library. For information about how to join the Friends, contact the main library at 419-399-2032.