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Second annual Scott Picnic in the Park set for Aug. 2
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 11:38 AM

By NANCY WHITAKER • Progress Correspondent

SCOTT – The second annual Picnic in the Park will be held from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Bressler Park in Scott. After many years of not playing ball on the ball field, volunteers got together and began working to cosmetically give the ball diamond, bleachers and the concession stand a new look.

Games were played at the ball field this summer and once again you could hear the crack of the bats, the calls of the umpire and the happy voices of kids and parents enjoying the thrill of the sport.

The Picnic in the Park will be a fundraiser for the Scott Ball Association and the Scott Fire Department. The fire department will be selling chicken dinners beginning at 11:30 a.m. Also on tap that day will be bingo, silent auction, door prizes, a magician, face painting, games, obstacle course, the Bookmobile and softball games as well as a wiffle ball game.

Jeremy Akom, one of the coaches said, “Anyone interested in playing softball at our picnic in the park on Aug. 2, can get with Chris Martinez, head coach, or myself. I’d like to see us get three or four teams together to play and two of those teams to consist of parents and family of our T-ball teams. So teams, please let me know if you are willing and want to play. We may need to practice by Aug. 2.”

Some former Scott players from years gone past may even show up to show off their skills.

The Scott Ball Association is also taking orders for T-shirts online or fill out a printed form. The pre-sale price is $12.95 and the price at the picnic will be $15.

The link to order online is

Please come out on Aug. 2 for a Picnic in the Park for a lot of fun and to support the Scott Ball Association and the Scott Fire Department.

Summer lunch menus PDF Print E-mail
Monday, July 21, 2014 6:50 PM

NOCAC Summer Food Service Program for children served 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at LaFountain Park in Paulding:

Monday, July 28 - Friday,  Aug. 1

MONDAY – Chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, pineapple, milk.

TUESDAY – Swiss steak, baked potato, apple juice, dinner roll, milk.

WEDNESDAY – Chicken patty sandwich with bun, potato salad, fruit cup, milk.

THURSDAY – Hot dog bun, baked potato, banana, chips, milk.

FRIDAY – Menu  not available.

Landers sees low turnout, strong support at jail meetings
Monday, July 21, 2014 6:42 PM


By JIM LANGHAM • Progress Feature Writer

GROVER HILL – Earlier this week, Paulding County Sheriff Jason Landers said that he is a little hesitant so far about moving ahead with restoring the county jail, not because he hasn’t had favorable response about the possibility at “pulse meetings,” but because of the lack of attendance.

Two arrested after Paulding meth bust
Monday, July 21, 2014 6:30 PM


PAULDING – Two Paulding men are facing felony charges after authorities allegedly discovered a meth lab in a home.

Two post offices reducing hours
Monday, July 21, 2014 5:15 PM

By NANCY WHITAKER • Progress Correspondent

At two separate meetings held Tuesday, July 15, patrons of Latty and Scott post offices heard the results of a recent survey.

In April 2013, the U.S. Postal Service made some cost-cutting measures to its Melrose, Grover Hill, Cecil and Haviland locations. Other post offices remained in jeopardy of either being closed, hours of operation trimmed, getting mail boxes, relocating the post offices to a business or residents going to another post office to get their mail.

Grand jury indicts 9 in July
Monday, July 21, 2014 3:19 PM


PAULDING – A Paulding County grand jury returned indictments against nine persons on Thursday, July 16.

The individuals will be arraigned in Paulding County Common Pleas Court. Those indicted were: