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JPHS to hold chicken BBQ, tractor show PDF Print E-mail
Monday, July 14, 2014 10:28 AM


PAULDING – The John Paulding Historical Society will be hosting its annual Chicken BBQ by Port-A-Pit and Antique Tractor show on Saturday, Aug. 2. Serving and/or pickup will begin at 4 p.m. and continue to 7 p.m.

Pre-sale tickets are available at the museum on Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or from any director. Or, call Angie Pollock at 419-393-2876 or Patti Boundy at 419-399-4120 to purchase tickets.

Tickets are $7.50 for a half chicken dinner and $4 for a quarter chicken dinner. Sides include baked beans, applesauce, and choice of cole slaw or fresh vegetables.

The Flat Rock Gas & Steam Association and the Black Swamp Tractor Club will be displaying some of their antique tractors during this event. Anyone interested in showing an antique tractor is invited to call Dave Stouffer at 419-670-3869 or Randy Goyings at 419-399-2889.

For those who a little earlier, the Van Wert Tractor Club will be displaying their tractors at the museum from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

The museum is located across from the fairgrounds in Paulding. Please help support the John Paulding Historical Society in its mission of preserving the past for the future.


Summer lunch menu PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, July 13, 2014 7:51 PM

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

Monday, July 21 - Friday, July 25

MONDAY – Peanut butter and jelly sandwich, carrots and celery, banana, milk.

TUESDAY – Ham, red skin potatoes, applesauce, cornbread, milk.

WEDNESDAY – Baked potato with beef and cheese, cinnamon peaches, muffin, milk.

THURSDAY – Chicken and rice soup with vegetables, melon, crackers, cookie, milk.

FRIDAY – Beef Manhattan, mashed potatoes, fruit cup, slice of bread, milk.

Sheriff to host public meetings to gather input on reopening jail
Saturday, July 12, 2014 11:12 AM


First meetings set for July 17

PAULDING – Over the next couple of weeks, Paulding County Sheriff Jason K. Landers will be conducting town hall meetings throughout the county to seek the public’s input in regards to placing a jail operating tax levy on the November 2014 ballot.


Fifth year for ALS Miles for Mills
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 8:22 PM


Feature Writer

PAYNE – For the past five years, members of the Mills family in the Payne area have spearheaded fundraisers to assist in research for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Several members of the family have died from the incurable disease over the years.

Edie Mills, who helps distribute the donations, said that the fundraisers have averaged $5,000 a year and has collected over $25,000 in a five-year period. Of that amount, $12,000 has gone directly to research and the rest has gone to purchase supplies and assist with needs of those who are currently sick with the disease.

American Red Cross honors volunteers
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 8:21 PM

VAN WERT – The American Red Cross in Paulding and Van Wert counties recognized volunteers for their wonderful support of the Red Cross mission at the 2014 Volunteer recognition banquet on Thursday, June 26.

Those recognized include volunteers who help with blood drives and blood transport, assist at fundraising events, volunteer at the hospital, help in the office, and are on the scene assisting disaster victims, locally and nationally. In total, Van Wert volunteers gave nearly 10,000 hours in volunteer service to the American Red Cross in 2013.

Hands of Hope 5K set for July 19 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 12:58 PM

PAULDING – Hands of Hope Pregnancy Services will hold its second annual 5K and family fun walk on Saturday, July 19.

The 5K will begin and end at the Paulding County Fairgrounds. Sign-in begins at 7:45 a.m. with the race starting at 8:30 a.m. There will be trophies for the top male and female finisher and medals for each age group.

The family fun walk registration will be at 9:30 a.m. with the walk starting at 10 a.m. and taking place inside the fairgrounds. Registration is going on now.

The fun walk will include snacks, balloons, and face painting for the kids. This fun event benefits Hands of Hope, which provides free pregnancy testing, diapers, prenatal classes and parenting classes. Hands of Hope is located at 1030 W. Wayne Street, Suite A, Paulding. Call 419-399-2447 for more information or to set up an appointment.

Look for them on Facebook or visit for more information.