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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 1:53 PM


Gene and Nova Scarbrough will celebrate 70 years of marriage on November 21, 2013.


Gene and Nova have three daughters, Debra (Chuck) Dunham, of Haviland, Ohio; Melanie (John) Dotson, who passed away in 2002, of Zephryhills, Florida; and Algene (Wayne) Westgate, of Marion, Indiana.


They have 11 grandchildren, Ryan (Jodi) Dunham, Kim (James) Harness, Jason (Sheila) Dunham, Melissa (Ben) Moore, Patric (Jody) Dunham, Stephen (Rachel) Yurcaba, Rachel Dotson and Lauren Dotson, Adam (Jamie) Westgate, Lesleigh (Brent) Moore, Gena (Ryan) Smith. The couple also has 31 greatgrandchildren.


They request the honor of your presence for their family celebration on Saturday, Oct. 5th, 2:00-4:00 pm, at the Grover Hill Elementary School. No gifts please...just your smiling face!


Wednesday, September 25, 2013 1:52 PM

ANTWERP — Mr. and Mrs. Francis Rhoad will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary on Sept. 26.

Francis Rhoad and Linda (Hoste) Huss were married Sept. 26, 1988, in Covington, Ky. by Circuit Court Judge James Gilliece.

Fran is retired from Weatherhead and Linda is an Avon representative.

Fran has two sons, Dan (Yvonne) Rhoad of Antwerp and Darin Rhoad of Paulding; and a stepson, John Phillips of Antwerp.

Linda has a daughter, Angie Kaufman and a son, John Huss, both of Antwerp.

The couple will celebrate the occasion with a get together at a later date with family and friends.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 1:51 PM


GROVER HILL – Mr. and Mrs. Robert Paul Bidlack of Grover Hill will be celebrating 70 years of marriage.

Robert Paul Bidlack and Shirley Ann Thrasher were united in marriage on Oct. 2, 1943, in Covington, Ky.

Paul is a retired farmer and also is retired from B.F. Goodrich in Woodburn.

Shirley is a homemaker and was a talented seamstress. She has enjoyed giving handmade gifts to friends and family during her lifetime.

They have been blessed with six children. They are Connie (Tom) Baldwin of New Haven, Dennis (Cheryl) Bidlack of Van Wert, Paulette (Richard) Stemen of Payne, Patricia Bidlack of Van Wert, Rudy (Ellen) Bidlack of Scott and Jeffrey (Jenni) Bidlack of Grover Hill.

They have 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

They will celebrate the occasion with an open house to be held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Wayne Trace Grover Hill Elementary School gym.

A card shower will be held and the couple request no gifts.


Wednesday, September 18, 2013 2:20 PM

BRYAN — Kylie Lyn Patten and Nathan Paul Fenter, both of Hicksville, have announced their engagement and approaching marriage.

The bride-elect is the daughter of John and Jane Patten of Bryan. She is a graduate of Bryan High School and Northwest State Community College. She is employed in the admissions office at Community Hospitals and Wellness Center in Bryan.

Her fiancé is the son of Richard and Kathy Fenter of Payne. He is a graduate of Wayne Trace High School and Vantage Career Center and is employed by Spec-Temp in Antwerp.

The couple will exchange wedding vows in a private ceremony on Sept. 28, 2013 at the Opdyke Park in Bryan.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 2:19 PM

PAULDING – Megan Simpson and Camron Monnier, both of Lexington, Ky., have announced their engagement and approaching marriage.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Charles and Susan Simpson of Cecil. A 2008 graduate of Paulding High School, she graduated in 2012 from Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in aviation management. She is employed as an operations specialist at the Lexington Blue Grass Airport.

The prospective groom is the son of Bernard and Sue Monnier of Paulding. He is a 2006 graduate of Paulding High School and a 2010 graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in sports marketing and management. He is employed as assistant manager at Enterprise Rent-A-Car at the Lexington Blue Grass Airport branch.

The couple will exchange wedding vows at 5 p.m. Sept. 27, 2013 at the First Christian Church in Paulding.