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                     VOLUME 3 – ISSUE 49                                    Serving All of Paulding County and Surrounding Areas - (419) 258-2000                                WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2007



REMEMBER TO VOTE ON TUESDAY,                                              PAULDING MIDDLE SCHOOL STU-                                                  PERFECT HOLIDAY                  a gift and can enter a region-
                                                                                                                                                                                        wide drawing for a $1,000
DECEMBER 11, 2007                                                                                                                                      GIFT CLOSER THANK
                                                                          DENTS GETS 15 POINT BUCK                                                     YOU THINK: GIVE
                                                                                                                                                                                        shopping spree.
                                                                                                                                                                                           If you are at least 17 years
    The Board of Elections        grounds
of Paulding County, Ohio,             Latty Twp. And Grover                                                                                            THE GIFT OF LIFE IN              of age, weigh a minimum of
                                                                                                                                                                                        110 pounds and are in good
wishes to remind voters that      Hill – Latty Twp. House,                                                                                             PAULDING COUNTY                  general health, you may be
a special congressional gen-      204 E Jackson St. at Grover                                                                                                                           eligible to donate blood. All
eral election will be held on     Hill                                                                                                                    The holiday shopping          donors need to present posi-
Tuesday, the 11th day of De-          Paulding Twp. And Latty                                                                                          season is well underway.         tive identification. For more
cember 2007, at the follow-       Village – Twp. House, SR                                                                                             Shoppers rush from store to      information or to sched-
ing locations:                    500 and RD 87                                                                                                        store, overloaded with pur-      ule your blood donation
    Auglaize Twp. – Fire              Washington Twp. – Twp.                                                                                           chasers, searching for the       appointment, please call
House, Corner of SR 637           House, SR 114 and RD 177                                                                                             perfect gift. Many do not re-    1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-
                                                                                                                                                       alize they carry the perfect     448-3543)
and RD 169                            The special congressio-
                                                                                                                                                       gift year round—lifesaving
    Benton Twp. – Township        nal general election to elect:                                                                                       blood. This holiday sea-
House at SR 500 and RD 33         Representative to Congress                                                                                                                            NOTICE TO READERS OF
                                                                                                                                                       son, donate blood with the
    Blue Creek Twp – Havi-        (5th District), (to fi ll the seat                                                                                   American Red Cross and           THE WEST BEND NEWS
land Community Center,            formerly held by the Honor-                                                                                          give the gift of life.
201 Vine St.                      able Paul Gillmor)                                                                                                      By donating blood you            The last issue for 2007, #51
    Brown East and Oak-               The Polls for the Elec-                                                                                          have the potential to help       will arrive in mail boxes on
wood and Brown West and           tion will open at 6:30 a.m.,                                                                                         save up to three lives this      December 19, 2007. This will
Melrose – Oakwood Legion          and remain open until 7:30                                                                                           holiday season. Your gift        be the Christmas/Holiday is-
Hall, 112 N First St.             p.m. Tuesday, December 11,                                                                                           of life may treat cancer pa-     sue.
    Antwerp Village and           2007.                                                                                                                tients, premature babies,           The first issue of 2008, #1,
Carryall Twp. – St Mary’s             Paulding County was                                                                                              burn victims or people with      will have a changed deadline
                                                                          Nick Dangler of Paulding and his grandfather, Collie Lamb                    blood disorders. Giving          due to the holidays, but will
Center, 303 W Daggett St.         one of the counties with the
                                                                          of Payne.                                                                    blood is always the perfect      have the same publish date of
    Crane Twp & Cecil – Ce-       highest percentage of voters
                                                                             Nick Dangler, 11 years old,     side.                                     gift.                            Wednesday, January 2, 2008.
cil Fire House, 301 Third St.     in Ohio in the November                                                                                                                                  The deadline is Friday, De-
    Emerald Twp – Town-           6th, Special Election. Vote             a sixth grader of Paulding             He is in the process of                  You can help boost the
                                                                          Middle School shot his first       having the antlers scored for             blood supply this holiday        cember 28, 2007 at 12 noon
ship House, RD 133 and RD         on December 11 and we can                                                                                                                             for ADS and classifieds.
218                               do it again.                            15 point buck on the second        Buckeye Big Buck Club. Some               season by donating blood
    Harrison Twp. And                 Feel free to contact the            day of “Youth” gun hunting         of the points were broken off.            on Tuesday, December 18, at
                                                                          season, November 18, 2007                                                    St. Mary’s Catholic Church       NOTICE TO THE VILLAGE
Payne Village – Payne Le-         office with any questions
                                                                          with his grandfather by his                                                  from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00        OF ANTWERP
gion Hall, 229 N Main St.
    Jackson     Twp.      and
                                  that you may have, the
                                  phone number is 419-399-                                                   We Buy Old Gold                           p.m. St. Mary’s Catholic
                                                                                                                                                       Church is located at 303            The village of Antwerp’s
Broughton – Township              8230 and the address is 105                Need to checkout a
House RD 126 and RD 131           East Perry Street, Paulding,            back issue? It’s Free! Vis-         TURN YOUR OLD GOLD                       S. Monroe St. in Antwerp.
                                                                                                                                                       Each presenting donor at
                                                                                                                                                                                        town council will hold its reg-
                                                                                                                                                                                        ular council meeting on De-
    Paulding Village 1, 2 and     OH 45879.                               it www.westbendnews.net             INTO IMMEDIATE CASH                      this blood drive will receive    cember 10, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.




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OBITUARIES                                     restaurant that gave Jim his      (Scott) Cummings, Kristin           of Hicksville died at Maple          LIVE NATIVITY AT FIRST                           MAGICAL FAMILY CHRIST-
                                               real start in business that       Noneman, Linda (Jonas)              Lawn Medical Care Facil-             CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN                              MAS IN OAKWOOD
                                               would develop and evolve          Westrin, Steve Baughman,            ity on Friday, November 30,          PAULDING
                                               into a myriad of different        James (Rana) Baughman,              2007.                                                                                    The Cooper Community
                                               businesses over his lifetime.     Jody Zink, Andrew (Ana)                 She was born on August                                                            Library, branch of the Paulding
                                                                                                                                                              A Live Nativity celebrat-
                                               These include hauling coal,       Meadows, Stacey (Jason)             21, 1921 in Defiance County,                                                          County Carnegie Library, will
                                                                                                                                                          ing “The Greatest Gift of All”
                                               raising honey bees, building      Kerr, Nicole (Dylan) How-           Ohio the daughter of Charles                                                          be joining Oakwood village
                                                                                                                                                          will take place on December
                                               over 500 new homes in and         ard, Kylee Noneman, and Eli,        and Goldie (Evans) Conley.                                                            in celebrating Santa’s arrival
                                                                                                                                                          9, 2007 from 6:00–9:00 p.m.
                                               around Paulding County,           Carter, and Caroline Em-                She was married to Jack                                                           on Thursday, December 6 at
                                                                                                                                                          at the First Christian Church,
                                               developing       subdivisions,    mons-Noneman.                       Tracy. He preceded her in                                                             the Fire Station. Take a sleigh
                                                                                                                                                          1233 Emerald Road, Pauld-
                                               owning Noneman Lumber                 Surviving also are 25           death in 1982.                                                                        ride from the Fire Station to
                                                                                                                                                          ing.
                                               Company, farming, raising         great-grandchildren: Eric and           She was employed by                                                               the library and enjoy a magical
                                                                                                                                                              This event is one night
                                               livestock, buying and selling     Scott Buchman; Holly, Chris-        Weatherhead/Dana,        Ant-                                                         evening with magician Doug
                                                                                                                                                          only. It is an outside, drive-
                                               all types of real estate, and     topher, Alex, and Ashton            werp; Syncro, Hicksville and                                                          Keesberry. Georgia Kohart will
                                                                                                                                                          through presentation. Re-
                                               operating a hotel and restau-     Miller; Erica and Jaime King;       as a cook at Hicksville El-                                                           be signing her new books from
                                                                                                                                                          freshments and music will be
                                               rant. He was Chairman and         Kyle Mohr; Ivy Riggenbach;          ementary School.                                                                      7:00-8:00 p.m. Be sure and get
                                                                                                                                                          in the fellowship hall of the
                                               Chief Executive Officer of the    Taylor, Dallas and Danielle             She is survived by three                                                          your copy that night. Santa’s
                                                                                                                                                          church building. Donations
    James A. Noneman, 90, of                   National Bank of Paulding         Cummings; Jakob, Johanna,           daughters: Arlene Fickle of                                                           elves have been busy decorat-
                                                                                                                                                          of canned goods will be col-
Paulding, peacefully passed                    from 1973 to 1979 and was         and Isaac Westrin; Cameron,         Quincy, MI; Barbara (Dave)                                                            ing for this special event and
                                                                                                                                                          lected for the food bank and
away Saturday, December 1,                     also President of Utility Cen-    Courtney, Chloe and Abby            Kemp of Horseshoe Bay, TX;                                                            things have gone awry. See
                                                                                                                                                          any monetary offerings will
2007 at his residence.                         ter, Inc. of Ft. Wayne, Indi-     Baughman; Callie and Ana            Roxanne (Bill) Metcalfe of                                                            how many things you can find
                                                                                                                                                          go to support the nativity
    He was born in Paulding,                   ana. He was actively involved     Violet Howard; Katherine            Coldwater, MI; and a son,                                                             wrong in the library. Refresh-
                                                                                                                                                          program.
Ohio on October 12, 1917                       in business until his death.      and Jacquelyn Meadows; and          Rocky (Charlene) Arnold of                                                            ments will be served and the
                                                                                 Grayson Kerr.                       Hicksville; five grandchil-             Did you know inserting                        children will get a “magical”
the son of Charles F. and                          Surviving are four daugh-
Rose (Carrier) Noneman.                        ters and three sons: Kay F.           He is preceded in death         dren; and 10 great-grandchil-        a flier in the West Bend                          wand to take home with them.
On February 25, 1941, James                    (Tony) Langham of Pauld-          by his mother and father; his       dren.                                News is only 7¢ each? You                        Join us for a fun evening at the
married Violet M. (Jackson)                    ing, Rita A. Baughman of          wife; and all of his siblings in-       She was preceded in death        can save a lot over regu-                        Fire Station and the Cooper
Noneman who died June 22,                      Round Rock, TX, Nancy E.          cluding six brothers and five       by her husband; a sister, Alta       lar postage.                                     Community Library!
2002.                                          (Richard) Zink, of New Ha-        sisters: Arthur, Charles E.,        Jones; two brothers: Ray and
    He was a lifelong member                   ven, IN and Helen L. Non-         Frank, Ernest, Willard, and         Virgil Conley; a granddaugh-           “She will give birth to a son and you are to
of St. Joseph Catholic Church                  eman of Pflugerville, TX,         Bernard Noneman, Leona              ter, Tami Fickle-Sparks; and            give him the name Jesus, because he will
in Paulding, Ohio.                             Robert P. (Gretchen) None-        Berg, Mary Daeger, Mildred          a son-in-law, Loran Fickle.
    Jim graduated from                         man of Paulding, Dennis J.        Seibenick, Agnes Heimann,               Funeral services were                   save his people from their sins.”
Paulding High School in                        Noneman of Toledo, OH,            and Genevieve R. Rife.              on December 3 at Smith &                                                 - Matthew 1:21
1935. Prior to being drafted                   and Alan R. (Lee) Noneman             Funeral services will           Brown Funeral Home, Hicks-
into the Army in 1943, and                     of Paducah, KY.                   be conducted at 10:00 a.m.          ville with Rev. Clarence Zim-
for two years during his hitch                     Also surviving are 17         Thursday, December 6, 2007          merman officiating. Burial
in the Army, Jim and Violet                    grandchildren: Susan Um-          at St. Joseph Catholic Church,      was in Six Corners Cemetery,
owned and operated a small                     bach, Michael Miller, An-         Paulding, Ohio. Rev. G. Al-         Hicksville.
tavern in Paulding known as                    gela (Mark) King, Deborah         lan Fillman will officiate.             Memorials can be made
Jim’s Lunch. It was this little                (Ronald) Riggenbach, Myra         Burial will be in Paulding          to The Kidney Foundation or
                                                                                                                     The Heart Foundation.                                     Donations needed
                                                                                 Memorial Cemetery, Pauld-                                                 The annual T.G.I.F. give-away will be held on Saturday,
                                                                                 ing, Ohio with military hon-                                                  December 8, 2007. Giveaway 8-11am at the Cecil
                                                                                 ors accord by Paulding V.F.W.           Glenn E. Hanna, 86, of
                                                                                                                     Hicksville, died Tuesday, No-          Presbyterian Church. Drop-off hours are December 4
                                                                                 Post #587. Visitation will be                                              from 2 till 4 and 5 till 8 pm. December 6 from 2 till 4
                                                                                 on Wednesday, December 5,           vember 27, 2007 at his home.
                                                                                                                         He was born on January            & 5 till 8pm. Clean used clothing, housewares and toys
                                                                                 2007 from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00                                                         will be accepted as well as new items.
                                                                                 p.m. at the Den Herder Fu-          18, 1921 in Mark Township,
                                                                                 neral Home, Paulding, Ohio.         Ohio the son of Harry and
                                                                                 A Rosary service will be con-       Luella (Voght) Hanna.                                                               PASTOR: Scott Marsee
                                                                                 ducted at 8:00 p.m. Wednes-             On August 10, 1941 he was                                                         704 S. Erie Street
                                                                                 day night. Friends may call         united in marriage to Rosa                                                           Antwerp, OH 45813
                                                                                 at the church on Thursday           Hissong. She survives. He
                                                                                 morning one hour before             was a WWII veteran serving
                                                                                                                     in the U.S. Army. He worked                                                      Sunday: 9:30am Sunday School
                                                                                 services from 9:00 a.m. to
                                                                                 10:00 a.m.                          as an electrician, a welder, and                                                       10:30am Worship
                                                                                                                     was a farmer. He also retired                                                          Nursery Available
            Mount Calvary Lutheran Church                                            Preferred memorials are
                                                                                                                     from Landmark, Hicksville.
                   A congregation of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod          to the charity of the donor’s                                                                                                Wednesday: 7:00pm
        3495 U.S. 24 • Antwerp, OH 45813 • 419-258-6505                          choice.                             He attended Farmer United
                                                                                                                     Methodist Church, and was               AntwerpCommunityChurch                       Adult Bible Study, Kid’s Club,
 9:00am - Adult Bible Study - Sunday School 1st & 2nd year Conrmation Classes                                                                                     A Church of the Nazarene          Middle School thru High School Student Ministry
                        10:00 am - Worship Service                                  James E. Williamson, Sr.,        a life member of Farmer                                                             www.antwerpcommunitychurch.net
                                                                                                                     American Legion Post 137.                 (419) 258-2069
 Dec. 5      7:00 pm 1st Advent Service                                          68, of Antwerp, passed away
                                                                                 Wednesday, November 28,                 He is survived by his wife,
 Dec. 12     7:00 pm 2nd Advent Service                                                                              Rosa; a son, Clarence (Jane)             Don’t wait for the new year to reclaim
                                                                                 2007 at his residence.
 Dec. 19     7:00 pm 3rd Advent Service
                                                                                    Jim was born in Hilliard,        of Marion, OH; a daughter,                              your life.
 Dec. 18     6:30 pm A Joyful Christmas Gathering - All the Ladies                                                   Kay (Michael) Cleland of
                                                                                 Ohio on April 26, 1939, the
 Dec. 23     10:00 am Children’s Christmas Service during worship                                                    Hicksville; eight grandchil-
                     Pastor William E.D. Barlow
                                                                                 son of the late Paul and Ruth
                                                                                 (Sparks) Williamson.
                                                                                                                     dren; 10 great-grandchildren;            WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
                                                                                                                     two step-grandchildren; two
                                                                                    He worked at Uniroyal
                                                                                                                     step-great-grandchildren; a                      AT
                   St. Mary’s
                                                                                 Goodrich, Woodburn, and
                                                                                                                     daughter-in-law, Kathy Han-
                                                                                 then as a security guard
                                                                                                                     na of Hicksville.
                                                                                 at Glenbrook Mall, Fort
                  Catholic Church
                                                                                                                         He was preceded in death
                                                                                 Wayne.
                                                                                    On August 16, 1958, Jim
                                                                                                                     by a son, James; two brothers:              Individualized Program
                                                                                                                     Howard and Ralph; and a sis-                Certified Specialists
                                                                                 married Irene Rader, who            ter, Velma Shettel.
                        303 S. Monroe St.                                        survives.                               Funeral services were on                Behavioral, nutritional, & exercise
                            Antwerp                                                 He will be sadly missed          December 1, 2007 at Smith                   counseling
                                                                                 by his wife, Irene; daugh-          & Brown Funeral Home,
                                                                                 ters: Deborah (Mark) Altic                                                      Optifast Nutritional Supplements
                         Weekend Mass                                            of Antwerp and Lou Ann
                                                                                                                     Hicksville with Ted Mathes
                                                                                                                     officiating. Burial was at             Service provided by Lutheran Hospital at
       6 P.M. Saturday • 8:30 A.M. Sunday                                        (Tim) Shull of Cecil; son,          Lost Creek Cemetery with
                                                                                 James, Jr. of Antwerp; sis-         Military Honors accorded                    Community Memorial Hospital
                                                                                 ters: Mary (Bob) Millington,        by Farmer American Legion                          Hicksville, Ohio
                                                                                 Marge (Jim) Sidenstricker           Post 137.
                                                                                 both of Plain City, OH, Carol           Preferred memorials to              Call for information & free consultation
                                                                                 (Frank) Henry of Marysville,        Community Hospitals and
                                                                                                                                                                            (260) 435-7844
                                                                                 OH, Linda (Carl) Bollack of         Wellness Centers Hospice,
                                                                                 Clearwater, FL and Chris            Bryan.
                                                                                 (John) Kinney of West Lib-
                                                                                 erty, OH; brothers: Clarence
                                                                                 (Sharon) of Plain City, OH
                                                                                 and Jack (Ann) of Bellevue,
                                                                                                                             Living Water                                                         We’re Reaching Up - in Worship
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Reaching In - Making Disciples
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Reaching Out - Pouring out
                                                                                 OH; 10 grandchildren; and
                                                                                 four great-grandchildren.                    Ministries                                                                    life through relationships
                                                                                    There are no services or                  Come as you are and join us for
                                                                                 visitation.                                     contemporary worship
                                                                                    The family requests dona-
                                                                                 tions to Paulding Area Visit-            Sundays @ 10:00 am & 6:30 pm
                                                                                                                        Thursday Life @ 7 pm Small Groups
                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Well
                                                                                 ing Nurses, American Lung                                                                                      invites kids K-6 to come and join us on
                                                                                 Association or American                      At the Payne Youth
                                                                                                                                                                                               Sunday mornings for church, but it’s just
                                                                                 Heart Association.                            Center the “Rock”
                                                                                                                                                                                                 for you. (Parents are always welcome)
                                                                                    Arrangements by Dooley                  104 S. Main St. Payne, OH
                                                                                 Funeral Home, Antwerp.                                                                                       Sundays from 10:00 till 11:30 a.m.
                                                                                 Condolences and fond mem-                                                                                           At the Payne Youth Center the “Rock”
                                                                                 ories may be shared at www.                                                                                              104 S. Main St. • Payne, OH
                                                                                 dooleyfuneralhome.com                           For more info:
                                                                                                                             We can be reached at                                                   Join us for:
                                                                                    Florence E. Tracy, 86,                419-263-2728 or, by email -                                                  worship - bible lessons - games
                                                                                                                        richjuliephelan@hotmail.com                                                        - food- and lots of fun
                                                                                 of Coldwater, MI, formerly
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THE HIGH COST OF FOR-             mans 12, “If your enemy is                            DINGER – RANDO                               THANK YOU                          else. Have a safe and Happy
GIVENESS                          hungry, feed him. If he is                                                                                                            Holiday and remember to
                                  thirsty, give him something                                                                           His spirit lives on and al-     keep Christ in your Christ-
By: Pastor Joel DeSelm,           to drink. Do not be overcome                                                                       ways will. Times he laughed,       mas celebration.
Woodburn Missionary               by evil but overcome evil with                                                                     told stories, gave advise, or            —Eileen Kochensparger
Church                            good.” Part of the process of                                                                      just listened echo in the mem-
    Forgiveness is an amazing     forgiveness is taking practi-                                                                      ories of those whose lives he      LETTER TO THE EDITOR
thing. The following true sto-    cal steps of kindness toward                                                                       touched. And in being so re-
ry is one I ran across awhile     the person who has wronged                                                                         membered, his legacy will live         I am sending the follow-
back that illustrates this so     you.                                                                                               on. Thank you for being a part     ing letter in response to a
well. It is told by a gentle-         By serving the one who                                                                         of his life and in his death a     letter published November
man by the name of Omer           has hurt us, we not only allow                                                                     great comfort to us.               21 by Mr. Timothy Dooley.
McKinney, who lived in West       forgiveness to work its way                                                                           —Mary & Megan Leinard,              Have you received any of
Palm Beach, Florida. See if it    deeper into our own hearts,                                                                                   Mike, Lidia & Justin    the mass e-mails warning
speaks to your heart as it did    we also allow God to impact                                                                                               Johnson,    against the supposed anti-
to mine.                          the person we are seeking to                                                                                Charlie, Toni & Carlie    Christian movie, The Gold-
    “In West Virginia where       forgive. May each of us truly                                                                                               Hanes,    en Compass? Mr. Timothy L.
I grew up there lived a very      seek to not only forgive oth-                                                                          Mike & Carole Zedaker &        Dooley shared some points
godly couple. Their next door     ers, but also show our for-                                                                                               families,   stated in those e-mails in his
neighbor was an unbeliever        giveness to them in practical                                                                             Lyle & Karen Leinard &      letter published the week of
who was just plain mean. He       ways. It will release God’s                                                                                                families   November 18. The e-mails
was cantankerous, hostile,        grace in our lives as well and                                                                                                        warn parents that the Gold-
vile, and downright belliger-     in the lives of others.                                                                            LETTER TO THE EDITOR               en Compass movie, based
ent.                                                                                                                                                                    on the first book in the “His
    “It seems that the couple’s   PAULDING COUNTY HOS-                                                                                   Greetings from the John        Dark Materials” series by
chickens would often am-          PITAL ADMISSIONS AND                Ted and Julie Dinger of      sity.                             Paulding Historical Society,       Phillip Pullman, is target-
ble over into the neighbor’s                                       Payne would like to announce        Her fiance is a graduate of       I want to let you know that    ing children with damag-
                                  DISMISSALS                       the engagement and forth-       V.E. Instituto Escuela High
land which would make him                                                                                                            the committee for the 2008         ing concepts. I wish to make
seething mad. He would rant                                        coming marriage of their        School and a University of        Festival of Trees has chosen a     two points concerning the
                                     Admissions:                   daughter, Janell Marie to Ro-   Santa Maria Graduate with
and rave, cuss and snort, call-      11/26 – Louis Miller, Defi-                                                                     theme and knowing that you         book and movie.
ing them every name in the                                         berto Antonio Rando son of      a Bachelor of Science Degree      will want to begin pondering           First, having personally
                                  ance; Linda Akers, Paulding;     Roberto Sr. and Ana Rando       in Business Administration.
book.                             Vera Gray, Paulding                                                                                what you will be doing next        read each of the books in
    One Sunday while the                                           of Caracas, Venezuela.          He is currently seeking his       year we wanted to let you          the series and having read
                                     11/27 – Phyllis Mohr,            The bride elect is a 2001    Master’s Degree in Informa-
couple was at church, their       Oakwood; Mary Lou Gibson,                                                                          know that it will be:              interviews with the Phillip
chickens got out and onto                                          graduate of Wayne Trace High    tion Systems from Central             “A Season To Sparkle”          Pullman, I feel confident
                                  Cecil                            School and a 2005 graduate of   Michigan University. He is
their neighbor’s property.           11/28 – Elizabeth Bessette,                                                                     Good luck decorators as            stating that, while the au-
When they came home, they                                          Ohio University, where she      employed by Central Michi-        you plan for next year. I can      thor is atheist and critical of
                                  Antwerp                          earned a Bachelor’s Degree      gan University and Steel Case,
found every chicken dead.            11/29 – Steven Mohr, Oak-                                                                       picture all kinds of sparkly       organized religion, the writ-
The neighbor had rung their                                        in Hearing, Speech and Lan-     Inc. in Grand Rapids, MI.         things on the trees and lots of    ing is critical of government
                                  wood; Lucile Coe, Paulding       guage Sciences. She is cur-         The couple is planning a
necks and thrown them back           12/1 – Charles Bair, Pauld-                                                                     lights. Can’t you?                 based on theocracy, or gov-
over the fence into the cou-                                       rently pursuing her Master’s    December wedding in Or-               Also it was brought to my      ernment whose leaders are
                                  ing; Martha Stumphy, Ant-        Degree in Speech Therapy at     lando, Florida.
ple’s front yard.                 werp                                                                                               attention that in my last arti-    thought to rule by divine
    Later that day there was                                       Bowling Green State Univer-                                       cle I missed a very important      guidance.
                                     Dismissals:
a knock on the mean-spir-            11/28 – Mary Lou Gibson,                                                                        group that decorated a tree            The setting of The Gold-
ited neighbor’s door and the      Cecil                                                                                              for the first time this year.      en Compass takes place in
couple stood there with a                                          HICKSVILLE MASONIC              ing Breakfast. There were             Credit goes to The Oak-        a world the government of
                                     11/29 – Vera Gray, Pauld-
large plate of beautiful fried    ing; Elizabeth Bessette, Ant-    LODGE TO HOLD PAST              over 100 people that signed       wood Arbor Group under the         the land is ruled by such
chicken. The wife said to the     werp                             MASTER’S CONVOCATION            the register. All had a good      auspices of the Gleaners In-       leaders. Readers quickly see
neighbor man, “We had more           11/30 – Louis Miller, Defi-                                   time and experienced some         surance group.                     that this theocracy is decep-
chicken today than we could       ance                                 Last Wednesday Hicks-       excellent degree work. A let-         This group of active mem-      tive and evil—it’s leaders are
use and we thought you might         12/1 – Steven Mohr, Oak-      ville members first met at      ter was read from Cuyahoga        bers from the Oakwood area         responsible for severing the
like some.”                       wood                             Hickory Creek (formerly         Community            Memorial     do volunteer work and receive      souls of children in order
    Is that pretty incredible        12/2 – Charles Bair, Pauld-   Fountain Manor) to pres-        Lodge informing the Lodge         credit for all they do.            to keep them as ideological
or not?! The Bible says in Ro-    ing; Linda Akers, Paulding       ent member Bob Cleland          that a Masonic Service                I hope I didn’t miss anyone    slaves. It is up to a brave girl
                                                                   his 60-year pin and certifi-    was held in Parma, OH for                                                 (Continued on Page 4)
                                                                                                   Hicksville’s fift y-year mem-
                                                                                                                                                     HECKLEY
                                                                   cate. Bob’s entire family was
  Because the world hasn’t seen your face                          there for the presentation.     ber Ted Karageorge that had
  And no one’s cradled you in their arms                           Bob was raised January 30,      passed away.
  You are thought of as merely a choice, not a life                1948 and graduated from             The Past Master’s Convo-              Auto/Diesel & Tire Service
                                                                   Hicksville High School in       cation and LEO Conference
  So it’s legal to bring you harm                                                                  will be held at Hicksville
  You have no name, no one knows who you are
                                                                   1942.
                                                                       Later at the Lodge, WM      Saturday, December 8. Reg-                         260-632-4135
  Though your heart is beating strong                              Jim Kline opened the Lodge      istration will begin at 8:00
                                                                                                                                               Complete Automotive & Truck Service
  You live in an age where many people here                        in due form and the pledge      a.m. with the welcome start-
                                                                                                   ing promptly at 9:00 a.m. A                     Family Owned Since 1993
                                                                   was given. The fift y year
  Don’t think that ending your life is wrong                       members in attendance in-       light lunch will be served at                            SR101 in Woodburn
  They can’t see your eyes and your hands and your feet,           cluded Doyle Johnson, Der-      12:00 noon followed by elec-                            Under the Water Tower
  Your perfect little form                                         rill Kline, Elmer Woodcox,      tion of District Officers and
  They can’t see your smile or know your desire                    and Estel Cottrell. Others      the Past Master’s Degree.
                                                                   in attendance were Russell      All Past Masters are encour-           2007 Antwerp Christmas Collector’s Ornament
  Just to be kept safe and warm                                                                    aged to attend.
                                                                   St. John, Ron Farnsworth,
  O little one so precious and sweet                               Walter Schilb, George Un-           Hicksville’s pre-inspec-
  So small and innocent too                                        derwood, Randy Brooks Sr.,      tion will be held at our next
  I pray you will live to see light of day                         Hanson Lilly, Robert Stotler    stated meeting December
                                                                   Jr., Lee Kallsen, Scott Rup-    12. RWB Dominique will
  For you’re a life, not a choice, this is true.                                                   be at the Lodge early to meet
                                                                   pert, Norman Byers, Jim
                                                                   Kline, Bill Metz, and John      with the Secretary, Treasur-
       This Christmas, consider giving the gift of life.           Gordon.                         er, and LEO. The annual in-
   Adoption is an option...Please CHOOSE LIFE and give a               The first item on the       spection has been scheduled
             longing couple hope at the holidays.                  agenda was the Thanksgiv-       for January 4, 2008.




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   (Continued from Page 3)                            LOCAL SCOUTS EARN                                 PAULDING COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL BAS-                                   PAULDING COUNTY HIGH                                                                                            were ferocious in claiming
                                                      CITIZENSHIP IN THE COM-                                                                                              SCHOOL BASKETBALL                                                                                               victory again over the Lady
named Lyra to save the chil-
dren. She endures great ad-                           MUNITY MERIT BADGE                                KETBALL CHARGES FORWARD IN SEASON                                  CHARGES FORWARD IN                                                                                              Archers with a final score of
ventures and displays cour-                                                                                                                                                SEASON                                                                                                          45-32.
age not because she is made                              Scouts from Payne Boy                                                                                                                                                                                                                 On Friday, November 30
to, but because it is what she                        Scout Troop 137 attended                                                                                                 On Tuesday, November 27,                                                                                    Antwerp Archers headed to
feels is the right and moral                          a seminar to earn the Citi-                                                                                          2007 the Antwerp Lady Ar-                                                                                       Fort Jennings for JV and var-
thing to do. I want to make                           zenship in the Community                                                                                             chers traveled to Edon, Ohio                                                                                    sity play.
clear that the theme is the                           Merit Badge. This Merit                                                                                              to face off against the Edon                                                                                        In JV the Archers lost to
danger of ideological tyr-                            Badge focused the Scouts on                                                                                          Lady Bombers. In the var-                                                                                       the Musketeers in a score of
anny and lack of critically                           their community of Pauld-                                                                                            sity game the final score was                                                                                   31-25. JV’s record now stands
thinking.                                             ing County. They discussed                                                                                           50-37 with the Lady Archers                                                                                     at 0-2.
    Second, if these themes                           the state and local govern-                                                                                          boasting a victory.                                                                                                 Scoring for the JV Archers
are in opposition to your                             ments; mapped out the lo-                                                                                                The 7th grade Panthers de-                                                                                  were: Bryson North 2, Travis
family’s belief system, then                          cation of service facilities;                                                                                        feated the Lincolnview Lanc-                                                                                    Woodard 14, Beau Kobee 4,
the hype surrounding The                              and spoke with Sheriff Dave                                                                                          ers 30-18 on Tuesday, Novem-                                                                                    Justin Johnson 3, and Hayden
Golden Compass movie                                  Harrow.                                                                                                              ber 27, 2007. In the season                                                                                     Krick 2.
provides an excellent op-                                The Scouts were to ask                                                                                            opener, Neal Roehrig led the                                                                                        In varsity play the Archers
portunity for you to dis-                             Sheriff Dave Harrow about                                                                                            Panthers with 10 points, 6                                                                                      fell short in a final score of
cuss your beliefs with your                           local crime; what is being                                                                                           blocks and 5 rebounds Lance                                                                                     56-47. The varsity now has a
children. Communication                               done to stop local crime;                                                                                            Foor chipped in with 6 points                                                                                   record of 1-1.
between family members is                             and what youth can do to                                                                                             and 4 steals. Their record now                                                                                      Scoring for the varsity
an excellent way to impart                            help. Sheriff Harrow noted                                                                                           stands at 1-0.                                                                                                  game against the Musketeers
values and explore answers                            that one direct action youth                                                                                             The 8th grade was defeated                                                                                  were Boston Hormann 4, Bob
to questions that could oth-                          can take to reduce crime is                                                                                          by the Lancers 32-22, Kyle                                                                                      Bragg 14, Tim Ryan 10, An-
erwise be answered by the                             to become active in church,                                                                                          Mohr led the way with 7                                                                                         thony Smith 2, Adam Taylor
media.                                                school, sports, and Scouting                                                                                         points and 6 rebounds. Eric                                                                                     10, TJ Short 5, Jared DeLong
    In closing, please resist                         programs.                                                                                                            Adams also scored 4 points                                                                                      2.
the urge to make decisions                               Next, the Payne Troop is                                                                                          and collected 5 rebounds for                                                                                        On Saturday, December 1,
based on mass–forwarded                               planning for a trip to the Air                                                                                       the Panthers. Their record                                                                                      2007 the Fayette Eagles trav-
e-mails. The Golden Com-                              Force Museum at Wright-                                                                                              now stands at 0-1.                                                                                              eled to Archer country for
pass is a beautiful work of                           Patterson Air Force Base,                                                                                                On Thursday, November                                                                                       some basketball.
fiction that creates stunning                         and the Klondike Derby                                                                                               29, the Antwerp Lady Archers                                                                                        In JV: the Archers lost in
imagery, high adventure                               winter camp and sled race.                                                                                           played host to the Kalida Lady                                                                                  a final score of 44-35, with a
and classic good versus evil                          If you would like to know                                                                                            Wildcats in JV and Varsity                                                                                      record standing of 0-3.
drama. It would be a shame                            more about Payne Boy                                                                                                 basketball.                                                                                                         Scoring for the JV against
to miss out on this book                              Scouts, contact Scoutmaster                                                                                              In JV: the Wildcats                                                                                         the Eagles were: Issac Yenser
based on skewed facts.                                Angie Gordon at (419) 399-                                                                                           pounced enough for a victory                                                                                    6, Bryson North 9, Travis Wo-
         —Carla K. Bauman-                            2725, or email Asst. Scout-                                                                                          in a final score of 29-22.                                                                                      odard 7, John Rindahl 3, Jus-
                       Franks                         master Kip Long at rev.                           Paulding Senior Jacob Perl puts a lay-up in the basket at Sat-         In Varsity: the Wildcats                                                                                         (Continued on Page 5)
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RaidRrport
    e                               reality is that the people you         You will then be pulled         person, who remains anony-        3-pointers), TJ Short 4, Tim                           unfortunately, are not always
                                    love the most are the people        by horses around the eight         mous. What a difference           Ryan 4, Anthony Smith 12,                              able to personally cover all the
      e                             that hurt you the most. So,
                                    when they hurt you it cuts
                                                                        decorated acres filled with
                                                                        Christmas lights and piped in
                                                                                                           it makes to the cost of the
                                                                                                           new home. If anyone within
                                                                                                                                             Nate Ganger 5, Jared DeLong
                                                                                                                                             9, and Travis Woodard 2.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    sports happenings in the area.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    If you do not see your school’s
                                    deep because they are sup-          music. You will enjoy the nos-     Paulding County has proper-           The Lady Archers and                               coverage in The West Bend
                                    pose to be your shoulder to         talgia of riding in the open       ty they would like to donate to   Lady Eagles also took it to the                        News please, contact your
                                    cry on, and not the thing that      just like they did back in the     Habitat we would be so grate-     net on December 1.                                     school and ask them to get the
                                    makes you cry. You do not           day (some still do).               ful. We would prefer in town          In JV the Lady Archers                             information to us. They can e-
                                    want to forgive them for hurt-         Nativity scenes, Santa          where we have water and sew-      came out on top with a final                           mail it at www.westbend@ve-
                                    ing you, but you have to and        Clauses, snowflakes along          er. Again this keeps the cost     score of 32-19.                                        rizon.net or fax it at 419-258-
                                    that’s a fact. Why do you need      with a tunnel of lights are just   of the home down consider-            In Varsity action the Lady                         1313 or drop it by the office in
                                    to forgive them though?             some of the sights you will        ably. That is our goal to build   Archers pulled off a victory                           Antwerp between the hours of
                                        I do not like to forgive        see.                               a house that is very nice but     over the Fayette Lady Eagles                           8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Mon-
                                    people because I fear they             Bring your cameras to           still reasonably priced.          in a final score of 45-29.                             day through Friday.
                                    will hurt me again. Forgiving       take a picture of your chil-           Habitat for Humanity is           The Paulding Panthers
                 elsy                                                                                                                                                                                     Lynne Mansfield
           by: ChShuherk
                                    is necessary though because         dren talking to Mr. and Mrs.       going to expand our opera-        and Wayne Trace Raiders
                                    if you do not you will lose a       Santa Claus. The children will     tions and take on remodel-        battled in basketball action in                          Dog Grooming & Boarding
                                    lot of friendships through-         also receive a treat.              ing or rehabilitation of homes    Panther country on Decem-                                       2187 CR 144,
    Has anyone heard the say-       out your life. Friends are not         This is a good way for you      within our county. Should         ber 1 as well.                                                Antwerp, OH 45813
ing,” forgive and forget?” I am     something that you should let       and your family to experience      you feel you might have a             The varsity game was hard
sure most of you have, and I        slip through your fingers. So,      an old fashioned experience        home that we could either re-     fought and ended with a score                                  419-258-1442
am sure most of you know            forgive people for their mis-       that will create a new holiday     model or repair for a family      of 60-36, the Raiders victori-                                    Pickup or
how hard it is to do that. Peo-     takes because you would want        tradition.                         let us know. The house would      ous.                                                        delivery available on
ple are taught all their lives to   them to do the same for you.           Call for an appointment,        have to be owned by Habitat           Editor’s note: We, at West
forgive. It starts when you are                                                                                                                                                                          select days, Payne &
                                        Lastly, move on because         bring your holiday spirits and     until the cost is received from   Bend News, do our best to
a young child, and your mom         if you spend too much time          enjoy the nostalgia.               the work that we would put        serve all of Paulding County                                   Antwerp areas.
tells you to tell a sibling or                                                                                                                                                                             Is your dog missing? Call Dave
                                    dwelling on the bad things             Look for more informa-          in it but then it would be the    including the schools. We,                                   Cline at our local shelter 399-9728
another child “sorry.” Then,        then you will miss out on a         tion in the ad in this week’s      owners free and clear.
throughout the rest of your
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                                    lot in life. Life is too short to   WBN.                                   We see a great need to put
life you also apologize for the     miss out on a single moment                                            families in homes that would
same reasons. Those reasons         in life. So, readers go forgive     NEW PHONE NUMBER FOR               replace the ones they are liv-                      110 North Main Antwerp, OH 45813
are hurting someone either          someone, or ask for their for-      HABITAT FOR HUMANITY               ing in at the present time that
emotionally or physically. Of       giveness and remember that                                             are not worthy of them. This                 Complete Auto, Truck,
course, when you are older it       friends will never give up on           At the recent meeting of       new endeavor would get fam-                  Lawn & Garden Repair
is usually more serious than        you no matter what you do to        the Habitat for Humanity of        ilies into homes much quicker          NEW SUMMER HOURS: Mon, Wed, Thur 9:00-6:00;
taking a kid’s toy or pushing       them.                               Paulding County it was de-         than building a brand new           Tues 9:00-8:00; Fri 9:00-5:00; Closed Saturday & Sunday
them on the playground, but                                             cided that we will be using a      one.                                 Engines                                 Transmissions                          Tune-ups
no matter what the offense is       CLASSIC COUNTRY HOLI-               different phone number for             We have revised the in-          Lube, Oil & Filter                         Batteries                             Shocks
you must forgive that person.       DAY HORSE DRAWN RIDES               applicants and for people          come guidelines for the Habi-        Tires                                Stereos & Speakers                          Brakes
There are many reasons why                                                                                                                      Remote Starters                        Alarms Systems                        Accessories
                                                                        who are interested in our or-      tat application in hopes that
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                                    By: Sue Knapp                       ganization who wish to con-
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you should forgive.                     If you want to do some-         tact us. From now on please        people in our county. To ap-
    Whether you are trying          thing special this holiday          contact the secretary Eileen       ply for a home, an applicant
to forgive a friend, or you are
asking for a friend’s forgive-
ness it is hard. Why is it hard
                                    season, if you need to just get
                                    away from the stress of traf-
                                                                        Kochensparger at 419-399-
                                                                        5818 or by snail mail at 15261
                                                                                                           must have earned income.
                                                                                                           Child support and food                New Year’s Eve Dance
though? Well, before I tell
                                    fic and shopping, head out to       SR 613, Paulding, Ohio.            stamps are not earned in-                              at
                                    Classic Country and enjoy a             It is hoped that we can be-    come. Monthly income must
you, listen to what William         horse drawn ride.                   gin building the fourth house      be a least $1000.00 a month.             VFW Gold Star Post 5087 Antwerp
Blake says, “It is easier to for-       This is the second year         really soon if the weather         We are finding that families                            9:00 pm till ?
give an enemy than to forgive       for the rides. You will enter       cooperates with us. It will        who need our assistance are
a friend.”                          the barn decorated with fiber       be located on West Jackson         those who receive only SSI                                                Music by: Brighter Days DJ’s
    One of the main reasons                                                                                which does not meet the min-
that I feel why it is hard to
                                    optic trees and lights, among       Street next to the first house
                                                                                                           imum criteria. Thus we are                                                    Members & Guests
                                    other things and you can even       in Paulding. Ground break-
forgive is because friends are      pet the baby horse.                 ing was in October and will        considering the remodeling                                                    Invited • Mon. Dec. 31st
not supposed to hurt you. The                                           be owned by Marla Hersh-           or repair of a home should we
                                                                        berger and her children. You       feel that it would be accept-
                                                                        can drive by and see the big
                                                                        Habitat for Humanity sign
                                                                                                           able to the Habitat rules.
                                                                                                               We are in need of mem-
                                                                                                                                                                         Country Mercantile
                                                                                                           bers on the board. We are
                                                                        out in front.                                                         Gifts and Decorations in the Farm House
                 Clip-n-Tan                                                 To refresh your memo-
                                                                        ries, a Habitat house is owned
                                                                        by our committee until the
                                                                                                           in the process at this time of
                                                                                                           looking for anyone within
                                                                                                           the community or in the
                                                                                                                                             Our old farm house is filled with ornaments, centerpieces, wreaths, angels,
                                                                                                                                              stars, red hat, gingerbread, OSU, Purdue, IU and great stocking stuffers.
                                                                                                                                               We have useful gifts and homedecor in lodge, primitive, rustic, Tuscany
                                                                        mortgage is paid which is          county who would be willing       and Victorian styles. We do not carry brand name collectibles or antiques.
          Holiday Gift Baskets &                                        usually a 20 year mortgage.        to come to our meetings and       We carry very affordable, unusual items that aren’t available in most stores.

                                                                        The mortgage is interest free      help with the work of Habitat                                      Open Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday thru Dec. 30th.
         Gift Certicates Available                                     but payments are due each          for Humanity. We meet once                                            New Holiday Hours: Friday & Saturday 10-5,
                                                                                                           a month as a board and on oc-                                             Sunday 12:30-5; Cash & Checks only
    Whatever your holiday needs are we can specialize a basket          month by the family. The cost
    for you with hair, nail, tanning or massage products. If you        of the house depends on how        casion as a committee. At the                                             We are located 1½ miles south of State Route 613 on
                                                                                                                                                                                                  the IN/OH State Line Road.
   don’t need a gift basket, Gift Certificates are always available.    many volunteer workers we          present time we have several
                                                                        can bring in and also how          who are not able to be on the
          Haircare by - Stacy, Tammy & Jessi                            much the building supplies         board because they have ful-
          Barbering by - Lynn                                           will cost us. The more we can      filled their three year term
          Massage by - Kay                                              get donated, including the         but still kept their committee
          Facial waxing by - Stacy & Jessi                              labor, the cheaper the house.      position. You can only be on
                                                                        We are hoping to have lots of      the board six years and then
          Nails by - Rosie * HOLIDAY SPECIAL *                                                             you must go off for a year.
                                                                        volunteers to help with this
            Manicure - $11.00 * Pedicure - $23.00                       house since it is in Paulding          Members of the board are:
       Tanning certificates & basket sets also available                this time.                         Keith Klopfenstein, Roger
                                                                            The Hershberger family         Gasser, Eileen Kochensparger
                     260-632-4091                                       will be expected to put in 250     (Max), Lisa McClure (Terry),
                                                                                                           Karen Fetter (Jack), Mary
                                                                        hours of sweat equity hours.
                22133 Main St. • Woodburn                               Marla has already completed        Clark (Steve), Chris Corwin
                                                                        her required hours at NO-          (Gerald), Donna Miller, Paul
                                                                        CAC, Northwest Ohio Com-           Stabler, Candy Hawk (Paul),
                                                                        munity Action Committee,           Jane Gray (Tony), Jan Com-
                                                                        out of Defiance, where she         mers. Committee members
                                                                        joined a money management          are Evelyn Goings (Robert),
                                                                        course. When an applicant          Al Leininger, Keith Wiese-
                                                                        does this, they are required to    han, Tom Diaz, Paul Hawk                        By Appointment Only!!!
                                                                        start a savings account with       and Amy Haines (Ken).
                                                                        NOCAC and when the house               Please feel free to contact
                                                                        is completely finished and all     any member and we will be
                                                                        papers are signed, then NO-        glad to talk to you. We are
                                                                        CAC will match the funds in-       also open to coming to a
                                                                        vested by Marla and this will      meeting that you might need
                                                                        go back to Habitat to cover        a speaker for.
                                                                        any closing costs, or if there
                                                                        should be a down payment              (Continued from Page 4)
                                                                        needed on the property that        tin Johnson 5, Hayden Krick
                                                                        the house would be built on.       2, and Shaile Chamberlain 3.
                                                                            Marla received credit to-          In the varsity game the Ar-
                                                                        wards her sweat equity hours       chers came out on top of the
                                                                        by going to the classes and        Eagles in a final score of 62-
                                                                        also she and the children          30, giving the varsity Archers
                                                                        helped at the Guyton home in       a record of 2-1.
                                                                        Melrose.                               Scoring in the varsity
                                                                            The property for the first     game against the Fayette Ea-
                                                                        house and this fourth house        gles were Boston Hormann 4,
                                                                        were donated by a generous         Bob Bragg 22 (6 scored were
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                                                                                                                         JH Boys Basketball: De-
                              15                                             16                          17          cember 6, 4:45, @ Holgate;
                                                                                                                     December 11, 5:00, Hicks-
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                                                                                                                     ball: December 8, 10:00,
                                                                                                                     Holgate; December 10, 5:00,
                                                                                                                     @ Crestview
                                                                                                                         Varsity Girls Basketball:
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                                                                                                                     Ottoville
      Across
1. In "Frosty the Snowman" this person brought
                                                                  Down
                                                            2. Visions of these danced in the children's
                                                                                                                         And since we’ve no place
                                                                                                                     to go (that could possibly be
                                                                                                                                                                 Barb’s Custom Embroidery
   Frosty back to life.                                        heads.                                                more amusing than this)…                                                 Contract Embroiderer
                                                                                                                     The third and fourth grade                                                         Applique, Transfers & Sign Vinyl
5. These glittery bits of metal are hung on a               3. Most elves wear these on the tips of their            classes will present a Winter
   Christmas tree.                                             shoes.                                                                                                                                 and we offer Carlson Craft Wedding
                                                                                                                     Choral Concert next Mon-
                                                                                                                     day, December 10. Their                                                             Invitations & Varsity Jackets
6. The name of the little girl in "The                      4. This country is attributed to starting the                                                                                                                           Since 1997
   Nutcracker".                                                traditions of Christmas gifts.                        noteworthy (pun intended!)
                                                                                                                     performance will begin at                                                        14845 State Route 111, Defiance, OH 43512
8. This is Scrooge's first name?                            6. The fruit that St. Nick's nose is like.               7:30 p.m. in the auditeria.                                                                       419-393-2226
                                                                                                                     Come and enjoy one of the                                                                         barbscs@adelphia.net
9. This person lost $8,000 in "It's A Wonderful             7. Put this on top of the tree if you don't have a
                                                                                                                     few instances in which the
   Life".                                                      star.                                                 little darlings are actually
10. His eyes were made of coal.                       10. This is how much Lucy charges for her                      encouraged to be louder
                                                          psychiatric services in "A Charlie Brown                   and more energetic (insert
11.   This snowflake tells you she's in town by "tap,                                                                knowing grin here).                                   Collision - Custom - Restoration
                                                          Christmas."
      tap, tappin' at your windowpane".                                                                                  Word of the Week:
                                                      13. This man wrote "A Christmas Carol."                            Yen \YEN \ noun/verb
12.   The author of "The Night Before Christmas"
      compares St. Nick's cheeks to these flowers.                                                                       1. A strong desire or in-
                                                      14. This is the name of the most famous                        clination; a longing                                                                                     Jaimie L. Larson
15.   In the song, "Grandma Got Run Over By A             Christmas ballet.                                              2. To have a strong desire                                                                          626 N. Williams St.
      Reindeer", Grandma went to get this.            16. This is the city where "Miracle on 34th Street             or inclination; to long                                                                                Paulding, Ohio 45879
                                                          took place.                                                    Example: “The frost on                                                                             Phone: 419-399-9544
19.   This popular Christmas toy is based on a 1903                                                                  my windshield that necessi-               jaimiel@alltel.net                                           Mobile: 419-399-0534
      political caricature.                                 17. Frosty's nose was made of this.                      tates the use of an ice scrap-
                                                                                                                     er makes me yen for warmer
                                                                                                                                                                    Huber Opera House
21. Brenda Lee was doing this "Around the                   18. This type of canned pie filling is a big seller at
    Christmas Tree."                                            Christmas.                                           weather.”
                                                                                                                         Let it snow, let it snow, let
22. The color of the Grinch.                                20. The name of the first reindeer Santa calls in        it snow… Early dismissal,                                  & Civic Center Upcoming Events
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                                                                                                                     ANNUAL HOLIDAY DINNER                            “THE BEST LITTLE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER”
                                                                                                                     AT PAYNE ST. PAUL UNITED
           Healthcare Staff and Family Dynamics
                                                                                                                                                               Sat. 12/15 - 10-12 - Casting Call for “SHOWBOAT”
                                                                                                                     METHODIST CHURCH                          Sun. 12/16 - 3-5pm - Casting Call...in Auditorium. This
                                                                                                                                                                    Rogers & Hammerstein Musical was produced in the
                                                                                                                        The Payne St. Paul United
       FREE CEU Presentation with                                                                                    Methodist Church is once
                                                                                                                     again holding their Holiday
                                                                                                                                                                    Huber 30 years ago. Directed by Keith Countryman. It
                                                                                                                                                                    will again grace the stage February 8-10th. Call Huber
                                                                                                                                                                    office if you cannot be present for auditions.
                                                                                                                     Dinner. This event will be
            Lunch Provided                                                                                           held on Saturday, December
                                                                                                                     8, in the church fellowship
                                                                                                                                                               Mon. 12/17 - 7:30pm - Hicksville High School Chorus
                                                                                                                                                                  Christmas Concert
                                                                                                                     hall. Serving will be from                Thurs. 12/20 - 7:30pm - ANTWERP COMMUNITY BAND
           Presented by Jackie Snyder, RN Clinical Liaison for                                                       5:00 to 7:00 p.m.                             CONCERT
                      Healthcare Ventures of Ohio                                                                       There will be door prizes              Fri. 12/28 - Private Party
                                                                                                                     given throughout the eve-
      Tuesday, Dec. 11th from 12:30-1:30 PM in the Main

                                                                                                                                                            BUSTED
                                                                                                                     ning.
                                                                                                                        Following the swiss steak
        Conference Room at Paulding County Hospital                                                                  meal everyone is invited to
                                                                                                                     enjoy Christmas music and



                                                                                                                                                            KNUCKLES
                Sponsored by: Hawthorn Court of Paulding                                                             carols led by David Snyder,
                                                                                                                     church organist. Music will
                 and Brookview Care Center of Deance                                                                begin at 7:00 p.m. and will
            RSVP Required for Lunch at 419-399-4940                                                                  last approximately a half
                                                                                                                     hour.
  This program has been approved for 1.0 Clock hours of continuing
  professional education for Social Workers. The Northwest Ohio Ge-
                                                                                                                        Come out and enjoy a
                                                                                                                     home-cooked swiss steak
                                                                                                                                                               AUTOBODY & SERVICE
  rontological Association (NOGA) is an approved provider of Social                                                  dinner, fellowship and mu-
  Worker CEUs by the state of Ohio counselor, Social Worker, and
  Marriage and Family Therapist Board; Provider RSX020504. The
                                                                                                                     sic during the busy holiday
                                                                                                                     season. You may purchase
                                                                                                                                                                  We Repair Your Despair
  Board of Nursing recognizes the State of Ohio Counselor, Social
  Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board as an approved                                                      tickets in advance or at the              Air Conditioning • Brakes • Tune Ups • Alignment
  provider of CNE for Mult-disciplinary activities.                                                                  door. For information or
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                                                                               it’s where they want to        down east to Florida, Ohio,
                                                                            rest.                             they have nested in that area
                                                                               The grass is short and well-   for years. I am very happy
                                                                            mowed,                            to see them work their way
                                                                               the weeds are all gone.        up to our area. I knew Ray
                                                                               Not a voice is raised in       Gross has seen them around
                                                                            laughter,                         the river and Cindy and
                                                                               everyone sleeps alone.         Terry Bowers have watched
                                                                               Every cemetery is still        them also.
                                                                               except for the birds.              Right in the area we have
                                                                               Why does it make a differ-     a lot of wild life. We also
                                                                            ence?                             have deer, fox, coyote, Ca-
                                                                               It really seems absurd.        nadian Honkers, mallards,
                                                                               Cold, dry, hard dirt is all    ducks, pheasants, wild tur-
                                                                            the same                          keys and all the smaller ro-
                                                                               the Universe around.           dents and pests. John Potter,
NOW READ THIS                          ed the Flag, the only sounds            So, why do I want to go        who lives south of Sherwood
                                       heard were from the birds in         back home and lay in Ant-         on US 127, says he has more
By: Stan Jordan                        that big oak.                        werp’s ground?                    wild turkeys than he does
    I read a letter from a good            As I looked around, I knew          This poem was written by       sparrows.
friend of mine over in Bluff-          if I closed my eyes I could          Rubie Meredith, my sister.            In the winter when Gale
ton. She had gotten notice             imagine that I was in the An-           See, Ya!                       drives the Vantage school
that she must go to a funeral          twerp Cemetery, she writes.                                            bus, he says south of Payne
in Maryland.                               Except for the tombstones        ANTWERP HISTORY                   when the deer bunch up,
    When they left Bluffton            and American Flags, Antwerp                                            it is common to see 80 in a
it was January 10 and a cold           Cemetery was just as well kept       By: Stan Jordan                   group. Other people say the
bristly day in the 30’s. When          and as beautiful. I think the           I had a very interesting       same. Bob Lichty, the bar-
they arrived in Annapolis it           flags on the veteran’s graves        talk with Jim Pendergrast         ber, has seen them.
was 71 degrees. It was a beau-         in Antwerp makes the scene           the other day about our ea-           Back in the late 1940’s
tiful day, even flowers bloom-         so much more meaningful.             gles.                             and into the 1950’s, Pauld-
ing in protected places. They              There is the centuries old          The other morning I fi-        ing County was the Pheas-             STAN AND PAULINE ON THE                                                                                                                                The Kelbles came from
felt strange wearing winter            thoughts or quotation, “I            nally saw one of the eagles       ant Capitol of Ohio. We had           ROAD                                                                                                                                               the Baden-Baden area
clothes and the weather so             want to be buried at my old          that frequent our area.           pheasants all over, some-                                                                                                                                                                in Germany and settled
nice.                                  hometown”. I remember my             About ¼ of a mile north of        times you had to slow your            By: Stan Jordan                                                                                                                                    around Blakeslee in Wil-
    Bill’s funeral service was         father singing two songs back        the river bridge on the east                                                The story this week is not                                                                                                                     liams County, Ohio. Don’s
                                                                                                              car down to let them cross
in a beautiful, strange little         in the 1930’s about this same        side is where that old brick                                            of Antwerp History, but of                                                                                                                         grandfather, Nickolas Kel-
                                                                                                              the road. Well, after a few
church that had been built in          situation: “As I Walked out in       house used to sit. Well, it                                             Payne History. We made a                                                                                                                           ble, the main person in the
                                                                                                              years of heavy hunting and
the mid 1700’s.                        the Streets of Loradeo” and          has been torn down now for                                              couple trips to Payne to see                                                                                                                       column today, was born
                                                                                                              the farms using insecticide,
    Burial was in a huge cem-          “Oh Bury Me Not on the Lone          years, but a couple of good                                             Jeff Temple’s memorabilia                                                                                                                          there on February 4, 1868.
                                                                                                              the pheasants just disap-
etery that looked strange also,        Prairie”. They paid no heed to       sized trees are still there.                                            collection and I became ac-                                                                                                                        The family came south to
                                                                                                              peared. As I understand,                                                                                                                                                                 Payne in later years. Nicko-
because there were no tomb-            his dying prayer.                       Up in the very top I saw       the insecticide would kill            quainted with Don Kelble
stones only a rectangular                  After much thinking the          this huge bird. He was no                                               and his sister Sue Baumle.                                                                                                                         las operated a meat market
                                                                                                              the embryo in the eggs and                                                                                                                                                               in Payne (around 1900) for
brass marker set down even             lady wrote the following             less that three feet from his     the hen could not raise a live        They had numerous pictures
in the grass with the inscrip-         poem:                                                                                                        of the old timers cutting ice                                                                                                                      many years. It was the need
                                                                            head to his feet and it looked    chick. Well, that soon done
tion there on.                             Why do all men think                                                                                     out of the Flat Rock Creek                                                                                                                         of ice to chill his meat and
                                                                            like he was 8 or 9 inches         away with the pheasant
    As Bill was a serviceman           their hometown is the best?                                                                                  and storing it until it was                                                                                                                        products in the hot weather
                                                                            through, he wasn’t fat like a     population. But now here,
from 1947-1954, it was a mili-             And when they pass the                                                                                   used the following summer.                                                                                                                         that inspired him to cut the
                                                                            buzzard. That was my first        40 years later, we are get-
tary funeral. As the men fold-         Golden Strand,                                                                                                   First we’ll talk about                                                                                                                         ice in the winter and store it
                                                                            eagle sighting.                   ting some pheasants back.
                                                                                                                                                    Don Kelble. He was born                                                                                                                            until needed in summer.
                                                                               So I was telling Harry         A few of the people and the                                                                                                                                                                  He had about a 12x38
                                                                            Cottrell about it and he said     Conservation Club has re-             in Payne in July of 1950. He
                              Local Manufacturer of                         that he has seen that bird in     leased some partly grown              attended St. John’s Catholic                                                                                                                       building. It was located a
                                                                                                                                                    School and then finished                                                                                                                           little behind what is now the
                              Quality Animal Feeds                          the same tree a couple times      birds and we are having
                                                                                                                                                    and graduated at Payne                                                                                                                             Payne Masonic Temple. It
                                                                            and it is an eagle.               some around now. But they
                                for over 85 years.                             Jim Pendergrast says they      are still scarce. It’s a sudden
                                                                                                                                                    High School in 1969. He is                                                                                                                         was close to the river’s edge so
                                                                            will eat anything, it doesn’t                                           semi-retired now.                                                                                                                                       (Continued on Page 9)
                                                                                                              pleasure to see one along the
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                                                                                                                  Yes, this story started
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                                                                                                              have way too many of them.
                                                                                                              They eat the corn and smash
                                                                                                              the wheat down and are a
                                                                                                              terrible risk on the highway.
                                                                                                              I like to see them around but
                                                                                                              there are so many of them                                                                                                                                                                       “Qualit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      y Tir
                                                                                                              they are a problem. But we                                                                                                                                                                       at Dow es
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                                                                                                              are a nature loving people,
                                                                                                              nearly everybody has a bird                                                                                                                                                                    Earth P to
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                                                                     which shall not include the       committee that any project        and Sera Doughty, 5385            Museum for the winter. It is
                                                                     cost of land acquisition.         that exceeds a cost of over       Peachtree Dunwoody Road,          not closed the entire month
                                                                         The following minutes are     $45,000.00 will be required       Apartment 520, Atlanta, GA        of January (even though it
                                                                     from the committee meet-          by State law to advertise for     30342.                            will probably be a cold, cold
                                                                     ing that was held to discuss      “Request for Qualification”          To help with daily expens-     month). JPHS will begin 2008
                                                                     the construction of four ball     from any engineering firm         es Sera continues to make her     with its annual meeting on
                                                                     fields, concession stand, rest    interested in this project.       jewelry to sell. She uses qual-   Sunday, January 20, 2008, at
                                                                     rooms and a 200 space park-          Travis McGarvey will pre-      ity stones and sterling silver    2:00 p.m. There has been dis-
                                                                     ing facility and storage room.    pare an add to be published       accessories. The jewelry con-     cussion about having a “mini
                                                                     The Village Recreation Com-       in area newspaper for the         tinues to be sold at the Tips-    antique road show-type pro-
                                                                     mittee and Parks Board and        R.F.Q.’s.                         N-Tan Day Spa in Antwerp          gram” in conjunction with
                                                                     representatives of the Pauld-        Toney Hoeffel will have        and also will be featured at      that meeting. This is subject
                                                                     ing Ball Association met on       the actual acreage needed for     the Huber Opera House in          to change, but please watch
                                                                     November 26, 2007 at the vil-     the next meeting.                 Hicksville on Saturday, De-       your West Bend News for
                                                                     lage council chambers. Also,         The committee recom-           cember 1 beginning at 10:00       more information.
                                                                     in attendance were Mayor          mends not to downsize the         a.m. or on Sunday, Decem-             Regular Tuesday open-to-
Cutting ice out of Flat Rock Creek                                   Greg White, Tony Hoeffle          project.                          ber 2 beginning at 1:00 p.m.      the-public days begin January
  (Continued from Page 7)         sold some to his friends who       and Todd Roth of Hoeffle En-         In all probability this will   The Huber is allowing this        22, 2008 (10–4). If you have
                                  had an ice box.                    gineering, Bryan, Ohio and        become a village park.            sale, since Jim has been one      “cabin fever” by the middle
they didn’t have to move the         Nickolas Kelble had six         Dennis Miller of Maumee              The extra land can be used     of their sound technicians in     of January, please come out to
ice too far.                      children, four boys and two        Valley Planning.                  for future park expansion,        the past.                         Fairground Drive in Paulding
    This one picture shows        girls. His one son, Nick, oper-        There were 15 members         such as tennis courts, shelter       Gifts to the Jim Doughty       and see what the Museum has
Nick with his ice saw. It had a   ated the Dew Drop Inn, a bar       present.                          house, picnic and playground      Foundation can be made at St      to offer!
powerful gasoline engine that     and grill in Payne for over 40         Chairman Randy Daeger         area.                             John Lutheran Church, 812 E.                —Cara Lou Strahley,
operated a saw blade that was     years. Joseph was Don’s fa-        opened the meeting with the          Travis will contact the        High Street, Hicksville or at                    JPHS Secretary
about three feet from side to     ther. He was an employee of        Paulding Ball Association         committee for the next meet-      the Antwerp Exchange Bank,
side. They would take a line      the Paulding County R.E.A.         presenting an update on the       ing when the Ball Association     Antwerp.                          PAULDING COUNTY ANNUAL
and mark out a section about      and later on was an electri-       10 possible locations for the     has narrowed down the land        LETTER TO THE EDITOR              FINANCIAL REPORT
18 inches each way, some-         cian for Dana in Fort Wayne.       30 acres needed for the com-      location and Grant informa-
thing like a checkerboard and     He later retired there.            plex.                             tion.                                                                  The Paulding County an-
as deep as the water was fro-                                                                                                                Mrs. Kochensparger and
                                     Nickolas died on February           It was decided that the lo-                                     committee went “over and          nual financial report is now
zen. They would cut the ice as    14, 1940 and is buried in St.      cations be prioritized for ap-    JIM DOUGHTY UPDATE AND                                              completed and is available for
close to the lines as possible.                                                                                                          above” in putting on this
                                  John’s Cemetery in Payne.          praisals when needed.             JEWELRY SALE                      year’s Festival of Trees at the   inspection at the office of the
    After being cut, the 18          At the time of his death,           Dennis Miller will be                                                                             County Auditor.
inch pieces would be lifted by                                                                                                           John Paulding Historical So-
                                  Nick owned quite a bit of land     working on grant funding              Jim Doughty is preparing      ciety Museum. I am at a loss               —Susan K. Simpson,
those pliers type ice tongs at    east of Payne, that is still un-   for the purchase of the land.     for his bone marrow trans-                                              Paulding County Auditor
that time. Once they got this                                                                                                            for words to express just how
                                  der the family name and is         Dennis explained two grants       plant which is scheduled for      much time and effort it took on
piece of ice on top of the sur-   likely to stay there.              that are available. Land and      December 6 (which is also         the part of everyone involved,    PAULDING COUNTY COM-
face of the river it was fairly      Don has a sister, Sue Kelble    Water Conservation Fund,          Sera’s birthday). Jim is the                                        MISSIONERS
easy to slide them over to the                                                                                                           but it was well worth it! Do-
                                  Baumle, who was very helpful       which has a 50% assistance        son-in-law of Don and Re-         nors of silent-auction items
elevator that lifted them up to   with this report. She has two      program.                          bekah Smith of Antwerp. For                                            The Paulding County
the storage barn. They had a                                                                                                             were very generous again
                                  boys and a girl and lives in the       Nature Works Grant, with      five days prior to the trans-     this year, and I hope readers     Commissioners will meet in
pole that they could push the     Payne area.                        a 75% assistance.                 plant, he will receive another                                      special session to discuss the
ice chunks easily along.                                                                                                                 will patronize their establish-
                                     See, Ya!                            It was noted that the pro-    regiment of out-patient high-     ments. Without faithful do-       Paulding County Jail Con-
    This picture shows the ele-                                      gram has only $7,500.00 for       dose chemotherapy and then                                          struction on Thursday, De-
vator with a large gasoline en-                                                                                                          nors and generous members,
                                  PAULDING BASEBALL COM-             Paulding County at the pres-      will be hospitalized for the      the Museum couldn’t serve         cember 13, at 1:30 p.m. at the
gine that furnished the power                                        ent time. Grant deadline is                                                                           Nature Center located across
to operate the elevator.          PLEX LAND ACQUISITION                                                transplant itself. Providing he   Paulding County as it does at
                                                                     February 1, 2008 for Natures      does not have any reactions                                         from Parc Lane School on
    The storage building had a    AND GRANT FUNDING                  Work Grant.
                                                                                                                                         the present time.
                                                                                                       or fevers, they will let him go        I have read both of her      Fairground Drive.
complete inside wall and that                                            Tony Hoeffle will check       “home” that same day. They
was filled with saw dust, this       This project has been made                                                                          interesting reports on the
                                                                     on the Major League Baseball      would continue their normal       Festival; however, as an of-
being a very good insulation      possible from funds available      of Tomorrow Grant deadline                                                                               Be sure to tell the busi-
                                  from the Lela McGuire Jef-                                           “everyday visit to the clinic”    ficer at the Museum, I felt I
material. Even the ceiling was                                       January 1, 2008 or April 1,       routine for 60 to 100 days.                                         nesses you patronize, that
insulated. Nick used the ice      fery Trust. These funds shall                                                                          should clarify the statement      you saw their ad in the West
                                                                     2008.                                 Their new address is Jim      concerning the closing of the
for his meat market and also      be used for Construction only          Roger Sierer informed the                                                                         Bend News.




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                                                                                                                         “FROM THE VANTAGE
 Paulding County’s                                                                                                       POINT”: HEALTH CAREERS
                                                                                                                         AT VANTAGE
                                   Students of the Month                                                                     What are the first few
                                      NOVEMBER 2007                                                                      jobs that come to mind when




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 Paulding County has great students and we want to recognize them and their achievements.                                someone talks about a career
 Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative, Inc. has teamed up with the West Bend News to bring                               in the field of healthcare?
 you this information. We will be delivering different schools’ students each month (2 elementary                        You’re probably thinking
 and 1 High School) from OUR county. Congratulations to these young people!




                                A
                                                                                                                         doctors, dentists and nurses.
 Antwerp HighRobert andStudent of the Monthhas one sibling,isWade, who is aLynn is a senior this year and is the
  daughter of
              School’s
                         Diane Haller. She
                                            for November Lynn Haller.
                                                                            sophomore.
                                                                                                                         But those are only three of
                                                                                                                         more than a hundred differ-
    Lynn keeps very busy with her part time job in the bakery at Kammeyer’s located in Antwerp. She also volun-          ent health care professions.
 teers at the Manor House Assisted Living Facility on the weekends helping with activities and lunch. At school,         Health care professions are
 she is a teacher’s aid and a member of FTA (Future Teachers of America). She is in Art Club, National Honor
 Society, Quiz Bowl and choir. She has also tutored and she helps with the food pantry in Paulding. As you can           jobs that maintain the health
 see, Lynn loves to serve others in the community.                                                                       and condition of the human
    She loves math and wants to be a CPA. She is not quite certain which college she will attend, but she is ready       body. Those include athletic
 to be independent.                                                                                                      trainers, physician assistants,
    Lynn and her family love their pets. They have a black lab mixed named Bubba, who came to them as a stray,           pharmacy technicians, radi-
 fish and birds, Pauly and Sonny. Her hobbies include listening to music and reading.                                     ology technologists, respi-
    Last but not least, Lynn is very thankful to her parents for all their help and encouragement they have given her.   ratory therapists, surgical
 We are proud to name Lynn Student of the Month!                                                                         technologists and emergency
                                                                                                                         medical technicians just to
 S   t. John the Baptist Catholic School’s Student of the Month for November is
     Libby Stabler. She is in 6th grade and Mrs. Harp is her teacher
                                                                                                                         name a few!
                                                                                                                             The Vantage Health Ca-
    Libby is the daughter of Kenny and Rhonda Stabler of Payne. She is an out-                                           reers program prepares stu-
 standing honor roll student. Her favorite subject is math. Libby is a very active                                       dents for entry-level positions
 participant St. John’s Church. She has been a server, lector, and plays the piano                                       in the field of health. In this
 during Mass. Her hobbies include summer softball and playing basketball for St.                                         two-year program, students
 John’s School. Libby’s favorite sports team is Ohio State. Congratulations Libby!                                       are taught a wide variety of
 Paulding County is proud of you!                                                                                        patient health care skills. The       Dustin Geckle, a junior from Continental in the Vantage
                                                                                                                         junior Health Careers class           Health Careers program, uses a microscope to identify

 N   athan Zuber has been chosen as Antwerp Elementary’s Student of the Month for November. Nathan                       has already learned about             pathogens on a slide during lab.
     is a 6th grader who has outstanding grades for the first 9 weeks. His parents, Mr. & Mrs. Steve Zuber,               hospital bed making, feeding
 are very proud of his accomplishments.                                                                                  patients, giving a bed sham-
                                                                                                                                                               ed in the field of health. Many      Vantage for their academic
                                                                                                                         poo and shave, teeth and nail
   His favorite subject of study is Social Studies and he is definitely cheering for the OSU Buckeyes in their                                                  of the students continue their       classes and then work in a
                                                                                                                         care for patients and the im-
 next game. He loves corn on the cob. He also enjoys hunting, farming and sports. He also thinks his friends                                                   education and study to be-           health care setting, under
                                                                                                                         portance of hand washing.
 are pretty cool in school! The T.V. show “Mail Call” on the History Channel is tops too.                                                                      come nurses and medical              close supervision of a partici-
                                                                                                                             They have also learned
    One would think that with all he enjoys doing he wouldn’t have time for anything else, but he does. He                                                     assistants,” says Mrs. Reesa         pating employer and senior
                                                                                                                         how to operate the autoclave
 likes to read and his favorite book is the Red Badge of Courage. Keep up the good work Nathan!                                                                Rohrs, junior Health Careers         Health Careers instructor
                                                                                                                         (which sterilizes equipment)
                                                                                                                                                               instructor. “This curriculum         Mrs. Shirley Jarvis. In addi-
                                                                                                                         and how to transfer a patient
                              PAULDING-PUTNAM ELECTRIC                                                                   from a bed using three differ-
                                                                                                                                                               is rigorous. In addition to lab,
                                                                                                                                                               all Health Careers students
                                                                                                                                                                                                    tion to receiving lab credits
                                                                                                                                                                                                    for their job, they also earn a
                              COOPERATIVE, INC.                                                                          ent techniques – the mechan-
                                                                                                                         ical lift, a wheelchair and lift
                                                                                                                                                               take anatomy, physiology and         paycheck.
                                                                                                                                                               chemistry which helps them              If you’re interested in find-
                                                                                                                         sheets.
                                                                                                                                                               so much as they continue in          ing out more about the Health
           ASKS THE STUDENTS TO KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.                                                                       Students have started a
                                                                                                                                                               the field.”                          Careers program at Vantage,
                                                                                                                         new unit on CPR using the
                                                                                                                                                                   During the senior year,          call Student Services at 1-
                                                                                  OHIO FARM BUREAU HON-                  “Heartsaver CPR in Schools”
                                                                                                                                                               Health Careers is a Co-op            800-686-3944 ext. 140.
                                                                                  ORS GILLMOR                            program provided by the
                                                                                                                                                               program. Students attend
                                                                                                                         American Heart Association.
                                                                                      COLUMBUS,          OH—A            In addition to CPR certifica-
                          Earl Johnston                                           crowded room of over 800
                                                                                  people watched Thursday
                                                                                                                         tion, they will also be certified
                                                                                                                         in the use of the Automated
                                                                                                                                                                 Missing pictures? We have a stack of pictures here at
                                                                                                                                                               West Bend News from previous publications.
                                General Home Repair                               night as the Ohio Farm Bu-             External Defibrillator (AED).


                                                                                                                                                                       Christmas Gif t Wrap
                          Also Specializing in Mobile Home Repair                 reau Federation (OFBF) hon-                In December, students
                                                                                  ored the late Congressman              will begin their clinical skills
                                                                                  Paul Gillmor (R-Tiffin) for            practice. Each student is re-
                                                                                                                         quired to spend 16 hours in

                                                                                                                                                                          Bows & Bags
 P.O. Box 621                                                                     his commitment to agricul-
                                                                                  ture in the state. Gillmor was         a long term care facility with
 Antwerp, Ohio 45813                               Ph: (419) 506-0425                                                    a clinical instructor. Van-
                                                                                  honored with four additional
                                                                                  agricultural leaders who re-           tage students go to VanCrest
                                                                                  ceived the OFBF’s Distin-              HealthCare Center in Van

                    ESALE                                                         guished Service Award at its           Wert and are instructed by                Everyday Greeting Cards 2 for $1.00
                                                                                                                         Fran White, RN. During clin-

                O L R ES
                                                                                  annual meeting in Columbus.
                                                                                  Accepting his award was the
                                                                                  late Congressman’s wife, Dr.
                                                                                                                         icals, students perform skills
                                                                                                                         that they’ve been taught at
                                                                                                                                                                          DOLLAR STORE
                   I                                                                                                                                                   837 N. Williams Street • Paulding, OH • (419) 399-2960
   WH




                                                                                  Karen Gillmor, a former two-           Vantage. This 16 hour clinical                               Mon-Sat 9-6; Sun 12-5
                                                                                                                         experience completes the 75
    T




                                                                                  term Ohio State Senator.
                                                                                                                         hour state mandated Nurse
                                                                                      Congressman        Gillmor
                                                                                  was serving in his tenth term          Aid Training Program. Upon               TAZ Construction Services LLC
                                                                                                                         completion, students are eli-                                Tony Zartman
          All Brands and Sizes                                                    as a member of the United
                                                                                  States House of Representa-            gible to take the two part State                     4376 Rd. 33, Payne, Ohio 45880
   cars • trucks • motorcycles • atvs                                             tives when he passed away in           Nurse Aid test. The Nurse Aid
                                                                                  September. During his long             Training Program is now an                      Phone 419-263-2977
                                                                                  career in Congress, Gillmor            entry-level requirement for                    Customer Satisfaction is Our Specialty
             Sherry Sales and Service                                                                                    most college health career
                                                                                  held numerous leadership                                                           *Remodeling & New Construction
           9917 Road 171, Oakwood, OH                                             roles including serving as             programs. Vantage Health
                                                                                  the Ranking Member of the              Careers students get a jump                        * Free Estimate
                      419-594-3305                                                Subcommittee on Financial              start on their future plans by
                                                                                                                                                                               * Insured
                                                                                  Institutions and Consumer              receiving this certification
                                                                                                                         during their junior year.               I Cor. 10:31 - whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
                                                                                  Credit, Chairman of the Sub-
                                                                                  committee on Environment                   Dustin Geckle, a junior
                                                                                  and Hazardous Materials
                                                                                  and as Vice President of the
                                                                                                                         from Continental and one of
                                                                                                                         five young men in the pro-            SPECIAL
                                                                                                                                                                                      Jim’s
                                                                                  NATO Parliamentary As-                 gram is happy with his choice.
                                                                                  sembly. Prior to his election          “I want to be a pediatrician, so
                                                                                  to Congress, Gillmor served            coming to the Health Careers
                                                                                  in the Ohio Senate for twenty-         program at Vantage helps me
                                                                                  two years. As a State Senator,         learn and experience what it
                                                                                  he was unanimously elected             will be like to work with pa-
                                                                                  Republican leader five times,          tients of all different ages.”
                                                                                  and he served as President of          Michele Foertch, a Van Wert
                                                                                                                         junior said, “I really hadn’t
  Daily Lunch Specials                                                            the Senate for three General


                                                                                                                                                                         PI ZZ A
                                                                                  Assemblies.                            planned on coming to Van-
                                                                                      The Paul and Karen Gill-           tage. When I came for Sopho-
                                                                                  mor family has been a mem-             more Day and visited Health
                                                                                                                         Careers, I realized how much
  Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - Close                                                ber of Seneca County Farm
                                                                                  Bureau since 1973. The Gill-           I wanted to care for people
                                                                                                                         and make a difference in their
   Saturday: 10:00 am - 2:30 am                                                   mor family farms more than
                                                                                  800 acres in Seneca and San-           lives. My plan is to become an           LARGE 1 TOPPING PIZZA
                                                                                                                         OB nurse.” CJ King, another

  New Owners: Teresa & John
                                                                                  dusky counties. Among the
                                                                                  many initiatives Congress-
                                                                                  man Gillmor championed in
                                                                                                                         Van Wert junior chose Health
                                                                                                                         Careers “because I like a chal-
                                                                                                                                                                               only $5.99 + tax
                                                                                                                         lenge. I want to be an RN and
                    122 W. Perry St.
                                                                                  the House, he was recently
                                                                                  successful as the only Ohioan
                                                                                  named to the Energy Confer-
                                                                                                                         this class gives me good expe-
                                                                                                                         rience.”                                         1-260-632-9700
                     419-399-9453                                                     (Continued on Page 12)
                                                                                                                             “There are so many career
                                                                                                                         options for students interest-
                                                                                                                                                                                         Woodburn, IN
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                                                                                                                                                               Call SANDRA MICKELSON 419-506-1015
                                                                                                                       BAKER’S AUCTION HELD
                                                                               ments: special – first month        North of Antwerp, Ohio off                            GORRELL BROS.

              le
                                                                                                                                                                           1201 N. Williams, Paulding, OH

         r Sa
                                                                               rent free! Great apartments in      of Hwy. 24—go north on 49,
                                                                               a great location are available      turn left on 192 to Baker’s

   Fo                       By Owner                                           now. Offer only valid with a
                                                                               one-year lease. $375.00 Se-
                                                                               curity Deposit required. Bird-
                                                                                                                   Farm, 14597 Rd. 31. Auctions
                                                                                                                   first Sat. of every month, 6pm,
                                                                                                                   Dec. 1st. Auctions the third
                                                                                                                                                            NOTICE TO DOG OWNERS
          listings in the West Bend News                                       stone, Inc. 602 East Perry St.,     Tues. every month, 6pm, Dec.               2008 DOG TAGS ARE
                                                                               Paulding, OH 45879. Office          18th. A variety of used and               NOW ON SALE AT THE
  ANTWERP/PAULDING SCHOOLS                                                     hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Phone:
                                                                                                                   new merchandise at each sale;
                                                                                                                   used consignments accepted
                                                                                                                                                             FOLLOWING PLACES:
                                                                               419-399-2419. After office          so call ahead to consign, 419-         Cabbage Patch, Junction; Payne
                                                                               hours: 419-399-2419 or 419-
                                                                               576-8117.               48-50
                                                                                                                   542-7530 or 419-258-5605.              Automotive, Payne; Morningstar,
                                                                                                                                             48-50        Melrose; Charloe Store, Charloe;
                                                                                  FOR RENT: 2 bedroom                  FIND YOUR TREASURES
                                                                               house with appliances. No           AT Fort Defiance Antiques              Grover Hill Hardware, Grover Hill,
  COUNTRY HOME – RECENTLY REMODELED. River
  Road 192. 3 bedrooms. 2 1/2 car garage. Pond. Please call                    pets. $400 plus utilities. De-      across from Defiance Coun-             Ace Hardware, Paulding; Antwerp Hardware, Antwerp;
  399-3443 for appt.                                  47-51                    posit required. Paulding. 419-      ty Courthouse. 511 West                County Auditor’s Office, Court House
                                                                               399-4653 leave message.             Second St., 10-5, Mon-Sat.             2008 dog tags are on sale at the above places through
     HAVILAND                                                                                                      Phone 419-782-6003. 42-50
                                                                                                       49-50
                                                                                                                       NEED PHOTO PRINTS for
                                                                                                                                                          Jan. 31, 2008 without penalty. All dogs three months old
                                                                                   LOTS FOR RENT, HOMES
                                                                                                                   those holiday scrapbooks?              or older are required to have a license, (State Law Sec.
                                                                               for sale in Leinard’s Manufac-
                                                                               tured Homes Community in            Call West Bend Printing &              955.01)
                                                                               Antwerp, 419-258-2710.       tf     Publishing! 419-258-2000.              A fifteen dollar ($15.00) penalty will be added for each
                                                                                   2001 MANSION 16x80 mo-             DEADLINES FOR CLAS-                 license issued after January 31, 2008.
                                                                               bile home for sale. Only ask-       SIFIEDS IN THE WEST BEND
                                                                               ing $28,000! Call 419-258-1809      NEWS IS MONDAYS @12
                                                                                                                                                          To avoid penalty, save time and gas, clip and mail this ap-
  U.M. CHURCH PARSONAGE. Wayne Trace School                                    to schedule a viewing.              NOON!                                  plication blank with $15.00 for each dog license fee plus
  District. 3 BR, 1 1/2 bath, new well, softner, new roof,
  detached garage, extra lot. Replacement windows, ex-
                                                                                                                                                          a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Paulding County
  cellent condition, $54,000. Please call 419-622-3244 or                        SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL businesses. Their advertising                         Auditor’s Office, Court House, 115 North Williams St.,
  419-622-3017 for apppointment.                    B48-49                     pays for your paper!                                                       Paulding, OH 45879
                                                            HAVILAND                                                                                                     License fee for each dog - $15.00;
                                                                                                             Hiring                                                           Kennel License $75.00
                                                                                                         Part-time RNs!                                   Owner _______________________________________
                                                                                                                                                          Address ______________________________________
                                                                                                                                                          _____________________________________________
                                                                                                                                                          Phone Number ________________________________
                                                                                                                                                          Yrs. _________ Mos. ____________ Sex _______________
                                                                                                                                                          Color _________ Hair __________ Breed _______________
                                                                                            Contact: Peggy Carnahan, RN
                                                                                                                                                          ______________M/F _____________ S/L ______________
 FIXER UPPER! 2/3 BR, 1 bath. We outgrew it before we finished.                              Paulding Area                                                 _________________________________________________
 Upstairs remodeled w/new windows. Finished and heated shop
 and shed. $19,500. 419-587-3461.                          oam                       Visiting Nurses & Hospice                                            _________________________________________________
                                                                                              250-A Dooley Drive, Paulding                                _________________________________________________
                   Ready to Sell?                                                                    419-399-4708                                                         PAULDING COUNTY AUDITOR
          Call the West Bend News Today!                                                   peggy_carnahan@comhealthpro.org                                                     Susan K. Simpson
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PAULDING EDUCATION ASSOCIATION                                       LOCAL STUDENTS RECEIVED NATIONAL                                        TAYLOR BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION GRAND
PRESENT CHECK TO BRETT KAUSER                                        DEGREE                                                                  OPENING IN GROVER HILL
                                                                     By: Ashley Yant, Paulding          ricultural program included
                                                                     FFA Reporter                       helping families in the South
                                                                        INDIANAPOLIS, IN—               rebuild after Hurricane Ka-
                                                                     Chelsie Goyings, Tara Span-        trina, selling sweet corn and
                                                                     gler, Evan Schlatter and           mums, raising dairy feeders
                                                                     Travis Schlatter received the      and working on his families
                                                                     American Degree at the 80th        2,200–head hog farm. He
                                                                     National FFA Convention in         is the son of Ed and Cheryl
                                                                     Indianapolis, IN on Saturday,      Schlatter.
                                                                     October 27, 2007. The Ameri-           Travis’s agricultural ex-
                                                                     can Degree is the highest de-      perience … overseeing the
                                                                     gree awarded by the National       feeding, managing the heif-
                                                                     FFA Organization and recog-        ers, caring for the calves and
                                                                     nizes Chelsie, Travis, Tara and    helping with milking on his
                                                                     Evan’s demonstrated leader-        family’s dairy farm … has                Taylor Brothers Construc-           10x16 to 10x20 feet. The rental
                                                                     ship abilities and outstanding     been so satisfying that he’s         tion held a grand opening               contact office is located at the
                                                                     achievements in agricultural       now studying business man-           of their newly constructed              Grover Hill Hardware Store.
                                                                     business, production, pro-         agement at Northwest State           self-storage building in Gro-              Pictured from L to R are
                                                                     cessing and service programs.      Community College and                ver Hill. Refreshments were             Loy Taylor, Mark Figert, Lyle
                                                                     To be eligible, members must       making plans to start a dairy        served and door prizes were             Ebel, Latty Township Trustee,
On behalf of the Paulding Education Association, Adam                have earned and productively       farm of his own. His off-the-        given out.                              Diana Booher, Grover Hill
Renollet and Michelle Vorst presented $2,000.00 to Brett             invested $7500 through a su-       farm jobs include extracting             The building has 16 stor-           Hardware and Rodger Taylor.
Kauser to benefit the Wellness/Fitness Center that is to be          pervised agricultural experi-      honey and raising turkeys            age units varying in size from
built at Paulding Schools.

  (Continued from Page 10)        sional district. But it is more                                                                                        FOR RENT: THIS SPACE
ence which created the first      than just an important indus-
                                  try to so many of our family,                                                                               Remodeled weekly if you request. High-traffic area.
comprehensive energy policy
in more than 30 years. The        friends, and neighbors; it is in                                                                                Convenient location. All maint. included.
Energy Bill which Gillmor         fact a way of life,” said Karen                                                                                    Call 419-258-2000 for more info
helped craft increased energy     Gillmor. “Elections are about
exploration and production,       connecting with people and
                                                                                                                                                                                          Don’t Pay Retail
improved efficiency; and,
most importantly, developed
                                  Paul would not have been as
                                  successful for four decades if
                                                                                                                                                 SANDERS  Auto Sales                        Save $$$$
renewable fuels. Prior to the     he did not share in the hopes
2005 bill Congressman Gill-                                                                                                                    2005 Buick LaCrosse CX, 4 dr., V-6, Was $13,950, 26K mi. Now only $12,495
                                  and dreams of his friends
mor passed, there were no         and neighbors. Paul truly be-                                                                               2005 Kia Optima LX, 4 dr., 4-cyl, was $9150, 38K mi. Now only $8,595
ethanol plants operating in       lieved in the values of people                                                                               2000 Pontiac Montana, 4dr V-6, 112K mi. was $5,900 Now only $5,200
the State of Ohio. Today, there
are eight planned in the Fift h
                                  of Northwest Ohio and the                                                                                           Sale prices good through December 31, 2007!
                                  people of Northwest Ohio
District alone, some of which                                                                                                                                4 mi. East of Antwerp off US 24
have already broken ground.       believed in Paul’s values. My                                                                                                     8-5 weekdays—9-12 Saturday
                                  husband would have been
   “Farming was always at
the heart of Paul’s Congres-      proud to accept this award                                                                                                            (419)399-5955
                                  today because the Ohio Farm        ence (SAE) program.                and he earned his chapter’s
                                  Bureau Federation stands for           Less than one in 156 FFA       DeKalb Award.         Travis is
                                  our way of life and the hopes      members advance through            the son of Denny and Laurie
      HAVE A WEDDING,             and dreams of so many across       their local, chapter and state     Schlatter.
                                  Northwest Ohio.”                   degree programs to earn this           They are all members of
        ENGAGEMENT
                                      “Ohio Farm Bureau is           national degree. Chelsie has       the Paulding FFA Chapter
      OR ANNIVERSARY?                                                conquered her fear of speak-
                                  pleased to recognize these five                                       and their agricultural educa-
     Let your friends and         individuals for their passion      ing in front of a group by         tion instructor and FFA Ad-                                                                        LLC

     neighbors know for           and commitment. Their con-
                                                                     serving as a chapter officer
                                                                     and entering in the Creed,
                                                                                                        visor is Sarah Noggle.
                                                                                                            Tara, Chelsie, Evan and
                                                                                                                                                              260-657-5561
          FREE in the             tributions to Ohio agriculture     Prepared, Advanced Prepared                                                  17402 State Road 37 • P.O. Box 135
      West Bend News.             are admirable,” said John C.       and Extemporaneous Public          Travis received a gold Ameri-
          (pictures are extra)    (Jack) Fisher, executive vice      Speaking Career Develop-           can Degree key and certificate                    Harlan, IN 46743
                                  president of OFBF.                                                    in a blue leatherette frame to          Hours: 8 am - 5:30 pm Mon.-Fri. • Sat. Appointment only
                                                                     ment Events (CDEs). In fact
                                                                     she has been a semi finalist in    commemorate the achieve-
                                                                                                        ment, one of only 3,168 to

                                                                                                                                                      Lastiatg eTon ches
                                                                                                                                                           n        u
                                                                     three state level public speak-
                                                                     ing contests. Besides growing      be recognized in 2007. The
                                                                     mums and raising chickens,         recognition program is spon-
                                                                     turkeys and ducks for the
                                                                     fair, this Miami of Ohio mi-
                                                                                                        sored by Case IH, The Farm
                                                                                                        Credit System, Pioneer Hi-
                                                                                                                                                             iv C o
                                                                                                                                                          Decor                                  crete
                                                                     crobiology student has also        Bred International, Inc. and                   “We Make Your Old Concrete Look New Again
                                                                     worked on her family’s 2,700                                                        & Your New Concrete Look Even Better!”
                                                                                                        Syngenta, as a special project
                                                                     acre grain farm. Chelsie is        of the National FFA Founda-                 Concrete                                          Concrete
                                                                     the daughter of Doug and                                                     Hand-Carved                                    Stained - Engraved
                                                                                                        tion. The National FFA Con-
                                                                     Diane Goyings is planning          vention is the nation’s largest                                 RESURFACE your
                                                                     on becoming a pediatrician         annual youth gathering, wel-                                      old concrete,
                                                                     and working in a small local
                                                                     clinic.
                                                                                                        coming students, parents and                                    and make it look
                                                                         Although Tara grew up
                                                                                                        educators from all over the                                        new again!
                                                                                                        United States.
                                                                     raising beef cattle and show-                                                            Call for Winter Specials on
                                                                     ing them at the state and              The National FFA Organi-
                                                                                                        zation, formerly known as the                        Garage Floors & Basements!
                                                                     county fairs, she’s now chart-
                                                                                                        Future Farmers of America, is                               Call us for Your Free Estimate!
                                                                     ing a new course. She’s already
                                                                     working as a state–tested          a national youth organization         Located in Paulding       office 419-399-4717
                                                                     nurse’s aide at a nursing facil-   of 495,046 student members            Serving NW Ohio            cell 419-796-9253 www.lastingtouches.net
                                                                     ity in Payne, where she helps      all preparing for leadership
                                                                                                                                                 Saturday, December 8, 2007
                                                                     the residents with their meals     and careers in the science,
                                                                     and personal needs. Tara in-       business and technology of
                                                                     tends to begin working as a
                                                                     radiologist after completing
                                                                                                        agriculture as part of 7,242
                                                                                                        local FFA chapters in all 50
                                                                                                                                                                 Open 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
                                                                     her training in radiology and
                                                                     licensed practical nursing at
                                                                     Rhodes State College in Lima.
                                                                                                        states, Puerto Rico and the
                                                                                                        Virgin Islands. The National
                                                                                                        FFA Organization changed
                                                                                                                                               SALT SALE
                                                                     Tara is the daughter of Jeff
                                                                     and Melinda Spangler.
                                                                                                        its present name in 1988, in
                                                                                                        recognition of the growth
                                                                                                                                                               H20 TO GO®
                                                                         Whether he’s working on        and diversity of agriculture
                                                                     his family farm, with his co-
                                                                     workers at a paving company
                                                                                                        and agricultural education.                                                           All Salt
                                                                     or at an FFA activity, Evan …
                                                                     who recently completed his
                                                                                                        The FFA mission is to make a
                                                                                                        positive difference in the lives                                                       Pallet
                                                                     training in diesel mechan-         of the student by developing
                                                                                                        their potential for premier
                                                                                                                                                                                              Pricing
                                                                     ics … is finding that good
                                                                     communication is the key           leadership, personal growth
                                                                     to preventing problems and         and career success through
                                                                     solving existing ones. His ag-     agricultural education.                                                                 208 S. Main St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Antwerp, OH
                                                                                                                                                                                         (419) 258-2684
                                                                                Come join the Northwestern
                                                                                                                                                                                            128 East High St.
                                                                       Ron Paul for President group.                                                                                           Hicksville, OH
                                                                          December 11 at 7:00 p.m. Doghouse Diner                                                                        (419) 542-8604
                                                                           in downtown Antwerp. All are invited.

								
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