2016 Plat Book now available at OSU Extension Office Eleven Local Youth qualify for Ohio State Fair Junior Horse Show Bengals open 2016 Training Camp on Friday Peebles Sons of American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary hold July 16 Gold Scramble Spriggs is recipient of SEDAB Scholarship When we couldn’t keep up with Mom Pearline A Williams Wilma J Parker Anne Kiley Louiso Brodt Roberta (Rogers) Hunt Ralph A Downs Ira L Anderson Hannah J Teegarden e-Edition 7-27-16 Claude Adkins Judy A Dunkin 2016 Adams County Fair draws high praise Dishers celebrating 72 years of marriage Caraway part of Ohio delegation at RNC BREAKING NEWS! Sheriff busts major grow operation Betty M Shadley Bill Parker Hard work pays off, 2016 Adams County Fair a big success Junior Deputies enjoy night at GABP Shelter dogs get new play yard Adams County Summer R.E.C. program again a success Hot at the right time, West Union tops North Adams to win SHYL “B” Baseball Tournament Soccer season approaches, Lady Devils are part of Eastern Brown Shootout Joyce A McClanahan After a year’s absence, Peebles returns to capture Barnyard Olympics title Thirty youngsters compete in annual Defender Cornhole Tournament Martha Crothers Siders is 2016 Beef Ambassador Caped Crusader brings message of hope to local children Sheriff holds Junior Deputy Camp in Peebles Lady Devils host volleyball tournament, win volleyball tournament Peebles rolls to Class ‘C’ Tournament championship Homemade ice cream is worth the wait Faulconer, Williams will be wed Aug. 6 Davis, Grooms plan Aug. 6 wedding Celebrating 60 years of marriage 125th Adams County Fair begins with sunshine, large crowds, big parade Defender Cornhole Tournament returning to fair on July 15 Richard Dillon Sr. Al Roettele, Jr. Steve L Lucas Lions Club hosts Fourth of July parade in West Union Sidewalk construction project beginning in Peebles NAHS Beta Club travels to New Orleans Late inning rally falls short, West Union falls in Sub-D final West Union wins first two “B” tournament games MHS Volleyball hosts “Red, White, and Greyhound Blue” 5K Run/Walk Adams, Warnock, Partin light up night with Firestorm wins at Brushcreek Class for soccer officials offered Dominating across the river That was then and this is now Stanley McFarland Walter W Huffman Defender columnist publishes book of short essays Congressman Wenstrup visits North Adams Library Agricultural Society awarded $50,000 matching grant Devilish Darlings fall in Sub-D Softball tournament Lady Devils host JV Girls Shootout Edith L Swayne Michael A Polley Zeda M Branscome Richard “Dick” Ryan Roger D Hayslip Adams County Fair Preview Trio of county high schools named Bronze Medal Schools Adams County winners announced in 34th Annual Senior Citizens Art Show Children get hands-on experience with Ohio reptiles Young Ag Professionals are the future of Adams County farm families You could tell the farmer by the hat North Adams knocks off Peebles in ‘B’ tourney Johnson, Frost, Spriggs awarded OHSAA Scholarships form SE District The world turned upside down (and a few tears) Greyhound football program begins summer workouts, lifting and agility emphasized Summer League basketball action winding down After a long wait, Rose finally inducted in Reds Hall of Fame Bobbie W Jacobs James H Kain Conna Volk Stevie G Lykins Georgia D Dryden Social service agencies bring relief to local veterans Spearheaded by concerned parents, ROCK focused on revitalizing Manchester community All-District Softball teams are announced Johnny E. Verax Janie Poarch Juanita Hanson Five finalists announced for 2016 Adams County Fair Queen Contest David L Lehman We still swear it wasn’t poison ivy In “B” baseball battle, West Union tops Peebles 11-7 Hillsboro hosts Varsity Boys Basketball Shootout Warnock, Partin rock n’ roll to victory on 1950’s Night at Brushcreek Commissioners launch “Adams County Cares” Author Julie Salamon visits North Adams Library 43rd Annual Ramblin Relics “Run For Fun” is coming this Saturday

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ohio Valley JVSD special meeting set

The Ohio Valley Joint Vocational School District is having a special meeting on Tuesday, June 9 at the Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center in West Union at 7 p.m. There will be a Vocational Advisory Committee meeting immediately following the board meeting.

Manchester board to meet

The Manchester Local School District will meet in regular session 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 10 at Manchester High School. The Facilities Committee will meet before the board meeting at 5:30 p.m.

Alumni Dinner in Sinking Spring

The annual Sinking Spring School Alumni dinner will be held on Saturday, June 13 at the Sinking Spring Community Center, also known as the former school gymnasium. Guests are encouraged to wear red, white and blue in honor of Flag Day. The social hour is from 4-6 p.m. Dinner will be a catered buffet served at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $12 per person. Send reservations to Sinking Spring Alumni Assn. Box 143 Sinking Spring, Ohio 45172. Reservations need to be sent in by June 11. For more information call Nina at 937-588-3484.

Arts Council Mural Project planned

The Adams County Arts Council invites anyone interested in helping with a mural project for downtown West Union to come to a meeting 6 p.m. Monday, June 15, at Venture Productions, Inc., 11516 SR 41, West Union. You don’t have to be an artist to be involved. For more information, call Scott Amen at 544-2574, ext.25.

Shred It Day planned

Shred It Day is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 20 at Dinsmore Farm and Fleet, 11780 SR 41 West Union. Secure document shredding by Shred-It with all proceeds go to help the stray dogs of Adams County.

Sponsored by Crop Production Services and other generous donors the cost is $5 for one to three boxes, $5 for each add box (six box limit).

Floral Hall packets available

The Adams County Fair Floral Hall Packets and Entry Forms are now available for pick-up at all Adams County Public Library Locations. The Adams County Fair is July 12-18.

Arts Council announces Summer Arts School

The 2015 Summer Arts School organized by the Adams County Arts Council will be from July 20 – 24 at the West Union Elementary on Lloyd Road in the all-propose room. The time each day is 9 a.m. to noon.

Instructions will be given by qualified teachers in the fields of drawing, painting, sculpture, theater and music. Application forms will be distributed in the county elementary schools in late April. Students ages 9 – 13 are eligible. More information will be available in the near future.

Reformers Unanimous to meet

The Reformers Unanimous Addiction Recovery Program is held 7 p.m. every Friday at 106 Rice Dr., in West Union. For information contact Phil Fulton at 937-587-1797 or Ron Baker at 937-544-4110.

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