Memories on Memorial Day A soldier’s story, a family’s grief Thank You for your sacrifice Seaman community honors local veterans with special tribute Former PES teacher dies in tragic accident All County Senior Citizens Day celebrated Parks signs with SSCC Soccer Senior Profile: Lexie Bunn Jessie Rodgers Memorial Day services set for county Truly our greatest generation Bertha Lashley Maia Swartz Jessie Rodgers Errors spell the end of Devils’ baseball season Senior Profile: Carry Hayslip Lady Hounds’ season ends with tourney loss to Paint Valley North Adams hosts Youth Volleyball Camp Time to get “Stroke Savvy” OVCTC, GE host Community Service Day 65 years in the pulpit Jamison, Richmond, Minshew conquer second race of 2017 Brushcreek season Manchester’s Cox signs with Rio basketball program Senior Profile: Andrew Weeks A dozen SHAC champions Thomas D Lute Sandra F Schwab Turning something broken into something beautiful Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide One dead, two injured in ATV accident 2017 Graduation Ceremonies West Union Alumni and Friends Educational Fund announces 2017 Scholarship Awards TAG students tour Pennsylvania Commissioners proclaim Older Americans Month Building an anti-drug culture one t-shirt at a time SECTIONAL CHAMPIONS NAES students awarded Science Camp scholarships SSCC’s Associate Degree Nursing program celebrates graduation Bauman selected to National 4-H Congress Lois Pertuset Hazel Nixon Philip L Paeltz Manchester Youth Volleyball Camp begins May 30 Jase Thatcher Figgins’ walk-off winner sends North Adams to Division III sectional finals Lady Hounds top East 10-3 in sectional opener Commissioner Pell, union reps travel to DC Forgotten experience brings back good memories for WUHS seniors Gordon Boldman Local teen injured in jeep accident BCI Investigation underway Rick Arnold Happy Mother’s Day- Do you want food? Robert Hodge Melvin Tipton Lady Dragons Basketball Camp begins May 22 Lady Devils Basketball Camp is May 30-June 1 National Day of Prayer celebrated in county NAES students enjoy day at GABP Car strikes Amish buggy near Winchester Eldon J Shoenleben Farming out life lessons to children and parents Proposed Medicaid changes could cost Adams County millions Annual ‘Redneck Run” returns to Manchester May 13 They really were the best of times West Union hosts Junior High, High School County Track Meets Figgins signs with SSCC Soccer Perfect again! Senior Profile: Caley Grooms James T Hughes Anderson signs with Rio Grande Basketball Senior Profile: Miranda Schiltz Playing for Dad, Part II Lady Indians win SHAC Big School title Danny Bryant Sadie Stamm Franklin E Brayfield Softball, baseball tourney match ups announced Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall coming to Georgetown next week Southern Ohio Genealogical Society offers program on ‘Family History Sources at the Ohio History Center’ Joseph A Johnson Jr Kramer tosses two shutouts in five days Trip to Akron = two more wins for Lady Indians softball Devils blank Dragons in non-conference battle Meade twins part of Rio baseball program Playing for Dad Senior Profile: Madison Welch As Mr. Seas It, for ACOVSD High School graduates We stayed up all night with Bob Clean up of Manchester’s abandoned gas stations continues Ribbon cutting held for canoe/kayak access sites Columbus Industries donates driveway repair to Animal Shelter North Adams Elementary recognizes March Students of the Month Animal Shelter Adoption Center announces new hours of operation Major road construction planned for summer months West Union Elementary honors March Students of the Month Charles D Jordan Betty Ginn Pamela M Hampton Former county sheriff celebrates 80th birthday

SENIOR NEWS

Make plans to join the West Union Senior Club for their carry-in dinner/meeting at noon Friday, June 12, at the Senior Center, located 10835 state Route 41S. This will be their first meeting of this year and in our new facility and we are looking forward to having them here. They always have a wonderful time, have entertainment, some delicious carry-in dishes and desserts and enjoy some loving fellowship. They welcome any senior 60 and over to attend. So whip up a dish and come join the fun. We hope to see you there.

Fun bingo-We are very excited to announce that our new sponsor, MediGold, will host a senior Fun Bingo evening from 5 -7 p.m. June 30. MediGold Representatives will provide small game prizes, snack bags, candy, bottles of water and even a few door prizes. Any senior 60 and over who would like to attend this free event, or if you would like more information, please call Teresa at the Senior Center at 937-544-3979. Seating is limited to 35 seniors only so call today to get signed up on the list.

The Summer Cooling Program begins on July 1. ABCAP will accept calls to schedule July appointments starting June 22. This program can provide assistance to qualified individuals on your electric bill or possibly provide an air conditioner. The guidelines for this program still have yet to be announced. As our office obtains more information, we will keep you informed. If you have any questions, please call ABCAP in Winchester at 1-800-233-7891.

Fund Raising-The Adams County Senior Citizens is continuing our fund raising with products from Rada Cutlery, an American made cutlery. We have catalogs at our office for you to look through at your convenience. We appreciate all those who have supported us in the past and ask for your help to support us for a wonderful future.

Get ready for a falls-free summer. The ice and snow of winter are now just a memory, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to let your guard down regarding falls prevention. Here are some healthy habits you can adopt today to help you and your loved ones stay on your feet all summer long.

• Loose clothing is cooler, but be sure baggy items aren’t so loose that they could trip you or catch on nearby objects.

• Wear sunglasses or a hat to reduce glare from the sun while outdoors.

• Stop and give eyeglasses that become tinted in the sun time to transition to clear indoors before moving around.

• Trade sandals and flip-flops for walking shoes that fit well and give you proper support when walking.

• Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dizziness and fainting from dehydration.

• Keep fans and extension cords out of walkways, and pick up any papers or objects that are blown on the floor by fans or open windows right away.

• Keep flashlights near your bed, in the kitchen and next to your favorite chair to make sure you have one handy if the lights go out.

• Don’t walk through water, mud or debris in outdoor walkways.

• Make sure rugs to catch rain and mud are secured to the floor. The STEADY U Ohio initiative wishes you a safe and happy summer. For more tips and resources to #PreventFalls year-round, visit www.steadyu.ohio.gov.

Random Acts of Kindness — This week’s suggestion: Thank your mail carrier. In most of our lives, there are at least a couple people who we see on a daily basis but don’t necessarily acknowledge because they have become so much a part of our everyday routines.

Just a thought: “We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.” -Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977). Comedic actor, filmmaker, and writer

Beltone. A Beltone Representative will be at the Senior Center beginning 9 a.m. Friday, June 19. For more information or to set up an appointment, please contact Mary at 1-740-353-1021.

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