Felicity man killed in Ohio River boating accident WUHS golfers take Portsmouth Invitational It was pretty cold that day Volleyball kicks off with SHAC Preview Night Young awarded Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship One Mistake Senator Portman visits GE Test Facility in Peebles Adams County school districts facing some major challenges for the coming year Family, friends, and roots: the ties that bind residents of one Adams County village What is your strength? Just the chance to take a look back Ronnie L Wolford Dale J Marshall Herbert Purvis Great American Solar Eclipse coming Aug. 21 BREAKING NEWS: West Union wins fifth consecutive County Cup Wallace B Boden John L Fletcher Lady Indians golfers learning the links North Adams, West Union golfers open 2017 seasons This Labor Day, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Blanton announces candicacy for Court of Appeals Local student attends Congress of Future Medical Leaders MHS welcomes new principal Made in America When it feels like you’re spinning plates Bonfires and “building” a farm Lady Devils looking to take that next step 50 years of Bengal memories Ag Society delivers donation to Dragonfly Foundation Young Memorial Scholarship awarded to a pair of local seniors ‘Musical passion is in his blood’ Naylor named NAHS Principal Boldman retiring after 17 years as Homeless Shelter director Manchester concludes another River Days celebration Drug Treatment vs. Prison James R Brown Bobby Lawler Jr Adams County man charged with killing estranged girlfriend Lexie N Hopkins Volleyball, soccer previews coming this weekend Michael A Cheek Discover Ohio’s Ancient Cultures during Archaeology Day at Serpent Mound Summer Reading Program ends as new school year approaches Lady Hounds preparing for 2017 volleyball campaign, looking for more improvement A servant’s hands Oh my, nothing better than a sweet tooth Rec Park hosts All-Star Sunday A Saturday night peek at a gridiron future McDowell, McCarty awarded Farm Bureau Scholarships Adams County Medical Foundation awards Dr. Bruce Ashley Legacy Scholarships Your kid on heroin Jerry W Olinger Douglas R Burchett Wayne Cowles Shirley Collins Jack L Yates Wayne Grooms Sr Adams County Building and Loan merging with Southern Hills Community Bank Ahead of Sales Tax Holiday, Attorney General DeWine offers tips for consumers Delores L Cook Harold L Smith Pell, Seas have high hopes for new SSCC campus ‘We prayed and believed it was going to happen’ 4-H Scholarships awarded during Fair Week Showmanship Sweepstakes concludes Junior Fair Competitions Junior Fair Crops are a Premium Show Southern Ohio’s only blackberry farmer wants to make berry pickin’ fun again Challenges ahead for new MLSD Superintendent SAY Soccer celebrating 50 years North Adams hosts Youth Football Mini-Camp Lady Dragons host Soccer Shootout 38 years later, Indians football returns It’s time Ten years and twenty goats later When nobody is watching When a blackberry wasn’t just a cell phone, but delicious Heroin user’s mom says addiction is a disease, not a choice Mary A Wallingford Rickey L Vincent Pauline Ertel William Bryant ACOVSD announces 2017-18 policy for free and reduced lunches What we are made of When summer really arrived Horse project 4-H members head to Ohio State Fair Defender hosts annual Cornhole Tournament George’s Brave Shave’ benefits other Year of planning, work pays off for 2017 fair Local teen opens new business Why can’t you stop? Camp first step in preparation for 2018 Greyhounds on the gridiron Young awarded SEDAB Scholarship Fair hosts Hall of Fame broadcaster Peebles goes back-to-back at the Barnyard The sport of goats Massive storms rumble through Ohio Valley James W Morgan Tiffany R Edwards Marshall W Groves

Summer readers invade libraries

The Summer Reading Program is underway at the Adams County Public Library. We’re inviting kids, teens, and adults to join us to read books, stop by for fun events, and earn prizes as you reach your reading goals. If you haven’t been to the library for some time, this is a perfect chance to stop by and say hello, sign up for a library card, and discover all your local library has to offer.

The Summer Reading Program runs from June 1 through July 11. Kids under nine can sign up to read 30 books or 400 pages, teens ages 10 through 17 can sign up to read three books or 600 pages, and adults can sign up to read at least three books. Audio books and ebooks count toward your reading goals, too! Keep track of the books and pages you’ve read on a Reading Log. When you reach your goal, turn in your completed reading log to earn prizes, and enter your name in a grand prize drawing.

Events for all ages are offered the library each week. Join us for a movie party at the Peebles Library 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 10. We’ll watch the family-friendly Pixar superhero movie “The Incredibles.” Adults are invited to gather for a Book Discussion Group at the Peebles Library 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 10. Share about what you’re reading, and get recommendations from other summer readers. The Humane Society of Adams County will visit the Peebles Library for a Pet Adoption event from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 11. Stop by to meet pets available for adoption, and learn about other animal rescue agencies working in Adams County. Learn how you can help pets who are waiting to find their forever homes. Young children can join Tara at the West Union Library to create a superhero utility belt, and undergo superhero training 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 11. Kids ages 10 and up can join Tara at West Union for a group painting project 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 11. Help us create a large-scale cityscape, to serve as the backdrop for our superhero adventures. Adults are invited to the North Adams Library to learn more about Gardening for Butterflies 4 p.m. Thursday, June 11. Cathy Lawson and Sharon Bell will share how you can select native plants to support the lifecycle of Ohio butterflies. The Humane Society of Adams County will hold a Pet Adoption Event at the Manchester Library 1 p.m. Saturday, June 13. Stop by to meet cats and dogs available for immediate adoption, and learn more about local animal rescue efforts. Come to the Peebles Library to meet members of the Peebles Fire Department, and learn more about their work, as part of our Community Heroes series 1 p.m. Saturday, June 13.

Members of the Manchester Fire Department, Life Squad, and Police will visit the Manchester Library 1 p.m. Monday, June 15. Stop by to meet them, and learn more about how they work to keep our community safe. Teens are invited to join Deborah at the Manchester Library to create your own Superhero secret identity and mask 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 15. Don’t forget, you can wear your mask to our costume party finale! On Tuesday, June 16, young children can join Kris at the North Adams Library at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 16, to design your own box car. Kids and teens are invited to the North Adams Library to hone your hero skills in a Superhero Boot Camp. At the Peebles Library, get fit with Julia in a series of beginning Zumba classes. Zumba is a fun, dance-based cardio fitness routine that exercises the whole body. Julia will lead a class for kids a11 a.m., for teens 2 p.m., and for adults at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 16. Join us! Adults and teens, join Tara for a Euchre Tournament at the West Union Library 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 17. We’ll form teams of two players, and compete for bragging rights in rounds of euchre played with North American rules.

To see a full list of Summer Reading Events, visit adamscolibrary.org/srp, or follow the Adams County Public Library on Facebook. Call your local library or stop by for more information, and to join in. Everyone is welcome!

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