Junior Fair BBQ again a big success Beulah B James Senior Profile: Josie Myers Lady Indians place second at Ohio Classic in Hillsboro MVCA dominates Greyhounds in 45-0 triumph For Lady Devils, SHAC streak goes to 55 matches 9/11: Sixteen years later Gertrude Gibson Defender Bowl coming Sept. 16 Joyce A Walker Virginia R Young Senior Profile: Abby Campton West Union hosts 2017 Dragon Run New gridiron history begins for Peebles Trout, fire, and blueberry fields forever Senior Profile: Baylee Justice Lady Devils win SHAC thriller at Eastern Brown From Blue Creek to the Beaneaters Tough loss for Greyhounds in season opener Turning tragedy into hope What we learn from failure Absolutely had to get the wrinkles out Frances S Kidder Leo Trotter 41st Bentonville Festival set to begin Sept. 8 Winchester celebrates its history during three-day street fair Cruisefest returning to streets of Peebles Blue Creek- a community in transition honors its history and heritage Cuteness Galore – Winchester Homecoming Festival Baby Show Ronnie L Day Cast your vote for the Adams County Fairgrounds Nelson E Atkinson Ryan L Colvin Richard Tackett William L Tadlock Penny Pollard Wendell Beasley West Union soccer drops pair at Mason County Lady Indians go down in straight sets Senior Profile: Michael Gill Senior Profile: Katie Sandlin Royals dominate in big win over North Adams Dragons continue County Cup domination Archaeology Day returns to Serpent Mound Hourglass Quilt Square is back up again Manchester family hosts International Guests History, farming, and family- the bedrock of Cherry Fork’s community Bus drivers, emergency responders prepare for coming school year Working up a real good sweat What’s behind the motive? Rondal R Bailey Jr Thelma J Yates She’s all grown up now Scott A Yeager Soccer talent on display at 2017 SHAC preview Baseball community mourns the loss of Gene Bennett Winchester Homecoming Festival is Aug 25-27 Eleanor P Tumbleson 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

LIBRARY NEWS

This week, we welcome two staff to new positions at the North Adams Library: Josh Brown became Team Leader, and Julia McCane-Knox is the Children’s Programmer. Josh and Julia have both held part-time positions with the Adams County Public Library, and we’re excited to welcome them to these new roles. Story Time at the North Adams Library for preschool children will resume on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 11 a.m. Stop by the library and say hello to Josh and Julia.

Plan ahead to join us for a free, day-long Genealogy Workshop at the North Adams Library on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. This event is open to everyone, whether you are researching your family history for the first time, or are an experienced hobbyist.

In the morning, Becky Reed and Ethel Chambers from the Adams County Genealogical Society will share information about getting started with genealogical research, the Adams County Historical Society’s resources, and best practices for avoiding mistakes. AmeriCorps technology trainer Melissa Downs will share about the genealogy resources available online through the library, and help you with the computer skills needed to start your project. In the afternoon, get hands-on help as you begin or continue your family history research. The workshop is free, but space is limited, so please call 937-386-2556 in advance to register.

The Friends of the Manchester Library will host a Book Sale on Saturday, Aug. 1 from 10a.m.- 3 p.m. in the building behind the Manchester Library. Stop by to browse thousands of hardback and paperback books, as well as movies, audio books, magazines, and children’s items. All funds raised benefit the Friends of the Library, who use the funds to support programs at the Manchester Library. The Friends will hold a meeting at 3 p.m. after the sale. For more information, call 937-549-3359.

On Thursday, July 30, teens are invited to join Deborah at the Manchester Library at 3:30 p.m. for a Summer Extravaganza of outdoor games and activities. Teens ages 10 and up are invited to meet at the Manchester Library every other Thursday at 3:30 p.m. We’ll share about books, play games and activities, work on group projects, eat snacks, and watch movies. For more information, call 937-549-3359 and ask for Deborah.

The Adams County Public Library wishes to acknowledge the kind donations made by Karma Points, Inc. of Manchester, and the Adams County Master Gardeners of West Union. The funds were used to purchase gardening books, which are now available to check out at the library. We also wish to thank Dr. Jack and Pat O’Hara, who donate an annual subscription to Bird Watcher’s Digest to the Peebles Library. Thank you for your support.

All Adams County Public Library locations are open from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The new Childen’s Programmer at the North Adams Library, Julia McCane-Knox, is shown in these two photos entertaining the kids in the library booth at the recent Adams County Fair.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_Library11.jpgThe new Childen’s Programmer at the North Adams Library, Julia McCane-Knox, is shown in these two photos entertaining the kids in the library booth at the recent Adams County Fair. Submitted photo

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NA Library welcomes new full time staff

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