Senior Profile: Tyler Fowler Martin named to All-Tourney Team in North/South Battlefield Classic 200 years on the banks of the Ohio, in a little town called Moscow Edwin P Prince ACRMC Emergency Care Center renamed after Dr. Bruce Ashley Volleyball teams honor young cancer patient MHS honors veterans during pregame Kirker Covered Bridge gets a ‘Brown Goose’ facelift Adams County Heritage Days are Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Lady Devils prevail 1-0 over Peebles on Kickin’ Cancer Night Senior Profile: Patrick Baldwin Michael W Milby James R Grooms Sr. Fall Festival crowns Little Miss and Mister UPDATE: Pike County multiple murder Investigation; redacted autopsy reports released West Union Elementary names August Students of the Month SHAC streak continues for North Adams volleyball West Union volleyball picks up a pair of W’s Animal Shelter booth sees record crowds at Old Timer’s Day Festival Dragons top Manchester in Defender Bowl battle, 28-22 Senior Profile: Kendall Gallowitz Lady Dragons grab early lead in SHAC Tourney, final round is coming Friday Another Old Timer’s Days in the books and successful Run Gio Foundation to hold Oct. 1 benefit in Adams County Betty L Kelley Tom Cross, ACTVB Director, to receive ODNR Cardinal Award Seaman Fall Festival begins Wednesday, runs through Saturday Dragons still lead after two rounds of SHAC Golf, McCarty tops individual leader board Lady Dragons get SHAC win, downing Fayetteville 3-1 Overcoming obstacles, Pennywitt etches his name in MHS record books Dragons take first day lead in SHAC Golf Tourney New drug treatment offers more hope for recovering addicts Ronnie G Nace Lucille Wright Lois M Bixler Time to change those soccer rules Senior Profile: Hannah Grimes ‘Cruising up and down the main drag all night long’ Community effort erects town clock S Bridge to be replaced on Graces Run Road Senior Profile: Brittany Caldwell Lady Dragons break ACCC course record Dragons roll in county gridiron battle Down to last play, Hounds fall in heartbreaker I never won, but those lawn games were special times Donnie Austin Shari R Hiltibran Bentonville hosts 40th Annual Harvest Festival West Union soccer teams sweep Williamsburg, St. Patrick “Rockin” the mats again Senior Profile: Brittany Caldwell Sylvester Mefford Local teens selected to State 4-H Teen Leadership Council Connect with Serpent Mound over Old Timer’s Days Guthrie to speak about pests and diseases in beekeeping Old Timers Days Festival Cornhole Tournament is this week Defender Bowl coming Thursday Bentonville Harvest Festival holds Toddler Pageants 40th Anniversary Bentonville Harvest Festival hosts Baby Show 9/11 Reminds Us That We Are All Americans Lady Dragons are 2016 County Cup winners Bob Birchfield Senior Profile: Ryan Henderson Dragons take JV golf match Another rough night for Greyhounds, Notre Dame rolls to big win Remembering 9/11-15 years later Hughes honored at GABP Concussions and Youth Sports Roberta Newman to retire after more than 46 years at First State Bank Reaching out to the Baton Rouge flood victims Bentonville Harvest Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary Fire it up! Annual Jr. Fair BBQ cooks up another savory fare Lady Indians take down Whiteoak in four sets Senior Profile: Zack Best Greyhounds produce three winners at the 2016 Dragon Run Lady Hounds win in five sets at West Union Teresa Houdeshell Rosa Grooms Roy C Shiveley Mathew R Potts Staggs and Louiso to visit nation’s capital MLSD board members disagree on the merits of drug-testing students Law enforcement will target impaired drivers Labor Day weekend Figgins goal gives Devils a 1-0 win over West Union Lady Devils soccer rolls past West Union 9-1 Senior Profile: Madison Jenkins Boys golf season in full swing in county Winchester Homecoming Festival beats the heat and the storm I learned a lot from Rusty Verona McRoberts Lester Boldman Elsworth Cook Jr Harold L Applegate Governor Kasich honors Defender’s 150th anniversary ACRMC offers Language Interpretation Greyhounds stumble in opener, Green rushing attack leads to big win Notre Dame drops North Adams in straight sets SENIOR PROFILE: Gavin Baldwin Lady Dragons win Friday match at ACCC Juanita Lee

SENIOR CITIZEN NEWS

Congratulations to Laura McComas from Seaman who won our door prize during the Adams County Fair.

August is right around the corner. This has been a rather interesting summer weather-wise. August normally is the hottest month of the year so remember to try to stay in the shade during the hot hours as much as possible and stay hydrated. We all tend to grumble about the weather but bear in mind, winter is just around the corner and we will be wishing for warmer weather again.

If you do have to be outside, wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and don’t over-do your chores or activities. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can happen to anyone but the elderly can be more susceptible. One way to beat the heat is to come in to the Senior Center and “chill” with us. We have a big screen TV, play cards on Thursdays, there are puzzles to work, Gentle Chair Yoga classes and Tai-Chi classes to take, or just come in to relax in the cool air. We always welcome anyone to stop by and visit and offer suggestions on how we can serve you. Call or stop by to find out what activities are going on that may interest you. We hope to see you soon.

The West Union Senior Club will try one more dinner/meeting on Aug. 14. They are hoping more people will show an interest in keeping this Club active with participation and possibly taking the opportunity to hold an “office” position. If not, this Club will disband. The North Adams Club has already disbanded and it will be a shame to lose the West Union Club as well. Please show your desire to have one day a month devoted to having some fun, enjoying the fellowship of others, fixing a dish or treat to share with others, and help to keep this club active.

The Summer Cooling Program continues through Aug. 31. ABCAP is still making appointments for the summer cooling program. This program can provide assistance to qualified individuals on your electric bill. If you would like to make an appointment or if you have any questions, please call ABCAP in Winchester at 1-800-233-7891.

HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) is now a year-round program. Many of you will begin receiving your State applications for the 2015-2016 season. This federally funded program is designed to help eligible Ohioans off-set some of the cost of home heating this winter. Here at the Senior Center our emphasis is placed on reaching the elderly, 60+, home bound and/or disabled. We will receive applications soon and our Out-Reach Aide may be able to assist you with applying for State Assistance Only. For more information call Teresa at 544-3979. Please note that you must call to set up an appointment.

The Adams County Senior Citizens are continuing their 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.

Random Acts of Kindness- This week’s suggestion: Be a genuine Person. Make an effort to be a genuine person. When you say you will do something, do it. When you ask someone how they are doing, wait for them to answer and really listen to them.

Just a Thought: “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” ~Edith Wharton (1862-1937) Novelist

Seniors urged to use caution with the summer heat

By Teresa Carr

P.R./Social Services Asst.

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