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 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

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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