Claude Adkins Judy A Dunkin 2016 Adams County Fair draws high praise Dishers celebrating 72 years of marriage Caraway part of Ohio delegation at RNC BREAKING NEWS! Sheriff busts major grow operation Betty M Shadley Bill Parker Hard work pays off, 2016 Adams County Fair a big success Junior Deputies enjoy night at GABP Shelter dogs get new play yard Adams County Summer R.E.C. program again a success Hot at the right time, West Union tops North Adams to win SHYL “B” Baseball Tournament Soccer season approaches, Lady Devils are part of Eastern Brown Shootout Joyce A McClanahan After a year’s absence, Peebles returns to capture Barnyard Olympics title Thirty youngsters compete in annual Defender Cornhole Tournament Martha Crothers Siders is 2016 Beef Ambassador Caped Crusader brings message of hope to local children Sheriff holds Junior Deputy Camp in Peebles Lady Devils host volleyball tournament, win volleyball tournament Peebles rolls to Class ‘C’ Tournament championship Homemade ice cream is worth the wait Faulconer, Williams will be wed Aug. 6 Davis, Grooms plan Aug. 6 wedding Celebrating 60 years of marriage 125th Adams County Fair begins with sunshine, large crowds, big parade Defender Cornhole Tournament returning to fair on July 15 Richard Dillon Sr. Al Roettele, Jr. Steve L Lucas Lions Club hosts Fourth of July parade in West Union Sidewalk construction project beginning in Peebles NAHS Beta Club travels to New Orleans Late inning rally falls short, West Union falls in Sub-D final West Union wins first two “B” tournament games MHS Volleyball hosts “Red, White, and Greyhound Blue” 5K Run/Walk Adams, Warnock, Partin light up night with Firestorm wins at Brushcreek Class for soccer officials offered Dominating across the river That was then and this is now Stanley McFarland Walter W Huffman Defender columnist publishes book of short essays Congressman Wenstrup visits North Adams Library Agricultural Society awarded $50,000 matching grant Devilish Darlings fall in Sub-D Softball tournament Lady Devils host JV Girls Shootout Edith L Swayne Michael A Polley Zeda M Branscome Richard “Dick” Ryan Roger D Hayslip Adams County Fair Preview Trio of county high schools named Bronze Medal Schools Adams County winners announced in 34th Annual Senior Citizens Art Show Children get hands-on experience with Ohio reptiles Young Ag Professionals are the future of Adams County farm families You could tell the farmer by the hat North Adams knocks off Peebles in ‘B’ tourney Johnson, Frost, Spriggs awarded OHSAA Scholarships form SE District The world turned upside down (and a few tears) Greyhound football program begins summer workouts, lifting and agility emphasized Summer League basketball action winding down After a long wait, Rose finally inducted in Reds Hall of Fame Bobbie W Jacobs James H Kain Conna Volk Stevie G Lykins Georgia D Dryden Social service agencies bring relief to local veterans Spearheaded by concerned parents, ROCK focused on revitalizing Manchester community All-District Softball teams are announced Johnny E. Verax Janie Poarch Juanita Hanson Five finalists announced for 2016 Adams County Fair Queen Contest David L Lehman We still swear it wasn’t poison ivy In “B” baseball battle, West Union tops Peebles 11-7 Hillsboro hosts Varsity Boys Basketball Shootout Warnock, Partin rock n’ roll to victory on 1950’s Night at Brushcreek Commissioners launch “Adams County Cares” Author Julie Salamon visits North Adams Library 43rd Annual Ramblin Relics “Run For Fun” is coming this Saturday Betty E Shoemaker Mike and Paulette Roberts will be Grand Marshals in July 4 parade Local airman found dead in Idaho Jury finds Gaffin guilty on all counts William E. Fetters Leadership Adams hosts Youth Academy graduation 2016 Fur and Feather Ambassadors selected Commissioners to hold evening session in Manchester on June 21 Return of the Snakes coming to Serpent Mound Community mourns death of popular public servant Concert benefits Manchester Police Department Leadership Adams hosts graduation ceremony Ohio lost a good man With record numbers on hand, Indians host annual youth basketball camp

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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