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

WINCHESTER HAPPENINGS

We have a Bicentennial meeting this Thursday, July 30 at 7 p.m. in the town hall. We are really excited to be getting some new volunteers and look forward to the many scheduled events during this year’s celebration. If you are interested in learning about what is planned or would like to participate please attend the meeting. If you have questions about what you might be able to do, call me at 695-9977 or Patsy at 695-0805.

During the Bicentennial celebration on Saturday, Aug. 29, we will have our second annual “Toilet Bowl Race.” Prizes will be awarded to the winner of the race and also the best decorated. The bowl, without the tank, must be secured on 1/2 “ plywood, 28” x 36”, 4” castor wheels with the rear wheels stationary and the front swivel. Toilet bowl riders can use one plunger to navigate and one person to push. Further information and applications can be obtained by calling Sam Osborne at 695-0362. This was really a fun event last year with lots of creativity with the decorations.

Needed, wanted, and appreciated: Riders for Morgan’s Raid, Winchester Bicentennial Celebration. Contact Jan Hancock at 937-386-1462 for further information.

Please pray for Jim Daulton who has been moved to the Adams County Manor for continued treatment. Brenda could use your prayers also.

Carmen Tincher is home recovering after major surgery and appreciated everyone’s prayers. I hope she is doing much better.

Our local Police Department will again be participating in the National Night Out this year on Aug. 4 from 5-9 p.m. and we will be providing more information. Information is also on their Facebook page. The Methodist Church and Church of Christ in Christian Union will take part in the National Night Out. Ruth Huffman asked that everyone bake cookies to donate for the event. I would like to recognize anyone else who assists with supporting this event.

The Bicentennial committee is selling crocks and will be accepting pre-paid orders by Aug. 10. If you have Facebook, there is a picture on the Winchester Caramel Festival site. The 1 quart is $35, 2 quart $45, 1 gallon $57, and 5 gallon $120. The available colors (printing) are brown, burgundy, country blue, hunter green, sage or silver. You can contact me or send a check to P.O. Box 335, Winchester 45697.

A “Cooking Matters” course designed primarily for parents with children began last Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the W3CU gym. The focus is on saving money while making healthy meals, new recipes, and a grocery shopping trip where you will receive free groceries. We have a few more available spaces and if you have questions or are interested in signing up for the remainder of the six week program call Marsha McCormick at 544-2339. Because of food preparation, no children will be permitted. The first class was really fun and the bonus was an excellent lunch.

We have more Bicentennial tee shirts and if you would like to purchase one let us know. They are $15 each.

Winchester’s Past (Florence Bryson): Evelyn Longman, world renowned sculptress, was born in Winchester in 1874. The family came from Chicago after the great Chicago Fire in 1871. Evelyn was invited to the 1915 Centennial Celebration and she came after it was over. The following is a poem her brother wrote about it. “They tell the tale of Morgan, a soldier of renown who rode to old Winchester town. That happened long ago my friend, the history is old, but fame came to Winchester that beats it many fold, when Evy came to town one hot September day. The town turned out to meet her there, in gala day array. It waited long for her to come, till folk grew old and gray. They watched and waited for that hour, they waited for that day. The fast train stopped at Winchester, that never stopped before. The town’s elite turned out to greet and opened was every door, and Evy was frisked about in auto and in surrey. For years and years to come, the town will dream of all the flurry, when Evy came to Winchester, the burg that gave her birth. The girl who put it on the map, who put it on the earth.”

Remember that I depend on information from others which is due by Sunday evening and can be sent by calling 937-695-9977 (leave a message) or by email @ japorter45697@sbcglobal.net.

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Bicentennial meeting is July 30

By Joyce Porter and Florence Bryson

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