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 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

LIBRARY NEWS

It’s almost time to go back to school, and the Adams County Public Library is holding drawings and free giveaways of school supplies in the library. Now through Aug. 14, students K-12 are invited to stop by the North Adams Library to enter your name in a drawing for one of two backpacks fully loaded with school supplies. We’ll hold the drawing and announce the winner on Friday.

Through Aug. 14, students K-12 who check out a book at the Peebles Library can play a disk drop game to instantly win a notebook, crayons, folder, or other school supply item. Enter your name in one of six drawings for backpacks and document cases loaded with school supplies, an alarm clock, study lamp, and scientific calculator.

Join Sherry on Friday, Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. for “Sundaes and Safety” at the Peebles Library. Peebles Police Chief Rob Music and A.C.S.O’s Mark Brewer will share important tips for helping to keep yourself and your surroundings safe, at school and every day. Enjoy an ice cream sundae, and choose your own toppings, while you listen to the safety presentation. Afterwards, we’ll draw the winning names for our six Back to School prizes. Thanks to the Peebles Magazine Club for sponsoring this event.

Teens, join Deborah after school at the Manchester Library on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 3:30 p.m. We’ll talk about books, create crafts, make group projects, watch movies, and enjoy fun with friends at the library. The Manchester Teens meet every other Thursday at 3:30 p.m. during the school year. For more information, call 937-549-3359 or visit adamscolibrary.org.

You’re invited to come play a friendly game with the Euchre Club at the West Union Library on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 4 p.m. The Euchre Club is an informal group that meets every third Wednesday at the West Union Library to play euchre, using North American Standard rules. Come with a partner, or come alone, and we’ll take turns making teams. Experienced and casual players are welcome. For more information, call 937-544-2591.

The VA Mobile Health Unit will visit the Peebles Library on Thursday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. VA staff will be available in the library to help veterans apply for health benefits, and other VA benefits for which they are eligible. If you have questions or need help, stop by to speak with a VA representative, enroll in health care, or receive a referral to the nearest service provider. The VA Mobile Health Unit from Cincinnati visits the Peebles Library on the third Thursday of every month.

All four 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. on Friday and Saturday.

To access your library account, search for books or movies, request items be reserved for you, see the library’s newest books, download eBooks or audio books, and much more, visit adamscolibrary.org.

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Libraries preparing for back to school

By Jessica Dooley

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