Senior Profile: Braydan Gaffin Senior Profile: Ethan Pennywitt Senior Center spreading Christmas cheer Stout named Administrator of Monarch Meadows Richard Francis Frank B Young William Scaff Gregory A Silvia Jr Davis now the winningest coach in Lady Devils basketball history Clutch plays give Green Devils OT win Eighth grade Greyhounds go on the road, grab 55-41 conference win at Whiteoak Lady Indians can’t hang on, fall to Eastern Brown Indians open up with big Homecoming win Greyhounds drilled by Fairfield in season opener How to sell 94 losses NAES leads local schools represented at PBIS Showcase PHS Beta Club recognized as National School of Distinction MES wins Momentum Award for second year running Fire destroys Winchester business Martha Becraft Cynthia A Sopher Clarys Holliday Basketball Special: 2017-18 Justice girls lead Peebles to win over Felicity Senior Profile: Adison Wright Lady Dragons slain by buzzer-beater Freshmen double-doubles lead Lady Hounds to win in opener County mourns passing of OVSD Board member Tom Reed Peebles man arrested in connection with woman’s disappearance Leaving a written legacy Not really ready to go back to pioneer days Peebles Jr./Sr. High School awarded PBIS Bronze Award North Adams High School named National Beta School of Distinction Operation Christmas Child collects 1,867 boxes Samantha Jameson honored as Young Professional of the Year Youth Deer Season again plagued by bad weather Humane Society hosting Ugly Christmas Sweater contest Dec. 9 Local centenarian celebrates birthday number 100 with family and friends Jerry R Pratt Edward Lykins Jr NAES students focus on spreading kindness Leland P Sautter Kelly B Anderson Dorothy Grooms Sharon D Brumley Anna J Grooms Local student/athletes awarded Wendy’s Heisman Awards Lady Devils JV triumph in opener Senior Profile: Colten Ball Peebles hosts SHAC Boys Preview Lady Devils fall in tough opener Janet A Pedicord Nettie R Fleshman Senior Profile: Sianna Mills North Adams boys ride the ‘3’ train to victory Lady Devils trounce Georgetown Senior Profile: Austin Stamper North Adams’ Williams named OIAAA Administrator of the Year County hoops squads on display in SHAC Girls Preview Going off the grid Michael L Chamblin A newer, kinder county pound takes a more humane approach TAG students are winners at Invention Convention Adams County Florist decks the halls Thomas J Reed Shirley A Stiffler Sharon G Wright Lottie J Meade June R Williams Lions and Cowboys and no Bengals, thankfully Senior Profile: Tyler Horsley North Adams sweeps Manchester Cheer Championships Indians face tough test in first pre-season scrimmage Senior Profile: Abby Faulkner Seas reflects on second state tournament experience NA’s Harper signs to continue hoops career at Rio Grande Hendrickson named Assistant Coach of the Year in Division III girls soccer Take the hint, it’s Thanksgiving time again Small Business Saturday in Adams County Art Council’s newest production will have you ‘laughing through your tears’ North Adams students working to help the homeless Grateful Richard A Graham #SawyerStrong Billy L Smalley With some help from Adams County, Ohio Statehouse now has wheelchair charging station Wenstrup announces re-election campaign Delta Dental provides two local schools with new drinking fountains Ernie McFarland honored by Ohio Bankers League Veterans Day parade, ceremony held in West Union Adams County schools celebrate Veterans Day Being the change November: As Mr. Seas it Protecting Ohio seniors from rising healthcare costs It’s November-have some soup and pie SHAC Boys Preview is Nov. 24 at Peebles June Hall Alice B Himes Claudia U Mitchell TRAFFIC ALERT: SR 41 restrictions set for Saturday

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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