Headed to the District Finals Betty D Cox Michael L Evans Thelma R Stamper Therese A Boerger Lady Indians go down in straight sets to Valley in sectional play Manchester hosts the inaugural Southern Ohio Cheer Challenge NAHS girls claim soccer sectional title Seas siblings are SHAC Cross-Country champions Lady Devils will collect fourth consecutive SHAC gold ball trophy Lady Hounds ousted in sectional tourney opener Peebles Lions Club holding Thanksgiving fund raiser FFA Fruit sales have begun, run until Nov. 18 Historical marker is repaired PES will present ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Eagle Creek Health and Rehabilitation Center Open House showcases new unit PES teacher honored by ACOVSD Board Friends of North Adams Library dedicate new brick Veterans Memorial Senior Profile: Landon Wright Geneva E Vogler Susan L Kremin Local golf teams complete play at state tournament Lady Dragons make school history with tournament win Browning gets hands-on look at NASA’s latest robotics Local beautician celebrates 80th birthday Health Department appeals to November voters Betty R Toller Senior Profile: Craig Horton Helen F Hoffer Super Saturday at Freedom Field Lady Dragons hang on for five-set victory over Manchester Seventh Grade Lady Hounds are SHAC Tournament champions Peebles Elementary announces September Students of the Month Rideout’s Muffler celebrating 40th anniversary this month Senior Citizens levy will appear on November ballot Bonnie J Orr Dorothy M Edenfield Senior Profile: Grace Barge Jerry Paquette Dragons get big 38-20 win at Green Manchester takes varsity team titles at West Union Invitational Lady Devils knock off Peebles on Volley For the Cure Night Manhunt ends with arrest of alleged bank robber Senior Profile: Kelsey Friend Lady Dragons finish as District Runners-Up Sectional pairings announced for volleyball and soccer 2 and 3 and worried is me Patricia Clift Adams County Humane Agent saves abandoned dogs and puppies Tourism had major economic impact on Adams County in 2015 Senator Portman brings his campaign to Adams County Betty E Lawson Sanborn NAHS holds National Honor Society induction ceremonies Harlan W Benjamin Joyce A Lafferty Senior Profile: Lee Hesler Dragons get SHAC win, 2-1 over Fairfield North Adams tops Peebles in ‘Kickin Cancer’ battles Double duty coming at Boys’ State Golf Tournament as West Union and North Adams both qualify Humane Society providing ‘Straws For Paws’ North Adams Elementary honors students and staff Russell Rockwell Julie L Wagner Hobert C Robinson Samuel D McClellan Brenda S Bare Clarencce Walker Jr Dolly M Hilterbrandt Jack Roush Day returns to Manchester West Union FFA has busy opening to school year ODOT opens new full-service Maintenance Facility Peebles Elementary introduces Peer Mentoring program Frost is recipient of Morgan Memorial Scholarship Peebles Fire Department has a new addition Heritage Days return to Tranquility Wheat Ridge Olde Thyme Herb Fair and Harvest Festival begins Friday Caraway Farm hosts annual Pumpkin Festival ‘Run Gio’ makes a visit to Adams County Senior Profile: Mackenzie Smith West Union, North Adams grab top two spots in Division III golf sectional tournament This memory will live with me forever Will M Stern West Union and North Adams-State Bound! Lillian N Smith Betty R Shelton Barbara ER Bohl Brenda Farley Senior Profile: Caitlyn Bradford Dragons roar to 40-0 Homecoming victory Greyhounds take three of four races at annual Adams County Meet Monarch Meadows holds grand opening Discovering a touch of glass on Erie’s Shores Junior L Conaway William B Brumley Sr Fred G Davis Ohio Valley FFA Officers for 2016-17 named ACRMC Emergency Care Center renamed after Dr. Bruce Ashley West Union holds football Homecoming festivities First graders pick the Sheriff Cross honored by ODNR with the prestigious Cardinal Award


September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month and you celebrate with the Adams County Public Library by visiting your local library to sign up for a card. A new library card is always free, and gives you access to borrow thousands of new books, DVDs, audio books, magazines, and more. Borrow unlimited books, and up to five DVDs at a time. Use your card to download eBooks and audio books to your tablet or smart phone, or use it to access online databases the library subscribes to for your use, including genealogy research site Heritage Quest, and auto-repair database Chilton.

To apply for a new library card, simply bring your photo ID and proof of address, such as a bill or insurance card mailed to your address. Children under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present to receive a new card. If you’ve lost track of your card, stop by to replace it. The fee for a replacement card is $1, and library cards come with a duplicate keychain card. The library offers many other services, including public Internet computers and free WiFi, printing, copying, scanning, and faxing, free appointments for one-on-one computer help, and weekly Story Time for young children. If you have questions, just ask. We’re glad to help you find the answer. Stop by your local library to discover why your library card might become the favorite card in your wallet.

The West Union Public Library is saying goodbye to two special employees who are moving on this week. Brenda Ballinger is the Collection Development Specialist for all four Adams County Public Libraries, and has made a difference working at the West Union and Manchester Libraries for 34 years. Sarahanna Akers is a Library Clerk who has been a familiar face at the West Union Library’s service desk since 2014. The Adams County Public Library staff and Board of Trustees will miss them, and we wish them both all the best in their future endeavors.

Have you heard spooky sounds in the woods at night? Is there a Bigfoot in Ohio? Plan to join us at the West Union Library on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 1 p.m., when The Ohio Nightstalkers present a program about their investigation and encounters with Bigfoot in Ohio. See footprint castings, hear audio recordings and firsthand accounts of encounters, and share your own experiences with Bigfoot. The Ohio Nightstalkers will show the 1967 Patterson Gimlin film uncut, and also play an audio recording made by The Ohio Nightstalkers in October of 2014 near Lynx in Adams County.

New patrons and returning patrons who sign up for a library card or replacement card at the North Adams Library during September will be entered in a drawing to win a surprise prize. Show off your new card by posing for a picture with your card in the library, and we’ll feature you on our Facebook page.

The Adams County Public Library is open from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit us online at adamscolibrary.org, or follow us on Facebook to keep up the latest news and events.

Pictured is North Adams Friends of the Library President Becky Semple, who was a recent special guest leader of Story Time at the North Adams Library.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_library.jpgPictured is North Adams Friends of the Library President Becky Semple, who was a recent special guest leader of Story Time at the North Adams Library.

By Jessica Dooley

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