Memories on Memorial Day A soldier’s story, a family’s grief Thank You for your sacrifice Seaman community honors local veterans with special tribute Former PES teacher dies in tragic accident All County Senior Citizens Day celebrated Parks signs with SSCC Soccer Senior Profile: Lexie Bunn Jessie Rodgers Memorial Day services set for county Truly our greatest generation Bertha Lashley Maia Swartz Jessie Rodgers Errors spell the end of Devils’ baseball season Senior Profile: Carry Hayslip Lady Hounds’ season ends with tourney loss to Paint Valley North Adams hosts Youth Volleyball Camp Time to get “Stroke Savvy” OVCTC, GE host Community Service Day 65 years in the pulpit Jamison, Richmond, Minshew conquer second race of 2017 Brushcreek season Manchester’s Cox signs with Rio basketball program Senior Profile: Andrew Weeks A dozen SHAC champions Thomas D Lute Sandra F Schwab Turning something broken into something beautiful Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide One dead, two injured in ATV accident 2017 Graduation Ceremonies West Union Alumni and Friends Educational Fund announces 2017 Scholarship Awards TAG students tour Pennsylvania Commissioners proclaim Older Americans Month Building an anti-drug culture one t-shirt at a time SECTIONAL CHAMPIONS NAES students awarded Science Camp scholarships SSCC’s Associate Degree Nursing program celebrates graduation Bauman selected to National 4-H Congress Lois Pertuset Hazel Nixon Philip L Paeltz Manchester Youth Volleyball Camp begins May 30 Jase Thatcher Figgins’ walk-off winner sends North Adams to Division III sectional finals Lady Hounds top East 10-3 in sectional opener Commissioner Pell, union reps travel to DC Forgotten experience brings back good memories for WUHS seniors Gordon Boldman Local teen injured in jeep accident BCI Investigation underway Rick Arnold Happy Mother’s Day- Do you want food? Robert Hodge Melvin Tipton Lady Dragons Basketball Camp begins May 22 Lady Devils Basketball Camp is May 30-June 1 National Day of Prayer celebrated in county NAES students enjoy day at GABP Car strikes Amish buggy near Winchester Eldon J Shoenleben Farming out life lessons to children and parents Proposed Medicaid changes could cost Adams County millions Annual ‘Redneck Run” returns to Manchester May 13 They really were the best of times West Union hosts Junior High, High School County Track Meets Figgins signs with SSCC Soccer Perfect again! Senior Profile: Caley Grooms James T Hughes Anderson signs with Rio Grande Basketball Senior Profile: Miranda Schiltz Playing for Dad, Part II Lady Indians win SHAC Big School title Danny Bryant Sadie Stamm Franklin E Brayfield Softball, baseball tourney match ups announced Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall coming to Georgetown next week Southern Ohio Genealogical Society offers program on ‘Family History Sources at the Ohio History Center’ Joseph A Johnson Jr Kramer tosses two shutouts in five days Trip to Akron = two more wins for Lady Indians softball Devils blank Dragons in non-conference battle Meade twins part of Rio baseball program Playing for Dad Senior Profile: Madison Welch As Mr. Seas It, for ACOVSD High School graduates We stayed up all night with Bob Clean up of Manchester’s abandoned gas stations continues Ribbon cutting held for canoe/kayak access sites Columbus Industries donates driveway repair to Animal Shelter North Adams Elementary recognizes March Students of the Month Animal Shelter Adoption Center announces new hours of operation Major road construction planned for summer months West Union Elementary honors March Students of the Month Charles D Jordan Betty Ginn Pamela M Hampton Former county sheriff celebrates 80th birthday

WINCHESTER HAPPENINGS

Hope everyone enjoyed your Labor Day weekend. I think moving the Bicentennial/Caramel Festival to the previous weekend was a good idea and the beginning of a new tradition.

We are having a Caramel Festival meeting this Thursday evening at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall. We will be discussing the finances from this year’s festival. We are very appreciative of our many volunteers, vendors and folks who purchased books and t-shirts. Patsy did a great job with the book and has received many compliments for her hard work. We still have some Bicentennial books for sale at $25 each.

We appreciate those ladies who donated baked goods for the culinary contest. We didn’t have quite as many items this year but thanks to the generous donations by our local businesses and residents, we had a successful year. We are appreciative of Sam Bolender who donated his time for the auction. As always, he did a great job.

Sam Osborne has already begun making plans for next year’s toilet bowl race to make it bigger and better. If anyone has a toilet to donate (he prefers one that is clean but perhaps that is negotiable) let him know. I guess Shirley Naylor will start driving the back roads again to see what she can find.

I know we have several folks who have paid for their crocks and I have not forgotten about them. A partial order came in late and some were broken. The bottom line is that we still have not received the initial order. When they come in, we will deliver them to you and apologize for any inconvenience. The orders taken during the Festival were placed on the 31st so hopefully it will not take as long to get them in. We will let you know when they are received.

Stephen Caraway did a great job recruiting our politicians to participate in the opening ceremonies. It just reminds me how much better things go when we all work together for a common goal.

Sympathy is extended to the Hitchcock and Tumbleson families in the death of Sandy (Yockey) Hitchcock, 74, of Georgetown. She leaves her husband, Joe Bill Hitchcock of Georgetown, her mother in law Betty Jo Hitchcock and her sister in law, Betty Ann and Bill Tumbleson of Winchester and several nieces and a nephew. Services were at the Peace Lutheran Church at Arnheim.

Winchester’s Past (Florence Bryson): The Winchester United Methodist Church was founded in 1824 although a class was organized in the home of James Kendall in 1812 which means it predates the founding of Winchester. On Friday and Saturday of the Bicentennial Celebration, the women had their annual Rummage Sale in the annex. On Saturday the Bicentennial Committee had a quilt show and a display of memorabilia from Winchester’s past in the main church.

The church won second place with their entry in the toilet bowl race on Saturday afternoon. On Sunday morning the church had a Homecoming during morning worship. Two former pastors, Reverend Darrell Loar and Reverend Rossman attended and the Pastor read letters from some others who sent their regrets. Several former members who were from out of town also attended. After the service, Ruth Huffman hosted a reception so people had a chance to meet and greet the visitors and the youth could eat before getting on the float in the parade. In 2024 the church will observe its Bicentennial.

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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By Joyce Porter and Florence Bryson

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