Ryan, Sowards lead Lady Indians to easy win in season opener, 57-36 over Felicity Senior Profile: Wes Hayslip Justice off to hot start at VSU County boys’ squads on display in annual SHAC Preview Night ‘Operation Christmas Child’ collects 1,707 shoe boxes for needy children Two animal cruelty cases investigated in Adams County DP&L considers closing power-generating plants in county Holiday spirit makes an early appearance in Adams County Chester A Mann Jeffrey A Daley Sr Michael G Tincher DAR sponsors Good Citizen Award Ohio’s young hunters harvest nearly 6,000 deer during Youth Gun Season Senior Profile: Kayle Thomas Helen N Hiestand Rev Walter R Egnor Sr Betty Beam Jamie L Corrill Jeffrey L Heppard Edsel L Massey Jr It is time to stop and take time to give thanks on a special day Another year to be very thankful for Senior Profile: Savannah McCoy McCoy signs to continue golf career at SSU North Adams hosts SHAC Girls Preview DAR commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War Historical Society honors veterans Star Wars routine leads Fancy Free Cloggers to ‘America’s Got Talent’ A Day at the Opera Eagle Creek draws community to Thanksgiving celebration Ward ekes out victory over Worley in county commissioner race Mary A Garman Ronald L Palmer Joseph S McClanahan II Emma O Hayslip Devils slip by Georgetown in Foundation Game Hupp, Hunter, Wolke named OSSCA Second Team All-State Senior Profile: Kain Turner Lady Devils romp in Foundation Game Oh, those aromas coming from Mom’s kitchen What Became My Biggest Project Deer gun season set to begin ‘Trees to Textbooks’ shares revenues with local schools and communities BREAKING NEWS Winchester’s Baxter wins Miss Ohio USA 2017 pageant Genny Elkins Pauline S Stevenson Donald E Lewis Sr Charlotte R Seaman Ruth Prater Bennie Skaggs Gertrude Swayne West Union High School hosts impressive Veterans Day ceremonies Peebles Elementary hosts ceremony to honor local veterans Duke Energy exits Killen and Stuart Plants GE Aviation hosts annual Veterans Day celebration Senior Profile: Logan Gordley Jeffrey A Brown Sr Peebles Library welcomes local author and survivor on Nov. 19 Homer C Eldridge Robert W Schomberg One Commissioner race too close to call in unofficial count Voters approve majority of county levies on Tuesday’s election ballot NAES Sixth Graders practice the democratic process Honoring one who gave the ‘last full measure of devotion’ Overcoming adversity, veteran of Iraq War opens local business Senior Profile: Ben Figgins Senior Profile: Macy Mullenix SHAC Basketball Previews are set for Nov. 18 and 25 Trio of local golfers finish careers with trip to the highest level of high school competition Peebles sophomore Jenny Seas finishes sixth in OHSAA state cross-country meet Upset win sends Trump to the White House ACRMC awarded plaque for 50 years of service Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for First Nine Week Grading Period BREAKING ELECTION NEWS! Senior Profile: Jordyn Kell Orlie H Kirker Military homecoming at NAES Second half spells doom as Greyhounds fall to Hillcrest 42-12 in finale Senior Profile: Sarah McFarland WU’s Horton will continue golf career at SSU Lady Devils’ season ends in heartbreak with 3-2 loss in District championship battle Christine R. Ritchey Operation Christmas Child begins Nov. 14 Mental Health levy on tomorrow’s ballot Wanda L. Nixon David Rogers Robert “Bobby” Leonard Keneth Waters Commissioner Worley seeks re-election Republican challenger vies for Commissioner’s seat Charles Cooper Thelma J White Kayleigh L Crothers AEP Ohio employees support Breast Cancer Awareness Month WUHS holds annual Beta Club and Honor Society inductions When Saturday mornings belonged to the kids of the house Senior Profile: Gloria Purdin Green-White Night, OHSAA Meeting at WUHS on Nov. 9
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WINCHESTER HAPPENINGS

Patsy and I will lead a walking historical home tour and walk through the cemetery, weather permitting, beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27 (by the way, that is my sister Janice’s birthday). We will meet at the gazebo in the middle of Winchester.

As most of you know we have been experiencing some increased vandalism in town. During the Caramel Festival, we had atheft of a borrowed skeleton where someone removed the head and threw the remainder over the fence. Thanks to Sam Osborne who retrieved the parts. Also, I had purchased mums for the flower pots in town and one of them came up missing. Pretty aggravating.

We have lots of requests for healing prayer. Bill Parker was recently a patient in Clermont Mercy but is now home. Beverly Stephenson was a patient at Bethesda North and should be home by now. Xavier Roberts, the grandson of Methodist Pastor Gregg Roberts is 17 and a senior at Hillsboro High School has been diagnosed wth Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He had started chemotherapy but was in intensive care in Dayton Children’s Hospital (as of Sunday) with an infection.

Kathy Perkins was recently a patient at Adams County Regional Medical Center being treated for pneumonia. She is home but having significant breathing problems. Pastor Dan and Cheryl Harrison are spending time with his parents. His mother was diagnosed with acute leukemia and is not doing well. His father was also hospitalized but is doing better. Keep all of these folks and families in your prayers.

The Winchester Clinic Office will open on Monday, Oct. 5. Cherry Cousins, CNP is rejoining ACRMC as the Nurse Practitioner and will maintain a primary care practice seeing patients of all ages. Office visits will be scheduled weekly on Monday and Tuesday from 2-7 p.m. and on Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Nurse follow-up visits will be available on Fridays. I am excited that Cherry is coming back to Winchester.

Winchester’s Past (Florence Bryson): The Purcell family have pictures in the new Winchester History book. The three children all grew up here and graduated from Winchester High School. The two boys both served in WW II and after the war the family moved to Dayton. The father, Charlie Purcell was born in 1886 and served in WW I. He married Nellie Wasson who was born in 1896. Nellie was the daughter of James and Mary Wasson. She and Charlie were divorced and he died in 1954 and is buried in the Winchester cemetery. Nellie died in Dayton in 1984 and is buried at Springboro. Both boys, Kennesaw, born in 1921 and died in 1979 and Philip, born in1922 and died in 2003, are buried in the Dayton area. Luvah born 1926 is a widow and currently lives in Dayton.

Remember that we 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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