Peebles Elementary hosts PBIS showcase NAES student starting Christmas Card project Try and tell them that nobody cares Senior Profile: Ethan Thompson 15-point lead vanishes, Hounds fall in season opener Deer Gun Season results down all across Ohio Hometown Christmas in Peebles rings in the holiday season Manchester Elementary receives 2016 Momentum Award Drug bust in West Union Stephen C Foster Donna Rivers WUES students perform as part of Honor Choir Ohio Brush Creek Canoe/Kayak access completed Hall of Fame Christmas in Portsmouth Thyme to trim the Christmas Tree Junior High Lady Hounds get season-opening sweep Lady Devils roll past Paint Valley in season opener Senior Profile: Jessica Johnson Michael E Roberts Sr Evelyn L Jones Thomas M Calvert 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
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ADAMS COUNTY LIBRARY NEWS

Free computer help sessions are available each week at your local library. The Adams County Public Library is participating in Guiding Ohio Online, a grant-funded program that places an AmeriCorps service member in the public library to provide free basic computer training to anyone in the community. This is the second year that the Adams County Public Library has been awarded the Guiding Ohio Online grant, and AmeriCorps member and Adams County resident Melissa Downs is returning to serve in the program as a technology trainer for a second term.

To make an appointment with Melissa for an hour of hands-on computer help, please call 937-587-2085. Assistance is available with basic and intermediate computer tasks, resume and job search skills, Internet skills, Microsoft Office tools, tablet and device questions, and other topics. Melissa will be at the Peebles Library on Mondays, the West Union Library on Tuesdays, the Manchester Library on Wednesdays, and the North Adams Library on Thursdays. This grant was made possible by the State Library of Ohio, Serve Ohio, and AmeriCorps.

The Peebles Library is planning to host local authors for a book signing on Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 5 -6:30 p.m. Stop by to meet Lisa Corum Fox, who will be signing copies of her book “Young Ulysses,” part one of “The Underground Railroad Roots of Hiram Ulysses Grant” series. F. R. Warnock will share his boys adventure tale “The Warrior’s Drum,” that tells the tale of a two hundred year old mystery, a missing Native American drum, and a curse. Jonah Kidder will share information about his book “The Caves of Adams County.” Stop by to meet the authors, purchase signed copies of their books, and learn more about their stories. The Peebles Magazine Club is sponsoring this event.

Congratulations to Angelica Planck of Winchester and Madison Richey of Winchester, who were the grand prize drawing winners during the Summer Reading Program at the North Adams Library. Summer Reading participants who met their Summer Reading goals were eligible to enter the drawings. Madison completed a reading goal at the kids level of over 400 pages, and Angelica completed the teens goal of over 600 pages, in order to enter the grand prize drawing. Nearly 70 readers in all met their Summer Reading goals this year at the North Adams Library. Many thanks to the Friends of the North Adams Library, who donated new bicycles as the grand prizes for kids and teens levels. Angelica and Madison selected their own bicycles from Wal-Mart.

The winner of the adult grand prize drawing was Nancy Farrell, who received a new Android tablet from the library. The Summer Reading Program runs during June and July at all Adams County Public Libraries, and all ages are eligible to participate. Sign up next summer at your local library.

For information about weekly events for young children, kids, and teens at the library, as well as special events for adults, visit us online at adamscolibrary.org, or follow the Adams County Public Library on Facebook. Each Adams County Public Library location is open from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Angelica Planck was one of the grand prize winners in the Summer Reading Program.
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Nancy Farrell was the adult grand prize winner in the Summer Reading Program
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Library2.jpgNancy Farrell was the adult grand prize winner in the Summer Reading Program Submitted photos

Madison Richey was one of the grand prize winners in the Summer Reading Program.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Library3.jpgMadison Richey was one of the grand prize winners in the Summer Reading Program. Submitted photos

By Jessica Dooley

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