Local business donates shotguns to WUPD Senior Profile: Shannon Runyan Reds employees recognize Dr. King’s ‘Spirit of Service’ Saving Adams County’s power plants North Adams High School announces annual Science Fair Winners Board of Developmentally Disabled holds Jan. 11 swearing-in ceremony Peebles Elementary honors December Students of the Month Adams County villages receive Bike Racks and Fix-it Stations College Credit Plus Program available to high school students Wenstrup selected as Chairman of Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health 2017 Manchester Homecoming is ‘Super’ Lions put damper on Manchester Homecoming West Union athletes honored by OSSCA Senior Profile: Story Kremin Bickett, Runyan lead Lady Dragons to victory in Manchester Indians improve to 8-3 with Saturday night rout of Portsmouth West Farm Bureau scholarships available to HS seniors Wilbur named to the Wilmington College Dean’s List Opal Van Hoose Ruby Yazell Chris Volk North Adams High School holds annual Homecoming ceremonies Six workers injured in power plant explosion Commissioners hold proclamation ceremony for 4-H Week Senior Profile: Shyanne Tucker Coach Young Classic is Saturday at NAHS Helen Kerr Anna L DeMint The garden that got us through the winter months Virginia L Fricker JV Devils top Northwest 51-34 Senior Profile: Caitlin Young North Adams moves to 7-5 with 16-point Homecoming win over Northwest Held to a higher standard Claudia J Purtee Shaylee E Prewitt Questions still linger in Stuart explosion Richard Holsinger J Ruth Madden Frank E Swayne Robert Bechdolt Sara D Hatfield Barbara Goodwin Jeffrey Frederick Grace E Myers Johnny A Sullender Sr. Senator Joe Uecker sworn-in for second term Wenstrup sworn in for third term in House Ronald L Chochard Patrick P Clift Samuel W Freeland Senior Profile: Casey Mullenix Lady Dragons win ugly, taking Classic consolation game over Manchester, 48-45 Greyhounds roll by West Union to take Classic consolation game, 82-58 History made as Ward takes oath of office Peter A Bennington Tangela R King McDonald’s Classic crowns 2016 champions MVP Arey leads Peebles to McDonald’s Classic title, Indians outlast North Adams 82-76 in double overtime thriller Lady Devils get Classic three-peat, make it 10 of 11, 14 titles for Coach Davis Senior Profile: Raegan Dick Teaching students the power of giving Kids at Children’s Home gifted with shopping spree Marion Liming Dorothy Huff John R Murphy Michael L McAninch Rita Rogers Edward L Combs Ronald W Staggs Mary H Grooms Gladys Wilson Donald Barnhill Monda Van Vorren Deborah Spires Senior Profile: Andre Wolke Indians pull away in second half, get past Manchester 71-58 in Classic semis On home floor, Lady Indians move to Classic title game North Adams handles West Union, Devils move to Classic finals with 68-53 victory Lady Devils roll into Classic championship Beth E Rowley Leatrice Lewis Senior Profile: Justin Aldridge Mary Helterbridle Wanda Huffman PES Performing Arts entertains at Hometown Christmas Adams County Manor sends holiday wishes Peebles Lions Club hosts Christmas breakfast Elusive Elf on a Shelf makes a return visit to PES Santas in blue spread Christmas cheer in a very special way Senior Profile: Aubrey McFarland WUHS holds Hall of Fame induction ceremonies WUHS Academic Team has undefeated season Serving those who served their country From Pearl Harbor to ‘America’s Got Talent’, 93-year-old WWII vet is still going strong Yester Years brings a touch of old to the new Merry Christmas to you all North Adams Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners Peebles High School hosts Homecoming ceremonies Children in need receive gifts at PES

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.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Library1.jpgAngelica Planck was one of the grand prize winners in the Summer Reading Program. Submitted photos

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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