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 Manor holds annual Door Decorating Contest WUHS celebrates with numerous Christmas activities Halftime lead quickly vanishes, Dragons fall to Northwest 73-62 in Saturday night non-conference match up Tammy S Scott Oscar Hilterbrandt Neil R Swayne Beulah M Daniels McDonald’s Classic begins Dec. 27 Letters to Santa Senior Profile: Tyler Swearingen Leadership Adams donates to local outreach programs North Adams student/athletes are part of Holiday Sharing Event Senior Profile: Kylie Lucas West Union Elementary holds Academic Fair on Dec. 2 WUES holds annual Spelling Bee NAHS Art students help out the Humane Society Peebles Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners CTC FCCLA / Culinary Arts class holds Cancer Awareness Drive Amen receives Distinguished Service Award ‘Tis the season for family-past, present, and future MHS Computer Class aces MOS Exam

WINCHESTER HAPPENINGS

We have lots of requests for healing prayer. Bill Parker was recently a patient in Clermont Mercy but is now home. Sympathy and prayers are extended to Bill and his family on the loss of his mother who lived in Corbin, Ky. Beverly Stephenson was a patient at Bethesda North and got home this week. She says she is still not feeling well and would appreciate our prayers. Pastor and Dan and Cheryl have remained with his parents in Indiana. Please pray for his mom who has a terminal illness and their family. Steve Wamsley (Linda Naylor’s brother) is in intensive care at Clermont West Hospital. Keep all of these folks and families in your prayers.

The Appalachian Hope Van will be at the First Stop in Winchester on Tuesday morning Oct. 7 from 10:45 a.m.– 12:15 p.m. The flu vaccinatios will be available.

The Winchester Clinic Office opens next 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. until 2 p.m. Nurse follow-up visits will be available on Fridays. I am excited that Cherry is coming back to Winchester.

We have been distributing the crocks from the original order. If you placed an order and have not heard from me, please call. I apologize for the delay. As soon as the orders placed during the Caramel Festival are received, we will call and let you know. They really are very nice and worth the wait. We also continue to sell the Winchester Bicentennial Books at $25 each.

Patsy and I led a historical home tour and cemetery walk on this beautiful afternoon. We had several attendees, one whose great-great-great-great grandfather, John McCormick, a veteran from the Revolutionary War, is buried in the old part of the cemetery. Hope you all were able to view the lunar eclipse Sunday night.

The Scattered Homemakers held their September meeting on the 16th at Frisch’s in West Union. Fifteen members and one guest attended. Sharon Swearingen and Dorothy Holbrook Taylor, with the assistance of Jo Ann Knechtly, were the hostesses. Jo Ann had decorated the table with vases of her beautiful dahlias which she gave away after the meeting. Sharon had a reading from the Bible before the meeting. Reports were given and names of people to send cards. There was discussion about election of officers in October and about places for meetings. Ruth Huffman said she and Emily Bunn will take care of the October meeting. If you didn’t get a souvenir of the Bicentennial, Karin’s craft shop still has a few hand crafted items for sale. They would make nice passing party gifts.

The Adams County Library Van will be at the Village Garden Apartments on Thursday, Oct. 1 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Winchester’s Past (Florence Bryson): He led a useful life, is the way an article about him was headed in the Western Christian Advocate after his death. Rev. Sullivan Wait Edmiston was born in 1832 in Urbana, Ohio and passed away in Hillsboro in 1918, with burial in Winchester. He started preaching in1857 and during his 33 years as a preacher there were more than 3,000 converts. He was preaching in Winchester in 1858-1859. He was the preacher in charge from 1873 until 1876 and was again called to preach in 1883-1884. He married Lavandi Bartlett of Cincinnati and they were the parents of six children. They bought the farm on 136 north that is just south of Horner Road. Beverly Edmiston and Jim Kendall are the great grand children of Rev. Edmiston. (more next week)

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@gmail.com.

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By Joyce Porter and Florence Bryson

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