Lady Hounds ousted in sectional tourney opener Peebles Lions Club holding Thanksgiving fund raiser FFA Fruit sales have begun, run until Nov. 18 Historical marker is repaired PES will present ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Eagle Creek Health and Rehabilitation Center Open House showcases new unit PES teacher honored by ACOVSD Board Friends of North Adams Library dedicate new brick Veterans Memorial Senior Profile: Landon Wright Geneva E Vogler Susan L Kremin Local golf teams complete play at state tournament Lady Dragons make school history with tournament win Browning gets hands-on look at NASA’s latest robotics Local beautician celebrates 80th birthday Health Department appeals to November voters Betty R Toller Senior Profile: Craig Horton Helen F Hoffer Super Saturday at Freedom Field Lady Dragons hang on for five-set victory over Manchester Seventh Grade Lady Hounds are SHAC Tournament champions Peebles Elementary announces September Students of the Month Rideout’s Muffler celebrating 40th anniversary this month Senior Citizens levy will appear on November ballot Bonnie J Orr Dorothy M Edenfield Senior Profile: Grace Barge Jerry Paquette Dragons get big 38-20 win at Green Manchester takes varsity team titles at West Union Invitational Lady Devils knock off Peebles on Volley For the Cure Night Manhunt ends with arrest of alleged bank robber Senior Profile: Kelsey Friend Lady Dragons finish as District Runners-Up Sectional pairings announced for volleyball and soccer 2 and 3 and worried is me Patricia Clift Adams County Humane Agent saves abandoned dogs and puppies Tourism had major economic impact on Adams County in 2015 Senator Portman brings his campaign to Adams County Betty E Lawson Sanborn NAHS holds National Honor Society induction ceremonies Harlan W Benjamin Joyce A Lafferty Senior Profile: Lee Hesler Dragons get SHAC win, 2-1 over Fairfield North Adams tops Peebles in ‘Kickin Cancer’ battles Double duty coming at Boys’ State Golf Tournament as West Union and North Adams both qualify Humane Society providing ‘Straws For Paws’ North Adams Elementary honors students and staff Russell Rockwell Julie L Wagner Hobert C Robinson Samuel D McClellan Brenda S Bare Clarencce Walker Jr Dolly M Hilterbrandt Jack Roush Day returns to Manchester West Union FFA has busy opening to school year ODOT opens new full-service Maintenance Facility Peebles Elementary introduces Peer Mentoring program Frost is recipient of Morgan Memorial Scholarship Peebles Fire Department has a new addition Heritage Days return to Tranquility Wheat Ridge Olde Thyme Herb Fair and Harvest Festival begins Friday Caraway Farm hosts annual Pumpkin Festival ‘Run Gio’ makes a visit to Adams County Senior Profile: Mackenzie Smith West Union, North Adams grab top two spots in Division III golf sectional tournament This memory will live with me forever Will M Stern West Union and North Adams-State Bound! Lillian N Smith Betty R Shelton Barbara ER Bohl Brenda Farley Senior Profile: Caitlyn Bradford Dragons roar to 40-0 Homecoming victory Greyhounds take three of four races at annual Adams County Meet Monarch Meadows holds grand opening Discovering a touch of glass on Erie’s Shores Junior L Conaway William B Brumley Sr Fred G Davis Ohio Valley FFA Officers for 2016-17 named ACRMC Emergency Care Center renamed after Dr. Bruce Ashley West Union holds football Homecoming festivities First graders pick the Sheriff Cross honored by ODNR with the prestigious Cardinal Award Renowned Ohio artist visits WUHS Don and Venita Bowles named 2016 Outstanding Fair Supporters PES students part of new Lego League Ferno donates $2,500 to OVCTC From the cistern to the city water Basketball officiating class being offered in October Peebles rolls by West Union in straight sets Par for the course, Dragons sweep SHAC Golf titles Greyhounds hang on late for first win of 2016 season You have to understand the process to understand the job


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)

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By Joyce Porter and Florence Bryson

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