Richard Francis Frank B Young William Scaff Gregory A Silvia Jr Davis now the winningest coach in Lady Devils basketball history Clutch plays give Green Devils OT win Eighth grade Greyhounds go on the road, grab 55-41 conference win at Whiteoak Lady Indians can’t hang on, fall to Eastern Brown Indians open up with big Homecoming win Greyhounds drilled by Fairfield in season opener How to sell 94 losses NAES leads local schools represented at PBIS Showcase PHS Beta Club recognized as National School of Distinction MES wins Momentum Award for second year running Fire destroys Winchester business Martha Becraft Cynthia A Sopher Clarys Holliday Basketball Special: 2017-18 Justice girls lead Peebles to win over Felicity Senior Profile: Adison Wright Lady Dragons slain by buzzer-beater Freshmen double-doubles lead Lady Hounds to win in opener County mourns passing of OVSD Board member Tom Reed Peebles man arrested in connection with woman’s disappearance Leaving a written legacy Not really ready to go back to pioneer days Peebles Jr./Sr. High School awarded PBIS Bronze Award North Adams High School named National Beta School of Distinction Operation Christmas Child collects 1,867 boxes Samantha Jameson honored as Young Professional of the Year Youth Deer Season again plagued by bad weather Humane Society hosting Ugly Christmas Sweater contest Dec. 9 Local centenarian celebrates birthday number 100 with family and friends Jerry R Pratt Edward Lykins Jr NAES students focus on spreading kindness Leland P Sautter Kelly B Anderson Dorothy Grooms Sharon D Brumley Anna J Grooms Local student/athletes awarded Wendy’s Heisman Awards Lady Devils JV triumph in opener Senior Profile: Colten Ball Peebles hosts SHAC Boys Preview Lady Devils fall in tough opener Janet A Pedicord Nettie R Fleshman Senior Profile: Sianna Mills North Adams boys ride the ‘3’ train to victory Lady Devils trounce Georgetown Senior Profile: Austin Stamper North Adams’ Williams named OIAAA Administrator of the Year County hoops squads on display in SHAC Girls Preview Going off the grid Michael L Chamblin A newer, kinder county pound takes a more humane approach TAG students are winners at Invention Convention Adams County Florist decks the halls Thomas J Reed Shirley A Stiffler Sharon G Wright Lottie J Meade June R Williams Lions and Cowboys and no Bengals, thankfully Senior Profile: Tyler Horsley North Adams sweeps Manchester Cheer Championships Indians face tough test in first pre-season scrimmage Senior Profile: Abby Faulkner Seas reflects on second state tournament experience NA’s Harper signs to continue hoops career at Rio Grande Hendrickson named Assistant Coach of the Year in Division III girls soccer Take the hint, it’s Thanksgiving time again Small Business Saturday in Adams County Art Council’s newest production will have you ‘laughing through your tears’ North Adams students working to help the homeless Grateful Richard A Graham #SawyerStrong Billy L Smalley With some help from Adams County, Ohio Statehouse now has wheelchair charging station Wenstrup announces re-election campaign Delta Dental provides two local schools with new drinking fountains Ernie McFarland honored by Ohio Bankers League Veterans Day parade, ceremony held in West Union Adams County schools celebrate Veterans Day Being the change November: As Mr. Seas it Protecting Ohio seniors from rising healthcare costs It’s November-have some soup and pie SHAC Boys Preview is Nov. 24 at Peebles June Hall Alice B Himes Claudia U Mitchell TRAFFIC ALERT: SR 41 restrictions set for Saturday Jewell Foster Senior Profile: Nicholas Fish SHAC Girls Preview set for Nov. 17 Senior Profile: Lakyn Hupp

ADAMS COUNTY LIBRARY NEWS

Thanks to the Ohio Night Stalkers, who presented a program about “Bigfoot in Ohio” at the West Union Library in September. Over 70 people attended the popular event to hear the Night Stalkers share their experiences tracking Bigfoot, hear an audio recording made near Lynx in Adams County, see foot print castings, and more. Many at the event shared their own Bigfoot experiences with sounds, footprints, and sightings. If you missed this event, plan to join us when the Ohio Night Stalkers make an encore presentation at the Peebles Library on Saturday, Nov. 14.

On Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 5 p.m., local authors will visit the Peebles Library to share about their work during a book signing. Come meet Lisa Corum Fox, who will sign 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,” about a two hundred year old mystery, a missing Native American drum, and a curse. Jonah Kidder is the author of “The Caves of Adams County.” Pollyanna Covert is the author of several picture books for young children. 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.

Sign up now to participate in a Teen Zombie Apocalypse party at the North Adams Library. On Thursday, Oct. 15 from 3- 4:30 p.m., teens ages 11 through 18 will form teams of humans vs. zombies, and battle with Nerf guns outside the North Adams Library. Teens and parents must register in advance to attend the event, and parents must sign a waiver. Plan to bring your own Nerf gun, or ask at the library when you register about a limited number of Nerf guns you can borrow. Refreshments will be provided, and the party will go on, rain or shine. For more information, call Julia at 937-386-2556.

The VA Mobile Health Unit will visit the Peebles Library on Thursday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Mobile Unit staff can help veterans apply for VA health benefits, and learn about and apply for other benefits for which veterans are eligible. The VA mobile unit can refer veterans to the nearest VA health care provider. If you or a loved one is a veteran, stop by the Peebles Library to meet with the Mobile Unit staff.

The Hoxworth Blood Center will hold a blood drive at the Peebles Library on Friday, Oct. 23, from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Appointments must be made in advance in order to donate blood that day. Blood donations are needed to provide life-saving medical care. Any healthy adult at least 18 years old, of any blood type, is eligible to donate. To make an appointment, please call Hoxworth at 800-830-1091, or visit hoxworth.org.

For the latest books, movies, and news about library events, visit us online at adamscolibrary.org. All four Adams County Public Library branches are open from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The Ohio Night Stalkers presented their program on “Bigfoot in Ohio” before a nice crowd at the West Union Library.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Bigfoot.jpgThe Ohio Night Stalkers presented their program on “Bigfoot in Ohio” before a nice crowd at the West Union Library. Submitted photo

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