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 Second half spells doom as Greyhounds fall to Hillcrest 42-12 in finale Senior Profile: Sarah McFarland WU’s Horton will continue golf career at SSU Lady Devils’ season ends in heartbreak with 3-2 loss in District championship battle Christine R. Ritchey Operation Christmas Child begins Nov. 14 Mental Health levy on tomorrow’s ballot Wanda L. Nixon David Rogers Robert “Bobby” Leonard Keneth Waters Commissioner Worley seeks re-election Republican challenger vies for Commissioner’s seat Charles Cooper Thelma J White


The Hoxworth Blood Center will hold a Blood Drive at the Peebles Library on Friday, Oct. 23 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Appointments must be made in advance in order to donate during the blood drive. Blood donors are needed to provide life-saving medical care, and any healthy adult over 18 of any blood type is eligible to donate. To schedule an appointment, please call Hoxworth at 1-800-830-1091, or visit them online at hoxworth.org.

Kids are invited to have a “Ghoul Old Time” at the North Adams Library on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Wear your Halloween costume, and join Ms. Julia for an after school party featuring a costume contest, games, prizes, face painting, candy, and a picture booth. Younger children and preschoolers are invited to attend an age-appropriate “Spooktacular Story Time” at the North Adams Library on Tuesday at 11 a.m. For more information, call Julia at 937-386-2556.

Cornerstone Paranormal Investigators will present a program about understanding the science behind paranormal encounters at the North Adams Library on Moores Road in Seaman on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m. Come uncover the logic and science behind paranormal phenomena, ghost encounters, and hauntings, and share your own experiences. The investigators will share audio and video recordings, and demonstrate the equipment they use to record phenomena.

On that same morning at 10 a.m., tune in to local radio C103 to hear a member of the Cornerstone team talk about their investigations. The Cornerstone Paranormal team has six years of experience, and includes technology professionals, history authors, former police officers, ER nurses, teachers, medical students, and others. Come get the in the mood for Halloween! This program is suitable for all ages, and everyone is welcome to attend.

The illustrations of library employee Donelle Lacy are being featured in an art show at the Mt. Orab campus of Southern State Community College. On Thursday, Oct. 22 from 5 – 7 p.m., attend an opening reception to view the show and meet the artist. Donelle Lacy teaches drawing skills and art history to students during Teen Art Class at the West Union Library every other Thursday. Donelle earned her Master of Fine Art in illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, and her Bachelor of Fine Art in drawing from Shawnee State University. She specializes in fantasy illustration, and her show at SSCC will feature ink illustrations and digital art, including some fan art for Doctor Who. The show featuring Donelle’s illustrations will be on display at SSCC’s Mt. Orab campus through December.

The Adams County Public Library offers weekly activities for kids at each library. Learn more about the After School program at the Manchester Library, the After School program at the North Adams Library, Teen Art Class at the West Union Library, Teen Activity Clubs at the Manchester and North Adams Libraries, and Story Time at every library on our website, adamscolibrary.org.

All four libraries are open from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

First grade students from Manchester Elementary participate in the After School Program with Deborah, every Monday at the Manchester Library.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_library.jpgFirst grade students from Manchester Elementary participate in the After School Program with Deborah, every Monday at the Manchester Library. Submitted photo

By Jessica Dooley

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