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 WUES recognizes November Bus Riders of the Month NAHS Beta Club sponsors canned food drive Peebles Elementary announces November Students of the Month Crisis text line reaches out during the holidays Paul Wesley Ailshire Joan Cockrell

ADAMS COUNTY LIBRARY NEWS

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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