Marvin Setty Richard G Waldron Grand Marshals selected for West Union Fourth of July Parade Adams County, Maysville Vet team up to save injured dog Michael S Knauff Victor P Price Success builds from the bottom up Finalists named for 2017 Fair Queen Contest William Glenn DeWine, Reader Call For Tips in Rhoden Murder Investigation MHS principal to take superintendent post Peebles Skate Park now a reality 2017-18 Fur and Feather Ambassadors named Caley Grooms is Cattlemen’s Beef Ambassador Dr. Mueller leaving Health Department’s free clinic Hourglass Quilt Barn returning to Adams County Lung, Thornburg are First Team All-District selections North Adams hosts annual Boys Basketball Camps Walk-off winner Wanda Hill George D Johnson Life can be a juggling act My favorite thing to do on the farm Wolves in Adams County! Ronald L Wedmore Three lessons from Dad Donald D Morgan Wenstrup uninjured in Virginia shooting Portman staff to hold grant funding workshop Raymond E Applegate Keeping the Peebles tradition alive Back on the hardwood, local hoops squads compete in Monday Night League Seven county athletes recognized as All-SHAC Baseball honorees Stepping to the podium Lady Hounds host Youth Volleyball Camp Senior Profile: Bryan Young Junior Deputy Boot Camps kick off in Manchester Hayes pleads “not guilty” to 109 counts Six-year-old girl finds long-lost class ring Jefferson Alumni awards annual scholarships Paul Tate Jr Marcus I Cox Jewell Gill James M Hill Jr Jeffrey S Jones Samuel A Disher Jack Sterling BREAKING NEWS: Parents face charges after son overdoses on opiate License Hikes and Tall Turkey Tales Danger under every rock Reigning Miss Ohio USA will judge 2017 Adams County Fair Queen Pageant Gordley’s hoops career will continue at Mount St. Joseph Russell C Newman Kenneth C Thurman George Uebel Summer Reading Program underway Honor Flight carries local veteran to DC When rescuers become victims Passing the torch, West Union hosts week-long basketball camp for future Dragons SENIOR PROFILE: Sara Knechtly Terry L Powell Willie Shreffler James C Fitzpatrick Senior Profile: Austin Parks Six countians named to All-SHAC Softball squad Lady Indians get summer camp season underway Memorial Day services pay tribute to local veterans WUHS Steel Band will perform at Bogart’s SSCC announces Honors Lists for spring semester Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for final nine weeks West Union Elementary announces Honor Roll for fourth nine weeks Back to State! Mom calls daughter “living proof” seat belts save lives Rent-2-Own donation means new soccer scoreboard at WUHS NAHS student selected for Engineering Summer Camp Southern Hills Athletic Conferences honors Spring Sports athletes Senior Profile: Kailyn Boyd Madison Welch receives Riffle Scholarship Junior Achievement Volunteers visit county’s seventh graders Marcella J Abbott James Ratliff Gladys Davitz Harry G Shupert Memories on Memorial Day A soldier’s story, a family’s grief Thank You for your sacrifice Seaman community honors local veterans with special tribute Former PES teacher dies in tragic accident All County Senior Citizens Day celebrated Parks signs with SSCC Soccer Senior Profile: Lexie Bunn Jessie Rodgers Memorial Day services set for county Truly our greatest generation Bertha Lashley Maia Swartz Jessie Rodgers Errors spell the end of Devils’ baseball season Senior Profile: Carry Hayslip Lady Hounds’ season ends with tourney loss to Paint Valley

Red Ribbon Week at WUES

During the month of October, students and staff at the West Union Elementary School participated in a bullying prevention campaign. This year the theme was, “Accepting Differences with Spookley the Square Pumpkin.” During the month, teachers introduced Spookley to their students through a book and movie that helped them understand that we all are different.

Teachers also used the story to engage students in their curriculum. Students participated in discussions related to the plot, the main characters, the theme, and were constantly referring back to the movie. Teachers used pumpkins to discuss the elements in Science and finding the area of a pumpkin in Math.

We celebrated the end of the month by having a poster contest. Students created posters using Spookley the Square Pumpkin outline. There were over 300 entries.

Bullying Prevention Month also coincided with Red Ribbon Week. Each day during the last week in October, staff and students were encouraged to “Respect Yourself and Be Drug Free.” This week we have had great participation in daily discussions about drug prevention.

Monday kicked off with “Mismatched Monday.” Students wore mismatched clothing or socks. Tuesday was “Tickled Pink Tuesday” where staff and students wore pink to support all cancer victims.

Wednesday was “Wild Wednesday” and staff and students wore animal attire or sported their favorite tye-dyed apparel. Thursday was “Throwback Thursday.” Students were encouraged to dress up as a kid from their favorite decade. Friday’s theme was “Favorite Book Friday” and students and staff wore a costume depicting their favorite book character.

Exciting things are taking place at West Union Elementary. If you would like more information on Spookley the Square Pumpkin, the address to view the book and video is www.pacer.org/bullying/resources/toolkits/spookley/.

Accepting Differences Poster Winners:

Kindergarten: First- Madison Horsley, Second- Shane Taylor, Third- Samuel Griffis, Honorable Mention- Colton Blatchford.

2nd Grade: First- Raylee Brummett, Second- William Steel-Harp, Third- Anna Hanes, Honorable Mention- Owen Yeager

3rd Grade: First- Sklyan Pennington, Second- Madasyn Young, Third- Ashlah Staten, Honorable Mention- Mackenzie Stout

4th Grade: First- Lilly Rogers, Second- Tucker Crase, Third- Glyna Cooper, Honorable Mention- Scotlyn Adams

6th Grade: First-Adelyn Shupert, Second- Zephan Frost, Third- Maddie Taylor, Honorable Mention- Daulton Lacy

Life Skills: First- Raegan King, Second- Blake Spradlin, Third- Connor Grooms, Honorable Mention- Richard Dillon

Staff members at the West Union Elementary did their part during Red Ribbon Week, dressing up as part of “Tickled Pink Tuesday.”
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Ribbon1.jpgStaff members at the West Union Elementary did their part during Red Ribbon Week, dressing up as part of “Tickled Pink Tuesday.” Submitted photo

Here are some of the entries in the Accepting Differences Poster Contest.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Ribbon2.jpgHere are some of the entries in the Accepting Differences Poster Contest. Submitted photo
Bullying Prevention and being Drug Free are themes

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