When kids know best Giving some love to those dog days Junior Fair BBQ again a big success Beulah B James Senior Profile: Josie Myers Lady Indians place second at Ohio Classic in Hillsboro MVCA dominates Greyhounds in 45-0 triumph For Lady Devils, SHAC streak goes to 55 matches 9/11: Sixteen years later Gertrude Gibson Defender Bowl coming Sept. 16 Joyce A Walker Virginia R Young Senior Profile: Abby Campton West Union hosts 2017 Dragon Run New gridiron history begins for Peebles Trout, fire, and blueberry fields forever Senior Profile: Baylee Justice Lady Devils win SHAC thriller at Eastern Brown From Blue Creek to the Beaneaters Tough loss for Greyhounds in season opener Turning tragedy into hope What we learn from failure Absolutely had to get the wrinkles out Frances S Kidder Leo Trotter 41st Bentonville Festival set to begin Sept. 8 Winchester celebrates its history during three-day street fair Cruisefest returning to streets of Peebles Blue Creek- a community in transition honors its history and heritage Cuteness Galore – Winchester Homecoming Festival Baby Show Ronnie L Day Cast your vote for the Adams County Fairgrounds Nelson E Atkinson Ryan L Colvin Richard Tackett William L Tadlock Penny Pollard Wendell Beasley West Union soccer drops pair at Mason County Lady Indians go down in straight sets Senior Profile: Michael Gill Senior Profile: Katie Sandlin Royals dominate in big win over North Adams Dragons continue County Cup domination Archaeology Day returns to Serpent Mound Hourglass Quilt Square is back up again Manchester family hosts International Guests History, farming, and family- the bedrock of Cherry Fork’s community Bus drivers, emergency responders prepare for coming school year Working up a real good sweat What’s behind the motive? Rondal R Bailey Jr Thelma J Yates She’s all grown up now Scott A Yeager Soccer talent on display at 2017 SHAC preview Baseball community mourns the loss of Gene Bennett Winchester Homecoming Festival is Aug 25-27 Eleanor P Tumbleson Felicity man killed in Ohio River boating accident WUHS golfers take Portsmouth Invitational It was pretty cold that day Volleyball kicks off with SHAC Preview Night Young awarded Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship One Mistake Senator Portman visits GE Test Facility in Peebles Adams County school districts facing some major challenges for the coming year Family, friends, and roots: the ties that bind residents of one Adams County village What is your strength? Just the chance to take a look back Ronnie L Wolford Dale J Marshall Herbert Purvis Great American Solar Eclipse coming Aug. 21 BREAKING NEWS: West Union wins fifth consecutive County Cup Wallace B Boden John L Fletcher Lady Indians golfers learning the links North Adams, West Union golfers open 2017 seasons This Labor Day, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Blanton announces candicacy for Court of Appeals Local student attends Congress of Future Medical Leaders MHS welcomes new principal Made in America When it feels like you’re spinning plates Bonfires and “building” a farm Lady Devils looking to take that next step 50 years of Bengal memories Ag Society delivers donation to Dragonfly Foundation Young Memorial Scholarship awarded to a pair of local seniors ‘Musical passion is in his blood’ Naylor named NAHS Principal Boldman retiring after 17 years as Homeless Shelter director Manchester concludes another River Days celebration Drug Treatment vs. Prison James R Brown Bobby Lawler Jr Adams County man charged with killing estranged girlfriend Lexie N Hopkins

Winchester Happenings

Last week our community was saddened by the accidental death of Greg Burns. Prayers are with his wife Patty, Mother Patty Burns, sons Justin (Mackenzie), Brandon Crawford, and daughter Tiffany (Kevin) Pickerill, brother Shawn (Ketta) and sister Cindy (Dan), as well their extended family and friends.

The Caramel Festival Committee is sponsoring a free Halloween Carnival on Friday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the W3CU Gym. During the Carnival we will have costume judging (different classes), a raffle, inflatables, and a cake/culinary auction. We need lots of donations of desserts (or homemade bread) for the auction. We will also have a chili supper beginning at 5:30 p.m, sponsored by the North Adams Knothole program. Weather permitting we will will have a haunted ghost walk ($1 donation) beginning at 8 pm. We would appreciate the support of our community because this is our way of giving back to the children and provide a safe, fun environment.

Winchester Trick or Treat is on Friday evening from 6- 7:30 pm. Please drive carefully.

Healing prayers are needed for Steve Darby who is healing in the hospital after having heart surgery. Wilma Breeze and Sheila Burgess are having surgery this week and would appreciate prayers.

We are still awaiting delivery of additional crocks. If you placed an order and have not heard from me or Patsy, please call. We also continue to sell the Winchester Bicentennial Books at $25 each.

The Scattered Homemakers met at the Y Restaurant on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Eleven members and two guests enjoyed their meal in the dining room then went to a back room for their meeting. Ruth Huffman and Emily Bunn were hostesses. Jo Ann Knechtly had devotions. Ruth gave a talk about pumpkins, their history and various uses. Emily also used pumpkins as her subject. She had drawn pictures of pumpkins and passed them out and asked everyone to draw faces on them and to give a name to their pumpkin. They took pictures of the pumpkins. The next meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Winchester’s Past (Florence Bryson): Henry Orebaugh was born in Rockingham County, Virginia in 1842. The family came to Highland County about 1830. He married Hannah Sprinkle in 1848.They were living near Fincastle in 1850 and 1860 but had moved to Wayne Township by 1870. They had 10 children but some died at a young age. Cary E., born in 1852 married Martha Ketterman before going to Dodge City, Kansas where he died in1927. Elizabeth, born in 1856, died in 1923. She and her husband, George W. Rector are buried at Xenia. Hester, born in 1859 died at age 20. William was born in 1865. He married Elizabeth Plummer in 1889 and they were living in Winchester in 1912 as I have an Order Book with his name on it. My father kept the records for the Tobacco Warehouse that was where Kendall’s Tire Shop was located and William was the owner. to be continued

Remember that I depend on information from others which is due by Sunday evening and can be sent by calling 937-695-9977 (leave a message) or by email @ japorter45697@gmail.com. (Please note the new email address.)

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By Joyce Porter and Florence Bryson

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