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 Kayleigh L Crothers AEP Ohio employees support Breast Cancer Awareness Month WUHS holds annual Beta Club and Honor Society inductions When Saturday mornings belonged to the kids of the house Senior Profile: Gloria Purdin Green-White Night, OHSAA Meeting at WUHS on Nov. 9
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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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