Helen Kerr 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

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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