West Union Elementary recognizes Students of the Month for January Second Healthy Hero awarded by Adams County Health and Wellness Coalition Coal company files to intervene in power plant closings Senior Profile: Jessica Sowards Senior Profile: Dennis Welch Dorothy E Walls Mabel Chamblin Michael R Jones Marie I Simmons Ray Johnson One thing to remember this President’s Day Adams County Deer Harvest down over 21% MLSD amends five-year budget, prepares for future with power plant closings Lady Dragons triumph in sectional opener Lady Hounds eighth graders capture SHAC Tournament title Gary L Fetters Sr Boys Sectional brackets released ‘We’re only as good as the way we treat others’ Another round of smiles Adams County Board of DD members recognized Terry L Unger 8th Grade Lady Devils ousted in tourney semis WU’s McCarty signs with Ohio Christian Joyce A Huddleson Carolyn Spires BREAKING NEWS: Peebles police search for man accused of selling marijuana-laced sweets Decision Time BBN Senior Profile: Summer Grundy Lady Devils fall to Southeastern, 56-48 Devils outlast Manchester 47-44 in double overtime Peebles holds second Hall of Fame Ceremony Senior Profile: Patrick England Sowards hits 1,000, ties PHS three-point mark County agencies prepare for sweeping budget cuts Manchester Council votes to cut police chief’s hours Wrestling debuts in Adams County Peebles Library hosts book signing As plants power down, community must step up Raymond P Dryden Alva Palmer Billie L Shoemaker Judith Long Brent A Arn Girls basketball sectional pairings announced WU’s Weeks will continue gridiron career at next level West Union JH Boys drop pair at Ripley Eighth Grade Lady Hounds roll into SHAC semi-finals Janet A Kennedy DP&L moving ahead with plans to close power plants Outreach Center in Peebles is a hub of giving River Sweep contest winners announced Gordley hits 1,000 mark, but Indians drop crucial SHAC contest to Lynchburg Manchester lifters compete at Piketon Senior Profile: Madelyn Sanders Charles L Hurd Randy Casto Bobby Strunk Dorothy J Scott Chester A Lanter Coach David Smalley picks up 500th career win at Rio Grande Dustin Holbrook Senior Profile: Camron Gordley As usual, optimism abounds on 2017 Reds Caravan Breeze, Beasley newest members of NAHS Athletic HOF Two humble men Adams County Manor Home Health Care makes road to recovery easier Don and Venita Bowles named as Outstanding Fair Supporters ‘Tip off For Tammy’ is a huge success, joint effort by two schools Husted campaign makes stop in Peebles Benefit held for double-lung transplant recipient I loved that muddy water, building in the creek Margaret E Broughton Larry A Hanson DP&L press release confirms closing of power plants Eighth grade girls showdown lives up to hype, North Adams wins in overtime, 45-43 Senior Profile: Raeanna Stamm North Adams Football sign-ups coming soon North Adams JV girls go 11-4 with win over Peebles Harper wins MaxPreps/JJHuddle Athlete of the Week West Union duo headed to the college gridiron Lady Devils make it 11 straight with win at Peebles Adams County residents attend Trump Inauguration A Look back at our Archives Peebles native comes home to film documentary Ohio Valley Wrestling Cub hosting home match on Jan. 31 Ruth A Branscome Velma Hughes Carol L Lewis Betty L Greiner Devils top New Boston 63-53 in finale of Coach Young Classic Lady Devils rout Eastern Pike in Young Classic Indians bounce back with 67-59 win over East OHSAA Baseball Pitch Count Regulation approved for 2017 At the buzzer, Rothwell gives Dragons an overtime win Greyhounds fall to Portsmouth Lady Indians roll past West Union 80-29 From Division II to the Senior Bowl COSI On Wheels visits West Union Elementary News from the Peebles PTO NAJH Basketball hosting ‘Play For The Cure’ Jan. 28

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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