Facebook – a growing marketplace for local entrepreneurs 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

Humane Society howls with joy with successful fundraiser

Once again there was a wonderful turn out for the Humane Society of Adams County’s 2015 Howl-O-Ween Dinner and Auction at the GE Employee Park in Peebles on Saturday, Oct. 24. Ninety three people attended and the evening netted a total of $6,946.

Dinner was catered by the Scioto Ribber and included ribs, chicken, green beans, and rolls. Dessert was a delicious variety of homemade cupcakes baked and decorated by volunteers.

Master of Ceremonies Gary McClellan entertained the audience all evening, while auctioneer Sam Bolender provided a unique and fun bidding experience at the auction. Over 150 individuals and businesses contributed to the event in a variety of ways with many businesses donating gift cards and items for the silent and live auctions. Some businesses created entire baskets full of goodies for the crowd. Local artists also donated their time and talent to paint concrete animal statues that were auctioned off.

Several local individuals were honored at the event for their community service and commitment to the welfare of animals. Jessica Huxmann, current president of the HSAC Board of Directors, presented Bob and Brenda Smith with a plaque displaying a story from The People’s Defender commemorating the grand opening of the new Animal Shelter on June 20. The Smith family donated over $250,000 over the course of about eight years to buy land and build the new Animal Shelter, which cost a total of $283,000.

Honorees for the Humane Society’s annual Community Service Award were Mary Bevins of Sacred Hearts Animal Rescue and Sanctuary in Winchester, Mary Jane Espelage of A Second Chance Pet Adoptions near Hillsboro, Lori Sies of Dreamhouse Sanctuary in Lynx, and Ed and Melva Kimball of Lickety Split Pet Transport in Manchester. These individuals have distinguished themselves by going above and beyond the call of duty to help animals throughout the region, often at great personal and financial sacrifice. Their actions have saved thousands of animals’ lives and prevented much animal suffering.

The Humane Society also awarded Christine Campbell with the Volunteer Service Award for her continued voluntary service at the new Animal Shelter in West Union.

Next year’s Howl-O-Ween Dinner will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016.

For more information about the Humane Society of Adams County, please visit the Animal Shelter Tuesday through Saturday between 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., call (937) 544-8585, or visit www.adamscountyanimals.org.

Jessica Huxmann, right, president of the Humane Society Board of Directors, admires the award plaque given to Bob Smith, left, and his wife Brenda for their never-ending work in helping to get the county’s new animal shelter built. The plaque featured a story from The People’s Defender on the opening of the shelter.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_BobSmithJessicaHuxmannLR.jpgJessica Huxmann, right, president of the Humane Society Board of Directors, admires the award plaque given to Bob Smith, left, and his wife Brenda for their never-ending work in helping to get the county’s new animal shelter built. The plaque featured a story from The People’s Defender on the opening of the shelter. Submitted photo

Over 190 people were in attendance at the annual Humane Society Howl-O-Ween Dinner and enjoyed a delicious meal provided by Scioto Ribber.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DinnerTime2015HR.jpgOver 190 people were in attendance at the annual Humane Society Howl-O-Ween Dinner and enjoyed a delicious meal provided by Scioto Ribber. Submitted photo
Numerous individuals receive special recognition

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