Opal Van Hoose Ruby Yazell Chris Volk North Adams High School holds annual Homecoming ceremonies Six workers injured in power plant explosion Commissioners hold proclamation ceremony for 4-H Week Senior Profile: Shyanne Tucker Coach Young Classic is Saturday at NAHS 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

Community Announcements

Democrat Club dinner set for Nov. 7

The Adams County Democrat Club covered dish Thanksgiving meeting is Saturday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at Venture Productions, Inc., hosted by Green. Bring a covered dish and friends and everyone is welcome.

ACORN fundraiser is Nov. 7

A fund raiser for the Adams County Ohio Rescue will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Manchester Community Building at 400 Pike Street in Manchester. Vendors and crafters can still set up by calling JoAnn Hilderbrand at 937-779-7818. Come do some Christmas shopping and help ACORN at the same time.

Christians Across America dinner is Nov. 7

The Christians Across America Giving thanks dinner will be Saturday, Nov. 7 from 5-7 p.m. at the Burning Heart Campground cafeteria in Bentonville. For more information, call the Naylors at 937-549-3360.

P.E.R.I. local #72 meets Nov. 10

The Adams County P.E.R.I. Local #72 will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. in the Adams County Job and Family Services Conference Room located at 482 Rice Drive in West Union. One Exchange enrollment issues will be reviewed.

WUES Veterans Day program is Nov. 10

West Union Elementary School would like to invite all veterans and guests to honor past and present military personnel. County Commissioner, Parl Worley, will be the guest speaker. Please join us at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 10. Veterans and guest will assemble in the school library between 1300 and 1330 hours.

ACRMC Trustees special meeting is Nov. 11

A special meeting of the Adams County Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees will be held on Nov.11 at noon at the Frisch’s Restaurant, 11157 State Route 41, in West Union.

ACOVSD Board to meet Nov. 12

The Adams County Ohio Valley School District Board of Education will hold a regular board meeting on Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Career and Technical Center beginning at 7 p.m.

Developmental Disabilities Board meets Nov. 12

The regular meeting of the Adams County Board of Developmental Disabilities is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Venture Productions, Inc.

Leaves vacuumed in Peebles until Nov. 24

Residents of the village of Peebles: the village truck will vacuum up leaves from your residence through Nov. 24. Do not bag leaves. You may call the Water Dept. at 587-3273 to schedule pick up. Rake all leaves to the curb.

Alzheimer’s Support group meets monthly

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Family and Caregiver Support Group. Program is free of charge, however registration is requested. Held at Adams County Regional Medical Center, in the second floor conference room. Group meeting is held the second Monday of each month from 1- 2:30 pm. To Register or for more information, please call Robyn Gleadle at 937-779-6990.

Reformers Unanimous to meet

The Reformers Unanimous Addiction Recovery Program is held 7 p.m. every Friday at 106 Rice Drive in West Union. For information contact Phil Fulton at 937-587-1797 or Ron Baker at 937-544-4110.

Celebrate recovery

A Christ-centered recovery program for people who struggle with addictions or any life-controlling issue will meet on Mondays from 6 -8:30 p.m. at Church 180 located at 2556 Moores Road, in Seaman. A program for children (ages 5-12) of parents who attend the program is available as well. For more information contact Dan Sheridan at 937-205-5464 or Carol Sheridan at 513-509-3911.

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