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

‘Christmas Belles’ coming this weekend

Opening Thursday, Nov. 19 and running Nov. 20, and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 22 at 2:30 p.m., the Adams County Arts Council will present a side-splitting live play “Christmas Belles”, at the Oliver School Theater, located at 3964 Wheat Ridge Road in West Union.

Tickets are on sale now for $8. Order by calling Bonnie Harover at Mosier Furniture and Appliance of West Union at 937-544-2711. Don’t miss this play – all of your friends will be talking about it until Easter.

The cast and crew are all Adams Countians except one: Betsy Miskell as the hard-charging floral shop owner Geneva; Davina Cooper as Honey Raye, new director of the Christmas Pageant; Randalyn Worley as the naive but compassionate Futrelle niece; Ken Smith as the self-important deputy sheriff of Fayro County, Texas; Robyn Reed as Twink Futrelle, the jilted, vengeful arsonist sister; Kris Blanton as Dub who has married into the Futrelles (ever had a kidney stone?); Jessica Huxmann, the twice pregnant twice Futrelle sister; Catherine Miller as Rhonda Lynn , the big strong surprise; Stephen Caraway as the devout novice pastor put to the test; Phil Miskell as the wagon toting half or three fourths wit, Raynard and Shirley Manley, the stuck up, rich (Lady) Patsy Price.

Michael Roberts directs the production; Paulette Roberts and Sally White stage manage; Scott Miller provides the technical; Angel McIlwain does programs; Cami Latham and Pete Lewis are the stage crew.

Geneva (Betsy Miskell), left, squares off with arch rival Honey Raye (Davina Cooper) in a fight for control over the church Christmas program at the Tabernacle of the Lamb in a scene from “Christmas Belles”, coming this weekend from the Adams County Arts Council.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Belles.jpgGeneva (Betsy Miskell), left, squares off with arch rival Honey Raye (Davina Cooper) in a fight for control over the church Christmas program at the Tabernacle of the Lamb in a scene from “Christmas Belles”, coming this weekend from the Adams County Arts Council. Submitted photo

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