Winchester- How an interstate highway changed the face of one small town 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

‘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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