Manchester grad enjoys a “Super” Experience Taking Adams County patriotism to the state capitol John P Sininger Jo Ann Hayslip Harvey U Schrock Eunice G. Burgess Senior Profile: Kaulen St Michael Cox Racing returns to Brushcreek on April 2 Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony Adams County provides multiple walking venues Adams County parks are tobacco-free Rhoads Memorial 5K Run/Walk is April 9 Peebles Elem. Staff of the Month Floyd E Maddy Raymond A Holt Derrick Poe Spencer E McFarland Mintie F Rogers Roberta Eylar Big Time Wrestling coming to NAHS Carl Tomlin CTC students help with storm clean-up Opening the door for high-tech jobs Jack R Slyger Thomas Stratton Jr Eastern Lady Warriors headed to Final Four Senior Profile: Logan Rogers Southern Hills Athletic Conference names 2016-17 All-Conference Basketball Teams Winchester PD continues assault on drugs Alonso joins Defender staff Sheriff to set up outpost in Manchester Johnson named OEDA Membership Chairperson Sherman E Young Ruth Jackman ‘Kitten Season’ comes to Ohio Manchester Council votes to disband PD Olde Wayside Inn under new management Two overdose on heroin Senior Profile: Ethan Parrett Adams/Brown Youth League holds postseason tourney Three nights of pain Furious rally falls short, Lady Devils again eliminated in Div. III district finals, 45-42 Oscar Moore Barbara J Finnegan Ohio Senate and House honor Miss Ohio USA Michael Eldridge Frances Towner Thelma R Williamson BREAKING NEWS: Manchester council votes to eliminate police department Before all dogs go to heaven Adaptive Bikes delivered in Adams County Adams County Junior Fair Market Hog Identification plans announced for 2017 Local couple takes ownership of two local businesses Jo Hanson to retire after nearly 50 years in banking Sierra Club, hero or villain? Greyhounds, Devils are runners-up in SHAC Tournaments Harold L Purdin Senior Profile: Jacob Wickerham 98-year old author publishes first book Early March storm packs destructive punch Jeeps rally in second half to end the Peebles season How about some post season awards? Thanks for all the great sports coverage PHS Principal hopes to expand students’ world view When spring becomes a promise Greg Lorenz Clay shoots the lights out, shoots down Greyhounds’ season Senior Profile: Savannah McFarland Devils put up a good fight, but fall to Portsmouth in sectional final, 50-43 Second half comeback sends Lady Devils to district finals for third straight year Butts honored by Southeast District Athletic Board North Adams Elementary holds Random Acts of Kindness Week Chester W Eyre BREAKING NEWS: March makes its entrance with force WUES kicks off Right to Read Week with guest readers WUHS students see Aronoff show on the life of Edgar Allan Poe Local high school seniors winners of Wendy’s Heisman Awards The emotions of a senior year Market Hog Clinic scheduled for March 4 Venture Hawks fall to Scioto County Senior Profile : Colton Thornburg Lady Dragons’ season ends with sectional loss to Lynchburg Devils advance in tourney with convincing win over West Union, will face Portsmouth for sectional title Wenstrup selected as Vice Chairman of House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports to hold fund raiser Linda M Howland Nellie B Hayslip Russell E Bailey Gladys M Perdue Commissioners meet in Columbus with DP&L CEO Tom Raga Missing the Dirtrollers The farms that aren’t forgotten Flora Hilderbran Commissioners to meet with DP&L officials New state graduation requirements called a ‘train wreck’ Catching up with Keller Senior Profile: Justin Knechtly Piketon size is too much for Lady Indians, Peebles falls in sectional finals Greyhounds grab Senior Night win Indians finish regular season riding six-game winning streak

‘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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