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

Adams County Library News

On Tuesday, Dec. 15, all Adams County Public Library locations will open at 2 p.m., due to a staff in-service day. Thank you for your understanding.

Learn to create a handmade, primitive style burlap Holiday wreath at the West Union Library. Join Sue Dryden for a free hands-on class on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. Materials to create one burlap wreath per participant will be provided, and tools will be available to share. Bring a pair of scissors and needle nose pliers if you are able. The class is free, but advance registration is required. Please call 937-544-2591 to reserve your seat.

Are you a student between age 7 and 17, who would like to know more about coding? Join us at the library for a fast, fun introduction to how computer coding works. Dec. 7 through 11 we will hold an “Hour of Code” event at each Adams County Public Library. Stop by with your own tablet or laptop, or use one of ours, and get hands-on practice creating your own computer code, and discover how powerful coding can be.

Choose from a self-guided coding activity with a Mine Craft or Star Wars theme. “Hour of Code” coordinator and AmeriCorps volunteer Melissa Downs will help you get started and answer questions as you work on the one-hour project. This is an interactive, hands-on activity suitable for students at many levels, and the projects are a great way to discover what coding is like. Learners of all ages are welcome, and older and younger students can share a project and work together. Bring a parent or grandparent, and introduce them to how computer coding works.

Call 937-587-2085 and ask for Melissa or Jessica for more information, or to sign up. “Hour of Code” is free and advance registration is requested. Plan to attend “Hour of Code” at the Peebles Library on Monday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m., the West Union Library on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m., the Manchester Library on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m., and the North Adams Library on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. Can’t make it? Hold your own “Hour of Code” by visiting hourofcode.com.

Stop by the Peebles Library on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. to enjoy snacks and a holiday movie after school. We’ll make popcorn, and watch the 2015 animated children’s feature “Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas.”

On Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 4 p.m., we will show “The Polar Express,” and on Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 4 p.m., we’ll show a Christmas double-feature of holiday movie classics: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and “Frosty the Snowman.” Viewers of all ages are welcome.

On Tuesday, December 15, teens are invited to join Deborah at the Manchester Library for our annual Christmas cookie decorating party. We’ll create sugar cookie works of art with colored icing and sprinkles, and then eat our creations. Bring a friend to join us every other Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Manchester Library.

The next Teen Art Class with Donelle at the West Union Library is Thursday, Dec. 3 at 10:30 a.m. Plan ahead to join us for a special Story Time and Teen Art Class on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 10:30 a.m., when kids of all ages are invited to our annual Candy Christmas Tree party.

Visit us online at adamscolibrary.org to browse lists of our newest books, manage your account online, download ebooks, audio books, and magazines, and see a calendar of upcoming events at your local library.

Youth Outreach Specialist Deborah Cumberledge brings a library Story Time to students at Peebles Elementary.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Library.jpgYouth Outreach Specialist Deborah Cumberledge brings a library Story Time to students at Peebles Elementary. Submitted photo

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