Local business donates shotguns to WUPD Senior Profile: Shannon Runyan Reds employees recognize Dr. King’s ‘Spirit of Service’ Saving Adams County’s power plants North Adams High School announces annual Science Fair Winners Board of Developmentally Disabled holds Jan. 11 swearing-in ceremony Peebles Elementary honors December Students of the Month Adams County villages receive Bike Racks and Fix-it Stations College Credit Plus Program available to high school students Wenstrup selected as Chairman of Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health 2017 Manchester Homecoming is ‘Super’ Lions put damper on Manchester Homecoming West Union athletes honored by OSSCA Senior Profile: Story Kremin Bickett, Runyan lead Lady Dragons to victory in Manchester Indians improve to 8-3 with Saturday night rout of Portsmouth West Farm Bureau scholarships available to HS seniors Wilbur named to the Wilmington College Dean’s List 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 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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