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

This week, Dec. 7 – 11, the Adams County Public Library is hosting Hour of Code events for students age seven and up. Hour of Code is a one-hour, hands-on introduction to computer science, designed to help students discover that everyone can learn the basics of computer programming. Students participate in a self-paced online tutorial that teaches basic computer game design. Anyone is welcome to try Hour of Code online. Visit hourofcode.com and choose between a Minecraft or Star Wars theme to get started. AmeriCorps technology trainer Melissa Downs will host Hour of Code activities at the library this week. Stop by the North Adams Library after school on Thursday, or the Peebles Library after school on Friday. If you can’t attend, call Melissa and ask about scheduling an Hour of Code tutorial in a future week, or visit hourofcode.com to learn from home.

The Peebles Library wishes to thank the Peebles Girl Scout troops led by Nikki Atkins for decorating the children’s area Christmas tree, Kim Gilkison’s family for decorating the Christmas tree in the adult area, and the Peebles Magazine Club for creating a Christmas Village display in the library.

The Manchester Library thanks the Girl Scouts for decorating their Christmas tree, and Teen Activity Club for putting up Christmas decorations around the library. Kids gathered after school at the North Adams Library on Dec. 1 for a Christmas Kickoff Party, with games, snacks, and an Ugly Sweater Contest. More holiday themed events are planned in the upcoming weeks.

The Teen Activity Club will meet at the Manchester Library on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 3:30 p.m. after school for our annual Christmas Cookie decorating party. Stop by the Peebles Library at 4p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16 to watch “The Polar Express,” and at 4p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23 to watch “Frosty the Snowman” and “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”

Parents and young children are invited to Story Time at the West Union Library on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 10:30 a.m. for our annual Candy Christmas Tree event. We’ll create beautiful, edible Christmas trees out of icing, ice cream cones and candy. The Teen Art Class will make Candy Christmas trees at the same time. On Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 11 a.m., young children and parents can participate in a Candy Christmas Tree Story Time at the North Adams Library.

Come share an hour of weekly Story Time with Deborah at the Manchester Library on Mondays at 10:30 a.m., at the North Adams Library with Julia on Tuesdays at 11 a.m., at the Peebles Library with Sherry on Wednesdays at 11 a.m., and at the West Union Library with Tara on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

One-on-one computer assistance is available at each Adams County Public Library by appointment. AmeriCorps technology trainer Melissa Downs provides computer tutoring at the library, thanks to a Guiding Ohio Online grant, awarded by the State Library of Ohio and ServeOhio. In December, ask about learning to design your own custom family Christmas card, and print it, or share it on Facebook or in email. Ask about classes in Online Shopping Safety, and finding discounts and coupons online to use when shopping in stores. Melissa is at the Peebles Library on Mondays and Fridays, the West Union Library on Tuesdays, the Manchester Library on Wednesdays, and the North Adams Library on Thursdays.

All Adams County Public Libraries will open at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15 due to a staff in-service day. Thank you for your patience. Regular library hours are 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Visit adamscolibrary.org to learn more.

These youngsters dressed with flair for the after school Christmas Kickoff Party at the North Adams Library.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Library1.jpgThese youngsters dressed with flair for the after school Christmas Kickoff Party at the North Adams Library. Submitted photo

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