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 Harper, Hupp, Defense lead Lady Devils to fourth consecutive sectional championship West Union Elementary recognizes Students of the Month for January Second Healthy Hero awarded by Adams County Health and Wellness Coalition Coal company files to intervene in power plant closings Senior Profile: Jessica Sowards Senior Profile: Dennis Welch Dorothy E Walls Mabel Chamblin Michael R Jones Marie I Simmons Ray Johnson One thing to remember this President’s Day Adams County Deer Harvest down over 21% MLSD amends five-year budget, prepares for future with power plant closings Lady Dragons triumph in sectional opener Lady Hounds eighth graders capture SHAC Tournament title Gary L Fetters Sr Boys Sectional brackets released ‘We’re only as good as the way we treat others’ Another round of smiles Adams County Board of DD members recognized Terry L Unger 8th Grade Lady Devils ousted in tourney semis WU’s McCarty signs with Ohio Christian Joyce A Huddleson Carolyn Spires BREAKING NEWS: Peebles police search for man accused of selling marijuana-laced sweets Decision Time BBN Senior Profile: Summer Grundy Lady Devils fall to Southeastern, 56-48 Devils outlast Manchester 47-44 in double overtime Peebles holds second Hall of Fame Ceremony Senior Profile: Patrick England Sowards hits 1,000, ties PHS three-point mark County agencies prepare for sweeping budget cuts Manchester Council votes to cut police chief’s hours Wrestling debuts in Adams County Peebles Library hosts book signing As plants power down, community must step up Raymond P Dryden Alva Palmer Billie L Shoemaker Judith Long Brent A Arn Girls basketball sectional pairings announced WU’s Weeks will continue gridiron career at next level West Union JH Boys drop pair at Ripley Eighth Grade Lady Hounds roll into SHAC semi-finals Janet A Kennedy DP&L moving ahead with plans to close power plants Outreach Center in Peebles is a hub of giving River Sweep contest winners announced Gordley hits 1,000 mark, but Indians drop crucial SHAC contest to Lynchburg Manchester lifters compete at Piketon Senior Profile: Madelyn Sanders Charles L Hurd Randy Casto Bobby Strunk Dorothy J Scott Chester A Lanter Coach David Smalley picks up 500th career win at Rio Grande Dustin Holbrook Senior Profile: Camron Gordley As usual, optimism abounds on 2017 Reds Caravan Breeze, Beasley newest members of NAHS Athletic HOF Two humble men Adams County Manor Home Health Care makes road to recovery easier Don and Venita Bowles named as Outstanding Fair Supporters ‘Tip off For Tammy’ is a huge success, joint effort by two schools Husted campaign makes stop in Peebles Benefit held for double-lung transplant recipient I loved that muddy water, building in the creek Margaret E Broughton Larry A Hanson DP&L press release confirms closing of power plants Eighth grade girls showdown lives up to hype, North Adams wins in overtime, 45-43 Senior Profile: Raeanna Stamm North Adams Football sign-ups coming soon North Adams JV girls go 11-4 with win over Peebles Harper wins MaxPreps/JJHuddle Athlete of the Week West Union duo headed to the college gridiron Lady Devils make it 11 straight with win at Peebles Adams County residents attend Trump Inauguration A Look back at our Archives Peebles native comes home to film documentary Ohio Valley Wrestling Cub hosting home match on Jan. 31 Ruth A Branscome Velma Hughes Carol L Lewis Betty L Greiner Devils top New Boston 63-53 in finale of Coach Young Classic Lady Devils rout Eastern Pike in Young Classic

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

By Jessica Dooley

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