Future looking grim for county’s coal-fired power plants Lady Hounds grab win number two, downing Augusta 51-35 Greyhounds down North Adams in SHAC action, 61-50 PHS inducts pair of girls’ squads into Athletic Hall of Fame Michael G Rogers 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

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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