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

4-H Week is coming

In a meeting with local 4-H members and advisors on Monday, Jan.11, the Adams County Commissioners issued a resolution declaring Jan. 17-23 as Adams County 4-H Week.

The commissioners and the Clover Bud members who attended the event shared stories about their 4-H experiences.

Since its establishment in 1901, the Adams County 4-H organization has focused on the growth and development of young people in the area by offering a broad range of experiences that encourage young people to explore citizenship, leadership, community service, and career choices.

Commissioner Brian Baldridge, a former 4-H member, told the group of young people, “Some day one of you may well be sitting in one of these (commissioner’s) chairs.”

The theme of Adams County 4-H Week 2016 is “Discover Yourself in Adams County 4-H”. Throughout the week members will be preparing for the coming 4-H season and recruiting new members into the program.

County Extension Director, Carolyn L. Belczyk explains, “4-H gives young people the opportunity to develop a wide variety of leadership skills and knowledge. The programs are designed to engage members in healthy learning experiences that increase self-esteem and problem-solving skills. They attend club meetings; elect officers and work together to plan club activities, fund raisers, and community service projects; complete project work; and attend countywide clinics, camps, and activities.”

Several activities and events have been planned for 4-H Week. Some clubs will create window displays in area businesses and local schools to promote the 4-H program. Members will be encouraged to wear a 4-H club shirt to school on Wednesday to show their 4-H spirit.

According to Belczyk, “Monday of 4-H Week is nationally recognized as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, and 4-H members will be busy on that day and throughout the year completing many countywide and club community service projects.”

One countywide project, “Give a Hand – Give a Can for Hunger,” begins on Monday, Jan. 18 and will run through Valentine’s Day. Members will be collecting non-perishable food items, cleaning items, and personal care items for the Inter-Faith Food Bank in West Union. Collection barrels will be located in the Adams County branches of the First State Bank and at the OSU Extension Office in West Union.

The project is coordinated by the Buckeye Barn Busters 4-H Club and is supported by the Adams County 4-H Advisory Committee and Farm Credit Mid-America.

Club advisors will meet at the Government Center on Thursday, Jan. 21 and Saturday, Jan. 23, for their annual mandatory training. Head advisors have already met and received materials to get their clubs off to a fast start in 2016 and meet the new February 15 enrollment deadline.”

4-H is the positive youth development program of The Ohio State University, and its programs and activities are open to all youth ages 5 and in kindergarten through age 18 as of January 1 without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or disability.

There are 28 community-based 4-H clubs with over 725 members in Adams County. They are led by more than 145 active and committed adult volunteers. Young people may join 4-H at any time throughout the year, but they must be enrolled in a club by February 15 in order to exhibit projects, including animals, in the current year’s Adams County Fair. Contact OSU Extension Adams County at 544.2339 or visit their website at adams.osu.edu for more information, to volunteer, or for the name and contact information for a 4-H club near you.

4-H members and advisors met with the Adams County Commissioners on Monday. Seated above are Alexa Rowe, Gavin Rowe, and Kiersten Rowe; Standing are Commissioner Brian Baldridge, Nanette Knechtly, Barbie Rowe, Commissioner Stephen Caraway, and Commissioner Paul Worley.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_4Hweek.jpg4-H members and advisors met with the Adams County Commissioners on Monday. Seated above are Alexa Rowe, Gavin Rowe, and Kiersten Rowe; Standing are Commissioner Brian Baldridge, Nanette Knechtly, Barbie Rowe, Commissioner Stephen Caraway, and Commissioner Paul Worley. Patricia Beech | People’s Defender
County commissioners proclaim Jan. 17-23 Adams County 4-H Week

By Patricia Beech

pbeech@civitasmedia.com

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