Junior Fair BBQ again a big success Beulah B James Senior Profile: Josie Myers Lady Indians place second at Ohio Classic in Hillsboro MVCA dominates Greyhounds in 45-0 triumph For Lady Devils, SHAC streak goes to 55 matches 9/11: Sixteen years later Gertrude Gibson Defender Bowl coming Sept. 16 Joyce A Walker Virginia R Young Senior Profile: Abby Campton West Union hosts 2017 Dragon Run New gridiron history begins for Peebles Trout, fire, and blueberry fields forever Senior Profile: Baylee Justice Lady Devils win SHAC thriller at Eastern Brown From Blue Creek to the Beaneaters Tough loss for Greyhounds in season opener Turning tragedy into hope What we learn from failure Absolutely had to get the wrinkles out Frances S Kidder Leo Trotter 41st Bentonville Festival set to begin Sept. 8 Winchester celebrates its history during three-day street fair Cruisefest returning to streets of Peebles Blue Creek- a community in transition honors its history and heritage Cuteness Galore – Winchester Homecoming Festival Baby Show Ronnie L Day Cast your vote for the Adams County Fairgrounds Nelson E Atkinson Ryan L Colvin Richard Tackett William L Tadlock Penny Pollard Wendell Beasley West Union soccer drops pair at Mason County Lady Indians go down in straight sets Senior Profile: Michael Gill Senior Profile: Katie Sandlin Royals dominate in big win over North Adams Dragons continue County Cup domination Archaeology Day returns to Serpent Mound Hourglass Quilt Square is back up again Manchester family hosts International Guests History, farming, and family- the bedrock of Cherry Fork’s community Bus drivers, emergency responders prepare for coming school year Working up a real good sweat What’s behind the motive? Rondal R Bailey Jr Thelma J Yates She’s all grown up now Scott A Yeager Soccer talent on display at 2017 SHAC preview Baseball community mourns the loss of Gene Bennett Winchester Homecoming Festival is Aug 25-27 Eleanor P Tumbleson Felicity man killed in Ohio River boating accident WUHS golfers take Portsmouth Invitational It was pretty cold that day Volleyball kicks off with SHAC Preview Night Young awarded Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship One Mistake Senator Portman visits GE Test Facility in Peebles Adams County school districts facing some major challenges for the coming year Family, friends, and roots: the ties that bind residents of one Adams County village What is your strength? Just the chance to take a look back Ronnie L Wolford Dale J Marshall Herbert Purvis Great American Solar Eclipse coming Aug. 21 BREAKING NEWS: West Union wins fifth consecutive County Cup Wallace B Boden John L Fletcher Lady Indians golfers learning the links North Adams, West Union golfers open 2017 seasons This Labor Day, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Blanton announces candicacy for Court of Appeals Local student attends Congress of Future Medical Leaders MHS welcomes new principal Made in America When it feels like you’re spinning plates Bonfires and “building” a farm Lady Devils looking to take that next step 50 years of Bengal memories Ag Society delivers donation to Dragonfly Foundation Young Memorial Scholarship awarded to a pair of local seniors ‘Musical passion is in his blood’ Naylor named NAHS Principal Boldman retiring after 17 years as Homeless Shelter director Manchester concludes another River Days celebration Drug Treatment vs. Prison James R Brown Bobby Lawler Jr Adams County man charged with killing estranged girlfriend Lexie N Hopkins Volleyball, soccer previews coming this weekend Michael A Cheek

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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