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 Yester Years brings a touch of old to the new Merry Christmas to you all North Adams Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners Peebles High School hosts Homecoming ceremonies Children in need receive gifts at PES Adams County Manor holds annual Door Decorating Contest WUHS celebrates with numerous Christmas activities Halftime lead quickly vanishes, Dragons fall to Northwest 73-62 in Saturday night non-conference match up Tammy S Scott Oscar Hilterbrandt Neil R Swayne Beulah M Daniels McDonald’s Classic begins Dec. 27 Letters to Santa Senior Profile: Tyler Swearingen Leadership Adams donates to local outreach programs North Adams student/athletes are part of Holiday Sharing Event Senior Profile: Kylie Lucas West Union Elementary holds Academic Fair on Dec. 2 WUES holds annual Spelling Bee NAHS Art students help out the Humane Society Peebles Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners CTC FCCLA / Culinary Arts class holds Cancer Awareness Drive Amen receives Distinguished Service Award ‘Tis the season for family-past, present, and future MHS Computer Class aces MOS Exam WUES recognizes November Bus Riders of the Month NAHS Beta Club sponsors canned food drive Peebles Elementary announces November Students of the Month Crisis text line reaches out during the holidays Paul Wesley Ailshire Joan Cockrell

Adams County Library News

The Adams County Public Library is giving away a free Windows 10 computer by random drawing. To enter, attend two free, one-hour computer training sessions at the library between now and March 31. AmeriCorps volunteer Melissa Downs offers computer training and help sessions at each library, thanks to Guiding Ohio Online, a grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio and ServeOhio. Melissa offers computer help for all skills levels, from getting started with computers and the Internet, learning to use email and Google Drive, through advanced classes in Microsoft Office or QuickBooks.

Schedule an appointment with Melissa 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. View a list of computer training topics eligible for the drawing on our website, at adamscolibrary.org/contest. Need help with a computer topic not on our contest-eligible list? Just ask and Melissa can provide one-on-one computer help in the library nearest you. Call 937-587-2085 to schedule an appointment.

Join the Peebles Library Book Club the “Bibliophiles” on Monday, Jan. 18 at 4:30 p.m. We’ll discuss “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho, an international bestseller about a shepherd boy who learns how to live his dreams. The Bibliophiles meet on the third Monday of each month at the Peebles Library for an informal book discussion. View the list of titles for 2016 at adamscolibrary.org, and sign up for our monthly email newsletter to receive reminders and book reviews.

The North Adams Library is starting an Adult Book Club. Join us on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot, the true story of a black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medical research. The North Adams Library adult book club will meet on the fourth Thursday of the month. Come to our February meeting to help select the reading list for 2016, and let us know what subjects most interest you. For more information, visit adamscolibrary.org.

The West Union Public Library will be closed Jan. 25- 30 for carpet replacement. The book return and WiFi will not be available that week. Items checked out at the West Union Library will not be due while the library is closed. Please visit one of your other Adams County Public Library locations during those dates. Thank you for your patience as we improve the library space to better serve you.

Find out about the library’s weekly activities for kids, teens, and adults on our website, or by liking the Adams County Public Library on Facebook.

The library is open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. For weather closing information, please check Facebook and our website in the mornings.

These two young fellows were having fun during Story Time at the West Union Library.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Library.jpgThese two young fellows were having fun during Story Time at the West Union Library. Submitted photo

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