Junior High Lady Hounds get season-opening sweep Lady Devils roll past Paint Valley in season opener Senior Profile: Jessica Johnson Michael E Roberts Sr Evelyn L Jones Thomas M Calvert Ryan, Sowards lead Lady Indians to easy win in season opener, 57-36 over Felicity Senior Profile: Wes Hayslip Justice off to hot start at VSU County boys’ squads on display in annual SHAC Preview Night ‘Operation Christmas Child’ collects 1,707 shoe boxes for needy children Two animal cruelty cases investigated in Adams County DP&L considers closing power-generating plants in county Holiday spirit makes an early appearance in Adams County Chester A Mann Jeffrey A Daley Sr Michael G Tincher DAR sponsors Good Citizen Award Ohio’s young hunters harvest nearly 6,000 deer during Youth Gun Season Senior Profile: Kayle Thomas Helen N Hiestand Rev Walter R Egnor Sr Betty Beam Jamie L Corrill Jeffrey L Heppard Edsel L Massey Jr It is time to stop and take time to give thanks on a special day Another year to be very thankful for Senior Profile: Savannah McCoy McCoy signs to continue golf career at SSU North Adams hosts SHAC Girls Preview DAR commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War Historical Society honors veterans Star Wars routine leads Fancy Free Cloggers to ‘America’s Got Talent’ A Day at the Opera Eagle Creek draws community to Thanksgiving celebration Ward ekes out victory over Worley in county commissioner race Mary A Garman Ronald L Palmer Joseph S McClanahan II Emma O Hayslip Devils slip by Georgetown in Foundation Game Hupp, Hunter, Wolke named OSSCA Second Team All-State Senior Profile: Kain Turner Lady Devils romp in Foundation Game Oh, those aromas coming from Mom’s kitchen What Became My Biggest Project Deer gun season set to begin ‘Trees to Textbooks’ shares revenues with local schools and communities BREAKING NEWS Winchester’s Baxter wins Miss Ohio USA 2017 pageant Genny Elkins Pauline S Stevenson Donald E Lewis Sr Charlotte R Seaman Ruth Prater Bennie Skaggs Gertrude Swayne West Union High School hosts impressive Veterans Day ceremonies Peebles Elementary hosts ceremony to honor local veterans Duke Energy exits Killen and Stuart Plants GE Aviation hosts annual Veterans Day celebration Senior Profile: Logan Gordley Jeffrey A Brown Sr Peebles Library welcomes local author and survivor on Nov. 19 Homer C Eldridge Robert W Schomberg One Commissioner race too close to call in unofficial count Voters approve majority of county levies on Tuesday’s election ballot NAES Sixth Graders practice the democratic process Honoring one who gave the ‘last full measure of devotion’ Overcoming adversity, veteran of Iraq War opens local business Senior Profile: Ben Figgins Senior Profile: Macy Mullenix SHAC Basketball Previews are set for Nov. 18 and 25 Trio of local golfers finish careers with trip to the highest level of high school competition Peebles sophomore Jenny Seas finishes sixth in OHSAA state cross-country meet Upset win sends Trump to the White House ACRMC awarded plaque for 50 years of service Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for First Nine Week Grading Period BREAKING ELECTION NEWS! Senior Profile: Jordyn Kell Orlie H Kirker Military homecoming at NAES Second half spells doom as Greyhounds fall to Hillcrest 42-12 in finale Senior Profile: Sarah McFarland WU’s Horton will continue golf career at SSU Lady Devils’ season ends in heartbreak with 3-2 loss in District championship battle Christine R. Ritchey Operation Christmas Child begins Nov. 14 Mental Health levy on tomorrow’s ballot Wanda L. Nixon David Rogers Robert “Bobby” Leonard Keneth Waters Commissioner Worley seeks re-election Republican challenger vies for Commissioner’s seat Charles Cooper Thelma J White

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

By Jessica Dooley

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