Winchester- How an interstate highway changed the face of one small town Facebook – a growing marketplace for local entrepreneurs When kids know best Giving some love to those dog days 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 Library News

Pick up a copy of the library’s New Book List and a calendar of events each month when you stop by the Adams County Public Library. In February, watch for some of these anticipated titles: “Cometh the Hour” by Jeffrey Archer, “Death of a Nurse” by M.C. Beaton, “The Restoration” by Wanda Brunstetter, “Remembrance” by Meg Cabot, “The Art of War” by Stephen Coonts, “She’s Not There” by Joy Fielding, “Breakdown” by Jonathan Kellerman, “A Girl’s Guide to Moving On” by Debbie Macomber, “Violent Crimes” by Philip Margolin, and “Midnight Sun” by Jo Nesbo.

The Peebles Bibliophiles Book Club will read “Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson in February. Stop by the Peebles Library and ask at the desk to pick up a copy of “Gilead,” then join the discussion on Monday, February 15 at 4:00 p.m. Join the North Adams Library Adult Book Club for their first meeting on Thursday, February 25 at 5:30 p.m. We’ll read “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot, and we’ll vote on a reading list for 2016. Learn more about the library’s book clubs, join the email list, and view the 2016 reading list at adamscolibrary.org/book-club.

The West Union Public Library is closed January 25-30 for carpet replacement. No items will be due at the West Union Library this week, and the book return window will be unavailable. Please stop by one of the other three Adams County Libraries, or manage your library account online. Visit adamscolibrary.org, click on Search the Catalog, and log in with your library card number and the last four digits of your phone number to see what you have checked out, renew items, place requests, and more. Thank you for your patience as we improve our space to better serve you.

Find out whether the library is closed for winter weather or dangerous road conditions by checking our Facebook page, or tune in to local radio station C103. When the library is closed for weather, items will not be due until the library’s next open day. Return any type of item in the library’s book return window. Events that are cancelled because the library is closed will take place at the next scheduled date. Watch the Calendar on our website for up-to-date information about events and activities at the library.

Join Donelle for Teen Art Class at the West Union Library on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 10:30 a.m. Bring a sketchpad, pencils, and erasers, and we’ll supply other art supplies. Next time, we’ll experiment with dip pens, and learn to draw Japanese mythical creatures in traditional ink drawings.

Story Time for children ages 2 – 6 is offered at the Manchester Library on Mondays at 10:30 a.m., the North Adams Library on Tuesdays at 11 a.m., the Peebles Library on Wednesdays at 11 a.m., and the West Union Library on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Call the Peebles Library at 937-587-2085, the North Adams Library at 937-386-2556, the Manchester Library at 937-549-3359, or the West Union Library at 937-544-2591. Visit us from Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., or Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Enjoying Story Time with Julia at the North Adams Library on Moores Road in Seaman.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Library-1.jpgEnjoying Story Time with Julia at the North Adams Library on Moores Road in Seaman. Submitted photo

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