What we are made of When summer really arrived Horse project 4-H members head to Ohio State Fair Defender hosts annual Cornhole Tournament George’s Brave Shave’ benefits other Year of planning, work pays off for 2017 fair Local teen opens new business Why can’t you stop? Camp first step in preparation for 2018 Greyhounds on the gridiron Young awarded SEDAB Scholarship Fair hosts Hall of Fame broadcaster Peebles goes back-to-back at the Barnyard The sport of goats Massive storms rumble through Ohio Valley James W Morgan Tiffany R Edwards Marshall W Groves Fairgoers wanna iguana! SSCC moving forward with plans for Adams County campus Mary Wallingford Leslie V Lawrence Jr Fair hosts Cheerleading Competition Peebles FFA installs 2017-18 Officers Adams County Fair Baby Contest Seniors Citizens and Armed Forces Day at the fair Cheers! It’s mocktail time! North Adams Beta Club attends National Convention at Disney ‘You won’t believe the chaos it rains around you’ McCarty’s receive 4-H Alumni award McKayla Raines crowned 2017 Junior Fair Queen Eastern knocks off Peebles 10-5 to capture 14 U baseball tourney Just listen for the answer Time to teach a little History Fair hosts Little Miss and Mister, Toddler shows Jason E Palmer Dorothy Stephenson Shane G Varney The weekend I joined the Army David Stutz Patty Davis Battle results in new chief at the Division of Wildlife Join in with ‘Adams County Rocks’ After 500-mile journey, pigeon ‘drops’ in for a visit Nine-run third inning leads Peebles to upset win in SHYL 12U baseball tournament finals Willie L White David A Presley Connie Greene Carolyn Belczyk retiring from OSU Extension Young’s reign as Fair Queen ends, new journey begins Robert L Boone Esther C Malone Independence Day parade puts patriotism on display Being an addict’s mom: a sad and scary place to be White House newest addition to People’s Defender mailing list Young leaving Manchester to become Ripley Principal Leadoff homer holds up, Manchester takes 10U softball tourney 1-0 over North Adams North Adams tops Manchester in 12U semis Monday Night League concludes with SHAC showdown How we see ourselves In the good ole’ summertime Ronnie L Roush Elizabeth A Gifford Tom White Ivan H Copas Kathleen Lewis Paul Minton Jessica A Edmisten Workhouse helps free up jail space Penguin ‘chills’ with kids in library visit ‘Heroin has taken me to my darkest places’ The beauty of the giant combine West Union gets past North Adams 5-2 in 10U baseball tourney play Eastern Brown hosts annual Girls Soccer Shootout “It’s been a real community effort” Summer ball winds down for local squads Submit your Knothole team photos! Gokey, Morgan, Young to perform at 2017 Festival of the Bells Just looking around the room When in the course of human events When your dreams seem out of reach Ricky A Smith Ricky A Smith Dean McClellan Ruby O Shell Peggy R Atkinson Caroline E Fulton Marcia R Baldwin Juanita N Lewis Mary K Hilterbran Jack D Reed ‘I had no gumption except to get high’ Long-lost siblings meet for the first time after nearly six decades apart Freedom Festival to honor the American Flag ‘Music and Memory’ at Adams County Manor renews lives lost to dementia Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy takes gold at 2017 Ohio Police and Fire Games Toole awarded Winchester Alumni Scholarship Lady Devils host Summer Varsity Shootout In 14U, Peebles finishes regular season with blowout win Der professionelle Basketball-Traum Local pair attend Wabash College Wrestling Camp

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

By Jessica Dooley

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