Hometown Christmas in Peebles rings in the holiday season Manchester Elementary receives 2016 Momentum Award Drug bust in West Union Stephen C Foster Donna Rivers WUES students perform as part of Honor Choir Ohio Brush Creek Canoe/Kayak access completed Hall of Fame Christmas in Portsmouth Thyme to trim the Christmas Tree 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
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Adams County Library News

The Adams County Public Library is now offering free, hands-on classes on Intuit QuickBooks. Sign up to attend a four-part series teaching the fundamentals of the popular accounting and small business software, QuickBooks Pro. The classes will cover the small business and non-profit features of QuickBooks, using the 2016 version of the software. Anyone is welcome to sign up for a series of group classes, or individual appointments. Call AmeriCorps volunteer technology trainer Melissa at 937-587-2085 to schedule an appointment.

Melissa also offers free, hands-on help with other computer topics, ranging from Microsoft Office to Windows 10, Searching the Internet, Google Drive, Email, and more. This free service is made possible by the Guiding Ohio Online grant program, awarded by the State Library of Ohio and ServeOhio.

Now through the end of March, attend two free computer classes to enter your name in a drawing for a free Windows 10 computer. Learn more, browse a list of eligible classes, and find out when classes are offered at your library by visiting adamscolibrary.org, or call 937-587-2085.

An Adult Book Club is forming at the North Adams Library. The first meeting will be on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m., and the club will meet at the North Adams Library at 5:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month. Join in the first discussion about “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot, about the gripping true story of a woman whose cells, harvested without her knowledge, form the basis of modern cancer research. Pick up a copy at the North Adams Library, and fill out a quick survey to help select which 10 books the club should read for 2016. Visit adamscolibrary.org/book-club to join the North Adams Library Book Club email list. For more information, call Julia at 937-386-2556.

The Peebles Library Book Club Bibliophiles will meet on Monday, Feb. 15 to discuss “Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about three generations of family. New members are always welcome. Stop by the Peebles Library and ask at the desk for a copy of “Gilead” any time before February 15. For more information, call Nick at 937-587-2085.

Kids ages 10 – 16, join Donelle for Teen Art Class at the West Union Library on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 10:30 a.m. Bring a sketchpad, pencils, and sharpeners, and we’ll provide the other art supplies. Tweens and teens, join Julia at the North Adams Library on Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. after school for Teen Activity Club. On the third Thursday of each month, we meet to create crafts, work on group projects, do science experiments, and have fun with STEAM skills at the library.

The Adams County Public Library will be open on Monday, Feb. 15. The library is open from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Follow the Adams County Public Library on Facebook, or manage your library account by visiting adamscolibrary.org, and clicking on Search the Catalog.

Julia McCane-Knox hosts the Adult Book Club and teen and children’s programs at the North Adams Library.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Library-copy.jpgJulia McCane-Knox hosts the Adult Book Club and teen and children’s programs at the North Adams Library. Submitted photo

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