Future looking grim for county’s coal-fired power plants Lady Hounds grab win number two, downing Augusta 51-35 Greyhounds down North Adams in SHAC action, 61-50 PHS inducts pair of girls’ squads into Athletic Hall of Fame Michael G Rogers Local business donates shotguns to WUPD Senior Profile: Shannon Runyan Reds employees recognize Dr. King’s ‘Spirit of Service’ Saving Adams County’s power plants North Adams High School announces annual Science Fair Winners Board of Developmentally Disabled holds Jan. 11 swearing-in ceremony Peebles Elementary honors December Students of the Month Adams County villages receive Bike Racks and Fix-it Stations College Credit Plus Program available to high school students Wenstrup selected as Chairman of Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health 2017 Manchester Homecoming is ‘Super’ Lions put damper on Manchester Homecoming West Union athletes honored by OSSCA Senior Profile: Story Kremin Bickett, Runyan lead Lady Dragons to victory in Manchester Indians improve to 8-3 with Saturday night rout of Portsmouth West Farm Bureau scholarships available to HS seniors Wilbur named to the Wilmington College Dean’s List Opal Van Hoose Ruby Yazell Chris Volk North Adams High School holds annual Homecoming ceremonies Six workers injured in power plant explosion Commissioners hold proclamation ceremony for 4-H Week Senior Profile: Shyanne Tucker Coach Young Classic is Saturday at NAHS Helen Kerr 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

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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