Robert D Hill Lady Devils blank West Union 7-0 in SHAC soccer finale Vikings invade and conquer the Greyhounds Outpouring of community support for local business woman with cancer Manchester mourns teen killed in single-car crash Kylie S Lucas Sharon R Grooms Steven L Wootten Forest J McDaniel Ralph O Grooms Adams County teenager dies in auto accident Charles N Vance Wesley M Baldwin James Kennedy Tom A Mihalovich Brand hat trick leads North Adams past West Union 5-2 in SHAC soccer action Senior Profile: Bryant Lung Lady Hounds pull off thrilling Senior Night win Volleyball milestones continue to pile up at North Adams Banner season for Lady Indians soccer SHAC holds Junior High Volleyball Tournament Tournament match ups set for volleyball and soccer Senior Profile: Morgan Edmisten Hounds dominate, improve to 3-4 Is this not the best time of the year? Volley For The Cure is another big success Getting everything we ask for Oh, that dreaded leaf project Manchester: Adams County’s oldest community looks to the future with hope Congressman visits Manchester’s newest business Six candidates vie for MLSD School Board Highway 41 road work stalls MFD holds annual Safety Day for kids, families Lenora Mckee Virgie Cole Helen J Damron Karen S Lockhart Donna M Pelfrey Russell D Pollitt, Sr Karen S Lockhart Harris named Director of Shelter for the Homeless Local candidates abundant on November ballot Senior Profile: McKinlee Grooms Lady Dragons finish third in district golf tourney Lady Devils challenged, but survive to extend SHAC streak to 60 Rally falls short, Lady Hounds fall in five sets to Fairfield Senior Profile: Jessica Newman Lady Indians get shutout win over West Union, 2-0 Erwins host annual Herb Fair Bentonville: A community at the crossroads of Adams County history Tranquility, Wilson Homestead host annual Heritage Days Why we get back up Your local newspaper, the real deal Welcome to the morning klatch Oleda F Saunders Frank A Golden Shirley A Tully Hubert Knauff John T Shupert Celebrate the sports pages Gould, Woolard, defense lead Hounds to second win George E Lucas Betty A Johnson Hayes sentenced Sue Day Devils headed back to state golf tourney Earl R Fields Alberta L Steward Gregory Terry Linda Taylor Levies slated for November ballot Manchester residents forming neighborhood watch group West Union teachers receive prestigious award Crum arraigned in Brown County Common Pleas Court Seaman: A small town with a big heart and a family spirit Seaman Fall Festival again draws large crowds NAES participates in weekend food program AES Ohio Generation assumes control of DP&L assets West Union, Peebles take home county XC crowns Lady Devils win a soccer buzzer-beater Senior Profile: Brooklyn Wylie Lady Dragons move to districts Green Devils win sectional golf title West Union hosting fourth annual Alumni Volleyball Game Gray breaks Lady Indians’ single season goals record Senior Profile: Chase Cummings Lady Dragons cruise to SHAC title Hupp ties school record with five goals in Lady Devils’ win over Southeastern For 14th time in 15 years, Dragons claim SHAC Boys Golf Championship Getting life in order See those signals of the season Jury returns verdict in former Manchester police officer’s trial Larry Peters Gary L Hughes Sr Deanna L Parker Stephen R Fetters Bonnie Hawkins Clifton J DeMint Steven L Kimberlin When you just know

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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