Pamela M Hampton Former county sheriff celebrates 80th birthday Missing Adams County man is found Lady Hounds fall to Whiteoak in slugfest Calvert’s walk-off gives Hounds 9-8 win over Whiteoak Charles A Benjamin Give My Regards to Broadway Joyce Berry Joe L Easter William E Foster Margaret Belcher John M Cheatham Ronnie Simpson Under new management county hospital is thriving against all odds Historic fairground gazebo demolished One year later, still no arrests in Rhoden family murders There will be trouble in River City! Monna L Fitzgerald Jesse Carrington Janice M Sowards Rhoden family members make plea for tips in Pike Co murders of loved ones Quilting – the art that’s no longer just for Grandma Young is Adams County recipient of Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award Wenstrup recognized as Community Health Advocate Ready, set, go! 25th annual Egg Hunt draws hundreds Applicants needed for Adams County Fair Queen Humane Society encourages responsible animal ownership ACCS holds annual Science Fair Peebles Elementary names March Students of the Month Pierce fires perfect game as Peebles blanks West Union Hunters preparing for 2017 Wild Turkey Season Lady Hounds fall 12-3 at Lynchburg Dragons lose early lead, drop SHAC match up with Fayetteville, 13-6 Senior Profile: Isaiah Anderson Devils roll to big SHAC win at Ripley Despite soggy night, WUHS hosts annual Invitational Meet Celebrities for a night George F Carr Jr Teresa S Hoskins Mary B McClure Richard B Collins Randall D Fetters Former Manchester officer indicted on five counts WUHS student wins state Beta Club Secretary’s seat OVCTC students part of state competition S.R. 73 closed for culvert replacement Peebles Lions Club holds first Easter Egg Hunt Weyrich graduates with honors from Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics North Adams Elementary releases Honor Roll for Third grading Period Scholarships available from Jefferson Alumni Olympic athlete speaks at April 6 SAAM event Venture Hawks end their basketball season with a victory at WUHS Devils baseball sweeps doubleheader from Northwest Greyhounds gain SHAC split, split twinbill with East England signs with Rio Grande golf Pierce fans 16, Lady Indians blank Eastern Brown 4-0 Maybe somebody on the river does have a plan Senior Profile: Ryan Dryden Enjoying the view Still a time for celebration Carl R Brown Lena R Staggs Adams County Crews Schedule Culvert Replacement Projects Merlan Shoemaker Dwayne E Thompson Help is on the line! West Union Elementary honors February Students of the Month WUHS hosts 2017 All-County Arts and Music Festival Ohio Brush Creek Canoe/Kayak Access Grand Opening set for April 20 Kasich cracks down on opiate-based prescriptions West Union High School students have successful trip to State Beta Convention North Adams Beta Club excels at State Convention ACRMC hosts annual Health Fair Robert H Bushman Senior Profile: Skylar Newman Nine-run inning leads Lady Hounds to run rule win over West Union WUHS foursome breaks school record First county baseball battle goes to the Greyhounds On the road, Lady Indians pick up two more SHAC victories Senior Profile: Christa Williams One more ‘shining moment’ for SHAC seniors at C103 All-Star Game Esie M Chandler Phyllis Adkins Former Manchester police deputy faces Grand Jury Indictments Cornell tosses no-hitter, Fenton goes deep, Dragons open season with 11-0 SHAC win over Whiteoak New Verizon store opening in West Union Stephen R Palmer Dual culvert replacements for SR 73 Deana P Grooms Tim Phipps Marcella Walker Alvin R Mitchum Senior Profile: Chase Darnell SHAC hoopsters shine at District 14 All-Star Game Greyhounds run rule St. Pat, 15-0 Indians drop SHAC opener West Union hosts early JH Track Meet North Adams student wins state Beta Club President’s seat Anna B Copas Charles A Nelson

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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