One thing to remember this President’s Day Adams County Deer Harvest down over 21% MLSD amends five-year budget, prepares for future with power plant closings Lady Dragons triumph in sectional opener Lady Hounds eighth graders capture SHAC Tournament title Gary L Fetters Sr Boys Sectional brackets released ‘We’re only as good as the way we treat others’ Another round of smiles Adams County Board of DD members recognized Terry L Unger 8th Grade Lady Devils ousted in tourney semis WU’s McCarty signs with Ohio Christian Joyce A Huddleson Carolyn Spires BREAKING NEWS: Peebles police search for man accused of selling marijuana-laced sweets Decision Time BBN Senior Profile: Summer Grundy Lady Devils fall to Southeastern, 56-48 Devils outlast Manchester 47-44 in double overtime Peebles holds second Hall of Fame Ceremony Senior Profile: Patrick England Sowards hits 1,000, ties PHS three-point mark County agencies prepare for sweeping budget cuts Manchester Council votes to cut police chief’s hours Wrestling debuts in Adams County Peebles Library hosts book signing As plants power down, community must step up Raymond P Dryden Alva Palmer Billie L Shoemaker Judith Long Brent A Arn Girls basketball sectional pairings announced WU’s Weeks will continue gridiron career at next level West Union JH Boys drop pair at Ripley Eighth Grade Lady Hounds roll into SHAC semi-finals Janet A Kennedy DP&L moving ahead with plans to close power plants Outreach Center in Peebles is a hub of giving River Sweep contest winners announced Gordley hits 1,000 mark, but Indians drop crucial SHAC contest to Lynchburg Manchester lifters compete at Piketon Senior Profile: Madelyn Sanders Charles L Hurd Randy Casto Bobby Strunk Dorothy J Scott Chester A Lanter Coach David Smalley picks up 500th career win at Rio Grande Dustin Holbrook Senior Profile: Camron Gordley As usual, optimism abounds on 2017 Reds Caravan Breeze, Beasley newest members of NAHS Athletic HOF Two humble men Adams County Manor Home Health Care makes road to recovery easier Don and Venita Bowles named as Outstanding Fair Supporters ‘Tip off For Tammy’ is a huge success, joint effort by two schools Husted campaign makes stop in Peebles Benefit held for double-lung transplant recipient I loved that muddy water, building in the creek Margaret E Broughton Larry A Hanson DP&L press release confirms closing of power plants Eighth grade girls showdown lives up to hype, North Adams wins in overtime, 45-43 Senior Profile: Raeanna Stamm North Adams Football sign-ups coming soon North Adams JV girls go 11-4 with win over Peebles Harper wins MaxPreps/JJHuddle Athlete of the Week West Union duo headed to the college gridiron Lady Devils make it 11 straight with win at Peebles Adams County residents attend Trump Inauguration A Look back at our Archives Peebles native comes home to film documentary Ohio Valley Wrestling Cub hosting home match on Jan. 31 Ruth A Branscome Velma Hughes Carol L Lewis Betty L Greiner Devils top New Boston 63-53 in finale of Coach Young Classic Lady Devils rout Eastern Pike in Young Classic Indians bounce back with 67-59 win over East OHSAA Baseball Pitch Count Regulation approved for 2017 At the buzzer, Rothwell gives Dragons an overtime win Greyhounds fall to Portsmouth Lady Indians roll past West Union 80-29 From Division II to the Senior Bowl COSI On Wheels visits West Union Elementary News from the Peebles PTO NAJH Basketball hosting ‘Play For The Cure’ Jan. 28 North Adams Elementary recognizes Students and Staff Members of the Month for December Honoring a coaching legend Benefit will assist double-lung transplant patient Peebles to be featured in new documentary Cleaning the stables-the worst job on the farm Wenstrup reselected to serve on House Intelligence Committee Venture Hawks and Sheriff’s Department square off on Feb. 12 Cecil R Dupree Harper wins MaxPreps/JJHuddle Athlete of the Week Star Wars costume exhibition coming to Museum Center

Humane Society part of ‘My Furry Valentine’

This year, for the first time, the Humane Society of Adams County (HSAC) of West Union attended “My Furry Valentine,” the region’s largest annual animal adoption event. The event was held on Saturday and Sunday, February 13 and 14 at the Sharonville Convention Center.

The mega-adoption event finds homes for hundreds of adoptable animals each year by bringing together animal rescues and shelters from throughout the region to showcase adoptable pets to potential pet owners at one location on the Valentine’s Day weekend. Over the past four years, the event has found homes for more than 2,000 animals.

Amanda Cantrell, Director of the Humane Society’s Shelter in West Union, and Gwen Matthews, a member of the Board of Trustees for HSAC, reporteed that by the close of the day on Saturday, the first day of the event, eight animals, (three cats and five dogs), from Adams County had already been adopted. Cantrell and Matthews, as well as several other volunteers for the Humane Society, were back in Sharonville on Valentine’s Day for another full day of animal adoptions on behalf of our community.

To help offset the cost of their travel and other expenses, please consider donating to the Humane Society of Adams County by sending a check to HSAC, P.O. Box 245, West Union, OH 45693, or visit www.adamscountyanimals.org to donate online. Thank you for your support of the Humane Society’s efforts to help local animals in need.

Founded in 2005, the Humane Society of Adams County, is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that helps homeless dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, and other domestic animals in Adams County, Ohio. The organization has found homes for hundreds of pets since inception. The Humane Society of Adams County is focused on reducing pet overpopulation, providing affordable vet care, educating the public about responsible pet ownership, and helping end animal neglect and cruelty. Visit www.adamscountyanimals.org or call (937) 544-8585 for more information.

Gemma the dog has a new family.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_GemmaFebruary2016.jpgGemma the dog has a new family. Submitted photo

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