Winchester- How an interstate highway changed the face of one small town Facebook – a growing marketplace for local entrepreneurs When kids know best Giving some love to those dog days Junior Fair BBQ again a big success Beulah B James Senior Profile: Josie Myers Lady Indians place second at Ohio Classic in Hillsboro MVCA dominates Greyhounds in 45-0 triumph For Lady Devils, SHAC streak goes to 55 matches 9/11: Sixteen years later Gertrude Gibson Defender Bowl coming Sept. 16 Joyce A Walker Virginia R Young Senior Profile: Abby Campton West Union hosts 2017 Dragon Run New gridiron history begins for Peebles Trout, fire, and blueberry fields forever Senior Profile: Baylee Justice Lady Devils win SHAC thriller at Eastern Brown From Blue Creek to the Beaneaters Tough loss for Greyhounds in season opener Turning tragedy into hope What we learn from failure Absolutely had to get the wrinkles out Frances S Kidder Leo Trotter 41st Bentonville Festival set to begin Sept. 8 Winchester celebrates its history during three-day street fair Cruisefest returning to streets of Peebles Blue Creek- a community in transition honors its history and heritage Cuteness Galore – Winchester Homecoming Festival Baby Show Ronnie L Day Cast your vote for the Adams County Fairgrounds Nelson E Atkinson Ryan L Colvin Richard Tackett William L Tadlock Penny Pollard Wendell Beasley West Union soccer drops pair at Mason County Lady Indians go down in straight sets Senior Profile: Michael Gill Senior Profile: Katie Sandlin Royals dominate in big win over North Adams Dragons continue County Cup domination Archaeology Day returns to Serpent Mound Hourglass Quilt Square is back up again Manchester family hosts International Guests History, farming, and family- the bedrock of Cherry Fork’s community Bus drivers, emergency responders prepare for coming school year Working up a real good sweat What’s behind the motive? Rondal R Bailey Jr Thelma J Yates She’s all grown up now Scott A Yeager Soccer talent on display at 2017 SHAC preview Baseball community mourns the loss of Gene Bennett Winchester Homecoming Festival is Aug 25-27 Eleanor P Tumbleson Felicity man killed in Ohio River boating accident WUHS golfers take Portsmouth Invitational It was pretty cold that day Volleyball kicks off with SHAC Preview Night Young awarded Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship One Mistake Senator Portman visits GE Test Facility in Peebles Adams County school districts facing some major challenges for the coming year Family, friends, and roots: the ties that bind residents of one Adams County village What is your strength? Just the chance to take a look back Ronnie L Wolford Dale J Marshall Herbert Purvis Great American Solar Eclipse coming Aug. 21 BREAKING NEWS: West Union wins fifth consecutive County Cup Wallace B Boden John L Fletcher Lady Indians golfers learning the links North Adams, West Union golfers open 2017 seasons This Labor Day, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Blanton announces candicacy for Court of Appeals Local student attends Congress of Future Medical Leaders MHS welcomes new principal Made in America When it feels like you’re spinning plates Bonfires and “building” a farm Lady Devils looking to take that next step 50 years of Bengal memories Ag Society delivers donation to Dragonfly Foundation Young Memorial Scholarship awarded to a pair of local seniors ‘Musical passion is in his blood’ Naylor named NAHS Principal Boldman retiring after 17 years as Homeless Shelter director Manchester concludes another River Days celebration Drug Treatment vs. Prison James R Brown Bobby Lawler Jr

Adams County Library News

The North Adams Library is forming a Book Club for adults. The first meeting is Thursday, Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m. We’ll discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot, the gripping true story of a woman whose cells, collected without her knowledge, formed the basis for decades of cancer research. Help us select the North Adams Book Club’s 2016 reading list by filling out a short survey, and sharing your suggestions. Let us know what you like to read. The Book Club will meet on the last Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. For more information, or to join the email list, visit adamscolibrary.org/book-club.

Students in grades 6 – 12 are invited to join us for one of our Teen Activities at the library this week. On Thursday, February 18 at 3 p.m., join Ms. Julia at the North Adams Library after school to create your own customized EOS lip balm favors. We’ll customize EOS lip balm with 3D decorations, turning them into fun favors to keep or give to a friend.

The Teen Activity Club meets on the third Thursday of each month at the North Adams Library. On Feb. 18 at 10:30 a.m., kids ages 10 – 16 can join Donelle for Teen Art Class at the West Union Library. Bring a sketchpad, pencils, and erasers, and we’ll provide other art supplies as needed. Every other Thursday, we explore a technique, an art medium, and an artist or period in art history, and work on a project together.

On Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 3:30 p.m., join Deborah at the Manchester Library after school for Teen Activity Club. Every other Tuesday, we meet to work on a group project or craft, eat snacks, talk books and movies, and have fun with friends at the library. Thanks to the Manchester Teens for their help decorating the library.

Learn to use QuickBooks Pro 2016 in a four-part class series at the library. AmeriCorps volunteer technology trainer Melissa Downs is offering a series of classes introducing how to use the popular accounting software for small business, non-profit, and other uses. Call Melissa at 937-587-2085 for more information, or to schedule a class.

Now until March 31, enter your name in a drawing to win a free Windows 10 computer when you complete two free, one-hour computer classes at the Adams County Public Library. One-on-one classes are available for all skill levels, including Getting Started with Computers, Microsoft Office, Windows 10, Searching the Internet, Using Google Drive, Resume Writing, Internet Safety, and more. Visit adamscolibrary.org/contest for a complete list of eligible class topics, and contest rules.

The Adams County Public Library adds new books to our collection every week. Don’t miss a single new title. Browse a list of the latest books as they arrive, updated daily, by visiting our website at adamscolibrary.org and clicking on the “New Books” covers. Stop by any library location to pick up our monthly New Books list, a newsletter with popular fiction titles that will be released this month. Place requests for your favorites in the Online Catalog, or ask at the desk to place a request for titles that interest you.

The Adams County Public Library is open from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. During wintery weather, find out if the library has closed by checking adamscolibrary.org, the library’s Facebook page, or tune in to local radio station C103.

Children enjoy Story Time with Deborah at the Manchester Library on Mondays at 10:30 a.m.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Library.jpgChildren enjoy Story Time with Deborah at the Manchester Library on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Submitted photo

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