Mary Wallingford Leslie V Lawrence Jr Fair hosts Cheerleading Competition Peebles FFA installs 2017-18 Officers Seniors Citizens and Armed Forces Day at the fair Cheers! It’s mocktail time! North Adams Beta Club attends National Convention at Disney ‘You won’t believe the chaos it rains around you’ McCarty’s receive 4-H Alumni award McKayla Raines crowned 2017 Junior Fair Queen Eastern knocks off Peebles 10-5 to capture 14 U baseball tourney Just listen for the answer Time to teach a little History Fair hosts Little Miss and Mister, Toddler shows Jason E Palmer Dorothy Stephenson Shane G Varney The weekend I joined the Army David Stutz Patty Davis Battle results in new chief at the Division of Wildlife Join in with ‘Adams County Rocks’ After 500-mile journey, pigeon ‘drops’ in for a visit Nine-run third inning leads Peebles to upset win in SHYL 12U baseball tournament finals Willie L White David A Presley Connie Greene Carolyn Belczyk retiring from OSU Extension Young’s reign as Fair Queen ends, new journey begins Robert L Boone Esther C Malone Independence Day parade puts patriotism on display Being an addict’s mom: a sad and scary place to be White House newest addition to People’s Defender mailing list Young leaving Manchester to become Ripley Principal Leadoff homer holds up, Manchester takes 10U softball tourney 1-0 over North Adams North Adams tops Manchester in 12U semis Monday Night League concludes with SHAC showdown How we see ourselves In the good ole’ summertime Ronnie L Roush Elizabeth A Gifford Tom White Ivan H Copas Kathleen Lewis Paul Minton Jessica A Edmisten Workhouse helps free up jail space Penguin ‘chills’ with kids in library visit ‘Heroin has taken me to my darkest places’ The beauty of the giant combine West Union gets past North Adams 5-2 in 10U baseball tourney play Eastern Brown hosts annual Girls Soccer Shootout “It’s been a real community effort” Summer ball winds down for local squads Submit your Knothole team photos! Gokey, Morgan, Young to perform at 2017 Festival of the Bells Just looking around the room When in the course of human events When your dreams seem out of reach Ricky A Smith Ricky A Smith Dean McClellan Ruby O Shell Peggy R Atkinson Caroline E Fulton Marcia R Baldwin Juanita N Lewis Mary K Hilterbran Jack D Reed ‘I had no gumption except to get high’ Long-lost siblings meet for the first time after nearly six decades apart Freedom Festival to honor the American Flag ‘Music and Memory’ at Adams County Manor renews lives lost to dementia Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy takes gold at 2017 Ohio Police and Fire Games Toole awarded Winchester Alumni Scholarship Lady Devils host Summer Varsity Shootout In 14U, Peebles finishes regular season with blowout win Der professionelle Basketball-Traum Local pair attend Wabash College Wrestling Camp Shootouts in the summer time Eight dollars and three keys When life gets messy Hot summer days were no sweat Janice McGlothin Jeannine O Evans Gerald Grooms Marvin Setty Richard G Waldron Grand Marshals selected for West Union Fourth of July Parade Adams County, Maysville Vet team up to save injured dog Michael S Knauff Victor P Price Success builds from the bottom up Finalists named for 2017 Fair Queen Contest William Glenn DeWine, Reader Call For Tips in Rhoden Murder Investigation MHS principal to take superintendent post Peebles Skate Park now a reality 2017-18 Fur and Feather Ambassadors named

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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