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 Nation’s #1 movie comes to stage Artectis hosts grand opening Waiting for the ax to fall, who’s to blame? WU Seniors going to State Sci. Fair Peebles Elem. releases Honor Roll Finding the strength to endure

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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