Manchester grad enjoys a “Super” Experience Taking Adams County patriotism to the state capitol John P Sininger Jo Ann Hayslip Harvey U Schrock Eunice G. Burgess Senior Profile: Kaulen St Michael Cox Racing returns to Brushcreek on April 2 Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony Adams County provides multiple walking venues Adams County parks are tobacco-free Rhoads Memorial 5K Run/Walk is April 9 Peebles Elem. Staff of the Month Floyd E Maddy Raymond A Holt Derrick Poe Spencer E McFarland Mintie F Rogers Roberta Eylar Big Time Wrestling coming to NAHS Carl Tomlin CTC students help with storm clean-up Opening the door for high-tech jobs Jack R Slyger Thomas Stratton Jr Eastern Lady Warriors headed to Final Four Senior Profile: Logan Rogers Southern Hills Athletic Conference names 2016-17 All-Conference Basketball Teams Winchester PD continues assault on drugs Alonso joins Defender staff Sheriff to set up outpost in Manchester Johnson named OEDA Membership Chairperson Sherman E Young Ruth Jackman ‘Kitten Season’ comes to Ohio Manchester Council votes to disband PD Olde Wayside Inn under new management Two overdose on heroin Senior Profile: Ethan Parrett Adams/Brown Youth League holds postseason tourney Three nights of pain Furious rally falls short, Lady Devils again eliminated in Div. III district finals, 45-42 Oscar Moore Barbara J Finnegan Ohio Senate and House honor Miss Ohio USA Michael Eldridge Frances Towner Thelma R Williamson BREAKING NEWS: Manchester council votes to eliminate police department Before all dogs go to heaven Adaptive Bikes delivered in Adams County Adams County Junior Fair Market Hog Identification plans announced for 2017 Local couple takes ownership of two local businesses Jo Hanson to retire after nearly 50 years in banking Sierra Club, hero or villain? Greyhounds, Devils are runners-up in SHAC Tournaments Harold L Purdin Senior Profile: Jacob Wickerham 98-year old author publishes first book Early March storm packs destructive punch Jeeps rally in second half to end the Peebles season How about some post season awards? Thanks for all the great sports coverage PHS Principal hopes to expand students’ world view When spring becomes a promise Greg Lorenz Clay shoots the lights out, shoots down Greyhounds’ season Senior Profile: Savannah McFarland Devils put up a good fight, but fall to Portsmouth in sectional final, 50-43 Second half comeback sends Lady Devils to district finals for third straight year Butts honored by Southeast District Athletic Board North Adams Elementary holds Random Acts of Kindness Week Chester W Eyre BREAKING NEWS: March makes its entrance with force WUES kicks off Right to Read Week with guest readers WUHS students see Aronoff show on the life of Edgar Allan Poe Local high school seniors winners of Wendy’s Heisman Awards The emotions of a senior year Market Hog Clinic scheduled for March 4 Venture Hawks fall to Scioto County Senior Profile : Colton Thornburg Lady Dragons’ season ends with sectional loss to Lynchburg Devils advance in tourney with convincing win over West Union, will face Portsmouth for sectional title Wenstrup selected as Vice Chairman of House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports to hold fund raiser Linda M Howland Nellie B Hayslip Russell E Bailey Gladys M Perdue Commissioners meet in Columbus with DP&L CEO Tom Raga Missing the Dirtrollers The farms that aren’t forgotten Flora Hilderbran Commissioners to meet with DP&L officials New state graduation requirements called a ‘train wreck’ Catching up with Keller Senior Profile: Justin Knechtly Piketon size is too much for Lady Indians, Peebles falls in sectional finals Greyhounds grab Senior Night win Indians finish regular season riding six-game winning streak

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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