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

WU Women’s Club stays active

Sheriff Kimmy Rogers will be the guest speaker during Legislation Day at the annual conference of the Ohio Federation of Women’s Clubs on Saturday, Mar. 19 at Eastgate Receptions in Batavia.

Rogers will be speaking about drug abuse prevention and protecting children in families affected by drug abuse.

As members of the Ohio Federation, the West Union Women’s Club will be one of 10 womens’ clubs representing the southwest Ohio district at the yearly meeting.

During the meeting each attending club will be recognized and honored for the work they have done throughout the year.

The West Union club, founded in 1946, has 31 members and functions as a strictly volunteer, community service organization.

“Our club focuses on projects in arts, conservation, education, home life, public affairs, community needs and issues, and leadership,” said club President, Sally White. “It’s all about women working to improve their community.”

Members participate in the local Arts Council Summer Camp for children, organizing the art displays in the courthouse annex, and in collaboration with local English and Art teachers, and sponsor a short story and poetry contest for local students each year.

In addition, they award two $500 senior scholarships each year, contribute to the school sponsored Operation Backpack program that addresses childhood hunger, and volunteer their time to tutor and mentor students.

They also work to raise awareness about conservation issues. “We have brought attention to the diminishing population of monarch butterflies, we have planted, and encouraged others to plant milkweed which is the natural food source for the monarch,” said White, “We are also involved in promoting the importance of healthy eating and growing your own food and herbs.”

In April they will be planting a pinwheel garden on the courthouse lawn to raise awareness about child abuse and prevention.

Though their primary focus is on the local community, the club members also work on state-wide issues. “We often write to our congressmen to try to affect change,” White says, “We have worked on behalf of Operation Smile, (the organization that provides surgical care to children suffering from cleft lip or cleft palate) and the immunization program – Shots for Life, but our signature cause is domestic violence, and two or three times a year we host events aimed at raising awareness and prevention.”

The club meets six times a year in different locations. Their February meeting was hosted by Judith Brown at the new Locals Cafe & Art Gallery on Courthouse Square in West Union.

Members of the West Union Women’s Club will attend the annual Ohio Federation of Women’s Clubs annual meeting in March.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Women1.jpgMembers of the West Union Women’s Club will attend the annual Ohio Federation of Women’s Clubs annual meeting in March.

Judith Brown, owner of the Locals Cafe & Art Gallery on Courthouse Square hosted the February meeting of the West Union Women’s Club.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Women2.jpgJudith Brown, owner of the Locals Cafe & Art Gallery on Courthouse Square hosted the February meeting of the West Union Women’s Club.
Local community service club will be recognized for its volunteer work

By Patricia Beech

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