Fairgoers wanna iguana! SSCC moving forward with plans for Adams County campus 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

Adams County Library News

The Adams County Public Library will host a free, one-day Genealogy Workshop at the Manchester Library on Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Becky Reed and Ethel Chambers of the Adams County Genealogical Society and Guiding Ohio Online AmeriCorps technology trainer Melissa Downs will co-host this day-long genealogy workshop. In the morning, hear from Becky and Ethel about how to begin researching your family tree, how to avoid common mistakes, planning a genealogy project, and accessing resources available in the Genealogy Society, the Library, and online.

In the afternoon, Melissa will provide hands-on help using library computers to begin or continue your own genealogy research project. Bring your own laptop, or use a library computer. This workshop is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so please call 937-549-3359 to reserve a spot in advance.

The Friends of the North Adams Library will host their annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Supper on Tuesday, March 22 from 5- 7 p.m. in the Seaman McDonald’s. For a $5 ticket, you’ll receive all-you-can-eat pancakes, a side of bacon or sausage, and a small coffee or soft drink. At the event, redeemed tickets will be entered in a drawing for door prizes, including a $50 Kroger gift card and a $25 McDonald’s gift card. Tickets are available from any Friends member, and from the First State Bank in Winchester and Seaman. This popular annual community event sees neighbors, friends and community members enjoying a social evening, hosted by the Friends of the North Adams Library. Proceeds raised benefit the Friends, who use the funds to support programs and improvements at the North Adams Library, including the Summer Reading Program.

To support the Friends of the North Adams Library every time you shop at Kroger, activate your Kroger Plus Card at krogercommunityrewards.com and select non-profit organization 18132, and Kroger will make a small donation to the Friends each time you use your Plus Card to shop. For more information, call the Friends at 937-695-0124.

A new Book Club is forming at the West Union Library this March. Join us for the first meeting on Thursday evening, March 31 at 6 p.m. to discuss award-winning WWII novel “The Paris Architect” by Charles Belfoure. Stop by the West Union Library any time to borrow a copy of “The Paris Architect,” available at the desk. Come help us select a reading list for 2016, choose meeting dates and times, and share your preferences for a club format. We’re interested in meeting at the library, or meeting online, or both. For more information, call Amy Werring at 937-544-2591.

The North Adams Library hosts a newly-formed monthly book club on the last Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Call Julia McCane-Knox at 937-386-2556 for more information. The Peebles Bibliophiles Book Club meets on the third Monday of each month at 4 p.m. On March 21, join us at the Peebles Library to discuss “Dreamland” by Sam Quinones. Call Nick Slone at 937-587-2085 for more information. To learn more about any of the Book Clubs, view reading lists, or join our email lists, visit adamscolibrary.org/book-club.

Federal and Ohio state tax forms and publications are available at each Adams County Public Library. Ask about printing up to 10 pages of any tax forms at the library, free of charge. If you need a form or booklet we don’t have, ask about how to request the IRS to mail a copy of any tax form, booklet, or publication to your home mailing address, free of charge.

Visit the Adams County Public Library online at adamscolibrary.org, or follow us on Facebook for the latest news, events, and new books.

Kids enjoy After School activities at the North Adams Library on Tuesdays at 3 p.m.
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