Ohio Valley FFA Officers for 2016-17 named ACRMC Emergency Care Center renamed after Dr. Bruce Ashley West Union holds football Homecoming festivities First graders pick the Sheriff Cross honored by ODNR with the prestigious Cardinal Award Renowned Ohio artist visits WUHS Don and Venita Bowles named 2016 Outstanding Fair Supporters PES students part of new Lego League Ferno donates $2,500 to OVCTC From the cistern to the city water Basketball officiating class being offered in October Peebles rolls by West Union in straight sets Par for the course, Dragons sweep SHAC Golf titles Greyhounds hang on late for first win of 2016 season You have to understand the process to understand the job Alex K Miller Ann E Campbell Scott N Atkinson Senior Profile: Tyler Fowler Martin named to All-Tourney Team in North/South Battlefield Classic 200 years on the banks of the Ohio, in a little town called Moscow Edwin P Prince ACRMC Emergency Care Center renamed after Dr. Bruce Ashley Volleyball teams honor young cancer patient MHS honors veterans during pregame Kirker Covered Bridge gets a ‘Brown Goose’ facelift Adams County Heritage Days are Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Lady Devils prevail 1-0 over Peebles on Kickin’ Cancer Night Senior Profile: Patrick Baldwin Michael W Milby James R Grooms Sr. Fall Festival crowns Little Miss and Mister UPDATE: Pike County multiple murder Investigation; redacted autopsy reports released West Union Elementary names August Students of the Month SHAC streak continues for North Adams volleyball West Union volleyball picks up a pair of W’s Animal Shelter booth sees record crowds at Old Timer’s Day Festival Dragons top Manchester in Defender Bowl battle, 28-22 Senior Profile: Kendall Gallowitz Lady Dragons grab early lead in SHAC Tourney, final round is coming Friday Another Old Timer’s Days in the books and successful Run Gio Foundation to hold Oct. 1 benefit in Adams County Betty L Kelley Tom Cross, ACTVB Director, to receive ODNR Cardinal Award Seaman Fall Festival begins Wednesday, runs through Saturday Dragons still lead after two rounds of SHAC Golf, McCarty tops individual leader board Lady Dragons get SHAC win, downing Fayetteville 3-1 Overcoming obstacles, Pennywitt etches his name in MHS record books Dragons take first day lead in SHAC Golf Tourney New drug treatment offers more hope for recovering addicts Ronnie G Nace Lucille Wright Lois M Bixler Time to change those soccer rules Senior Profile: Hannah Grimes ‘Cruising up and down the main drag all night long’ Community effort erects town clock S Bridge to be replaced on Graces Run Road Senior Profile: Brittany Caldwell Lady Dragons break ACCC course record Dragons roll in county gridiron battle Down to last play, Hounds fall in heartbreaker I never won, but those lawn games were special times Donnie Austin Shari R Hiltibran Bentonville hosts 40th Annual Harvest Festival West Union soccer teams sweep Williamsburg, St. Patrick “Rockin” the mats again Senior Profile: Brittany Caldwell Sylvester Mefford Local teens selected to State 4-H Teen Leadership Council Connect with Serpent Mound over Old Timer’s Days Guthrie to speak about pests and diseases in beekeeping Old Timers Days Festival Cornhole Tournament is this week Defender Bowl coming Thursday Bentonville Harvest Festival holds Toddler Pageants 40th Anniversary Bentonville Harvest Festival hosts Baby Show 9/11 Reminds Us That We Are All Americans Lady Dragons are 2016 County Cup winners Bob Birchfield Senior Profile: Ryan Henderson Dragons take JV golf match Another rough night for Greyhounds, Notre Dame rolls to big win Remembering 9/11-15 years later Hughes honored at GABP Concussions and Youth Sports Roberta Newman to retire after more than 46 years at First State Bank Reaching out to the Baton Rouge flood victims Bentonville Harvest Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary Fire it up! Annual Jr. Fair BBQ cooks up another savory fare Lady Indians take down Whiteoak in four sets Senior Profile: Zack Best Greyhounds produce three winners at the 2016 Dragon Run Lady Hounds win in five sets at West Union Teresa Houdeshell Rosa Grooms Roy C Shiveley Mathew R Potts Staggs and Louiso to visit nation’s capital MLSD board members disagree on the merits of drug-testing students
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Winchester Happenings

Sympathy and prayers are extended to Keith (and Debbie) Willett on the death of his mother Shirley who passed away last week. Survivors also include her husband Delbert, two other sons Kevin and Rhonda, Mark and Charlotte, and one brother. Memorials may be made to the Parkinsons Disease Foundation or The Alzheimer’s Program (c/o Adams County Manor).

Join the Walk MS Adams County Committee for an evening of bunco on Monday, March 14 at the Legion Hall in Seaman. The entry fee of $20 includes snacks, supplies and an evening of fun for a good cause. Registration is between 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. and play begins at 6:30 p.m. There will be door prizes, food and a silent auction.

Good news from Daisy Gill. She has been moved to Room 16 in Dogwood Hall at the Ohio Valley Manor. She was able to come home for a short visit on Friday, the first time since November. One of the therapists came with them to make suggestions on having things ready for when she comes home to stay.

Mr. Roger Davis is having surgery this week and has been whining a little about needing prayers. Actually, he has been an inspiration for most of us with his spirit and participation in rehab and we all could use a little of his spirit. I hope everything goes well.

The Adams County Library will be at the Village Garden apartments tomorrow March 3 from 11:30 a.m.– 12:30 pm.

Several folks from Winchester enjoyed the basketball game between the Venture Hawks and Adams County Sheriff’s Office Eagles. No one was surprised that the Hawks absolutely annihilated the Eagles. This was the first basketball game I have attended where everyone had a great time and no one yelled at the referees.

Keep the family of Edna Lung in your prayers. She now has hospice care and they can use our support.

Winchester’s Past (Florence Bryson): Continuing with Nora and Harley Darlington. Nora was a half sister of Corintha Cochran who married Wesley Ellis. They were the parents of Hayden Ellis and the grandparents of Bernice Ellis Purdin and the great grandparents of Lynda Purdin Williams That would make Nora Bernice’s great aunt and Harley her cousin. In 1965 when Winchester had it’s Sesqui-Centennial, Harley and his wife came back to Winchester and visited with his relatives. Lynda has a picture of them in the Bicentennial Book. His mother had died in 1958 and is buried in Big Sandy, Montana. Harley died in 1996 and he and his wife and two of his sons are all buried in Big Sandy. He had five children and like him, his three sons were all ranchers and raised cattle. The picture of Harley’s tombstone has a cow on the stone. continued

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By Joyce Porter and Florence Bryson

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