Helen Kerr Anna L DeMint The garden that got us through the winter months Virginia L Fricker JV Devils top Northwest 51-34 Senior Profile: Caitlin Young North Adams moves to 7-5 with 16-point Homecoming win over Northwest Held to a higher standard Claudia J Purtee Shaylee E Prewitt Questions still linger in Stuart explosion Richard Holsinger J Ruth Madden Frank E Swayne Robert Bechdolt Sara D Hatfield Barbara Goodwin Jeffrey Frederick Grace E Myers Johnny A Sullender Sr. Senator Joe Uecker sworn-in for second term Wenstrup sworn in for third term in House Ronald L Chochard Patrick P Clift Samuel W Freeland Senior Profile: Casey Mullenix Lady Dragons win ugly, taking Classic consolation game over Manchester, 48-45 Greyhounds roll by West Union to take Classic consolation game, 82-58 History made as Ward takes oath of office Peter A Bennington Tangela R King McDonald’s Classic crowns 2016 champions MVP Arey leads Peebles to McDonald’s Classic title, Indians outlast North Adams 82-76 in double overtime thriller Lady Devils get Classic three-peat, make it 10 of 11, 14 titles for Coach Davis Senior Profile: Raegan Dick Teaching students the power of giving Kids at Children’s Home gifted with shopping spree Marion Liming Dorothy Huff John R Murphy Michael L McAninch Rita Rogers Edward L Combs Ronald W Staggs Mary H Grooms Gladys Wilson Donald Barnhill Monda Van Vorren Deborah Spires Senior Profile: Andre Wolke Indians pull away in second half, get past Manchester 71-58 in Classic semis On home floor, Lady Indians move to Classic title game North Adams handles West Union, Devils move to Classic finals with 68-53 victory Lady Devils roll into Classic championship Beth E Rowley Leatrice Lewis Senior Profile: Justin Aldridge Mary Helterbridle Wanda Huffman PES Performing Arts entertains at Hometown Christmas Adams County Manor sends holiday wishes Peebles Lions Club hosts Christmas breakfast Elusive Elf on a Shelf makes a return visit to PES Santas in blue spread Christmas cheer in a very special way Senior Profile: Aubrey McFarland WUHS holds Hall of Fame induction ceremonies WUHS Academic Team has undefeated season Serving those who served their country From Pearl Harbor to ‘America’s Got Talent’, 93-year-old WWII vet is still going strong Yester Years brings a touch of old to the new Merry Christmas to you all North Adams Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners Peebles High School hosts Homecoming ceremonies Children in need receive gifts at PES Adams County Manor holds annual Door Decorating Contest WUHS celebrates with numerous Christmas activities Halftime lead quickly vanishes, Dragons fall to Northwest 73-62 in Saturday night non-conference match up Tammy S Scott Oscar Hilterbrandt Neil R Swayne Beulah M Daniels McDonald’s Classic begins Dec. 27 Letters to Santa Senior Profile: Tyler Swearingen Leadership Adams donates to local outreach programs North Adams student/athletes are part of Holiday Sharing Event Senior Profile: Kylie Lucas West Union Elementary holds Academic Fair on Dec. 2 WUES holds annual Spelling Bee NAHS Art students help out the Humane Society Peebles Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners CTC FCCLA / Culinary Arts class holds Cancer Awareness Drive Amen receives Distinguished Service Award ‘Tis the season for family-past, present, and future MHS Computer Class aces MOS Exam WUES recognizes November Bus Riders of the Month NAHS Beta Club sponsors canned food drive Peebles Elementary announces November Students of the Month Crisis text line reaches out during the holidays Paul Wesley Ailshire

Farm and Family Night at MCTC March 8

Maysville Community and Technical College (MCTC), the local UK Cooperative Extensions and Ohio State University, invites all families and community members to a free evening of education and fun for all ages. “Farm and Family Night” will be held Tuesday, March 8, from 5 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. on the Maysville Campus of MCTC with dinner starting at 5 pm. Farm Credit Services of Mid-America is the title sponsor for the event.

Participants will get to choose from 60 concurrent sessions on farm and home including: rotational grazing, genetically engineered crops, using drones for agriculture, beekeeping, organic gardening, horticulture, cooking, health and nutrition and more. Early bird sessions will be from 5:15 – 5:45 p.m. and will include: cardiac signs and symptoms, perennial gardening, biodegradable mulches as well as several other topics.

Youth focused sessions such as robotics in farming, gun safety and livestock extravaganza will also be featured. “Parent and Child” classes will be available for children 2 – 6 years of age. Health screenings will be offered to participants by MCTC Nursing Students and over 50 exhibitors will be on display. The grand prize at this year’s event will be a Yeti Cooler. You must be present to win.

A baked spaghetti dinner will be provided from 5- 7 p.m. Due to limited seating, participants will need a ticket for dinner. Tickets may be picked up at the Adams, Bracken, Brown, Clermont, Fleming, Highland, Lewis, Mason and Robertson County Extension Offices. Tickets are also available at the Maysville-Mason County Chamber Office as well as the Maysville Campus of MCTC located at 1755 US Hwy 68 in Maysville.

Other sponsors of this year’s event include Cahall Bros, Inc., Meadowview Regional Medical Center, MCTC Foundation, Rip’s Farm Center, Blue Grass Stockyards of Maysville, Citizens Deposit Bank, Southern States, Hinton Mills, Nachurs, Riverside Tractor & Equipment, Fleming-Mason Energy, Community Trust Bank, Ripley Federal, Schumacher Insurance Agency, Primary Plus, McFarland Chevrolet, Bank of Maysville, Stober and Mitsubishi Electric.

For more information, contact Workforce Solutions, 606-759-7141, ext. 66120.

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