Junior Fair BBQ again a big success Beulah B James Senior Profile: Josie Myers Lady Indians place second at Ohio Classic in Hillsboro MVCA dominates Greyhounds in 45-0 triumph For Lady Devils, SHAC streak goes to 55 matches 9/11: Sixteen years later Gertrude Gibson Defender Bowl coming Sept. 16 Joyce A Walker Virginia R Young Senior Profile: Abby Campton West Union hosts 2017 Dragon Run New gridiron history begins for Peebles Trout, fire, and blueberry fields forever Senior Profile: Baylee Justice Lady Devils win SHAC thriller at Eastern Brown From Blue Creek to the Beaneaters Tough loss for Greyhounds in season opener Turning tragedy into hope What we learn from failure Absolutely had to get the wrinkles out Frances S Kidder Leo Trotter 41st Bentonville Festival set to begin Sept. 8 Winchester celebrates its history during three-day street fair Cruisefest returning to streets of Peebles Blue Creek- a community in transition honors its history and heritage Cuteness Galore – Winchester Homecoming Festival Baby Show Ronnie L Day Cast your vote for the Adams County Fairgrounds Nelson E Atkinson Ryan L Colvin Richard Tackett William L Tadlock Penny Pollard Wendell Beasley West Union soccer drops pair at Mason County Lady Indians go down in straight sets Senior Profile: Michael Gill Senior Profile: Katie Sandlin Royals dominate in big win over North Adams Dragons continue County Cup domination Archaeology Day returns to Serpent Mound Hourglass Quilt Square is back up again Manchester family hosts International Guests History, farming, and family- the bedrock of Cherry Fork’s community Bus drivers, emergency responders prepare for coming school year Working up a real good sweat What’s behind the motive? Rondal R Bailey Jr Thelma J Yates She’s all grown up now Scott A Yeager Soccer talent on display at 2017 SHAC preview Baseball community mourns the loss of Gene Bennett Winchester Homecoming Festival is Aug 25-27 Eleanor P Tumbleson Felicity man killed in Ohio River boating accident WUHS golfers take Portsmouth Invitational It was pretty cold that day Volleyball kicks off with SHAC Preview Night Young awarded Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship One Mistake Senator Portman visits GE Test Facility in Peebles Adams County school districts facing some major challenges for the coming year Family, friends, and roots: the ties that bind residents of one Adams County village What is your strength? Just the chance to take a look back Ronnie L Wolford Dale J Marshall Herbert Purvis Great American Solar Eclipse coming Aug. 21 BREAKING NEWS: West Union wins fifth consecutive County Cup Wallace B Boden John L Fletcher Lady Indians golfers learning the links North Adams, West Union golfers open 2017 seasons This Labor Day, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Blanton announces candicacy for Court of Appeals Local student attends Congress of Future Medical Leaders MHS welcomes new principal Made in America When it feels like you’re spinning plates Bonfires and “building” a farm Lady Devils looking to take that next step 50 years of Bengal memories Ag Society delivers donation to Dragonfly Foundation Young Memorial Scholarship awarded to a pair of local seniors ‘Musical passion is in his blood’ Naylor named NAHS Principal Boldman retiring after 17 years as Homeless Shelter director Manchester concludes another River Days celebration Drug Treatment vs. Prison James R Brown Bobby Lawler Jr Adams County man charged with killing estranged girlfriend Lexie N Hopkins Volleyball, soccer previews coming this weekend Michael A Cheek

Adams County Library News

The Friends of the North Adams Library are hosting their annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Supper at the McDonald’s in Seaman from 5- 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22. For a $5 ticket, come have all-you-can-eat pancakes, a side of sausage or bacon, and a small soft drink or coffee. Those who attend will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Kroger gift card and a $25 McDonald’s gift card, and kids will receive door prizes. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any Friend of the North Adams Library, or from the First State Bank in Seaman or Winchester. Funds raised benefit the Friends, who support programs including the Summer Reading Program at the North Adams Library. This popular, family-friendly annual gathering draws community members, neighbors, and friends together for a social evening. Thank you to McDonald’s for partnering with the Friends to host this event. For more information, call 937-695-0124.

Would you like to research your family tree? The Adams County Genealogy Society is holding a one-day Genealogy Workshop at the Manchester Library on Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. In the morning, Becky Reed and Ethel Chambers will discuss how to plan a DIY genealogy project, how to avoid common mistakes, and resources available online and at the Genealogy Society library. In the afternoon, Guiding Ohio Online technology trainer Melissa Downs will share about the genealogy resources available through the Adams County Public Library, and provide hands-on help starting your own genealogy project online. Bring your own laptop, or use one of the library’s computers. There is no charge for this event, but space is limited, so please call 937-549-3359 to register in advance.

Sherri Carter will share an Introduction to Essential Oils at the Peebles Library on Thursday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m. Learn how to use all-natural essential oils in easy, DIY applications to create relaxation, adjust mood, and promote wellness. Join us for a relaxing evening, and enter to win a door prize. For more information, call 937-587-2085.

Is there a Bigfoot in Ohio? Join Mike and Mike of the Ohio Night Stalkers at the Manchester Library on Saturday, March 26 at 2 p.m. See footprint castings and hear an audio recording made near Lynx in Adams County, and watch the 1967 Patterson Gimlin film uncut. Have you seen Bigfoot (or a relative)? Come share your experiences with us. For more information, call 937-549-3359.

The Adams County Public Library hosts monthly adult book clubs at the library. On March 21 at 4 p.m., join the Peebles Bibliophiles to discuss “Dreamland” by Sam Quinones. On March 31 at 5:30 p.m., join Julia at the North Adams Library to talk about “Ethan Frome” by Edith Wharton. On March 31 at 6 p.m. at the West Union Library, come to the first meeting of a new book club with Amy, and help us set future dates and times. We’ll discuss “The Paris Architect” by Charles Belfoure, and select future reads. For the 2016 Reading List for each book club, and more information, visit adamscolibrary.org/book-club.

All Adams County Public Library locations are open from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Follow us on Facebook to keep up with the latest news and events, or visit adamscolibrary.org to see new books, manage your account, and more.

The North Adams Library Book Club meets the last Thursday of each month.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Library-1.jpgThe North Adams Library Book Club meets the last Thursday of each month. Submitted photo

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