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

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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