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 Peebles Skate Park now a reality 2017-18 Fur and Feather Ambassadors named Caley Grooms is Cattlemen’s Beef Ambassador Dr. Mueller leaving Health Department’s free clinic Hourglass Quilt Barn returning to Adams County Lung, Thornburg are First Team All-District selections North Adams hosts annual Boys Basketball Camps Walk-off winner Wanda Hill George D Johnson Life can be a juggling act My favorite thing to do on the farm Wolves in Adams County! Ronald L Wedmore Three lessons from Dad Donald D Morgan Wenstrup uninjured in Virginia shooting Portman staff to hold grant funding workshop Raymond E Applegate Keeping the Peebles tradition alive Back on the hardwood, local hoops squads compete in Monday Night League Seven county athletes recognized as All-SHAC Baseball honorees Stepping to the podium Lady Hounds host Youth Volleyball Camp Senior Profile: Bryan Young Junior Deputy Boot Camps kick off in Manchester Hayes pleads “not guilty” to 109 counts Six-year-old girl finds long-lost class ring Jefferson Alumni awards annual scholarships Paul Tate Jr Marcus I Cox Jewell Gill James M Hill Jr Jeffrey S Jones Samuel A Disher Jack Sterling BREAKING NEWS: Parents face charges after son overdoses on opiate License Hikes and Tall Turkey Tales Danger under every rock Reigning Miss Ohio USA will judge 2017 Adams County Fair Queen Pageant Gordley’s hoops career will continue at Mount St. Joseph Russell C Newman Kenneth C Thurman George Uebel Summer Reading Program underway Honor Flight carries local veteran to DC When rescuers become victims Passing the torch, West Union hosts week-long basketball camp for future Dragons SENIOR PROFILE: Sara Knechtly Terry L Powell Willie Shreffler James C Fitzpatrick Senior Profile: Austin Parks Six countians named to All-SHAC Softball squad Lady Indians get summer camp season underway Memorial Day services pay tribute to local veterans WUHS Steel Band will perform at Bogart’s SSCC announces Honors Lists for spring semester Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for final nine weeks West Union Elementary announces Honor Roll for fourth nine weeks Back to State! Mom calls daughter “living proof” seat belts save lives Rent-2-Own donation means new soccer scoreboard at WUHS NAHS student selected for Engineering Summer Camp Southern Hills Athletic Conferences honors Spring Sports athletes Senior Profile: Kailyn Boyd Madison Welch receives Riffle Scholarship Junior Achievement Volunteers visit county’s seventh graders Marcella J Abbott James Ratliff Gladys Davitz

Kids College coming April 2

4-H members of all ages are invited to attend this year’s 4-H Kids College on Saturday, April 2, at the OVCTC in West Union, with a registration deadline of March 11. This event is open to all 4-H members with an interest in the subject matter, regardless of what projects they are taking. Those enrolled in related projects will learn about project requirements, pre-fair judging, and Ohio State Fair expectations. Each course will provide hands-on learning opportunities, and members will complete one or more activities from their project books. Youth will leave each course with a product, kit, or new information.

A variety of courses are scheduled, most designed to help members enrolled in non-livestock projects get the help and support they need to complete the project and bring it to pre-fair judging on June 28.

Kids College is sponsored in part by OSU Extension Adams County, Southern State Community College, and the Adams County 4-H Advisory Committee. All course instructors have volunteered their time and expertise. Participant fees will be used to pay for course instructional materials, facility rental, equipment, and supplies. Most courses will offer participants the opportunity to take home a completed product, a project kit, or project-related equipment and supplies.

Elective courses being offered in the morning include Dr. Bob’s WeDo Robotics, Get Stared in Art, Intro to Vet Science, Safe Use of Guns, and Scrapbooking 101. Afternoon courses include Cake Decorating for Beginners, Crochet Basics, Dr. Bob’s Science Fun, Fishing 101, and Photography 101.

Over the lunch hour, participants will enjoy get-acquainted activities and participate in a session designed to help them prepare for a formal presentation or speech, presented by Joel Colón. In addition, Bonnie Simpkins, current Adams County 4-H Camp Ambassador, will present a brief session to encourage members to attend the 2016 summer 4-H camps at Canter’s Cave.

Cost to participate in this college-like program is just $15 for one elective and lunch, or $20 for two electives and lunch. All registrations are due on or before 4 p.m. on March 11. Courses will be filled on a first-come, first served basis, with no more than 12 youth accepted in any course.

For more information about Kids College or for a description of each course, visit the OSU Extension Adams County website at adams.osu.edu or contact the Extension Office at 937.544.2339.

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Submitted by Carolyn Belczyk

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