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

During March, the Adams County Public Library is hosting several special events. On Thursday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m., the Peebles Library Book Club invites you to join them for a short video chat with Sam Quinones, author of “Dreamland.” Sam Quinones is an author and journalist based in Los Angeles who wrote “Dreamland: The True Tale of Americas’s Opiate Epidemic” after extensive research in Portsmouth. Seating at the library is limited, so please call 937-587-2085 to help us plan ahead.

The Friends of the North Adams Library are hosting their annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Supper at the McDonald’s in Seaman on Tuesday, March 22 from 5-7 p.m. For a $5 ticket, you’ll receive all the pancakes you can eat, a side of bacon or sausage, and a small coffee or soft drink. Tickets are available in advance from Friends members and from the First State Bank in Winchester and Seaman. Funds raised benefit the Friends of the North Adams Library, who help support programs and events at the library. Redeemed tickets will be entered into a drawing for Kroger and McDonald’s gift cards. Join the Friends for this fun community event, and thank you for your support of the library.

On Saturday, March 19, the Adams County Genealogical Society will present a one-day workshop at the Manchester Library from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Come hear from Becky and Ethel of the Genealogical Society about how to begin your own family history research project, avoid common mistakes, and access local resources. AmeriCorps technology trainer Melissa will discuss resources available through the Adams County Public Library, and provide hands-on help starting your own genealogy project in the afternoon. Bring a laptop, or use one of ours. Space is limited, so please register by calling 937-549-3359.

Sherri Carter describes the wellness and relaxation benefits of natural essential oils at the Peebles Library on Thursday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m. Come learn how you can use natural essential oils to adjust mood, promote relaxation, and improve wellness, and enter to win a door prize. For more information, call 937-587-2085.

Does Bigfoot roam Adams County? Join Mike and Mike of the Ohio Night Stalkers at the Manchester Library on Saturday, March 26 at 2 p.m. for “Bigfoot in Ohio?” They’ll share stories of tracking Bigfoot near Lynx, with sound recordings, footprint casts and more. Watch the 1967 Patterson Gimlin Bigfoot film. Have you encountered Bigfoot? Share your experiences with us! For more information, call 937-549-3359.

A new book club is forming at the West Union Public Library. On Thursday, March 31 at 6 p.m., come to the first meeting to help us choose future dates and times and select our 2016 reading list. We’ll discuss “The Paris Architect” by Charles Belfoure, a thrilling WWII novel set in Paris. Have questions, or are you interested in a book club that meets online? Call Amy at 937-544-2591 to share your thoughts.

The North Adams Library book club meets the last Thursday of each month. On Thursday, March 31 at 5:30 p.m., they will read “Ethan Frome” by Edith Wharton. Join moderator Julia each month for a relaxed discussion, quizzes, prizes, and food. Read along with our 2016 list, even if you can’t attend every meeting. For more information about all the libraries’ book clubs, visit adamscolibrary.org/book-club.

The Adams County Public Library is 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 events.

Members of the Loose Thread Quilters created a beautiful display at the Peebles Library. Their five-year anniversary Quilt Show is April 16.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Quilters-Display.jpgMembers of the Loose Thread Quilters created a beautiful display at the Peebles Library. Their five-year anniversary Quilt Show is April 16. Submitted photo

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