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 Discover Ohio’s Ancient Cultures during Archaeology Day at Serpent Mound Summer Reading Program ends as new school year approaches Lady Hounds preparing for 2017 volleyball campaign, looking for more improvement A servant’s hands Oh my, nothing better than a sweet tooth Rec Park hosts All-Star Sunday A Saturday night peek at a gridiron future McDowell, McCarty awarded Farm Bureau Scholarships Adams County Medical Foundation awards Dr. Bruce Ashley Legacy Scholarships Your kid on heroin Jerry W Olinger Douglas R Burchett Wayne Cowles Shirley Collins Jack L Yates Wayne Grooms Sr Adams County Building and Loan merging with Southern Hills Community Bank Ahead of Sales Tax Holiday, Attorney General DeWine offers tips for consumers Delores L Cook Harold L Smith Pell, Seas have high hopes for new SSCC campus ‘We prayed and believed it was going to happen’ 4-H Scholarships awarded during Fair Week Showmanship Sweepstakes concludes Junior Fair Competitions Junior Fair Crops are a Premium Show Southern Ohio’s only blackberry farmer wants to make berry pickin’ fun again Challenges ahead for new MLSD Superintendent SAY Soccer celebrating 50 years North Adams hosts Youth Football Mini-Camp Lady Dragons host Soccer Shootout 38 years later, Indians football returns It’s time Ten years and twenty goats later When nobody is watching When a blackberry wasn’t just a cell phone, but delicious Heroin user’s mom says addiction is a disease, not a choice Mary A Wallingford Rickey L Vincent Pauline Ertel William Bryant ACOVSD announces 2017-18 policy for free and reduced lunches What we are made of When summer really arrived Horse project 4-H members head to Ohio State Fair Defender hosts annual Cornhole Tournament George’s Brave Shave’ benefits other Year of planning, work pays off for 2017 fair Local teen opens new business Why can’t you stop? Camp first step in preparation for 2018 Greyhounds on the gridiron Young awarded SEDAB Scholarship Fair hosts Hall of Fame broadcaster Peebles goes back-to-back at the Barnyard The sport of goats Massive storms rumble through Ohio Valley James W Morgan Tiffany R Edwards Marshall W Groves

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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