Junior High Lady Hounds get season-opening sweep Lady Devils roll past Paint Valley in season opener Senior Profile: Jessica Johnson Michael E Roberts Sr Evelyn L Jones Thomas M Calvert Ryan, Sowards lead Lady Indians to easy win in season opener, 57-36 over Felicity Senior Profile: Wes Hayslip Justice off to hot start at VSU County boys’ squads on display in annual SHAC Preview Night ‘Operation Christmas Child’ collects 1,707 shoe boxes for needy children Two animal cruelty cases investigated in Adams County DP&L considers closing power-generating plants in county Holiday spirit makes an early appearance in Adams County Chester A Mann Jeffrey A Daley Sr Michael G Tincher DAR sponsors Good Citizen Award Ohio’s young hunters harvest nearly 6,000 deer during Youth Gun Season Senior Profile: Kayle Thomas Helen N Hiestand Rev Walter R Egnor Sr Betty Beam Jamie L Corrill Jeffrey L Heppard Edsel L Massey Jr It is time to stop and take time to give thanks on a special day Another year to be very thankful for Senior Profile: Savannah McCoy McCoy signs to continue golf career at SSU North Adams hosts SHAC Girls Preview DAR commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War Historical Society honors veterans Star Wars routine leads Fancy Free Cloggers to ‘America’s Got Talent’ A Day at the Opera Eagle Creek draws community to Thanksgiving celebration Ward ekes out victory over Worley in county commissioner race Mary A Garman Ronald L Palmer Joseph S McClanahan II Emma O Hayslip Devils slip by Georgetown in Foundation Game Hupp, Hunter, Wolke named OSSCA Second Team All-State Senior Profile: Kain Turner Lady Devils romp in Foundation Game Oh, those aromas coming from Mom’s kitchen What Became My Biggest Project Deer gun season set to begin ‘Trees to Textbooks’ shares revenues with local schools and communities BREAKING NEWS Winchester’s Baxter wins Miss Ohio USA 2017 pageant Genny Elkins Pauline S Stevenson Donald E Lewis Sr Charlotte R Seaman Ruth Prater Bennie Skaggs Gertrude Swayne West Union High School hosts impressive Veterans Day ceremonies Peebles Elementary hosts ceremony to honor local veterans Duke Energy exits Killen and Stuart Plants GE Aviation hosts annual Veterans Day celebration Senior Profile: Logan Gordley Jeffrey A Brown Sr Peebles Library welcomes local author and survivor on Nov. 19 Homer C Eldridge Robert W Schomberg One Commissioner race too close to call in unofficial count Voters approve majority of county levies on Tuesday’s election ballot NAES Sixth Graders practice the democratic process Honoring one who gave the ‘last full measure of devotion’ Overcoming adversity, veteran of Iraq War opens local business Senior Profile: Ben Figgins Senior Profile: Macy Mullenix SHAC Basketball Previews are set for Nov. 18 and 25 Trio of local golfers finish careers with trip to the highest level of high school competition Peebles sophomore Jenny Seas finishes sixth in OHSAA state cross-country meet Upset win sends Trump to the White House ACRMC awarded plaque for 50 years of service Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for First Nine Week Grading Period BREAKING ELECTION NEWS! Senior Profile: Jordyn Kell Orlie H Kirker Military homecoming at NAES Second half spells doom as Greyhounds fall to Hillcrest 42-12 in finale Senior Profile: Sarah McFarland WU’s Horton will continue golf career at SSU Lady Devils’ season ends in heartbreak with 3-2 loss in District championship battle Christine R. Ritchey Operation Christmas Child begins Nov. 14 Mental Health levy on tomorrow’s ballot Wanda L. Nixon David Rogers Robert “Bobby” Leonard Keneth Waters Commissioner Worley seeks re-election Republican challenger vies for Commissioner’s seat Charles Cooper Thelma J White

Adams County Library News

Fun objects created with a 3D Printer at the Manchester Library.
Fun objects created with a 3D Printer at the Manchester Library.

By Jessica Dooley

The Peebles Magazine Club will hold a Book Sale at the Peebles Library on Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7. Stop by the Peebles Library from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. to browse hundreds of books, including books removed from the library’s collection and donated books. Come explore hundreds of newly available titles, including hardback fiction, nonfiction, craft books, cookbooks, history, hardback children’s nonfiction, and VHS movies. For more information, call 937-587-2085.

Free, individual assistance is available to students of any age who are preparing to apply for college. If you’d like help filing the FAFSA, finding college scholarships and loans, financial planning counseling, or help with the college application process, ask about an appointment with academic advisor Ed Huck. Ed provides free help with filing FAFSAs and other college financial aid preparation through a federal TRIO grant. Appointments are available at any Adams County Public Library, and also at the Mt Orab campus of Southern State Community College. For more information, call 937-587-2085.


By Jessica Dooley

Southeastern Ohio Legal Services is the free legal aid agency for Adams County. Each month, SEOLS holds a “Do It Yourself” Legal Clinic at the Department of Jobs and Family Services in West Union, on the third Thursday morning at 10 a.m. Learn how to address common legal problems, including custody filings, visitation rights, and small claims. For more information, call 740-354-7563.

The Adams County Public Library offers access to Gale Legal Forms, an online reference database that offers hundreds of blank legal forms you can customize to your needs. Gale Legal Forms has templates for common legal documents including power of attorney, rental agreements, legal separation, wills, and much more. Many forms are customized to Ohio-specific requirements. Visit adamscolibrary.org and click on Legal Forms, and log in with your library card to download, customize, and print the forms you need.

On May 5, the North Adams Library is hosting a Cinco de Mayo Face Painting Festival for kids and teens. Join Ms. Julia at 3 p.m. for face painting tutorials, games, and refreshments. Learn more about Mexican culture and traditional Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Pick up a Cinco de Mayo coloring page, visit with friends, practice dance steps and listen to Latin music. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Julia at 937-386-2556.

On Thursday, April 28, the adult Book Clubs will meet at the North Adams and West Union libraries. Join Julia at the North Adams Library at 5:30 p.m. to enjoy a relaxed discussion of “Against the Tide” by Elizabeth Camden, share refreshments, a quiz, and prizes. Pick up a copy of next month’s Book Club title at the desk, and join us on May 26 to discuss “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd.

On April 28 at 6 p.m., join Amy at the West Union Library to discuss “Dr. Mütter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine” by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz. Help us select our May Book Club title. If you are interested in joining the West Union Library Book Club, but aren’t free on April 28, call Amy at 937-544-2591 for more information. See a list of all the Book Clubs’ 2016 reading lists and meeting times on our website, at adamscolibrary.org/book-club.

Find out about the library’s upcoming events, including our 3D Printer Showcase, weekly Story Time for preschoolers, After School Activity Club for teens, Teen Art Class, and more, by visiting us online at adamscolibrary.org.

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