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

Gemma donates pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House at the Peebles Library, in honor of her twin brother Keller, who is battling cancer.
Gemma donates pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House at the Peebles Library, in honor of her twin brother Keller, who is battling cancer.

By Jessica Dooley

The West Union Library is holding their annual Plant Exchange now through May 28. Stop by the West Union Library to browse a display of plants shared by your neighbors. Bring indoor or outdoor plants in a labeled container to exchange for something new. Trade up to three plants each time you visit. Any healthy, rooted plant is welcome, but no cuttings, please. For more information, call the West Union Library at 937-544-2591.

On Monday, May 16 at 4 p.m., the Peebles Library Bibliophiles Book Club will meet to discuss “Our Souls at Night” by Kent Haruf. Pick up a copy of the book in advance at the desk, or request a large print, audio book, or download an eBook edition. “Our Souls at Night” is “a spare yet eloquent, bittersweet yet inspiring story of a man and a woman who, in advanced age, come together to wrestle with the events of their lives and their hopes for the imminent future.” Read more about this title, and the rest of the Bibliophiles’ 2016 reading list, on our website, at adamscolibrary.org/book-club.

Plan ahead to join the North Adams or West Union Library Book Clubs later this month. On Thursday, May 26 at 5:30 p.m., the North Adams Library Book Club will discuss “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd. Call Julia at 937-386-2556 for more information.

On Thursday, May 26 at 6 p.m., the West Union Library Book Club will talk about “Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger. Call Amy at 937-544-2591 for more information. discuss “Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger. Contact Amy Werring for more information.

By Jessica Dooley

Join the Peebles Library Book Club, “The Bibliophiles,” on the third Monday of each month at 4 p.m. at the Peebles Library. In May, join us to discuss “Our Souls at Night” by Kent Haruf. Pick up a copy of the title in advance at the desk, or request a large print, audio book, or download an eBook edition. “Our Souls at Night” is ‘a spare yet eloquent, bittersweet yet inspiring story of a man and a woman who, in advanced age, come together to wrestle with the events of their lives and their hopes for the imminent future.’ Pick up a copy of the title in advance at the desk, or request a large print, audio book, or download an eBook edition.

Kids ages 10 and up are invited to join us for teen activities at the library during May. On Thursday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m., join Donelle for Teen Art Class at the West Union Library. Every other Thursday morning, illustrator Donelle Lacy leads teens in a hands-on drawing lesson, exploring other art media, and learning about a style or technique from art history. On Tuesday, May 17, teens and tweens are invited to join Deborah at the Manchester Library at 3:30 p.m. after school for Teen Activity Club. Every other Tuesday, we work on group projects, create crafts, play games, eat snacks, talk about books and movies, and have fun with friends at the library.

On Thursday, May 19 at 3 p.m., tweens and teens can join Julia at the North Adams Library for Teen Activity Club. On the third Thursday of each month, stop by the North Adams Library after school for a group activity, science experiment, learn a new skill, or play a group game. Call Julia at 937-386-2556 for more information. Elementary and middle school age kids are invited to join Julia every Tuesday after school at 3 p.m. for After School activities.

Weekly Story Time for preschoolers and parents is offered each week at all Adams County Public Library locations. Join Deborah at the Manchester Library on Mondays at 10:30 a.m., Julia at the North Adams Library on Tuesdays at 11 a.m., Sherry at the Peebles Library on Wednesdays at 11 a.m., and Tara at the West Union Library on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

For more information about library events and activities, visit the Adams County Public Library on Facebook. Visit our website at adamscolibrary.org to access the Online Catalog, download eBooks and audio books, browse lists of the library’s new books updated weekly, and view the Calendar of Events. The library is open from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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