William L Ivarson Jr Senior Profile: Braydan Gaffin Senior Profile: Ethan Pennywitt Senior Center spreading Christmas cheer Stout named Administrator of Monarch Meadows Richard Francis Frank B Young William Scaff Gregory A Silvia Jr Davis now the winningest coach in Lady Devils basketball history Clutch plays give Green Devils OT win Eighth grade Greyhounds go on the road, grab 55-41 conference win at Whiteoak Lady Indians can’t hang on, fall to Eastern Brown Indians open up with big Homecoming win Greyhounds drilled by Fairfield in season opener How to sell 94 losses NAES leads local schools represented at PBIS Showcase PHS Beta Club recognized as National School of Distinction MES wins Momentum Award for second year running Fire destroys Winchester business Martha Becraft Cynthia A Sopher Clarys Holliday Basketball Special: 2017-18 Justice girls lead Peebles to win over Felicity Senior Profile: Adison Wright Lady Dragons slain by buzzer-beater Freshmen double-doubles lead Lady Hounds to win in opener County mourns passing of OVSD Board member Tom Reed Peebles man arrested in connection with woman’s disappearance Leaving a written legacy Not really ready to go back to pioneer days Peebles Jr./Sr. High School awarded PBIS Bronze Award North Adams High School named National Beta School of Distinction Operation Christmas Child collects 1,867 boxes Samantha Jameson honored as Young Professional of the Year Youth Deer Season again plagued by bad weather Humane Society hosting Ugly Christmas Sweater contest Dec. 9 Local centenarian celebrates birthday number 100 with family and friends Jerry R Pratt Edward Lykins Jr NAES students focus on spreading kindness Leland P Sautter Kelly B Anderson Dorothy Grooms Sharon D Brumley Anna J Grooms Local student/athletes awarded Wendy’s Heisman Awards Lady Devils JV triumph in opener Senior Profile: Colten Ball Peebles hosts SHAC Boys Preview Lady Devils fall in tough opener Janet A Pedicord Nettie R Fleshman Senior Profile: Sianna Mills North Adams boys ride the ‘3’ train to victory Lady Devils trounce Georgetown Senior Profile: Austin Stamper North Adams’ Williams named OIAAA Administrator of the Year County hoops squads on display in SHAC Girls Preview Going off the grid Michael L Chamblin A newer, kinder county pound takes a more humane approach TAG students are winners at Invention Convention Adams County Florist decks the halls Thomas J Reed Shirley A Stiffler Sharon G Wright Lottie J Meade June R Williams Lions and Cowboys and no Bengals, thankfully Senior Profile: Tyler Horsley North Adams sweeps Manchester Cheer Championships Indians face tough test in first pre-season scrimmage Senior Profile: Abby Faulkner Seas reflects on second state tournament experience NA’s Harper signs to continue hoops career at Rio Grande Hendrickson named Assistant Coach of the Year in Division III girls soccer Take the hint, it’s Thanksgiving time again Small Business Saturday in Adams County Art Council’s newest production will have you ‘laughing through your tears’ North Adams students working to help the homeless Grateful Richard A Graham #SawyerStrong Billy L Smalley With some help from Adams County, Ohio Statehouse now has wheelchair charging station Wenstrup announces re-election campaign Delta Dental provides two local schools with new drinking fountains Ernie McFarland honored by Ohio Bankers League Veterans Day parade, ceremony held in West Union Adams County schools celebrate Veterans Day Being the change November: As Mr. Seas it Protecting Ohio seniors from rising healthcare costs It’s November-have some soup and pie SHAC Boys Preview is Nov. 24 at Peebles June Hall Alice B Himes Claudia U Mitchell

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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