Winchester- How an interstate highway changed the face of one small town Facebook – a growing marketplace for local entrepreneurs When kids know best Giving some love to those dog days 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 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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© The People's Defender - All rights reserved