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

Ronald McDonald visits the North Adams Library.
Ronald McDonald visits the North Adams Library.

By Jessica Dooley –

Summer Reading is almost here. Starting June 1, stop by your local Adams County Public Library to sign up, read books, and earn prizes. The library invites kids, teens, and adults to participate in this year’s program, which runs from June 1 through July 31. Pick up a Summer Reading packet at the library’s desk. Keep track of your reading in a log booklet to meet reading goals and earn prizes, including new books, T-shirts, coupons to local businesses, totes, and more. Complete your reading goal for a chance to win the Grand Prize Drawing. This year’s grand prizes include Kindle Fires, Android tablets, a Fitbit One activity tracker, a bicycle, Kings Island and Reds ballgame tickets, and more. To earn additional prizes, complete reading activities like “read aloud to someone” or “read a book outside,” and keep score in your log booklet. Bring your log booklet to the library desk to receive your prize.

Each library is hosting Summer Reading activities every week. On Wednesday, June 1, kids are invited to come meet Ronald McDonald at the Peebles Library at 1 p.m. and the North Adams Library at 3:30 p.m. Ronald presents a popular program of magic tricks and library facts for elementary and middle school kids. All kids under 10 are invited to join Tara at the West Union Library for Summer Reading fun every Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m.

On Saturday, June 4, at 1 p.m. at the West Union Library, the Cornerstone Paranormal Investigators will share firsthand accounts of their investigation of paranormal phenomena, ghost hunting, and seeking evidence to explain strange events. This large team of investigators uses equipment, experience, observation and collaboration to seek evidence of paranormal activity. Come hear their experiences, and share your own. This program is suitable for all ages. Call 937-544-2591 for more information.

Teens, don’t miss the chance to sign up for a Movie Making Workshop at the North Adams Library. Over three Thursday sessions, learn to plan, film, and edit your own short movie, and then show your movie to friends and family during our Film Festival on Saturday, June 18. The first Workshop is Thursday, June 2 at 3 p.m. Call Julia at 937-386-2556 for more information. Deborah invites teens to join her at the Manchester Library on Tuesday, June 7 at 3:30 p.m. for “The Library Games.” We’ll dive into book-themed challenges and a library scavenger hunt.

Fitness is this year’s Summer Reading theme, and several fun fitness activities are planned next week. Kids 10 and under can join Deborah at the Manchester Library on Monday, June 6 at 11 a.m. for an obstacle course and fitness training. On Monday, June 6 at 1 p.m., the whole family can join Sarah Howard from Studio 101 at the Peebles Library for a Family Fitness program. On Wednesday, June 8 at 5:30 p.m., Julia invites adults to come discover how fun Zumba can be at the North Adams Library.

This summer, all kids age 18 and under can eat a free boxed lunch at the library every weekday at noon. The Adams County Public Library is participating in the USDA’s Summer Food Service, a federal grant that provides free lunches to kids 18 and under. There are no enrollment requirements; any kids can eat simply by coming to the library between 12:00 and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Meals are prepared and delivered to the library fresh daily. For more information, call your local library.

The Adams County Public Library would like to thank the local sponsors who donated to support the Summer Reading Program, including Frisch’s Big Boy, Taco Bell, Gold Star Chili, McDonald’s, The Greene Beanery, Studio 101, Jules’ Jewels, the Friends of the Library organizations and the Peebles Magazine Club.

Find out more about the Summer Reading Program, and view the full schedule of events at your library, by visiting us online at adamscolibrary.org/srp.

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