Marvin Setty Richard G Waldron Grand Marshals selected for West Union Fourth of July Parade Adams County, Maysville Vet team up to save injured dog Michael S Knauff Victor P Price Success builds from the bottom up Finalists named for 2017 Fair Queen Contest William Glenn DeWine, Reader Call For Tips in Rhoden Murder Investigation MHS principal to take superintendent post Peebles Skate Park now a reality 2017-18 Fur and Feather Ambassadors named Caley Grooms is Cattlemen’s Beef Ambassador Dr. Mueller leaving Health Department’s free clinic Hourglass Quilt Barn returning to Adams County Lung, Thornburg are First Team All-District selections North Adams hosts annual Boys Basketball Camps Walk-off winner Wanda Hill George D Johnson Life can be a juggling act My favorite thing to do on the farm Wolves in Adams County! Ronald L Wedmore Three lessons from Dad Donald D Morgan Wenstrup uninjured in Virginia shooting Portman staff to hold grant funding workshop Raymond E Applegate Keeping the Peebles tradition alive Back on the hardwood, local hoops squads compete in Monday Night League Seven county athletes recognized as All-SHAC Baseball honorees Stepping to the podium Lady Hounds host Youth Volleyball Camp Senior Profile: Bryan Young Junior Deputy Boot Camps kick off in Manchester Hayes pleads “not guilty” to 109 counts Six-year-old girl finds long-lost class ring Jefferson Alumni awards annual scholarships Paul Tate Jr Marcus I Cox Jewell Gill James M Hill Jr Jeffrey S Jones Samuel A Disher Jack Sterling BREAKING NEWS: Parents face charges after son overdoses on opiate License Hikes and Tall Turkey Tales Danger under every rock Reigning Miss Ohio USA will judge 2017 Adams County Fair Queen Pageant Gordley’s hoops career will continue at Mount St. Joseph Russell C Newman Kenneth C Thurman George Uebel Summer Reading Program underway Honor Flight carries local veteran to DC When rescuers become victims Passing the torch, West Union hosts week-long basketball camp for future Dragons SENIOR PROFILE: Sara Knechtly Terry L Powell Willie Shreffler James C Fitzpatrick Senior Profile: Austin Parks Six countians named to All-SHAC Softball squad Lady Indians get summer camp season underway Memorial Day services pay tribute to local veterans WUHS Steel Band will perform at Bogart’s SSCC announces Honors Lists for spring semester Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for final nine weeks West Union Elementary announces Honor Roll for fourth nine weeks Back to State! Mom calls daughter “living proof” seat belts save lives Rent-2-Own donation means new soccer scoreboard at WUHS NAHS student selected for Engineering Summer Camp Southern Hills Athletic Conferences honors Spring Sports athletes Senior Profile: Kailyn Boyd Madison Welch receives Riffle Scholarship Junior Achievement Volunteers visit county’s seventh graders Marcella J Abbott James Ratliff Gladys Davitz Harry G Shupert Memories on Memorial Day A soldier’s story, a family’s grief Thank You for your sacrifice Seaman community honors local veterans with special tribute Former PES teacher dies in tragic accident All County Senior Citizens Day celebrated Parks signs with SSCC Soccer Senior Profile: Lexie Bunn Jessie Rodgers Memorial Day services set for county Truly our greatest generation Bertha Lashley Maia Swartz Jessie Rodgers Errors spell the end of Devils’ baseball season Senior Profile: Carry Hayslip Lady Hounds’ season ends with tourney loss to Paint Valley

Operation Christmas Child begins Nov. 14

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By Patricia Beech –

You can give the gift of love this holiday season to disadvantaged children. It all begins with an empty shoebox.
Operation Christmas Child, sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, is the world’s largest gift giving project. Since 1993 it has collected and delivered shoe boxes full of gifts to more than 135 million disadvantaged children in all parts of the world. This year, the organization hopes to collect enough shoebox gifts to reach 12 million children.
The organization works with churches and charities to ensure the shoeboxes will be delivered by hand to children who need it most, regardless of their background or beliefs. National Collection Week is Nov. 14- 21 , and anyone can get involved.
“It’s a good way for individuals and organizations to get involved in the giving spirit,” said Corbett Phipps of West Union.
“There’s a lot of kids around the world that have never seen a Christmas gift of any kind, these shoeboxes are distributed to children in 109 countries and also to Native American children living on reservations.”
The West Union Christian Union Church will be the collection center for “Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes” for Adams County.
To participate use any cardboard shoebox or plastic tote box wrapped in Christmas paper (box and lid should be wrapped separately) or pick up a fully decorated “Go” box at the Christian Union Church in West Union. The boxes are designated “boy” or “girl” and age categories include 2-4 years old, 5-9 years old, or 10-14 years old. The boxes should be filled with a mix of school supplies, hygiene items, toys, and hard candy. No liquids, breakables, food, chocolate, or war-related toys should be given.
The filled shoeboxes should be dropped off at the collection center at the West Union Christian Union Church Fellowship Hall at 542 East Main Street. Collection times are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 15, 16 from 2 – 6 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, Nov. 17, 18 from 2 -5 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. – noon; Sunday, Nov. 20 from noon to 3 p.m.; and Monday, Nov. 21 from 9- 11 a.m.
For more information, boxes, brochures, box labels, or posters please call or text Angela Horvath, Collection Center Coordinator at (937)217-6620.

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