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

Jerry R Pratt

Jerry Rae Pratt, 79 years, of Peebles, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017, at his home. Jerry was born in Columbus, Ohio, on September 11, 1938, the son of the late Lawrence Pratt and Freda Charles Pratt. Jerry was owner/operator of JP Service Auto Repair and a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a lifetime member of the American Veterans, Post #61, Rocky Fork Lake, Hillsboro, Ohio. In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his sisters-in-law, Carole Swayne O’Connor and Shelly Swayne Seaman. He is survived by his wife, Cindy Swayne Pratt, whom he married on March 25, 1989; his daughter Emily (Greg) Land and granddaughter Olivia Adelle Land of West Union, Ohio. Jerry is also survived by a son Gary Pratt, of Westerville, Ohio; a daughter Marilyn Brooks, of Michigan; a brother Dave (Juanita) Pratt, of Orient, Ohio; and a sister Linda Phillips, of Texas. He also leaves behind his father-in-law Dean Swayne, of Peebles, Ohio; brothers-in-law Roger Swayne, of Hillsboro, Ohio, and Richard (Valerie) Swayne, of Peebles, Ohio; and sisters-in-law Deana Swayne and Kim Swayne McCann, both of Peebles, Ohio. Jerry will be missed by several special nieces and nephews, family members, and friends. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, December 9, 2017, at the Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home, in Peebles. The ceremony will be officiated by Mark Seevers. Family and friends may pay their respects to the family on Saturday, from 11:00 until 1:00, prior to the memorial service, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Southern Ohio Medical Center Cancer Center. Donations may be made online at www.somc.org [1] or by mail to 1121 Kinneys Lane, Portsmouth, OH 45662. To sign our online guestbook, please visit us at www.wallacethompsonfuneralhomes.com

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