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Farm Bureau, Conservation Dist. holds meeting

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The Adams County Farm Bureau and Adams Soil and Water Conservation District held their seventh annual joint meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 26. Farm Bureau members and county residents filled the cafeteria of the Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center to capacity as they ate dinner and elected trustees, delegates, and supervisors.The Conservation District held elections for two supervisors from the three nominees of Adam Grooms, Alex Newman, and Mark Ross with Alex Newman and Mark Ross winning the election. The five supervisors of the Conservation District serve as an oversight board that directs the efforts of the Conservation District, similar to how a board of education functions.

 

Hounds looking for even more improvement

They were words unheard of in the recent annals of Manchester football. State rankings, playoffs, winning season. That all changed in 2013 when the Greyhounds put together their first winning season in decades, finishing 6-4, raising the bar of expectations for teams to come. A team that rarely garnered any respect is now a feared bunch who people know about. Just for example, the JJHuddle pre-season playoff predictions for Division VII, Region 26, have the Hounds as one of the dark horse tea...

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Applications sought for economic opportunity grants

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is seeking applications for grants that will be awarded to organizations to provide critical financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop and strengthen their capacity to carry out housing, community facilities and community and economic development projects.“Many rural nonprofits often need capital and technical assistance to carry out their missions,” Vilsack said. “These grants will provide bo...

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Lady Hounds looking to fill holes

After a successful 15-8 season that included a trip to the sectional finals, Coach Erin Reed and the Manchester Lady Greyhounds volleyball squad will begin 2014 looking to fill some holes left by the graduation of some standout talent. Gone are libero Brett Himes, middle hitter Hannah Rideout, and right side hitter Kari Foster. When holes are left by graduation, then it is time for “next man up” and Coach Reed is hoping that the talent she has coming back can fit the bill.

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Dog Pack ready to growl in 2014

Sometimes having a team loaded with youth is a problem, but not so for Coach Vic Bowman and his Manchester cross-country squads. Loaded with young talent, the Greyhound cross-country program looks like it could be a dominating force for the next few years.“Our girls team fared very well last year,” said Coach Bowman. “We won the SHAC, finished as runners-up in the district, and then 10th at regionals, our highest finish ever. We lost Sierra Farley and Tiffany Rick...

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Gloria serves up tasty carrots

How swiftly the summer days are passing! School is already starting this week. We enjoy living next door to our little parochial school. This year there will be 22 scholars and two teachers. Our 2-1 /2 year-old daughter Julia loves to go outside and watch them play softball at recess time.Each morning during the academic year the men and boys in our church take turns going to school to share a brief devotional and have prayer with the teachers and scholars. Julia and I enjoy going ...

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Deer control starts in September

Deer damage is a special concern during fall and winter, starting in September. The first problem is “buck rubs” during the fall rut season. Bucks can’t resist sapling trees and will shred them as part of their mating ritual. Later this season when there’s less natural forage, hungry deer will become bolder about nibbling the tender tips of your trees and shrubs.Preventing deer damage before it starts is much easier than changing existing behavior. Deer are ...

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Lady Devils win in straight sets

It was the first all-county Southern Hills Athletic Conference volleyball match up of the 2014 season on Tuesday night, Aug. 26, as the North Adams Lady Devils invaded the home court of the West Union Lady Dragons. The Lady Devils came in at full force while the Lady Dragons were playing short-handed with only six available varsity players. According to WU coach Deb McClanahan, the trio of Casey Mueller, Madison Hall, and Brittany Caldwell were all unavailable because of injury.

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Dragon golfers take tri-match

It was a road date across county lines on Aug. 26 for Coach Carl Schneider and his West Union Dragons boys golf squad as they traveled to Buttermilk Falls Golf Course in Georgetown to battle in a tri-match with host Ripley and the CNE Rockets.Thanks to some solid scores all the way through, the Dragons came out victorious, topping fellow Southern Hills Athletic Conference member Ripley by a total of 29 strokes.

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Dryden’s Den: AFC Preview, Part I

It should be an entertaining season with Brady vs. Manning again one of the major story lines. Unfortunately, Roger Goodell and his lunacy has NFL fans concerned that the commish will get his ultimate desire - flag football. History, thankfully, has proven the flag fest will slow down once the regular season begins but the game we once knew and loved is long gone. Regardless, the NFL is still the best league in all of sports.Our Predictions:AFC East:

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It’s Junior Fair BBQ time

It’s that time of year - when the Junior Fair Board holds their annual fall fundraiser, inviting the county to enjoy barbecue beef sandwiches on Thursday, September 4.FFA chapters in the county, the CTC Career Cafe, 4-H clubs, 4-H Advisory Committee, and a host of volunteers are working to ready the meal. Wood is being split, the pit is being dug, and the meat is being prepared. On Wednesday evening, the pit will be fired as the 1,000 pounds of choice beef round is trimmed an...

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ACOV School Board approves fees

The Adams County/Ohio Valley School Board held a regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 19 prior to the start of the new school year. It was a quick meeting that touched on the few bits of business that remained for the start of classes.

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Accident along SR 125 detour

State Route 348 and Randalls’ Run Road have seen their share of accidents from the increase in traffic coming through the detour for state Route 125. One more can be added to the list, before state Route 125 reopens in early September.On Thursday, August 28 at 11 a.m., Brett Crothers, 29, of Piketon, attempted to turn left from Compton Hill Road onto state Route 348 in his maroon, 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass registered in Peebles. He failed to yield the right of way to Roger That...

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Blue Creek celebrates Cowboy Copas Day

The Adams County Board of Commissioners declared Saturday, Aug. 23 would be Cowboy Copas Day in Adams County. The date, Aug. 23, fell on Saturday this year, and the Adams County Historical Society held the sixth annual Cowboy Copas Concert that evening.Hot dogs, baked goods, and drinks were on sale for refreshments as people socialized before the concert got underway. Once the crowd had satisfied its hunger, the President of the Adams County Historical Society took the stage to wel...

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County Highway Dept. awarded John Deere Gator

The Adams County Highway Department has a new addition to the vehicles in the county garage. The Chevron Corporation through Glockner Oil Company has donated a John Deere Gator RSX850i with a blue print job rather than the traditional John Deere green.Every year the Chevron Corporation awards useful tools to clients by a random drawing. Glockner Oil Company is a first source marketer with Chevron with locations in Piketon, Cincinnati, and Columbus. The actual item that is awarded c...

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Peebles Fire Dept. purchases new extrication tools

The Peebles Volunteer Fire Department Incorporated has purchased a new set of extrication tools to be used to access damaged vehicles and other similar circumstances where victims are trapped.“The tools we were using were 1997 models,” Chief Mike Estep said. “It’s not that they’re old - they still work fine, but they’re obselete. Cars are built with newer metal that the old tools have a hard time cutting.”The $19,000 Halmatro Ext...

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Wilson Sroufe VFW to hold car show in Mt. Orab

Wilson Sroufe VFW Post 9772, of Mount Orab, will hold its first Car Show on Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Mount Orab Park. Registration will begin 9 a.m., judging starts 12:30pm and awards will be presented at 4 p.m. Top 20 trophies, Best Ford, GM, Chrysler, Rat Rod and Foreign Tuner and Military will be presented as well a Veterans Favorite Trophy. The entry fee for participants is $10. There will also be door prizes, split the pot, vendors and a DJ playing music.The post appreciates th...

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MLSD holds grand opening of Valley View Health Center

The much anticipated Valley View School-Based Health Center held its grand opening on Friday, Aug. 22. Numerous dignitaries were present to speak and mingle as the ribbon was cut.Interact for Health, formerly the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati; Pike County Community Action Committee; US Representative Brad Wenstrup; The Ohio State Board of Education; and the Manchester School Board were all represented at the grand opening.Superintendent Craig Hockenberry served...

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