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December 20th

David A. Barkley

December 20, 2010

    David Alpha Barkley, 83, of Sevierville, Tennessee, formerly of Decatur, passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2010.
    He was born on August 19, 1927, in Monroeville to Alpha Barkley and Florence (Foust) Barkley.
    He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jovetta Barkley. 
    David was the owner and operator of Barkley Tires in Wears Valley, Tennessee, and attended Valley View Baptist Church.

Andres Villegas

December 20, 2010

    Andres Villegas, 8, of Geneva, died Saturday evening in a traffic accident in Mercer County, Ohio.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.

December 17th

Adeline S. Schwartz

December 17, 2010

    Adeline S. Schwartz, 57, of rural Geneva, died Thursday at home.
    She was born to Sam D. and Katie Graber, who are deceased.
    Among survivors are her husband, Henry H.K. Schwartz; one daughter, Mrs. Cornelius (Sarah D.A.) Troyer of rural Geneva; and her stepmother, Wilma A. Graber of rural Norwood, New York.
    Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday at her home, 1903 E. County Rd. 1000 South, with burial in Bunker Hill Cemetery, rural Geneva.

Hospital staying in the black

December 17, 2010

    Based on preliminary budget assumptions for 2011, Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) expects to be about a half million dollars in the black at the end of the year.
    Adams Health Network (AHN) Executive Director Marvin L. Baird told members of the AHN board of trustees Wednesday night at their monthly meeting, "I feel very comfortable with the budget we're going to show you."
    That budget projects net revenue of $50,556,320 with expenses of $49,992,907 for a balance of $563,413 in the black.

United Way aids food banks

December 17, 2010

    The United Way of Adams County is operating a food and paper products drive in partnership with several businesses in the county to aid local food banks.
    Boxes have been placed at a number of locations around the county, including the following: Edward Jones offices, Common Ground Church, Community Markets, M&M Market in Geneva, Eichhorn Jewelry, Zurcher Tire, Decatur police and fire departments.

Melcher locks in pin, helps Braves by Chargers 39-31

December 17, 2010

    FORT WAYNE —  In a bout both sides considered a swing match, Bellmont junior Dewey Melcher headlocked Jeff Clark, scoring one of five Bellmont pins in a 39-31 victory over Carroll Thursday at the Chargers' gym.
    Melcher actually trailed 2-0 going into the second period and was on top of Clark, who tried to scramble out but was caught by Melcher, who finally go the trip he wanted and put the match away in 2:48, giving the Braves an impressive 27-13 lead.

Jets take 3 ACAC wins; Stars survive, beat Leo 34-33

December 17, 2010

    BLUFFTON — South Adams, rated No. 1 earlier this week in a Class A poll put out by Indianamat.com, remained unbeaten, but had a big scare, tipping ACAC foe Leo 34-33 in a conference triple-dual meet Thursday.
    The Stars improved to 21-0 overall and 6-0 in the ACAC with only Southern Wells left on the slate. They've clinched at least a share of the ACAC regular-season title by beating the other three contenders, Leo, Garrett and Adams Central.

December 16th

Braves roll by Garrett 68-53

December 16, 2010

    GARRETT — Bellmont's full-court press baffled the host Railroaders in the third period Wednesday and the result was a 22-5 run, setting up the 68-53 Braves' non-conference victory.
    "We talked at halftime how the first four minutes of the third quarter are the most important of the game," stated Garrett coach John Bodey.

Heim named BHS track coach

December 16, 2010

     North Adams School Board on Tuesday approved Andy Heim as head coach of the Bellmont High School boys track team.
    The board also approved Mark Okoniewski as high school assistant baseball coach, Gavin Hisner as high school assistant boys track coach, and Daniel Porter as high school assistant rifle coach.
    In addition, Sarah Krey was named a volunteer with the high school girls' basketball program.

Staffed ambulance cuts set

December 16, 2010

    In an attempt to stem the tide of red ink in the Emergency Medical Services budget, Adams Health Network (AHN) trustees voted to approve a proposal put forth by hospital administrators that will reduce the number of ambulances staffed in Adams County.

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