April 25, 2016

Velda's group

Back:  Kris Brend, Karli DeMoss, Beth DeMoss, Sue Sherlock, Mary Weaver, Shannon and Marc DeMoss
Front: Jean Borgeson, Zelda DeMoss, Lori DeMoss, Nancy Hanaman, Connie Neese 

Zelda Great-Grandaughter Zelda!
Marc and Son Marc, remembering his mom and supporting his friend Jon, who is fighting this battle now.

Team Velda’s Varieties was well represented at the Relay for Life Event on April 23. 2016 to fight Cancer at the Greene County Community Center in Jefferson. Some participated in the “Color out Cancer” Walk/Run. They gathered at the team table decorated with purple and yellow streamers. Team members are Lori and Shawn DeMoss, Shannon and Mark DeMoss, Beth DeMoss, Karli and Zelda DeMoss, Sue Sherlock, Kris Brend, Connie Neese, Jean Borgeson, Mary Weaver, Janice Johnston Rick and Mary Liebich, Dale and Nancy Hanaman. Those present enjoyed the entertainment, silent auction and lunch that was served. Thanks to all who have donated to Team Valda’s Varieties to honor Velda DeMoss’ memory and to support the fight against Cancer.       
 Submitted by Team Captain, Nancy Hanaman


Library Open House for Rippey Librarian

The Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees will host an open house for Katrina Buttler, our new librarian. The event will be on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 3:30 to 5:30 p. m.  Everyone is welcome to meet and greet Katrina.

Katrina Buttler, Librarian
Phone: 515.436.7714
Website: www.rippey.lib.ia.us
E-mail: rippeyli@windstream.net

NEW HOURS FOR RIPPEY LIBRARY:

Monday 1:00 – 6:00
Tuesday 2:00 – 6:00
Wednesday 3:00 – 6:00
Thursday 2:00 – 7:00
Friday -- 3:00 – 6:00

Rippey Public Library wants to help you celebrate Mother’s Day! Come in during library hours the week of May 2nd - 6th and make special Mother's Day cards for all the moms in your life.

 


Rippey United Methodist Church

PO Box 286, 103 West Main St.
Rippey, IA 50235

Pastor Paul Burrow
Pastor Rosa Soto
Phone: 436-7731

Adult Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.
Children's Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service is at 11:00 a m.

Every Tuesday: Quilters 9:00 - Coffee and fellowship 10:00 
Wednesday : Confirmation at 6:00 and Choir at 7:00.

Sunday May 1, 2016

Confirmation Sunday.  The sermon will be the Credos given by our confirmands.

5:00 p.m. SPLASH Middle School Youth @ Grand Junction.
6:30 p.m. THUG High School Youth @ Rippey.


Rippey News

Thursday May 5 – 9:30 a.m. Rippey Ladies Aid Guest Day. This year’s theme will be a tribute to mothers.

Election of Officers for Rippey Lions Club

  At the recent meeting of the Rippey Lions Club Officers were elected for the 2016-17 year:

President-Randy Vodenik, 1st Vice President-Nancy Hanaman, 2nd Vice President-Pastor Paul Burrow, 3rd Vice President-Rick Liebich, Treasurer-Dale Hanaman, Secretary-Chris Roberts,

Tail Twister-Rachel Sacco, Lion Tamer-Maralynn Rinker, Director-Myron Rinker. A special thank you was given to Dick Bardole, who served as president this year, and also to the other officers. The meal was prepared and served by Toni Roberts and Lori Bardole.

 During the business meeting, the group decided to donate through the Lions Club International Foundation for earthquake relief in Ecuador and Japan. They also donated to Janice Johnston’s project to obtain keyboards for the Rippey Library. Janice provides free lessons to several children, using the piano donated by Carson Griffith’s family, which is located in the Rippey Library/Community Center. The key boards will provide access for the children to practice on during library hours, when the community room is locked.

 Ora Stevens, President of the Greene County Chamber of Commerce, presented the program. He noted that an important of the chamber’s work under his direction was to contact local businesses and organizations throughout the Greene County and to encourage businesses, groups and individuals to join the group and become active participants. Upcoming events include the annual “Spring into Greene” event and the Bell Town Festival in June.

The next Lions Club meeting will be May 5 with a potluck meal.

Election of Officers for Rippey Lions Club

 

             At the recent meeting of the Rippey Lions Club Officers were elected for the 2016-17 year:

President-Randy Vodenik, 1st Vice President-Nancy Hanaman, 2nd Vice President-Pastor Paul Burrow, 3rd Vice President-Rick Liebich, Treasurer-Dale Hanaman, Secretary-Chris Roberts,

Tail Twister-Rachel Sacco, Lion Tamer-Maralynn Rinker, Director-Myron Rinker. A special thank you was given to Dick Bardole, who served as president this year, and also to the other officers. The meal was prepared and served by Toni Roberts and Lori Bardole.

            During the business meeting, the group decided to donate through the Lions Club International Foundation for earthquake relief in Ecuador and Japan. They also donated to Janice Johnston’s project to obtain keyboards for the Rippey Library. Janice provides free lessons to several children, using the piano donated by Carson Griffith’s family, which is located in the Rippey Library/Community Center. The key boards will provide access for the children to practice on during library hours, when the community room is locked.

             Ora Stevens, President of the Greene County Chamber of Commerce, presented the program. He noted that an important of the chamber’s work under his direction was to contact local businesses and organizations throughout the Greene County and to encourage businesses, groups and individuals to join the group and become active participants. Upcoming events include the annual “Spring into Greene” event and the Bell Town Festival in June.

             The next Lions Club meeting will be May 5 with a potluck meal.

National History Day

 Nancy Hanaman will be one of the judges for the National History Day State Contest in Des Moines on Monday. The theme for 2016 is “Exploration, Encounter and Exchange in History.” The winners in this contest move on the national competition.

 Phil and Toni Roberts had lunch at Pattee Hotel in Perry on Wednesday, April 20 with friends, Jerry and Vicki Bender of Carroll and Rich and Teddy Sayles of Waukee. The men were all in National Guard together. They all enjoyed visiting and plan to meet next time in Jefferson.

On Saturday, April 23, Phil and Toni  were "out and about" again for a birthday party for their granddaughter Lily Burkett at Chucky E Cheese in West Des Moines. Mick and Connie Burkett of Grand Junction also attended. The two couples enjoyed watching Lily and her friends having a good time with games, rides and special appearance of Chucky himself but were ready to head home for some quiet time when the party was over!

Attend 100th Birthday Celebration for Grand Junction Library.

 Several from Rippey attended the 100th anniversary celebration of the Grand Junction Public Library on Sunday afternoon, April 24, 2016.  There were many displays of the history of the library and great entertainment from the speech department of Greene County School who performed their contest pieces.  It was an enjoyable afternoon visiting with our longtime friends from the north, who are very proud of their library, as they very well should be!  Our new librarian, Katrina Buttler attended, as well as Myron and Maralynn Rinker, Jack and Betty Lint,   Mary Weaver, Nancy Hanaman, and Jean Borgeson.

 


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