October 18, 2016

 Help Wanted:   Rippey Library is seeking applications for a Part-Time Library Director 15-20 hours weekly  If interested contact the library at 515-436-7714 or come by the library at 224 Main Street Rippey.  Application deadline is Wednesday, October 19 at 5:00.  EOE

City of Rippey has proclaimed Friday October 28 as Beggar's Night from 5-7.  The date was set to not interfere with the Cartober Frest on October 29.

Washington Winners Clean Up Crew

Pictured are members of the Washington Winners 4-H Club Clean up ditches along Highway 144 on September 1, 2016

Washington Winners 4-H Club held their meeting on Sept 25 and Rippey United Methodist Church 18 members were present.  Officers were nominated and voted on for different positions within the club.

The club decided to meet Saturday September 1 for the Rippey highway ditch clean up at 8 am.  Members were reminded about different things going on within 4-H in Greene County.  October 16 is awards day at Deals Orchard activities start at 3:30pm, with the Ceremony at 6pm. National 4-H week is the week of October 3. Be sure to wear your 4-H t-shirt, decorate a window and donate books and games to the extension office.  4-H re-enrollment begins now and the due date is November 15 to have your enrollment fees in by. Greene county extension centennial celebration starts at 5 pm at Clover Hall on November 13.   New member night is 6 pm on November 18th. 

Rippey United Methodist Church

PO Box 286, 103 West Main St. Rippey, IA 50235
Pastor Paul Burrow
Pastor Rosa Soto
Phone: 436-7731

Adult and Children’s Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service is at 11:00 a m.
THUG Youth Group 6 p. m.
Every Tuesday: Quilters 9:00 - Coffee and fellowship 10:00
Every Wednesday: Choir Practice at 7:00 p. m.

October 23, 2016: Charge Conference at Perry UMC starting at 4:30.

Rippey Public Library Katrina Buttler, LIbrarian
224 Main Street, PO Box 184
Rippey, IA 50235
Phone: 515.436.7714
Website: www.rippey.lib.ia.us
E-mail: rippeyli@windstream.net

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 Library News

 Katrina’s Korner

Remember the Rippey Fall Festival and  Cartober Fest October 29, 2016

On October 29, 2016 from 2 to 5 There will be a car show (all cars, trucks, tractors &  motorcycles are welcome!), games, prizes, horseshoe & bean bag tournaments, live bands, crafts for the kids, caramel apples, BBQ cook-off, soup & chili cook off,  bake sale, vendor tables and much more!  The Disney movieHocus Pocus will begin inside at 5:15 pm.   Call the library for more information. 

Gifts for Blankets Plus

Donations for Blankets Plus to help those in our country and around the world.  Your gifs provide blankets, seeds, tools and much more for those suffering from natural disasters and in need for other reasons.  Please share your gifts by Sunday, October 30.

True Heroes Under God (THUG) will participate in Reggie’s Sleepout

THUG will be participating in Reggie’s Sleepout again this year.  On October 22nd we will be sleeping in a cardboard box to raise money for Iowa Homeless Youth Shelters.   Reggie’s Sleepout is an annual event supporting Iowa Homeless Youth Centers (IHYC) and the many homeless youth in central Iowa.  Iowa Homeless Youth Centers works with homeless youth ages 16-21 or up to 25 if parenting or pregnant.

Our goal is to raise $800 for this great cause.  You can help by going to the website and clicking on “Donate to a Camper.”  Cash or check is fine, also, and can be made out to THUG in care of Rippey United Methodist Church.

Those attending this year are:  Courtney Johnson, Kaitlyn McColley, Arthur Bardole, Catelyne Davis, Natalie Payan, and Jordan Davis. Angela Hansen-Abbas, their leader, and her husband Jason Abbas will be participating, also.

 News in and around Rippey

September weekend guests in the home of Virgene Morse were Kelsey Blanshan of Ankeny and Kevin and Delores Blanshan of Waterloo. Kelsey brought Hickory Park supper for them to enjoy and they spent time visiting as well as doing a few odd jobs for Grandma!  Recent guests in the Morse home were Eric Blanshan and his fiancé Dana Andersen of CO along with Kelsey Blanshan. They spent time looking at Grandma and Grandpa Morse’s travel memorabilia and enjoyed making chili dogs in  Grandma’s kitchen.  Dana got to have her first taste of Grandma’s homemade applesauce.  It was a great weekend for Grandma!

Recently, Joe and Anna Spartz from Ham Lake, Min drove down to spend time with his sister, Connie Neese.  Their goal was to eat lunch at the LUCKY PIG in Ogden.  They were happy customers of the prize winning tenderloin and homemade pie.  Connie received  a huge bouquet of mums and home made pumpkin bars.  The time flew by.  The couple returned home that evening.

Mary Weaver went to Sioux City on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 to be with her Grandchildren Nathan and Lauryn Basye as their parents were coordinators of the Grace Methodist Church turkey dinner. They went rock climbing, swimming, and shopping along with attending the turkey dinner meal. Sunday Gary, David, and Ada drove to the Basye's so the family could celebrate Nathan's 11th birthday. Regrets were sent by Emily Weaver who remained at home to care for their new puppy.


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