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Rippey Iowa Community Notes!!

Announcements of interest in and around the Rippey Community.

 The meeting minutes, policies and city ordinance concerning the Rippey Public Library are located under the About Our Library  tab.  The Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees governs under the guidelines in the Iowa Trustee's Handbook located at   Mandy Easter is the Law Librarian, Iowa Library Services Law Library.  The Rippey Public Library is in the Central Iowa District.  Maryann Mori is the District Consultant and Doreen Buls is the Library Resource Technician  These resources are available to help libraries with any questions that may need to be explained. Training for librarians and trustees are held for the libraries in their district.  In Greene County, all six libraries are well represented when the training sessions are scheduled.  The libraries take turns hosting these events.

At the April 3, 2017 Rippey City Council meeting, they approved the appointment of Brenda Roberts to finish the term of Jo Bardole, who resigned in March.  Brenda has been a great supporter and volunteer over the years and will be a great addition to the roll of trustee

RIPPEY LIBRARY SUMMER HOURS:   The new summer hours will be from 11:00 – 3:00 Monday – Friday starting the Tuesday after Memorial Day and continuing until the week school starts in August.

 The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, May 22,  2017 at 6:00 in the library.  NOTE CHANGE OF DAY DUE TO MEMORIAL DAY

The regular meeting of the Rippey City Council will meet, Monday, May 1, at 7:00 in the community room.

Rippey Library Notes:

Shawneene tries to plan activities every week.  Be sure to call or stop in if there is one that peaks your interest.  She would welcome your suggestions and ideas you may want to happen at the library, that others would find interesting, too.  She needs the community's input to help the library be successful. Jean Borgeson, Board Member.


May 10:  Make Mother's Day Cards at 3:30


Volunteers fill food bags on May 4, 2017

Back:  Carmen McColley, Kevin Hick, Avery Bardole, Yvette Bardole, Jo Bardole, Connie Neese, Mary Hick

Front:  Kaitlyn McColley, Lorraine Kelly, Emma McColley, Jacob Brubaker and Aden Bardole

           On May 5, twelve members of the Rippey United Methodist Church helped pack food bags for Meals from the Heartland in West Des Moines.  They filled each food bag with soy meal, powdered vitamins, dehydrated vegetables, and rice, which will feed six people.  Twenty boxes, containing 36 bags in each, were completed by the group. 

            The 720 bags will feed 4,320 meals.  Ten percent of the meals packaged stays in Iowa and the other 90% goes throughout the US and other countries in the world.  Meals from the Heartland is an Iowa organization. The ingredients for the food bags come from Iowa, Arkansas, and Wisconsin. Ten dollars will pay for fifty meals.            

            Raising money for and working at the Meals from the Heartland was the 2016-2017 Sunday School project for the Rippey UMC. We were able to present $803.00 to the project   Members attending were: Connie Neese; Carmen, Kaitlyn, and Emma McColley; Lorraine Kelly; Jacob Brubaker; Kevin and Mary Ann Hick; Jo, Yvette, Avery, and Aden Bardole.

Rippey Ladies Aid Guest Day

       The Rippey Methodist Ladies held their annual Guest Day on Thursday May 4th. A total of seventy-five ladies and gents attended from Methodist and other congregations through out the county.

     Following a Brunch of assorted sweet breads, juice and coffee, the group gathered in the sanctuary for the welcome and program.  This year's theme was "Prayer" and included "The Prayer of Jabez, Hannah's Prayer and Mary's Prayer"taken from the Bible and narrated by Nancy Burrow, Connie Neese and Marilyn Heater. Several selections were sung by the Rippey choir directed by Dick Bardole and accompanied by Midge Vannatta. Dick also sang "The Lord's Prayer" for the program. Other narrators were Phyllis Bardole who led the group in singing four hymns to illustrate the acronym P.R.A.Y., and Toni Roberts, who gave the welcome and read a humerous selection on "Methodists,"{ written by Garrison Kellior.

     The finale was a skit entitled "Don't Interrupt Me, Lord, I'm Praying" enacted by Jo and Dick Bardole.

            A surprise addition to the Rippey choir was former minister Pastor Deb Parkinson of Manson. She and her mom, Barb, came to visit with old friends. It was a great ending to a great day! 

 Rippey Lions Club

     The Rippey Lions Club for their regular meeting on May 4, 2017 with a potluck meal along with guests, Chris Henning and Bob Rye.

      Events for the summer were discussed. Music on Main Street programs will be planned for July and August. There will be a concert on June 24 with the Town and Country Band sponsored by the Friends of Rippey to support renovation at the Rippey Ballpark.Mark Devilbiss and Dale Hanaman will work on trees to be planted for the 100th anniversary of Lions Clubs and the location of playground equipment.

       Chris Henning and Bob Rye presented the program, “Pumas, Penguins and Pinnacles,” a wildlife adventure with tour leader, Bob Pease. In addition to a brief visit to Santiago Chili and also to a town where they shared a picture of a Lions Club sign. The traveled to remote areas to view pumas and observed many varieties of rare birds on long hiking trips.  Their travels took them from mountain and dessert areas to frigid Tierra del Fuego to view King penguins.  They returned from the remote areas to Santiago before their flight back to the United States.

       The next meeting will be on May 18 at 7 p.m. Dick Bardole is in charge of the program.

Rippey United Methodist Church

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 (True Heroes Under God) Youth Group 6 p. m.
Every Tuesday: Quilters 9:00 - Coffee and fellowship 10:00

Choir practice will resume next fall





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