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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 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.


 We had an awesome turnout Thursday afternoon for the Greene County Reads Book Discussion! We were able to Skype in the Author, Jennifer Chiaverini. Those who attended numbered about 22!   It was very exciting to listen to Jennifer Chiaverini as she spoke about her book, “Of Fates and Traitors."   It was great that those who attended were able to ask her questions and hear her answer.  A big thank you to Jan Scharingson for leading the discussion. I want to also thank Mary Weaver for supplying delicious cookies and lemonade!
   In the Fall, the Greene County Library Association will be looking to have another Greene County Read.  The Book will be "The Hamilton Affair."

Rotary Grant Recieved
   I am very pleased to announce that the Library has received a check from the Greene County Rotary Club Grant Program, in the amount of 1,385.00 for updating items in the Library. I, as well as board member, Jean Borgeson, attended the grant awards luncheon held on Monday, April 10 in Jefferson, where the Library was awarded the check.  The Library is very appreciative of the award! It is awesome to have the support of such organizations. Please, if you happen to see a Rotary member, tell them "Thank You" for helping our communities thrive.

   I want to thank everyone who supported and donated to the Library Easter Egg Hunt and Egg decorating Event. We had a great turnout!! Those who donated were as follows: Peoples Bank of Rippey, Sierra Movie Theater in Jefferson, Hy-Vee of Jefferson, Sarah Kilgore of Rippey, along with other parents and young adults from the community. The day would not have been a success without you!!

 I am now going to start focusing on the Summer Reading Program.

  Also, I am pleased to welcome our new Library Board member, Brenda Roberts! Brenda will be a strong addition to our board.  Welcome Brenda!

Rippey United Methodist Church

Sunday, April 23, 2017, Jacob Brubaker was presented his personal Bible from Pastor Paul Burrow.  A gift of a Bible is given to all third graders from the church. Adam and Lacy Brubaker are Jacob’s parents and mom was in attendance for this occasion.  Good reports and prayers continue for Adam, as he recovers.  Jo Bardole is Jacob’s Sunday School teacher.

Rippey Ladies Aid Guest Day Reminder
Rippey Ladies Aid Guest Day will be Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 9:30 at the Rippey Methodist Church.  The theme for the day will be, “Prayer.”  Please RSVP to Tony Roberts at 436-7671 by May 1.

   Rippey Lions Club

     Thursday, April 20,  the Rippey Lions Club members enjoyed a meal prepared and served by Bev Derry and Marilyn Millard assisted by LaVere Derry and George Millard. During the business meeting the group continued discussion regarding summer plans including, “Music on Main Street” and a community picnic which may include dedication of a memorial for Keith Devilbiss and recognition of other work completed. Dale Hanaman will be doing further regarding the possibility of planting trees to honor the 100th anniversary of Lions Club as a community service. Ideas for the next near included a breakfast or brunch for the Rippey community in the spring.
  Following the business meeting, Nancy Burrow present pictures and information about petroglyphs, a form of pictures of people and animals, at Legend Rock State Park in Wyoming where she and Pastor Paul Burrow had traveled on vacation. This art work had been created from 1500 years ago to more recent times.
    The next meeting will be on May 4 with Nancy and Dale Hanaman, potluck coordinators and Rachel Sacco in charge of the program.

Relay for Life and Team Velda
  Thanks to all who provided baked goods for Team Velda’s project at the Relay for Life Event in Jefferson on April 22. “Roaring Rippey Rolls and Other Tasty Treats” were sold to raise funds in Velda DeMoss’ memory. Team members include:  Shawn and Lori DeMoss; Marc and Shannon DeMoss;  Beth DeMoss; Karli (DeMoss) Louk and daughter, Zelda; Sue Sherlock; Jean Borgeson; Mary Weaver; Connie Neese; Kris Brend;  Janice Johnston; Mary and Rick Liebich; and Dale and Nancy Hanaman. Some of the group participated in the Scrabble Walk/Run event during the day. Thanks to all of those who have contributed to support this worthy project to fight cancer.. Nancy Hanaman, Team Captain

The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, April 24, 2017 at 6:00 in the library.

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

.Rippey 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

Adult Choir Practice at 7:00 p. m. every Wednesday, except the 1st Wednesday, which is Administrative Council meeting every other month.





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