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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 www.statelibraryofiowa.org/   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. 

SHAWNEENE WILL BE ON VACATION FOR A FEW DAYS.  THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED STARTING WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 THROUGH TUESDAY, JULY 31.  NORMAL HOURS WILL RESUME ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1.

THE RIPPEY LIBRARY BOARD WILL MEET ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2018 AT 7:00 IN THE LIBRARY.  NOTE THIS CHANGE OF DATE DUE TO SHAWNEENE BEING GONE ON VACATION DURING THE REGULAR MEETING TIME.

 August 16, 2018 will be the 74th anniversary for the Rippey Public Library

Although Rippey had a library for decades available to it's patrons, a meeting of the Town Council on June 12th, 1944, Ordinance #48 was passed and adopted, establishing a free public library for the Town of Rippey. 

From The Jefferson Herald, August 10, 1944

 The Rippey Library was open to the public for the first time on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 1944, although the tax appropriation to support the project was not available until the following spring.  With the spirited interest of the community and their combined efforts, a collection of books and equipment for the reading room was gathered to start the project.  A sizable gift was one of several hundred books of the library of the late W. E. Jenison, given to the library by Mrs. Jenison, who also gave the library a sectional bookcase.  Mrs. Morton Wolfe and Miss Verna Lawton donated magazines to be used by the library, the first in the town of Rippey.

Other information concerning the first year:

Mrs. Mildred Castles served as temporary librarian and in 1945 Susie Wilson became the librarian.The first board included Helen Crumley, Miriam High, Lavina Fry, Nellie Senter, Wilmuth Peters. Later Mrs. Senter resigned and was replaced by Mrs. Millie Castles. Mildred and her husband, Dr. William Castles moved to Dallas Center in early April, 1946. Source: library records and newspaper articles.

SHAWNEENE'S SHINGLE                         

RIPPEY LIBRARY SUMMER HOURS:   Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 1:00 - 5:00. Thursday 3-7.  

Summer Reading was a success once again!  Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make the events enjoyable and special for the participants. 

               The Rippey Library hosted children's entertainer Will Stuck on Tuesday, June 12th. Everyone enjoyed his show filled with funny stories and songs. We hosted another children's entertainer on July 16th at 1:00 p. m.. The shows are always free! These special events are sponsored by the Greene County Supervisors and Greene County Library Association.  Everyone is always invited!

               The Summer Reading Program theme was “Libraries Rock!" and Rippey Library kickoff was on Friday June 15, with music, snacks and design your own mini guitar. Everyone received their reading packets. On Wednesdays, Janice Johnston brought a variety of Instruments for the Summer reading.  Wednesdays were our  "Music Mayhem" programs.  On Friday, June 22, we had a presenter here talking about rocks and showing her collection to the kids and adults. We also painted Mandela Stones. The final party was Friday, June 29, with pizza donated by Peoples Bank.

           Monday, July 16, a children's entertainer, Dennis Porter, was at the Rippey Library at 1:00.  Again, this was a free event that is funded by the Greene County Supervisors to the Greene County Library Association to provide funds for collaborative programming for the county libraries. 


 Rippey United Methodist Church

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

Pastor Paul Burrow
Associate Pastor, Catherine A. Stokes
Phone: 436-7731

Farewell Reception for Pastor Rosa Sota

            Sunday June 24, 2018 the Perry UMC hosted a farewell reception for Pastor Rosa Soto.  Pastor Rosa was appointed to the parish in June of 2015 as associate pastor, along with Rev. Paul Burrow as Senior Pastor. Pastor Rosa will leave soon and a “love box” was presented to her from the parish members

             Pastor Paul has been re-appointed to the newly formed parish that will include Minburn.   . 

New Pastor for the New Perry, Rippey, Fairview and Minburn Parish

            Pastor Catherine A. Stokes has been appointed as Associate Pastor to the Perry- Minburn-Rippey- Fairview Parish.  Move-in day will be Saturday June 30, about 9:00 a.m. Willing hands and food will be appreciated.

            Starting Sunday July 1, 2018 the Perry morning service moves to 9:30 a.m.  Perry Hispanic Service moves to 5:30 p.m. and Hispanic Bible Study begins anew at 7:00 p.m.

             Sunday July 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., there will be a special Unified Service at Perry to receive the pastors with communion being celebrated, followed by a Potluck Lunch. Perry will bring main dishes, Minburn and Rippey will bring salads, and Fairview will bring desserts. 

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 begin again in the fall.

Ladies Aid the first Thursday of the month at 2:00  vacation July and August!

 


                  

 





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