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RippeyRippey News Nov. 26, 2014

Please send your news item to Jean Borgeson at jeanb [at] iowatelecom [dot] net

Friends of Rippey reminder: There will be a Christmas breakfast on Dec. 6 from 8 to 11 am.  Egg casserole, sausage, fruit, cinnamon rolls, coffee and juice will be served for a free will offering.  A quilt donated by Sharon Riley will be offered for a silent auction.

Rippey Lions Rinker HanamanRippey Lions Club: At the Nov. 20 meeting of the Rippey Lions Club Myron Rinker (left) and Dale Hanaman (right) were recognized for each sponsoring three persons to become members of the local club. The “Year Around Growth Award” was awarded from the Lions Club International organization.

Prior to the business meeting conducted by president Nancy Burrow, a meal was served by Connie Neese, Jo Bardole and Mary Hick. Burrow thanked all who were part of the recent spaghetti dinner. Proceeds from the meal will support community related projects, including the park projects.

The members voted to contribute to the “Rippey Consolidated School” sign project through the Friends of Rippey. The sign will be located at the Rippey School site near the flag pole. Keith Devilbiss will be constructing the base and other aspects of the sign memorial.


Keith Devilbiss led the program and shared information about magnets and their connection with various conditions.


The Dec. 6 meeting at 7 pm will include the Christmas potluck meal coordinated by Nancy Burrow and Nancy Hanaman. A roast will be furnished, with Lions Club members bringing a dish to share. Brenda Roberts will share musical numbers for the holiday time and she will lead group in singing Christmas carols, accompanied by Midge Vannatta.


Roy and Phyllis Bardole traveled to Pella Wednesday, Nov. 19, to attend a play at Central College.  Their grandson Gabe Bardole was performing in the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Rabbit Hole.” Thursday morning, Roy spoke to Schyler Bardole’s senior seminar: Food Justice. Roy talked about his family’s farming operation since 1901. It included many changes from horses to large tractors with GPS, no till, etc. He also told about his experiences traveling worldwide selling soybeans and retail sales in all those countries. After class Roy and Phyllis were able to eat out with Schyler and Gabe before returning home.

Bill Blanshan was in the area for a few days visiting relatives and friends. He took some time to visit with Jean Borgeson, which triggered a lot of good memories of Bill working and hanging out on the farm with the Borgeson boys during their younger days. It’s always special when your kids’ friends take the time to visit and to share what’s happening in their lives. It certainly brightened Jean’s day

Rippey public library:  Sarah Kilgore, librarian. Phone: 515-436-7714; Website: E-mail: rippeyli [at] windstream [dot] net. Hours: Monday 1-6 pm, Tuesday 1:30-5:30 pm; Wednesday 3-8 pm; Thursday 10am-2pm; Saturday 1-3 pm.

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 5 pm – Make a popsicle stick snowman Christmas ornament.

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 5 pm – Make a Christmas bulb wreath. Sign up at the library.

Thursday, Dec. 18, 10:30 am – Coffee and bingo.

The Rippey library will be closed December 24, 25 and 31 and Jan. 1.


Rippey United Methodist Church:  PO Box 286, 103 West Main St. Rippey, IA 50235. Pastors:  Enna Antunez and Paul Burrow. Phone: 515-436-7731

Adult Sunday school at 9 am; worship service at 10:30 am. Every Tuesday: Quilters 9 am, coffee and fellowship 10 am – everyone welcome!

Nov 7 – 28 – Pastor Enna will be on vacation.  During this time, please contact Pastor Paul with any pastoral concerns.

Choir practice will be at 7:00 –Cantata practice at 7:30

Sunday, Nov. 30, 12:00 noon:  Rippey UMC potluck and then decorate the church for Advent and Christmas.

Sunday Dec. 7, 10:30 am – Children’s Christmas program at Rippey UMC during worship service. 2 pm – Perry Fine Arts presents Sweet Harmony at the Perry Performing Arts Center.


Sunday, Dec. 14, 4 pm – Rippey United Methodist Choir will present the Christmas cantata, “Were You There on That Christmas Night?” by Lloyd Larson


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