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

Nov. 9, 2015

Thursday, Nov. 19:  Coffee ‘N Bingo resumes at 10 am in the Community Room.  Enjoy bingo, coffee and cookies, sponsored by the Rippey Lions Club. Myron and Maralynn Rinker are the hosts for this event and they guarantee plenty of laughter.

Rippey Lions Club: The Rippey Lions Club shared a potluck meal before the business meeting Nov. 5, 2015. The group will continue to be a sponsor of the Bike Ride to Rippey and the donation will be sent to the Perry Chamber of Commerce. The Lions Club will again sponsor “Coffee and Bingo” that will be provided at the Rippey Community Room, with Maralynn and Myron Rinker in charge. All are welcome to join in the fun.

Following the business meeting, Larry Vodenik of Perry presented vintage photos of Rippey from his collection of more than 3,000 photos of Perry and surrounding towns. His pictures included some of Angus’ famous establishments. One of the photos illustrated a collection of items in Main Street for Halloween. No outhouse that year. He also had a picture of the Osborn Drug Store which was built in 1878 as well as hotels on Main Street and an Opera House.

The next regular meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 19, with Phyllis Bardole and women of the church preparing the meal. Vernon Fritz will present the program about his experience on one of the Honor Flights for veterans to Washington, DC. Guests will include his wife Alice and LaVere and Bev Derry. LaVere has also been an Honor Flight participant.

Rippey public library: Librarian Andrea Williams. Phone: 515.436.7714; Website:; E-mail: rippeyli [at] windstream [dot] net

HOURS: Monday 1-6 pm; Tuesday 1:40-5:30 pm; Wednesday 3 to 8 pm; Thursday 12-6 pm.

The library will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day.

After school activities: Wednesday, Nov. 18 – Movie party showing “Inside Out”

Wednesday, Nov. 23 – Thanksgiving craft to make and take home

Book sale: Nov 30 – Dec 3 and Dec. 5 during the Friends of Rippey breakfast, which will be held from 8 am to 12 pm in conjunction with the traditional calendar days held by the banks.

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

Adult Sunday school at 9:45 am. Worship service at 11 am. Every Tuesday: Quilters 9:00 – Coffee and fellowship 10:00 – everyone welcome.

Nov. 11 – No confirmation class in Rippey.

Sunday, Nov. 15:  A celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Spanish service in Perry will be held at 11:30 am.  Pastor Rosa will prepare a Peruvian meal following the service. There will be a special speaker and singer during the service. He will sing a special song composed by Pastor Rosa. All are welcome to attend.

Sunday, Nov 15: SPLASH middle school youth group at 5 pm. THUG senior youth group at 6:30 pm

Monday, Nov. 23 – “The Journey” book study at 7 pm at the church7:00 p.m.

Wednesday Nov. 2525 – Rippey United Methodist Church hosts the annual  ecumenical Thanksgiving service at 7 pm.  The singers from the United Methodist, Presbyterian and St. Brigid Catholic churches in Grand Junction are invited to sing in the choir.  A practice will be held downstairs at 6:30.

Sunday, Nov. 29: Deadline for Toys for Tots to send to Bidwell Riverside; Blessing Bags will be collected during worship.

Nov 2 – 14 – Pastor Paul is on vacation. The Rev. Dale Schoening of Woodward will be available to cover pastoral emergencies.  Pastor Dale’s cell phone number is 515-290-7737.  His e-mail address is woodward_umc [at] minburncomm [dot] net.

News in and around Rippey: Nancy and Dale Hanaman were among a slightly older crowd enjoying Arlo Guthrie’s concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of his classic 19 minute saga, “Alice’s Restaurant.” His daughter Sara Lee Guthrie opened the show. Folk songs from Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and others were shared with the audience at Hoyt Sherman Place.

Connie Neese enjoyed two recent fall trips. The first was a paddle boat ride on the Celebration Belle going through locks and dams. The trip started in Moline and ended at Muscatine. The foliage wasn’t as brilliant on the trip but a live band and gourmet buffet was enjoyed.

The second trip was to the Amana Colonies and included shopping and a luxury meal at the Ox Bow restaurant. The entertainment was a presentation of the Basement Ladies Last (potluck) Supper. The theater was full and the crowd was laughing throughout the performance.  Alas, the trips are over until spring.

Jean Borgeson met her sister Elayne Bice of Johnston and their friend Judy Martin of West Des Moines for lunch to celebrate Jean’s birthday on Nov. 6. The women have been friends for 53 years and there was much laughter as the memories were re-visited.  Sometimes it took all three to remember a name or incident, but that made it even funnier.  It was a good three-hour diversion for all of them.

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