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

Nov. 23, 2015

Friends of Rippey breakfast Dec. 5: The Friends of Rippey will again provide a “Calendar Day” community breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 8 am to noon.  All are invited to attend. A free will offering/donation will be accepted.

Breakfast casserole, link sausage, fruit cup, cinnamon rolls, juice, milk, and coffee will be served.

Young people, and those young at heart, will be able to create a “make and take” Christmas craft. The grand finale will be the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus riding in on the Rippey fire truck at 10 am.

Three raffle drawings will be available. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.  The raffles are three meat bundles donated by David and Carol John, and Peoples Trust & Savings Bank of Rippey.  Raffle tickets are available now from members of the Friends of Rippey. Individuals do not have to be present to win the raffle.

This is a project of the Friends of Rippey to enrich the community.

Rippey public library: Librarian Andrea Williams. Phone: 515.436.7714; Website: www.rippey.lib.ia.us; 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.

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.

Monday, Nov. 30 – Library board of trustees will hold its regular meeting at 6 pm at the library.

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 am, coffee and fellowship 10 am – everyone welcome.

Sunday, Nov. 29: Hanging of the Greens at the church and potluck afterward; Deadline for Toys for Tots to send to Bidwell Riverside; Blessing Bags will be collected during worship.

Rippey Lions Club: The Rippey Lions Club met Thursday, Nov. 19, for a regular meeting. Special guests were Vernon and Alice Fritz and LaVere and Bev Derry. They shared their experience of being part of the Honor Flight to Washington DC.

The next meeting will be Dec. 3 at 7 pm.

News in and around Rippey: Jean Borgeson visited with Jack and Dixie Slight in Perry and shared supper with them on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Their anniversary was last weekend and all their children and most of the grandchildren were able to be home to help them celebrate.

Dixie and Jean attended the second grade program, as they both had grandsons performing.  This year’s program was NUTS! by John Jacobson and John Higgins and was directed by Shaylena Bell and Devin Schroeder. The theme was about the life cycle of a nut. The kids enjoyed the fun songs and actions, but probably the favorite song was, Big Bad Squirrels! It was a crowd pleaser!

Phil and Toni Roberts spent an enjoyable evening at the Hy-Vee Market Cafe with their son Matthew on Thursday, Nov. 19th. It was a belated celebration for Matt’s 45th birthday. They all agreed how nice it was to have a selection of eating places to choose from in Jefferson.

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