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Feb. 8, 2016

Rippey community events: Team Velda will host a soup supper Saturday, Feb. 13, with serving from 4:30 to 7 pm at the Rippey Community Center. A free will donation will be accepted for a variety of soups, bars, cookies, relishes and beverages. This event will jump start the team’s efforts as they participate in the upcoming Relay for Life of Greene County April 23.

The Washington Winners 4-H club will meet Saturday, Feb. 13, at 10:30 pm in the Rippey United Methodist Church fellowship hall. All members are to bring a dozen cookies to make Valentine’s Day cookie plates for older neighbors.

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.

REMINDER: When Greene County Schools close because of the weather, so does the Rippey public library.

February programs:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 10 – Decorating Valentine’s cookies at 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday, Feb. 17 – Valentine’s Day craft at 4 pm
  • Thursday, Feb. 18 – Coffee ‘N Bingo at 11 am sponsored by Rippey Lions Club
  • Thursday, Feb. 25 – Leap Year Craft at 4:15 pm
  • Monday, Feb. 29 – Beginners’ genealogy class presented by Iowa Genealogical Society at 1 pm

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 10: All parish Ash Wednesday services at the Rippey United Methodist Church at 7 pm. Confirmation class will be at 6 pm and choir practice will be at 6:30 pm in the basement.

Sunday, Feb. 14: Bell choir practice will start after at 1 pm. Lunch will be provided for all participants. Director is Dick Bardole.

Reminder:  Sunday, Feb. 14 through Saturday, Feb. 27 – Pastor Paul will be on vacation. Pastor Julie Poulsen of the Jefferson UMC will be on call for pastoral emergencies. Her contact information is as follows:  office – 515-386-4411; cellular 319-461-3146; email juliaefpoulsen [at] gmail [dot] com

News in and around Rippey: Visit the Features & More tab for Jean’s recap of the 2016 Bike Ride to Rippey.

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