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

Dec. 5, 2016

Piano recital reminder – The piano students of Janice Johnston will present a recital Thursday, Dec. 15, at 6:30 pm at the Rippey Community room. Non-piano students will assist with the program by reading some poetry selections, handing out programs and serving as hosts.

Midge Vannatta will provide accompaniment so the audience can do some Holiday singing.

The youth will not only share their artistic talents, but also been busy with their teacher baking Christmas cookies that will be served at the conclusion of the program.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend this Rippey Christmas event.

Rippey public library:  Librarian Shawneene Kenan; phone: 515.436.7714; website:; E-mail: rippeyli [at] windstream [dot] net. HOURS: Monday 1-6 pm; Tuesday 2-6 pm; Wednesday 3-6 pm; Thursday 2-7 pm; Friday 3-6 pm.

The library is continuing to offer ‘Movie Wednesday” every Wednesday at 3:30 pm, with snacks provided. The kids enjoyed this week’s feature “Christmas with The Kranks.”

Next week’s feature will be “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” rated G.

The Rippey library will also like to announce a Holiday Family Movie Night Monday, Dec. 12, featuring “A Christmas Story,” starring Melinda Dillion, Darren McGavin, and Peter Billingsly, rated PG. The movie will start at 6:30 pm.

While you enjoy the movie, feel free to sip your choice of hot cider or hot cocoa and try one (or two) of the delicious Christmas cookies offered.

On Friday, Dec. 7, we will have a Christmas ornament craft activity starting at 4:30 pm. Make a decoration for the tree of for a gift. Snacks will be provided.

The library will be closed Monday, Dec 26.

Happy holidays to our community! May you have a blessed Christmas!  ~Shawneene Kenan, librarian
Rippey United Methodist Church:  PO Box 286, 103 West Main St. Rippey, IA 50235. Pastor: Paul Burrow, Pastor Rosa Soto. Phone: 515-436-7731

Adult Sunday school at 9:30 am; worship at 11 am; THUG youth group at 6 pm. Every Tuesday, quilters at 9 am, coffee and fellowship at 10 am. Every Wednesday, choir practice at 7 pm.

Sunday, Dec. 11: Church Christmas program during worship services

Monday, Dec. 12: Advent study on Christmas Is Not your Birthday at 7 pm

Rippey UMC shares in “Change a Child’s Story” – Rippey United Methodist Church is part of a state-wide project of the Iowa United Methodist Church, “Change a Child’s Story.” In addition to donating books for children, adults can help children reading and build relationships with those children. Members and friends of the Rippey Church have also collected books and some of these books were part of the Iowa Annual Conference collection last June. Volunteers from the church have read with children at the Rippey public library. After the reading session, the child was given a book to keep. New books are being collected for the Christmas season. For more information contact, Nancy Hanaman, 515-436-7684.

Thanksgiving visits – Nancy and Dale Hanaman traveled to Superior, WI, to share Thanksgiving with Sarah and Benji Pearson, Steven, Elizabeth and Andrea. Their son Matthew also joined them for the day. While there, they also shared in an early birthday celebration for Andrea whose birthday was Nov. 29.

Nancy accompanied Andrea, Elizabeth, Sarah and a friend to the Build a Bear Workshop in Duluth as part of the celebration.

Thanksgiving guests in the home of Virgene Morse were Diane and Terry Ostendorf, Ben, Michaela and  Madelyn of Madrid , Kelsey Blanshan of Ankeny and Kevin and Delores Blanshan of  Waterloo.  Eric called Grandma Morse in the evening to wish everyone well as they were not able to return to Iowa for the holiday. Grandma prepared her Thanksgiving feast and a couple of long games of UNO went late into the night.

David and Emily and Ada Weaver were the hosts of the Weaver Thanksgiving at their home near Rippey. Those attending were Matt, Theresa, Nathan, and Lauryn and Matt’s mother Pat Basye of Sioux City. A traditional menu was followed and the guests ate until they were as stuffed as the turkey had been.

Nathan and Lauryn, as well as Ada stayed over at their grandparent’s home on Thursday and Friday. On Friday the grands baked cookies and did a little Black Friday Shopping. Friday evening they rode the Santa train out of Boone and saw Santa.  Ada participated in the singing, but Lauryn and Nathan chose not to be a part of it.

Saturday morning Nathan and Lauryn were driven by Grandma to Lake View where their mother was waiting to return them to Sioux City.

Jean Borgeson spent Thanksgiving in the home of Phil and Toni Roberts.  Myron and Maralynn Rinker joined the group for a bountiful meal and lots of laughter.

Friends gather – Mary Weaver hosted a gathering for a few friends for a morning brunch on Monday, Nov. 28.  The ladies’ friendships span over 50 years and there is always the guaranteed laughter and never a lull in the conversation when we get together. Those attending were Dixie Slight of Perry, Lana Miller of Grand Junction, and Sharon Laub, Toni Roberts, Maralynn Rinker, and Jean Borgeson, all of Rippey.  David Weaver stopped by to say hello, also.

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