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Feb. 27, 2017

News from Rippey is short this week.  With a predicted blizzard and people being ill, it seems everyone hunkered down for a few days. People stopped at the library to stock up on reading material for the upcoming storm, some at the same time, so that was lucky.

A quick trip to the library turned out to be a mini reunion of sorts. It was nice to visit with people I hadn’t seen for a while. It reminded me of an intended quick trip to the grocery store, sometimes!  None were looking forward to a storm and all hoped the electricity would stay on. The attendance at church on Sunday indicated that people were ready to get out and enjoy the sunshine.

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.

Rippey librarian Shawneene Kenan plans activities every week.  Be sure to call or stop in if there is one that peaks your interest.  Be sure to share with her some ideas you may want to happen at the library, that others would find interesting.

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.

The Lenten study began Monday, Monday Feb. 27, at 7 pm. The God We Can Know study began at Rippey.  All are welcome to attend these sessions every Monday.

The parish Ash Wednesday service will be at the Perry UMC at 7 pm.

There will be no choir practice at Rippey.

Rippey Ladies Aid will be Thursday, March 2, at 2 pm.

Rippey Lions Club will meet Thursday, March 2, at 7 pm for their regular meeting.

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