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March 19, 2018

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CELEBRATION OF LIFE – Join us for a celebration of life luncheon honoring the life of Craig DeMoss at the Lakeside Shelter House at Spring Lake State Park northeast Jefferson Saturday, March 24, at 2 pm.

Craig was born Sept. 30, 1959, and died on Feb. 13, 2018. He is survived by his wife Jackie DeMoss of Plattsmouth, NE; daughter Karli DeMoss (Marshal) of Carroll; son Derek DeMoss (Morgan) of Jefferson; step-daughter Krista Sanders of St. Joseph, MO; step-sons Ryan Sanders of Bellevue, NE, and Tyler Sanders (Chelsea) of St. Joseph, MO.

Also granddaughters Zelda DeMoss and Dylan DeMoss; the mother of his children, Beth DeMoss of Jefferson; his father Lloyd DeMoss of Sioux City; brothers Joel DeMoss of Clifton, CO, Marc DeMoss (Shannon) of Rockwell City, and Shawn DeMoss (Lori) of Rippey; uncles LaVere Derry (Bev) and Chuck Derry, all of Rippey; other relatives and many friends. Craig was preceded in death by his mother Velda DeMoss on July 15, 2014.

Rippey library events – The Rippey library board of trustees will meet Monday, March 26, at 5 pm in the library for their regular meeting.

The annual Easter egg hunt and egg decorating party will be Wednesday, March 28, starting at 2:30 pm. There will be snacks and prizes.

Rippey United Methodist Church Holy Week:

Thursday, March 29 – All-parish Maundy Thursday service,  7 pm, Perry

Friday, March 30 – All-parish Good Friday service, 7 pm, Fairview

Sunday, April 1, Easter Sunday – Regular morning worship times

Lions Club – The Rippey Lions Club enjoyed a meal prepared by Yvette Bardole for the regular meeting. Following the business meeting, Lois Last of Grand Junction and Chris Deal of Jefferson shared information for the “Our Kids, Our Future” group. There was discussion about the upcoming school bond issue concerning a new high school for the Greene County Community School District and the career academy that would be connected with Iowa Central Community College. ~ Nancy Hanaman reporting

Wisconsin visitors – Steven, Elizabeth and Andrea Pearson of Superior, WI, visited their grandparents Dale and Nancy Hanaman last week during their school vacation. They helped with outdoor projects, baking endeavors and enjoyed many games.
Matthew Hanaman and Heather Lee and Brophy of Eau Claire, WI, and Adrianna and Adyara Hanaman of Chippewa Falls, WI, also came to visit for the weekend. The whole group met with Sarah and Benji Pearson to share a meal before all returned home.

ARIZONA VISIT – Jean Borgeson accompanied Linda Hampton and children Jayden and Sophia to the Concordia University Choir concert held at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Tempe, AZ, on Wednesday, March 14. The choir, under the direction of Professor Joshua Chai, is on its annual spring concert tour. Needless to say, Jean enjoyed the evening very much!

Blake and Sierra were attending Sierra’s ball practice. This household is much busier than the last time I visited. The kids are growing faster than I would like. Even they have noticed, as Jayden told me he wished my lap was longer!

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