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April 12, 2018

The Rippey Lions Club enjoyed their monthly potluck meal at the April 7 meeting. Plans were reviewed for the pancake breakfast with Cindy and Mark Devilbiss as coordinators.

During the business meeting, the group decided to contribute to support the Rippey public library and Team Velda’s Varieties in memory of Velda DeMoss as part of the Greene County Relay for Life effort to fight cancer. Trees will be purchased and be planted in Rippey to honor the anniversary of Lions Club International and the local Lions Club. The Rippey Lions Club will celebrate 75 years in 2019 with its founding in 1944.

Rick Fazel shared the program with a fascinating account of his work in Hollywood including acting and demo tapes and other video work with many actors. His contacts included Martin Landau, Ike Turner, Rita Moreno and Drew Barrymore. He also shared some video clips of some of his acting endeavors in California and scrapbooks of productions when he was at Perry High School. The next regular meeting is April 19, with the meal at 7 pm at the Rippey United Methodist Church.

A special thanks to all who supported and worked at the recent pancake breakfast to raise money for community projects and other Lions Club related work. ~submitted by Nancy Hanaman

Rippey Lions Club donates to Rippey library – On Wednesday, April 11, Nancy Hanaman, president of the Rippey Lions Club, presented the Rippey library director Shawneene Kenan with a check for $500.

Picture by The Perry

The library relies on donations as well as their own fundraisers each year to supplement the budget, so this gift is an unexpected example of a local organization supporting its community. This gift also represents the community as a whole, which supports the Lions Club fundraisers in its efforts to contribute to its projects for the community. The library is very grateful to the Rippey Lions Club for this donation.

Pictured with Shawneene Kenan and Nancy Hanaman are Nancy Burrow, Jean Borgeson, Dale Hanaman, library board president, and the Rev. Paul Burrow. Dale Hanaman and Nancy Burrow wear two hats, as they both belong to the Rippey Lions Club, where Dale is currently serving as the club’s treasurer.

Recent guests of Virgene Morse were Diane and Terry Ostendorf, Ben, Madelyn, Michaela and Sam Van de Berg who brought Scout to join in the festivities. Also gathering in the fun were Kevin and Delores Blanshan and Kelsey Blanshan. They got together Saturday to celebrate Virgene and Kelsey’s birthdays with supper and cake made by the girls. Eric was able to Facetime Grandma to wish her Happy Birthday also. Sunday they were together to celebrate Easter with Virgene. It was a great weekend to be together to laugh, play cards, have some Easter Bunny treats, and enjoy each other’s company. Regrets were sent Eric and Dana, as well as Annika Lewis.

Arizona visit concluded – Jean Borgeson returned home from a month’s visit with her daughter and family in Chandler, AZ. The kids are growing and participating in T-ball. The last week there were games or practices every evening. It makes for a very busy household to get everyone ready on time.

The weather was not so bad when arriving home. Saturday afternoon was enjoyable taking some prom pictures in front of the courthouse. Such nice young people and the boys were very tolerant during the picture session for their mothers. Graduation is upon us and soon after, a wedding. I’m sure there will be more pictures taken!

Speaking of weddings, I had never been in a bridal shop as big as the one where we took the girls to get their dresses. When they saw all the mirrors and other glittery stuff, you couldn’t contain their excitement. There were lots of mothers, brides and little girls, some so excited and some protesting loudly. What an experience! After a lot of posing in front of the mirrors and trying to contain their excitement with the incentive of a Happy Meal, we were out of there within an hour. I was tired and all I had to do was keep one in sight so she wouldn’t go into someone else’s dressing room!

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