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April 30, 2018

Melissa Scearce will be honored at a community bridal shower Saturday, May 12, at 4 pm at the Rippey United Methodist Church. Mellissa is the bride-elect of Robert Borgeson. Melissa is the daughter of Pamela Chance of Jamaica and Robert is the son of Jean Borgeson of Rippey. The couple will marry on June 16 in Jamaica.

Rippey library May events – Shawneene Kenan will be the speaker at the Garden Gala Thursday, May 3, from 2 to 3:30 pm. You will learn how to use and care for flowers in containers and in your gardens. This is a free event, but in order to have enough refreshments, please call Shawneene to register for this event at 436-7714 by May 2.

Lucas and Krista Neese of Mankato, MN are parents of a son, Colton Roger, born Thursday, April 26, 2018. He weighed 8 lbs, 3 oz, and was 22 inches long, Colton has a 1-1/2- year-old brother Riker to welcome him home. Grandparents are Steve and Deanna Neese. Colton’s proud great-grandmother is Connie Neese of Rippey.

Myron and Maralynn Rinker, Jo Bardole and Jean Borgeson enjoyed the Greene County Singers performance at the United Methodist Church in Jefferson on Sunday afternoon. It was a lovely concert and the audience recognized their hard work by giving them a standing ovation.

Wisconsin visit – Dale and Nancy Hanaman traveled to Superior, WI, to visit with Sarah and Benji Pearson, Steven, Elizabeth and Andrea. They attended a band concert for Elizabeth and later celebrated April and May birthdays with Matthew Hanaman and family.

National History Day – Students gathered from around Iowa at the state level National History Event competition at the HyVee Events Center. The theme for 2018, “Conflict and Compromise in History,” requires student to consider how compromises and conflicts have shaped history on local, state, national and international levels. Winners at the state level are eligible to participate in the national contest in June. Nancy Hanaman will be one of the judges of the documentaries for middle school students. Middle school and high school students also participate with papers, displays, group performances and websites.

Thanks from Team Velda’s Varieties to all who have contributed in Velda DeMoss’s memory through the Relay for Life in Greene County. Many current and former Rippey area residents have made donations and those who helped with “Roaring Rippey Bake Sale” at the Greene County Relay for Life celebration on April 21. ~team captain Nancy Hanaman

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