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RIPPEY LIBRARY – Reminder: The Rippey library will be open Monday – Friday from 2 to 5 pm until further notice. Thank you for your patience while the volunteers continue to help keep the library open until a new librarian is hired.

LIONS CLUB – Rippey Lions Club met for its first fall meeting on Sept. 6 with a potluck with meat grilled by Mark Devilbiss. Guests were Pastor Cat Stokes and Margaret Den Beste. The members began making plans for a pancake breakfast in November.

Dale Hanaman presented a program about Rippey history and stumped the group with some of the questions, including when the land was purchased for the current Rippey baseball park. Local history came alive to the group.

The next meeting will be on Sept. 20, with the meal served by the women of the church. Nancy Burrow is in charge of the program. ~ Submitted by Nancy Hanaman

Recent guests in the home of Virgene Morse were Kelsey Blanshan of Ankeny and Kevin and Delores Blanshan of Waterloo. They were joined on Sunday by Diane and Terry Ostendorf of Madrid. They had a great time visiting, catching up and meeting Kelsey’s dog Ernie.

Jean Borgeson joined her sister Elayne Bice of Johnston and their cousin Ann Siglin of Hollis, NH, for lunch on Friday, Aug. 31. Ann was leaving to go home after being in Woodward for seven weeks during the illness and death of her brother, Bill Siglin. Our hearts were heavy, but our memories were filled with laughter.

Iva Jo Muir, her daughter Cheri Kersey and Jean Borgeson spent Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8 and 9, attending the Clay County Fair. They attended the livestock show on Sunday to watch C. J. and Kayla Muir show their heifers. The weather was perfect and the older ladies thought it was enjoyable to take advantage of our somewhat advanced ages, knowing we were under the watchful eyes of the younger folks.

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