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November 7, 2018

Rippey library news:

Reminder: The Rippey Library will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day.

The Halloween party at the Rippey library was attended by approximately 30 colorfully-costumed persons who enjoyed admiring each other’s attire and eating hot dogs, chips and drink before traipsing off to trick-or-treat in the community.

The weather cooperated and it was fun to see the creative costumes that wandered in to enjoy the meal before the evening of knocking on doors began.

Thanks to the librarian and library board for hosting another Halloween gathering. A special thanks to former board member Virgene Morse, who donated money toward purchasing candy for the treat bags. Virgene served on the board from July 6, 1981 to January 1, 2004. She has many fond memories of serving with the board and with the many volunteers of the community as they all worked together to make the events and activities of the library special.

Rippey Lions Club: The Rippey Lions Club met Nov. 1. The members and Dan Action, who was the guest of Myron and Maralynn Rinker, began their meeting with a potluck meal. During the business meeting the group decided on a donation to the Greene County Community Christian Action Center building fund and finalized plans for the breakfast on Nov. 17.
Program chair Cindy Devilbiss led the group on a tour of their recent trip to Germany with her brother and his wife, with their first stop at Wrigley Field to cheer on the Cubs.
While in Germany, they enjoyed touring castles and the countryside with time in Munich and other cities. She took the group along on their boat trip on the Rhine River as well as a sobering visit to the site of the concentration camp near Dachau. This included the crowded sleeping quarters and the crematorium. As they continued their travels, they were impressed with the beauty of the German countryside and hope to return again.
The next meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 pm, with the meal served by the women of the church. The program will be presented by Jason Foley, an award-winning bee keeper. ~submitted by Nancy Hanaman

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