Fundraiser planned for Rippey sesquicentennial

Band music, pulled pork and pie

The first fundraiser for Rippey’s 150th birthday celebration is slated for Saturday, Aug. 24, beginning at 5:30 pm with a free will donation meal of pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, chips, bars, and a beverage. Supper will be served in the Community Room.

The Town and Country Band will provide toe-tapping music on the lawn of the Rippey Community Room at 6:30, with a break at mid-concert for a pie auction. Continue reading Fundraiser planned for Rippey sesquicentennial

Dedication of food pantry this Sunday

A dedication and open house will be held at the new Greene County Christian Action Resource Center food pantry this Sunday, Aug. 25, at 6:30 pm.

Pastor Devin Wolters, president of the Greene County Clergy Association, will lead the dedication service.

The new food pantry is located at 1006 N. Vine St in Jefferson. All are welcome.

More wins at the State Fair

Marianne Carlson of Jefferson added to her collection of State Fair ribbons.

She demonstrated why her homemade cinnamon rolls have earned top dollar in charity auctions around the county, winning reserve sweepstakes honors in the King Arthur flour yeast rolls competition judged Aug. 11. She placed first in the cinnamon rolls (frosted or glazed) category, second in the cinnamon rolls (with nuts) category, first in the whole wheat pan rolls (1/2 whole wheat) category, and second in the sweet rolls other than named category.

Entries were judged on flavor, appearance and texture.

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Pep Rally on the Square Aug. 22

Student athletes in fall sports will be saluted at a community pep rally on the downtown square Thursday, Aug. 22.

Youngsters are invited for games and activities from 6 to 6:30 pm on the north and east side of the courthouse. Kids will find a football throw and cross-country races. Cheerleaders will teach cheers and jumps and volleyball players will teach pass and set techniques. The swim team, band and color guard will have a Rams temporary tattoo station. Continue reading Pep Rally on the Square Aug. 22