Practices get underway for fall sports Jays soon to begin quest for SHAC title Western Brown to hold Meet the Teams Night and OHSAA parent meeting Aug. 8 Norville F Hardyman Carol J Tracy James Witt Ripley officer receives commendation for quick action Bicentennial at Ripley First Presbyterian RULH welcomes new school principals Aberdeen’s Police Dept. continues to grow Mary F McElroy Broncos out to defend SBAAC American Division soccer title Bronco 5K to take place Aug. 5 EHS volleyball team ready for new season Michael C Cooper Raymond Mays Harry E Smittle Jr Mary A Flaugher Western Brown’s Leto excels in Australia Rockets ready for 1st season in SBAAC Paddling, hiking activities available at Ohio State Parks SB Warriors get set to hit gridiron for 2nd year of varsity football Scotty W Johnson Glenna V Moertle Rickey L Hoffer Ruth E Ward David A Watson Janet L Dotson Vilvie S King Steven C Utter Cropper joins Fallis at Bethel-Tate Local kids find success in world of martial arts 13th annual Bronco 5K Run and Fitness Walk set for Aug. 5 Teams compete in memory of Randy Fulton Mike W Smith Roger Helton David A Borders Timothy E Argenbright Joseph W Sherrill Frances K Pedigo Water distribution plans for Ripley move forward Historic Trapp and Wilson building sold RULH graduate wins HFR Scholarship Blanche Malblanc Pauline L Kirk Over 70 take part in 11th Joe Myers 5K Classic Lions Club 4th of July Festival brings outdoor fun to Ripley ODNR reminds visitors to swim safe this summer Changes in high school track and field/cross country rules include school issued and approved uniforms Betty L Philpott Judy B Williams Billie J Russell Remembering Ravye 25 attend volleyball camp in Fayetteville Western Brown hosts Pee Wee Football Camp Eugene L Baumann RULH selects Wilkins as new superintendent Corps of Engineer to study erosion issue in Ripley More funds available through Revolving Loans Jack Hamilton Charles L Glover Maxine M Stires Western Brown youth basketball camps a success Leto to represent Team USA in Australia Broncos hard at work in preparation for fall season Eastern approves bowling team Phyllis Ruth Lois A Manley Eddie L Carr Thomas L Carnahan Cameron Barkley Walter J McGee Gary J Graham George D Johnson Walter F Crawford Jr Charles E Meranda Jr Historic home in Ripley is sold following renovations Hyde finds home at Midway Youngsters work to improve on hoop skills at Eastern basketball camps Sizer named All-District Honorable Mention Western Brown’s Barnes earns All-State, All-District honors Local players compete in SWOFCA Ron Woyan East/West All-Star Game 6th annual Ravye Williams Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament set for June 24 Clarence E Teal Rosie B Poe Monard C Boots James P Conrad James T Dinser Scott J Swearingen Eastern’s Farris earns award for top 2-point field percentage in Ohio Georgetown’s Seigla earns All-District honors OHSAA announces 2017 football regions and playoffs format Western Brown volleyball camps a success with over 100 in attendance Rigdon finishes high school running career with 10th place finish at state track and field championship meet Grace E Fite Students speak out in support of Skinner Ripley Council to pay half the cost for Air Evac services John McGee Timmy Burson Patricia A London

Community briefs

Blevins Memorial Bike Ride set

The fifth annual SPC. Seth Blevins Memorial Bike Ride will take place at RD’s Wayside Inn, located in Russellville. The ride will be Saturday, June 20. Registration begins 1 p.m. Dinner will be served after the ride. The cost is $10 per rider. All proceeds benefit the SPC Seth Blevins Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Several activities are planned, including a split the pot, “cow dump”, karaoke with Lynnette Bohman. For more information, call 937-515-4445 or 937-377-2401. The rain date will be June 27.

Wine festival in Georgetown

The Ohio Valley Food and Wine Festival will take place 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 20. There will be wine tasting, food vendors, crafters, bouncy houses. Nine wineries will participate from 3 to 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by Brown County Health and Wellness Foundation. There will be a concert at 7 p.m. by the Brad Myer’s Quartet.

Rummage sale set at St. Michael

There will be a rummage sale at St. Michael Hall, Ripley from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Saturday, June 20 to 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 21. All proceeds will benefit St. Michael School.

County Tea Party to meet

The Brown County Tea Party has announces their next regular meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday June 20 at the Mt. Orab Public Library, located at 613 South High Street in Mt. Orab. The main topic of discussion will be police enforcement with guest speaker David Benjamin.

Join the Tea Party as they endeavor to educate and inform concerned citizens of events occurring in the county, state, nation and world. For more information call 937-444-3673.

VBS at New Beginnings

Vacation Bible School will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. June 22-26, at New Beginnings Church at Farmers Chapel. The church is located 3417 Whiteoak Valley Road, in Georgetown.

Call Pastor Jim Brock at 513-617-5720 if you need ride on the bus.

Retired Teachers hear from STRS

Brown County Retired Teachers’ Association will meet at noon Thursday, June 25 at the Brown County Education Service Center, 9231 Hamer Road, Georgetown. Kelley Barone a representative from STRS will present a program. Any STRS recipient, whether a member of BCRTA or not, is invited to attend and participate in the question and answer session.

All retired teachers, aides, and school personnel interested in education are invited to attend. One new service project is to donate school supplies to the BCESC Pre K Program. These school supplies will be collected at each meeting for those who choose to participate. Please RSVP to 937-446-3191 or 937-392-1146.

Hamersville Alumni banquet set

The annual Hamersville Alumni Association will host the annual alumni banquet beginning 6 p.m. Saturday, June 27. All alumni are invited to attend. The event will be held at Hamersville Elementary and Middle School, located at 1950 state Route 125, in Hamersville. Registration begins 6 p.m., the banquet begins 7 p.m.

Classes to be honored include 1970, 1965, 1960, 1955, 1950, 1945, 1940 and 1935.

The cost, which includes the meal and entertainment, is $15 per person. The meal will be catered by Good Seasonings Catering. A special room will be available for the honored classes to meet with former classmates. Those interested in attending should contact Leola Gray at 937-379-1647 or Pat Cornett at 937-379-1165 or by mail at Leola Gray, 9891 Fite Avenue, Hamersville 45130.

Mt. Nebo plans homecoming

Sunday, June 28, Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church invites the community to join them as they celebrate God’s faithfulness for the church’s 180 years of ministry. Rev. Mike Barthel will be the guest preacher for both the 9:00 and 11:00am worship services held in the church building. Mike’s brother Randy served as pastor of Mt. Nebo from 1975-1983. Under Randy’s leadership, God blessed with some wonderful years of fruitful ministry.

Following the last service, a carry-in meal will be offered at the church pavilion located at the back of the property. Hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, drinks and tableware will be provided. Plan to come for worship and stay for a wonderful meal and a fun afternoon. Yard games like kickball, wiffle ball and corn hole will be offered too.

Mt. Nebo is located at 11693 State Route 774, Bethel, Ohio. Call the church office at 937-379-1225 for more information or check out www.mtneboumcoh.com.

Russellville 4th of July event

The Russellville July 4 dinner and homecoming will take place at the Rambler Center. Food will be available beginning 11 a.m. RCAPS is sponsoring the event. Proceeds will go toward the expenses for the center.

The Walter Miller American Legion will hold a flag burning ceremony at 10 a.m. Anyone with worn or torn flags that need destroyed properly should put them in the container at the front entrance of the Rambler Center.

The Legion will present the colors at 11 a.m., the dinner and homecoming will take place, the annual Joe Myers Memorial 5K Run will take place, and the museum will be open part of the day.

Aberdeen talent show slated

The Talent Show at the Aberdeen Park on the river will be held 5 p.m. July 4. Anyone is eligible and can participate. All participants will compete against each other, regardless of age. Performance may showcase any talent signing, dancing or performing a musical instrument. Participants may perform solo, duo or in a small group.

First place will receive $150; second place $100 and third $50. Registration 1-4:45 p.m. day of talent show. The event is sponsored by the Aberdeen Festival Committee. For more information, call Kay at 606-759-0421 or Lynn 937-549-2941.

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