Stella M Glasscock Ellen L Gelter Alverda T Guillermin Justin N Beach EHS dedicates ‘Kiser Court’ SBAAC awards First Team football all-stars, winning teams Sizer earns SBAAC American Division Volleyball Player of Year honors for 3rd straight year Broncos to host Blue Jays for OHSAA ‘Jimmy Young’ Foundation Game, Nov. 17 Vern W Kidd Jr Brown County Election Results – 2017 Michael D Hines Raymond W Napier Leslie E Boyle Gary L Barber RULH NHS welcomes new inductees K-9 Units and handlers visit RULH High School EMS members honored for service Road work on Ripley streets to begin Russell K Wolfer SHAC recognizes volleyball all-stars SHAC cross country all-stars take home awards Eastern girls finish runner-up in SHAC golf standings Week 10 football roundup Kathleen J Bright Sister Marjean Clement Veterans Service Office Moves RULH MS students hold first Science Club meeting Bald Eagles spotted 2017 Celebration of Lights being planned Carlos L Beck Georgetown XC teams qualify for regional championship meet Warriors advance to Div. II Regional Meet Lady Rockets reach end to successful volleyball season Week nine football roundup Lady Warriors regional bound Amy J Caudill Bertha Lindsey Bobby S Conley Ripley Council considers insurance changes, will be making repairs on Rankin Hill Road PRC Walk for Life raises $4,600 Mary E Hahn Gary R Cornette Week 8 football roundup Notable soccer season reaches end for G-Men Lady Broncos are SBAAC American Division XC champs SHAC XC title goes to Lady Warriors Arthur Smith Eugene M Jennings Jr Billy R Kilgore Sr Carol D Roberts Thelma L Gray Ripley FFA off to a busy start this year Ripley River Village Christmas adds new events Man found dead in ditch Rev Alvin B Woodruff Jackson L Russell Lady Broncos bring home 11th SBAAC American Division title in 12 years Lady Rockets wrap up regular season Warriors rally for win Broncos make it two in a row Helen L Whalen Veterans saluted at the Brown County Fair Prints available of Eagle Creek Bridge, by local artist Tommy J Stamper Sue Day Broncos move closer to SBAAC American Division title Lady G-Men working hard, showing improvement Sports complex soon to open in Mt. Orab Week 6 football roundup H Ray Warnock Ripley McDonalds robbed overnight Familiar pizzeria in Ripley has new owners Linda Taylor Rene Sizemore-Dahlheimer Eugene Snider Eric Workman Gregory Terry Edith M Moore Eileen Womacks Michael C Jennings Janice K Brunner Cheer squads compete at ‘Little State Fair’ Truck, tractor pulls draw a crowd at Brown County Fair Week 5 football roundup Lady Broncos rise to 11-6 with win over Batavia Broncos buck Clinton-Massie, Goshen James H Boyd Warren A Stanley Jane R Ernst Darrell F Anderson James W Ball Jr June R Paul Robert Kattine Tony W Ratliff Carroll G Boothby Ripley Council addresses roof replacement and paving projects Beasley Farm to remain agricultural forever Janet R Whitt Jacqualine Attinger L Mae Spencer

Find a cool place to read a book

The calendar says summer doesn’t officially start until Sunday, but I’m thinking it is already here—the heat and humidity are both well established in the Ohio River Valley. So, I believe it is a great time to find a cool place, be it under the perfect tree that shades and is in proximity to a breeze, in the library, or under a ceiling fan at home to lose track of time reading a book. I know, sounds a bit old-fashioned, but reading a book could be with the paper variety or eBook, it doesn’t matter. Could be the ultimate “staycation” for a few hours—staying in one place, but allowing your mind to travel anywhere, any time in any world, and we have a building full of these destinations!

Authors and publishers know that summertime is a good time to sell fun “beach read” books—they might be a romance, a mystery, or a thriller to tease the interest of the reader, so we fall for the pitch and purchase quite a few. This week and next, we will be adding Mary Higgins Clark’s “The Melody Lingers On”, Tom Clancy’s “Under Fire: A Jack Ryan Jr.” novel, Janet Evanovich’s “Wicked Charms: A Lizzie and Diesel novel”, Christopher Reich’s “Invasion of Privacy”, Jude Devereux’s third book in the Nantucket Brides series “Ever After”, Danielle Steel chimes in with “Country”, and of course, James Patterson has a new book out, this time “Truth or Die.”

The kids that are participating in the summer reading program (and thank you to the parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends that bring the young ones to the library) are having a good time. Our shelves in the children’s department show lots of gaps with all the hundreds of books leaving the library to be read—those book bags the kids get when signing up are getting a workout. Still time to join the fun, we will be logging books read for the t-shirt goal until school starts, and we have many weeks left of the activity programs.

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