Rita Tarvin Rocket win streak reaches five G-Men ascend to 4-0 in SBAAC National Division with win at Williamsburg Jays soar to 3-1 with win at North Adams Young Lady Jays improving as season progresses Mary J Yockey Callie J Maynard Windle Blanton Daisy D Nevels RULH HS students visit Jungle Jims Aberdeen Council has busy end of the year River Village Christmas celebration begins SR 41 now open Gast’s three-point shower drowns the Tigers Lady Rockets capture wins over Ripley, Batavia Keplinger signs with Shawnee State Warriors down the Devils, fall to the Greyhounds Broncos edge out Williamsburg, 53-50 Carol S Newman John E Short RULH Elementary names ‘Go Green’ Students RE/MAX Local Experts opens in Williamsburg RULH wraps up ‘No Shave November’ fundraiser Eleven indicted by Brown County Grand Jury Donald C Vance John C Morris Rebecca E Simpson Hot start sets pace for Broncos’ 85-40 win over CNE G-Men get off to 1-1 start Lady Rockets start off season with tough string of road games Basketball Special: 2017-18 Katherine J Wolfe Virginia J Germann Rev Commadora Manning Mona K Kirker Ohio Rural Heritage Association donates to Food Pantry RULH FCCLA attends meeting in D.C. RULH MS students try ‘Tabletop Twitter’ Ripley Village Christmas update Bonita Planck Carol J Wagner Christopher O Richey Sr Five new members to enter WBHS Athletic Hall of Fame Blue Jays ready to soar under Woodward Fischer named to OPSWA All-Ohio First Team of football all-stars High school girls’ hoop action kicks off in Brown County Formation of new joint Fire & EMS District discussed RULH students learn about ‘Global Food’ Personal financial management class at RULH High School Dale G Ferriel John E Slack Nicholas A Arthur Bonnie J Roush Charles E Faul Phyllis A Mills Carl L Watson Marc W Bolce Robert R Moore Robert K King June R Williams William T Ishmael Sr Deborah J Napier High school hoop action begins Fayetteville SAY Girls Wing Soccer Team finishes season among state’s Final Four Devils visit Georgetown for OHSAA Foundation Games Grandfather charged in boy’s death ‘Real Money’ at RULH Middle School Ripley High School celebrates Veterans Day Reward increases for information leading to conviction in Stykes’ murder Ripley Village Christmas update Kenneth M McKinley Vilvens signs with Mount St. Joseph SBAAC awards girls tennis all-stars Layman inducted into Miami University Athletic Hall of Fame SBAAC hands out awards to First Team girls’ soccer all-stars John D Marks Aberdeen Police Department receives ‘Shop With a Cop’ donation Benefit to take place Nov. 17 for Grace Copple St. Michael students take part in Community Soup Supper Voters return Worley to the bench Ruby A Ratliff Donna J Moore 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

‘Fish” story a success

The Friends of the Library ‘Something’s Fishy at the Library” event was quite a success. Over 100 people enjoyed the fish fry and the music provided by the Pedigos. Planning for take-out was last minute, but that too was a hit as Greg Gilbert’s secret recipe for the fish created quite a buzz throughout the crowd and created a demand for even more. The “Friends of the Library” were honored with the opportunity to serve dinner to the Red Cross volunteers that were working up around the devastated flood area in Ripley.

The wonderfully creative fish that were auctioned off raised $1900 for the Friends to be used for the annex at 19 Main, much more than was ever hoped for, and the Friends are grateful for the generosity of the bidders. The highest single bid was $225, but there were several others that were very close to that level.

This kind of event only works well if there are many helping hands, and the Friends had many. The artists that created the fish, all the Friends of the Library that pitched in to cook, serve, set up, clean up, the businesses that allowed us to display the fish and posters in their windows, donations of bottled water from Pepsi, and the people that baked delicious desserts. Friends and supporters make the work go smoothly.

“The success of our fundraising efforts always goes back to our faithful and generous supporters,”said Shelley Sroufe, President of the Ripley Friends of the Library. “We are blessed to have such a vibrant library in our little town.”

The Ripley Friends of the Library wish to thank everyone that made our “Something’s Fishy at the Library” fund raiser so successful. We are grateful for all the artists that took their time and resources, and the bakers that created delicious desserts. A big thanks to all the people that attended, bid on fish, and supported the library. Special thanks to Chef Gilbert and Assistant Chef Fitzwater for masterfully frying the delicious fish, Ben and Harrison Pedigo for providing delightful music, Roberta Gaudio for helping us with procuring the food and offering sage advice, the Ripley Lions Club for not only allowing us to use the community park, but helping with prepping as well, Pepsi of Ripley for their donation, Bristow’s, CoHearts, and Ripley Florist and Sarah Weisner for allowing us to display the fish in their windows for all to see, and John Gibson for cutting the blanks for most of the fish. It is a good community that supports so many causes, and Ripley does, it is a good place to call home.

At their July 5 Fish Fry, the “Friends of the Library” raised $1900 auctioning off these uniquely decorated fish.
http://ripleybee.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_Fish1.jpgAt their July 5 Fish Fry, the “Friends of the Library” raised $1900 auctioning off these uniquely decorated fish. Photo courtesy of Shelley Sroufe

Over 100 people gathered on July 25 at the Lions Club Park in Ripley for the fish fry and auction presented by the Ripley “Friends of the Library.”
http://ripleybee.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_Fish2.jpgOver 100 people gathered on July 25 at the Lions Club Park in Ripley for the fish fry and auction presented by the Ripley “Friends of the Library.” Photo courtesy of Matthew Carpenter
‘Friends of the Library’ raise $1900

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