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

LIBRARY TALK

Thank you to everyone that helped with our centennial party, from all the people that pitched in to all the people that came to enjoy the festivities and honor the library, from Harriet Jackson Groh’s singing and memories of the library to the fantastic ice cream “scooper” team, Patty’s popular memory scroll to tent set up and take-down, there were enough people to make it work smoothly and well, and I’m pleased that so many people came out on an event-filled Sunday to spend time with us.

During the event, some people asked if the Friends of the Library would have the just released stationery cards available for sale after the event. Yes, they are available now at the library as well as our sun catchers. We also have a good many of the fans left. To get the best price we had to purchase quite a few, so if you want an extra, or didn’t get a chance to pick up one of these mementos, we still have them.

We are jumping into fall this week with our scarecrow line-up—if you took a scarecrow frame to decorate for us, we’d like it back by this Friday, as 11 a.m. Saturday we will be having the unveiling. We will have refreshments, including some Graeter’s Ice Cream. We purchased enough not to run out on Sunday, so we have some left, and we want to share it.

Now for some regular library stuff, such as what books are coming out. James Patterson has his late summer stand-alone with “Murder House,” set in the decadent Hamptons. Jan Karon pulls from the Mitford well again with “Come Rain or Come Shine,” this time focusing on Dooley Kavanagh, all grown up and getting married.

Popular inspirational fiction author Kim Vogel Sawyer finishes her Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy with “When Love Returns,” and Iris Johansen continues the Eve Duncan saga with “Shadow Play.” Nonfiction books include Bill O’Reilly’s latest “Killing Reagan,” and a rather serious book purchased recently is “Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution For A Water-Starved World” by Seth Siegal.

I realize after the earlier part of this summer water shortages don’t seem likely, but the fight for water out west, and then having enough clean water for agricultural purposes is not a given any more. As always, this is just a tiny sampling of what we add. I can forecast that there will be lots of new juvenile books added as well this week.

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By Alison Gibson

Director, Union Township Public Library

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