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

Library Talk

Libraries are full of facts and fictions. Sometimes I just wander through the library trying to imagine a first-time visitor and how they would see the library and the “stuff” we have. I didn’t really get past the magazine shelf before writing this, and I found some pretty interesting material.

The Ohio Woodland , a magazine that has been donated to us for several years caught my eye—the Fall 2015 issue had some pertinent articles for around this area—“Making Places for Little Turkeys to Grow Up,” “Pin Oak—Worthless or Wonderful?” and “The Red-Shouldered Hawk” are just three articles of interest in this slim but informative magazine.

While sitting at the reference table looking at the magazine, I noticed there was a copy of the pages pertaining to Brown County from “List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1883; giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Which Pensioned, The Post-Office Address, The Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance, as Called for by Senate Resolution of December 8, 1882.” While most of the pensioners are from the Civil War, I was surprised at the number of widows and survivors of the War of 1812. Also interesting were the towns listed besides the expected—De La Palma, Bernard, Burlington Junction, Maple, Sheep Run and more.

People have asked about “food for fines” again this year. We’ve already done one earlier for our Centennial celebration, but we will do a few days this year, next week, week of Thanksgiving we will accept the following in lieu of fines. The pantries need the following: canned fruit, baked beans, canned or boxed potatoes, cereal or rice. Only these items will be accepted and each item equals $3 off your overdue fines, or cold hard cash to help the pantries purchase perishable goods will be accepted at the bargain rate of $1 equals $3 off overdue fines. This does not go towards lost item replacement costs. So during Nov. 23-28 this will apply and we will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Lastly, the library Board of Trustees has taken the time to recognize the staff, both on the front line and behind the scenes, for a job well done and you may see a sign out front of each of our buildings at different times. We are always striving to serve the public well, and hope that you find the library useful and friendly.


By Alison Gibson

Director, Union Township Public Library

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