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

Red Oak NewsBy Mary Howelett

In all of my many church years I have never ever heard anything about this before. Did you know this?

The partridge in the pear tree is Jesus Christ.

Two turtle doves are the Old and New Testaments.

Three French hens stand for Faith, Hope, and Love.

The four calling birds are the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law-the first five books of the Old Testament. The six geese a-laying stand for the six days of creation.

Seven swans a-swimming represent the seven-fold gifts of the Holy Spirit-Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, Mercy.

The eight maids a-milking are the eight beatitudes. Nine ladies dancing are the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit-Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control.

The 10 lords a-leaping are the 10 commandments.

The 11 pipers piping stand for the 11 faithful disciples.

The 12 drummers drumming symbolizes the 12 points of belief in the Apostles’ Creed.

According to www.carols.org.uk The Twelve Days of Christmas (The 12 Days of Christmas) start with Christmas Day and finish with the eve of Epiphany on Jan. 5. The Twelve Days of Christmas dates back to English origins in the 16th century although the music is reputed to be French. The first publication date for The Twelve Days of Christmas (The 12 Days of Christmas) was 1780.

Each of the The Twelve Days of Christmas has a religious significance and are symbolized following the lyrics of The Twelve Days of Christmas.

Happy, Happy Birthday to Heather Little, Austin Dunkin, Sigrid Erickson, Ed Roberto, Kyle Yockey, Michael Grant, John Jacob Gilliland, Nickolas Titus, Barbara, Ivy Thomas, Kyle Young, Ben Conley, Beverly, James Kress, April, Betty Theaders Marshall, Lois Wilson Schumacher, Eula Black, Carlie, Taylor, Tre, Sharon, Donald Dick, Ron, Carol, Loretta, Leon Salsibury, Chester Holton, Mary Angela, Candance Colyer Fuegate, Jennifer, Allison, Sarah McNutt, Jeptha, Rev. Billy Graham, Tess, Cassie, Ronald, Ruth Brown Johnson, Clinton, Harold Wardlow, Brenda Young, Inez Estelle Johnson, Nancy Dick, Susan, and Paul Woods

The Red Oak Presbyterian Church has no regular minister, not for many years. Each worship leader that has spoken or sang at Red Oak brings their own unique talents and gifts in being a representative of our resurrected Savior. Today was no exception as Larry Downing and his group called “Grounded” gave us wonderful song and testimony. This group consists of Larry’s sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Bob Dunseith, and Jerry McKibben. Larry is the longtime emcee of the Brown County Singing Convention. This is a long running program of area local talents meeting together once a month in different area churches. Each month a roll-call is taken of the audience as to what church they represent. The last one I attended had 14 different churches represented. Come on out and see what the singing in Brown County is all about.

Larry’s group “Grounded” will be back to Red Oak in February.

In January, the group representing the Burbage family called “Back to the Cross” will be the special guest at the Ripley Nazarene Church, 7 p.m. Jan. 27.

Please pray blessings for your neighbor you have no idea what that prayer could mean for the both of you.

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