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

Ripley River Village Christmas coming Dec. 9, 10 & 11

As plans continue to come together for this years’s Ripley River Village Christmas, Fred Dengler, coordinator of this years event, just released a few more highlights of the 2016 Ripley River Village Christmas.
According to Dengler, this year’s raffle continues to build and could be the biggest raffle yet for the RRV Christmas event set for Dec. 9, 10 and 11.
“Saturday, Dec. 10 has grown into a huge day for our Ripley River Village Christmas,” said Dengler, “The Olde Piano Factory Mall is a must see with its beautiful holiday decorations and large inventory of unique and antique gift items. They will have treats for all and graciously donated a $10 gift certificate to the raffle. Drawing buckets for the raffle are located around town at local merchants, so get you tickets as soon as you can.”
Dengler said that proceeds from the raffle go to help fund the annual Christmas event. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.
According to Dengler the Ripley Assembly of God will be having a FREE Christmas Store for all needy families. They are currently accepting donations of new and gently used toys, clothing and other gift items. (To contribute, contact Barry Francis at or call (513) 427-0633).
The Assembly of God especially needs items for men and women including household goods, tools or anything for men.
“This wonderful free Christmas Store will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and all needy families are welcome to come and shop,” Dengler added.
“There are just so many things going on all day Saturday, here are just some of the events:
• Citizens Deposit Bank will have donuts and Danish Saturday morning;
• LuLu’s Suds at the Church of the Nazarene Craft Fair will be giving a fifth free bar of soap for each 4 bar purchase and a Gift Basket for the Giant Raffle;
• Judith’s Attic Antiques will serve Christmas candies and holiday specials. Judith donated a beautiful piece of jewelry to the raffle;
• Ripley Church of the Nazarene is holding a Craft Bazaar and will be open for lunch with soups, sandwiches and deserts and Santa, with treats starting at 11:30 a.m.;
• Friends of the Library Book Sale will be in full swing;
• Tiny’s Shop will have a store-wide sale and donated a Rada Knife for the Raffle;
• Rockin’ Robin’s is having a delicious pancake and sausage breakfast and will be giving away free hot chocolate from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and also donated two certificates to the Raffle;
• Ohio Valley Manor Gift Shop has 10 percent off the entire shop during RRV Christmas and donated a gift basket;
• G & J Pepsi-Cola is donating a Gatorade picnic cooler to the raffle;
• Author Dan Pinger is donating an eBook of his poems that are heartfelt and interesting called Love, Laughter, Life and the Hereafter, Fifty-Nine Stories in Rhyme for 99-cent introductory offering by
“Be sure and watch in your Ripley Bee for updates on all the activities planned for this year’s Ripley River Village Christmas,” Dengler said.
For any questions about upcoming events or to add an event, please contact Dengler at or call (937) 392-4576.

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