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

Big plans for Ripley Village Christmas weekend

By Fred Dengler –

The Ripley River Village Christmas weekend Dec. 9-11 keeps growing!
The First State Bank is hosting Santa from 9am to 12pm Saturday December 10 at the Ripley location.  Get your picture with Santa, drop off your list!
There will also be treats and snacks for you to enjoy.  Rockin’ Robins is hosting the St. Michael Rosary Alter Society bake sale on Saturday morning.
The ladies are going to have all sorts of tasty baked goods including peanut bars, brownies, Christmas cookies and fresh rolls and bread.  Come by early!  Rockin’ Robins is also donating all proceeds from their Pancake and Sausage breakfast on Saturday morning to help Anita Flaugher and Wendy Blackburn with their medical expenses. The pancakes and sausage are sooooo good.
Santa will also be at the Tobacco Museum Saturday afternoon from 1pm to 4pm.  Get a professional picture with Santa and make sure he knows what you would like for Christmas.
Also before River Village Christmas be sure to stop by the RULH Winter Wonderland at the Elementary School December 2 from 5-7pm.  The Wonderland will include Santa, a chili supper, kid’s games, vendors, and auction items.
Then on December 2 at 7pm in the RULH Middle School cafetorium don’t miss the hilarious Best Christmas Pageant Ever, a play about putting on a Christmas pageant.  You won’t believe the mayhem and fun!
Have you reserved your Angel for the Angel Tree at the Ripley Museum ?  Are you practicing for the Songfest being held on the Sunday afternoon or River Village Christmas?  You could win a $100 cash prize!
Also have you entered the Huge RVC Raffle?  We have dozens of great prizes including $50 cash from D&H Heating and AC, Gift certificates from Co-Hearts, Sunset, Rockin’ Robins, Olde Piano Factory, and many other items.
Look for the RVC Raffle buckets around town at our local merchants.  Be sure to decorate for the holidays with the free greenery in front of the big red barn on 3rd  St. after Thanksgiving.  See you at the Library Tree lighting at 5:30 on December 9 when we officially kick off RVC.
Be sure to attend the Community Concert on Saturday night at the 1st Presbyterian Church. Plan on the Christmas Candlelight House Tour with 12 beautiful locations on Sunday from 1 to 5pm.
Tickets for the House Tour are available starting at 12:30 Sunday at the Ripley Museum.
Look for more information in the paper or email with any questions or comments.  Merry Christmas!

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