Virginia L McQuitty 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

Ronald L Palmer

Ronald Leray (Pete) Palmer, age 89 of the Georgetown Ohio Veteran’s Home passed  away Sunday morning November 20, 2016 at the Mt. Orab Mercy Medical Center.  Pete was born in Lawshe, Ohio on May 7, 1927. He was the third of ten children born  to James Thaddeus and Edna Maxwell Palmer. Pete was on the Cradle Roll at the  Flatrun Methodist Church and attended Flatrun School in first and second grade.  A 1945 Graduate of Belfast High School, Pete was an outstanding athlete. He entered  the U.S. Army on September 11, 1945 and served as a muleskinner at Fort Sill,  Oklahoma before being assigned to Germany in World War II being honorably  discharged on February 1, 1947.  He married Ann Snider on April 11, 1951. Together they operated a farm near  Belfast, Pete was active in the Belfast United Methodist Church serving as Sunday  School Superintendent for many years. He served on the Highland County Farm  Bureau Board, was a member of a Farm Bureaus Council, the Highland county  Feeder Pig Association and the North Adams High School Boosters. He was an avid  hunter, sports enthusiast, and card player. Above all, his greatest joy was his family.  Pete is survived by his six children; Barbara (Fred) Yochum of Mowrystown, Beverly  (Dale) Smiley of Seaman, Nancy (Roger) West of Mowrystown, Ronald L (Debbie)  Palmer, Jr. of Belfast, Charlie (Debbie) Palmer of Seaman, and John (Amy) Palmer of  Leesburg; four grandsons, fourteen granddaughters, seventeen great grandsons,  fifteen great granddaughters, two step grandchildren and three step great  grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters Ilena Palmer and Effie Behm and a  brother, Dean (Sandy) Palmer all of the Belfast area, two sisters-in- law Gail Martin  of Canton, Ohio and Juanita Snider of Peebles, Ohio; one brother-in- law Robert (Luz)  Snider of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Thirty nieces and nephews and many cousins and  friends also survive.  Pete was predeceased by his wife, Ann (on October 17, 1982), his parents, four  brothers; Paul, Ed, Dale and Jim and two sisters; Anna Graham and Geneva Snider.  Following his career in farming, Mr. Palmer resided near Seaman for several years,  then relocated to the Ohio Veteran’s Home in Georgetown where he enjoyed trips,  volleyball, Poker, gardening and Bingo  A “Red, White and Blue” service was conducted at the Veteran’s Home on Sunday  with family, staff, and residents in attendance as a tribute to Mr. Palmer’s military  service. The family will receive friends at a visitation held on Tuesday November 22,  2016 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home/ Lewis  Sullivan Chapel in Seaman, Ohio. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home  on Wednesday November 23, 2016 at 2:00 PM with Richard Lloyd officiating. Burial  will follow at the Tranquility Cemetery, with military rights preformed by the  Adams County Honor Guard. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Ohio  Veterans Home Activity Fund.  To sign our online guestbook please visit us at  www.wallacethompsonfuneralhomes.com

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