Billy R Kilgore Sr Carol D Roberts Thelma L Gray Ripley FFA off to a busy start this year Ripley River Village Christmas adds new events Man found dead in ditch Rev Alvin B Woodruff Jackson L Russell Lady Broncos bring home 11th SBAAC American Division title in 12 years Lady Rockets wrap up regular season Warriors rally for win Broncos make it two in a row Helen L Whalen Veterans saluted at the Brown County Fair Prints available of Eagle Creek Bridge, by local artist Tommy J Stamper Sue Day Broncos move closer to SBAAC American Division title Lady G-Men working hard, showing improvement Sports complex soon to open in Mt. Orab Week 6 football roundup H Ray Warnock Ripley McDonalds robbed overnight Familiar pizzeria in Ripley has new owners Linda Taylor Rene Sizemore-Dahlheimer Eugene Snider Eric Workman Gregory Terry Edith M Moore Eileen Womacks Michael C Jennings Janice K Brunner Cheer squads compete at ‘Little State Fair’ Truck, tractor pulls draw a crowd at Brown County Fair Week 5 football roundup Lady Broncos rise to 11-6 with win over Batavia Broncos buck Clinton-Massie, Goshen James H Boyd Warren A Stanley Jane R Ernst Darrell F Anderson James W Ball Jr June R Paul Robert Kattine Tony W Ratliff Carroll G Boothby Ripley Council addresses roof replacement and paving projects Beasley Farm to remain agricultural forever Janet R Whitt Jacqualine Attinger L Mae Spencer Battle between Broncos, G-Men ends in tie SB Warriors rout Peebles, 60-0 Lady Jays celebrate first victory Lady Rockets on a roll Rockets cruise to 4-0 Broncos celebrate homecoming Sininger wraps up another outstanding regular season of high school golf Joan E Stevens Esther R Kennedy Myrtle Mays Ripley artist to exhibit her works Ripley Police sponsor ‘Night Out in the Park’ Every BIRDY welcome at fish fry Have breakfast with RULH Superintendent Sept. 21 G-Men win streak hits 5 Runners compete at Vern Hawkins XC Invite Lady G-Men stand at 3-2-2 SHAC play begins for Ripley golfers Week 3 football roundup Jays rise to 5-2 with win over Williamsburg Audrey F Staten Rural Heritage Quilt Show winners RULH Elementary first graders take on new technology 2017 DAR Charity Golf Scramble St. Michael students visit “Living Lands and Waters” RULH High School reaches out to those in need Lillian E Cowdrey Catherine A Houk Warriors win Jim Neu XC Invite Week 2 football roundup Broncos unbeaten at 4-0 Lady Broncos compete in Bob Schul XC Invite Ronnie L Day Nettie F Lightner Buildings demolished, Village waits to be paid Ohio Rural Heritage Festival celebrated Henry E Fields Anleah W Stamper Maxine M Garrett U.S. 68 reopens Drought ends for Lady Rockets G-Men rise to 3-1 with back-to-back victories Rockets cruise to 4-0 win over Jays Lady Broncos start off SBAAC American Division play with 3-2 win over Goshen Week one football roundup Preparation begins for Ripley River Village Christmas celebration 3rd Annual Job Fair sponsored by Open Arms*****Always helps Veterans and others Evelyn E Smith

Tommy J Stamper

Tommy Joe Stamper, age 87 of Ripley, Ohio, died Monday, October 2, 2017 at the Hospice of Hope Care Center at Kenton Pointe in Maysville, Kentucky. He was a United States Navy Korean War Era Veteran. Mr. Stamper studied at Berea College and Morehead State University, where he received his Bachelor’s degree, and at Xavier University, where he earned a Master’s degree in special education. He taught for many decades in Grahn, Kentucky, and in Bentonville, Higginsport and Felicity, Ohio. Mr. Stamper was an active member of the Ripley Church of Christ in Ripley, Ohio. He was an avid gardener and he dedicated much of his time to building churches, both domestically and internationally, and to serving the Lord. Mr. Stamper was born July 20, 1930 in Gregoryville, Kentucky the son of the late Arthur and Clarice (Littleton) Stamper. He was also preceded in death by his wife – Anleah Stamper; stepson – Paul Dane Scheek and granddaughter – Jodi Fenner. Mr. Stamper is survived by his daughters – Pamela Jo (Dana) Brooks and Teresa Ann (Kevin) Harris; daughter-in-law – Kristie Scheek; caregiver and special friend – Mary Lou Hauke; eleven grandchildren – Shauna (Tim) Pounders, Teri (Brad) Edwards, Eric (Kari) Brooks, Daniel (Dusti) Brooks, Aaron (Noelle) Brooks, Katie Fenner, Tyler Fenner, Kyle Harris, Sam Harris, Lindsey (Ben) Poole and Brandon (Erica) Scheek; sixteen great-grandchildren; one sister – Louetta Murphy of Georgetown, Kentucky. Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Ripley Church of Christ in Ripley, Ohio. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Saturday, also at the church. Interment of the cremains will follow the memorial service in Pisgah Ridge Cemetery near Ripley with Military Honors provided by the Courts-Fussnecker American Legion Post 367 of Ripley, Ohio. If desired, memorial donations may be made to: Mustard See Ranch (for foster children) 4725 Kuykendall Rd. Cookeville, TN. 38501/, Jack Ballard Church Builder’s. Inc. Attn: Dale Sikes 614 Beaver Ruin Rd. NW Lilburn, GA. 30047/ or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN. 38105/ Condolences may be sent to the family at:

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