The George and Mae Ripple family had a reunion Oct. 2-4 at McCormick's Creek State Park.
A Military Honors Memorial service took place for Navy Lt. Commander Ralph E. Ripple, who passed away a few days before the reunion.
Attending were: Phillip Ripple and daughter Linda Jackson from Illinois, Sam and Rosie Ripple, also from Illinois, Larry Lawson from Florida, Larry and Bea Anderson from Kentucky, Davey Hall and son Cody from Texas, Wanda Ingmire from California, Jim and Maryon Tilley from Nevada, and, from Indiana, Bill and Anita Hightshoe, Merle and Bea Rice, Duane and Kathy Butt, David and Sheri Ripple, Max and Karen Ripple and son Brian, Kenny and Jennifer Ripple and son Lleyton, Lois Kroesen and Terra and Adam Baughman and Adam's dad Steve Baughman.
Staunton First Christian Church News
Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., with worship service following at 10:30. Doug Parkey is the minister. If you need transportation to morning worship service, please phone the church office at 446-3211. The bus is wheelchair equipped.
Children's Church and Wee Worship meet at 10:30 a.m., in the Educational Building. Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m.
Wednesday evening Bible study and Prayer Group meet at 7 p.m.
The Elders will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, followed by the meeting of the church board at 7 p.m.
The Christian Fellowship Club will meet for lunch at Pizza Hut at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday.
All elected officers will be recognized during Monday Worship service Sunday, Oct. 18.
Preacher Appreciation Day is Sunday, Oct. 25. A pitch-in meal will follow morning worship services. Meat and drinks will be furnished.
Please bring side dishes and desserts.
Staunton United Methodist Church News
Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., with church service following at 10:30. David Brown is the pastor and his wife Elaine and members of the congregation are taking turns presenting the Children's Message. Glenna Simons is the pianist.
Happy birthday to Bill Pine (Oct. 10), Jacob Nussel (Oct. 12), Mary Lou Riddell (Oct. 12), and my wonderful daughter-in-law Jennie Mitchell (Oct. 16).
Remember that the Community Food Pantry is open in the church's basement on the last Wednesday afternoon of each month, from 3-5 p.m. The next Food Pantry day will be Wednesday, Oct. 28. Anyone in the Staunton area in need of help is welcome. We truly appreciate the support of Staunton First Christian Church and Staunton Elementary School as well as other churches, civic organizations and individuals in helping to make this needed outreach a success. We want to especially thank Jack's Fine Foods in Brazil for their generous gift of ground deer meat for the Food Pantry.
Please keep praying for everyone who is battling illness, as well as all the brave men and women of our military and their families. Also remember in prayer all the folks in nursing homes and hospitals, and those who have lost loved ones. Go out of your way to be kind to someone and pray for everyone.
If you have news to share, you can send it to me at 4954 W. Happy Holler Rd., Brazil. All news is great appreciated.