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From the desk of Alison Gibson, Director
We see that ‘people’ pictures seem to be a hit on our Facebook page. So, getting our years right, here are two pictures that are 35 and 36 years old, respectively. While we love and use the the online newspaper archives, photos from the digitalization of the microfilmed newspapers don’t always come out very well, so we are happy to share the following in real photo form.. and we’re guessing there are lots of recognized names (and memories). Have fun!
First, from the September 1st 1988 Ripley Bee has the caption : Milligan Parts owner Gary Scott has announced the promotion of Marty Regenstein to parts store manager at the Ripley office. The young man, son of Bill and Shirley Regenstein, has worked as a counterman at the Georgetown store for two years. Carl Donald will remain as office manager and head bookkeeper.
Second picture from September 17, 1987 Ripley Bee. The Ripley Band and Drill Team. Front row, left to right, Mike Mitchell, Joe Fulton; second row, Penny Breeze, Rachael Mitchell, Amber Dudley, Rachelle Grippa, Angie Duffey, Anita Garrett, Michelle Shelton, John Barnhill, John Grippa, Jeremy Madison, Denise Faris; third row, Rhoda Fowler, Teresa DeFosse, Heather Sidwell, Jada Dudley, Gigi Griffith, Brent Blevins, Paul Clevenger, Dale Pollitt, Cebrina Garrett, Richie Blevins, David Benjamin, Michelle Pollitt, Nowana Ward and Scott Brehm, Director.
Our libraries will be closed on Monday, September 1st in observance of Labor Day.
We will be starting our story times for 3-5 year olds next week. Ripley starts on Wednesday Sept. 6th at 11:00 am and Russellville starts on Thursday Sept. 7th at 11:00 am.
Friends of the Russellville Library will be holding their annual Book and Bargain Sale on Saturday, September 9th from 9:00- 1:00 at the library. (280 W. Main Street, Russellville—across from the elementary school) Lots of books and tables filled with bargains of donated non-book items—you never know what treasures you might find. The money raised at this sale allows the Friends to purchase t-shirts for the Summer Reading Program as well as books and programs for the library.
Russellville has just added to their local history collection some fun items—a 1939 mimeographed student newsletter/magazine and a 1927 high school yearbook. Both have lots of names that are still around in the area. Flipping (carefully) through the 1927 yearbook we see names and pictures of Faul, Kirk, Vance, Potts, Paeltz, Woods, Schweickart, Kinnett, Stephenson and so many more. We welcome you to stop in and browse these fun items for a bit of nostalgia.