Broncos trample the G-Men, 73-40 Rockets down the Devils, 59-55 Seven new inductees to enter WBHS Sports Hall of Fame Lady Warriors ascend to 13-1 Broncos finish 2nd of 22 teams in Hammer and Anvil Invitational Hedwig Lambert Billie G Walkup Some county offices may be moved G’town Council approves 2017 budget Family doubles in size with adoption Sardinia Mayor looks forward to 2017 2017 Fayetteville Firemen’s Festival set Floyd Newberry Jr Donna F Lang Gene Warren Dwight L Fulton Virginia A O’Neil Anne L Durbin-Thomas Marietta Dunn Charles L Latchford Broncos win ‘Battle of 32’ Lady Broncos claim win over Bethel-Tate Jays top Warriors, fall to Mustangs Lady Warriors claim top spot in SHAC with win over Lynchburg-Clay Broncos buck the Lions, 54-51 James N DeHaas Questions still linger in Stuart explosion New direction for Brittany Stykes case New public safety director now on duty in Brown Co. Fayetteville Mayor anticipates a good year for the village Chamber of Commerce announces awardees Robert Bechdolt Carl E Lindsey Audrey F Maher LeJeune Howser Tammy L Connor Henry C Mayhall Jr Chad Spilker Frank W Kemmeter Jr Wanda J Howard Dorothy Huff Colon C Malott Eastern varsity teams come out on top to capture Brown County Holiday Classic crowns WBHS Army JROTC hosts rifle shooting competition Bronco varsity wrestling team unbeaten at 8-0 Blue Jays finish 1-1 in Ripley Pepsi Classic Mona G Van Vooren Hiram Beardsworth Avery W McCleese Ethel E Long Children learn safety from ‘Officer Phil’ Microchips can help locate lost pets Local GOP plans trip to Washington Three sentenced in common pleas Estel Earhart Roy Stewart Tenacious ‘D’ leads Lady Jays to victory over Blanchester on day one of Ripley Pepsi Classic Fayetteville’s Thompson, Jester earn SWOFCA All-City honors Jays fall to Blanchester on first day of Pepsi Classic Ticket details announced for OHSAA basketball and wrestling state tournaments Jerri K McKenzie Randy D Vaughn Georgetown JR/SR high to have new library Georgetown saw many improvements in 2016 Three sentenced in common pleas court Esther O Brown G-Men go on scoring rampage for 77-41 win over Cardinals Warriors climb to 4-2 with wins over West Union, Lynchburg Rockets top Whiteoak for first win Shirley M Bray Carter Lumber closes in G’town Wenstrup looks forward to 2017 Seven indicted by county grand jury John Ruthven holds pre-Christmas Open House New pet boarding facility now open in Georgetown Denver W Emmons Carl W Liebig Mary L McKinley Blake C Roush Louis A Koewler William D Cornetet Western Brown dedicates Perry Ogden Court Lady Warrior win streak hits 5 Lady Rockets wrap up tough week on the hardwood Barons rally for win over Broncos Georgetown to hire two paid Firefighter/EMT’s Noble receives statewide law enforcement award County helps family in need after house fire Flashing signs banned in G’town historic district ‘Christmas Extravaganza’ at Gaslight Thelma L Ernst Roy L Bruce Ken Leimberger Cathye J Bunthoff Lending a holiday helping hand G’Town Christmas Parade enjoyed by spectators Mt. Orab Auto Mall collects over 1,100 canned goods for local families “Celebration of Lights” held at fairgrounds Thirteen indicted by grand jury Lady Warriors hit the hardwood with high expectations

LIBRARY TALK

August, already? Darn. Best get all those projects I had planned for the year started. Listening to our patrons that come in, I’m not the only one that feels the year is slipping by.

I don’t often order books just by looking at the New York Times Bestseller lists, but I did look it up today to see what was there, and what I had ordered using other review sources that were on this list. Our collection had a pretty good hit rate on the fiction side, including books by the stable of bestselling authors, Stephen King, Stuart Woods, James Patterson and the like. But, I missed some intriguing books that I have just rush ordered, including a debut novel by Julia Pierpont titled “Among the Ten Thousand Things”—a novel about the bonds of family life after a secret life is revealed as well as “Little Paris Bookshop” by Nina George in which the main character uses books to help his clients heal from life’s troubles but can’t help himself.

I also looked at the hardback non-fiction NYT Bestseller list. Of course we had the latest from David McCullough and his “Wright Brothers” and Erik Larson’s “Dead Wake” about the Lusitania, but I was pleased to see several that I had pre-ordered early on that were on the list—Rinker Buck’s “The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey”, Jimmy Carter’s “A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety” and Joseph Ellis’ “The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution 1783-1789.” A few titles I will add to the collection after reading the reviews from the list include Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World and Me” illuminating his views on race as set in letters to his son, and “Elon Musk: Tesla SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future” by Ashlee Vance.

It is interesting to me how long some books last on the bestseller list, and others if you blink, you’ve missed the title. Beyond the hardback fiction and non-fiction, NYT also runs a list of bestselling advice or how-to books, and we will have in our collection “Get What’s Yours: The Secrets of Maxing Out Your Social Security”, “The Gift of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You Are Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are”, Tony Robbins’ latest financial tome titled “MONEY Master the Game: Seven Simple Steps to Financial Freedom”, and “Brain Maker: the Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain”, just to name a few.

As always, I am open to suggestions of titles or subjects—I appreciate input and hope that you find our eclectic collection interesting, useful and entertaining.

For the very young “readers”, we are starting a new program at the Russellville Branch Library. Storytime for Toddlers, two and three years old, is being held 11 a.m. Thursday. Join us for stories, songs and crafts. Questions? Call the Russellville Library at 937-377-2700.

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By Alison Gibson

Director, Ripley Library

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