August 22, 2018 - 10:47 AM

Aug. 29-City Council meeting, City Hall Community Room, 7 p.m.; Sept. 1 – Colony Day. Sept. 3-City Hall, GSSB, RWD No. 5 all closed for Labor Day.
School calendar
Aug. 31-high school football at Hartford, 7 p.m.; Sept. 3-no school, Labor Day; 4-high school volleyball at Pleasanton, 5 p.m; 5-early release day, 3:05 p.m.  for grades K-5 and 3:10 for grades 6-12                                                                                                             
Meal site
Aug. 31-hot dog, hot dog bun, coleslaw, chuck wagon corn, spiced apples; Sept. 3-chicken, rice pilaf, broccoli, bread, juice; 5-hamburger strogano, pickled beets, roll, surprise pie. Phone 620-852-3457 for meal reservations.
Christian Church
Sunday Darren McGhee gave the Communion meditation on learning to trust the Holy Spirit. Jesus’ ministry was only three years long because he trusted the Holy Spirit to come into our lives to direct us. God lets us come to the end of our own strength so we will rely on His strength. Pastor Chase Riebel’s sermon was “Gaining Wisdom Through Proverbs.” The sermon (or podcast) is available via the church’s website.
Men’s Bible study is at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Youth group meets at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a meal and prayer at 5:30 and adult Bible study at 7. The current study is on evangelism.
Creative Blessing women’s life group is making Cherokee double wall baskets at the parsonage Tuesday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $15.
If you can donate to the Heavenly Sweets booth for Saturday, take desserts to Jessica, or call for arrangements. This is a youth fundraiser.
Saturday is movie night at 6:30. Doors open at 6; all are welcome.
Members will work on the Colony Day float Monday Aug. 27 after the Crest School Open House.
Cowboy Church
Sunday’s service began with praise and worship led by Cindy Beckmon and the praise band. Apostle Jon Petty, referring to Matthew 6:33, reiterated the importance of seeking the kingdom of God first by having a greater relationship with the Father and having a lifestyle that manifests the kingdom of God on this earth.
High Point Cowboy Church will have a bake sale table as part of the Fun in the Sun event, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday.
 The class study of the Bill Johnson book, “God is Good,” will resume following the regular 9 a.m. service on Sept. 9. Services are live-streamed on Facebook each Sunday
Scripture presented Sunday at the United Methodist Church was Psalm 111:1-10, 1 Kings 2: 10-12, 3: 3-13, Ephesians 5: 15-20 and John 6: 51-58. Pastor Dorothy Welch’s sermon was, “Walk in Love, Walk in Light.”
Fall citywide garage sales
It’s time to begin cleaning garages for the next citywide garage sale day Oct. 5 and 6.
For more information, call 620-852-3321.
Crest Board of Education members met Aug. 13 for their regular meeting.
Superintendent of Schools Shane Walter reported maintenance projects are being completed such as the security door installation, parking lot, painting, and floor waxing.
Walter presented a capital improvement list to the board for discussion.  Student enrollment at the vocational program in LaHarpe was discussed.  
The digital sign was installed; artwork for the sign was reviewed.  
On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security will visit the school and provide a needs assessment.
Board members also adopted the 2018-19 budget, including the property taxation notice and property tax review to be published in the Iola Register,  the 2018-19 Student Handbook as presented and approval of the 2018-19 Board/Teacher Negotiated Agreement.
Walter presented and discussed information on KESA and the district’s strategic plan and crisis plan.
Board members approved a 5-percent salary increase for all classified employees, and upped the monthly fringe benefit to $38.63.
4-H’s busy summer
Seekers Not Slackers 4-H Club members were busy this summer with multiple activities.
Twelve club members attended 4-H Camp in June: Josie and Logan Walter, Tyler and Braden Gillespie, Hank Newton, Kendra and Zane Hermreck and Donovan Zimbelman as camp attendees; and Kendra and Becca Sprague, Makayla Jones and Hailey Gillespie as camp counselors.
In early July 4-H’ers participated in Richmond County Fair activities, exhibiting foods, crafts, clothing, and showing livestock.  
Those participating were Kendra and Rebecca Sprague, Karson, Kendra and Zane Hermreck, Hayden and Hank Newton and Hailey, Tyler and Braden Gillespie.
The Anderson County Fair was in late July.
Several earned top awards from their exhibits to livestock entries.
Seekers Not Slackes had 25 members showing everything from rabbits, chickens, sheep, pigs, bucket calves, beef, meat goats and horses.
In August, 4-H’ers Kendra Sprague, Karson Hermreck and Hailey and Tyler Gillespie took part in the State Livestock Judging Competition in Manhattan.  
— Tyler Gillespie, reporter
Lions Club
Guests Sue and Steve Michaels were a part of the Colony Lions Club’s regular meeting Aug. 15, at the invitation of Lion Kenton King. Mariah Matthis was the guest of Gene Anderson.
Anderson reported one of the benches downtown needed to be removed. Butch Lytle has donated a bench to replace it.
The Lions will serve breakfast again from 7 to 9 a.m. Sept. 1 for Colony Day. Meals will cost $4.50 apiece for adults, and $3 for children.
President Delores McMullen will get the supplies.
Kim Colgin will prepare posters for the event. Ron McMullen showed the tablet which will be given away as part of a drawing.
Tickets will sell for $1 apiece, or six for $5, members agreed.
The gun drawing was conducted by Sue Michaels. The winner of the Stoeger 12 gauge shotgun was Jerry Bowen of Colony.
September celebrations
Anniversaries: Sept.16-Tom and Sharon Buckle; 26-Jerry and Susan Luedke; 28-Bill and Shirley Ulrich;.
Birthdays: 5-Bill Goodell; 6-Gail Vermillion, Kloma Buckle, Arlene Gilliland; 9-Leanne Trabuc; 11-Sharon Smith; 13-John Fursman, Jr.; 14-Levi Prasko; 15- Charlene Tinsley; 16-Steve Prasko; 21-Kenton King; 28-Michael Steedley
Around town
Colony was blessed with 4½ inches of rain Thursday. Another inch fell Sunday.
It was much needed, and gave us all a lift.

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