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August 29, 2018 - 9:36 AM

September events: 1- Colony Day celebration;   27-29-Kincaid Free Fair
Calendar
Thursday-County Bus to Garnett, phone 24 hours before you need a ride, 785-448-4410 any weekday; Community Church Missionary meeting, Church Annex, 1:30 p.m.; United Methodist Women, United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 7 p.m.; recycle trailer in front of City Hall, leaves the following Tuesday.
School calendar
Friday-Crest high school football at Hartford, 7 p.m.; Monday, no school for Labor Day; Tuesday-high school volleyball at Pleasanton, 5 p.m.; Sept. 5-Early Release Day, 3:05 p.m. Elementary-K-5,  3:10 p.m. grades 6-12.                                                                                                            
Meal site
Friday-hot dog, hot dog bun, coleslaw, chuck wagon corn, spiced apples; Monday-chicken, rice pilaf, broccoli, bread, juice; Sept. 5-hamburger stroganoff, pickled beets, roll, surprise pie. Phone 620-852-3457 for meal reservations.
Christian Church
Bruce Symes gave the Communion meditation  Sunday.
Pastor Chase Riebel’s  sermon was “The Wisdom of Staying Pure.”
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.
Cowboy Church
Pastor Jon’s message Sunday was on “Living In The Kingdom Now.” Scripture presented was Matthew 6:33 and Luke 9:2 and 12:32.
UMC
Scripture presented Sunday at the United Methodist Church was  Psalm 84: 1-12, 1 Kings 8: 1, 5-6, 10-11, 22-30, 41-43, Ephesians 6: 10-20 and John 6: 55-69. Pastor Dorothy Welch presented the sermon, “Prepare to Do Battle.”
Crest High School Teachers, 2018-19
Lisa Wicoff-English; Zach Mason-Physical Education; Megan Mason-Resource; Jeremy DuPont-Technology Coordinator; Caitlin Callaway-FACS teacher, Student Council, FCCLA Sponsor; Craig Frazell-Counselor; Steven Wilson-K-12 Music teacher; Rachel McGhee-Math; Anna Allen-English and Applied Media; Austin Lee-Social Studies; Bailey Lee-Science; Martin Bambick-Business, FBLA Sponsor; Hannah Boehn-Vo Ag, FFA Sponsor.
Custodians-Mark Wiley, Dixie Ward and Rita Dietrich; Transportation Director-Leo Ramsey;
Bus Drivers-Cindy Beckmon, Arlene Gilliland, Stephen Thomas; Cooks-Cindy Rhodes, Connie Johnston; SecretariesGerri Godderz, (Elementary and Middle School);  Sharon Frazell, High School; Administration-Shane Walter, Travis Hermreck
Colony school history
The first school in Colony was organized in 1876 in a one-room building. That was soon supplanted by a more adequate building that represented a community investment of $50,000. It had excellent classrooms, an auditorium, gymnasium, and domestic science equipment. Ten teachers chosen specially for various departments gave instruction. The high school students competed against other and larger high schools in debate and athletics and won a full share of honors.
Jolly Dozen
The Jolly Dozen Club members met at the home of Dede McMullen Aug. 20. Roll call was answered by the dozen members telling of their favorite house each had ever lived in. Members agreed to have a float in the Colony Day Parade and make a donation to the Colony Day Committee.
Dede served a cheesy peach pie using her mother’s recipe. Marilyn Thexton will host the September meeting.
Library
The Colony Library Board met Aug. 21.
The Colony Library and Kincaid Library have purchased tote bags with both libraries and their phone numbers printed on them.
The bags, filled with local information, were given out at the Crest open house Monday.
The library has purchased a Little Free Library.  When it is painted it will be placed in the business area near the diner.  
The Little Free Library  will contain books and magazines. Patrons may take them.  When finished, they may return, keep or give tthe books away.  Patrons may also donate to the Little Free Library.
Members voted to display the children’s magazines closer to the children’s books. Kloma Buckle will attend a Small Library Summit in Iola.
Around town
Congratulations to Makayla Jones, daughter of Stacy Jones and granddaughter of Leonard and Debbie Wools. She received a $1,000 4-H scholarship during the Anderson County Fair Parade.
Many Seekers Not Slackers members had winning entrees at the Anderson County Fair. The club received a reserve Grand Champion 4-H Banner.

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