September 5, 2018 - 11:08 AM

Friday-Recycle trailer on Cherry Street in front of City Hall, leaves Tuesday; Sept. 12-Fire Dept. meeting, Fire Station, 7 p.m.; Rural Water District No. 5 Board meeting, Board Office, 8 p.m. Sept. 13-Colony Community Bingo, City Hall Community Room, 6:30 p.m.
School calendar
Friday-high school football at Crest with Burlingame, 7 p.m.; Saturday-high school JV Volleyball at Marmaton Valley, 8:30 a.m., Monday-Crest USD 479 Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m.; Tuesday-high school volleyball at Northeast, 4 p.m.; Sept. 12-early release day: 3:05 p.m. grades K-5; 3:10 p.m. grades 6-12; Sept. 13-middle school volleyball at Crest with Yates Center, 8 p.m.; middle school football at Crest with Yates Center, 6 p.m.
Meal site
Friday-ham and beans, stewed tomatoes, corn bread or biscuit, blueberry crisp; Monday-smothered steak, baby bakers, country blend veggies, wheat bread, applesauce; Sept. 12-chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, California veggies, roll, cherry crisp, gravy. Phone 620-852-3379 for meal reservations.
Christian Church
Randy Riebel gave the Communion meditation on being common vs. being uncommon at Sunday’s service. We want to follow God’s commandments so we can be uncommon people. Pastor Chase Riebel gave the sermon, “Week Zero! Confronting Our Doubt.” Faith is not the lack of doubt, but believing despite our doubt.
Men’s bible study is at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Meal and prayer time at the parsonage is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by adult Bible study in the parsonage and youth Bible study in the church at 7 o’clock. The current study is on evangelism.
Cowboy Church
Jon Petty, apostle, spoke about God’s promises for our lives, 2 Peter 1:1-4. By knowing God we can find a promise for every situation and circumstance.
Following next Sunday’s service and subsequent Sundays will be a study of the book, “God is Good” by Bill Johnson.
Northcott Church
Sunday school service- 9 a.m.; worship service, 10 a.m.; Mid-Week service Sept. 12 and 26-6:30 p.m.; Sept. 23-Kristan Hammond, guest speaker; 27-Women of Faith, 6:30 p.m. (dinner menu is hamburgers). Orville and Lora Crouch’s wedding anniversary is Sept. 15. Pastor Sam Hershberger’s birthday is Sept. 18.
Scripture presented Sunday at the United Methodist Church service was Psalm 45: 1-2, 6-9,
Song of Solomon 2: 8-13, James 1: 17-27 and Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23. Pastor Dorothy Welch presented the sermon, “Unstained by the World.”
Colony Day
It was a hot day, but well attended, for the 2018 “Don’t Stop Believin”-themed Colony Day.
Cookie Jar Winners:
Best tasting — 1. Christian Church assorted cookies and brownies; 2. Jane Ward Pink Rose hand-painted cookie jar and oatmeal cookies; 3. Halloween bat cookie jar with chocolate chunk oatmeal cookies made by Easton King. Each received a  homemade potholder and a brightly colored spatula.
Best decorated — 1. Carrie Riebel-cowboy/sheriff, 2. Pastor Chase Riebel and wife Jessica-three bright colored jars on a decorated serving tray) and Christian Church assorted cookies and brownies; 3. Abigail Riebel – “Rock of Ages” cookie jar. The three winners won an enamel cookie sheet with cookie turner and hand towel.
There were eight nicely decorated cookie jars in the competition. They ranged from Believe, to this year’s parade theme-Don’t Stop Believin’, angels and fall owls.  
Other participants included Cathy Allen, Claudette Anderson and Blaine King.
There were 24 gift baskets sold at auction. Thanks to Ben Yoder for being the auctioneer.
Remember, if your basket is in good shape/clean when you’re done with it; you can always return it back for Colony Day to use again next year….or better yet, take the opportunity to re-fill it for next year and donate your own themed basket.
All the proceeds go to Colony Day.
The Crest Education Foundation lemonade basket was won by Kendall McGhee.
Phyllis Luedke was the winner of the grand prize drawing, a getaway trip to Tree House Cabin in Branson, Mo.
The remainder of the Colony Day report will be in next week’s Colony News.
Around town
Houseguests of Phyllis Luedke for Labor Day weekend were her daughter and family, Dirk and Julie Nichols, Bryce and Kimberlyn Nichols, Beloit.


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