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September 12, 2018 - 11:19 AM

Calendar
Monday-Seekers Not Slackers 4-H Club, Lone Elm Community Building, 7 p.m.; Jolly Dozen Club, 7 p.m.; Tuesday-Library Board meeting, City Hall, 5:30 p.m.; Sept. 19-County Bus to Iola, phone 24 hours before you need a ride 785-448-4410 any weekday
School calendar
Friday-high school football at Maranatha, 7 p.m.; Saturday-high school volleyball at Humboldt, 8 a.m.; Monday-high school JV volleyball at Humboldt, 8 p.m.; middle school varsity volleyball at Jayhawk-Linn, 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday-high school volleyball at Pleasanton, 5 p.m.; Sept. 19-early release day-3:05 p.m.- Elementary, K-5; 3:10 p.m.-grades 6-12; 20-middle school volleyball at Crest vs. Altoona-Midway, 5 p.m.; middle school football at Crest vs. Altoona-Midway-6 p.m.
Meal site
Friday-tuna salad, broccoli cheese soup, bun, berry mix; Monday-chicken casserole, succotash, wheat bread, applesauce; Sept. 19-Birthday Meal-fried chicken breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, roll, cake and ice cream. Phone 620-852-3457 for meal reservations.
Christian Church
Howard Reiter gave the Communion Meditation Sunday on focusing more on what God sees as important. The more we are attracted to Christ, the less we will be distracted by the world. Pastor Chase Riebel began the first week of the “Believe” series which focuses on understanding God and the Trinity. He discussed the power of God and God’s works.
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 youth “Believe” study at 7 o’clock. Youngsters are invited to arrive by 4:30.
“Believe” small groups start this week with four groups to choose from. Books are available for purchase at the church. Thursday will be the middle school hangout at the Community Church prior to the ballgames from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Cowboy Church
Cindy Beckmon, Terri Louk, Randy Maple, Billy Beckmon, Lance Ramsey and Patty Spain were the worship leaders Sunday at High Point Cowboy Church.
Jon Petty gave the sermon, “God’s Promises Are For Us,” based on 2 Peter 1:2-4.
The study group reviewed the book “God is Good.”
Northcott Church
Kristan Hammond will be the guest speaker on Sept. 23; Women of Faith will meet at  6:30 p.m., Sept. 27. The menu is hamburgers; Pastor Sam’s birthday is Tuesday. Orville and Lora Crouch celebrated their anniversary. Visit www.facebook.com/NorthcottChurch for more information.
UMC
Scripture presented at United Methodist Church Sunday was Proverbs 22: 1-2, 7-9, 22-23, James 2: 1-14 and Mark 7: 24-37. Pastor Dorothy Welch presented the sermon, “These Are My Monkeys, This Is My Circus.”
Colony Day
The 2018 Don’t Stop Believin’ Parade entries:
Grand Marshals were Gene and Bonnie Vincent and Jerry and Mary Bowen. Crest USD 479’s entry was the band with 45 members from grades 6-12; Anderson County EMS; Colony Fire Dept.; Anderson County Council on Aging; Crest Education Foundation (CEF); Steve Watkins for U.S. Congress; Mark Samsel for Kansas House of Representatives; Colony Christian Church (following parade they served root beer floats with free-will donations going to the Youth Group); Colony Christian Church “Jesus Rescues!”; Crest FFA Members; Ellington Family; Crest High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America; Lions Club; Crest High School Football; Neil and Nancy Rogers, Blue Springs, Mo.; John Hermreck, Garnett; D of K Vaults, Iola; Kyle and Nicole Wainwright (Butch Trabuc, driver); float built by Kyle and Nicole (Trabuc) followed; AX Feeds (Jeff McAdam and Colby McAdam; Jolly Dozen Club; Moran Manor; 1968 Crest Class 50th Reunion; Hawkins (Dereck-Cooper Caudell; Nicole Bain, 4-year-old decorated biker; Crest Sixth Grade Class.
Final Results: Large Float-First-Jolly Dozen; Second-Crest 6th Grade; Third-FCCLA. Mini Floats: First-Crest Education Foundation; Second-Colony Christian Church; Third-Ellington Family. Judge’s Choice: First-Moran Manor; Second, Crest Class of 68; Third, Nicole Trabuc.
Crest Education Foundation
The Crest Education Foundation met Thursday. Officers Candace Powell, Chrissy Powell, Laura Schmidt and Denise King were present. Casey Cook was absent. Joining them was guest Christy McGhee.
Members discussed the Sept. 29 Kincaid Fair and Trivia Night. The Foundation is planning a float for the parade with the theme of “Pioneer Ways to Modern Days.”
On Oct. 6, CEF will host a Trivia Night fundraiser at the Kincaid School Gymnasium. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with trivia starting at 6:30. They are seeking teams of six people, $20 per person or $120 per team. All players must be 21 or older. Spots are limited, so call Chrissy at 620-363-0080 to reserve your table soon. All teams should be registered by Oct. 1.
Trill Miller won the CEF Lancer Tailgate Basket.
The Foundation printed and sent home pictures to all students and staff who participated in the photo booth.
The Colony Day Lancer Lemonade Stand, worked by Crest students, was a big hit, with the stand selling all of the lemonade during parade time. Kendall McGhee won a lemonade basket. The CEF float, titled “Don’t Stop Believin’ In Our Future,” won first place in the mini-float division. Members discussed the continuation of the Read 2 Lead Campaign, with hopes of donating more books to the Crest Library.
The Foundation received a donation of 42 new hardback books from Schoolwide, Inc. that were presented to the school and on display during Open House. The Foundation hopes to receive a book list from Hammond and will work toward purchasing more books.
The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 4 in the City Hall Community Room. Any and all Crest patrons are welcomed to attend.
City Council
Steven Leonard asked City Council members at their July 25 meeting with a petition to erect “Children at Play” signs and to reduce the speed limit in residential areas to 20 mph.
Council informed him they did not have the funds to put up the signs or to hire a full time police department to enforce reduced speeds.
There are speed limit signs around town now that people are ignoring, they noted.
Ordinances 440 and 441 authorizing the use of the 2018 Standard Traffic Ordinance and 2018 Uniform Public Offense Code for Kansas Cities were approved.
Around Town
Dustin and Rochelle Smart have a baby girl, Lily Elizabeth, born Sept. 8, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanutel. Lily joins a sister, Jayden. Darren and Cindy McGhee, Westphalia, are grandparents, Thelma Culler, Colony, is her great-grandmother.
Charlene Tinsley, 88, died at her home Aug. 31. She and her late husband lived here all their married life. She was born here but as a child moved to Boulder, Colo., where she graduated from high school and attended Boulder University for awhile. Funeral services and burial were Sept. 5. Charlene will be missed.

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