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August 8, 2018 - 10:23 AM

Aug. 15-Fire Dept. meeting, Fire Station, 7 p.m.; Rural Water District No. 5 board meeting, Board Office, 8 p.m.
School calendar
Thursday-Crest Education Foundation (CEF) meets at City Hall Community Room, 6 p.m.;  Monday-Crest Board of Education meeting, Board Office, 7 p.m.; Aug. 15-enrollment, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. for those with last  name letters beginning A-L; 16-enrollment, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. for those with last name letters N-Z; 17-enrollment for pre-kindergarten and new students, 8 a.m.-noon.
Meal site
Friday-pulled pork, potato wedges, country veggies, hamburger bun, juice; Monday-Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, autumn blend veggies, wheat bread, pears; Aug. 15-birthday meal: fried chicken breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, roll, cake, ice cream. Phone 620-852-3457 for meal reservations.
Christian Church
Larry Wittmer gave the Communion Meditation over Luke 15:1-2. These verses talk about how Jesus was associating with and eating with sinners. Pastor Chase Riebel gave the sermon “Spiritual Rest,” referencing Hebrews 4:1-9,11. We have the Sabbath Rest (God rested to show us the importance of the Sabbath), the Canaan Rest (a place of safety and comfort), the Savior’s Rest (spiritual rest when we are obedient to God) and Eternal Rest (a rest of celebration; and if we disobey God, we will not receive eternal rest). Hebrews 3:12-14 reminds us to be careful that we are not deceived by evil so our hearts are not turned away from God.
Men’s Bible study is at 7 a.m. Tuesday; youth group meets at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by meal and prayer at 5:30 and adult Bible study at 7. The current study is on evangelism.
Creative Blessing women’s life group will have a sewing day Thursday to make sewing kits for shoeboxes. Please bring sewing machines, medicine bottles, needles, pins, etc. to the parsonage 9 a.m.-3 p.m. A 6:30 p.m. Thursday meeting also planned to discuss Colony Days.
Cowboy Church
Sunday morning praise and worship at High Point Cowboy Church was led by Terri Louk accompanied by Randy Maple after a welcome greeting from Pastor Leo Ramsey.
Apostle Jon Petty encouraged everyone to exercise their right to vote in Tuesday’s election before bringing the Word of God. Continuing with the theme of “Hope,” he referenced Hebrews 11:1 and 6, stating everyone should “go; start doing something for the Kingdom that looks impossible.” Believe in God’s promises and use faith to get it completed.
A time of fellowship will follow next Sunday’s service and Thursday evening Bible study is open to everyone at 6.
Northcott Church
Sunday school is at 9 a.m., worship service at 10. The midweek service is 2 and 6:30 p.m. today.
Fellowship and board meeting are planned for Sunday, Women of Faith at 6:30 p.m Aug. 23; the dinner menu is salad. Contact Leon LaGalle, 620-228-2644.
Birthdays: Aug. 16-Judy Wright; 30-George Voorhees. Anniversaries: Aug. 8-Leon and Dian LaGalle; 11-George and Sharon Voorhees; 15-Bill and Jonita Otto.
Prayer focus: President Trump and  Vice President Pence, liberal media, mid-term elections and Atchison County education.  
Scripture presented at Sunday’s United Methodist Church service was  2 Samuel 11:26, 12-13; Ephesians 4:1-16, John 6-24. Pastor Dorothy Welch presented the sermon “One Body, One Spirit but Oh! So many hands.”
Colony Day
Colony Day is Sept. 1.
This year’s theme: “Don’t Stop Believin’.”  All events will be held on Broad Street unless otherwise noted.
The schedule follows:
7 a.m. — Fun Run/Walk registration (fun walk or 5K-Registration Tent)
7-9 — Colony Lions Club breakfast; City Hall Community Room
7:30 — FunRun/Walk
8 — Vendors registration/set-up and co-ed softball tournament at Colony Ball Park
9 — Kids games, led by Crest FCCLA
9:30 — Cookie jar contest entry and judging-Jeanie’s/Colony Foods Store;
10:30 — Homemade pie contest judging-in front of RWD No.5 office; registration for Kid’s Tractor Pull-Next to Registration Tent
11 — Kid’s Tractor Pull-Equipment by Rick Feuerborn
Noon — Parade Line-up at Crest School; Pony Pull-by Jay Franklin north of Tim’s Transmissions
12:30 p.m. — Parade Judging at Crest School; Decorated Bike Contest-Colony United Methodist Church
1 — Parade led by Grand Marshals Jerry and Mary Bowen and Gene and Bonnie Vincent
After the parade-4 — Kids inflatables and water slide opens next to RWD No. 5
2 — Cookie jar awards followed by cookie jar auction, basket auction and pie auction
2:30 — Pie Eating Contest
3 — Corn Hole Tourney-north of Tim’s Transmissions; Cake Walk-in front of Post Office
4-6  — Entertainment by Trevor Holman-next to Registration tent
5 — Supper sponsored by GSSB Colony Branch
6 — Grand Prize Drawing –Tree House Cabin Getaway Trip
Jeanie’s Store on Colony Day will house the cookie jar and basket displays. Be sure to have  them at Jeanie’s for display no later than 9:30 a.m. Cookie jars and cookies and basket will be auctioned at 2 p.m. in front of the store. If there are questions please phone Denise or Cathy at 620-852-3017.
Story Hour
Eighteen children and four youth helpers were in attendance for the last 2018 Story Hour.
This year’s theme was “Libraries Rock.”
Debbie Wools read three stories: “Paddington at the Circus,” “Jamie O’Rourke and The Big Potato” and “The Three Wishes.”
For crafts they made castanets. Hot dogs, chips and cookies were served. A movie, “Ferdinand,” was shown.
Nine children got prizes for completing the incentive game: Nicole Bain, Gracyn, Aubrey and Lizzie Ellington, Violet and Wyatt Henderson, Kamryn Jones and Blaine and Easton King. Every child received a book.
Fun facts
Yummy Snack — Summer’s most popular vegetable is watermelon. It is part of the cucumber, pumpkin and squash family.
Now That’s Hot! — 134 degrees was the highest recorded temperature measured in the United States at Furnace Creek in Death Valley, Calif. on July 10, 1913.
Cool It! — Ancient Egyptians circulated water through the walls of homes to cool them to beat the desert heat.
Summer Days — The Dog Days of Summer are the weeks weeks between July 3 and Aug. 11, and are named after the Dog Star (Sirius) in the constellation Canis Major.


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