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August 1, 2018 - 10:52 AM

Monday-Cemetery Board meeting, City Office, 7 p.m.; Aug. 8-Rural Water District No. 5 Board Meeting, Board Office, 8 p.m.
School calendar
Aug 13-Fall practices begin; Crest Board of Education meeting, Board Office, 7 p.m.
Meal site
Friday-pasta bake, Italian veggies, wheat bread, pineapple pudding; Monday-turkey sandwich, salad mix, potato salad, hamburger bun, pineapple; Aug. 8-hamburger stroganoff, pickled beets, roll, carrots, fruited yogurt. Phone 620-852-3457 for meal reservations.
Christian Church
Randy Riebel gave the Communion meditation Sunday on 1 Samuel 17. This passage speaks about David’s faith in God while facing Goliath. It took a child to show the Israelites who God really is. Pastor Chase Riebel gave the sermon, “Go Get the Lost One,” referencing Matthew 6:33, Luke 15:1-7 and Philippians 2:3-11. God doesn’t want us to worry because when we do, we’re focusing on ourselves.
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.
A back-to-school cookout and supply giveaway runs from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the parsonage. Friday will be the middle school and high school “Mess-arama” at the Colony ball field from 4 to 6 p.m. Come dressed to get dirty.
At Sunday United Methodist Church the Psalter was read. Scripture presented was 2 Samuel 11:1-15; Ephesians 3:14-21 and John 6:1-21.
City Council
Jerry Luedke and Joe Hess met with Colony City Council members recently. Luke is purchasing a part of Hess’s property. Paige Bostater was hired as dog catcher.
City Attorney Jesse Randall presented a Resolution 18-01 to ask voters to approve a half-cent sales tax to boost public services.
The Council granted a 60-day extension to Bob and Mary Scovill to clean up their property. Other dilapidated properties were discussed.
Lions Club
This year’s officers are: President Delores McMullen, First Vice President Ron McMullen, Second Vice President-Butch Lytle, Treasurer Kenton King, Secretary Kim Colgin and Club Membership Chairperson Gene Anderson.
At the July 18 meeting, Chris Bauer was introduced as Second Vice District Governor of District 17. He noted the current focus programs of Lions International are diabetes, environment, hunger, childhood cancer and vision.
The Lions Club International Foundation is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. There has been over $1 billion in donations to the foundation.
Bauer also discussed the Melvin Jones Fellows.
The new zone Chairperson is David Branton of Garnett.
A banner project is progressing. Crest schools will furnish a banner for the ball diamond and the gym. Superintendent of Schools Shane Walter and Principal Travis Hermreck will attend the next meeting. The Kincaid and Colony clubs will share the banner.
Kenton King reported that the Lancer for the sign has been cut. He hopes to have it mounted soon.
The Lions Club fishing tournament will be in the fall, members decided.
David Bauer drew the winning ticket for the Glock 21 pistol. The winner was Jeff Dieker of Colony.
Around town
Colony received a half-inch of rain early Sunday morning. We need more.

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