Around Town

Marmaton Valley High School will crown its 2020 Fall Homecoming Queen prior to Friday’s football game against Chetopa. The candidates are, from left, Kaylee Becker, Madi Swink, Haylee Meiwes and Tea Smith. Crowning will be…

Howard Reiter gave the Communion Meditation this week over 2 Kings 20:1-7, “Doing our Part.” We must pray, but we also must do what God needs us to. A farmer can’t just pray for rain…

“Is God preparing you for a specific purpose?” Pastor Steve Traw asked Sunday as part of his message, “When Foundations are Shaken.” Referencing Isaiah 6:1-8, Traw noted how God prepared Isaiah with the confidence he…

Eva Abrams is startled to see a picture of a book. The 18th century book is believed to have been stolen by the Nazis. A German librarian is attempting to find the rightful owners of…

COLONY — Cpl. Robert Calahan, who was first reported wounded in action in Korea, died of his injuries on July 14, according to a message received yesterday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. G.…

Darren McGhee gave the Communion Meditation taking on the book “Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions” by Greg Koukl.  Just as Jesus many times answers people’s questions with another question, this book…

Pastor Steve Traw’s message, “The Size of a Covenant,” taken from Genesis 15:7-18 Sunday.  God confirms a covenant with Abram for a son and a future nation.   God also promises Abram that his descendants…

School opens and the new schools at McKinley and St. John’s are ready for classes. ***** Milne, Mann and Thomasson have announced the opening of a new and enlarged recapping establishment in the 200 block…

Howard Reiter gave the Communion Meditation on Matthew 6:5-15. Prayer places us in the presence of God, and the Lord’s Prayer teaches us how best to pray.  Pastor Chase Riebel gave the sermon, “Do the…

Pastor Steve Traw’s message Sunday, “Amid the Darkness,” was taken from Hebrews 13:5-8. God will be with us until the end; therefore, He knows our needs and we are to be content with what we…