October 15, 2020
The Burr Oak Fire Department held its October meeting last Wednesday at the fire hall. A supper of ham and beans, cornbread and relish tray was served prior to the meeting. Attending were Steve and Tammy Cosand, Scott Yelken, Tim Warner, Cody Volker, Gene Underwood, David Belden, Walt Wilson, John Tucker, Doug Boyles and Jarett Yelken.
Penny and Gary Turner gave blood Friday in Beloit at the North Central Kansas Technical College. Penny said they both have donated more than six gallons during the past years. She further said her blood is semi rare...O negative and CMV negative which means they can use it for newborns. She is considered a “Hero for Babies.” Both Penny and Gary donate “Power Red” which uses a special machine that draws out two pints of whole blood, and then returns the plasma and platelets while retaining only the red blood cells. Since it is a double-one, they can only give every 112 days.
Wanda Frasier drove her decorated Hummer in the Jewell Corn Show parade on Saturday and received third place for the most original entry. Wanda’s entry promoted Donald Trump for reelection in 2020 and the military.
Weekend guests of Tabby Erickson, Braiden and MaKaya Juarez were Tabby’s half-brother, Josh McEachron, and her half-sister, Kaylie Morgan, both from Billings, Mont.
Saturday overnight guests of Walt and Peggy Wilson were Devin, Holli, Sam and Zach Wilson, Lenexa. They were making their maiden voyage with their new camper. Also, Haley, Colton, and Brecken Weik are still visiting from Carson City, N.V. Haley has been working from home during the day.
“If the Whole World Knew Jesus” opened the worship service at the Burr Oak United Methodist Church. Pastor Les Ellis gave announcements and the call to worship. Prayers were requested for Cynthia Clark’s nephew, Todd, Pastor Ellis’s son, Luke, as well as the students and community of Superior suffering from COVID. “The Dreamer Forgives” with Genesis 37:1-11 scripture was the message brought. Fellowship time was hosted by the church.
Philippians 4:1-9 was Pastor Richard Cox’s selected scripture reading for his message at the Burr Oak Christian Church on Sunday morning. The message title was “Reset.” As with many things in our life, we might like to be able to reset time for a do over. This year is one of those times. In this portion of scripture, the apostle Paul gives us some suggestions for resetting our thinking to give us some peace of mind. Paul says to rejoice always, but how can we rejoice with all the things going on? The kind of joy that Paul talks about does not deal with circumstances but with rejoicing in the Lord. The peace of God will guard our hearts and minds in Jesus Christ. When we are stripped of all the worldly things that distract us and turn to God, we will find peace in whatever our circumstances are. We know that when we walk with Jesus Christ, we are never alone. We can rejoice because the Lord is near. Rely on Christ and Christ alone and whatever is going on around us will not be affected by what is going on inside us. Our peace of mind cannot be bought, it has already been paid for on the Cross.
Kasey Ord visited his grandparents, Cliff and Glenny Barnes, on Sunday as he waited for his wife, Alexis, to return from a Mary Kay meeting in Kansas City. Alexis and her mother, Jill Lively, Norton, had stayed for the weekend at the meeting and were returning home Sunday afternoon. The Barnes’ home was a convenient meeting place and the Barnes enjoyed the visit.
The committee planning the Burr Oak 150th Birthday Celebration is sponsoring a Burr Oak Haunted Trail from 7 to 11 p.m., Saturday. This will take place at the former Gun Club grounds on the west side of Highway 128 just to the north of Burr Oak. Cost for venturing along the trail will be $2 for one trip or $10 for unlimited trips. The proceeds will go towards funding the 150th Birthday Celebration. Sunday’s work group included Josh and Andrew Babson, Ryan, Erin Natalie, Riley and Evan Boyer, Judy Donley, Julia Wilson and Tammy Cosand. Parking will not be at the gun club grounds as stated last week but by the city park and Faidley Park.
The Burr Oak Community Club is sponsoring a Trunk or Treat event from 5 to 7 p.m., on Main Street in Burr Oak on Oct. 31. This will take place of the Halloween Party that the club has sponsored for several years at the Community Center. Participants are encouraged to maintain social distancing as much as possible. Individuals are invited to decorate their vehicle trunks and dress in costume that evening to hand out their Halloween treats. There will be a costume parade on the east sidewalk and participants in the Trunk or Treat are asked to park their vehicles on that side of the street with trunks facing the sidewalk. At the end of the parade route, the Community Club will be handing out sodas and chips to the participants. Guaranty State Bank and Trust will have a table with bags of treats for the children. A Halloween display has been put up in the vacant lot on the east side of the street and is available for anyone wanting to take individual or family photos. Jada Beach and Bella Volker will be in costume and will assist with pictures. There are sign-up sheets posted in the bank and the cafe for those who wish to participate so club members will know who all plans to join in the fun.
Government commodities will be delivered in Burr Oak on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Clients can pick their share up at the Burr Oak Christian Church basement between 9 and 9:30 a.m. Please be on time so volunteers can get on with the rest of their day.