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Events Around the Colby Area

In Colby:
Options- Domestic Violence and Awareness Month
Join Options and light up our town in purple lights to show your support against domestic violence during the month of October.
Help celebrate Options 40th Anniversary by attending the Lighting Ceremony of the Mayor's Tree October 3, 7:00 p.m. at Fike Park.

Studio Friday in October
Studio Friday with Virgil Penner at Colby Community College in Ferguson Hall. Friday, October 20th from 9:00 to 12:00 p.m. and again from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Some brushes and acrylic are available to use. Bring pictures to work from! This is a free workshop for ages high school and older. Questions? Call Rebel at 785.269.7065. Space is limited- RSVP:

Wesleyan Church has Free Clothing for Kids

Hello October! - Monday Weather

Decision Weather: October 1st:
Photo: Chelsea Schmitt
A few severe storms are possible late this afternoon and early this evening, mainly on the western side of the listening area. This includes damaging winds and hail. Above normal temperatures and active weather (early this week) will give way to more seasonable temperatures ‒ and benign weather ‒ for the remainder of the work week. There is a frost/freeze potential later in the week. 
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Events Around the Atwood Area

In Atwood:
Final Fling Drag Races
Atwood Lions Club is hosting these Drags from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 7th at the airport. Registration is from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. $30 per driver. Spectators are free. Proceeds will go towards the junior-senior high school rebuilding fund.

NHS Induction Ceremony
The Rawlins County High School National Honor Society induction ceremony will be held at 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18th in the elementary school gym. The public is welcome to attend.

A supper will start at 6:00 p.m. - Generously donated by Smokin' Red, White & Blue, Steve and Linda Chessmore.


WPAA Upcoming Shows

Spend an evening with the Glenn Miller Orchestra Oct. 7

One of the greatest Big Bands of all time, the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, is coming to Colby on Saturday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. CDT, at the Colby Community College Cultural Arts Center. 

The Western Plains Arts Association is sponsor of the special evening performance. Admission is by WPAA season ticket or at the door: adults, $20 and students $10. 

Major contributors for the Glenn Miller Orchestra include: The Dane Hansen Foundation, Logan, Kan., the Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation —Dane Hansen Community Grant for Thomas County, Bird City. A large number of businesses and individuals across the area make these live programs possible.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra has been swinging in his memory ever since 1954. Miller started his orchestra in March 1938. After touring with Benny Goodman, the Dorseys, and other greats, Miller began recording under his own name for Columbia records in 1935. During his professional career, the Glenn Miller Orchestra produced an average of more than ten Top 10 hits every year from 1939 through 1944.


This Month at Pioneer Memorial Library

Library Story Time Hours
Fall and Winter story time runs from Sept. 12 to Nov. 15. Drop-ins are always welcome. The hours are...
Preschool (3 - 5 year olds) - Tues., at 10:!5 a.m.
Toddler Time (15 mos - 3 yrs), Wed., at 10:15 a.m.
Family Night (all ages) - Tues., at 7 p.m.

Baby lap-sit program