History of local churches topic of historical society event

The Rio Blanco Historical Society had an educational and entertaining quarterly meeting at St. James Episcopal Church in Meeker  on June 30. The meeting was held in the hall named for Father Will Richards, in honor of guest speaker Andrew Cooley, who was in character as Father Richards. Cooley has done extensive research on Father Richards, and he feels he owes his career path to the man. Cooley has been serving as an Episcopal priest for several years. The meeting also addressed the history of United Methodist and Holy Family Catholic churches in Meeker.

MEEKER I The Rio Blanco Historical Society had an educational and entertaining quarterly meeting at St. James Episcopal Church in Meeker June 30. The meeting was held in the hall named for Father Will Richards, in honor of guest speaker Andrew Cooley, who was in character as Father Richards.

Meeker’s annual all-church picnic Aug. 21

MEEKER | Meeker’s annual all-church picnic will be held Sunday, Aug. 21, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Meeker City Park pavilion.

Vacation Bible School

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A vacation Bible school was held at town park last week for all Meeker kids in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Passing the baton

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After 13 years of ministry, Pastor Pat Turner (left) “passed the baton” of leadership to his successor, Pastor Joseph Cardile.