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About Town – April 18, 2022

Doris Lessenden

“Whatever you do, do it with kindness and love.” I Corinthians 16: 14

The last few days of Holy Week were a little warmer and less windy than it had been earlier this month. Thus, more people were out to ball games and track meets as well as the Good Friday services. Then Saturday it was a lovely. When I went to watch the Easter egg hunt at the courthouse lawn where it looked as if a million eggs had been scattered on all four sides, the wind became breezy again. I don’t know who did all that organization work, but I did recognize the sound of Riki (Berry) Cordova’s voice when she commanded, “ready, set, go!”

Gail Voss, Lay Leader of the United Methodist Church, welcomed worshipers to the Good Friday service. During the services, the local pastors all spoke and read scriptures: Ken Grant—Baptist Church, Lane and Deborah Gooden—Praise Community Church, Mark Imel—Christian Church, and Rich O’Brian—Baptist Church. Sylvia Weeks led the hymns, with Nancy Walker playing the piano and Kent Frazee playing the organ.

It has become the custom of many people to gather on the east side of the three white crosses east of the Christian Church to enjoy the sunrise service. It was a glorious morning to rejoice that “He is risen!” “Alleluia!”

William and Charlotte Woelk and Char Korrell of Eads went to the Pine Creek Golf Course club house in Colorado Springs to see their grandson and nephew, respectively, Hayden Woelk, sign his commitment to be on a golf team. Hayden’s father, Bill, friends, and the golf coach from Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, were also there to watch Hayden’s signing.

We were pleased that more people came to the alumni meeting last week to make plans for the all-school reunion September 9-10. Since we will not have a formal banquet Saturday night, we are planning more places for informal gatherings of groups to visit before the Friday football games, before and after the fair barbeque, Parade, rodeos, and music and dancing on Maine Street - besides the dance at the fairgrounds. How nice that Megan Herren came from Denver and Ken Baker came from Pueblo West also to make suggestions. If people have new addresses or e-mails, please let Dawna (Howard) Weirich or Dawn (Gulley) James.

Denis and Theresa Weber of Sheridan Lake made Mary Marble very happy by coming to visit and giving her a beautiful pink tulip plant. They no doubt visited her brother, Mike Goreman, at Prairie Pines Assisted Living Center also. “Tulips in the park, tulips in the dark, but the two lips I like best are the two lips in the dark.” I just remembered that verse written in my elementary autograph book.

Kiowa County Sheriff deputies Kayla Murdock and Jacob Marlow attended the quarterly Victims Assistance-Law Enforcement board April meeting. It was good to get acquainted and to explore ways we can work together for our community and possibly benefit victims. Town of Eads clerks Robin Fox and Michaela McCracken have printed our new brochures which will be in the sheriff’s office as well at the medical offices. We donated to the after-prom party and discussed ways to inform teenagers of some dangers to be aware of.

The Weisbrod Hospital Auxiliary had a very informative meeting and lunch at JJ’s Restaurant Tuesday with Interim CEO Jeannette Filpi, Rachel Bletzacker, and Linda Hopkins updated the ladies on new employees, plans for National Hospital Week in May, and other plans.

Remember that the County Health Fair is nest Friday and Saturday, April 29-30. This is a chance to get free visits with health professionals and get take-home information. One can pay to have men’s or women’s panel tests. In past years, some lives have been saved following these tests when people didn’t even know they had a health problem. Go to Eads Elementary School between at 7:00 to 11:00 a.m.

The Kiowa County Development Economic Foundation will have their annual meeting and dinner May 3, at 6:00 p.m. in the Eads Senior Citizen Center. It is free to attend, but it would really help Cindy McLoud if people would RSVP so that enough food is prepared. Call 719-438-2200. Three outstanding citizen awards will be given.

Several people in the community are remodeling homes so that there will be more available housing! There certainly is a need for more homes for people who want to move to our good little town and schools.

Besides seeing and visiting with Polly Collins Johnson’s relatives at her funeral, they arranged such a loving gesture to their neighbors. They had Jimmy Brown seat the neighbors from the Wild Horse community in a whole section of the Kit Carson gymnasium behind Polly’s families.

The movie “Peace River” was shown last weekend. We were more interested because of the Denver actresses. The mother is Betsy (Bergman) Evan’s cousin, and the girl star is her daughter. They are related to Betsy’s uncle, Frank Wood, formerly of Kit Carson.

We thank Harold McKinnis for bringing a big box of fabrics to the Senior Citizen Center during the Monday coffee hour.

I mentioned last week that I have been watching and watching for the turkey vultures to return. Nine of the usual 12 birds returned April 11 and 12.

The next home baseball game will be Tuesday, April 27, at 4:00 p.m. with Crowley County-Ordway.