"A friend is always loyal and a brother is born to help in time of need." Proverbs 17:17
The truly top highlight of last week was that all the seats were sold out for the talent show in the Plains Theatre. People were waiting outside to see if they could buy seats from someone who didn't come. This was such a spectacular show arranged and directed by educator Monica Uhland when she coordinated 80 to 90 students signing in choral groups or performing solos and duets. Rhett Uhland was accompanied with his younger brother, Spencer, and Jamie Crockett sang specials and accompanied the grand finally act of all the youth singing "Country Roads" with Rhett. This was a historic happening in our theatre!
Joyce Berry called last Sunday evening to tell me of their new joy that a great granddaughter was born. Isabella's parents are their grandson, Remington, and Camie Brandt of Canon City.
The first day of the health fair in Eads was marvelous with many volunteer workers doing all kinds of tests for people. There were several tables with medically related persons available to talk about their service and give free gifts. Dr. Tom Davis, our pharmacist, was on hand to give advice about medications. People could buy delicious breakfast burritos, fruit cups, and a variety of delectable fruit breads and bars. Thanks to Keith and Jennifer Crow of Crow's Stop and Shop, people could have free coffee and orange juice. Selling these foods builds the Eads Education Future Teachers Scholarship fund. The displays of student art work, science posters of the human anatomy, and classrooms was most delightful to see. One could have free bone density tests by the three Parkview Mobile Nurses who come from Pueblo. Their emphasis this year was to educate people about calcium and to eat more green kale, spinach, beans, and foods that contain calcium because studies show that meat products contain more acid, which strips the calcium. High commendations go to Shannon Dixon and Gloria Gaynor for organizing this fine two-day event that draws people from both ends of the county Wiley and Kit Carson. Gloria Gaynor and Krissy Ray were busy for long hours in the lab completing the blood tests so they could be mailed to the people who paid for that test.
Maine Street Eads Friday morning looked similar to the fair parade because the entire street was busy with everyone running in and out of shops, the Social Services commodity day, the health fair, the senior class after-prom bake sale, Rhett Uhland's truck and music trailer painted with his logo, children and parents going in and out of the theater to practice singing, and track student's vehicles filled parking spaces.
The baseball game last Monday was terrific to watch. Our team of Eads, Kit Carson, and Plainview boys were really hitting and zipping around the bases. Their coach, Chad Rouse, said "the boys won both games with Hugo-Genoa." He is assisted by Preston Courcamp and his son, Tyler Rouse, who played for Colby Community College.
Brian and McKenna James, who live on a ranch north of Ordway, are thrilled to have a baby girl born last week.
There is a great need for volunteers to go out to the American Legion Hall in the evenings to help pull nails out of small flooring boards. The floor is to be replaced and they will use some original wood to do this. There is a wedding in less than 13 days, and the couple is coming from Tennessee, so this needs to be done. If you have questions, please call Roland Sorensen or Areta Laird.
Alice Glover spent a week in Colorado Springs in a rented house with some of her seven sisters. Her sisters, Jane and Margaret, came from Washington and Oregon to join Jane of Colorado Springs and other relatives. They spent some time in Pueblo with their sister, Mary Hart.
I went down stairs at Weisbrod Hospital to compliment whichever lady had made the delicious chocolate cake for the Thursday coffee hour, and met a new lady, Jennifer Adair. She is a California girl from Arizona whose husband is the son of Sharon Adair. It had such a good moist texture because it had a can of cherry pie filling in it.
Susan Kasza, former active 4-H member of McClave, is now a Doctor of Obstetrics. Her mother, Kaye Kasza, said that she is often busy delivering babies in La Junta.
At the Chamber of Commerce meeting, I learned there is a great need for willing good workers to complete the inside of the Sand Creek National Park Building. There is a work force from Alaska working out at the Massacre site. They are in need of housing as are the workers on the Maine Street buildings. If people could rent a room or two of their homes or offer some of the vacant homes for rent it would be helpful. Talk to a contractor.
The building of the future offices for the Richards Calibration Service and the mental health office may be increasing from two to four offices. According to KCDEF director, Jan Richards, there are other structures and businesses that may be built in the future. Dennis Pearson says we are ready for Kids Fishing Day May 19.