About Town – August 23, 2021

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Published Monday, August 23, 2021
by Doris Lessenden

Thought: "Someone will need an act of kindness from you today." 

At the Eads senior citizens' monthly noon dinner, the tables were all filled with guests, so some men set up more additional tables. Gail Voss arranged a buffet table of condiments to top the thick buffalo burgers that Rick Glover grilled for us. Gail's son, Brett Rusher, sent buffalo meat home to Eads with her from South Dakota. Joyce Berry helped her to form them into patties because Stephanie Rusher said, "They grill better when chilled."Well, I can tell you that it was a first experience for most all the people and we were delighted! With the many salads, sides, and desserts that were brought, it was quite a feast! A special cake was made and decorated for Phil and Madonna Pollreis with sunflowers and the message, "We will miss you!" We are so grateful for their years of fellowship, and now the gift of their fine sound system with microphones. Quilt of Honor organizer, Tila Dunn from Walsh was a guest. Areta Laird introduced her to some more of the veterans that she hadn't met. CSU Specialist Abby Weber of McClave spoke to us about "Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?" She told us various ways families could use to divide a loved one's possessions. But her main point was that we all should write down to whom we wish our possessions to be given to. She gave many worksheets, but people can order a book through her or an Extension Agent.

People who have played cards on the first and third Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. have had fun. Senior citizens are all invited to come to play cards or board games, as well as attend the coffee hour every Monday at 2:00 p.m.

Happy 50th anniversary to a dear couple, Burl and Cathy Scherler, from northwest of Sheridan Lake. They are successful farmers and flying farmers, and well as highly esteemed citizens.

Shirley (Paulson) LaCost celebrated her 80th birthday with family and friends in the Wiley rock schoolhouse August 14. Robin Musgrave accompanied me there to greet my childhood Lutheran Sunday School friend. We were pleased to see the historic school with such shiny wooden floors. We were glad to see our Kit Carson friend, Angie Davis, who relocated after the death of her mother this year. She drove from her Burlington to see Shirley's family. We hope to see her at Kit Carson Day, September 4.

Kit Carson Trinity folk were glad to hear Jordyn Weeks talk about the mission trip that she and Kit Carson student, Stephanie Framel, took to Costa Rica. They enjoyed many new experiences and learned a great deal more about leadership and their purpose in life. Last weekend her parents, Monty and Tracey, took her to enroll in Denver Regis College.

Madison McDowell, Eads High School sophomore student, has earned a place on the Lamar Savage girls softball team. Meanwhile, her other schoolmates who make up the Eads volleyball team are Lisa Buller, Kyra Sheridan, Katie Johnson, Maggie Hasse, Katherine Trosper, Zoe Kraft, Breanna Wilson, Aless Paez, Brianna Habineck, and Samantha Courkamp. Their coach is Mrs. Chelsea Davis, who says they are a young team but improving weekly. They miss senior Rhaelie Rittgers, who seriously injured her leg earlier in the year and cannot play yet.

Congratulations to Cardon Brandt and Pamela Yapor on their engagement. Cardon and Pamela both have their doctorate degrees and have jobs in the Denver area.

My heart hurts when I read or hear of the death of my former student friends. Last week, I heard that Joe Ed Uptergrove, formerly of Arlington and Eads schools, had died. Gary Larrew was an outstanding student and an athlete from Haswell who graduated from Eads and CSU-Fort Collins. After he married Julia Addington from Eads, they made their home in Fort Collins.

Mary Marble has moved to Prairie Pines Assisted Living Center in Eads. Oh, what a joy to talk to this 97-year-old who says she is "slowing down," but what a delight to hear some of her life's stories. She showed me her recent sewing of butterfly appliques on tea towels. Her work was excellent on a Necchi sewing machine. What a marvel she is! She gives praise to "the Good Lord" for most everything.

Cynthia Kelley Newman is one of the longest working caretakers at Prairie Pines. We are grateful for her years of being such a kind cheerful employee. Her grandmother, Pearl Hainer, would be proud of her! She is moving nearer to the city.

Saturday, family and friends of Eric and Mary Steiner, sisters, Adriene and Cheryl, and other extended family of their son and brother, Richard, gathered in Kit Carson for the funeral of their son. There was a lunch at the community building. Thank you to Betsy Evans for organizing the meal.

There are just a few days left to fill out your exhibit forms for the county fair. Krystal Eikenberg says the forms are due Friday, September 3. People need to get their entry tags from the Extension Office or call her so maybe they can find a way to deliver them to exhibitors. She is helpful at 719-438-5321.

The three information meetings on a tax increase showed the tax is on some items sold in the county, not on the land.

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