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About Town – December 9, 2019

Doris Lessenden

“Give and it will be given to you….” Luke 6:38

The darling little three to five-year-old pre-school children were dressed in bright colored little dresses or cute little boy attire. The students were well trained to sing Christmas songs with motions by their teachers, Kayla McCloud and Jessica Milspaugh, for the annual Christmas Concert in the Eads school gymnasium. Then children in Kindergarten to fifth grade mounted the stage. They sang five songs with such precise motions that some people said that they looked as if this was Broadway play. The children in the fifth grade had the speaking parts. The actors wore costumes, while the other children wore handsome and lovely dress-up attire. It was truly a very beautiful concert. Each elementary grade educator shepherded her class to and from the stage to assist the director, Mrs. Monica Uhland, who again trained these children to sing with such good diction and expression. For the community, I want to say, “Thank you, Mrs. Monica Uhland, we do appreciate you!” and love you for sharing your musical ability so the children of our community have a musical fine arts experience. I personally am so glad her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Fell, moved to Eads from Holly so they can enjoy their grandsons and live near Monica and Stacy.

Another interesting fact about the concert was that many grandparents and relatives came from long distances to admire their young singer and watch this outstanding program which also included the third, fourth, and fifth graders playing their recorders after the vocal concert.

Before the program, many families enjoyed a pancake supper cooked and served by the high school Future Business Leaders of America club and their advisor, Shannon Ellenberger. This is an active club that goes to many competitions and enriching fun trips.

Friends of Kimmi Clark Lewis were saddened to hear that she had died Friday. Cancer has been a challenge for several years. Our Congressional District has been blessed to have a strong ranch woman spokeswoman in the Colorado House of Representatives in recent years.

Every time one goes to Prairie Pines, it has become more beautifully decorated with lovely trees and colorful decorations and wall hangings. Friday, when we went to coffee hour, we were treated to butterscotch pie, watched more decorating happening, and Pastor Tom Barton of the Kit Carson-Lamar Lutheran churches brought his guitar so we could sing along with him.

The Eads Eagles had their first basketball games of the season at Flagler–High-Plains last Friday. The Eads-Plainview wrestlers had a day-long tournament at Fowler. These wrestlers are a part of the co-op team of McClave-Wiley called County Line Rivals.

Congratulations to Pastor Mark Imel, whose First Christian Church family celebrated his 40th year in the ministry last Sunday.

All-Conference selections were announced last week. Congratulations to football players junior, Damian Barnes and senior, Angel Medina, of Eads. Three volleyball players from Eads were honored to be listed as All-Conference players: Rhealie Rittgers to the First Team, Lauren Brown to the Second Team and Kaycee Ellenberger as Honorable Mention.

Raylynn Riley volunteered to help Gail Voss decorate the Eads senior citizens center. They found a plethora of decorations in the storeroom to grace the tables, shelves, piano, and walls. The room was bright with red tablecloths for the monthly brunch. Now we are looking forward to the noon dinner December 18, when we will also have election of officers.

Monday, Eads High School and Middle School students were given an assembly presentation on the dangers of vaping.

December 10 and 13, the Eads basketball players will be playing in the “Border Wars” tournament in Syracuse, Kansas. During the third week, (December 19-21) the Eads Eagles will play in the Holiday Tournament in Lamar.

Remember, December 21 at 11:00 a.m., Santa is coming to town on the rails to share gifts. There will be a free movie at the Plains Theatre at 1:00 p.m.

Nancy (McCracken) Walker was the lucky winner of the Chamber-Railroad Eads Bucks November 29. Nancy is a deserving hard-working lady at school and her church.

Terry and Areta Laird had their farm auction Saturday, December 7. All their children came home to watch the auction and to visit. Joel McCoin, the auctioneer, stood on the endgate of a pickup to offer a prayer for the three Eads World War II veterans who were there. Areta showed me photos that were heart-touching to see: Orville Mousel, Don McCoin, and Don McDaniel standing there side by side while two VFW veterans, Ron White and Rod Houser of Kit Carson, stood at attention. Areta, a veteran, held the American flag. That day, December 7, is so important in the history of the USA when the ships were bombed in the harbors around Hawaii. Orville Mousel was there, and reported to be dead. Some readers may remember that they had his funeral at Cheyenne Wells but what joy, later in the year, when he returned to his home farm family!

Readers can get tickets to the marvelous Christmas show at the Plains Theatre December 22 at 6:00 p.m. You may call 710-940-0799 to reserve your $5 ticket. There will be professional singers and children also.

Merry Christmas time.