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About Town – February 28, 2022

Doris Lessenden

“Kindness always sparks more kindness.”

Henry Ashida sent me some spectacular photos of Eads senior wrestlers at the Colorado State Wrestling Tournament in Denver. Eads Seniors Taite Weeks-Johnson and Chase Stolzenberger had the strength and stamina to wrestle in the Saturday finals, where both young men won the third-place medal in the state, which is remarkable and a real feat! If readers have never attended the state finals, just imagine 10 various colored mats spread across the huge arena floor with wrestlers sparring with each other. From up in the stadium seats, wrestlers look so small that it would be beneficial to have binoculars and know what color of singlet they are wearing. Other wrestlers from Eads who did well were Keenan Smith, Brenden Riefenschinder, Aaron Musgrave and Spenser Uhland. These young men practice and travel with the County Line Rivals wrestling team. Eads graduates who assisted in coaching the tri-town team are Bart Michael and Reagan Lane.

February 21, Ruth Rose was 106 years old! Isn’t that amazing? Well, she, too, is amazing. She still likes to play bingo and win some money of course. She has even more smiles on her face when her nieces and nephews who live around Eads take the time to go see her.

Eads Eagle fans have been traveling to Lamar to attend the three-day district basketball tournament. Even though our teams didn’t make it to finals this year, some fans drove to Lamar to see the championship games.

In 1998, Danny Dotey drove a truck across the nation. His wife needed to live in a dry climate for her health. They both grew up in the state of Washington, but had lived many years in Georgia. So, he bought a house in Eads on the hill above the underpass of Highway 287. Vickie said that moving to Eads in April of 1998 and seeing her new home was a shock! Congratulations to Dan and Vickie, who will be married 50 years March 6. Vickie likes to sew, cook, and crochet. I like to buy baby caps from her.

Mike McLoud will to be honored March 5 for working 40 years for the Colorado Interstate Gas Company, now called Kinder Morgan. Mike’s family is hosting a come and go reception at the senior citizens’ center on Maine Street in Eads from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Mike is such a cheerful and jolly southern man. Come to greet him. 

Ladies of the Kit Carson Trinity Lutheran Church delivered the money they earned at the silent auction during the Eads-Kit Carson basketball games last week. Both families expressed their sincere appreciation for the money to help them care for their sons, Tel Linke of Granby, and Blake Miller of Wiley. Tel’s feed truck collided with a train in January, and Blake is awaiting a liver transplant. I saw a lovely gesture of loving care by Eads teacher Charlene Gifford, who brought a donation of baked goods to the silent auction. When she handed her baked goods to Tara Gaynor, she also gave her some sealed envelopes. Charlene said Blake’s brother had been a student in her class. She and Larry were on their way to Ellicott to watch her 18-year-old nephew play basketball.

If you are ever in Kit Carson during open hours at Wildcat Corner on Highway 287, they serve good firm ice cream and treats. It is run by volunteers in the former Western Store or also formerly known as the Brown’s Funeral Home or Crow’s Grocery at various times.

Several people have asked me, “How is Catherine Anderson (Katy Lou).” She is fairly well and living in the Evergreen Assisted Living Center in La Junta.

Julie (Nordquist) Zimmerman was able to return home from the Colorado Springs hospitals after over 75 days away. Her children and husband, Michael, and friends are joyful!

Three new businesses will be opening in Eads this spring. A beauty salon and office building on Maine Street is being built by the Nathaniel and Holly Mitchek family. The second business is Jakob and Jess Buller’s mobile tire service. This is an on-call service where farmers and ranchers can have the father-son duo come to their location. The third business is First Insurance Services Inc., which will serve businesses and families with Weston Meardon of Eads as consultant.

The Republican precinct caucuses will be held at 7:00 p.m. March 3. The Democrat caucus are being held virtually March 2 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Being informed and voting is important.

Some things to look forward to include:

  • Spring break, so practices are happening for baseball and track. On warm afternoons after 4:00 p.m. one can watch the practices or games.
  • March 2 at noon is the Chamber of Commerce meeting at J J’s Restaurant. Businesspeople or citizens are most welcome to come. We visit, make plans, pay for our own lunches, and welcome new ideas.
  • March 3 is Ash Wednesday. Worshipers may attend Lent Services, at 6:00 p.m. at the Kit Carson Lutheran Church and Catholic Church Wednesdays until Easter Week.Hopefully you will call a friend in a Long Term Care facility near where you live. Please.

“A grateful heart protects you from negative thinking.”

Peace, Shalom.