About Town – July 20, 2020

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Published Saturday, July 18, 2020
by Doris Lessenden

"Be rich in good deeds, and be generous and willing to share." I Timothy 6:18

Charlie Crow was out cruising Maine Street Saturday morning. That was so refreshing to see! Charlie has a collection of vintage and fine automobiles.

Barb Diel sent greetings to friends in Eads. She says, "Denver is okay, but I sure do miss Eads and my friends." Barb particularly liked to work on projects with the Hospital Auxiliary.

Bob Miller has moved to the Prairie Pines Assisted Living Center where he is doing well, but he really misses people to visit with since the Pines and Weisbrod Hospital people have to stay in their rooms due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Some are not aware of the situation, which is true of all nursing home-type places around the state. The residents must be, and in some cases I have heard of, are very lonely and feel "like they are in prison." Good readers let us find ways this week to reach out to friends who are in these living situations. They are well cared for, and the staffs are trying to entertain them. Maybe we can do more, like make phone calls to our friends to visit.

The community has been shocked and shaken with sadness for Martha Johnson and her three daughters. When Martha came home from work in town last Tuesday evening, she found her husband, Mike, badly injured apparently from an accident with a bull and gate and he later passed away. His funeral is scheduled to be at the Kiowa County Fairgrounds arena Tuesday. Mike, a kindly Texan transplant here, is appreciated for his years of service on the County Fair Board, and his support of the 4-H program and FFA school organization.

Every time we go to the T-ball games, we marvel to see so many little tots and so many local parents that we do not recognize. But this is good. We have a growing community. 

School registration was this week. Teachers and students plan to be in the classroom Monday, August 10. Monday, August 3, is the scheduled 4-H Exhibit Day, which also may be occurring with some modifications for social distancing.

Josh and Chevaun (Glover) Hammer and Ellie Mae were happy to spend some time in Colorado from their home in Cincinnati, Ohio. They spent time in Eads with Rick and Koy Glover, and time at the Hammer ranch homes south of Wild Horse. 

Kelli (Rouse) Jensen is moving back to Eads. Her former clients, family, and friends are so glad to hear this news. We desperately need a beautician in Eads, and dear Kelli. Kelli will be open for appointments August 8 at the shop two miles west of Eads in the country. Duff is going to be at a Bible College in Tulsa, Oklahoma, so this is a good time to make the transition.

Terri Jacobs sent photos of her father, Johnny Jacobs, celebrating his 80th birthday at her Las Vegas home. Johnnie looked fairly well.

Because of restrictive rules about the virus, there will be no Maine Street Bash as normally scheduled this Saturday. However, there may be some pre-planned reunions and fun activities still happening about town. This makes me feel sad to not have the Bash. I know that people need face-to-face visiting and fellowship. Let us think about people who may have been in their homes too long and call them or check on them.

How exciting to see photos of young fourth grader, Reece Barnett, with her trademark blonde braid, playing golf on the Shining Mountain Course in Woodland Park. Reece won first place! I have also been impressed with her maturity to care for her little sister and two brothers when they are about town. This young lady is already a "shining star." Watch her in the future.

Congratulations to Brooke Crawford, formerly of Kit Carson, who was recently named "Employee of the Month " at Norton County Hospital and Clinic in Norton, Kansas. Brooke is a Physical Therapy Assistant. Her grandparents are Gail and LaDonna Crawford of Eads and Rod and Judy Houser of Kit Carson.

The Weisbrod Hospital Auxiliary was glad to finally get to meet at the JJ's Restaurant last week for the first time there since March. Madonna Pollreis brought three collages of photos of the vehicles in the Mother's Day drive-by parade. These photos were taken and arranged by Jeanne Sorensen. The Auxiliary ladies are very appreciative for Jeanne's kindness to us. Tanya Lane, Weisbrod Activities Director, attended to tell of some of the challenges of having activities. We didn't know that the residents cannot eat at their usual tables in the dining rooms. The staff is willing to bring residents out to visit with family or friends two at a time. Just call 719-438-5401 to make an appointment. We do not plan to have a fall Bazaar.

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Glenda and Colby Stoker are having a big yard sale at the Haswell Propane shop and quonset next week on Friday and Saturday, July 31 and August 1. I know there are lots of great buys!

We have industrious neighbors who are remodeling two homes on Kerr Street with new roofs, setting in lovely arched windows, and major construction modifications. They are an asset to our neighborhood.

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