About Town – June 24, 2019

PROMO 660 x 440 People - Doris Lessenden
Published Sunday, June 23, 2019
by Doris Lessenden

"Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed." Proverbs 16;3

The Crow Luther Cultural Events Center board met outside the Plains Theatre under the shade trees to continue plans for the Maine Street Bash for Saturday, July 27. Oh, it will be different, better, fun, and great with their plans. One part I want to hear is the "open microphone," where entertainers can sign up to perform at 11:00 a.m. to about 1:00 p.m. Then bands will perform from 2:00 to about 11:30 p.m. The fun will expand to the parks, with lots of kid's games, contests in the street, and more vendors to explore their wares as well as the food court.

Evelyn Garner gave me some bulbs of her signature flower, a tall stem with a perfect purple ball flower. Suddenly this year, I have four of them blooming! They bring good memories of that dear, generous lady.

Linda Trosper, who displays quilts or afghans in Weisbrod Hospital's dining room, had a unique idea this month. Thinking of Father's Day, she collected pretty neckties from Dr. Tom Davis, Glenn Smith, and Tim Weeks to make a contest for residents and others.

A number of Kiowa County residents went to Hugo last Tuesday night to attend the annual meeting of the Eastern Slope Rural Telephone Association dinner and annual meeting. Roger Saffer of Eads was re-elected as a board member for Eads. Virgil Lessenden is the board member from Haswell.

Lauretta Frazee Brown was a visitor to the Eads senior center dinner where she, along with her siblings, Larry, Juanita, Billy, and Patti, asked if we would accept a granite bench as a memorial to their parents, R. Merle and Dorothy Frazee. At the time of her death years ago, Dorothy was director of the center. Lauretta showed us photos, and we assured her that we would be most pleased to have it sitting in front of our new center by county fair time. Another guest was Curtis Canopin, a certified massage therapist, who spoke briefly of his occupation where one may make appointments at the Demitasse coffee shop and fitness center Wednesdays, or at Dr. Sean Oquist's chiropractic office in Lamar other days of the week. Gail Voss prepared tasty chicken fried steaks for the June pot luck lunch. We will change our brunch from July 4 to Wednesday, July 3, next week. 

Virgil and Wanda Lessenden had planned to host the June Haswell senior evening dinner at their ranch last week but the hail and wind caused so much damage around their home that they had to carry all that food and equipment into town for the annual evening picnic.

Tom Olson and friends have been fishing at the lakes and have caught big catches of wipers and some crappies. I asked him if they ate them and he replied, "Oh, yes. Nita, she just fries them up really good!"

Cory Miller, who has been my neighbor to the south for a couple years, packed up this month to move to Grand Junction, but last week his company asked him if he would like to live in Gunnison to be an electrician apprentice. His dad, Marty, liked that idea. When I told him, "My great great nephew, Blake Stoker, is going to college there," he smiled and said, "Oh, I will tell Cory. Maybe they can go hunting together." That is a favorite hobby of both those young men!

Our sympathy goes out to Joyce Mayo and her daughters, Sheila, Shelly, Shoni, and families after the death of her husband and their father, Clarence Mayo. Clarence's graveside service was Saturday at the Chivington Cemetery with Pastor Lane Gooden officiating.

Daryl Adamson probably is the longest hired staff employee for the Eads schools, and who is so incredibly vital to the functioning of the whole school. I mean, both school campuses and all the buses, the lawns, the shrubs, the floors, the everything. Daryl is hard working and very encouraging to the staff and students. As an employee, he deserves a gold pass card for years.

Watch the children's Independence Day parade at 10:00 a.m. around a few blocks in Eads, ending with activities and games at the city park.

Alicia James planned a "girl's week trip" down the Mississippi River from Memphis, Tennessee, to New Orleans for her mother, Dawn, sister Jessica, sister-in-law, Kenna and little baby, Everly. At the last minute, her sister, Jennifer, who is a lawyer in Texas, couldn't go so her father, Louis, accompanied them on this adventure, with Brian taking care of their ranch northwest of Eads and his ranch north of Ordway.

Pretty pink prairie orchids are blooming between Charla Dunlap's ranch and Monte and Lori Richardson's ranch on Highway 287 north of Eads.

Kimberley (Matthews) and Troy Garnhardt and their three lovely teen daughters, Abigail, Kennedy, and Kory, were lunch guests in my home Friday, with Kimberley's uncle, Phil, and aunt, Madonna Pollreis, joining.

The Memorial Service for Diana (Heins) Randel's sister was held at Kit Carson Trinity Lutheran Church. Pastor Bill Veirgutz of Burlington conducted the services for Francis Heins Stanfield Friday, with her living siblings attending: Frank, Wilma, Faye, Diana, Karla, and Doug, and other relatives and friends. Ann Kleiboeker Crowell and Norma Troue Emerson attended from the Denver area.

Vendors can sign up with Patsy States for the annual Kit Carson Gar-Sale July 20 at 719-962-3255.

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