"I will fear no evil, for you are with me," Psalm 23:1
Last week, as I turned the corner to go toward the memorial gathering for David Adamson, I heard a huge loud rumbling sound in the left rear side of my van near the tire, so I pulled to the side of the street. Fortunately, I had about three inches at the bottom of the ramp that I could turn away from the curb. I was rejoicing that God had taken such good care of me that I wasn't trapped in my warm van and that I could drive quickly home. For over a week, I have been homebound except three outings in my power chair. I am eagerly waiting for Jayce Negley to take my precious van to Lamar on his trailer. So often we forget how much we do appreciate all our blessings. Moving at a slower speed does have its benefits, like seeing those little yellow daisy flowers across from Casey Sheridan's house, the beauty of the blue Colorado skies, to changing of the tree leaves to gold and often when a leaf is falling, I think it is a butterfly and then smile. I am blessed.
Eli and Alyssa (Splitter) Jones are the parents of their first child, a son, Joshua Michael Allen Jones, born October 6. The parents know that the baby's great grandfather, Mike Morlan, was hoping to live long enough to hold this precious little baby boy.
The Eads senior citizens brunch last Wednesday was delightful. We sat around round tables that had orange or black table clothes with lacy doilies under a fall ceramic centerpiece made by the ladies in past years. There were several newer people who came for the first or second time. Gail Voss made such good sausage gravy for those fluffy biscuits and egg cups with her special mixture of veggies baked in muffin liners. The guests brought a variety of coffee cakes, pastries, and fruit dishes. We have such good cooks in Eads, and so many interesting people to get acquainted with. Remember, the next meal will be at noon October 20.
Marlynn Eikenberg brought a big sack of beautiful red ripe tomatoes from her son, Dusty's, garden. She gave the sack to her mother, Betty Kay Clark, who brought them to the senior brunch to give away. They quickly disappeared!
This is antelope season around southeast Colorado. Some of my relatives have brought their animal home to butcher while others are looking for their trophy this coming weekend.
October 6-12 is National Physician's Assistant Week. We welcome Morgan King, who joins Michael Archer to the Eads Medical Clinic staff.
October 16 is a big day in Haswell, where they host their Community Bazaar in the former school. About 11:00 a.m. they will offer a lunch for a fee to benefit the town. It is always nice to see people from Eads and other communities who drive over to eat, visit, and of course to shop at the bazaar.
This week, the junior and senior students attended the annual college fair at Lamar Community College. The Future Business Leaders of America chapter and their sponsor, Mrs. Denise Nelson, attended the fall leadership conference at the CSU-Pueblo campus. These are such eye-opening and informative times for students. It was also the end of the first quarter. Parent-Teacher Conferences will be taking place Thursday. There will also be an FBLA supper at the Eads school cafeteria from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Jeremy and Ryan Naugle sent a note that their mother, LuAnna Naugle, formerly of Wild Horse and Kit Carson, is still in a rehab facility and would appreciate receiving mail. This is her address is: Brookdale Senior Living, 6450 South Boston Street, Room 3208, Greenwood Village, CO 8O111.
Terri Voss of Eads spent many hours in surgery for her leg and ankle last Friday afternoon after an accident. Our hearts of concern go out to her as she struggles with this and Parkinson's disease. Terri was caring for her neighbor, Terri Salisbury's, dog since Mrs. Salisbury is in Arizona. Our community extends our sympathy to Terri and Jeff since her mother died recently. This has been a difficult time for them. We are glad that their neighbor across the street, Laura Negley, is now taking over the care of the dog or dogs.
Faith Johnson, a recent graduate from Kit Carson, is playing with the Lamar Community College volleyball team. She is majoring in early childhood studies while doing a lot of traveling with the team. Her sister, Katie, is the newest employee at the USDA Service Center in Eads.
The monthly meeting of the Weisbrod Hospital Auxiliary will be postponed until October 19 at 11:00 a.m. at JJ's Restaurant in Eads since several of the members will be on the bus trip to Branson, Missouri.
A date to remember is October 20 for the noon dinner at the senior citizens center. Rick Glover has offered to grill ribs for lunch. Of course, we will have other entrees and side dishes, desserts, and goodies. Also, remember that lively chats take place every Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the center during coffee hour, and also the first and third Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. for card playing.