"Be strong and courageous" Joshua 1:6
A highlight for many families associated with Eads schools was homecoming week, where every day was a fun dress day, from preschool to the senior class. Under the guidance of Student Council sponsor Mary Vasquez and the student leaders, the high school students had a good time wearing amusing garments for the specified dress days. According to tradition, the freshmen class had separate dress days for the three upper classmen. Some of the striking days were Roaring Twenties, Fantastic Future, Hippies, and Purple and Gold Day, where nearly the total school wore the school colors. At first on Wednesday, it was a huge letdown to hear that there would be no football game at home because someone at Hi Plains had COVID-19. However, Athletic Director and coach Trey Eder arranged a game at Idalia for Junior and Senior High teams. Best of all, there was still a homecoming rally at the football field following certain COVID-19 rules in that cold wind! After Mrs. Vasquez climbed up the tall speaker's box, the rally began with the four classes standing on the field to yell cheers and hear the awards for the week. The crowning of the king and queen began the ceremony. The royalty court were seniors Brandon, Amber, Hatch, Mollie, Damien, and Ally; juniors, Dante and Crystal; and sophomores, John, Piper, Will and Madison. I was asked by the school personnel to not used last names for their safety, however I have an answer for you that can help you. One can buy a yearbook for $35 to see their names. The new king and queen are Damien and Ally. The class with class banner was won by the Class of 2021.
October 13, students were honored for maintaining a grade point of 3.8 for the whole 2019-2020 school year. The first-time recipients of this honor were Lexi, Maggie, AJ, Ross, and Levi, who received a large gold chenille letter 'E'. Upper classmen and women who received gold bars to add to their academic 'E' were Mollie, Amber, Colby, Rhealie, Ally, Joe, Hatch, and Brandon. That is an admirable accomplishment, especially when you know that many upper classmen are taking dual credits from Eads and Lamar Community College.
Stephanie Framel of Kit Carson! How could I have forgotten to list her name with the Kit Carson softball girls who played with the Burlington softball team? It was an innocent mistake. I do admire this young lady who has leadership qualities are beyond her years. When I first met her about three years ago, I thought she was a sophomore or more, but she was an eighth-grade student. Recently, Stephanie and her classmate, Torrie Randel, were listed on the All-Conference team - Stephanie for "First Base/Pitcher" and Torrie for "Third base/Infielder."
Family and friends of Blake Stoker from Haswell watched his graduation from Fort Benning Army base with great interest. That was also another "let down" of COVID-19 for those who had planned to fly to Georgia for the event. At least they could watch it by streaming.
The ladies of Women Empowered cooked hamburgers and hot dogs in the street between the bank and the senior center before the movie "Rudy." The next time they have a fundraiser, I urge people to take time to support this worthy group.
Eads senior citizens enjoyed their October noon dinner beef roast paid for by John Negley. He started harvesting that day so he couldn't attend. We were pleased to have Weisbrod Hospital CEO Char (Woelk) Korrell and new provider, Michael Archer-NFP-C, speak to us. Mr. Archer, Elissa, and their two sons moved here from Alabama.
Claire Prince is a new volunteer for our local Meals on Wheels program. Director Areta Laird introduced her to patrons last Friday. She is a charming lady and the wife of railroad man Matt Prince.
Darryl Adamson has been lauded for many years for his skill and dedication to always keep the grass green around the school campus and the football and track fields. But he has worked many other roles to care of the buses and vehicles, maintenance of rooms and halls of both schools and gyms as well as plumbing. He is a remarkable man, a one of a kind man!
There will be no student Halloween costume parade of school children to Weisbrod or to the town this year. Maybe people can set their treats outside their entrances this year?
Itzi Ramirez's parents rented a huge purple and pink bouncy house-castle for her family and friends to play in during her 10th year birthday party. Brenda and Roberto provided a delicious Mexican meal and enjoyable favors and pinata.
Two local young women have authored children's books that are for sale. They are Alysha (Uhland) Morlan and Ashley Gooden. Former Eads music teacher now of Lamar, Bob Seay, has also had his book published this fall.
Leaders had another meeting to set more plans for the "Merry on Maine" celebration December 12. The firemen and women plan to have the traditional chili supper and photos with Santa Tuesday, December 1, at the fire station.
On our trip to Pueblo we saw lots of Trump signs, but the most striking were about seven that were poked through up-righted big round hay bales in Crowley County.
Peace be with you, Readers. Please Vote!