"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." Romans 12:21
Tim and Sylvia (Blooding) Weeks along with their son, Grady, and his wife, Erika, and two little girls rode in the Amtrak train to Albuquerque, New Mexico, recently. They stayed in Kelly Lujan's home and saw the famed hot air balloon show. Sylvia said they had such a good time going to the zoo, nature center, and other unique places.
Last Sunday, I attended part of the Prairie Queen 4-H Club meeting in the community building. It was interesting to compare our meetings of 60 years ago, when we crowded into the living rooms of the members for our monthly meetings, to 2019, where they sat in orderly chairs facing the table of officers. I was impressed with how well President Hatch Nelson conducted the business meeting. Some day when he is a company chairman or president of a college, he can look back to his experience beginning on the plains of Colorado leading in his 4-H club and FFA chapter. Their lead adult leader, Gloria Trosper, sat with the officers and had prepared a long agenda for them to make decisions about. This club will serve the Hospital Fall Bazaar meal November 23, plus they are looking forward to their annual 4-H Awards Banquet Sunday, November 10. Michelle Nelson, Haswell Mayor and 4-H leader, was there. I complemented her being an excellent seamstress and on all the things she does with their three teenagers also. Michelle said she was busy with all this, organizing the Haswell Fall Bazaar, and her job, too. I learned that she is a Colorado State University - Fort Collins graduate Agronomist, and works out of her home with many farmers and companies who supply data on soil moisture content, and other agronomy facts.
Tom Price and Delores Rector celebrated their 92nd birthdays last Wednesday at noon in the Trading Post restaurant in Kit Carson with some of their relatives from up north. When this brother and sister twins returned to Prairie Pines, their party was in full swing, with Phil Pollreis playing and singing with his keyboard and guitar. Tom and Delores were delighted with all the pretty balloons and cards brought by family and towns people. Cindy Newman had painted them pretty little lamb paintings on board easels to remind them of their early days as shepherds to their parents' sheep near their Deer Trail ranch. When Delores heard Phil's rendition of a favorite dance tune, her hands and body began to sway. Soon, caretakers helped Tom to his feet, and they danced a little. One can easily imagine how they loved to dance in their younger days.
Last week was a heart wrenching time for Janelle Crow as she and Dave took their son, Trevor Randel, to Denver to leave for Marine Boot Camp. However, Janelle is proud of her son for wanting to serve for his country, the USA. Congratulations also to Trevor for completing his college course studies at Northwest Technical College in Goodland, Kansas.
Laura Via is not only a fine nurse, but she is an outstanding artist! Two of her large, beautifully painted and decorated pumpkins were on display in the Weisbrod Hospital lobby Tuesday. They had a family initial and their name in black and white calligraphy. These pumpkins were adorned with big burlap and checked bows ties, with wheat heads, stalks of milo, and cotton balls. This Texas lady is full of talent and sweet charm.
The junior class of 2021 served sumptuous plates of Mexican foods as a fundraiser last Thursday night. We really liked their Mexican music and some students were wearing sombreros and sarapes. Parents had the opportunity to visit with the teachers in both schools.
Alice Glover asked me to write that she had doctor's appointments this week and would not be home to be handing out candied apples on Halloween night. This dear lady has carried on this tradition for about 40 or more years.
The Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center board met last week to firm up their annual Christmas concert set for Sunday, December 22. I know of some people who will be first in line to buy tickets because THE Trudy Howard will be a featured singer that night. However, there will be other fine local vocalists to entertain theatre goers.
Many family members and friends gathered at the First Christian Church in Eads for the funeral of our 103-year-old relative and friend, Pansy Mosher Foxworthy Wednesday. They enjoyed the fine meal and hospitality of the church family. Dawna (Howard) Weirich was the hostess. Dawna had also decorated the whole sanctuary, altar, baptismal area, and entry way with fall silk floral arrangements. Pastor Mark Imel was appreciative of her monthly interior decorating.
There was a chili supper last week before the new students to Future Farmers of American recited the creed. Samantha Courkamp and Maggie Haase won top honors in this contest and will represent the Eads chapter at the district competition.
My friend, Robin Musgrave, was 55 years old last Monday. So many people were so kind to give her such nice gifts. She really does look forward to birthdays. I also had four nieces who celebrated their birthdays last week, Celena Clark, Colby Stoker, Dreama Buck, and Shannon Dixon.