About Town – September 2, 2019

PROMO 660 x 440 People - Doris Lessenden
Published Sunday, September 1, 2019
by Doris Lessenden

"Be strong and very courageous" Joshua 1: 6

Last week I listened to the Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center board meeting. Their fundraiser is to sell red bricks engraved with one's name plus three other lines or a choice of designs. People can have military, career, or other images engraved. These bricks will be laid in the sidewalk in front of the theatre property this fall. There will have a sample brick at the fair, too. The class of 1969 is scheduled to have a tour of the theatre after the fair parade.

After that meeting I went to the open house at Weisbrod Hospital, where we learned that Weisbrod is a Colorado pioneer to have the first telemedical communication service. Avera eCare is at rural hospitals in 12 states! We are the first in Colorado! Our Physician Assistant, Dawn Back, and Family Nurse Clinician, Jessica Hyman, and several nurses who spoke said they were so glad to have a doctor or pharmacist, therapists, or other experts right there on the screen to talk to or to even to talk them through a procedure. Another benefit to us is that they can schedule patients to referral doctors, they save patients and doctors lots of time and money.

Lil Penn and Winnie Obert celebrated their birthdays at parties in the south swing bed dining room with family and friends at Weisbrod Hospital Monday and Tuesday.

Last Thursday, Eads school was blessed to have the actual coach come from Iowa to tell about her book and the movie, "Coach," that was made about her high school team who had a winning season after the death of one of their best volleyball players. Coach Kathy Bresnahan gave such an inspirational talk related to the age group at both assemblies. The boys looked handsome in their football jerseys.

Thank you to the Eads Booster Club members who painted the white eagle logos the entire length of Maine Street Sunday morning. I heard that Riki and Cody Cordova, Ralph Berry, Stephanie Hofmiester, Meilan Lening, Cassie Frey, Julianna Tidwell, Shelby Uhland, Braylynn Eder, Melissa Jones, Beth Spady, and Shae Johnson had the gold beaks, and student's names painted on them by about 2:00 p.m.


PICT 64J1 Eads Eagle school sports logos Maine Street - Chris Sorensen
Eads Eagle school logos painted on Maine Street for the 2019-20 school year. (c) KiowaCountyPress.net / Chris Sorensen

Sandy (Knoblock) McMann's husband, Dan, died last week. Many of her Siebel-Knoblock siblings gathered in Wyoming to celebrate their brother-in-law's life and support Sandy and her son's family.

Brooke Crawford's family and friends are happy to have her back home from her trip to Uganda, Africa, where she worked in an orphanage with her friends. Now this granddaughter of Gail and LaDonna Crawford is moving to her new job in Norton, Kansas, where she will work as a physical therapy assistant. Brooke's cousin, Tieler Randel, of Kit Carson, went on a sports tour to Australia this summer before her junior year in high school.

Lauren Spady, 2019 graduate of Eads High School, is a student at Otero Junior College studying elementary education. The college placed Lauren in the Las Animas School district, her former school for about 10 years, to observe and work. She was asked to be the Las Animas High School volleyball coach. She will do well!

Juanita (Jacobs) Olsen invites people to come pick some of their abundant apple crop on 11th Street and Highway 287 in Eads.

Some outstanding movies are coming to the Plains Theatre in September include "Overcomer," a faith-based film about a high school coach, an athlete, a senior citizen; and "Downton Abby."

The Eads School Booster Club had attractive t-shirts, purple blankets, lots of caps, and other merchandise to buy when we went to the Eads volleyball and football games last Friday night. 

This Friday afternoon, fans can watch middle school and high school volleyball and football games with Manzanola in Eads beginning at 2:00 p.m.

A number of local folks went to Denver to watch the Bronco football game last week. Cindy McLoud won four Bronco tickets at our local GN Bank, so her sons, Billy, Cardon, and Remington and Camie had a good time using Cindy's winning tickets.

The Kit Carson community hosted another entertaining Kit Carson Day with their popular barbeque, the productions of the Melodrama, parade, meals at the school, and dance.

Fair exhibitors, please have your entry forms to Krystal Eikenberg by 4:30 p.m. this Friday, September 6, in the Extension Office.

Here is a short outline of some main events at the six days of the County Fair next week:

  • Tuesday, September 10: evening Team Roping.
  • Wednesday, September 11: evening sheep and goat show; 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. you can bring exhibits to community building in Eads
  • Thursday, September 12: Chuckwagon breakfast; bring in exhibits by 9:00 a.m., with judging at 10:00 a.m.; 5:00 p.m. KVAY Burger Bar; 6:00 p.m. Calcutta and Ranch Rodeo
  • Friday, September 13: Chuck Wagon breakfast; 9:30 p.m. livestock sale; 12:00 p.m. beef barbeque; 1:15 p.m. rodeo; evening dance by "Rodeo Road Apples"
  • Saturday, September 14: Parade at 10:00 a.m.; 1:15 p.m. rodeo and view exhibits and livestock; dance with "Rhett Uhland and the Renegades"
  • Sunday, September 15: Cowboy church at 8:00 a.m.; 10:00 am "Rodeo Fun Day" for all ages.

See you at the Fair!

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