About Town – September 25, 2023
“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)
When the Eads senior citizens entered their center last Wednesday, they were greeted with western music, pretty ceramic boots on the round dinners tables, and lovely sunflower arrangements around the room. Mary Englehardt came two and a half hours early to wash and wrap potatoes to bake in our new tall turbo oven. They were delicious with the beef and pork chili that Gail made from left over barbeque. The long tables with choices of toppings, salads, and desserts made a fine meal. The short meeting was presided over by President Sylvia Blooding. The August minutes were read by Secretary Dana Brown, and Loretta Seibl’s Treasurer’s report reflected gratefulness of those attending the meals and those during noon days of the county fair. Gail said we have been asked by the Eads School awards committee to paint the ceramic eagles that are given to the seniors. They will have them cleaned and fired so we just have the paint them. Jackie Patterson and some other ladies will help us learn to do this.
The tradition for Haswell senior citizens is to meet on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. for a meal and fellowship. The new director, Pam Lessenden, called local seniors who volunteered to bring certain foods that complimented the roast beef and potatoes entre’ that she made for such a lovely dinner. They were pleased to have more people come. The first Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m., they meet to play cards or board games and visit. If they want a haircut or style from their certified beautician, they wait their turn. The seniors sign up to take turns each month to bring a modest refreshment for their afternoon business meeting.
Congratulations to my former neighbor, Brenda (Ramos) Ramirez, who studied and passed the test to be a United States of America Citizen. She came from Mexico and graduated from Eads High School where she now has a job. I was glad to see the photos of the ceremony in Denver with her husband, Roberto, daughter, Itzi, and mother, Juana.
Last Wednesday, Eads Future Farmers of America instructor Justin Lenox accompanied his freshmen students to attend the area “big FFA conference” with other chapters from around the southeastern area. Upperclassmen from these schools attended the career fair at Lamar Community College. This could be good timing for most students to be more inspired to have a vision for their future studies and career.
The volleyball teams had a full schedule of matches last week. For Eads, it was games at Springfield Tuesday night, and at Campo Thursday night, with more matches at Cheraw Friday and then watch the football team that night.
Mark your calendars now for the October 7 Haswell Fall Bazaar in the former school. They always have interesting vendor booths, and you can buy a meal. Call Michelle Nelson for a booth reservation at 719-436-2246
This week has been Homecoming Week at Eads High School. The student council set “dress day” competition for each day for the freshmen, and different themes for the upper classmen. The Homecoming volleyball and football game is Friday evening. That night, the Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned, and their attendants will be introduced. For added entertainment and fun, fans are invited the watch the pep rally on the football field at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, which is usually followed by a big bon fire in the parking lot.
Michelle Nelson, Haswell Mayor and 4-H shooting sports leader, and Pam Lessenden, Town Clerk and Treasurer, primarily prepared the fundraiser meal of pulled pork sandwiches, potato salad, pasta salad and beans with cold beverages for the 60 some guests who drove many miles to visit the open house of the Deep Space Exploration Society lab. For many years, this strange, tall structure south of Haswell was referred the as the “Alien House.” Later, it was inhabited by a lot of rattle snakes, I heard. In the last ten years, scientists and engineers have made it a wonderful place for space exploration and experiments.
The Eads Hospital Auxiliary Fall Bazaar is November 18. Reserve a vendor space by calling Linda Trosper at 719-438-5777.
A number of relatives and friends attended the wedding of Molly Stolzenberger of Eads and Johnathan Rosler at the community center in Hugo outside under a large canopy. It was important to Molly for her brother, Chase, to be a part of their ceremony, so he served as “best man” with the pretty bridesmaids. Dustin Batterton of Eads officiated the marriage ceremony. The ceremony was followed by a sumptuous meal prepared by her father, Darryl, and mother, Jodi, and friend, Ginger McPherson and friends. The sunset photos I saw on her grandmother, Gail Voss’, phone were lovely of the wedding party, and most especially of the bride with her 6’ 8” tall husband. Molly works at the Limon school pre-school, and Jonathan works with his family’s diesel and auto repair business. Best wishes to this couple so dear to many people.
Billy Brant of Pueblo is painting an amazing mural on the side of the building next to the Horseshoe Park to welcome people to Eads.
How good to see Stanley Weisdorfer of Sterling when he came to visit his sister, Shirley Nelson, who lives in Eads.