"Be kind and compassionate to one another." Ephesians 4:32 Compassion is understanding the troubles of others and reaching out to whom you can to encourage this day.
It is a good that some county citizens are planning to run for county offices in the Democratic and Republican Assemblies Thursday, March 22. Those who are vying for offices are: Tina Adamson, Diana Flory, Cindy McLoud, Marci Miller, Casey Sheridan, and Joe Shields.
Mrs. Sue Fox, Coach, and Mrs. Dawn James, State Reader, sponsored Eads High students at the Colorado State Knowledge Bowl last week. The competition was hosted by Colorado State University in Fort Collins. It was great for the students to experience as well as to be on a university campus. The students who went on the trip were Zach Haase, Madison Kelley, Trey McDowell, Emily Gyurman, Hatch Nelson, Joe Haase. Kaycee Ellenberger, Mollie Kelley, and Amber Kopasz went with the group as runners and helpers to the tournament.
We are so happy for and so proud of our neighbor, Juana Ramos, who became a citizen of the United States last week! Her son, William, took her to Denver for the ceremony and her daughter, Delma Ramos, took her to the big event. Juana is the mother of six children who have been a blessing to our school and community. Delma is nearing completion of her Doctorate degree at the University of Denver and her youngest daughter, Kelly, is a freshman at CSU-Fort Collins.
How nice that EHS Alumna, Lori Beth (Weirich) Elder was invited to give a motivational speech at the installation ceremony of new National Honor Society students. Lori is a graduate of Fort Hays University of Hays, Kansas, and works in a bank in Tribune, Kansas. The members of the Eads High School National Honor Society are: Lauren Spady, Miranda Mitchek, Madison Kelley, Brooklyn Jones, Lauren Brown, Mindi Uhland, Zach Haase, Mariah Smith, Brenna Rouse, Emily Gyurman, and Kaycee Ellenberger. This society of honor students is sponsored by Mrs. Kelly Courkamp. The students are selected by teachers after they write an application. Inductees are based on the qualities of scholarship, character, service, and leadership.
The Weisbrod Hospital Auxiliary met last week for a business meeting. We also sang to Barb Diel on her 81st Birthday. The ladies heard a lively report from Activity Director Teri Simmons-Castle about some of the fun and neat games and activities that she and assistant Tonya Lane do with the 17 residents in the Extended Care Unit.
Guests enjoyed green sprinkles on their Daylight Doughnuts at the Thursday morning "Luck of the Irish" Coffee Hour last week. Phil Pollreis, the Pony Kidd, entertained with Irish fun and music last Friday also.
Congratulations to Tim and Jan (Shade) Hogan who plan to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this week-end at the Kit Carson Community Building. Tim has been a math teacher and supervisor at the Kit Carson School for 48 years. Oh, His mother, Beulah, would be so proud of him, and of Jan, who is a beautician.
Even though it was Spring Break in Eads last week, the high school boys and girls arrived early at the track each morning to practice with Coach Eder and Coach Stephanie Bohlander. Their first meet will be this weekend in Lamar at the football stadium and junior high school site.
The baseball girls and boys were to have their first ball game Tuesday, March 20, at McClave with the County Line team. Their next game will be Friday, March 23 at Ordway.
We could tell that the local ranchers were busier than usual by the amount of cattle and horse trailers that were around the cafes last week. Of course, it helped when there were more students from high school and college home for the spring break.
I really do like the "Pages from the Past" in the Kiowa County Press. Editors Chris and Jeanne tell me that if you look online you can read even more clips from news of previous years.
There have been several calls for volunteers to fight fires lately. We do appreciate that Sheriff Casey Sheridan has put a ban on any kind of burning fires in Kiowa County. When one sees photos of the near disaster that happened when the prairie fire burned right up to the foundation of our Tara (Spady) DeForrest's home and how the fire fighters worked to save the home of Tara and Daniel and their darling little girl, Logan, it makes you so grateful. My family says their ranch is about 20 miles south of Granada. That is a long way for fire fighters to travel.
The men and women, who belong to the VFW (Veteran's of Foreign Wars) Post from Kit Carson came to Eads to meet with the Eads members. We met at the Senior Citizen Center. Richard Glover showed us the big beautiful wooden board sign that he constructed and made for the VFW Post. It will be placed above all the plaques there. Richard also took those down to refinish each of them so these will look good in the Community Building. Areta Blooding Laird is the Commander of the VFW Post and Betsy Evans is the President of the Auxiliary. Rich Glover has invited both groups to his home May 8 for a cook-out.
Debbie (Richardson) Phelps is a new volunteer to deliver Sage Meals in the community. Their home is in Utah but she has been here for some time to help care for her mother, Patty (Dunlap) Richardson while her husband is in Nebraska caring for his parents. Last week, the ladies drove up to Cheyenne Wells for Patti's daughter, Monica, to give her a new hair-do.
The Lessenden and Spady families learned that Bonnie Lessenden died Saturday. Thank you for your prayers over the last five months.