By Doris Lessenden
'I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Our sympathy is extended to the families and friends of Lance Wall. Lance was a former graduate of Eads High and the son of Reanee and Denny Wall. Reanee was a beloved Math educator and sponsor of Knowledge Bowl Teams and classes for many years. Their daughter, Teri, drove them from Arizona with a caretaker. Our condolences are extended to Dave and Charla Wall, of Eads at this sad time also. A funeral for Lance was planned to be at Love's in Limon on Tuesday the 12th.
Marsha Will-Clifton, Sand Creek officer, who lives in Eads gave a free dish of ice cream to the first 50 people who went to the Movie in the Plains Theatre on April 1st to celebrate her birthday. She and her husband also donated $100.00 to the CLECE group. What a wonderful way to "give back" since she has enjoyed the movies so much while living in Eads and working out at Sand Creek Park.
Betty Crow is back from wintering in Yuma, Arizona. It is surely good to see her back about town.
Bill Dawson was back in town Saturday morning checking out the town and visiting friends. I was blest to get to see him. He always asks about Mr. Woelk, Mr., Diel, and Mr. Crawford. Next month Bill is taking his eldest nephew who just graduated from Creighton School of Law in Nebraska, to his favorite foreign country, Romania. Bill still visits friends in Romania often between flying medical helicopters in Nebraska and Colorado.
Dr. Tim Richardt and Assistant, Physical Therapist, Joe Zinger, are busy five days a week, working with Weisbrod residents and out patients who come here from several communities for therapist's sessions. We are so very fortunate to have these young men sharing their expertise to teach so many people re-habilitation techniques at Weisbrod Memorial County Hospital
Kemma Eikenberg and Bob Alfano were feted with a lovely wedding shower Saturday afternoon hosted by Abigail Kineston and Marlynn Eikenberg. The couple will be married in Haswell this month.
Cindy McLoud, Tristen Sheridan, and Betsy Barnett went to Haxton last week to observe their Pre-School and building . They will report to an organization meeting this week. Jan Richards of the KCSEF Foundation Board said that her Board decided if the group can not find a suitable building in Eads; they will donate some land east of the Prairie Pines Living Center. How helpful and generous!
Since J J's Restaurant is not opened on Sundays, Charlie and Mary Vasquez are going to serve Sunday noon meals out of the Crow Luther Plains Theater commercial kitchen. They will serve different menus each week at ll: 00 a.m. to 2:00 pm.
Shelly Meyers has been beautifying many store front business windows and doors about town with her delightful style of spring designs. People really do like her paintings each month.
Dawn James took junior and senior Eads High School students to Denver last week for an educational trip to the State Capitol.
Eads Senior Citizens are invited each month on the first Thursday of the month to a Brunch at the Senior Center at 10:00 a.m. Sharon treated us to thick baked French toast, a cheese potato casserole, and ruffled ham cups with an egg mixture, strawberry parfait and beverages. We do look forward to these Thursdays.
Phil Pollreis played a variety of country music tunes for some of the residents and staff Monday. Phil also plays for other nursing homes in southeast Colorado.
Forrest and Sharon Frazee went to see the son, Greg and Sarah, in Denver, but mainly to see their tiny baby girl who was only three pounds when she was born.
Several people from Kiowa County represented the Republicans at the State Assembly last week-end at the Colorado Springs Broadmoor. By the television coverage and posts it looked at if it was a lively voting time.
John I. Hetzler, former Eads music teacher in the '80's ,wrote that he has retired from class room teaching and is now composing and performing professionally primarily for the PBS television station for productions and advertisements.
The CLCEC group is having their Annual Meeting this Friday, April 15th. The celebration this week is the Bar D Wrangler singers from Durango, CO. People can come to their concert at 6:00 p.m.
The Middle School and High School Eads Track Teams have been traveling to several meets the last two weeks. The teams are doing really well and making some individual records. This week-end the high school meet will be in Springfield on Saturday and next Saturday, fans could watch at the Holly Track. The Eads Prom will be that evening, the 23rd.
I like to watch our Eads-Kit Carson Baseball team from my van while listening to the game on the radio. Last Tuesday there was a 50 mile an hour wind, or MORE. Those young baseball players just play on and didn't stop. The sand and gravel must have felt terrible to the players because my van was rocking in the wind. We Won!! Friday was a beautiful day for baseball. We won!!
The Senior Citizens are the theatre managers this week-end for the Movie, "Miracle from Heaven" which will be shown four times: Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. This is a highly acclaimed faith based movie about a young girl who is cured of a serious digestive disease.
It has been so very dry and dusty in Eastern Colorado this spring, but I am glad to report that we had a little shower Sunday night or early Monday.
Eads senior citizens and Haswell seniors will have their monthly meals next Wednesday, April 20th. You are encouraged to attend these gatherings to visit and hear news and up-dates for seniors. The meals are pot luck type menus.
For people who are interested in artists, there will be a Fathom Event next Thursday, April 21st at 7:00 p.m. This documentary will be about some of my favorite artists from the Impressionist period: Manet, Matisse, and Renoir.