About Town

Doris Lessenden, Community Columnist
Published Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Doris Lessenden
by Doris Lessenden

By Doris Lessenden

"This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."

Zelda Peterson spent a happy time at Freda Hollis's 95th Birthday Party in Greeley.  Both ladies were school friends in Eads High School.  Their photo shows them to be such attractive ladies in their 90's.  Freda and her late husband, Leo, and their three sons, Steve, Dan, and Mark, were our country neighbors northwest of Eads.

Rich Glover drove to Iowa and brought back his daughter, Chelsea, and two little girls and infant son, to spend a week in Colorado with their families and her grandmothers.  Chelsea's Aunt Peggy from Burlington and Aunt Patty from Texas and sister, Chevaun Hammer also came to visit them.

Eads High School FBLA students who won in the top ranks at the District FBLA contests at Otero Junior College competed in Vail at the State Convention last week.  Those representing EHS were Savanna Gyurman, Mindy Uhland, Fred Turner, Madison Kelley, Avery Snover, Emily Gyurman, Rustin Jensen, and Blake Stoker with their sponsor, Mrs. Shannon Ellenberger and bus driver, Tim Weeks.  Their outing trip was a day longer because they became snowbound in Denver because of closed roads because of snowstorms.

This is Prom week-end in Eads when many youth look forward to or sometimes dread.  For those you would like to see the pretty young ladies and handsome young men, they may observe about a half an hour at 8:00 p.m. Saturday evening, April 23rd.

Last Friday afternoon residents in Eads were astonished by blaring sirens and emergency phone calls warning people to take cover.  There were at least three sightings of tornados that touched the land.  Cory Miller, storm tracker in his fireman's vest, showed me a photo he took of a big funnel cloud near Barlow's air plane hangar and the landfill.  There was another tornado funnel near Jimmy and Amanda Brown's home west of Eads and another one southeast of Eads.  About 2:15 pm it started to sprinkle, then rain and hail fell for what seemed like 45 minutes till it looked as is it have snowed.   The rain continued through the night till we accumulated about five inches of rain.

Although some people couldn't come to the concert that night because of flooding and the rain, I have been told that the Bar-D Wrangler Singers from Durango were really good.  We are glad for and blest because of rain for our drought stricken land.  Frankie and Rosemary Stoker said that they came through the rain from Haswell to hear the western singers.  She said they were really good!

Many vehicles lined Maine Street Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm whose owners were attending the outstanding faith based movie, "Miracles from Heaven".   Next Friday and Saturday to 7:00 pm and Sunday at 6:00 p.m. there will be another faith based movie, "God is Not Dead 2" which is based on a school teacher's situation after answering a question about Jesus.

The Plains Theatre is a hub of activities.  The Movie-Book Club meets on the third Saturday morning which always brings a cluster of people as well as the Ice Cream Maine Scoop Shoppe brings a lot of customers on Thursdays through Sundays from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00p.m.    Charlie and Mary Vasquez served scrumptious Southwest Chicken Salads and chocolate cookies at 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.  Charlie will be opened next Sunday with a different meal.  He likes to do that and is assisted by his very capable menu planning wife. Mary.  Valerie Briggs came Sunday to help with the sales and carry outs.

Dr. Sean Oquist, Chiropractor, is such a blessing to have on our Weisbrod Hospital Staff.  He holds office hours here on Wednesdays.  I know that if a person goes to have his or her Chiropractor check their spine at least once a month, they can maintain a healthier life style.  Sean's grandfather, Dean, was raised on the farm where Randy and Fran Larrew live now.   Plus we also have Dr. Meredith Koch -Cordova at her Chiropractic office, Back -in-Action, right across the street west from the Town of Eads Offices where she is open mostly five days a week. 

We appreciate gracious Marilyn Baxter, who has been the Mayor of Eads, the last few years.   We thank her for all her extra work with new employees at the Town of Eads, for her research on pending items, and for being such a welcoming speaker at events in the community.  Now we welcome Joe Shields, who is the new Mayor of Eads.  Best Wishes.

It is important that if you have received a Weisbrod Hospital Board Ballot that you do Vote for three of the candidates and take it to the Hospital or mail it.  Those people who are running to be a District representative are:  Gary Augenbaugh, Zelpha Deines, Mary Eikner, John Negley, Sylvia Sheilds, and Priscilla Waggoner.

Winifred A. Wilson has lived in Eads for several years and endeared himself to many new friends who are saddened that he has passed away last Friday.  He is Dora Pearcey's brother-in-law who was married to Myrna Pearcey.  Winnie and Myrna previously lived in the Sheridan Lake area where he farmed before they moved to Lamar.  Winni has been honored by being another one of our WW11 veterans.

Our community gives a big THANK YOU, to the Weisbrod Hospital board, the Town of Eads Board, the KCEDF Board, and Roger Saffer for paying for the new Helicopter pad near the Prairie Pines.  I know that I appreciate it even more now that I know it was needed for my sister-in-law, Bonnie Lessenden.  Thank you, caring people.

Baseball fans can watch the next baseball game in Eads this Friday verses Manzanola at 3:00 p. m.   Some of our students who are competing in Track will be in Springfield on Friday and in Holly on Saturday.

Kip Peck sent me an interesting article about eagles.  Some parts of the article shares:   Eagles normally live to be 70 years old, if they choose to go through changes in their feathers, beaks, and talons at age 40.  The eagle is the only bird that in order to avoid being in rain, starts flying above the clouds.  No wonder God wants us to spread our wings and soar like eagles.