About Town

Doris Lessenden, Community Columnist
Published Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Doris Lessenden
by Doris Lessenden

By Doris Lessenden

Humility: "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.  Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others."  Philippians 2: 3-4

Congratulations to Theresa Danyelle Sheridan of Eads who received an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from Lamar Community College Saturday.  Other Eads citizens who receive Certificates were:  Jeni Weber, a Nurse Aide Certificate, Steve Turcotte received an Intermediate Certificate in Welding, Kody E.P. Lane and Steven Turcotte earned an Advanced Certificate for Welding.

Congratulations to Tobi Berry and Kyle Johnson who were married in Las Vegas in Caesar's Gardens surrounded by a number of relatives and friends who went to celebrate with them.

The Eads FFA Awards Banquet was catered by Charlie and Mary Vasquez last Thursday evening with a scrumptious variety of choices of Mexican foods!  It was marvelous for so many people.  The 34 members received many awards for their studies and competitions.  Student officers this year were:  Trenton Mitchek, Dylan Dixon, Lakota Roberson, Reagan Lane, Zach Haase, Micah Crawford, Mariah Smith, and Advisor--Mr. Will Nelson.  The Officers chose to honor Mr. Larry Lusher of Lamar to be the Honorary Member of their chapter and thanked him for his years of being an Auctioneer for the Chapter worker auction.  Mr. and Mrs. Roger and Lorraine Saffer     were given the highly esteemed Blue and Gold Award for their many years of financial support and advice to the Chapter.  The three senior officers, Trenton, Dylan, and Regan, shared personal experiences and expressed their gratefulness to their parents in closing remarks at the 2015-2016 banquet.

Maine Street was lined with more than usual vehicles on each side of the block Thursday morning while senior citizens went to the monthly Brunch.  We were especially glad to have Roger and Bonnie Eder brought Ilene Eder to see and visit with her friends.

It is amazing to see how the prairie is being plowed up in patterns where the new Loves Store is being built. There are many land moving machines out there north of the Praise Church.  Having the workers here in town is good for the economy since the eating places are getting more business.

The big tour bus with several folk from Kiowa County rolled back into Eads last Monday after travelers had been gone 11 days to see the sights through several states to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Wanda and Virgil Lessenden arranged this annual trip that 45 people from Eastern Colorado enjoyed.

This "Thursday is the school Spring Vocal Concert by the Elementary School and the Middle School who are planning to perform a short play.  Mrs. Monica Uhland does an outstanding job of teaching the children to sing with such joy.

Kids Fishing Day is this Sunday, May 15th,   According to President Dennis Pearson, the Chamber of Commerce will be serving a hot dog lunch before the Wild Life Officers speak to the children and parents and the fishing begins at 1:00 p.m.    Prizes will be given.  It is wonderful to see the parents or grandparents sit around the banks at Jackson's Pond with their little ones and youth.

That evening, Sunday, May 15th the Kiowa County Ministerial Fellowship will be hosting the Baccalaureate Service for the Eads Senior Class at the Praise Community Church.  The public is invited to the ceremony at 6:30 p.m. with a refreshment reception following.

Jan Richards has been really busy planning the KCEDF-(Kiowa County Economic Development Foundation) Annual Meeting with the Board.  This also is a meeting for the public that will be in the Plains Theatre Monday, May 16th with a free box supper prepared by the Sheridan Lake Hawks Nest and a good program.

Weisbrod Hospital and the ECU have been lively all week with various dress days, games, and activities for National Hospital Week.  It will climax with a barbeque meal at 5:00 p.m. on the patio. (depends on the weather)

It is nice to see all the trucks and some cars that stop at the new Co-op Store.  The truckers like all that good parking space.   I am looking forward to the annual Co-Op dinner and meeting on Tuesday, May 17th to hear from the Co-Op Board about their future plans.

Have you noticed all the opportunities to "eat out" at all these meetings?  Oh, and I did not mention the Future Business Leaders of America Club Awards dinner,

The Crow Luther Cultural Events Center Board and interested volunteers met last week to set plans for various committees for the Maine Street Bash on July 30th.

The movie this week-end is "The Jungle Book" that looks as if it will be delightful for children and adults too.  The Maine Scoop Ice Cream Store is selling lots of ice cream on Thursday to Sunday afternoon and evenings. 

For the Readers who don't live around here, I am glad to report that the prairies are greener at this time of the month than they have been for several years.  The wheat looks good to me at least.  You would be surprised to see how many flowers like tulips, lilacs, yellow roses, bushes, and trees are already blooming.

I live a block from the Ambulance Building in Eads so I can tell by the vehicles parked there that belong to the Ambulance drivers that the crew is probably out on a call.  I assure you that our little town has lots of calls for the drivers and EMT's who speed there quickly.  We give them our sincere thanks for training to be first responders.   I notice that the Sheriff's deputies or Sheriff Casey Sheridan speed with blinking lights to where the Ambulance goes also.  We are so blessed to have them in our community.

Here is a humorous Airline Announcement:  "On landing, the stewardess said, "Please

be sure to take all of your belongings....If you're going to leave anything, please make sure it's something we'd like to have".   Here is another announcement:  Heard on a Southwest Airline flight: "Ladies and gentlemen, if you wish to smoke, the smoking section on this airplane is on the wing and if you can light 'em, you can smoke 'em."

State track is next week and Eads graduation is May 28, so watch out more for children and youth on the streets enjoying the freedom of small town.

Great News....just received from the school.  The Eads-Kit Carson Baseball Team will be playing in the 2016 Class 1-A Regional/State Play-offs Saturday, May 14th and 19.  They will play Cornerstone Christian at 12:30 p.m. and later  that day at 3:00 p.m. if they win