By Doris Lessenden
See you sometime at the Kiowa County Fair on one of the five days, I hope!
The new 2017 Kiowa County Fair Queen will be Reagen Johnson, and the Junior Princess is Kya Leonard and Tiny Tot Princess is Savanna Brown according to Fair Board member, Raelynn Riley. At the tryouts Sunday evening the Fair Board members, Ms. Riley, Scotty Englehardt, and Areta Laird, presented the 2016 Royalty, with belt buckles: Queen-Brooklyn Jones, Junior Princess--Kya Leonard, and Tiny Tot Princess-Savanna Brown.
Bill Dawson of North Platte, Nebraska and Denver, Colorado, came to visit me and other friends about town Wednesday and to introduce his friend, Aurelia Pri'tac. She is a lovely lady from Romania who is an engineer in the clothing industry. Bill has been giving her lots of new experiences like the Rockies Baseball game, CSU-Fort Collins football game, Sand Creek, touring Eads, the School, and other places in the mountains. Bill has had fiends in Romania for the last 16 years since he was stationed there on military assignment. He still flies medical helicopters between states.
Jan Richards has received a check for $250.00 from the Colorado Pork Producer Council to donate to the Eads Chamber of Commerce for their largest expense, the bacon that people like so much! Through the years Jan's husband, Danny Richards, has been instrumental in obtaining money or animals from the hog farms. Also these two dear people pay for the port-a- potties for the two dances that the Crow Luther Cultural Events Center sponsors a year, the Bash and the Fair Dance.
Speaking of the popular breakfasts on Sept. 8 and 9th, the Chamber officers could surely use a lot of help from Volunteers, please. Help with cooking, stirring, serving, set up and clean-up. A person can just appear or for details call Dennis Pearson, Marilyn Baxter, or John Courkamp.
Many relatives and friends from several states attended the funeral of Kathy (Lynn) Shade in the Lamar Living Covenant Ministries Church. Kathy's burial was at the Kit Carson Cemetery. Pastor Rick Beard said, "It is alright to ask, "Why did she have to die so young? But we should realize that God has a plan and this is in His time."
Jerry and Pam Weirich went to Tucumcari, New Mexico, to the County Fair, mainly to watch their two granddaughters when they showed their animals. Oh, of course, they went to visit with their parents, J.D. and Heidi too. The 10 year old Bailee shows goats, steers, and does horse performance in 4-H. Her younger sister, Piper, showed her favorite, a pig.
When I called the mother of Noa Sadeh, the 17 year old bicyclist, who stayed with me in July, she said her daughter was expected to ride into their farm in New Hampshire the next day, Friday. Noa had her 18th birthday along the way in her adventure and was in need a rest.
Kit Carson Day is this Saturday, September 3rd. They have a good sized rodeo about 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. then the Barbeque and at 1:00 the Parade, later their Melodrama and the dance.
Last week I wrote that Cardon Berry of Eads won two trophies near Colorado Springs area from among 400 cars. Then three days later, he had a call that he had also won the Bukowski Family Memorial Trophy with his turquoise l956 Chevrolet. That was a real surprise to Joyce and Cardon but what a neat happening for his restoration hobby.
The entertainment for the Fair Dance just gets better and better. Saturday at 6: to 8:00 p.m. local area talent is scheduled to take the out-door stage: Jamie Crockett, Rhett Uhland, Jared Weeks, Brittany Gonzales, and Mykayla Krentz. Then at 8:30 to 11:30, the Gary West Band from Nashville will favor the crowd with country western music. Some of his specialties are "For the love of Cash" by singing Johnny Cash songs and other favorites. There will be free movies in the theatre. One can buy good grilled foods, turkey legs, and Mexican foods from Charlie and Mary's Kitchen out of the Maine Scoop. Raelynn Riley plans to have the Mechanical Bull there near the Museum and Beer Garden.
Raelynn Riley is excited about the ATV sled pull on Sunday and the "greased pig" catch-it-and keep it pig contest on Sunday after Cowboy Church, plus all the other rodeo events. Remember the "Mini Broncs and Mini Steers" rodeo on Saturday late afternoon.
A new event in Eads will be the Kit Carson MELODRAMA Troup will perform shows at 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Plains Theatre. Admission is $5.00 p.m.
Mrs. Shannon Ellenberger has 2015-16 Yearbooks on sale in her classroom or at the first volleyball game for $35.00.
Scott and Lori (Beard) Fua have been blessed with the birth of a baby girl last week.
Her Mother, Margie Beard is here a few days to help with her older sister also.
Last week Pam Weirich and Christina Wolf invited me to stay for lunch at Prairie Pines. Oh, the crusted chicken on maple syrup was excellent! The thinly sliced sauteed carrots were right out of their garden. Christina's peach pie had a custard type filling that was "Oh, so good!"
Many of us enjoyed watching the Olympic broadcast from Brazil in Rio. What was your favorite sport? I liked the track and field events.