By Doris Lessenden
"Love is like a butterfly: It goes where it pleases and it pleases wherever it goes. Author Unknown.
The major community event of the week occurs the Sunday at 6:00 p.m. December 4th at the Plains Theatre. Come early to pay your admission of $10.00 or $5.00 under age 12 for your boxed supper from Charlie and Mary Vasquez. According to Terry Riley, Plains Theatre Manager, The concert will feature three main sets of entertainers. Jamie Crockett will be joined on stage by instrumentalists from Kiowa and Cheyenne Counties who band and singers are called "Answering the Call". Cowboy poet, John Schiffel, will share his poetry and then Barry Ward, the well known recording artist and song writer will sing his compositions and Christmas songs. After the concert people can gather around the fire pit outside the Theatre and the FBLA will be offering hayrides to view decorated homes and business in the community. Christmas spirit is in the air!
Tara (Spady) and Daniel DeForrest stopped by the Dwight and Bonnie Lessenden home Thanksgiving Day to introduce their new born baby girl, Logan Addison, to family members there as well as her grandparents, Rick and Carole Spady of Haswell. The DeForrest family was enroute from Pueblo to their ranch south of Granada.
There was more traffic Saturday in and around Eads because people were enjoying taking advantage of the specials and sales on "Small Business Saturday". My friends and I enjoyed eating turkey chili in outdoors in the sunlight by the Maine Scoop and later yummy foods at the new Home Town Gas and Grill. This was a super idea promoted by Mrs. Ellenberger's FBLA students, the KCEDF (Kiowa Country Economic Development Foundation) and the Chamber of Commerce.
Our sympathy is extended to Reanee Pedot Wall and her daughter, Terri Haught's family all of Arizona, and Dave Wall's family of Eads. Our thoughts and prayers are with Reanee whose physical health is delicate.
Many of the extended Jacobs families gathered at the Court House meeting room for their annual Thanksgiving dinner. The day before several relatives went to Weisbrod ECU to celebrate Ruthanna Jacob's 87th birthday. This party was livelier that most parties there because the Hospital Auxiliary bought banners, balloons, and party favors. Ruthanna's niece, Karen Krueger, brought three of her grandchildren and their two friends, who enjoyed the blow whistles and chocolate ice cream and ice cream.
Last week, Roland Sorenson already had erected a tall radiating star and set up a nativity and placed the Snowman's family, the Ray Crow's family had donated, in the Horse Shoe Park. The Southeast Power employees and City employees have attached pretty light designs on Maine street light poles. Oh, it is lovely! Wednesday of this week, the high school students are doing community service projects by decorating outside businesses in the afternoon. A week or two ago on a warm day, Joyce and Cardon Berry with the assistance of City Employees, Paul Kelley and Jessie Dienes, set up the wooden cut outs along the Highway roadside park.
Santa is coming to town Tuesday, December 6th to the Fire House for the annual chili supper and photos with Santa Claus. The community is invited.
Our community extends their sympathy to Gary and Cheryl Davis of Eads whose mother, Marjorie Davis, formerly of Lamar passed over the week-end. Margie had lived in Prairie Pines and Weisbrod ECU home recently where she was a well-loved resident.
I observed how lovingly the nurses and volunteers from the Lamar Hospice have visited with her for several years. I cannot applaud enough the goodness of the Lamar Hospice who have reached out and served so many people in Kiowa County these last few years.
The first home Eads High Basketball game is this Saturday, December 3rd with Walsh comes to town. The next home game is Saturday, December 10th. Our Wrestling team will be at the Akron Tournament on December 3rd.
Three dates that are so important for Community musical concerts are: Sunday December 4th--Theatre CLCEC Christmas Show, Thursday Dec. 6th the School Concert, and Sun. Dec. 11th the Community Cantata at the United Methodist Church. Eads schools will be in session next Friday the 9th after 10:00 a.m.
CLCEC will host free Saturday Christmas Matinees at the Plains Theatre on December 10th and 17th at 1:00 p.m. which children and families can enjoy. Winners of the Chamber of Commerce Eads Bucks Drawings will be announced also.
Another neat happening during "Small Business Saturday" was the treat of tasting new products. At Crows Stop and Shop two high school girls, Kaylee Wilson and Duff Jensen, offered us two kinds of meats to dip in their spicy dip and cups of red and green tortilla chips with warm cheese dip plus cups of a red energy drink. At the check out counter, Bev Lyon offered us yummy little cup cakes. At the HealthMart, Shawn Kraft offered us samples of pinion nut coffee that had a delicious aroma.
No doubt there were many family Thanksgiving dinners or suppers last week. Two that I enjoyed were at the Virgil and Wanda Lessenden ranch where we had the good times that many American families do such good foods to eat, laughing, play with the baby and toddlers, listening to the teens, adults sharing stories, playing cards and games and a little television of ball games and some hunting too. It was good! I went out to visit Phillip and Madonna Pollreis' children and grandchildren from Denver who brought them a brand new deep freeze for Christmas