About Town

PROMO 660 x 440 People - Doris Lessenden
Published Friday, June 16, 2017
PROMO 660 x 440 People - Doris Lessenden
by Doris Lessenden

Proverbs 22:6 "Train up a child in the way he (she) should go, and when he/she is old, he/she will not depart from it."  I think these statements from the Patriot Post relate to this scripture. "Seven things every kid needs to hear: 1. I love you, 2. I am proud of you, 3. I am sorry, 4. I forgive you. 5. I am listening. 6. Communism has failed every time it was tried 7. You've got what it takes."

A huge blue vinyl sign on the Kiowa County Fairgrounds Gateway just off Highway 287 greeted people to the annual "June Jubilee" Saturday the 10th. There were a number of tables of vendors inside the Community Building and several outside under the trees or tents. I saw Tina and Jerry Adamson and Cora Grandy in the kitchen where they offered tasty foods. I was blest that Dave Grandy was there getting his lunch when my power chair "died." Dave and Jerry manually pushed me into the lock of my van and I was able to drive home and have my brother, Dwight, and policeman, Whit, came to get me into my home and transferred to my stand-by wheel chair. I am so grateful to these wonderful men! I have been housebound this week and maybe many more weeks till repairs come. The hardest part is that I can't drive my van. However, my dear friends have been shopping for me. And I know God's plan is for me to "catch up" on letter writing, and chores around my home.

Terry Jacobs came with her two pretty little granddaughters from Nevada to visit her father, Johnnie Jacobs. She also visited some relatives about town and her aunt, Honeybelle Dixon, at her country home.

It is finally happening! After years of meetings, planning, and grant writing by Cindy McCloud before she became Commissioner and Janet Frederick of the National Park Service office in Eads, that workers are now gutting out the three buildings on Maine and 13th Streets that are often referred to as the Murdock building. This is exciting for the Sand Creek National Park Service and the senior citizens. Sharon Frazee told us years ago, "You will see it in your life time." Local men of the Tom Haskell crew and other workers from a contractor have broken out the big store windows so work is progressing on what used to be the stores of the McDaniel's cafe, Wissel's Dry Goods, and Schoggen's Grocery Store.

Some men and women met to lay more plans for the Eads Alumni Reunion on September 9. Please, please send in your reservations by August 1 so we can order the food and print enough of the big photo books of former students. Can you believe the school has had graduates for the last 100 years?  Three of them are still living in Eads now. At this time, this will be the last ever Alumni Reunion.  Call Kim Crow Richards at her office: 719-438-5811 for your name to be added to the growing list.

Blake Stoker, who will be a junior at Eads High this fall attended the Colorado State Patrol Youth Academy in Golden last week for which he applied, interviewed and was selected to attend.  Tori Uhland who is now a junior at CSU -Fort Collins and Abigail McDowell of Eads went to this Academy when they attended school in Eads. Tori is a summer intern at a newspaper this summer.

Daniel Weirich, 2017 CSU-Fort Collins graduate and his sister, Lori Beth (Weirich) Elder offered a two day "Throwers" camp at Sharon Springs, Kansas, last week-end. Daniel ("Boone") and his sister who was a "thrower" for Fort Hayes State were both university Track and Field competitors for four years. No doubt their Eads coach, Mr. Trey Eder is proud of them.

Dwight and Bonnie Lessenden hosted the Spady Reunion at their country home over the week-end. 

The CLCEC met last Wednesday to discuss more plans for the new format of the July 29 Maine Street Bash. This year there no admission will be charged. It is free, so just come onto Maine Street and wander around the various booths or sit in the shade and listen to the local singers and instrumentalists. People can come and go between 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Three other events are going on besides features inside the Plains Theatre.

Rhonda Uhland and some of her relatives will organize a color run which will be the first ever in Eads. Justin Lenox has organized a fantastic array of Demolition Derby events at the Fair Grounds and the Crow-Luther group will have other various events and vendors.

Many yards around town are so pretty, but one that really stands out is the expert landscaping of Dr. Meredith Koch-Cordova. It is lovely to see her flowers and shrubs. Her "Back in Action" Chiropractor sign is integrated into their attractive yard.