"The Word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any two edged sword....a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." Hebrews 4:12
The Eads school staff made August 21 memorable for the students when the whole student body went out to the football field to watch the Solar Eclipse through special glasses. Older students were mentors to the younger students to be sure they didn't accidently look at the sun without the protective sun glasses. It was gratifying to see the many parents and grandparents who came to share the experience with the young ones. Several people from Eads drove to Nebraska and Wyoming to watch the phenomena. One of my nieces showed me marvelous photos taken in Nebraska that were more awesome than any others I saw on television.
When we drove into the Prairie Pines parking lot Friday to go to the Aloha Luau there was Deb Lening down on her knees pulling weeds with one arm, (because she broke the other arm.) When we think of weeds, we miss our dear friend, Evelyn Garner, who passed last year. Evelyn was a diligent resident-caretaker of the Prairie Pines grounds. Inside, the party was underway where guests enjoyed an array of fruits, rolled meats with crackers and cheese. There was a big crowd of guests because a number of residents came on the Weisbrod bus from the Extended Care Unit to enjoy the party. The Prairie Pines staff had decorated the dining area and entry with lovely Oriental lamps, hanging nets with sea shells, life size palm trees and a hula girl as well as a large island scene for photo taking.
Outside, a big crew of men, Doug Uhland and his sons, David Kraft and two of his sons, Mike Lening, A.J. Bolin, employee, Charles, and Christina Wolf, and other men were laying sod grass around the walk ways and gazebo in the Doris Johnson Memorial Park area. There are spaces for flowers in the future. It is truly going to be so lovely. Rod and Sharon Johnson and Doris' other families will be pleased that her gift is coming to fruition. Don't forget to enter the Prairie Pines raffle - you could win $30,000. Prairie Pines board members will be happy to sell you raffle tickets any time.
I met Ms Brandee who is opening the new "True Western" Clothing Store in the former Glaida Craven Art Gallery on Highway 287 and Main in Kit Carson. She said that her grand opening is this week, September 1-2 during Kit Carson Days. She is giving out a number of prizes. I have seen her merchandise so I do think people who like western clothes fashions will be thrilled that such a fine department store is right here in southeastern Colorado.
The Kit Carson Barbeque, Rodeo, Duck race, Dance, Melodrama and other events are this week, Thursday through Saturday, with the parade at 1:00 p.m. Saturday and the Poker Run.
The eight young men on the Eads Golf team and Mr. Justin McLoud have been attending two to three golf tournaments a week.
The first Eads sports games are this Friday September 1 at 7:00 p.m. with Otis here in Eads. I encourage fans to attend the Middle School games, volleyball and football, both at 4:00 p.m. followed by High School Volleyball at 5:00 p.m. and then High School Football at 7:00 p.m.
4-H'ers and FFA students and general open class exhibitors are very busy this week preparing their exhibits and animals for the 2017 Kiowa County Fair that begins with the Goat Show, Poultry and Rabbit Shows on Wednesday evening September 6.
Again, the Chamber of Commerce would welcome helpers to cook, fry, and flip the foods for the Thursday and Friday morning Fair Breakfasts. Your donations as you go through the food line would be appreciated to help pay for the costs of the food supplies. Phil Pillories will be playing entertaining music for the early morning breakfasts.
Under the pavilion at the fairgrounds, there will be fine FFA and 4-H livestock on exhibit with the Livestock Sale on Friday at 9:30 a.m. In the Community Building will be Foods, Art and Photography, Antiques, Handicraft, Gardening, Field Crops, and 4-H Exhibits. Outside on Friday and Saturday people can watch the rodeos, horse races, and eat Barbeque all for the price of $8.00 or a $15.00 wristband for two days. The Fair Board members have been working hard on a restricted budget this year and with leadership changes. Readers, there may be times when you could volunteer, such as helping serve the barbeques, work gates, pick up trash, carry meals to the gatekeepers, and such.
We expect even more people for the county fair this year because it is the 100 years since people have been graduating from Eads High School and several hundred alumni and spouses or friends are expected to be back in Eads. There will be a football game with Genoa-Hugo on Friday. Another nighttime activity is the movie; "All Saints" will be shown on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. It is a faith based movie with humor and inspiration oriented around a farming community. There will be some rodeo events at late evening too including a Dance on Friday night. Saturday morning the Parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. with Parade Marshalls, Tom and Cathy Davis and Eunice Weber being honored by the Chamber of Commerce. Look for floats, school groups, businesses, politicians and horse riders. A.J. and Ciarra McCracken have been working for a fine Auto, Truck, and Motorcycle Show named, "Bonnie's Morgan Car Show." On-lookers can see these vehicles up close at the Fair Grounds also. Raelynn Riley tells me that there will be more vendors than in recent years and activities for the younger set.
Alumni can pick up their packets and name tags right after the Parade near the foyer of the High School. Their Banquet will be at 6:00 p.m. About 8:00 p.m. people will be going down town to the street dance and concert. Rhett Uhland will play a concert till 9:00 p.m. and at 9:30 p.m. the Braydon Zink band will perform till midnight. There will be lots of visiting and free movies for the kids or whomever in the theatre.
It would help Karen Jones if exhibitors would get their exhibit entry forms into the Extension office in the Court House by Sept. 1 or E-mail it to her office.
See you at the Fair....Plan ahead to bring in lots of exhibits.