"The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control." Romans 5:22-23
The Valentine extravaganza last week at the Cobblestone Inn was really nice. What fun to shop and buy yummy fudges, heart shaped soft brownies, and antiques from Glenda Stoker; hand quilted mats, purses, and teddy bears from Michelle and Alexa Nelson; hand-made soaps by Matea (Mayo) Lane; and jewelry from Pam Lessenden. Jamie (Richardson) Bayer and a pretty lady from Kansas were there with cosmetic offerings. It was all lovely! I packed a number of pretty items in a striped pink box that I bought from our post office for my sister, Virgyln's, 80th birthday this weekend. Being able to shop in my own town is the best!
Friends in surrounding communities extend their sympathy to the families of Lougene Jacobs of Eads who died in January. Lougene was a much-admired lady for her refined beauty and southern charm. She met her future husband, Frank Jacobs, when he was in college near her home in Tyler, Texas. After he brought her to the Jacobs homestead south of Rush Creek, she was shocked to see the dryness and lack trees and flowers. However, near the end of her life she told the ladies in Prairie Pines that she grew to love it here and didn't want to move back to Texas after her husband died. This was home because her families lived nearby. Her children are Mike (Theresa), Debi (Fred) Derby, and Lana (Tom) Hoffman. Lougene's funeral is scheduled for Saturday, February 16, at the Eads Baptist Church.
Welcome to Walt Bates and his son, fourth grader, Steve Bates, who are new residents in Eads. Walt has been around the world in his Air Force career and wanted to find a small friendly town to raise his son. He is an "approachable" person as he describes himself. He said that he wants to get acquainted and involved in our community. He would like to volunteer around Eads.
Congratulations to Kyle and Alysha (Uhland) Morlan of Eads who welcomed their third daughter last week. Alysha is the fourth-grade teacher in Eads and Kyle is an educator in Lamar.
The Weisbrod Hospital facility is on "protocol" again because of so much "flu and colds" in the community. People who go there are asked to wear a mask, which they provide. This is to protect the residents and the patients so there will not be "coffee hours" and planned events until the end of the month.
The Eads senior citizens enjoyed their monthly brunch Thursday morning. Some ladies try new recipes, our director, Gail Voss, baked biscuits, made gravy, and delicious baked eggs, and arranged other foods that people brought. The south half of the room was filled up with more men diners, which was nice. We are so happy and excited for our future building across the street since Cindy McLoud filled out those excruciating grants that now have gained enough money ($200,000.00, we hope) for us to complete the inside of the two buildings formerly known as Wissel's Dry Goods and Schoggen's Grocery. Now we need a facilitator and workers to complete this project by December 31.
Many staff and friends from Weisbrod are sad since the sudden death of Bill Johannsen when he was in a Colorado Springs Hospital. Bill had lived in Weisbrod for several years. Formerly, he lived and worked in Lamar where our families grew up in the Lutheran church.
Our wrestlers on the County Line Wrestling team continue to do well. They competed in Ordway at the Crowley Tournament last week, and next week they will be at the Regionals in La Junta.
The Eads Eagle basketball teams were on the road last week to Campo and Cheraw. The last home game will be this week on Thursday, February 14, with Hugo-Genoa. It will be Parent Night when the parents and athletes will be honored between games.
Butch and Brenda Robertson from Chivington went to Falcon High School near Colorado Springs last week to watch the "signing" of their granddaughter, Madison Robertson, who signed to play softball at Lamar Community College. Madi's friends around Eads and Kit Carson are happy for her. Her parents are Hugh (Clint) and Lani Robertson.
Ashley Gooden of Eads was featured in the monthly Southeast Colorado Power Association magazine in the talent section. This dear lady and mother of three dynamic little boys wrote a children's book when encouraged by her husband, Kenan. Ashley's book is "Lifted Up." It is in the voice of her eldest son, Kytan. People can buy one of these books from Ashley.
When I went to Prairie Pines to facilitate a Bible study, a number of residents were seated around a big square of tables. They were waiting for cinnamon rolls to finishing baking to have with coffee. Staff lady Cindy Newman read two heart touching stories from one of the "Chicken Soup Books" and I shared a Bible account.
Teresa Witte's daughter, Stormi, was hosted with a baby shower last Saturday at the
Praise Community Church. Stormi's sister, Eboni, came from Hastings, Nebraska, to enjoy the festivities.
Next Saturday, February 16, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the Haswell Center, there will be a dance and cake walks. Bring finger foods for an evening of family fun and dancing to Darwin Nelson's Music.
We had several foggy, frosty days last week so that it was like a pretty snow-white wonderland.