About Town - July 1, 2019

PROMO 660 x 440 People - Doris Lessenden
Published Monday, July 1, 2019
by Doris Lessenden

"Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters." Hebrews 13: 1

Bob and Renee Woods will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary Saturday, July 6, at the Prairie Pines Assisted Living Center. Friends and family are invited to join them between 1:00 and 3:00 pm. Bob was a veteran of the Navy. He began teaching in Eads in the 1960's. He was a Principal and the Superintendent of Eads High School, and has been a well-known and respected wrestling coach for many years. Renee worked for many years in the business office at Weisbrod Hospital. Bob and Renee have three daughters, Sheri, Leanna, and Marci, and many grandchildren that bring them much joy.

Opal Miner has moved to Amarillo, Texas, to an assisted living home. Her daughter and two sons all live in Texas, and most of her grandchildren also. She is certainly missed by her friends around Eads and at the Kit Carson Lutheran church. Her family members had a large sale of her house goods and garage items last Saturday.

Elda Stavely, formerly of Haswell, celebrated her 92nd birthday last month in Rocky Ford. Her daughter, Franci Cane, is always so kind to make her birthdays special.

Wanda (Dunlap) Davis has been here to visit her sister, Patti (Dunlap) Richardson. Wanda lives south of Tucson, Arizona, about 45 miles from the border with Mexico. She returns each summer to help with wheat harvest at their family farm near Tribune, Kansas, and then flies back in October to help with corn harvest.

Emily Nelson of Haswell had the joy to fly with the Colorado delegation to the annual Focus on Washington D.C. This is a 4-H activity that older members may apply to be accepted to receive the trip. Emily has proven herself to be an outstanding seamstress, baker, canner, and has completed numerous other projects that have brought her many awards. She will be a senior at Karval High school in the fall.

The communities of Haswell and Eads extend their sincere sympathies to the families of Margaret Frazee, who passed last week. Her funeral was Saturday morning. Her sons are Forrest, Denny, and Rob. I knew Margaret more closely when she lived at Prairie Pines and at Weisbrod, where I heard her share so much history. She was delightful and really loved her families and grandchildren.

Many of Bob Howerton's children and grandchildren gathered at the Cobblestone Inn to celebrate his 89thbirthday June 22. It was good to see my former neighbor, Bobbi (McPherson) and Josh Scott, and their five children, who drove from Kansas City for her grandfather's party.

Jordan Barnett's bridal shower June 23 was attended by family and friends. Her sister-in-law, Whitney Barnett, hosted such a lovely affair decorated in bold black and white striped tablecloths, and festive balloons, and centerpieces of delicate pink roses and baby's breath. Guests enjoyed an array of hors d'oeuvres, fruits, and bourbon cake. Jordan will be married to Brady Buck of Wray. His mother is Jody (Johnson) (Rex) Buck of Wray, and his grandmother, Polly (Collins) Johnson, of Kit Carson, and his aunt, Amy (Toby) Johnson, of Kit Carson, attended also. The young couple will live in Wiggins.

Ron Lujan of Idaho and Kelly Lujan of New Mexico called me recently before they went to their family Lujan reunion in Angel Fire. Their mother, Rose, sends her greetings to Eads friends.

Last Monday we saw a silver turtle trying to climb my curb. Itzi Ramirez had fun playing and caring for him or her that day until we found out he or she did belong to my neighbor, Raelynn Riley. Raelynn has a special place for her turtles, but we are glad it came to visit. Last Sunday when I drove to Kit Carson, I saw three turtles that had been run over. It is that time of the year for them to be out and about. I just wish they didn't try to cross the busy highway.

Another animal that is migrating through our town are some prairie dogs. County Extension Agent Tearle Lessenden advised people to not touch them and keep their pets away from the prairie dogs. Tearle said it is a good idea to have all domesticated pets and 4-H and FFA animals treated for fleas and ticks. The sheriff is aware of the sightings, and the USDA wildlife specialist has been called.

Gloria (Keith) Barlow invites people to come to see her flower gardens. They live in the former Ray and Lucille Crow home on Luther Street.

Itzi Ramirez, Catherine Trosper, Mia Crow, Hailee Trosper, and Addison Courkamp had good learning experiences at a cake decorating clinic in Lamar. The 4-H members were taught by Connie Harris of Las Animas, a lady with 40 years of cake decorating experience.

There will be two days of Colorado Junior Rodeo Association events at the Kiowa County Fairgrounds July 5 at 3:00 p.m. and at 8:00 a.m. July 6. There will be a 4-H concession stand. Although there won't be rough stock, there will be numerous timed events and mutton bustin'. Sunday, come see: mini bulls and bronc rodeo, and the SECCC Barrel Racing that was postponed because of rain. This is hosted by Fair Board.

News Flashes:

  • Date change: Eads Senior Brunch will be Wednesday, July 3
  • Harvest has started in the Haswell area
  • Fireworks at Fair Grounds after sundown July 4
  • Maine Street Bash July 27

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