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About Town – June 3, 2024

Doris Lessenden

The Lord said, “Call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you and you shall glorify me.” PSALM 50:15 (NRSVUE)

Dear reader, please read the highlighted Bible verse above. Its message is summarized in the accompanying statement, “Whatever life brings, God can always pull me through.”

Those two messages have such hope, but sometimes in life we may feel so hopeless from things happenings in our lives. In fact, in just the last few days, some of these situations have hit people who are very dear to me, or for whom I care a lot, like a poor mother whose babysitter suddenly tells her “I need a month off” - without giving her a two weeks’ notice - a tornado hits a vacation home and thus thwarts holiday plans, a stressful medical diagnosis, getting used to living in a nursing home, a prairie fire on one’s land, having to build more fence to keep the neighbor’s bulls out of one rancher’s pasture, and a young mother needing child care so she can work. Those are just a few I have heard in the last two and a half days. I remind people around me, and my self, “There is always hope.”

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The Eads High School graduation was well attended last Saturday. Kaci Gurrola, Katie Johnson. Breana Lawrence-Wilson, Brentley Lening, Nathan Lowe, Maddison McDowell, Kennan Smith, Owen Sorter, and Porter Spady received diplomas. It was nice to hear Nancy McCracken at the keyboard for the processional. We were pleased to see four of the six school board members - Jessica Sierra, Holly Mitchek, Shawn Kraft, and Keith Crow - on stage to present diplomas, along with Board President Ralph Berry and Superintendent Glenn Smith. Principal Brian Bohlander and others presented the scholarships, many of which were large and impressive. Hopefully soon there will be a listing in the newspaper.

Summer baseball is beginning, but rain has caused some games to be re-scheduled. Remember, it is summertime, and younger students may be out and about or on their way to ball practices or games as well as swim lessons.

Parishioners at the Eads Community Church were pleased to have Loy Jones come from Colorado Springs to go to his home church. He and his wife, Betty, who died last year, attended there. He likes to attend with friends he enjoys from years ago, and they like for him to bring frog eye salad to the pot-luck dinners.

Carolyn Voss of Parker and Gail Voss of Eads visited their sister-in-law, Terry Voss, in Weisbrod extended care unit last Sunday. Loy Jones visited Bob Miller as well as the ladies in the small dining room where Pastor Mark Imel had just finished giving us a message. We so enjoy his messages a lot.

The Hospital Auxiliary met this month. We do invite others to come to our meetings that are on the second Tuesday of the month. The next meeting will be June 11 at 11:00 a.m. in the Weisbrod Hospital facility. One may check in with Candy Lane or Dally Lessenden in the entry office to see which room we are dining and meeting in. We welcome new persons to come to help us earn money at our Fall Bazaar, and to do helpful projects for the residents. Margaret Frazee used to tell us, “We need to spend some of our savings money, so we have been spending on shade curtains, treat cart, televisions, and as other needs that arise.

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One of the enjoyable activities that we do at Weisbrod is to “Walk and Roll” in wheelchairs on Wednesday mornings in warm weather. Most people have neat yards that have green grass or well-groomed yards in rocks and cement. Most people care about raking out the extra tumble weeds that blow in. Sometimes we stop at the stores to buy things, or look at the merchandise. I highly suggest that more people get out and walk several blocks a day or evening.

Eads is so blessed to have two certified graduates from Regis College work here five days a week. Joe Zinger, PTA, and Dr. Dennis Bartha, PT, live in Denver, but have been coming here for many years. They are fine and experienced men who are so well respected that many people come from great distances for services and treatment. I have known that both often take patients late after normal work hours. I assure you that the are a real blessing to this hospital district.

As much as I love my town and brag about it, I must admit that we are sorely in need of a childcare center, or more capable loving child care workers - maybe babysitters in some people’s terminology. I have been told that the limit is six children. This is such a crucial problem for some parents who need to work to pay expenses. I have noticed that it is difficult to live in a town if you don’t have relatives who can help you with your little ones.

Wednesday night, I don’t know specific details, just nurse’s reports of the smoke. and fire departments were racing towards Brandon and Chivington.