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About Town – May 13, 2024

Doris Lessenden

“The Lord your God, Goes with you, He will never leave you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV)

A highlight last week touched the lives of families whose children are in pre-school to fifth grade in Eads Schools! The gym was filled from wall to wall with parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and other interested fans of these adorable little ones. Monica (Fell) Uhland and her music students did it again! They sang with such zest and cheerfulness that we felt as if we had been to a Broadway musical in New York when we left the auditorium last Thursday. The theme of the concert was based around the “Beatles.” Each grade wore a different color of t-shirt so if you knew the grade of your little one, you could look for them by the color. They were darling! People enjoyed watching the “Young Beatles” - Jace Rouse, Kaleb Shotton, Waylon Bolin, and Lincoln Sierra – as they performed dressed in white shirts and ties. The “Old Beatles” from the upper grades wore colorful costumes and shaggy hair, and played their instruments with zest. They were Madyx Hough, Calen Hoffman, Taivyn Kraft, and Liam Eder. The backdrop art was by Mrs. Britten’s 8th grade and high school art classes. Speakers and soloists were Piper Uhland, Milo Britten, Aspen Muelhlbauer, Cree Cordova, Lexi McCracken, Liliana Barton, Cassidy Brown, Paitin Jones, Wyatt Vancampen, Ash Galloway, Andariel Everingham, Jett Deines, Noah Gregory, Ronin Park, Gage Gibbs, Miranda Keplar, Hailee Dunlap, Kynlee Dunlap, Matthias Lane, Luke Barnett, Tinley Lawrence, Payton Muttuski, Brantley McCracken, Braxtyn Ferris, and Zoey Trosper; and soloists were Presley McLoud, Canyon Brown, Paycen Williams, McKinzie Jones, Taylor Uhland, Jax Cordova, Brenley McLoud, Isaiah Rouse, and Connie Gregory. Remarkable and joyous! I saw Monica Uhland’s mother, Judy Fell, before the concert with Barbara Uhland. No doubt these mothers were very proud of Monica and her students.

The next day was my birthday, and it was the happiest birthday I have had for years. My sister came from Kansas, and my brothers, Dwight and Virgil, and Wanda Lessenden came, as well as several of my nieces, and several little great great nieces and nephews. That was a joy to me as well, as my adult friends who came to greet me. They seemed to like the five icecream cakes I bought.

Our Eads Eagle baseball team won their district playoffs, and then Eads hosted the regional baseball playoffs May 11. We are excited for them, and I am so happy for their first year coaches, Kyle Barnett and Justin Lenox.

The Eads Junior High students enjoyed their annual eighth grade graduation and dance at the Eads Senior Citizens Center, where they decorated for their gala evening. Debra Hall showed me a photo of the eighth grade students. They are Landon Zimmerman, Gage Rittgers, Logan Spureill, Mia Crow, Aspen Nelson, Bella Adame, Addison Courkamp, Kai Brown, Asher Wallace, Peyton Eder, Kindel Hoffman, Jordynn Turcotte, Lilly Hollis, and Lacy Kraft.

The Praise Community Church in Eads hosted a lovely Mother’s Day evening dinner last Friday evening around pretty tables set with turquoise and salmon colored cloths with rose bowls of clear marbles supporting large salmon dahlia blossoms. This was the setting for the graduate reception Sunday evening after Baccalaureate Service.

Sunday evening, Jimmy Brown played beautiful prelude music for the Baccalaureate service, accompanied on the percussions by Tyce Gooden. As Acolytes, Canyon Brown and Kai Brown lit the candles on the altar, and then escorted Pastors Lane and Deborah Gooden, and Lay Pastors, Gail Voss of the Eads Community Church and Pamela Lessenden of the Haswell Community Church, to the front pews. The following Eads seniors were ushered in: Katie Johnson, Brianna Lawrence-Wilson. Brentley Lening, Nathan Lowe, Madison McDowell, Kennan Smith, Owen Sorter, and Porter Spady. Katherine Trosper, is graduating from Astravo Online School. RaLai Voss has completed her schooling at Goal Academy. Each of these students, plus Rachael Gurola, received gift sacks. Pastor Mark Imel of the First Christian Church in Eads was on his scheduled vacation time. He and Mrs. Imel give their best wishes to these graduates. Mrs. Gooden gave each student a scripture to read to the attendees before Pastor Lane Gooden shared a message. Lay Pastors Gail Voss and Pam Lessenden prayed closing prayers and thoughts. Guests enjoyed their hospitality of refreshments. Eads seniors will graduate at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 25.

Kit Carson senior graduate Rowdy Koch, son of Kevin and Angela Koch, is a senor this year. His family formerly lived in Eads. Rowdy plans to attend Wyoming Technical School.

We extend our sympathy to Shellie (David) Englehardt whose father, Mr. Spell of Springfield, died recently.

Classmates of the 1950s were sad to hear of the death of Nadine (Dunlap) Holter, who died in her home in Green Valley, Arizona, where she enjoyed the latter days of her life.

During the week of May 13-17, there will be daily entertaining happenings at Weisbrod Hospital and Extended Care Center in Eads, climaxing in a free barbecue from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. One can buy tickets for ducks for $1 or six ducks for $5. Come see and bid on the baskets in a silent auction to benefit two of our employees who are suffering from Cancer - Marla Darnell and Shea Johnson. Come meet our full-time Physician, Dr. Erik Ritch, Friday afternoon.

We hope all enjoyed Mother’s Day this past Sunday!