Before I start my article, I wanted to tell everyone that we are having an 80th birthday celebration for Dick Scott on October 14,2017 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the TOWNER COMMUNITY HALL. The ad last week said at the American Legion Hall in Eads, but that has been changed to Towner. Please pass the word around to friends about the change in venue. Casual attire and no gifts please.
Summer is over and Fall is here and it's time for me to get back to writing a little news for you folks. It was a great summer with all the good moisture we received, the great wheat crop and all the fall crops looking good.
We had a very busy summer. We had a roof put over our back patio and have really been enjoying that. Before we put the new roof up, Kyle and I tore out all the cement floor and had it replaced with new. That was quite a project. Then we turned the addition to the garage, which was a dog house when we were raising Golden Retrievers, into a shed to store the lawn mowers and miscellaneous items in. In between times, we got in baby chickens, then some baby guineas and have lots of new kittens. If you need a cat, please call. Our young pullets are now producing around 2 dozen eggs a day, so if you ever want any farm fresh eggs, let me know.
My sister, Jerene, and I took a small vacation to Missouri to visit Debbie (Anderson) Meltabarger and family for a couple days in June. From there, we went to Vinita, Oklahoma, to attend the Huddleston family reunion. On our way home from the reunion, we stopped and visited with Clint and Wilma Evans, who lived in Towner many years before moving to Oklahoma.
Dick has recovered from his knee replacement surgery very nicely. He actually can walk without limping now. We took in a couple of days of the State Fair, where Dick helped judge the crops show. Then it was time for school to start and the Kiowa County Fair came shortly after that.
Plainview School year is off and running. We welcome our new Superintendent and several new teachers and all of our returning teachers and staff. We have Jr. High and High School volleyball teams. We have one boy and one girl playing football and volleyball with the Eads Eagles. We will have basketball teams later in the year. The Plainview Seniors hosted the School Carnival last Saturday evening. Everyone had a good time even though the outdoor activities were called to a halt because of the lightning and rain. The new ball field lights and scoreboard are up and running, after being destroyed in the tornado/hail storm last summer. Also, all the roofs have been repaired on the buildings. We are small in numbers this year, but hope everyone will continue to come out and support our students in all that they do.
Our communities extend their condolences to the families of Lyle Specht and Leland Barnes, who passed away a couple weeks ago.
Dennill Splitter and her daughter, Ella, went back east this past weekend to attend volleyball games, weddings and visit family.
Jerry Weber has been in Denver in the hospital for the past few weeks. He hopes to return home soon. Best wishes on your recovery Jerry.
Lori Shalberg underwent surgery recently and is now home. We hope you continue to improve Lori.
Bernice Tuttle is in the hospital in Tribune. We hope you're feeling better soon Bernice.
Larry Tuttle underwent surgery several weeks ago. He is home and doing better.
Cora Coffman is getting settled into her new home in Cheyenne Wells. We wish you all the best even though we miss having you here. Cora and I went to Burlington last week to have some work done on my pickup. Afterwards, we met Jan Carney for lunch.
The Birthday Calendars are in and you can get one by calling Judy Tuttle or myself. They are $3.
How about those Rockies! I was afraid they were going to lose their wild card status, but managed to hang on. Good Luck in the playoffs that start next week. Now we have the Bronco games to watch for the winter. Our son Tom, who is an avid Bronco fan is glad that football season finally got here.
Will catch you up on more recent news next week. Have a good one!