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About Town – February 18, 2019

Doris Lessenden

“Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.” I Peter 4:5

Dawna (Howard) Weirich’s interview recording was played many times last week on KLMR radio as she informed the listening audience about details of the United States Farm Service Agency. Interviewer Ty Harmon asked questions about the government situation and deadlines for farmers and ranchers to enter programs. Dawna is always so up-beat and cheerful. She is delightful to listen to.

Parent’s Night at Eads High School was outstanding last Thursday night when Cheer Sponsor Shae (Cordova) Johnson and cheerleaders, Mollie Kelley, Alyssa Hall, Reagen Johnson, Cynthia Watson, and Aubree Rybacki distributed flowers to the athletes to give to their parents. Reagen and Morgen Johnson were pleased to have both sets of their grandparents there from Texas. Charlene Swisher formerly of Sheridan Lake, now of Lamar, drove to Syracuse, Kansas, and back to Eads. I asked her, “Why did you do all that driving?” Charlene wanted to see her grandson, Gregory Tidquist, who plays on the Hugo-Genoa-Karval team, and she wanted to watch Alex Schmidt who plays with the Eads team but is a student at Plainview. Besides Ms. Swisher and Cliff, there was quite an entourage of Plainview fans there to support their senior, Alex. Alicia James made the evening more special by singing the national anthem.

There were many energetic children at the game who were excited to play basketball at half-times. Mrs. Stephanie Bohlander, Mrs. Polly Gyurman, students, Lauren Spady, Emily Gyurman, Hadlie Rittgers, and Kaylee Wilson supervised the different grades in showing off their basketball skills. The ladies of the Booster Club added to the zest of the evening by having drawings for delectable desserts and attractive Eagle merchandise.

The six athlete seniors, Emily Gyurman, Reagen, Lauren Spady, Blake Stoker, Hadlie Rittgers, and Kaylee Wilson have also been honored this season with huge photo posters hanging in the gym. The program also had biographies of these seniors with their heartwarming responses that included answers to questions about advice to underclassmen and their future plans.

The Eads Wrestlers, who are a part of the County Line Rivals, were in the regional tournament held at Otero Junior College last weekend. My friend, Henry Ashida, sent me nice photos of Aiden Michael and Chase Stolzenberger, who were champions at the Crowley County tournament so I could share them with their families. During the tournament, Eads boys Aiden Michael, Chase Stolzenberger, and Zach Fowler, earned seeding in the Colorado state tournament. We wrestling fans are grateful to the sponsors of each match so we can follow our team. After years of sponsoring pep clubs at state tournaments from the 1960s to 1980s, I am still intensely interested in those wrestling matches. 

Juanita Olson, sister of John Jacobs, said that John has been having some doctor appointments in Nevada and is living with his daughter, Teri, who says “life is one day at a time.” Nita’s husband, Tom, celebrated his birthday last week.

The Crow-Luther group has some exciting bookings and plans for the future, like several birthday parties, after-prom party from an area school, and National Park Service programs. One can see movie trailers on the Plains Theatre site.

Ruth Homan, formerly of Eads, died in Longmont recently. She and her husband raised their three sons, Junior, Ron, and Dean in Eads. Ron and Dean are deceased now.

The Chamber of Commerce met last week for lunch. Treasurer Marilyn Baxter stated

that there are many Eads Bucks that haven’t been turned that will expire March 31, so it would be good for people to get those spent at Eads businesses soon. She also stated that this is the time to pay your Chamber dues. Businesses have been sent letters about dues. It is $30.00 for an individual person, and the amount of dues varies by the size of the business. It was good that a number of larger employers gave Eads Bucks at Christmas time as well as the Fair Board during the county fair.

Dr. Dennis Bartha and Joe Zinger, the highly regarded Physical Therapists at Weisbrod Hospital, have full schedules of working with people from this county and adjoining counties, as well as working regularly with residents at Prairie Pines and the nursing home.

Ladies at Demitasse made many people happy when their loved ones bought them gorgeous fresh mini bouquet arrangements. Mine was especially pretty with red roses, red carnations, baby’s breath and greenery. HealthMart had many lovely gifts and balloons for people to buy. Valentine’s Day was really great around this town.

The Weisbrod Auxiliary met last week. The annual Auxiliary Bingo will be March 12. The annual Valentine’s dinner was changed to a noon time festive dinner since they were under “Flu Protocol” to protect our residents.

The Haswell Valentine Dance and Cake Walk which we have enjoyed attending in past years were so enjoyable. I heard that it was great with Darwin Nelson’s Deejay music. People munched on many finger foods, visited and danced the night away.

The same night at Kit Carson during the ball games, there was a juicy burger meal served as a benefit for Luanna Naugle of Wild Horse, who has been in and out of hospitals for months suffering the revenges of cancer. The Thrivent Financial group of the Lutheran Church provided money for groceries. After the games, the teenagers enjoyed their last 5th Quarter Party of the season at the Lutheran Church.