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About Town – March 13, 2023

 “For He (God) will order His angels the protect you wherever you go.” Psalm 91: 11

Caitlyn Philpy, NP-C, who has worked for the hospital in La Junta for several years, is going to begin working in Eads soon. What a blessing she will be to care for people who come from far and wide for healthcare in Eads. Beth Bell, CEO of Kiowa County Hospital District, invites citizens to three meetings to voice suggestions of what they want the see happen now and in the future in the county hospital district. If you plan to attend the meetings at 5:00 p.m. March 20, 27 or April 3, please call Renay Crain at 719-438-5401 to RSVP since there will be light refreshments. Other good news from the hospital district is that new board members for four years are Pamela Cole, Mary Eikner, and Doug Uhland. 

Students and friends of Sue Fox were sad to hear last week of her sudden death due to brain cancer. We extend our sympathy to her sons, Tyler and Jake Fox. A celebration of her life will be April 2 at 2:00 p.m. at Kiowa County Community Building on the fairgrounds in Eads.

Thank you to a Lamar radio station for providing great coverage of the regional and state basketball games. Most especially, we thank the many places of business and schools who paid for those broadcasts.

Jerry Weirich’s retirement reception was well attended by family and friends who enjoyed refreshments and visiting during recognition of his 47 years of working at the gas plant north of Eads. It was especially nice for him and Pam to have their daughters and families here - Kylie (Brad) Hager of Colorado Springs, and Heidi (J.D.) McEwen and daughters of New Mexico. Their son, Jason, was unable the come from Missouri.

Many patrons attended the lunch at the Eads NAPA store, where locals and out of town salesmen and guests came to give John and Debi Courkamp their well-wishes for their many years of work and service in our community. 

The third Wednesday of the month is set aside for senior citizens’ meals and meetings. Seniors can bring a pot luck dish or donate at the door for these gatherings. Eads is at noon, and Haswell at 5:30 p.m.

I do apologize for typing the name of the new lady fair board member incorrectly. Her name is Mikahael Rogers. She is an office employee of the Town of Eads.

We extend our sympathy the Jerry McDaniel of Eads and other relatives of his father, Don McDaniel, formerly of Eads, who died in Texas, where he was living near his daughters.

The Uhland families and friends organized a Junior Olympics wrestling tournament in Eads Saturday. Although watching the matches is entertaining, watching the fans is also interesting.

Spring break has been this quieter week. However, the next six weeks will be filled with lots of sports, meetings, trips, and education. This begins with the March 23 Future Farmers of America dinner and labor auction at 6:00 p.m. in the gymnasium in Eads. According the Instructor, Justin Lenox, this is a fundraiser to buy a student to help around one’s home, farm, or business. Most years they have some fine class projects one can buy too.

Middle school track begins next week at McClave March 24, and Eads High School will be at the Lamar track meet March 25. We have enjoyed watching the runners and throwers from my car for many years.

A bridal shower is scheduled at the Eads Senior Citizens Center. Hadlie Rittgers and Trey McDowell’s come and go brunch-shower is March 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Family and friends of Denis Weber of Sheridan Lake are mourning his death last week. These last several months have been more painful for this dear family who has lost their father and their mother, Theresa.

Local artist Tami Crockett was the guest artist at Serenity Solutions in Lamar, where Tami displayed her work for sale. Often her art pieces have such a nice flavor of western life.

Phillip Pollreis sent me photos of his and Madonna’s apartment in Lakewood. One of the photos was of Phillip playing his guitar in a library for a special program. In this photo, Phillip is wearing his red, white, and blue patriotic shirt that his daughter, Dawn, sewed for him. This photo was in the New York Times! The Eads senior citizens are so very grateful to Phil for giving us his fine microphone sound system and music cassettes.

Margaret Bloder, formerly of Denver and Pueblo, will be buried near her husband, Carl, March 14 north of Kit Carson. Margaret was an accomplished pianist who played hymns for many years for Trinity Lutheran Church in Kit Carson.

This is Lent season. Some leaders in Eads are planning the annual Easter egg hunt for April 8 at the Kiowa County Courthouse parks. The parks are divided into age groups, which look as if they are carpeted with wrapped candy eggs. It is quite a sight to see. Won’t you donate some money to this project?

Remember the “Jesus Revolution” movie plays this weekend at the Plains Theatre, and is currently playing at Lamar Theatre. 

Virgil and Wanda Lessenden are moving. A big yard sale will be held March 25 at their ranch north of Arlington from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Shalom—Peace be with you.