At halftime of Friday night’s football game Eads High School was recognized as the Recipient of a $25,000 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) grant from the Monsanto Fund through the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program.
During the first quarter of the 1900s, a group of 5 women living in Eads felt that there were some things in town that needed to be improved. It was an opinion that, as it turned out, was shared by a number of people.
Coincidentally (or not), the women made this decision during an election year, subsequently deciding to “take the bull by the horns” and, in a move that bordered on subterfuge, run for town council. All of them. The fact that they were elected—yes, all of them—is a testimony to how forward thinking Eads was at the time. The fact that the councilmen they replaced also happened to be their husbands got them a brief mention in a number of national newspapers.
Faith. Such a simple word, however the actual application can be daunting.
For more than 200 years, women in the United States have been quilting, often gathering in groups to join efforts on a single project. Anyone familiar with quilting will describe it as an extraordinary craft that calls for the eye of an artist in creating the design along with the meticulous attention to detail exhibited by masters of the “running” stitch.
In mid-October, when voters in Kiowa County receive their ballots in the mail for this year’s general election, they will see a referendum asking voters to approve extending the current 3.82 mill levy for the purposes of keeping Prairie Pines in operation and, ultimately, retiring the debt accrued in the construction and operation of the facility.