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Day-to-Day With Doris

By Doris Lessenden

March 17, 2024

Basketball season has come to an end. The Cheyenne Wells Tiger boys team won the Colorado State Championship after playing the McClave Cardinals. The Eads and Kit Carson girls’ teams played in two games at the State Tournament that were great to watch on our new wide screens.

Linda Hopkins, our Assistant Activities Director, went for a short time to watch her tiny grandson, Ryker, at the Youth Tournament last Saturday morning. We enjoyed her report that there were about 250 little boys. The Uhland brothers work to make a smoothly run tournament. The ladies of the Uhland family were on the stage tabulating the many mats of wrestlers.

The Bridal Shower in the Eads Senior Center for Ashlie Decker and Jayce Negley was so lovely. The Hostesses were Alicia James, Shayla Frey, and Chelsea Bolin. They assisted Ashlie in opening their gifts while the guests enjoyed the delicious refreshments from fruit and vegetable trays with wonderful pudding filled cream puffs. Ashlie’s mother and grandmother and others came from Texas and Jayce’s Mother and Grandmother and Sister and daughter came from Greeley as well as his Aunt from Highlands Ranch Colorado.

Annetta Maxey of Kit Carson representing the Eads Baptist Church hosted the church hour at Wesibrod and Prairie Pines last Sunday. Annetta’s devotion was based on the “Parable of the Pothole”. Annetta plays the piano beautifully so that the melodies floated down both halls.

Bill and Linda Trosper brought and put up a pretty March display in the dining room. The five shamrock and lace arrangements were designed by that artistic lady, Deb Kliesen. Madonna (Wissel) Pollreis painted roses on the green gingham lunch cloth hanging on the rack.

The granddaughters of Lane and Deborah Gooden, Jaselyn and Devrah, won the Elk’s Hoop Shoot contest in La Junta and progressed to the District Hoop Shoot in Salida where they both qualified to compete in the State Elk’s completion in Canon City where Deverah placed second! They are the daughters of Jason and Tiffanie (Gooden) Muth of Cheyenne Wells.

The Eads Health Fair will be March 29th and 30th at 7:00 am to 11:00 am. Some sites are FREE and others you pay for at Registration in the Elementary School.

Shirley Watts had a grand time traveling over the mountain pass to the San Luis Valley to a birthday party for her great grandson, Luke. His father, Wes Richardson, was especially happy to show his grandmother their new home, much of which he constructed south of Alamosa.

When we went to a movie in Eads America, I was thrilled to see how wonderfully Marty Barnett has painted the Lobby of the Plains Theatre, enlarged the Concession Stand, and laid complimentary floor tiles. The movie last weekend was “Cabrini” that was an enlightening movie about the trials of immigrants who came to New York as many of you Readers have had ancestors who were immigrants. Cabrini was a Catholic nun who traveled to the USA with five other nuns to help orphaned children in the Five Points area of New York City by beginning schools and hospitals. She had many trials as she battled stubborn men and terrible prejudice against Italian people. This movie precipitates discussions especially among women about what we still need to do.

When Brunch guests entered the Eads Senior Center they were greeted by pretty tables with light green table clothes with pretty ceramic potatoes holding white flowers. There was also greenery and lace centerpieces that were arranged last year by Lonnie Hier. Jerry Ritchie usually drives up from Lamar to eat and visit with his friends. It is always so good to see this cheerful fellow. The noon lunch will be the third Wednesday, March 20th for a traditional corned beef roast dinner. The Haswell Senior Citizens will have a meal that evening.

The Eads Chamber of Commerce met last Wednesday to discuss plans for the annual Kid’s Fishing Day on Sunday afternoon, May 19th. Families are invited to a noon lunch at the Shelter at Jackson’s Pond. After the Wildlife officer’s presentation, the fishing begins. The Chamber made decisions about the “Citizen of the Year” and the “Volunteer of the Year”. The KCDEF will decide on the “Business of the Year” to be presented this Spring.

Lacy Lawrence was so kind to bring seven beautiful floral arrangements to the Eads Hospital and residents to enjoy. They were given to the three sister’s families after their parents died. Their funeral was held at the Cheyenne County Community building. We miss Dean Schick at Weisbrod and Lolly’s frequent visits here.

Bill and Charlotte Woelk bring Shirley Watts and I programs every week from the Sheridan Lake Bible Church. Last Sunday they were blessed to host all the students and sponsors from Corn Christian Academy from Clinton, Oklahoma A generous couple from the church family paid for their rooms at the lovely Cobblestone Inn in Eads. The students took part in the morning worship hour and sang a concert of seven songs and hymns. Their program was on “Abide” in the music and message based around the scripture from John 15:4—“Abide in me and I will abide in you.”

Weisbrod is blessed to have two Physical Therapists who travel every week from Denver. Dr. Dennis Bartha and Joe Zinger are very busy every working hour.


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