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Day-to-Day With Doris

| Doris Lessenden | Day-to-Day With Doris
The Eads Chamber of Commerce breakfasts on Thursday and Friday kicked off a great 2023 Kiowa County Fair and activities. President Dennis Pearson and members do thank the volunteer men and women who helped prepare and serve the meals.

Oh Baby, Oh Baby, Oh Baby! First Set of Triplets Born in Eads

| Betsy Barnett | Lifestyles
And just like that on the morning of September 2, 2023 the lives of Greg and Carrie Neal of Eads changed forever when their triplets decided they were ready to meet the parents—and the world—and came nearly two months early. Thankfully, they were all three of good size at three pounds or better, despite coming prematurely.

Long Time Gone: Being a Woman

| Amy Nordquist | Long Time Gone
The following story was written 25 years ago as part of the series created by the Eads High School history project—Kiowa County: A Retrospective at the Dawn of a New Millennium. This series was written by EHS juniors and seniors in 1999—as the new century was about to come on to the scene.

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan: How 'Bout Them Cowgirls

| Dawni O'Bryan | Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan
The cowgirls in southwest Kansas and southeast Colorado have a special blessing of having many ladies willing and able to put on competitions on each side of the state line. We love to barrel race, congregate, and live out the cowgirl spirit.

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan: Seasons in the Sun

| Dawni O'Bryan | Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan
The seasons are changing in the weather, in rodeo, and in life. For most, these changes are welcome and signify something new and exciting.

It's Fair Time

| Kelcie Martin | Lifestyles
I would say I have been slacking, but I think I have been doing the exact opposite. I apologize in advance that this isn’t as well crafted, thought out, and linguistically pleasing as some of my other pieces from the last few months.

As Time Goes by with Rich O'Brian: Peace by Piece

| Rich O'brian | As Time Goes By With Rich O'Brian
Peace! Just what is it? What is peace? I might say, “I have peace of mind.” Or, having made a tough decision I might say, “I’m at peace with the situation.”

Long Time Gone and Names Our Places Have

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
Have you ever entered a building, turned onto a street, or visited a geographic area where you wondered how that particular place got its name? Locally, there a quite a few places of interest that were named for people who either built them or were important enough to be remembered by having a place named after them. For instance, we all head down the walking paths or the roads south of town and eventually arrive at Jackson’s Pond.

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan: Faired Out

| Dawni O'Bryan | Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan
Come Sunday afternoon following a county fair, the statement, “I am faired out,” is heard from many parents, volunteers, and participants. There are those of us that tend to overindulge in the fair activities and we can narrow it down to a few reasons for such.

As Time Goes by with Rich O'Brian: Shocked & Dismayed

| Rich O'Brian | As Time Goes By With Rich O'Brian
I confess. The long-running television series, Jeopardy, is a favorite of mine.

As Time Goes by with Rich O'Brian: Work

| Rich O'Brian | As Time Goes By With Rich O'Brian
Now, please don’t allow the title of this column keep you from at least giving it a shot before you shoot it down.

Behind the Grindstone: The Revelation of Creation

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
I’ve lived my life close to creation and critters. It’s hard for me to understand how it’s possible to walk through creation and not come to the conclusion there must be a creator.

Long Time Gone and the World of Possibilities

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
For many years, scientists have been intrigued by the role the five senses play in the life of human beings. There were often long standing debates (of course there were, we’re talking about scientists) regarding which sense—sight, taste, touch, hearing or smell—had the greatest impact on the human experience.

Long Time Gone and the History of the Office of Kiowa County Superintendent of Schools

| Excerpt from "Kiowa County" by Roletta Teal and Betty Jacobs (1976) | Long Time Gone
Another school year is approaching and soon the 2023-2024 school year will launch with new teachers, new classrooms, new schedules, new athletic teams ready to kick off a busy year filled with a lot of learning, experiences, and growth. The small schools in the region are led by Superintendents who are the top administrators and call the shots making recommendations to the school boards.

Day-to-Day With Doris

| Doris Lessenden | Day-to-Day With Doris
Happy 77th Wedding Anniversary the Don and Esther McCoin of Eads! Joyce Berry shared that good news after she visited them in their Prairie Pines apartment. Joyce, Alice Glover and Loretta Seibel went to the weekly Coffee Hour that is held on Thursday afternoons at Prairie Pines Assisted Living after it was announced at Brunch last Thursday.

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan: Life Isn't Always Fair, But Oh, When It Is

| Dawni O'Bryan | Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan
When it is county fair time, life is about the fair, life is the fair, for at least a week, for the families, exhibitors, and volunteers that make this special event possible every year. Great preparation has gone into the many projects, activities, and events held during the county fair.