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COVID on the Rise in Kiowa County; Closes Schools until after Thanksgiving

Over the past week Kiowa County has seen a significant rise in positive COVID cases as their numbers more than doubled from a total of 8 last week to 15 by the end of this week.  The results of the rise in cases affected the Eads School District right away.  First, on November 7 the high school was quarantined for 14 days resulting in the football team having to take a ‘no contest’ in the final week of the regular season.  Then, at the end of last week, on November 13, it was announced that the 3rd-5th grade cohort had a positive case and was forced to quarantine for 14 days.  Once the second quarantine occurred in a second cohort, Superintendent Glenn Smith decided to close the school until after Thanksgiving.  Eads is scheduled to be back to in-person instruction on Monday, November 30. 

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Join the Parade of Lights Coming to Eads on December 12

There’s a new element to the Merry on Maine Christmas Festival to be held on Saturday, December 12 and that is a PARADE OF LIGHTS.  It has been longer than recent memory that Eads has actually sponsored a Parade of Lights at the holidays, so the organizers are very excited about the upcoming addition to the town’s holiday celebration.  The Town of Eads will be the organizers of this, the first in many years, Parade of Lights.

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Ten Quilts of Valor Created and Presented To Local Veterans

Quilters from the immediate area got together in early October 2020, to make plans to see how many quilts could be made to be awarded to local Veterans at the November 11, 2020 American Legion Post #125 Veterans’ dinner.  Individuals worked franticly to get 10 quilts done.   Sadly, because of the COVID virus, the dinner was cancelled at the last minute.  The individuals from this quilt group are doing all they can to get the quilts to the awardees as soon as possible.   We regret the award could not be given during the Veterans’ dinner so that the awardees get recognition.  The following are the veterans who are being awarded a “healing” quilt in 2020.

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Voters Say No To Funding a New Municipal Pool in Eads

On Election Day 2020 voters within the Town of Eads demonstrated a division in opinion as the Town of Eads’ ballot initiative to fund a new municipal swimming pool failed to pass in a close 36 vote difference ---211 NO and 176 YES.  The Town of Eads was asking voters for a 3% sales tax increase that evidently proved too steep for the majority of the voters to consider.

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Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Announces Interactive Presentations by George Levi and Kristina Maldanado

Eads, CO – On Saturday, November 14th, 2020 from 2pm-4pm, Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site will host an interactive presentation by professional native artists George Levi (Southern Cheyenne) and Kristina Bad Hand Maldanado (Sicangu Lakota/ Cherokee), at the Kiowa County Community Building in Eads, CO. In compliance with statewide COVID-19 guidance, this event will have a 25 person limit. Admission is free and all art supplies will be provided.

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