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"Children are a gift from God. They deserve your TIME, your OPENNESS and STRUCTURE in their lives. So do strive to become the firm, gentle parent you child deserves" from Word for Today.

Thousands of FFA members, (Future Farmers of America Organization) from all over our Nation flocked to Louisville, Kentucky for their annual convention. Sponsors, Mr. Will Nelson and Mrs. Jodi Stolezenberger shepherded Eads students, Will Palmer, Blake Stoker, Reagan Johnson, Lakota Roberson, Cameryn Martin, Mollie Stolzenberger, and Kaylee Wilson, for a week Former Eads FFA officer and student, Jason Weirich, hosted the Eads FFA'ers at the Cooperate Headquarters of MFA (Made for Agriculture) in Columbia, Missouri. Dr. Weirich is a weeds specialist and is the son of Jerry and Pam Weirich of Eads.

Many people in Eads and surrounding communities have heavy hearts since the death of our dear "country doctor", Dr. Jeffery Waggoner, who died last week from an aggressive cancer. Although he came from Denver, he really grew to like our area of the state. His services were scheduled Monday to be in the Eads Praise Community Church with a meal in the Community Building and burial near Eads. He was a highly respected doctor who saved many lives. He took the time to visit with his patients and to explain to them about their ailments and options in their medical situation.

Thursday was such a fun day about the town of Eads. Many adults and children dressed in costumes. At three o'clock the Pre-children to fifth graders paraded in their costumes from the school to the hospital-ECU, to the City Hall, Court House, and down Maine Street. We watched the green Ninja Turtles waiting outside the Health Mart for the little ones as the progressed across the street to get more candy. When I asked Robin what they represented, she explained all their names. I know I need to watch cartoon more so I would be informed. Over at the Hospital District all the departments dressed in different themes which some ladies from the Auxiliary judged them. The Clinic ladies won the competition. I saw a photo of pretty Snow White (Dawn Smith PA) in a black wig surrounded by cute tubby dwarfs, (the other clinic employees). I saw photographer, Leisha (Peck) Eder, taking photos of the nursing staff that day as they posed with, DON Wendy McDowell, in their colorful M&M shirts.

Jeff and Glenda Immer of Eudora, KS, spent most of the week in Eads and Haswell last week Jeff and his brother, Walt, spent a lot of time tramping the country side hunting for deer. Glenda's friends at Haswell and Eads were so delighted to get to visit with her. I was fortunate that Evelyn Garner had called them to say, "Don't leave town till you come to see me"; so I could see them at Prairie Pines too.

Madison Kelley sang the National Anthem beautifully before the Cross Division football game Saturday. She was also the only cheerleader because Molly and Raegan were in Kentucky and Kelly was on crutches. Eads was victorious over

Hugo-Genoa-Karval School The 1st round play-off game this week will be Saturday, November 7th at 1:00 pm in Eads verses Pawnee. Bud Bennett has new flag stands so now he can share his collection of national and state flags. He flies four of them at a time look and they look so pretty flapping in the breeze by their home on Maine Street.

Fortunately Kim Richards was not hurt badly as she sat at her desk when the RV Motor home came through the front door and wall of her Abstract Office last Thursday. By the photos it knocked down walls, doors, and plaster. The sad part of this disaster is that a local person, Rebecca Mozisek, died when her vehicle ran over her body as she was looking under the hood of the truck. Our community extends our sympathy to her families.

What a joy it was to open my door last week and in walked Gary and Thata Hart who used to live on Goff Street. They had been in Denver where they raised their family and were dismayed to see how terrible the traffic is these days. Gary compared to their "cow town" days and now traffic is atrocious. The Harts live in LaFairia, Texas, and have traveled many places on the earth. I loved it when Thata used to write such nice "travelogue" letters to my Mother, Ida.

Members of the CLECE met Sunday afternoon to discuss the architect's drawing from 2009 for the two adjoining buildings, own, the former Bentley Jewelry and Pool Hall. Now construction can begin on the windows and street front of the structures.

Friday was another misty day so it was special to be greeted with warm freshly fried doughnuts at the Prairie Pines. Chef Christina Wolfe was wise to have her two teen-age daughters come to learn the art of doughnut making. They were large, irregular, home mady, and so great!

We had our annual Soup Supper at our Kit Carson Lutheran Church on Halloween night. It was followed by the 5th Quarter Party for the teenagers. Brooke Crawford came home from Fort Hayes University to see the KC game and to give the devotion lesson at the 5th Quarter Party that followed annual Soup Supper for the community at the Church.

Tod Bridgman posted that his father, Max Bridgman, died October 31st. Max was our Eads School Superintendent for many years. He was actively interested in community activities even after they moved to the Pueblo area. He was devoted to his wife, LaNita, and his two sons.

The Eads Volleyball season ended last Friday. The girls had a good season and now are thinking ahead to the basketball season. Best wishes to our Lady Eagles.

Jimmy Brown and Pastor Tony Jensen announced that practice started this week right after school at the Praise Community Church for the Christmas Cantata.

There will be adults at the school who can walk with the children to practices if they don't have a ride. The performances of all ages have been so awesome in the past.

Please mark your calendar for two major events related to the Weisbrod Hospital and ECU for November. Sunday, November 15th is the Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner at the Community Building at noon. If possible please call 438-5401 to state you plan to come so they know how many turkeys and foods to prepare. Guests may bring a side dish or dessert. The next date is Saturday, November 21 for the Annual Hospital Bazaar at the Community Building also.

Watch the Marquee for the next fine movies coming to the Plains Theatre in Eads. The selections of ice cream, cookies, and flavored pop corn are among the specials in the Maine Scoop

The selections of ice cream, cookies, and flavored pop corn are among the specials in the Maine Scoop.

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Original Publication Date: November 6, 2015

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