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As Time Goes By With Rich O'Brian: To Each Her Own

| Rich O'Brian | As Time Goes By With Rich O'Brian
It was a beautiful fall day as I stopped at our post office here in Eads, Colorado. As I inserted my key in our mailbox, a lady nearby reached into her box to retrieve her mail.

Long Time Gone and the Hardware Store on Maine Street

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
This week Maine Street in Eads saw some interesting action as the store front of the abandoned building located at 1204 Maine Street known for years as Kelly Hardware was completely removed as renovation begins on the old building. The building has been shuttered since the late 1970s—for the past 45+ years—so it is more than exciting that something positive is now happening there.

Grace Lutheran Church Devotional: John 15:9–17

| Administrator | Grace Lutheran Church Devotionals
[Jesus said:] “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love.

Behind the Grindstone: Bernice

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
We met Bernice along the way as we traveled across the country helping start or supporting Cowboy Churches. Bernice was an elderly widow lady living alone on a small plot of land in rural America.

In Tribute and Memory of the Prairie Queen Baseball Team

| Morgan Buck | Long Time Gone
We have arrived at the post season of high school baseball, and it has been a heck of a season for District 4 teams. Some have failed to qualify for the District Tournament and beyond, but many are still alive and seeking to advance to the final rounds of the state tournament.

Happy Trails with Dawni O’Bryan: Horsey Happenings

| Dawni O'Bryan | Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan
With spring in the air, horsey happenings are going on everywhere. Here are a few that have been on my radar.

Grace Lutheran Church Devotional: John 10:11–18 (ESV)

| Administrator | Grace Lutheran Church Devotionals
An angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert place.

Brea Echols

| Breanna Echols | Breanna Echols
I believe one of the reasons we go through painful things in our lives, is for the purpose of helping others through their similar painful moments. Because without having the experience, we wouldn’t be able to empathize, and without the ability to empathize, we would never be able to make a lasting impact on others who come into our lives.

As Time Goes By With Rich O'Brian: It is Good to Be Back

| Rich O'Brian | As Time Goes By With Rich O'Brian
This week’s column marks my return to the pages of this publication with a grateful heart. I am thankful to Publisher Betsy Barnett who gave me a hiatus of several weeks to recover from an illness that brought me down temporarily.

Grace Lutheran Church Devotional: John 10:11–18 (ESV)

| Administrator | Grace Lutheran Church Devotionals
[Jesus said:] “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

Behind the Grindstone: Johnston

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
Ol’ Cheryl and I took some time off and spent some time in the country I grew up in and roamed as a kid. There is so much history left and so much lost.

Happy Trails with Dawni O’Bryan: I Wanna Be a Cowboy

| Dawni O'Bryan | Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan
Even dating back before the days of the Marlboro man advertisements on television, there has been a mystic allure for young men to become a cowboy and do cowboy things. If a young man was raised a cowboy, it is a natural progression to step into those roles if he so desires.

Grace Lutheran Church Devotional: Acts 3:11–21

| Administrator | Grace Lutheran Church Devotionals
While [the lame man who was now healed] clung to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the portico called Solomon’s, astounded. And when Peter saw it he addressed the people: “Men of Israel, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we have made him walk?"

Happy Trails with Dawni O’Bryan: Goodbye, My Faithful Friend

| Dawni O'Bryan | Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan
I have recently experienced one of life’s difficult inevitables. Animal lovers, of any kind, can relate to my story of heart hurt.

Grace Lutheran Church Devotional: Acts 4:32–35

| Administrator | Grace Lutheran Church Devotionals
The full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.

Long Time Gone and Developing Local Softball Excellence

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
With the announcement of the girls’ high school softball coop between Eads and Wiley, dubbed the SECO Angels, coming to reality in the 2024-2025 softball season it becomes obvious that girls’ softball in the area’s small communities has evolved dramatically and come a very long way since its inception in 2003. In that year, the girls joined the boys in the summertime action having their own Babe Ruth Softball league named Southern Plains.