The Varsity Boys Cross Country Team took first place at their home meet held at the Ellsworth golf course yesterday. Other teams participating included Abilene, Victoria, Hesston, Sylvan Grove, Beloit, Smokey Valley and Lincoln. EHS team members are: Kristofer Bailey, Derek Jensen, Josh Rankin, James Winston, Josh Hawks, Talon Rice, Billy Canaan, Matt McCasland, Nick Andreson, Trevor Lang, Mason May, Zach Olson, Kevin Rhamy, Weston Wilson and Levi Frees.
The girls took 4th in the competition. Their team members are: Gracie Orozco, Tasha Svaty, Elizabeth Kepka, Silje Bakken (exchange student), Whitney Steinike, Kara Svaty, Jordann Bell, Ashley Habiger. Team managers are Candice Bowie and Lucas Ranker. Coaches are Ron Davis, Sr. and Eric Coonrod.
Jake Svaty is going to trap our raccoons. GIVE THREE CHEERS FOR JAKE. He arrived this evening with a friendly trap large enough to catch a heffalump. When the herd of raccoons have a new happy home, I’ll get a good night’s sleep.
We’ve had mixed reviews on Dane’s foot….from two broken bones, a lot of osteoporosis and sprained ankle. He’s not going to be walking on it, so it’s recommended that he wear his protective boot for a few weeks and let it mend itself.
Todd was blasted with a laser today that seems to have disintegrated his kidney boulder. It was the size of his little finger down to the knuckle. Some people have multiple kidney stones and he’s one who has had more than his share of them.
Ally and I spent the entire day doing what I detest the most…shopping. The experience wasn’t too bad as she’s such a big help and fun to be with. We’re looking for hardwood flooring…real hardwood…and finally found the Canadian hickory we like in Homerwood. We ruled out the engineered hardwood floors even though they are more highly recommended than solid wood. We’ll take our chances with buckling and shrinkage…and just stumble over the bumps or fall through the cracks, if they occur. That’s the direction we’re heading so the flooring in this house should last as long as the house which is rock solid.
Brit mowed and raked leaves today with an attachment on his mower. He’s pooped.
I’d hoped to go to Salina tonight for a movie and dinner…just to unwind, but my timing was way off so that didn’t happen.
Next Tuesday there is going to be a Heritage Trust Fund Workshop held in conjunction with a Tax Credit Workshop. It will be held in the Underground, so that will make it interesting and fun. I’ll let you know more about it later…as a reminder. The Kansas State Historical Society is coming to Ellsworth to put on these workshops. It would be great to have a large local turnout so mark your calendars and save Tuesday for “learning day”. If you want to know more, give Jonathan Mitchell a call.
Time to wind down. Thanks for tuning in.