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Eudora might not be the vacation capital of the world, but it now has a beautiful B &B for those who might need a cozy spot to spend a night or two. Sweet Acres Inn Bed & Breakfast, owned by Robert and Sue Howig, is located at 103 E. 7th (7th & Elm). Sue Howig believes the B & B will be the perfect spot for wedding parties, special anniversary celebrations, those attending events in the area or even for groups of women who want to spend a weekend scrapbooking or just hanging out.

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The eclectic house with a variety of unique decor has three rooms to rent and plenty of other space for guests to enjoy: sitting rooms, porches, a sunroom, a theater room with an amazing sound system and gardens galore. Two of the rooms are named after women who each lived in the house at one time (Clara’s Room and Nora’s Room) and the large suite is called Paschal’s Room in honor of Eudora’s founder, Paschal Fish.

The original part of the house, built in 1905, was small with just two bedrooms and little living space. Rob and his son lived in it before Sue and Rob married. Shortly after their marriage in 2003, the additions to the house began. Sue’s cousin, Gordon Fitzsimmons, helped them create the beautiful and spacious home in which the Howigs have lived since 2005.

“It was a ‘design as you go’ addition,” Sue said with a laugh. “I wanted wide staircases so we started with that. The house just got bigger and bigger.”

Each room in the house has its own personality. Each is comfortable and inviting. The Howigs, along with Sue’s daughter Katherine Overfield, shopped at antique stores and thrift stores to find interesting pieces of decor to fill the many rooms. Some of their favorite pieces were purchased at The Filling Station gift shop right in Eudora.

1382206_1498195443783371_7756920816224650008_n“We’d buy all this stuff and then we’d sit around at night trying to figure out what to do with everything,” remarked Sue.

One of the main draws of a B & B is the delicious breakfast that greets guests in the morning. Sue serves up things like Belgium waffles, pancakes and omelets in Sweet Acres’ dining room. She is spending time researching recipes for those with food allergies so that she can accommodate all her guests’ needs.

In the future Sue hopes to add a little gift shop to the B & B. And she hopes that many people will come and enjoy the peaceful setting that Sweet Acres Inn Bed and Breakfast offers.

More photos of Sweet Acres can be found on its Facebook page (Sweet Acres Inn Bed and Breakfast.) The website (www.sweetacresinn.com) should be up and running very soon.

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Congratulations to Madison Arnold, Student of the Week for November 17-21!

Madison Arnold

Madison, the daughter of Bobby and Amanda Arnold, is an eighth grader at Eudora Middle School.  Here are a few things about Madison:

Favorite subject: English or reading

Favorite book: Heroes of Olympus

Favorite food: Anything with potatoes

Hero: My parents

What are your future plans?  Become an artist, author or animator


The student of the week is sponsored by State Farm Agent Keith Nowland. Contact Keith for your Insurance and Financial Planning Service needs. 785-542-3276.

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Two people were injured in an early morning rollover accident on K-10 near the Church street exit. Eudora firefighters were called to the scene around 3:30 AM Sunday morning. The accident occurred on the east bound side of K-10 with the car coming to rest on it’s side in the median.

A Lawrence Journal-World report stated that the driver, a 20-year-old male and a 24-year-old female passenger, were wearing seat belts at the time of the rollover accident and were able to get out of the vehicle on their own. Both were transported to Kansas City area hospitals with serious injuries.

The Eudora Fire department described road conditions to be extremely slippery at the time.

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One of the many new Eudora businesses about to open up is Eudora Prime Martial Arts. The school is located at 104 W. 20th Street, Suite 2 which is in the new building just to the south of K-10.  The school is owned by Ron and Lara Covert of Lawrence and will offer classes that teach Taekwondo and other martial arts techniques.  There will also be ATA Fit classes for adults along with cardio kickboxing.

“Our programs start with kids as young as 3 years old,” Ron Covert said.”Our ATA Tigers program serves kids 3 – 6. We then have our kids program which run ages 7 -13 and we have classes for teens and adults as well.”

Covert said that they want to work with parents and kids to tailor a program and classes that will help improve them not only physically but mentally as well.

“We will sit down with parents and the students to assess their goals and learn what they want to accomplish,” Covert explained. “We help teach self confidence, self discipline and self defense. I can promise you they will get that.”

Prime1Covert is no slouch when it comes to Martial Arts. Both he and his 12-year-old daughter Claire are experts in Martial Arts.

“Claire at just 12 is already a Level 1 instructor with over 400 hours of of assistant teaching experience,” Covert said. “She’s ranked in the Top 10 in the world for forms, weapons and sparring.”  Covert is a Level 3 instructor he himself has a number 1 world ranking in weapons.

“Between the two of us, we have 16 Kansas titles, 8 District titles and 6 Top 10 World finishes.”

Covert’s desire is to help bring the Martial Arts to this part of the area. Covert said that the new location is Eudora is deigned to serve students from the east side of Lawrence all the way to the Kansas City metropolitan area. Covert has been affiliated with the Prime Martial Arts on the west side of Lawrence for several years and wanted to expand the arts to under-served areas to the east. His goal is to serve those from not only Eudora, but Linwood, De Soto and those near the K-10 corridor in Johnson County.

Prime Martial Arts is dedicated to the community as well. They, along with the businesses in the new Westerhouse building recently held a Trunk or Treat at Halloween to entertain kids and they plan on camps, pot luck dinners and a variety of family centered activities in the near future.

“The atmosphere will be where everyone wants to be involved,” Cover stated. “Our goal is to have a giant family.”

Classes at the new school start on December 1.  On Sunday November 16, the studio will be open for tours from Noon to 4:00 PM where you can sign up kids and adults for classes. The School is offering some special promotions for the first 50 students as well. You can find out details about these promotions via their Facebook page via email primeeudora@gmail.com or by calling the school directly at 785-760-3339.  Classes will initially be offered on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings plus Saturdays, with the plan to expand to 5-6 days a week in the future.

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The Eudora Area Historical Society will have its November Program and meeting on Thursday, November 20th at 7:00pm at Eudora City Hall (4 East 7th Street)

The program will be delivered by Wichita State University Professor Donald Blakeslee. The program is titled “Kansas BC” and will look at Kansas in the era before Columbus. The prehistoric inhabitants of Kansas traveled widely, even to central Mexico; traded with the Pueblo people of the Southwest; and included people interested in such arcane subjects as meteors and meteorites and were part of a continent-wide intellectual tradition. This program is made possible by a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council, a non-profit organization promoting understanding of the history and ideas that shape our lives and strengthen our sense of community.

A short business meeting will be held prior to the program, including updates on the Trefz rehabilitation project. Elections will be held for Officers to the EAHS Board of Directors for 2015 at the business meeting as well. If you have any interest in serving on the EAHS Board for next year, especially for the position of Secretary, we would encourage you to considering joining!

This program is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

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