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Adamses visit from Florida


Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach.

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come . . . shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38,39

Even though we desperately need rain, I must say the weather last week was just glorious. This time of year the sky seems so blue, especially so as it plays in the background of fleecy white clouds. A cool breeze blows down the hollow making a small whirlwind of leaves do their autumn dance across the yard. Fall is my favorite time of the year. It’s a good time to reflect on all our blessings.

We were happy to see Tammy and Ronnie Adams as they were visiting Ronnie’s mom, Jewel. They live in Florida but come home to the mountains every chance they get. It’s hard to get these old mountains out of one’s system.

We were so sorry to see our goods friends and neighbors, Chester and Verna Rayburn, move away from Eolia. We have so enjoyed knowing them and appreciate their friendship and support with community projects over the years. Even with health issues, they were always willing to work and help better the community when possible. We’re sure going to miss them.

The congregation of Eolia Baptist Mission was happy to welcome our pastor, Lloyd Mullins, back after having hip replacement. He’s a little thinner, but says he’s feeling much better. Although he had to sit to deliver his sermon, he did so with the same fire and passion as ever. To God be the glory!

We had our Neighborhood Watch meeting at ECCO with Sheriff Danny Webb and guest speaker from UNITE, Tom Vicini. Tom is eager to work with the sheriff’s department and Eolia citizens to organize a Neighborhood Watch. Ray Bird has offered to be a captain, but we still need two more to cover the entire community.

We heard in church that Isaiah Sturgill was in the hospital in Lexington as the result of a four-wheeler accident. Isaiah is the son of Tina Sturgill and grandson of Shirley and Harry Sturgill. Isaiah is such a sweet little boy and everyone loves him. We don’t know the full extent of his injuries yet, but we ask that you keep him in your prayers.

Thought for the day: “You should never let adversity get you down – except on your knees.”

Community announcements: Rockvine Baptist Church youth group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m.; the bus will run. Call 633-4948. Neighborhood Watch meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at ECCO. We encourage everyone to attend. The Eolia Community Park Committee meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at ECCO. Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department meets at 11 a.m. the second Sunday of each month at the Partridge station. Volunteers are welcome. The Partridge Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Ovenfork Senior Citizen Center. Come and bring a guest. ECCO’s thrift store is open M-W-F, 10. All are welcome.

This week our prayer list includes: Isaiah Sturgill, Pastor Lloyd Mullins, Olivia Blair, Judy Sturgill, Bear Hissom, Curt Sturgill, Jr. Carter, Kess “Rusty” Halcomb, Ruth Halcomb, Ralph Crane, Mable Gilliam, Dale Parsons, Dudley Short, Dorothy Nease and Brenda Gross. Also to be remembered in prayer are those enslaved by drugs and alcohol, may they be delivered, the troops in Iraq, the United States and Iraq, the leaders of our country, all the children hurt by war, and the ministry of ECCO.

Until next week from the folks at ECCO, “God bless.”

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