Whitesburg KY

Arlie Boggs students win ribbons in tourney


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

“And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee; for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.” Psalm 9:10

The community of Eolia endured another week of snow and bone-chilling temperatures as the wind sweeps through our little valley making the already cold unbearable. How it lifts ones spirits to just see the golden glow spill over the mountains when the sun would make an occasional visit.

Congratulations to Arlie Boggs students Brooke Saurer and Kirsten Sexton from Mr. Sumpter’s fourthgrade class. Kirsten won two ribbons (fourth place, social studies and fifth place, language arts), and Brooke won second place in language arts in the county academic team competition. With these three wins the elementary team won fourth place overall. A plaque was given to Valerie Saurer for the Arlie Boggs School Also congratulations to Austin Hamilton from the middle school who was placed fifth in Arts and Humanities.

Our Bible study led by Pastor Dave Hammond is continuing as we concluded our study in the 70th week of Daniel, which is a real eye opener relating to prophesy. During our Bible study three more people were saved, making a total of six all together. Stephanie says she’s never seen anything like it before. To say we are thrilled by the past weeks’ events, is an understatement. Dave plans to continue his lessons in prophesy saying he could teach for months on this subject and still have room for more, in which all the people said “Amen.”

The volunteers at ECCO surprised me (or tried to anyway) with a beautiful birthday cake. I was looking for drinks to serve with lunch when I discovered it in the refrigerator kept in the back room of the thrift store. Liz Sturgill was responsible for buying a cake and ice cream for four of us at ECCO celebrating birthdays in January. Pete, Janie, Tony and myself. Speaking for all of us, a big thank you to Liz for being so thoughtful

We are expecting Sheldon and Marie along with friends Gary and Elaine Myers from Chambersburg, Penn. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen my good friends and I’m looking forward to their visit.

Thought for the day: My job is to take care of the possible and trust God with the impossible.

News from the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center by Jewell Maggard:

“Hi seniors, we are all so blessed. I’ve been sick with a virus and unable to eat. When that happens I’m really sick. I had no appetite and was really weak when my church family prayed for me and I’m all well now and can say, I’m so blessed. Read Jeremiah 17:1.

“Ruby Adams is still sick with bronchitis and needs our prayers. The 24-hour bug is on the rampage and lots of our seniors have it, which is especially hard on elderly people. Seniors in need of prayer are Norma Rhymer, Mae Lewis, Winston Sturgill and Shannon Mullins.”

Community Bulletin Board: Kids Time each Friday at ECCO 10-11:15 a.m., Good News Club each Wednesday 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Eolia Mission for children 3 and up, call 633-5015 for transportation, Neighborhood Watch meeting 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at ECCO, Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Dept. meets 11 a.m. the second. Sunday of each month at the Partridge Station, volunteers welcome. Rockvine Baptist Youth meets each Wednesday at 6 p.m., Bible study also at 6 p.m. — bus will run. Call Mindy at 589-6226 or Linda at 633-4948. Partridge Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. the first and third of each month at the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center. Come and bring a guest. Eolia Park Committee meets the third Tuesday of each month at ECCO, 7 p.m.

This week our prayer list includes Seth Collins, Barb Shelton, Liz Sturgill, Stephanie Estep, Raymond Kiser, Judy Branham, Jean Hampton, Lucy Maggard, Jean Hunsucker, Lillian and Nora Walker, Kess “Rusty” Halcomb, Ruth Halcomb, Olivia Blair, Jack and Marie Snell, Dorothy Nease, Pauline Murdock and Brenda Gross.

Also to be lifted up 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.

Our address is ECCO, 135 Emily Lane, Eolia, Ky. 40826 Email is eccotruth@peoplepc.com.

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

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