Whitesburg KY

Baby shower attendees enjoyed games, food


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

The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever else you get, get insight. Proverbs 4:7 NRSV

On ladies’ night at the Eolia Baptist Mission, the women of the church sponsored a baby shower for our pianist, Stephanie Broesama. About 30 ladies turned out to make welcome and celebrate the expectant arrival of the newest member to the church and community. Stephanie was clearly overcome with appreciation for all the lovely gifts. It had been a while since I had attended a baby shower, so I had forgotten how much fun they can be. Darlene and Yolanda did great with the fun games and the food, as always, was plentiful and good.

Since Tony and I have been under the weather, there have been some jobs we’ve been unable to do at ECCO. I want to thank and acknowledge some of the kind folks who’ve stepped in to give us a hand. Carlos Wayne Sturgill dropped by and took several cases of food from the old freezers to our new walk-in freezer. Also, a big thanks to Rodney Sturgill for bringing us our dinner from the senior citizens center almost daily. And of course good ole’ Ray Bird for faithfully standing in the gap.

We sure are glad to have Jewell Maggard back at the senior center. We missed her good cooking. She makes the best meatloaf ever and her chicken livers with onions are great also.

We are receiving items for our thrift store on a regular basic, and we want to invite everyone to check out the good deals. We are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Just come across Pine Mountain, turn on 806 and take a trip down 135 Emily Lane for some great bargains.

As spring is the season for romance and marriage, I’ll leave you with this thought for the day: “Nothing beats love at first sight except love with insight.”

Community bulletin board: Neighborhood Watch meeting at ECCO the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Rockvine Baptist Church youth group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m.; the bus will run. Call 633- 4948. 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.

This week our prayer list includes: Judy Branham, Lucy Maggard, Nora and Lillian Walker, Lois Young, Rodney Sturgill, Bear Hissom, Kess “Rusty” Halcomb, Ruth Halcomb, Olivia Blair, Curt Sturgill, Jr. Carter, Pastor Lloyd Mullins, Beryl Brown, Caroll Sumpter, Dorothy Nease and Tony 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 ministry of ECCO.

You may contact us by writing to ECCO, 135 Emily Lane, Eolia, Ky. 40826 or our e-mail is eccotruth@peoplepc.com.

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

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