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Big sale is planned at ECCO store

Eolia

Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

Today we priced and put out the last of our Christmas items. Thanks to the help of Charlie Scott, Joyce Sue Gantner and Marie Starr our Christmas store is full up. December 2 we’ll begin our half-price sale on Christmas decorations and ornaments. Marie just finished her decorated Christmas mugs filled with a pack of hot chocolate mix and candy for just $2. Check us out for some great bargains.

I was saddened to hear that Jean Hampton has died. Jean began her battle with cancer at a very young age, and continued her fight for around 50 years. Every time I saw her she had a warm smile and optimistic spirit. I have only the greatest admiration for this brave woman. Through the years she set an example of courage and strength for her family to witness. I know her passing has left a void that cannot be filled. We extend deepest sympathy to the family.

Our friend and ECCO volunteer Jan Galloway has been under the weather with kidney stones. She recently underwent laser surgery and we’re hoping she’ll soon be back with us. We love and miss her. Please lift her up in your prayers.

In last week’s Mountain Eagle I read on the front page the article on bankruptcy in our county and I just want to commend this paper for being so gracious to not name individuals involved in bankruptcies. Our pantry client list has gone from 65 to 107 in the last few months, and I’m seeing people worried about losing their homes and more. Our thrift store is a large part of our ministry and we see hurting people everyday struggling to keep home and family together. Thank you, Mountain Eagle, for not adding insult to injury.

With that I’ll close with this thought for the day. The hardest thing about facts is to face them.

Community Bulletin Board: Sunday evening worship service at ECCO’s chapel at 5:00, all welcome. Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department meets the second Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Partridge station, volunteers welcome. Partridge Lions Club meets the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center, come and bring a friend. Bible study each Monday evening at 7:00 at ECCO, all welcome.

Our prayer list includes the family of Jean Hampton, Dudley Short, June Maggard, Gracie Mast, Leonard Smith, Gloria Beachey, Pearl Baker, Betty Maggard, David Combs, Carolyn and Garland Couch, Gay Sturgill, Hannah Burke, Betty Terry, Ted and Judy Corder, Don Brown, Marie Snell, Ruby Sturgill, Nora Walker and Brenda Gross.

Also lift up in prayer those struggling with alcohol and drug addiction, may they be delivered, our military troops around the world, our President and the leaders of our country, the United States, all the children hurt by war, and the ministry of ECCO.

Until next time from the folks at ECCO, God bless.



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