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ECCO gets much needed computer


Greetings from Eolia and the Eolia Christian Community Outreach.

Walk in wisdom . . . redeeming the time. Colossians 4:5

It’s frost on the pumpkin time of year, and I love it. Even after living here all my life, I’m still in awe of the way nature demonstrates her beauty in our mountains. One day last week Pine Mountain was a scene that words fail to describe. Mist was layered over the valleys as golden sunlight dappled here and there through hues of purple haze. That’s the best description I can give, and trust me it doesn’t come close to how beautiful it was. Tony is still taking the kids for hayrides around the bottom. They haven’t tired of it yet.

We at ECCO were visited by Mike and Jenny Roulier from Cincinnati, Ohio. Mike brought us a much needed computer for the office and took our sick one back to refurbish. Mike and Jenny are retired, but stay busy with their church. Mike is a retired scientist with the Environmental Protection Agency, and Jenny is a retired financial consultant. We had a pleasant visit as Mike hooked up the new computer and transferred our files over. Mike has a wonderful ministry where he repairs and programs discarded computers given to him by companies in Cincinnati that are installing new ones. After he makes them like new, he gives them to underprivileged children where he lives and about twice a year he brings a load to Eolia.

With Thanksgiving coming up, all that good food can really be bad for diabetics. Being diabetic myself, I’d like to share a really good recipe with you from the Splenda recipe club.

Pumpkin Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

1 cup granulated Splenda sweetener, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup canola oil, 1 cup egg substitute, 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree, 2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves, 1/2 teaspoon salt. What you do: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil or spray a 13×9- inch pan with baking spray. Mix Splenda, brown sugar, oil, egg substitute and pumpkin puree in a large mixing bowl. Mix until well blended. Add remaining ingredients. Bake 350 for 30 minutes.

Frosting: 1 (8-ounce.) package cream cheese, 1/2 cup softened butter, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1 drop imitation maple flavoring, 1/2 cup Splenda sweetener, 1/2 cup powered sugar. Mix well and frost cake when completely cool.

Thought for the day: “You can accomplish more in one hour with God than one lifetime without Him.”

News from the Ovenfork Senior Citizen Center by Jewel Maggard:

“Hi, seniors, are you trusting in the Lord to help you through this day? No matter what comes our way, the Lord is faithful to see us through. Read 2 Thessalonians 3:3

“All the seniors in Letcher County met at the Boonefork Center for a Halloween party. It was fun playing dress-up. Jean Hunsucker and Linda Curry dressed as grandmas, Ruby as a teenager, Elaine as a little girl, Carman Brock as a witch and I dressed as a state road repairman.

“The Boonefork Center was decorated beautifully and they had a wonderful lunch of BBQ sandwiches, potato salad, slaw, chicken wings, baked beans and cake.

“Our center won first place in scary storytelling. Carman did a great job telling the story. We won second place in pumpkin decorating.

“The quilting ladies are working on a quilt called Sunbonnet Sue.

“We were so sorry to hear of the death of Lela Collier. She was a beautiful lady in body and spirit that loved talking about the Lord. We extend deepest sympathy to her family. We will never forget her.

“Seniors with birthdays this month are Jean Hunsucker, Elaine McFarland, and Gerelene Waller.”

Community bulletin board: 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.

This week our prayer list include: Mary Walker, Olivia Blair, 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 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.

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

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