Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach.
As he thinketh in his heart, so is he. Proverbs 23:7
We were happy to welcome back our friends and ECCO sponsors Mike and Holly Bowmen from the Wooster Presbyterian Church in Wooster, Ohio. They arrived with a U-Haul truck and a small pickup filled with much needed furniture for our thrift store. Holly and Mike’s children and Holly’s parents came with them. Holly’s mom, Jane, is a riot. Jane’s family roots are in Pike County, so when she comes to the mountains the hillbilly just naturally comes out in her. At some point when the men were unloading the truck an item caught our attention that caused us to burst out in song, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” Everyone just ignored us; they know when Jane and I get together we’re a little nutty.
The ECCO volunteers have been busy canning and freezing vegetables from their gardens. Ray Bird gave us a big basket of green beans and a bag of tomatoes, squash and zucchini. I’ve been busy making zucchini bread and freezing it.
I received an e-mail from Paul telling me he will be bringing school supplies and goods from his church in Vandilia, Ohio next month.
Marie from the Arlie Boggs FRYSC wants to remind everyone there will be a School Readifest Friday, Aug. 1, at the resource center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with school supplies for ABE students only. Any questions can call (606) 633-8160.
We were pleased to welcome guests Maurice Royster, manager of Equitable Resources, along with County Judge Jim Ward and Deputy Judge Eddie Meade who visited ECCO and delivered a check to Co-chair of the Eolia Park Committee Ray Bird for $1,000. This money will be of great benefit in helping maintain our park. Even though the Eolia Community Park is a county park, the park committee is responsible for the electric bill, port-a-pots, trash bags, someone to maintain the trash and gates. We truly appreciate Equitable Resources for considering us in its giving.
Thought for the day: “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”
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 Wednesday at 6 p.m., Bible study also 6 p.m.; the bus will run. Call Mindy at (606) 589-6226 or Linda at 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: Joshua Lewis, Nancy Holler, Rodney Sturgill, Stephanie Estep, Raymond Kiser, Judy Branham, Lucy Maggard, Nora and Lillian Walker, Bear Hissom, Kess “Rusty” Halcomb, Ruth Halcomb, Olivia Blair, Sue Cook, Curt Sturgill, Jr. Carter, Marie Snell, Dorothy Nease, Cora Sturgill, and Tony & 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.
You may contact us by writing to ECCO, 135 Emily Lane, Eolia, Ky. 40826 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next week from the folks at ECCO, “God bless.”