Whitesburg KY


Scene of overturned tanker truck is like twightlight zone

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

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:7,8 NKJV

A recent night at our house was ordinary as usual until the phone rang about 10 p.m. I was sound asleep when Cortney called saying a truck had overturned in our bottom. I no sooner hung up when Marie called telling me it was a tanker truck and when it turned over, she said the impact shook their camper trailer. A few minutes later I found myself standing in the middle of a field looking at an overturned truck with red and blue lights flashing all around, feeling like I’d been transported into the twilight zone. I’m one of those people that when suddenly awakened can’t see, hear walk or talk very well.

Thankfully the truck driver wasn’t seriously injured. He was hauling diesel fuel which fortunately didn’t spill. Only a little oil spilled, which they promptly cleaned up the next day. We are truly grateful to the good Lord for sparing this young man’s life. But for the grace of God, it could have been much worse.

Volunteers gathered at ECCO and made up food boxes for pantry day. Much thanks to the folks who are so good to help with our pantry project. We have some volunteers that faithfully help every month.

The addition is coming along nicely. Before the summer ends, and if all goes well, we’ll have a larger thrift store, a much needed bigger food pantry and a walk-in freezer.

Thought for the day: “It’s the little things in life that determine the big things.”

Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center by Jewel Maggard:

“Hi seniors. We at the Ovenfork Center hope everyone had a blessed week.

“The seniors met at the Boonefork center for a senior prom. All the seniors were dressed up so beautifully. Ruby Adams was the queen at our center and Linda Curry was our princess. Ruby’s granddaughters, Pagie, Cory and Cha,s were there to take pictures of their grandmother. “Read Isaiah 2:3 to know how we Christians are to be dressed.

“The quilting ladies just finished a butterfly quilt and are now working on a picture quilt.

“We were so thankful for the rain. The peas were turning yellow and some of our beans died. The Lord knows what we need.

“Sue Cook’s health has much improved. She can now take walks in her front yard. Senior prayer list: Marilyn Sumpter, Linuel Sumpter, Lela Collier, Iona Scott, and Betty Elkins.”

Community bulletin board: Rockvine Baptist Church youth meets every Thursday at 6 p.m.; buses will run. Call 633- 4948. Eolia Community Park meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 at ECCO. All are welcome. Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department meets at 11 a.m. the second Sunday of each month at the Partridge Station. Volunteers are welcome. Partridge Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at the Ovenfork Senior Citizen Center. Come and bring a guest. ECCO’s thrift store open M-W-F 10-2 and the first Saturday of each month by Shelly Folley. All are welcome. ECCO’s cookbook Mountain Tastes & Treasures available by sending $13 to ECCO, 135 Emily Lane, Eolia, Ky. 40826.

This week our prayer list includes: Helen Chapman (Sharman Chapman-Crane’s mother), Beth Hammond (sister to Dave Hammond, our UPS driver), Bear Hisson, Gale Surber, Milburn McKnight, Curt Sturgill, Jr. Carter, Kess “Rusty” Halcomb, Ruth Halcomb, Randy Niece, Dorothy Nease, Lucy Maggard, Sue Cook, Ralph Crane, Doug Bird, 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 all the folks at ECCO, “God Bless.”

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