Whitesburg KY

First mess of peas, new potatoes can’t be beat


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

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8

You know how some weeks fly by while others seem to creep along until the weekend. Well, this has been one of those fly-by weeks at ECCO. I guess it’s because there’s always plenty to keep us busy.

Pete installed a second hot water heater, put up some much needed shelving and organized our utility room. We sorted several bags of clothing and cleaned and organized the storage room.

Memorial Day we enjoyed a cookout with Mark and Elizabeth while chatting with neighbors as they dropped by. Emily Lane was buzzing with activity as neighbors rode their bikes and four-wheelers and mowed grass, especially with Emily racing around on her four-wheeler sounding like a little bumblebee.

Sherry Sumpter was so happy to be visited by her sister and brother from Texas. She brought them to ECCO’s thrift store where they were surprised at how inexpensive the items are.

Thanks to Jimmy Holland we enjoyed a fine meal of garden peas. That first mess of peas and new potatoes can’t be beat.

Work on the new addition is going well. Right now we need to install our walk-in freezer before anything else. Sometimes I have to turn down huge amounts of food because of lack of freezer space. Once we get the freezer installed, everything else will fall right in place.

We’re happy to welcome back our longtime friends Sheldon and Marie. They returned from their home in Chambersburg, Penn., and will remain at ECCO for the summer.

Thought for the day: “Some people complain because God put thorns on the roses, while others praise Him for putting roses among the thorns.”

News from the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center by Jewell Maggard:

“Hi, seniors. As I was delivering dinners to the seniors, while steering the van I prayed and asked the Lord to steer my life in the way He’d have me go. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow may not come. I could be gone to meet the Lord or He could come back for his church. I truly want to be a light for the Lord. Read Proverbs 121:2.

“The quilting ladies at the center are working on a beautiful quilt called a flower garden.

“Jean Hunsucker and family had their Engle family reunion at the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center with 83 present.

“Linda Curry said they had a great time at the Rockvine Baptist Church where they had a memorial service, a wedding, and dinner afterward.

“Elaine’s daughter, Tina Taylor, visited with her pet bird, Cracker. Cracker can say ‘what are ya’ll doing’, ‘I love you’ and ‘pretty baby.’ Elaine still has some of these birds for sale for $30.

“Marvin put siding on the back of the house and installed a window. I told him he’d have to go back to work to get a rest.

“Everyone have a wonderful week thanking the Lord for our families.”

Community bulletin board: Rockvine Baptist Church youth meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. The bus will run. Call 633- 4948. Eolia Community Park meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at ECCO. All are welcome. Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Depart- ment 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 Citizens Center. Come and bring a guest. ECCO’s thrift store open M-W-F 10-2 and the first Saturday of each month 12-2 by Shelly Folley. All are welcome. ECCO’s cookbook Mountain Tastes & Treasures is available by sending $13 to ECCO, 135 Emily Lane, Eolia, Ky. 40826.

This week our prayer list include: Bear Hisson, Gale Surber, Milburn McKnight, Curt Sturgill, Jr. Carter, Kess “Rusty” Halcomb, Ruth Halcomb, Randy Niece, Dorothy Nease, Lucy Maggard, 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 the folks at ECCO “God bless.”

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