Whitesburg KY
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Flowers, trees blooming on Eolia side of the mountain


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

In my distress I cried unto the Lord and He heard me. Psalm 120:1

On our side of Pine Mountain Mother Nature is just beginning to show off her lovely attire of daffodils, redbuds, tulips, and forsythias. The tulips and daffodils Emily and I planted about two years ago are again in glorious full bloom.

A couple of weeks ago Jack Martin dropped by bringing us a bag of various seeds to plant. Once planted the seeds will grow into plants that will attract the wildlife in the area. As he came down the walk toward the house I saw out of the corner of my eye our dog, whose name is Jack, go bounding toward the unsuspecting guest. Although harmless I was afraid Jack would jump on him looking for a pat on the head. Forgetting that our guest was also named Jack I yelled, “Jack, sit, sit.”

Jack Martin, looking a bit startled, stopped cold, looking around with uncertainty. It was then I remembered his name was also Jack. I very quickly added, “Oh no, I was talking to the dog. His name is Jack also.”

We both had a good laugh.

Tony had a doctor’s appointment in Lexington and we enjoyed the trip with our good friends, Ray and Sharon Bird. Ray can navigate around Lexington like he’s lived there all his life. We had lunch at the mall and shopped at Marshall’s. Although it was a long trip, being with good people made it enjoyable.

SWAP wants to remind everyone it is still taking applications for home repairs and asks that those applications that are out please be turned in. They can be left at ECCO Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The ECCO community room is now available to rent at the cost of $35. For more information call 633-2992.

A big thanks to Vera Hale, the owner of The Way Christian bookstore, for so kindly selling our cookbooks Mountain Tastes & Treasures. It is so good to again have a Christian bookstore in Whitesburg. If Vera doesn’t have the book you want in stock, she can order it within a few days.

Thought for the day: “Look around you and be distressed, Look within you and be depressed, Look to Jesus and be at rest.”

Community bulletin board: Neighborhood Watch meeting at ECCO the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. We encourage everyone to attend. Rockvine Baptist Church youth group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m.; the bus will run. Call 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 include: Barbara Shelton, Judy Branham, Colettia Estep, Marie Snell, Lucy Maggard, Marie Starr, Nora and Lillian Walker, Lois Young, Bear Hissom, Kess “Rusty” Halcomb, Ruth Halcomb, Olivia Blair, Sue Cook, Mae Maggard, Geneva Tolaver, Jr. Carter, Curt Sturgill, Pastor Lloyd Mullins, Beryl Brown, Dorothy Nease, Tony 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.

You may contact us at ECCO, 135 Emily Lane, Eolia, Ky. 40826 Our e-mail is eccotruth@peoplepc.com.

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

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