Whitesburg KY

Garden seeds are available at ECCO


Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.

“And it came to pass, when the time was come that He should be received up, He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem,” Luke 9:5.

It’s the time of year when folks began making plans for their gardens and thanks again to Seed Co. owner Roger Rupp through MCC Director Duane Beachy for his generous donation of seeds to Letcher County.

Thursday, ECCO volunteers bagged seeds in preparation for our food pantry day, but we’ll have seeds left for those in the county needing them, especially green beans, sweet corn and peas. We have several other varieties of seeds such as carrots, lettuce, okra, tomato, squash and pumpkin, but in limited supply.

Our Friday night gospel singing was a worshipful celebration of music and fellowship with ECCO’s little chapel full to the point that Bennie had to pull out extra chairs. We were glad to welcome “Best Friends” gospel singers from Letcher, Minister Ted Collins and singers from the Seco Pentecostal Church, as well as the local community who shared their gift of music and song. Our next gospel singing is Friday, April 13, at 7 p.m., and everyone is welcome.

A big congratulations to the Arlie Boggs Elementary School girls’ volleyball team for their win of two out of three games over Whitesburg Middle School. Go little Wildcats!

Information from the Arlie Boggs Elementary School for items needed for the kindergarten/preschool are as follows: Your child must be present, birth certificate, Social Security card, current immunization records, Kentucky eye exam, physical exam, dental exam, income verification, residence verification.

Acceptable forms of verification are as follows: income verification, (one form), check stub, SSI letter/ stub, and KTAP letter/stub.

Residence verification is as follows: Two forms must include physical address, mortgage/bank statement, food stamp award letter, hospital record, school record, SSI statement, utility bill.

Please bring all the above for registration. For more information, contact Arlie Boggs Elementary.

Arlie Boggs Elementary School is participating in Operation Preparation this week, March 12- 16. Operation Preparation is a College/Career Readiness Week targeting every eighth to10th grade public school in Kentucky. 1: Using student’s career aspirations and required education/ training; 2. Checking whether the student is on target to meet their goal; 3. Check whether the students are taking the courses recommended to prepare them for their future.

Students will have a mentor that is a community person, parent volunteer, college representative, local business person who will help them go over their individual ILP and see if they are on target and aware of the classes and courses to take to reach their futures goal.

Parents will receive information on how they can continue to support their students on the path to college/career readiness. Parents of eighth-grade students were sent a letter a month ago informing them about this upcoming event.

If anyone has any questions, they can call Marie, their FRYSC coordinator at Arlie Boggs, at 606-633- 8160.

With that I’ll close with this thought for the day. You seldom hit anything unless you aim at it.

Community Bulle- tin Board: Gospel singing the second Friday of each month at ECCO at 7 p.m., Bible study each Monday at ECCO at 7 p.m., Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department meets the second Sunday of each month at 11 a.m., at the Partridge station, volunteers welcome. Partridge Lions Club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center, come and bring a guest.

This week our prayer list includes: Gary Gaithner, Garland Couch, Stephanie Estep, Don Brown, Shirley Mullins, Linda Sturgill, Louise Boggs, Earl and Betty Terry, Orville Collier, Ted Corder, Jack and Marie Snell, Nora Walker, Helen Chapman and Brenda Gross.

Also lift up in prayer those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, may they be delivered; the conflict in Syria; our military troops around the world; our President and the leaders of our country; the United States; 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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