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Good News Club has become a big hit with children


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

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32

We had an enjoyable day at ECCO as we baked oatmeal butterscotch cookies for the inmates of the Letcher County Jail. With the help of Sherry Sumpter and Marie Starr, we placed two cookies along with a tract into plastic bags, making a total of 110 bags. We appreciate Lisa Maggard for delivering them to the jail. We’re hoping to make this a monthly project and if anyone would like to join us, just call or come by the center.

It seems the Good News Club for children age 3 to the sixth grade is a big hit. This is held each Wednesday evening at the Eolia Mission beginning at 7 p.m. and ending at 8 p.m. Word is getting around that the kids really enjoy it and more children are attending. I know Emily sure does. She came home last Wednesday evening all excited telling me what a good time she had.

If any of you folks like yard sales, you’ll love the one we’re having at ECCO on Thursday, Oct. 4, through Oct. 6. Sheldon will be making his wonderful pit chicken on Thursday to sale. Other days baked goods, hotdogs and drinks will be available. Bargains for everyone will be available such as baby furniture, new and used baby clothes, household items and all kinds of appliances, fall and winter clothes, toys and games, Christmas decorations, new children’s clothes and lots of new items which would make great Christmas gifts. I don’t know a lot about antiques, but we’ll also have some old-looking stuff for you antique hunters.

Now if that doesn’t make you yard sale lovers excited, I don’t know what would. Marie Starr has been working and sorting for weeks preparing for this sale and, believe me, she is an expert at this sort of thing. So come check us out. Thought for the day: “Every person should have a special cemetery lot in which to bury the faults of friends and loved ones.”

Community bulletin board: Rockvine Baptist Church youth group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m.; the bus will run. Call 633- 4948. Neighborhood Watch meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at ECCO. We encourage everyone to attend. 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 first and third Thursday of each month at the Ovenfork Senior Citizen Center. Come and bring a guest. ECCO’s thrift store is open M-W-F, 10. All are welcome.

This week our prayer list includes: Olivia Blair, Kathy Carter, Doug Bird, Bear Hissom, Curt Sturgill, Jr. Carter, Kess “Rusty” Halcomb, Ruth Halcomb, Jeff Chapman-Crane, Ralph Crane, Dorothy Nease, Brenda Gross, 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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