Whitesburg KY

Jimmy Holland should be Eolia’s citizen of the month


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

Not that I am implying that I was in any personal want, for I have learned to be content (satisfied to the point where I am not disturbed or disquieted) in whatever state I am. Philippians 4:11 AMP

We’re having one downpour of rain after another. It’ll lighten up for a bit and here it comes again. If it keeps this up we’ll have a gully washer. It’s been dry for so long, we’re glad to see the rain and the creeks flowing again. While visiting our park, Jimmy Holland saw a snake on our nature trail and was concerned for the safety of the many children who play there. The next day he returned with his lawn mower and mowed not only the nature trail but also the entire park. Hats off to Jimmy Holland for his consideration to our park and community. He well deserves the title “Eolia Citizen of the Month.”

We were also pleasantly surprised when a mission group from Florida brought with them infant care items and baby clothes. HANDS, one of the agencies we partner with, was most happy to receive these items.

Most of my week was spent putting up corn and beans given to us by friends Marie Coleman and Ray Bird. My freezer is almost full with all the good vegetables given to us this summer. Talking with folks in the community and thrift store, it seems this summers harvest of vegetables is very abundant this year.

Emily and I have been making crafts in preparation for our fall decorating. We searched through the barn and found four old buckets, which we cleaned and painted yellow, orange and rustic brown. When the paint had completely dried, we then stenciled on fall leaves and sunflowers. We plan to fill them with miniature pumpkins and gourds for our fall displays.

School will be starting soon, so I plan to enjoy every possible moment with my granddaughter. Children love doing crafts and it’s fun to see how excited and proud they are of their accomplishments.

Thought for the day: “Guilt is concerned with the past. Worry is concerned about the future. Contentment enjoys the present.”

Community bulletin board: Neighborhood Watch meeting at ECCO the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Rockvine Baptist Church youth group meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m., Bible study also 6 p.m.; the bus will run. Call Mindy at (606) 589-6226 or Linda at 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 includes Barb Shelton, Keith Maggard, Bernice Maggard, Josh Lewis, Rodney Sturgill, Stephanie Estep, Raymond Kiser, Judy Branham, Lucy Maggard, Nora and Lillian Walker, Bear Hissom, Kess “Rusty” Halcomb, Ruth Halcomb, Olivia Blair, Sue Cook, Geneva Tolaver, Curt Sturgill, Jr. Carter, Marie Snell, Dorothy Nease, Cora Sturgill 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 by writing to 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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