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June Maggard is one-woman dog rescue team


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

Thou shalt love the Lord

thy God with all thy heart,

and with all thy soul, and

with all thy mind. Matthew 22:37

Even though the snow and cold weather have hindered the number of customers to our ECCO thrift store, we still found plenty of work to keep us busy. Liz Sturgill has been so helpful as we sorted the mountain of boxes and bags of household items and clothes stored under the picnic pavilion. With very few customers, we spent most of the week working in the kitchen. Even though we now have a large community room, everyone stills gravitates to the warmth and coziness of the kitchen for small jobs or just to have coffee and a snack.

A most wonderful event happened in the kitchen of ECCO. Pastor Lloyd Mullins dropped by and during the course of a conversation with Liz, and shortly with her husband, Rodney, who joined us, Liz and Rodney accepted Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. The Bible study class has been rejoicing all week since we’re been praying a long time for our dear friends.

When we began our Bible study we also began making plans for a revival to be held in the park come May. Since then three people from our Bible study class have come to the Lord. I think our revival has started already.

At our Eolia Community Park meeting Park Treasurer Kess Halcomb presented the park’s monthly financial reports for the period of 11-01-08 through 1- 19-09 — also the yearly financial report for the year

2008 which he posted in The

Mountain Eagle. Kess also presented the committee with the water analysis report from Frankfort. Park Chairman Ray Bird gave an account of the water analysis from Frankfort with a detailed explanation of the reading. Kess and Ray have done a great job spearheading this project. Ray also gave a detailed account of the construction and the estimated cost. We are presently waiting to hear from Frankfort for approval of the water As we stopped at the Ovenfork Community Center, we saw the most pitiful dog lying beside the building. She was so thin you could count her ribs. The ladies at the center had been feeding her but they had been off work for a few days. I called June Maggard who promptly came to the rescue with two cans of dog food, which the poor animal immediately gobbled up. Knowing June she will continue feeding the poor creature until she finds her a home. June Maggard is a one-woman dog rescue team and is to be commended for her love and compassion for animals. Hats off to June Maggard.

Thought for the day: The world wants your best but God wants your all.

News from the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center from Jewell Maggard:

“Hi seniors, even though the weather has been so cold we must keep in mind the Lord know what we need. Read Psalm 48:14

“The center was closed Jan. 20 and 21. Marvin and I watched the presidential inauguration and we need to pray that our President will let the Lord lead and guide him.

“The Eolia Franks Creek Church gave a birthday party for Mabel Gilliam, a kind loving lady who turned 80 but sure doesn’t look her age. Marvin and I sure enjoyed the sermon and hearing Master’s Harmony sing.

“Ruby Adams and Linda Curry have been quilting at home during this bad weather but were happy to return to the center.

“Talking to Becky and Dean who live in Greenville Tenn., she said they only had a few icy spots.

“Elaine McFarland is recovering from a virus but her husband, Richard, is improving in rehabilitation as he learns to walk again. We’re all praying he’ll be home soon. Have a happy week.”

Community Bulletin Board: Kids Time each Friday at ECCO 10-11:15 a.m., Good News Club each Wednesday 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Eolia Mission for children 3 and up, call 633-5015 for transportation, Neighborhood Watch meeting 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at ECCO, Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Dept. meets 11 a.m. the second. Sunday of each month at the Partridge Station, volunteers welcome. Rockvine Baptist Youth meets each Wednesday at 6 p.m., Bible study also at 6 p.m. — bus will run. Call Mindy at 589-6226 or Linda at 633-4948. Partridge Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. the first and third of each month at the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center. Come and bring a guest. Eolia Park Committee meets the third Tuesday of each month at ECCO, 7 p.m.

This week our prayer list includes Seth Collins, Barb Shelton, Stephanie Estep, Raymond Kiser, Judy Branham, Jean Hampton, Lucy Maggard, Lillian and Nora Walker, Kess “Rusty” Halcomb, Ruth Halcomb, Olivia Blair, Jack and Marie Snell, Dorothy Nease, Pauline Murdock 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.

Our address is ECCO, 135 Emily Lane, Eolia, Ky. 40826 or email us at eccotruth@peoplepc.com.

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

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