Whitesburg KY

Kids’ Day and Back to School Bash set for July 25th


Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach. “Keep watching and praying, that you may not come into temptation.” Mark 14:38 NASB

This week ECCO has been quieter than usual with SWAP taking off for a week’s break. But we’ve still had much activity with Monday being pantry day and the usual business of the thrift store. Thanks to HOMES Inc. for loaning us their Bobcat, we were able to sell several railroad ties this week. Thanks also to Bobcat operator, Pete Broersma. We also appreciate Sandy King for being available to deliver them for us. It reminds me of that phrase used in the old t.v. series of A-Team “I love it when a plan comes together.” Ruby Adams dropped by ECCO Monday morning and delighted everyone by giving us one of her lovely quilts to hang on the wall of ECCO’s community room. The quilt is a colorful bow tie pattern and it’s just what that big wall needed to brighten up the entire room. Thanks Ruby, you’re a doll.

Tuesday evening the Eolia Park Committee met at ECCO for our monthly meeting. Some work projects were organized by volunteers to begin next week. It was the unanimous decision by those present that in our next park meeting August 19. at 7 p.m. at ECCO, an election will be held to nominate new park officers. All community members are invited to attend. Recognition and thanks were given to Pete Broersma, Jonathan Billet and the New Life Southern Baptist Church for repairing the door to the park’s amphitheater, staining the building and spreading mulch around the playground equipment. The park also wants to thank our Magistrate Bob Lewis for enlisting the help of the Letcher County jail work release program to cut the weeds in our park.

Marie Coleman wants to remind everyone of the following _ Letcher County Kids Day- Back to School Bash, Friday July 25th. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the River Park in Whitesburg. The following will be available. puppet show, free school supplies, fire truck and train rides, pony rides, watermelon eating contest, helicopter and race car, stick pony derby, sack race, and fishing game. Lunch will also be provided along with popcorn, cold drinks, sno-cones, face painting and a chance to meet the WXKQ 103.9 BULLDOG. For more information call 633-3146.

The Eolia Baptist Mission has been bustling with activity this week as Thursday evening ended another week of vacation bible school. The children presented a program and were treated to a ride on the fire truck thanks to the Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Dept. A picnic of hotdogs with Paul Adams’ delicious homemade chili, along with other goodies was served. Hats off to the hard working church folks that have made this possible year after year.

We hear that the recreation center Lively Hope is getting a basketball court built. I don’t know the details, but we’re glad to hear of anything done that will enhance our community. We extend congratulations and best wishes to this organization and wish them success. Thought for the day – “Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God.”

Here is the news from the Ovenfork Senior Citizen Center by Jewell Maggard. Hi Seniors, hope everyone had a wonderful week seeing how faithful God is to us. 2 Peter 3:9 Ours seniors are really busy this time of year. Linda and Johnny Curry have been working up beans, taking off honey and putting up cabbage. Ruby Adams had her son Paul and his family home for a week from Tennessee. Jean Hunsucker’s family is helping her put her beans up. Marvin got all our mowing and trimming done. So far we’ve only gotten one squash from our garden. This is the part of summer I love when we can enjoy all those good vegetables from our garden. Mabel Gilliam and her neighbor Maxine Parsons put up kraut together. Maxine gave me a cabbage head and it was delicious. I made fried cabbage with half and later will make slaw. Elaine McFarland has been busy making zucchini bread. We had VBS at Eolia Baptist and had lots of fun. The kids really enjoyed themselves. All us workers were blessed. Over the weekend we had friends come visit from Letchfield. We took a trip to the Breaks which I think is beautiful, but I think Pine Mountain has a prettier view. A couple of our seniors had unwelcomed visitors this week. Norma Rhymer’s son killed a copperhead close to her house and someone killed a rattlesnake in a ditch near the home of Lena Lewis.

Let us all have a wonderful week praising the Lord.

Here is the Community Bulletin Board for this week. The Neighborhood Watch Meeting is held on the second Monday of each month at 7:p.m. at ECCO. Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Dept. meets at 11 a.m. on the 2nd. Sunday of each month at the Partridge Station. Volunteers are welcome to attend. Rockvine Baptist youth meets each Wednesday at 6:p. m. – bible study also 6 p.m. The bus will run. Call Mindy at 589-6226 or Linda at 633-4948. The Partridge Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Ovenfork Senior Citizen Center. Come and bring a guest. The Eolia Park Committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at ECCO.

This week our prayer list includes – Elaine McFarland, Rodney Sturgill, Gay Sturgill, Stephanie Estep, Raymond Kiser, Judy Branham, Lucy Maggard, Nora and Lillian Walker, Bear Hisson, Kess “Rusty” Halcomb, Ruth Halcomb, Olivia Blair, Sue Cook, Curt Sturgill, Jr. Carter, Marie Snell, Dorothy Nease, Cora Sturgill, and Tony & 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 time from the folks at ECCO, “GOD bless.”

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