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Lewis, Sturgill families welcome new baby




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

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have over come the world. John 16:13

The last day of our yard sale we still had about three truckloads left, which were donated to a couple of families in the community. I’m glad to say we did quite well with the sales, and Sheldon has been busy happily buying cement, blocks and lumber. Construction is now underway to build a larger food pantry with a walk-in freezer and enlarge the size of our thrift store. We’re planning to have another sale this fall, Lord willing.

On food pantry day along with the usual food box, we also had 30-pound boxes of frozen rolls and cases of 24 energy drinks to give out. Much thanks to the men who volunteered to carry these items out for those enable to.

We were so sorry to hear that Gale Surber had a stroke after her heart surgery. I also heard that Milburn McKnight has been ill but is now doing better. We ask that you keep both Gale and Milburn in your prayers.

The sweetest sound in the world is coming from the home of Conley and Nicole Sturgill. That sound is the cooing of their baby girl, 6 pound, 14 ounce Mackenzie Nicole Ann Sturgill. The proud grandparents are Myrel and Lisa Lewis and Clarence and Jewell Sturgill of Eolia.

Thought for the day: “Jesus is a friend who walks in when the world has walked out.”

News from the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center by Jewell Maggard:

“Hi, seniors: The Lord has done wonderful things for us this week. Hope all you mothers had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Almost all our senior moms received gifts and flowers. I was blessed with a wonderful mom and mother-in-law. My mom would go swimming with us kids in the river and play games with us, but the most important thing she ever did was make sure we went to church. We didn’t own a car but she made sure someone would pick us up for church.

“Becky came home to spend the weekend with us. She got me and Marvin a George Foreman Grill for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

“Mother’s Day or not, do something special for your mother this week.

“Having a birthday this month is Linda Curry. Pray for Betty Elkins and Iona Scott. Read 1 John 3:18 From the Ovenfork Senior Citizen Center, have a blessed week.”

Community bulletin board: Rockvine Baptist Church youth meets every Thursday at 6 p.m.; the bus will run. Call 633- 4948. Eolia Community Park meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at ECCO. All are welcome. Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department meets at 11 a.m. the second Sunday of each month at the Partridge Station. Volunteers welcome. Partridge Lion 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 open M-W-F 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the first Saturday of each month from 12 to 2 p.m. by Shelly Folley. All are welcome.

ECCO’s cookbook Mountain Tastes & Treasures is available by sending $13 to ECCO, 135 Emily Lane, Eolia, Ky. 40826

This week our prayer list include: Gale Surber, Milburn McKnight, Curt Sturgill, Jr. Carter, Kess “Rusty” Halcomb, Ruth Halcomb. Randy Niece, Dorothy Nease, Lucy Maggard, Ralph Crane, Doug Bird, 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 all the folks at ECCO, “God Bless.”


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