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March is an unpredicatable month


Greetings from Eolia and the Eolia Christian Community Outreach.

“For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.” James 4:14 NKJV

March is such an unpredictable month weatherwise. One week we’re enjoying temperatures in the 70s and the next week it’s snowing. So is the case as I sit here writing today. The pine trees on the hill behind our cabin are drooping with their heavy mantle of snow, while just last week I noticed the wild onions were making their yearly entrance in the neighbors’ yard and the daffodils were peeking through.

The month of March reminds me of a play by Shakespeare I saw years ago at the Barter Theater called “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar”. One of the famous lines in the play came from the soothsayer Titus Vestricius Spurinna warning Caesar to “Beware the Ides of March.” While this sounds like an ominous warning, the word “ides” comes from the Latin word that means to divide or the middle of the month. So hopefully winter’s worst is behind us and the rest of March will be warm and pleasant.

We at ECCO wish to thank Maurice Royster, manager of Government Relations for Equitable Productions and the EQT Foundation, for recently awarding a grant to ECCO for $15,000. This grant will enable us to continue funding the programs already in progress as well as others.

I’m glad to hear Oliver Sexton is recovering well from his surgery and is expected to make a full recovery.

A lot of folks in the community are down with the stomach bug or have the flu. So far (knock on wood) Tony and I have avoided both.

We at ECCO recently enjoyed a visit from Don and Florence Billet from Lancaster County, Penn. Don brought several 16×20 framed nature photos taken in Letcher and Lancaster counties to hang upstairs in the new apartment. Don is truly a gifted photographer and his work is admired by all ages. I bought two prints while Emily bought two for her room.

Folks are asking about the garden seeds we receive each year and all I know is they will be here, but I don’t know the exact day. From what I hear there are going to be a lot of gardens raised this year.

Thought for the day: “Life is a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you can only spend it once.”

News from the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center by Jewell Maggard:

“Hi seniors. I often think about Jesus and His love for me as well as everyone in the world. He hears our prayers and answers them, not always as we expect or when we expect, supplies all our needs, and loves us even when we fail Him. What greater love is there? Read Psalm 37:4

“Deputy Eugene from the Sheriff ‘s Department visited us for our monthly potluck dinner and gave a very insightful talk on identify theft.

“This month we have four birthdays, Mae Lewis who is 90 years young, Peggy Sturgill, Marvilene Quillen, and Marvin Maggard.

UR PURCHASE “Please remember to

pray for Norma Rhymer since she just lost her daughter, Gloria Adams.

“Linda Curry wants to inform everyone that Rockvine will no longer be having Youth Group meetings. We all need to remember our youth in prayer since they are the future.

“Darlene Sturgill fell and broke her arm so let’s remember her in prayer also.

“We went to visit Becky and Dean over the weekend and the weather was perfect.

AY, MARCH Since it was Dean’s birthday as well as Marvin’s, I bought them a beautiful birthday cake at Wal-Mart. We all got a big laugh over the cake because it was decorated in pink. But it was on sale and I simply couldn’t resist a good deal. The cake was still delicious.

“Let us all love Jesus more today then we did yesterday.”

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 Department meets 11 a.m. the second Sunday of each month at the Partridge Station. Volunteers welcome. 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. Bible study at ECCO every Monday evening at 7 p.m. All welcome.

This week our prayer includes: Oliver Sexton, Mable Gilliam, Bear Hissom, Donna Shelton, Seth Collins, Barb Shelton, Stephanie Estep, Raymond Kiser, Judy Branham, Jean Hampton, Lucy Maggard, Jean Hunsucker, Lillian and Nora Walker, Kess “Rusty” Halcomb, Ruth Halcomb, Olivia Blair, Jack and Marie Snell, Sheldon Starr, Dorothy Nease 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, our president and 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. Until next time week from the folks at ECCO, “God bless.”

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