Whitesburg KY

More raising gardens this year


Greetings from Eolia and the Eolia Christian Community Outreach.

A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit. Proverbs 29:23

With the help of volunteers, we at ECCO finally bagged all those garden seeds. We still have several bags of half runners, garden beans and hybrid sweet corn, but the way they’ve been going, this week will finish them out.

Ray Bird and Stephanie Brosema helped bagged seeds one day, and Jamie Ann and her mother, Kelly, finished the job. I think maybe this year folks are planting more gardens because the seeds are going so much quicker. Last year we had so many seeds left over we sent several bags to Harlan county to be distributed by ARM.

We were visited by Paul Swartz and Robert Lewis from the First Baptist Church of Vandilia, Ohio. They came with a trailer and truckload of items for our thrift store from the folks in their church. We certainly appreciate this church for considering us in their giving. I especially thank the five volunteers who worked so hard helping to unload. That was quite a task.

I want to remind everyone that our Neighborhood Watch meeting has been changed to the second Monday of each month, making our next meeting April 14 at 7 p.m. at ECCO. We urge everyone to attend.

While at the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center, Frances Ryan told us that her sister-in-law, Barb, is doing really well with her chemo treatments. Tony was recently diagnosed with kidney cancer. We ask that everyone lift Barb and Tony up in prayer.

Thought for the day: “The Lord can do great things through those who don’t care who gets the credit.”

News from the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center by Jewel Maggard:

“Hi seniors, did everyone have a wonderful Easter? Hope everyone was able to attend church and be with their family. As I talk to the Lord each day I am comforted by his presence. The Lord is good and a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him. Read Nahum 1:7.

“Norma Rhymer had lots of family members for dinner Easter Sunday. Ruby Adams hosted a group of 35 for Easter dinner. She attended church at the Eolia Mission with family members. Ruby is such a good cook we tell her she needs to write her own recipe book. Some of our other seniors attended Rockvine Church for a sunrise service.

“It’s so good to see the Easter lilies in bloom and the weeping willow trees are beginning to turn green. I’ve also noticed the little finch birds are beginning to turn bright yellow.

“I was happy to receive a call from my best friend, Ella, from Blackburg, Va., and learn she is doing fine.

“Everyone have a happy week talking with family and friends.”

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 Thursday at 6 p.m.; the bus will run. Call 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: Whitney Halcomb (age 8), Barbara Shelton, Nora and Lillian Walker, Lois Young, Bear Hissom, Kess “Rusty” Halcomb, Olivia Blair, Mae Maggard, Sue Cook, Ruth Halcomb, Geneva Tolaver, Jr. Carter, Curt Sturgill, Pastor Lloyd Mullins, Beryl Brown, Dorothy Nease, Tony 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 at ECCO, 135 Emily Lane, Eolia, Ky. 40826 or eccotruth@peoplepc.com.

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

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