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Mother Earth arising for spring



Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.

“Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust.” Psalm 40:4.

The past week has brought such pleasant weather. I’ve been enjoying the sunshine while sitting on my deck watching the robins gorge themselves with worms. This is such a wonderful time in nature. There’s a fresh smell in the air as if Mother Earth is yawning and stretching saying it’s time to arise and adorn myself for spring. And how lovely is her gown bursting forth in various shades of green, as yellow, purple and red tulips turn their little faces upward in jubilation.

After several trips to the doctor, Marie has finally gotten relief for her shoulder and arm. Matter of fact, she’s been feeling so good she made a batch of cookies, peanut brittle, and whoopee pies to sell at the thrift store. Everything she cooks is good, but her peanut brittle is the best. She and Sheldon left Friday for a short visit to their home in Pennsylvania.

We’re selling tickets to a roast beef dinner at ECCO Friday, April 8, from 3 to 6 p.m. The cost is $6, and the meal consists of roast beef and gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw, rolls, and dessert. You can eat in or take out. Tickets can be purchased at ECCO during thrift store hours of Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eolia

A few months ago while enjoying a fund- raising meal with friends at the Cumberland Church of God where Ray and Sharon Bird attend, I noticed they had a great looking commercial coffee urn. I ask Ray where they purchased it and he said he’d ask and let me know. I completely forgot about it until a few days ago when Ray called me from Sam’s Club saying he found the coffee pot I wanted. Delivering it, Ray said it was a donation from him and Sharon to ECCO. We are truly blessed to have folks like this as part of our ministry.

I would also like to thank Ray Bird of the Mennonite Central Committee and the Wayne Presbyterian Church for honoring their pledges to purchase a new electric stove for ECCO’s kitchen.

I was so sorry to hear that Karen Morgan died. Karen and I went to high school together and were good friends. I extend deepest sympathy to her family.

ECCO is happy to sponsor the Eolia Youth Group with Kelly Addington and Mindy Boggs as youth leaders. The group meets each Thursday evening from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. for ages 8 to 18. There will be divided age groups for activities provided. They had their first meeting Thursday and I will have more information as it becomes available.

With that said, I will close with this thought for the day: Do not follow where the path may lead — go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Eolia Youth group meets each Thursday evening, 5:30 p.m., at ECCO community room. Bible study each Monday evening at 7 p.m. at ECCO community room. Kid’s Time each Friday at 10 a.m. at ECCO community room. Good News Club each Wednesday at Eolia Mission for ages 3 and up, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department meets the second Sunday of each month at the Partridge station at 11 a.m., volunteers welcome. Partridge Lions Club meets the first and thrid Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center, come and bring a guest.

Our prayer list includes: the family of Karen Morgan, Colettia Estep, Stephanie Estep, Ruth Halcomb, Jessica Maggard, Billy Dixon, Kathy Morton, Gary Gaithner, Johnny Maggard, Lois and Columbus Sturgill, Nora Walker, Don Brown, June Maggard, Ralph Nease, Lucy Maggard, Helen Chapman and Brenda Gross.

Also remember to lift up in prayer our military troops all around the world, our president and the leaders of our country, the conflict in the Middle East, the United States, all the children hurt by war and the ministry of ECCO.

Until next time from the folks at ECCO, God bless. CPR workshop set

The Workforces Solutions Department at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will offer an AHA/BLS CPR workshop at the Whitesburg campus on Friday, March 11, beginning at 8 a.m.

This course offers a successful completion card for participants who earn a score of 84 percent on the written exams and demonstrate AED, FBAO and CPR psychomotor skills

To register or for more information, contact Lyna Cornett, (888) 274-7322, ext. 13047 or (606) 589-3047. Reunion planned

The West Norton Elementary School in Norton, Va., will hold a class reunion for all students on Saturday, June 4, at the Dorchester Community Center beginning at 10 a.m. Those attending should bring a covered dish, soft drinks, and mementos to share. School t-shirts will be ordered with 12 or more orders if that amount is received.

For more information, contact Anita Sturgill, email arthur. sturgill@verizon.netor Facebook, or Anna R. Wells, (276) 679-2096, email annaruthwells@aol.com or Facebook.



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