Whitesburg KY

New addition to ECCO almost completed


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

Give and it shall be given unto you. Luke 6:38

We’re happy to say we did very well with our yard sale at ECCO last week. Much thanks to the many volunteers that worked so hard to make it happen. The proceeds will be used to hook up our walk-in freezer and finish up the new additions. This project has been very challenging and at times a bit overwhelming, and I must say if I had it to do over again I would have agreed to add one addition this year instead of two. But at any rate I’m glad it’s almost finished.

We were so sorry to hear of the death of Don Walker. Nora, his sister and a longtime friend, called and told me of his death. For years Lillian and Nora Walker were our neighbors and we dearly love them. Matter of fact, our house sits on the property once owned by the Walkers. We extend deepest sympathy to his family.

I’m glad to hear Pastor Lloyd Mullins is home from the hospital and is recovering from hip replacement.

I was in the hospital myself for a couple of days so I can say from experience, it’s so good to be home. I want to thank those that sent flowers and cards or just called. I really appreciate the prayers and ask that you continue to do so.

I would like to welcome Liz Sturgill and Jamie Zazvorka- Trapnill, the newest volunteers, to our ECCO family. Liz will be working Mondays with me, and Jamie will join Maxine on Wednesdays in the thrift store.

Saturday we were visited by Mike and Holly Bowman, their two children and Holly’s parents from Wooster, Ohio. They come about twice a year from the Wayne Presbyterian Church and bring lots of good things to ECCO. We have Sharman Chapman-Crane to thank for these folks because they’re from her home church and she told them about ECCO several years ago. This time they brought lots of furniture along with toys and clothes. The new addition to the thrift store came in real handy for the furniture. They’ll be returning again in the spring with another load of furniture. Thought for the day: “The best way to cheer yourself up is cheer up somebody else.”

News from the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center by Jewell Maggard:

“Hi,seniors, it’s another wonderful day to be thankful for all our blessings and have joy serving the Lord and people. Read Habakkuk 3:18 There are so many sick and having surgery, but praise the Lord we are all still blessed.

“The ladies are still quilting on the double wedding ring. Marie Snell has been in the hospital but she is doing better. Pat Brock also got out of the hospital. Ruby Adams is still taking therapy for her back and leg and we’re glad to hear she’s doing better.

“We had several join us at the Center for our potluck dinner and we were happy to have everyone.

“Happy birthday this month to Ed Maggard and Jean Hampton.

“Our church news this week – Peggy Sturgill has been attending a revival with special singing, and Linda Curry’s church at Rockvine has been selling baked goods to raise money for the church.

“The leaves are turning a beautiful color which makes me think of the song “God’s Coloring Book.” Everyone have fun this week and may God bless and keep you.”

Community announcements: Rockvine Baptist Church youth group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m.; the bus will run. Call 633- 4948. Neighborhood Watch meets the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at ECCO. We encourage everyone to attend. The Eolia Community Park Committee meets the third Thursday 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 first and third Thursday of each month at the Ovenfork Senior Citizen Center. Come and bring a guest. ECCO’s thrift store is open M-W-F, 10. All are welcome.

This week our prayer list includes: The family of Don Walker, Pastor Lloyd Mullins, Oliver Blair, Judy Sturgill, Bear Hissom, Curt Sturgill, Jr. Carter, Kess “Rusty” Halcomb, Ruth Halcomb, Ralph Crane, Karen Delph, Betty Maggard, Pat Brock, Mable Gilliam, Dale Parsons, Dudley Shortt, Dorothy Nease and Brenda Gross. Also to be remembered 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.

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

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