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Recycling saved county more than $75,000 last year


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

Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Proverbs 3:3

After the rain, there’s a wonderful golden glow that makes everything from the red roof of ECCO to the vibrant green bird feeders just burst with color. I notice this seems to happen when the clouds are moving from hues of white, soft gray and pink. The golden glow doesn’t last long until the mist moves in and blankets the fields and valley. It sure is wonderful while it lasts.

On pantry day at ECCO, we were again blessed with lots of help. This was really great because it enabled me to do what I love, which was to cook dinner for a group of 14. Everyone enjoyed a meal of spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, and garlic bread. To top it off, Janie brought two wonderful deserts, a blackberry cream cheese cake, and also an orange cake with a cream cheese center. My goodness, good cooks just run in that family.

The next day at the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center potluck dinner, Ruby Adams (who is Janie’s aunt) highlighted the meal with a delicious truffle of strawberries and pineapples. This family is blessed with gourmet cooks.

Also present for the monthly potluck dinner were County Judge Jim Ward along with Deputy Judge Eddie Meade, Magistrate Bob Lewis, and Gary Cornett from the recycling center.

Gary spoke about the advantages of recycling and how to separate our garbage. Here is the report he presented: Recyclables shipped in 2007 – cardboard, 153.38 tons; mixed goods (paper, aluminum cans, plastic), 184.85 tons. Total revenue for cardboard and mixed goods, $27,523.33. Scrap metal, 406.08 tons, $15,596.90 Cleaned copper and aluminum, 5.31 Tons, $5,368.32. Total tonnage, 749.62 tons; total revenue, $48,488.55 Totals saved in tipping fees, $36.05 per ton x 749.62 tons, total being $27,023.80. Revenue and tipping fee savings total $75,512.35. 2006 totals were 653.45 ton, $24,201.04 revenue. Anyone interested in recycling can call these numbers for more information and they will be glad to help you. Sanitation Department, 633- 9461; Courthouse, 633-2190; Recycling Center, 632-2267; Transfer Station, 855-4527.

Quote for the day: When Mother Teresa received her Nobel Prize, she was asked, “What can we do to promote world peace?” She replied, “Go home and love your family.”

Community bulletin board: Neighborhood Watch meeting at ECCO the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. We encourage everyone to attend. 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: Nora and Lillian Walker, Olivia Blair, Mary Walker, Barbara and Eddie Shelton, Charles Young, Lois Young, Little Ralphie Nease, Bear Hissom, Kess “Rusty” Halcomb, Ruth Halcomb, Mae Maggard, Iona Scott, Sue Cook, Geneva Tolaver, Jr. Carter, Curt Sturgill, 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, 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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