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Soda crackers arrived at ECCO in tin cans


Greetings from Eolia and the Eolia Christian Community Outreach. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. James 4:10

Another full and productive week has come and gone at ECCO. Volunteers bagged several bags of garden seeds and by week’s end they were nearly gone. We still have about 400 pounds of beans and corn to bag yet. The smaller seeds such as lettuce, cucumber, mustard, carrots, etc. are almost gone, but we’ll have lots of corn and bean seeds to give away in the coming weeks.

The same day we made 86 treat bags for the inmates of the Letcher County Jail. Also, ECCO hosted a SWAP group of seven college students from the University of St. Louis.

I’m sure some of you still remember when soda crackers could be purchased in a tin can. Well, we received several cases with our last food order of soda crackers in a round tin like I’m sure our mothers bought in years gone by. These tins are a collectors’ edition and we were happy to have enough to send to the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center for the seniors. Along with the crackers we also sent bags of York Peppermint Patties. We heard the seniors were thrilled with their gifts. This sort of news brings lots of smiles at ECCO. We appreciate Rodney Sturgill for making the delivery to the center for us, especially since it was a large amount.

We would also like to thank Carolyn Couch for so kindly donating two large bundles of paper towels to ECCO. Gestures of this sort are greatly appreciated.

We had our park meeting at ECCO. Plans are still in the works to drill a well as soon as the drilling contractor can do it. We also decided to move our Neighborhood Watch meeting to the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at ECCO.

We want to extend get well wishes to one of our volunteers, Jamie Ann, hoping she’ll be able to join us soon. We miss you, Jamie.

Thought for the week: “You are never so high as when you are on your knees.”

News from the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center by Jewel Maggard:

“Hi, seniors. A few days ago when we had about five inches of snow, watching the birds in the feeder, I thought how wonderful God cares for the little birds. But most of all, how He cares for me by supplying my needs, not just my wants. Read John 3:16.

“Linda Curry said Johnny had a wonderful birthday party with everyone having a great time.

“A lot of our seniors are sick at this time and are in need of prayer. Richard McFarland is home from the hospital but still needs your prayers. We sure do miss Jean Hunsucker and Jean Hampton. We hope they’ll be able to join us soon.

“Orville Collier has been busy defrosting his freezer and having gravel put in his driveway. He seems to be doing OK. Ruby Adams treated us to a great meal at her home. She made us a delicious breakfast of biscuits, gravy, pork chops, fried potatoes, apples, and chicken.

“Seniors to remember in prayer are Geneva Tolaver, Mae Maggard, and Winston Sturgill.”

Community bulletin board: Neighborhood Watch meeting at ECCO the second 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: Lesa Maggard, Barbara Shelton, Nora and Lillian Walker, Lois Young, Bear Hissom, Kess “Rusty” Halcomb, Ruth Halcomb, Olivia Blair, Mae Maggard, Sue Cook, Geneva Tolaver, Jr. Carter, Curt Sturgill, Pastor Lloyd Mullins, Beryl Brown, Dorothy Nease and 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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