Whitesburg KY

Summer has not been dull at ECCO


Greetings from Eolia and the Eolia Christian Community Outreach.

“And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure to the end, the same shall be saved.”

Getting the cold or flu bug is no fun any time of the year, but I think the summer is the worst time ever for that critter to bite. That’s what I had last week, and am still feeling some of the effects from it. I’m hearing of other folks having flu-like symptoms, bronchitis and pneumonia.

The volunteers at ECCO have been busy delivering furniture, making a food pick up, and doing the usual job of sorting clothes and helping with the cleaning.

Speaking of cleaning, a big thanks to Liz Sturgill for helping Stephanie when a toilet upstairs overflowed making an awful mess. I was at Pikeville Methodist at the time receiving my treatment, so I missed out on all the fun back at ECCO. This was a job that went above and beyond the call of duty. We appreciate folks like these who don’t hesitate to take on whatever job that needs doing.

We had another mishap when the drain line to the air conditioning unit clogged and the water came through the ceiling, down the hall and made its way downstairs. Whew! So far this has not been a dull summer.

The Eolia Park Committee had its monthly June meeting with Chairman Ray Bird, and Co-chair Sharman Chapman-Crane resigning. The next meeting is the third Tuesday of July at 7 p.m. at ECCO, when new members will be elected to office. Did I mention this has not been a dull summer?

The following information was send by Marie Coleman from the Arlie Boggs Family Resource containing medical information for those who are unemployed. Sounds like it could really be helpful.

“Recently unemployed? Having trouble paying for medicine? Pfizer may be able to help if you are taking a Pfizer medicine, have recently become unemployed, have no prescription coverage, and are experiencing financial hardship. There is a new program call Pfizer MAINTAIN that may be able to help. Have you become unemployed sine Jan. 1, 2009? Were you taking a Pfizer medicine for at least three months prior to unemployment? Do you lack prescription drug coverage? Are you experiencing financial hardship? The application process is easy and straightforward.

“Step 1. Get the application immediately by calling 866-707-2400 or visit www.PfizerHelpfuAnswers.com to download a copy. Step 2. Complete the easy onepage application and mail it to Pfizer MAINTAIN. Pfizer will process your application within two to three weeks. Step 3. If your application is approved, your medicine will be sent directly to your home for up to one year or until you become reinsured, which ever come first. More then 70 primary care medicines are available through this program.

“For those who do not qualify for Pfizer MAINTAIN, there may still be help available through Pfizer Helpful Answers, a family of patient assistance programs for the uninsured and underinsured who need help getting Pfizer medicines. To find a program that may be able to help, call 866-706-2400 or visit www.PfizerHelpful Answers.com.”

With 85 men recently laid off from the Cumberland River Coal Company and having lost their medical coverage, I hope this information will be helpful to all. ECCO stands ready to assist these miners and their families that are facing hardships at this time.

Community bulletin board: Kid’s Time each Friday 10-11:15 a.m. at ECCO, Good News Club each Wednesday 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Eolia Mission for children 3 and up. Call 633-5015 for transportation. Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department meets 11 a.m. the second. Sunday of each month at the Partridge station, volunteers welcome. Partridge Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center, come and bring a guest. Eolia Community Park Committee meets the third Tuesday of each month at ECCO, all welcome. Bible study each Monday at ECCO at 7 p.m., all welcome.

This week our prayer list includes: the family of Debbie Profitt, the family of Edmond Riddles, Bear Hissom, Roger Shelton, Linda Sturgill, Jewell Maggard, Seth Collins, Raymond Kiser, Ralph Nease, Stephanie Estep, Judy Branham, Jean Hampton, Lucy Maggard, Jean Hunsucker, Lillian and Nora Walker, Kess “Rusty” Halcomb, Ruth Halcomb, Olivia Blair, Jack and Marie Snell, Dorothy Nease, Helen Chapman 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, our president and the leaders of our country, all the children hurt by war, and the ministry of ECCO.

Our address is ECCO, 135 Emily Lane, Eolia, Ky. 40826. Until next week from the folks at ECCO, “God bless.”

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