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Time for Vacation Bible School at Eolia Mission


PET SNAKE — Don Billett showing Charlie, his pet garter snake, to the children at ECCO during

PET SNAKE — Don Billett showing Charlie, his pet garter snake, to the children at ECCO during “Kids Time.”

Greetings from Eolia and the Eolia Christian Community Outreach.

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born from adversity.” Proverbs 17:17 NASB.

This week the Eolia Mission will be presenting Vacation Bible School again to the joy of many kids in the community. Sunday the church looked so festive with Australia as the theme country. The decorations are just wonderful and I’m sure the community appreciates the folks responsible for taking the time and effort to do such a bang-up job.

Last Friday at ECCO during Kid’s Time, Don Billett, writer and nature photographer, from Lancaster, Pa., did a presentation for the children called “Seeing God Through Nature.”

He did a slide show showing how a caterpillar is transformed into a butterfly. But the biggest hit was his pet garter snake named Charlie.

Don was very careful to caution the children to never go near or pick up any snake they saw.

Marie Coleman is so good to send me useful, interesting and informative articles, which I’m happy to share with you through this column. The following is some great information, which could help us all save money.

“Free Prescription Drug Card Launched In Ky. A new state-wide discount drug card program called the Kentucky Rx Card is being launched. The program, which is free to all residents of the Commonwealth, will provide savings of up to 75% on prescription drugs.

This program has no restrictions to membership, no income requirements, no age limitations and no applications to fill out. Kentuckians can download a free card by visiting WWW.KENTUCKY RXCARD.COM or visit any CVS pharmacy or Kmart location in Kentucky, and ask the pharmacy to have their prescription processed through the Kentucky Rx Card program.

Kentucky Rx Card is accepted at over 50,000 pharmacy locations across the country.

This week the Eolia Community Park was finally graced with a lovely flower bed built around the flag pole and across the amphitheater.

Kester Halcomb, acting park chairman, has been busy for several days making trips to Whitesburg and Lowe’s at Wise so we could have a flower bed in the park.

The stone used has a color and texture that makes it look like it’s been there for years. We sure appreciate all the work and effort Kess has put into this project.

We’re hoping to have mums planted in them before our gospel singing Saturday, Aug. 8, beginning 12 p.m.

Besides listening to some of the best gospel music you’ll hear anywhere, we’ll have a concession stand open with all kinds of food including a full dinner tray. Admission is free so bring a lawn chair and join us for a day of music and fellowship.

Thought for the day: “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.”

Community Bulletin Board: Gospel Singing at the Eolia Community Park Sat. Aug. 8. at 12p.m. – free admission.

Bible study each Monday at ECCO at 7 p.m. Kids Time each Friday 10 – 11:15 a.m. at ECCO. Good News Club each Wed. 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 at 11 a.m. the second Sunday of each month at the Partridge station – volunteers welcome.

Partridge Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Ovenfork Senior Citizen Center. Come and bring a guest.

Eolia Community Park meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at ECCO. All are welcome to attend.

This week our prayer list includes: Malla Addington, Mitchelle Lewis, Denise Bedwell, Don Brown, Bear Hisson, Roger Shelton, Linda Sturgill, Seth Collins, Raymond Kiser, Ralph Nease, Stephanie Estep, Judy Branham, Jean Hampton, 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 From all the folks at ECCO, “God bless.”

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