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Visitors tour Eolia on four-wheeler


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

Do all things without murmurings and disputings. Philippians 2:14

We at ECCO have enjoyed the company of a mission group from the Greenvillage Church of God in Chambersburg, Penn. I think there were about 25 in the group and about half of them in recent years had previously visited ECCO, so it was like seeing the return of old friends. They were very helpful at ECCO, working with us distributing food boxes, scrubbing our porch, painting doors and a sign to go beside the road, cutting all the weeds beside the road on Emily Lane, and much more. And to beat it all, they were so happy to do it.

Maxine Parsons came by on her four-wheeler to bring me a mess of peas fresh from her garden (thanks again, Maxine, you’re the best) and ended up giving several of the gals in the group a tour of our community riding on her four-wheeler. They were as excited as kids waiting their turn to ride.

Liz and Rodney Sturgill, Tony and myself went to Ray Bird’s church for a fund-raiser pancake breakfast. It was really good. Ray was the coffee server, but he took time off to have breakfast with us.

This time of year our ECCO thrift store sales usually slow down due to all the yard sales and flea markets. But this summer we’re doing quite well due to the folks coming across the mountain to visit us.

The Eolia Community Park Committee wishes to thank the county judge, Jim Ward and the following men on the county road crew, Brian Gibson, Morgan Day, Luke Craft, and Shawn Ratliff, for the fine job they did on our park parking lot. This time of year along with the normal use of the park, there are family reunions and birthday parties, and the extra parking space helps a lot.

Thought for the day: “Jesus can turn water into wine, but He can’t turn your whining into anything.”

News from the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center by Jewell Maggard:

“Hi, seniors, as you read this, think about the past week and how the Lord has blessed you. He woke us up this morning and provides us with food, clothing, a church family and friends. He died on the cross for you and me so we could be forgiven of our sins and live with Him in heaven soon. Read Ephesians 6:24

“A special thanks to the singing group Family Circle for visiting our senior center for our monthly potluck dinner. “The seniors went to Norton, Va., for the Senior Best Friend Festival.

“Happy birthday to our site manager, Carmen Brock. We have two new workers at our center. They are Paula Boggs and Sharon Cole.

“Ruby visited her daughter, Jen, over the weekend and returned with items for our inside yard sale.

“My church, Eolia Baptist Mission, hosted a mission group from Pennsylvania with a potluck dinner at the church fellowship hall. We are so blessed to have them come to our community.

“Marvin is such a great help since he’s retired. He comes to the senior center to eat dinner and ends up volunteering to mop the floor or empty the garbage.

“I received a call from my wonderful friend, Marie Starr. She says she and Sheldon are doing well.

“Everyone remember Geneva Tolaver in your prayers. She had surgery on her leg.

“Have a blessed week.”

Community bulletin board: Neighborhood Watch meeting at ECCO the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. 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 include Geneva Tolaver, Vickie Hudgins, Stephanie Estep, Raymond Kiser, Marilyn and Linuel Sumpter, Judy Branham, Lucy Maggard, Nora and Lillian Walker, Lois Young, Rodney Sturgill, Bear Hissom, Kess “Rusty” Halcomb, Ruth Halcomb, Olivia Blair, Curt Sturgill, Jr. Carter, Beryl Brown, Marie Snell, 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 by writing to ECCO, 135 Emily Lane, Eolia, Ky. 40826. Our e-mail address is eccotruth@peoplepc.com.

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

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