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Walk-in freezer hooked up, ready to go at ECCO


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

And let us not grow weary in well-doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we do not lose heart. Galatians 6:9

It was so good to be back to work at ECCO. Even though the thrift store was only open on Friday, the rest of the week was spent sorting, organizing and cleaning. During the holidays a volunteer painted the floor in the new pantry and the walls and floor of the handicap bathroom. But the greatest improvement was getting our walk-in freezer hooked up. Due to the lack of freezer space we were unable to order very many frozen food items, but we can now order them as they become available.

We were sorry to hear of the death of Charles Tolover. Charles had been ill for a very long time. We extend deepest sympathy to his family.

During the Christmas season ECCO does several extra projects for the community and county. We would like to thank the following people and businesses for helping us financially through the Christmas crunch: Katie Dollarhide, Dr. Chandrashekar, Atty. James Asher, Sharman and Jeff Chapman-Crane, Pastor Lloyd Mullins, Boggs Builders Supply, Isom Presbyterian Women of the Church, Everidge & Hatton, and Marvin and Jewell Maggard.

Eolia Baptist Mission will be having Bible study each Wednesday starting at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited. Also, the Good News Club will begin meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Eolia Baptist Mission.

Thought for the day: “In trying times, don’t quit trying.” News from the Ovenfork Seniors Citizen Center by Jewell Maggard:

“Hi, seniors, hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with family and friends. That alone is a great blessing. We spent the holidays with our daughter Becky, son-in-law Dean and their cat Ranger. That was a true blessing for us to be together again for the holidays.

“The Senior Citizens Center was closed for two days due to bad weather. The Lord spoke to my heart and said, ‘Don’t say bad weather, but say, I gave you beautiful snow to look at and it also puts water in the ground.’ God is good. Read Psalm 27:13 I truly thank the Lord for relieving me of a cough I’ve had since September and I want to thank everyone that’s been praying for me.

“My resolution for the new year is to walk more in the spirit than in the flesh and be more positive about the beauty of the world and the beauty of all God’s people.

“All the seniors are doing OK. this week. Please continue to pray for them as many of them are in frail health. My sister, Eunice Waddles, is having surgery this month, remember her in prayer as well as my good friend, Joyce Harris.

“Birthdays for the month of January are Ruby Adams, Richard Carter, Tony and Brenda Gross, Linda Short, Mable Gilliam, and Pastor Lloyd Mullins.”

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: the family of Charles Tolevor, Bear Hissom, Curt Sturgill, Jr. Carter, Kess “Rusty” Halcomb, Ruth Halcomb, Mae Maggard, Ralph Crane, Dudley Short, Geneva Tolevor, Becky Dingus, 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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