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Amanda's Column

House Cleaning

Well, it's that time of year again. My annual fall house cleaning. It's more than a quick sweep through the house and wiping down the kitchen surfaces, which the place will get about once a day. It's the serious, top to bottom cleaning that I'll give the cabin every spring and fall.


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BBB Warns Consumers to Beware of Scams as 2020 Census Approaches

St. Louis, Mo., October 24, 2019 – With the 2020 U.S. Census approaching, Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises consumers to guard their identity against fraudulent requests for their personal information by phone, by email or in person while complying with official government requests for information.

Census forms have begun printing and will hit consumers' mailboxes in spring 2020. In areas where mail delivery is difficult or nonexistent, Census workers will go door-to-door.

Census forms are short and easy to fill out, and they're safe -- by law, the Census Bureau cannot share your answers with anyone, not even another government agency. The data gathered in the Census is used to determine how the federal government shares its budget and how many seats your state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.

BBB received reports via BBB Scam Tracker of unsolicited callers contacting consumers, claiming to be conducting a survey or census on behalf of BBB. A Massachusetts consumer reported in May 2019 that a caller claiming to be from BBB asked repeatedly if the consumer had moved or was planning to move, then hung up when the consumer said no.

Consumers also should be wary of other phishing attempts involving the Census Bureau. A Texas consumer reported to BBB Scam Tracker in February 2019 about receiving an unsolicited robocall from a group claiming to be the Census Bureau and offering a free knee brace.

Census workers will never ask you for your Social Security number, bank account or credit card numbers. They do not solicit donations, promise gifts or ask you to pay money to complete the Census. The Census Bureau will not contact you by email or phone.

"Unfortunately, while the Census itself is safe and a necessary tool to make sure your community is fairly represented to the federal government, scammers may pose as government employees and solicit sensitive financial information," said Michelle L. Corey, BBB St. Louis president and CEO. "Before giving personal information to unsolicited phone callers or visitors, verify that person works for the U.S. Census Bureau."

BBB offers the following tips to avoid government phishing scams:

If something sounds suspicious, confirm it by calling the government agency directly or checking the government agency's website. Don't click on links in an unexpected email – type the official URL into your browser or do a web search to find the right website. Call a trusted phone number other than one provided by the caller to verify the caller's identity. The official website of the Census Bureau is census.gov; the homepage for the 2020 Census is 2020census.gov.

Don't click, download, or open anything that comes from an anonymous sender. This is likely an attempt to gain access to your personal information or install malware on your computer.

Be cautious of generic emails. Scammers try to cast a wide net by including little or no specific information in their fake emails. Always be wary of unsolicited messages that don't contain your name, last digits of your account number or other personalizing information.

Report a scam to BBB Scam Tracker at bbb.org/scamtracker.

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Four Tips For Flu Season

By Greg Frank, Ph.D.

You know the signs. The thunderous cough. The pounding headache. The full-body fatigue.

It's the flu. Last fall and winter, influenza sickened roughly 40 million Americans and killed 60,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This year's flu season is nearly upon us. Here are four tips to stay healthy.

1. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. People should get the flu vaccine early. Every year, this shot prevents up to 6.7 million flu cases, 87,000 hospitalizations, and 10,000 deaths. The vaccine also helps makes the flu less severe for those who do catch it.

The CDC recommends obtaining a flu shot no later than the end of October. The treatment takes around two weeks to become fully effective, so there's no time to waste.

2. Your mom was right: If you do fall ill, remember your mother's advice. Drink lots of fluids. Juice, Gatorade, herbal teas, and chicken soup can help fight dehydration. Menthol ointments and humidifiers break up mucus and make it easier to breathe. These treatments aren't fancy, but they provide real relief.

3. Remember that antibiotics won't help. Influenza is caused by a virus. Antibiotics, which only treat bacterial infections, are completely useless against viruses.

Not all patients realize this. Many clamor for antibiotics at the first sign of flu-like symptoms.

Such antibiotics won't make people feel any better. In fact, needlessly taking antibiotics increases people's risk of future infections. It gives bacteria an opportunity to evolve and become immune to treatments — a phenomenon known as "antimicrobial resistance."

4. Antibiotics come with risks. Antibiotic overuse accelerates the spread of drug-resistant bacteria known as "superbugs," which already kill over 160,000 Americans every year.

To fight these superbugs, Congress is currently considering the Developing an Innovative Strategy for Antimicrobial Resistant Microorganisms Act, or DISARM. This bill would incentivize hospitals to use antibiotics appropriately and sparingly. It would also encourage researchers to develop new antibiotics. Along with a package of market incentives for new treatments, the DISARM Act could save thousands of lives.

So remember — get your shots early, follow your mother's advice, and don't jeopardize your health by needlessly taking antibiotics.

Greg Frank, Ph.D., is the director of infectious disease policy at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization.

Summersville Bookends

Shannon County Health Department Calendar

HOURS: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm


Public Health: Blood draws (doctor's order required), blood pressures, blood sugar screenings, Immunizations, Lead tests, Hemoglobins, TB tests, Pregnancy tests, Temporary Medicaid for pregnant women, STD & HIV testing, etc. For more information, call our office.

WIC (Women, Infants & Children):By appointment only; see schedule below

Diabetes Nutrition Classes by Robin Harwell, RD, from Mo. Highlands Healthcare (see schedule below)


--Public Health Services (see services above)

--WIC at Eminence (by appointment only);


--Immunizations, Lead Tests, Hemoglobins

--Immunizations, Lead Tests, Hemoglobins


The Postscript by
Carrie Classon


"More Owls"

First, I noticed the owl.

"Peter! Did you see the owl?!"

Our last Airbnb in Spain had a ceramic owl. So, when I found a similar owl—in a similarly inconvenient location—I took it as a good omen.

Carrie Classon's memoir, "Blue Yarn," was released earlier this year. Learn more at CarrieClasson.com

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Carrie Classon's memoir, "Blue Yarn," will be released this month. Learn more at CarrieClasson.com.


Golden November... raking leaves, eating turkey, honoring our veterans. This is usually a busy month for everyone as they prepare to celebrate the holidays. Remember to take time to relax, preferably with a good book.

October offered a chance for anyone who signed up for a new library card to be entered into a drawling for a free book of their choice. Kayla Alford was our winner in the adult drawling and Megan Harvey was our winner in the children's drawing. Congratulations to them both! As I mentioned last month, we celebrated fire prevention week. Tyler Trantham with the Thomasville Fire Department was kind enough to bring by several fun items for the kids such as; comic books, coloring books, bracelets, pencils, and more. I still have several left so bring your kiddos by for a packet of goodies. In other exciting news for our community, the restaurant is now open! I was blessed to have a dear friend deliver me a meal and it was wonderful! It is amazing the way the town is flourishing after the flood. I attribute it the the amount of heart the citizens of this town have. Our October challenge was, "Who could bring in the biggest pumpkin" and our winners were Jenny and Anna Raith. They brought in a beautiful, bright orange, monster pumpkin that would have been hard to beat! Thank you to everyone who participated! Come by the library to participate in Novembers challenge.

As most of you know, the Thomasville Library is located in the old high school building, which is now the Thomasville Eleven Point Valley Community Center. The Center is available to rent and there are often events happening around me. One event that happened this month was that a tour bus came through and enjoyed a catered lunch here. The South Central Culinary Center prepared a yummy lunch for a group of folks from all over the United States who were traveling in air stream campers and learning about our area. One gentleman from Pennsylvania was in visiting and was discussing how fascinating he thought our area was. A bit of a culture shock for him, I think. I also had a couple sweet, young girls in who were students at the SCCC and when they had a break during the day, they would hang out in the library. I was given the compliment (in the brutally honest way that teenagers have) that they loved our library because even though it was smaller than theirs, it felt more comfortable. This made my heart happy. It also made my heart happy when they brought me a delicious piece of the pumpkin roll they made. An upcoming event that you don't want to miss is the Thomasville Christmas Bazaar on November 9, 2019. Check out their Facebook page for more information.

Remember, library cards are FREE! Come get your library card today! (Please bring in a photo id, and a piece of mail with current address to get signed up) Thomasville Public Library is a branch of the Oregon County Library District and is located in the Thomasville Community Center. Business hours are Tuesday 10am-5pm, Wednesday 10am-5pm and Thursday 10am-5pm. Like us on Facebook at Thomasville Public Library. If you have any questions call at 417-764-3603

"Welcome sweet November, the season of senses and my favorite month of all."

-Gregory Lenz


Baby Announcements

Brian and Tiffany Webb of Birch Tree are the parents of a baby girl, Sadie Jean, born September 4 at 6:11 p.m. at OMC. She weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long. Her siblings are Natalie, 8; and Lanie, 6. Her grandparents are Terry and Kimberly Bay, Mountain View; Randy Miller, Urbana; and Joe and Marsha Webb, Mountain View.

Dylan Cleaves and Kathleen are the parents of a baby boy, Dylan Kayden, born September 6 at 7:33 a.m. at OMC. He weighed 7 pounds 1 ounce and was 19 3/4 inches long. His siblings are Keegan, 3; and Konnor, 2. His grandparents are Kevin and Danielle King, Mountain View; Leroy and Stacey Bierbower, Seminole, Florida; and Dennis and Charlotte Cleaves, West Plains.

Brandon Watson and Katie Parks of Summersville are the parents of a baby girl, Presley Dawn-Marie, born September 10 at 12:54 a.m. at OMC. She weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long. Her grandparents are Valerie Rains, Ellington; Kenneth Parks, Ironton; and David and Linda Watson, Hartshorn.




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New Exhibit at the Museum

The Shannon County Museum now has on display a large replica of the Alley Spring quarter thanks to a donation from Robert Harper. The replica is made of silver. It weighs 5 ounces and is approximately 3 inches in diameter. It was issued by the U.S. Mint. The mill at Alley Spring was chosen to represent Ozark National Scenic Riverways on a quarter as part of the America the Beautiful Series. It was the third quarter in the series to be issued and was first available at a ceremony at Alley on June 5, 2017. The mill which was built in 1894 is one of iconic features of the area.

Robert Harper is the great grandson of Charles Klepzig who once owned and operated the Alley mill. His parents were Oscar and Nola Grace Harper. His parents, grand parents, and other relatives lived in Eminence, on Mahans Creek, and in Birch Tree and the surrounding area. He related several stories about himself, his family and growing up in the area in the 1930s and later in a series of articles in the Current Wave in June, July, and August, 2018.

He previously donated one of the replicas to Ozark National Scenic Riverways and it is on display on the second floor of the mill at Alley.

You can see the replica on your next visit to the museum, on Main Street in Eminence. If you didn't get one of the Alley Spring quarters you can exchange another quarter for an Alley Spring quarter at the museum as long as supplies last. The museum is open on the winter schedule, Saturdays 10 am to 1 pm, or call one of the phone numbers on the door for a volunteer to open the museum for you.


Whole Kids Outreach will sponsor its annual Christmas Store during the days of Dec. 12, 13, 16 & 17. To earn a voucher to shop, adults will need to either volunteer for a one hour job or donate $10 per child. Adults may volunteer or donate in advance on Mon. through Thurs. (except holidays) from 9 AM until 2 PM starting Nov 4 through Dec 5. For more information, please call 573-663-3257.






Eminence Library News

New Eminence Public Library Hours: Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Location: Courthouse First Floor.

For Your Health: Help build a healthier community

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz

Siteman Cancer Center

For Your Health: Simple steps to lower breast cancer risk

Please pass the turkey, stuffing and family health history

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz

Siteman Cancer Center

It's that time of year. We're moving quickly toward late autumn, with its falling leaves and longer nights. And that means one thing: Thanksgiving is right around the corner.

It's a holiday that brings family and friends together around a festive meal. Sure, it may not always go off without a hitch. Families aren't perfect, after all, and your uncle Charlie is always trying to stir things up. But, even so, it can be a rare time to sit down with those close to us and just catch up.

And that also makes it a great opportunity to do something really important for your family's health: collect a health history.

"Knowing family health history can help people understand their risk for cancer and other diseases," said Dr. Kimberly Kaphingst, director of cancer communication research at the University of Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute. "And this can help their doctors personalize cancer screening recommendations and other recommendations to reduce disease risk."

Yet, studies show that only about one in three people actually spend any time connecting with their family about their health history. Thanksgiving or other family gatherings throughout the year are ready-made to fix this by breaking out our smartphones or notepads and gathering what's known about diseases that may run in the family.

Doing a bit of homework beforehand can help you get the most from the family's time together. Jotting down the health history you already know and then bringing this to Thanksgiving can help spark people's memories and entice them to share.

"There are a number of helpful online guides on collecting family health information," noted Kaphingst. "The U.S. Surgeon General's My Family Health Portrait (phgkb.cdc.gov/FHH) takes you step-by-step through the types of information to collect. Common diseases, such as cancers, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, are a good place to start."

It's likely not everyone will want to take part in the process, and that's OK. Health is a very personal issue that can bring with it varied concerns and emotions. Whatever information people are willing to share, though, helps build a more complete story. And the more details you piece together and share with your family, the more likely other family members are to share what they know at some point.

Once you've recorded a health history – even if it has some holes – the most important thing is to then share it with your health-care provider, and encourage family members to do so with theirs, Kaphingst said. If a disease runs in the family, especially if it's diagnosed at earlier ages, individual family members may be at greater risk. The good news is there could be steps you can take to help protect yourself. This can include earlier and extra screening tests for some cancers and heart disease risk factors, like blood cholesterol, diabetes and hypertension; medications to help lower the risk for certain diseases, like heart disease and breast cancer; and regular check-ups to help keep track of any important changes to your health.

While most people won't have a health history that puts them at a greatly increased risk of a disease, it's important to highlight any potential red flags. The process can take some effort but is a gift you can give to your loved ones. That's something the whole family can be thankful for.

It's your family's health. Take control.

Dr. Graham A. Colditz, associate director of prevention and control at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is an internationally recognized leader in cancer prevention. As an epidemiologist and public health expert, he has a long-standing interest in the preventable causes of chronic disease. Colditz has a medical degree from The University of Queensland and a master's and doctoral degrees in public health from Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.



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Thomasville Treasures

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Eminence School Board

Letters to the Editor!

Dear Editor,

I am sending this letter in the hope that someone could investigate, notify the public and possibly help resolve an issue with roads being constructed/altered on Missouri Conservation Department lands and also some Missouri county roads.

The issue is, the roads in question are being altered with excessively deep ditch lines. As a result, the part of the road that is safe for vehicle travel is being made narrower. Examples of this can be seen within the Peck Ranch Wildlife Refuge, Peck Ranch Conservation Area, Sunklands Conservation Area, Shannon County Missouri, and County Road 311.

With the road being altered, vehicle travel on these roads is becoming a possible safety issue. Reason being the area that is safe for vehicle travel is becoming narrower and the ditches are becoming deeper. This is resulting in the ditch lines having a steeper grade/incline.

I am assuming that the roads in question are being altered to assist in weather erosion. Recently I drove to Peck Ranch Wildlife Refuge, with the hope of driving the elk tour route. The altered road going to Peck Ranch off of Missouri Highway H, was just as rough and washed out as prior to being altered. Meeting several vehicles on that road, I did not feel the road was safe to travel. As a result, I did not drive the elk viewing route.

With these roads not being wide enough to accommodate two vehicles (in certain areas) at the same time and with the ditch lines being steeper, they have increased the risk of a person wrecking their vehicle. If a person did wreck their vehicle and was injured or even killed (as a result of the drivable area being narrowed and steep ditch line), who would be responsible for the injury/death? Would it be the Missouri Department of Conservation or would it be the Missouri County the roads are located in (for constructing or allowing to be constructed the unsafe roads)?

The roads in question are also traveled by log trucks, travel trailers, RVs and horse trailers. These vehicles traveling the roads in question, increase the risk of injury or death.

How could these roads be made safe again? Could the area that is safe for vehicle travel be made wider, could guard rails be added, another road added – for one way traffic on each road or would the easiest way to resolve this issue be to return the roads to their previous safe state?

An example of them being unsafe is when an individual that lives in Summer-sville Missouri wrecked his log truck (when he met another vehicle) on one of these roads that was altered in the Sunklands Conservation Area. He was not able to pull over enough due to the road being narrow, and the ditch being too steep to safely pull onto.

Also, how many thousands of tax payer dollars have (and will) the Missouri Department of Conservation spend on altering the roads in question?

I have also been informed that in the past, log trucks would not be allowed to take the route (out of Peck Ranch) to P Highway in Carter County Missouri. This was supposedly because one of the previous Missouri Conservation Department director's wife (that live on P Highway) did not like hearing or seeing the log trucks. This made the log trucks take the route to H Highway in Shannon County Missouri. This route had a longer dirt road and was not as safe as the route to P Highway, which increased the risk of injury to individuals traveling the route from Peck Ranch to H Highway.

This letter is being sent to various news organizations, government officials and the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Thank you in advance for any assistance you may provide to help resolve this issue before someone is injured or killed as a result of the roads being altered.

David Neal

Shannon County


Eminence Area Senior Citizens News


EHS Alumni News

Driftwood Outdoors By Brandon Butler

MO Hunting App Convenient Addition

I'm not one to usually offer advice on adding technology to your traditional outdoor pursuits. But in this case, the MO Hunting App offered by the Missouri Department of Conservation, provides so many conveniences, I think you are going to want to add it to your mobile devices.


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Discover Nature

At Twin Pines Conservation Education Center in Winona

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Looking to learn about Missouri Birds and exercise your creative skills using a natural object? If so, join the Twin Pines staff as we explore the world of Missouri owls and use gourds as a "canvas" for painting these seasonal icons. This program is designed for ages 16 and up. Participants under 18 must have a parent or guardian present. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, call 888-283-0364 or register on-line at www.mdc.mo.gov/twinpines. For further information, call 573-325-1381. 

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Plan Ahead for Amaryllis Blooms All Winter Long

By Melinda Myers

Let amaryllis fill your home with flowers for the holidays and keep the blossoms coming all winter long. When you plant several different types of amaryllis bulbs, from both the southern and northern hemisphere, you can be sure to get a long-lasting, colorful show that will brighten your mood and surroundings throughout the winter months.

Kick off the holiday season with amaryllis bulbs that are imported from growers in Peru. As we enter autumn, it's springtime in South America, and these bulbs are eager to start blooming. Pot them up before early November for flowers in December.

Amaryllis varieties grown in the southern hemisphere include deep red Mandela, frosty white Denver, coral-pink Bolero and two-tone Charisma. Combine these impressive blossoms with greens, poinsettias, candles and other holiday decor, or give them as living gifts to friends, family and neighbors.

Most amaryllis bulbs that are grown in the U.S. are imported from Holland, and their natural bloom time is January through March. Exactly when the flowers will open is impossible to predict. The best strategy is to choose a number of different varieties and plant them 3 to 4 weeks apart during November, December and January. This way you will always have flowers coming into bloom.

Plan a winter filled with amaryllis blossoms by referring to Longfield Gardens' article, longfield-gardens.com/article/When-Will-Your-Amaryllis-Bloom, for insight on when different amaryllis varieties will bloom.

Start your indoor flower display with an early bloomer such as Evergreen, which is always quick to break out of dormancy. Its flowers have narrow, lime/chartreuse petals on 20-inch plants. Enjoy the impressive display as each bulb produces 2 stems with 4 to 6 blooms.

Minerva's extra-large, cherry-red flowers have a white star in the middle and an apple green throat. They are eye-catching from afar and spectacular up close. Apple Blossom is a long-time favorite with snow-white petals brushed with pink and a lime green throat. Or grow a double amaryllis such as Double King with layers of burgundy-red petals and up to a dozen flowers.

Enjoy some of the more unusual amaryllis colors and flower styles by planting varieties such as Naranja, with its tropical red-orange blossoms or Sweet Nymph, a romantic double amaryllis with stunning, coral-pink petals. Add elegance to your indoor garden with Picotee. Its 8" flowers are white with a thin red line around each petal.

As winter turns to early spring, celebrate with an explosion of indoor blooms from Red Pearl, Spartacus and other proven performers. The velvety, burgundy-red flowers of Red Pearl have a deep maroon throat that sets off the glittering gold stamens. Spartacus turns heads with its crimson petals and bold white stripes.

Display your amaryllis on a mantle, kitchen counter or entryway table where you can watch the amazing show as the first sprout appears, followed by buds and the spectacular trumpet-shaped blooms. Amaryllis are also beautiful, long-lasting cut flowers.

For best selection, order your bulbs early and store them in a cool, dry, dark place until you are ready to plant. Once you pot up the bulbs and place them in a warm, bright location, flower buds should appear in about 6 to 10 weeks.

Protect yourself from the winter blahs by investing in amaryllis. You can count on their big flowers and bright colors to lift your spirits and ease your way to spring.

Melinda Myers has written numerous books, including Small Space Gardening. She hosts The Great Courses "How to Grow Anything" DVD series and the nationally-syndicated Melinda's Garden Moment TV & radio program. Myers is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine and was commissioned by Longfield Gardens for her expertise to write this article. Her web site is www.MelindaMyers.com.


Area Church News


Jack's Fork Country Church

We were welcomed by Allen in Dave's absence this beautiful fall morning. He opened with the Pledge and Prayer. we were Blessed this morning to have Bruce Bressler to lead our singing with Katie accompaning on piano. and blessing us with a beautiful Special. What a blessing this young family is to our Community sharing their talents and serving the Lord. Great Job guys! Promise John 10;10 Scripture Romans 1:16-17. Opening hymns Ten thousand reasons, Mansion over the hilltop, Sweet hour of prayer. Announcements: Thursday night Nov. 7th @ 6:30 Prayer and Worship Service at the Assembly of God. FCA movie night Nov. 9th 4:30pm to 10:00 pm. All age event. Praises, Sue,Coleens friend is very much improved, giving God the Glory. Congrats to Nobel, Brook and Cooper, Brook gave birth to a Beautiful healthy baby girl, Harper Lee. She is a miracle baby for this family we are blessed to have them as part of our church family. Additions to regular prayer list: Bill Mooney and Family, Fannie Kavney, Emma Bland, Marianne's Sister all recovering from major surgeries. Kenny Parks, Jaylee Wisdom, Brooke Fields, and Dianna Keeling. Prayer by Mike followed with the Lord's Prayer. Special Music by Bruce, Katie and Drew a fantastic job singing, Lovin My Jesus. We celebrated Communion Led by Allen, served by Brian and Danny Ray.

Children's Church with Mike and Connie in Nancy's absence. Message by Tommy Boyd, Part 2. The gift of eternal life is not the result of our good works. After coming to Jesus the rich man asked, "What shall I do to inherit eternal life?" Jesus could see into his heart, he knew the young man's problem was his love of money. After declaring his obedience to the commandments, the man probably thought Jesus would tell him his good behavior would earn him eternal life. This is the same belief the majority of the world holds today. they think if they don't steal, lie, or cheat, and are a fairly good person, then they will one day go to Heaven. But the Bible clearly states that we are not saved by good works but by Grace through Faith in Christ Jesus. Eph: 2: 8-9. Instead of commending the young man for his good behavior, Jesus pointed out the one thing he still lacked. Jesus was trying to help the young man see his sin of greed and recognize that his material wealth was standing between him and salvation. Christ was asking him to relinquish his idol, surrender his life to God and follow him. Jesus loves us even when we make wrong choices. The rich man rejected Christ's offer of salvation for three reasons. 1. Unbelief- He couldn't accept what Jesus said. 2 Self-Righteousness- he trusted in his own goodness. 3. Love of the world- he would not let go of his idol- love of money. Please do not reject God's offer of Salvation. Tommy closed with an invitation to accept Christ, and closed with Prayer.

Closing hymns, I would rather have Jesus and the Old Country Church. Thought for the day, When life seems to keep you down, look up.

Closing prayer by Allen


Black Pond

Birch Tree Assembly of God

Church Faith Tabernacle

Area Church News

Eminence First Baptist Church
Website: www.fbceminence.org

We have wrapped up a busy week with a great day of worship, fellowship, and good food. Even though Pastor Appreciation Month was last month, we celebrated with a fellowship meal after the morning service. Our guests were Kellie Burke and Charlie Bays. Hope they felt welcome enough to come again.

Our message this week was from Genesis 2:18-25, "The Foundations of Marriage".

In spite of the cold weather, our Trunk or Treat on Thursday evening was a success again this year, we treated close to 250 kids along with their parents. It is always our pleasure to serve in this ministry. Thanks to all those who came out to help by providing a trunk and/or candy.

We helped Cole Younger celebrate his birthday by singing to him.

Men's ministry this week will be at 7 PM. Ladies prayer group will be meeting this Tuesday at 1:00 PM. Wednesday's events will be as usual, Team Kids will meet at 6:00-7:50. Warriors for Christ will be meeting from 6:00-7:50 PM. The adults will have prayer meeting and Bible study at 6:30 PM. Operation Christmas Child has begun! If you would like to pack a shoebox or two, pick up your shoebox in the foyer. Return with $9 per box by November 17th. The Community Thanksgiving Service will be at 6:30 PM at the West Eminence Christian Church.

Breakfast next week will be from Carolyn Carr. Nursery will be attended by Rockie and Emily Dailey.

Prayer Requests,

Cole and Kelly Younger, Emma Bland, Danny Ferguson, Donna Counts, Bill Mooney, our youth , our leaders, our community, our schools, our law enforcement, firefighters, and first responders, and the lost.

Come and join us at 9:45 for Sunday School, 10:45 for Worship. Evening worship is at 6:30 PM. We are pretty casual, so come as you are. Pastor Paul's sermons are on Facebook Live every Sunday around 11:30 AM. Go to Pastor Paul Wellinghoff's Facebook page to see it live or to view it at a later time. The sermon is also posted on the Church

Facebook page: First Baptist Church – Eminence.


The people at Eminence United Methodist Church invite you to join us Sundays at 11. We are one block west of the 106/19 junction.

Happy Sunday. We hope everyone got caught up with the hour of sleep they lost last Spring! We celebrated Holy Communion and All Saints Day today. We remembered those church members and loved ones who passed away this past year; Dan Searcy, Dorothy Isherwood, Angel Dillard, Irma Reary-Plantz, Bill Hoffman, Anita Karin, and Carolyn Dix.

Thank you to candlelight helper Maive White. Great job! Maive also shared her knowledge of the history of Halloween during the Children's Time. She also told us she was a wind up doll for Halloween but her key broke so she became a ballerina! Eveline Cox got a perfect report from her doctor and Cheryl Dillard and Sandy have sister-in-law, Bev Hoffman visiting.

Our community is praying for the Kelly and Cole Younger as they make plans to rebuild the Dairy Shack. The community is behind them and willing to help in every way. There is a fundraiser if you would like to help out: Help Bring the Shack Back at customink.com. You can buy a T-shirt or donate.

Hymns this Sunday were Majesty, "Worship His Majesty," "I'll Fly Away," and "Precious Lord, Take My Hand." Scripture was from Ephesians 6:10-18 and Revelation 21:1-8.

The message this week was "The Church Militant and the Church Triumphant." The key verse was 1 John 4:4 "Little children, you are from God, and have conquered them; for the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world."

The Church Militants are those Christians who have put on the armor of God to do battle agains the devil. The Church Triumphant is our final reward in eternity with God, through Jesus Christ. In between are the potential Christians and the children who are being taught to become Christians. The militant church are the Christians working to take what the devil has taken from us. Christians know their enemy is the devil, who is looking for the weak, for those away from the church. The devil uses fear, discouragement, and deception to attack the weak. Paul said the devil is the enemy, not the people. When we put on the armor of God, the belt of truth, and the breastplate of righteousness we keep our faith and our trust in the salvation of God.

God's work is being done on earth. The tools for his work are the Bible, prayers, and the church that encourages each other. We should make those who have gone before us proud. John said we are from God and have conquered evil because Christ is in us. Because He is in us, we can have the promise of Revelation not only when we pass on, but we can have it on earth as well.

We cannot avoid death. Our culture no longer looks at aging and death as joyous like it is in the hymn, "I'll Fly Away." We will be set free and how happy we will be to meet those who went before us and in time, those after us. There is no rush to get there because as Christians, we have God's work to do. Are you ready for finishing the race and are you prepared for the prize of eternity with God? We are Christian militants preparing for the Church triumphant.

"His body, the church, is the fullness of Christ, who fills everything in every way." Ephesians 1:23

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West Eminence Christian Church

It was a great blessing again to gather in the Lord's name for worship at WECC. Tahnks to Ron and Mindy Ipock and girls for being our greeters today. We were glad to welcome several who had participated in the Discovery Ministries hike-a-thon. Gary Colvin and worship team led our worship today with scripture and song in celebration of God's creation and His love in extending to us salvation. Gary also led our communion meditation and we partook remembering the grace of Jesus in going to the cross for us.

Praises include the improvement of Dick Gilman after surgery, Jim Fry after hospitalization, Fannie Kaveny, and Chris Conway. We also are thankful for the largest number of participants, the largest number of miles logged, and the largest amount of funds raised since the Discovery Ministries hike-a-thon began. On the prayer list are included Donna Counts, Emma Bland, Larry Neal, Debra Wethy, Bea Atchison, Leo Beller, Bill Mooney and Janet Kincaid.

Bro. Allen's message was "Mephibosheth of Lo Debar. Mephibosheth was the grandson of King Saul with much to anticipate when he was born. But Saul died along with Jonathan, and the family was exiled. As a child he was dropped and was crippled for life. So he lived in Lo Debar in exile, saddled with disability and in fear of the new king, David. But because David had loved Jonathan dearly, he extended grace to Mephibosheth, restored his inheritance and welcomed him like a son to his table. God's grace is like that to us as well-- have you received it? Or are you a follower of Christ and, like David, extending God's grace to others?

Kids Stop will be this Wednesday for all 1-st-6th graders. We will have cookout at Alley Spring. We also hope many of the 7th-12th graders will attend the game and movie night at the high school gym on Saturday evening.

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Winona Baptist

October 27, 2019

We had a wonderful church service today. We honored our pastor and his wife for Pastor Appreciation Day. it was a very blessed day. We had two people come forward to join the church. I felt like we were in the field of dreams, when we looked out and saw everyone. Churches, don't ever give up. When your attendance is low, have faith, they will come.

Nick and Gail are such a blessing to our church. We need to pray for our pastor and wife every day. Bro. Nick's message today—What are we afraid of? How can we find strength to stand? Trust in God. What we do in this world is preparing us for where we will spend eternity. Ephesians 6:13-17 Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that we may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand. (Read 2 Timothy 4:14, Phillipians 3:18) For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ (James 4:4) Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. (Romans 5:19) For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

Aren't you grateful for such a loving and forgiving God? Please pray for our nation, leaders, police officers, the homeless and the needy, and for one another. Have a blessed week. Sunday school 10 a.m. Worship service 11 a.m.

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