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Amanda's Column

Berry Promising

This year, our berry resources were and are looking mighty promising. The strawberry plants that somehow had been missed by that blasted buck were loaded with little green strawberries this spring. The abundant clusters were enough to rekindle those eager desires to make strawberry wine, jellies and jams. There was also the hope of even having enough to horde away in the freezer for putting on top of a cake or to use the juice to add to lemonades and mixed drinks. Finally, my two years of strawberry plant toils were going to pay off.


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Shannon County Minutes

Winona Minutes

Shannon County Food Pantry



Mammals: Pine Needlers

Register by July 13

Date: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm or 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Tenth in the series, this month features the coyote. Called the "song dog" by Native Americans, the coyote is known for its ability to adapt to a wide variety of environments. Learn more about this prairie native and complete the next quilt block in the series. This program is designed for ages 16 and up. Attendees under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present. Reservations can be made by calling 888-283-0364 or on-line at www.mdc.mo.gov/twinpines . For further information, call Twin Pines CEC at 573-325-1381.


Wildlife: Nature at Night

Register by July 20

Date: Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

This program starts just before dark at Twin Pines, which is the best time to explore the "night shift" of nature. What is the "night shift?" It is more than owls and bats. Many animals are active only at night. Learn what you can expect to see and hear, then we will head out on the trail to enjoy the Missouri Ozarks after dark. Suitable shoes are recommended. This program is suitable for all ages. To make a reservation, call 888-283-0364 or go on line at www.mdc.mo.gov/twinpines . For further information, please call 573-325-1381.




A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 96. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Calm wind.


A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 93. Calm wind.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.


Sunny, with a high near 90.

Thursday Night

Clear, with a low around 63.


Sunny, with a high near 91.

Friday Night

Clear, with a low around 63.


Sunny and hot, with a high near 94.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 67.


Sunny and hot, with a high near 94.


Thomasville Treasures

Summersville Bookends


Shannon County Health Department Calendar

18018 GREY JONES DR., P.O. BOX 788


573.226.3914 1-800-777-3915

FAX: 573-226-3240

ATTENTION WIC PARTICIPANTS: Our WIC schedule has changed some. Please call if

you need more information.




The Postscript by
Carrie Classon

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


by: Melody Millard

Baby Announcements





Gun Bash' set

7/18 in Winona

The Current River Callers chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) will sponsor a Gun Bash on July 18. This Hunting Heritage Event will be at the Winona Elementary School cafeteria, starting at 6 PM. This is the 3rd fund raiser held by the Current River Callers to support the NWTF Wheelin Sportsmen program.

Tickets can be purchased from Current River Callers committee members prior to the event for $50.00 each or on site. The purchase of a ticket enters the ticket holder in a set of gun raffles with the potential to win a gun until all guns are raffled off. Other raffles and a silent auction are available. Snack style refreshments will be served.

For further information or to contact a committee member for the purchase of a ticket, call Cole Chatman at 417-818-6196 or Troy McAfee at 417-331-4831.


VBS Pioneer Baptist

Vacation Bible School at Pioneer Baptist Church on Old Hwy 60 in Birch Tree will be July 15-17 from 6 to 8:30 PM. Sign up will be July 14 at Wayside Park in Mtn. View beginning at 4:30 PM and includes a cookout and pool party.


I.C.G.M.A. Brings Country Gospel Music

To West Plains Civic Center

Country Gospel Music returns to the stage of the West Plains Civic Center July 18th, 19th, and 20th. It's the International Country Gospel Music Associations 63rd Annual Convention and Awards Show. This highly popular event, which draws capacity crowds to the Civic Center every year, will be celebrating their 10th consecutive year of holding their Music Convention in West Plains. And it's all free to the public!

The event consists of singing all day, each day, by artists, musicians, and groups from all across America and several foreign countries. The music is Country Gospel, Bluegrass Gospel, and Southern Gospel.

Performances begin Thursday morning July 18th at 10:00 am and continue through Saturday evening July 20th. Daytime Showcase performances are from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Evening concerts are at 6:00 pm.

The highlight of the celebration will be the 63rd annual Gold Cross Awards Show, and concert, when awards will be presented to artists in 28 categories, as well as inductions into the prestigious ICGMA Hall Of Fame.

Appearing on stage this year will be such favorites as Comedian Aaron Wilburn, of the Gaither Homecoming series, country legend Barbara Fairchild and husband Roy Morris, Chris Golden, formerly with the Oak Ridge Boys, Bruce Haynes, Gene Reasoner, The Reed Brothers, James Payne, Dan Duncan, The Waymasters, The Tiptons, Gena Roberts Hamilton, Chuck Hancock, Joy Roberts, and many more.

Those attending the event will have opportunities to meet and visit with the artists, musicians, music publishers, producers, promoters, and songwriters. According to ICGMA president Dan Duncan, many musical careers have received a healthy start, a boost, or new direction through the networking opportunities that abound at the convention.

Admission is free to the public. However, tickets are needed for evening concerts. Those free tickets are available at the West Plains Civic

Center ticket office, West Plains Music, Landmark Bank, the Channel 36 TV studios, Subway in Thayer, and Ozark Trading Post in Mt. View.

If you would like additional information, you may call 417-255-9771.




Eminence Library News

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

Letters to the Editor!

Eminence Area Senior Citizens News



EHS Alumni News

Driftwood Outdoors By Brandon Butler

You Don't Have to Hunt to Purchase a Duck Stamp

When President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act in 1934, the Federal Duck Stamp was born. In the 85 years since, it has been a crucial piece of the restoration of wildlife and wild places across our country. Over $1 billion dollars have been collected to impact habitat on 6-million acres of land.


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Eminence School Board

Helping Small Farmers to Expand their Operations

Every tool in the toolbox is an important one to farmers and ranchers, especially when livestock producers continually face depressed market prices, weather extremes and busy schedules.

For producers looking to expand their herd or shop for specific genetics, the Family Farm Breeding Livestock Tax Credit Program offered by the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Develop-ment Authority (MASBDA) may be the tool worth reaching for.

The program provides a state tax credit to a lender in the amount of the first year's interest for loans made to purchase breeding stock. The savings of that first year's interest payment could make a contribution toward expenses like an extra bred heifer or additional feed costs for the year.

"Small farmers make up an important part of Missouri's livestock industry," said Jill Wood, executive director of MASBDA. "Waiving the first year's interest will keep that cash in the farmer's pocket and allow them to increase their herd size, or even assist new producers in making their first livestock purchase. Missouri's livestock industry accounts for more than $3 billion in cash receipts each year and is a major part of our state's economy."

With a large number of cattle operations in Missouri, many producers are still eligible to utilize the program, and MASBDA urges producers to visit with their lenders on how the program can benefit their operation. Steven Luetke-meyer, a fourth generation cattle farmer, saw the opportunity to utilize the program and did just that.

When asked what advice Steven would give other producers, he said using your resources and knowing your capacity was important.

"Anything helps; you can have an impressive income, but all the expenses add up," Luetkemeyer said. "I took the difference and invested it into the principle cost of my loan. Don't jump in too big, too quickly; watch every dollar and remember you don't always need to have the biggest, newest and best equipment as a small farmer. The old fits just the same."

Scott Juergensmeyer, lending officer and vice president of Mid America Bank in Meta, has used the Family Farm Breeding Livestock Loan program to help some of his borrowers start or expand their livestock operations.

"The program offers minimal paperwork, eliminates a cost variable for producers and allows the bank to control all aspects of the loan," Juergensmeyer said.

The program is targeted to small farmers and ranchers that have less than $250,000 in gross agricultural product sales per year and is limited to one qualifying loan per household. The maximum loan for beef cattle is $75,000; however, the program supports the purchase of other livestock as well: $75,000 for dairy cattle, $30,000 for sheep, $30,000 for goats and $35,000 for hogs.

With nearly 100,000 farms in our state, agriculture is Missouri's number one economic driver, with agriculture contributing more than $88 billion to the state's economy. The Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Develop-ment Authority's focus is working with Missouri's agriculture producers and agribusinesses on their plans for the future.

For more information regarding the Family Farm Breeding Livestock Loan Program or MASBDA, visit Agriculture.Mo.Gov or call (573) 751-2129.


WWII Veteran: Ignorance, Indifference Greatest Threats to America

By: Mary Schuermann Kuhlman

Seventy-four years after he saw the flag raised on Iwo Jima, a World War II veteran has an Independence Day message for America: The fight for liberty goes on, and today's enemies are ignorance and indifference to justice.

Ninety-four-year-old Bob Pennoyer saw the American flag raised on Iwo Jima. He describes that moment as embodying the spirit of liberty, as people from different faiths, races and nationalities fought and bled together to defeat tyranny.

From the success of the civil-rights movement to the fight for women's reproductive rights and today's Parkland students speaking out against gun violence, Pennoyer says he sees the fight for liberty continue.

And, he adds, it takes work to preserve our democracy.

"America is an example to the nations of the world, but we're not perfect, and we have to acknowledge we're not perfect," says Pennoyer. "We can do better and we must do better, and the most important thing is to be active by voting and electing people who want to bring the country and the community together and serve the nation."

This Independence Day, Pennoyer is calling on Americans' courage to fight today for the core values for which so many have given their lives - equality, freedom and self-government.

He believes now is a good time to put aside politics and remember the values that unite us.

And what are they, some might ask? The private sector has been vital to creating the country's wealth, but Pennoyer says equal opportunities are needed for people from all walks of life.

"We need the government to ensure a level playing field so the power that's accumulated by big corporations doesn't obliterate the right of small business to survive and thrive in our nation," he says.

He sees another key factor in protecting our freedoms as ensuring that our country works toward peace and avoids unnecessary conflicts.

"While I personally felt that the Iraq war was one of the worst blunders in history, the people who served in that war were willing to risk their lives for the nation," he adds. "And they deserve our highest respect and should be honored and helped when they come back to civilian life."

Pennoyer's generation is often referred to as "the greatest," but he believes every generation has the qualities that will save and serve liberty.

Using a reminder of the WWII America sacrifices on D Day in France, and a historic line from the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" to illustrate the fight against the enemies of freedom, Pennoyer hopes his call to action helps inspire generations of today to do their part.

As he puts it, "I'm filled with hope knowing that, long after I am gone, the people who hear this message, imbued with the millions like them, imbued with the spirit of liberty, building on the sacrifices made by those who gave their lives on a beach at Normandy, will strive to save democracy and freedom as they 'trample out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored.'"


Area Church News


Jack's Fork Country Church

Dave Anderson opened the service with the Pledge of Allegiance and prayer.

Hymns: Open My Eyes, Sweet By & By, Give Thanks

Anniversaries: Bill Jr. & Terry Fullerton, just returning from their Colorado 20th Anniversary Trip! Guests were welcomed!

Prayers: Our long list, our military & families, our country & leaders.

Our communion was led by Allen Akers served by Brian Wallace & Bill Fullerton, Jr.

Nancy Ray led Youth Church.

Tommy Boyd gave our sermon , reading from Psalm 11:1. " In the LORD, I take refuge." We have people shooting at us these days, assaults toward Christians! Go to the Lord when these arrows are coming at you.

Nehemiah 1:1-7. When Nehemiah was rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, he led the Jewish exiles despite the relentless opposition of Sanballat. Nehemiah put all his trust in God! He stood firm & waited for God to make a move. King David learned to trust in God through all of his trials & tribulations. We need to face our problems & turn into the storm! God is our stabilizer. Follow His word! If we choose not to follow the bible, we will face difficult times. Reject God and you will see fire and brimstone! If you don't like heaven, then you surely will not like hell! We KNOW that God can do this. Our country has lost its concern & caring for others! We may yet see ourselves destroyed through nuclear wars! Our country must turn back to God to survive.

If the foundation is destroyed, what can the righteous do? Trust in God! You will reap what you sow. So, build your strong foundation now so that it will not crumble! God will see you through it all! God loves righteousness & wants us to accept Jesus & be saved. In heaven, we will no longer see suffering! Heaven is our home, even when this world ends! Stand firm against the storm & trust in God! Prayer.

Our closing songs were: When We All Get to Heaven & Old Country Church.

Brian Wallace led us in prayer. Have a blessed week!

Black Pond

Birch Tree Assembly of God

Church Faith Tabernacle

Area Church News

Eminence First Baptist Church
Website: www.fbceminence.org


Join us at the "pretty little church with the blue cross on top" just west of the intersection of highways 19 & 106, at our summer service time of 10:00 a.m. The Rowden lads lit the altar candles. Seven youngsters clustered around Pastor David for Children's Time, learning why we are thankful on July Fourth for God letting us live in a free country. The morning sermon, "Scriptural Christianity," was a continuation of a John Wesley sermon but paraphrasing his 1700's language and references. When persecuted we are urged to be even more bold and to have our mind in Christ, thinking like Jesus, which is experiencing the fruits of the spirit. Christianity is to be in our hearts and lives, not solely doctrinal. It first rises in the individual when one repents, turns away from sin and turns to God, putting Jesus on the throne of our heart. Peace then comes from knowing we are on that path. Then, that love is lived out to other people, for God's sake, with faithfulness to others. "Is this beginning to sound like you?" we were asked.

Key Verse, Galatians 2:20: "My old self hs been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." Scripture readers were Alice Neal and visiting Wentz daughter, reading Galatians 5:16-25 and 1 Corinthians 13:1-13. Following a period of silent self-reflection, Communion was served.

Joys announced this morning were Dave and Alice upcoming 50th wedding anniversary on July 13th; Judy Cook is now healed from her shoulder misery (thanks, Rocky); David and Paula thanked the congregation for prayers for family healing. We were happy to have back with us Debbie Foster, friend of the Steins, as well as the numerous visitors this morning, including many far-flung relatives of Brad and Dorothy Williams. A memorial service for Dorothy Isherwood will be at the Fellowship Hall on July 19th. Desserts are requested. The church was grateful for memorial gifts honoring Dan Searcy. We offer our condolences to the family of Gary Piatt. AN


Eminence Assembly of God

What a BEAUTIFUL day our Lord gave us and it was so good to gather in his house Sunday! Vester, Summer, Reese and Thelma Jean were so excited to have Vanessa and baby Gwen with them. Paul's family Gene and Karen and Gary and Karen were in town visiting as well. It's always such a joy to welcome visitors.

Bro. Jones message was taken from II Kings 4:8 "Have we made a room for Jesus"? Elisha didn't just pass by the woman's house but stayed for a time. That is just what our Lord will do when we ask him into our heart. What a comfort and joy to know that all we have to do is "ask". Our Lord is not pushy but patiently waits for us to come to him. Melanie Kerr sang "The Blood Will Never Loose It's Power". Hallelujah! We are so greatly it won't.

Please continue to keep Gene Blake and Mary Searcy in your prayers, as well as Sis. Patty's family due to the passing of her cousin Ricky and the family of Darwin McNew. Take time this week to be a blessing to someone who can in no way repay you. Let's just love those around us and be the example Christ would like to see in us. You never know who may be hurting so deeply.

Our Ministerial Alliance is gearing up for Back To School donations to purchase supplies for our children. What our churches provide greatly offsets what parents and teachers have to come up with to get our kids started. Summer will be over before we know it but enjoy it while it lasts!

Sunday evenings at 5 pm. we are continuing our study on the book of Revelations. Right now we are studying the churches and it's very interesting; almost like a History Lesson. Wednesday evenings we are still in the book of Romans. Our service hours are as follows: Sunday School 10 am., Morning Worship at 10:45 am. Sunday Evening Service at 5 pm. and Wednesday nights at 7 pm. If you have any questions or need a ride please call 573-226-3635.



Mt. View Baptist




Faith Tabernacle Bibleway Assembly

Update church number For a ride from Eminence and Winona call 573-604-0800




Area Church News



West Eminence Christian Church

We enjoyed a beautiful day as we gather ed to worship. We were glad to have visitors from Illinois and other parts of Missouri. Ronnie and Debbie Ipock were our friendly greeters. Gary Colvin and worship team led our thoughts and songs as we honored the Lord and remembered the faith of our forebears, as well.

Jerald Conway led our communion devotion. What a privilege it is to renew covenant with the Lord who loves us so much He gave his life for us.

We lifted up prayers for several who are in need of the Lord's blessing and strength. These include Chris Conway, Jace Stewart, Roger Smith, Roger Barnes, Fannie Kaveny, Morgan Adams, Rock Garden Camps, Discovery Ministries, our nation.

Bro. Allen's message emphazized the faith of our forefathers who helped to establish a nation based on Christian principles. Even Jamestown which was begun as a commercial venture, not on religious grounds, was able to endure because of their emphasis on honoring Bible truths and committiing themselves to prayer often. The early American leaders believed in inalienable rights that were granted by God, not man. They believed in a higher law, the law of God which superceded all human laws. They believed that all men are created equal which paved the way for the fall of slavery and the granting of women's suffrage, among other things.

May we be drawn to those principles which honor God, as well.

We will have Special Needs Camp this week at Rock Garden. The little kids camps are next week.

Winona Baptist

June 30, 2019

You see people wearing all kinds of jewelry, but the most precious jewel you can wear around your neck is the arms of a child—they are more precious than gold.

Without God, all of our work, pleasure, and wisdom are useless, lasting fulfillment comes from honoring God in all we do. We have many "talkers about the word" but we do not have many "rejoicers about the word". Are you doing enough for the kingdom of God? Am I doing enough? Probably not.

Bro. Nick's message wasn't quiet. The 4th of July message I was expecting today, but it was still a good message. I think the pastor does these kind of messages so I have to dig a little deeper in God's word. "Suffering for doing good." I Peter 3:15, but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts; and be ready always, to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear; (Matt 28:19) "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations." (I Timothy 2:5-7) For there is one God, and our mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time. Please read 2 Peter 2:5—Collossians 1:6— (Luke 10:2) And he was saying to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into the harvest." There are so many more scriptures in Nick's message that I don't have room for. This message of (Jeremiah 1:7-9) was his star message. But the Lord said to me, "Do not say I am a youth," because everywhere I send you, you shall go. And all that I command you, you shall speak. "Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you," declares the Lord. Then the Lord stretched out his hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me, "Behold, I have put my words in your mouth."

Please pray for our nation, leaders, police , the homeless and needy, and always pray for one another. Don't forget Sat. July 13 we will be having a church fundraiser at Town & Country. Bake sale and chicken & dumplings. Have a blessed week. Sunday school 10 a.m Worship service 11 a.m.

It is also the season for Church camp, Older Children (3rd – 6th) – July 8-12. Younger children (1st - 2nd) – July 11-12. We currently have 13 attending Childrens Camp. Camp takes place at Van Buren at the Reynolds County Baptist Camp. Pastor Paul has requested prayer for himself and Kayla Ipock as they are going as camp counselors.

Carl and Kathy Mahan had a friend, Jim Larson from Shell Knob, MO, visiting with them today.

We had no one admitting to getting older or being married this week. Our praises were lengthy, which shows our praises to the Lord. We always want to give God the credit for taking care of us on a minute by minute basis. One praise was for the 3 that came to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ during last week's Youth Group Meeting. Another praise was for the beautiful duet of Katie and Drew Bressler that they presented last Sunday. We also praise God for the successful surgery and recovery of Mrs. Martina Plavnick, (Laura Wellinghoff's mother). Our prayer requests were of course for our Children's Campers and Counselors, VBS teachers, staff, and those preparing for VBS. Young Families in our area. Baby Finnley James Taylor, Linda's great nephew born with lung issues, Jim and Diane Larson, Joyce Yahn, Dave Bond, Jimmie Huffman, Cole and Kelly Younger, Mark and Lisa Harig. Also for our President, our Country, and our leaders.

In Matthew 16:13-23 we are continuing with Defining Moments in Peter's Life. Our defining moments come when we see Jesus for who He really is. Peter confesses that Jesus is the Christ the Son of the living God. He has seen Jesus' humanity, now he sees Jesus' Deity. Jesus sacrificed his life for our sin, He set an example for our life, and Praise the Lord, He is returning for his people. Jesus is coming, are you ready, have you received Him as your sacrifice for your sins, If He lives in you, are you living for Him, and will you be living righteously for Him when he does return? Food for thought.

Our breakfast next week will be from Carolyn Carr and Nursery will be attended by Renee Rowden and Audrey Simmerock.

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.

Remember, Because He Lives, we can face tomorrow.

Women of Faith

Women of Faith


Winona Assembly of God

Ladies Fill My Cup Fellowship

Winona Christian Church


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