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Amanda's Column


Been having some long nights this last week or so with the youngenz being restless. But they're certainly not what's got me downtrodden, even though I am rather sleep deprived. It's this new horrific law that's just passed in New York concerning eliminating an unborn human's life clean up to the moment before they're born! They've legalized killing a child a CHILD; not because they're severally deformed or ill, or in some way endangering the mother's life, even though those reasons don't make it right to snuff out a life either. They are ending these innocent lives simply because- they have been deemed an inconvenience. How low have we become as a nation that we are willing to murder our own children because they are a bother to us!

I'm not at all saying children won't disrupt our lives. Because they DO! Your life is no longer your own and one must sacrifice practically all mind, body and soul in order to raise them. As a mother, you'll endure many years of smelling like soured milk, wearing slobber and drool like it was something in style and toting around a diaper bag instead of a fashionable purse. (Not that I ever desired a fashionable purse to be burdened with.) At some point you may believe you'll NEVER again have a full night's sleep. Having a complete thought and a moment of peace may take years to experience again. Laundry, dirty dishes, cleaning up messes and resolving sibling rivalry will become a fulltime occupation. Going out to eat and enjoying viewings at theaters will slip into the past and naptimes grow to be just as valued, if not more so.

But that is not an inconvenience on our part. It's simply a season in our lives that we should embrace. We are rearing up a new generation! This is a privilege and honor that God has bestowed upon us and we must do all in our power to love, guide, nurture, and PROTECT the little ones that He has blessed us with.

In the beginning they are constant and cute companions. They're a bundle of joy and soon become humorous and delightful entertainment as they learn to clap, sit up, crawl, walk and talk. Watching them simply attempting to master taking a sip of water out of a cup is hilarious. And those improper grammar sentences are so worth hearing as they begin to put their words together. If raised right, those youngenz will grow to become your best friends as adults. Finally, slowly but surely, you'll get your freedom back as they embark into the world to make their mark. A mark that, Lord willing, will be a good one. All because you valued their lives long before they were born and viewed them not just as an inconvenience that could be 'easily dealt with' until a more opportune time.

And with yet another law passed that allows innocent life to be exterminated, why would one stop with unborn children? If it's inconvenience that deems them worthy to eliminate now, what about little toddlers or the elderly? Once they are viewed as too much of a bother to have around, you can bet your bottom dollar there will soon be a law to bring them to an untimely end as well. Once the value of a life, is no longer respected, anything goes. Think of people with Down syndrome; those who are paralyzed, mentally challenged or simply no longer wish to live. If the morals of our country don't shift toward Godly principles, I'm certain we'll see laws passed that will legalize it all.

So as I sit cuddling with baby Ethan and mourning over the lost lives of millions of unwanted babies, I wonder, what can we do? What can we do to stop this madness? Is there any hope? Any hope at all? All I know to do is to treasure the lives the Good Lord chose to give us, and raise them to cherish life, whatever the circumstance.

Shannon County Minutes


For Your Health: Many unaware of key steps to lower cancer risk

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz

Siteman Cancer Center

For a long time, cancer has topped the list of many people's health fears, surpassing stroke, heart disease and other conditions. While cancer is a frightening disease, knowing you can reduce your risk is welcome news.

Decades of research show that half or more of cancers could be avoided with a healthy lifestyle and regular screening. This isn't to say that each of us has complete control over whether we get cancer or not. But we do know that some relatively simple steps can go a long way toward lowering the chances of developing many types of cancer.

Although many people know this generally, they're often less clear on exactly what steps they can take to lower their risk. A 2017 report from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), for example, found that while a large majority of the public knows that smoking and sun exposure increase cancer risk, only half or less know that key behaviors such as being overweight, being physical inactive, drinking alcohol and eating processed meat raise risk.

Additionally, many of the survey respondents believe that such things as genetically modified foods (GMOs), artificial sweeteners, hormones in beef, and food additives increase cancer risk when, to date, there is little or no evidence of this.

"Part of the confusion may be related to the fact that people get bombarded with a lot of information, from the media and other sources," says Dr. Ed Giovannucci, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a panel member on a recent AICR report on nutrition, physical activity and cancer. "So, it becomes hard to distinguish what are important causes of cancer supported by evidence and what are only suspected causes, with little supporting evidence."

Perhaps most surprisingly is that only about half of the survey respondents correctly identified being overweight as something that increases cancer risk. Yet, research shows that it causes about 130,000 cancer cases a year in the U.S., and increases the risk of at least 13 different types of cancer. The only lifestyle factor with a greater impact on cancer rates is smoking.

To help cut through some of this confusion, Siteman Cancer Center has compiled eight key steps that can help prevent cancer. They are built on solid scientific evidence and are designed to be things that most people can do, even if some of the steps might be easier than others.

They are to:

1. Maintain a healthy weight.

2. Exercise regularly.

3. Not smoke.

4. Eat a healthy diet filled with fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and low in red and processed meat.

5. Drink alcohol only in moderation, if at all.

6. Protect yourself from the sun and avoid tanning beds.

7. Protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections, and get kids vaccinated against HPV.

8. Get recommended cancer screening tests.

Compared to many of the wild health headlines popping up on news feeds, these eight ways can feel pretty ordinary. But while they may lack excitement, they can have really important benefits when it comes to preventing cancer.

It's your health. Take control.

The full 8IGHT WAYS series about reducing cancer risk is available at 8ightways.org.

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.


Winona Senior Citizens News

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A 30 percent chance of rain after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 55. Wind chill values as low as 36 early. Northeast wind around 6 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Showers. Low around 49. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.


Showers. High near 66. South wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then showers between midnight and 3am, then rain after 3am. Low around 51. Chance of precipitation is 90%.


Rain. High near 55. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.


Sunny, with a high near 34.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 17.


Sunny, with a high near 41.

Saturday Night

Rain and snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.


Rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 46.

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.


Thursday, Feb. 7: WIC at Eminence (by appointment only) & immunizations

Monday, Feb. 11: FLU SHOTS, immunizations, blood draws, blood pressures, blood sugar screenings


Wednesday, Feb. 13: At Birch Tree Pioneer Baptist Church--WIC (by appt. only) & immunizations


Tuesday, Feb. 19: WIC (by appointment only) & immunizations

Wednesday, Feb. 20: At Birch Tree Pioneer Baptist Church--WIC (by appt. only) & immunizations

Monday, Feb. 25: FLU SHOTS, immunizations, blood draws, blood pressures, blood sugar screenings;

Diabetes Education Classes by Robin Harwell, Registered Dietician, from Missouri Highlands Healthcare (call for more information)

Tuesday, Feb. 26: WIC (by appointment only), immunizations; blood pressure clinic at Winona Senior Center

Wednesday, Feb. 27: NO WIC but will give immunizations


For Your Health: Simple touch-ups for your New Year By Dr. Graham A. Colditz

Siteman Cancer Center

The Postscript by
Carrie Classon

Nearly every day I talk to my friend the tree. There, I've said it.

Every day I take the same walk into the woods; I see changes in the forest throughout the year and, at about the halfway point, I see my friend the tree, waiting for me.

"Hey," I say. The tree greets me. (It's subtle, but I see it.)

There was a time in my life when I might have been embarrassed to admit I talked to a tree. Heck, there was a time in my life when nearly everything embarrassed me. I would stand at my kitchen sink, washing dinner dishes and revisit my conversations from the day. (I don't know why it was always while I was washing dishes, perhaps because that was one of the few times I stood relatively still.) The sensation of recalling something I should have said, should not have said, or should have said differently would cause me an embarrassment so keen, it felt like physical pain.

"Aack!" I would suddenly shriek, frightening the dog.

I'm not saying I am entirely over this.

One day, while explaining something to my tree friend, a trailbike rider came upon us unexpectedly. She looked at me. I could tell she knew I was talking to a tree. I looked at her. I smiled. She smiled back and kept peddling.

I felt that familiar rush of embarrassment start to come over me. But then I thought, "Why? Really, why does it matter?"

I experienced something similar when I attended a new church recently. Because it always seems odd that everyone crowds to the back of the sanctuary, I took a seat near the front. There were kneelers in this church. I hadn't had a lot of experience with kneelers, but was willing give it a try. I got the kneeler down and did whatever it was I was supposed to do while kneeling. Then I stood up.

My skirt remained where it was?on the kneeler, around my knees. I realized I was mooning most of the church, seated behind me.

I didn't even know this was a thing that could happen.

I yanked up my skirt. "Okay, that's settled. I'm never coming back," I thought while fumbling through the hymnal.

But, after my heart stopped thumping from the humiliation, I thought about it for a moment. Yes, I was ridiculous. But did anyone think I deliberately dropped my skirt in church? No, no one would think that. They would think I was a goof, perhaps, and they would not be far off. They might feel sorry for me. They might think, "Oh look, that poor woman appears to have lost her skirt. Should I tell her? No, she seems to have it under control." That's what I would think.

I am now closer to sixty than fifty and, while I still get embarrassed, I have never in my life felt as indifferent to what others think about me. I have finally realized that no one actually cares what I do. If I am kind?if I do nothing to deliberately hurt anyone, but simply blunder my way through life as most of us do?my mishaps and missteps are profoundly uninteresting.

There is a wonderful freedom in this?realizing I am not nearly as interesting to the rest of the world as I used to think, realizing that everyone else is far too worried about how they appear to worry about me.

I'll have to remember to talk this over with my friend, the tree, when I see it tomorrow.

Till next time,


Carrie Classon's memoir, "Blue Yarn," will be released in April 2019. Learn more at CarrieClasson.com.



by: Melody Millard

Baby Announcements

Jayson and Karen Vance of Birch Tree are the parents of a baby boy, Eric Matthew, born January 3 at 12:36 p.m. at Ozarks Medical Center (OMC). He weighed 8 pounds 5 ounces and was 20 inches long. His sibling is Mason, 5. His grandparents are Terry and Geraldine Martin, Birch Tree; Jayson Vance Sr., Eminence; and Janet James, Eminence.

Nathaniel and Samantha Cash of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas are the parents of a baby boy, Waylen Gunner, born January 20 at 5:11 p.m. at OMC. He weighed 7 pounds and was 19 1/2 inches long. His siblings are Ryli, 6; Landen, 3; and Emberlyn, 1. His grandparents are James Cash, Louisville, Kentucky; Christina Nichols-Clarke, Mountain View; Allen Clarke, Mountain View; Sheryl Pummill, Birch Tree; and Randy Day, Mountain View.

John Kelly and Shelly Renegar of Mountain View are the parents of a baby girl Kylin Dylan, born January 23 at 6:54 a.m. at OMC. She weighed 6 pounds 10 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Her grandparents are Cody and Kim Kelly, and Earl and Emily Renegar, all of Birch Tree.





New License Office

The new contractor for the state license office in Eminence is Laurie M. Fleming, who says her scheduled opening date is Jan. 10. Located at 16260 Pine Street, (south of the Shannon County Courthouse and west of Security Bank of the Ozarks), the new phone number is (573) 226-3199. The license office will be open Tuesdays through Thursdays, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.



Making Maple Syrup at Montauk State Park

Feb. 15

Ever wondered where maple syrup comes from or how it is made? Join park staff at the Montauk Spring parking lot for this rare winter program from 9 to 11 a.m., Feb. 15. You will learn how to identify and tap maple trees, collect the sap and make pure maple syrup during this program. Dress appropriately for the weather as it is often cool and breezy this time of year.

Montauk State Park is located 22 miles southwest of Salem on Highway 119 in Dent County. For more information about the event, call the park at 573-548-2225 or visit us on our Facebook page.

For more information about Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites, visit the web at mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.


WIC Program Continues in Shannon County

The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, known as WIC, remains in operation in Missouri. Missouri WIC has received funding to support normal program operations through at least March 31, 2019. The Shannon County Health Center WIC program will continue to hold appointments with participants and will provide the same level of services and benefits. In addition, the WIC state agency has notified local agencies and retailers that the program will allow all benefits issued to participants to be redeemed for the months printed on the WIC checks. Some participants are on tri-monthly benefit issuance; therefore, during the month of March, benefits will be issued to some participants for April, May, and June.

The partial government shutdown and lack of an approved federal budget for the USDA has interrupted the normal flow of funding and information from USDA to WIC state agencies. The WIC state agency is participating in regular calls with USDA to remain apprised of developments at the federal level. USDA has been issuing funding needs surveys and is working diligently with individual state agencies to avoid interruptions to WIC benefits and services.

The state agency plans to issue a programmatic update by February 28, 2019 regarding funding and further continuation of WIC program operations.

Pregnant women, new mothers, and families with children from birth through their fifth birthday can learn more about qualifying and enrolling in the Missouri WIC program by visiting the Shannon County Health Center website at www.shannoncountyhealth.org or calling 573-226-3914.




Eminence School Board

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!

Dear Editor,

Every citizen in the Mtn. View community has needed help at one time or another. More than likely that help came from Officer Ellie Carson. Beyond her capacity as a law enforcement agent she has been a friend and asset to the Mtn. View community. Ellie was the previous Mtn. View Police Department Assistant Chief, current reserve officer and works for the park service.

You might have seen Ellie walking throughout the community, you may have seen her at the gym. You may have seen Ellie at an accident or maybe she was the person coming to your rescue. Whatever aspect you may know Ellie in, she was always the one helping others. Now it is time for us to help her.

On December 28, 2018, Ellie was struck by a pickup truck while she was out on one of her many walks in Mtn. View. An accident that left Ellie with a lacerated liver, crushed hip socket, collapsed lung and broken ribs. After just a week in the hospital and surgeries, Ellie was deemed "too strong" for rehabilitation. Since then she has been at home on her road to recovery.

This road will be a long road. Everyday Ellie is gaining her strength back but she has been unable to work since the accident. On top of the missed income Ellie has already endured, she has many weeks of recovery left before she is able to return to work.

Ellie's friends have put together a fundraiser to help deter the expenses she will incur due to the accident. The Mtn. View Police Department is raffling a Savage Arms model 11 .243 Trophy Predator Hunter XP Kryptek Brush bolt-action rifle and Nikon 3-9x40 scope combo (tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5), Team Ellie t-shirts and have planned a spaghetti dinner/fundraiser on Saturday, February 16.

The dinner will be held at the Mtn. View Community Center, located at 125 East 1st Street in Mtn. View, MO, beginning at 1:00pm. There will be a silent auction until 7:30pm and a spaghetti dinner served from 5:00pm to 7:00pm for $5.00 a plate. The pie and dessert auction will begin at 6:00pm.

If you are interested in donating to the fundraiser or volunteering contact the Mtn. View Police Department at 417-934-2525.

For more information visit the Facebook page TEAM ELLIE/benefit/auction/fundraiser or the GoFundMe.Com page organized by Tom Dresner.

Laura Wagner

Mountain View


Eminence Area Senior Citizens News

EHS Alumni News

Driftwood Outdoors By Brandon Butler

Casting for Recovery - On the water cancer activism

You have breast cancer. Quite possibly, this is the most devastating statement a woman will ever hear. The moment the words register, fear and despair begin to pull on heartstrings. Staying positive is a struggle. Thanks to Casting for Recovery (CFR), some women are finding strength through fly-fishing.

Casting for Recovery is a national non-profit fly fishing program for women who have or have had breast cancer. The mission of CFR is to offer support and education, while providing an avenue for social interaction. To date, thousands of women have gathered together and found much needed relief from their battle with breast cancer at CFR retreats all across the country.

Anyone who has ever been touched by cancer understands how this devastating disease can turn your world upside down. Chances are you know a woman who is fighting, or has survived, breast cancer. You've witnessed her pain, while admiring her strength. You wish there was some way for you to understand what she's going through, but that's a road you have to walk to truly grasp the struggle. Which is why Casting for Recovery is so powerful. These women understand each others' emotions. They feel for one another a sense of camaraderie unattainable by those outside the circle.

Many women who come to Casting for Recovery events have never fly fished before, and don't know what to expect. I often compare fly-fishing to golf. The first time you "play" you're likely not going to be good. But hopefully, you'll have enough fun to play again and again, and again. During each experience you progress a little more. Before you know it, you're setting new goals and trying to master advanced techniques. Don't worry about being good, because in the true spirit of sporting life, if you approach each day with an open mind and an appreciation for just being out-of-doors, there is no way you can fail. Through fly fishing, the women of CFR find an enjoyable challenge to focus on, as opposed to their on-going struggle.

Deb Hire was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997. A survivor who's now in full remission, Deb is dedicated to helping other women fight their battles against breast cancer.

"I attended my first CFR retreat in 2006," Deb said. "I had been fishing my whole life, but I had never fly-fished before. Now you can hardly get me and my fly rod off the water."

Deb found a lot of support and comfort in the women she met at CFR. Many of whom have become some of her best friends.

"We are like sisters," she said. "It's such a healing experience to spend time relaxing and reflecting with other women who truly understand what you're going through."

To offer a great time with no added stress, CFR retreats are free to participants. Funding is a problem though. Thanks to generous support from manufacturers, like Temple Fork Outfitters who produces a special CFR fly rod, the program is growing at a rapid pace.

If you're a woman who has been touched by breast cancer, or you're simply someone who'd like to get involved with Casting for Recovery in a supporting manner, log on to the CFR website www.castingforrecovery.org.

See you down the trail .

PIC: Casting for Recovery is a fly fishing organization supporting those who have or have had breast cancer.



Board of Aldermen Meeting



Thomasville Treasures

by: Melody Millard

February...The month of love! Flowers, Friendships, Feelings. This month is meant for telling friends and loved ones how we feel. Need some inspiration? Read a romance book or book of poetry. Books are full of inspiration for every emotion and occasion.

January was a hopping month here at the library. Everyone had enjoyed the holiday season and now we are back to real life! Our January challenge was to guess how many books are in the library. We had so many great guesses! Everything from 300 to over 8,000. The correct number of books on January 1st was 5,269. We add new books to the library almost weekly so that number will continue to grow and grow! We will have to do this challenge next year and see where we are at. A little trivia for everyone, before the flood of 2017, the library was home to over 12,000 books! When I began working here in May of 2018, we had just over 4000 books. We are growing quickly. So the winner of our January Challenge was...Sue Griffin! Sue had guessed 5237, only 32 book off! Congratulations Sue!

Oh what a gift the library was given this year! Mary Whitworth has donated a rock replica of the community center building to the library. It is truly amazing and a work of art. The detail and accuracy is amazing. When you look into the windows you see the inside of the building! It was constructed of many materials including local rocks, sand, and moss. The project took Mary several months to complete but she enjoys the process. She has also made a rock replica and donated to her church as well as many wishing wells and other projects over the years. Everyone needs to come to the library and have a look at this amazing art project. Thank you, Mary, for such a beautiful creation. It will be treasured by the community for years and years.

February's LADIES WHO READ book club will be on Tuesday, February 5th at 4pm. Bring a book and a snack. Even better bring a friend! If you would like any information just give me a call at the library. Our February Challenge is a Valentine's Day Word Scramble. Our February display is "Blind date with a book" and features books that have been wrapped so you don't know what you are getting! Come check it out, you may fall in love with a new genre or author that you would never have given a chance otherwise! Happy Heart Month, everyone!

Remember, library cards are FREE! Come get your library card today! (Please bring in a photo id and two pieces of mail 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-4pm. Like us on Facebook at Thomasville Public Library. If you have any questions call at 417-764-3603

"You have bewitched me body and soul and I love, love, love you." -Mr. Darcy

Area Church News


Jack's Fork Country Church

Black Pond

Birch Tree Assembly of God

Church Faith Tabernacle

Moment In The Word

Area Church News

Eminence First Baptist Church
Website: www.fbceminence.org




Eminence Assembly of God

Eminence Assembly of God

Early Sunday morning and the bird were singing and the sun was shining. It's Super Bowl Sunday hope your team was the winner! There is someone that is a WINNER every day and that is Jesus! We never have to wonder if he is on our side. He loves us and gave his life for us the arose three days later for us. As much as we may lose with our ball teams; they can only entertain us for a brief time. Jesus is with us all the time guaranteed.

Darlene Eldinghoff taught our Sunday School lesson this morning. She spoke of the disciples in the boat and the fierce wind storm approaching as they cried out to Jesus. He immediately spoke and calmed the wind just like the song "He is the Master of the Wind".

It was wonderful to see Judi and Gusher Yardley and three of their grandchildren with them this morning. They are home for good! Gusher looks so good and continues to credit Judi for his progress. She's a relentless therapist for him and it's great for both of them.

Brother Jones message was taken from Revelation 19:1-6. What Satan witnessed on the day of Pentecost; he saw a fire he couldn't put out, he heard a language he couldn't decode. He saw power he couldn't handle. He saw a revival with results he couldn't change. Folks, we need a Pentecostal outpouring today more than ever!

We sang Happy Birthday and Anniversary to Rick and Karen Krietemeyer and hope the Lord blesses them with many more. Mr. Groundhog did not see his shadow and it's February so we are getting closer to Spring a great time of renewing!

Our communities have lost so many loved ones. Let us continue to hold these families up in prayer. Sunday evening Kay Cunningham sang "Won't It Be Wonderful There" and Jacob Hanger sang "He's Coming Back Again" and I've Got So Much To Thank Him For"; very beautiful songs.

If you do not have a church home you are more than welcome to join us at the Eminence First Assembly of God Church. Our 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

What a blessed day it was as we gathered to worship during our springlike weather. We were glad to welcome Bob Heller back after knee replacement surgery. And we were glad to see Mary Lou Beasley after facial surgery. We appreciated visitors from Cape Girardeau and Willow Springs this week. Gary Colvin and worship team led our gathering with scripture, prayer and song.

Prayer needs included Tabitha Odle, Lexy Johnson, Donna Todd, Grady Todd, Roger Barnes, Kenneth Ferguson family, Daniel Haumesser in Nicaraugua. We were glad to hear that Maxine Fry is improved.

Bro Allen's message was "The Bible-- Game Plan for Life." The Bible introduces God's Standard for living, which is different than everyon doing what they have determined is right. The Bible is a guide for life and can guide our prayers, The Bible is a light to shine upon our path to keep us from harm. The Bible equips us to teach what is right and good, to help turn us around from bad choices and to see the value of good ones. To sum up, the Bible gives wisdom and we all want that.

Kids Stop will meet this Wednesday after school. Youth will visit the nursing home in Birch Tree on Wednesday evening.

Fellowship Tabernacle, West Eminence

Winona Baptist 

Jan. 27, 2019

What a joy it was to be back in church this morning. Our attendance was way down and Bro Nick and Gail had been under the weather, so even though Nick still had a sore throat he did a good job.

I don't know about your family, but I came from a very big family and saying that, it is nothing unusual to have a family member needing prayer every week, and it seemed like for awhile I was asking for prayer for my family every week and two of my dear friends made a remark, isn't your family sick a lot, and as much as we've prayed for such and such, don't you think God has him covered now. That hurt me so bad that now I just won't hardly ask people to pray for any of our needs. I think having a prayer chain is great. But just pray for me. I'm having a hard time getting back into my prayer time. Be careful what the world is throwing at you. Sometimes friends will let you down, but God never will.

We should be people of great prayer. We should be prayer warriors. We should be people who use the ministry of prayer to it's fullest capacity. The highest and greatest calling of christians is the ministry of prayer. If we don't pray for our family, who will?

Please keep our president, our nation, police officers, homeless and needy in prayer and pray for one another.

Bro Nick's message today was 2 Cor. 5:1-10 "Ministers of reconciliation" V.1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. V.7 We walk by faith, not by sight. V.8 We are confident; I say and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present in the Lord. V.10 For we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body according to that he hath done. Whether it be good or bad.

Happy birthday Bessie muldin, Feb. 5, Raven Norris, Feb. 8. Wish you many more. And happy birthday Jolene Shemwell, Feb. 1, and Kagen Shemwell, Jan. 31. Have a blessed week. Sunday school 10 a.m. Worship service 11 a.m. God bless.


Winona Assembly of God

Women of Faith

Winona Assembly of God

Ladies Fill My Cup Fellowship

Winona Christian Church



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