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The Train Trip

Now that the berry season has at last drawn to a close for the year, we decided to squeeze in a trip to IL before our busy craft show weeks popped up on us. We were looking forward to a change in our demanding routine of canning, harvesting, chopping firewood, weed whacking and the many projects that never cease to end. Going to IL is the closest thing to a paid vacation we may ever have.


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Shannon County Minutes

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Shannon County Food Pantry



Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 69. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable.


Sunny, with a high near 87. North wind around 7 mph.

Wednesday Night

Clear, with a low around 60.


Sunny, with a high near 88.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 65.


Sunny and hot, with a high near 92.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 62.


Sunny, with a high near 85.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.


Thomasville Treasures

Winona Food Pantry

Court Filings


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Winona Board Minutes


Study Shows Dangers of Vaping

Smoking e-cigarettes, also called vaping, has been marketed as a safe alternative to tobacco cigarettes and is rising in popularity among non-smoking adolescents. However, a single e-cigarette can be harmful to the body's blood vessels — even when the vapor is entirely nicotine-free — according to a new study by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The results were published today in Radiology.

To study the short-term impacts of vaping, the researchers performed MRI exams on 31 healthy, non-smoking adults before and after vaping a nicotine-free e-cigarette. Comparing the pre- and post-MRI data, the single episode of vaping resulted in reduced blood flow and impaired endothelial function in the large (femoral) artery that supplies blood to the thigh and leg. The endothelium, which lines the inside surface of blood vessels, is essential to proper blood circulation. Once the endothelium is damaged, arteries thicken, and blood flow to the heart and the brain can be cut off, resulting in heart attack or stroke.

*While e-cigarette liquid may be relatively harmless, the vaporization process can transform the molecules — primarily propylene glycol and glycerol — into toxic substances,* said the study's principal investigator Felix W. Wehrli, PhD, a professor of Radiologic Science and Biophysics. *Beyond the harmful effects of nicotine, we've shown that vaping has a sudden, immediate effect on the body's vascular function, and could potentially lead to long-term harmful consequences.*

E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that convert liquid into aerosol, which is inhaled into the user's lungs. Typically, the liquid contains addictive nicotine, as well as flavors. More than 10 million adults in the United States use e-cigarettes, and vaping has become especially popular among teenagers. While there appears to be some consensus that vaping may be less harmful to health than tobacco cigarette smoking, the dangers of e-cigarettes remain unclear.

*E-cigarettes are advertised as not harmful, and many e-cigarette users are convinced that they are just inhaling water vapor,* Caporale said. *But the solvents, flavorings and additives in the liquid base, after vaporization, expose users to multiple insults to the respiratory tract and blood vessels.*

*I would warn young people to not even get started using e-cigarettes. The common belief is that the nicotine is what is toxic, but we have found that dangers exist, independent of nicotine,* Wehrli said. *Clearly if there is an effect after a single use of an e-cigarette, then you can imagine what kind of permanent damage could be caused after vaping regularly over years.*

This research was supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (R01 HL109545 and R01 HL139358).

Jon boat tours and Big Spring Historic District open house

Join us for modern jon boat rides and open house in the Big Spring Historic District on Saturday, September 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This program is free of charge and all are invited.

Visitors can enjoy a brief excursion on the Current River with a skilled local guide, departing from the boat dock in front of the Big Spring Dining Lodge. Several rooms of the lodge will be open for visitors to view during this event. Park staff will provide tours of this historic structure, which was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. An authentic wooden jon boat and commissary camp will be on display.

Traditional Ozark float trips conducted by local guide services provided opportunities for many early visitors to experience the clear, pristine waters of the Current and Jacks Fork rivers. Wooden, handcrafted jon boats once played a major role in Ozark life and the growth of tourism along the rivers. Ozark residents used jon boats for logging, hunting, gigging, trapping, running trot lines and fish traps. Local entrepreneurs organized businesses to outfit and guide boating excursions after the establishment of the state parks. Jon boat rides were offered at Big Spring near the Big Spring Lodge into the 1980's. These scenic river rides are a fond memory for many. Today, modern aluminum jon boats provide an opportunity for many to enjoy the rivers in much the same way.

Planning for the restoration of the Big Spring Dining Lodge and Cabins is currently underway, and work to rehabilitate these beloved buildings is expected to begin in late 2020. The architectural style of the buildings features local stone and timber construction, adding a unique rustic charm to the area. During the open house, visitors can learn about the work of Civilian Conservation Corps at Big Spring.

Big Spring Lodge is located four miles south of Van Buren, Missouri, on State Route 103. Because the Big Spring Bridge is currently closed for construction, visitors should stay on State Route 103 to reach the Big Spring Lodge. For more information, call 573-323-4236.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways preserves the free-flowing Current and Jacks Fork Rivers, the surrounding natural resources, and the unique cultural heritage of the Ozark people.

Photo caption: Jon boat rides were once a popular attraction near the Big Spring Lodge.


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)


Monday, Sept. 2: OFFICE CLOSED (Labor Day)

Tuesday, Sept. 3: Public Health Services (see services above)

--WIC at Eminence - open till 6 pm (by appointment only);

--Immunizations, Lead Tests, Hemoglobins

Thursday, Sept. 5: --WIC at Eminence (by appointment only);

--Immunizations, Lead Tests, Hemoglobins

Monday, Sept. 9: Public Health Services (see services above)

Tuesday, Sept. 10: --WIC at Eminence (by appointment only);

--Immunizations, Lead Tests, Hemoglobins

Wednesday, Sept. 11: --WIC at Birch Tree Pioneer Baptist Church (by appointment only);

--Immunizations at Eminence office ONLY

Monday, Sept. 16: Public Health Services (see services above)

Tuesday, Sept. 17: --WIC at Eminence (by appointment only);

--Immunizations, Lead Tests, Hemoglobins

Wednesday, Sept. 18: --WIC at Birch Tree Pioneer Baptist Church (by appointment only);

--Immunizations at Birch Tree WIC (call for availability)

Monday, Sept. 23: -- Public Health Services (see services above)

-- WIC at Eminence (by appointment only); Immunizations

-- Diabetes Nutrition Classes by Robin Harwell (call for times)

Tuesday, Sept. 24: --WIC at Eminence (by appointment only);

--Immunizations, Lead Tests, Hemoglobins

--Blood Pressure Clinic at Winona Senior Center at 11:30 am

Monday, Sept. 30: Public Health Services (see services above)

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


"Not Popular*

I was not popular in high school.

Everyone says this. I now realize that no one—not even the most popular person in high school—self-identifies as popular.

Lately I've been getting a lot of Facebook friend requests from people I scarcely knew in high school.

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


Shuffling September...this month is a time of change. School has begun and new routines are in place. Time to pack away the summer beach towels and those white shoes (your can't wear white after labor day, right?) Time to bring out the jackets and think about winterizing the house. Time to say goodbye to a season of life.

Is it just me or did we skip August? Well, lets just pick up right here! Our summer reading program with the kids was wonderful this year. We learned so much about space, the planets and our home planet, Earth. I am truly grateful to the lovely ladies who volunteered their time to read to the kiddos and do crafts with them. I am also appreciative to all the parents/ grandparents who bring their little ones to the library for story time. I hope it created memories each will treasure.

Our *Ladies Who Read* book club continues to be a fun activity each month. We meet the first Tuesday of each month at 4pm. Bring a favorite or recently read book to discuss. Snacks are also welcome. Everyone is invited and encouraged to come. We have a great time discussing books and life. If you have any questions feel free to call the library.

One of the highlights of my job is interacting with the younger generation as they come through the library. I have a couple young volunteers who are so polite and fun. They are hard-working and always willing to help with anything I can think of for them to do. They also give me a chance to find out what the younger generation of today like to read, watch, learn about. I often ask the teens that check out books, what books they would like to see in the library. One young lady gave me a list of mostly classics, one enjoys romantic science fiction, and a few say anything with a good cover! This new generation of readers are a boon to me and to our library. People sometimes worry over the future but from where I'm sitting behind my library desk, everything is going to be just fine. If you know any teen readers, send them toward our library. I love to meet and interact with them, and as an incentive, we have free WI-fi.

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-5pm. Like us on Facebook at Thomasville Public Library. If you have any questions call at 417-764-3603

And all at once summer collapsed into fall.

-Oscar Wilde


by: Melody Millard

Baby Announcements




Friday Sept. 6th and Sat. Sept.7th

7: 00 A. M.---6:00 P.M.

18275 4th street Winona

3 pt. hitch hay spike. electric radiator heater

some tools, mens clothes, boots, and coats

books, puzzles, dishes and more

Will also have homemade jam, jelly, applebutter

salsa ,relish, and pickles

No checks please cash only


Temporary partial closure of several new restroom facilities

Several new restroom facilities at Ozark National Scenic Riverways will be partially closed temporarily in order to allow for warranty repairs during September.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways recently replaced several deteriorating or flood-damaged restroom facilities at various locations in the park. New vault toilets were installed at Rocky Falls, Shawnee Creek Campground, Buck Hollow Access, and Powder Mill. New flush restrooms were installed in the 200 Loop of the Big Spring Campground and the 400 Loop of the Alley Spring Campground. The new restroom facilities are all constructed of cast concrete and designed for use in flood zones.

As part of the original installation project, it is time for any warranty repairs to be completed. The warranty repairs include cracks, scratches, mechanical or electrical issues that arose during installation. In order to allow for repairs while minimizing the impact to park visitors, half of each facility will be closed for work while the other half remains open to accommodate visitor use.

The tentative schedule for repair work is as follows:

• September 9-10 for Big Spring Campground 200 loop

• September 11-12 for Alley Spring Campground 400 loop

• September 13 for Rocky Falls and Buck Hollow Access

• September 16 for Powder Mill and Shawnee Creek Campground

For more information, contact park headquarters at (573) 323-4236, visit the park's Facebook page, or website at www.nps.gov/ozar.


Eminence Library News

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

Ten Trees

100 Arbor Ave.

Nebraska City, NE 68410

For Your Health: Help build a healthier community

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz

Siteman Cancer Center

When we think about improving our health, steps we can take as individuals probably come to mind first – things like: eating more fruits and vegetables, sitting less and seeing the doctor when we should.

And, of course, these behaviors are really important for boosting our health and lowering the risk of many diseases. But one thing often hidden behind the health recommendations we see on websites, or read in columns like this one, is the importance that our surroundings can have on the choices we make.

*Our environment affects how easy or hard it is to choose, and then keep up with, healthy behaviors,* said Dr. Aimee James, a professor in the Division of Public Health Sciences at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

For example, nice sidewalks or paths near home make it easier to walk before work. With grocery stores and farmers markets nearby, it's easier to choose healthier foods over fast food. And if there is good public transportation, it's can be easier to get to doctor appointments.

Many of these things exist because people in the community decided they were a good idea and worked to make them a reality. *We have more power than we often realize to make changes that can help shape the health of the places where we live, work and go to school,* James said.

Big efforts can have an impact. Smaller efforts can, too. Together, they can all help build momentum that helps people in a community make and sustain healthy choices. And the ways you can engage in your community are as varied as you'd like them to be. You could:

- Use social media to raise local awareness about the importance of water bottle-filling stations in schools and other public buildings.

- Send emails or make phone calls to members of the city council about the need for free sunscreen dispensers in local parks.

- Attend a meeting of the school board to support the need for healthy food and drink options in school cafeterias and at after-school activities.

- Contact the county transit office about adding bus stops that make it easier to get to the local medical clinic.

- Take part in clean-up and maintenance events for parks and walking trails.

-Submit an opinion piece or letter to the editor to the local paper about the need for more safe sidewalks throughout the community.

- Work with your employer to organize a lunch-time walking club.

- Coach a youth sports or dance team.

-Run for the city council or county commission.

These can be satisfying efforts, knowing you're helping to make changes that can have a positive and lasting impact for your neighbors, James said. Plus, it can strengthen the bonds within communities. *By engaging with and working to improve our communities, we make friends and acquaintances we never might have met otherwise. We support each other and improve not just our own health, but the health of our entire community.*

Of course, these types of changes can take time. So, patience can be important. But like other things we do to stay healthy, these broader changes can be well worth the effort.

*We can improve the way things are,* James said. *And that usually starts with one person saying, "This can be better. This can change. Who's with me?' *

It's your community'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.



Letters to the Editor!

Dear Editor,

Our "Representative* Jason Smith (R Mo 8th) epitomizes the problem with the Republican party since 2016. The truth has become as much a victim as those killed in the latest mass shootings.

Congressman Smith gave a prevarication filled interview with the Missouri Network at the State Fair in Sedalia this month about mass shootings, stating (among other lies) that assault rifles are currently banned. The assault weapon ban expired in 2004.

I have mixed opinions about the gun situation (I own several) but I am pretty set in my ways about truth, and the constant barrage of lies, misstatements, and half truths that are coming from the Republicans in Washington is totally unacceptable to me.

I'm not much of a church goer, but I seem to remember a commandment about lying. I think it's time for new representation.

Bob Fossey


Dear Editor,

Heading back to school can be a time of transition for every member of the family. The kids are worried about homework, whether their teachers will be tough, and who they will sit next to in math class.

But according to a recent survey conducted by the folks at Three Bridges [https://threebridges.com] — the fresh food brand reimagining meal time with better ingredients — parents are stressed about food decisions as the school year looms.

Some 67% of parents surveyed said that they were stressed out by food prep during the school year and more than half (52%) have already begun to plan. They point to the amount of time to set aside, how best to make healthy choices, strategies for switching up meals and how their everyday schedules will be impacted now that school is starting.

But which states are the most stressed about meal prep? It turns out Missouri ranks #1 on the list with a whopping 79% of parents saying they are stressed about what to feed the kids during the school year.

Here are the top five most stressed out meal prep states: Missouri - 79% - California - 76% - Ohio - 71% - New York - 71% and Illinois - 68%.

However, there are some states where the parents don't seem to be sweating meal prep at all as their kids head back to class. Indiana and Kansas are at the bottom of the list with just 25% of parents saying they are stressed. Georgia is next with 47% and Kentucky just barely tops the halfway mark with 53%.

Additional research from 500 parents analyzed how much time is being spent to prepare meals, rationale for tackling dinner time and the types of choices being made around breakfast.

Three Bridges line of fresh, prepared meals contain healthful, natural ingredients that make them the mealtime partner every busy family needs.

Thank you,

Liza Vilnits

PR Supervisor


Eminence Area Senior Citizens News

EHS Alumni News

Driftwood Outdoors By Brandon Butler

Too Many Choices for Not Enough Fall

Reaching Labor Day on the calendar is like listening to the song *Closing Time* at a bar after they flick the lights on to let you know the fun is over and it's time to move on. Another summer has come and gone. Even though it was great, and you hate the thought of having to endure the long wait before again basking in the sun, you're ready for the comforts and relaxation of fall. Flannel shirts and coffee on cool mornings return to the mix, along with the much anticipated arrival of hunting season


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Discover Nature

At Twin Pines Conservation Education Center in Winona

Eminence School Board



Plant a Few Edible and Decorative Containers for Fall

By Melinda Myers

End the growing season with an extra burst of color and nutrition with a few fall containers. A pot of mums or asters can add color to your front steps and a container filled with kale and greens adds fresh flavor to your fall meals. But don't stop there. Create attractive potted gardens by combining asters, mums, grasses, cool weather edibles and other fall beauties.

Spruce up an existing container by replacing weather worn annuals with fresh fall favorites. Pansies, sweet alyssum and dianthus are just a few annuals that hit their stride as cooler weather returns.

Or plant new container gardens for your fall landscape. Just select a pot with drainage holes and fill it with a quality planting mix. Or upcycle items like a wicker basket, small bushel basket, wooden crate or galvanized tub into a fun fall planter. Just add drainage holes before planting. Or scoop out a pumpkin and set a pot of pansies or ornamental peppers inside.

Use ornamental grasses, kale, black-eyed Susans and Swiss chard for vertical interest. Complement your plantings and containers with garden art, gourds, mini pumpkins and berry-covered branches. Add a mum or aster for a vibrant surge of color.

Include some trailing plants like golden moneywort, trailing lobelia and ivy. Fill any voids with snapdragons, ornamental peppers, colorful greens and coral bells. Just be sure to protect peppers and any other frost-sensitive plants on those chilly nights.

Grow a container of Bright Lights Swiss Chard, colorful leaf lettuce and pansies – the flowers are edible – for an attractive and edible combination. Make your fall centerpiece an edible part of your gatherings. Fill a metal colander or basket with red dragon arugula, red mizuna mustard, red sails lettuce, bull's blood beets and other colorful greens in a metal colander or basket for your outdoor gatherings.

Test your container designs while shopping. Grab a cart and gather the plants you would like to grow. See if the colors and textures work well together. The bold leaves of plants like ornamental cabbage contrast with the fine leaves of ornamental grasses to create a focal point. Repeat colors from the flowers or leaves of one plant to another to unify your planting. For example, use a purple aster or pink mum to echo the colors of decorative kale, pansies or the colorful leaf stems of Swiss chard.

Set containers on the front steps as a colorful autumn welcome. Group several containers together for a garden of containers to display on the deck, patio or balcony. This collection of container gardens is sure to brighten your day when relaxing outdoors or enjoying the view from inside the house looking out.

Go one step further and create a stunning autumn display by combining fall planters with gourds, decorative squash and pumpkins. Use corn stalks or broom corn for vertical interest or as a backdrop. Then include bales of hay to elevate a few of the pots and pumpkins for multiple levels of fall beauty. Dress it up further with sprigs of American bittersweet, grape vines and other fall décor.

A few fall planters can go a long way to help celebrate the transition from summer to winter. The last blaze of color will warm you as the temperatures start to drop.

Melinda Myers has written more than 20 gardening 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 and radio segments. Myers' website, www.MelindaMyers.com, features gardening videos, podcasts, audio tips and monthly gardening checklists.


Missouri State-West Plains to expand RN program in spring 2020

Officials with the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree program at Missouri State University-West Plains will offer additional cohorts for the regular RN and LPN-to-RN tracks beginning next spring.

Amy Ackerson, division chair for nursing and allied health, said 25 students will be admitted for the regular RN track cohort and 30 students for the LPN-to-RN track cohort. The deadline to apply is Nov. 1. Classes begin Jan. 13, 2020, the start of the 2020 spring semester.

To be admitted to the regular RN track cohort, students must have completed Introduction to Biomedical Science (BMS 110) by the application deadline. The regular RN track program remains a four-semester program of seated classes, Ackerson said.

The LPN-to-RN cohort will include an online and a seated option, with each option accepting the top 15 applicants. This *bridge* cohort remains a one-year program, but includes some key improvements for student success, Ackerson said.

The additional cohorts are contingent on approval from the Missouri State Board of Nursing at its Nov. 6 meeting. Board members have granted the university permission to accept applications for the cohorts prior to that meeting, Ackerson said.

Those who would like to apply for the additional cohorts should submit their documentation by Nov. 1. Additional information about the application process can be found at wp.missouristate.edu/academics/nursing.

For more information about the nursing program, call the Missouri State-West Plains nursing department at 417-255-7245.

Join the Arbor Day Foundation in September and Receive 10 Free Trees

Everyone who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in September will receive 10 free trees as part of the Foundation's Trees for America program.

Through Trees for America, everyone is encouraged to plant trees, which benefit the environment and improve the quality of life. With nearly 1 million members and supporters, the Arbor Day Foundation is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees.

Everyone who joins this month will receive one of the following tree packages based on their location: 10 Arizona cypress, 10 live oak or 10 mix trees including eastern redbud, white pine, sugar maple, white flowering dogwood, pin oak, red maple, river birch, silver maple, northern red oak and Colorado blue spruce.

*These trees are carefully selected to yield year-round benefits, including beautiful spring flowers, cool summer shade, spectacular autumn colors, winter berries, and nesting sites for songbirds,* said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation.

*These trees will also add to the proud heritage of your state's Tree City USA communities.* Harris continued. *For the past 43 years, Tree City USA has supported effective urban forestry management across the country and planting these trees will enhance this tree-planting tradition.*

The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting between October 15 and December 10. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Easy-to-follow planting instructions are enclosed with each shipment of trees.

New members of the Arbor Day Foundation will also receive The Tree Book, which includes information about tree planting and care.

To receive the 10 free trees, visit arborday.org/September or send a $10 membership contribution by September 30 to:

Arbor Day Foundation


Area Church News


Jack's Fork Country Church

We were welcomed by our Worship leader Dave Anderson who opened with Prayer and the pledge. Promise read from John 14:18 and Scripture Ephesians 6:10-19. Opening hymns, The Old Rugged Cross, They'll know we are Christians, Give Thanks. Announcements: next Sunday morning the Ladies are meeting at 9:30 am to share and reflect from their devotional Awaken. Additions to our regular prayer list are continued prayer for Rodger Smith, rosemary Keeling, Traveling mercies for Mike n Connie and Bill n Terry. Our Church, Dave's home church in Ks. People in the path of the hurricane, The family of Randy Sandlin, Our Military & families, Our Country & leaders, Our Law Officers safety. Communion led by Allen Scriptures Luke 33-43 and Matthew 6:9 Served by Brian and Danny Ray.Prayer led by Allen, followed by the Lord's prayer. Children*s Church, Emily Wallace. Message by Tommy Boyd. Titled, Heaven: John 14: 1-6 Most people don't think about heaven unless they are facing death. God has revealed a few things about heaven #1 Our father is there #2 Our Savior the Lord Jesus Christ is there. #3 Heaven is a prepared place for prepared people. #4 Our citizenship is in heaven. Rev: 21 A new Heaven and a New Earth. More on this message next time…. Closing Songs Since Jesus came into my heart and The Old Country Church Closing prayer by Brian. thought for the day: The right time..to what is right…is now.

Black Pond

Birch Tree Assembly of God

Church Faith Tabernacle

Area Church News

Eminence First Baptist Church
Website: www.fbceminence.org

As we met for worship this morning, I was reminded that it is Labor Day weekend, the unofficial end of summer. If we accept it, God has given us a gift of eternal life in that *Sinless Summerland*, an old song from the French Family. Our visitors this morning were Dick Kay's daughter and son-in-law Dewayne and Deanna Morton, Doug Twigger, and his daughter Shelby. We were blessed by a special by Sarah Bressler entitled *I Will Praise Him*, she was accompanied by Corrie Mahan and Bruce Bressler. A beautiful song, we always enjoy hearing from these three.

Our message this morning was back to the series in 1 Peter 1:9-12, titled *Our Great Salvation*. Our salvation is worth living for because it is true. We see the inspiration of the prophets and the accuracy of the prophecies. Our salvation is worth living for because it transforms. Examine the work of Christ and the gift of grace. Our salvation is worth living for because it secures our eternity. We have an eternal Hope, Inheritance, Joy, and Salvation. The question is, Is Jesus worth living for? Looking at these benefits, how can anyone believe anything different.

Pray for the nomination committee, pray about where you should serve the Lord through his Church and then when asked say, *I will be glad to serve!* September is our State Missions Emphasis. Week of Prayer is the 15th through 22nd. State missions goal is $2000. No men's ministry this week. Ladies prayer group will be meeting this Tuesday at 1:00 PM. Wednesday's events will be as usual, Team Kids will be at 6:00-7:50. Warriors for Christ will be meeting from 6:00-7:50 PM. The adults will have Prayer meeting will be at 6:30 PM. Other events coming up in our community-All men are invited to the Community Wide Bible Study and Prayer Breakfast held every Wednesday morning at 6 AM at the Methodist Church. On September 15, we have planned a Church Wide Skeet shoot, Pond Fishing, and Potluck Dinner at the home of Max Rader. Shoot and fish will begin at 4 PM, dinner at 6 PM. September 25th will be the *See You At the Pole* event taking place at the EHS flagpole at 7:30 AM. This year's theme is verse Chronicles 7:14. September 29 will be the Community 5th Sunday Sing at the Assembly of God Church at 6 PM. A dessert fellowship will follow.

Breakfast next week will be from Jayne Rader. Nursery will be attended by Kathy Mahan and Kelly Titus.

Prayer Requests 9/1/19,

Wendell and Glenna Smith, Earlin Thomas Family, Randy Sandlin Family, Doc Napier, Mark and Lisa Harig, George Hahn, Law enforcement officers, Jaylee Gettys, Kayla Ipock's mother, and Perry Family.

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.


Assembly of God


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 were blessed to share in worship on this Labor Day weekend. With song and scripture we celebrated the blessing of many who participate in the labor force and fulfill God's plan in so doing. Gary Colvin and worship team led as we sang and celebrated the goodness of the Lord in scripture and song.

Praises include the blessing of the praise and prayer gathering this past Thursday that many in our community participated in. Prayer needs included the family of Earlyn Thomas and the family of Randy Sandlin. We also prayed for Rosemary Keeling, Marie Brandin, missionary training at Discovery Ministries, Fannie Kaveny with medical procedures this week, Wilma Bates moving to new home, people in the path of Hurricane Dorian, those who are dealing with the shooting in Texas, and many travellers.

Bro Allen's message was "Don't Give Up on Church". To do that we set our eyes on Jesus, not the circumstances of life. We let the Word of Christ dwell in us richly. We live out the Word of God especially in Restoring the fallen and bearing each others burdens. We are the family of God, so we serve each other, pray for each other, encourage each other and spur each other on to love and good deeds.

We celebrate with Shannon on her baptism.

We invite all 1st-6th graders to join us for Kids Stop Kickoff pool party on Wednesday.

Winona Baptist

August 25, 2019

Christ showed his kindness by dying for us to guarantee our eternal life. God's kindness should motivate us to love and honor him. When we have experienced God's faithfulness and kindness we should respond by showing integrity, so our lives should stand out from the world around us. We can love and respect the people God has brought into our lives. In so doing, we give and receive blessings. Love is the greatest blessing. Please pray for our police officers, our nation, leaders, schools, the homeless and needy, and always pray for one another.

It was good to have all our visitors today and it was good to see Bro Nick back preaching today. Bro Nick's message was from I John 4:4. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. It is easy to be frightened by the wickedness we see all around us and to be overwhelmed by the problems we face. Evil is obviously much stronger than we are. John assures us, however, that God is stronger yet. He will conquer all evil—and his spirit and his word live in our heart!

Personal responsibility—A living sacrifice to God. (Romans 12:2) And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God. God's certain promise gives hope. (Hebrew 6:19) Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Holy and obedient life (Hebrews 13:9) Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profiled them that have been occupied therein. "God is Love" )James 1:14) But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed, and when lust hath conceived it bringeth forth sin. (Job 1:6-12) God permits Satan to destroy Job's wealth. Read the book of Job.

Happy birthday Eula Reed, Rosie Barnett, Sept. 4, Trinity Norris, Sept. 5. Wish you all many more. Sunday school 10 a.m. Worship service 11 a.m. Have a blessed week.

Women of Faith

Winona Assembly of God

Ladies Fill My Cup Fellowship

Winona Christian Church


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