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Amanda's Column

Watermelon Adventure

During the beginning of the summer while in town I spied some watermelons that were decently priced. Naturally I snagged the largest one in the bin. I had big plans for that big fruit! Some of it would take care of our evening meal and the rest…went towards wine! This would be my first attempt at making watermelon wine but I'd read it could be done the same way I'd made last year's wine.

However, as I was making my purchase I decided to ignore the fact that we were still having to carry all our groceries a half-mile in because the 4x4 drive was still out on all three of our rigs. I barely made it across the first creek crossing and was already having difficulties with the big round fruit. Eli was in his wrap in front of me so it wasn't like I could cradle the melon in my arms. I'd swap it from one shoulder to the next and even tried using my head to carry some of its weight at times, but it wasn't working out.

Eventually Eli got evicted and with Doug's help we wedged the watermelon into the baby wrap. I suddenly took on the appearance of a nine-month pregnant mama as I toted little Eli on my hip. Hava and Will carried what they could of the groceries and Doug had his load and Sam in hand. It took awhile, but we finally made it home just in time for dinner. I sliced up the monstrous melon and we ate our fill.

The following morning I chunked up the rest of the fruit into a big plastic bucket, added sugar and water and then set it aside to do whatever it is that fermenting fruit does as it becomes delicious wine.

Two days later, as I rounded the corner in the cabin I detected something oozing from underneath the bulging lid of my bucket. I pulled up the lid, which excitedly hissed at me, and found that my watermelon concoction had turned into a thick, foamy, slime! It was like something used in a horror movie which involved a villain suffering from a horrendous cold which would eventually lead to his death.

I had left plenty of room in the bucket to allow for some expansion which wine will do as it ferments, but that space was long gone. I'd never had this sort of trouble with my previous wines, but perhaps watermelon does things differently. It still smelled like wine. But good grief, the slime was so thick I could have taken out some bad guys with it by using the stuff in a sling shot!

Doug encouraged me to stick it out so I continued to stir it twice a day. At one point I had to move the bucket outside because the frothing ooze was rising faster than I could keep it stirred down. After it seemed to subside, I relocated my bucket into our bathtub where everyone keeps their fermenting creations. It was easier to maintain the mess and it was the coolest area in the cabin.

At last the time arrived when the wine should be ready to be bottle. I scooped out the gooey fruit chunks and poured some of the thick liquid into a glass. I watered it down a bit to make the substance passable but then couldn't bring myself to drink it. So I waited for Doug to get home from town and had him taste test it. He said the taste was OK, but it was the texture that needed help. He suggested that with some additional attention it could be made tolerable, but by now I had lost all interest in the stuff. I stuck it in a corner to ignore for a few days and then finally hauled it to the garden and dumped it.

I'm bound to experience some failures as I take on this new wine adventure but I'm determined to learn all the dos and don'ts throughout the process. As I started reading up more on making watermelon wine, I found it can be a touchy fruit to use. There's a lot that can go wrong. Before I'd learned this though, I'd started another batch a week after the first. This one however, seems to be doing fine. No frothing invasion and expanding clean out of its restricted boundaries.

The only thing I know that was different between the two batches was one watermelon was a seedless and the other wasn't. The one with seeds is the one that seems to be turning out. So perhaps it had nothing to do with temps, amounts of air space, or the way I was holding my eyebrows and little toe as I stirred it all together. Perhaps it had something to do with the genetic alteration of the fruit. Who knows! I'm sure I'll get it all figured out forty years from now if I keep at it.

Shannon County Minutes

Jeff called the meeting to order Monday, July 31, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Members Present: Jeff Cowen, Presiding Commissioner

Dale Counts, Northern Commissioner

Herman Kelly, Southern Commissioner

Shelly McAfee, County Clerk

Visitors: Jimile Voyles and Jim Anderson

Commission approved the run-ons and abates to the personal and real estate property valuations prepared by the Assessor's office. (D-Y, H-Y, J-Y)

Commission approved the invoices presented for payment. (D-Y, H-Y, J-Y)

Jimile Voyles, Assessor, presented information for new yearly aerial imaging requiring a five year contract through Clear Basin.

Jim Anderson, Eminence City Mayor, asked if the county would have any interest in the large tank filled with used oil that floated off the stand during the flood. Group discussed options of moving the tank to another location or setting it back on the stand.

Commission received the following propane bids:

Jacks Fork Propane $1.039

Ferrellgas $1.09

Rivertown Propane, LLC $1.299

Herman motions to approve the bid of $1.039 from Jacks Fork Propane. Dale seconds the motion. Motion carries with all in favor. (D-Y, H-Y, J-Y)

Dale motions to approve the minutes of July 24th, 2017. Herman seconds the motion. Motion carries with all in favor. (D-Y, H-Y, J-Y)

Being no further business, Herman motions to adjourn the meeting at 12:00 p.m. Dale seconds the motion. Motion carries with all in favor. (D-Y, H-Y, J-Y)

The next meeting will be held Monday, August 7th at 9:00 a.m., county courtroom, first floor of the courthouse.


School News and Sports

Mt View Public Library

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Eminence Area Senor Citizens News

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Eminence City Board Meeting News



Shannon County Food Pantry




Summersville Bookends

Plan to join us this Monday, August 21st as we celebrate the Celestial Event of the Century – the 2017 Solar Eclipse – with a Watch Party from 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Summersville Branch Library.

This will include a solar eclipse presentation at 11:30 a.m. by Paul Campbell, free viewing glasses for everyone attending, complimentary Dinner Bell hot dogs @ noon, and in-library activities for the children!

This special library event is sponsored by Texas County Library, Summersville Friends of the Library, and The Dinner Bell.

Summersville Branch is an active library! Watch this column for news updates on all of our upcoming events.

The Friends' group is happy to announce their mural project on the Open Door's east wall, (next to the library), is complete and welcomes all to take the mural walk and enjoy the artwork created by children and adults of our community.

Thanks to the generosity of our Summersville Friends of the Library, the West Plains Daily Quill newspaper is now available for in-library use only in addition to the weekly Summersville Beacon and Houston Herald newspapers.

The Books/Movies/Audio Books-For-Sale book cart is always packed with bargains, so come check it out just inside the door of the library or outside the door during nice weather.

The Summersville Friends of the Library group still has a few SUMMERSVILLE LIBRARY ROCKS book bags for sale, too!

The Summersville Friends of the Library group meets at the library on the 2nd Monday of each month @ 5:00 p.m., and the next scheduled meeting will be September 11th. New members are invited to join this active group in supporting and participating in the continuing growth of the Summersville Branch Library.

Texas County Library now has e-Books and audio books available to download for Texas County Library patrons! To view the catalog and download, go to our website: texascountylibrary.lib.mo.us, click on "e-books", or come by the library for assistance. Texas County Library cards are required.

Summersville Library is a branch of Texas County Library and located at 480 First Street, on the south side of the square, next door to Open Door in Summersville. Business hours are 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m Saturday. Check out our webpage @ texascountylibrary.lib.mo.us or contact the library: 417-932-5261 or toll-free 888-609-4491, or e-mail us: svlib@texascountylibrary.lib.mo.us, or fax: 417-932-5262.


Summersville Senior Center

Shannon County Health Department Calendar


Rocky and Emily Dailey, Eminence, are the parents of a baby boy, Knox Jameson, born August 6 at 2:07 p.m. at OMC. He weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 21 1/4 inches long. Her siblings are Braxton, 4, and Roxie, 1. Grandparents are Greg and Renee Rowden, Eminence; Stoney and Pamela Dailey, Winona; and Joseph and Tammy Johnson, Winona.


SENIORS OVER 60 Free nail cutting 9-11:30 and blood pressure reading on the first Tuesday of September at Eminence Senior Center. Stay for lunch and after for bingo. A $3.50 donation is asked (not required) for the meal and your younger-than-60 spouse is welcome, too! Anyone needing home bound meals please call (573)226-3839 Monday-Friday 8:30-1:30.


Thank You so much to all our dear family and friends. We would like to express our deepest and heartfelt gratitude to everyone for all you done for us during Mother's sickness and her death. Thank you for all the cards, food, flowers and visits. Your love and condolences will never be forgotten.


The Family of Beulah Berry


West Plains Parks & Recreation

Winona Park Board News

Reflections from the Road

By Rick Mansfield


EHS Alumni News

EHS Banquet News 2017

by: Pearl Bunch Edgar

It is with great joy that I get to report a great group of EHS graduates, and their guests

who attended the 49th annual Banquet in the new gym on July 1, 2017. It began at 6:00 p.m.

with President Brad Williams officiating. We, the EHS Alumni officers, wish to express our

appreciation for the use of our school facility for the event. THANK YOU to the school

board, faculty, and citizens of the district for allowing us to "come home" to the nice

facility for the day. Next THANK YOU to Theresa Enloe for again preparing and serving

the delicious Banquet meal. We highly recommend her cooking skills if you have need

of food for a celebration! Alvin Bressler class of 1964 did the honors of the invocation and

benediction for the occasion. President Williams declines the office for 2018. Vice president

Alan Banks and yours truly were re-elected. Gloria Fry has retired as historian.

(Vinita Pope Chilton has graciously agreed to take her position!) Dorothy Smith Williams

filled in as Chair Person this year. So if you would be willing to take the position of

President or Chair Person (planer and decorator for Banquet event) please let it be known!

We want to sound a big THANK YOU to all graduates who support the Association by paying

annual Alumni membership dues of $5.00, and attending Festivities Day activities. It is your

support that keeps the association afloat!

The EHS Annual Alumni Scholarship of $200 was awarded to Parker Matteson as most deserving senior. We were honored with his presence at the Banquet for recognition. This years Salutatorian was Parker Matteson and Valedictorian was Shayla Burrus. A beautiful carved wood rocker, foot stool and lamp were made and donated by Paul Wayne Lawson to the BEST Program, Ennis Scholarship fund. The lamp was raffled off, congratulations to William (Bill) Huffman on winning it, the chair and stool were auctioned off by Carl Mahan to the highest bidder that being, John Stewart.

All classes ending in 7 were honored. They were: : class of 1957 with six members present: Jerald Conway, Gene Copeland, Lon J. Gates, Darlene Carr Walsh, Mag Bunch Wilkins, Pearl Bunch Edgar: class of 1967 eight members present: Shannon Ennis, Linda Dix Guerin, James Broadfoot, John Stewart, Diane Clark Peck, Kathryn Honeycutt Bressler, Mary Alice George Wright, Paul Wayne Lawson. class of 1997 one member present: Bridget Stewart Liggett: class of 2017 one member present: Parker Matteson.

Our eldest living graduate, that I am aware of is, class of 1935- Lelah Wilkins Cooley who resides at Birch Tree Place. Congratulations Lela on your 101 birthday! The eldest Alumni member present was class of 1946-Gloria Rader Fry, youngest Alumni member present was class of 2017-Parker Matteson, class of 1967 had the most members present with 8 members, the largest family group present was the Smith's with 5 members, Alumni traveled greatest distance was class of 1960-Carol Bucher Washburn.

I now present the Banquet attendees:

Class of 1946-Gloria Rader Fry

Class of 1951-Leland Wilkins, Sherman Shedd

Class of 1953-Doris Sutton Medley, Quentin Walsh

Class of 1955-Bruce Bucher, Junior Edgar, Keith Galbraith

Class of 1956-Dan Cooley, Lindell (Windy) Smith, Max Rader, Otto Underwood

Class of 1957-Jerald Conway, Gene Copeland, Lon J. Gates, Darlene Carr Walsh.

Mag Bunch Wilkins, Pearl Bunch Edgar

Class of 1958-Norma Warren Cooley, Carl Medley, Joan Colley Dix, Carolyn Tucker

Haynes, Zara Ruth Bailey Smith,

Class of 1959-Evelyn Dix Click, Kathryn Boyd Conway

Class of 1960-Jayne Rader, Carol Bucher Washburn,

Class of 1961-Roger Smith

Class of 1962-James Burnett

Class of 1963-Bill Martin, Kenneth Wood, Marilyn Knight Tucker, Leroy Randolph

Class of 1964-Alvin Bressler, Brad Williams

Class of 1965-Jerry Chilton, Dorothy Smith Williams

Class of 1966-Allen Ramsey, Roger Dillard

Class of 1967-Shannon Ennis, Linda Dix Guerin, James Broadfoot, John Stewart,

Dianne Clark Peck, Kathryn Honeycutt Bressler, Mary Alice George

Wright, Paul Wayne Lawson

Class of 1968-Kay Ferguson Chilton, Rhonda Collins Counts

Class of 1969-Stan Martin, Gary Alcorn

Class of 1970-Mary Conway Alcorn, Richard Cox

Class of 1972-Vinita Pope Chilton

Class of 1973-Brenda Smith Broadfoot

Class of 1997: Bridgett Stewart Liggett

Class of 2017: Parker Matteson

Guests: Wendy Smith, Cecilia Martin, Ryan Liggett (absent), Annie Gates, Judy Stewart,

Jerry Tucker, Dyana Wood, Cheryl Dillard, Debbie Lawson, Donna Martin,

Zona Martin, Jackie Medley, Ruby Randolph, Cheryl Ennis, Bob Peck,

Hanz Schaetzke, Carol Underwood, Kathryn Bucher, Kathy Mahan, Carl

Mahan, Kathy Osborne Banks, Larry Martin, Clinton Mahan

That is a total of 80 who enjoyed the delicious Banquet meal! If you were not there you sure

missed a great feed!

Entertainment was by "Country Overdrive" featuring (Carl Mahan, Clinton Mahan, Gary Alcorn, Sherman Shedd, Kathy Osborne Banks, & Larry Martin). A good time was had by all attending.

Next year's Alumni Festivities Day will be July 7, 2018. You know ahead of time so please

mark your calendar and make plans to attend! You may contact me by mail at: 23179 CR 315,

Eminence, MO 65466, phone 573-226-3930, e-mail gandpedgar@outlook.com or




Letters to the Editor!

Birch Tree

WHS Alumni News



MDC works with partners to open multi-use trails at Gist Ranch Conservation Area

The multi-use trails will welcome horseback riders, bicyclists and hikers.

trail map

SUMMERSVILLE, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), Back Country Horsemen of Missouri (BCHMO), and the Summersville Saddle Club announce the opening of nearly 12 miles of multi-use trails located on the Gist Ranch Conservation Area (CA). Gist Ranch is located in Texas County just northwest of Summersville off Highway 17.

Travis Mills, Resource Forester with MDC, and his work team spent time the past year enhancing an existing trail network as multi-use trails.

"We are happy to provide this recreational opportunity to a wide group of the public including horseback riders, bicyclists, and hikers," Mills said.

MDC welcomes volunteers help to maintain the trails on an ongoing basis. A partnership has been developed between the Summersville Saddle Club and MDC for ongoing maintenance of the trails. Ronnie Harper, president of the Saddle Club, says the club is looking forward to a lasting relationship with MDC and that they will appreciate the opportunity to have trails close to home.

"I'm pleased to see these multi-use trails developed, and to have played a part with getting these organizations together to create a long-term partnership," said John Turner, a representative of BCHMO.

More information about Gist Ranch CA can be found at www.mdc.mo.gov.

Gist Ranch CA is approximately five miles west of Summersville and 14 miles east of Houston. The area is heavily forested with abundant populations of deer, turkey, and other forest wildlife.

U.S. Rep. Smith Stops at Hilltop Farm in Shannon County for 5th Annual Focus on Farms

Farm Owner Shares Concerns with Smith about Rising Health Insurance Premiums

WINONA, MO – On August 3, 2017, Congressman Jason Smith stopped at Hilltop Farm in Shannon County and spoke with owner John Charles about his concerns over rising health insurance premiums.

Charles owns and operates Hilltop Farm where they grow and harvest produce to sell at farmers markets and to the local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) group. The CSA has grown from seven to 26 members over the last year. Charles currently has 29 raised beds for growing produce, and is planning on adding 20 more.

Smith's focus on farms raises issues about everything from regulations that slow down farmers' work to taxes and healthcare. Charles shared with Congressman Smith that right now, he is most concerned about the cost of healthcare for his family and that their Obamacare premiums have doubled in the last year.

"Farmers in southeast and south central Missouri should be worried about taking care of their land and raising their crops, not about how much health insurance is going to cost," said Congressman Smith.

"In addition to voting to completely repeal Obamacare multiple times, the House has also passed several pieces of legislation, one in particular that would help farmers like John," said Congressman Smith.

The Small Business Health Fairness Act was coauthored by Smith and passed with bipartisan support by the House of Representatives on March 22, 2017. If passed by the Senate, the legislation would help not just farmers, but folks all across southeast and south central Missouri who could benefit from buying health insurance with a larger group.

"This bill would allow farmers and small businesses to ban together with other farmers in southeast and south central Missouri to buy health insurance together which would drive down the cost of their premiums," said Congressman Smith.

This is the fifth year in a row that Congressman Jason Smith has dedicated the month of August to focus on farms in southeast and south central Missouri. Throughout this month, Congressman Smith will visit Missouri's agricultural operations to hear directly from farmers, ranchers and agriculture industry professionals to get a better understanding of what challenges they are facing and how he can help as they work to feed and supply America.

One of the biggest concerns Smith heard about during last August's focus on farms was the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation, which sought to federally regulate every drop of water on Missouri farmers' land. In the last year, Smith worked directly with the Trump Administration to stop this rule and relieve Missouri farmers from the burden of WOTUS.

Congressman Smith has plans to stop at farms in each of the 30 counties in Missouri's Eighth Congressional District as he has done every August since he was elected. This year's focus on farms will highlight the people in our area who run these operations and the tremendous impact that agriculture has on the economy and rural way of life in southeast and south central Missouri.

Snakebites Up in Missouri, Poison Control Reports

Kevin Patrick Allen

It's being called a byproduct of heavy rains in Missouri earlier this year - snake bites are on the rise.

The state is home to five types of venomous snakes: copperhead, water moccasin, timber rattler, pygmy rattler and massasauga rattler. The most common is the copperhead.

Julie Weber, director of the Missouri Poison Control Center, says the places that snakes prefer to live became flooded.

"And they were seeking drier habitats and, unfortunately, kind of leaving more of the wooded areas and going up into yards and garages and driveways," she says.

Forty-five snake bites were reported in the month of June. Eighteen of those bites were from copperheads. July is typically the busiest month for the poison center.

Deaths from venomous snake bites in Missouri are very rare. Weber says she only knows of three that were reported over the course of many years.

Weber says one of the two most common ways that Missourians are bitten is entirely preventable. That's when people try to grab or capture snakes.

"The other way that a lot of our incidents happen is when someone is hiking and they really just don't see the snake and accidentally step on it," she explains.

Weber recommends using a walking stick when hiking, wearing protective boots and making noise. If you are bitten, Weber says you should note the time of the bite, remove all clothing or jewelry from the affected area, call the poison control center, and proceed to the nearest hospital.

The Missouri Poison Control Center can be reached at 1-800-222-1222.


Area Church News


Jack's Fork Country Church

"A Christian life is like a picture painted well!"

Allen Akers welcomed us and our guests and led us in prayer and the pledge. The Promise was read from Matthew 6:8 and Scripture from Psalms 133:1-3. Judy Wenzel led us in hymn singing of "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and "Take Time to be Holy".

Nancy Ray thanked church members who came out to help with the Children's Day Camp yesterday. They had a fun filled day at the home of Lois Cox with bible crafts, games, a hot dog roast and river fun in the afternoon!

Prayers were asked for students and teachers as they begin school this week. Nikki Watson, Randy, Ryan and Shawn Liggett, Jeannie McConnell, Baby Uriah, Baby John, Jerry Evans, Terri's parents and coworkers, Paris' grandparents, Mike's parents, Tandi Davis, Dorothy Ennis, T.F. Cox, Jeremy Fullerton, Danny Ray and Kate, Imogene Blake, Jim Smith, our military and families, our country and leaders, our church and the family of Brenda Bryant.

Special music today was from Tileta Burkhead, accompanied by Judy Wenzel on guitar, singing "Love Lifted Me". We are always blessed when Tileta shares her beautiful voice with us!

Nancy Ray adjourned to Children's Church.

Howell Burkhead gave our sermon today on "Why Jesus and Nothing Else!" He read I Timothy 2:3-6.

Mediators have been necessary in society forever, with the very first being Jesus! He was the mediator between God and His people, teaching them to pray. He arranged for them to be left alone to pray and worship the Lord. Only Jesus can bring us to God!

Mediators were used in the Middle East in Paul's time before a couple was allowed to marry. This person would deliver notes back and forth between the man and woman so that they could get to know each other before marriage. Then there was the story of the brides who were required to have a veil over their face until after the marriage ceremony! A pastor asked a new groom how beautiful his new bride was? The groom paid him a quarter! The pastor lifted the veil and gave him back 15 cents! (Laughter)

Ephesians 2, 8-9. Faith in God is the only way to Heaven, not by works! We must surrender our lives to Jesus. We can do and believe all the right things, but it is solely by the grace of God that you will be saved! We all need Christ alone! Howell led us in prayer.

Nancy Ray and the children gave us a short recap of Day Camp, and showed the crafts they did.

Closing songs were "Have Thine Own Way" and "Old Country Church". Allen led us in the closing prayer.

Black Pond



Birch Tree Assembly of God

Eminence  Methodist

Come worship and be uplifted with us at the "pretty church with the blue cross on top," located in Eminence just west of Highways 19 & 106. Sunday worship service is at 10:00 a.m. Watch for our return to fall hour soon.

This was the always-anticipated Medley family reunion Sunday, filling half the church with this year's mint green T-shirts, musical talent, love and high spirits. With Carl Younger at the piano, wife Cammie and son Cole sang several specials, with "It Is Well With My Soul" especially beautiful. The twin grandchildren, Hadley and Weston, sang three duets, and also served as our candlelighters. Pastor David's sermon, "The Weapons of Our Warfare," was one of both urgency and comfort, as he referred to the weekend's violence in Charlottesville, where he and wife Paula met and married while earning their degrees at the University of Virginia there. Christians cannot say "it's not our fight" because our baptismal promise is in effect, to use the Holy Spirit to inform our actions to dispel the arms of evil. The real enemy: spiritual forces of darkness which also can be a war within, a Godly nature vs the fleshly. Christians are the spiritual freedom fighters in this world of occupied territory. The fruits of the spirit counter the forces of evil. Our Key Verse: 1 John 4:4, "The one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world." Carl played the final hymn, "Victory in Jesus." We had one Bible reading: Ephesians 6:10-12 and 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, read by Alice Neal.

Joys and concerns included the just-received word from the Licking area of harm to child Dakota Miller, the Charlottesville tragedy, Jed and Lauren Wentz, and the heartening news of Windy Smith doing well after surgery and Edibeth Ross out of the hospital and back into rehab. We received a photo of baby Colt Spurgin with a note of gratitude for our prayers for his health. Our condolences go to the family of Brenda Bryant.

Area Church News


GriefShare grief recovery seminar and support group meets at Tree of Life Christian Fellowship at the corner of 1st St. and Elm, in Winona, each Sunday afternoon from 4-6 PM.

GriefShare features nationally recognized experts on grief recovery topics. Seminar sessions include "Is This Normal?" "The Challenges of Grief," "Grief and Your Relationships," "Why?" and "Guilt and Anger," among others.

For more information, call Kerry Honeycutt at (417) 217-8478. The GriefShare seminar and all materials are provided at no cost to participants.

Eminence First Baptist Church
Website: www.fbceminence.org

We always rejoice at the opportunity to worship our Lord everyday and especially as we gather together with the church on the Lord's Day! It is always encouraging to see God's house full, and we were blessed to see a full house this morning!

Our worship service this morning was very uplifting as we sang "Holy, Holy, Holy!" He is worthy of our praise! Thankful for our accompanists, Marie Johnson and Rose Perry, who always do a fine job! We so appreciate Bruce Bressler leading the worship service each week. Alan and Darlyn Stringer did a fine job singing special music.

Pastor Paul continued his sermon series on "The Church Matters" His text was 1 Corinthians 3:9-13 and the title of this weeks message was "UR the CH _ _CH" The church is not a building, those who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ for salvation - these are the church. UR are missed when you are not in CH _ _ CH! The points of the message: 1) You are the church (vs. 9) 2. Your Foundation has already been laid (vs. 11) Jesus is the foundation of the church. 3) You are responsible for building the structure on the Foundation of the church (vs 12). Build wisely with gold, silver, and precious stones, not wood, hay and straw. 4) Your workmanship will be tested by fire (vs. 13) Fire purifies gold, silver, and precious stones. You know what fire does to wood, hay, and straw. Choose your materials wisely! Jesus deserves our very best, are we giving Him our very best as we serve Him through our local church? Bruce and Drew Bressler sang the invitation song and did a great job! After the service, we went "down to the river" to baptize Taylor Ann Williams. It was a beautiful baptism!

What is happening at FBC Eminence? The WMU will be hosting a Back to School Breakfast on August 14 at 8am at the Eminence High School cafeteria for all of our administrators, staff, and teachers. We appreciate all they do for our kids and community! Our "Warriors for Christ" Youth Group is going strong with many kids coming on Wednesday night from 6-8pm. Thankful for the many people that work hard at ministering to our young people! Fish Fry is planned for August 27th at 4pm at Pastor Paul and Mrs. Laura's new home. Congrats to Rockie and Emily Dailey on the arrival of baby Knox Jameson Dailey! Please pray for Nora Rader, David Smith, Jim Smith, Imogene Blake Keeling, Larry Tune, Colt Spurgin, Jane McCoy, Randy Rose, our teachers and students returning to school, our community and leaders. Pray for the lost to be saved and our churches to grow! You are always welcome here! God Bless!

Eminence Assembly of God

Mt. View Baptist


Area Church News



West Eminence Christian Church

We all received a warm welcome from Brad and Chris as we entered to worship.

We look forward to a seldom-experienced solar eclipse coming up on August 21. It is a reminder that God is in control of all things, even changes. In fact, our Lord can bring about some mighty changes in our lives. So we sing Take Time to be Holy, Whiter Than Snow, Cleanse Me and Lead Me to Calvary.

Noel Orchard led our communion devotion with thoughts about why bad things happen and we sometimes blame God. But bad things happen as a result of sin that entered the world many years ago. But Jesus is the solution, so we remember His sacrifice for our sins and for all those who would come to Him.

Praises include a new job for Jon Bates in South Dakota and the completion of the first phase of the "Build Up" project at Discovery Ministries.

Prayer needs include Johnny Dillard, Maxine Fry, Chase Marcus, Elvie Younger, Bre Loven, Jim Smith, Joe Moore, Kourtney McDaniel, and Zachary Buckner.

Bro. Allen's Message was from the "Resurrection Changes Everything" Series. The disciples met Jesus in Galilee and the disciples killed time fishing before they saw Jesus. But He helped them to see how to serve Christ effectively. First, trust in Christ as your risen Savior and Lord. Then realize that you are insufficient, but Christ is all-sufficient. Obey His commands, be eager for fellowship with Christ and let Him minister to you.

All youth (6th grade-12th) in our community are invited to a pool party and cookout at 6:00 on August 30th.

Fellowship Tabernacle, West Eminence

Women of Faith

Tonight our ladies are enjoying a picnic at Joyce and Hazels. What a joy and a blessing it is to come to these meetings with all the ladies.

At these meetings you come just as you are, God doesn't care if we're still in our work clothes. he said Come just as I am. iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. Prov. 27:17. God has given me friends to illuminate my path and make it smooth. They guide me when I am lost and support me when I stumble. i am so grateful.

Joyce opened in prayer and did a devotion for moments of peace in the promise of God. She also shared a poem about the old violin that went up for auction. Nobody wanted to buy it until it was touched by the master's hands. Think about it, our own worth, we are nothing, but praise God we were touched by the master's hands. he took a nobody and turned them into a somebody, just like the old violin.

Do something this week to help someone that can in no way repay you. God will richly bless you. Our meeting is the second Tuesday of each month at Joyce and Hazel's house at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. God Bless.

Jennive Shemwell and the Women of Faith Group


Winona Assembly of God

Winona Baptist 

Nothing in life will change for you until you change your way of thinking. You hear time has changed.

Time has changed, but time hasn't chenged God. We have changed, not God. he is still the same today and tomorrow as he was yesterday. praise God.

Please keep our nation, leader, and police officers, and one another in prayer.

Today, thanks to Sharon K. and Paul, we did some "pep me up" music to lift and inspire everyone. We may not get as lively as the Mississippi squirrel, but Praise God there was life in our church this morning.

Brother Nick's message today...How can you have peace without love? You can't.

Who are those living in darkness? Those who don't know God. Those that aren't saved. Those that are sinning through lack of obedience to the word.

Guiding our path to peace, through love, through the Holy Spirit, through knowledge, through wisdom. Knowledge and wisdom not of this world, but of God's will through scripture and the Holy Spirit.

Proverbs 3:13-18. Joyful is the person that finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding. For wisdom is more profitable than silver and the wages are better than gold.

What is the grace of God? The grace of God says you serve God because you're saved, not in order to be saved. You love people because you're saved, and not in order to be saved. You're not trying to keep a legalistic system, you're responding to a system of love and peace.

One thing no one can take away from you is your faith. This world can and may take everything you have, but no one can take away your faith. Grab that faith! Clutch tightly that anchor of the soul.

Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Have a blessed week. God Bless.

Ladies Fill My Cup Fellowship

Winona Christian Church



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