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Amanda's Column                

   Something New

I generally enjoy learning something new when it comes to carpentry work as long as it's not too overly complicated
This week Doug taught me how to do bunnies and dittos. No, that's not right & It was rabbits.
Rabbets and Dados.


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Shannon County Minutes



Eminence School Board


Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. North wind around 8 mph.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 44. Northeast wind around 8 mph.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.


Partly sunny, with a high near 38.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 19.


Sunny, with a high near 43.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.


Partly sunny, with a high near 47.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.


A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49.

Summersville Bookends

The Texas County Master Gardeners group has once again set up a display stocked with FREE flowers and vegetables seeds at Summersville Branch Library.

We thank Walmart and Orscheln"s Farm & Home for donating the seeds to make this community program possible and the Master Gardeners for including us.

Though I"m not usually a movie enthusiast, past wintery weather has made for perfect movie watching. I watched two interesting ones from our library"s DVD collection last week; The Green Book and Unplanned and have two more checked out for this week. I"m hooked.

Summersville Branch alone has 1,313 DVD"s that check out free for one-week with a valid Texas County Library card. Stop by the library, and I"ll recommend a few!

We have several new additions to our juvenile fiction this week, including Books 1-6 of the Prince Not So Charming series; The Disaster Days, Rebecca Behrens; and Books 1-3 of the Finding Tinker Bell series. New books for the easy collection include Otter: What Pet Is Best?, Sam Garton; Books 1-2 of the Frozen II series; and Amelia Bedelia Gets the Picture, Herman Parish.

Shannon County Health Department Calendar


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


1-800-777-3915 - FAX: 573-226-3240

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)



The Postscript by
Carrie Classon


"Romantic Impulses"

I was looking at my hair in the mirror.

"I think I might need a touch-up," I noted to my husband, Peter.

"Hmmm," Peter replied, without looking up. (Which means, "If you think so honey. I honestly believe you might be able to hold off a week!" I can always count on Peter for a thoughtful response.)

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


Baby Announcements

Daxe Wayne

Cody Rogers and Ciera Gariepy of Mountain View are the parents of a baby boy, Daxe Wayne, born December 9 at 8:40 a.m. at OMC. He weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces and was 20 inches long. His sibling is Oakley, 1. His grandparents are Kyle and Valeen Gariepy, West Plains; Carl and Evina Rogers, Stockton; and Donnie and Peggy Roland, Mountain View.

Elaina Louise Gebert

Marlin and Amy Gebert of Mountain View are the parents of a baby girl, Elaina Louise, born January 8 at 4:43 a.m. at OMC. She weighed 6 pounds 15 ounces. Her siblings are Wesley, 32; Johnny 28; Micki, 20; Christy, 15; Holly, 17; and Joe, 2.

Ryker Collins

Richard and Desiree Collins of Caulfield are the parents of a baby boy, Ryker, born January 12 at 1:17 a.m. at OMC. He weighed 5 pounds 15 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. His siblings are Bentley, 6; and Kabella, 1. His grandparents are Dwanye and Renay Oliver, Bakersfield; Bob Collins, Gainesville; and Mary Collins, Summersville.


Eminence Library News

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

For Your Health: Help build a healthier community



Thomasville Treasures

Winona Food Pantry

Winona Minutes


Letters to the Editor!

Dear Editor,

Trump"s State of the Union Speech was full of misinformation, distortions and lies yet many Americans believed what he said. Here are the facts.

Trump promised that he would make sure that people with preexisting conditions would have health insurance. In actuality he is trying to strip people with preexisting conditions of their health insurance in the courts. 25 million Americans will lose their health insurance if the courts do as Trump wishes.

Trump promised to sign a bill that would lower prescription drug prices. The House passed the "Lower Prescription Drug Prices Now" HR 3 in December yet the Republicans have refused to even debate it in the Senate. Most Americans know that the Democrats have been fighting for lowering prescription drug prices while the Republicans have been supporting pharmaceutical companies.

Trump bragged about how he has rescued the economy from the disaster he inherited from Obama. The truth is Obama"s policies brought our economy out of a deep recession and reduced our national debt by 1 trillion dollars. Trump"s policies have increased our debt by over 3 trillion dollars.

Trump benefited from the economic recovery that began under Obama and his policies have slowed the economic recovery he inherited. Obama created more jobs in his last year in office than Trump has created in his first three years of his presidency.

Trump hailed his "blue collar boom" while mines and factories have laid off thousands of workers. In addition. U.S. manufacturing jobs lost under Trump have increased to 3.7 million due to the trade deficit with China. Obama created more jobs in his last year in office than Trump has created in his first three years of his presidency.

Trump said "300,000 working age people" left the workforce during Obama"s eight years. Actually, the workforce grew by 5.4 million.

Meanwhile, Trump"s Tax Cut and Jobs Act benefited big business and the wealthy. Republicans promised that the tax cut would benefit all Americans including working class families. Unfortunately this was a lie. The president wrongly said, "After decades of flat and falling incomes, wages are rising fast." They"ve gone up under Trump, but also have risen under the last several presidents.

Significant wage gains were only seen by the wealthiest Americans whose wages grew by 20%. Trump"s speech was full of lies about his accomplishments. Who are Americans going to believe? Their lying eyes or President Trump.

Janet Fossey


Eminence Area Senior Citizens News

Feb 12 through Feb 18

Wed/12th Swiss steak, egg noodles, meadow blend, garlic bread, strawberry poke cake

Thurs/13h Roast beef, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, green beans, dinner roll, Mississippi mud pie

Fri/14th Beef stew, biscuits, parmesan Brussel sprouts, cup cakes (in house BINGO)

Mon/17th Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, green beans, biscuits, strawberry jello with topping

Tues/18th Alfredo chicken with fettuccini noodles, spinach, garlic bread, sugar cookies (Blood pressure check 10-11:30)


Winona Senior Center

Feb 19 through Feb 25

Wed/19th Fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, italian blend, biscuit, chocolate cake

Thurs/20th Oven roasted pork chop, baked beans, cooked cabbage, roll, peanut butter cookies

Fri//21st Spaghetti & meat sauce, corn, tuscan blend, garlic bread, jello

Mon/22nd Cinnamon apple pork chops, macaroni & tomatoes, meadow blend, roll, coffee cake

Tues/23rd Lasagna, salad, garlic bread, cinnamon roll

EHS Alumni News

Driftwood Outdoors By Brandon Butler

Conservation Commission Faces Legislative Attacks over Feral Hogs

Most people pay no attention to state politics. Your life is full. I get it. Mine is too. But if you care about the quality of life in your local community, state and country, but do not engage at all in the process of making the laws by which you are governed, then you should heed what the Greek philosopher, Plato, said, "One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."


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Discover Nature

At Twin Pines Conservation Education Center in Winona

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Area Church News


Jack's Fork Country Church

What a Beautiful day to come together to Worship Our Savior. Worship Leader Dave opened with the Pledge and Prayer. Promise, Luke 12:30. Scripture, Hebrews 4:12-13. Opening hymns, Sweet by and by, I come to the Garden, and Give Thanks. Announcements: Spaghetti Dinner this Saturday the 22nd at 5 pm with movie following, donations go to the Robert Dyer family (Our part time City Police Officer). Please give Dave, Betty or Brian a call if you would like to join us. Praise report, John Stewart"s successful heart surgery. Prayer concerns: The Dyer families, Ryan and Randy Liggett, Connie"s Dad and Brother, Terri"s parents, George Stanbaugh Surgery tomorrow, JC"s upcoming surgery March 2nd. Un-named teen, Opal Redman, Gene Blake, Jim and Judy"s friend, The family of ‘Wheels". Allen gave the prayer and led us in the Lord"s Prayer. Special music Tommy Boyd A Child of the king. Message by Tommy. Matthew 4:19 Fishers of men "He said follow me" Jesus needs you. Follow me… and I will make you fishers of men NOT catchers of men. It is not our job to catch them, God will catch them and clean them. We are required to FISH for them, bring them in. Sometimes we take on roles not designed for us. Let them see Jesus in us by our Faith in God. When they see God working in us it will make them thirsty for God. 1Cor: 12:27 we are the body of Christ, doing his work-body parts, hands, feet, eyes and ears. Bigger picture "body" of Christ involves every born again believer, we are Christ"s ambassadors, sent with his message of reconciliation to the world. In Heaven we"ll have all walks of life, nations amoung us, with the same God. Eph 2:10 Masterpiece, he made and will use you how he chooses to. 2 Timothy 3:16 you are equipped and instructed. He will use his word to instruct you to help others. Phil. 4:13 God will give us Power to live the Christian life to be all he has created us to be. Tommy closed with an open invitation to accept Christ and prayer. Closing hymns, Standing on the promises and The Old Country Church. thought for the day. "God will answer knee mail" Closing prayer by Brian.

Black Pond

Birch Tree Assembly of God

Church Faith Tabernacle

Area Church News

Eminence First Baptist Church
Website: www.fbceminence.org

It was wonderful to see the sun today. Just makes us know Spring is just around the corner. Just as sunshine raises our moods, so does "Son" shine. It is always uplifting to join our church family and hear God"s word in praise and worship. Our message came to us from 2Peter 1:16-21. Peter tells us that faith is not built on feelings or fables and facts. We can trust the Bible to be true because Peter says that he and Jesus" followers were eyewitnesses of His majesty. Jesus received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory when God said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased"

We had another special treat this morning as Elizabeth McGregor played the harp for us. She always does a beautiful job. We also got to meet little Wynston Conner this afternoon, as the church presented him and his parents with a shower. Many diapers and little outfits were given to this family to show them how much we care for them. We also have set up a table for a diaper shower for Alicia Denton"s little boy, Kaiden. Anything over size 2 diaper was suggested. Monday night Men"s ministry will be meeting this week at 7:00 PM. Ladies prayer group will be meeting this Tuesday at 1:00 PM. Wednesday activities will be on their regular schedule. Team Kids will meet from 6:00-7:50 PM. Warriors for Christ will be meeting 6:00-7:50 PM. Business meeting will be at 6:30 PM. Men"s Encounter-March 20-22 and May 7-9. Ashes to Beauty-February 28-March 1, and April 17-19. The Art of Marriage Conference will be March 6-7, in Branson. Don"t forget about our Church Movie Night-February 21, @ 6:30 PM, Showing "Overcomer". Bring snacks to have at intermission. Lord"s Supper will be celebrated next Sunday, February 23. March 1-8 will be Wek of Prayer for Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. March 1, our new director of Missions, Doug Allen, will deliver the morning message. Breakfast next week will be from Kaye Akers. Nursery will be attended by Denny and Kaye Spurgin.

Prayer Requests, Miller Family, Audrey Bressler, Charlie Bays, Kaye Spurgin, Ingrid Orchard, Ryan & Ashley Fisher, Diane Larson, Revival and Renewal, Johnny Laughlin, Doc Napier, Glenda Bates, Danny Ferguson, Doug Allen, Bill Wellinghoff and family, our community, our leaders, our schools, our youth, our military, our law enforcement.

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.


Please join us on Sundays at 11:00. We are located one block west from the Highway 19/106 Junction.

Happy Sunday! We opened with prayer and the Call to Worship. Scripture this week was from Mark 3:31-35 and Romans 8:12-17. Hymns were America the Beautiful, Here I Am, Send Me (Written by Pastor David in 1985), and Blessed Assurance.

We ask for prayers for Judy Cook and Nancy Brewer and for the family of Frances Spurgeon. Our message this week continued with the 2nd series of Pictures of Church: Gods Family. The key verse was from John 1:12 "To all who believe him and accept him, he gave the right to become children of God."

Who is the family of God? God is our father and all who believe in and accept him are the children of God. Everyone in the world can be His child by acknowledging and accepting Him on His terms. Not everyone is in the family of God although it is there for all. In our scripture reading in Mark 3:31-35 Jesus explains that anyone who does God"s will is His brother, sister, and mother and that family is larger than his biological family. God"s Family is us. He loves us and we are his children. The Church is the family of God and as a family we need to remind each other to stay faithful, especially during life"s challenges. There were people in John"s time, as well as today, who did not, nor know that God gives us life after death.

We become God"s children by accepting him and we are to help others to know God and to be like Jesus. We are to imitate God in everything we do because we are his dear children. He asks us to live like Him, to live innocent and clean lives and as a family, we help each other to do so. Hebrews 12:5-9 gives us another aspect of being children of God. It tells us that God will discipline us with instructions. He wants us to be happy, but also like him, to not be self-centered. He does allow us to take responsibility for ourselves and to suffer the consequences. As a family, God wants us to teach other and to also rebuke each other when we stray. Evil forces will hurt the family so we are to support and comfort each other.

Being afraid of God is to know his awesome power, not to be scared of him. By accepting him, we receive his spirit and join with his spirit to affirm him and worship him. And God promises that we will never be lost with his guidance.

Because we are his children, we are his heirs and we will inherit eternity where we will share in his beautiful kingdom. Remind each other of this inheritance, not only in our church families here, but to tell others everywhere, and invite them, to be a part of God"s family.

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

Winona Baptist

February 9, 2020

It was a beautiful day to serve the Lord. Here at Winona First Baptist, looking outside, we can see Spring right around the corner. We see Spring flowers popping up, and the robins out on the lawn. Yeah! God is good all the time, all the time God is good. Please pray for our nation, leaders, the president, homeless & needy, our community, and always pray for one another.

Bro. Nick's message was from I Timothy 1-20. Paul greets Timothy (1-2) Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our savior, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope. Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith, grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord. (Warning against false doctrine, 3-7; The law and the gospel 8-11) According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust—the glorious gospel of the blessed God means the gospel about the character of the blessed God. The law reveals man's sinful character. (V 9-10) But the gospel discloses God's salvation from sin and from the law's curse. the blessed God: All blessings and happiness are in God, and He bestows them upon those embracing His gospel. (Paul's thankfulness for mercy) 12-20 (V 15) This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief—chief denotes rank or degree. Paul views himself as the foremost of sinners; of whom I am chief (the worst). Please read all of I Timothy.

Happy birthday Barbara Yearwood, Feb. 23, Trisha Pulliam, Danny Ice, Feb. 26. Wish you all many more. Have a blessed day. Sunday school 10 a.m. Worship service 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

Women of Faith

Winona Assembly of God

Ladies Fill My Cup Fellowship

Winona Christian Church


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