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Throughout my years of blackberry picking, I often thought ill of some individuals when I'd come across a tore up briar patch. At the time I'd thought they didn't give a rip about anyone or anything else but themselves and their comfort. All they were doing was stomping down some less desirable or unripe canes in order to get to some easier and plumper pickings deeper in the patch. Were they that lazy not to want the ones that they had to reach just a little over their heads for? And what about the green berries that they'd stomp to the ground? Do they not think that others may want to pick those once they ripen, or do they not even consider themselves coming back for another picking at some point? They seemed to only live in the now and give no thought to the near future.

I even came upon a few of my elderberry bushes with their limbs torn out this summer. Now that one kind of puzzled and peeved me slightly. For one thing they were trespassing on our property to rob me of my most valued berry that I was having a hard enough time getting before the birds cleaned me out. Secondly, these pickers were obviously somewhat desperate for elderberries because all our gates are locked so they had to climb the fence in order to get into the overgrown field where the berries grew. And yet, they were tearing up the very bushes that were just about to fully ripen.

And then I found the old Middleton place pear tree bearing the same damage last month. I was excited to find the tree giving huge fruit this year, so I helped myself to a few buckets worth for making wine, jellies and pear bread. During the first picking I found a few limbs snapped off and lying on the ground. I guess the picker couldn't shake off the few pears he wanted so he pulled the whole branch down. Careless dimwit!

At my second picking I found more branches pulled down and scattered about the ground. But this time the leaves were still very fresh and unwilted. Whoever had done it must have just left. I got to wishing I'd run into the fellow to point out to him how much he was damaging the tree. It really wasn't all that hard to pick pears without causing destruction. After I'd filled my buckets, I poked around in the old abandoned buildings of the Middleton farm. Even though the house was probably past repair, most of the outbuildings are still in remarkable shape. I often wished someone would take up living their again and make better use of the place. It's still a nice spread.

Anyhow, about the time I got back home and hauled my pears in, our weekend neighbor Greg Smith stopped by. With some excitement and a big grin he informed us he saw a large black bear on the gravel road. I frowned at him with disappointment. It seemed everyone who doesn't live down here is seeing this bear, but we've yet to catch site of the big guy.

"Yeah," he said, "He was right under that old pear tree gorging himself with pears!"

It all suddenly made sense with a sobering chill. So it hadn't been a person at all doing all the damage! It had been a clumsy, lumbering bear! And to think I must have scared him off during my second picking when I'd found the freshly broken branches! I wondered where he had been hiding during that time. Had he been in the big barn or the house? Those were the only two buildings I'd not gone into. It certainly was a startling thought that I could have very easily walked in on him possibly scaring us both out of our wits.

Needless to say, I'm much more wary when I go out berry and pear picking, knowing now who my competition is. But I doubt talking sense to the fellow about how careless he's being will help much. I will say this though, if we do meet sometime he better not even look at me funny or it'll be him I'll be canning up next.

Shannon County Minutes

Jeff called the meeting to order Monday, August 27th, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

Members Present: Dale Counts, Northern Commissioner

Herman Kelly, Southern Commissioner

Shelly McAfee, County Clerk

Members Absent: Jeff Cowen, Presiding Commissioner

Visitors: John Minnichs and Bonnie Keaton

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)

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

Bonnie Keaton was present to inquire about the process involved to request phone line repair. She was told to contact the County. Dale stated the County does not have anything to do with the phone services.

Commission received grader bids from Fabick Caterpillar and Murphy Tractor.

Herman motions to accept the bid from Fabick Caterpillar. Dale seconds the motion. Motion carries with all in favor. (D-Y, H-Y)

John Minnich was present to discuss the physical addressing and to request his address revert back to the old address as he is having difficulties receiving packages from Fed-Ex. He was told the county could set the mailing address. Dale explained the county does not give any mailing addresses, the county gives physical addresses only.

Dale motions to approve the minutes of August 20th, 2018. Herman seconds the motion. Motion carries with all in favor. (D-Y, H-Y)

Commission received notification of the resignation of Barbara Conway from the Shannon County Senior Services Board.

Being no further business, Herman motions to adjourn the meeting at 12:15 p.m. Dale seconds the motion. Motion carries with all in favor. (D-Y, H-Y)

The next meeting will be held Monday, September 10th, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., county courtroom, first floor of the courthouse.


Eminence School Board

Winona Senior Citizens News

Play BINGO at the Winona Senior Center Wed. March 28th at 12 noon. Fun & everyone wins a prize!

Eminence City Board Meeting News

Shannon County Food Pantry




Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 96. Light southwest wind.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Calm wind.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 69.


Sunny, with a high near 91.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.


A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 86.

Friday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.


A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

Saturday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.


A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78.


Summersville Bookends

I had always dreamed of becoming a teacher one day, I think because I enjoyed tutoring my sister when we were young. I felt teaching was definitely my calling back then, but life took precedence over ambition. Now I feel fortunate to have worked 25 years as a librarian.

While helping a 6-year old navigate one of children's computers for the first time this morning and sharing his excitement of accomplishment, I realized I hadn't missed my goal by much.

We're all teachers when we take the time to share our talents.

September is National Library Card Sign Up Month!

All new Texas County Library card applicants during the month @ Summersville Branch will be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate from Rusty Gate Restaurant in Summersville, thanks to Summersville Friends of the Library.

What's in YOUR wallet? With a photo ID and a separate proof of address, we can make sure it's a Texas County Library card.

What would you like to see presented @ a future Library Coffee Club activity? E/m your suggestions or phone the library so we can better serve the community's needs.

New to our branch this week are The Good Daughter, Karin Slaughter and Why They Do It: Inside the Mind of the White Collar Criminal, non-fiction, Eugene Soltes.

The Summersville Friends of the Library group meets at the library on the 2nd Monday of each month @ 9:30 a.m.. The next scheduled meeting will be on October 8th.

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 e-mail us: svtexascountylibrary@gmail.com or fax: 417-932-5262.

Shannon County Health Department Calendar


Monday, Sept. 24: Diabetes nutrition class with Robin Harwell (call our office for time), immunizations, blood draws, blood pressures, blood sugar screenings

Tuesday, Sept. 25: WIC (by appt. only), immunizations; blood pressures at Winona Senior Center at 11:30 am

Wednesday, Sept. 26: WIC (by appointment only), immunizations

Baby Announcements


Route 106 in Shannon County Reduced for Bridge Maintenance

Route 106 in Shannon County will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform bridge maintenance.

The bridge over the Current River is located between County Road 531 and Powder Mill Bridge.

Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Sept. 17 through Monday, Oct. 1 from 6 a.m to 6 p.m. daily. Work will be completed under one-lane traffic across bridge using temporary signals.

The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

For additional information, please call Resident Engineer Audie Pulliam (417) 469-2589, the Missouri Department of Transportation's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/southeast.



Calling all Actors and Actresses of all ages!

The Willow Springs Theater Guild proudly presents…

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"

Audition dates: Sept. 22nd 12-2pm & Sept. 23rd 2-4pm

Location: The Historic Star Theater

Performance dates: Dec. 7th-9th & Dec. 14th-16th

Actors and Actresses ages 8 & Up will have the opportunity to audition for a variety of children's and adult speaking parts.

For more information call Ronda Sorrells at (417) 855-0034 OR James Forbis at (502) 777-7312



First Responders Receive Grant from Casey's

The Shannon County First Responders have received a generous donation of two hundred dollars from Casey's General Store in Winona. This generous donation will allow the First Responders to purchase essential supplies which will be used to bring early emergency medical care to our communities. "We are grateful to Casey's for being a generous member of our community. Their donation will help keep Shannon County safer" said Allen Ford, the group's president.

First Responders are well trained medical responders who respond in advance of the ambulance to help sick or injured citizens and assist the ambulance crew as needed. The First Responders do not receive any reimbursement or payment from your insurance, fire dues, taxes or any other source and their services are always free. All First Responders are unpaid volunteers. Donation by local businesses or individuals to the organization are always welcome and can be sent to Shannon County First Responders, P.O. Box 140, Winona, MO 65588. The Shannon County First Responders are a tax exempt 501c3 organization, so all donations are tax deductible.

Please check out their Facebook page at "Shannon County First Responders."

Bid Notice

The Winona R-3 School District is accepting bids on playground equipment. Bids will be for equipment to replace two current pieces and an addition of a climbing event.

For information contact the Winona R-3 Superintendent's Office.



Wow, the 18th Bunch Reunion was held on June 16, and I am terribly late getting this reported. However I have a good excuse-I have been busy vacationing etc, Looks like we were blessed with 48 in attendance. It appears we had attendees from Illinois, Missouri, Florida and Texas. The eldest in attendance was Anna Donaldson Bunch Wedemeier (widow of the late Robert Bunch) from Licking, MO. The youngest in attendance was Johnny Dornbach, Jr. (great grandson of the late Dennis Bunch) of St. Louis, MO. The eldest namesake was Leon Bunch (son of the late Charley & Cora Bunch) from Jonesboro, IL and Summersville, MO. Traveled the greatest distance was Irene Bunch Raugust (daughter of the late Charley & Cora Bunch) from Winter Haven, FL The largest family group was the Charley & Cora Bunch Family with 9 members present. Perfect attendance to all 18 reunions is held only by yours truly, Pearl Bunch Edgar (daughter of the late David & Ethel Bunch).

Those who signed the guest book at attendance were: Irene Bunch Raugust, Todd & Sheila Bunch Nandory, T.J. Nandory, Robert D. Bunch, Carolyn Bunch, Leland Wilkins, Mag Bunch Wilkins, Andy Ellerman, Gwen Ellerman Wisdom, Pearl Bunch Edgar, Noah Ellerman, Roberta Ellerman, Don McIntire, Marsha McIntire, Arlan Gaus, Tom Curtner, Alma Ellerman Curtner, Alan Kesler, Storme Raugust Kesler, Daniel Bevil, Valerie Bunch Bevil, Dave Gray, Renee Bunch Gray, Dwain Wood, Rollin Raugust, Christine Raugust, Brenda Bunch Henry, Sam Ziegler, Frankie Lee Wood, Melyssa Edgar Weaver, Kyle Weaver, Larry Tune, Leon Bunch, Judy Bunch, Richard (Dick) Brooks, Malynda Edgar Brooks, Johnny Dornbach, Sr., DeAnna Bunch Dornbach, Johnny Dornbach, Jr., Cody Bunch, Patricia Bunch Luebbers, Anna Donaldson Bunch Wedemeier, George Davidson, Maxine Bunch Davidson, Darlene Davidson Pearman, and Robert (Bobby) Bunch Jr.

My what a great bunch of BUNCHES!

It is our hope that all who were in attendance in 2018 will again return and lets encourage new relatives to come get acquainted on June 15, 2019! We will for the 19th year meet at the Alley Spring Park Pavilion for our gathering. So please mark your calendar for that date and meet us at the Spring Shelter as in prior years.

I have attempted to give a true report. You may contact me by phone: 573-226-3930, via mail: Pearl Edgar, 23179 CR 315, Eminence, MO 65466, : by email: gandpedgar@gmail.com or gandpedgar@outlook.com

Have a great year and see you on June 15, 2019 at Alley Spring Park.



Eminence School Board

Eminence Library News

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


City Council Board Meeting



Letters to the Editor!

Dear Editor,

Representative Jason Smith's Weekly Capitol Report (6/22/18) claimed that in "six unbelievable months" since the tax cuts went into effect; "Jobs are open, wages are up, unemployment is down, and Americans are optimistic about the future." Smith is right about one thing, the last six months have been unbelievable. First, while there has been a net increase of 1.037 million jobs from January to May 2018 (Bureau of Labor Statistics) that amount of job growth is in line with the gains seen in each of the past nine years. Second, the tax reform has not resulted in higher wages for American workers. Real average hourly compensation actually fell in the first quarter after the tax reform was passed. The money saved by corporations as a result of the tax cuts did not benefit workers as promised but was used to line the pockets of CEO's and their shareholders. Third, unemployment may be down since the tax cuts but with wage growth and productivity down as well, workers are not benefiting from the big corporate tax cuts.

Labor market experts conclude that companies aren't funneling that money into paying workers more, or investing in tools that could make them more productive. Smith states that "the new tax code has completely flipped the priority from Washington-first to families and workers first." The opposite appears to be true. The tax cuts to the wealthy and the corporations they own have benefited the rich leaving working families out in the cold.

Kathy Ellis, Smith's opponent in the upcoming November election, believes that income disparity is a cancer in this country. Money in politics is one of her biggest beefs. She feels it is time to give the middle class a tax cut not the wealthy who donate big bucks to politicians and expect a tax cut in return. If you feel the current administration is not meeting the needs of rural Missourians who are just trying to make ends meet while the rich keep getting richer, vote for Ellis!

Janet Fossey



Eminence Area Senior Citizens News

Menu September 17 thru 21, 2018


Spaghetti & Meatballs,Corn ,Green Salad,Garlic Bread .Pie


Chicken .Mashed Potatoes/Green Beans/Roll/Spice Cake


Breakfast/Scrambled Eggs/Oven potatoes/Sausage Links/Biscuits/Gravy/Pudding/topping


Ham & Beans/Fried Potatoes/Brussels Sprouts/Cornbread/Brownie


Swedish Meatballs/Rice/Green Beans/Peas &Carrots/Roll/Cake

EHS Alumni News

by: Pearl Bunch Edgar

Paintings by Rosie Freeman to be on display at Ozarks Medical Center

Everyone invited to Reception Monday, October 1

Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) is hosting an art reception on Monday, October 1 at 11:00 a.m. in the main lobby. Everyone is invited to attend.

"Mills of the Ozarks," featuring the works of artist Rosie Augusta Grandt Freeman, will be on display in the main lobby of OMC. The original paintings of Turner Mill, Hodgson Mill, Dawt Mill, Greer Mill, Alley Spring Mill, and a winter barn scene have been loaned to OMC by Rosie and her family.

Rosie's artistic talent came to her through her father and grandfather who immigrated to the United States in the mid 1920s. Both were artists in Germany using multiple mediums. As a child, Rosie was surrounded by creative and artistic influences.

In her early 1920s, Rosie was poised to travel to Europe to continue her artistic studies but after graduating from the Kansas City Art Institute and working for Hallmark Cards, fate played its hand. She met the love her life, whom she married and settled with in her new home in Oregon County, Missouri. Deep in the Ozarks, in the town of Thayer, Missouri, she continued to see everything with an artist's eye, and her talent flourished. As she was a bit bohemian for this part of the country, folks raised an eyebrow or two seeing her barefoot, in jeans, sitting near the railroad track sketching the trains that ran through the community. Everything was a magical opportunity to paint.

Rosie's reputation grew and so did the respect she garnered in the community and surrounding area. Although she did not seek a commercial outlet for her art, she was generous with gifts for so many individuals. She was active in many community activities, creating flyers, posters, and logos over the years that promoted school and community events with professional and creative visual approaches. Her love of art is pure and grounded in self-expression.

In May, 2018, Rosie relocated from her Oregon County home in Missouri to another Oregon in beautiful Hood River. The relocation process presented an unexpected opportunity to grasp the scope and talent of her art collection.

The paintings on display were painted in the late 1960s to early 1970s. The canvases were mounted on Rosie's dining room walls and remained there until recently when her children, Patrick and Christine removed them. The paintings were cleaned and restored and have been framed for everyone who visits OMC to enjoy.

For more information about the reception, contact OMC Marketing and Public Relations Department at 417-257-6735.


Driftwood Outdoors By Brandon Butler

Falls Offers More than Deer Hunting

Archery season is open and I haven't screwed the broadheads on my arrows yet. This is strange, to say the least. The excitement of the first day of deer season has surpassed that of Christmas for me since I was about 12. Now, staring 40 in the face, I recognize I've been missing out on a lot of other outdoor opportunities by being hyper-focused on a single species for most of my life. So this year, I'm going to approach fall with greater perspective and spread out my pursuits across a diversity of adventures.

Let's face it, fall is too short. It's simply impossible to experience too many crisp fall mornings, sitting on a front porch with coffee in hand gazing at a natural mural of hardwoods changing colors. Then sitting around a campfire at night under a star filled sky sipping warm apple cider, noticing you could once again see your breath. If only I was in charge, October would be 10 months long, with two Aprils.

Growing up, I was the kid with a white-tailed deer wallpaper mural in his bedroom. It is no surprise to any of family or close friends that I'm doing what I'm doing today. Working on behalf of the conservation of wildlife and wild places is a dream come true, even though from a young age through college, I never grasped the fact one could make a living focused on hunting and fishing. So, if you know a young person who has a deep passion for the outdoors, please help them understand there are many opportunities out there for them to build a career and a life around their passion for nature.

Deer hunting has consumed me for a very long time. Anyone who has read this column for the last decade or so, knows I do engage in a vast array of outdoor pursuits, but deer hunting has always come first. I even moved to Montana with the dream of becoming a great elk hunter, but once I arrived and realized how incredible the whitetail hunting was, I ended up focusing on deer the four years I was out there. I'm not saying my love for whitetails is going away, I'm just saying I'm going through that strange time in life when you realize this ride does have an end, and I'm about halfway there – God willing. So there is no time to waste. There are lots of adventures I need to undertake now, because tomorrow is not promised.

To begin with, I have forgone a focus on pursuing monster brown trout in October. I have heard all the stories about the lunkers pushing up to the dam on both the White River in Arkansas and Taneycomo in Missouri. This October I am going to spend some time with a few goods friends trying my best to land a double-digit brown. I watched a buddy do this once, and it was a thrill I'd like to experience for myself. Throwing jerkbaits and stripping big streamers on the river wearing a sweatshirt sounds amazing, and I'm going to miss a few treestand sits because I'll be in a boat this October.

Another thing I haven't done nearly enough of in the last 20 years is rabbit hunt. When I was a kid, we shot quite a few rabbits out of the fencerows crisscrossing the endless agricultural landscape surrounding my town. My uncle had a good friend, Mike the Greek, who owned a restaurant and was a great chef. He didn't hunt but loved when we would bring him wild game to cook. The Greek could cook rabbit so good you'd pass up a bone-in ribeye to eat another of his lemon-peppered braised rabbit thighs.

Musky fishing is a lot like hunting and these fresh water predators become aggressive during the fall. The fish of 10,000 casts can be caught after far fewer during this time of year as they gorge themselves in preparation of a docile winter. Catching a fall "water wolf" is a challenge with incredible reward. Pomme de Terre is a thriving musky fishery, and I hope to experience all the lake has to offer in October.

Before we know it, September will be behind us and October will be sliding by too fast. Be sure to make the most of these months which afford so many opportunities to enjoy all of the natural blessings we have at our finger tips.

See you down the trail…

Pic: Musky fishing heats up in the fall and Pomme de Terre is the place to catch one. (Brandon Butler photo).


Area Church News


Jack's Fork Country Church

Jacks Fork Country

Dave Anderson led us in the pledge, our opening prayer, and welcomed our guests!

Promise: Luke 14:14, Scripture: John 14:27

Hymns: "Just Over in the Glory Land" & "Give Thanks".

We celebrated two anniversaries: Brian and Misty Wallace, and a visiting couple!

Prayers were asked for our long prayer list, and Hurricane Florence victims, our country & leaders, & our military & families. Nancy Ray led us in prayer.

Dave A. sang "Wayfaring Stranger". Beautiful job!

Nancy Ray led Children's Church, studying patience.

Tommy Boyd gave our sermon from Romans 8.

Last week, Galatians taught us to "Walk in the Spirit!" Romans 8:11 tells us that when we become Christians, God dwells in us. The Holy Spirit lives inside you, the moment you ask God to save you!

Romans 8:26: The Holy Spirit helps us to pray for ourselves & for others. He seals us when we pray the sinner's prayer. Revelations tells us that, in the end, God will mark all of His people who have been sealed.

Ephesians 1:13. You do not lose your salvation when you do wrong after you were sealed, but you will be chastised! When we aren't listening to the Spirit, He has to do something to get our attention!

Tommy told the story of a hitchhiker who took a ride with a couple. When they stopped at a restroom & while in there, she heard a voice tell her to "RUN AND DON'T LOOK BACK!" She ignored this and got back in the car with them, and then her horror began.

She endured unspeakable abuse by the pair. If YOU hear a voice warning you, LISTEN! It is likely God's voice!

Satan tries to control our thoughts and tempt us with our desires! Determine in advance to obey God. JUST SAY NO! In closing, Tommy challenged us to ask God every morning to use us for His will. Surrender and Obey God!

We ended with hymns, and Mike Svaleson led us in prayer. Everyone was invited to stay for our monthly potluck after 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 Methodist

Please join us Sundays at 11 one block west of the Highway 19/106 junction where our doors, hearts, and minds are always open.

Our Edibeth Chilton Ross Memorial Pig in a Poke is scheduled Sunday, September 30 from 6-8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Dinner will be served before the auction and it is open to all. We will have some very nice items to auction off (which are all unseen in a bag) and some yummy food to fill your tummy. It will be well a great evening of fun and fellowship!

Prayers are asked for Emily Sulser's grandfather, Beverly Stein's son, and for Selma Hamer.

Hymns this week were Standing in the Need of Prayer, I Surrender All, and Sweet Hour of Prayer. Scripture was from Luke 11:1-11 and Matthew 6:5-13.

The sermon this week was "The Lord's Prayer" and the key verse was from James 5:16 "The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.

Elijah from the Old Testament prayed fervently for rain to end the 3 year drought and because he was persistence and righteous, God answered his prayer. Daniel prayed three weeks before his prayers were answered. Our prayers can be just as effective when we are righteous.

Jesus first taught how to prayer from his Sermon on the Mount, with the Lord's Prayer. He taught that we are to keep praying until the spiritual obstruction is removed and that God answers prayers when something is needed.

Jesus tells us to pray in secret and in private, not in public, because prayer is to honor God, not to impress others or impress God. God knows what we want but he wants us to ask. The wording doesn't matter, but sincerity does.

A prayer should have three parts: 1) Praise God. 2) Your request. And 3) more praise when the prayer is ended.

Jesus taught us in the Lord's Prayer the right way to prayer: the first part is 1) Praising God. "Our Father" addresses him. He is the good father who loves, provides and cares for us. "Who art" says he is real and that he exists. "In Heaven" is where He lives. Why not here? Because the farther away, the more is seen and the better the ability to help us. "Hallowed be thy name" which means holy is his name.

2) Requests are next. "Thy kingdom come" is asking that Earth needs more of God's rule. "Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven" we want His kingdom in our homes, our churches, our lives to keep Satan away. "Give us this day, our daily bread" which is asking not only for food, but the provisions we need every day. " And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who have trespassed against us." Jesus knows he will mess up and we ask and receive His forgiveness. But we are also to forgive others who have hurt us. God knows our pain and hurt. Remember that Jesus forgave those who crucified him from the agony of the cross. If he can forgive we can too. It will make us feel better. "And lead us not into temptation." We must not yield to temptation and God will never take us there. "But deliver us from evil" is to take us away from the intentions of Satan and if we go there, God will bring us back.

3) And it ends with praise "For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever."

This is the perfect prayer with instructions on how to pray our prayers. It is a learned skill to enable us to talk to Our Father, who loves every one of us.

We hope to see you Sunday in church if you don't have a home church and remember that Jesus does love you.


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 had a great time of fellowship as we entered to worship. Thanks to Ronnie and Debbie Ipock for being our friendly greeters. Bob Heller led our worship with a focus on the blessings of the cross. We sang At Calvary, Cleanse Me, Take Time to Be Holy and Lead Me to Calvary among others. Joel Bates led our communion devotion-- May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He told of a group hiking in the darkness and having crosses in the field illuminated by a bolt of lightning. So they stopped and took off their burdening packs and rested in the foot of the cross. We do that as we partake of the Lord's Supper.

Praises included Jon and Tessa Bates family avoiding significant damage when a drunk driver ran into their house. We praise also that Denny Martin was back with us after hospitalization. And Daniel Haumesser wrote to let us know of his work in Nicaraugua. Prayer needs include Gary Colvin, Joe Moore, Zach Kara, Tammy Bennett, Bonnie Russell, Annetta Hernandez, Wayne Atchison, Carl Jones, Betty, Rainbolt, Paulette Crouther, Hurricane victims, and Richard Blake with Prison Ministry of Mid-America.

Bro. Allen's Message came from the parable of the Wicked Tenants. He spoke of punishment for those who rejected the son, but those who received the son would bear fruit of the Spirit and the fruits of wisdom and peace; and the fruits of the gospel.

We were pleased to have Richard Blake share the increased ministry in the prisons of Missouri and the midwest. The youth are encouraged to join us for the outing at Discovery Ministries this Wednesday.

Fellowship Tabernacle, West Eminence

Women of Faith

Winona Assembly of God

Winona Baptist 

Winona Baptist

September 9, 2018

First of all, I want to apologize to my readers. My last news letter on 9/2/18 didn't make it to the paper. Between the scanner and the fax, it got ate up before it got to the paper. Or maybe I wrote something God didn't want published.

Lord give me a cheerful disposition, not only to benefit myself but also to bless others. Help my joy spread to all those I meet. God loves a sense of humor, be happy and love one another.

Bro Nick's message today was I Cor. 11:1-34 But first he told us of a sign. Gail saw a sign somewhere, it read "Our home may be small but God knows where it's at" We feel the same way about our church. It's small and nothing fancy but God knows where it's at also, praise God. V 3, But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; the head of Christ is God. The head of Christ is God: the concept of headship does not denote qualitative or essential difference. It denotes responsibility and accountability, not superiority. Paul is not a male chauvinist, on the contrary, he argues here for the equality of the sexes in personal worth but distinction in function and responsibility. V. 12 For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman, but everything comes from God. V. 20 Lord's  supper, you need to read 20-24, when we join together and eat together in God's name, we turn even a simple meal into the Lord's supper. Don't put ourselves before others, because as we behave in church we will in public. The Lord's supper is the distinctive symbol of christian worship, instituted by the Lord on the eve of His death. Being a spiritual partaking of bread and the fruit of the vine, these elements are presented as a thankful expression of Christ's sacrifice, taken in fellowship with Him and with one another.

Please pray for all the people in harms way and pray for one another-the storms and fires.

Happy birthday Hazel Armstrong, Sept. 17, Brianna Yardley, Sept. 19, Jennifer Bay, Sept. 21, Vicky Rector, Sept. 22. Wish you all many more. Tell your family you love them, tomorrow may be too late. Have a blessed week. God bless. Sunday school 10 a.m. Worship service 11 a.m. Listen for our church bell to ring at 10:45 every Sunday morning. It's like music to your ears, and find us on Winona first Baptist Church facebook page. Open to the public. Suzanne Davis has started this FB for us. Thank you Suzanne and Steve.


Ladies Fill My Cup Fellowship

Winona Christian Church



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A newspaper published weekly on Wednesdays and entered at Eminence (MO) as a Periodical, USFS Permit 140-7600
Address: P.O. Box 728
Eminence Mo 65466
573-226-5229 or fax 573-226-3335

Established in 1874, the Shannon County Current Wave is dedicated to providing news information, advertising, legal notices and public forum to the residents of Shannon County and Summersville, as well as to the betterment of all communities and rural areas we serve. Your readership and patronage make possible the continuation of that.

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