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Amanda's Column

Big Little Man

It's never too early to begin teaching children things, regardless their age. Even before the little ones are walking, Doug and I are including them in our everyday activities. Not ALL the time because we'd lose our sanity (from the often endless questions and statements), but we involve them enough.


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Shannon County Minutes

July 1, 2019

Jeff called the meeting to order Monday, July 1st, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Members Present: Jeff Cowen, Presiding Commissioner

Dale Counts, Northern Commissioner

Herman Kelly, Southern Commissioner

Shelly Bland, County Clerk

Visitors: Kim Demotte, Matt Dillon

Kim Demotte was in to speak to the commissioners about the road rally race that will be held in January of 2020. Kim stated they are needing a place to race and ask the commission if they could possibly help him with that. They told him that they will look into it and get back with him.

Matt Dillon, USDS-Forest Service was in to visit with the commissioners to see how everything was going.

Governor Parson has authorized the closing of executive branch state offices on Friday July 5th, 2019. Therefore, Dale motions to close the courthouse Friday July 5th, 2019. Herman seconds. Motion carries with all in favor. (D-Y, H-Y, J-Y)

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

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)

Dale motions to approve the minutes of June 24th, 2019. 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 12:25 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, July 8th, 2019 at 9:00 a.m., county courtroom, first floor of the courthouse.

July 8, 2019

Dale called the meeting to order Monday July 8th, 2019 at 9 a.m.

Members Present: Dale Counts, Northern Commissioner

Herman Kelly, Southern Commissioner

Shelly Bland, County Clerk

Members Absent: Jeff Cowen, Presiding Commissioner

Dale motions to adopt the NIMS Ordinance for Shannon County, Herman seconds the motion. Motion carries with all in favor. (D-Y, H-Y)

Dale motions to approve the minutes of July 1st, 2019. Herman seconds the motion. Motion carries with all in favor. (D-Y, H-Y)

Herman motions to adjourn at 10:30 a.m. for a funeral. Dale seconds the motion. Motion carries with all in favor. (H-Y, D-Y)

The next meeting will be held Monday, July 15th, 2019 after the BOE meeting at 9 a.m., county courtroom, first floor of the courthouse.

July 15, 2019

Jeff called the regular meeting to order Monday July 15thth, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

Members Present: Jeff Cowen, Presiding Commissioner

Herman Kelly, Southern Commissioner

Shelly Bland, County Clerk

Members Absent: Dale Counts, Northern Commissioner

Visitors: J.C. Kuessner

Herman motions to adopt the Feral Swine Hunting Prohibition resolution. Jeff seconds the motion. Motion carries with all in favor. (H-Y, J-Y)

J. C. Kuessner stopped by to visit with the commissioners to see how everything was going. They discussed trying to keep Mercy clinics in Shannon county.

Herman motions to approve the minutes of July 8th, 2019. Jeff seconds the motion. Motion carries with all in favor. (H-Y, J-Y)

Herman motions to adjourn at 12:00 p.m. Jeff seconds the motion. Motion carries with all in favor. (H-Y, J-Y)

The next meeting will be held Monday, July 22nd, 2019 at 9 a.m., county courtroom, first floor of the courthouse.


Winona Minutes


Shannon County Food Pantry




Thomasville Treasures

Winona Food Pantry Raffle Fundraiser


The Winona Food Pantry is raffling off this PSE Fang Series Compound Crossbow. The drawing will be held on September 8. This is one week before bow season begins. Please support our community Food Pantry by purchasing tickets.

Tickets can be purchased by calling Kevin Hogan at (573) 226-1264. The Food Pantry also has volunteers in the Winona and Birch Tree areas who can arrange ticket purchases.

Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. The Food Pantry and it's volunteers urge everyone to purchase tickets for this important community fundraiser.

PSE Fang Series Compound Crossbow with Scope, Arrows, 2018 new and improved trigger! LT and XT. Lightweight, hard-hitting, accurate crossbow. Shoots bolts up to 350 fps. Built-in string stops and limb dampers for silent shooting. Ideal for hunting out of blinds or treestands. Comes with: 4 X 32 MR Scope, Green Limb Dampeners. Anti-Dry Fire and Auto Safety Trigger, Five Bolt Detachable Quiver,. 3—20" Carbon Bolts with 100 grain Field Points, Cocking Rope, Rail Lube, Rubber Coated Foot Stirrup.

5 Reasons Kids Should Play Outside More

(StatePoint) Whether it's dance lessons, computer projects, art class or yoga, kids these days are busy bees. And while such activities are enriching and fun, experts say that many kids aren't spending enough time doing something much simpler and every bit as important as structured programming: playing outdoors.

"Finding time for the kids to play outside can be such a challenge for parents," says Keri Wilmot, a pediatric occupational therapist and an expert contributor to TheGeniusofPlay.org. "As a parent I worry about ‘stranger danger' or whether my kids will be able to navigate social issues on their own. Without spontaneity, playtime has lost some of it's fun."

Outdoor play is necessary for healthy child development, according to The Genius of Play. The initiative, whose mission is to raise awareness about the importance of play and help parents make play a critical part of raising their kids, is sharing five benefits of unstructured outdoor playtime:

• Physical Development: Research has shown that physically active kids tend to be leaner and healthier, while an inactive childhood can lead to a sedentary (and likely unhealthy) lifestyle in adulthood. Furthermore, physical play builds gross and fine motor skills necessary for success in school and beyond. Hanging from the monkey bars, for instance, helps kids develop the hand muscles needed to grip a pencil.

• Risk-Taking: Through outdoor play, children are given the opportunity to step outside their comfort zones and try new things. While taking risks won't always lead to success on the first try, moments like a first bike ride without training wheels, or the first trip down the big slide in the playground, are critical for building the confidence and resilience needed to pursue a future career, start a business, or handle life‚Äôs many challenges.

• Social Skills: Childhood games played outdoors can help build social skills and teach kids to follow directions. From games as simple as tag, to those with more complicated rules, like "Kick the Can," "Capture the Flag," and sports like soccer and basketball, communication, teamwork and other important social skills are developed during outdoor play.

• Problem Solving: Children's imaginations are often stimulated by the world around them. Being outside widens their horizons and can encourage kids to tap into their creativity in order to come up with solutions to challenges, such as learning how to build a sandcastle or figuring out how to climb up a jungle gym.

• Reducing Stress: So much outdoor play involves physical activity, thrilling moments and a sense of freedom, all of which can boost endorphins, helping to lower stress levels and reduce anxiety and depression. Interestingly, simply touching dirt when creating mud pies or digging for worms can be beneficial. According to a Bristol University study, certain types of "friendly" bacteria in soil have been found to activate the group of neurons that produce serotonin, which contributes to a feeling of well-being and happiness. So, don't be afraid to let your kids get a bit dirty out there!

For play ideas, expert advice and other play resources, visit TheGeniusOfPlay.org.

Playtime is essential for children. To promote health, happiness and confidence, be sure some of it is spent outdoors.

PHOTO SOURCE: (c) FatCamera - iStock.com

Summersville Bookends


Shannon County Health Department Calendar

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


573.226.3914 1-800-777-3915

FAX: 573-226-3240

ATTENTION WIC PARTICIPANTS: Our WIC schedule has changed some. Please call if

you need more information.




The Postscript by
Carrie Classon


Dusty Surprises"

The surprises just kept coming.

When I moved in with Peter a few years back, I brought my clothes, a few books, and some artwork. I rented out my house, gave away my furniture, and everything else was consigned to "things I'll deal with later," a pile which—mysteriously—did not shrink with time.

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


by: Melody Millard

Baby Announcements



Crafters, sales and food vendors wanted for the annual Roby Fair on Saturday, September 14. It's a full day of fun with over 1,000 people in attendance annually! Activities and events throughout the day keep a steady flow of customers for your goods. For more information, please contact Rosanna at 417-217-1342 or email rosannamarie@gmail.com for your form.


Eminence Library News

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

Receive 10 Free Trees by Joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August

Spruce up your landscape by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August.

Everyone who joins the Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees or 10 white flowering dogwood trees through the Foundation's Trees for America campaign.

The trees will be shipped postpaid between October 15 and December 10, depending on the right time for planting in each member's area. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge.

"Colorado blue spruce trees truly provide year-round beauty for any landscape," said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Dogwood trees will add color and beauty to your yard throughout the year, with their showy spring flowers, scarlet autumn foliage, and red berries that attract songbirds in the winter."

New members of the Arbor Day Foundation will also receive The Tree Book, which includes information about tree planting and care, and a subscription to Arbor Day, the Foundation's bimonthly publication.

To receive the free Colorado blue spruce trees, join online at arborday.org/august or send a $10 membership contribution by August 31 to:Arbor Day Foundation

Ten Free Blue Spruces OR

Ten Free Dogwood

100 Arbor Ave.

Nebraska City, NE 68410


MDC advises nature to nurture health and happiness

Work or school have you stressed? Need a break from the mundane? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recommends taking a dose of nature at least once a day to refresh and de-stress.

Numerous studies have linked spending time outdoors to an increase in overall physical health. Being outside has been proven to reduce heart rate, blood pressure, fatigue, and reduces the risk of Type 2 diabetes.

"I prescribe nature," said Jefferson City-based Wellness Practitioner Dianna Richardson. Richardson holds a doctorate in Naturopathy and has been treating patients for nearly 30 years.

Research has found that the average American spends as much as 12 hours a day in front of a screen, whether it be scrolling through social media on a smartphone, watching television, or using a computer. Too much time on devices can lead to a weight gain, chronic neck and back pain, vision issues, and poor sleep.

"We are over-stimulating our brains with constant screen-time, which causes stress, causes chronic fatigue – all of these negative responses," Richardson explained. "If we get into nature, we can undo a lot of that damage."

Not only does nature help physical health, but it has a tremendous impact on mental health, too. Richardson notes that being outside helps reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.

"Right now in the world, 400 million people are struggling with some sort of mental health issue," Richardson said. "A lot of symptoms associated with mental health issues can be improved simply by getting outside."

One tremendous benefit of nature is sunlight. Moderate exposure to sunlight increases the brain's release of serotonin, prompts the body to make Vitamin D, and can help with getting a restful night's sleep.

"Most of us are inside, in a cubicle or office, anywhere from 8 to 10 hours a day," said Richardson. "It's not healthy. We need that sunlight and that fresh air. Even taking the long way home, a drive in the country can be beneficial."

Reaping health benefits of nature can be as easy as spending time in your own backyard. Connect with the outdoors by planting native plants, reading a book in a hammock, or hanging a hummingbird feeder. Enjoy nature at a park by having a picnic, throwing a frisbee with some pals, or simply by getting in some steps with your four-legged friend.

Need more ideas on how to spend time in the great outdoors? Visit MDC's Things to Do page at https://nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/activities to discover everything from floating and fishing, to geocaching and woodworking. To learn more about outdoor skills and activities, check out MDC's free programs at https://mdc.mo.gov/events-s3.

Interested in exploring more of Missouri's natural areas? Download MDC's new mobile app, MO Outdoors, available through Google Play for Android Devices or the App Store for iPhone devices. Learn more about MDC apps at https://mdc.mo.gov/contact-engage/mobile-apps.

cutline: Spending time in nature has proven benefits for mental and physical health. MDC encourages the public to get a daily dose of the outdoors to nurture body and mind.


Letters to the Editor!

Dear Editor,

Kudos to Bertha Goode from Eminence on her Letter to the Editor published July 31, 2019! What a breath of fresh air to hear her grandmotherly wisdom.

America needs more caring grandmothers like her who love their family, country and more importantly God in Heaven. I love her message. People, politicians and most certainly the main stream news media are not perfect, but God in Heaven is. And we should keep our eyes on Him and our hope in Him.

In spite of all the disunity and hateful bellowing we are blasted with on a daily basis there is only one true voice we should be listening to and that is His. His voice tells us to pray unceasingly. And in this confusing political environment of partial and bias " truths " it's my opinion we should be on our faces begging God to give His mercy and grace on our country; for the liberty of God's Word to go forth and teach people that they can be forgiven and healed.

Jesus died and paid for our debt of sin. But people still need to claim Christ's sacrifice for themselves. To reach out in faith and lay their hands on the risen Jesus and claim Him as their own personal Savior. And once saved they too will be a child of God just like Mrs. Goode, with a renewed outlook on life because on the inside they have been changed. It's a voice like hers that can change the world.

My grandma Lula Bell Corbin taught me to fear God when I was a child and instructed me to believe the Bible no matter what anyone else ever says. Kudos to Godly grandmothers!

Jeffrey Donald Corbin

Festus, MO

Dear Editor,

We've have had it with Jason Smith, Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley. They have sold Missourians down the pike!

What have they done to protect our elections from Russian interference in 2020? NOTHING!

What have they done to create common sense gun control laws and ban assault weapons? NOTHING!

What have they done to address the climate change the world is experiencing? NOTHING!

What have they done to reunite the children with their parents at the southern boarder? NOTHING!

What have they done to make health care affordable for all American citizens? NOTHING!

What have they done to stop the RACIST hate mongering spewing from the White House? NOTHING!

They are not representing the hard working, sensible and compassionate people of Missouri. All they are doing is lining their own pockets at our expense! If you feel the same --- now is the time to start working to make sure they do not get re-elected.

Maxine and Ken Horgan

Mountain View

Eminence Area Senior Citizens News

Eminence Senior Citizens Menu & Events

WEDNESDAY, August 14- Sweet & sour chicken, oriental veggies, fried rice, cracker candy, bagel (Senior meeting right after lunch)

THURSDAY, August 15-Roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, white dinner roll, cherry pretzel dessert (Bingo with Oxford Health)

FRIDAY, August 16-Hearty beef stew, biscuits, peanut butter cookies

MONDAY, August 19- Ham & cheese bake, grits, peppers & onions, pineapple cake

TUESDAY, August 20-braised pork cops, baby bakers, green beans, bagel, sugar cookie (Blood pressure checking 10-12)


EHS Alumni News

Driftwood Outdoors By Brandon Butler


Driftwood River is a dynamite fishing destination

Over the years, I've had countless people ask why this column is called Driftwood Outdoors. After spending a little over four years living in the Rocky Mountain West, with most of that time in Montana, I had become quite an addicted fly fisherman. Then life brought me back to the Midwest.


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Winona Senior Citizens Menu

Aug 14 through Aug 20

Wed/14th Chicken strips, potato wedges, fried cabbage, hot rolls, apple pie

Thurs/15th Pork roast, cream potatoes, green beans, wheat bread, chocolated cookies

Fri/16th Taco salad, refried beans, mixed veggies, raisin pie

Mon/19th Spaghetti & meatballs, garlic bread, meadow blend veggies, brownies

Tues/20th Sloppy joes on a bun, scalloped potatoes, cucumber salad, ice cream & cookies

Discover Nature

At Twin Pines Conservation Education Center in Winona

Eminence School Board

Mission IMPROVable coming to W.P. Aug. 27

Mission IMPROVable, one of the best improvisational comedy troupes in the country, will bring its interactive performance to the West Plains Civic Center stage at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27.

Tickets for the performance, which is being sponsored by Missouri State University-West Plains' University/Community Programs (U/CP) Department, are $10 per person. Current Missouri State-West Plains students can attend free with their BearPass ID.

The first comedy act to be named Entertainer of the Year by Campus Activities Magazine's Readers Choice Awards, this Chicago-based troupe has been entertaining audiences with their special brand of improvisation for nearly 20 years.

Described as a combination of MTV's "Wild ‘N Out" and ABC's "Whose Line Is It Anyway?," the group's fast-paced brand of comedy takes the concept of the old television show "Mission Impossible" to a new and exciting level by using suggestions from the audience to create hilarious "missions" that will leave audiences breathless with laughter. The on-the-spot randomness provided by the audience makes each mission truly unique and very often hysterical, troupe members explained.

Formed at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst in 1996, the group moved to Chicago several years later and began touring the campus market in 2000. It didn't take long, however, for the group to make a name for itself among the bigger improv companies in "the Windy City."

The troupe has performed along side members of Saturday Night Live, Mad TV, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. They also are a main stage act at the famed "Chicago Improv Festival" and have performed at such comedy festivals as the Orlando Fringe Festival, Big Stinkin' Improv Festival in Austin and Great Lakes Comedy Fest.

"We are excited to bring a group like Mission IMPROVable back to West Plains," said U/CP Director Brenda Polyard. "They made quite an impression during their first appearance in 2013, and we look forward to the new antics they'll bring to the stage Aug. 27."

For more information, contact the U/CP office at 417-255-7966 or visit the U/CP Theater and Events website, wp.missouristate.edu/ucp/Theater.asp.

cutline: YOUR MISSION, should you choose to accept it, is to come to the West Plains Civic Center theater at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, and see Mission IMPROVable, one of the best comedy improvisational troupes in the country. Tickets are now on sale through the civic center box office. (Photo provided)



OMC Foundation Signature Event is September 28

Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) Foundation invites you to mark your calendar for a rootin', tootin' good time! Y'all come on down for this year's "Wild, Wild West" themed Signature Event to be held on Saturday, September 28, at the historic West Plains Opera House.

Attention-getting features for a $50.00 Early Bird Ticket, available until September 13, will include Ernie Biggs Dueling Pianos and saloon-style entertainment by Anthony Garner and his guitar. If music is not your jam, try your hand at darts or a card game; or if you're down on your luck, meet with the fortune teller!

To take your evening to another level, simply pay a small additional fee for a cigar bar, mixology class, or whiskey tasting! You could also bid on exclusive items at the live auction and take home a late night or early morning treat from our silent auction.

"OMC Foundation's Signature Event has been a special night in the lives of many for over a decade. The goal this year is to bring excitement, food, fun, and friends to a gorgeous historic facility here in our own back yards – just like OMC!," said Carol Silvey, Vice President for Advancement.

Eager to plan this year's event excitement are Kelly Gleghorn, Melody Hubbell, Dr. Reah Kurian, Jim McFarland, Ann Marie Newberry, John Plummer, Josh Reeves, Chase Smith, Melissa Tate, and Tiffany Young.

The committee will pick up the tab for dinner, 2 adult beverages, and unlimited coffee or soda with the purchase of a ticket. Additional beverages will be available for a small charge at the cash bar.

Tickets may be purchased at the OMC Foundation at #12 Parkway Center, by calling 417-853-5200 or online at


Several levels of sponsorships, which include various name recognition benefits as well as reserved seating are available. For more information on tickets, sponsorships, or the auctions, contact a committee member or the OMC Foundation at 417-853-5200.

cutline: The historic West Plains Opera House will be the site of this year's OMC Foundation Signature "Wild, Wild West" Event on September 28.

Area Church News


Jack's Fork Country Church

We were welcomed by our Worship Leader, Dave Anderson who opened with The pledge and prayer. Promise: v Matthew 9:2 Scripture Psalms 81. Our opening hymns were The Canaans Land, The Glory land Way and Give Thanks. Special Music by Tileta: He was there all the time. We welcomed our visitors and were so happy they chose to worship with us this Beautiful Sunday Morning. Sherry Keeling her son Josh and Family and Dan Ferguson. And our newest "Little CJ Ray" with his Beautiful Grandmother proudly introducing him. We sang Happy Birthday to Brian. Our long prayer list and additions, Remember Dan Ferguson as he goes tomorrow to have his port put in for chemo. Connie's Aunt Jean, Doug Stone, Our Military and their families, Our Country and its leaders and the Family of Michael Tune. Bill Jr. led us in prayer followed with the Lords Prayer. Children's Church led by Nancy Ray.

Our Message was by Pastor Howell Burkhead:

What happens when you try to please people? Gal: 1:10 Apostle Paul, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father who raised him from the dead) if you try to please everybody, you will lose everything. The Apostle Paul decided he could either try to please people, or he could devote himself to trying to please the Lord. In doing this he found life to be a lot simpler, and the results were a lot better, when he did. All scripture and tested human experience proves Paul is right. It is a great temptation to spend our lives trying to please people. But there are two devastating results to such a life style, If you try to please people….

#1 You will always be disappointed. It is natural to not want anyone mad at us, but that is impossible Jesus told us this: He said no one can serve two masters. If you use up all of your energy trying to please people, you will have nothing left with which to please God. #2 You will fail to please God. And He is the One to Whom you have sworn allegiance. Many years ago there was a column in the paper called Emily's Post, it said: If you have a very important prior commitment or engagement, and you receive an invitation from the White House that conflicts with the appointment, how do you deal with that conflict and communicate regrets to the White House?" Emily's Post replied: You Do Not Send Regrets to the White House!

An invitation from the President automatically cancels all other commitments. And, my dear friend, remember. You do not send "Regrets" to the Throne Room Of Heaven." A word from the King of Glory automatically cancels out ALL other commitments. The Lord has made it easy for us. If we fulfill our responsibility to Him, all the regard of others will ultimately take care of itself. Let us please Christ….and the people will be all right. Even if they all hate us, it will still be all right…if we are right with God!

Closing Hymns: This World is not my Home, and The Old Country Church

Thought for Today: Let God's promises shine on your problems

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

This was a wonderful Lord's Day. We were all happy to be coming together to worship with our church family. We were blessed with Katie Bressler's piano special, she has really excelled with her piano talent. We were also reminded that this would be the last Sunday we would have Miss Audrey Simmerock with us on a regular basis. We offered up special prayer for her as she heads off to college at the College of the Ozarks. She is such a blessing to all of us and we will miss her and the other youth going to college. Many of our youth are going to College of the Ozarks and we feel the college will be blessed by their attendance. Many of our members were heading out to the Christian Family Day at the Springfield Cardinals Ball Park. They left at 1:30. Prays for their safety traveling and a fun day.

 Prayer Requests 8/11/19

Kathryn Bressler, Jane McCoy, Our school and teachers, John Laughlin, Dailey family, Lisa Harig, Danny Ferguson, Susan Gallion Family, El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

Our visitors this week were Linda Mosher's sister Dorothy, her daughter and son-in-law Leon and Carol Keele from Texico, IL, Stanley and Donna Martin from House Springs. Sandra Smith, (Alan Stringer's sister), I did see Carl Younger had another one of his granddaughter's with him this morning. There was another couple, but didn't get their names. We are always happy to have visitors. We had a new Hill Top member, Elaina Lopez, who accepted Christ as her Savior this morning. Praise the Lord.

There were many praises this morning, (a praise in itself), one praise was seeing Carl Mahan at church so soon after his surgery. A praise for how good summer has been, but way too short. I have to agree with that young man, this summer has fairly flown

This week's message came from 1Peter 1:3-5. Titled: Reasons to Live in Hope. We live in Hope because of God's abundant mercy. Grace is God giving us what we don't deserve. Mercy is God not giving us what we do deserve. We live in hope because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus is alive and we have a new life in Christ. We also live in hope because of our inheritance in heaven. The picture of inheritance is Incorruptible-lasts forever, undefiled-not stained by sin, unfading-no decay, and reserved in heaven- secure. Are you hopeless today? There is HOPE and it is found only in JESUS. Live in this HOPE.

Up-coming events at the church are: Men's Ministry, 7 PM, Monday. Ladies prayer group will be meeting this Tuesday at 1:00 PM. Wednesday's events will be as usual, except Team Kids is on vacation until August 21st. Warriors for Christ will be meeting from 6-8 PM. Wednesday's Adult Bible Study and Prayer will be at 6:30 PM. Other events coming up in our community-August 12 the annual Teachers and Staff Breakfast will take place at the new gym. As usual the menu has been covered quite well. August 15- Will be the first day of classes at Eminence Schools. Please pray for staff, teachers, and students. On August 17th at 10 AM a Bridal Shower to honor Allie Wood and Jacob Hilton will take place in the church fellowship hall. They are registered at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and Walmart. On August 18th there will be a School Prayer Walk for the Eminence and Winona campuses at 6:30 PM. A bridal shower for Mariah Smith and Austin Mays will take place at the church August 25th at 2 PM. They are registered at Amazon, Target, and Wal-Mart. On August 25 we will observe the Lord's Supper in the morning service. 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.

Breakfast next week will be from Linda Mahan and Nursery will be attended by the Bressler Family. We didn't have any birthdays or anniversaries to celebrate this week.

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.


Find us at the "pretty little church with the blue cross on top" just west of the intersection of highways 19 & 106, at our summer service time of 10:00 a.m., which will be changing back to 11:00 this fall. Come and bring someone along with you.

The altar candles were again lit by Crystal Chilton. Pastor David shared both joys and concerns, asking for prayer his son-in-law's promised job begins soon and adding the good news that his son Jed, in the Army Reserves, has been promoted to major, and that his own book, Pastoring: The Nuts and Bolts, is accepted for publishing and is available through Amazon, a long-awaited answer to prayer. We sang "Jesus Loves Me" during Children's Minutes as baby Griffin Brewer toddled to the front. First Scripture Reader Dick Hunt read selected verses from Matthew 13: 24-50; Second Reader Alice Neal read from Luke 16:19-31. The sermon was entitled "Fire and Brimstone," with the Key Verse: Mark 9:47-48, "If your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out. It's better to enter the Kingdom of God with only one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell, where the maggots never die and the fire never goes out." We learned that in religion as well as politics it seems that two different approaches swing back and forth in ascendancy, or power. One is the fire and brimstone exhortation and the other emphasizing God's love and mercy. Then there is universalism which says all go to heaven, no matter what, because God is merciful. The Bible clearly teaches judgment, that life is our one chance to achieve heaven. It is the devil who created hell and those following the devil go there. God gives us free will and Jesus is who saves one from that end of anguish and torment. Doing religious "stuff" and being pious are not the ways to avoid that, but instead to repent, turn around, turn to God, and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. We are told to take care of our salvation but to also warn others. If we don't, their blood is on us.

Thank you, Cheryl Dillard, for sharing the bounty of your vegetable garden with us. AN


Mt. View Baptist




Faith Tabernacle Bibleway Assembly

Update church number For a ride from Eminence and Winona call 573-604-0800




Area Church News



West Eminence Christian Church

What a beautiful day we enjoyed as we gathered for worship. It was great to see Ronnie Ipock again after recovery from surgery. Bob Heller led our worship with scripture and song that focused on rejoicing in the Lord always. Sunshine in my Soul, We are So Blessed, Near to the Heart of God, and King of My Life were our songs of praise. Bob shared Philippians 4:6 in our communion devotion— What are you thankful for? We have many things to thank God for, but none more important than gratitude for Jesus sacrifice on the cross for us.

Praises included Jerald Conway's 80th birthday and the great blessing of fellowship with family and friends. Those on our prayer list include D.G. Conway, Roger Barnes, Randal Atchison, Mike Kettering, Landon Haynes, Winfred Powell, Chris Conway, Kinzlee Blankenship, Sherry Slattery, Rob Griggs, Otto Underwood, family of Michael Toome, family of Shirley Powell. Shirley's memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. We also pray for those who are grieving in El Paso, Dayton, OH. and Erie, PA. We also pray for our youth and the teachers and staff as school begins.

Bro Allen's message was "You Can't Escape God's Presence." God's presence is real and personal. It is a good thing. Though we are sometimes like Adam and Eve who avoided God's presence after they had sinned, his graceful plan for our redemption is still something that draws us to Him. And his presence is a comfort to be our forgiver, our guide and strength at all times. As Jude wrote, "To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore."

We look forward to the beginning of Kids Stop and youth group soon.

Winona Baptist

August 4, 2019

What a joy it is to serve the Lord, and to be able to come into His house to worship him freely. We are so blessed, we have such a wonderful church, and wonderful people. Today my heart is full of gratitude for our church. Thank you Lord for asking us to meet together to honor you.

Bro. Nick is doing much better, thanks to everyone for your prayers. Bro. Steve Davis is filling in for Nick until he gets back up and at it. Steve's message is "God Loves You!" (Genesis 3) "The Fall of Man" The serpent was a creature made by God but used by Satan. (V. 3:15) The dispensation of conscience was based on Adam's limited experience with good and evil. (V. 14) God promised redemption through the seed of the woman. Adam and Eve had a choice and they chose the way of sin. We also have a choice. We can't blame all of our sins on Adam and Eve. We make our own mistakes, the choice is ours. Are we going to live a perfect life without sin? No we are not. We are human just like Adam and Eve. God has a plan for each of us, since before we were born. God loves us and he has lots of patience with us. While we were all sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8) Jesus is the only way to God. (John 14:6) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father but by me. What is the price of sin? "For the wages of sin is death" Romans 6:23 Do you want to know how to be saved? "Beleive on the Lord Jesus Christ; and thou shalt be saved" Acts 16:31 What if you are not saved when you die? "And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire" Revelations 21:15.

Please keep our nation, president, leaders, police officers, the homeless and the needy and all who are in harm's way in prayer. And pray for Jenny Howell and Shannon (Hagler) Bradshaw and always pray for one another. Happy birthday Misty Norris, Aug. 12. Wish you many more. Have a blessed week. God loves you! Sunday school 10 a.m. Worship service 11 a.m.

Women of Faith

Winona Assembly of God

What a great service we had Sunday and it began with our Sunday School lesson titled "The Supreme Sacrifice" - Jesus gave his ALL for us. We sang "Victory is Mine" and "Let's Talk About Jesus" and Kenny did a beautiful job on "Some Call It Heaven – I Call It Home".

We all know that God created us for the Glory of God and that we can be filled with His spiritual power. However, we have a tendency to wade across the river of water to get a small cup of water at the trickling pump – to put out the fire of our enemies. Instead we should be pouring a huge bucket of the Spirit of God on the enemy before he attacks us or our loved ones. Many are willing to "settle" for just a trickle of Gods Holy Power when there is so much more to be had. We aren't able to show Gods mighty strength in our lives until we walk in His power.

When we finish up the Book of Romans on Wednesday which should be shortly we are going to move our study on Revelations to Wednesday evening and get back to our Sunday nights of song and sermon!

Please join us and be blessed.

Please keep the Larry Tune family in prayer due to the loss of his their "Rooster" Michael Tune. It was good to see Darlene Eldringhoff back in church this morning and we are glad she is feeling much better but continue to keep her in prayer as well. Don't to keep our NATION bathed in prayer as well! So much chaos these days – our leaders need our prayers.

JOIN US for our BACK TO SCHOOL PRAYER WALK on August 18, 2019 @6:30pm

Everyone is welcome to join us in Praying for the Eminence and Winona Schools. We will meet at First Baptist Church - Eminence and then send out prayer groups to each campus. We will gather back at the Dairy Shack for ice cream afterward! Please share this information to pass the word!

Our service hours are as follows: Sunday School 10 am., Morning Worship at 10:45 am. Sunday Evening Service at 5 pm. and Wednesday nights at 7 pm. If you have any questions or need a ride please call 573-226-3635.

Ladies Fill My Cup Fellowship

Winona Christian Church


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