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Amanda's Column                   

Greetings

My family had a habit of moving about every five years. The first place I have memories of was our little neighborhood home in O'Fallon, MO. From there we moved to Winfield. Then it was the Spring Valley farm, then Eminence, and then at last Blair's Creek.

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Eminence School Board


MDC's Efforts to Control CWD in Deer Continues

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that it has confirmed 24 new cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Missouri from nearly 27,000 tissue samples collected from white-tailed deer and submitted for disease testing in deeer season. Most of the tissue samples were taken from hunter-harvested deer.

The new cases were found in the following counties: 2 in Adair, 5 in Franklin, 5 in Linn, 2 in Macon, 2 in Perry, 5 in Ste. Genevieve, 2 in Stone, and 1 in Taney.

CWD is a deadly disease in white-tailed deer and other members of the deer family. The purpose of MDC's CWD sampling and testing efforts is to find cases early so the Department can limit the spread of the disease. Learn more about CWD at mdc.mo.gov/cwd.

"While any new cases of CWD are not good news, we are happy that no cases have been found in new counties this year," said MDC Wildlife Disease Coordinator Jasmine Batten. "Overall, CWD remains relatively rare in the state and even in most areas where it has been found. These results suggest that our disease-management actions are working."

The 24 new cases bring the total number of CWD cases in the state to 140. MDC has tested about 130,000 deer since the first cases of CWD were found in free-ranging deer in Missouri in 2012. Get more information at mdc.mo.gov/cwd under "CWD in Missouri."

Batten added that there were only three new CWD cases near the Missouri-Arkansas border, an area of heightened concern considering the extent of CWD in northwest Arkansas.

"More than 700 deer and elk in northwest Arkansas have been confirmed to have CWD in the past few years, so we consider finding only three new cases in Stone and Taney counties of southwest Missouri to be good news."

About 8,000 of the nearly 27,000 tissue samples MDC had tested this season were collected by taxidermists and meat processors around the state as part of the Department's voluntary CWD sampling efforts. Free voluntary sampling continues through the end of deer season, Jan. 15. Get more information at mdc.mo.gov/cwd under "Voluntary CWD Sampling All Season."

MDC's mandatory sampling efforts in 29 counties during the opening weekend of the November portion of the firearms deer season yielded about 18,800 of the nearly 27,000 tissue samples tested for CWD.

MDC is continuing its efforts to manage CWD after the Jan. 15 close of deer season into March. MDC staff will again work with landowners on a voluntary basis in the immediate areas around where recent cases of CWD have been found to remove more potentially infected deer. The goal of the effort is to limit the spread of the disease and to keep the percentage of deer that have the disease low. Learn more at mdc.mo.gov/cwd under "Post Season Targeted Culling."


Grow Houseplants with Style and Convenience in Mind

By Melinda Myers

It starts with one plant on a sunny windowsill then morphs into an impenetrable jungle. You may feel you need a machete to reach each individual plant to water and tend. Clear the way to improved growing conditions and convenient care while showcasing every plant with style.

Group plants with similar light and watering needs to make maintenance easier for you and increase humidity levels – something tropical plants need to thrive. Set plants on attractive trays filled with pebbles to capture excess water. The pebbles elevate the containers above the water to avoid root rot. As the water in the tray evaporates, it increases the humidity around the plants.

Grow cacti and succulents in a cool, sunny location for winter. Give each plant enough room to capture the sunlight it needs and to show off its unique form and color.

Expand your indoor growing space and enjoy greenery throughout your home by adding artificial lights. New furniture grade LED light fixtures like the Bamboo Mini LED Grow Light Garden (gardeners.com) fit into small spaces and look great on countertops, work desks and shelves. You'll save energy with LED lights and add a bit of style to your home decor with these attractive light gardens.

Increase your success with the popular fiddle leaf fig and other floor plants. These beauties are often used to decorate a bare wall, corner or other space in need of a focal point. Oftentimes these areas do not receive sufficient light for the plants to grow and thrive. Soon leaves begin to yellow and drop. Keep them healthy and beautiful with supplemental light. Hang a pendant light above or set a plant light stand beside these large plants. Many are trendy decorative fixtures similar to those used to light your home.

Save time and increase success by growing houseplants in self-watering containers. These pots have built-in water reservoirs that extend the time between watering. They also help reduce the mess of water spilling over the saucer and onto wood or carpeted floors.

Take the hassle out of watering with an indoor coil watering hose and sprayer. These coiled hoses hook up to the faucet, allowing you to water houseplants and seedlings up to 50 feet away. You'll eliminate the need to fill and lug watering cans from plant to plant, leaving a trail of water along the way.

Maximize time spent tending your plants by using the proper tools. Many indoor gardeners use old silverware or try adapting outdoor tools for indoor garden use. Having the right tool for the job provides better results in less time. Indoor garden tool sets have perfectly sized tools for pruning, transplanting and tending houseplants. Many come with an attractive built-in case for easy storage and a tray for corralling the mess of potting and transplanting. You'll waste less potting mix and spend less time sweeping up debris.

Increase your growing space and show off your plant collection with one or more plant stands. Many provide multiple tiers, allowing you to display plants of different sizes while positioning them in the light they prefer.

Set large plants on wheeled caddies or a collection of pots on a wheeled tray to move them out of the way when cleaning or hosting a gathering. Then wheel them back in place once your company has left.

Adding some convenience for easy care will allow you to spend less time keeping your plants looking their best and more time enjoying the individual beauty each plant provides as you grow them in style.

Melinda Myers has written more than 20 gardening books, including Small Space Gardening. She hosts The Great Courses "How to Grow Anything" DVD series and the Melinda's Garden Moment TV & radio segments. Myers is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine and was commissioned by Gardeners Supply for her expertise to write this article. Her web site is www.MelindaMyers.com.


Southern Style

By Randall Franks

The Differences Within 100 years

The other day I realized I am now living 100 years beyond my grandparents' key time in their lives.

In 1920, my grandparents Bill and Kitty Bruce had been married for four years.

My grandfather had spent his youth in the west, returned to Tennessee and found himself a bride half his age, bought land with the money he earned out west and started farming raising corn, tomatoes, running cattle and hogs.

They watched Bill's brothers Tom and James, cousins and friends go off to WWI among the 130,915 men and women from Tennessee who did. Tom died, while James returned a shell of his former self and died within a couple of years.

They survived the Spanish flu epidemic that killed other family and friends as it savaged community after community infecting 500 million in 1918 around the world.

In this year my grandmother would become pregnant beckoning my first aunt Minnie Lee, named for her aunt, who would pass as a toddler in 1923.

My grandmother for the first time in her life was allowed to walk in a polling place and cast a ballot as women gained the vote. Grandpa would vote for Democrat James Cox while my grandmother always proudly said she voting just the opposite just to cancel out Grandpa's vote meaning she voted for Republican Warren G. Harding. Not sure if she ever told grandpa though, she told me long after he was gone.

They rode horses, buckboards, buggies or walked where they went. There were no automobiles. They chopped down trees to build what they needed and cut wood to cook on and to heat from the cold. Harvest time meant canning vegetables to eat throughout the year. Meat was smoked in the smoke house, salted and cured to sustain meats to eat when hunting was slim.

As I look around at what I experience each day. I make much of my living in mediums that were not even existent - radio and television. Buying musical recordings was still in its infancy in those days with 78s and Victrolas being the source. Not one of those were within miles of them and it would be many years before a battery-operated radio would make its way to the valley.

If I get hungry, I go out, get in my SUV, drive to a restaurant, or to the store and buy something a farmer somewhere put into the food supply chain to fill the need. If I cook it at home, much of the time I pop it into a microwave oven and in a few minutes, I am seated in front of my favorite TV show eating away. That experience would have taken my grandmother hours in addition to the months it took my father to cultivate and/or hours to hunt or raise, slaughter and preserve.

I look up in the sky and I see jet planes, they looked up and saw only the birds for a few more years. Thanks to the advantage of science, and communication, we can anticipate the weather while they reacted daily to what occurred.

I communicate on a phone I carry in my pocket, they had to holler up the holler or send someone walkin' to spread any news for quite a few more years to come. I can look at a computer and catch up on the news, they had to wait for a newspaper to come through the area at the general store.

It is amazing what 100 years has brought us. Is it better? It is more convenient. I do not know if it's more healthy for us. It is definitely different and I imagine if my 1920s grandparents were dropped into what I see daily, I imagine they would feel we have a strange and foreign life.

Both lived to see the transition to automobiles, the advent of television and grandmother lived well beyond man reaching the moon and folks thinking of flying as a real form of transportation.

Such amazing things they saw... I don't know if what we have in store ahead of us will compare but I certainly hope it will be and I realize how amazing it really is when I see it!

Randall Franks is an award-winning musician, singer and actor. He is best known for his role as "Officer Randy Goode" on TV's "In the Heat of the Night" now on WGN America. His latest CD release, "Keep 'Em Smilin'," is by Crimson Records. He is a member of the Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame. His latest book is "A Badge or an Old Guitar: A Music City Murder Mystery." He is a syndicated columnist for http://randallfranks.com/ and can be reached at rfrankscatoosa@gmail.com.)

 

 


Summersville Bookends
 


Shannon County Health Department Calendar
 

SHANNON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

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

EMINENCE, MISSOURI 65466

1-800-777-3915 • FAX: 573-226-3240

HOURS: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

SERVICES OFFERED:

- 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)

WE ARE GIVING FLU SHOTS ON MONDAYS!

JANUARY 2020

Wed., Jan. 22: WIC at Birch Tree Pioneer Baptist Church (by appointment only); Immunizations at Birch Tree WIC (call for availability)

Mon., Jan. 27: Flu Shots, Public Health Services (see above) WIC at Eminence (by appointment only); Immunizations, Diabetes Nutrition Classes by Robin Harwell (call for times)

Tues., Jan. 28: WIC at Eminence (by appointment only);

Immunizations, Lead Tests, Hemoglobins

HOURS: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

SERVICES OFFERED:

- 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)

WE ARE GIVING FLU SHOTS ON MONDAYS!

Immunizations, Lead Tests, Hemoglobins



 

The Postscript by
Carrie Classon

 

"Unexpected Cowboy"

I want to start out by making it clear that I have nothing against cowboys.

One of the new developments in my life is that I recently got a manager, Bob, to book performances of my writing. I've never had a manager before, so I didn't know what to expect.

You can read the rest of the story in this week's Current Wave Paper on sale now at local establishments or you can get a subscription.

         

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


THOMASVILLE TREASURES!


Baby Announcements

Todd and Delcina Myers of Winona are the parents of a baby boy, Draven Michael, born November 3 at 6:06 p.m. at OMC. He weighed 8 pounds 12 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. His siblings are Nathan, 14; Kayden, 12; Chenoa, 9; and Jareth, 8. His grandparents are Theodore Larson, Winona; and Rick and Teresa Etienne, Mount Vernon, Illinois.

Ethan Vanscoyk and Kyleigh Noble of Mountain View are the parents of a baby girl, Pepper Ruthann, born November 22 at 1:52 p.m. at OMC. She weighed 6 pounds 6 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long. Her grandparents are Gaylon Noble, Mountain View; Lisa Noble, Mountain View; John Vanscoyk, Winfield; and Patty Vanscoyk, Winfield.

Lucas Taber and Haleigh Walker of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Paislee Quinn, born December 2 at 2:58 p.m. at OMC. She weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her grandparents are Dwayne and Peggy Lair, West Plains; Ron and Amy Harris, Mountain View; and Ron Taber, Summersville.

Jesse and Leslie Altermatt of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Kaizlee Dallas Louise, born December 3 at 7:47 a.m. at OMC. She weighed 6 pounds 8 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long. Her siblings are Bryson, 4; and Harlynne, 2. Her grandparents are Stefanie Campbell, Vanzant; Tony and Shelley Krusen, West Plains; Karri Altermatt, Koshkonong; and John and Misty Altermatt, Mountain View.

 

 


Announcements

Salem Acoustic Jam

The Salem Area Arts Council will host its first monthly Acoustic Jam on Jan. 25 starting at 6:30 PM. Musicians and listeners of all ages, talents and interests are invited. The Creative Arts Center is behind the Ozark Natural and Cultural Resource Center at 202 South Main Street in Salem. For more information call (573) 247-0279 or e-mail saac@embarqmail.com.


Announcements

"Stained Glass Workshop"

The Salem Area Arts Council is again offering a stained-glass workshop on Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This workshop will be at the Creative Arts Center and is designed for experienced as well as beginners. Individuals only wanting to do a small project can complete it that evening, but those interested in tackling a larger project may also start one and make arrangements to come back to work on it another time. Taught by artist Amber Pryor, all materials are provided to make your project to take home. There is a maximum enrollment of 8, so register early. The cost is $25 per session for adults and $15 per session for high school and college students. Reservations can be made by calling or texting (573) 247-0279 and arranging to pay your fee to hold your spot. This is NOT appropriate for young children or women who are pregnant. The Creative Arts Center is behind the Ozark Natural and Cultural Resource Center located at 202 South Main in Salem, MO.


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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


I Have A Dream' Scholarships Established

In celebration of the life and legacy of late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., WGU Missouri has announced it will award up to $75,000 in scholarships to Missourians who dream of completing their college degrees and advancing their careers. The "I Have a Dream" scholarships are being offered to new students enrolling in any of the online, nonprofit university's more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in information technology, business, K-12 teacher education or health professions, including nursing.

"As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we are inspired by Dr. King's powerful vision for the future and his endless devotion to fighting the injustices of racial and economic inequality," said Dr. Angie Besendorfer, Chancellor of WGU Missouri. "Dr. King worked tirelessly during his lifetime to strive for a more equitable society, and his words and actions continue to challenge us today. In that spirt, we are proud to once again offer the "I Have a Dream" Scholarship in his honor in hopes that those who have always dreamed of furthering their education but have consistently faced challenges that prevented them from moving forward can be inspired to accomplish their goals."

Each "I Have a Dream" scholarship is valued at up to $3,000 ($750 per six-month term renewable for up to four terms) and will be applied to WGU Missouri's already-low tuition of $3,500 per six-month term. The scholarships are competitive and will be awarded based on the students' academic record, previous college experience, readiness for online study, current competency, as well as other considerations. Applications are currently being accepted at missouri.wgu.edu/dream through April 17, 2020.

For more information about WGU Missouri and the "I Have A Dream" scholarship, visit missouri.wgu.edu.

 


Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.

Wednesday

A chance of flurries between noon and 1pm, then a chance of sprinkles after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 39. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

A chance of rain showers before 7pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 7pm and 10pm, then snow showers likely after 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday

Snow showers likely before 11am, then rain and snow showers likely between 11am and noon, then rain showers likely after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 38. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Thursday Night

Rain showers likely before 2am, then rain and snow showers likely between 2am and 5am, then snow showers likely after 5am. Cloudy, with a low around 33.

Friday

A chance of rain and snow showers before 9am, then a chance of rain showers between 9am and noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41.

Friday Night

A chance of sprinkles and flurries before 11pm, then a chance of flurries between 11pm and midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.

 

 


Letters to the Editor!
 

Dear Editor,

The moment Donald Trump announced that he was running for office, hate crimes started to rise in America. As a direct result of the "Hate Speech" that Trump feeds the morons, nazi's and white supremacists that attend his rallies, and the presence of these same morons and haters on the internet, hate groups have grown by thirty percent across our nation in the last three years.

One organization that has been on the forefront of the resistance to "Trump Nation, Nazi Nation" is run on contributions from people like you and I who believe in the America that Donald Trump and that pack of thieves, liars, bimbos, traitors and cowards he calls family have been doing their best to corrupt and destroy. The Southern Poverty Law Center has been nose to nose with Trump's pet nazi's and white supremacists for three years or more. One of their most important battles has been an effort to have Trump's nazi's, supremacists and just plain haters thrown off the internet. They have been so successful at this that they have recently begun to receive death threats from "Guess who"? This organization is fighting the good fight. They need our help. Help to fight Trump's genocidal plans, and help protect their organization from Trump's pet nazi's!

So come on all you decent, intelligent, caring human beings out there in Shannon County, I know there are at least a hand full of you! Stand up and fight back! Donate to "The Southern Poverty Law Center". Hell, do it for truth, justice and the American way. That's right, I paid it. I know. I don't believe in super heros either, but by God! I do believe in America! My America! Free of the hate, bigotry and malice spreading from the oval office like a thick fog of effluvia! Settling on everything like a rank, rotten blanket. The stench of Trump's corrupted soul.

The Donald hates the Southern Poverty Law Center. He says that we are trampling all over his "base's" freedom of speech rights. He believes that we should allow his "base" back on the internet so that they can spread their ugliness, ignorance, fear, and hate to our children. Teach them to hate! Hate people they have never met, may never meet. Hate because their skin is darker. Hate because their sexuality is different. Hate because they worship "the sme God" ina slightly different manner. HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE , HATE!

Hate is a coward's tool and Donald Trump is nothing if not the biggest tool or coward ever born. All bullies are cowards. That's why they hate. They are ugly hearted, spiteful, terrified monkeys, lashing out in fear at anyone who moves who isn't a carbon copy of themselves. That's why nazi's and supremacists travel in packs. That's why they drive their cars into crowds of peaceful protesters. They don't want to get hurt. They would use a tank if they could. BULLIES are COWARDS and COWARDS HATE! Help fight the good fight! Do it for your children, your grandchildren, and their children to be. This is their future, their America, their world you're fighting for. FIGHT FOR IT! Donate today to "The Southern Poverty Law Center" PO Box 2390 Montgomery, AL 36177-8331

Patricia Camden

Winona


Dear Editor,

There is overwhelming evidence that President Trump committed crimes which undermine our Democracy. We know that Trump attempted to bribe Ukrainian leaders into digging up dirt on his political opponents in an attempt to gain an advantage in the presidential election. Then, he tried to cover it up by refusing to turn over documents and defying lawful congressional subpoenas. We know he did it because Trump himself has admitted to doing it ON CAMERA, and several high-ranking officials in his administration have confirmed his scheme both under oath in public House committee hearings and in the media. These are impeachable offenses.

The House has impeached Trump and the Senate will be holding the trial to determine whether or not he should be removed from office. The trial should be fair and impartial yet Senate leader McConnell has stated that he will not be impartial and will coordinate the trial with the White House. The GOP appear to be rigging the rules of the trial so that all the evidence will not be heard. The American people deserve a fair trial with testimony of witnesses and evidence from documents relevant to the case. If President Trump believes that he did nothing wrong then he should welcome testimony from firsthand witnesses who can clear him.

The Constitution requires that the Senate conduct a fair and open impeachment trial. The American people deserve nothing less. The future of our Democracy is at stake.

Janet Fossey

Timber


Dear Editor,

I see that "collectively" the Democratic Front Runners do not have one brain among them. As for Joe Biden, he doesn't even remember where he's at, let alone to intelligently run a country like the U.S.A. I understand how the "Iffy" mind works—been there, done that. I would never set myself up to question our president or his staff of experts. I trust his judgement. Instead of hating Trump, let's pray for him, and his advisors. I'll say this again, "63 million voters can't be wrong". Our president is human, and as such he has human frailties, He cares deeply for America.

Many existibg problems today can be traced back to an indecisive, do nothing president that hid out in a plushy retreat in Martha's Vineyard. Go one more step back in time to the Bush administration and place some blame there too.

We finally get a president who lives up to his convictions and we decide we hate him? I don't think so. I'd love to see support for our president, not vicious slander. I'd like to hear "Atta boy" instead of "I hate him—let's get him."

When we talk about God we are not talking about Pelosi. She mistakenly thinks she's special. We need God desperately, so let Him do his job. God Bless America.

Bertha Goode

Eminence

Dear Editor,

As the authors of our Constitution left the constitutional convention, a woman by-stander asked Benjamin Franklin, "Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?" Franklin replied, "A republic, Madam, if we can keep it." This skepticism has never been more appropriate than now.

Americans, as well as people around the world, are waiting to see whether the Senate will do its constitutional duty. Will they conduct a fair, thorough trial with testimony from witnesses and without coordination with the accused? Will they then vote objectively on the evidence presented? If, after an honest process, the Senate exonerates the President, so be it. We move on. If, however, after a sham trial, the Senate acquits Trump, the last constitutional protection against an authoritarian usurper will have failed.

Trump controls the executive and judicial branches, the Senate and, presumably, the military. He could dismiss the Congress at will by executive order. The unimaginable scenario proposed here has precedent. After the democratically elected head of the German republic appointed Hitler chancellor in 1933, the latter began systematically subverting that democracy and forming a Nazi dictatorship. Trump has already demonstrated undeniable authoritarian tendencies. What is there to stop him from following Hitler's example?

If you care about your future and that of your descendants, tell your senators to uphold the Constitution that is the foundation of our democracy. Once lost it will not rise phoenix-like from the ashes.

Call Senators Blunt 202 224-5721 and Senator Hawley 202 224-6154

Dan Leary

Moody, MO


Eminence Area Senior Citizens News


Winona Senior Center

 


EHS Alumni News


Driftwood Outdoors By Brandon Butler

Waterfowl Stories Propel Wetlands Conservation

John Gordon has a tough job. He produces Ducks Unlimited TV. I know, it sounds glamorous, but each year, he has to come up with a 13-episode season to inspire hunters to pursue waterfowl with an ethic that lends a helping hand to our landscape. Conservation is hardly covered in school.

 

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Discover Nature

At Twin Pines Conservation Education Center in Winona


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Winona Minutes

 


VFW Post 6660 Newsletter

Post Quartermaster, Randle Tolliver

rstolliver1@verizon.net

I would like to take this opportunity to remind folks who we are. Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) Post 6660 is currently listed as the Lesterville VFW Post, it really is the Reynolds County Post. Descended from a group of Spanish American War veterans, the VFW is an organization of U.S. war veterans, who as soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen served the nation in wars, campaigns, and expeditions on foreign soil or in hostile waters are eligible to join. Simply put, we are a service organization. The purpose of the VFW is to speed rehabilitation of the nation's disabled and needy veterans, assist veterans' widows and orphans and the dependents of needy or disabled veterans, and promote Americanism. This is done by means of education in patriotism and by constructive service to the communities in which we live. The VFW National Headquarters are located in Kansas City, MO. One of the most respected and successful voices for veterans in America, in Washington DC and many state capitals we advocate for our nation's veterans, service members and military families on an array of issues. Also located in Washington is our national rehabilitation service, which serves disabled veterans of all wars, members and nonmembers alike, in matters of government compensation and pension claims, hospitalization, civil-service employment preference, and other issues. Locally, we help veterans of every generation in dealing with the VA and enable you to cut through the bureaucratic red tape.

I want to again extend an invitation to all the veterans, but especially to our brothers and sisters who served in the middle east in such pleasant places as Iraq, Afghanistan, and all the surrounding countries and afloat. Help make the post a place that all members, regardless of age, can enjoy and want to visit often.

The National Desert Storm Desert Shield War Memorial is scheduled to be completed by Veterans Day 2021, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the war. The memorial will be located next to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Now for a few reminders:

We are planning a second Veteran's Service Support event for mid-February. The date, time and location will be provided at a later date.

For all our VFW members, please make every effort to attend the 15 March 2020 meeting.

This meeting will include discussion of and decisions about changing the Lesterville post charter to create a Reynolds County VFW post and relocation of the post to a more central location. The location for this meeting will be announced on or about 1 March. Every voice counts.

If you need to obtain military service documents such as a DD 214/ Separation Documents or Official Military Personnel File (OMPF), most veterans and their next of kin can obtain free copies from the National Archives, National Personnel Records Center at https://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records or call 1 (866) 272-6272. If you wish to use mail, the address is "The National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001.

For veteran's in crisis, call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and press "1".

For more information call Commander Elmer Winingar at 573-637-2585 or Quartermaster Randy Tolliver at 573-924-2382/rstolliver1@verizon.net. For more information concerning the VFW at the national level please go to www.vfw.org and at the state level, http://movfw.us.

"Here to Serve"


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Jack's Fork Country Church
 

It might have been cold outside but we received a warm welcome form Dave leading us in the Pledge and prayer. Promise 7:12 Scripture John 14: 1-3. Opening hymns Open my eyes that i may see, Sweet Hour of Prayer and Give Thanks. Praises: Thank you to Dr. and Janelle for the books to the Church library. Happy Birthdays to Loretta, Allen, and Janelle. Additions to reg prayer list, Baby Breck, Connie's Dad, Ryan, Kathryn Conway Our school, Our Military and families, Our Country and Leaders, Our Law enforcement and families. Special Music Tommy sang Precious Lord take my hand. Carl played and sang Must I go empty handed. Children's Church with Nancy. Message by Tommy: Are we Listening: We live in an electronic age of constant information and the voice of Radio, TV and now email or facebook may be drowning out the voice of God. God desires to communicate with each of his children indiviidually. In the Old Testament he spoke through the prophets, and in the New Testament through his Son, and today he continues to communicate with us through his written word and his indwelling Holy Spirit. So the issue is: Are we listening? When Jesus lived on earth, his first priority of the day was his Father. Mark 1:35 tells us that Jesus would often rise before daylight and find a secluded place to pray before his day began. If the Son needed to hear from his Father, how much more do we? Since we have no idea what awaits us each day, seeking his guidance and strength in the morning is critical. i encourage you to follow King David's example in ps: 5-3. My voice shalt thou here in the morning, O lord, in the morning will I direct my Prayer unto thee, and will look up. I can't just read my Bible, voice my Prayer concerns, and head out the door. Prayer is more than just speaking to God, it also includes listening for him. Be still and know that i am God, Be quiet long enough to hear him just in case he wants to give us some specific guidance, encouragement or correction. Well many people say they don't hear anything from God. listen, God speaks when he is ready. it may be long after our prayer time, days, weeks, months even years. So live with a listening heart. God may teach us how to hear his quiet voice. Again, Are We Listening? Tommy closed with an invitation to come to Jesus or if you need prayer or just to talk he is available, and he closed with Prayer.Closing hymns I'll Fly Away and The Old Country Church. Thought for the day: Lord empty me of me, so i can be filled with you, Closing prayer by Brian.


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Eminence First Baptist Church
Website: www.fbceminence.org
 

We had a beautiful, cold, January Sunday. But praise the Lord, the sun was shining.

Our message came to us from 1Peter 3:18. John the Baptist declared Christ to be the Lamb of God. Jesus became our sacrificial Lamb, paying once for all the sin debt owed by mankind. His death secured forgiveness and eternal life for everyone who trusts Him as Savior. With regard to salvation nothing else is required or acceptable to God. He died to bring us redemption and forgiveness. We have been saved by the blood of Christ and pardoned for our transgressions. At the moment of salvation, guilt for all of our sins –past, present, future- is wiped away. Meditate on what the Savior did at Calvary. As the sacrificial Lamb, Jesus exchanged His life for ours and gave it up to pay what we owed. His death redeemed us, secured our forgiveness and gave us a permanent place in God's family. Thank You Jesus, for bringing redemption.

We were blessed by 7 special ladies singing "It is Well With My Soul". Thanks girls, it was beautiful.

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 back to their regular schedule. Team Kids will meet from 6:00-7:50 PM. Warriors for Christ will be meeting 6:00-7:50 PM. Bible study and prayer will be at 6:30 PM. Agape Banquet will be February 9th at 6:00 PM.

Breakfast next week will be from Vinita Chilton. Nursery will be attended by Linda Mahan and Tara Weaver.

Prayer Requests,

Revival and Renewal, Pastor Durwin Kicker family, (pastor of the First Baptist Church of Marshfield), Tom Akers, Ron Huffman, Harig family, Kaveny family, Johnny Laughlin, Brian Duarte, Glenda Bates, Danny Ferguson, Doug Allen, Carol Keel, Blunkall Family, 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.


UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
 

You are always welcome at the "pretty church with the little blue cross on top" located just west of Hwy 19 & 106 in Eminence. Worship begins at 11:00 a.m. We urge anyone who is seeking both a welcoming and loving church family to please come be with us.

Key Verse this morning was Ephesians 5:21: "Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ." Pastor David's sermon was entitled "Families and Such" as he continues to preach from the book of Ephesians, and it so happens today's scriptures are among the most misused, dealing with "obedience" of women, children and slave/master. Rather than justifying repugnant behaviors, it was pointed out that the message is to all Christians that we must submit to one another, mutually, out of reverence for Christ. This shows in one's attitude, living a spirit-filled life, and as Christ taught, not BE served but TO serve. We are to see Jesus in everybody and rely on the Holy Spirit which lives within us. First Scripture Reader was Cheryl Dillard, reading Ephesians 5:21-33 and Second, Richard Williams, reading Ephesians 6:1-9. Brent Rowden proudly showed his new beautiful children's Bible storybook during Children's Minutes and new walker Fynn Brawley also came forward on his own.

We were so glad to have Dick and Marti Hines back after a long absence and that Marti is gradually recovering from a plummet backwards down the stairs at their home in Illinois. Likewise, that Ruthie Smith is feeling better now, grateful husband Windy reported. Thanks to Rhonda Hunt and Cheryl Dillard, our new church directory is almost ready to print, just awaiting everyone to proof their information. AN


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Faith Tabernacle Bibleway Assembly

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West Eminence Christian Church
 

What a blessing it is to gather in the Lord's name. Wilbur and Kristin Martin and kids were our friendly greeters today. We were blessed to have our bluegrass worship team lead worship today with songs -- Down at the cross, Victory in Jesus, When we all get to heaven and Are You washed in the Blood. Jerald Conway led our communion devotion with thoughts from Hebrews 9 about the covenant that Jesus made with us by going to the cross. And we are reminded of that covenant whenever we partake of the Lord's Supper.

We are thankful to all who helped with the memorial service for Fanny Kaveny and provided the meal afterward. Prayer needs added include Roger Smith, Glenda Bates, Vee Parker, Ingrid Orchard, Mike Faulkner, Paige Atchison, Samantha Branson, Bucky Nichols, Frankie Wood Jordan, Kenny Grandstad, Kenny Russell, and Larry Hardenbrook. We also pray for those on mission trips-- Joel and Julie Bates family and Sam Owen.

Bro Allen's message was "Led by the Holy Spirit". The Holy Spirit leads his people to remember. The Holy Spirit guided the writers of the scripture, so we can remember the work and teaching of Jesus, especially his death on the cross and rising from death. The Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness to pray as we ought, to defeat sin, and to serve in his kingdom. We look forward to the men's fellowship on January 27 and all men and boys are invited.


Winona Baptist

January 5, 2020

The Lord has layed on my heart to start our new year in the book of Chronicles. I'm not sure why, but God knows. (I Chronicles 28:9) The Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts; if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off forever. God knows our thoughts and everything we do, in church and out of church, so I challenge each one to search your heart, and asking God to show us how to please him more. Ask yourself how we treat people in business and public places, is that pleasing to God? And does the way we treat people reflect our church? Yes it does.

Today Bro. McClurg brought a wonderful report on New Years, he got to ring the cancer survivor bell. Lynn has been such a blessing to our church. He steps up and helps wherever he is needed. Thank you Lynn for sharing your good news. What a way to start off our new year. Charlotte Allmon also had a praise, she had lost her hearing for a little while and she also got her hearing back. Praise God for another new years blessing.

Bro. Nick's message today; "The struggles we overcome will shape us for tomorrow." Matthew 4:1-11, The temptation of Jesus. (V 1) Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. (V 2) And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward and hungered. (V 3) And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the son of God, command that these stones be made into bread. (V 4) But he answered and said, It is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Read Matthew 5-11 Jesus always stood on the word of God, each time satan tempted him.

Are we fully armed in God's word that we could stand up to satan? We need to study God's word every day so we can stand against whatever comes our way. Remember satan can come against you in many forms. Sometimes it can be by family or friends, or just someone passing by.

Please pray for our president, nation and leaders, and always pray for one another. Have a blessed week. Happy birthday Earlene Simpson, Jan. 14, Donna Alexander, Jan. 15. Wish you many more. Sunday school 10 a.m. Worship service 11 a.m. God Bless


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Winona Assembly of God


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Winona Christian Church


 

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