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A Crazy World

My brothers had planned a birthday party for my Mom on March the 1st, and we were actually able to make it. Most of my brothers were there and all our kids were running around my brother Ben and his wife's place like a bunch of sugared up banshees.

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Shannon County Minutes


 


 


Eminence School Board


Winona Food Pantry


Court Filings


Discover Nature

At Twin Pines Conservation Education Center in Winona


For Your Health: Help build a healthier community

 


Summersville Bookends
 

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 10 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 or fax: 417-932-5262.


Shannon County Health Department Calendar
 

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!

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!


 

The Postscript by
Carrie Classon

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



Baby Announcements

 


Announcements

Annual Easter Egg Hunt Cancellation

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Mo. (March 20, 2020) Mercy St. Francis Hospital Mountain View and the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce will be cancelling the Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. We are aware this event has become a tradition in our town, but at this time cancelling is in the best interest of the health and well-being of our community.

 


Winona Minutes


Eminence Library News

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


 


Letters to the Editor!
 

Dear Editor,

A Sad Day

It was a sad day this past Monday for our Adminis-trator, Sheri Noble, the volunteer staff, and the patients who have come to rely on Good Samaritan Care Clinic in Mountain View, Missouri. After sixteen years of providing free medical and dental care with over 34,000 clinic visits, the clinic is temporarily closing due to the Coronavirus.

Even with separating patients with sore throats, chills, fever and cough, and using surgical masks, gowns, gloves and lots of soap and disinfectant, we could not be sure at some time in the future that a patient would not present with minimal symptoms and be positive with the Coronavirus and expose another patient or a volunteer to the virus. Many of our volunteers are over 60 years of age, placing them at greater risk of contracting the virus with more complications.

The clinic and its board came to a conclusion. The only way we could really protect our patients, some with many health problems, and our volunteers, was to close the clinic. We hope this will be for a short duration.

On the average, one fourth of all prescriptions are not filled in the United States because patients cannot afford their medication. For this reason, the clinic dispenses medication to patients who cannot afford to pay for their meds, especially our diabetic and hypertensive patients. The board has given us the go-ahead to call in prescription refills to a pharmacy for those who have been receiving their medication at the clinic. If the patient is unable to pay out-of-pocket for the prescriptions, the clinic will pay for them until we have depleted our clinic fund and are no longer able to do so.

Most people do not realize the complexity of illnesses which Good Samaritan Care Clinic sees in the patients we treat who cannot afford health care. Many of our patients live from pay check to pay check. On a Monday evening we will see an average of 35 to 45 patients. Last Monday we had two new patients we referred for possible life threatening malignancies, another patient was found to have a blood glucose of over 500 and she did not know she was a diabetic. An additional two young people came in with musculoskeletal injuries and another patient's lab test came back positive for Influenza B. This past Monday evening we saw a total of 38 patients.

There is a very dark cloud coming over our world with the Coronavirus, but I believe this is a time for all of us to come together. Let's put our political differences and prejudices aside, and once the cloud passes, we will have a better country and a better world.

Kindest regards,

Jon W Roberts DO

Medical Director Good Samaritan Care Clinic (volunteer)

P.S. If anyone would like to make a donation to help with prescriptions, a check can be sent to the clinic at P.O. Box 160, Mountain View, Missouri 65548. Thank you.




Eminence Area Senior Citizens News

Senior Centers Closed

SeniorAge has made the decision to close facilities to the public. Beginning March 16 through the end of March. Seniors receiving home delivered meals can still receive frozen meals with willing volunteer to deliver. Starting March 23, those who generally dine at the center can use the drive-thru services to receive a meal (frozen meal). For more specifics, seniors are encouraged to call their local senior center for assistance. Eminence (573) 226-3839, Winona (573) 325-4636.

 


Winona Senior Center

Senior Centers Closed

SeniorAge has made the decision to close facilities to the public. Beginning March 16 through the end of March. Seniors receiving home delivered meals can still receive frozen meals with willing volunteer to deliver. Starting March 23, those who generally dine at the center can use the drive-thru services to receive a meal (frozen meal). For more specifics, seniors are encouraged to call their local senior center for assistance. Eminence (573) 226-3839, Winona (573) 325-4636.

 


EHS Alumni News


Driftwood Outdoors By Brandon Butler

Time Spent Outdoors is the Answer for Isolation

Being a hunter and angler has many advantages. Yet, I never thought preparedness for isolation from my fellow Americans was one of them. In these strange times, I find myself fine with the idea of social distancing.

 

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Area Church News


 

Jack's Fork Country Church
 


Catholic Charities

Dear Friends,

Every year we gather during the Lenten season for Bishop's Walk as a way to put into action the three pillars of Lent; prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. This annual event provides critical funds for Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri (CCSOMO) to care for the most vulnerable.

In light of recent events, we have canceled Bishop's Walk, but are asking for you to join us for Bishop's Prayer. On Saturday, April 4 at 10 AM, we will broadcast live via our Facebook page to pray the Rosary for our community during this challenging time and for those we serve. YOUR gift of $25 or more will be critical over the coming weeks and months as we seek to not only continue to help our existing clients, but also those who may need help in the near future.

Through your gift and participation in prayer you will be fulfilling all three pillars of Lent. While the prayer and almsgiving are obvious, fasting may not seem so straight forward. However, by giving of your time and treasure to Bishop's Prayer, you will be fasting from the other things you could be doing with your time and money.

Please consider a gift to help your neighbors in need. If you are not able to join us during the scheduled time of prayer, please pray when your schedule allows. If you have any questions, please call our office at 417-720-4213. Together, and with God, we will overcome the obstacles before us. Thank you for being our partner in Reaching Out, Providing Hope, and Changing Lives!

Wishing you many blessings and health,

Maura Taylor

Executive Director

Catholic Charities of Southern MO

424 East Monastery Street

Springfield, Missouri 65807

 


Birch Tree Assembly of God


Church Faith Tabernacle



Area Church News


Eminence First Baptist Church
Website: www.fbceminence.org
 

Our service was once again live on Facebook. It looks like we will be meeting this way for a while yet. Pastor Paul opened with the reading Psalm 91. Bruce led a congregational song "Serve the Lord Gladness" and "Share His Love". Bruce also reminded us that we have no announcements at this time. He did tell us if we would like to hear or see something in our Sunday services, just contact Bruce or Pastor Paul and they will try to work it out. Bruce also talked about how we miss meeting together each Sunday, but it is a blessing to see some of our church family on the street and get a big wave or smile as we go about our daily lives. Bruce also sang a special request for Pastor Paul, "Bless the Lord, Oh My Soul" a beautiful song, with beautiful lyrics and as usual he did it beautifully.

Our message this morning was based on 1 Thessalo-nians 4:13-5:11. The message was titled "The Best of Times and the Worst of Times". This passage is about the coming of the Lord. The Lord himself will come down from heaven with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that we Christians who are alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and live with the Lord forever. That day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. But Christ did not die for us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation. So have you received salvation? Will you be meeting the Lord in the clouds or will you be left here to meet the Tribulation? God is trying to get our attention during this time. Pay attention, seek God and read his word.

All of our weekly meetings have been cancelled at this time. Hopefully it won't be long before we can get back to our normal schedule.

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering is now being collected, our goal is $2,000 this year.

Prayer Requests,

TF Cox, Joy Gail, and their family, Pastor Jeff and Darlene Spencer, Skylar Holley, Dave Kentch, Sr. Family, Jaylee Wisdom, Jonathan and Cari Miller, Sam Rayfield, Dwayne and Linda Mahan, JC Ray, Butch Spacek, Scott and Fran Bader, Joyce Hahn, Doc Napier, Dave Bond, Jim and Diane Larson, Charlie Bays, Kaye Spurgin, Ingrid Orchard, Revival and Renewal, Johnny Laughlin, Glenda Bates, Danny Ferguson, Doug Allen, Bill Wellinghoff and family, strong marriages, our community, our leaders, our schools, our youth, our military, our law enforcement.

At this time our Sunday morning services will be on line at 9:30 AM. Go to Pastor Paul Wellinghoff's Facebook page to see it live or to view it at a later time. A Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer will be on Facebook at 6:30 PM. The sermon is also posted on the Church Facebook page: First Baptist Church Eminence.

 


UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
 

Happy Sunday! We are still having teleconference church. If you would like to join us via your phone, you will need your landline that includes long distance or a cell phone. The number to call, at 11:00 Sunday, is 1-669-900-9128 followed by # then you will be asked for an I.D. which is 798-957-8707 #, then just hit # when asked for a password. Following the prompts make it very easy and you will be connected.

Special prayers are for Dorothy Williams and TF Cox this Sunday. Our songs this week were Where Jesus Is, The Day Will Come, and Standing On the Promises. Scripture was from Psalm 91:1-16. We urge you to read these comforting words while our world, our country, and our community go through a challenge that most of us have never experienced.

Next week is Communion Sunday and we will have it in our individual homes and we invite you to join us. Any bread will do but grape juice is needed.

We continue to pray for our world, our country, our community, the medical staffs who are working hard to save lives, our EMTs and first responders world wide and we give thanks for the attitude of Christians who pray for His guidance as we face this unseen enemy. Also, we pray for those who continue to work and give thanks to them - the cashiers, stockers, truck drivers, and all who have a part in bringing food, supplies and necessary items to us. They are in our community and please thank them.

The children's message was the continuation of Genesis after God created the Earth. He created Adam, the first man, from dust, in His image. Next he created animals and asked Adam to name them. Finally he created Eve from Adam's rib to be a companion to Adam. He put them in the beautiful Garden of Eden.

Our key verse was from Psalm 91:14 "Because He loves me," says the Lord, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name."

In Psalm 91:4 God will cover us with feathers, which shows the sheltering side of God. We find refuge under his wings and his faithfulness to us will be our shield.

This doesn't mean that bad things won't happen to us. God will protect us, but it is up to Him. Others may fall before us in troubled times, and it is not for us to judge them if they perish. Luke 13 tells us of the Galileans who had bad things happen to them, even when they worshiped and they were not the worse sinners because of their suffering. Jesus tells us they were not but we that we must repent so we will not perish.

Today, we must remember that God did not send COVID19. The punishment of the wicked is how they respond to it. If they do not know God, they cannot handle troubles. Not every Christian knows how to find shelter in God. There are conditions to the promises and we have to be in the right place to receive them. Next week, the message will be about these conditions.

We hope you will join us. You can come as you are, just dial in.

 

 


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 again gathered by way of Zoom teleconference this past Sunday, and despite a few technical glitches, ti was a blessed time to gather online as God's people. God Will take Care of You in this time of pandemic, so we sang and celebrated that truth. We shared in communion remembering that Jesus' plan and purpose in coming to this earth and going to the cross was to bring us forgiveness. And we can represent Christ by extending forgiveness, as well.

Prayer needs shared include T. F. Cox, Timothy who lost his grandfather to Covid 19, Jonesboro people who are recovering from tornado, Jim Fry, Critsana-- our missionary to Thailand, Candy Atchison and other nurses and medical staff in New York, Ronnie Ipock, Roger Barnes, the Ministries and businesses who are effected by the pandemic.

Bro Allen's sermon was "Dealing With Spiritual Amnesia. In times like this there are many who are worrying. But often our worry is a result of spiritual amnesia, forgetting what God has done in the past. When Jesus was surrounded by 5000 people, His disciples got worried about what to do with them. They thought they should be sent away to seek out food for themselves. When Jesus said, "You feed them," they worried that they didn't have the resources to do it. They had forgotten that Jesus had turned water to wine, and healed the sick, healed the lame, cast out demons, healed the blind. And he then multiplied the 5 loaves and 2 fish to feed the great multitude and had leftovers. So, as Paul writes, "Let your requests be made known to God, and the peace of God that surpasses all comprehension will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." And don't forget to give thanks to God for his provision and His promises.

We are glad to report that the carpetting is going well and should be completed at the church building this week. Let Allen know if you would like to connect to the church service and have not yet done so. Also be sure to pass on prayer needs that we can lift them up to the Lord.


Winona Baptist

March 22, 2020

How serious are we about our goal of reaching heaven? Some people appear to go through life in a rather light hearted manner, as if they expect God to overlook their careless attitude. But Jesus said that we should "strive to enter in at the strait gate" (Luke 13:24)

Bro. Nick's message today, Fears come from Satan, fight fears with prayer. When this Coronavirus is over and done, God will use this as a blessing. Families that work all the time, and don't take time for families, I believe God is letting families know that time spent with your family is never a wasted moment, and He will see us through these hard times.

Psalm 23 "The Lord is my shepherd" The psalm has been a favorite of God's people through the ages and with due reason; it expresses as simply and clearly as any, the role of God as our protector and provider in life. (Psalm 27) "The Lord is my light and my salvation," whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 91: 10-15) The key word to describe this Psalm is security. There are two distinct voices in the Psalm, and each speaks to the trusting believer in the Lord. The first voice assures the faithful of God's protection. The second voice is that of the Lord Himself, who likewise pledges His watchful care. (Jeremiah 23:3, 6, 8) Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. (V 6) Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth. (V 8) And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me. Now's the time to turn your eyes on God, not away from Him.

Please pray for all that this Coronavirus has affected, and pray for one another. Sunday school 10 a.m. Worship service 11 a.m. have a blessed week.


Women of Faith
 


Winona Assembly of God


Ladies Fill My Cup Fellowship


Winona Christian Church


 

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