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Amanda's Column


Autumn. As a kid I never welcomed the cooling months. It meant the end of running around barefooted. Swimming in Sinking Creek was drawing to a close. Popsicles and lemonade would be no more. Water hose dousing with the brothers would cease. And float trips down the Jack's would have to be put off until summer's return.


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Shannon County Minutes


Winona Minutes





Tuesday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Mostly cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 39. Northwest wind 6 to 8 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.


Sunny, with a high near 61. Northwest wind around 6 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Wednesday Night

Clear, with a low around 36.


Sunny, with a high near 67.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 42.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

Saturday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.


A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75.


Thomasville Treasures

Winona Food Pantry

Court Filings

Winona Senior Center

Do You Have Maple Trees?

Announcing the launching of a new website, MOSYRUP.COM, to encourage Missourians with maple trees to consider making syrup. Because of the increasing demand for local and natural food products, and the many maple trees of Missouri, John Stolwyk, a retired engineer and "maple syrup enthusiast" has prepared a new website encouraging folks to give it a try.

At one time, maple trees were a major source of sugar for early Missourians, because cane sugar was very expensive and the sugar beet industry had not yet developed. According to state records, Missouri produced over 18,000 gallons of maple syrup in year 1860, along with over 100,000 pounds of maple sugar. Current production is only a tiny fraction of those amounts. Despite significant clearing of land for agriculture, there are still large areas of Missouri with maple trees that could be tapped. Even someone with a handful of maple trees in their yard could begin a fun hobby that would make a syrup worthy of their pancakes, at a minimal expense.

Missouri-made syrup is a rare commodity. During any winter, there are hundreds of Missourians hard at work collecting sap and boiling it into syrup for family and friends. Because it is done in cold weather and mostly in remote locations, the public is not aware of their labors. At present, there are only a handful of producers selling their syrup in Missouri, and they typically sell it in limited areas. Their product sells out fast, as word gets around how flavorful REAL MAPLE SYRUP is.

The website offers information, helpful links, photos of the various methods of sap collection and processing in Missouri, and a few profiles of Missouri syrupmakers with descriptions of their operation and methods. The syrupmakers profiled on the website range from having as few as three trees in their yard, to four hundred trees on a farm.

Why is this website important now? Sap flow in Missouri occurs mid-January to mid-March. This website is being launched in the fall to allow some time for a beginner to become familiar with the methods and obtain supplies.

Stolwyk is also collecting information about syrupmakers in the hope that a statewide association can be formed, that would be useful in educating syrupmakers, trading equipment, and increasing public awareness. Eventually, with the assistance of University of Missouri staff, instructive workshops could be arranged with expert speakers. The long-term goal is to make Missouri maple syrup available to more Missourians!


Summersville Bookends

Friends of the Summersville Library will hold their annual SWEETS & READS Bake & Book Sale on Friday, October 18th from 11 a.m.-3 p.m at the Summersville Library. Proceeds from the sale help to support activities and needs of the Summersville Branch of Texas County Library.

Friends of the Summersville Library will sponsor a Coffee Club activity for adults on Monday, October 21st @ 1:00 p.m. A fall decoration will be assembled, and all materials will be furnished. Space is limited. Please phone or stop by the library to pre-register. The public is invited to this free activity.


Shannon County Health Department Calendar

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


Public Health: Blood draws (doctor's order required), blood pressures, blood sugar screenings, Immunizations, Lead tests, Hemoglobins, TB tests, Pregnancy tests, Temporary Medicaid for pregnant women, STD & HIV testing, etc. For more information, call our office.

WIC (Women, Infants & Children):By appointment only; see schedule below

Diabetes Nutrition Classes by Robin Harwell, RD, from Mo. Highlands Healthcare (see schedule below)


--Public Health Services (see services above)

--WIC at Eminence (by appointment only);


Wednesday, Oct. 16: --WIC at Birch Tree Pioneer Baptist Church (by appointment only);

--Immunizations at Birch Tree WIC (call for availability)

Monday, Oct. 21: --FLU SHOTS

-- Public Health Services (see services above)

-- WIC at Eminence (by appointment only); Immunizations

-- Diabetes Nutrition Classes by Robin Harwell (call for times)

Tuesday, Oct. 22: --WIC at Eminence (by appointment only);

--Immunizations, Lead Tests, Hemoglobins

Monday, Oct. 28: FLU SHOTS, Public Health Services (see services above)

Tuesday, Oct. 29: --WIC at Eminence (by appointment only);

--Immunizations, Lead Tests, Hemoglobins


The Postscript by
Carrie Classon


"Slow Travelers"

Peter and I are packing for our annual trip again.

My husband, Peter, is retired and I write, so we are able to travel now. Getting married late in life, this might have posed some problems because Peter is exactly the opposite sort of traveler I used to be.

Carrie Classon's memoir, "Blue Yarn," was released earlier this year. Learn more at CarrieClasson.com

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


Baby Announcements



Addiction Support

An Eminence Addiction Support Group, for those who need help and support to beat their addictions, is meeting at 6 PM on Thursdays & 5 Pm on Sundays at Off the Top Hair Shop (next to Dollar General). All welcome. Drinks & snacks provided. Call (573) 915-8970 or (573) 604-4588 for information.



Benefit Auction

The 2nd annual Edibeth Chilton Ross Memorial "Pig in a Poke" Auction will be Oct. 19 at Eminence United Meth-odist Church Fellowship Hall. Auction to follow chili supper at 5 PM.



Whole Kids Outreach will sponsor its annual Christmas Store during the days of Dec. 12, 13, 16 & 17. To earn a voucher to shop, adults will need to either volunteer for a one hour job or donate $10 per child. Adults may volunteer or donate in advance on Mon. through Thurs. (except holidays) from 9 AM until 2 PM starting Nov 4 through Dec 5. For more information, please call 573-663-3257.



Black Walnut Harvest

Eminence High School has a black walnut hulling station located behind the new Gym throughout the month of October. Hours of operation are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 3 PM to 6 PM. $16 per 100 lbs. after hulling.


POSITION OPENING - South Central Missouri Community Action Agency is accepting applications for a seasonal Energy Assistance Technician. This position will be forty hours per week from approximately October 2019 through March 31, 2020 and will be based in the Administrative Office located at Winona, MO.

This position is a clerical position involving variety of office duties including processing large numbers of applications for energy assistance in a timely, accurate and efficient way. Must have good computer skills.

The starting salary is $11.05 per hour.

Applications and/or resume's should be mailed to:

South Central Missouri Community Action Agency

P.O. Box 6

Winona, MO 65588


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

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz

Siteman Cancer Center

For Your Health: Simple steps to lower breast cancer risk

Letters to the Editor!

Dear Editor,

Re: Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri partners with Ozark Independent Living to provide Vulnerable Population with Critical Life Saving Disaster Preparedness Course, "Plan. Prepare. Protect."

On Nov. 20, from 1-3 p.m., Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri (CCSM) will present its disaster preparedness curriculum, "Plan. Prepare. Protect." at the West Plains Public Library, 750 West Broadway. To attend the training participants must pre-register through Ozark Independent Living (OIL), 417-256-8714, or at thampton@ozarkcil.com. The program is offered free of charge and includes course resource materials.

At the conclusion of this training each individual or family will receive a basic family disaster kit. Some of the components of the disaster kit are: an integrated flashlight and AC/DC powered AM/FM radio with weather service capabilities; portable first aid "to-go" kit; hygiene items; Mylar blanket; work gloves; adhesive wrap; N95 mask; illumination stick; waterproof matches; and more. The package is meant to provide a start for putting together a more comprehensive kit which will help with planning for multiple emergency situations.

This is the third such training cosponsored by CCSM and OIL. According to officials with the organizations, it is likely that this will be the final training offered in West Plains, at least in the near future.

This personal and/or family disaster kit methodology is taught in part by CCSM's, "Plan.Prepare.Protect." curriculum, rolled out January 2019 as part of a four state (Missouri, Arkansas, Okla-homa, Kansas) disaster preparedness collaborative. Plan. Prepare.Protect. provides disaster training for community groups; vulnerable populations (with access and functional needs; and/or limited English proficiency); houses of worship and other audiences.

CCSM works closely with city and county emergency management programs, centers for independent living and other agencies in 39 counties across Southern Missouri to provide disaster preparedness training.

Terry Hampton

Marketing & Independent Living Specialist


West Plains

Dear Editor,

He had gotten away with it. Campaign finance violations, insurance fraud, tax fraud, bank fraud, Russian interference, emoluments violations, and hundreds of other crimes, big and small. There was no way Nancy Pelosi was going to impeach him, or hold him accountable in any way. He had gotten away with all of it.

But there's something broken in the occupant of the White House which makes him compulsively see what else he can get away with. He couldn't just leave it alone. He had to ask yet another foreign country to help him win an election.

Now, if Trump had asked for dirt on Bernie or Warren, nobody in the media or in the political establishment would have cared. But he went after the so-called "front-runner" Joseph Biden, and there was no way Pelosi could allow that to happen.

And of course, in true Democratic fashion, Pelosi is already screwing this up by narrowing the scope of the impeachment inquiry, but that's likely to protect all her super-rich donors who might have a few fingers in Trump's pies.

Let's get something straight to all the Trump apologists out there who claimed "no collusion, no collusion" for the past two-and-a-half years. THIS is what collusion looks like. It doesn't matter if Biden is corrupt – of course he is. Trump asked for a "favor" from a foreign leader to damage his political rival. And yes, there was definitely a quid-pro-quo, but that really doesn't matter. To solicit or accept any help from a foreign country for a political campaign is illegal. Period.

James L. Hartley


Eminence Area Senior Citizens News

WEDNESDAY- October 16- Alpinechicken with stuffing, green beans, white roll, ranger cookie

THURSDAY- October 17- Roast beef, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, green beans, white dinner roll, apple enchiladas (in house BINGO)

FRIDAY- October 18- Cheesy egg casserole, bacon, biscuit, peppers & onions, ambrosia salad

MONDAY- October 21- Open faced roast beef, texas toast, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, green beans, brownie

TUESDAY- Swedish meatballs, cheddar broccoli rice, spinach, white roll, no bake cookie

Everyone is welcome to enjoy lunch at the Center regardless of age! Also daily is your choice of drinks (tea, milk, coffee, water) and items on salad bar.

Come join us at 108 Grey Jones Drive for a nutritious lunch!


EHS Alumni News

Driftwood Outdoors By Brandon Butler

Conservation Efforts Lead to Historic Elk Hunt

The Missouri Department of Conservation has notched another immense success in our state's history. The elk restoration plan has worked. After obtaining wild elk from Kentucky and relocating them to Missouri, where elk are a native species, the herd has continued to grow. The animals started showing up in 2011. Now, less than a decade later, Missouri is going to have an elk hunt.


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Discover Nature

At Twin Pines Conservation Education Center in Winona


Eminence School Board


Shannon County Food Pantry


Area Church News


Jack's Fork Country Church

What a Beautiful day the Lord Blessed us with. We were welcomed this morning by Allen Akers who opened our service with the Pledge and Prayer. Promise: Luke 14-14. Scripture: Ecclesiastes 12-13. Opening hymns were Give Thanks, This is my Father's World. led by Judy Wenzel in Dave' absence. We were Blessed this morning with Special music by three young fiddle players Zane, Orianna and Ester Akers, What a great job!! And of course Grandpa n Grandma Akers weren't at all proud. Announcements: We are so happy to be back in our Church, all the touchups should be finished this week. We have been greatly Blessed and would like to Thank everyone who has helped make this possible.God Bless each one.

Oct. 27th Sunday Morning Service Led by Our youth "Warriors for Christ"@ the Baptist Church. We recognized Cooper Porter for the honor of being elected King at the Fall Festival. We are happy for him and proud of all our youth. Additions to our original prayer list are Tammy McCall, Emma Bland (upcoming open heart surgery) Cruze Norris a little boy facing heart surgery. Dan's cousin and The family of Carolyn Dix Rutherford. Bill Fullerton Jr. led us in prayer, followed with the Lord's Prayer. Children"s church with Nancy. Message by Tommy Boyd. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. There is an ever growing interest these days in living a long life. Books about health. How to strengthen and lengthen life.But, what about life after this one?? What is Eternal Life? It is a gift from God. It isn't something we work for. It is a gift of God from God. Romans 6:23 Eternal life is the gift that God has offered to all human kind. Am I willing to receive it? Accept it? Take it as a gift from God? We must admit I am a Sinner, Confess to God, Repent and invite Jesus to come into your heart and life. Closing songs, Wonderful Words of Life and The Old Country Church. Thought for the day: When you are at your lowest, Look to the highest! Closing Prayer by Brian.

Black Pond

Birch Tree Assembly of God

Church Faith Tabernacle

Area Church News

Eminence First Baptist Church
Website: www.fbceminence.org

It has been a beautiful Lord's Day in the Ozarks. After a few days of cooler weather and rain it looks like summer is over and fall has begun. We were so happy to see several old friends and family in our service this morning.

Our message this morning was in 1 Peter 2:9-10. Knowing who we are and why we are here is absolutely vital to our spiritual health and growth. We need to see ourselves the way God sees us. Look to God for your identity and purpose. We are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a special people belonging to God. Through Christ we have moved from dark to light, from not being God's people to being God's people, from no mercy to mercy. God is rich in mercy. God has us here to give a "shout out" for him! So let his light shine! Be a walking advertisement for Jesus! DON'T WASTE YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO PROCLAIM HIS PRAISES!

Men's ministry this week will be at 7 PM. Ladies prayer group will be meeting this Tuesday at 1:00 PM. Wednesday's events will be as usual, Team Kids will be at 6:00-7:50. Warriors for Christ will be meeting from 6:00-7:50 PM. The adults will have business meeting at 6:30 PM. Allie Wood/Jacob Hilton Wedding will be October 26. October 27 will be Youth Sunday-the youth will be leading the congregation in worship service. Our annual Trunk or Treat will take place on October 31 in our parking lot. If you would like to decorate your vehicle and/or provide candy, please see Vinita Chilton or Sarah Bressler. Although October is Pastor Appreciation Month, our Pastor Appreciation dinner will be November 3, at noon. Operation Christmas Child has begun! If you would like to pack a shoebox or two , pick up your shoebox in the foyer. Return with $9 per box by November 17th.

Breakfast next week will be from Linda Mosher. Nursery will be attended by Terry Wood and Becky Cooper.

Prayer Requests,

George and Claire Howard, Doris Mahan, Jail Feeding Ministry, McGregor Family, Tom and Jane McCoy, Leon Keele, Linda Mosher, Brian Duarte, Jim Smith, Our Leaders, Our community, Our schools, Our children and youth, Our missionaries, the unsaved and lost.

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.


We send a welcome for you to join us Sundays at 11:00.. We are located one block west of the of the 106/19 junction. Our doors, hearts and minds are always open as God instructs us to do.

Happy Sunday! Our service opened with prayer and the Call to Worship. We invite everyone to join us Saturday, October 19 at 5:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for our annual Edibeth Chilton-Ross Memorial Pig in a Poke Chili/Soup Dinner and Auction. We have some fabulous auction items and guarantee the best chili and desserts in Shannon County.

Our hymns this week were Holy, Holy, Holy, The Spirit of the Lord is Alive, and How Great Thou Art. Scripture was from Proverbs 2:1-8 and Ephesians 1:15-19. The children's message was how our parents take care of us, when we are cold, too hot, hungry and sick and that God also takes care of us because he is Our Father.

Our message this week was What to Pray For and the key verse was from Ephesians 1:17 "I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, May give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better."

Wisdom, understanding, and insight of God's promises are what He gives us. We often don't know what God gives us but the Bible tells us. When we are aware of the Holy Spirit and what its power calls us to do, we are doing His will. In Ephesians, Paul tells us he prays constantly for Christians and for God to give us spiritual wisdom and insight to receive what God wants to show us, to grow in God and to know Him better. He prays for our hearts to be flooded with love so we can understand confident hope, which is looking for the good in our lives, not fear nor discouragement. We are set apart for God's purpose and we are chosen to continue His creation.

Paul continued with God's power, the power that rose Christ from the dead and seated him on the throne in heaven on his right hand. This is the same power that is working for you and Paul prays that we understand it above every other power. All of this power is for the church – the people of God – not the institution. God blesses us through us, so we can get things done that are pleasing to him and to benefit all of us. What is it we are to pray for? We are to pray for others, our family, our churches and it's leaders, for other Christians and for those who will become Christians. God does not want us to blindly follow what we hear, but to use the wisdom and common sense He gives us.

Our lives are better, more joyful and fulfilled when we pray and help others because God gives us that power and it's in the Bible. See you Sunday!

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 were blessed to welcome friends from Illinois and Indiana this Sunday along with many faithful ones. Gary Colvin acknowledged that we have entered fall with the lower temperatures and the hint of changing colors. Just another aspect of God's goodness. We shared in song and word the marvelous presence of the Lord when we are gathered in Jesus' name. Bob Heller led our communion devotion with thoughts about the ups and downs of life. They will happen, but we can maintain an even keel in our spiritual lives when our hope is in the Lord who gave himself for us. Prayer needs include many who are traveling, family of Pauline Gant, family of Carolyn Rutherford, Chris Conway, Roger Barnes, Ronnie Ipock, Fannie Kaveny, Tabitha Odle, Allen Gille, Patty Green, Joe Beasley, Russell Webery. We congratulate Tammy Kincaid and Dave Webery on their upcoming wedding.

Bro. Allen's message was "Serving Jesus in Your Job". According to the Bible, for a follower of God work is worship and it is intended to show care. Care for family, care for co-workers, and care for employer are all included. Whatever you do (in the home, in the church, in the workplace) do it all for the glory of God.

We look forward to the Seminar on Acts led by Terry Stine of St. Louis Christian College on Nov. 1-3. All are invited to share in it.

Winona Baptist

October 6, 2019

If you have travelled to Winona in the last few weeks, you should know by now the Winona Assembly of God has a Tent Revival going on. Bro Jeff Burkhart from Blue Eye, MO is holding the revival. It's going into the 4th week. You need to come see what mighty things God is doing in Winona. Praise God.

It's good to have Bro Nick back preaching. God has a purpose and plan for Nick. Who knows, he may be the next preacher to hold a revival somewhere. I beleive if Nick set his mind to it, and with God's help, he could do anything.

Please pray for our nations, Joyce Haynes, Hazel, Gail, Nick, our police officers, the tent revival, and always pray for one another, our leaders.

Bro Nick's message today "We don't know what we don't know." We may be the only bible some people read. What kind of book are you? Proverbs "The Blueprint" (A) Wisdom for young men (1:1-9-18) (B) Wisdom for all people (10:1-24;34) (C) Wisdom for the leaders (25:1-31:31) "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; But fools despise wisdom and instruction. (1:7) (V 21:2) Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord pondereth the hearts. God is pleased when we do what is right and just—people can find an excuse for doing almost anything, but God looks behind the excuse to the motives of the heart. God is not pleased when we do good deeds only to receive something in return. (21:30) There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the Lord.

Isaiah 8:9-10 Associate your selves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries; Gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces. Christians get to thinking they understand God's word and will; but it is alot like a jigsaw puzzle. Each of us is a piece. When all the pieces are collected and assembled—Then and only then will God's will be done.

Happy anniversary Nick & Gail, and Smothermans, Oct. 19. Wish you both many more. Have a blessed week, do something to help someone this week. God will bless you. Sunday school 10 a.m. Worship service 11 a.m.

Women of Faith

We had our women's meeting today at Mtn. View Nursing Home, as of Friday our leader, Joyce Haynes, went into the nursing home. Please keep Joyce in prayer. We sure surprised her. She is our inspiration. Her neighbor, Dolorise, also came. It was good to have Lilly back.

Joyce opened in prayer. We took prayer requests and Joyce, Earlene, Suzanne and Lilly all shared devotions. Dolorise shared Romans 8:28. Joyce shared—When you seek my face, put aside thoughts of everything else. "I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete." John 15:11. Earlene—The best response is a heart overflowing with gratitude. Suzanne—I have called you to walk with me down paths of peace. "To shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death to guide our feet unto the path of peace. Luke 1:79. Lilly— Look to me continually for help, comfort, and companionship. "Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always." Psalm 105:4.

I saw this sign at the nursing home, how true this is of our women of faith, our close friends. The sign read "Friends" Friends are like angels, without any wings, blessing our lives, with the most precious things. Joyce Haynes has blessed many lives, both young and old. How blessed we are to have such a faithful lady to lead our women's group and to teach our children about the love of Jesus. We love you Joyce and we're here for you. Our next meeting will be at the Mtn. View Nursing Home on Nov. 12 at 2:00 p.m. God bless.

Women of Faith


Winona Assembly of God

Ladies Fill My Cup Fellowship

Winona Christian Church


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