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Shannon County Minutes

Jeff called the meeting to order Monday, July 3, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Members Present: Jeff Cowen, Presiding Commissioner

Dale Counts, Northern Commissioner

Herman Kelly, Southern Commissioner

Shelly McAfee, County Clerk


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)

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

Dale motions to approve the minutes of June 26th, 2017. 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 12:00 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 10th at 9:00 a.m., county courtroom, first floor of the courthouse.


School News and Sports

Mt View Public Library

Eminence Library News



Eminence Area Senor Citizens News

A regular meeting is scheduled for July 26, 2017 at the Senior Center at 1:00 p.m.. We welcome anyone interested in helping to keep the Center thriving to attend and let your ideas be known! I want to remind everyone that the Eminence Senior Center is getting a lot of new looks! Also it is currently serving lunch 10:30 until 12:30 Monday thru Friday each week! Come down meet our new administrator, Densal McGee, and enjoy a delicious hot meal! This weeks menu is:

MONDAY--July 17 Hot dog on bun, baked beans, peppered fries, fresh apple

TUESDAY--July 18 Swiss steak over rice, stewed tomatoes, peas, fruit

WEDNESDAY-- July 19 Chicken strips, macaroni & cheese, scalloped potatoes, bread, brownie

THURSDAY--July 20 Ham & beans, tater tots, spinach, cornbread, fruit

FRIDAY-- July 21 Cashew chicken over rice, oriental veggies, egg roll, cherry cobbler

Also daily you have a choice of milk, tea or coffee

Winona Senior Citizens News

Eminence City Board Meeting News


EHS Alumni News

Shannon County Food Pantry



Summersville Bookends

I've never been very good at accepting compliments, but by hearing at least one weekly, it's became easier for me the last four years.

Now when I hear how unexpectedly beautiful/nice/large our Summersville Library is, I can just smile and thank the giver and tell them, "We think so, too!"

We'll be marking the 4th anniversary of moving into our relocation next month, and it still seems like a wonderful dream to me.

Mark your calendars now for Monday, August 21st! We'll be celebrating the celestial event of the century the 2017 Solar Eclipse with a Watch Party at Summersville Branch Library that will include free viewing glasses and activities!

Watch this column for news updates on all of our upcoming events.

Our 2017 "Build A Better World" Summer Reading Program was kicked off @ Summersville Branch Library on June 30th. During the month-long program, activities have been held each Monday and Friday and will wrap up with an awards party/lunch on July 28th.

The 2017 Summer Reading Program is always open to all young people with programs, prize drawings, story times, and more.

Older children and adults may sign up to participate in painting a mural on Wednesday, July 26th in keeping with our "Build A Better World" theme. Contact the library for more information.

Thanks to our Summersville Friends of the Library, the West Plains Daily Quill newspaper is now available for in-library use only in addition to the weekly Summersville Beacon and Houston Herald newspapers.

The Books/Movies/Audio Books-For-Sale book cart is always packed with bargains, so come check it out just inside the door of the library or outside the door during nice weather.

The Summersville Friends of the Library group still has a few SUMMERSVILLE LIBRARY ROCKS book bags for sale, too!

The Summersville Friends of the Library group meets at the library on the 2nd Monday of each month @ 5:00 p.m., and the next scheduled meeting will be August 14th. New members are invited to join this active group in supporting and participating in the continuing growth of the Summersville Branch Library.

Texas County Library now has e-Books and audio books available to download for Texas County Library patrons! To view the catalog and download, go to our website: texascountylibrary.lib.mo.us, click on "e-books", or come by the library for assistance. Texas County Library cards are required.

Summersville Library is a branch of Texas County Library and located at 480 First Street, on the south side of the square, next door to Open Door in Summersville. Business hours are 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m Saturday. Check out our webpage @ texascountylibrary.lib.mo.us or contact the library: 417-932-5261 or toll-free 888-609-4491, or e-mail us: svlib@texascountylibrary.lib.mo.us, or fax: 417-932-5262.

Summersville Senior Center

Shannon County Health Department Calendar




The Annual Carter County Festival will be Saturday, July 22nd, in downtown Van Buren, starting at 8 AM. For more information on how to reserve a booth, register for the Fun Float or sign up for the Flea Market to Fabulous competition visit www.cartercountyfestival.com, call 573-323-4418 or email millersusan@missouri.edu.

MU Extension would like to thank the many local businesses and partners contributing to the Festival.

MU Extension programs are open to all.

See you at the Fest!



Kayak Clinics

Free weekly clinics at Current River State Park, south of Salem, will be June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28 and Aug. 4 from 10 AM-4 PM. To register or for questions, call (573) 751-1224 or (573)323-4235.



The Winona Church of God of Prophecy will have VBS Monday-Friday, July 17-21 from 6-8:30 PM for ages 3-12. Everyone welcome.



Pioneer Baptist Church, Birch Tree, will have VBS Monday-Thursday, July 17-20, 6-8:30 PM. Kickoff and sign up at the cookout and pool party at 4:30 PM, Sunday, July 16-Wayside Park Mtn. View. Everyone welcome.


West Plains Parks & Recreation

Winona Park Board News


Reflections from the Road

By Rick Mansfield


Letters to the Editor!

Birch Tree

WHS Alumni News



The 17th annual Bunch Reunion was held at Alley Spring Park on June 10, 2017.

If everyone in attendance signed the guest book we had 44 in attendance, representing 5 states this year: Michigan, Florida, Kentucky, Illinois and Missouri.

The eldest in attendance was Anna Donaldson Bunch Wedemeier, from Licking, MO, widow of the late Robert Bunch.

The youngest in attendance was Hannah Enloe, from Jefferson City, MO, granddaughter of Todd and Sheila Bunch Nandory, and great granddaughter of the late Donnie Bunch.

Traveled the greatest distance was Carlene Bunch Gilliam, from Bradenton, FL, daughter of the late Charley and Cora Bunch.

The eldest namesake was Leon Bunch, from Jonesboro, IL (and Summersville, MO), son of the late Charley and Cora Bunch.

Family with largest number present was the late Charley and Cora Bunch family, with 11 members present.

I am the only one who has perfect attendance to all 17 reunions, Pearl Bunch Edgar, daughter of the late David and Ethel Bunch.

Those who signed the guestbook were: Carlene Bunch Gilliam, Bradenton, FL; Robert D. (Bobby) Bunch, Plato, MO; Sharon Laxton Fitzgerald, Battle Creek, MI; Irene Bunch Raugust, Winter Haven, FL; Noah Ellerman, Salem, MO; Pearl Bunch Edgar, Eminence, MO; Rick Bunch, Jonesboro, IL; Daniel and Valerie Bunch Bevil, Makanda, IL; Todd, Todd, Jr., Sheila Bunch Nandory, Jefferson City, MO; Hannah Enloe, Jefferson City, MO; Gene and Pat Bunch, Paducah, KY; Andy Ellerman, Bunker, MO; Gwen Ellerman Wisdom, Bunker, MO; Leland and Mag Bunch Wilkins, Rolla, MO; Mariah and Sean Breedlove, Lebanon, MO; Robert D. and Carolyn Sue Bunch, Raymondville.MO; Leon and Judy Bunch, Jonesboro, IL (and Summersville, MO); Tim, Charlene, Gabrielle Morff, Jefferson City, MO; George and Maxine Bunch Davidson, Granite City, IL; Maudeline Gore Hicks, Poplar Bluff, MO; Meredith Boyers, Poplar Bluff, MO; Jeff, Katrina, Debbie Wood Henderson, Carlinville, IL; Don and Marsha McIntire, Columbia, MO; Arlan Gaus, Columbia, MO; Dwain and Jeremy Wood, Springfield, MO; Rollin and Christina Raugust, Belknap, IL; Tom and Alma Ellerman Curtner, High Ridge, MO.

That is a great bunch of BUNCHES! We hope to attract even more relatives and friends to attend on June 16, 2018 (3rd Saturday in June) for our 18th Reunion. Mark your calendar! Looking forward to visiting with all the above, plus many more on that day!

My contact address is: 23179 CR 315, Eminence, MO 65466, phone: 573-226-3930, e-mail: gandpedgar@outlook.com or peeweemo60@centurytel.net.

The Round Springs 2nd Annual Reunion was held on July 2nd, 2017 at Round Springs in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. The reunion was a place where many of the former residents and families came together to reminisce and relive their childhood memories of growing up near the Spring. On lady said, "My house was between those two trees near where Banks Cabins used to be. We were never bored while growing up here with the river to play in." Thanks to the National Park Service, Ozark National Scenic Riverways, and the Shannon County Museum for sponsoring this event. All enjoyed the music provided by the Current River Bluegrass Band and the Shannon County Museum Pickers. Thank to all who helped and came to the event. Plans are already in the works for the 3rd Annual reunion on July 1st 2018. Make plans to join us next year.

Area Church News


Jack's Fork Country Church

Black Pond



Birch Tree Assembly of God

Eminence  Methodist

Come join us at the "pretty church with the blue corss on top", located in Eminence just west of Hwys. 19 and 106. Sunday worship service is at 10 AM. Sunday School will resume in the fall.

First reading was from Acts 4:23-31, read by Dick Hines, and second reading was Romans 8:14-27, read by Terri Pitz. We continue to learn about the power of the Holy Spirit in "Let the Holy Spirit Help You Pray", today's sermon. Prayer is the most powerful tool. It is not just asking but is talking with God in order to result in what is the very best for us. It is to be done at all times and at every occasion. When we think "I don't know what to pray", the Holy Spirit knows these inarticulate thoughts and feelings. We let ourselves be led. There are no magic words. Just pray, talk to God and express yourself. God's Holy Spirit helps our spirit talk with Him and understand His answers. Peace ensues.

Dick Hines brought two ancient Roman coins and Pastor David passed these around, telling us the story of the widow's mite. Just some small amount, but it was her all, and Jesus recognized and honored this.

We welcomed two visitors: David Ross, Jim's son, from California; and Audrey Doolin, Rhonda Hunt's grand-niece, from Texas. We sang Happy Anniversary to Dave and Alice Neal, celebrating 48 years. Sharon Newman was happy to have granddaughter, Terri, back. The Blessing Box in town is noticeably in use, Dick Hunt reports. Thanks to Windy Smith for having the church door glass fixed. Ruthie added she is thankful not to be living in the 'good old days' before A/C. She and Windy just got theirs back after being out for several days, due to a lightning strike. Edibeth and Jim Ross and Dorothy Isherwood are still at Mtn. View rehab, receiving good care. A letter was received from the Ministerial Alliance requesting monetary help with the back-to-school event on July 29th. The Upper Rooms are available on the back table, both small booklet and large print. Pastor David says it is a great way to start your day or end your day.

Next Sunday our speaker will be Josh, David and Paula's son, who is a missionary in the Middle East. Come and bring your friends for this special message.

Area Church News



Eminence First Baptist Church
Website: www.fbceminence.org

"This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it." When you walked into church Sunday morning it was like walking into outer space. VBS is here and "Galactic Starveyors" are on the move this week. Our theme for VBS is "Searching the visible, Discovering the Invisible". Our memory verse is from Colossians 1:15-16 "The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him."

Every evening our kiddos will be searching the visible during Bible school from 6-8:30 by worshiping Him with songs, praises, Bible study, snacks, crafts, games and much more fun. Come join in with us and enjoy yourself!

Today, there weren't any anniversaries but there was a birthday. Pastor Paul has had a birthday. I bet he is feeling older after a week in camp with 12 young boys! What a challenge but those little boys will remember their church camp experience for a very long time.

Activities this week besides Bible school is the Family Fun Night at the new ball park on Friday night from 7-9 pm with hot dogs, bounce houses, rock wall and great fellowship. We also need more volunteers for breakfast time on Sunday. Next on our list is discovering church life class on July 30th from 12:30-2:30.(lunch will be provided for this but no child care). July 30th we will be hosting the 5th Sunday night sing with a dessert fellowship afterwards in the basement. July 29th will be the back to school fair at the new gym. August 6th we will be having the Lord's supper in the morning worship service. August 7th, RCBA executive board meeting at 6 pm. August 12th the men will try to have their monthly prayer breakfast at 8 am.

Praise items: Kaye Akers is thankful for her grandchildren being with her this week for VBS; Jody Ipock is thankful for church camp; Jacob Bill is thankful for being able to spend a week here going to VBS. People do not realize the work that goes in to planning VBS. I am thankful for the many, many hours of work everyone puts in so our kiddos can enjoy VBS. I am also thankful for all the hours spent in prayer. Jesus is the main person to go to when needs arrive for VBS. It is only through him that children are saved. VBS planning and preparations started way back in January and even now they are working to come up with a new theme for next year.

Prayer list has several names on it: Louise Johnson (home with hospice) she encourages visitors, Charlotte Kay (cancer), Alan Stringer, Tommy Roberts needs traveling safety as he goes to Texas for a wedding, Colt Spurgin, VBS, Calvin Crider family, Tim Rader, Jeannie McConnell (cancer), McGregor grandparents were visiting and need prayer for travel safety returning home.

Our church is here to glorify God and to make followers of Jesus Christ. God is changing lives and bringing hope and healing to people who trust in His grace. Come as you are and leave better than you were! We pray you can find a home with us.

Eminence Assembly of God

Mt. View Baptist


Area Church News



West Eminence Christian Church


Fellowship Tabernacle, West Eminence

Women of Faith

Winona Assembly of God

Winona Baptist 


But I say unto you which hear, love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, bless them that curse you and pray for them which despitefully use you. Luke 6:27-28.

It's easy to love those who love you, but God has called us to love the unlovely. How do we love the unloveable? The same way Jesus loves us. If you were like me, I haven't always been a loveable, caregiving person. Praise God He gave me a new heart, and He can you also.

Brother Nick's message today was from Luke 1:1-4. Luke states his purpose and method. He wants to supplement Theophilus's knowledge of the grounds of Christian certainty. He also lays claim to a comprehensive understanding, not only of historical data, but also of its theological significance. Theophilus means "Friend of God".

Hebrews 2:3-4-The book of Hebrews contains five warning passages. This first passage warns do no neglect Christ's message since God has no greater messenger than His Son. God verified the Son's message with miracles and gifts of the Holy Ghost. The author states that these sign gifts were given to the first generation witnesses.

Our prayers go out to the Draven Pritchett family. He lost his battle with cancer, but I believe God needed this special little angel to help, maybe He needed a good police officer in Heaven. I know all our Winona community was honored to have Draven as one of our Winona police officers. That was Draven's dream and praise God his dream came true.

Please keep our police officers, nation, leaders and one another in prayer.

Happy Birthday to Dalton McClurge-July 21, Amanda Fitzanko-July 23, Korey Kramer-July 24 and Joyce Haynes-July 25. Wish you all many more.

Sunday School-10 AM, Worship Service-11 AM. Come just as you are. Have a blessed week. God Bless.

Ladies Fill My Cup Fellowship

Winona Christian Church


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