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The following day I was feeling rather off and spent most of the morning lounging on the couch regardless of my having a pile of meat needing canned up. Me and Hava managed to get the dishes washed and things prepped for canning between sofa attacks. And all the while I couldn't help but slightly take note of some crampiness and persistent contractions.

After lunch, contractions were ten minutes apart and obviously building strength. Doug suggested I go outside and do some lightly active work to see if that would help them to peter out. For the last few days I'd been weed whacking for a half-hour every other day which oddly enough would mellow me and Baby out nicely, but I really didn't feel up to that at the moment. So I took my pruners and went out to tend to my many young berry bushes that survived the winter. I trimmed off the few dead branches there were and fluffed up their mulch. I was doing a lot of squatting and bending over, but I think it was actually the excitement over my berry bushes that stepped up the contractions. Nearly an hour later I was having to pause for them to pass. So this was it! The time had come. And I still didn't have my meat canned.

There were other dilemmas with this bad timing too. The original plans for birthing this here baby was for us to drive to Eminence to meet up with Midwife at River's Edge when labor kicked in. Personally I prefer to have my little ones here at home, but our remoteness made Midwife somewhat uneasy and she wanted us closer to a hospital if anything went wrong. So it was decided to play it safe. Howeverwe hadn't taken into account the possibility of the turn of events that had taken place just the day before. The Durango was still stuck in the mud at the top of the hill and we didn't know how bad the valley road might be washed out since Doug had taken the Baptist Hill road down to bypass most of the creek route.

By the time we faced the fact that I was most likely in real labor, contractions were five minutes apart to the dot. SoDoug gathered up a couple buckets and a small shovel and headed over the hills praying the whole way he'd be able to get the rig free after laying some gravel down in the roadway. Meanwhile, I dove into my canning like there was no tomorrow, and once I got the pressure canner on the heat, I began gathering up things needed for our trip into town with the high hopes Doug would be back with the vehicle soon. I'd already had an overnight bag and the birthing bag packed, but there were still all the little things that were needed. The one thing, apart from not having all the meat canned, that bothered me was that I'd never gotten around to making the traditional big batch of homemade party mix for the upcoming birthing-day party. I knew we were in the safe zone of being past 37 weeks for having baby safely outside the hospital, but honestly, I'd figured I still had plenty of time to get that done beforehand. And now we were facing the big day without it. Quite the bummer.

Anyhow, this is when the stress level spiked. I had to keep an eye on the canner to make sure it wouldn't get too high or too low while I packed. Last thing I needed was an exploding canner! I was also supposed to write down the timing of contractions to make sure they remained consistent. And then the kids walked in and I remembered they'd been spending their entire morning playing in the big mud puddle in the front drive. The whole brood, aside from little Eli, was covered from head to toe in mud. No big deal on a normal day, but today I really kind of wished they'd found something else to fill their playtime. At least Eli was still clean. And praise the blessed Lord for that new shower pump and head I recently got!!!

I had to wait for my canner to finish its time on the heat before heating water for some quickie showers for the kids, but about that time it started behaving unusually. The temp kept spiking, then diving as I ever so slightly adjusted the propane burner. The meat still had fifteen minutes left, but after fussing with the rapidly fluctuating heat for a spell, and noting that contractions were becoming three minutes apart, I scrapped the mission and pulled it off giving it a 'good 'nough'. Later I realized I'd forgotten to switch the pressure weight on. So I'd lost most of the water through steam. But I'm happy to say, the meat canned just fine.

Got the kids all cleaned up in the matter of twenty minutes and dressed for town. In all the excitement they'd become pretty high keyed which didn't help the tension any and Sam ended up shoving Eli into some mud. I guess if all the rest were muddy, it just wasn't fair that Eli was to remain clean. So, off he went for a wash down as well.

About that time, Doug arrived with the Durango!!! God is good! It took him two hours of carrying small loads of gravel from the creek, up the steep hill and pouring it in front and behind the rig. After that, all he had to do was back the vehicle onto the gravel, cover the muddy track areas with some more gravel and off he went up the hill with some levelheaded maneuvering. What a guy!

We all were about ready to take off, but there was still the problem of what to do with the two huge hind quarters of hog meat I hadn't gotten to yet. There was absolutely no room for it in our microscopic freezer and I was afraid it'd go bad in the fridge, sowe decided to bring it along. There was a freezer where we'd be staying with plenty of room to accommodate such an oddity. I wonder how many mamas bring a whole passel of raw, wild boar meat with them to their birthing?

It was about eight in the evening by the time we got everybody and everything loaded up and was heading out. I'd already been in minor labor for at least eight hours. So, if this wasn't true labor, than I'm no experienced, natural birthing mother!

Now for the second adventurous stage of the journey: the ten miles of gravel road. By now the creek had gone down and was quite passable, but the condition of the first few miles of road ahead of us was still unknown. But there was nothing much we could do but plunge cautiously ahead. Miraculously it wasn't too terribly bad. Nothing that our old Durango couldn't handle, although the extra bumpy ride wasn't all that pleasant, especially during contractions. So to make it fun, I put myself in a pioneer woman's shoes and pretended I was in a covered wagon, and was grateful that our situation wasn't as extreme as it could have been if we'd been around two hundred years ago.

Once we got to the ridge road it was clear sailing aside from the few, usual rough spots caused by logging trucks. It did take us a whole hour and a half to reach town though, which is a record for us. Mom was already there waiting. Midwife was expected any time. Everybody piled out of the cramped rig and we all excitedly greeted each other as we filed into the accommodations.

Midwife arrived shortly after. Everyone was quickly fed, then we began to prepare the room for what was to come most likely later that night. Midwife wanted to do a quick check up to see how Baby was doing and just where I was in my progress, but no sooner did she start feeling for Baby then everything suddenly

~ To Be Continued ~



Shannon County Minutes


Eminence School Board


This and That


Mt View Public Library

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Light east wind.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.


A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.



Winona Senior Citizens News

Play BINGO at the Winona Senior Center Wed. March 28th at 12 noon. Fun & everyone wins a prize!


Eminence City Board Meeting News

Shannon County Food Pantry






Summersville Bookends

Shannon County Health Department Calendar

May 2018 Calendar

Monday, May 28 - Office closed for Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 29 - Blood pressure, blood sugar screening, blood draws, immunizations, WIC (appt. only) and immunizations, Board of Trustees Meeting at 4:00 pm

Wednesday, May 30 - WIC (appt. only) and immunizations


Baby Announcements



The Summer Youth Baseball/Softball Program Season Opener will be the first home game night of the season on Friday, May 25th at the EHS Baseball/ Softball Fields. The first game starts at 6pm, come and join us for hotdogs, sno-cones, raffles and a night of great family fun! Admission and parking are free.


Akers Reunion at Akers Ferry: A Weekend of Fun!

Shannon County Museum Partners with National Park Service

The weekend of May 19 & 20, visitors are invited to join the Shannon County Museum members and our National Park Service to celebrate and remember an important part of Shannon County. Participants are encouraged to explore all the historic sites, including Akers Ferry, Mt. Zion Church, Devil's Well, Howell/Maggard Cabin, Welch Spring and the overlook at Devil's Backbone. This weekend will be packed with fun events, such as potlucks, music and canoeing fun! Those with a connection to the Akers community will have an opportunity to share memories with everyone in attendance.


Saturday, May 19th

All Day: Discounted Float trips from Welch Spring to Akers Ferry ($20 per vessel) provided Akers Ferry Canoe Rental

All Day: Explore all the historic sites: Akers Ferry, Mt. Zion Church, Devil's Well, Howell/Maggard Cabin, Welch Spring and overlook at Devil's Backbone.

5 PM: Blue Grass and Country Music and food available

Contact dave_tobey@nps.gov Judy Maggard Stewart-573-247-8706 or jstewart001@centurytel.net

Sunday, May 20th

11:00 a.m. Church service at Mt. Zion Church

Noon -2:00 PM--Potluck Lunch; Stories welcome. Music Jam session (Bring your instrument)

All Day: Discounted Float trips from Welch Spring to Akers Ferry ($20 per vessel) provided Akers Ferry Canoe Rental

Join us on this exciting weekend to learn more about our area and explore often forgotten sites! Reservations for discounted float trips must be made in advance. Bring food or other goodies to share at the potluck! Lawn chairs are encouraged. For more information or to

schedule a float, contact Judy Maggard Stewart at 573- 247-8706


The Klepzig's are having a family reunion on Sunday May 27. We will meet at Burr Pavilion at Alley Mill starting at 9:00 am. All descendants of Charles or William Klepzig are invited. Charles Klepzig owned the Alley Mill early in the last century, and The Klepzig Mill is still located on Rocky Creek. about 75 people are expected to attend.



Memorial Day flowers are available at The Flower Cottage Florist in Eminence. Sprays, Baskets and made to order. Come by or call 573-226-5691.



The Willow Springs Theater Guild will hold auditions for "Vintage Hitchcock" a live radio play. The three plays to be presented are "The Lodger", "Sabotage", and "The 39 Steps". Audition dates are Saturday June 2nd and Sunday June 3rd from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the historic Star Theatre in Willow Springs. The play is a 1930's era behind the scenes show of the making of radio plays that include the thrilling stories of Alfred Hitchcock's renditions of "the Lodger", "Sabotage", and "The 39 Steps". Actors ages 16 and up are encouraged to audition. First time actors are cordially invited. For more information contact Ariana Zeh 417-274-4671 or David Skinner 417-855-9474.


Winona Senior News

West Plains Parks & Recreation



Eminence Library News

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


Reflections from the Road

By Rick Mansfield

City Council Board Meeting

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2018 occurs on Monday, May 28. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.

The Civil War, which ended in the spring of 1865, claimed more lives than any conflict in U.S. history and required the establishment of the country's first national cemeteries.

By the late 1860s, Americans in various towns and cities had begun holding springtime tributes to these countless fallen soldiers, decorating their graves with flowers and reciting prayers.

It is unclear where exactly this tradition originated; numerous different communities may have independently initiated the memorial gatherings. Nevertheless, in 1966 the federal government declared Waterloo, New York, the official birthplace of Memorial Day.

On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan, leader of an organization for Northern Civil War veterans, called for a nationwide day of remembrance later that month. "The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land," he proclaimed.

The date of Decoration Day, as he called it, was chosen because it wasn't the anniversary of any particular battle.

On the first Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, and 5,000 participants decorated the graves of the 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there. Waterloo—which first celebrated the day on May 5, 1866—was chosen because it hosted an annual, community-wide event, during which businesses closed and residents decorated the graves of soldiers with flowers and flags.

On the first Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, and 5,000 participants decorated the graves of the 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there.

Many Northern states held similar commemorative events and reprised the tradition in subsequent years; by 1890 each one had made Decoration Day an official state holiday. Southern states, on the other hand, continued to honor their dead on separate days until after World War I.

Memorial Day, as Decoration Day gradually came to be known, originally honored only those lost while fighting in the Civil War. But during World War I the United States found itself embroiled in another major conflict, and the holiday evolved to commemorate American military personnel who died in all wars.

For decades, Memorial Day continued to be observed on May 30, the date Logan had selected for the first Decoration Day. But in 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May in order to create a three-day weekend for federal employees; the change went into effect in 1971. The same law also declared Memorial Day a federal holiday.

Memorial Day Traditions

Cities and towns across the United States host Memorial Day parades each year, often incorporating military personnel and members of veterans' organizations. Some of the largest parades take place in Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C.

Americans also observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and memorials. On a less somber note, many people take weekend trips or throw parties and barbecues on the holiday, perhaps because it unofficially marks the beginning of summer.

Did You Know?

Each year on Memorial Day a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time.

Letters to the Editor!

Dear Editor,

The problem with America is that the previous generation failed to pass down the same good values that were entrusted to them. In spite of all their other virtues and accomplishments, America's Greatest Generation failed to do one thing... require the same accountability of their children that made them successful in the face of our country's greatest adversities... financial collapse (the Great Depression), natural disaster (the Dust Bowl Days), and military / political upheaval (WWII).

When the economic disaster passed, the environment improved, and the war was over, America's Greatest Generation said, "I will never allow my children to endure the hardship that I was forced to endure." And their benevolent good will was totally our undoing. Beginning in the 50's with the carefree antics of the new Baby Boomers... and continuing through the rebellious 60s, the children of America's Greatest Generation were pampered without restraint. We grew up with the mantra, "If it feels good, do it!" and "Free love!"

Well, as St. Paul said... "All things are permissible to me, but not everything is good." So, the logic of "if it feels good do it," turned into a cancer eating at the integrity of the children of the Greatest Generation.

Likewise, absolutely NOTHING is free... most of all, love! The sacrifice of God's beloved Son should have taught us that... if our parents hadn't stopped repeating that most important lesson in our ears. Rather, they stepped back under the guise of personal freedom to say, "I am going to let my children discover God for themselves. I will not force them to serve God as my parents forced me." Well, if we had been forced to honor the same God our parents reverenced, we would have discovered that "God loved us so much He willingly sacrificed His only begotten Son in order to claim us as His own." But we were too busy doing our own thing to ever appreciate the inestimable, unfathomable price real love demands.

So, while we were experimenting with drugs and free love, others had to pay the price of our misadventures. Due to the vast hoard of unwanted babies produced by our "free love;" abortion was legalized in America in 1972. Since then, 60,000,000 children have been hatefully butchered in Christian America as we continue to transfer the debt of "free love" to an infinite host of tiny innocents... because the Greatest Generation decided they would go easy on their children and not raise them according to the same arduous standard by which their parents raised them.

Forced to witness today's abhorrent lack of work ethic, brutish disregard for human life, epidemic of drug-induced depravity, dissolution of traditional marriage, blatant perversion and abomination; we see society's moral fabric unravel into tattered shreds, due to the "good intentions of America's Greatest Generation gone terribly wrong."

Edwin Woolsey

Willow Springs, MO

Eminence Chamber

Eminence Area Senior Citizens News

EHS Alumni News

by: Pearl Bunch Edgar

Birch Tree


WHS Alumni News

Winona City News

Join us for delicious and nutritional meals Monday through Friday from 11:00 to 12:30. On Monday, May 21 will be our foot care clinic at 9:30. May 23 will be BINGO at 12:00. Everyone wins a prize! Winona Senior Center will be closed Monday, Memorial Day, May 28th.



MSHP Troop G


Arrest Reports


Spring Bluegill Fishing a Favorite Pastime

With a quick snap of my wrist, I set the hook into another hearty bluegill and raise the purple and black bull from the water. Swinging the chunky keeper into the boat, I smile as thoughts of summer fish fries dance in my head. I drop him in the cooler and thread another cricket on my hook then plop my bobber right back in the same spot.

I love fishing bluegills with modern day cane poles. These graphite telescopic poles extended 10 feet. Tie an equally long stretch of line to the tip and affix a slip bobber rig with a small split shot and hook. Crickets are my favorite bait, but when bluegills are bedding, they'll eat about anything. I learned to cane pole at a young age by watching my grandfather and other family members softly setting their bobbers down over beds and hauling in enough bluegills to fill a bucket.

During the spawn, bluegills are aggressive defenders of their nests. They'll hit just about anything you drop on them. They'll attack worms, beemoths, jigs, dry flies and poppers on the surface, but for intense action, I like dropping a cricket on them that sinks slowly.

Bluegill bed in large numbers. Once you find a spawning location, chances are you won't have to move for quite awhile. Look for bluegill beds in the shallows near the back of bays, amongst stump beds, along weed lines and beside brush piles. Also, boat docks in bays are premier spawning locations.

Many anglers forged their love of fishing by catching bluegills. With time, many anglers move on to more complicated exploits of fishing for bass and other prized game fish. Yet, the magic of watching a bobber dance has never faded. For me, the excitement of catching hard fighting bluegills in big numbers when they are bedding is a thrill I can barely get enough of.

Most bluegills spawn when water temperatures are between 65-75 degrees. Some spawn above and below those temperatures, but that's pretty much the magic range. The water temperature on my favorite little lake is 65 degrees and bluegills are on beds all around the shore.

Bluegill beds are usually easy to locate. They are saucer shaped and there are a lot of them right next to each other. While cruising shallow shorelines and the back of coves keep looking down into the water, especially around fallen trees, docks and other structure. When you start to see beds back off and pitch your bait right on top of them. You can do this from the shore or from a boat.

Take advantage of this shallow water action while you can. Once the water temperature begins to push into the upper 70's and hits the 80's, usually around the first or second week of June, bluegills will retreat to cooler water, which equates to deeper or shade covered water. An anglers best bet for bluegills during the warmest months will be to target water shaded by over hanging trees, and to look for fish underneath docks. Especially docks outfitted with brush piles.

Many fishermen rightfully leave certain species alone while spawning. To rip a brown from a red or to tramp through a spawning bed of a smallmouth bass is a bad offense in my opinion. Bluegill, however, are different. They are a fish destined for a deep fryer. Their population is usually fine, they multiply rapidly and grow fast. So pulling them from their beds, which still should be done in moderation relevant to a few fish fries, is acceptable.

See you down the trail

Catching big bluegills caught on modern cane poles is a blast.



Area Church News


Jack's Fork Country Church


Dave Anderson welcomed us and our visitors today & led us in prayer & the pledge.

Scripture was read from James 1:19-21. We sang favorite hymns, then Judy Wenzel sang "One Day at a Time".

We asked for prayers for our usual prayer list, with new additions: Angie Bolin, Jared & Dianna Keeling, Gwen Counts, our military & leaders and our country & its leaders. Allen Akers led us in prayer.

Tommy Boyd gave our message today, reading from James 1:22-25. "Be Ye Kind to One Another!" We are hurt when people we care about turn their backs on us. We hurt God when we turn away from Him! He desires a good relationship with us, His family.

"Be ye doers of the word!" You will reap God's blessings here in this life and the one to come! In the bible, His words speak to us! We must learn to listen intently and with purpose. You will reap what you sow, so follow the guidelines He has provided for you. Sin separates us from God and leads us on the wrong path. God is telling us to listen, just as He told the people to listen to His son from heaven! Matthew 17.

Genesis: God spoke to Adam & Eve, but they listened to the devil instead. Noah listened to God and built the arc. That is why we are here today!

Tommy outlined the steps of learning to hear God speak:

1. Read your bible!

2. Listen to the Holy Spirit within you!

3. Pray! Talk and listen to God.

4. Look for Him to reveal Himself when life takes an unexpected turn!

5. Expect Him to speak to you through other people. Do as the bible says & do not be misguided! Listen reflectively.

6. Listen patiently & wait for God's timing.

If you put your trust in God, He is there to guide you through the storms. You will be stronger after you get past the hard times, and then, be able to help others through theirs. Prayer.



Black Pond

Birch Tree Assembly of God

Church Faith Tabernacle

Moment In The Word

Area Church News

Eminence First Baptist Church
Website: www.fbceminence.org

Eminence Baptist

Today was a good day!! We had Parent Child Dedication service. The parents chose to share with the rest of the church when they dedicated their child to be raised in a Christian home and teach him the way the Bible tells us to raise our children. Rockie and Emily Dailey dedicated their youngest Knox Jameson Dailey and Chris and Ashley Vance dedicated their baby, Colton Edward Vance. In dedicating a child you vow to raise that child in a Godly way and asking the church and community to help any way they can. They then received New Testaments and certificate of Dedication. We all know the best way to teach a child is by your actions, you need to practice what you preach. In keeping with the theme of the service we all sang Jesus Loves Me. I looked across the church and Braxton Dailey was sitting on his daddy's lap singing with the rest of the church and he knew every word!! You could tell Brax had been taught the song by loving parents.

John McGregor and Braxton Dailey celebrated birthdays and I bet both of them had wonderful parties throw by their parents.

Then after a short sermon we celebrated the Lord's Supper. It is a blessing to be able to partake in the Lord 's Supper, to be a child of God, to know that He died on the cross to save us from sin and to relish in God's Love. We left church singing " Bless Be the Tide That Binds" our hearts in Christian love and what a wonderful love that is!

Our song service was led by Alan Stringer and there were about 12 choir members behind him, what a joy to see people in the choir! Our Hilltop bunch were in Winona at the Assembly of God church singing with their hands and praising the Lord. Our activities this week are few: the 22nd Financial Peace will meet at 6pm; May 23rd TEAM KID for ages preschool through 6th grade, Warriors For Christ at 6-8 pm; Adult Bible Study at 6:30 pm. May 27th there will be a church wide picnic at the preacher's house come early for games. Bring your meat to grill, sides and drinks eating around 5 pm. Also bring lawn chairs. VBS July 15th -- 20th. Summer camp at Van Buren June 25th – 29th for Youth and July 9th –13th.

Prayer list: Bruce and Jade Bressler, Eddie Huffman, Kaye Spurgin, Jonabeth Crider, Wesley Gooding, Sam Rayfield, Alan Stringer, Jayne Rader, Dick and Charlotte Kay, families on vacation, Joe Moore, VBS, Mike Chilton, Family of Hailey Barton, Logan and Katie Nicholson and Dwayne Nichols.

What is the single most important even in your life? For the children of God the answer should be the death of Jesus Christ for our sins and his resurrection. The moment he gave himself so that we might have salvation and forgiveness for our sins is an important event also. If you need to become a child of God join us at 9:45 on Sunday for Sunday school, 10:45 for worship service and Wednesday at 6:30 for Bible study.


Eminence Assembly of God

Assembly of God

What a wonderful way to start our week, God's presence was definitely in the House of God this morning. We celebrated Pentecost Sunday this morning. Pentecost coincides with the Jewish celebration of Shavuot. Shavuot is when the law was given to Moses on Mt Sinai. Pentecost is the Christian holiday when the Holy Ghost was given to believers in an upper room in Jerusalem. Pentecost is about completion and empowerment for the Christian.



Eminence  Methodist 

Eminence Methodist

We are located one block west of the Highways 19 and 106 junction. We welcome you and hope you will join us Sunday's at 11:00!

Church opened with prayer and Joys and Concerns. Joy for the safe return of Jenni Dotson's family float and the Hunt's guests on Saturday during the unexpected heavy storms between Bay Creek and Alley. The Dotson's found shelter at the Conway cabin and the Hunt guests huddled under their canoe and almost shared it with a Cotton Mouth! Our baseball team is headed to semi-finals with Grant's grand slam. Birthdays were Selma Hamer, David Neal, Marty Hines, and Ruthie Smith's mother, Lottie Bailey - age 99. Special prayers for Beverly Stine's recovery.

We welcomed the Medley Family as they blessed our church with their annual reunion. They usually provide the music but those members were absent so special music was by request. We thank Gloria Dean for stepping in and playing piano today in Judy's absence. Thank you, Gloria, and great job!

Special hymns were: Amazing Grace, Victory in Jesus, and Ivory Palaces. Our other hymns were Standing on the Promise and Blessed Be the Tie that Binds.

Scripture reading was from Acts 2:37-47 and John 14: 11-14. Pastor David's message today was "Access to Power." Often power is associated with evil while our churches are associated with love. We need special spiritual power to help others and do God's work.

Our key verse: John 14:12 "I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father."

Spiritual power is to act on love and to do what God wants us through His body - the church. Christians are God's plan to make things happen. When we do the same works that Jesus does, it takes power to accomplish them.

There are 12 keys to spiritual power from Acts 2:37-47.

1) Baptism where we seek spiritual power to leave our old ways and begin a new life. 2) Receive the Holy Spirit. Every Christian has it and the Holy Spirit has us. 3) Spend time with other Christians. It reinforces our beliefs. 4) Learn the things of God. Do the things of God. Be a disciple of God as Jesus demands us to do. Teach others by giving them Christian knowledge. 5) Share in the Lord's Supper. Communion is a sacrament and opens the way to spiritual blessings from God. 6) Pray. This is the key to spiritual power and is the first thing we do to connect with God. 7) Don't lose our sense of awe and wonder. This builds our wisdom and faith, otherwise we will be calloused to the world around us. In our beautiful part of the world, it is all around us, from the flowers to our wondrous rivers, bluffs, and mountains. 8) Spend time with those who know God's power. They have experienced God's signs and wonders, healing, and His power to make things right. 9) Worship. Singing and prayer brings us to God's presence. 10) Be joyful of the Lord. It is our strength. Find something good, even in bad times, through answered prayers or our blessings. God is always doing good things for us. 11) Practice generosity. It makes us feel good when we do for others. Our community is very generous through Dollar Sundays, our Ministerial Alliance 5th Sunday Sing donations, our community Blessing Box, and the small deeds we do daily helping others. 12) Praise God. No matter how we feel, it is our connection to Him and we must always thank Him for our many blessings.

Every one of these 12 Accesses to Power is multiplied exponentially when done with other Christians. Things happen when we access it. People like it, they want to be a part of it, and it happens when we love others.

If you don't have a church home, please consider visiting ours. Our hearts, minds and doors are always open.


Mt. View Baptist


Faith Tabernacle Bibleway Assembly

Area Church News



West Eminence Christian Church

Fellowship Tabernacle, West Eminence

Women of Faith

Winona Assembly of God

Winona Baptist 

Winona Baptist

Happy Mother's Day. if you still have your Mother, cherish every moment you can with her, because one day you will wake up and she will be gone. Mothers plant the seeds of love.

I've noticed that those who serve God most joyfully are the ones who knew him most personally. Those who are quickest to speak about jesus are those who realize how great has been their own redemption.

I would like to thank the ladies who did the church flower bed, it is beautiful, I couldn't have done it without your help. God bless you and thanks for the flowers you gave to each Mom at church.

Bro Nick's message today was from Gen 2:18-25, v. 18 And the Lord God said, it is not good that the man should be alone; v. 21 The making of woman. And the Lord God causes a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept; and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead therefore, v. 22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from the man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. here is a loving father, presents the bride to the man. Isn't God awesome? For every good man there is a good woman, that good woman God created from one rib and that good man God created both in the image and likeness of God.

For every woman will become a good mother. We are mothers, chosen by God's love. Blessed is the woman who walks with God.

Prov. 31: 10-31 Praise of a virtuous woman. v. 28 Her children arise up and call her blessed; her husband also and he praised her. v. 30 Favor is deceitful, and the beauty is vain, but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.

Please pray for our Winona community, our police officers, and city workers, and pray for out nation, leaders, schools, and one another.

Happy birthday Darrell Jones and Buck Grandstaff, May 27. Vicki Fears, May 31. Wish you all many more.

Have a blessed week. God bless. Sunday school 10 a.m. Worship service 11 a.m. Everyone welcome.

Ladies Fill My Cup Fellowship

Winona Christian Church

Healing Ministries Training. Winona Church of God Prophecy. May 25, 6:30-9pm. May 26, 9am-4:30pm.


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A newspaper published weekly on Wednesdays and entered at Eminence (MO) as a Periodical, USFS Permit 140-7600
Address: P.O. Box 728
Eminence Mo 65466
573-226-5229 or fax 573-226-3335

Established in 1874, the Shannon County Current Wave is dedicated to providing news information, advertising, legal notices and public forum to the residents of Shannon County and Summersville, as well as to the betterment of all communities and rural areas we serve. Your readership and patronage make possible the continuation of that.

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