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Amanda's Column

Water Dowsing

I never gave much thought to dowsing for water other than thinking it was neat and seemed like a practical ability to have. Doug on the other hand had a long running interest in it and always hoped to be able to find someone who could teach him the skill. And when we ended up building on this side of the creek opposite from our spring, his desire to have someone come out to dowse for water around our cabin grew.


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Shannon County Minutes

Winona Minutes

Shannon County Food Pantry




Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Southeast wind around 8 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight.


Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 93. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 72.


Sunny and hot, with a high near 94.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 72.


Sunny and hot, with a high near 94.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 72.


Sunny and hot, with a high near 94.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 71.


Sunny and hot, with a high near 94.


Thomasville Treasures

Missouri State-West Plains to host Technology Showcase Aug. 1 at GOCAT

Area residents needing to increase their employability skills to meet the demands of today's manufacturing industries are encouraged to attend the "Technology Showcase @ GOCAT" between 4 and 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Technology (GOCAT), 395 Jackie D. Garrett Ave., in West Plains.

Sponsored by Missouri State University-West Plains, the showcase will give those attending the opportunity to:

- discover career opportunities in manufacturing,

- tour the facility and its training equipment,

- see demonstrations, including the new virtual reality industrial spray painting simulator,

- speak one-on-one with instructors,

- meet with area employers to find out how the skills taught in the programs offered at the GOCAT are needed by area industries, many of which are currently hiring.

"I appreciate the officials at Missouri State University-West Plains and the Greater Ozark Center for Advanced Technology partnering directly with employers, asking what skills their employees need and continuously developing training programs that address those specific needs," said Garland Barton, senior director of human resources at DRS Land Systems in West Plains.

"Because the skills required of the workforce are changing constantly, the curriculum designed to train individuals to enter into or remain in the workforce also must change continuously," he added. "They type of relationship that exists between GOCAT and West Plains area businesses is not typical, but it is the only thing that keeps a critical skills gap from occurring in our area."

According to Sheila Barton, manager of Missouri State University-West Plains' programs at the GOCAT, courses in applied electricity and electronics, biofuels, solar and wind energy, machining, robotics, industrial controls, programmable logic controllers and sensors (PLCs), computer aided drafting (CAD) and computer numerical control (CNC) programming are offered at the facility.

"Over the past year, we have been very successful in partnering with local and regional employers to provide training for registered apprenticeship opportunities within their companies," Barton said. "Our employers need skilled workers, and registered apprenticeships provide for an earn-and-learn experience."

Birch Tree resident Harley Curtis is taking advantage of the apprenticeship program at Jasper Engines in Willow Springs offered through GOCAT.

"Being accepted into the apprenticeship program is a great benefit and will help me in my career. The coursework is online with scheduled labs, and I can still work full time and get training," he explained. "Having hands-on learning both in the lab and on the job is the best aspect of the program. I would recommend an apprenticeship to anyone who wants to learn a skill."

In addition to tours of the facility and visits with area manufacturers, those attending the showcase will learn how they can enroll in the courses and programs, apply for financial aid from a variety of sources, and discover how successful completion of these programs can put them on a pathway to certain jobs and potential registered apprenticeship opportunities. Representatives from Missouri State University-West Plains and the Missouri Job Center will be on hand to answer questions.

"Every individual's goals and needs are different," Sheila Barton explained. "This showcase will provide you an opportunity to explore the many options of education and training available through Missouri State-West Plains at GOCAT. If you are uncertain of the career path you want to take, this event is a great place to start your road to success."

Refreshments will be served at the showcase, organizers said.

For more information about Missouri State-West Plains programs offered at the GOCAT, visit www.gocat.wp.missouristate.edu, call the GOCAT office at 417-255-7784 or email Barton at SheilaFBarton@MissouriState.edu.

Sudden Oak Death confirmed in Missouri

Consumers should properly dispose of infected rhododendrons and lilac plants

The Missouri Department of Agriculture, in coordination with USDA Animal and Plant Inspection Service, has detected ramorum blight on rhododendron plants shipped to some retail nurseries in Missouri. The disease is more commonly known as Sudden Oak Death when it infects oak trees. The rhododendrons were shipped to Wal-Mart and Rural King stores throughout Missouri, as well as the Springfield Home Depot, Stark Bros. Nursery Garden Center and Fort Leonard Wood PX.

Consumers who purchased rhododendrons or lilac plants of the known infected varieties labeled Park Hill Plants from these stores between March and June of this year should dispose of the plants immediately. Consumers who are unsure of their plant's variety should look for wilting or browning leaves, leaf spots and twig dieback. If consumers notice these symptoms, they should contact the Department's Plant Pest Control team at (573) 751-5505 and begin the disposal process.

Varieties that have been infected should be disposed of immediately to prevent further spread of the disease. Plants may be destroyed by burning, deep burial or by double-bagging the plant with its root ball in heavy duty trash bags for disposal into a sanitary landfill (where allowable). Consumers should not mulch, compost or dispose of the plant material in municipal yard waste. Garden tools used to dig up any affected plants should also be sanitized before they are used again.

Sudden Oak Death is a form of ramorum blight and is caused by a fungus-like pathogen known as Phytophthora ramorum. Since the 1990s, the plant disease has caused mortality in some types of oak trees in California and Oregon, but it has not established itself in the Midwest. The disease has a host list of more than 100 species of trees and shrubs, including rhododendrons.

Since early June, the Department has worked alongside USDA-APHIS to visit more than 113 retail locations to collect samples and place potential host plants under quarantine. USDA-APHIS has worked with Wal-Mart to organize a voluntary recall of the impacted plants, while other locations have isolated or destroyed affected plants. Any remaining plants confirmed with ramorum blight, and any host species comingled with the confirmed positive plants, will be destroyed.

Shipment of these rhododendrons has been successfully traced back to Park Hills Plants in Oklahoma and may have originated from nurseries in Washington State and Canada. Plant varieties identified during the investigation, which is still partially ongoing, were shipped to at least 18 states.

Specific varieties of rhododendrons that have tested positive in destination states include:

Cat Cunningham Blush



Nova Zembla

Percy Wiseman

Roseum Elegans

Wojnars Purple.

Specific varieties of lilac that have tested positive in destination states include:

Common Purple

Persian Lime

To learn more about the Missouri Department of Agriculture or its programs, visit Agriculture.Mo.Gov.


Summersville Bookends

Summersville Branch of Texas County Library will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing on Saturday, July 20th from 11 a.m.-noon @ the library. A Space Walk is planned for kids and kids-at-heart, music from the 60's will be heard (yes, in the library!), and refreshments will be served.

The public is invited to join us!

Our Summer Reading Program began on July 1st, and space-themed activities are planned for 1:00 on each Monday and Friday throughout July. Check our Summer Reading Activity Schedule @ the front desk or on the Summersville Friends of the Library's Facebook page to see what we've planned for the month!

Our Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program will end on July 29th with a skating party & lunch for all participants.

Summer Reading activities aren't just for the younger set, so grownups are always invited to activities, too! July has been a month of spaced-out fun!

Any Texas County Library branch is your one-stop-shop for printing, copies, fax or free scanning to an email address in addition to our other services. We're so much more than just a library these days!

The Summersville Friends of the Library group meets at the library on the 2nd Monday of each month @ 5 p.m. The next scheduled meeting will be on September 9th.

Summersville Library is a branch of Texas County Library and located at 480 First Street, on the south side of the square 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 us: svtexascountylibrary@gmail.com or fax: 417-932-5262.


Shannon County Health Department Calendar

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


573.226.3914 1-800-777-3915

FAX: 573-226-3240

ATTENTION WIC PARTICIPANTS: Our WIC schedule has changed some. Please call if

you need more information.




The Postscript by
Carrie Classon

"Singing Lessons"

I'm having fun singing.

I started singing lessons a few weeks ago. My teacher lives out of town, but every other week she teaches in her parents' house—the house she grew up in—just a few minutes away. So, I drive to a little house in the suburbs, meet her parents' two friendly little dogs, ("More people! So exciting!") and take an hour-long voice lesson in my teacher's childhood bedroom

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


by: Melody Millard

Baby Announcements

Alan Koehn and Mackenzie Shoults of Summersville are the parents of a baby girl, Koda Autumn, born June 29 at 1:52 p.m. at OMC. She weighed 6 pounds 3 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Her grandparents are Clayton Shoults, Summersville; Cindy Hobbs, Summersville; Roger and Jean Counts, Eminence; Ty Koehn, Mountain View; and Lisa Jessie, Mountain View.

Oran and Tiffany Grandstaff of Birch Tree are the parents of a baby girl, Ava DaRay, born July 2 at 3:39 a.m. at OMC. She weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her siblings are Gage, 13; Korbin, 8; Austin, 6; and Kinlee, 1. Her grandparents are Rob and Karie Douglas, Winona; Tim and Anglie Bolin, Eminence; and Richard and Nikki Grandstaff, Birch Tree.





I.C.G.M.A. Brings Country Gospel Music

To West Plains Civic Center

Country Gospel Music returns to the stage of the West Plains Civic Center July 18th, 19th, and 20th. It's the International Country Gospel Music Associations 63rd Annual Convention and Awards Show. This highly popular event, which draws capacity crowds to the Civic Center every year, will be celebrating their 10th consecutive year of holding their Music Convention in West Plains. And it's all free to the public!

The event consists of singing all day, each day, by artists, musicians, and groups from all across America and several foreign countries. The music is Country Gospel, Bluegrass Gospel, and Southern Gospel.

Performances begin Thursday morning July 18th at 10:00 am and continue through Saturday evening July 20th. Daytime Showcase performances are from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Evening concerts are at 6:00 pm.

The highlight of the celebration will be the 63rd annual Gold Cross Awards Show, and concert, when awards will be presented to artists in 28 categories, as well as inductions into the prestigious ICGMA Hall Of Fame.

Appearing on stage this year will be such favorites as Comedian Aaron Wilburn, of the Gaither Homecoming series, country legend Barbara Fairchild and husband Roy Morris, Chris Golden, formerly with the Oak Ridge Boys, Bruce Haynes, Gene Reasoner, The Reed Brothers, James Payne, Dan Duncan, The Waymasters, The Tiptons, Gena Roberts Hamilton, Chuck Hancock, Joy Roberts, and many more.

Those attending the event will have opportunities to meet and visit with the artists, musicians, music publishers, producers, promoters, and songwriters. According to ICGMA president Dan Duncan, many musical careers have received a healthy start, a boost, or new direction through the networking opportunities that abound at the convention.

Admission is free to the public. However, tickets are needed for evening concerts. Those free tickets are available at the West Plains Civic

Center ticket office, West Plains Music, Landmark Bank, the Channel 36 TV studios, Subway in Thayer, and Ozark Trading Post in Mt. View.

If you would like additional information, you may call 417-255-9771.



We would like to take this time to sincerely thank everyone for their prayers, those who sent messages, cards, donations and flowers, those who brought food to the house. Yarber Mortuary, Pastor Wentz, the Freemasons and the pallbearers. God Bless you all, Robert and Mary Searcy Steven and Kim Self


Eminence Library News

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

Teen Outreach Program in Winona

The Missouri Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (MOTPP), offerred by the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), seeks to reduce teenage pregnancy, encourge healthy relationships, and empower youth across the state, including here in the Winona community.

Teens in the Winona community participated in the Teen Outreach Program (TOP) for the 2018-2019 school year. The program prepares middle and high school students to develop healthy relationships, build self-esteem and self-awareness, and a sense of purpose and empowerment through peer learning, facilitated lesson plans, and collective service to the community. Through classes on problem-solving, goal-setting, and healthy relationships, TOP has lowered the likelihood of teen pregnancy, risky sexual behaviors, course failure and rates of truancy in school.

While MOTPP is administered by DHSS, schools, health departments, and non-profits implement the program, including Winona School District. During the 2018-2019 school year, the School District served 39 students with TOP curriculum and activities. These students were a part of two clubs, each led by program facilitators from the community. Finally, community service learning is a major focus of TOP. Combined, the clubs have volunteered 49 hours of service to the community, including singing and handing out cards at the local nursing home, picking uo trash along the highway and playgrounds, and painting a local playground. Contact Jennifer Mayberry at jlmayberry@winonar3.org if you are interested in your teen participating in th 2019-2020 TOP or you have a community service project for future teens.

Letters to the Editor!

Dear Editor,

Missouri has a big problem with feral hogs. They continue to damage natural resources, destroy private agricultural lands, carry disease, and threaten native wildlife. That will get worse unless we do something different.

The L-A-D Foundation and Pioneer Forest own and manage land in several counties in southeast Missouri and have struggled using both hunting and trapping for the past ten years. I retired as Pioneer's Forest Manager in 2013. Hunting and trapping in Missouri have been underway for more than twenty years, but in our experience, unmanaged hunting combined with the prolific reproductive capacity of the hogs has resulted in their continued spreading to new areas.

The foundation and the forest support the cooperative statewide effort among public and private landowners which emphasizes trapping with a goal of eradication. In our opinion the proposed moratorium on hog hunting on the Mark Twain National Forest, the state's largest property, combined with an intense trapping program and managed hunting in areas where trapping alone is not feasible or effective would discourage the spreading of hogs onto other private lands and result in the best chance for successful eradication.

Eradicating feral hogs is everyone's goal. That has been expressed by Congressman Jason Smith and the Missouri Farm Bureau. We agree. This is a serious effort and if it succeeds will be good for Missouri farmers, hunters, and all who enjoy the outdoors.


Terry Cunningham

Advisory Council

L-A-D Foundation

Dear Editor,

Many families are unable to make ends meet even though they work full-time. Wages have not kept up with the cost of living. A bill before Congress (H.R. 582/S.150)would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Those benefiting the most would be those living below the poverty line who would see a 5.3 percent increase in wages. According to the recent CBO report wages would increase for 27.3 million workers and 1.3 million Americans would rise out of poverty. 1.3 million Americans would lose their jobs mostly teenagers and part-time workers. Consumers would pay around 0.3 percent more for goods and services. Business owners would lose a trivial amount of total business income according to the government report. States and communities who have raised the minimum wage found that there was no meaningful loss of jobs and businesses were not negatively affected by raising wages. In fact people spent more boosting the economy of the area. The main benefit of raising the minimum was a decline in household poverty. The benefits to Americans appear to far outweigh the costs. Our current state and federal Members of Congress are opposed to raising the minimum wage indicating to me that they are more interested in listening to businesses than their constituents.

Janet Fossey


Eminence Area Senior Citizens News

TUESDAY, July 16-Southern smothered chicken, breaded okra, meadow blend, biscuits, peach cobbler (blood pressure check)

WEDNESDAY, July 17-Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, white Dinner roll, bread pudding

THURSDAY, July 18-Oven fried parmesan chicken, sweet potatoes, tomato salad, lemon pie (in house BINGO)

FRIDAY, July 19-Ham & beans, cornbread, spiced pears, snickerdoodles

MONDAY, July 22-Sweet & sour chicken, fried rice, oriental veggies, white dinner roll,, cracker candy

TUESDAY, July 23-Lasagna, green beans, garlic toast, lemon crumb cake

Lunch is served 11:30 - 12:30 daily. We are served delicious food, come check it out!

Available for use are several exercise equipment pieces in the basement! Can be used anytime Center is open 8-2. We still collect BEST CHOICE and ALWAYS SAVE labels as a fund raiser for the Center. So would appreciate any you would share with us!




EHS Alumni News

2019 EHS Alumni Gab Fest News

By: Pearl Edgar

It is my pleasure to report the EHS Alumni Gab Fest attendees of 2019!

The sign in book has 78 names in it! Attendance was down somewhat, but all seemed to enjoy the gabbing! If you were in attendance, and I don't have you on the following list please let me know and I will add your name!

Those in attendance were: class of 1946-Gloria Rader Fry; class of 1951-Leland Wilkins; class o 1952-Eugene Nichols; class of 1953-Doris Sutton Medley; class of 1954-Bill Smith, Doris Martin Ritter, Mary Medley Dyer; class of 1955-Junior Edgar, Jim Tucker, Keith Galbraith, Oley Magness; class of 1956-Walter Powell, Hazel Lancaster Powell, Lindell (Windy) Smith, Danny Cooley; class of 1957-T. J. Martin, Pearl Bunch Edgar, Lon J. Gates, Darlene Carr Walsh, Jerald Conway, Mag Bunch Wilkins; class of 1958-Carl Medley, Larry Holland, Zara Ruth Bailey Smith, Norma Warren Cooley, Bill Burrus; class of 1959-Dwight Wood, Evelyn Dix Click, Judy Colley Younger; class of 1961-Doris Broadfoot Warren, Kay Smith Collins; class of 1962-E. Joe Wood, James Burnett; class of 1963-Bill Martin, Doug Conway, Marilyn Knight Tucker, Kenneth Wood, Lee Roy Randolph, Willard Knuckles,, Velma Warren Wagner, Thelma Jean Hodge Crider; class of 1964-Alan Banks, Anvil Welch, Brad Williams, Alvin Bressler; class of 1965-Glenda Lawson Conway, Phyllis Clark Guffey, Dorothy Smith Williams, Jerry Chilton; class of 1966-Roger Dillard, Patsy Knuckles Smith; class of 1967-Dianne Clark Peck, Kathryn Honeycutt Bressler; class of 1968-Beth Dillard Hoffman, Rhonda Collins Counts, Loudean Goforth Knuckles, Michael McIntire; class of 1969-Stan Martin, Helen Piatt Anderson; class of 1970-Richard Cox; class of 1972-Vinita Pope Chilton; class of 1978-Emma Dyer Bland, Cindy Medley Pollock, Terri Ipock Mendenhall; class of 1979-Greg Rowden, Marcia Counts; class of 1980-Renee Frazier Rowden. GUESTS; Donna Martin, Cecilia Martin, Jackie Medley, Dyana Wood, Ruby Randolph, Enedina Wood, Jack Basham, Ben Millman, Jerry Tucker, Sandi McIntire, Cleonne Hines Cauble.

Congratulations to the class of 1963 as they get to brag of having most class members in attendance!

That's my list! We enjoyed reminiscing with old friends and classmates! If you were not in attendance, and are a graduate (or friend) of EHS you sure missed a good time!!

Make your plans now to attend the EHS Alumni Festivities Day activities on July 4, 2020!

We, the officers appreciate your support of the EHS Alumni Association by attending the activities and paying the $5 yearly membership dues. That is what keeps the Association alive!

See you July 4, 2020 at the gym!

Driftwood Outdoors By Brandon Butler

Agriculture Community Rallies Around Feral Hog Eradication

Spend any time around the Missouri Legislature and you quickly come to realize agriculture is king. It's easy to understand why when you consider the industry's economic impact on the state of Missouri is estimated to be 88.4 billion dollars annually, according to the Department of Agriculture's 2016 study of the Economic Contributions of Missouri Agriculture and Forestry.


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Eminence School Board

3 Adverse Childhood Experiences That Linger Long Into Adulthood

Adversity hits everyone at various points in adult life, whether it comes in the form of physical injury, sickness, loss of a loved one, loss of a job, a broken romance, financial problems, or a series of disappointments that don't seem fair.

Many adults learn to adjust to adversity and become stronger from it. But how much harder is it for those who suffered severe events during their childhood? Medical professionals say Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) — a term associated with a long study of traumatic experiences that occur to people under the age of 18 — have lasting negative impacts well into adulthood.

ACEs are estimated to afflict over 34 million U.S. children, and a comprehensive study published in JAMA Pediatrics found a quarter of adults had at least three adverse experiences in childhood, increasing their risk for heart disease, cancer, depression and substance abuse. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that ACEs have been linked to chronic health conditions, risky behaviors, low life potential and early death.

"The long-term damage of childhood adversity is real and tragic, sometimes affecting people for the rest of their lives," says Jennifer Lynch, an educator, child advocate and author of the children's book Livi and Grace (www.jenniferlynchbooks.com). "It can hurt them in every aspect of their adult life, cause them to be far less than they could have been otherwise, and make them view themselves negatively and the world the same way.

"We need to create hope for children who have been through these awful experiences, and further, we need to realize that millions of adults are still carrying these traumatic memories and feelings with them. They, too, need hope and support to overcome."

Lynch goes over three of the most traumatic childhood experiences that can affect adults long into their lives:

Abuse. Numerous studies detail how child abuse and neglect can affect individual development — psychological, behavioral, and physical. "Emotion processing, which enables social competence, can be severely affected into adulthood and make one feel like an outcast or misunderstood," Lynch says. "Being mistreated as a child, it's a long road to feeling accepted and even to knowing how to treat others."

Bullying. Some young adults who were bullied as a child could have a greater risk of ongoing depression due to a mix of genetic and environmental factors, according to a study from the University of Bristol. "As a result of bullying, depression, lack of confidence, and isolation can strike hard in the teen years, but certainly it can get worse over the long haul if the bullying experiences are buried," Lynch says. "And then there's evidence that those who were bullied as youths become bullies themselves as adults."

Separation from parents. This has become a big topic due to migrant detentions on the U.S.-Mexico border. "It's been shown time and again, and especially now — separating kids from their parents is detrimental to their health, mentally and physically," Lynch says. "A parent who's routinely there for a child buffers them, but separate the parent and child for a prolonged period and the child's brain is in danger of not developing properly. They're vulnerable to depression, substance abuse, and anxiety."

"These unfortunate things that happen to so many children can cause them to live in shame and to do so for the rest of their adult lives," Lynch says. "But the past does not define who they are or who they can become."

About Jennifer Lynch

Jennifer Lynch, author of the children's book Livi and Grace (www.jenniferlynchbooks.com), is an educator and child advocate who serves as a guardian ad litem, a person appointed to represent a child's interests in a court case. She has worked as a special education teacher for an elementary school and as a preschool teacher. In addition, Lynch created the You Are Good brand of T-shirts and other products for sale and for donations. Thousands of the shirts have been donated to children and teenagers in the system. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Texas A&M University.

Area Church News


Jack's Fork Country Church

Dave Anderson welcomed us & led us in the pledge, prayer & hymn singing.

PRAISES: J.C. & Nancy Ray's new grandson, James Clinton Ray!

Garrett Liggett's birthday!

PRAYERS: Additions to our long list: Dan Ferguson, Brook's concerns for patients & Dr. Magee, Brian's friend Rick in Illinois, the families of Kerry Banks & Lillian Cooley, our country & leaders, our military & families. Nancy led us in prayer.

INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC: We heard "I Believe" by Ronnie Dunn, recording.

Nancy Ray adjourned to Children's Church.

Bill Fullerton, Jr. gave a program on "HEAVEN - WILL IT BE WORTH THE WAIT?"

Bill said he was struck by the choice of Ronnie Dunn's song, "I Believe". It was exactly what his planned speech was on!

Isaiah 66:1 This is what the Lord says: "Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Where is the house you will build for me? Where will my resting place be?"

Isaiah 40:26 "Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? "

Matthew 7:23. It tells us that not all who come will be welcomed in Heaven. We must come through Jesus!

Revelation 21-22 tells us that we will see "a new heaven and a new earth", the new Jerusalem, come down out of heaven from God, after the first heaven and earth had passed away. God will dwell now among His people! "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."

Heaven: Streets of gold! Shining jewels! Here in Shannon County with beauty surrounding us, we think we are already in Heaven. Yet, we see wealthy people who have everything and still are unhappy. Only God can fill the emptiness in our souls! Heaven will be home!

The ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN IS THROUGH JESUS! You will not get there on your own, so don't wait to recite the sinner's prayer - and mean it! Think of the consequences of living without Jesus. Prayer. We closed with hymns & prayer.

Black Pond

Birch Tree Assembly of God

Church Faith Tabernacle

The Danger and Beauty of Jealousy

Pastor Steve Ellison

Oh, the questions God asks. I am thoroughly enjoying our trip through the Bible examining our Maker's questions. Proverbs 27:4 says, "Wrath is cruel and anger a torrent, But who is able to stand before jealousy?" (NKJV) The two phrases describe two different individuals. Neither is right. Each is guilty of wrong attitudes and almost certainly guilty of wrong actions. By the way, each one of us could be an example of either of them at any given time in our lives. The person who is full of wrath will be intense, fierce, and cruel. That is bad for everyone around. That person presents a very real danger to the object of his anger and others unlucky enough to be in the vicinity. However, the one full of wrath, with anger flooding out in an overwhelming torrent, is likely to make his intentions known. Thus, the object of his anger will see him coming, which gives him a chance to make himself scarce or protect himself. It also gives others a chance to talk some sense into him. Often, this cruel, intense, fierce, torrential anger will play itself out relatively quickly. This type of emotion simply cannot be maintained for an extended time.

The angry person is dangerous but not nearly as dangerous as the jealous person. The jealous person allows the hurt to fester and simmer, but he will not allow it to boil over. He must not. Be sure; jealousy rages, but it also reckons calmly. The jealous person keeps his intentions hidden. He plots and he plans to get back at the one he thinks caused his hurt. He does not intend to get even. He intends to get ahead in this game of revenge. The object of his anger may not see the strike coming. The attack comes when least expected. Simple anger is like a dog that announces its bite with a bark. Jealous anger is like the silent copperhead snake that lies in wait hidden among the leaves. The rage of the jealous person does not flame out quickly. Time usually does nothing to put out the fires of jealousy. Only a complete transformation of heart will do that.

The One who made us has asked, "Who can stand before jealousy?" The obvious answer is no one. The hunted has no chance if he does not know he is being hunted. The jealous person bent on vengeance has time on his side. He can simply wait for an unguarded moment. No one can stand up to the need for round-the-clock vigilance. Maybe not as obvious but just as accurate is the idea that the jealous person cannot stand before jealousy either. The jealous person will not be destroyed unawares by a quick blow from a hidden adversary. Rather, he will be slowly eaten alive from the inside out. Jealousy is its own punishment. No one can devise a greater torment for a jealous person than that which he inflicts on himself. The jealous person imprisons himself within walls of bitterness and inconsolable grief. God's point: No one can stand before jealousy.

In at least six places in the Bible, God declares Himself to be a jealous God. In fact, in Exodus 34, He says His name is Jealous. Numerous times in the Bible, God describes His wrath as a jealous wrath. He considers Himself married to His people. He has every right to be jealous over us. He created us. He bought us back after we ran away. When we strayed, He took us back again and again and again. Who can stand before that kind of jealousy? No one. Bow before that jealousy and give yourself to Him. He loves you with a perfect and everlasting love.

Area Church News

Eminence First Baptist Church
Website: www.fbceminence.org




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

Winona Baptist

July 7, 2019

Our church may be small but God knows where it is. This week the guys have been working on the new walkway entrance. It's looking good. Thanks to everyone who is helping us get this ready for a very special day. Bro. Nick's message was on teamwork. I feel like our church is a team working together for the goodness of God. Ecclesiastes 4:8-12 Strngth in teamwork. (V. 9) Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor. (V. 10) For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow; but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. (V. 12) And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Proverbs 13:20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise; but a companion of fools shall be destroyed. (Prov 14:7) Prov. 14:23 In all labor there is profit; but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury. Do we walk the walk? or talk the talk? Sometimes we need to let go and let God, no matter what we face. If God brings you to it; he can take you through it.

We are not accountable for where we started in life, but we are accountable for where we finish. Please pray for our nation, leaders, police officers, and for one another. Sunday school 10 a.m. Worship service 11 a.m.

Women of Faith

July 9, 2019

What a blessing it was to be at our women's meeting tonight. We had so much fun. Can you only imagine what God was thinking when all of our ladies started singing "If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands."

We celebrated Joyce Haynes and Patsy Martin's birthday tonight. Joyce is a wonderful group leader. We love her so much. Joyce opened our meeting with prayer and shared some devotional time. We discussed what we want to do to help someone. Our group is going to work on school supplies next month. We may not have alot, but with God's help, a little bit goes a long way.

Please keep Jenny Howell and Shannon (Hagler) Bradshaw in prayer. There are many others that need your prayer. God knows each of them by name.

Joyce shared "Learn to laugh at yourself more freely. Laughter lightens your load and lifts your heart into heavenly places. A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Prov. 17:22 Earlene shared "I am the shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me. Just as the Father knows me and I know the Father, and I lay down my life for my sheep." John 10:14-15 Stella 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

Our next meeting will be Tues., Aug. 13 at Joyce and Hazel's house at 6:00p.m. God Bless

Women of Faith Group

Winona Assembly of God

Ladies Fill My Cup Fellowship

Winona Christian Church


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