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Amanda's Column


Well, he did it. My brother Ben finally got married. And to a fine young gal too the second oldest in a brood of six brothers. I do believe we have a lot in common. We always thought Ben would have been one of the first ones of us to get married. Growing up, any time we were attending some social event, Ben was always surrounded by girls. It might have been his many huge beetle pets he had hanging on his shirt that attracted them, or his two-foot long iguana he often had on his shoulder. But I simply figured it was his charming personality. Even though, at the time, he was despised by all us siblings, he seemed to be well liked by the public.

He did eventually come around as we grew up and became a very mature and fun-loving brother. But we were starting to wonder about him as we all started to get married, but he continued to struggle with his relationships. At age thirty he'd pretty much lost hope of ever marrying and settling down. But alas, one day while visiting a friend in Hunter, Kansas, behold...a lovely sister his friend had failed to mention showed up on the scene. Eight or so months later, a wedding is held.

Most of us were able to make it to the splendid occasion. We were working in IL at the time and had to drive straight from there to Hunter which was an eleven hour drive. We overnighted at some friends' house in Grain Valley, MO, east of Kansas City, and went on from there the next day.

I'd been through KS before when I worked and lived for a short time in CO, and then again on our honeymoon, but had forgotten how intriguing some parts of that state are. It's so incredibly rich in frontier history that can still be seen. So many old stone homes stand in ruins and piles of rubble riddle the countryside, still bordered with post rock fences and a battered windmill looming nearby.

The wedding was held in a stone chapel that had been built in the late 1800s. We were surrounded by freshened up farmers in cowboy boots and sporting various common pliers. One of the bride's brothers even had a pistol strapped to his side! My kind of people! We felt very much at home with them. J As soon as the happy couple was announced, the bell was rung triumphantly in the old bell tower and the entire assembly roared with approval and excitement while Ben ran down the aisle and out the door carrying his new bride in his arms.

At the reception afterwards, several people stood to speak about Ben and Mindy, and how their meeting came about. Always enjoy hearing how God brings couples together. It's rarely a simple, bumped into him/her on the street sort of encounter. It's complex, and very thought through on His part.

One of the speakers was my brother Phillip who mainly spoke about growing up together as brothers. During his reminiscing, he brought up the somewhat touchy subject of the day so many years ago when Mom made Ben let Phillip use his treasured ‘Thomas the Tank Engine' pillow while we were traveling somewhere. Phillip was seated in the front passenger seat of our massive eighteen passenger van. At the moment he snuggled into the pillow a gust of wind hit and that pillow was sucked right out the open window and obliterated by an eighteen-wheeler behind us. Ben was devastated, and I don't think he ever truly forgave Phillip for it even though Philip continually apologized to Ben throughout his speech. He went on with a few memories of Dad. Phillip is the one who most resembles my dad. Even sounds like him! I always get to really missing Dad during these times knowing what he's missing out on.

Phillip made it clear that Ben had been unbearable to live with those first ten plus years of his existence, but now he was proud to call him his brother and was thrilled that Ben had at last found himself a Godly woman who was most eager to be his bride. As Phillip put the mike down and walked away, he pulled out something that was wadded up in his pocket and tossed it at Ben. It was a ‘Thomas the Tank Engine' pillow case.

The day ended with tossed milo and cheers of joy while everyone waved the couple off in their truck covered in party ribbon, balloons, white shoe polish, and soda cans. Watching them go, I wondered if this was the end of rubber ducky wars at Ben's house, fun visits of him coming down to bounce our kids so high up on the trampoline that he beaks the silly thing, and lively water adventures in our creek or his neighborhood swimming pool. But knowing Ben, it was probably the beginning of the most exuberant of times once little Bens and Mindys start showing up! Just as long as Ben's energy level doesn't take a dive like it tends to do when those little ones arrive. Time will soon tell, I'm sure.

Shannon County Minutes

Jeff called the meeting to order Monday, January 22nd 2019 at 9:15 a.m.

Members Present: Jeff Cowen, Presiding Commissioner

Dale Counts, Northern Commissioner

Shelly Bland, County Clerk

Members Absent: Herman Kelly (Herman joined the meeting at 10 A.M.)

Visitors: Elvin Porter, Connie Porter

Mr. and Mrs. Porter were in to discuss the possibility of moving the driveway that goes to their property, as it is unsafe. Dale stated that they would have to obtain a permit from MODOT. They ask if the county would be willing to put a culvert in and Dale said they would be happy to help with that.

Dale motions to approve the minutes of January 14th, 2019. Jeff seconds the motion. Motion carries with all in favor. (D-Y, H-Y, J-Y)

Being no further business, Dale motions to adjourn the meeting at 12:10 p.m. Herman seconds the motion. Motion carries with all in favor. (D-Y, H-Y, J-Y

The next meeting will be held Monday, January 28th, at 9:00 a.m., county courtroom, first floor of the courthouse.

Jeff called the meeting to order Monday, January 28t ,2019 at 9:15 a.m.

Members Present: Jeff Cowen, Presiding Commissioner

Dale Counts, Northern Commissioner

Herman Kelly, Southern Commissioner

Shelly Bland, County Clerk

Visitors: Gene Nichols, Connie Holland, Kathy Sartin, Darrell Derryberry, Verlon Thompson (Shannon County Service Fund)

The Shannon County Service fund was present to discuss their 2019 budget with the commissioners.

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

The budget hearing was set for 10:00 a.m. No visitors were present for the hearing. Herman motions to approve the 2019 budget. Dale seconds the motion. Motion carries with all in favor. (D-Y, H-Y, J-Y)

Dale motions to approve the minutes of January 22nd, 2019. 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 12:14 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, February 4th, at 9:00 a.m., county courtroom, first floor of the courthouse.


Winona Senior Citizens News

Eminence City Board Meeting News

Shannon County Food Pantry




Tuesday Night

Clear, with a low around 29. West wind 5 to 15 mph.


Sunny, with a high near 58. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.


A 40 percent chance of rain after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58.

Thursday Night

A chance of rain after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.


A chance of rain before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 44.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 20.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.

Summersville Bookends

The Summersville Library has been abuzz this week in preparing for our 4th Laura Ingalls Wilder Birthday Party this Saturday, February 16th @ 11 a.m. Always a popular activity for ALL ages, we welcome all Laura Ingalls Wilder fans.

We'll all be pioneers girls and boys for the day as we make butter and wear prairie bonnets (furnished) and clothing. We can munch on Laura's favorite snacks while we watch a documentary film on this beloved author and her Mansfield home. Games, hair braiding, stories, and door prizes will also be squeezed into the party time.

Marie Bristol will be our special guest this year – all the way from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in Mansfield – in addition to our "Laura" activities. Come meet Marie and learn of the newest activities at the Mansfield home and museum!

There's a little bit of Laura Ingalls Wilder in each of her readers. Come and share yours with us on Saturday!

First Thursday Morning Story Time began on February 7th for the little ones and will be presented by our Friends of the Library group on the first Thursday of each month.

Weekly story time with Ms. Kathie will be held every Tuesday morning @ 11:30 a.m. beginning February 12th.

Contact the library for more details on each of these new features coming to Summersville Library.

New books to our branch this week include When We Were Sisters, fiction, Emilie Richards; Lost in the Snow: Pet Rescue Adventures, juvenile fiction, Holly Webb; and three Christian fiction, Beneath the Summer Sun, Kelly Irvin; Amish Weddings, Leslie Gould; and An Amish Family, Kathleen Fuller.

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 @ 9:30 a.m. The next scheduled meeting will be on March 11th.

There's never a charge for library activities, thanks to the Summersville Friends of the Library and Texas County Library, but you can show your appreciation by attending the Friends' monthly meetings and being a part of this service to our community.

New members are invited to join this active group in supporting and participating in the continuing growth of the Summersville Branch Library. The Friends' Facebook page can be found by entering "Summersville Friends of the 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 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.


Wednesday, Feb. 13: At Birch Tree Pioneer Baptist Church--WIC (by appt. only) & immunizations


Tuesday, Feb. 19: WIC (by appointment only) & immunizations

Wednesday, Feb. 20: At Birch Tree Pioneer Baptist Church--WIC (by appt. only) & immunizations

Monday, Feb. 25: FLU SHOTS, immunizations, blood draws, blood pressures, blood sugar screenings;

Diabetes Education Classes by Robin Harwell, Registered Dietician, from Missouri Highlands Healthcare (call for more information)

Tuesday, Feb. 26: WIC (by appointment only), immunizations; blood pressure clinic at Winona Senior Center

Wednesday, Feb. 27: NO WIC but will give immunizations


For Your Health: Simple touch-ups for your New Year By Dr. Graham A. Colditz

Siteman Cancer Center

The Postscript by
Carrie Classon

I sliced my hand open last week.

My husband, Peter, says I am accident prone and I tell him this is not true. But this past Thursday while trying to scrape some particularly stubborn avocado off my favorite sharp knife, I reinforced Peter's claim and opened up a rather large wound just above my thumb.

It's funny, what happens the moment after an accident.

My first response is always denial. "Oh. That didn't really happen." Next, I try to minimize it, hoping the damage will be miraculously undone. In this case, I wrapped a paper towel around my hand and lay down on the bed with my hand elevated hoping that, when I had the nerve to look again under the paper towel, everything would have returned to normal. It did not.

Peter was out and, when he came home, I told him I had cut my hand and might need stitches. "Do you want to see it?" I asked him.

"NO!" Peter almost shouted, in a way that made it clear he would rather do just about anything but look under that paper towel. Peter is a bit squeamish and cannot stand it when I get hurt.

It was a slow day at Urgent Care and I was immediately taken to see a doctor and a nurse. "I don't know if I need stitches " I began and removed the towel.

"Oh yeah! You need stiches," the doctor and nurse said in unison, removing any hope that this was going to be a miraculous recovery.

"You're going to feel a poke and a burn," the doctor told me, as he prepared to give me a local anesthetic. Tdescription was so perfect I wondered if he had recently had a shot. It took a surprising number of stitches to close up the large gap I'd created.

"Do most patients watch when you stitch them up?" I asked the doctor, as he was stitching.

"About seventy percent," he told me. I thought that was a high percentage.

"It's about the opposite percentage of the fathers who watch their babies born by cesarean," he added, to my surprise.

"Really? Thirty percent watch?"

"Yup. And a lot of them faint," he added.

This was way more bonus information than I been expecting.

The doctor glanced up at me. "Are you okay?" he asked. "Do you need to lie down?"

"Um, no "

My thumb was stitched up and, after the anesthetic wore off, it hurt like the dickens. I went to bed early, my thumb throbbing in time to my heart. I thought about all the ways there were to get hurt that had never occurred to me?all the cand slips and falls and tumbles we take in the course of a lifetime. The human body is so fragile and miraculous and accident prone. My favorite kitchen knife turned on me and I suddenly felt as if I had been blundering through life, getting by on dumb luck.

"You've got to be more careful!" Peter scolded. The next morning, he informed me he'd ordered high-tech, cut-proof gloves for me to wear in the kitchen. That is so like Peter it made my heart hurt.

When the new gloves arrived, I tried them on. Why not? Those gloves are how Peter tries to keep me safe in an unsafe world. They are his way of protecting me from all the things he cannot. I might get fewer cuts, wearing my fancy new gloves in the kitchen. Or I might just be a little more careful?knowing that Peter cares.

Till next time,


Carrie Classon's memoir, "Blue Yarn," will be released in April 2019. Learn more at CarrieClasson.com.



by: Melody Millard

Baby Announcements

Adrienne Mays of Eminence is the mother of a baby boy, Gage William, born January 30 at 1:41 a.m. at OMC. He weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces and was 20 inches long. His sibling is Weston Mays, 9. His grandparents are Curtis and Joni Mays, Winona.

Richard and Kayla Million of Winona are the parents of a baby boy, Jayce Matthew Shannon, born February 1 at 9:34 a.m. at OMC. He weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long. His siblings are Zayne, 6; Jayden, 3; and Raylynn, 2. His grandparents are Jimmy and Mandy Williams, Winona; Ray Million, Marquand; and Shannon Pearson, Winona.






New License Office

The new contractor for the state license office in Eminence is Laurie M. Fleming, who says her scheduled opening date is Jan. 10. Located at 16260 Pine Street, (south of the Shannon County Courthouse and west of Security Bank of the Ozarks), the new phone number is (573) 226-3199. The license office will be open Tuesdays through Thursdays, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.



To all those who expressed condolences, brought food, and provided services during the time of loss of our dad and brother, Thank you so much.

It meant the world to us.

The Baker Family





Eminence School Board

Eminence Library News

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

Scholarship Money Available in Mountain View Area

Five area seniors will get a boost for their careers in health care

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Mo. (Jan. 31, 2019) – For the 15th year, the Mercy Health Foundation – St. Francis in Mountain View is offering five local seniors a shot at $1,000 scholarships. The Dr. Grace O. Doane scholarships are specifically for students interested in entering a health care profession.

"We want our local students to know they have our support as they embark on a health care career," said Karen Simpson-Neasby, executive director of Mercy Health Foundation. "We hope they will return to their roots once they're ready to practice, and help us carry out our mission of serving others."

To qualify as an applicant, the high school student must be a Missouri resident preparing for a career in a health care field and be classified as a senior at one of the following schools: Eminence High School, Liberty High School, Summersville High School, Willow Springs High School, or Winona High School. Preference will be given to students who are planning to attend a Missouri college, university or technical school.

Applicants must also demonstrate leadership potential through extra-curricular activities and work experiences, as well as a need for financial assistance. Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded, one for each school with qualifying applicants.

The application process requires an official high school transcript, three letters of recommendation and a short essay (500 words or less) outlining the student's future career plans and goals. Applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered by March 15, 2019.

Mail to:

Mercy Health Foundation - St. Francis

ATTN: Laurie Strosnider - Scholarships

100 U.S. Highway 60

Mountain View, MO 65548

Applications will be reviewed by the Mercy Health Foundation – St. Francis board and scored independently. In case of a tie, student interviews may be required.

For more information about the Dr. Grace O. Doane health care scholarships, call (417) 533-6192.

Letters to the Editor!

Dear Editor,

Last year, the Missouri legislature made great strides in the area of government labor reform. Many employees, including teachers, now have added power to decide whether a union should represent them to their employer. Taxpayers now also have greater access to the details of those relationships, thanks to transparency and accountability provisions. That's appropriate; after all, it's your money involved.

Unfortunately, first responders – like police officers and firefighters – were not included in the law and do not yet enjoy the protections of last year's reform. That should change. All government workers deserve a real say in who, if anyone, represents them, and the public deserves greater clarity about the terms of those relationships.

Patrick Ishmael

Director of Government Accountability

Show-Me Institute

Dear Editor,

Trump Is A National Security Threat

As a former Navy enlisted man and an officer I am concerned with the threat to national security posed by President Trump. His attacks on our intelligence agencies and cozy relationship with Vladimir Putin are un-American.

Recently Trump dismissed the input of his intelligence chiefs about the threats posed by Russia, China, North Korea, Iran and ISIS. Trump continues to question the assessment of our intelligence agencies that Russia meddled in the 2016 election. Trump is in an ongoing trade war with China which is adversely impacting the global and U.S. economies. He erroneously believes North Korea is not a nuclear threat to the U.S.. And he is pulling our military out of Syria, which will allow ISIS to reconstitute itself and allow Turkey to attack our allies, the Kurds.

According to Rex Tillerson, former Secretary of State, Trump doesn't like to read. According to John Kelly, former Chief of Staff, Trump shows impulsive decision making. According to White House sources it is difficult for Trump to comprehend and process complex information, e.g. intelligence reports, military scenarios. He does not concentrate well on matters. He is a threat to our national security, and should be voted out of office.

Donald Moskowitz

Londonderry, NH

Eminence Area Senior Citizens News

Eminence Area Senior Citizens Birthday News

Exciting news! This Friday, February 15, the Eminence Senior Center will be honoring all area Seniors who have birthdays in February with cake and ice cream! In addition we will have the honor of being entertained by Gene Blake beginning about 11:30. So invitation is out to ALL seniors to come help us celebrate your birthday! He cannot come on the 22nd because of a prior appointment so we will celebrate a week early this month! So please if you are a senior citizen and have a February Birthday come to 108 Grey Jones and help us celebrate YOUR DAY! Lunch will begin at 11:30 as will music and song! Lunch menu says spaghetti and meat balls, green beans, garlic bread, cake. Of course the salad bar will be stocked with goodies, and you can choose your beverage of milk, water, tea or coffee. See you at the Eminence Senior Center!

EHS Alumni News

Driftwood Outdoors By Brandon Butler

Meramec River Trout Trip Kicks Off Midlife Retirement

Retirement is amazing. You hear a lot about people experiencing a midlife crisis. Instead, I enjoyed a midlife retirement. It only lasted 11 days, but I did my best to pack as much as I could into the week and half I had between jobs. So much so, I'm going to have to write about it in a four-part series, beginning this week with a fly fishing adventure on the Meramec River.

As soon as the clock struck 5 p.m. on my final day at the Conservation Federation, I turned the lights out one last time in a very historic office. Took a deep breath, said a little prayer and headed south to my Shannon County hideaway in the woods. I spent time alone that night next to a campfire reminiscing about the last five years and how fast they went. Retirement leaves you with a lot of opportunity to reflect.

The next day, Friday, was spent doing a few chores around the cabin while waiting on my pal Nathan "Shags" McLeod to show up. Once he arrived, we suited up in our waders and hit a creek, not to be named, for some late evening smallmouth fishing. Turned out the water was too high to cross in my waders, so while trying to descend a small bluff I took a tumble into the water ending up completely submerged. February 1 is my new record for the first swim of the year. A warm fire in the wood stove and a gigantic bone-in rib eye eased my cold bones and bruised ego.

The next morning found Shags I headed north bright and early to meet Damon Spurgeon of Cardiac Mountain Outfitters and the legendary Gravel Bar Gourmet, Bill Cooper. We met up at Maramec Springs Park, which is one of Missouri's four trout parks. It's the only one that is not a state park but is certainly just as nice. From there, we launched Damon's really nice two-man fishing raft and Cooper's canoe. I rode with Damon, and Shags with Cooper.

In no time we were into fish. Right where the spring branch dumps into the river was a hot and popular spot. A number of anglers were set up there fishing from both banks and they were catching a lot of fish, but we had a serious advantage being able to fish from the middle of the river. Damon knew right where the trout were holding along a shelf, and we picked up quite a few. Shags was using a spinning rod, while I was fly fishing. He out caught me six to one.

Damon taught me a lot in just one day about fishing deep holes for big browns with fly fishing equipment. We used sinking lines and large, heavy streamers to get down to the bottom where the big boys hold. Although we didn't land any behemoths on our trip, we caught some nice browns and I can definitely see how his tactics would pay off over time. Damon is an expert fly fisherman. I was really impressed by his skill, but also his commitment to conservation. He grew up on the Meramec River, and keeping the water clean and the fish populations healthy means as much to him as catching fish. He's a true ambassador for the resource and I highly recommend him as a guide you would enjoy spending a day with, because you're not going to just catch fish, you're going to learn a lot about the river and why the Meramec is so special.

Bill Cooper never ceases to impress with his shore lunches. On this trip he fried steak sandwiches with all the trimmings. It was ridiculously good. Cooper is certainly one of the best all around outdoorsmen I have ever met, but what I like most about spending time with him is that he really knows how to slow down and soak it all in. He eats well and sleeps well, and hammers fish and game in between. He is a guy an aspiring retiree can really look to for guidance. This shore lunch was so good, I had to lay down right on the gravel bar and rest my head on a little log and take a quick nap in the sun. I know a lot of retired folk take naps, and now I understand why. Just a 20-minute power nap charges you back up to finish any task, even catching trout from the Meramec River.

See you down the trail

Pic: Damon Spurgeon of Cardiac Mountain Outfitter guiding Brandon Butler on the Meramec River.



Board of Aldermen Meeting

Thomasville Treasures


Youth summer job opportunities on Ava and Poplar Bluff Ranger Districts

Youth, 15-18 years of age, can now apply for Mark Twain National Forest summer jobs on the Ava Ranger District (Ava, MO) and Poplar Bluff Ranger District (Poplar Bluff, MO) through the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). Applicants are not required to live in the local area, but anyone chosen for the program must be capable of reporting daily to the job location. The application window opened January 28 and closes March 29. Youth selected to be in the program will be notified the first week of April to schedule an appointment to continue the enrollment process. In 2019, the YCC selectees will start on Tuesday May 28 and work through July 19.

The Youth Conservation Corps is a paid summer work program for youth, both male and female, designed to develop an understanding and appreciation of the environment. Enrollees will be paid minimum wage, for a 40-hour work week. Work duties include building trails, clerical/office support, maintaining and cleaning up campgrounds, and improving wildlife habitat. Each selected applicant must provide work boots, proper work clothes and their own lunches.

YCC applicants need to be prepared for physical work in an outdoor environment under potentially adverse weather conditions and rough terrain. The program requires participants to provide their own daily transportation to the assigned Forest Service work location meeting at the District Office in the morning. From the office, they will carpool in a Forest Service vehicle to an outdoor worksite on most days.

If you are the appropriate age for the program and would like to work outdoors, please download and complete the YCC application form at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/mtnf/YCC and return it to the Forest Service office in Salem or Doniphan:

Š Ava Ranger District: 1006 S. Jefferson St. Ava, Mo .65608 Phone: (417) 683-4428

Š Poplar Bluff Ranger District: #1420 Maud St. (P.O. Box 988); Poplar Bluff, MO 63901.

Phone: (573) 785-1475.

Completed forms can also be sent to Jane Mobley, Forest Manpower Development Specialist, by email at jmobley@fs.fed.us or faxed (Attn: Jane Mobley) to (573) 996-7745. If you have additional questions about the YCC program, please call (573) 996-2153.

For more information on Mark Twain National Forest, visit our website at www.fs.usda.gov/mtnf. Mark Twain National Forest manages 1.5 million acres of public land, in 29 counties in southern and central Missouri. Mark Twain National Forest is managed to protect and restore Missouri's natural communities and maintain a healthy, working forest.


Area Church News


Jack's Fork Country Church

Dave welcomed everyone. The promise was read from Matthew 6:8 and scripture from Psalms 91:1. Additions to the prayer list include: Fannie Kaveny, Carol Jordan, Gwen Counts, the families of Timmy Stewart and Denver Ward. Praise reports on Gene Rice and Mackie Redman. Allen Akers led us in prayer. Songs: Amazing Grace, Glory to His Name, Have Thine Own Way, Give Thanks, The Glory Land Way, and The Old Country Church. Closing prayer by Mike Svaleson. Thought for the day: My life was saved by a blood donor, his name was Jesus.

Tommy Boyd preached our message today from 1 John 3:1-2

We have a world that does not know God, doesn't want his name on the wall, or in the school. God loves us AND those who do not know him. He is going to appear and then we'll be like him. Our character, attitude, and actions will be like him. Many wonder when will he appear? Disciples also wondered when he would return. He never gave specific timing but assured us to trust that he would. He promised that we'll see him face to face. Knowing he could return at any moment prompts us to live in obedience. The principle is that eager anticipation of the Lord keeps us productive. We will invest to have something to show for our lives.

Only the father knows the time. Be prepared; it could be today.

Don't focus on when it will be. Focus on the assignment. The assignment is to preach the gospel, to share it with people. Live so your life is a testimony. Let others see Jesus in you. Ask yourself: if he were to come tomorrow- who does he want me to talk to today? He will be coming quickly. None of us should take this life for granted. 

2 peter 3:8 Shows us that time in heaven doesn't mean the same as it does on earth. 

Why does it seem like he is waiting too long? It is not his desire that any should perish but all will repent and enter Heaven. He is waiting for others to come into his kingdom. He wants commitment of our life. We need to pay attention to our attitudes and actions so people will want what we have. Work diligently to seek him and serve him. Worship him and offer him thanks. When we serve people, we serve God. He is recording it all under our names. What kind of account will he find under our names, when we appear before him? If he comes back today would we be able to claim that we fought a good fight, finished the course, kept the faith? If so there's a crown of life waiting for us. The devil and the world and the flesh will come against us. We must keep the faith. Jesus is coming.

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


We are the "pretty little church with the blue cross on top" just west of Hwy 19 & 106 in Eminence. Worship service is at 11:00 a.m.

The call came early this morning: no church today due to the bad weather. This is the third Sunday we have missed in this new year, but, as Pastor David and the children reminded us last Sunday, we can still speak to God through prayer, read his words in the Bible, and even sing although we are not in the church house. Did we remember to do that today?

A reminder: next Sunday, February 17th, is our first Breakfast Potluck at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, with discussion afterwards about our vision for church growth. We welcome everyone to join us.

The church sends its condolences to the family of Timothy Stewart. Timmy was indeed a special child and young man the entire community cherished.




Eminence Assembly of God

We are certainly on a roller coaster ride here in the great Ozarks when it comes to weather! Several of the area churches canceled services this Sunday morning.

We only had our Morning Worship Service at 10:45 and started by singing the beautiful old song "Jesus Use Me" then "Mansion Over The Hilltop", Glory Land Way" and "The Hallelujah Side". Love these old songs! Bro. Jones message was taken from 2 Kings 4:1-7 "The Widows Oil". We might ask ourselves this question .What do we have that God can use? Even if we have only a little bit, God is mighty as we see what he did for this woman and her sons. She had nothing left but her oil to give.

When you concern yourself with the things that concern God, He will concern himself with the things that concern you.

We have so many needs for prayer in our community and this is just a few of them so please remember these folks in your prayers. Nikki Warren and her grandmother Pauline Gant, Roger Smith, Linna Wood, John and Judy Stewarts family, the Brewer family, Kala Thomas and so many others who are battling sickness, grief or loss. God hears, God knows their hearts and he knows ours as we lift them up in prayer. Many of us can relate to what another is going thru and our hearts go out to them.

February 14th is Bro. Darrell and Sis. Patty's 7th Wedding Anniversary. If you see them out and about wish them well or just give them an extra good harassing .Bro. Jones style! Have a blessed week as you go forward and do something kind for someone that they in no way can repay. Be a beacon of light in someone's darkness. Let the Lord shine thru you!

If you do not have a church home you are more than welcome to join us at the Eminence First Assembly of God Church. Our hours are as follows: Sunday School 10 am., Morning Worship at 10:45 am. Sunday Evening Service at 5 pm. and Wednesday nights at 7 pm. If you have any questions or need a ride please call 573-226-3635.


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 Assembly of God

Women of Faith

Winona Assembly of God

Ladies Fill My Cup Fellowship

Winona Christian Church



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