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Amanda's Column

The Train Trip

~ Continued ~

The second night Larry got the bright idea of moving us to the back of our car so I could make a better bed for myself and Hava in a luggage space in the far back corner. No one was keeping luggage there so I had way more room than I had the first night.


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Shannon County Minutes

Winona Minutes


Shannon County Food Pantry



Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 70. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.


Sunny and hot, with a high near 94. South wind 3 to 7 mph.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 70.


Sunny and hot, with a high near 95.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.


A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 88.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.


Sunny, with a high near 88.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.


Thomasville Treasures

Winona Food Pantry

Court Filings


Winona Senior Center

Winona Board Minutes


Shannon County

Court Filings ...

Non-Support {Misde-meanor A} Brandon L. Winters, Markus T. Davis JR.

Driver/Front Seat Pas-senger Fail To Wear Properly Adjusted/Fast-ened Safety Belt Cherish M. Hancock, Joseph R. Rector

Domestic Assault - 1st Degree {Felony B} Ronald G. Chitwood

Unlawful Use Of Weapon-Subsection 9 - Shoot At/From Mv, At Person, Mv, Bldg {Felony B} Richard L. Bradshaw

Have a large evergreen that needs removed? Donate it to MDC for governor's mansion Christmas tree.

The evergreen may be near the end of its life or may need to be removed for other reasons.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is conducting its annual search for a large Christmas tree for use on the governor's mansion lawn in Jefferson City. MDC is asking landowners, homeowners, businesses, and communities that may have possible candidate trees to contact the Department.

To qualify, the donated tree must be about 40 feet tall and be an eastern red cedar, Norway spruce, or white pine that is fully branched on all sides and accessible by large equipment.

The right tree may either be near the end of its life or may need to be removed for other reasons. Once a tree is selected, MDC staff will coordinate the cutting and delivery of the tree to the governor's mansion at no cost to the owner. The donor will receive a thank-you from the governor and an invitation to the lighting ceremony, which usually occurs the first week of December.

"Sometimes there are beautiful evergreens that need to be removed for home expansion, utility work, or they've grown too large for the space," says MDC Forestry Field Program Supervisor Holly Dentner. "Having your tree displayed at the governor's mansion is a great way to share its beauty with thousands of Missourians who visit the mansion during the holidays."

Dentner asks people to take photos of candidate trees and email them to holidaytrees@mdc.mo.gov. Be sure to include a contact telephone number, location of the tree, and several pictures taken from different angles and distances. Candidate tree nominations can also be submitted by mail to: Missouri Department of Conservation, ATTN: Mansion Christmas Tree, P.O. Box 180, Jefferson City, MO 65102.

All entries must be submitted by Oct 11. Full guidelines are available at mdc.mo.gov/trees-plants/governors-mansion-christmas-tree-search. For more information, contact the MDC Forestry Division at 573-751-4115, ext. 3110.


Campaign Launched to ...

Put Medicaid Expansion

on 2020 Missouri Ballots

From the Missouri Hospital Association ...

Missouri's hospitals, and a coalition of individuals and organizations supporting Medicaid expansion, announced the launch of a campaign to let Missouri voters decide the future of expanded coverage to low-income individuals caught in the "coverage gap."

"Missouri is among only a handful of states to not expand Medicaid. As a result, approximately 200,000 citizens of the state are without insurance," says Steven D. Edwards, president and CEO of CoxHealth. "If Missouri had expanded Medicaid, the state would've received $4 billion in federal funding. Instead, money paid by Missouri taxpayers is reallocated to other states like Massachusetts and California, who receive a disproportionate amount of federal funding. We are glad that this issue will now go to voters, who can make their voices heard by voting to expand Medicaid and benefit from taxes they're already paying."

Under Medicaid expansion, Missourians making less than 138 percent of the federal poverty level would be eligible for health coverage under the program. Currently, Medi-caid is unavailable to able-bodied adults, and limited to 19 percent of the FPL for custodial parents. Under expansion, those meeting the 138 percent FPL threshold - approximately $18,000 annually for an individual or $30,000 annually for a family of three - could enroll.

"Missouri's current eligibility levels exclude nearly all of the working poor," said Herb B. Kuhn, MHA President and CEO. "Missouri has poor health behaviors — high rates of smoking and low rates of physical activity, for example — which can result in poor health outcomes. Keeping the workforce healthy benefits all Missourians."

Unlike states that have adopted Medicaid expansion, hospitals in Missouri continue to experience high costs of uncompensated care. Hospitals are required by federal law to accept all patients. When patients cannot afford their care, hospitals write off the cost as either charity care for those who qualify, or as bad debt. Some of these costs are passed along to Missourians who have health coverage, raising the cost of care for all.

"When individuals have insurance, they have better access to primary care to manage their health," said Paula Baker, President and CEO of Freeman Health System in Joplin, Mo. "Medicaid expansion can help reduce high-cost emergency health interventions that could be managed with regular primary care, including access to rescue medications or chronic disease management. Avoiding unnecessary emergency department care will reduce costs for patients and the health care system, and increase the efficient use of health resources."

The Missouri Hospital Association is a member of the Healthcare for Missouri coalition. The coalition will be collecting signatures to place the Medicaid expansion question on the ballot in November 2020.

The Missouri Hospital Association is a non-profit association in Jefferson City, committed to delivering policies and resources that hospitals need. MHA provides data, decision-support tools and operational resources enabling hospitals and health systems to deliver health to patients and communities.

Park Volunteers and Ozark Trail Association Receive Recognition

Ozark National Scenic Riverways recognized park volunteers at the annual "Volunteers-in-Parks" Appreciation event held at the Burr Oak Pavilion at Alley Spring on August 27.

"Volunteers-in-Parks", or "VIPs", are critical to the mission of the National Park Service (NPS) and to Ozark National Scenic Riverways. VIPs enhance the park's ability to provide visitor programs, monitor and protect park natural and cultural resources, build and maintain trails and facilities throughout the riverways, and provide assistance to visitors in the campgrounds and on the rivers.

Each year, hundreds of volunteers join the staff of the Riverways, sharing their time, energy and passion for the Current and Jacks Fork rivers. In 2018, 599 park volunteers contributed 19,450 hours of service to Ozark National Scenic Riverways!

On August 27, approximately 50 park volunteers enjoyed a cookout provided by park staff members at Alley Spring. Each volunteer was recognized for their work in the park in 2019, receiving a certificate and special VIP gift. In addition, the Ozark Trail Association (OTA) was recognized with one of the NPS' most prestigious awards for volunteers. The OTA received the NPS Midwest Region 2018 George and Helen Hartzog Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service for their work on trails in 2018.

In 2018, more than 200 volunteers from the Ozark Trail Association (OTA) donated 3,812 hours of work to construct approximately eight miles of new trail within the boundary of Ozark National Scenic Riverways. This new trail is referred to as the Round Spring Spur, connecting to the Current River Trail and the backbone of the Ozark Trail. Visitors in this area of the park now have access to over 400 miles of trails thanks to the construction of this new eight-mile section of trail. It has also provided park visitors with the opportunity to participate in newly created hike-float options utilizing the Ozark Trail and sections of the Current River. Thanks to the efforts of the OTA, hundreds of volunteers have been introduced to the park and its natural beauty!

For more information about volunteer opportunities at Ozark National Scenic Riverways, please contact Dena Matteson at (573)323-4814 or dena_matteson@nps.gov.


Summersville Bookends

While celebrating another birthday this past week, I did what most of us do when we turn a year older. I reflected on past birthdays, which isn't a bad thing to do at all.

We always made homemade ice cream for birthdays in my home, and remembering my dad hand-churning the ice cream while I sat on top of the ice cream maker to hold it still is a good memory that will always make me smile.

I've had sixty-eight birthdays now, and I wish I could revisit every one of them and the people I shared them with for even a few minutes. Now that would be the perfect birthday.

The Summersville Friends of the Library's annual Sweets & Reads Book & Bake Sale is coming up in October. Check out our library's cookbook collection for some scrumptious recipes for your donation this year!

We've heard that we may be seeing The Grinch @ our library in December! Stay tuned.

Students, stop by the library to pick up your sheet of Reading Challenge Bookmarks. Everyone who completes the activities and returns all four bookmarks earns an ice cream cone from Wuertley Farm Cafe, and all completed bookmarks will go into a drawing for a chance at winning a larger prize.

The Challenge ends with the drawing on Friday, September 27th!

The Summersville Friends of the Library group meets at the library on the 2nd Monday of each month @ 8:30 a.m. The next scheduled meeting will be on October 14th.

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 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

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


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

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

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


Tuesday, Sept. 10: --WIC at Eminence (by appointment only);

--Immunizations, Lead Tests, Hemoglobins

Wednesday, Sept. 11: --WIC at Birch Tree Pioneer Baptist Church (by appointment only);

--Immunizations at Eminence office ONLY

Monday, Sept. 16: Public Health Services (see services above)

Tuesday, Sept. 17: --WIC at Eminence (by appointment only);

--Immunizations, Lead Tests, Hemoglobins

Wednesday, Sept. 18: --WIC at Birch Tree Pioneer Baptist Church (by appointment only);

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

Monday, Sept. 23: -- Public Health Services (see services above)

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

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

Tuesday, Sept. 24: --WIC at Eminence (by appointment only);

--Immunizations, Lead Tests, Hemoglobins

--Blood Pressure Clinic at Winona Senior Center at 11:30 am

Monday, Sept. 30: Public Health Services (see services above)

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


"Blessings in Disguise"

They say that blessings come in disguise.

If so, my blessings are poorly disguised. They show up wearing false noses and funny eyeglasses and are instantly recognizable unless I am being completely thick-headed?and it is astonishing how often I am.

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


Baby Announcements



The Winona R-III School District is taking bids on a 1998 Chevrolet G30 gasoline automatic Blue Bird 22 passenger bus with 128,000 miles. The bus has passed inspection every year, however it will be sold as is, and all sales are final. Bids must be received in the Superintendent's office by October 8th 2019. If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment to view the bus, please contact Mr. Don Johnson at 573-325-8101 ext. 3160. Winning bidder will be contacted by phone on October 14th.


In Love with Fall Cupcake Decorating Class

The Salem Area Arts Council is sponsoring another cupcake decorating on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Creative Arts Center. As a professional artist, baker, AND teacher, Shannon Phelps has developed an awesome teaching style. She will lead participants through the process of decorating 12 (yes, twelve!) cupcakes in the colors and flavors we love so about fall. THEN, you can take all 12 home to your family and friends (if you don't eat them before you leave). The cost is $25 per person which covers ALL materials, and registration needs to be made by September 15 so Shannon can bake enough cupcakes for all. Reservations can be made by calling (573) 247-0279 or stopping by the Ozark Natural and Cultural Resource Center (ONCRC) to fill out the registration form and pay the fee to hold your spot. Spots are limited to no more than 15! For more information, please call the (573) 247-0279. The Creative Arts Center is located BEHIND the ONCRC at 202 South Main Street (Highway 19) in Salem.




Temporary partial closure of several new restroom facilities

Several new restroom facilities at Ozark National Scenic Riverways will be partially closed temporarily in order to allow for warranty repairs during September.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways recently replaced several deteriorating or flood-damaged restroom facilities at various locations in the park. New vault toilets were installed at Rocky Falls, Shawnee Creek Campground, Buck Hollow Access, and Powder Mill. New flush restrooms were installed in the 200 Loop of the Big Spring Campground and the 400 Loop of the Alley Spring Campground. The new restroom facilities are all constructed of cast concrete and designed for use in flood zones.

As part of the original installation project, it is time for any warranty repairs to be completed. The warranty repairs include cracks, scratches, mechanical or electrical issues that arose during installation. In order to allow for repairs while minimizing the impact to park visitors, half of each facility will be closed for work while the other half remains open to accommodate visitor use.

The tentative schedule for repair work is as follows:

- September 9-10 for Big Spring Campground 200 loop

- September 11-12 for Alley Spring Campground 400 loop

- September 13 for Rocky Falls and Buck Hollow Access

- September 16 for Powder Mill and Shawnee Creek Campground

For more information, contact park headquarters at (573) 323-4236, visit the park's Facebook page, or website at www.nps.gov/ozar.


ONPS Meeting

Susan Farrington, Natural History Biologist will present a program on Caterpillars at the Sept. 17 meeting of the Ozarks Native Plant Society beginning at 6:30 P.M. It will be held at Missouri Department of Conservation Office, 551 Joe Jones Blvd, in West Plains and attendees to the free and open meeting are encouraged to bring in specimens. For more information: call 417-257-7544 and your call will be returned.

Delta Regional Authority, a federal/state agency, intends to solicit support from the armed services. The support involves transportation of medical supplies, equipment, and military personnel to the communities located within the Delta Region during 2021. Medical teams will provide free medical care to the Missouri cities of Ava, Eminence, Houston, Thayer, and the surrounding communities. Local contractors who have questions or wish to voice opposition of the military's assistance may contact Christina Wade at 662-624-8600.

Eminence Library News

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

Ozark Independent Living to Host Support Groups

From Terry Hampton

Marketing & Independent Living Specialist

Ozark Independent Living (OIL) will host two support groups this fall. One is for those living with anxiety and another for those living with depression. These groups are open to anyone who is interested in attending either one or both and will be held in West Plains. There is no charge for the sessions which will be facilitated by Ina Bates, MSW, ACSW (retired).

The anxiety group is scheduled to be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays for four consecutive weeks beginning Oct. 15 and continuing through Nov. 5.

The depression group is scheduled to be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Nov. 12, 19 and 26 and Dec. 10. No session on Dec. 3 due to scheduling conflict.

Materials will be provided to attendees and light refreshments will be served. Anyone wishing to attend these groups should call Kathy Bauer at OIL, 256-8714, for location information and to be registered.

For Your Health: Help build a healthier community

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz

Siteman Cancer Center




Letters to the Editor!

Balloon Glow

The Child Advocacy Center Balloon Glow begins at 5pm on Sept. 14 at the Heart of the Ozarks Fairgrounds in West Plains. Live music, hot air balloons, food and fireworks. Parking is only $5 per car load, with $5 Adult Entry and $3 Child Entry (for children ages 12 and under). Proceeds from the event benefit the Child Advocacy Center of South Central Missouri, which provides services to children from Shannon, Douglas, Howell, Ozark, Oregon, Texas and Wright counfies. For more info visit Steph-anie@childadvocacycenter.org - (417) 831-2327.

History at Museum

The Shannon County Museum will host its annual archaeology program beginning on Sept. 27 at 7 pm at the museum. The program title is "Prehistory in Shannon County: Archaeological Excavations in Ozark National Scenic River-ways."

Eminence Area Senior Citizens News

EHS Alumni News

Driftwood Outdoors By Brandon Butler

Five Camping Destinations Across Missouri

Camping allows us to experience nature in ways lost to most of us in everyday life. Sitting around a fire, starring up at the stars, and sleeping in a primitive shelter while listening to nature's melody of rushing water or wind rustling leaves. Few activities offer a greater venue for communing with nature.


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Discover Nature

At Twin Pines Conservation Education Center in Winona

Eminence School Board



Ballloon Glow Event

An evening of family fun for all ages on Sept. 14th! The Child Advocacy Center Balloon Glow event will begin at 5pm at the Heart of the Ozarks Fairgrounds in West Plains. Bands Brother Paint and Fender Bender will perform throughout the evening while guests enjoy local food trucks & concessions, kid-friendly activities, and more. At dusk the BALLOON GLOW will light up the night and culminate with a fireworks finale! Parking is only $5 per car load, with $5 Adult Entry and $3 Child Entry (for children ages 12 and under). The event will include: 5 Hot Air Balloons, Live Music, Food Trucks and Concessions, Activities for Children & Adults and a Fireworks Finale. The Child Advocacy Center Balloon Glow is held at the Heart of the Ozarks Fairgrounds,

2205 Porter Wagoner Blvd, West Plains, Missouri 65775. Proceeds from the event benefit the Child Advocacy Center South Central in West Plains, MO. The Child Advocacy Center South Central provides forensic invesfigafive services to children with allegafions of abuse, neglect, drug endangerment, witness to a crime and exploitafion. The Child Advocacy Center South Central

provided services to children from Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas and Wright counfies.


Game-changing approach to a better U.S. criminal justice system

Penn Law's Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice is based on a simple idea: The criminal justice system behaves like lots of other complex systems.

When a patient dies on an operating table or an airplane crashes, there's a protocol for investigating what happened and making changes to prevent it from happening again.

But in America's criminal justice system, a mistake can take years to be uncovered. Accountability for those who make decisions along the line-from police officers and witnesses to judges and juries-is rare.

"When we discover someone was wrongfully convicted, do we actually go back and say, "What should we have done differently?'" asks Paul Heaton, the academic director of the Quattrone Center, founded to systemically evaluate and solve errors in the justice system.

Paul Heaton, Quattrone Center's academic director, uses an economist's toolbox to evaluate programs and craft policy solutions.

"Was it a false eyewitness identification? Could the defense attorney or prosecutor have done something to prevent the mistake? Where are the problems? It's very rare for that to happen."

Since the early 1980s, the U.S. criminal justice system has ballooned in size, along with the human and financial cost. In recent years, that trend has begun to reverse, as a nascent movement to reduce mass incarceration and to recognize where the system fails has found political traction.

The Quattrone Center, part of Penn Law, is a key player. From its inception in 2013, the center has leveraged data to find the weak points in the system and craft policy solutions.

Rather than focus on individual cases, Quattrone's mission is about making the entire system better, by reducing the number of mistakes and the practical and human cost.

The center's research and policy work touches many elements of the system, from wrongful arrests to the effects of detaining a prisoner before trial and the impact of poor legal representation for indigent defendants.

At its core, the criminal justice system should identify and, ultimately, punish those who commit a crime. A wrongful conviction is a perversion of that goal in multiple ways: Not only has the wrong person been punished, the actual perpetrator remains free.

A mistake doesn't start with what happens in the courtroom, although that's often where the most attention is paid. It begins with an arrest of the wrong person, says John Hollway, associate dean at the Law School and the Center's executive director. So the Center is collaborating with police departments as well as prosecutors, relationships made possible by the data- and procedure-driven nature of the Center's work.

An ideal justice system includes checks and balances among police, prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, and juries, says Hollway. The Center can help all those roles work better, he says, using data to improve the process.

One finding confirmed anecdotal complaints about bail and pretrial detention: Defendants who couldn't pay their bail, and stayed in jail ahead of their trial, were more likely to plead guilty.

"In low-level cases, prosecutors are often willing to offer time served in exchange for a guilty plea," Heaton explains. "So if you're too poor to make bail, often the fastest route home is to admit guilt, even if you believe you are innocent."

Activists of all political stripes have pushed the conversation about criminal justice reform, both at the national and local level.

"Everybody benefits when we're not just talking about enforcing the laws but the effect that the laws have on people," Hollway says. "Having this conversation at the national level is really great because it trickles down to the local level, which is where there is great opportunity for change."

Penn Law is proud to be a hub for scholars who have taken on leading roles in fundamentally reshaping the way the criminal justice system works in the United States.


Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop G

Online Arrest Reports ...

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop G online arrest reports:

- Robert L. Halfacre, 38, of West Plains, was arrested in Shannon County at 12:53 PM on Sept. 2 for: (1) Felony possession of controlled substance - methamphetamine; (2) Felony possession of drug paraphernalia. He was processed and released.

- Meagan C. Rasler, 25, of Litchfield, IL, was arrested in Shannon County at 11:38 AM on Sept. 7 for possession of drugs - marijuana. She was processed and released.

- Jeffrey A. Rasler, 27, of Donnellson, IL, was arrested in Shannon County at 11:38 AM on Sept. 7 for: (1) Felony parole violation warrant State of Illinois; (2) Possession of glass containers not secured safely in a vessel. He was taken to the Dent County Sheriff's Department to be held without bond.

- Jessica E. Jenkins, 27, of East Union, IL, was arrested in Shannon County at 11:38 AM on Sept. 7 for felony possession of controlled substance - methamphetamine. She was processed and released.

- Meredith D. Henry, 36, of Litchfield, IL, was arrested in Shannon County at 11:38 AM on Sept. 7 for misdemeanor possession of drugs marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was processed and released.

- Kylie S. Moon, 23, of Kansas City, was arrested in Shannon County at 5:49 PM on Sept. 7 for possession of drugs - marijuana. She was processed and released.

- Tyler D. Johnson, 23, of Leewood, KS, was arrested in Shannon County at 5:49 PM on Sept. 7 for possession of drugs - marijuana. He was processed and released.

- Heather M. Johnson, 23, of Kansas City, KS, was arrested in Shannon County at 5:49 PM on Sept. 7 for possession of drugs - marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was processed and released.

- Alexander M. Davis, 28, of Overland Park, KS, was arrested in Shannon County at 5:49 PM on Sept. 7 for possession of drugs - marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was processed and released.

- Thomas G. Daniels, 28, of Shawnee, KS, was arrested in Shannon County at 5:49 PM on Sept. 7 for possession of drugs - marijuana. He was processed and released.


The Willow Spring Community Foundation will be showing a series of free movies once a month at the Historic Star Theatre. Our next movie will be shown on Friday, September 27, 2019, at 7:00 P.M. All movies shown will be suitable entertainment for families and the concession stand will have popcorn, snacks and sodas available for $1.00 each. The Star Theatre now has a larger screen and a high definition projector for movie night.

For September, we will be showing Dressed to Kill with Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Patricia Morison, Edmond Breon, Frederic Worlock, Harry Cording and Mary Gordon. Our feature film is from 1946, runs 72 minute in length and is in black and white.

Sherlock Holmes is intrigued when Dr. Watson's friend, Julian 'Stinky' Emery, visits and tells them of a strange robbery at his flat the previous night. Stinky is an avid collector of music boxes and has several quite expensive pieces in his vast collection. The previous night, someone broke into his flat and knocked him unconscious when he tried to intervene. All they took however was a simple wooden music box he had bought at auction that day for a mere ?2. The box was one of three available for sale and as Holmes and Watson begin to trace the other purchasers, it becomes apparent that someone will stop at nothing, including murder, to retrieve all three. When Holmes learns the identity of the music box maker, he is convinced it contains directions to the retrieval of something very valuable that the government has kept from the public.

Marquee lights will flash on Main Street welcoming you to the Star Theatre, a grand old movie theatre that has been restored for Willow Springs and the surrounding communities. We hope to see you on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. to see Dressed to Kill – our free feature movie for the month.


Area Church News


Jack's Fork Country Church

Welcomed by our Worship Leader Dave, Opening with the Pledge and Prayer, and welcoming our guests. Promise from Luke 10:20, Scripture Romans 1: 16-17. Opening hymns, I love to tell the story, Just a closer walk with thee, Give Thanks. Announcements: Ladies meeting at 9:30 am Sunday mornings. Paris shared The Daily focus on family, President Jim Daly announced, Bring your Bible to School Day is Oct. 3rd. Praise God! Baby shower for Brook Keeling is at the Event Center on Oct. 12 th @ 3 P.M.

Happy Birthday to Marilyn Christian. Additions to our regular list are, Bill Sr. 's recovery, Terri"s Parents, Dana Phillips' recovery, Jim Smith's recovery, Vester Crider's recovery. Delinda Goforth,Pauline Gant, Our Country and Leaders, Our Military and Families, Our Law Officers and families, Our Church, Our Womens group, hurricane victims and the Family of Tim Mcalls. Prayer followed by the Lords Prayer led by Mike. Special music by Tileta, I've touched Calvary . Children"s Church by Nancy. Message by Howell Burkhead, Titled How Not to Pray: Matthew 6:5-6. The Lord's Prayer teaches us how to pray. The Lord doesn't forbid us to pray in public, but when we do pray, talk to the Lord from your heart. #!. Don't pray in order to publicize. Sometimes prayer is more bragging or boasting than asking and confessing. Prayer is not to be used to show how well we can pray, or to show our Bible knowledge on how well we have been listening. Our purpose in prayer is not to please others. It is to have communion with God. #2. Don't pray in order to preach. There is a time for preaching but it is not during prayer. We should not be praying to inform, convict, correct or exhort anyone. We are talking to the Lord.#3. Is not the place for promotion. Prayer is talking to God. We don't pray to promote, it is enough to pray for our Country but don't pray to promote a candidate or an agenda. Jesus is so good—he teaches us how to pray and how not to pray. May we learn how to pray the right way! Closing songs When the roll is called up yonder and The old Country Church. Thought for today: Your beliefs shape you attitudes. Closing prayer by Allen.

Black Pond

Birch Tree Assembly of God

Church Faith Tabernacle

Area Church News

Eminence First Baptist Church
Website: www.fbceminence.org

Another great morning worship service. We were blessed by a congregational song led by Bruce Bressler, "10,000 Reasons". We were also blessed by Carl Mahan's special, "Do Lord", an old but great song. Our visitors this morning were Cammie Younger's parents, Wes and Erma Conway.

Our message this morning was still in the series in 1 Peter 1:13-17, titled "Looking for Jesus return". We need to Set our hope fully on Jesus' Return. Prepare your hope purposely. Your minds must be ready for action and sober. Live your hope obediently until Jesus' return. Reject the world's conformity. Pursue God's holiness. Respect God's judgement. Set your hope fully on Jesus-make Him your personal Savior and Lord. Set your hope fully on Jesus-Are the priorities of your life lining up with the return of Jesus. Is your mind prepared for action? Are you ready to live obediently for Him?

Pray for the nomination committee, pray about where you should serve the Lord through his Church and then when asked say, "I will be glad to serve!" September is our State Missions Emphasis. Week of Prayer is the 15th through 22nd. State missions our goal is $2000. Men's ministry this week will be at 7 PM. Ladies prayer group will be meeting this Tuesday at 1:00 PM. Wednesday's events will be as usual, Team Kids will be at 6:00-7:50. Warriors for Christ will be meeting from 6:00-7:50 PM. The adults will have Prayer meeting will be at 6:30 PM. Other events coming up in our community-All men are invited to the Community Wide Bible Study and Prayer Breakfast held every Wednesday morning at 6 AM at the Methodist Church. On September 15, we have planned a Church Wide Skeet shoot, Pond Fishing, and Potluck Dinner at the home of Max Rader. Shoot and fish will begin at 4 PM, dinner at 6 PM. September 25th will be the "See You At the Pole" event taking place at the EHS flagpole at 7:30 AM. This year's theme is verse Chronicles 7:14. September 29 will be the Community 5th Sunday Sing at the Assembly of God Church at 6 PM. A dessert/snack fellowship will follow. October is Pastor Appreciation Month.

Breakfast next week will be from Jody & Kayla Ipock. Nursery will be attended by the Bressler Family.

Prayer Requests 9/8/19,

Wendell and Glenna Smith, Gerrie Rader, Randy Sandlin Family, Doc Napier, Mark and Lisa Harig, Ryan Fisher, Tammy McCall, Doni Eaton, Dana Phillips, Ed Houston, Jacob Sanders, SBC Disaster Relief efforts in the Bahamas, Unity in our Churches, Community and Nationwide revival, Our pastors and their wives, Our leaders, Our First Responders, Our Law enforcement officers, and Firefighters.

Come and join us at 9:45 for Sunday School, 10:45 for Worship. Evening worship is at 6:30 PM. We are pretty casual, so come as you are. Pastor Paul's sermons are on Facebook Live every Sunday around 11:30 AM. Go to Pastor Paul Wellinghoff's Facebook page to see it live or to view it at a later time. The sermon is also posted on the Church

Facebook page: First Baptist Church – Eminence.


We have resumed our 11:00 a.m. worship time at the "pretty little church with the blue cross on top" just west of the intersection of highways 19 & 106. All are invited to enter our doors and worship with us.

Pastor David's sermon, The Power of One, began with our reciting Key Verse John 17:21: (Jesus said) "I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one, as you are in me,Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me." We were asked "how many churches are there in Eminence?' There are … 1: church is the people, not the building, the family of people who believe in Jesus. Pastor cited a comment made about our community, that there is a unique bond among the ministers here. This was strengthened at the recent community service at the end of August. We learned about the often-heard term "revival' which means faith being rejuvenated, filled with the spirit, excitement and enthusiasm, which can be seen and felt in the community. This is contagious and spurs unity, wherein, like the body, all parts work together. Pray. Witness. Look for chances to be involved. Our closing hymn, "Spirit of the Living God," contains a line to keep in our hearts: melt me, mold me, fill me, use me.

The altar candles were lit by Crystal Chilton. Our Scripture Readers were Alice Neal, who read Ezekiel 37:1-14 and Judy Cook, who read John 17:20-26. Children's Minutes with Griffin Brewer, walking more surely now, was simply a prayer to God: "Thanks for listening to us and taking care of us."

The council meets Wednesday, September 18, at 5:00 to consider church painting and window repair and the upcoming Pig in a Poke in October. All are encouraged to attend. Notes of joy included the start of football (Rhonda Hunt), a new dog and surviving summer with granddaughter (Judy Cook) and of concern: a prayer request of Pastor for a foreign couple who had contacted him and of course for the hurricane victims in the Bahamas. UMCOR, United Methodist Committee on Relief, is a good vehicle to use for contributing, as 100% of the funds collected go to the cause. If using a check, it can be made out to "Trinity," with "Bahamas" in the note line. We send our condolences to the families of Earlin Thomas and Randy Sandlin. AN

Assembly of God

Had an amazing HERO SUNDAY in church today! We set aside this day every year to honor our local Law Enforcement, EMS, First Responders, Firefighters, etc. for all they do. It seems so "automatic" to so many that these men and women just "show up" when there is a crisis. We honor the work they do, we pray for them everyday because that work does not come without emotional scars and sometimes physical. It doesn't come without tears whether on site or after and it certainly doesn't come without them feeling human emotion and wishing to be more involved but …….. can't. It goes with them everywhere they go. It's their life. We pray each day for the Lord to surround them with his hedge of protection as they go forward, we please the blood over them that they will be safe in their endeavors. We appreciate them laying down their own lives for ours. Thank you so much for the beautiful plaque that you brought us. Our hearts were touched so deeply. It means more than you can ever know. One day just isn't enough to honor all of you but just know that each and every day you are in our prayers and thoughts. God Bless and keep each and every one of you and if you ever need anything from us……...we are here…...for you!

Join us as we finish up the Book of Romans on Wednesday which should be shortly we are going to begin our study on "The Tabernacle" to Wednesday evening and get back to our Sunday nights of song and sermon!

Please keep the Randy Sandlin and Tim McCalla family in your prayers. They passed away this past week. Gene Blake, Dean Nash, Vester Crider and Craig Crider need your prayer as well as their families while they are battling health issues! The devil is trying to be about his business but we need to let him know OUR GOD is always on time and HIS FAVOR and business is alive and well!!

Our service 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




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West Eminence Christian Church

What a beautiful day the Lord gave us as we shared in worship on Sunday. We were glad to welcome back some who had been away. Always good to gather in the Lord's name. Bob Heller led our worship with songs about sharing the love of the Lord and passing on the message of hope to others.

Bob led our communion devotion with thoughts about telling the story of Jesus both in word and in the actions that we show. We express the story of Jesus' death for our sins as we partake of the Lord's Supper.

Praises include the school cross-country teams winning awards at the Winona meet. Congrats to the team and to Carter Blackburn for finishing first in the Jr. Hi. boys. Also praise for a good group at Kids Stop and plenty of supervisors.Prayer needs include the survivors of the hurricane, missionary training at D.M. Vee Parker, Joe Cannon, Joe Beasley, Joe Moore, Dana Phillips, Donna and Grady Todd, Charles Craig, Leroy Orchard, and several travellers.

Bro. Allen's message was "Don't Give Up on Creation." If we give up on Biblical ctreation, the rest of the Bible doesn't matter either. Man was created without sin, but it soon entered our realm. Still, we can see the evience of God's handiwork in God's Power that we see in our world. We can transition it to different forms, but we can't make it from nothing. Nature reveals God's presence, It reveals His protection -- the unseen gases of our atmosphere protect us from the most damaging of the sun's rays, for example. Nature reveals God's provision in the ability of the earth to grow grain and vegetables and fruits to feed the earth.

Youth group is each Sunday at 6:00. We look forward to Fifth Sunday Sing at the Assembly of God.

Winona Baptist

Sept. 1, 2019

What a blessing it is to have all our visitors, and to have Nick back preaching. Please continue to pray for Nick and Gail and for our church, our nation, leaders, police officers, the schools, the homeless and needy and all those who are in harms way, and always pray for one another.

Bro. Nick's message today was from Deuteronomy 31:1-8 "Moses commissions Joshua" The book of Deuteronomy is written in the form of a treaty between a king and his vassal state, typical of the second millenium BC. It calls Israel to remember who God is and what he has done. The key verse "Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generation." (7:9) Key people, Moses and Joshua. Key place, the Atabah in Moab.

The change in leadership; Moses last days (31:1-34:12) Although Moses made some serious mistakes, he had lived uprightly and carried out God's commands. Moses died with integrity. We too may make some serious mistakes, but that should not stop us from living with integrity and Godly commitment. (31:6) Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them; for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. (V 7) And Moses called unto Joshua and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, be strong and of good courage; for thou must go with this people into the land which the Lord hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it. (V 8) And the Lord he it is doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee; fear not, neither be dismayed. Psalm 23 - God is seen as a caring shepherd and a dependable guide. We must follow God and obey his commands. He is our only hope for eternal life and security. V.1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Please read all of Psalm 23:1-6. What do we have to fear? For who can stand before us when we are obeying the will of God.

Have a blessed week. Tell your family you love them. Tomorrow may be too late. Sunday school 10 a.m. Worship service 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome. God bless.

Women of Faith

Winona Assembly of God

Ladies Fill My Cup Fellowship

Winona Christian Church


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