In rural Jackson County – at the home at the home of Horton FCC pastor, Ron Cobb – local artist Sheila Roberts created a chainsaw carving of an eagle using a dying elm tree as source material.
“I so enjoy carving stumps and logs,” said Roberts. “I feel I give them another life.”
“Two days before I called her to do it, Sheila told me she had heard in her spirit, ‘l am sending you to someone who will help you’” said Cobb.
When the eagle was finished, Ron’s wife Kathleen saw two bald eagles fly down so close she could hear their gentle noises to each other. When a reporter from the Holton Recorder came to interview Roberts two more bald eagles were seen soaring up from Banner Creek Lake.
“I could see in the form of the tree (stump) it was an eagle landing,” said Roberts. “(Ron) liked my idea. He was wanting an eagle carved like the others he has.”