News from Enfield
Oh, what a beautiful day in Enfield, and what a difference a day makes. Yesterday we had snow flurries and cold damp weather and today warm sunshine. I’ll take the sunshine any day!
Who has their “taters” planted? We are running late this year. Donnie has a tomato with little green tomatoes on it; but he is cheating, as he has the plant inside in front of a window. Hopefully, we will have ripe tomatoes in our salad before long.
Ashland Christian Church News
On Sunday, April 15, 2018, it was a cold, windy morning. However that didn’t keep us from having 83 people for Worship Service. The people were friendly, and it was warm inside,so it made for a great day. Charlie Cartmill welcomed every one, and we had one guest who received a gift bag. Suzanne Brooks was at home with a sick grandchild, so Marilyn Prince filled in for her. We sang Happy Birthday to Pastor Braden Willis, Maverick Ambrous, Roxie Zirkelbach and Mark Wheeler. We also sang Happy Anniversary to Keith and Suzanne Brooks. Marilyn then gave the announcements and updated the Prayer List. She also led the Congregation in singing Hymns with Brenda Garrett playing the piano.
Marie Black gave a devotional reading before communion was served. For the Sunday morning special, Marilyn Prince shared a few humorous readings.. Pastor Braden’s Sermon was titled “Pride” from Luke, Mark, Proverbs and Psalms.
Don’t forget our Wednesday night Bible study at 7:00 p.m. We are studying from the Book of Exodus. Please join us and bring a friend. Coffee and snacks are available!!
Enfield Christian Church News
Rod and Elaine Marlow have returned to Enfield Christian Church to minister after a 38 year absence. They served the Church from 1979 thru 1982. Rod is a graduate of St. Louis Christian College and SIU-Carbondale. They now reside in Belle Rive, Illinois.
During their absence, they served churches in Michigan and Illinois. Rod was also has been a licensed funeral director for 35 years. They have a son in Michigan and a daughter near Springfield, Illinois. They have two grandchildren. Besides the ministry in Enfield, they are also members of the “Southern Illinois Gospel Homecoming Choir”.
All are invited to come worship with us at Enfield Christian Church. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m., and Worship Service at 10:30 a.m.
Spring Banquet at Enfield General Baptist Church
On Saturday, April 28, 2018, the Enfield General Baptist Church will have a spring banquet featuring the Phelps Sisters in concert. There will be a meal served prior to the singing, starting at 5:00 p.m. and the Phelps Sisters will sing at 6:00 p.m. Plan to come join us for a great meal and some wonderful singing.
Enfield Blue Ribbon 4-H Club News
The Enfield Blue Ribbon 4-H Club is now accepting donations to fund their lunch program for this summer. Last year, with the help of the Food Shop and donations from the community, we served over 500 lunches to youth in our town. This year, we would like to expand that to include some of our senior citizens who may need assistance. The average cost of the lunches are $3.00- $3.50 each. Anyone wishing to make a donation can mail it to Enfield Blue Ribbon 4-H Club, c/o Karen McKinney, 314 IL Hwy 14, Enfield, IL 62835. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated.
Name two truck drivers that worked for the late Johnny Dixon.
Who knows the name of “Fat” Marlin’s Brother who had a Grocery Store in Herald, Ill.?
Name two military pilots who graduated in 1959 from Enfield High School.
Who was the last man to run the Feed Mill in Springerton?
And did you know there were 23 burials in the Enfield Cemetery in 2017? This is a record since the 1990s. Does anyone know how many burials were in the St. Patrick’s Cemetery near Enfield in 2017? That would tell us about how many Enfield people died in 2017.
Our Sympathy to the Junior Franklin “Buck” Russell family. Buck was 93 years old and died April 14, 2018 at the Hamilton Memorial Health Care in McLeansboro. Buck was a long time resident of Enfield. He was a member and a deacon of the Enfield General Baptist Church. Buck was an avid gardener and woodcutter, and he also liked to have coffee and visit with his friends at Ducks Hardware.
Buck is survived by two sons, Terry Russell of Enfield and Robert Russell of Norris City and one daughter, Barbara Heck of Dahlgren, Ill. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Monday, April 16, 2018 at Enfield General Baptist Church with Rev. Dan Atkinson officiating. Burial was at Enfield Cemetery with Military Rites by Carmi American Legion and VFW. Stendeback Funeral Home of Enfield was in charge of arrangements.
On Saturday, Donnie and I had lunch at the new KFC in Harrisburg. Also there was Bob and Loretta Hillyard, Joe and Lavera Dare and granddaughter, Gene and Norma Bowman of Enfield, and Gary and Vicki Anderson of Norris City. The food was good and the dining room will seat a lot of people. Everything was nice and clean, and it was a very busy place when we were there. I think I saw where this KFC has the largest dining room of all the other stores. However, they do not have the ice cream machine anymore and it is not a good thing to eat your pie without ice cream!
Curt Lamp reports news from his neighborhood this week…Jim Smith has four new baby kittens. As the story unfolds, and Curt is watching Jim’s place while he was gone, the cat came up missing. A few days later he found her in the Green House with her new family. Prosperity report for Jim Smith!
Until Next Time…Aging: Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it. This is so true. I love to hear them say “You don’t look that old!”