Hope everyone had a great Christmas! Did you get everything you asked for from the “Jolly Old Man”? If not, maybe you should be Nice instead of Naughty next year! Something for all of us to work on in the year of 2018. Happy New Year from “Ducks” and Thanks to our Customers and Friends for a good 2017 Year. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2018.
Ashland Christian Church News
On Sunday, December 17, 2017, it was a great day at church with 69 attending Worship Service, including one guest. Charlie Cartmill welcomed everyone, and Suzanne Brooks gave the announcements and updated the prayer list. We sang Happy Birthday to Janet Baxley and John Gunter. Suzanne then led the congregation in singing Christmas Songs from our hymnals. Kay Carter played the piano, and Lisa Carter played the organ. Maurie Black gave a Devotional Reading, Forgiveness Is,” before communion was served. We sang “Tell Me the Story of Jesus” for our communion hymn.
For the Sunday morning specials, Marilyn Prince gave some readings, Charlie Cartmill sang “Supper Time” and Lisa Carter sang “Hello Moon.” All done a great job! Pastor Braden’s Sermon was titled “The House of Herod.” At the close of the service, Isabella (Bella) Newman came forward and was baptized. What a blessing!
A freewill offering for the Enfield Food Pantry was taken. A big thank you to all who helped with the food pantry this past week. Also, don’t forget Wednesday night Bible Study is at 6 p.m. and choir practice is at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to Ashland Christian Church for Sunday School at 9:30 and Worship Service at 10:30. Please come and bring a friend
On Sunday, December 24, Christmas Eve, we had 96 for Worship Service, including 15 guests. Charlie Cartmill welcomed everyone. Pastor Braden presented little “Bella” Newman her Certificate of Baptism and her own Bible. Suzanne Brooks gave the announcements, the birthdays and updated the prayer list. She then led the congregation in singing Christmas hymns, accompanied by Lisa Carter and Kay Carter. Maurie Black shared a devotional reading, “The Greatest Gift,” prior to serving communion.
For the specials, Ashland’s Church Choir sang “Go tell it on the Mountain” and “The 12 Days of Christmas Jesus said to me.” Kenny Rockett gave a reading and Debbie Stone Blessed us with a song “Mary, Did You Know.” Pastor Braden’s Sermon was titled “According to Luke.” Following morning worship, Pastor Braden handed out gifts to all the children. Merry Christmas to everyone from Ashland Christian Church.
This is an article that was in the Carmi Times in December 1965. “I Can Remember our first Ford” by Rosa Lee Garrett. One day in July, way back in 1927, Fred and I decided to buy a new car. It was soon after wheat threshing, so while we still had the money we went to Carmi to get it. We looked over different makes of cars; there wasn’t many to choose from and no choice of color. All were black. We saw a Ford with big balloon tires and we knew that was it. The car cost $365.00 and no tax. After it was paid for, we both wanted to drive it home.
Being a woman, I “out talked” him and drove it home. They tried to sell us insurance on it before we left, but Fred said “no.” But the next day, we decided to insure the car and went back to town. I wanted to drive, but Fred “put his foot down” and he drove. I argued all the way that he couldn’t drive a Ford, but we almost made it to town, and as we rounded the last curve, at the cemetery going into town, I glanced up to see a man driving a team of horses and a wagon coming out of a side road. I began to yell, stop ‘er, stop ‘er and Fred pulled back and yelled as loud as he could, “Whoa, Whoa,” but the Ford didn’t seem to understand that kind of talk, so the wagon tongue went right through the windshield of our new Ford, right in front of me and skinned me up.
About a quarter of a mile down the road, we finally got stopped and I got out to stand inspection to see if I was presentable to go on into town. We went on into Carmi, had a new glass put in which cost $3.75 (no tax) and then we insured the car.
Our sympathy goes to the Agnes Russell Family. Agnes passed away December 23, 2017. Surviving are her husband, “Buck,” and two sons, Robert of Norris City and Terry of Enfield and one daughter, Barbara Heck of Dahlgren. Eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren also survive. Funeral Services were held December 26, 2017 at Stendeback Funeral Home in Enfield, with burial in the Enfield Cemetery.
The top three “Best Christmas Lights” in Enfield this year goes to Tammy McGehee, First Place. Second place went to Shirley Myers and taking Third place was Arthur Gurdo Jr.
The Enfield Health Care held its annual Christmas Party for the residents and their family and friends on December 19, 2017. Cookies and punch was served to all present, and lots of presents were passed out by “Santa” to the residents. Several members of the Royal Neighbors Club of Fairfield were present and presented a check from the recent quilt raffle. The winner of the quilt was Rose Lamp of Enfield. Proceeds from the raffle was $500 which will be matched by their home office in Rock Island. The money will be used to purchase an air conditioner for the family room at the nursing home.
January 4 Eddie Wicker
January 7 Kenny Rockett
January 8 Linda Sandusky
Until next time…Have a Happy, Healthy, and Keepon-Smiling New Year. May all your troubles last as long as your New Years Resolutions!