Another beautiful day in Enfield! Would you believe we are in December and still having warm weather? I’ll take every warm and sunny day I can get. Now, who wants snow for Christmas?
Not a lot going on in our little village that I know about. Several people have taken advantage of the warm weather to put up their Christmas decorations. Others have been raking leaves and trying to get in the Christmas spirit. I would bet we have a lot of beautiful decorations around town come next week. It is hard to get in the spirit when it is 60 degrees outside. I don’t know what got into me this year, as I have my tree up already (not decorated yet). I usually get the tree up when it is almost time to take it down! Let us all remember those that are less fortunate this holiday season.
Ashland Christian Church News
A great day at church on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017! There were 23 for Sunday School and 67 for Worship Service, including two guests, and six youngsters for Children’s Church. The church was beautifully decorated in the Christmas theme. Thanks to all who came and helped with the decorations on Friday.
Charlie Cartmill welcomed everyone and Suzanne Brooks gave the announcements and updated the prayer list. We sang Happy Birthday to Willie Black. Suzanne then led the song service accompanied by Betty Hunsinger on the piano, and Lisa Carter on the organ. Pastor Braden shared a devotional reading, “Communion Is Not a Time to Enter Into Haphazardly” before communion was served.
For the Sunday morning special, Janet Baxley sang, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” accompanied by Lisa Carter on the piano. Pastor Braden’s sermon was titled, “Heart Must Change” from Luke and Matthew. After the service, a vote was taken for the upholstery fabric color for our pews. The color will be gray, and the workers will start very soon. We are excited to see the “new” pews! Also, there will be Bible study each Wednesday night, starting at 6 p.m. Please mark your calendar for the Youth Christmas Program on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2016 at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome, and refreshments will be served after the program.
Enfield Methodist Family Life Center News
Around 30 kids enjoyed the movie night at the Enfield Methodist Family Life Center here in Enfield. Drinks, popcorn and candy were enjoyed by everyone. Thanks to church members, Vicky Clark, Eloise Warthen, Rev. Mike Johnsey, Bruce and Kathy Weiss, Kory and Jennifer Naas and Jordan and Tiffany Weiss, for all the help. Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, will be the carry-in Christmas dinner at Wesley Chapel Church.
Back in the “Good Old Days”
Did you know…Women of fashion in 1860 wore clothing which weighed, on average, 34 pounds? For example: undergarments one pound; five petticoats, six and a half pounds; high lace shoes and silk stockings, seven and a half pounds; bustle, bustle holder, waterfall attachment, 11 pounds; steel corset, five pounds; tiara, lace, hatpins and hat, three pounds – making a total of 34 pounds! Small wonder why she took it off, took it off, took it off in favor of today’s miracle fibers!
Remember these nicknames? “Goob” Savage, “Hank” Stahl, “Hike-I” Hosick, “Honey” Hanagan, “Jetty” Tucker, John “Fuz” Williams, “Rat-Hide” Campbell, “Pig-Tail” Hart, “Dobbs” Hosick and “Flat- Tire” Storey.
A Diploma of High Recognition was given to Duck’s Hardware as “The Seat of Knowledge” on February 26, 2006, during worship service at Enfield Christian Church by Fred Leeds. Coming from a Minister, this is as good as it gets!
News Around Town
I forgot to mention last week about the delicious dinner served at the Enfield Health Care Center on Friday, November 17, 2017. It was their annual Thanksgiving dinner for the residents and their family and friends. Turkey, dressing and all the trimmings, along with dessert, was served to several residents and guests for the noon meal. Thanks to all for the great meal and fellowship. The Christmas dinner will be on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, starting at 6 p.m. Come and enjoy cookies, punch and a visit from Santa while the residents unwrap their presents. For more information, contact the center at 618-963-2331.
Norma’s parents, Don and Mary Anderson, had dinner with Gene and Norma Bowman on Thanksgiving. Attending from Carmi were: George and Ruby Knight and Richard and Michelle Powell. Others attending were: Donnie and Susie Bowman, Dylan and Ashley Bowman, Gary and Vickie Anderson from Norris City. From Evansville was Greg Anderson. Devyn and Shailynn Bowman, Paitton Powell and Dalton Bowman were from Enfield.
December 1 Willie Black
December 3 Allison Reed
December 5 Gary Baxley
Until next time… Chance is always powerful; let your hook always be cast and when you least expect it, there will be fish. Have a great week!