News Around Enfield
Hello from the Village! It has been cold here in Enfield, however, today is a Spring day in November! It is strange weather we are having and also good weather to catch a bad cold. We have several in church who have a coughing problem. It seems when all is quiet, the problem starts! Don’t you just love the weather in Southern Illinois? If you don’t like it today, hang around a few days and it will change.
Ashland Christian Church News
It was another great day over at the church on Sunday, October 29, 2017. Eighty-one attended Worship Service with ten youngsters for Children’s Church. Charlie Cartmill welcomed every one including one guest. Suzanne Brooks then made the announcements and updated the prayer list. We sang Happy Birthday to Gene Mayberry and Happy Anniversary to Tom and Brenda Harbour. Suzanne then led the congregation in singing hymns accompanied by Kay Carter on the piano.
Maurie Black shared a devotional reading, “The Perfect Emblem,” before communion was served. For the Sunday morning special, Kenny Rockett and Sally Healy sang “O What a Feeling,” a song written by Kenny’s late mother Frieda Rockett. Pastor Braden’s Sermon was “Repent” from Numbers 23:19, Matthew 12:31, Matthew 26:75, Luke 24:46-47, Acts 2: 36-38 and Hebrews 3: 7-11. At the close of the service, Pastor Braden asked Debbie Scott to come forward for special prayer as she was having a heart catheterization last week. Plans for the Pastor Appreciation and Thanksgiving Dinner to be held on Sunday, November 5, 2017 were finalized. Blessings were in abundance!
Enfield Methodist Church News
The church is pleased to welcome a new pastor. Mike Johnsy and his wife Michelle are from Cave-in-Rock. A new Sunday School class has started for the pre K and first grade students. Movie Night is planned for November 11. Come and enjoy refreshments and fun at The Family Life Center!
On Sunday after Worship Service, the church members traveled to Gottz’s in Carmi for lunch in honor of Pastor Appreciation Month. A card and gift was presented to Rev. Johnsy and Michelle. Please join us for Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and Church at 10:45 on Sunday. We are excited about the new programs coming in the future. Everyone is invited to join us!
Remembering Our Past
From the 1957 Enfield High School Year Book, here is a poem by Lowell Duckworth:
“A Woman Driver…”
Have you ever seen a woman driver? She drives at a reckless speed;
She runs all the red lights And to signs, she pays no heed.
She drives with only one arm,
And jabbers all the while. Her eyes, ears, and mouth Are busy by the mile.
“Snow” by Mabel Stone Healy
I love to watch it snow. When the ground is white, it makes a lovely glow that is sparkling and bright.
When the children play, till the end of day and everyone is gay until it melts away.
Some Enfield Nicknames: Buzz Jordan, Jug Head Gwaltney, Dugie Garrett, High Pockets Vaught, Poker Gwaltney, Bud Elledge and Bucket Murdach. Did you remember their real names?
From the March 1996 Weekly Times newspaper: The Enfield Booth School fifth graders went out winners Saturday by claiming a victory over visiting Grayville. Jade Dozier scored 15 points and Zach Allen kicked in 10 to lead the Indians to a 36-24 win.
From the Asbury News in the Weekly Times written by Violet Fleming: Lula Hart celebrated her 99th birthday at the White County Hospital Skilled Care Unit on February 21, 1996. Family and friends gathered to help her celebrate. Rev. Everett Gott sang Happy Birthday to her. Also from the Weekly Times: The Enfield Mule Day Association announced that Ludene Taylor was the winner of the logo design contest for the 75th anniversary of the celebration.
Enfield Christian Church served the Thanksgiving Community Dinner on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 with a good crowd of 50 plus, enjoying the turkey, ham and dressing dinner with all the trimmings. Remember to mark your calendar for December 6, 2017, as the church will be having their Christmas Dinner. Everyone is invited to attend at 6:00 pm in the church basement.
A large crowd attended the Enfield Masonic Lodge Halloween trunk or treat on Halloween night. A lot of scary people paraded up and down Main Street and enjoyed hot dogs and hot chocolate provided by the Masonic Lodge. A great time was had by all present!
Until next time…..”And they’re off!” Lady: “Doc, I’m thinking of buying this horse and I want your opinion before I finalize the deal. Will I be able to race him?” Vet: “Sure you can. And you will probably win.”