News from Enfield
Finally, a beautiful spring day in Enfield! We have been waiting a long time for this nice spring weather. Has anyone been mushroom hunting this year? I remember when I was a young girl (long time ago), our family all looked forward to Springtime for the greens and mushrooms that Grandpa gathered each Spring. Then Grandma would prepare the reens and put lots of bacon grease in them. She coated the mushrooms with egg wash and cracker crumbs before she fried them, and then made a big pan of cornbread in the iron skillet. Boy, did we have a tasty meal. Grandpa would always say “I wonder what the poor people are having for supper”! What a great memory.
Ashland Christian Church News
It was a great day over at Church on Sunday, April 29, 2018. We had 65 for Worship Service, including two guests. Charlie Cartmill welcomed each one, and Suzanne Brooks gave the announcements and updated the prayer list. We sang Happy Birthday to Kay Holloman. Suzanne then led the congregation in singing hymns accompanied by Lisa Carter playing the Organ and Brenda Garrett playing the piano. We sang some old time hymns including “The Lily of the Valley” and “The Beautiful Garden of Prayer.”
Maurie Black shared a devotional reading before communion was served. For the Sunday morning special, Lisa Carter sang some chorus, and we all joined in. Marilyn Prince gave some readings. Pastor Braden’s Sermon was “Idle Babbler” from Acts and I Corinthians. It was a great day to be in the House of the Lord. Blessings were abundant! Everyone is welcome to join us each Sunday, with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., Children’s Church at 11:00 a.m. and Worship Service at 10:30 a.llm. Also we have a weekly Wednesday night Bible Study at 7:00 p.m. Come join us and bring a friend.
What was the last name of the man who ran Shellie’s Store in Springerton? Who was the first man buried at Enfield Cemetery and what caused his death? Can anyone name the Enfield soldier who was killed at Pearl Harbor? Name two men of Springerton who ran an Enfield Service Station. What year did Springerton High School Close? What year did Enfield High School close?
Thanks to the State of Illinois and E. T. Simonds for working on the 4-way stop in Enfield. They fixed the rough highway and the “big” hole on West Main Street. They also made a handicap sidewalk crossing. All of the repairs were long past due, and thanks to all who fixed them!
We have breaking news from the southernmost part of our Enfield news area! Curt Lamp reported that he and Judy Smith saw their first hummingbird on April 19. However, they don’t know if they had the same hummer, or if there was two birds!
Visiting in Enfield on Wednesday was my cousins, Pearl Rubenacker of McLeansboro and Connie Counsil (maiden name) from Colorado. It had been a long time since Connie has visited this area. She is the daughter of the late Ellis Counsil, a brother to my Grandpa Ernest Counsil. They had lunch at Billy Bob’s in Enfield. Also happy belated birthday to Pearl on April 23. I Think she is 39 and holding!
May 4 Denny Rockett
May 9 Ron Bell, Joyce Preston
May 10 Marilyn Prince
May 11 Marilyn Appel
May 12 Cole Fechtig
Until next time…..a tip from the old farmer’s almanac…. To encourage a strong root system, pinch off a few of the lower branches of tomato transplants before setting them in the ground. Plant the root ball deep enough that the remaining lowest leaves are just above the soil surface. In the meantime keep smiling and be thankful!