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Never underestimate the impact of one person when it comes to speaking up for Biblical principles. A story I once read about a fourth-century monk from Asia named Telemachus illustrates that impact.

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Travis Parker, Donna Skelton and Danielle Holley are the 2020 Enterprise Man, Woman and Youth of the Year, respectively.

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S.M. Lockridge, pastor of a prominent African-American congregation in San Diego, Calif. for 40 years, preached at crusades, revivals and evangelistic conferences around the world.

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The Enterprise Junior Women’s Club recently presented a financial gift to the Alabama Make-A-Wish Foundation. 

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Elyce Sayer Roth, daughter of Matt and Celia Roth of Troy, Idaho, celebrated her third birthday, March 10.

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Family is woven through the love story of Chelbie Elisabeth Fuller and Jeffery “Dylan” Mobley—from a family photo session that led to a marriage proposal to the wedding reception at the old family “home place.”

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Six years ago, Andrexia “Jojo” McBride and Christion Gregory swiped right on each other and on Oct. 17 the two will marry.

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Christmas Eve is known for presents and Santa Claus, but for Ansley Cooper and Daniel Hunt, it will be known as their engagement day.

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The family of Kealye Shea Skinner announce her engagement to Aaron Michael Helms, son of Alex and Paula Helms, of Enterprise.

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William Slade Dignazio, son of Steve and Jen Dignazio of Fort Lewis, Wash., celebrated his fourth birthday, Dec. 26, 2019.

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Jack Harrison Roth, son of Travis and Sarah Roth of Spring Lake, N.C., celebrated his third birthday, Dec. 28, 2019.

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Over 1,000 women will gather for the upcoming Fresh Grounded Faith women’s event on Feb. 21-22 in Enterprise. The conference is being organized and co-hosted by nine churches in the area, but due to the high number of attendees, it will take place at the Enterprise High School Performing Arts Center. 

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Craig and Maria Coté of Enterprise announce the engagement of their daughter, Allyssa Justice of Montgomery, to Sean Connor Flannery of Montgomery, son of Keith and Anne Marie Flannery of Dothan.

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Terri Harris Clark of Dothan and James Clark of Moultry, Ga., are pleased to announce the engegagement of their daughter, Melody Lynne, to Andrew Gunter Locklar, son of Andy and Sandra Locklar of New Brockton.

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The first rehearsal of the community mass choir in preparation for the City-Wide MLK Observance will be held on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Johns Chapel AME Church.  

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Mr. and Mrs. Richard James Karle of Coffee Springs, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ember Elizabeth, to Carson Reed Filipowski, son of Glenn and Donna Filipowski of Enterprise. 

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Editor’s note: The public is invited to the events published in the church calendar unless otherwise stated. Deadline is Friday at 5 p.m. for …

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If you hear someone singing, “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood,” most of you will know the person who made those words famous. Fred Rogers, an ordained Presbyterian minister, sang these words which were in the theme song for his children’s television program.

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Leila Lima Ferreira Black, daughter of Randall and Julia Black of Cumming, Ga., celebrated her third birthday Oct. 29.

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Randall Boston Black. son of Randall and Julia Black of Cumming, Ga., celebrated his first birthday Nov. 4.

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“Spring forward, Fall back.” This phrase reminds us how to set our clocks for Daylight Saving Time.

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Trunk or Treat activities will be observed at Johns Chapel AME Church on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m.  For more information, please call the church at (334) 393-2661. 

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“Drought conditions continue to expand across Alabama with little rain in sight,” a recent AL.com headline states.

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The Knights of Columbus are hosting an October Fest on Friday, Oct. 4, from 5-7 p.m. in Saint John Hall. Featured will be schnitzel and bratworst, German potato salad and desserts.

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Steve Grice and Joanie Grice of Daleville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Elaine Grice, to Michael Blake Goodson, son of Jerry Goodson and Jennifer Goodson of Chancellor.

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Imelda Marcos will always be remembered for the 3,000 pairs of shoes she collected while her husband, Ferdinand, ruled as dictator of the Philippines. “I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes, I had one thousand and sixty,” she once claimed.

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Steven and Billie Harrelson announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Lane Harrelson, to John-Mark Daniel Baker, son of Jamie and Cynthia Baker, all of Enterprise.

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An attorney with a successful legal practice invested heavily in real estate on the shore of Lake Michigan. Within a few months, his investments were wiped out by the Chicago Fire of 1871.

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Pleasant Shade Missionary Baptist Church will hold its homecoming service on Sunday, Aug. 4, with the Rev. Jerry Lucas, associate minister at Beth El Church, Enterprise, delivering the message at 2:30 p.m. Pleasant Shade will hold revival services Aug. 5-7 at 7 p.m. 

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There’s a story told about a missionary in Africa whose car wouldn’t crank. So he came up with an ingenious way to start the car by parking on a hill and getting nearby school children to give the car a push.

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Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its Annual Women Day Program  on Sunday, July 14, at 2:30 p.m.  The guest speaker will be Sister Christine McComb from Daleville Christian Fellowship Worship Center.

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“Your husband has a brain tumor.” When author Marion Bond West heard those dreaded words, she felt overwhelmed by fear. In fact, fear ruled her life until she heard God speak a comforting, overcoming word, “Nevertheless.”

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Center Ridge United Methodist Church in Coffee Springs will host “South Alabama Fire Nights” with guest speaker Trey Meyers and Malachi Ministries on Friday, June 21 at 7 p.m. 

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Jonah Lane Parker, son of Erica and Heath Parker of Enterprise, will celebrate his first birthday June 17.

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Dr. Jack Anderson Jr, was a recent speaker at a combined meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution John Coffee Chapter and the Sons of the American Revolution Wiregrass Chapter on “Role of the Indians in the Revolutionary War.”  

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Sally Leighanna Read, daughter of Tim Read and Brittany Brion of Enterprise, celebrated her fifth birthday March 19.

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U.S. Air Force Airman Dontarius J. Adams graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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The next Aglow International meeting is scheduled on Saturday, April 20, at 10 a.m. at Po Folks in Enterprise. Guest speaker will be Phyllis Perdue from New Brockton. For more information, call (334) 406-9683.

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The other day I walked up to a bank of azaleas and the place was buzzing. Busy bees were collecting deposits from the blossoms. Before the workers could get to every flower, the wind blew a layer of golden dust on my car.

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Stephen and Adrianne Smith of Chancellor and Brad Grantham of Enterprise announce the engagement of their daughter, Sadie Alexis Grantham, to Jacob Alex McInnis of Enterprise, son of Alex and Michelle McInnis of Enterprise.

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Amber Nicholé Riggle and Brandon Wayne Brewer were united in marriage Feb. 14 at 5 p.m. at Old Providence Wedding Chapel in Daleville.

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The season of Lent begins this week. Though I’ve never attended a church that observes Lent, I’ve been doing some soul-searching and researching about the Christian tradition.

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The Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church will have an Installation Service for its new pastor, Rev. Jimmy L. Grider, on Sunday, March 10 at 2:30 p.m. Dr. J.H. Williams will be the guest minister.