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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 the next week’s paper.

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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.

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Amanda Petty and Morris Rogers had a chance meeting at work. Soon, the couple will be ready to celebrate their wedding day.

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Twin sisters Katrina Hundley and Tina Norris have been best friends their whole lives. There love stories may have been different, but their c…

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There are few things more beautiful than the sunset on Yokohama Bay in Hawaii, but for Alyssa Jo Harmon the sunset was eclipsed by her, now, husband Richard Denson on one knee.

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The tragedy of the March 1, 2007 tornado is something that will live with Enterprise residents forever, but for Isaac Yaronczyk and Victoria Borneman at least one happy ending came from it: an engagement.

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James Andrew and Amanda Hayes of Enterprise, announce the birth of their son, Silas Andrew Hayes, Jan. 11, 2019 at Enterprise Medical Center. He weighed 6 pounds and was 19 inches long.

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William Slade Dignazio, son of Steve and Jenn Dignazio of Fort Polk, La., celebrated his third birthday, Dec. 26, 2018.

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George was born about 1864, the son of a slave named Mary. Soon after his birth, he and his mother were kidnapped by Southerners from the Missouri farm where they lived.

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Jack Harrison Roth, son of Travis and Sarah Roth of Holly Ridge, N.C., celebrated his second birthday, Dec. 28, 2018.

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The Pea River Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the 14th pastoral anniversary for Pastor Cedric Gibson on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Kevin Griffin, pastor of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Enterprise. Lunch will be served in the Fellowship Hall following the 11 a.m. service.

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Abortion has dominated recent news headlines following the New York legislature passing a law making abortion legal until the point of birth.

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Col. (Ret.) Everette and Kay Roper celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a two week trip to the Holy Land, traveling throughout Israel and Jordan.

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Randall and Julia Black of Cumming, Ga., announce the birth of their son, Randall Boston Black, Nov. 4, 2018 in Atlanta. He weighed 6 pounds 1 ounce and was 20 inches long.

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Tim Tebow, former Heisman Trophy winner and current New York Met’s Minor League player, got engaged to girlfriend Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, the 2017 Miss Universe winner. He proposed to her during a recent visit to his family’s farm outside of Jacksonville, Fla.

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The Community Awareness Organization announces the keynote services for the 2019 Enterprise City-Wide Celebration of the Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will be held on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. at Pleasant Shade Baptist Church in Enterprise. 

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Just when I’d finally gotten used to writing 2018, it’s time to start over with 2019. I can’t believe how fast last year went by. Now I can understand all too well why folks say the older you get the faster time flies.

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It’s not too late to join the Enterprise Women’s Day Class of Community Bible Study that meets at First Baptist Church in Enterprise from 10 a.m. to noon every Monday. The study will focus on the Book of Romans.

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Laurel Noel Read, daughter of Tim Read and Brittany Brion of Enterprise, will celebrate her second birthday on Jan. 2.

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The Masterwork Choir of Enterprise will present a Christmas Concert at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13 at Christ the King Lutheran Church; and 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Enterprise.