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Governor Kay Ivey issued an updated statewide COVID-19 order for Alabama on Sept. 30. Her “Safer at Home” order was extended until Nov. 8. 

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Johns Chapel AME Church will have a Hallelujah Night Grab Bag Walk Thru for youth and parents from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. 

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The Republican Women of Coffee County will meet Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 11 a.m., at the Enterprise Country Club. 

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The Pilot International Founder’s Fund (PIFF) was established to support the community-based work of Pilot Clubs by helping to underwrite club service in the areas of “Encouraging Brain Safety and Health” and/or “Supporting Those who Care for Others.” 

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Mr. and Mrs. Chris Lusker announce the engagement of their daughter, Katlyn Alise Lusker, all of Enterprise, to Nathan Ryan Degen, son of Eric and Lynnette Degen, all of Arlington, Texas.

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The members of the Luncheon Pilot Club of Enterprise selected Jane Baxley as their Pilot International Founders Fund ambassador at a recent Pilot meeting. Baxley was selected because of her involvement and promotion of Pilot International Organization.

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Through the years, I’ve seen T-shirts with messages such as, “If you can read this, thank a teacher” and “If you read this in English, thank a veteran.”

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The next Aglow International meeting is scheduled on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 10 a.m. at Po Folks in Enterprise. Guest speaker will be Liz Sipper of Enterprise. For more information, call (334) 406-9683.

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Many years ago Ruth Bell Graham, wife of Evangelist Billy Graham, wrote about a sign she had seen on a highway whose words she would like to have on her gravestone.

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Ila Catherine Roth, daughter of Travis and Sarah Roth of Madison, celebrated her second birthday Sept. 12.

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Wycliffe Bible Translators recently announced this exciting news, “Bible translated into its 700th language.” E

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St John the Evangelist Catholic Church will host a program for anyone interested in learning the teachings of the Catholic Church.  The series starts on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Guadalupe Hall. Call (334) 464-1930 for more information. 

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The members of Johns Chapel AME Church will host the Second Annual Pastor’s Appreciation Celebration for Rev. Willie White Jr. on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 5 p.m. in the church parking lot. 

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic began earlier this year, I have watched the news reports and read news articles about the symptoms and how to prevent the spread of this Coronavirus.

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A Christian man went to his barbershop for a haircut. While sitting in the black leather chair, the two men struck up a conversation that eventually turned to the subject of God. The barber commented, “I don’t think that God exists.”

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Safer-at-home orders, social distancing and quarantines have added a new level of difficulty to beating the summer heat and serving safe and yummy food at a family gathering.

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The Enterprise Women’s Day Class for Community Bible Study will be live online this fall studying the Gospel of John. Class starts on Monday, Aug. 24. 

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The next Aglow International meeting is scheduled on Saturday, Aug. 15, at 10 a.m. at Po Folks in Enterprise. Guest speaker will be Crystal Crosby from Enterprise. For more information, call (334) 406-9683.

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The Republican Women of Coffee County recently awarded two $500 scholarships to Alabama Aviation College students Ashley Renfro and Danielle Wilson. The scholarships are to be used to pay for student certification fees.

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“Famous last words,” a friend of mine commented when I said I was going to exercise. I deserved the response because I’ve said the same thing before and I still need to exercise.

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The next Aglow International meeting is scheduled on Saturday, Aug. 15, at 10 a.m. at Po Folks in Enterprise. Guest speaker will be Crystal Crosby from Enterprise. For more information, call (334) 406-9683.

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While driving through the Conecuh National Forest in the southern corner of Covington County, you’ll find the Blue Lake Methodist Assembly Grounds.

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Joseph (Mike) and Carla Bailey of New Hope Community announce the engagement of their daughter, Claire Elizabeth Bailey, to Brock Ashton Lambert, son of Gary and Rene Lambert, all of Elba.

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Henry (Hank) James Dignazio, son of Steve and Jenn Dignazio of Fort Lewis, Wash., celebrated his third birthday, July 3.

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How to Respond to “Blue” is the topic of a response seminar and social distancing unity fellowship to be held Saturday, July 18, at 11 a.m. in the parking lot of College Plaza. Mayor William “Bill” Cooper, District 1 Councilman Sonya Wheeler Rich, representatives of the Enterprise Police Department and other special guests will be speaking.

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There’s a story told of a British soldier during World War I who fled the battlefield and deserted his regiment one night. He headed for the coast to find a boat to England and ended up hopelessly lost, wandering around in the dark night.

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Former Club Yesepoch President Marilyn Yelverton, left, passes the gavel to newly elected President Janie Rogers. Club Yesepoch, Inc., installed new officers on June 30. 

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There’s a story told about two brothers who lived on adjoining farms. One day the brothers had a falling out after 40 years of farming side by side.

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Church on Boll Weevil Circle, July 12-14. Sunday, July 12 at 7 p.m. is Drive in VBS or on Facebook Live. July 13 and 14 is on the Facebook page at 7 p.m. Each child will receive a bag with all Bible lessons and crafts to do at home. Call 894-6411 or 806-6566 for more information.

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Enterprise YMCA Director Richard Pipkin welcomed members, family, friends and guests to the YMCA 50th Anniversary Celebration/Pool Project on Thursday, June 25. He thanked the community for helping reach their pool project goal of $75,450. Pipkin has been director of the Enterprise YMCA since 1984.

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Emery Thea Gray, daughter of LeiLani Steddum-Gray of Enterprise and Sean Gray of Annapolis, Md., celebrates her first birthday June 24.

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“If it bleeds, it leads.” That describes the headlines of most newspapers. The lead story on the front page typically features a headline about an accident, crime, arrest, trial, or other events that impact many people’s lives such as wars and terrorist attacks.

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Church on Boll Weevil Circle, July 12-14. Sunday, July 12 at 7 p.m. is Drive in VBS or on Facebook Live. July 13 and 14 is on the Facebook page at 7 p.m. 

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

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John C. Gonzalez of Sarasota, Fla., and Sara M. Salvadore of Norcross, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Marie Gonzalez of Sheffield, to Geremiah Thadeus Hogan of Florence, son of Dr. G. Lance and Melanie W. Hogan of Haleyville.

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Luke Slade Roth, son of Matt and Celia Roth of Troy, Idaho, celebrated his first birthday, May 25.

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Mr. and Mrs. Bill Caylor of New Brockton announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyssa Faith Caylor, to James Ronald Scroggins Jr., of Opp, son of son of Sandra Scroggins Wood, and the late James Ronald Scroggins Sr.

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You will never forget a visit to Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. As far as the eye can see, thousands upon thousands of graves silently shout the high cost of freedom.