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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.

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“For the last few days, I’ve struggled to know what should be said and what could be done” in response to events around our country.

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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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Abraham Lincoln once said, “No man is poor who has a Godly mother.” His words describe my mother, which makes me a wealthy person.

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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.