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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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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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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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“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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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.”