Community News – February 29, 2024

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Enville Community News

Hello from Enville and hello, March! Another month has come and gone; time sure is passing fast, but it puts us so much closer to springing forward one hour for Daylight Savings Time. This takes place on March 10. This is my favorite time because we have more daylight in the evenings. The weather has been just beautiful. On Monday and Tuesday, we had temperatures in the 70s for the highs and lows in the 60s. We actually sat outside those mornings and drank our coffee. It was so nice, and we were so ready for it. Then came Wednesday with thunderstorms and windy conditions, dropping the temperatures down into the lower 30s for the nighttime. It bounces back for the rest of the week. I guess we needed a brief reminder that it is still winter, but spring is in sight!
The Enville Volunteer Fire Department spaghetti supper and cakewalk fundraiser is here! It will be at 4 p.m. this Saturday at the community center. They will be ready to serve spaghetti along with salad, garlic bread and drinks. A cakewalk will follow; cake donations are welcome! Our firefighters can cook up some very good spaghetti. Come out for good food, fellowship and fun on March 2!
We have been enjoying watching our granddaughter, Reece, play Chester County Junior High School Volleyball, as well as travel volleyball. She has one more tournament in that season, but the junior high season will continue. Chester County Dixie Youth season will begin soon, and we will be there cheering her on in softball. She loves her sports, and we love supporting her.
Enville sends out Happy Birthday wishes to Robert Barnett on March 3. Happy Anniversary to Lynn and Sarah Canaday on March 2. We hope you all enjoy your special day!
Please pray for the family of Loretta Plunk and continue prayers for Lisa Bishop, Mary Lee Guyon, Agnes and Robert Smith, Anita Needler, Annie Massengill, Nita Middleton, Tera O’Neal, Harold and Janice Maness, Emily Freeman, Ashley Pugh, Ann Pugh, Shirley Hampton, Della Mixon, Kaye Killingsworth, Tim and Tabitha Hampton, Sherry Webb, Justin Godsey, James Vinson, Jimmy Robertson, Rick Ooley, Mike Frank, Mike Pugh, Lee Trice, Clint Murley, Mike Finley, our firefighters, first responders, law enforcement, healthcare workers, military, schools and school board, all who have lost loved ones and, as always, each other.
If you have news, call me at 608-3058, or if you want to rent the community center, call Pat Cates at 731-688-5125.
Have a blessed week everyone! There is always something to be thankful for each day!

Deanburg Community News

Greetings from Deanburg! I hope you all have had a good, healthy week. 
Continue to pray for Woodie Deming, Kristen Jones and Joyce Stewart. Woodie really needs prayers right now. Remember our law enforcement, first responders, and our nation! Please pray for people who have lost loved ones. 
Happy birthday to Cecil (Billy) Murley on March 5. Hope he does not mind me telling you, but he will be 90 years young! Hope you have many more years. 
Our devotion: “No Problems Are Too Big For God To Solve” By Adrian Rogers
“‘Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.’… (Philippians 2:3-4)
“Do you know what most of our arguments are? Ego against ego! Self against self! Before long there’s going to be a war between those two kingdoms. The husband needs to step down from the throne of his life and enthrone King Jesus. The same is true for the wife!
“How many kingdoms are there? There is just one kingdom—Jesus rules both thrones. And here’s a wonderful secret: The Jesus in the husband is not going to fight the Jesus in the wife. If Christ is on the throne of both lives, the husband and wife will be one spiritually. You’re going to be able to pray together and worship together. Because you’re one spiritually, is it easier to be one psychologically? Not always! Where is the problem psychologically? Why can’t we heal our arguments? Because of our egos. But when we take ourselves off the throne and enthrone Christ, we can solve those problems. There are no problems too big to solve; just people too small to solve them.
“When has your ego affected an argument in which you were involved?
“How can you get past your ego? What makes that so difficult?
“Pray and repent for the ways your ego has hurt your relationships with others.”
Don’t forget our community center for all your parties, reunions, baby showers, wedding showers, birthday parties, etc. 
May God bless each of you richly! 
To report any news, call me at 879-9777.

Montezuma Community News

Set aside Saturday, March 16, to attend our next “Montezuma Big Country Breakfast & Bake Sale.” We will be serving from 7-10 a.m. We will have breakfast meats, scrambled eggs, homemade biscuits, gravy and drinks. Plates will be $8 each, and we do accept donations. Kim Gray will be set up during the breakfast for photos with the Easter Bunny for $10. If you have any questions, please call her at 608-4138 or Ann Moore at 608-2033.
Congratulations to Mike and Vickie Clayton on their new granddaughter born to their daughter Taylor and her husband. Hadley Jean Record was born Feb. 25, weighing in at six pounds, 10 ounces. 
Montezuma sends out Happy Birthday wishes to David Cox, Randi Burke, Aria Quarles and Granville Russom on Feb. 28, Camilla Phelps on March 2, Clayton Skinner on March 3, Evan Hutcherson on March 4, Riley Murley on March 5, Alyson Plunk, Eli Davis and Lance Beshires on March 6 and Sandra Wells, Bill Morrison and J C Emerson on March 7. 
Montezuma sends out Happy Anniversary wishes to Chad and Renee Lott on March 3. 
We need more community involvement for our center and would like to invite people to join in. Annual renewal dues are $25 after your first initial year of joining. Membership dues need to be paid now to be considered an active member. We also take donations. Payments can be mailed to Edith Sills at 4475 Sunshine Rd, Henderson, TN  38340. We appreciate all our members and would like to have more events if we can get enough help to do so. Call Ann Moore at 608-2033 or myself if you have any new ideas for the center or wish to get involved. People who want to rent the community center should contact Betty Cooper at 879-9078 for booking. We ask those renting our facility to please follow our rules and show respect for the building. We try to keep it in the best order possible, and it takes everyone cooperating to make that happen. If you care about this community, please get involved in what is taking place to continue to grow our county and make it a better place to live and raise a family. Get to know what is changing in our local government, schools, churches and communities through the news, friends, your church, teachers, etc., and if it matters to you, there are ways to help make things better. 
There is much spiritual warfare with society accepting things that go against who God is and what HIS laws are that we are to follow. Every day of life has its challenges, but if we look to God for the right path, it can be a good one. Please pray for our local government and federal government, law enforcement, school staff, teachers and the listed individuals of Donna Doyle, Carolyn Goff, Jimmy Cooper, Renee Jordan, Wesley Whitman, Ruby Hannah, Donnie Brooks, Linda Plunk, Wayne Frye, Lee Trice, Patricia Ledford, Mike Tedford, Clint Murley, Sherry Fletcher, Chuck Beacham, Sandra Lott, Faye Crouse, Janice Morris, Lisa Bishop, Jeanette Walker, Paul Schilling, Nancy Crouse and others that are sick or healing. We especially want to remember the families of Terry Pierce, David Bowling, Ray Vernon Nettles, Jr. and other families that have recently lost loved ones. 
I am always looking for noteworthy news to share in this column. Please send to or text me at 608-2857. 
As always, I am wishing a very blessed week to all you readers. Until next time!

New Friendship & Mifflin Community News

Hello to all from this little corner of the world.
The skies were blue, and it was 51 degrees with a slight breeze noted on Saturday. For the next 10 days, temperatures are supposed to be mostly in the 60s and 70s with rain off and on and low temperatures in the 40s, but it will fluctuate a lot during this time. Whatever the weather, we know that Spring is on the way! YAY! 
Daylight Savings Time will begin March 10. Most of us will enjoy longer days, but for many it is an adjustment.  I am enjoying seeing the buttercups and buds beginning on forsythia. We will also have blooms on our tulip tree soon. It blooms more than once a year. Enjoy life and be thankful for every day. Blessings abound! If you are having a hard time, remember this – nothing lasts forever. Life goes on and is full of adjustments to changes, whether we like them or not. You will find peace during the process of change only through God. True peace! Other things along the way help to endure. Nature, family, our grandchildren and great-granddaughter visiting and other things brighten our life. Take one day at a time, baby steps if necessary. Allow time for YOU; even if it is 30 minutes, you will be alright. Remember that this is coming from a mother who has lost a child. Yes, I miss him EVERY DAY! Yes, there are still sad days after 23 years; tears continue, but I turn my thoughts to God, and in Him I find comfort and peace. Take care and enjoy this journey of life. 
Condolences to those who have lost loved ones.
Happy birthday to Braylon Sanford, 2-25; Sue Lewis and Mallery Crame, 2-27; Tanner Butler, 2-28; Jim Newsom, 3-1; and Dylan Dyer, 3-2.
Happy anniversary to Kathey and Charles Dyer, 3-3. 
Please continue to remember these in prayer – Wesley Bates, Paula Berry, Waylon Bishop, Marie Bishop, Judy Bray, Jackie Chambers, Rickey Clayton, Pat and Paul Coleman, Boyd Cupples, Rachel Ellington, Joie Freeman,  Jennifer Gateley, Bro. Glen and Judy Harris, LaDawn Hayes, Danny Hodges, Donna Johnson, Eva and Alvin Jones, Shirley Kendrick, Justin Lindsay, Doris McKinney, Martha Mainord, Deana Morris, Darryl Newsom, Jim and Sue Newsom, Julia Parchman, Beth Plunk, Trudy Powers, Pam Priddy, Ridge Ray, Karon Reinmann, Dyke Sells, Cathy Sisson, Jacob Thomas, Kevin Thurman, Lee Trice, Tony Tucker, Cammi Walls, Adam Wise and Katherine Wyatt.
Also, pray for our military, law enforcement, our country and first responders.
“Thank You, God, For Everything” by Helen Steiner Rice – “Thank You, God, for everything the big things and the small/For ‘every good gift comes from God’ the giver of them all/And all too often we accept without any thanks or praise/The gifts God sends as blessings each day in many ways/First, thank you for the little things that often come our way/The things we take for granted but don’t mention when we pray/Then, thank you for the ‘Miracles’ we are much too blind to see/And give us new awareness of our many gifts from Thee/And help us to remember that the Key to Life and Living/Is to make each prayer a Prayer of Thanks and everyday Thanksgiving.”
I pray you all have a wonderful week and may it be filled with love, joy, peace and blessings. Remember: if you have news, please email me at I would truly appreciate any news. People from here and those who have moved from our area but still want to keep in touch through the newspaper are hungry for news from home.
Until next week, Happy Trails to You. 

Henderson Community News

Hello to my family and friends. This is a beautiful day! Why? Because it is the day the Lord has made. Thank you, Lord, for all of the rain and the sunshine weather. You know exactly what we need. I am so sorry that I did not have my column in last week. I had so much going on and just forgot I had to have it in early! So guess what? I have two weeks of news! Can you believe the month of February is on its way out?
It is the last week for the month of February. YEAH! That means spring is around the corner. I hope that all of you had a wonderful week, and you took some time out to spend with your family. My grandmother Zelma Bass always said, “A family that prays together, stays together.” You can also add, “If a family plays together, will have fun together.” That is something that some families do not do!
On Feb. 17, I attended one of the best programs at the Senior Citizen building. I saw so many families there, enjoying the wonderful Black History program, sponsored by the Ladies of Henderson. The theme for this year was “African Americans and the Arts” and featured the following: Artist Frank Lilly, Artist Courtney Haynes, Violinist Dominick Barconia and Mona Lisa Lanier Dancers. The program was phenomenal! The young man that played the violin has a great future in front of him if he continues playing the way he played at the program. The young ladies from Mona Lisa Lanier Dance studio in Jackson could not have done any better, even if they were from Juilliard School of Dance in New York. The painting and art display was beautiful! Thank you, April Hollingsworth, Lucille Wright and Amie Croom. JOB WELL DONE!
This week, if you passed by the Southwest Human Resource Agency, you saw a sign that reads EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION WEEK from Feb. 26-March 1. SWHRA has planned a week to show how much they appreciate the employees. On Monday, 2/26, it was snack time; the Agency supplied every employee snack. Tuesday, 2/27, was T-Shirt Day with Agency LOGO; the Agency purchased every employee a T-shirt. On Wednesday, 2/28, the directors purchased breakfast for all of their employees. Thursday, 2/29, is a fun game of zoom BINGO, and Friday, 3/1, there will be a Corn Hole Tournament! Even though the office is celebrating their employees, the office is conducting business as usual. Thank you, SWHRA, for showing how much you appreciate your employees. If you have anyone working for you, do not forget to appreciate your employees.
The City of Henderson wants to say, “Congratulations to our Chester County High School girls and boys basketball teams!” You are doing a great job!
BLACK HISTORY SPOTLIGHT – The month of February is designated as Black History month, and even though for some it is just another month, there is a reason that we should pause and reflect on the historical contributions blacks have made not only in America but around the world. From a historical perspective, the precursor to Black History Month was created in 1926 in the United States when historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History announced the second week of February to be “Negro History Week.” This week was chosen because it coincided with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and Frederick Douglass (February 14) both of which dates Black communities had celebrated together since the late 19th century. From the event’s initial phase, primary emphasis was placed on encouraging the coordinated teaching of the history of American blacks in the nation’s public schools. The expansion of Black History Week to Black History Month was first proposed by the leaders of the Black United Students at Kent State University in February 1969. The first celebration of the Black History Month took place at Kent State one year later, in February 1970. In 1976 as part of the United States Bicentennial, the informal expansion of Negro History Week to Black History Month was officially recognized by the U.S. government. President Gerald Ford spoke in regards to this, urging Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”
The City is sending out Happy Birthday Blessing to the following: on Feb. 25, Cooper Arnold and on Feb. 27, Debbie Currie; we pray the Lord will keep you healthy and well for many more years.
On the prayer list this week: our children, teachers, family, the incarcerated, our men and women who are serving our country and last but not least the President of the U.S.A.
If you have news about your family, birthday, anniversary, announcements, and things happening in the City, I need to hear from you. Call me at 608-6132 and leave your message, or you may email me at HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

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