Community News – June 20, 2024

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Hello from Enville! I hope you all are enjoying your week. Summer begins on June 20, but I believe the temperatures arrived a bit early. Boy, it was a hot weekend! I hope all dads had a great Father’s Day on Sunday. We started the day with church and then went to April and Kelley’s camper for lunch. Later we took a wonderful pontoon ride on the river. It was a fun afternoon. With the wind blowing, it was not too hot! We parked in the shade, and some got off and got wet. Reece did a couple of jumps to cool off. We had a good day!
Sanford Hill Baptist Church in Henderson will host a Kids Day Block Party from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 22, with water slides, face painting, games, free hotdogs, chips and drinks. You can also sign your kiddos up for Vacation Bible School, which will be from 6-8:30 p.m. June 23-26. Kids’ registration is open online at or forms are available at the welcome table.
Juneteenth is short for “June Nineteenth.” It marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people were to be freed. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. On June 17, 2021, it officially became a federal holiday. Juneteenth 2024 will occur on Wednesday, June 19 (
Enville sends out Happy Birthday wishes to Melinda Johnston and Melissa Holder on June 26. We hope you all enjoy your special day!
Our prayer list this week is for Lisa Bishop, Genny Sue Martin, Robert and Linda Johnson, Mary Lee Guyon, Agnes and Robert Smith, Mary Lou Avent, Tera O’Neal, Harold and Janice Maness, Emily Freeman, Ashley Pugh, Ann Pugh, Shirley Hampton, Della Mixon, Kaye and Bo Jack Killingsworth, Anita Needler, Janice Massengill Strickland, Tim and Tabitha Hampton, Jeff Finley, James Vinson, Jimmy Robertson, Rick Ooley, Mike Pugh, Mike Frank, Justin Godsey, Glenn Butts, Doyle Bishop, Mike Finley, Lee Trice, our firefighters, first responders, law enforcement, healthcare workers, military and, as always, each other.
If any of you have news to share, call me at 608-3058, or if you want to rent the community center, call Pat Cates at 688-5125 or 315-8062. Have a blessed week everyone!

Praying that all you Chester County dads had a great Father’s Day this year and got to spend some quality time with your children. Praying that everyone has a great week!
Our Election Commission could use some volunteers to work the next two elections for this year, which will be in August and November, and it will require some training. We are requesting anyone with interest to call the Election Commission office at 989-4039. We are just looking for ways to help with budget cuts for our County. Non-paid workers will help with this matter.
Liberty Grove Baptist Church at 1071 Harts Bridge Rd, Jackson, TN will be holding “The Great Jungle Journey” VBS June 23-28. You can pre-register children on the church Facebook page.
Montezuma sends out Happy Birthday wishes to Jaysielyn Quarles on June 20, Dub Burkhead on June 23, Mark Cooper on June 25, Justin Burkhead and Jackson Sanford on June 26, Mike Frank and Patricia Jones on June 27.
We need more community involvement for our center and would like to invite people to join in. 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. Enjoy what time you have with your creator, your family and your friends. Please pray for our local government, the County Commission Budget Committee as they are preparing the budget for the 2024-25, federal government, law enforcement, school staff, teachers and the listed individuals of Carolyn Higgins, Quinten Johnson, Connie Dunn, Donna Doyle, Norma Sue Kitchen, Jerry Fletcher, Janice Schultz, Bobbie Bethune, Jimmy Smith, Mark Hall, Curtis Morrison, Renee Jordan, Wesley Whitman, Ruby Hannah, Donnie Brooks, Linda Plunk, Lee Trice, Patricia Ledford, Mike Tedford, 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 Betty Jean Mosier Hooper, Chris Sells, Johnny Hayes, Shirley Hinson 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!

Greetings from the City. This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it! No matter what life may bring us, we always have something to be glad about. Let us not forget about the fatal shootings around us, the moms and dads that do not know where their child/children are and the families that are going through so much, such as abuse, addiction, grief, mental health problems, disabilities or illness. That is just to name a few things. Some have not had to go through that type of pain or hurt, and they can say, “Thank You, Lord?” You know what? We all can say, “Thank You, Lord!” Because He knows how much we can bare.
June 20 is officially summer; summer is the hottest and brightest of the four temperate seasons, occurring after spring and before autumn, but to be honest with you, it felt like summer had already arrived last week to me. It was soooo hot! Does that mean we will have a very, very HOT summer?!
I hope the fathers had a wonderful Father’s Day and spent some time with their families! I want to give a big shout out to all of the children that did something for their father or father figures. All of our children are adults now. I can remember the cards they would make. They would put something special in the card for their dad. It could have been a sucker or anything that they had to put in the card, and their dad would be so happy. I am so proud to say that Maria, Dannette, Frank, Jr. and LaWanna love their daddy to life not only on Father’s Day but every day!
The Juneteenth fourth annual celebration hosted by Oasis Community Development Corporation was held June 15 at the Chester County soccer field, historically known as Vincent High School. Juneteenth – a combination of “June” and “nineteenth” – recognizes when the United States ended its historic practice of slavery, legally in the real world…June 19, 1865. The event was wonderful. It was held in the community with great food and great entertainment. There was a gospel artist, a soloist and Youth Gospel Groups. It was an honor to have Chester County Mayor Barry Hutcherson, County Mayor, and his wife attend. There also was time shared for meet and greets for those seeking election. They were as follows: City Mayor – Mark Barber and Terry Bell, Property Assessor – Bubba Edgin and Fourth District School Board – Gloria Holiday.
 Mr. Marles Flowers, Mrs. Sylvia Flowers and Mr. Danny Johnson were very appreciative to everyone that came out to help support the celebration! I hope you recognized the official federal holiday Juneteenth Wednesday, June 19. Lord, thank you for the freedom!
The city would like to wish the following a Happy Birthday: Summer Brown, 6/18, and Todd Davis, 6/23. Happy belated birthday to Carolyn Johnson, 6/15. We pray that you will have many more. 
On the prayer list this week: those who are in the hospitals, those sick in their homes, our children, teachers and families and the men and women that are serving our country. Remember to pray for our United States of America.
Please patronize with our local businesses here in town; let us try to support our own as much as we can. If you live in the City of Henderson and have news about your family, birthday, anniversary, announcements, and things happening in the City, I need to hear from you. Call or text me at 608-6132.
Quote for today: “I always say, ‘Decisions I make, I live with them. There’s always ways you can correct them or ways you can do them better. At the end of the day, I live with them.’” (LeBron James)

Hello to all from this little corner of the world.
The sky was a light blue with white puffy clouds on Saturday. There was no breeze, and the temperature was 92 degrees with a feel like temperature of 102 degrees. Well, sun lovers, the heat is on. I love the sun, but I do not like the heat. Humidity is rough. Summer is not the time for a vacation for us. The heat and I do not like each other. Sometimes, in the grocery store, you can find me hanging out in the freezer department. I leave the store looking as if I stepped out of the shower. It is sad. My hair just drips. Oh well…we must take the good with the bad. I still enjoy pretty days, the birds, our flowers and green grass.
I want to remind you all to stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water or sports drinks if you are out in the heat very long. Use a skin protector to help prevent skin cancer, and yes, it can happen to anyone. Do not forget to protect those lips.
Update: if anyone saw last week’s column, I hope you got a chuckle out of my flying over things. It is definitely new to me, and I seem to be growing little wings. I hope this is temporary because I am going to do my best to not fall and need them. Stay safe and cool friends.
Condolences to all who have lost loved ones.
Happy birthday wishes go to Marla Newman, 6-16; Lisa Bray and Tim Dyer, 6-17; and Jackson Fahs, 6-21.
Happy anniversary wishes go to Misti and Jeremy Ellis, 6-22.
Please continue to remember these in prayer: Wesley Bates, Paula Berry, Marie Bishop, Judy Bray, J.T. and Jeannette Butler, Jackie Chambers, Rickey Clayton, Pat and Paul Coleman, Boyd Cupples, Joie Freeman, Jennifer Gateley, Bro. Glen and Judy Harris, LaDawn Hayes, Danny Hodges, Brenda Hopper, Larry Johnson, Eva and Alvin Jones, Melissa Jones, Shirley Kendrick, Justin Lindsay, Doris McKinney, Martha Mainord, Brianne Locke Matheney, Deana Morris, Darryl Newsom, Jim Newsom, Julia Parchman, Beth Plunk, Trudy Powers, MaryAnn Priddy, Pam Priddy, Ridge Ray, Mollie Russell, Dyke Sells, Cathy Sisson, Jacob Thomas, Kevin Thurman, Lee Trice, Tony Tucker, Cammi Walls, Adam Wise, Natalie Wray, Mike Young and the family of Johnny Hayes.
Also, pray for our military, law enforcement, our country and first responders.
“Good Morning God!” by Helen Steiner Rice “YOU are ushering in another day/Untouched and freshly new/So here I come to ask You, God/If You’ll renew me, too/Forgive the many errors/That I made yesterday/And let me try again, dear God/To walk closer in THY WAY/But, Father, I am well aware/I can’t make it on my own/So TAKE MY HAND and HOLD IT TIGHT/For I can’t WALK ALONE!”
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.

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