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Catalinas concert a homecoming for Cool Springers, County Liners

By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

Society Baptist Church will have a community-wide vacation Bible school (VBS) Sunday, Aug. 1-Wednesday, Aug. 4.  The VBS will begin with a family kickoff featuring games, inflatables, and hotdog cookout from 5-7 p.m. Sunday. VBS schedule for Monday-Wednesday includes a meal at 5:30 p.m. followed by classes 6-8.  Meals include chicken nuggets Monday, pizzas Tuesday, and hotdogs Wednesday. Classes include Bible stories/games, crafts, music, and recreation. Everyone is invited.

Join the V-Point Ruritans for a country ham and sausage breakfast Saturday, Aug. 7 at the V-Point Building. Breakfast menu includes country ham, sausage patties, scrambled eggs, grits, gravy, baked apples, biscuits, and assorted beverages for $7 per plate or take-out and $2 per sausage or ham biscuit. Food will be served individually by club members and volunteers rather than buffet style. Special precautions will be taken during food preparation and serving. Proceeds will benefit club community projects. The Ruritans will be collecting school supplies for Harmony Elementary.

Other upcoming community events: Matthew 25 5K Walk/Run fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 14; Clarksbury United Methodist homecoming Sunday, Aug. 15; and vacation Bible school at Clarksbury United Methodist Church Sunday, Aug. 15-Tuesday, Aug. 17.

Wesley and Abbey Sloan happily welcomed baby daughter Charlie Joe Wednesday, July 21, to their family. Proud grandparents are Eddie and Denise Cartner Sloan; great-grandparents, Betty Cartner and the late Lawrence Cartner.  Wesley and Abbey, all of us in County Line send you congratulations.

      Madelyn Evans, granddaughter of County Liner Jenny Cartner Turner and husband Tommy, won “First Place in the Junior Division” of the N.C. Cooperative Extension – North Central District 4-H Fashion Review where youth design, sew and wear a piece of clothing they created.  Madelyn is a member of Davie County 4-H.  As shown in the photo, she designed and sewed her blouse. Madelyn, all of us in County Line send you congratulations.

   Our community sends get-well wishes to David Cartner and Gene Snow. David had hand surgery last week and is recuperating at home.  Gene has been hospitalized with a viral infection at Forsyth Medical Center. Alice C. Waugh remains in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehab Center of Mocksville. Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing and blessings upon David, Gene, Alice, and other residents who are having health problems.  Remember in prayer Ruth A. Johnson, whose sister Margaret Anderson Vestal died at home July 17 a few days after being diagnosed with cancer. Also, remember in prayer Cool Springer Gary Barker of The Catalinas as he has been seriously battling the coronavirus since March.

    Continue to pray for the families affected by the coronavirus and its variants; pray that folks will get vaccinated. Our state’s daily positive test rate has continued to increase; as of last Monday our positive test rate had inreased to 8.6 percent. Of those hospitalized with the coronavirus, 94 percent were unvaccinated.

      For news and memories to share, please call Shirley on 336-492-5115 or email sdtlink@hotmail.com.