Sheffield-Calahaln firefighters recognized

Published 10:11 am Thursday, January 19, 2017

By Brenda Bailey



Birthday wishes go to those celebrating this week:  Lillian Absher and Leonard Shoffner on Jan. 20; Tammy Jones on Jan. 21; Caleb Anderson, Bryannt McClamroch, Dot Keller and Zachary Sherrill on Jan. 22; Courtney Keaton and Janet Dyson on Jan. 23; Sadie Helton on Jan. 24; and Kathy Young, Kody Reece Brown, J.T. Smith Jr. and Darnell Cleary on Jan. 25. Congratulations to Bob and Janie Spry on will celebrate their anniversary on Jan. 19.  If you would like an anniversary or birthday posted in this section, please do not hesitate to call or email me.

The Jack Barker Memorial Scholarship Foundation concert will be Friday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Hebron Baptist Church in Statesville. Jack Barker, known for his great mandolin and steel guitar playing, passed away in March 2011.  His wife, Lorene, grew up in the Sheffield community, and for many years, Jack played music at the Sheffield Music Hall. To honor his life, his children, Alan Barker and Ann Scruggs set up the Jack Barker Memorial Scholarship Foundation in 2012. Performing again this year will be Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.  Music by Steve and Lorrie Barker and the music student will begin at 6:30.  Tickets are $20.  Seating is general admission. Contact Alan Barker at 704-201-3610, Ann Barker Scruggs at 704-881-2532, or you can contact me, Brenda Bailey at 336-751-7567, on Facebook or via my email address. Proceeds will go toward a scholarship for a seminary music student.

Violet Coursey was honored with a birthday celebration at Mario’s in Cleveland on Friday night by family and friends.  Mario’s has music each Friday night from 6:30-8 by local bands.  Sons of the South, a great local bluegrass band, with members Connor Lambert, Mike Souther, Franklin Rash, Gary Isenhour, and Rick Lowe played to a full house. This Friday, the New High Country Band with Jeff Michael will perform.    

The Grassified Bluegrass Band will perform Friday at the Farmington Community Center.  Doors open at 6 for concessions, and music begins at 7. Admission is $6. A jam session is held each Monday evening at 7, with doors opening at 6 for concessions. There is a $2  charge, but musicians get in free.

The Sheffield-Calahaln Volunteer Fire Department held their Christmas Banquet Saturday night.  Congratulations to Brandon Cheeks for receiving the Firefighter of the Year award and Andy Lawson for receiving the First Responder of the Year award.  We are proud of the accomplishments and dedication of these outstanding members. The Sheffield community thanks all the men and women that serve our community for their hard work, dedication, and sacrifices made each day.

The Sheffield-Calahaln VFD meetings are held each Monday night at the station at 7.  The Auxiliary meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 7.

The youth group at Ijames Baptist will go on a retreat Jan. 20-22. TEAM Kid, for ages 3 years-fifth grade, meet each Sunday from 5:30-7 p.m., and the youth, ages 6th-12th grades, meets at 5:45 for recreation and Bible lessons.

On Sunday, Jan. 29, Ijames Baptist will hold their annual church birthday party after the worship service. Soup and stew will be served, and a dessert will be placed on each table. The tables will be decorated appropriately for the each month of the year.

The Adult Bible Study at Ijames Baptist is held each Sunday evening at 5:45.  The study is the Baptist Faith and Message.

Kid’s Night is held each Wednesday at New Union UMC from 6:30-8 p.m. Ages pre-K-12th grade are welcome.

Youth meetings at Liberty Wesleyan Church are held each Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and the Praise Team practice is at 6:30. Prayer service is held each Sunday morning at 9:30.

Worship services at Community Covenant are held each Sunday at 10:45 a.m. and at 6 p.m. A small group Bible Study is held each Wednesday from 7-8 p.m.  Donations for Storehouse for Jesus will be collected the last week of every month.

The Harold Frank documentary DVD is available several places in town including the Forks of the Yadkin office at 34 Court Square in Downtown Mocksville. Donations are accepted.  You can contact me for more information.

Several from our community show their singing talent each Friday night by joining Larry’s Karaoke from 6-9 at the Hot Diggity Diner on US 601 South, Mocksville.

For all you hunting enthusiasts, check out or Facebook Gen7 Outdoors. This is a TV live stream of the great outdoors. For more information, contact

Melissa Gaither invites children (0-4) to Toddler Storytime each Wednesday morning from 10:30-11 at the Harmony Public Library. The children sing songs, play musical instruments, enjoy a story, do crafts and have snacks.

On the 23rd at Maker Mondays, make CD disk snowmen and on the 30th, make a snow storm in a bottle. This is a time for people to create, invent and learn.

Workforce Unlimited, a full service employment network, will be at the library on Jan. 24 and 31 from 1-3 p.m.

I-Care will be at the library Jan. 24 from 3-4:30 p.m. to provide assistance to low-income families.

LEGO Club meets Thursday, Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m.  On Fridays at 3 p.m., there is LEGO Club Free Play.

Maker Saturdays in January are from 10-noon. On the 21st make a snow storm in a bottle, and on the 28th CD disk snowmen.

Prayer requests continue for Madeline Lapish, J.W. Keaton, Melvin Allred, Tom Cloer, G.H. Goforth, Bryan Swain, Jean Reavis, Bonnie Gunter, Lori Dyson, Villard Beck, Sherri Dyson, Johnny Naylor, Dot Keller, Elizabeth Foster, Rick Swisher, Pat Moore, Jimmy Bailey, Todd Olson, Deborah Nichols, Sylvia Ratledge Williams, Joyce Beck, Wellman Beck, Hazel Smoot, Wanda Hale, Joe Chaffin, Lena Mae Allen, Tim Keller, Junior Dunn, Betty Dameron, Matt Lasswell, John Henry Reeves, Tammy Keller, Shirley Smith, Naomi Wooten, Shirley Edwards, Ronnie Thompson, Charles Smith, Jerry McDaniel, Barbara Barney and Ronald Richardson. Our sincere condolences to the Tom Bumgarner family.

Submit items to or call 751-7567 no later than 2 p.m. on Sunday.