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County Line: Food being collected for pantry

By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

Got your coronavirus vaccination yet?

Piney Grove AME Zion Church is hosting a coronavirus vaccination event on Friday, April 23. To sign up for the vaccination and if you need transportation, call Vickie Turner-Brown on 704-657-7365 or Denise Holland on 704-450-2824.  The deadline for signing up for the vaccination is Wednesday, April 21.

Local churches are slowly beginning to have some special family events. As photos show, folks of all ages enjoyed a fun Easter egg hunt fellowship at Piney Grove.

Society Baptist Church is collecting money for “Food Roundup” for Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina.  If you would like to donate, please call Gene Tutterow on 336-408-0405.

Clarksbury United Methodist Church will continue the Bible study on the book of Revelations at 7 p.m. today (Thursday) in the sanctuary.  Pastor Wall will lead the study on Chapters 19 & 20.

Calvary Baptist Church continues to collect nonperishable breakfast foods for the South Yadkin Baptist Association Food Pantry as the supply of such items to families of need is low and the need is great. For donations, please contact Peggy Carlton on 336-492-7114 or any church member.

Mildred Cartner Beck is residing at Brookdale Peachtree Assisted Living of Statesville.  At age 92 she continues to enjoy visits and cards from friends and relatives.

Our community sends get-well wishes to Kathy Beck Foster and Curtis Gaither. Kathy had knee surgery yesterday (Wednesday) at Iredell Memorial Hospital. Curtis was hospitalized last week and is recuperating at home.  Faye Stroud continues to rest at home and has been checked cancer-free.

Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing and blessings upon Kathy, Curtis, Faye, and others who are having health problems.  Remember in prayer the family of James Henry Potts of Hayes Farm Road; he died unexpectedly last Friday evening. Continue to pray for the families affected by the coronavirus. As of last Monday afternoon, our state’s daily positive test rate (the percent of positive tests of tests officially recorded given) increased to 6.9 percent.  Let’s all do our part to decrease the rate below 5 percent. Pray that folks will continue to wear masks when out and around others even if vaccinated as medical professionals advise.

Many of us County Line “Cool Springers” were classmates or school mates of the former Diane Freeze; many County Line “Harmony Highers” were classmates or schoolmates of Diane’s husband Bobby Miller.  Last Friday morning about noon Bobby and Diane were returning to North Carolina from Florida in their 2021 motorhome when it went off an I-95 exit ramp in South Carolina, went down an embankment, hit a tree, and overturned. Diane died at the scene and Bobby was airlifted to a hospital where he remains in critical condition.  Please pray for the Freeze and Miller families and friends and pray for Bobby’s recovery.

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