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County Line: Clarksbury ECA wins county awards

By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

County Liners are looking forward to the Fourth of July holiday weekend.  Many folks will celebrate with backyard cookouts, fireworks, parades, shopping sprees, and trips to the mountains and coast. As our democracy was founded in 1776 and our military has fought fiercely to defend since then; we have much to celebrate this year. Here’s wishing everyone a safe, happy, and thankful celebration.

On Achievement Day for the Iredell County Extension and Community Association (ECA) on June 17, the Clarksbury ECA that has been meeting at the V-Point Building was presented several awards:

• Joyce Dobson, second place individual reading award (56 books), and recognition for making 704 masks;

• Clarksbury, first place club reading award (192 books);

• Clarksbury, club award for continued volunteer effort during the pandemic (505 hours and $1,404 in donations);

Clarksbury United Methodist Church continues the Bible study featuring the book “The Epic of Eden.”  The study, which includes videos, is led by Pastor Cliff Wall and meets at 7 p.m. on Thursdays in the fellowship hall. Everyone is invited.  For more information or a copy of the book, call Pastor Wall on 704-546-2473.

As the coronavirus canceled the St. Matthews Lutheran Church homecoming last year, more than 70 folks enjoyed food and fellowship under the shade of the huge oak trees last Sunday afternoon. The homecoming is held annually the fourth Sunday in June.      

Upcoming community events: vacation Bible school at Piney Grove AME Zion Church Monday, July 12-Wednesday, July 14, and at Society Baptist Sunday, Aug. 1-Wednesday, Aug. 4.

Our community extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Coleen Cartner Peacock, who died early last Sunday morning at home after several years of declining health. The youngest of three children, she was born in Iredell County in 1944 to the late Clyde “Boo” and Blanch Richardson Cartner of County Line. She was reared on Cartner Road at Old Mocksville Road and in 1962 graduated from Harmony High School; where she was a member of Future Teachers of America, Future Homemakers of Americas, 4-H, Spanish and glee clubs, and cheerleader squad and was voted “Friendliest” senior superlative. In 1968 she married Gilbert Peacock; the couple made their home in Iredell. Coleen was retired from J.C. Penney after 42 years and was a talented artist. She was a member of Rose Chapel United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir and served on many committees. No formal services are planned.

We send get-well wishes to Alice Cartner Waugh; who fell last week, broke her ankle and got a severe cut, was hospitalized at Davis Regional Medical Center, and is in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehab Center of Mocksville. Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing and blessings upon Alice and other residents who are having health problems.  Pray for the Lord’s comfort and strength upon the family of Coleen as they adjust to life without her.

Remember in prayer those families affected by the tragic collapse of the condo unit building in Florida.  Continue to pray for the families affected by the coronavirus.

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