Sheffield-Calahaln: Area departments looking for volunteer firefighters

Published 9:47 am Thursday, August 18, 2022

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By Brenda Bailey



Birthday wishes to: Cora Troy Edwards and Jace Moody on Aug. 19; Terry Dyson and Wade Leonard on Aug. 20; Hunter Dyson on Aug. 21; Allie Myers on Aug. 22; Charles England and Shirley Edwards on Aug. 23; and Judy Beck on Aug. 24.  Happy anniversary to the following couples:  Wesley and Amanda Jordan on Aug. 19 and Steven and Michele Dyson on Aug. 25.  If you would like a birthday or anniversary listed in this column, please let me know.

Everyone had a great time at Vacation Bible School at New Union.  Even though the weather didn’t cooperate one night, the activities continued.

The “Monumental” adventure through the colorful canyons and trails explored God’s awesomeness and the kids formed a rock-solid faith for the road ahead.  There were storytimes, snacks, crafts, songs and team activities. The final evening was a time of performing the songs learned during the week, followed by a hotdog meal.  We thank all those that helped with VBS, and a huge thanks to the children and their parents for being a big part of a wonderful time of learning more about Jesus.  Thanks to Heather Dyson for the photos and all her hard work.

New Union Methodist will have its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Reservations for vendor space are being taken . Call me at 336-837-8122, email me at or message me on Facebook.

Hotdog Saturday at New Union is scheduled for Aug. 27 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  There will be some baked goods and RADA cutlery for sale.  The church is at tSheffield and County Line Roads.

If interested in becoming a firefighter, Chief Gary Allen of the Sheffield-Calahaln VFD invites you to come by the department or call 336-492-5791.

Center Volunteer Fire Department is looking for volunteers. If this is of interest, stop by the station any Thursday evening at 7 or call 336-492-7649.  The department is at 2265 US 64 W.

Trackers of Truth Bible Camp will be held each Friday in August from 6-8 p.m. at Liberty Wesleyan, open to ages kindergarten-5th grade.  Call 336-492-3000.

Gaining Ground performed Friday at West Rowan Grill. Cabarrus Station will perform this Friday.

Each Monday evening from 6:30-9:30, there’s a jam session at the Meatlocker on Garden Valley Road off US 64 near Cool Springs. Eddie Porter invites you to come out and pick or just sit back and listen to some great music.

Each Tuesday evening, John and Lynn Powell have a jam session on Fairfield Road. A lot of the young musicians go to John for lessons plus go to the jams to gain more experience.

Prayer requests continue for Bryan Swain, Jean Reavis, Johnny Naylor, Pat Moore, Hazel Smoot, Tim Keller, Junior Dunn, Betty Dameron, Tammy Keller, Naomi Wooten, Charles England, Greta England, Lincoln Dyson, Bob Ellis, Chester Reeves, Hazel Frye, Yvonne Ijames, Bonnie Gunter, Ed Livengood,  Milton Tutterow, Nancy Peacock, Geraldine Lambert, Betty Beck, Sue Gobble, Caren Morgan, Helen Bulla, Rowan Fay, Paul Beck, Juanita Keaton, Jerry McDaniel, Yvonne Richardson, Lynn Hicks, Betty Godbey, Emily Brown and Suzonne Stratton.  Our sincere condolences to the families of April Michelle Hill and Noah Lee Hill.

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