County Line: Cool Springers enjoy the Catalinas

Published 11:40 am Wednesday, August 31, 2022

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

A thunderstorm passed through Iredell Friday afternoon, but it did not deter folks from attending the “Friday after Five” concert featuring The Catalinas in  downtown Statesville. Many Cool Springers were there to support fellow Barker schoolmates, members of the band.  It was a great night of beach music.  It was also great to see guitarist Gary Barker, class of ’59, able to enjoy the music from the sidelines; Gary has been recuperating from a severe case of coronavirus since March 2021.

Members of Calvary Baptist invite everyone to an ice cream social at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7.

Calvary Baptist and Society Baptist churches continue to collect for the Kentucky coalfields school backpack ministry. Folks at Calvary ask members to bring backpacks filled with school supplies. Society collects money and buys backpacks & supplies. The filled backpacks are taken to the South Yadkin Baptist Association to be sent to children of need in Kentucky. To donate,  contact any church member.

Upcoming community events: homecoming celebration Sunday, Sept. 18 at Society Baptist; “Pastor Appreciation Day” Sunday, Oct. 9 at Calvary Baptist; and homecoming celebration Sunday, Oct. 9 at Piney Grove AME Zion.

Our community sends get-well wishes to Teresa Evans Hays, who has been at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center cardiac care unit since last Thursday night.  She suffered an aortic aneurysm and had emergency surgery followed by another procedure. Eddie Porter has improved but remains in the intensive care unit at Forsyth Medical Center. Karlie Cartner is recuperating at home after her successful back surgery. Eva Campbell and Alice Waugh remain in rehab at Maple Leaf of Statesville and Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing and blessings upon Teresa, Eddie, Karlie, Eva, Alice, and others who are having health problems.  Continue to pray for those affected by covid, including Gary Barker, and that those unvaccinated will get vaccinated.

For news and memories to share, please call or text Shirley on 336-492-5115 or email