Sheffield-Calahaln: Damp weather doesn’t deter fun at New Union Trunk or Treat

Published 11:11 pm Tuesday, November 8, 2022

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By Brenda Bailey



Birthday wishes to:  Lori Cobb and Billy Keaton on Nov. 12; Sylvia Draughn and Randy Groce on Nov. 13; Jerry Keller on Nov.15; and Chub Gunter on Nov. 16. Happy anniversary to:  Rome Carl Jr. and Pamela Ladd on Nov. 14 and Tim and Andrea Goforth on Nov. 15.  If you would like a birthday or anniversary listed, let me know.

Chester Reeves, owner of Chester’s Quilts, had a great turnout for the first day of his sale on Saturday.  If you were unable to attend, you may want to drop by this Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. He has a new selection of Christmas throws and quilts pieced and quilted by him.  The sale is at 247 Turkeyfoot Road.  Call 336-492-5837.    

The young girl posted in last week’s column was my sister, Mary Lou Teague.  Mary turned 86 on Nov. 3. She is the daughter of the late Charlie and Mae Reeves, and has been a Sheffield resident for several years. If you have a photo that you’d like to see posted in this segment, forward to me. I’ll scan the photo and return the original.

Even though the weather was a little damp, the trick or treaters still had a wonderful time on Halloween at New Union Church. There were so many different and new costumes this year, and the children appeared to have a great time.  Gary Allen was not only giving out candy, but the kids (and adults) also received a Sheffield-Calahaln VFD ruler.

The Sheffield-Calahaln VFD’s 20 Gun Bingo will be Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. This will include a meal, 20 games of bingo, side raffles and many door prizes.  The department is at 435 Dyson Road. Tickets are $50 and can be obtained from any firefighter. Contact Gary at 336-345-3672 or Mitch at 336-909-1422.

Bible Study on “Training for Service”, a basic Bible overview for every Christian, is held each Sunday evening from 5:00 – 6:00 pm at Ijames Baptist Church.  Sunday morning worship sermons are on “What it means to be a church member”.  TeamKID is held each evening from 4:30-6 at Ijames Baptist for children, ages 3 years to 6th grade.

A time of prayer is held at Liberty Wesleyan Church each Sunday at 9:30 a.m., followed by Sunday School at 10 and Worship at 11. Liberty is collecting canned food for Matthew 25.

Community Covenant invites you to join them on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. for worship and on Wednesday evenings at 6 for Bible study.

  Wesley Chapel UMC is selling TerriLynn nuts. Contact Kathy at 336-830-5123.

Christmas Open House at Poplar Springs School is  Dec. 3 and 10 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  Poplar Springs is at 660 Ijames Church Road.

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, Chester Reeves, Hazel Frye, Yvonne Ijames, Bonnie Gunter, Ed Livengood,  Milton Tutterow, Nancy Peacock, Geraldine Lambert, Betty Beck, Sue Gobble, Helen Bulla, Paul Beck, Juanita Keaton, Jerry McDaniel, Lynne Hicks, Betty Godbey, Ted Adams, Emily Brown, Marsha Tutterow, Eddie Porter, Janie Williams, Chad Blackwelder, Larry Richie, Ernie Mullins and Suzonne Stratton.  Our sincere condolences to the Bob Martin family and the Thomas Ijames family.

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