County Line: Santa Claus at Clarksbury breakfast on Saturday

Published 4:39 pm Thursday, December 1, 2022

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

County Liners enjoyed family and church Thanksgiving dinners. Folks at Calvary Baptist celebrated with a bountiful buffet of home-cooked food. Many folks took advantage of the Black Friday sales while some of us enjoyed watching football and basketball games (especially Carolina suffering defeats).

Everyone is invited to breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at Clarksbury United Methodist. Santa will be there at 9 a.m. to hear Christmas wish lists.

The Baptist Men of Society will meet at 7 a.m. Saturday. The men invite others for breakfast and prayer. They will discuss upcoming projects and community needs.

The Women on Mission of Society Baptist will meet at 9 a.m. The program will feature international mission work and needs and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, which funds such work.

Upcoming community events: outside Christmas story at 6, 6:20, 6:40, and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at Society Baptist with rain date Saturday, Dec. 17; Christmas caroling and fellowship hosted by Calvary Baptist at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 at Rosewood Assisted Living of Harmony; Christmas cantata at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 at Society Baptist; Christmas cantata at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18  at Calvary Baptist; and Christmas program at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, followed by snacks and visit with Santa at Clarksbury Methodist.

Our community sends get-well wishes to Mildred Benfield, Edward Elam Jr., and Michele Williams.  Mildred has developed pulmonary blood clots and is at Iredell Memorial Hospital. Edward was at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and is recuperating at home. Michele had surgery and has been recuperating at home. William McDaniels and Betty Cartner have improved and are recuperating at their respective homes. Margaret Ann Shew and Alice Waugh remain in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing upon Mildred, Edward, Michele, William, Betty, Margaret Ann, Alice, and other residents who are having health problems.

Word has been received of the deaths of Doris Payne and Jimmy Cartner. Doris was living in New York and her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow (Friday) at Clarksbury Methodist with visitation from 1-1:30 p.m.  Jimmy died last Sunday and his funeral will be at 2 p.m. at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church with visitation from 1-2 p.m. tomorrow.  Remember their families in prayer.

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