County Line: Community rallies for young cancer patient

Published 12:34 pm Tuesday, October 31, 2023

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

On Sunday, Nov. 5, our state will return to Eastern Standard Time at 2 a.m.  Be sure to set your clocks back one hour before going to sleep Saturday night. It’s also a good time to ensure your smoke, heat, and carbon monoxide detectors are in good working condition.

A major community event last week was a chicken fundraiser for Caleb Williams, who was diagnosed with carcinoma of the liver in July.  As photos show, it was a joint endeavor by four local organizations and others held Friday at Society Baptist Church, and 950 plates were sold.

Caleb has been enjoying the cards folks have been sending. Add some cheer to this teen’s challenging days by sending him a card to: 1299 Ridge Road, Mocksville, NC 27028.

Our community has some good eating events this weekend, too.

Join the V-Point Ruritans for a country ham and sausage breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Saturday.

Calvary Baptist Church invites everyone to join them for homecoming Sunday.  Enjoy a program of music by Anointed by Grace at 11 a.m. followed by a covered-dish dinner.

The Baptist Men of Society will meet at 7 a.m. Saturda.  They invite others in the community to join them for breakfast and prayer. Afterwards they plan to work on projects at the church.

The Women on Mission of Society Baptist will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday.  The program will include the Kentucky coalfields backpack ministry and the Thanksgiving dinner boxes local ministry.  They invite others.

The sixth of the12-week Bible study for women at Clarksbury Methodist Church will be Sunday at 6 p.m. about Esther of the Old Testament.

During November, Society Baptist is collecting money for boxes of traditional Thanksgiving dinners to give to area families of need. For more information or to donate, please call Pastor Kevin York on 704-880-5084 or Johnny Nantz on 704-929-8199.

Clarksbury Methodist Church celebrated “Pastor Appreciation” with a spaghetti, salad, and dessert dinner after worship Sunday.

Our community sends happy-birthday wishes to Jim Stroud, who will be 91 Saturday, Nov. 4. He and wife Imogene continue to enjoy life at home and attend church at Society Baptist, but he leaves the farming to others.  Jim, all of us in County Line hope you have a great birthday and a healthy new year of life.

We send get-well wishes to Eddie Porter, who had to have a pacemaker inserted last week.  Brian Hager has improved and is recuperating at home. Caroline Jones and Caleb Williams continue their medical treatments.Tommie Ross remains in rehab at Bermuda Village of Davie. Mildred Beck, Hazel Smoot, and Alice Waugh remain in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing and blessings upon these residents and others having health problems.

Remember in prayer Barbara (Claude deceased) Rash and Shirley & Sammy Hauser in prayer.  Barbara’s brother Steve Horn died unexpectedly at Iredell Memorial Hospital Oct. 20.  Shirley’s sister Hilda Josey Sloan died last Friday.

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