County Line: Churches donate to poor in Applachia

Published 1:40 pm Tuesday, November 14, 2023

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

Calvary Baptist and Society Baptist churches sent backpacks to the less fortunate in the Kentucky Appalachians. Calvary also sent new and gently used bedding and clothing.

The Young at Heart of Society will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21.  The group invites other senior adults in the community.

The seventh of the 12-week Bible study for women at Clarksbury Methodist will not meet this Sunday.  The study will resume at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2.

During November, Society Baptist has been collecting money for boxes of groceries for a Thanksgiving dinner for area families of need.  Saturday, Nov. 18,  church members and others who wish to help are asked to meet at 9:30 a.m. to assemble the boxes of groceries and then deliver them.

Upcoming community events: breakfast with Santa at Clarksbury Methodist Saturday, Dec. 2; country ham and sausage breakfast sponsored by the V-Point Ruritans from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6.

Caroline Jones and Caleb Williams continue their medical treatments. Caroline fell and fractured her fibula during her hospital stay for chemotherapy last week and was expected to return home this week. Caleb was prepared for liver transplant surgery Friday as a donor became available on Thursday; sadly, the surgery was stopped as the malignancy had spread to a lymph node. 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 those having health problems. Pray for the Lord’s guidance as Caleb’s parents Perry and Vickie seek other possible medical treatments.  Remember in prayer the family of Mona Lou Shaver, who died Wednesday of last week;  she was the sister of the late Mabel Gryder of Stroud Road.

Thanks to everyone who sent cards to make Caleb’s birthday special. He and his family appreciate the best wishes, prayers, encouragement. Just a simple card in the mail can brighten one’s day.

Call or text Shirley on 336-492-5115 or email