County Line: Acapella youth choir at Salem on Sunday evening

Published 10:57 am Tuesday, April 16, 2024

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

The annual Cool Spring School Alumni Association dinner meeting will be Saturday, April 20, in the gym. The doors will open at 5 p.m. for greeting and fellowship with schoolmates.  Dinner will begin at 6, and the cost is $20 per person.

The oldest student attending, student traveling the greatest distance, and the class with the most members attending will be recognized. The classes of ’54 and ’64 will be honored this year. All former students, former and current school staff, and their spouses or guests are invited. Be sure to bring fond memories to share with others.  For more information, please call Joe Mayes on 704-913-4392

Salem Methodist Church will host an acapella youth choir at 6 p.m Sunday, April 21. Everyone is invited.

Society Baptist Church is hosting a Bible study for women titled: “Keep it shut, what to say, how to say it, and when to say nothing at all.” The study is meeting at 7 p.m. each Thursday through May 16.  Everyone is invited.

Upcoming community events: revival services at Clarksbury Methodist April 28-30; country ham and sausage breakfast by the V-Point Ruritans from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, May 4;  and Harmony School Alumni Association annual dinner meeting Saturday, May 11.

Jennifer Cartner has been awarded “School Nutrition Manager of the Year” by Iredell-Statesville Schools.  She is the school nutrition manager at North Iredell Middle. She and husband Mike and their four sons reside on NC 901 near Hayes Road. Jennifer, congratulations from all of us in County Line. We are proud of your achievement and thank you for your service to our children.

Our community extends sympathy to the family of Willie Rebecca “Beck” Frost, who died at Rosewood Assisted Living Center of Harmony Tuesday of last week. She had made her home there since 2016 and had been ill the past two months.         The older of two children, Beck was born in Davie County in 1941 to the late Rufus Mitchell and Copelia Rose Frost. She was reared on US 64 near Center VFD and attended Piney Grove AME Zion Church with family. Beck graduated from Davie Training School in 1950.  A textile seamstress, she was retired from Monaleigh Garment of Mocksville.         A service celebrating her life was held Saturday afternoon at Piney Grove AME Zion  Church, where she had been a lifetime dedicated member. She was laid to rest in the church cemetery beside her brother Hugh.

We send get-well wishes to Jonell Gaither Lewis, who was hospitalized last week for a heart procedure and is recuperating at home.  Margie Beck remains in rehab at Iredell Memorial Hospital.Terry Wayne Dyson continues chemotherapy treatments.

Caleb Williams is looking like he did a year ago.  He is off his vein nutrition and off his pain pump.  He feels the best since last July. The Duke surgeon will not do the liver resection since the tumor is on the vein even though the tumor has shrunk. Caleb will continue with chemotherapy at Brenner Children’s Hospital as their oncologist looks for a second opinion regarding the possibility of resection. Pray the tumor continues to shrink and a resection is possible.

Join us in prayer for the Lord’s comfort and blessings upon Jonell, Margie, Terry Wayne, Caleb, and other residents who are having health problems.  Remember in prayer the family of Karlene Doby, who died April 4 and was the wife of the late County Liner Garnet Doby.

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