Sheffield-Calahaln: Junior Dunn still singing on 91st birthday

Published 9:21 am Tuesday, May 21, 2024

By Brenda Bailey



Birthday wishes to:  Nell Dyson on May 24; Brandi Drye on May 25; Nellie Reavis and Mike Branham on May 27; Chris Jordan and Adalyn Ottone on May 28; and Dawn Allen on May 30.  Happy anniversary to Eddie and Pam McDaniel on May 30.  If you would like a birthday or anniversary listed in this column, please let me know.

Several family members and friends gathered at the home of Junior Dunn on Wednesday, May 15 to help him celebrate his 91st birthday. The covered dish meal was given by his children. Junior is well known in the local bluegrass music scene for his band and a weekly show on WDSL radio. A large assortment of food and birthday cake was enjoyed.  We all wish Junior a Happy Birthday and many  more. Thank you to Del Cooper for sharing information and photos.

Sheffield-Calahaln VFD’s Chief Matthew Mills welcomes everyone interested in becoming a firefighter ato come by the department or call 336-492-5791.

Hotdog Saturday at New Union is ready to serve up those great hotdogs this Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the church parking lot. There will also be a bake sale and RADA cutlery for sale. The church is at County Line and Sheffield roads.

New Union welcomes everyone to Sunday School at 9 a.m. and worship service at 10 each week.  Kids Power Hour is each Wednesday from 6:30- 7:30 pm.

Ijames Baptist’s worship service is each week at 10:30 a.m. TeamKid for ages 3 years to 5th grade and the Youth Group, 6th-12th grade, meets each Sunday from 5-6.  Adult Bible Study is Sunday evenings at 5. Children’s Choir for ages 2-12 meets Sundays from 4:30-5 p.m.

A special Mother’s Day service was held at Ijames with a baby dedication and music by the Kidz Choir. My thanks to Pam Branham for sharing the information and photos.

Worship service at Community Covenant Church is each Sunday at 10:45 a.m. and Junior church class for children is also held at 10:45. Evangelistic service is Sundays at 6 p.m. and Prayer meeting and Bible study is Wednesdays at 7 p.m.  The church is at 1446 Sheffield Road.

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 am. Choir practice is each Wednesday at 7 p.m.  On Sunday, March 10, a lunch will follow worship.

Center Methodist is holding a Bible study each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.  The Book of Philippians study is led by Pastor Jesse Teal.  The church is at 1857 US 64 W.  Everyone is invited.  Email Teal at

Jam sessions are held on Mondays at Eddie’s Place in Cool Springs from 6–9:30 p.m. The BoTyme Jam is Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Farmington Community Center. Admission at Farmington is $3, musicians get in free.

Each Friday evening from 6-8 at MawMaw’s Restaurant, local talent is featured.  This past Friday, Darrell Connor and the Country Music Legends performed to a large crowd.  Darrell’s granddaughter, Megan, also joined them for several songs.

Prayer requests continue for Bryan Swain, Hazel Smoot, Tim Keller, Junior Dunn, Betty Dameron, Tammy Keller, Charles England, Lincoln Dyson, Chester Reeves, Yvonne Ijames, Bonnie Gunter, Ed Livengood, Milton Tutterow, Geraldine Lambert, Betty Beck, Sue Gobble, Helen Bulla, Paul Beck, Juanita Keaton, Emily Brown, Marsha Gobble, Brian Jacobs, Mary Teague, Eddie Porter, Janie Williams, Maria Knight, Violet Coursey, Clyde Jordan, Jack Seaford, Fred Beck, Tom Cornatzer and  Terry Dyson.   Our sincere condolences to the families of Howell “Hal” Davis, Bill Roberts, Jim Hutchens, and Cathy Myers.

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