County Line: Former coach, teacher celebrates 98th birthday

Published 9:53 am Tuesday, July 9, 2024

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

Society Baptist will host vacation Bible school this Monday, July 15-Wednesday, July 17, with kickoff 5-7 p.m. Sunday, July 14. The kickoff will include a cookout, homemade ice cream, games for all ages, foam machine, and firetruck.  Classes will be 6-8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday with a meal served from 5:30-6. Classes for children age 3-high school will include music, Bible story, crafts, and recreation.

Clarksbury Methodist’s weekly knitting class is at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, taught by Dannie Steele.

Society Baptist continues to collect monetary donations for the Appalachian Kentucky Coalfields Backpack Ministry for underprivileged childre. Call Pastor Kevin York on 704-880-5084.

Upcoming community events: Clarksbury vacation Bible school, “Camp Firelight,” July 29-Aug.t 2; and Salem Methodist vacation Bible school, “Gone Fishing,”Aug. 3, with family kickoff at 5:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, and commencement at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 4.

Happy birthday to former County Liner Coach Paul Brendle, who celebrated his 98th birthday Wednesday.  Longtime baseball and basketball coach at Cool Spring High and at North Iredell High until retirement, Brendle and wife Shirley live on US 64 West near Cool Spring School. He still has fond memories of his County Line students as he said recently at John Koontz’s passing that John could hit a baseball the greatest distance of any player in his years of coaching. Coach Brendle, all of us in County Line wish you a healthy and successful new year of life and look forward to wishing you a happy 100th birthday.

Happy anniversary and congratulations to former County Liner Ralph Moore and wife Sylvia upon their 72nd wedding anniversary last Saturday.  ool Spring High Class of ’52 sweethearts, the couple was married July 6, 1952, at New Salem Methodist.  In his youth, Ralph and his family lived on Ridge Road near Foster Road and later on Battle Road.

Terry Wayne Dyson and Caleb Williams continue medical treatments.  Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing and comfort upon Terry Wayne, Caleb, and other residents who are having health problems.

Remember In prayer Larry and Becky Galliher; Becky’s mother Kathryn Jenkins died Tuesday of last week at Gordon Hospice House of Statesville.

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