For The Jones Sisters Band, making music is not just something to do, it is a way to express their love for Christ and show others that same love.
The group-consisting of Tori Jones, 19; Katie Jones, 17; Elli Jones, 13; and John Lee, 16, has been singing together for several years accompanied by their banjo, mandolin, fiddle, bass, and guitar.
It all began when the sisters started singing together at local churches years ago. After a short time they met Lee, a native of western Rowan County, and asked him to join as banjo player.
The group mainly sings bluegrass gospel songs, many of which are wrote by Tori Jones and aided by Elli Jones. Since their beginning, the group has played at numerous churches across the state, band competitions, and last year sang at Pickin' at the Plaza at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
Reflecting on the future of The Jones Sisters Band, the young members say they hope to follow the Lord's will in whatever they do. They did hint at the possibility of doing a couple more CDs within the next few years.
The Jones Sisters Band will be singing at The Piedmont Opry in Farmington in March and you can keep up with them by following their Facebook page.
Last day for sports sign-ups is Thursday
The last time to sign-up for baseball, softball, volleyball, soccer, and wrestling is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Churchland Athletic Booster Park. If you have kids or grandkids that enjoy sports, stop by to sign them up Thursday.
Trivia night, movie night to be held
The West Davidson Public Library will hold trivia night at 6:15 p.m. Thursday. Get your friends together and go out for a fun night of questions.
The library will have movie night at 6 p.m. Monday. The movie for the night will be "The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature."
Kindergarten registration has begun
Kindergarten registration for the 2018-2019 school year opened last week at Churchland Elementary School. If you have a child that is kindergarten age, stop by the school to register them.
Women's Day to be held at Lakeview
Lakeview Baptist Church, located at 341 Lakeview Church Rd, Linwood, will hold Women's Day at 11 a.m. Feb. 25. Stop by and support the women of the church.
Updates from Mason's
Did you know that our local general store on Horseshoe Neck Road, Mason's, has added to its inventory? They currently have Lexington Style Trimmings slaw and pimento cheese, along with Jesse Jones hot dogs. Also, if you need a new pair of Muck boots, they can order those for you.
You will remember that I did a story about Mason's owner, Josh Lord, last year, so be sure to stop by and see him.
A Runaway wedding
With today being Valentines Day, I thought I would share a story on the marriage of a local couple featured in this newspaper on June 3, 1914.
"Sunday afternoon at Churchland, Mr. Henry C. Williams and Mrs. Hattie Long were united in marriage, 'Squire Simmerson officiating. The marriage was a "runaway" affair and a great surprise to the many friends of the happy couple. The two were at Jersey Church Sunday for the Sunday school convention and during the noon intermission slipped out of the crowd and in Mr. H.D Williams' automobile journeyed swiftly to Churchland and were soon married. The best wishes of many friends follow the popular young couple."
The couple was married 42 years, until Henry's death in 1956. They are buried in Sandy Creek Cemetery in Tyro.
Scripture to ponder
I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. -- Psalms 104:33 KJV
To report news of Churchland, call Caleb Sink at (336) 300-6125 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org