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By Ola K. Norman



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The Couch Family will be singing at Garden Creek Baptist Church on Saturday at 6 p.m. Come enjoy an evening of bluegrass gospel music.


Larry Norman will be bringing the message Sunday at 9 a.m. at Garden Creek Baptist Church. Campers in the Stone Mountain State Park are invited to come as you are to worship in this historic church.


Join a park ranger in the Stone Mountain State Park on Saturday and and learn about backpacking. You’ll learn what gear you need, about safety in the back country and the importance of Leave No Trace. The program will end by taking a hike to the Backpack Sites off of Widow’s Creek Trail. The program will last about two hours. Meet at the Backpack Parking Lot at 10 a.m.


On Sunday, join a ranger for a fun-filled scavenger hunt. This program will last about a half hour. Meet at the A Loop Washhouse at 2 p.m.


On Sunday, meet a ranger at the picnic area at 10 a.m. and learn about the mammals that call Stone Mountain home.


On Monday, meet with a staff member for a hike to one of the many still sites in the park. This hike will last about two hours. Meet at the horse trailer parking lot at 1 p.m.


New books ready to check out at the Traphill Branch Library include “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd, “Beneath My Mother’s Feet” by Amjed Qamar, “The Returned” by Jason Mott (this is the the Wilkes Reads book for this year), “A Strong Right Arm” by Michelle Y. Green, “Blue” by Joyce Moyer Hostetter, “If You’re a Monster and You Know It” by Rebecca and Ed Emberley, and “Over In the Meadow” by Ezra Jack Keats.


New audio CDs ready to check out include “The Returned” by Jason Mott, “Princess Academy” by Shannon Hale, and “The House of the Scorpion” by Nancy Farmer.


Wesley McCourt enjoyed his 3rd birthday with a party attended by family and friends at the Traphill Elementary School playground last Saturday.


Get well wishes go to Ricky Wiles, Everette Leonard and Grady Billings, who have been in the hospital recently.


Happy birthday wishes go to Chris Baker, Keith Smith and Zachery Cornelius on May 19; Joann Dancy on May 20; Ella Mae Sparks on May 23; and Mickey Miller, Christie J. McKinney and April McGrady Price on May 24.


Happy anniversary wishes go to Aaron and Ashley Francis, who celebrate their second anniversary on May 19; Tommy and Becky Sparks, who celebrate their 36th anniversary on May 20; and Hubert and Wilma Norman, who celebrate their 65th anniversary on May 21.


Traphill had a low temperature of 41 degrees on May 17 and a high temperature of 91.7 degrees on May 13. There was 2.6 inches of rain during the week of May 12-18 in Traphill.


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