Stone Mountain News

By Ola K. Norman - For The Tribune

The BROC Austin meal site will have a hot dog supper on Friday at 6 p.m. Elvis will provide entertainment. The cost will be $10 per person for the meal and entertainment.

Kenny Stoker will be preaching at Garden Creek Baptist Church on Sunday at 9 a.m., weather permitting. If the Stone Mountain State Park is closed for bad weather, there will be no service. The Mountain Flats bluegrass band will be singing.

New books available to check out at Traphill Branch Library include “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by J.D. Vance, “How to Babysit a Granma” by Jean Reagan, “How to Babysit a Grandpa” by Jean Reagan, “I am a Big Sister” by Caroline Church, “I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark” by Debbie Levy, and “I Love Music: My First Sound Book” by Marion Billet.

New DVDs to check out at Traphill Branch Library include “Pete’s Dragon,” “Florence Foster Jenkins,” “A Man called Ove,” “Middle School the Worst Years of my Life,” “Snowden,” “The BFG” and “Nine Lives. These can be checked out for a week with your library card.

Odell Holloway celebrated his 75th birthday with friends and family at Liberty Grove Baptist Church last Sunday. He is Wilma Shew’s brother.

Jakie and Patsy Anderson will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a cruise to the Bahamas with all their children and grandchildren.

Condolences go to the family of Lawrence Lyon, who died on Feb. 26.

Get well wishes go to Delane Hayes, who was in the hospital last week. Keep her in your prayers as she begins treatment.

Happy birthday wishes go to Michael Eugene Higgins on Feb. 27; John Lawrence Settle, Louise Royall, Diane Sidden and Cameron Billings on Feb. 28; Ben Byrd, Ralph Anthony Holbrook, Earl Poteat, Mason Wagoner, Josh Wiles and Chad Joines on March 1; Chandler Johnson on March 2; Rosa Wood Letasz, Caleb Johnston, Judy Billings and Larry Dancy on March 3; McKenna Jolly and Danny Bauguess on March 4; and Matt Daye, Ethan Baker, Elmer Billings and Helen Johnson on March 5.

Happy anniversary wishes go to Johnny and Jolene Johnson, who celebrate their 43rd anniversary on March 2; and Jo and Charles Hanks, who celebrate their 60th anniversary on March 4.

Traphill had a low temperature of 34.8 degrees on Feb. 26 and a high temperature of 75.7 degrees on Feb. 24. There was .25 inch of rain in Traphill during the week of Feb. 20-26. All those trees and flowers that are blooming sure are pretty, but I’m afraid the cold weather will be back and cause some damage.

Ola K. Norman may be reached at 336-957-8920 or

By Ola K. Norman

For The Tribune

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