New books available to check out at the Traphill Branch Library include “Pretending to Dance” by Diane Chamberlain, “Reawakened” by Colleen Houck, “Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter” by Kate Clifford Larson, “The Scam” by Janet Evanovich, “Serafina and the Black Cloak” by Robert Beatty, “Undercover” by Danielle Steel, “The Wicked Will Rise” by Danielle Paige, and “Wild Flowers of North Carolina, 2nd Edition” by William S. Justice.
Congratulations to Jessica and Shawn Cleary on the birth of a daughter, Trinity Faye Cleary, born on Dec. 23, 2015. Proud maternal grandparents are Stephanie Evans and Hank Evans, maternal great-grandparents are Ricky Wiles and the late Brenda Wiles. Paternal grandparents are Claudia and Wayne Cleary and paternal great-grandmother is Virginia Holbrook. Trinity has a big brother, William, who is ready to teach her all he knows.
Congratulations to Jayden Hutchison and Ralee Bare, who are the county winners of the Elk Lodge Hoop Shoot that was held Jan. 9. They will be going to the district competition on Jan. 31.
Condolences go to the family of E.R. Wiles, who died on Jan. 2. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
Happy birthday wishes go to Abigail Vance on Jan. 18; Martha Emma Myers on Jan. 19; Mack Kennedy on Jan. 20; Eddie Joe Dancy on Jan. 21; Ann Johnson and Felicia Lyon on Jan. 22; and Amanda Johnson Severt, Crystal Billings and Jackie Pruitt on Jan. 24.
Traphill had a low temperature of 22.2 degrees on Jan. 12 and a high temperature of 60.8 degrees on Jan. 16. There was 1 inch of rain and a dusting of snow in Traphill during the week of Jan. 11-17.
Ola K. Norman may be reached at 336-957-8920 or Onorman@wilkes.net.