Stone Mountain News

By Ola K. Norman - For The Tribune

Welcome Home Missionary Baptist Church will host a Pinto Bean Supper on Sunday at 5 p.m. Everyone is invited to join them and fellowship with them during the meal.

New books available to check out at the Traphill Branch Library include “Sword and Verse” by Kathy MacMillan, “Waiting for Morning” by Karen Kingsbury, “Weird But True 7: 300 Outrageous Facts” by National Geographic Kids, “The Bounty Hunter’s Redemption” by Janet Dean, “Cruel Crown” by Victoria Aveyard, “Fantasic Beasts and Where to Find Them” by Newt Scamander, “The Finest Hours: The True Story of the US Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue” by Michael Touglas, and “Four Nights with the Duke” by Eloisa James.

Congratulations to Kaleb Dunn, who placed fifth in the State Wrestling Championship in Greensboro last week in the 195 weight class. Kaleb is the grandson of Gary and Rebecca Jolly.

Alex Sidden celebrated her birthday on Feb. 20 at the Traphill Fire Department with her family and friends. Crabgrass Bluegrass Band played all her favorite songs and she enjoyed all the gifts, good food and fun.

Maxine Johnson enjoyed last week at North Myrtle Beach with her nieces, Mildred and Betty. They spent most of the week with her great-niece who is teaching them all to crochet in anticipation of her senior project for next year, The Art of Crocheting. They plan to help her make baby items to give to a yet undetermined place.

Leora Sidden was surprised with a birthday party last Sunday at Old Roaring River Baptist Church hosted by her sons, Steven and Phillip Sidden. Her brother, Wilmer Hutchison from Greensboro, and her sister, Rosa Adams, were there to celebrate with her. There was special singing by Gateway, Russell Sidden, Roger Sidden, Britney and Joe Kennedy, and Frankie Miller.

Happy birthday wishes go to 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; Matt Daye, Ethan Lewis Baker, Elmer Billings and Helen Johnson on March 5; and Tony Triplett, Mason Joines, Phillip Sidden, Kella Ann Hutchison and Benny Bowers on March 6.

Happy anniversary wishes go to Sandy and Ronnie Wood, who celebrate their 14th anniversary on Feb. 23; Michelle and Matthew Kennedy, who celebrate their 10th anniversary on Feb. 25; Kendra and Alan Dawson, who celebrate their 10th anniversary on Feb. 25; Johnny and Jolene Johnson, who celebrate their 42nd anniversary on March 2; and Jo and Charles Hanks, who celebrate their 59th anniversary on March 4.

Traphill had a low temperature of 28.9 degrees on Feb. 28 and a high temperature of 69 degrees on Feb. 28. There was 1.9 inches of rain in Traphill during the week of Feb. 22-28.

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

By Ola K. Norman

For The Tribune

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