Stone Mountain News

By Ola K. Norman - For The Tribune

There will be a Christmas singing at Garden Creek Baptist Church on Saturday at 3 p.m. The Couch Family and Crabgrass will be singing.

The Traphill Masonic Lodge will be having a benefit for John Reed to help with his medical expenses on Saturday. Beginning at 11 a.m., they will have BBQ sandwiches. If you need 10 or more sandwiches, they will deliver.

Center Baptist Church will present “I Dreamed I Searched Heaven For You” on Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. The church is at 2948 S. Center Church Road. Pastor Jimmy Gilreath invites you to attend.

Welcome Home Missionary Baptist Church will have their Christmas play on Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. Pastor Danny Royal invites you to attend.

Santa Claus will be at Traphill Branch Library on Dec. 14 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

The Eller Family Christmas gathering will be Sunday at the Traphill Fire Department around noon. They expect to eat at 1 p.m. so bring a covered dish and enjoy an afternoon of catching up on the family news.

Congratulations to Kolbey Foster for being named junior firefighter of the year at the Traphill Fire Department. Other awards went to Brian McDaniel as firefighter of the year, Dennis McDaniel as first responder of the year, Avery Blevins for most calls of the year, and Dennis Slusher with the most training hours of the year. Thank you to all the firemen who volunteer to keep our community safe.

Happy birthday wishes go to Jonah Severt on Nov. 28; David Brinegar, Gloria Walker, Rosie Castevens and Hope Prevette on Dec. 4; Mary McDaniel and Kaitlin Francis on Dec. 8; Ronnie Sidden and Gabriel Kennedy on Dec. 9; and Evelyn Norman and Nathan McKinley Walker on Dec. 10.

Happy anniversary wishes go to Barbara and Michael Sellers, who celebrate their 46th anniversary on Dec. 4; Karen and Timothy Prevette, who celebrate their 20th anniversary on Dec. 5; Lori and Brian Mathis, who celebrate their 14th anniversary on Dec. 6; and Sharon and Steve Gambill, who celebrate their 26th anniversary on Dec. 6.

Traphill had a low temperature of 30.5 degrees on Nov. 29 and a high temperature of 66.5 degrees on Nov. 29. There was just a sprinkle of rain during the week of Nov. 27-Dec. 3.

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

By Ola K. Norman

For The Tribune