Little Stone Mountain Baptist Church welcomed George Hamilton IV last Sunday in spite of the threat of ice. There was almost a full house and the program and meal was enjoyed by all that made it out there. George said maybe he could return sometime in the future.
Mrs. Santa will be at the Traphill Branch Library on Dec. 19 at 4 p.m. to share a holiday storytime and cookie recipes. Come visit with her and she will deliver your Christmas wishes to Santa.
If you’ve hesitated to return books and DVDs to the library because they’re overdue, next week (Dec. 9-14) is Food for Fines Week. For each can/box of nonperishable food $1 will be removed from your fines. The money goes to Samaritan’s Kitchen of Wilkes and helps feed folks here in Wilkes County. Pet food also is accepted.
New books ready to check out at Traphill Branch Library include “Love is Murder” by Lee Child, Sherrelyn Kenyon, Heather Graham and Allison Brennan, “Dead Wrong” by Susan Sleeman, “Deadline” by Sandra Brown, “Dangerous Melody” by Dana Mentink, “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave and “The Last Kiss Goodbye” by Karen Robards.
New DVDs ready to check out include “Face/Off” and “The Patriot.” You can check out up to five DVDs with your library card for a week.
The Friends of Traphill Branch Library yard sale will continue at Traphill Tan & Tone until Dec 21. If you have items you can donate, drop them off at the Tan & Tone or call the library at 957-2534 and someone will pick them up. Many thanks go to those folks who are helping with this.
Congratulations to Aaron and Ashley Francis on the birth of their first son, Abram Joseph Francis, born on Dec 2. Proud paternal grandparents are LuAnn and Donald Francis and maternal grandparents are Billy McCarty and Jeanette Widener. Martha Myers is the paternal great-grandmother.
Get well wishes go to Claude Joines who is recovering from a heart attack and to Fred Hincher who spent several days in the hospital last week.
Happy birthday wishes go to Ronnie Sidden and Scottie Kennedy on Dec. 9; Margaret Johnson and Evelyn Norman on Dec. 10; Haley Joines and Wayne Billings on Dec. 11; Barry Triplett, Ellen Hawkins, Vivian Bennett and Meghan Vartola Delgado on Dec. 12; Paula Cecilla Delgado and Robby Pierce on Dec. 13; and Corey Sparks and Christa Brown on Dec. 14.
Happy anniversary wishes go to Leslie and Ricky Pruitt, who celebrate their 20th anniversary on Dec. 12, and to Keith and Melissa Garris Legg, who celebrate their first anniversary on Dec. 12.
Traphill had a low temperature of 30 degrees on Dec 2 and a high temperature of 70.1 degrees on Dec. 6. There was 1.5 inches of rain during the week of Dec. 2-8. Judy Dupree is still seeing a hummingbird at her house. Is there anyone else still seeing hummingbirds? Most of them migrate south by October.