Stone Mountain News


By Ola K. Norman - For The Tribune



Archie Watkins and Smoky Mountain Reunion from Bryson City will be in concert at Old Roaring River Baptist Church on the Longbottom Road on Friday at 7 p.m. Archie and Troy Burns were part of the original Inspiration Quartet. Eddie Deitz and Martin Shubert joined the Inspirations in 1969. A love offering will be taken.

There will be a spaghetti supper fundraiser at the BROC Austin Meal Site on Friday at 6 p.m. It will be served with a salad, dessert, and drink for $10. There will be door prizes and Elvis is going to make an appearance.

There will be a chili cook-off and silent auction as a fundraiser to benefit the Gateway to Guatemala Mission Team at Roaring Gap Baptist Church on March 26 at noon. This is sponsored by the Roaring Gap youth and will be donations only.

Traphill Baptist Church will have an Easter egg hunt for the kids on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. Pastor Mike Caldwell invites all kids to join in the fun.

Traphill Baptist Church will have Easter sunrise service at 6:45 a.m., followed by breakfast in the fellowship hall. There will be no Sunday school and worship service will at 9 a.m.

Welcome Home Missionary Baptist Church will have an Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m., followed with breakfast in the fellowship hall. Sunday school will be at 9 a.m. and worship service at 10 a.m. There will be no evening service.

Old Roaring River Baptist Church will have an Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m. with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. There will be no Sunday school and the worship service will be at 9 a.m. The offering taken that day will go to the cemetery fund to pay for mowing. Pastor James Pardue invites everyone to worship with them.

Mount Pisgah Baptist Church will have Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. Sunday school will at 9 a.m. and worship service at 10 a.m. Pastor Tracy Nichols invites everyone to attend.

New books available to check out at the Traphill Branch Library include “Cold Shot” by Dani Pettrey, “Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear” by Lindsay Mattick, “Frankencrayon” by Michael Hall, “Guinness World Records 2015” by Craig Glenday, “Guinness World Records 2016” by Guinness World Records, and “Hey Little Ant” by Phillip Hoose.

There will an Easter egg hunt and story time at the Traphill Branch Library on March 26 at 11 a.m. Librarian Brittney Barbour invites all kids to attend.

The Austin Ball Park will be signing up folks to play ball on March 19 and March 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $30 per player or $60 for a family up to four ($10 each for more than four). For more information, check their Facebook page “Austin Ballpark.” They also need volunteers for coaching, concessions, score box and field maintenance.

Condolences go to the family of Pauline Holbrook Billings, who died on March 8.

Congratulations to Matthew and Michelle Kennedy on the birth of a son, Carter Reed Kennedy, born on March 7. Carter has a big sister, Willow Grace. Proud paternal grandparents are Junior and Robin Kennedy and great-great-grandmother, Maude J. Kennedy. Maternal grandmother is Nancy Watkins and grandfather is David Royal and great-grandmother, Lula Royal.

Congratulations to Delaney Jolly on being accepted to the Governor’s School of Art in Raleigh. She will spend five and a half weeks there in the summer.

Get well wishes go to Polly Holbrook, who fell and broke her shoulder and some ribs.

Happy birthday wishes go to Tammy Spicer on March 12; Mackie Lambert and Christian Sidden on March 13; Roger Kennedy, Holly Billings and Cindy Hutchinson Settle on March 14; Carolyn Lambert, Karen Whitley and Beverly Bauguess on March 15; Dean Walsh and Dannetta Renee Carroll on March 16; Paula Byrd, Gary Jolly, Brittany Mason, Kenny McGrady, Tarnie W. Adams and Velda Transou on March 17; Keith Hawkins on March 18; and Fred Adams, Nicole Somers and Reveley McGrady on March 19.

Happy anniversary wishes go to Alan and Pat Sidden on March 14; David and Linda Adams on March 16; Wesley and Barbara Bowers on March 16; Scott and Julie McGrady Strickland, who celebrate their third anniversary on March 16; and Jamey and Shelia Cranford, who celebrate their 23rd anniversary on March 19.

Traphill had a low temperature of 31.8 degrees on March 15 and a high temperature of 78.9 degrees on March 11. There was .2 inch of rain in Traphill during the week of March 7-13.

Ola K. Norman may be reached at 336-957-8920 or [email protected]

By Ola K. Norman

For The Tribune

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