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Today's Features

  • Oakland Elementary School in Carroll County held its Winter Festival last Thursday evening, with plenty of fun activities for students and their families.

    Guests were invited to have dinner with Santa Claus in the cafeteria, and enjoy a number of reindeer games and other activities throughout the school, including a fortune teller, cake walk, story time and kissing booth.

    The hallways were also lined with winter-themed craft booths, inviting both children and their parents to make a dent in their holiday decoration and gift shopping lists.

  • John Wayne and Plina Smith celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends.
    She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Faye Cole, and he was the son of the late Montie and Sadie Smith.

    The couple were married Nov. 20, 1964, by the late Rev. John Hackler.
    They have two daughters, Patsy Louise Smith and the late Phyllis Angela Smith, and grandchildren Emily Grace and Adam Wayne Blevins.

  • Pauline Allison celebrated her 100th birthday Sept. 20, 2014, with family and friends at a surprise party at Matthew’s Campground.

  • Jaxson Preston Stockner turned 3 on Nov. 16.  He celebrated with a tractor party at his home with family and friends. He is the son of
    Seth and Ashley Stockner. 

    His grandparents are Tommy and Cherie Stockner and Junior and Tammey Osborne.  Jaxson is the big brother to Jonas Stockner.

  • Madalyn Gregory turned age 8 on Oct. 11. She celebrated at her home with a Halloween costume party with friends and family.

    Madalyn is the daughter of Jimmie and Whitney and big sister to Aurora Gregory of independence.

  • Jennifer Patterson says the whole thing started when she felt moved to help people in the community who don’t have enough food.

    She says she felt $30 was a reasonable goal to fund a food box for a single family.

    “I decided that I wanted to make sure someone had a nice meal,” says Patterson. “For somebody who doesn’t have groceries in their house, $30 is a lot.”

    So Patterson went to the “Galax Talk of the Town” Facebook page in early November and posted the following:

  • HILLSVILLE — Members of Hillsville and Carroll law enforcement gathered at the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office on Monday to present a check to Carroll County Special Olympics, and sport the whiskers they grew during “No Shave November” one last time.

    When asked if any of the officers planned to keep their new Duck Dynasty ‘dos, the answer from everyone was a resounding “No!”

    “Someone actually told me that I looked three years older,” commented Interim Hillsville Chief Wesley Yonce as he rubbed his face.

  • Ms. Brannock and Mrs. Davis’ Pre-K Class

    Oakland Elementary School

     

    Dear Santa, I need a new toy box because I am going to need it to put my presents in. I want a John Deer Tractor to play with, a new calendar because I didn’t have one. I think I would have a TV. in my bedroom because I don’t have one. I don’t leave anything for Santa but I want something else. I want a table to set my TV. on. 

    Love, Ian Hill

     

  • Mrs. Cain’s Kindergarten Class

    St. Paul School, Cana

     

    Laynie-Jo – I would like a bed just like Elsa on the movie Frozen. Also an Elsa stroller with crib and bean bag chair. 

     

    Ayden -  I would like a Ninja Turtle Action Figure and a game.

     

    Madelyn – I would like a toy dog and some candy for Christmas.  I have been good this year.

     

  • Article submitted by Virginia Farm Bureau

    ELK CREEK — Neither cold, rain, sleet, snow nor nightfall stops Carlos and Sherrie Taylor from getting their Christmas trees harvested and shipped to their customers.

    The Grayson County tree farmers and their employees put in long days from early November to mid-December — often working around the clock to get their trees to buyers up and down the East Coast.