Grayson Scout receives Medal of Merit

GRAYSON - Life Scout Trevor Barker of Troop 499 of Grayson was recently awarded the Medal of Merit by the National Court of Honor of the Boy Scouts of America for outstanding service in implementing scouting skills and ideals.

Trevor performed the Heimlich maneuver and saved a 9-year-old boy who was choking.

National awards for life-saving and meritorious action are made only for outstanding and unusual acts that demonstrate unusual heroism, skill or bravery and performance of an act of service of a rare or exceptional character that reflects an uncommon degree of concern for the wellbeing of others.

Trevor, a junior at Grayson High, earned his First Aid Merit Badge in 2003 and has been certified in CPR every year since that time. He has 31 merit badges and is currently working on his Eagle service project.

Grandmother wins lottery prize

SNELLVILLE - A Snellville grandmother of three can pack her bags for a getaway trip to the Sunshine State.

That's what Wildred Morris, 70, has in mind after winning $183,065 from matching all five winning numbers in the Feb. 18 Fantasy 5 drawing.

Morris purchased the Quik Pik at Exxon at 2100 Killian Hill Road in Snellville and watched the televised drawing that evening. Winning numbers in the drawing were 2, 18, 30, 32 and 33.

Morris said she plans to buy a new sport-utility vehicle and take her grandchildren to Disney World.

Lawrenceville tax preparer gets $38,000 prize

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Lawrenceville tax preparer has collected on a lottery win. Mary Harrison, a retiree from the IRS, matched all five winning numbers in the Feb. 15 Fantasy 5 drawing and won a $38,870 top prize.

Harrison, 70, used a combination of birthdays and purchased her lucky numbers at Citgo Food Mart at 3125 Lawrenceville Highway in Lawrenceville. Winning numbers from the drawing were 5, 19, 29, 37 and 39.

"This is like a late birthday present," said Harrison, who celebrated her birthday Feb. 5.

She and her husband, Jerry, plan to pay bills with their lottery win.

Gwinnett Gab appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Daily Post.