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Lucille Pendergrass Ray and Burl Wayne Ray of Franklin, recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

The couple were married in Clayton, Ga. on March 30, 1946.

They have seven children, and one deceased; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Bessie Stockton celebrated her 90th birthday on March 17.

Shown with her are her four grandchildren, Tammy, Lisa, Robin and Michael and five great-grandchildren, Travis Jamie, Isaiah, Drew, Maleigh and Jacob.

Martha Hall will be one of approximately 70 competitors at the 18th annual National Junior Olympic three-position Small Bore Rifle Competition. The match will be held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs on April 1 thru April 4. This is an invitation- only event conducted by USA Shooting, the organization which has oversight for the qualification events for all United States Olympic shooting teams. Hall’s invitation came as the result of scores fired in the state Junior Olympic match held in Wake County last December. Hall was the gold medalist in three-position small bore and silver medalist in international air rifle.

In addition to the experience of competing with the best in the nation, the athletes will be showcasing their skills for Olympic team members and coaches. Also, the first and second place winners receive a slot on the Junior Development Team moving them a step closer to qualifying for the US Olympic Team.


The Reading Rover, a cooperative project with Smart Start / Region A Partnership for Children, is a mobile unit serving preschoolers and child care providers throughout Jackson, Macon and Swain counties with story times, teacher and parent workshops, teaching aids and parenting and family resources.

The Rover is funded by Smart Start as well as by local library funds. Additional support comes from area Friends of the Library and civic groups, North Carolina Community Foundations and private donations.

Since funding is in jeopardy with additional proposed budget cuts, the Franklin Kiwanis Club chose to donate funds to help support the program.



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published: 10/18/2013
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