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Ten Macon County veterans from the May 14 Honor Air flight to Washington, D.C. attended the meeting of the Franklin Rotary Club recently. WWII veterans Albert James, Ray Penland, Nebs Anksorus, James Anderson, Jack Vaughn, Jack Garrett, Ray Welch, Paul Shepherd, Leonard Sinkbeil, and David Watters visited the Club, had lunch and were treated to a Power Point presentation by Rotarian Gary Dills featuring pictures from the group’s trip to Washington, DC.


The recently formed Key Club of the Macon Early College has been helping its parent club, Kiwanis Club of Franklin, in fund raising for the Terrific Kids Program.

Shown here at a recent successful pancake breakfast fund raiser are Key Club members, (L-R) Ethan Stiles, Lexie Edwards, incoming president Andrew Mershimer, and Chris Chastain.

Recently the Franklin Lions presented a plaque to Ruby Cinemas for their continued support with the club’s annual film festival. Last year, more than 4,300 people attended.

Films will be shown every Tuesday and Thursday from June 14 thru July 28 at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

All donations will go to help the Lions with their vision screening at schools, purchase of eyeglasses, eye exams, and other local projects.


Raleigh and Magdalene (Maggie) Buchanan of Franklin will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 25, 2011. To celebrate their Golden Anniversary, a reception will be held in their honor on June 18, at 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of lotla Baptist Church in Franklin. All friends and family are invited to attend. Raleigh and Maggie have asked for no gifts, but that of your presence and to be with them as they celebrate their special day.

The high school sweethearts, became engaged on Maggie’s graduation night. A year later, June 25, 1961, they were married by the late Rev. C.T. Taylor in his home. After only a few short days of marriage, Raleigh was called to serve in the U.S. Army, July 10. Maggie traveled alone for the first time on a train to join Raleigh after he was stationed in Fort Riley, Kansas. There they met life-long family friends, the late Katie and Harold Quick, also from North Carolina. Their friendship was immediate, yet lasting as it still continues today through the Quicks’ sons and grandchildren.


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