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click to zoomFranklin High School Class of 1974 held its 40th reunion at the Bloemsma Farm on Saturday, July 12.

Pictured (front row, L-R) are Sandy Smart, Max Houston, Randy Younce, Stan Penland, Betty Cook Pannell, Kay McCall Plemmons, Darlene Mincey Klimas, Ricky Teem, Brenda Rogers Ledford, Gail Conley Schlott, Darrell Mason, Eddie Poindexter; (second row) Rhonda Henson Bingham, Morris Stamey, Susie McCoy Ray, Rhonda Wooten Riddle, Kathy Ledford Parris, Debbie Clark Limbaugh, Sally Bell Gilbert, Bob Burgelin, Jeannie Williams Tastinger, Pam Setzer Hanak, Lisa Neal Hall, Sharon Velton Sellers, Kim Ledford, Sue Phillips, Doris Donaldson Carpenter, Debbie Sanders Moffitt, Anna Jane Carson; (back row) Alan Pannell, Mike McCall, Billy Smart, Bobby Moore, Steve Cabe, Perry Taylor, Max Riddle, Ben Wax, Janice McCoy Tyler, Debbie Kumle Burgelin, Greg Crawford, Curtis Woolard, Mike McGuire, Keith Ledford and Ralph Vinson.

Richard and Lorraine Sanderson recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary at daughter Cheri and husband Doug’s home on Lake Norma in Cornelius, N.C.

Daughter Carol Shelton and husband Chuck were there to celebrate, along with daugher Patti and husband Loren; grandson, Drew and wife Mary; granddaughter, Heather Radford and husband Matt; and great granddaughter Laura, Drew and Mary’s daughter.

Grandson Justin Sanderson surprised his grandparents with a phone call from Australia.

The Sandersons were married in Vermont on Aug. 28, 1949.

Justin Sanderson, former resident of Franklin and son of Carol (Sanderson) Shelton and the late John Sanderson, announces his engagement to Kristy Fleming.

The couple met in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia where they both reside.

The groom-elect is employed as a business analyst for Ashdown-Ingram Corporation and the brideelect manages the charity foundation, VOICE, which she founded in January 2012. Her parents are Leonard and Heather Fleming who also reside in Brisbane.

Justin's proud and happy grandparents are Richard and Lorraine Sanderson of Franklin and Vivian Crum of Edinboro, Pa.

An April wedding is planned in Brisbane.

Recently, the north carolina department of insurance held its annual shiip coordinators conference in greensboro.

All 100 counties from the state were represented at this meeting to discuss and learn about issues surrounding medicare and upcoming changes and events that will affect shiip, (senior health insurance information program) was developed to take a group of volunteers from each county and train them in the area of medicare and senior health issues.


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