61st Annual Macon County Fair :: September 17-20 @ Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center - 441 South, Franklin, NC

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At the upcoming June 26, Ladies Night Out Program, the topic will be Stroke Awareness. Guest speaker will be Robin Jones, RN, MSN, CNRN, Stroke Program Coordinator, Mission Health System.

Stroke is the leading cause of disability in America. Prompt recognition of stroke symptoms and fast activation of the 9-1-1 system can get the potential stroke victim the treatment they need. Knowing how to Act F.A.S.T. with a potential stroke victim is their chance of survival and decreased disability.

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Habitat For Humanity is a world wide non-profit organization focused on housing, having built over 500,000 homes around the world for needy families.

The Macon County Habitat For Humanity was founded in 1993 and has built 19 homes to date, as well as numerous home improvement projects, such as new roofs and access ramps for the handicapped.

Joe Sustarsic of the local Habitat is shown here explaining the program to the Franklin Kiwanis Club. He explained how qualifying home owners must volunteer at least 500 hours before Habitat begins construction of a new home, in keeping with its motto, “A hand up, not a hand out.”

Callie Mae and Isaiah Baldwin announce the birth of their baby brother Brady Lee Baldwin on Jan. 24, at Mission Hospital in Asheville.

Brady weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long. Parents are Daniel and Lisa Baldwin.

Grandparents are James and Julia Wood and Thad and Celia Holden. Great grand paw is Ralph Baldwin.

 

Frank and Eleanor Turnbach celebrated 60 years of marriage on Jan. 12, 2012.

A western hoedown had to wait until March 10, 2012, when 65 members of their immediate and extended family were able to meet and celebrate in Jacksonville, Fla.

The couple resides in both Franklin, N.C. and Sunrise, Fla. They were married in Hazelton, Pa. in a small church setting. They have four children, each married, nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

The celebration was a fun-filled day of games, catching up with family and a barbecue.

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