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Phyllis Jean Leone of Franklin (seated) celebrated her 80th birthday with five generations of her family.

Back row, from left, is daughter Christine Ryan of Waynesville; grandson Tommy Seals of Tampa, Fla., great-granddaughter Katie Seals Lastinger of Hazelwood and great great grandson Daniel Thomas Lastinger sits on great great grandmother’s lap.

The party was held at St. Johns Catholic Church in Waynesville with about 75 people attending from North Carolina, Florida and Indiana.

 

 

 

The Franklin High School graduating class and associates of 1953 held an annual reunion on their 58th anniversary.

The second Saturday of October is set aside each year to get together and strengthen the bonds formed so many years ago.

The class is grateful to First Presbyterian Church for use of Tartan Hall, a superb facility.

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Jackson County Clerk of Court Ann Melton swore in Gary M. Shields Tuesday night, Oct. 25, as the newest member of the Southwestern Community College Board of Trustees. Recommended by the Macon County Board of Commissioners, Shields, a Macon County native, was appointed by the Jackson County Board of Commissioners.

A retired educator, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Gardner-Webb College and a master’s in school administration from the University of North Carolina- Charlotte. He also has a master’s in guidance counseling from Western Carolina University. His career as an educator spans 37 years. Shields was employed in the Macon County School System for 29 years as a teacher, guidance counselor, elementary principal and high school principal. Before retiring in June 2010, he served for 21 years as principal of Franklin High School.

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Patsy Clinton (R), service and mission chair of First Presbyterian Church of Franklin, receives a $500 donation from the Rotary Club of Franklin from club member Vic Perry.

The donation is helping to fund the church's Thanksgiving meals program for the lonely and needy. The presentation was made at the Oct. 26 meeting of the Rotary Club of Franklin.

 

 

 

 

 

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published: 10/18/2013
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