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Dan Price tends bar at the Franklin VFW Post 7339. He has been raising money that will be used locally for families of 15 fallen veterans and disabled soldiers of recent wars.

Recently, fliers have appeared in local stores asking that you donate a dollar and sign your name for a foundation called "Folds of Honor." It is a group that raises money for post secondary scholarships for children of fallen and disabled soldiers.

Through Budweiser of Sylva, the program is called "Here's to the Heroes.”

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American Legion Auxiliary Unit 108 2011-12 newly elected officers are (L-R) Louise Womack, president; Christine Jason, vice president; Betty Budoff, secretary; Marilyn White, treasurer; Suzanne Haller, historian; Chris Gregory, Sgt.-at-Arms. Not pictured, Sandra Shaw, chaplain.

 

 

 

 

In this tough economy, parents may find it difficult to get all the supplies and clothing their children need to start the new school year. For families looking to save money, employees of Murphy Group Practice have an idea to beat the back-to-school blues.

The second annual “Families Helping Families” Yard Sale and Celebration will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 8 a.m. to noon in the lower parking lot of Murphy Medical Center’s Medical Office Park on Highway 64 Alternate in Peachtree.

“The Murphy Medical Center family is reaching out to families in our community so they know we are there for them in sickness and in health,” Janet Shively, event coordinator said. “Everyone has stuff they need to clean out with kids growing as fast as they do. The idea is to have a common place for people to sell their children’s clothes and toys in order to buy things for the new school year. “

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Franklin High School Class of 1961 recently held its 50th reunion. Activities included a picnic at noon at the Macon County rec park shelter and a dinner/dance that evening at Mill Creek Country Club.

Eighty classmates attended the events and some traveled frm Virginia, Montana, Texas and Hawaii to attend.

A possible scholarship fund for selected FHS seniors is being reviewed by class members.

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