18th Annual PUMPKINFEST :: Saturday, October 25 from 9am - 4pm * Downtown Franklin :: CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!

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Martha Hall will be one of approximately 70 competitors at the 18th annual National Junior Olympic three-position Small Bore Rifle Competition. The match will be held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs on April 1 thru April 4. This is an invitation- only event conducted by USA Shooting, the organization which has oversight for the qualification events for all United States Olympic shooting teams. Hall’s invitation came as the result of scores fired in the state Junior Olympic match held in Wake County last December. Hall was the gold medalist in three-position small bore and silver medalist in international air rifle.

In addition to the experience of competing with the best in the nation, the athletes will be showcasing their skills for Olympic team members and coaches. Also, the first and second place winners receive a slot on the Junior Development Team moving them a step closer to qualifying for the US Olympic Team.


The Reading Rover, a cooperative project with Smart Start / Region A Partnership for Children, is a mobile unit serving preschoolers and child care providers throughout Jackson, Macon and Swain counties with story times, teacher and parent workshops, teaching aids and parenting and family resources.

The Rover is funded by Smart Start as well as by local library funds. Additional support comes from area Friends of the Library and civic groups, North Carolina Community Foundations and private donations.

Since funding is in jeopardy with additional proposed budget cuts, the Franklin Kiwanis Club chose to donate funds to help support the program.



The Macon County Senior Games Flea Market will be held Saturday, April 2, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation building on 441S. across from the Whistle Stop Mall.

Concessions will be offered including breakfast items in the morning hours and baked goods.

All kinds of treasures will be on display with proceeds going to the Macon County Senior Games.


Outstanding client service, ethics and professionalism have elevated Jeffrey Cloer of Franklin, to qualify for the exclusive “Top of the Table” of the Million Dollar Round Table — The Premier Association of Financial Professionals. ® Cloer is a four-year MDRT member and a one-time Top of the Table qualifier.

Top of the Table status is the highest level of MDRT membership and places Cloer among the top professionals in the global life insurance and financial services industry. It recognizes Cloer for demonstrating exceptional professional knowledge, client service and ethical conduct.



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