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Gary Bray (L) of the Rotary Club of Franklin receives the District Governor's pin from Current District Governor Ronnie Thompson.

Bray will serve as 2014-15 Governor for Rotary District 7670.

The ceremony was held at the 7670 District Conference in Greenville, S.C., June 20-22.






Sanford E. and Vickie Wilson Peek of Franklin celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on July 16. The couple was married in Gastonia on July 16, 1956.

Mrs. Peek is the daughter of the late Alonzo & Marie Wilson, and Mr. Peek is the son of the late Carl A. & Delphia Peek.

The couple has four children, Sanford E. Peek Jr., Melisa Peek Clemmons, Sharon Peek Mooring and Michael Peek; and eight granchildren, Tiffany Nichols, Caroline Dix, Ashley Clemmons, Michael Mooring, Jr., Brandon Peek, Samantha Mooring, Curtis Peek and Steven Peek.

Rare aircraft owner Dr. Jim Franks will present “My Life With a Staggerwing So Far” at the first ever Saturday afternoon meeting of Aviation Historical Society on July 19.

This adventure will involve a search, an unexpected discovery, a young son, and a plane long out of public view in a Macon Airport hangar. Designed in the early 1930s, it is one of the few classic Beech Staggerwing aircraft in existence.

The free program begins at 1 p.m. at the Macon County Airport near Franklin. The public is welcome.

For more information, contact Fred Alexander at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (828)506-5869.

A Head Start child’s smile of joy as they pick up a new backpack before their first day of “big school” is an immeasurable reward. Macon Program for Progress (MPP) Back to School Angels is a self-supporting project initiated in 2003 by a group of Head Start parents and staff. To date, MPP has distributed more than 600 backpacks to Head Start children transitioning into Macon County Schools kindergarten classrooms.

Back to School Angels helps low-income families with backpacks and school supplies. Children receive a free backpack containing age-appropriate school supplies.

This year, MPP has 66 requests for backpacks from Head Start children who will enter Macon County Public school kindergarten classrooms on Aug. 25.


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published: 10/18/2013
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